Monday, 13 October 2014

flaws and all.

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Looking at my first photograph, I can't help but instantly focus on some of my flaws - from my crooked front teeth, to my large forehead and frizzy hair - all things I have spent far too long crying over in my lifetime. Despite focusing on my imperfections at first glance, I really do love this picture. I actually think I look rather beautiful, and that's not something I often say about myself. Maybe it's just my current mindset that is making me feel this way, tomorrow I might not even like this photograph, but all that matters is right now I do, and I am so proud of how far I have come with my confidence and body image over the last few years. I'm learning to love myself for who I am, because after all, I can't change the way I look (well, I can within reason) so I may as well just embrace my appearance and spend less time worrying and more time being happy. Plus, who doesn't want to prove their bullies wrong? I may not be some people's idea of beautiful, but I'm not doing half bad in my life.
The one thing I am so happy to say is currently not on my list of 'flaws' is my skin. Since the beginning of September I've been changing my lifestyle and diet to help improve my general well-being and complexion, and so far things really seem to be working, This is the best my skin has looked in ages, and (fingers crossed!) hopefully it will be staying this way for a long time. I plan to share a little more of what steps I've been taking to be happier and healthier in a future post, so do look out for that! Also, I can't end this post without mentioning my jumper - it's now the cosiest thing I own by far. Topshop, you've done well. Love, Jazmine. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

i will never let you down.

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Top, Topshop, £8 - Trench, Asos, £55 - Jeans, c/o Asos - Bag, charity shop, £5.99 - Boots, c/o Bertie - Fedora, c/o F&F
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If there's one item in my wardrobe I feel is a signature piece of mine, it's most certainly a pair of high waisted skinny jeans - the higher and skinnier the better, in my books. It's something I've been wearing non stop for the last decade, and whilst I've always admired girls that can pull of the effortless 'slouchy' look, it's never really something I've considered would suit me. Nevertheless, I thought it was about time to try something new, so here I am stepping out of my comfort zone in a pair of 'mom jeans', putting my spin on Asos' Nineties Normal trend! I have to say that it did feel a little odd wearin' something a bit more roomy, but it was a welcoming change and has certainly inspired me to do what I can to get out of my current style rut! 
Have you worn something different to your usual style recently, or do you have any suggestions for pieces you think would suit me that I haven't really worn before? I'd love to know! Love, Jazmine. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

wanderin' around west london.

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I'm sure y'all know just how much I love being a South West Londoner, so when F&F asked whether I'd like to take part in a West London shoot, I just had to say yes! My shoot is part of an East vs West campaign, and being pretty passionate about Battersea and my local area, I'm pretty darn excited to be representing team West! On the day of the shoot, the F&F team and I spent our time wandering around West London in a handful of simple outfits styled by yours truly, stopping at some of my favourite spots along the way, including Kensington High Street and Victoria Albert Museum. The shoot ended at one of my favourite shots along Chelsea Embankment, right next to Albert Bridge, and only a short walk from my flat just off Battersea Park Road. The above was my favourite look and location from the day - you really can't go wrong with a slouchy shirt, skinny jeans and simple accessories! 
Love my West London outfit? It would be just lovely if you could vote for my look using #FFWest and @fandfclothing on Twitter. There's even a chance for you to win a £50 voucher, too (oh yes!). You can see some more of my looks from the shoot by taking a peek at my album on my Facebook page! Love, Jazmine.