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Dare to be bold!

Miss Leatherpants

So glad it's getting warmer here in Canada. For me warmer weather also means to be more daring and creative with my outfits. Or at least, I'm trying to be. As you probably know I love wearing black and also I'm not a big fan of wearing clothes that are too showing. Well, hello there grandma :P So with this outfit I decided to put on my brave face and shove my self consciousness aside...

Actually when I saw this top I immediately fell in love with the print, the tones and the cut. I really love the flower power vibe and the zipper in the back. So I didn't hesitate when buying it. But when I tried it on at home for certain other occasions, I didn't feel comfortable in it. I felt like the top showed too much of a cleavage, like I wasn't skinny enough to wear a crop top like this and other people would feel that way too when they would see me. So in the end every time I tried it on, I chose to wear something else, something familiar and not so daring (for me). My self consciousness and me trying to be bolder was biting me in the ass. So this time I decided not to get changed, even though I still didn't feel comfortable, at all. I just needed to suck it up, because I really love the top and that's what matters right?!

I styled the top with my dark green trousers, plateau sandal and of course my beloved half moon bag and golden watch. I bought the trousers during my last visit to the Netherlands, at NOW, one of my favorite shops in Maastricht. If you're ever visiting, definitely a must-go-to-shop! I'm really happy with those trousers, since it has the perfect fit and you can style them in a lot of different ways. I've worn them with sneakers, heels and now with more edgy platform sandals. Also I'm a big fan of delicate chokers and I think this one is a great and elegant addition to the whole look. 

I think it's the perfect look to stroll around in the city, but you can also wear it into the night. And I have to admit, even though I was glad to be home and able change into my pj's, I was very pleased with myself for not giving into my insecurities. In the end, life happens when you step out of your comfort zone. 

So my new motto is: dare to be bold(er)! Not only in fashion, but also in my day to day life.
Do you ever experience something similar? Let me know in the comments!

With love,
Lara

Wearing
Top from Zara
Trousers from FRNCH 

Platfrom Sandals from Selected Femme
Half Moon Bag from A.P.C.

Choker from ALDO
Watch from Skagen