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Over the past nine months or so, I’ve struggled a lot with my physical appearance. I know I don’t get personal on the blog very often, but after a bit of consideration I felt that this was an important subject to bring up. In a world and industry that’s so inundated with the need and desire to appear attractive, it’s easy to get caught up with and put an unhealthy emphasis on the outside – and often without second thought. And so, here’s a break from the regularly scheduled, light-hearted personal style posts for some musings of the heart.
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One thing I’ve always enjoyed in getting dressed is the creativity that it can allow. I’ve long loved the process of making more out of my pieces by trying to style them different, slightly unconventional ways; this can obviously make for a hit or (more often) a miss, but sometimes an unexpected surprise happens. This ‘dress’ that I’m wearing was created with a little proportion play by layering a not-quite-long-enough blouse over a pencil skirt, and the result is something that I’m planning on wearing all summer long. What are some of your favourite styling tricks?
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Blouse: Joe Fresh (c/o) | Skirt: LOFT (old, similar here and here) | Trench: Club Monaco (sold out, but almost identical version here) | Pumps: Zara (old) | Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo (vintage)

Photos by Paul Milaire
Edits by Brian Chan