Thursday, 15 December 2016

Fashion // Throwback to 19 Year Old Me


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Leggings: River Island, Trainers: Converse, Shirt: Primark, Hoodie: H&M Mens, Jacket: H&M


Last week, I came across this very delicate checked shirt that I picked up from Primark in Selfridges at the Trafford Centre a couple of years ago hiding in my wardrobe. 

One, Selfridges stock Primark? Two, they sell products you cannot find in other stores? Say What! 

Immediately it took me back to my college and university days where I lived in leggings and baggy tops, very fashionable Alice. I was extremely self conscious and was a little (ok a lot) chubby, around the time that body image first started to be plastered across every single magazine and newspaper's front covers. I was only comfortable in wearing leggings and baggy tops which hid a multitude of sins, I needed to wear the dark oversized clothes to hide away. What 16-18 year old should be that self conscious? It is one of the most pinnacle points in your life where you turn from a teenager into an adult!

23 year-old me is a little embarrassed at the thought process in my head, I love clothes, I'm a tad obsessed and it might not be healthy but I am happy in myself! However, from time to time there is nothing better than going outside on a cold winters day with the comfiest and baggiest outfit on. I love mixing up my wardrobe with a masculine/tomboy look but playing around with adding a girly twist and in this case it was a bit of red lippy. 

Alice xxx




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