Sugar Me

So! December happened in which a general holiday lethargy ensued and I just largely forgot about the internet (aside from tumblr of course). Waves of intense sluggishness are still swallowing me as is nicely apparent in this outfit in which I am totally, finally throwing overboard all the notions of “flattering silhouettes” my teenage self had, and patting myself on the back for it while warmly embracing a rare kind of laziness. I may or may not have been wearing slight variations of this outfit ever since I arrived in Switzerland, which was uhhh.. Sunday. Comfort + colour = totes awes.

Mmm warm fluffy sweater, drowning me in its soft, pink wool. And yes, I unashamedly bought this sweater because it looks like the one in Prada’s pre fall collection of 2010. Finally found in Belgium’s countless cheap second hand clothes stores, YAY!

As the holidays and new years happened and all those uncomfortable moments in which you are forcibly happy, or at the very least pretending to be so, I think we all deserve a pat on the back for making it through and seeing the awkwardly numbered year of 2011. So what better to congratulate ourselves but Italian glam rock?

I wanna see Ciao nì! so bad ;_;


  • Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww it is you. I had given up of you ever answer back to me.
    How fantastic.
    Plese, please let´s keep in touch oke?????

  • Great jumper! It really does look like it’s come from a Prada runway. And I think that is a flattering silhouette, in a different way to a conventional one.

    • Yes, I do find it flattering too. In the sense that it falls on my body, which I’ve accepted as mine and mine only, which is beautiful because it lives but also in a more conventional sense. And so anything that falls on my body irrefutably flatters it because I’m already beautiful and nothing could hide that. But to my teenage self this would’ve basically been an aesthetic suicide, haha.

  • holy moly hot pink! looove it, it looks so comfy and the bright color certainly cheers up a dreary winter day i’m sure <3

  • Ace outfit! I love the graduation of pink and red hues… This outfit completely cheered me when I saw it!
    And I quite like this silhouette actually, short fitted mini skirt with a larger looser shape on top… Glad you had a lovely lazy time over the holiday period… it’s what it was invented for!

    Love from London/Manchester

  • I missed yr posts! I too have been wearing lots of gigantic snuggly pullovers with short skirts in a slightly monochromatic fashion lately.

  • That sweater is amaaazing actually. I don’t know why but there is something about it. Probably the confident way you’re wearing it :D.

    Also, am still kinda jealous of those shoes.

  • Haha when I was reading the text and waiting for my *incredibly slow* internet to load the picture, I thought it was going to be a really oversized sweater or something. But this one is quite fitted. I know what you mean though, I have a problem wearing anything that is not fitted at the waist, and feel weird splitting an outfit at the hips instead.
    the notion of flattering is weird though isn’t it, and so socially constructed.
    This is a lovely outfit, i like that you used harmonious colours but in different tones and textures. And I’m glad you know you’re beautiful!

    • Exactly! And also the notion of unflattering clothes is a little offensive when you think about it because why would a piece of clothing somehow turn me into an ugly shrew and why are flattering clothes meant to accentuate “good parts” about ones body etc? It totally feeds into the idea the media is pushing upon us that we are somehow all physically reprehensible and have to fit into one boring and unrealistic mould of attractiveness which is not at all what attractiveness is about. Aaah I could write about this forever but I’m afraid I’ve already exhausted the subject too much.

      • Yeah, and how a certain silhouette is in fashion one season, as though we can change our body shape!! Although a lot of high-end fashion kind of subverts traditional notions of what is attractive, and whether we should dress to look pretty. That’s what I like about people who are into fashion, and lots of fashion bloggers, especially tavi and the fucking hilarious man repeller, because they aren’t trying to look conventionally pretty and attract men. Ugh, I’m just proving your point that it’s possible to talk about this stuff forever, but it is still really good shit to realise! I guess you have read The Beauty Myth? I think posting photos like this is a way of visually talking about these issues (i study art too 🙂 )

  • Wow! Until I scrolled down I thought it was the Prada sweater but now I know you got it for cheaps I’m even more jealous!

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