Saturday, 24 January 2015

Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman


different ways to wear an oversized t-shirt
People will tell you a lot of things about the end of your childhood like "enjoy it, being an adult is miserable," or "you'll laugh about this later" or "get out my face, stupid kid" and while these are very useful (in the completely useless way almost all advice from adults seems), they don't prepare you for anything at all. Like, how the moments when you and your friends can all start doing things like driving to McDonald's anytime they want and book hotel rooms and cry at a desk job, your heart begins this awful series of palpitations and you spend a lot of time feeling like your eyes are glazed over because every thing's happening so fast and you haven't even had lunch yet and, what, when did everyone learn how to pay rates and taxes?!


So I've come up with a solution for those few that are really nauseated by the future (and by 'those few' I mean all of us because hahaha, we all hate this time nonsense - like when can it end amirite): dress up and eat BBQ chicken while one of your mates drinks out of a chalice marked '18' in rhinestones and glitter. There is no better way to avoid reality than with carbs and refashioning your brother's H&M old-man-who's-never-even-been-to-Hawaii T-shirts into a cute asymmetrical skirt and your favourite bangers by Chris Breezy and Taylor Swift from the 2000s. This approach works well with a net tank top from Mr Price, impractical high heels from Cotton On and as many cuffs, chokers, chains and rings that you haven't lost while crying over ugly conversations with adults that begin with, "WHAT R U STUDYING WHERE R U GOING TO UNI FIGURE OUT UR FUTUR RN TYVM."
alternative black girl outfit floral assymetrical skirt and netted tank top
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blonde box braids undercut purple lipstick
I also suggest getting ready with a gaggle of your girls every time you go out because there's nothing better than mentioning that your eyebrows are teensy bit overgrown and having three pairs of tweezers and an eyebrow/lash brush waved in your face before you can say, "I'll just cover it up with a ridiculous amount of concealer."

Also, while my methods of denying/avoiding/evading the future are fun, it's also hours of work. What does everyone else do?

26 comments:

  1. First of all, WHOA, is all I can say. Was not prepared for the glory of your outfit!!

    Recently I've been watching Pretty Little Liars / eating chocolate bars when I want to escape my adult responsibilities. It's been great, I just started the fourth season. I'm 23 and I still dislike when older people try to nitpick at my future. I usually just tell them not to worry about it!

    Raissa | http://theleatherfannypack.com

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    1. Pretty Little Liars is so good for the paint. Can't believe it doesn't end. I'll try out a 'don't worry, maaan,' approach but I think relatives are pretty immune to it.

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  2. You loooook insane girl! And omg i wish we could trade hemispheres!!!! I would love to visit SA

    rosalindis.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thank you. I vote we perform a little live swap à la Freaky Friday.

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  3. this outfit is possibly my favourite outfit I've ever seen ever...I just love your style, the way you write, everything. such a cool human

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it especially since you're like the coolest person ever.

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  4. Love your blog and that header gal! Looking forward to more post :)

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  5. you look insane man, and I am forever and ever envious of your purple eyebrows - few people can pull that kinda look off but you look like you were born to do it. your writing is beyond perfect. xx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Finally! Something I was meant to do. Thanks, Mattie.

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  6. I'm loving the outfit though! :D

    xo
    chrissie
    lipstickvillain.com

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  7. Your legs are everything! And yeah adulthood sucks I'm 22 but still feel 19, not sure why 19 in particular lol.

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    1. Ha, thank you. I'd imagine it's because 19 is such a limbo age. Like you're kind of an adult but you're still a teenager still.

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  8. Damn that outfit looks so good on you. Loving the hair too.xx

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  9. You're saying really smart and funny thing and you're looking really fire emoji and I'm not coping.

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  10. wow wow wow! Your outfit is amazing! Your whole blog in general is amazing too. I love the way you write and they way you document your life. Like cutting out words from the OED, and the photos of the Wes Anderson Collection (which I till need to get!) It makes for really great reading. ahhhhhh I want to bask in the aura of your awesomeness!!

    Aida
    x

    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate this because I've been in awe of you and your blog since forever. Please please please get the Wes Anderson Collection. It's so lovely.

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  11. Looove that skirt, maybe I should get a Hawaiian shirt... and I'm definitely agreeing with the avoiding life with carbs. Life plan <3

    The Quirky Queer

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    1. I think we should all get Hawaiian shirts. They make everything seem a little more like a tropical vacation away, you know?

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  12. Your reflective posts always leave me feeling some type of way.
    Am I the only one that tends to wallow in worry .. I hate that I do but the adult warnings tend to get to me. They force you to grow up before you need to.


    And that outfit just gave me life!

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    1. I'm pretty much drowning in worry here, hahaha, so don't feel bad. Thank you for stopping by, Thando x

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  14. THIS OUTFIT IS SO FUCKING AWESOME. I sooo wish it was summer so I could STEAL IT AND WEAR IT EVERYWHERE. Like seriously. I also love reading everything you write, it is like drinking the bubbliest orange crush you can find.

    http://sonjatitanic.blogspot.ca/

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We can also talk about the overweight, grey cat I'm gonna name Atticus one day or how you're feeling.

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