Monday, 30 May 2011

What a change of style!

Since my last post I have tried very hard to be more colourful - just see the photos...

I have also done a bit of shopping - a white t-shirt, a black one and a grey cardigan. So I have decided that I need help. In the last few months I have studied Australian stylist Imogen Lamport's blog very closely. She has so many great ideas and tips so she is who I'm turning to.

As for the outfits: It seems to be a general rule amongst bloggers on style and fashion always to state the label of each item that makes an outfit. So I'm reading names like Target, J Crew, Anthropologie, Lane Bryant etc. None of the mentioned can be bought in my country. Or maybe it's the more luxurious names like Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Prada or Chanel. These can be bought here just, not in my size. Therefore it doesn't make sense at all to name the labels I'm wearing as they are very often small local ones and/or secondhand and no longer available. So I'm leaving it out.

Hopefully the photos on the next post will be an explosion of colours!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Jeans go with everything, right?

In all the styleblogs I read, jeans are always recommended as a wardrobe staple. I'm not sure that goes for me...  I have had several close looks at these photos, and bought myself a pair of grey linen mix trousers. Due to my hourglass shape wellfitting trousers are very hard to find. New photos will follow.

 Black shoes are also a must according to many stylists, as are nudes. A pair of red flats are on their way! As the photos show my feet are not the smallest. Living in a small country means a very limited range of footwear to choose from. In fact it is so limited that nothing fits me. So I buy from international web shops. That can be tricky, as many have experienced. The new red ones will be from Irregular Choice, UK, my favorite brand! Since I bought my first pair my social life has changed, I don't just sit down in order to hide my feet.

For many years I thought I looked boring because of my size. Seeing these photos I realize that it has probably more to do with the lack of colour, as well as ill fitting clothes. How do I get colourful clothes that don't cost a fortune and fit a UK size 18 hourglass?Well it's not going to happen in this country i fear!  I can't help feeling discriminated. There are 5 million people in this country, and quite a large portion are overweight. But only very few shops cater for us. That forces people to buy abroad, many go to Berlin or London or one of the Swedish cities close to Denmark, where I live. That can't be good for the economy of the country. Or people will just by anything that will cover their body, like I did for years.

The lesson I have learned from the above photos is that I love wearing colours, from top to bottom! That is one step closer to finally being able to define my personal style!