Outfit Post: Wearing xL & No Makeup Month

It all started during study break. I was stressed but at the same time really bored, the temperatures were doing their same-old freezing one week and murdering my soul the next as is per usual in Spring. With the added annoyance that I’m re-doing my entire wardrobe, putting on makeup was just too much to ask for, so I didn’t.

goth, gothic, rivers, factorie, kinderwhore, red, lips, thigh, high, socks, grunge, smock, dress, amethyst, necklace,

goth, gothic, rivers, factorie, kinderwhore, red, lips, thigh, high, socks, grunge, smock, dress, asos,
Can you tell I’ve been practicing my modeling?
thigh, high, socks, asos, rivers, shoes,
goth, gothic, rivers, factorie, kinderwhore, red, lips, thigh, high, socks, grunge, smock, dress, asos,
Outfit: Blouse: ROMWE (Apparently not on the website anymore),
Socks: ASOS, Shoes: Rivers, Dress: Factorie.
J.G.Ballard, crash, iced, coffee, frape, Hit n Run, book,

This month I’ve stopped doing my makeup. Maybe next month too. This change in my facial routine has helped my skin a lot. My skin isn’t
flaking like it used to, instead it’s nicely moisturised. It’s brighter
and my acne has decreased. Since I’ve been wanting to focus on
lipsticks, they’ve added a nice little bit of colour so that my face
doesn’t look washed out among my dark outfits. Plus, it saves time, especially on days when I’m running into town to get coffee with the boy, and pick up a book I pre-ordered months ago but kept forgetting.

As for the oversized dress, I was never intending to making a statement. If you’ve read my post Almost Ten Points on How I Dress, you’ll know that wearing clothes that don’t fit is a common thread of my being. If I find something I love I will find anyway to wear it. This dress for instance was the last, on a sale rack and I was so close to passing it up. (Just before we were about to leave for the next train I ran back and bought it!)

Besides, more and more I’m finding that I’m in love with what the Mutant Stomp Friends’ calls shapeless black things. What do you guys think? Are you a lover of all things oversized and ‘shapeless’? On the flip side, what’s your take on no makeup months?

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12 Comments

  1. I love the outfit! You look fabulous.

    I've been wearing a lot less make up recently, and it's actually been a good thing. I love having extra time in bed in the morning, and it's stopped me fretting too much about how I look.

  2. I rarely wear makeup, and almost never wear foundation of any sort, your skin will definitely be thanking you!

    I often spend ages deliberating over whether to buy an item of clothing, but I will find myself going back to get it another day sometimes. Recently, I was waiting at a bus stop in the city and saw the most perfect dress in the window of a closed second hand shop. I rang them when I got up the next morning, asked them to hold it and went all the way back to the city for it! I was lucky that it was a perfect fit!

    I am not a person who can pull of shapeless well. Some people, like you, look lovely, you still look skinny underneath, I look kind of shapeless and blobby if I wear things like that, I just get lost in them even though I am skinny and nearly flat chested.

    Crash, I had the David Cronenberg movie of it on some terrible cheap DVD that kept pausing. I was obsessed with it and with James Spader and the way that Rosanna Arquette made her injuries sexy, which I thought was really fascinating.

  3. Oh I love your outfit! And that link you posted…I have saved almost every picture under my "fashion" folder on my computer! I am always going on about having something very baggy and over sized on top and something very tight on bottom. My favorite look (and warm I might add!) is an xl band shirt with two layered very long vests (one lace and one velvet) leather leggings, layered black knee highs,an infinity scarf and combat boots.

    I try to wear not so heavy foundation makeup…but I do tend to wear very heavy eye makeup. I am prone to acne so I now use only mineral makeup because it is so much better for your skin. (And does not look caked on!) Perhaps I should do a post about foundation recommendations and quick and easy makeup looks. I have classes at 8 am so I have to get up and run out the door.

  4. d'aww thanks for the mention 🙂 lovely outfit post. and i'm so over makeup myself–was struggling with my acne forever and just finally laid off the makeup for everyday looks.

  5. I like shapeless black stuff, sometimes I wear it myself. I really like how it looks on skinny tall women, unfortunately it doesn't look that good on me since I'm short and curvy XD but I don't care and put it on anyways, I really like pairing baggy sweaters or hoodies with skinny pants or leggings. In fact, I think your style's awesome 😀
    This outfit is really cute, half Wednesday Addams and half preppy 🙂 those booties and the collar really give the final touch to the whole thing.

    1. I used to feel exactly the same about not leaving the house without makeup! Which is what made me want to get comfortable with my skin. :3 I just didn't feel it was right to feel so uncomfortable as myself (But I love makeup! And understand that can be an extension too.)

  6. I think it is good to listen your own feelings, do you feel like using make up today. And at the same time remember to watch how your skin reacts different things. If somtehing is bad for it, don`t use it. It is good to try find out what is our own thing by these kind of things like different weekly or monthly things.

  7. Well done for not wearing makeup! I can imagine a person who is used to seeing themselves with a few flattering touches might find it difficult to get used to their absence; especially if you have a blog to which you post photos on a fairly regular basis.

  8. Everyones skin is different and it's nice that it helps for you.
    I can't stand to hear the 'Foundation will kill your skin, murder your children and give your cat akne' anymore… My skin actually started clearing up when I started wearing full face almost daily. Of course it makes a ton of difference if you get high quality foundation and apply a thin layer or cake half a bottle of drugstore foundation in your face.
    I know I'm late to the party, but I'm just catching up on your blog.

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