Photos by Lydie Byart
Lately, I find myself straying from outfit and fashion posts because first of all, I spend all my money on makeup so my wardrobe is scanty at best, and secondly, my recent weight gain has me feeling quite uncomfortable in the clothes I already own (if they even still fit me, lol).
Since UCT has given me an extra long holiday (#TeamNoDefer), I came home on a mission to lose the tedious 10kg+ that I had gained due to emotional/psychological/academic hardship. And y’all. It is not easy. Please can someone explain why I can gain weight just by breathing but losing weight is a mission and a half. Nonetheless, it was still summertime so I had to evaluate my summer wardrobe and wonder how my tummy and thick thighs will enter half of the things I own.
That’s how I found myself in MRP, buying loose off-shoulder tops and dresses, bodysuits for days and this ’90s inspired embroidered denim skirt. Not only did I find that the off-shoulder tops were kind to my broad shoulders, they also looked cute AF with these velvet chokers (packs of 3 for less than R40 – what a steal. I like the look of doubling them too). And this skirt keeps my fupa tucked in a bit because it’s high waisted and not too short – it’s serving low cost Gucci aesthetics with the floral details.
I loved how cute this outfit worked out and of course, when blogging in Joburg, if you don’t shoot at the Circa gallery, were you even there?
As I battle with losing my Second Year Spread and slowly regain items of my wardrobe, I’ve learnt that I have to get a little more creative and shift away from certain aesthetics and lean into others as my body goes through some changes. I hope that I get to build up my wardrobe again this year and I’m excited to see what it’ll look like!
chokers, top & skirt: MRP | sneakers: nike at shelflife