breaking tradition

Asda George sequin collar jumper
Ebay vintage skirt
Sarenza supplied studded boots (yay studs!)

Is it only men who go nude under kilts? I certainly broke that tradition if it applies to women by wearing thermals and tights…SO cold! I love this skirt, I should wear it more. It’s so thick and warm, if a little bulky, I feel about half a stone wider the second I put it on (don’t we all have an item of clothing like that?!)

How was your weekend? Mine was pretty damn wonderful, I managed to get out despite the icy ground and it did me a massive favour as I was able to finally ditch the crutches. I feel so FREE! I’ll never again take for granted being able to carry a basket around the supermarket or pay for a purchase. The only downside is I can’t “accidentally” hit people who get in my way, but that’s a small price to pay.
I really feel 2013 is going ot be a good year for me. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this happy or content with my life, certainly not in the last ten years when my battle with anorexia started. I’m proud to say that it’s coming to an end and this time it will be final. I have so many plans and dreams, I’m not wasting any more time.
Sorry, I got a bit heavy there. I do tend to share more of my life than most people; I guess because I’ve had to talk about it so much, and I’m not ashamed of what I’ve been through…maybe, just maybe it might give hope to others too? I don’t know, either way I don’t feel a need to censor myself.
Happy Monday!

24 comments for “breaking tradition

  1. That looks so cosy! I love the length on you too.

  2. From personal experience that thing of no longer feeling the need to censor yourself or be ashamed is another breakthrough and can be your way of saying ‘Right, this is it I am going to beat it this time’ It is also sometimes a subconscious way of making yourself more accountable for your recovery. By involving more people in your recovery and telling more people how determined you are to get better you are giving yourself less options to give up on it. I am SO proud of you. You are looking absolutely stunning and also sounding so much more like yourself.

    On another note, I am so glad you didn’t go naked under the kilt lol, you would have had one cold little bottom hahahaha. Also I am so chuffed about the crutches being gone πŸ™‚ fantastic news!! You look lovely and it must just be how the skirt makes you feel as it doesn’t make you look bulky at all. Have a lovely Monday and stay warm missy.

    Janine xx

  3. I love you in that kilt! I’m glad that this year is a positive feeling one for you, we’re all right behind you hun x

  4. Definitely agree with Janine about the more people you let into your plans to beat something, the more likely you will see it through.
    Glad you’re feeling positive!

  5. It helps me to feel a but more hopeful πŸ™‚ There’s nothing wrong with sharing, you should be proud of what you’ve achieved (and what you will achieve). xx

  6. 2013 will be your year. Its good to see your off the crutches. X

  7. Huzzah for amazing boots and yay for ditching the crutches πŸ™‚

    The Style Rawr!

  8. Hurray for you <3 <3 and you look fab, I really want to try this sort of length skirt and the print is amazing. xx

  9. Yay for you, sending lots of love your way! Love this kilt but I would definitely wear plenty of layers underneath!

    Maria xxx

  10. I love this skirt and I LOVE how positive you are. If you ever feel low you know just to tweet and we will all bring you back up again! πŸ˜€

  11. I’m so happy that you were able to get out of the house without your crutches!! Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery and you’ll soon be doing the hop-skip-jump to work!

    I think it’s amazing that you’re open about how hard the last few years have been (if I’m honest, I don’t think you are too open but that’s because you’re a fashion blog, not a recovery blog) and it definitely has helped more people than you can realise xxx

  12. I didn’t know men went nude under kilts – though I had read of women asking or wondering. Interesting. If I wear one it’ll be shorter and I will definitely be wearing full coverage knickers and hosiery under it. Your vintage skirt looks nice. Good news about being able to ditch your crutches. You made me laugh with the “accidentally” comment. You’ve been very generous in sharing about your life and I’m sure have helped a lot of people. Thanks for the message of hope and positivity for this New Year πŸ™‚

  13. We are loving that all you ladies are re-discovering the Scottish classic. Every woman looks fab in a kilt…short or long…knickers or no knickers!!

  14. Laura this was a lovely post to read and I’m glad you share so much of your story because it’s inspirational to so many people, including me. I think 2013 will definitely be your year, and you look as fab as ever.

  15. It’s great to share! I find that I often don’t have issues I need to share, mostly because I feel that they would be boring for people to read but you’re right, you should just share anyway, you shouldn’t censor. But when you’ve gone through things, like you have, difficult, life-changing things, it’s very very valuable to share! Sorry, I’m not making much sense other than wanting to say, go you and it’s great to share!!!!x

  16. The skirt looks lovely on you. So pleased that you have a positive n bright 2013 an future ahead of you!

  17. I love stalking your style posts! effortless. Completely true about clothing items that make you feel bigger, ive been layering up underneath my works uniform so much the past few weeks I feel like I cant move!- but its just one of those feelings that doesn’t translate to peoples eyes thankfully!

    You should never feel the need to censor yourself, being able to share your opinions and thoughts is one of the best privileges people can receive from you. Being content is the best feeling that I think you can have its the basis for alot of other feelings. Good luck with your 2013 plansxx

  18. I am so happy to hear about your positive outlook. I am sure this year will be a great one for you. Love the tartan skirt on you xx

  19. You certainly don’t look any wider, your waist looks teeny tiny. Tartan is my favourite pattern at the moment. I’m hunting for the perfect tartan scarf!

  20. I’m so glad you’re happier now! πŸ˜€ Bring on 2013 is what I think

  21. That skirt is lovely! You definitely don’t look bulky, you look your usual lovely self!

  22. I love a bit of tartan! Also loving your positive attitude, don’t ever feel the need to censor yourself as it’s your blog after all! And I bet you talking about your experiences has helped many others, you’re an inspiration to us all. Yay to no more crutches! xxx

  23. I love hearing you sound so positive so don’t worry about oversharing! xx