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Shop Your Stash - Pirate Day outfit

Yesterday was Pirate Day here in Hastings so I wore a lot of old things from my stash.

Hat, eBay
Top, old Very
Skirt, old New Look Inspire
Scarf, eBay
Boots, old Evans
Brooch, eBay
Necklace, made by a friend years ago

I went to Pirate Day with Mookie, her hubby and daughter and will have another post coming up separately with lots of photos taken on the day itself. - See more at: http://www.justmeleah.co.uk/2014/07/shop-your-stash-pirate-day-outfit.html#sthash.6qQVzR5Z.dpuf

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Outfit: Oversized paisley

I bought the top from Everything 5 Pounds months ago. I’ve actually stopped visiting 5 pound websites as the urge to think ‘Oh, it’s only a fiver!’ then slap on a few more things to make the postage worthwhile is a false economy. I’m not going to do it any more. I think all my sense goes out of the window when something is a bargain.

Top, Everything 5 Pounds
Leggings, M&S via Abi
Shoes, old Evans
Chain bracelet & necklace, Sister Vintage (on hiatus for the next couple of months.)
Wooden bracelet, old ASOS

These leggings are a size 24 and my bum is definitely not that size. Thank you fashion gods for stretch. Try things and you never know your luck!

I picked out a bag to wear with this outfit, padded it out so it didn’t look sad and empty, then totally forgot to use it. D’oh! It’s giving me side eyes from across the room.

I have an almost Amy Winehouse amount of eyeliner on in these photos. It was one of those days where each mistake called for a thicker line, until almost my whole bloody lid was eyeliner. This turned out to be a bad move later when I read this Buzzfeed post about a dog’s last day on earth. Cue snotfest and mild Alice Cooper face. HAVE TISSUES READY. No, seriously, even if like me you think ‘I’m not going to cry.’ Tell me you didn’t cry and I may need proof you’re not a cyborg.

What else have I got coming up this week?! Some pretty new make up from Makeup Revolution, some eco (and purse-) friendly washable cleansing pads, and s’more clothes on my person.

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Outfit Post: Colourful

This catches me on a super bloaty day, but sod it. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who can sympathise with bloating for one reason or another - be it IBS, abdominal swelling caused by ovarian cysts, polycystic kidney disease (which causes the same thing - I know this because PKD runs in my family) or any other complaint which makes you feel like you could bounce a penny off your abdomen and take someone’s eye out.

I refuse to hide away because of the changes illness makes to my body. Time and time again society tries to shove the idea down our necks that images of perfection are the only ones worthy of being shared. I say balls to that. How many ‘perfect’ people are there in the world? Not a lot. How many of us, the fabulously and uniquely ‘flawed’? Millions, billions. Will you let a society and a media which profits from making people feel shit dictate to you how worthy you’re supposed to feel? I won’t.

You know, everywhere I look I’m reminded that bodies like mine are considered abnormal, wrong, unhealthy, diseased. It’s an effin BODY. It’s the cage for my soul. It’s a physical form. If that is more important to some than my character then I don’t want to know those people anyway. Their opinions are not respected nor required.


I’ve just realised everything in this post is Simply Be. Oops.

Vest top, Simply Be from 3 pack
Belt, Simply Be (from a dress)
Skirt, Simply Be
Shoes, Simply Be