Flares galore and self shooting


If it wasn’t already obvious, I love a flare.

My favourite pair of trousers are bell bottomed and I feel so damn good every time I wear them. They’re super comfy too which is always important. Ever since I got them a few months ago, nothing has compared. These flares are just so special. But (you knew the but was coming) now they have some competition.

I won’t lie, I was a little apprehensive about these faux leather trousers from Missguided. Originally I wanted them in black, but it was no surprise to see that they were sold out. Just my luck. So then I was left to choose between red or this nude shade. I say “choose” when really there was no choice at all. Red really doesn’t look good on me, so it had to be nude!

I wasn’t sure if they would be too much. I mean, faux leather? It’s bloody hard to pull off. But as soon as I put them on, I was in love. I feel amazing every time I wear them. That’s all I ask for from clothes. I don’t care if people think the outfit is awful, if I feel good, nothing will affect my confidence.

But let’s step away from the flares for just one second, because this post is a bit of a milestone.

For the first time ever, I shot these photos all by myself! Little old me! Most people won’t see that as a big deal, considering that the pics aren’t even that good, but it’s a big deal to me.


I feel like such a pain asking friends or family members to stop whatever they’re doing to take pictures of me. I can tell that most days they just don’t want to, but do it anyway because they know how important it is to me. So I won’t list everyone who’s helped me even a tiny bit with this blog, but thank you all. Wow, it’s like an award acceptance speech over here.

The snow day on Sunday left me with not a lot to do. So I used that time to clear a space in my bedroom, setup a tripod and pose to my heart’s content. It was actually so much fun. I didn’t have the nerves I sometimes get when trying to pose with someone else behind the camera. I stood alone in my room feeling sexy (hell yeah I said it) and laughing at myself every time a pose was just a little too much. They’re not as good as I wanted, but that’s just the perfectionist in me. I’m proud of myself for doing this all by myself. It’s a start on the journey to where I want to be.


And what a better outfit to shoot myself than one I absolutely adore. It’s flares galore! Normally when I plan an outfit it never looks like I imagined, and I did actually have a doubt with this one.

Too much flare? Now I know it’s not possible.

The look turned out better than I thought. I paired the trousers with the prettiest flared sleeve crop top from Nasty Gal. I feel amazing, even just looking at these pictures.


Treat yourself to a pair of trousers (or what ever you’d like) that makes you feel this badass!!


    1. Thank you, lovely! They’re from vagabond.com and they don’t go too high, just up to my ankle! So the trousers don’t hide too much of them as a reference xx

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