Fashion, Outfits

Outfit – Comfort is key!

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Sometimes, when it’s overcast & gloomy, when you’re cold & have periods sent from hell itself, when you’d rather stay in bed, but have to go out to pick some groceries up, you just need to go for comfort. That is what this outfit is for me.

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These leggings were the first thing I ever bought from Living Dead Clothing (not the Bowie dress) yet I’ve never showcased them on the blog before. Whoops! I loved the design so much that and had trouble deciding what style I should get, but went with the leggings. I’m glad I did, they’re super comfy.

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This Chambray jacket is one of the only items of clothing I’ve bought myself in the past few months, and that’s only because I got it on super sale. I was originally going to layby it, but they had a sale on & it was damaged & I got it for a fraction of the price. It’s on sale now though for cheaper then I bought it!

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I really need to collect more charms for my bracelet, I keep eyeing this one and this one. I’ve had my triceratops brooch for over 3 years now, and even though he’s now missing a horn, I still adore him! I’ve found he’s a great conversation starter! (Me talking with other people that is, my brooch and I don’t chat)

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Tunic – Katies || Leggings – Living Dead Clothing || Jacket – Crossroads || Shoes – ASOS
Brooch – Hungry Designs || Braclet & Charms – Emma & Roe || Cuff – Nyata

comfort-005How cute are these shoes!? They also come in pink!!

What’s your comfy going out outfit?

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Everyday, Personal

On turning 30 (and a wishlist!)

Everyday I’m edging closer to the big Three-oh & I’m honestly not sure how i’m feeling about it. Scared, excited, nervous, anxious, proud, like i’ve failed, like i’ve succeeded. Lets just say, it’s been a bit of a roller-coaster but not all that many highs.

I never thought i’d make it to 30, I never thought I’d make it to 18, so in a way every birthday is even more of a celebration. Congratulations Natalie, you made it through another year. I’m proud of getting here, it’s been a battle and a half, but I’m here. But then I look back and see all that I haven’t done, at that I’ve struggled with and how it’s taken all my strength just to survive. I’m turning 30, but I feel I have nothing to show for it.

I try not to compare myself to anyone else, we are all individuals, but I look at people I know and their life and how some have kids (which I don’t want), are married, have their own house, and I’m here twiddling my thumbs crying over the fact I don’t know what to cook for dinner. But I also know that I am not alone in that, and that there are so many people who feel (felt) the same way turning 30, or even older. I guess that even though it feels like society sometimes gives you this life timeline they expect you to follow, it’s still your life to do with it what you want.

greyhairGrey hair, don’t care.

 I’m getting together with friends both in Melbourne and Sydney for lunches to celebrate my 30th. I had a horrid fear nobody would turn up, but I knew if I didn’t do anything, I’d be sad and disappointed. Now I’m just trying to figure out what to wear.

I was going to do one of my crazy epic birthday wishlists like I normally do, but I find myself sitting here thinking “Eh, do I need any of this stuff”, which, apart from a chest of drawers, no I don’t. Would I like a new laptop, iPad, Digital SLR, YES, but I have my desktop, I have my dodgy broken mobile phone until my replacement comes in.

But here are a few favourite things of the moment (you may need to turn off ad blocker)

I also tend to pin things I like onto my Pinterest wishlist board HERE.

Any advice for turning 30?

Fashion, Outfits

Outfit – Whizz, Pow, Zip!

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

I remember this dress being a HUGE hit when it was released many years ago, the first batch sold out within 24 hours! You can see me wearing it as a top here. I decided to pull it out to wear today. I’ve been under the weather the last few weeks, but i’ve been feeling better these past few days, enough to rock some bodycon with a bit of VBO! Black really is a forgiving colour, isn’t it?

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Bringing some extra colour in with this longline cardi I picked up from Rockmans last year. I’m not usually a fan of green, but this limey chartreuse yellow/green is a fave of mine. It’s funny how you can dislike most shades of one colour, but love one other shade.

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Excuse the hair! I’m trying to fade the colour out as much as possible before I dye my re-growth and play with some colours to celebrate my 30th birthday coming up. I’m thinking a rainbow sand art type of colour. Something I wish Guy Tang would do to my hair, hey a girl can dream!

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Can you notice something different about my face? Yes, I have officially retired my lip rings! I will miss them but I’ve been considering getting rid of them for awhile, it was just sentimentality that kept them so long. My grandmother paid for me to get one set done. I’ve had them for around 10 years now, it was time to say goodbye. It’s harder to see, but I still have my septum ring in.

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Dress – New Look || Cardigan – Rockmans || Shoes – Payless Shoes

Plus size comic print inspired dress.

Are you a fan of comics?