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Styling Dungarees || Being Comfortable Physically & Mentally

Styling Dungarees || Being Comfortable Physically & Mentally

June 4, 2017

Hey guys! The half term is over already, I can’t believe it. That one week off was honestly just a teaser, even thinking about going back to school is so much effort. Anyways, I’ve been on the hunt for some new dungarees for agess and I finally found ones that I like from Forever 21. They are the most gorgeous deep denim colour. They are slightly distressed and a little oversized and I love them so much. I have so many ideas of how to style it with different bralettes and tank tops, but this is one way how I decided to wear them.

 

Now I just got this dungarees in the mail and I am OBSESSED with it, but no matter how good I think I look in it there will always be an element of doubt in my mind. It’s kind of like when you’re choosing a selfie to post on Instagram and you think you’ve found the one. You look at it and are like YASSSSS GURL YOU LOOK GOOD! Then after a while of looking at it you start to find things you don’t like about it anymore, like the little hair over your face for example. That’s how I sometimes feel with my outfits. I’ll like it for the most part but then it will either be like is this top too tight or does my bum look good in this or will people judge my style or taste in shoes. And it goes on and on and on.

At the moment, I’m in the process of starting to love and accept my own style. With this I’ve also acted on certain things in order to make me feel better about myself, not just for the short term, but in the long run too. Finding one thing that you really love about yourself and reminding yourself of it really helps. For me I love my legs and reminding myself about things that make me feel more confident in myself really helps my self-esteem and confidence levels. Being confident in your clothes isn’t only about your actual clothing but about self-love. Of course self-love comes in time, it’s definitely not something that can be maintained overnight but small steps will lead you to feel good about yourself and confident. And when you feel confident and happy, it really shows.

For me, mental comfort is a big deal, being able to be confident and sure of myself or my actions can be difficult. I mean I’m not a very confident person so I don’t often voice things very easily for example. The things that drive me to feel mentally unstable are simply the thoughts that I have in my head that me drive me to think certain things so much to the point where I’ll actually believe them.

It’s hard to explain really, my ‘Lyrics To Life‘, ‘Under Lock & Key‘ and my ‘Living In Your Thoughts‘ posts kinda explain it better. What I’ve found to help though is keeping a track of my thoughts and how my day has gone. It’s not as much commitment as a diary, it’s just a notebook that if one day something particularly good happens then I’ll write it down. Similarly, if I’m feeling rather crappy and overwhelmed, I’ll write down my moods and what may have contributed to whatever I’m feeling. I’ve only done a few days from April up until now, but I like the freedom that there is and it’s not something that I feel like I have to do because I feel like if it was something I was obliged to do, it would only stress me out more.

Being comfortable mentally can be just as hard as being comfortable physically and I think it can often be forgotten that comfort may not always be how you feel on the outside, but on the inside too.

SHOP MY WARDROBE


DUNGAREES – Forever 21 – £28

RING – Accessorize – £12

JUMPER – Romwe – £5.75

CHOKER – Primark – (set of 3) £3

 

 

 

P.S: Something a little bit different today, do you like it? Also thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway, there were over 100 entries and I couldn’t have been happier. The winner was Tania so a massive congratulations to her! I want to thank you all for reading and for supporting me, this blog is nearing its 2nd birthday, the time has really flown! Byesies! Xxx

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20 comments

Charlene McElhinney June 5, 2017 - 6:19 PM

You are absolutely rocking those dungarees! They recently shut down the Forever 21 store in Glasgow and I was sooooo gutted – you could always count on Forever 21 for summer essentials!

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Olivia Alesha June 5, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Thank you, that really means a lot! It’s such a shame that the one in Glasgow closed down, Forever21 is such a good shop to have around, especially for Summer like you said!
-Olivia Xxx

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The Monday Project June 5, 2017 - 5:49 PM

II have a pair of spotty dungarees which I love but I think I need a pair of denim dungarees, you look so lovely in these! They look so comfy but stylish xx

Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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Olivia Alesha June 5, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Thank you! Ohhhh your spotted dungarees sound lovely!
-Olivia Xxxx

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Thoroughly Modern Emily June 5, 2017 - 5:18 PM

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! You look so effortlessly stylish and that shirt has the most hopeful message — YESSS to all of this. And a big high-five for finding your way toward a style that feels more comfortable and reflective of you — that’s the most important thing there is, style-wise!

xx
Emily
emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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Olivia Alesha June 5, 2017 - 5:31 PM

Thank youuuuuuu! Awwe reading your comment made me so so happy Emily!
-Olivia Xxx

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Michelle Gil June 5, 2017 - 2:25 AM

I always love the dungaree (we just call it jumper most of the time) and you look super lovely. I agree with the self love unfortunately it doesn’t take a over night but with small step can lead to big achievement same goes to mental comfort mental health is important and it important to take care of our mental health. xo

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Olivia Alesha June 5, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Thank you lovely! And I definitely agree with what you are saying about mental health and self love.
-Olivia Xxx

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ChelseaHodges June 4, 2017 - 8:49 PM

You are ROCKING that look! Love it. I also love that you make it clear to be comfortable – I try to be all about comfort, and I’ve been struggling with my style lately, as tight fitted clothing just doesn’t feel too comfortable for me, but I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone!

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Awwe thank you so much Chelsea! I find it so hard to be completely sure of my style and comfort is definitely a big factor.
-Olivia Xxx

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Robyn June 4, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Omg Iove these! They are so cool and you look incredible in them! I’ve been looking for a pair of dungarees forever!
Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Thank you so much Robyn, that means a lot coming from you because your clothing is always on point! If you’re looking for some dungarees, definitely have a browse around Forever 21 since they have quite a few styles there.
-Olivia Xxx

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aysemervedemirblog June 4, 2017 - 8:10 PM

lovely post and i love those dungarees am actually really into them aswell!

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Thank you so much!
-Olivia Xxx

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amberleecunningham June 4, 2017 - 8:10 PM

I am SO here for fashionable comfort clothing! These look so effortless but really pull together such a look. Lovely post xx

Amber || mylifeinlimbo.com

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Awww thank you, and I love clothing that looks really nice but is also super comfy as well!
-Olivia Xxx

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Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty) June 4, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Such a lovely outfit! I never wear dungarees but I feel like I should coz they are quite cool! I really like your jumper too!! xx corinne

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Thank you Corinne! I’m loving wearing dungarees now, they are just so versatile.
-Olivia Xxx

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indistilling June 4, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Love this! Such a cute outfit!
x

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Olivia Alesha June 4, 2017 - 7:09 PM

Thank you Indi! I’m so glad that you liked it!
-Olivia Xxx

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