Black on Black

Leather look Pinafore: River Island at ASOS | Velvet t-shirt: Next | Boots: New Look
I picked this dress up in the ASOS sale. I did well from their sale this time round as managed to get three items I had wanted full price (as well as some I hadn’t known I had wanted but love all the same). I’d ummed and ahhhed over it, having bought pinafores before and relegating them to the unworn section for being too short, or too girly-girl, which doesn’t seem to be my thing any more. This one ticks all the right boxes and I sized up to get length right. It’s roomy, but not un-flatteringly so and is perfect for layering.
The velvet tee is a staple of mine. A random purchase in the Next sale a few years ago, it’s stood the test of time and is one of my staples when it comes to an all black outfit as the texture keeps it from being boring. To break things up I wore my burgundy New Look boots, which I haven’t worn as much as I’d have liked to this winter as even a low heel kills my back (I ended up wearing this with total flats in the end).
I’m not quite sure how it’s Friday again, but it is and I’m glad as I’m flat out exhausted. I seem to be trying to do more and more with my life now and it’s taking me a while to re-adjust despite having been back at work for weeks now. Perhaps I should stop trying to run before I can walk.
Still, I have a good weekend ahead. I’ll be at Ben’s as usual and tomorrow I’m going to a little blogger happening and seeing some of my favourite local blogger girls, as well as meeting some new ones. I won’t lie, I’m nervous. I can’t help but feel inferior next to other bloggers…what I create from my kitchen and my bedroom can’t match up to streetstyle-esque, good quality photography and instinctive style, not to mention how stunning every other blogger is. Then there’s me with my sticky out teeth and unruly hair. I may be getting more confidence about my body, but I can’t fix my face so easily. It sounds so stupid, really and I get super annoyed with myself for it, I need to stop letting it hold me back and turning down invitations…consider this a rocket up my own behind to be more self confident.
I have plans for this little blog though. Plans that shall soon start to fall in to place. I’ll also be working on my camera skills and getting over my phobia of being photographed in public. I can’t wait to take this a little bit further. Blogging has helped me with confidence and given me faith in my own ability. It also provides an everlasting record of my personal growth.
What does blogging give you?
How do you get over an inferiority complex?

15 comments for “Black on Black

  1. I hear ya with those feelings of inferiority! I just started my blog a few months ago and am so awed/inspired/terrified of all the more glamorous, photographically-skilled, and popular bloggers out there! I tell myself it’s a learning curve and that a good blog is something you grow over time, but man is it intimidating!

    For the record, I think you’re lovely and have a great sense of style. I think you look a lot like a Twin Peaks-era Lara Flynn Boyle (aka beautiful). 🙂


  2. I love the different textures in this outfit. It looks great on you. Have a lovely time meeting other bloggers. I’d be nervous too but you really have no reason to be. Your blog is great. X

  3. I totally feel inferior to other bloggers. So much so I stopped blogging for around a year because I couldn’t shake the feeling I wasn’t good enough. I’ve just started up again and a lot has changed, there’s no sense of community any more which is totally sad! I think you’re fabulous and your blog is an inspiration 🙂

    Katie xoxo

  4. I always feel inferior but I just keep trying different things to find out what works and what doesn’t, what I enjoy and what I don’t. It’s all a learning process but as long as we enjoy doing our posts, we shouldn’t compare them to others as it would be a bit boring if we were all the same 🙂 Love that pinafore and those boots, I’ve been wanting some burgundy boots all winter 🙂 xx

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to enter 🙂

  5. I grew up with an inferiority complex, something my cousins actually managed to successfully instil in me. I grew up thinking I was fat and ugly and because they were so “chatty” I never got a word in edgeways and so basically become socially inept. If I could spin back time to teenager me I would have a good talk and tell her exactly what she IS and its NOT ugly, and that she needs to be more outspoken about what she thinks or wants or doesn’t want. I’d tell her to talk to her mom and gran more and listen to their stories more. Take a risk and make friends, don’t be shy to talk. Be more active in finding out what she likes, where she wants to go and do and and and ……
    You are special and unique and way more together than I was at your age; you are strong and gorgeous and don’t forget it xx
    (sorry I feel slightly “mumsie” saying that but its what I perceive you to be)

  6. you look absolutely gorgeous! I adore your pinafore so much! LOVE your blog babe, now following for sure! x

  7. There’s a reason you have like a zillion followers- because you are an absolute darling and irrestistable so go forth and be the sweetie you are!!x

  8. Hope you have a great time at your bloggers meet up, I am sure you will and that they will love you. After all whats not to love? You look great in your pinafore.

    X x

  9. Faith in your own ability, you just nailed it. Funny actually, I have touched on this in my blog post today, I was giving a talk at the local uni about it and I was asked what’s been the hardest thing for you up to now. That was my answer, to learn to have faith, not doubt myself and compare myself to other people’s success.

    Buckets & Spades

  10. I love it, you look awesome. And yay for blog plans, I think they will all work out brilliantly <3

  11. Loving your vibrant hair colour & the leather pinafore is amazing! <3

    Sophie xx soinspo

  12. Looking good, I love the outfit and your hair really makes it!! x

  13. This is such an awesome outfit. Blogging has given me so much confidence, I always get a little overwhelmed when I think about it!

    Maria xxx

  14. Woah, woah, woah.. I would just like this written down for your records. You are a stunner. You are a blogger I admire and aspire to be more like. If there was ever an opportunity to meet it would be ME that would be nervous to meet YOU. You’ve got a wicked sense of style and, as I have previously stated, you are a beaut. Looking forward to seeing your blog grow!

    Helen x