Love Your Imperfections

“If you don’t love your imperfections, someone else will”

Okay – enter the cringiest thing I’ve ever quoted, but it’s true.

After writing my post about how I photoshop my spots in photos sometimes (p*ss off acne) I feel like I’ve been persuaded to feel good in my own skin a bit more. We all have imperfections, and when I say imperfections I mean things we don’t necessarily like about ourselves – but when I got out my new bright orange skirt and thought how unique and ‘out-there’ it was, it made me think that we’re all different and we should all embrace our differences.

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Did you know I have a mole on my leg which I always used to photoshop? I always wanted to get rid of it as a kid and now I just let it be part of who I am.

Did you know I’ve got a giant gap between my top middle teeth? I’ve literally got ‘the London look’ 24/7 and I can’t stand it, but at the end of the day it’s just a little quirk I have.

Did you know I’ve got little lumps on the outsides of both of my feet? I got them a few years ago after wearing shitty shoes, and now I’ve got permanent lumps on them – me and my boyf joke that I have 6 toes on each foot (#bants). For years I covered them up because I was embarrassed but now WHO CARES.

Did you know I sneeze like a cat, I hiccup all the time and I’m addicted to Vimto?

You probably didn’t know any of that, but now you know I’m just a regular human with weird quirks and imperfections. I may not like some of them (the 6 toes pisses me off majorly) but at no point has anyone ever pointed them out to me (except for a twat in Oxford once who laughed at my extra toes, you little sh*t).

We’re all different and we all have things we want to change about ourselves. If you want, go and change them, everything in your life is up to you, but be happy in your own skin because it’s the only one you’ve got!

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SHOP MY OUTFIT

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Top – Dorothy Perkins

Skirt – ASOS

Belt – ASOS

Bag – ASOS (sold out, super similar here)

Shoes – Dorothy Perkins

This skirt is my absolute fave at the mo, who says orange denim can’t work?! The floral top from Dorothy Perkins is fabby too and it looks great with jeans as well as skirts! It’s time to end the negativity about our imperfections and to learn to love them – so what if I look mega pale in these photos, EMBRACE THE GHOST.

R x

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16 Comments

  1. 12th July 2016 / 8:14 am

    The extra toe thing. Yup. It’s called bunions and they are hereditary so thanks mum for that one.

    But I agree 100%. It’s the imperfections and flaws about us that make us human, make us real and make us different. And the more time we try and hide them, the less time we can be out there strutting our stuff or in bed shoving cake in our mouths. And I think I prefer the latter.

    I am so sick of worrying about what people think about my lumps and bumps and my shit af personality traits. Forget the haters.

    Also loving that skirt and sandal combo. Gimme. Gimme.

    • 12th July 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Yeah I know but mine aren’t on the inside they’re on the outside, which is more unusual! You preach it gal, forget them haters!

      R xoxo

  2. 12th July 2016 / 9:19 am

    This is a very positive post. It is so important to love our imperfections and work with them 🙂 Bunions are super common and sneezing like a cat? Too cute!

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

    • 12th July 2016 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you! And exactly, it’s what makes us all different! Haha the cat sneezes make everyone giggle!

      R xoxo

    • 13th July 2016 / 8:59 am

      Thanks Naomi! Glad you thought so – will deffo keep it coming!

      R xoxo

  3. 12th July 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I completely agree with this whole post – we are all unique and individual, and what kind of world would we live in if we were all the same anyway? Love the orange skirt too! xx

    Sam // What I Know Now

    • 13th July 2016 / 9:00 am

      Exactly! We’re not robots, we’re all different! Glad you like the skirt, I’m obsessed with it!!

      R xoxo

  4. 12th July 2016 / 11:55 pm

    I love this post! This outfit is fire – I’m especially obsessed with that belt and the colour of your skirt. There are things about me that I’d happily change – I have THE worst bunions but so many other things that I love. X

    • 13th July 2016 / 9:00 am

      The skirt and belt combo is one of my favourites, they just look so good together! And exactly, sure we might not like a few things but it’s just what were given, may as well embrace them!

      R xoxo

  5. 13th July 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Yes!!! I totally agree with everything you said in this post! Accepting your imperfections is so important! I am not very good at it yet but this post has inspired me to do just that! Ps: that skirt is bloody gorgeous xxx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

    • 14th July 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks Nicole! You should accept them, you’re a babe and they make you who you are!

      R xoxo

  6. 15th July 2016 / 9:47 pm

    I was just thinking how lovely your skin looks when I read the last part of this post – yay for embracing the ghost! The skirt looks lush too. I find it very difficult sometimes but I agree that learning to love your imperfections is the healthiest thing to do – life would be so boring if we were all perfect (plus one person’s definition of perfect is probably the complete opposite of someone else’s, so you can never win!) xx

    Toasty

    • 16th July 2016 / 10:37 am

      Aw thank you! I used to really hate my pale skin but fake tan really looks awful on me (unless its like a subtle one) so I just learnt to embrace it! And exactly, everyones idea of perfect is different so why should we all want to be something we’re not?

      R xoxo

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