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When I was a teenager and got annoyed with my parents (a pretty regular occurrence), I used to storm upstairs, put my Eminem albums on full blast, change into all black (and usually slutty) clothes and put on really heavy make-up, before sweeping back downstairs to allow my angst to make its point. At the time I thought this was an excellent expression of my dramatic rage, not realising of course that my whole family were chuckling indulgently at my adorably clichéd teenage drama queen behaviour.

Last weekend, I learned that nothing has changed.

Ok it wasn’t my parents’ fault this time but nevertheless I found myself in a bad mood on Sunday and immediately realised that I couldn’t wear the pretty skater dress I had on and changed instead to this:


I’m even posing grumpily…Only happy people stand up straight

(and yes, I do realise that wearing a slogan tee and then taking pictures in a mirror is dumb!)

-My nouveau Nouveau Grunge tee from Zara (£3.99, thank you sales)

 -Patterned Monsoon jeans (last worn in NYC)

 -New Primark leopard print slipper-style shoes (£5 and very comfy)

 -George at Asda cardi

 -Cat’s eye sunnies (River Island). There wasn’t any actual sun in London (shockingly) but I love a good cat’s eye when I’m grumpy. They make me feel aloof and bitchy.

 -Birkin. Yes, really. This was a Christmas present from my Mum. I’m actually not usually a big designer handbag type person and neither is my Mum (the Birkin was a gift from a friend for her 60th that my mother has never touched, hence why I now have it.) But I might just be persuaded to make an exception for this bag……! It makes everything look more structured, more sophisticated and better put-together, I even like the colour (and as a general rule, I hate brown), plus it’s super roomy. (Check out the bag of potatoes I somehow ended up carting around all day for my sister!)


 And all my black jewellery from my teenage goth-lite phase:


-I actually really love that leather cuff (I’m not sure where it’s from, probably Claire’s Accessories or Camden)

-My fake tattoo bracelet, also Claire’s

-Black and gold rings – H&M

-Long silver ring – vintage

-Asymmetric earrings, used to be part of a necklace but I never wore it so I made them earrings

-Starry bracelet from Tiffany, with 2014 charm which was a gift

And it took all my willpower (literally, ALL my willpower) not to smear on the kohl eyeliner and dark lipstick as well.

My clothes have to match my mood. I feel so discombobulated if they don’t. If my mood changes while I’m out, the first thing that happens is that I feel uncomfortable in my outfit. I can’t look colourful and fun and cute if I’m pissed off. When I’m mad, I hate looking as though I’ve made an effort. And if I get dressed in something understated to match an angry or bored mood and then have a really hilarious evening, I curse the decisions that lead me into something so dull.

 *sigh* Life is hard.

 Especially when you’re a 27 year old who apparently has the mental age of herself, aged 14.

Let’s see if I ever make it into my pretty dress…


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