Dress as you want

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Dungarees – swap

T-shirt – New Look

Cardigan – Forever21+

Necklace – Blackheart Creatives

The outfit I’m wearing in the above pictures made me feel comfortable and confident. It was overly masculine and yet at the same time I felt attractive in it. It’s an outfit (and hairstyle) my mother would disapprove of. It is an outfit my husband told me I look cool in. Both of these things meant I loved it more!

I have spent most of my adult life being told I am “cute” if I ever get a compliment and I hate it. My personality is not cute, I don’t want to be seen as being cute. I find being called cute more offensive than being called fat. I identify with being fat – I am fat. But cute? Nope. Maybe it’s because of the connotations of the word “cute” – to me it means pink and girly and overly feminine. It conjures up images of giggly girls who read Mills and Boon and all they want is their knight in shining armour to come along and rescue them. No thank you.

What about you? Is there an image you wish to portray? Do you often get called a compliment you feel doesn’t fit your personality? Have you ever worn a random outfit that has made you feel amazing?

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7 thoughts on “Dress as you want

  1. I once got “bubbly”. The nice old man was so pleased to have come up with it. It took all my willpower not to recoil in horror!

  2. I get cute all the time. Drives me crazy. I’m a grown ass 35 year old woman, I am not cute. I think it’s the round chipmunk cheeks that cause it.

  3. Great photos and a great look! I think you are not only extremely cool in these pics but also very sexy.

    I’m quiet tall AND big so I can’t remember being called cute in a loooong time.

  4. I adore this outfit on you and have tried to copy it but failed :( I get cute a lot and am happy with it. I am girly with a hardcore edge!!! I do girly well but add my biker boots or leather jacket. Your posts inspire me. So much that i am thinking about cutting of all my long hair for a style like yours and going back to my natural mad Irish red.

  5. I hate being called “cute” for a number of reasons, one of which is that it’s that it infantalises therefore rendering me safe & non-sexual. Bleurgh!

    And you look awesome :-D

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