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Outfits and feelings = grey.

Things have been hard for me at the moment. July is a month full of bad/hard memories. If it wasn’t for the fact that Frodo’s birthday is smack bang right in the middle of the month, i’d consider hibernating. I am way too emotional for my own good.

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Despite the mourning of a baby 4 years lost, a grandmother 3 years gone, the death of friendships & loves, life goes on. Which means, well, I have to get up and do stuff. I’ve not been in the mood to go outside, set everything up and take outfit photos, but i’ve been snapping them on my phone and posting them to my Instagram. This one is from today that people seemed to like, so I thought that I would share it.

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This was my outfit from today. I love these ASOS dresses so much. I have it in the shorter sleeve in pink, and then when the sales came on, I picked up this one and a shorter sleeved red one. Can you spot Frodo & Tonka in the above picture?

Dress – ASOS | Belt – City Chic | Socks – Sock Dreams | Boots – Betts

This month also marks a year since my parents bought the ‘new’ place. As you can see, “The Darling Den” is far from being finished, but kitchen reno’s start tomorrow! YAY!

Now, I need to try and think positive, keep on going, push through things, stop being so untrusting. I need to do a course on ‘hardening up’, but I’ve always been a delicate soul, I just wish the world was a nicer place to the nice people. You feel me!?

Outfit – Star Wars and Lace!

So, I’m doing something a little crazy in the blogging world. I’m wearing the same skirt two outfit posts in a row! The truth is, wearing the same item a few days in a row isn’t a bad thing. Being an outfit repeater is totally normal. When you love something, wear it!

Plus Size Star Wars crop top - XLasLife

Big W has been a big problem lately, taking my money! They keep releasing these amazing crop tops and I just can’t seem to resist them. I have a Barbie one, a Ghostbusters one, and now this Star Wars one. I’m also eyeing a Peter Pan one they have.

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Honestly, Peter Pan means SO much more to me than Star Wars, I adore Star Wars, but Peter Pan holds a lot of meaning. Thing is, this top was just too beautiful to resist. I’m LOVING grey at the moment, and then with the floral print, isn’t it perfect!? I was considering pairing this outfit with my Irregular Choice Star Wars shoes, but I love them so much I’m too scared to wear them.

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I tried one last time to get my hair silver/grey and now I am officially giving up. This is as grey as it got and it’s more purple. Purple enough it blends well enough with my extensions. I’m considering going red next, it’s been around 7 years since I’ve had red hair. What do you think?

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Let’s talk about this long cardigan, I get so many vibes from it. Its a bit Vintage, a bit Hippy, a bit 90s, but SO very comfortable. In fact, this is one of the most comfortable outfits I’ve worn in ages, which is kind of surprising considering it’s a crop top and body con skirt!

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Long Cardigan – BeMe (S/M) || Crop Top – Big W (2xl) || Skirt – BeMe (20) || Shoes – Kmart

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What do you feel most comfortable in?

Outfit – Double Lace ft Boohoo & BeMe

Hi! My name is Natalie, sometimes I take my outfit pictures when I am bloated from my periods and forget to tuck my shirt in properly. Basically, I am human and quite un-perfect. Just trying to be real here! Some blogs are so picture perfect it looks like the images are straight from a magazine. Don’t get me wrong, I love that, but that won’t ever be me.

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While I am being honest, I don’t really like the whole “choker attached to outfit” trend that is going on atm. This was a spur of the second impulse buy because I do love the look of it. A day or two after I bought this they released a very similar top without the choker and I just sighed. I do adore this top though, and I think the fact it looks more like a harness is what made me buy it. I think in my head I could justify it as not being a choker.

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How gorgeous is this skirt? When I was in Sydney recently I ducked into the BeMe store and picked up a few things. I wasn’t originally going to get this skirt (I had a crochet cardigan and a kaftan/cover up) but they had a deal where if you spent a certain amount you got money off, and well, that money off went to buying this skirt! The skirt looks even better when your top is tucked in correctly and not making it bunch up.

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I always forget to show my handbag in my outfit pictures, I need to put a sticky note on my camera to remind me. My current handbag I’m using 90% off the time is this Laura Jones bag from Strandbags, my parents bought it for me while we were on holidays. I just love the print (can you tell I’m loving florals?) and the mix of grey and pinks just make my soul happy.

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Top – Boohoo (size 22) & similar w/o choker || Skirt – BeMe (size 20) || Shoes – ASOS (size 8)
Bandeau (worn underneath top) – Black Milk (size L) || Bag – Strandbags

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The sleeves on the top are amazing! I just want all the flouncy and bell sleeves I can buy. Finding something for under this top was slightly challenging and I’m glad I remembered I had this bandeau. Nope, I’m not wearing a bra either. I think you could totally rock this with a strapless bra, I only have a nude and think that would have looked a bit strange. I also didn’t want to ruin the OTS look with bra straps.

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Any tips on how you would style this top?