Empower yourself, wear what you want, even if its thigh high boots

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vintage loose knit jumper (very similar here)
Cashmere leather skirt (very similar here)
Louis Vuitton sunglasses (very similar here)
Gold multi-chain necklaces (similar here

Hi all! Hope everything has been fantastic. I'm so grateful for EVERY single comment I've been getting~ I read every single one. But I have been so busy last week, with interviews face to face, phone interviews, preparing for my blog, preparing for parties and ...being sick. I'm currently sitting in my bed with my dog at my feet trying not to cough all over my laptop.

Anyways~ thank goodness I took these photos just before I got sick. I shall now attend to everyone's blogs and thank you all.

I had an interesting time taking these photos for this post. I went into the city earlier that day and I was perfectly dressed for the environment. However I came back to my area (which is a much quieter and conservative one) and bought some ice cream. While I was walking around I got lots of "weird" looks from the locals. It was a bit intimidating and I felt self-conscious. I think I felt  they thought I was "over-dressed" or too "loud". 

*Sigh*

But then, you know, I just took a deep breath and thought, "These people don't know who I am, they cannot judge me on my looks or what I am wearing. I am a good, kind, compassionate person no matter how they look at me". That, and I also had a Madonna song in my head. And we all know Madonna believes in being self confident and to not take crap from anyone else.

In conclusion, I was being stared at because I was in a leather skirt, had dark lipstick and had leather thigh high boots. I was getting "looks" but I should never let it get me down, because I was being myself.  Sometimes its easy to forget that message, but I have to remind myself every day, and everyone who reads this post should remember this message too.

xx Natalie



99 comments :

  1. Natalie, I really love this post! I think I need constant reminder that it is okay being myself, even if I attract attention or weird looks! One thing I always find weird is wearing heels during the day. You live in Sydney too, so you know exactly what I mean! Sydneysiders wear thongs and short skirts and go to the beach, and sometimes I get looks as if saying "this is not New York! This is not london! What are you wearing?!" I guess the really laid back lifestyle does not go with wearing heels 24-7! But hey you look fabulous all the time and sometimes I do think I need to just ignore people and wear whatever I want!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  2. WOow these thigh high boots (absolutely) do not fail to "Glamazonize" your Allure, AND the glossy harmony jumper / lipstick (as subtly as sulfurously) achieves to make the Trendy difference Here I must say Dear !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  3. You are right, we have to be original, I love your jumper. Have a nice Sunday.

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  4. I love your style every time!Hope you get better asap :)

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  5. so perfect !! i love this jumper;)

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  6. I love your burgundy sweater ! fantastic look dear !

    Veronica

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  7. Thanks for your comment,The pictures are very beautiful!Hope you get better. I like your blog! xx

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  8. That color looks beautiful on you! X Iris

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  9. Great Pics!

    I am doing a Giveaway:
    http://mrkanerule.blogspot.com/2011/10/thank-you-giveaway.html

    Hugs
    JK

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  10. really cool sweater!!:)

    elephannatic.blogspot.com

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  11. damn those thigh high boots! AWESOME!

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  12. really this outfit is amazing!!! you look very beautiful. Gooseberry color looks great

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  13. This is a really brilliant post! I love the fierceness of your outfit, but you still look really polished and chic, with just an edge of grunge. Madonna is king, you are so right, and small town starers ain't got nothing on her! xx
    Time Out From Life

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  14. love the look dear..that sweater is great!
    kiss

    Patchwork à Porter
    new on mine!

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  15. these boots are hot!!!!

    do get better soon ;-)

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  16. Damn you are pretty! Love the boots :)

    I can totally empathize to your experience with staring. In my little city I always have to think what I should or should not wear. People look weird if I, or someone else, puts on too showing clothes. I don't meen showing by revealing but showing as something not so normal. And I try to do like you do and just go the way I want to and think that if they think I'm strange, I know I look beautiful :) So let's not let anyone else pick our outfits okay? ;)

    http://grumfus.blogspot.com/

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  17. you look so sexy lady! that is one hot outfit!! we love your over-sized jumper with mini leather skirt, and chunky jewelery!! and your boots are just WOW!!!

    lovely post, kisses P&C XXX

    http://proctorcruzdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love both your outfit and your post. Everything you wrote is SO right. Sometimes I feel like the fact that I'm a small town girl stops me from doing and wearing whatever I want. I hate seeing judgemental people giving the others strange looks. That's why, I'm more than glad to see that you're doing your own thing :) Keep it up, girl!

    xoxo, Dominika.
    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  19. You look amazing. The boots look great on you and the oversize sweater is just to die for. <3 <3
    xx,
    http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/
    http://styleidcloset.blogspot.com/

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  20. Love the burgundy sweater <3 And I agree with you entirely; people are going to stare and judge no matter what you wear, so you might as well wear what you like (: great blog, btw.

    couturing.blogspot.com

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  21. nice boots!


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  22. Brilliant look. We dress for ourselves, not others, so their opinions (which vary) don't have to count. Like you, I'll take chances in fashion and sometimes attract negative comments, usually from people who are jealous at how far out I'm going. I've learned to sluff off those remarks and so should you. Your style is individual and terrific!

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  23. Natalie, first off. Great post..loving every single piece and girlfriend you look HOT, so please don' let it upset you in anyway. If others are looking at you, it's because you look good and some might be either jealous or they are drooling over how HOT you look. I love it when people take risk in fashion because there is no harm in it at all. Sometimes, we get it wrong but it's no big deal. I respect that you are showing confidence and poise. lastly, hope you get well soon.. love, Sheryl

    I am doing a Jeffrey Campbell giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to enter. http://www.walkinwonderland.com/2011/10/purple-blazerjeffrey-campbell-giveaway.html

    xoxo!
    Sheryl

    www.walkinwonderland.com

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  24. This is such an awesome outfit! Those people were probably just jealous. ;)

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  25. that sweater looks heavenly...so comfortable!

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  26. Stunning, I love the boots. The red sweater and lipstick is adorable.
    --Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  27. You look so fab! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am now following yours as well.

    xoxo
    -Cherrie
    CherrieAmore.com

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  28. Loved what you said about the looks and how to deal with them. Those boots are to die for and this cherry is yet another colour that's made for you. Love it. x

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  29. wooow! the shoes are just great!<3 I'm not as brave as you are!:D Ι'm afraid of weird people staring at me...:D But some day if I have shoes like these and a mini-skirt, I'll definitely try this look...<3

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  30. how right you are natalie! i'm sure they were just jealous because they are not brave enough to wear whatever they want, or they could never be as sexy & beautiful as you are inside your soul,, & outside for everyone to see.

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  31. Hope you get well soon! Those boots are gorgeous and you've worn them so well. I want some.

    Carmen Ri.

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  32. I absolutely love your outfit.. and your heels are soo high! Respect.

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  33. Gorgeous outfit, wonderful boots :)

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  34. awesome outfit..i love the boots!

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  35. Well said! Always be you! I love the shade if that sweater, it is astonishing on you! And hello to those boots...me want!
    Cheryl

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  36. Love the title! It's so very true. You look great.

    Those boots are nice!

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  37. Yeah, I sometimes get that feeling too when I'm out taking outfit pictures. But most of these people will never see you again.

    Following you now.

    seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

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  38. Your lips and sweater match perfectly. How BOLD! I really like this cardigan/sweater.. a LOT!

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  39. I love that color on you, gorgeous :)
    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. Love that burgundy sweater. Perfect for fall!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

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  41. I love the look. And your confidence is inspiring. I sometime have the same problem...its hard to stick to what you like when everyone is expecting something more conservative.


    I have a new post on my blog with pictures from a mini fall RTW collection I designed. If you have a minute, stop by and tell me what you think!

    Stay Beautiful,
    Ren,
    http://rosesarerenfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-runway-show_6626.html

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  42. What a sexys boots!! Love it!
    xoxo

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  43. Great post :) I like your boots in the middle of a day :) and a color of your sweater.
    Kisses :*
    http://confessionsofthepsychocat.blogspot.com/

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  44. Well I think the styling of this outfit is just fabulous but, I can certainly imagine it getting a few looks out in suburbia! Mind you I am sure it attracted some attention in the city too; maybe just a different kind !~)

    Great Post, Get well soon.

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  45. i love this look you look fantastic and people who give you 'looks' are just jealous that they cant pull the look off ever !

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  46. I take it as a compliment when people stare, because they're always the kind of people i wouldn't want to dress like and wouldn't want to like my clothes anyway! haha you look great,l like a classy take on Pretty Woman, LOVE IT
    xxx


    http://angiebeautybelle.blogspot.com/

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  47. Don't let other's opinions affect you! That's the worst, because you end up stifling your own individuality.
    I love the outfit, especially the sweater and the skirt. They look amazing paired together.
    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  48. I LOVE THIS LOOK! LIKE SERIOUSLY LOVE THIS LOOK! THOSE BOOTS ARE HOT! Who cares what anyone else thinks. If you're being you then that's all that matters and for those who disagree well you know where you can tell them to go ; ) Hope you had a great weekend! xx

    Urban art + street fashion addict:
    C.ULT FRIDAY.

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  49. Natalie I think you look lovely! Don't worry about getting looks, I think a lot of the time people are just admiring a nice outfit rather than judging someone for wearing something a bit 'out there'!

    It's hard sometimes to ignore the looks, as we all want to feel confident in what we're wearing. But you look amazing and you shouldn't let the looks of a select few people get to you :) xx

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  50. i love it! your purse is amazing!
    ourneverneverland.com

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  51. wow, love your sweater, and the color of it! wonderful!

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  52. awesome blog! (:

    stop by sometime?

    http://themoonchildco.blogspot.com

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  53. That is so funny. I'm also from Sydney so it would be interesting to know which suburb that was in! Hahaha. I think it may be the thigh high boots. People here can be so narrow-minded, they must assume those boots are only worn by certain girls! There is no such thing as parisian chic, only flip flops. Lol.

    I think you look fabulous :-)

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  54. One of my favourite looks Natalie xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  55. They probably stared because they had never seen super style before... rock on lady! you look great! -xo

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  56. you look amazing as always !! i love your sweater:)

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  57. They might have been staring because they envied you - very possible. :) You look great in this outfit!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, following you back!

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  58. I love you look! great boots and sweater- you look amazing:)

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  59. Loved reading this! What you say is so true- let people look, they don't know you and what you're all about. Everyone is interested in or afraid of something new and different.

    You look absolutely stunning, so sexy! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool
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  60. Those thigh high boots are so hot!!! I love how you paired it up with a chunky knit and leather skirt. It gives it a little bit of sex appeal without being overly sexy.

    I get self concious in my neighborhood esp. when my bf and i are out taking outfit pictures. I hate when people walk by and stare. It makes me feel....odd. But I always ignore them and just keep doing my own thing. I use to also feel self concious whenever I would wear my JC's out but screw whatever one else thinks. As long as you feel good about what you have on that's all that matters. Plus you have great style :)

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  61. I think that when people look at you then you're worth looking at! take it that way.. at least I do ;)

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  62. Thank you for your comment Natalie! U look fabulous in this outfit! Love your boots!
    Kisses, Kasia:)

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  63. That is a great message to remember! I love your awesome necklace!


    Camila Faria

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  64. I love that sweater, especially that colour!

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  65. I love the awesome boots! I love the oversized sweater! I love the leather skirt! I love the shades! I love the chunky jewelry! I love the dark lips!

    Wait......I think there's NOTHING in this whole outfit that I don't love!! <3

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  66. I really love that colour! Nice, deep burgundy; and those boots are really hot! Though I know that I can never pull them off.

    Anyway, I'm glad that you posted on that last part of your post. It's hard when ever people are judging you; and in the past; I used to feel really conscious... But hey, I agree with what you said; to never let those people; who don't know you, judge you;

    Really love this quote that goes like this;
    "Those who matter, don't care; and those who care, don't matter".

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  67. nice outfit
    http://smartnesspattern.blogspot.com

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  68. I am sorry to hear you have been unwell babe, hopefully you are all better now! :)

    How's the job hunt coming along, any cool jobs yet?

    Your hair is just gorgeous!


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  69. wonderful satchel, You look great :)

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  70. You look amazing!! Love your Xl Boots!
    Kisses!

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  71. i do hope you get well soon.. my gosh i love this outfit, your jumper is my favorite piece !

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  72. Natalie, what an inspiring post! Thank you for the reminder:) I definitely have experienced a similar feeling before. Anytime, I feel self-conscious or deflated, it helps to walk a little taller and fake the confidence even when I'm not "feeling" it. Yes, u're right, filling our mind with positive affirmations is the way to go! You are rocking those thigh highs and leather skirt! You look great! -A

    Blurbs|Blog

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  73. ive been wanting those topshop boots in leather! are they the britney2? i also loove your hair color :)

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  74. Really like this outfit. These colors are so great.
    That sweater is perfect.

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  75. Love the way you dress that sweater !

    http://0ohypnotizedo0.blogspot.com/

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  76. COLOR's FAB
    LOVE.
    GREAT STYLE.

    issatchieu.blogspot.com

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  77. Jolie ! :)
    Bisous,
    Je deviens membre de ton blog ! A bientot ! ♥

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  78. Those boots are awesome! We're following you :)

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  79. YES! I am such a big fan of leather garments so I get those same "looks" all of the time. It doesn't stop me from wearing what i want to wear & it shouldn't stop anyone else either!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  80. Wouah I looove your shoes and your Knit !

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  81. this swater is amazing, the color the shape everithing... love the way you combinated.... kisses

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  82. you wear those boots well. this is a look that i adore...but would also feel self conscious wearing it here. it is summer year round here, and in an environment where everyone is wearing surf shorts and slippers, you WILL get those, "where does she think she's going?!" looks!

    [oomph.]
    What's the next line? Help write the story!

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  83. i love your boots! :) you look great

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  84. I'm sure I don't even need to tell you how amazing those boots are because you already know. AMAZING.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  85. LOVE this look - it suits you soo well!!
    xx romi
    rohafashion

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  86. wow! I really like your style! That knit jumper rocks by the way! :)

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  87. Can't blame them for looking! You are gorgeous and the boots are 10/10

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Thank you all for your sweet comments, I appreciate the support. Hugs for all :)
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xx Natalie

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