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Outfit for early birthday afternoon tea at the Ritz Okinawa

Dress: Lois Crayon
Hat: anonhat
Bag: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Sandals: earth, music & ecology
Belt: Axes Femme
Brooch and earrings: Both bought at Design Festa, but lost artists’ cards ;_;

boater-hat  asked:

Why exactly to be people hate Owlturds so much? I always seem to be on the far end of it and only see the memes and discourse. What did he do that is so terrible? I'm getting deja-vu, I can't help but feel like I asked this before.

personally i just didn’t like his comics because it seemed like he was remaking the same comic over and over again, like 

“im having a nice day! :)” *buff angry humanoid shape with depression, anxiety, responsibilities, diarrhea, etc written on its chest appears and punches him*

but looking into his twitter he is getting in to some shit

like yeah i dont believe in targeted harassment either, i was big in to the andrew dobson hate train years ago and im still ashamed of that. i’ll reblog stuff making fun of popular artists like him when they really mess up but. here he is basically saying he’d defend racists and transphobes and sexists if they just happen to be being harassed by the internet??

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Wearing   ♥  Tailored gingham dress {similar in plus size here and here}  ♥ Handmade flat straw hat  ♥  Handmade rattan Ata bag  ♥  Birkenstock Arizona sandals {similar here}  ♥  Jeepers Peepers pink round sunglasses 


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I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I love all the fashion, DIY and home inspiration I find there, I hate how 85% of the site is basically images of skinny, white women. When I started blogging, it was with the intention of creating fashion imagery in a similar dreamy, wistful aesthetic but as a fat, brown woman instead. For today’s look, I’ve drawn inspiration from a select set of imagery that’s had my attention on Pinterest all summer. It started with the Rennes Veritecoeur dress which I kept seeing everywhere early this summer but which was hopelessly out of my reach. Around midsummer there was this serendipitous moment where I was obsessing over black and white gingham and my tailor got in a bolt of gingham fabric which was just right, so I got my perfect flowy billowy gingham dress tailored. Although I’ve been wearing it constantly the past couple of months, I wanted to wait until I had all the components of my ultimate summer vacation outfit together before photographing it for the blog.

Next up was the hat. I’d been perfectly content with my trusty Olney boater all these years, until I realised that a flat straw hat is what I really really wanted after seeing this image of Imade Ogbewi from the Kinfolk summer issue. And this obsession was further cemented by everything from the Jacquemus Spring 17 collection. But even Jacquemus sized hats are way out of my budget, retailing at £200 on average, so I kept hunting until I found my handmade flat straw hat from Portugal for less than £25! Even though I draw a lot of fashion inspiration from Pinterest, my budget for translating that inspiration isn’t much, so I have to get creative. I switched the original ribbon the hat came with for a velvet one because hat ribbons in my wardrobe have to be velvet. And yes, someday I will have an outrageously massive wide brimmed straw hat, and I’ll handle it like a baby and also wear it for gardening, but in the meantime, working with a limited budget helps me harness my ingenuity a lot more than I would have if I could just buy everything I saw off Pinterest.

The bag needs no introduction to anyone who’s been following Summer 17 fashion trends, because these bags have been everywhere! It started with the Rachel Comey Baan bag and soon enough, traditional Indonesian Ata bags were hanging from almost every single fashion blogging shoulder on the internet. I actually had to wait and save up for my rattan Ata bag - at $75 plus shipping, it’s the most expensive thing my wardrobe has seen in a while. And it’s such a beautiful, delicate, unique piece, I’m utterly besotted with it! I so wish summer wasn’t coming to an end soon so I could keep styling this bag with every single outfit, but there’s always next summer and many more summers to come. And what August holiday outfit would be complete without a pair of Birkenstocks? Ever since I got my first pair last summer, I knew I wanted more of these unbelievably comfy sandals, which are the only things I can actually walk in thanks to my fallen arches. My pink Birkenstock Arizonas are currently sold out, but Birkenstock has a similar pair in the very reasonably priced Eva range. The Mediterranean inspired setting of Rural Blues on the outskirts of Bangalore was the perfect backdrop with just a hint of Santorini (another Pinterest favourite!) to complement the look.

So that was a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes and in my head while putting together an outfit. A lot of the time, it’s not as easily defined since Pinterest isn’t my only source for fashion inspiration - but I do try and pin bits and pieces I see on my internet journeys so I can collect most of my inspiration in one place. Where do you find your fashion inspiration from? And how do you put outfits together? Let me know in the comments!

Photos by Taha Zaidi

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…And a nice head deserves a very nice hat. That’s what my father says. He makes the best hats in Witzend. Would you like him to make you one? Come on. He can make any hat. A bonnet or boater, dunce hat, fez, a cloche, coif, snood, barboosh, or pugree.

Zodiac Aesthetics based on my friends
  • Aries: Laughing loudly, talking loud, great times with friends, memes, a wicked sense of humor, getting everywhere by foot, short wild hair, minimalist jewelry, having a great music taste
  • Taurus: Eating until you can't anymore, good laughs, bad jokes, being passionate, living far but getting everywhere first, using the bus/metro, t-shirts and jeans, sneakers not boaters
  • Geminis: Drawing, sarcasm and irony, weird aesthetics and music, black clothes, bold clothes, reading fanfics, photos of the sunset, weird comments on facebook
  • Cancer: Kpop, being obsessed with tv shows, eclectic music taste, changing interests fast, loving your pets more than yourself, baking, laughing and joking with your cousins/siblings, having more clothes than anyone
  • Leo: Kpop, pop, doramas, not giving a fuck about what others think, being an ass sometimes but still a great person, nice clothes, having fun with friends, encouraging words, saying weird things out of the blue sometimes
  • Virgo: Quiet places, quiet people, classic books and classic music, jokingly threatening friends (with serious faces), ridiculous yet good logic, delicate things, white blouses and t-shirts with jeans
  • Libra: Books (reading), art, messy (and varied) playlists, messy spaces, being overly defensive, loud music, not liking yelling (but usually yelling a lot without noticing), good arguments, dirty jokes, not knowing how to flirt (but trying anyway, even if scared)
  • Scorpio: Sarcasm, the truth even when it hurts, combat boots, dark clothihg, witty comments and comebacks, comedy tv shows and scifi movies, holding a grudge forever, but caring deeply
  • Sagittarius: Luck, plaid shirts, black dresses, changing your hair color, keeping it in a bun, weird sense of humor, cats, selling your soul to tv shows, judging people with your friends
  • Aquarius: Fighting for what it's good, caring about animals, animals, colorful clothes, gold watches, messy thick hair, giving zero fucks, TiredTM
  • Piscis: Smol (or tol, no in between), dressing lovely, clear laugh, theater and arts, fighting for your dreams, anime, having long conversations with friends in empty classrooms, flirting, casual relationships, believing in true love tho
  • Capricorn: Lady Gaga's music, pop, great clothes, big earrings, not being afraid of letting your hate show, photogenic as fuck, trying and trying and trying /again/, not giving up (even if sometimes it doesn't get you anywhere at the end)