Early bird

The early bird catches the worm. Or in this case, the sun rays!

Every morning I follow the same route to work, and every time the sun shines I am both mesmerized, and blinded (hello autumn sun!) at this exact spot. But I also think about the gorgeous backlit pictures I could take here, and how I should really get up early one morning during the weekend to go get these shots.

Being both a fashion blogger and photography nut, I have to get the image I have in my mind translated to the person who takes my pictures. And I must say, he does a damn good job!

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My outfit might not be for everyone, but I really like this yellow snake print pants!

Mainly because it just fits like a glove!

And that also kind of brings me to the second message of this post. Freedom.

Freedom to me is many things. But one of them is wearing what I want. Even if it, like I said, isn’t for everyone. It’s exploring, and sometimes looking back on pictures years later and thinking dear lord!

But that doesn’t matter. Because at that very moment I felt free enough to follow my vision.

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So when people feel like they have to address what I’m wearing or question my style out loud, I really wonder what brings them to doing that. And most of the time I’m doubting between the fact that they’re either super confident or completely not.

With every new thing you try comes vulnerability. If it’s your (girl)friend discovering new (clothing)styles, trying out new sports, trying out a new diet, trying out a new hairstyle,.. it doesn’t matter what it is exactly, but before you make any remarks, just think about that vulnerability.

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I have learned to deal with it pretty well throughout the years, because I’m stubborn enough to keep following my own path, regardless of what others say.

And it has helped me grow. And become more confident.
So why am I sharing this story? Because I do hear from friends that they do struggle with this. That they’re brought down – often by those close to them – when trying something new, and don’t have the courage to be trying it again.

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So if you recognize yourself in this post? Be free!
What’s the worst that could happen? I you push through, people will give up on making you feel bad, and start admiring you for your uniqueness.

And in the best case, it gives you a great laugh years later!

 

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Pants – Topshop

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