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I read in the news a few days ago that people were queuing over night in Manchester because a shop had a certain pair of Adidas trainers on sale. The sale price was £85!

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Apart from being on a budget, I always dress for comfort over style, otherwise my sensory problems would mean I’d be dragging the item off after an hour for being too hot/cold/tight/loose/high necked/wide necked. Plus, if I wanted to be a serious fashion blogger I’d have to get my wonky facial expressions under control, which would take far – far to much concentration from me, and patience from the person with the camera, haha!

There is also the whole thing of being an individual and not being a sheep in designer clothing but I’ll not patronise you with that rant. I know that affordable designer clothing being available in vintage shops – international street style driving trends – designers collaborating with bloggers and hip-hop artists etc. has pretty much blurred the lines between personal-style and fashion but I still think it’s really important to care more about who you are, rather than who the designer of your shoes are.

Here are some of my favourite Outfits of the Day (oldest to newest) from the five years I’ve been blogging.

















dd6n6rkxcaahd8k-large1So in my personal style, over five years I reckon I’ve covered: Rock, punk, grunge, 90’s, casual ‘boyfriend’ look, urban, country, boho, pastel grunge and combinations of the above. Honestly, anything that suited my mood on the day.


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What’s your favourite personal-style?



5 responses to “Why I’ll Always Blog About Personal-Style Rather Than Fashion”

  1. depepi Avatar

    I’m eclectic in shopping, so I totally agree here!!! Plus, I don’t exactly follow the rules of fashion, but my own. (I never take a look at the name brands xDDDd I just pick what catches my eye!) So many zumbs up for this post!!!

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Thanks! I have an awareness of what’s in fashion and find it hilarious when teenagers start wearing stuff I love from back in the day, then roll there eyes at me because I’m wearing what they think is up to date fashion in the ‘wrong’ way lol I honestly think if you choose clothes you love then that’s what matters.

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      1. depepi Avatar

        Exactly! 😀

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  2. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    I agree with everything! I consider myself a thrifty shopper and usually when I go shopping I go to a Marshall’s or TJ Maxx which sells designer clothing that wasn’t sold by Macy’s. It’s a great way to get new clothing on a budget. It also satisfies my shopping bug without spending a lot of money.

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I used to love going to TK Maxx and doing the same thing. I’ve had so many accidental-designer things from there because I just really liked the item. It’s insanely busy and competitive on a weekend though, well the one in Manchester, UK is lol

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