Wednesday, 8 August 2012

"I TRY TO LAUGH ABOUT IT, HIDING THE TEARS IN MY EYES".

Listening to: Boys Don't Cry- The Cure

I felt recently that I was just wearing the same 10 items over and over again- and hadn't really putt myself out there in what I was wearing. So sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and wear something you would never normally try. For me it was an outfit that showed of my abs/ belly button.

As I have mentioned previously I have a bit of a phobia of people looking as my belly button- to me its just too high on my body and just no way near the cute level of anyone elses belly button. So wearing an outfit that gave the chance to see it (although I am sure on a normal person there belly button would be well hidden) is far out my comfort zone. But I thought "why not?".




 Crop top: DIY
Jacket: Gift
Jeans: Men's Levis- from a charity shop
Belt: New Look
Shoes: Topshop
Necklace: Gift
Bag: River Island

I'm still far from the level where my whole belly is out in all its glory; and these reasonably high waisted trousers are although lower than my others- they are still a far cry away from any low cut trousers. I don't think I will EVER were low cut trousers with a crop (and DEFINITELY not slim fitted/ leggings) but I feel like I have achieved a lot.

These jeans are also a bit of an inspired moment- and I would love to hear your views on how they look (although I will still wear them either way). I thought  I saw a woman wearing men's Levis rolled up at the legs (but second look she was wearing a pair of skinny jeans) and had to try them out for myself. I paired it with my DIY crop- which I had yet to wear as I tore the seam and hadn't got round to repairing (its all fixed now). I felt AWESOME! I wish I had a hundred crop tops with studs on them (but being big chested I find them hard to fit). If only I could wear the first from ASOS Marketplace, or the second or third from Boohoo. Curse my natural assets!


I hope this outfit encourages you to leap out of your comfort zone- unless you already have then please share!
Jodie x
P.S. Sorry I have been absent for these last few days- something very upseting and life changing has happened to me (which I am not ready to share with anyone yet) but I promise to be better.
Jodie x

50 comments:

  1. The amount you have shown is just perfect: subtle enough to be sexy without being skanky. PERFECT!

    ladybear.me

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    1. thank you- i was really worried about the right amount to show

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  2. I absolutely LOVE your jacket!!

    G x

    www.studsforbrunch.blogspot.com

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  3. I like your top! :)

    http://theannelicious.blogspot.it/

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  4. Love your top! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and so is your BELLY! Could you please consider following each other so that we can keep in touch? www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com Twitter: @shineonbyandrea

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  5. Love the diy top. Love bralets but afraid to wear them! Also love your tat x

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    1. take a leaf out of my book and just do it! and thank you so much
      x

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  6. the top you are wearing is nice, haha I have a thing where I have to cover my belly button too, but mainly because it gets cold!

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    1. cold no matter what the weather or what i wear

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  7. you did a great job with the top! kudos to you for pushing your limits and trying something new! i love a pair of relaxed jeans too :D

    -jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  8. Way to test the boundaries! I've been wanting to try a cropped top sometime too...I just need to find the guts to do it haha.
    Great outfit, you look fantastic :D

    Enter to win a dress from Alainn Bella!
    Trendy Teal

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    1. just go for it! what can you lose?

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  9. Very cool top and jacket :)
    love your style!

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  10. You're fierce to wear this outfit, respect! I think you look good, people should show their belly buttons more often.

    Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes! I'm so lucky to have friends like this <3

    Xo, Imke

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  11. Ahh, I love that you've got out of your comfort zone with this outfit, I've been trying to do so myself lately, so it's great to see someone else doing similar! I'm still not at the crop top stage, but you're definitely inspiring.
    I'm so sorry for whatever's going on with you that's upsetting, hope you're okay and that the situation improves soon! xx

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    1. thankk you so much- and im glad in not alone in pushing my bounderies. im not sure if it will necessary get better but life goes on and ill be ok thank you

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  12. Nice tops!! followed u, see you follow me too:-))

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  13. Great outfit! It's always good to push your comfort zone. Hope everything's ok too :( xx

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  14. great this post and look honey, i really love the top!

    xx

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  15. Good for u! I applaud your initiative! I usually find myself wearing the same style over and over...U look gorgeous! xoxo

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  16. As for the title of the post, i do believe in 'crying things out'. Sure, sometimes you just have to pretend everything is fine. But, if you feel the need, try to find some privacy, and go for it. U will feel better after a good cry! Much love!

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  17. Ahh that's so awesome that you ventured out to try that!! You look great. :) That bralet is seriously so cute. I love the studs on it! Hmmm, maybe I should get out of my comfort zone and try one, too... I always see them everywhere but I'm just so scared, haha!

    Also, I'm sorry that things haven't been peachy keen in your life. :( <3 hopefully things will get easier for you.

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    1. thank you- you shuld defo try it out!

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  18. Great outfit!, i follow you now :), kisses.

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  19. Love your jacket! :)

    www.arabellag.com

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  20. I love that top on you! And don't worry, I'm exactly the same, when they belly's out, the high waisted trousers come out too

    ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you, and great minds thinki alike!

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  21. Way to go on leaving your comfort zone, I just dont have the confidence to show off my tummy.
    I hope you will be OK, sorry to hear something has happened.

    Take Care,

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  22. hey I think you have a lovely style!!
    Could you pls follow me back? :D
    greetings from Belgium
    xxx

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  23. nice blog can we follow each other..?

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