OUTFIT | I Wish I Knew How, It Would Feel To Be Free.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

At the ripe old age of 21, I'm finding myself in a style rut. I'm finding myself leaning towards more classic feminine floaty pieces with just a subtle amount of edge. I feel like i'm too old for studs and 'soft grunge' trends, whilst they look amazing on you guys, I feel i look like a lost 14 year old I wear my levi shorts and creepers! And at 21 I don't really enjoy being mistaken for a teen. 

So what does this mean? Heaven's no, I am not throwing out my entire wardrobe in a bid to be as babely as the ever so wonderful June Ambrose or Karla Derass.

But I am going to turn a blind eye towards trends, I feel like in some ways it's just better to wear what feels the most comfortable for you style wise, rather than just buying things because they look good in the magazine. 

Anyway before I write an essay... Here are two items i nabbed at my local Barnados the other day, they were have a £1.99 clearout and the stuff on offer was pretty darn good! The skirt is unfortunately a bit big but i've used my favourite belt to somewhat hoist it up. Cue me chanelling serious Librarian Chic...

ALSO! What do you think about the smaller images? I upload through my flickr account and I don't know, I just feel like this size is a bit easier to deal with. I'm going to try and find some spare time this week to re-size everything i've uploaded through Flickr *cries*

Turtleneck: Charity Shop
Midi Skirt: Charity Shop
Belt: F21

P.S The title of today's blog post come from Nina Simone's "I Wish I Knew How, It Would Be To Be Free"


  1. I aboslutely love your skirt and rings! You look beautiful xo

  2. Ohh you beauty , great outfit xx

  3. I know exactly what you mean but I love your style! Everyone always has the ability to conform to trends with whatever they have in their wardrobe so you can work it either way gurl xx

  4. You always look great, I love the skirt, I didn't realise it was too big at all, I know what you mean, I constantly put things back in shops because I have a babyface and I'm worried about looking like I'm a young teenager again.
    Rosalie x

  5. I love the stripe / spots clash. You look gorgeous!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

  6. I love the mixed prints and your photography so much <3

  7. I love the contrast in patterns! It really works!


  8. This look suits your body type so well!

    the ALLAROUNDEVE team

  9. Love this take on Monochrome!

    Be great if you could check my latest outfit post feat a camo jacket from Fashion Union.

    Thanks :) Charlie UK Fashion Blog | Lurch Hound Loves xx

  10. Love this skirt..amazing find! We definitely need a charity shop afternoon in lincoln soon :) xx

  11. Tell me about it, i'm always seeing 14 year olds dressed really ott and topped of with a bagpack or creepers and massive hair! Love your style.

    I have just started out blogging :)


  12. I love the barnados discount stores. There is one down in greenock I go to which is £1.99 for everything, city centre charity shops have been hiking up their prices and it's utterly ridiculous! Agree with the whole style chat, rather look for things that work better for me than what evers trend x

  13. Really nice!! I love it!!!

  14. The smaller images look absolutely fine :) Great bargains here, I love how you've pulled the outfit together with the belt, looks very vintage and charming xx


  15. You look really amazing! Following you now!

  16. that skirt is DIVINE, you are a babe. xx

  17. lovely outfit!
    Chloe xo


  18. I totally agree with you on the calming down of follow the fashion trends. It's kind of made me realise that maybe I shouldn't be follow ALL the trends and just stick to what's comfortable but still nice. Beautiful outfit, love all your charity shop finds. GO librarian! ;)

    p.s. love the photo size, it also makes loading your blog page a little faster x

  19. ahh the top looks lovely on you, turtle necks are such a flattering fit! x

  20. I agree, it's definitely better to be more comfortable! Really cute outfit and i want that ying yang ring! x

  21. ooo hello!! looking tres chic.


  22. I love it all..cute x


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