Sunday, 1 February 2015

Fatshion February Day One

I've been so torn on whether or not to take part in Fatshion February. On the one hand, I love the sense of community, especially on Tumblr, & I love that it pushes me to be more adventurous with my style. On the other, I just wasn't convinced that I'd have time to take photos, especially with working full time, & the skeevy guys that come along with posting on Tumblr are a massive downer.

I finally decided to take the plunge, although I will be playing things a little differently this year. I'll be taking outfit photos every day, but they won't all be posted on my blog. When I have the time to take high quality photos they'll appear here, but on the days when all I have time for is a quick snap on my phone, they'll go up on my Instagram & Tumblr. I'll also be talking a little bit about my makeup, since most of the time I spend far more time on my face than I do on my outfit.

Necklace: ASOS // Cardigan: Boohoo // Top: Boohoo // Skirt: ASOS // Shoes: New Look
Today's outfit is something a bit different for me. I've had this skirt for probably close to a year but I've never worn it; I just couldn't figure out how to style it. I think my main issue was the length: on the model it was a midi skirt, falling just below the knee, but on my 5ft frame it's almost at my ankles, even when worn high on my waist & I always ended up feeling drowned.

I honestly really like this outfit though, & I think I may have converted myself to this skirt. The key was finding something to counterbalance the matronly length of the skirt: in this case a swing top converted to a crop top & grungy makeup.

This is basically my go-to makeup look at the moment: Kat von D's Tattoo Liner in a wing, Illamasqua's Powder Eye Shadow in Dizzy as blush, & Kat von D's Studded Lipstick in Vampira. Today I added some of Stila's Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Sepia around my eyes - it's a beautiful subtle colour & super easy to blend.

I'm really excited for the rest of the month, & if you're also taking part please leave your blog in the comments so I can check out your outfits - I love seeing what other people are wearing & how they're styling pieces.

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