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Days 6 and 7

So I've already failed at posting every day for this 31 Day Fashion Blogger Challenge, but I went out last night with the other grads who are starting work at the same time as I am, and making friends with the people I'll be spending a large part of my time with for the next few years at least seemed like a priority! The fact that I went out last night also accounts for the "flat" clothing pictures in this post, rather than me wearing them. Believe me you don't want to see what I look like today!

Challenges 6 and 7 have actually fitted together quite nicely for me though, so hopefully this will be a coherent post.

6th. Something out of your comfort zone but you love it.

I absolutely love this H&M dress. It's pretty and pink, with a sheer overlay and just the right amount of ruching to add a bit of interest without being OTT. I've only worn this dress once, for a Christmas party (you can see pictures here.) When I bought it, I had longer, blonde hair, and when I wore it I felt really pretty and fairy-like. Now however, with shorter, orange hair, as much as I still love the dress itself, I feel like it would look really stupid on me. I know it's silly, but since I've cut my hair shorter, I've been steering away of "girlier" clothes, as I can't quite reconcile them and short hair. If I had longer hair, I'd have this dress on in a flash. This is crazy I know, and I think poofy, princess-y dresses look great on other girls with short hair, Carey Mulligan being a perfect example, but for me personally, this is now out of my comfort zone.

7th. A special occasion outfit.
I've shown you my recent "special occasion" outfits already - wedding guest outfit and my grad ball dress - so I decided to link this challenge to the previous one, and style the pink dress to make it more "in my comfort zone" and something I could wear to a special occasion and feel a bit more like myself.

So naturally this meant chucking on my beloved leather jacket and adding a pair of very high, tough-looking black boots, with some fun, glittery socks in there for good measure.

What do you love that's out of your comfort zone? Have you worked out how to wear it without feeling self-conscious? Let me know in the comments!

12 comments

  1. That dress is super pretty! And it all makes such a cool outfit with the boots and jacket!!
    :)

    http://jen-theblondeblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

    xox

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  2. I love outfits which are just the right mix of tough and girly, and this is perfect!

    Amber xo

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  3. Where are those beautiful black heels from!?
    x

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    1. They're Sam Edelman. I got them online from Solestruck.

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  4. I love this tough girly look! The dress is lovely and those shoes are killer!

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  5. That dress is beautiful! It looks perfect with the leather jacket :-)

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  6. Yes, making friends with fellow co-workers is definitely a priority. Loving that dress. It looks like such a fab colour.

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  7. Love the mix of the feminine dress and edgy jacket!

    Rebecca x
    thestylevotary.blogspot.com

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  8. perfect, that's just how I would wear it too :)I always used to wear girly dresses but I'm happier in my leather jacket and jersey dresses now with some spikey jewellery x

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  9. That dress is fab, I love girly dresses on girls with short hair!

    Maria xxx

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  10. very nice. too girly for me though i wouldn't know how to wear it without putting all black accessories with it! x

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  11. That's exactly like this I'll imagine an outfit with this dress!

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