OUTFIT | HEATHENS

Today's look is an homage to my geekier side because truth be told, 95% off the time you'll most likely find me lounging around in Star Wars or Suicide Squad merch. I think that's one thing that doesn't translate as well solely from my blog (more so if you follow my other social media channels though): how much of a pop culture nerd I actually am. Though I have started sharing my cosplay work on here as well as posts on events such as screenings, Comic Cons, and premieres. Ever since I was a little girl I've loved losing myself in fictional stories whether it came in the form of books or film and since moving to London I've found yet another outlet: theatre. I admittedly get way too attached to fictional characters and spend a lot of time daydreaming of other fantasy worlds. It's a side of me that I can easily switch off though, and a side that only close friends get to see in real life. Maybe I've developed two different personas, or a public vs private one but I'm sure many of you can relate to this in a way.

I feel like this is something that sets me apart in an ocean of 'fashion bloggers' though and I guess what I'm trying to get at is, sometimes I feel out of place in this blogging industry for being so passionate about these nerdier things when in reality it's probably something to embrace. Through all the networking that we do as bloggers, it's something quite special when you find someone who shares the same interests as you, that connection is immediately ten times stronger than usual. On the other hand, I don't feel like I 100% belong on the other side either. I'd most definitely lose to any Star Wars fan in a game of trivia and whilst I enjoy listening to my friends gush about different celebrities, I could count on my fingers the ones I'd personally fangirl over. Furthermore, most of the geekier gang I've encountered perhaps won't understand my style or the 'latest trends' and it makes me wonder whether they feel intimidated by that. 

Black Milk top / Black Milk skirt / Zara jacket / Doc Marten boots

So I guess I've come to the conclusion that I don't fit into a certain typical mould and that's ok for everyone. Be who you want to be, do what you want to do, share what you love and accept what you may not. I'm Andini, a fashion blogger and a professional fangirl. This is what makes me, well me, and I can definitely multitask. 

OUTFIT | BRAVING BODYCON

Another one of my looks from my Belfast trip that you might have spied from my vlog. I recently talked about how I've been slowly building up the confidence to wear bodycon dresses. Even though my waist has always been the smallest part of me, I'm terribly self conscious of my pear shape and how bottom heavy I think I appear. It's difficult when, even in the more recent insurgence of plus size visibility, the media mainly portrays women with a certain hourglass figure, bust-waist-hip-ratio instead of using this advancement to showcase diversity in all shapes and sizes. We are all beautiful and we can all wear whatever the hell we want. It's the most liberating feeling taking that first step out of my comfort zone of skater dresses and flared skirts, looking in the mirror and thinking, "What was I so afraid of? I actually look good!"

Since then I have been dabbling in bodycon pieces that I feel comfortable in and currently for me these are ones that are made of a slightly thicker material that will either suck me in or skim over my lumps and bumps. Knitted ones like this Primark number have been a firm favourite this winter as they're just so easy to throw on and style different ways.

Primark dress (similar) / Zara jacket / Alexander Wang boots / Givenchy bag

I don't always feel 100% confident in bodycon yet but I'm slowly but surely getting there. As unfortunate as it is that society keeps trying to tell us what we can and can't wear, remember the simple truth is that there are no rules. So go ahead, show yourself some self love and wear whatever your heart desires.

YOUTUBE | MY EVERYDAY WINTER MAKEUP ROUTINE

I've gotten a few requests to do makeup tutorials so I thought I'd start off with this one which is my everyday look that I tend to wear during the winter time because of the cooler tones involved. Let me know if you'd like to see more makeup videos and which looks I should recreate next!



OUTFIT | DOUBLE DENIM

Zara jacket (borrowed from a friend, similar here) / ASOS body / Topshop jeans (old but similar) / Acne shoes / Regal Rose choker (similar)

Happy New Year lovelies! A new year is a good time to try out new things and believe it or not, I'd never attempted double denim before. To be honest I was planning on wearing this outfit with a regular leather jacket so I can't say I had the mindset but somewhere along the way I think I was inspired by a look Bella Hadid wore and my friend happened to have this denim jacket with her so I borrowed it for a day.

What do you think? Are you a fan of double denim?