I was looking back through my archives today, and it’s amazing how much I’ve changed. I think I’ve finally settled into my own style, and I’ve quit trying to look like other people. I’ve become more comfortable with my body, I’ve learned to reject beautiful garments if they don’t fit me right, and I’ve realized that it’s okay to follow a certain formula so long as it works for me.

This outfit definitely follows my formula: a comfortable top (preferably vee neck, but not so deeply cut that I have to wear a camisole beneath), a full (twirly) skirt, lots of colors, and a belt. I used to try to wear accessories since I have a lot that never get worn, but… I’m really  not an accessories person. Rings tend to get in the way (I do love them, though), bracelets are too big for my wrists, and necklaces seem to battle with my necklines.

But that’s okay. My style works for me.

Speaking of formulas: I have worn this belt almost every time I wear a skirt. It’s a little bit embarrassing how much I wear this belt. If you look back through my outfits in the past two months, I wear this belt with almost everything. I should probably give it a rest and wear some of my other belts.

What can I say? I resort to favorites. And the same could be said of these shoes in the past few weeks. I wear them a lot.

Also embarrassing: I didn’t realize I had a run in my tights until I saw this picture. I think it’s time to buy new tights.

I know. I am just the epitome of put-together and spotless.

Psh. Not.

I should wear this skirt more often. I don’t know why I haven’t worn it in almost a year, but… I haven’t. It’s so girly and twirly and fun! And flowery. And colorful. It should be amongst my most-worn skirts.

Although the colors are not colors I normally wear, so perhaps I just need to get more purples, pink, and browns… or think up some unusual color combinations and wear it with whatever I have already.

More favorites: these earrings. There’s something very charming about them. I don’t know why. Outside of my plethora of owl earrings, these ones are the ones I wear the most.

There can never be too many pictures of these shoes.

And in case you noticed, yes. I was wearing a ring in these pictures, but it’s pretty clunky and after I was done photographing the outfit I decided I didn’t feel like wearing the ring after all. Which is why I haven’t included it in pricing. Because I didn’t wear it for more than the fifteen minutes pictures take me.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Also, in case you noticed the lack of glasses recently, it’s just that I hate dealing with the glare of lights in my glasses, and I have no way to get rid of the glare. Too poor to buy anything to fix it. But I will hopefully get contacts soon, and then I won’t have to be blind while taking pictures. 😀


  • Demy

    Yeah, your style is too amazing to change it. After all, if something’s not broken, why change it? 😛 The whole outfit is awesome, and these colors looks good on you, you should wear them more often. And the same goes for this skirt. Can’t you see it? It’s a Mara piece! Twirly, colorful and gorgeous! It says ‘Mara’! These belt and these shoes can never be worn too many times, because they’re perfect so keep rocking them. Plus, for the millionth time I feel the need to say that you have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen <3 🙂
    See you! Byee!

    • Mara

      Thank you, dear! I know, it should definitely be one of my most worn skirts. I did discover the problem is that it’s a little big on me and sits funny after wearing it for too long.
      I hope you’re doing well!

    • Mara

      Thank you! It’s definitely nice to sort of settle into a certain style and not feel pressure to be something else. 🙂 Makes it a lot easier to get dressed in the morning! Haha!

  • Jamie Rose

    Those tights are such a vibrant purple! Too bad they have a run in them because they’re really cool. I’m loving those shoes and your cute twirly skirt too.

    • Mara

      I wish there was a way to fix tights with runs in them. Ah well. I’ve had them for at least a year, so it was bound to happen sooner or later! Thank you!

  • Sarah

    I hate when I have a run in my tights and don’t notice! It happens to me so much… I think I’m hard on my tights or something. ): Also, be apologetically proud of having a style formula. I’m still experimenting all the time with my own. (:

  • Asia Morela

    I’m the same about accessories! On special occasions I’ll make an effort and wear a necklace and maybe the one bracelet I have, but in everyday life, I can only stand to wear earrings… And even these end up being tiny, near-invisible silver rings most days (especially in winter, because larger earrings get caught when I put on/off turtlenecks, LOL).

    Anyway, it’s great that you found your style, and indeed, formulae aren’t bad unto themselves. Like I’m used to saying, better be good than original! 😉 (Not that the two are absolutely contrary, but they’re a rarer combination than people think.)

    • Mara

      Yeah, I just forget I have things most of the time. Except for my owl accessories. And I tend to do a lot of things where accessories (especially bracelets and rings!) get in the way. But you know, for special occasions I wear them. 😀

      That is very true!

  • forgottenbeast

    I always end up blind in photos too–when are they going to make a light-and-flash-friendly lens version? Anyway, love the bold tights! And that skirt, can’t believe it’s a walmart find–I love it!

    • Mara

      I hope soon! I know there are certain lenses you can get for your camera that correct reflections, but my camera isn’t even mine, so…
      Thank you! I found the skirt years ago, and I can’t believe it’s walmart, either. It was a rare find!