26 is such an odd year, isn’t it?
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but does any other 26 year old darling reader of this blog feel like 26 is such an odd age? No? Yes?
Well, I do.
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve started the descent into my late 20s, or the fact that I didn’t have a major countdown to my birthday like I usually do. I think I’m getting old. I don’t really feel that old, but I can tell that I’m changing, growing, learning, maturing.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve become quite a self-aware/reflective person. I always think about my actions, my deeds, and my life goals. Not to toot my own horn, but I’d say that I love the person I’m becoming everyday. I observe a lot, I think a lot, I reflect a lot, and I don’t want to stop. After all, change is constant. Right?
Well, the point I’m trying to get across is that, with each new birthday comes change. And I don’t mind it at all. Lately, I have come to realise that my personal style is changing. It is changing for the better though. I’ve found that with self-reflection comes the need to love myself for who I am and the body I’m in. Basically, I love to wear try out clothes that I wouldn’t normally even think of wearing a year ago. Say, a year ago, I’d never tuck in a tee into my jeans or pencil skirts because I felt like my
lower tummy was protruding a little too much. These days, I pretty much wear what I want. The best thing about it, is that people around you notice your self confidence and emulate you. This means that your body confidence and self-love is positively rubbing off on others.
I think it’s true when they say that beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
Moving onto more fashion talk, I thought I’d share with you all the outfit I wore to my birthday dinner and drinks with my besties a couple of weekends ago. As always, I found myself reaching for my basics: a camel pencil skirt and a white tee and a faux leather jacket. I feel like basics worn in neutral colours are like a blank canvas- you can accessorize and wear your makeup any how you like and you’ll still look amazing. That was what I went for with this outfit, and I can’t lie, I love receiving compliments on my outfits. I mean, who doesn’t? Haha.
Have a lovely rest of the week!
Top – Primark
Skirt – Missguided (via UK Dukas)
Sandals – Missguided (via UK Dukas)
Jacket – Monki (old)
Bracelet – ASOS (old)
Is that the best I’ve done at channeling resting bitch face? Haha!
Happy New Month!