Thursday, 7 January 2016

OOTD - You Do You, Boo


Before you have to ask, I'll answer a few questions off the bat: Yes, this is a seventies inspired faux-fur coat and rust coloured hat - and yes I wore both while walking Fritz around our neighbourhood. I feel as though I've learned so much since starting La Petite Noob, but one of the most important lessons is to really have fun with your clothes.

Confession time: I used to be extremely self conscious about what I wore. I would sooner opt to wear a black sack that would have me dissolve into the background than something loud that would be noticed. Although this is something I'm still working on, as I get older I start to realize that nobody pays more attention to you than you do yourself. I take huge comfort in that fact, and find liberation knowing that most others are too busy worrying about themselves to care about what you're up to - or wearing. With that in mind, I proudly stomped around my hood in a navy floral dress, vintage faux fur coat and rust fedora; besides, nobody was really looking at me when I'm in the company of an adorable chihuahua dressed in an argyle sweater.

Dress - Thrifted, Coat - Asos Petites (no alterations needed!)
Boots - Zara, Hat - H&M






What do you guys think? Do you struggle with being self conscious like I do? How about this seventies-inspired outfit - you likey? Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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  1. Love this post! I totally have to remind myself sometimes that no one cares what you're wearing! And if they do, so what. You rock the seventies look so well.

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

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    1. It's so true Gabriella - if someone has something negative to say about your outfit, that's more on them than you! I'm so over judgement and am ready to embrace the love!

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  2. You rock this outfit, girl! I love this jacket. I definitely get a little self conscious when I wear something that others may not necessarily wear. Seventies or not, this look is too cute!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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    1. Thank you so much Mikayla, I'm so glad that you like the outfit!

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  3. I struggle to wear hats.I feel like a diva when I put one on.lol which is not a bad thing but Im definitely trying to be ok with it.I love this outfit.Zara has lots of 70s inspired dresses right now.

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    1. I definitely felt that way too when I first started wearing hats, but now I LOVE them - especially to cover a bad hair day, or my roots #grandmalife

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  4. Aww this is so lovely... I am loving the print on your dress.

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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    1. Thank you so much Filipa! I'm a lover of floral prints as well xo

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  5. How on earth did you manage to get Fritz into that adorable sweater?!?
    I used to be very self-conscious about what I wore to work, and while I never go overboard, I do take more creative liberties with my wardrobe now :)

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

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    1. LOL Fritz did not get into his sweater willingly - trust me! I'm with you Kris, I find the workplace to be tricky. I'm definitely not as colourful as I am on the weekends, but it's a far cry from when i first started as well!

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  6. LOL this outfit looks like it has a story, I don't know how to describe it. I think it's because everything is so big and loud, the floppy hat, the floral print, the faux fur, and your dog! I love it!

    I used to be self-conscious, but I realized the same thought, no one's gonna be paying as much attention to me. The amount of attention I give to a stranger wearing an interesting outfit is probably the same amount they'll be giving to me, so might as well go all out!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

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    1. I like the way that you think Lauren! Happy New Year! xo

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  7. I think the whole philosophy of wearing what you want and not being self-conscious comes with being comfortable in your own skin. I love that you make fun choices with your clothing! This 70s inspired look is fabulous!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. Thank you so much Siffat! I totally agree with your theory about being comfortable in your own skin - confidence is definitely key! I found myself that my confidence grew once I stopped paying attention to the opinions of others :) Hope you're having a great trip! xo

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  8. I absolutely love your style, Joelle! However, I totally know what you mean about feeling self-conscious when wearing any outfit that's out of the ordinary! I often find myself resorting back to black on black outfits rather than a brighter colour palette, but this post has definitely inspired me! Happy New Year!

    -Vanessa
    http://prairiegirlmusings.com

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    1. I'm so glad that you liked this post Vanessa, and that I've inspired you to wear more colours. Your comment has inspired ME! Thank you for your kind words xo

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  9. Wonderful post :) I also used to be self-conscious about what I wore because I was afraid of getting judged. Soon I realized "Who cares?!" and that as long as I am happy with what I wear why should it matter what others think? I like the touch of fur in your outfit and love your lip color. Happy New Year <3

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    1. I love that Kelly - "who cares?" As long as what you're wearing makes you happy, nothing else really matters. So glad that you like the outfit! Happy New Year xo

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