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Band-aids don’t fix bullet holes

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Or in my case, slashed knee jeans. No bad blood here just a really great ribbed sweater from Trendsgal and a serious side part to hide that 3rd day hair. I used to hate these types of coats because the ones in my wardrobe were all varying shades of pink and I really didn’t need to look like a giant marshmallow when my cheeks were already so red from the cold. Now, I found myself reaching for this jacket more times than I care to admit.

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Turtleneck (c/o): Trendsgal (8% off with coupon trendsgalitry8)/ Jeans: Dotti / Bomber: Miss Shop (similar here) / Necklace: Lovisa (similar here)

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China Blue x Moroccan Prints

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I have a bit of a fetish for Moroccan prints. Those tiles look equally good in a Moroccan bath house as they do on a kitchen splash back. Don’t get me started on Moroccan tapestry: the patterns, the colours; its the perfect example of order meets disorder and you know how much I adore my juxtaposition.

Naturally, I had to eventually acquire some kind of Moroccan top. I’ve been digging this kind of cut particularly – the high neckline, the flowy hem and the thin straps; it would have been such a shame to hide it so I pulled my hair back nice and sleek into a low pony. For pretty much my whole life, I have always thought low ponies were on the same level as sweaty bangs, Hawaiian beaded braids and crimped hair but I’ve recently decided that I like them for their simplicity and hey-im-in-control-here message.

This top is actually quite difficult to style because of its high low hem and impossible to miss print. Actually if it wasn’t so hot, pants would work quite well but I needed something that’s heat appropriate so I snuck on a pair of loose shorts in a bright cobalt blue and prayed the final look wouldn’t be too unforgiving. I also threw on my layered coin necklace which I love because its something that I didn’t think I would like initially but I adore it now because its a statement without the shiny and the bling. Then to give my outfit some body, I cross bodied a little black bag – something I would have never done before but now I do because a) it gives your hands freedom and b) I don’t think I look like a tourist doing it anymore.

A lot of newly embraced things in this post, I’ll say! I think it’s always important to continually try new things and since the new year is just over a week away, its time to start doing! Start with the little things and try, try and try again. I didn’t like avocado for ages but I kept forcing myself to try it once in a while and now I put it in everything including my smoothies. Try it sometime – your blend becomes a thousand times smoother and theres no strange flavour at all. I like a good banana, coco powder, milk and avocado smoothie for breakfast!

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