Thursday, 12 February 2015

Colour Pop

This post is an unexpected lesson in confidence. Sometimes you shine without intending to.
It's not secret that when it comes to fashion I'm about as lazy as it gets and having been off work for along time I've lived in my pajamas. Getting the motivation to get dressed and go out has been difficult. But challenge accepted and overcome the other day as I, unusually, put my hair up and slicked on some lippy before tottering out to run some errands.

Ruby Thunder, plus size

My trusty old coat. A love saga through the ages.

My outfit wasn't anything special. Comfortable and simple black and white, with a little colour pop from my trusty Doc Martens, I wasn't setting Vogue aquiver.

dress by asda, plus size, ruby thunder

Ruby Thunder, plus size

Leggings (as pants?! Heathen!) from Evans
Black and white striped dress from Asda (old)
Cherry patches added by me.
Boots-Doc Martens.

But for all it's comfort and simplicity I got numerous compliments from strangers while out. I hadn't really thought about it much but I think a lot of it is was down to the fact that I was just really feeling myself that day. I got ready and snapped a selfie for Instagram because why the hell not? The compliments and kind words sent me out with a skip in my step which seemed to carry with me for the rest of the day,

The power of kind words. 

So the next time someone rolls their eyes and decries selfies as 'vain' and 'shallow' just remember how good it feels to feel good, and how that goodness shines out. 

"Light attracts light. But sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy." --Warsan Shire.


  1. Beautiful. And what an amazing quote too x

  2. I love everything about this outfit-you are awesome.

  3. Love the the outfit, but also completely love the quote!

  4. I'm not surprised you got a lot of compliments. You look bangin! I think people really feel magnetised to confident people, no matter what they look like. xx

  5. I think you look gorgeous. You're right, it's not about what you're wearing, it's about attitude and if you feel good then you look good! x

  6. You look amazing. :) Love your hair as well. :)

  7. Lush outfit, love the cherries on the dress and I like that it is totally wearable and comfy. The quote is brilliant and so true too x