Thursday, 29 September 2016

Feelin’ Myself

Missguided Jumper Dress

For the first time in a long time, I am truly feeling myself.

Allow me to elaborate a little.

Early 20's Jess is when I really really started experimenting when I no longer cared how people would react to the way I dressed or how I presented myself be it the way I chose to dye my hair or what piercing I got next. I loved it, it was fun, it was an extension of my personality another way to create. I could finally shut out that little voice in my head after years of bullying that told me to ''tone it down'' so I could blend into the background and not been seen. As fickle [is fickle the right word here?] as that sounds, it made me really really happy. I liked wearing something a little different, I liked wearing 2, 3 sometimes even 4 clashing patterns at a time. I liked having half and half hair and I liked having a ring through my nose. [The bull jokes got a lil dull after about 2.7 hours doe, 6 years later I still hear them -.-] 

As I was starting to approach my mid 20's I started thinking about my career. I was currently working in a supermarket in the admin department and well that was starting to get a little (read: "a lot") dull. Whilst I was figuring out what the hell I wanted to do I was offered the role as Admin supervisor and well that's when the changes had to start. I was asked to change my hair, hide my tattoos and take out my piercings. I complied and well I only felt half of myself, all for the sake of progression. Oh, I know poor me right? I slowly began to learn that if I wanted to move up, move on, find a new job there was a 90% chance I could no longer keep doing the things that really well and truly made me feel more me. I know there's more to a person than how they dress how or how they colour their hair etc but I felt like my sparkle had been well, dulled

I am lucky enough to be in a job I love and that has such a relaxed atmosphere about an individual's appearance and well, I feel like I've got my full sparkle back. I feel like the Jess I missed is back and I've never been more grateful. 

I do intend to talk about this outfit too, the above prattling came from nowhere, the worst case of word vomit ever. 

I feel like my outfit is so so on point for me here. Firstly in the cooler months, I love me some jumper dresses and as I love anything loosely Japanese themed I had had to get this Missguided jumper dress with the kanji motif on the front. The roll neck is a little-added bonus giving it a little bit more something about it. Now the jacket, oh guys just look at it in all its glory. I can't decide if its like silver, purple, with a hint of mushroom in colour? IDK kinda reminds me of parma violets too. I can't take credit for this find oh no, it was Jim Jam that spotted this little number in Primark of all places. It's become my new fave thing, perfect for the indecisive temperatures. I've hardly taken it off since buying it. 

Good find Jim, good find. 


Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Missguided Jumper Dress

Have you ever felt your sparkle dulled? Hw did you get it back?

Shoes River Island | Jumper Dress Missguided | Jacket Primark 

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8 comments

  1. Yay I'm so happy that you've got your sparkle back <3 I loove that jumper dress, a kanji motif on it omg.

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    1. Thank you! I love it so much I've hardly had it off hahaa! X

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  2. I can relate so much to this, I'm lucky enough to be in a job that although I don't particularly want a career in, allows me such freedom in my looks and style.
    It's such a shame that those of us who wish to follow an 'alternative' look (I hate that word but I can't think of any better one) have to dull ourselves for employers.
    You're beautiful, inside and out :)
    erin | words and pictures

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    1. Hahaa I know what you mean I hate it too but I still use it a lot lol!

      I know it's such a shame I really still don't understand the stigma around it?

      X

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  3. I am SO HAPPY to hear you say you're feelin' yourself! I was also made to take out piercings/cover tattoos in previous jobs and my mum would get annoyed when I would fight management over it. She just didn't get what a big deal it was to me.

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    1. Thank you I am too hahaa. Oh man I just don't think it's on at all. To me it's discrimination, I don't get what the big deal is. If you can do your job, look presentable then what is it?

      I mean if you're like a brain surgeon I kinda don't want your septum ring falling into me so I get it then hahaa. X

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  4. I am sadly one of those people who had to cave due to my work requirements. I had bright hair, crazy make up and a lot more adventures dress sense from when I was about 12 then I was beaten down by 'the man'. I worked at a popular high street chain store and was brought into the office one day and asked 'what is wrong with you? You look a mess.' despite being hired looking the same urgh.
    It must be amazing to be in a place where you can fully be yourself. Luckily I work as a cleaner so can technically do what I want haha. Looking forward to getting my hands tattooed eventually!
    And you look amazing, duh! Goes without saying.

    xo

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    1. Oh my god that's so awful! I'm sorry that happened to you. Ah that's good at least if you wanted to you could do whatever the heck you wanted!

      Thanks doll x

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