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Fashion Confessional

Sal at Already Pretty did a Fashion Confessional post the other day that I liked so much that I am doing my own. So here, a list of fashion-related silliness:

* I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and start thinking about what I’m going to wear.

* I have never had any sort of beauty treatment, but I am having my first massage next weekend. I’m weirdly apprehensive about it!

* I fantasise about cutting my hair into a short pixie cut more than is strictly healthy. I KNOW I don’t have the head shape for it, but that doesn’t stop me wanting it.

* I also have the urge to dye my hair just about every two weeks. But I know how long it has taken me to grow out any dye, and think about the money I’m saving by not having highlights done any more, so I’m staying strong.

* I don’t like lingerie. Almost all my underwear is functional, classic and cotton. I have a couple of nice pants and a lacy bra, but I never ever wear them.

* Being not naturally very edgy looking (round face, big smile, big hips and biggish boobs don’t make the best material for a messed-up but incredibly cool style), I sometimes think I should just roll with what I’ve got and become a pretty girl, with fake tan, fake nails, perpetually straightened hair and high heels. I reckon I could make that style work no problem. Then I remember: I am the least high maintenance person in the whole world. I would hate it.

* I LOVE the style of Blair from Gossip Girl, but find Serena so incredibly boring – anyone can be a Kate Moss copyist. It always confuses me when people talk about Blair being all conventional and polished and like someone’s mum. I think she’s completely exciting and wonderful and no one dresses like her in real life, making it perfect escapist eye candy.

* Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll put on really over the top make up just to sit around the flat and watch TV.

* I sometimes don’t epilate or shave my legs for weeks. Dave and I once had a deal that I’d shave my legs every day if he would shave twice a day (he’s extremely hairy, hehe). He didn’t go for it, but I don’t think either of us minds now that we’re like an old married couple.

* It is much more important for me to be recognised as an original dresser than that people think my clothes look nice. I love all over the top clothes, even if I don’t like them from an aesthetic point of view, if that makes sense. I just appreciate the effort, even if it ends up not really looking very good. I’s much rather everyone tried and failed than everyone being dressed like Jennifer Aniston.

* Related to this, I am very interested in youth tribes with their own distinctive style of dress. In Edinburgh the three dominant ones are mini moshers, neon kids (not sure what their official name is, but they dress in black with neon hair accessories, belts and leg warmers and high heels) and proper goths, but I have seen a few lolita girls as well.

Tell me yours, I’d love to hear!

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  • Sara Lynn 10 March 2010, 5:52 pm

    I totally feel you on all the hair stuff. I always am wanting to cut it, or dye it another color. My hair color has been changed a billion times!

  • La Historiadora de Moda 10 March 2010, 6:01 pm

    I loved reading these! I really want to cut my hair too, but I promised myself that I would wait atleast until June, so I will settle for a trim tomorrow and a color change.

  • Diana 10 March 2010, 6:36 pm

    In the winter, I will often go awhile without shaving or epilating too. Once I pay-off my student loans, I want to get laser-hair removal.

  • Maven 10 March 2010, 8:10 pm

    Hmmm, I don't know if I believe you about your pixie head. The haircut would look sooo cute on you, and now that Carey Mulligan has it and is all over the media, I bet it's getting harder to resist. And THEN if you dye it, it grows out quickly or you can just cut it shorter. I have short-short hair and actually, I've been cutting it myself for 6 months. One of these days I'll cave and go back to my stylist, but she does such an excellent job to begin with that her cuts always grow out gracefully.

    I feel the same way about not being a very edgy-looking person, but nevertheless I've started dying my fringe bright red. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mavenhaven/4293000313/) Now I feel interesting even if I'm dressed super-conservatively.

  • Maven 10 March 2010, 8:10 pm

    Here's the link in clickable form this time: voila.

  • Amy 10 March 2010, 8:35 pm

    If I didn't know better, I'd think you were reading my mind… most of your confessions could be mine. LOL And I too love Blair's style, but not Serena's.

    This post was so great!!!



  • Candycane 10 March 2010, 11:02 pm

    Haha i love this – we think so similarily!!!

    CC xXx

  • Eyeliah 11 March 2010, 12:25 am

    *I not soemtimes but always wake up thinking about what to wear (lol)

    *I dream of bangs but have such a major cowlick it is impossible.

    *I prefer simple undergarments too.

    Heres a good one;
    *I own so many clothes, undergarments and socks I can go quite a long time without doing a load of wash (but then have to do heeps at once).


  • Diana 11 March 2010, 6:09 am

    I think you would look great in the short pixie. I used to have a shaved head and i have a very round face, big smile, as you say 🙂