Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Swamp Witch

Wearing: Romance Was Born dress (worn as skirt), thrifted bloused, thrifted cardigan, Dr Martens boots and DIY fringe cape.

As I come closer towards the end of my candidature, as well as writing applications for my PhD and completing my thesis I've become more drawn towards problem solving through words as well as experimentation. I know what tasks I have to do but can easily feel overwhelmed and paralysed at the thought of not being able to write well. Dreaming of new outfits has been my escape from academia and through creating a different set of problems has allowed me to work different parts of my brain. The DIY cape was originally a decoration I used for my twenty-first birthday last year but couldn't bear the thought of throwing it away. I was also really inspired by Patience Hodgson's outfit from Splendour in the Grass this year, designed by the lovely Rachel Burke from I make it, You wear it. I wore it with a 70s aesthetic blouse I picked up from a thrift store last year, inspired by the discussions surrounding Slimane as the creative director for Saint Laurent. This outfit has undertones of a rockstar, reimagined with interesting colours and textures. 

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  1. yeah, okay, so you hands down win the coolest outfit prize!

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  2. I'm kind of obsessed with Romance Was Born stuff (and you wear it so nonchalantly :p) and that fringe cape-thing is OFF-THE-CHARTS. Like, give yourself a pat on the back please.

    WonderGoth

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    1. thanks! RWB is definitely one of my favourite brands and ultra accessible price-wise too (which is always helpful)

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  3. oh wow that skirt!
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  4. OMG GOOD LUCK WITH PHD APPLICATIONS. That's so cool you're doing that! And this outfit is MEGA awesome. I love the skirt more than life itself.

    (っ♥︎◡♥︎)っ sonjatitanic

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    1. you are beyond sweet and generous with your praise <3

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  5. Woahh Adele I'm absolutely in love with that outfit, the dress in combination with thatthrifted blouse and simple Docs!! I do know escaping from obligations with being creative is the best haha! Anyway good luck ;)
    xx

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  6. U look lovely. I love ur skirt.
    Thank you for sharing this with us hun.
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    1. thanks Dominica, will definitely check it out :)

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  7. Ugh your skirt is the coolest
    xx
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  8. I love all the different textures in this outfit, especially that tinsel vest! I made a tinsel skirt a la Meadham Kirchhoff last year, but I still haven't gotten around to wearing it. You've definitely inspired me to with this outfit! <3

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    1. OMG coming from the DIY qween of Rookie herself, that is like the highest honour. Thanks so much Marlena, hope to see that fab MK inspired skirt on your blog soon! <3_<3

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