I’m very much a believer of the notion that if you feel good about yourself on a given day, that day is likely to go well. It’s to do with elevated confidence and it’s effect on perception of the self, if you think you can take on the world, you can probably take on the world.
It’s one of the reasons why I wake up on important days a little bit earlier, and try not to switch off my alarm one too many times, because the little things to make you feel ace are necessary – for me at least – to think that I’m going to have a fab day.
Exams are one of those important days. I try and stop that little ball of nervous energy growing any larger. Ever since I’ve been able to sit them out of uniform (my school uniforms were never cute, or fit properly), I’ve felt a lot calmer going in, purely because I feel more comfortable in myself. I mean, doing the work beforehand helps to answer the question, but being comfortable in a stressful or high pressure environment does a lot too. #studyhard.
coat: new look
shirt: primark mens
suspender skirt: taobao
chelsea boots: asos
I don’t remember the exact time I fell in love with this suspender skirt. I’ve seen it on online marketplaces like storenvy and ebay for ages, but have never been able to find the name of the original brand that designed it (if you know plz plz plz plz tell me!!!). I’ve been so looking forwards to wearing it since it arrived in my recent taobao haul, but styling it has been quite hard. The fit is a little oversized – as designed – but I don’t have any blouses in that sort of relaxed style. I’ve worn it with a white button down shirt here from Primark mens, because I like the fit better, but I think the collar is a little too starched or fixed. Oh well. The skirt is one half of a set, so I might just have to go and get the blouse that was designed for it.
The skirt itself though, I adore. I’m so unbelievably happy that I have it. It’s a beautiful material, and even though it’s no match for this level of wind right now, it’s going to wear so nicely in the springtime. It makes me feel like such a little princess (roll titles), which is a great feeling to have when you’re sat in a two hour exam writing about morality and pragmatism and human rights.
Watches are something that I’ve never really bought myself. I’m not a massive fan of the small-faced designs, and any of the watches I had when I was younger were all small-faced. They sat weirdly on my wrist so I hardly wore them. But they are super useful for exams, so over Christmas I decided It was high time (aha) that I had one, and considering my dream watch I can’t exactly afford I settled for this white leather strap with gold hardware. I love the simplicity of it, setting took a little guesswork since it doesn’t have an numbers on the face, but I got there in the end. It’s so pretty. I got it in the sale so it’s out of stock now, but I’ve linked some similar.
Asos was also onto an absolute winner with these chelsea boots. I desperately needed a new pair since the predecessors of these decided that they were just going to break. I was gutted – but these are tan leather, and so comfortable. Asos airbound, so they have a cushioned sole which is fab. I wear them so often, and there isn’t any sign of breakage.