The other day I posted the following image on my various social streams, with the promise of a post very soon:

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It was met with a very mixed reaction! Most people seemed to love it, but a few were very shocked! Gone was the usual figure hugging belt adoring red lipped George, and in her place was a decidedly edgier grungier version.

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I definitely have a ‘look’ and a way of presenting myself in photos. I’m not like most other fashion bloggers, I don’t really do ‘trends’ or street style photos. But you know what? There’s no harm in trying something new!

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This outfit from Boohoo plus size seemed like the perfect mix of what I like and what I’d like to try.

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A size 18 fitted white skirt – fitted I do, white I do not! A size 18 looser top with thin sleeves and some chunky platform boots. Perfect.

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I didn’t add a trusty belt. I tried not to get in on too much hand on hip action – but old habits die hard! I wore black lippie (ok, it was pencil eye liner!) and I didn’t ‘flatter’ my shape or size.

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I have to say that I really liked how I felt in the outfit. I would probably not wear it as seen in these photos in real life. I might tuck the top in and add a belt and some different shoes. But it’s nice to be able to change things up and show how other looks work on my body. My blog has never been a ‘here is what I wore today’ blog, it’s more of a ‘here are some clothes, this is the size and this is how they look’ – and this outfit really ticks that box.

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The skirt was a really good fit on me. It’s not made out of the most luxurious material in the world, but it works! Being a 5’7 knee hater, I do wish it was a bit longer and more tapered. It’s also slightly see through – beige Maidenform shorts were a necessity!

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The top is wonderful and light. I teamed it with the soon to be released Curvy Kate Luxe strapless bra. The bra doesn’t hold the girls up as high as a regular bra does, but thanks to how floaty the top is, it’s not really noticeable.

What do you think of this different look? Please do remember to be respectful! I am welcoming feedback and I know that will include negative comments, but personal attacks are no fun!

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