Food For Thought

Shein summer ootd grunge outfit inspiration

The past two weeks have been A Lot. The end before the end of uni, adjustment, the start of big, massive changes, excitement and a bucket load of nostalgia. Sprinkle a liberal amount of self-doubt, confusion, and incidences that have happened this week and it’s tipped into overwhelm. Again. 

The weather (awful, basically lost a week) and the news (also awful, what the fuck, humanity???) have made me be a lot more introspective, since there’s not a lot to do when it’s chucking it down and I should be packing. 

Shein summer ootd grunge outfit inspiration

hat: yesstyle

coffee coloured babydoll casual dress* c/o shein

jacket: h&m

boots: new look

So, introspective generally means comfort, and I’ve pretty much been living in this coffee coloured babydoll casual dress* since it arrived. It’s so cosy. And versatile. And throw-on-able that it’s become something that I reach for even though I’ve never been much of a fan of smock/swing style dresses in the past. The neutral colour means it’s also super easy to match with other shades, black being an obvious choice, but it goes pretty well with my vintage denim and fave deep reds. Material wise, it is a synthetic mix rather than the cotton jersey that it looks, but it’s just as soft as if it were made of the cotton blend.  I know a lot of people feel a bit apprehensive about quality from websites such as Shein, but this is a really decent dress. 

Shein summer ootd grunge outfit inspiration

Shein summer ootd grunge outfit inspiration

One of my favourite things I’ve got all year though has to be this hat from YesStyle. It’s more of a matador style than fedora (flat top), and I love the writing on the brims underside ‘food for thought’ and the little safety pin on the side. It reminded me so much of one I saw when I was at Seoul Fashion Week, that I immediately Had To Have It. I’ve been missing Seoul so much this past fortnight that even though it’s a tad too big for me, and the sides tilt up a bit because the box it was shipped in was a tad bit too small, it’s made me feel a little less sad. 

The jacket is my trusty faux from h&m that is a few years old now. Treasured and fab, but I kind of want a sister for it – moto style but slightly longer length? If you have an suggestions then let me know please and thank youu~

Also let me know what you think of this outfit! 

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  1. Meg Siobhan
    June 18, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    LOVE this look. That hat is freakin' awesome.Meg | Elmpetra

  2. Carina C
    June 19, 2016 / 4:42 am

    I. FREAKING. LOVE. YOUR. OUTFIT!<3The dress, the hat the EVERYTHING heh! Also, chin up darling, i know what you mean by things getting overwhelmed, but keep going, keep fighting, you'll get the hang of everything soon enough (i hope!) thats what i tell myself anyways. One baby step at a time! <3 <3 sending love!x Carina

  3. Lizzie ♥
    June 19, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Good luck to your end of uni! It's going to be scary at first when you enter the "real world" but I'm sure you'll be okay! :DI love love love that hat! Yesstyle is so amazing, but I've only got a few things from there so I haven't had a proper look.. I've been eyeing up their shoes a lot lately though.Lizzie Bee //

    • Fii Cridland
      June 20, 2016 / 3:15 pm

      Yesstyle feels a bit like an english taobao… lots of similar/same things from different brands… quality can be a bit hit or miss. I find it's probably one of the best places for korean products other than gmarket though (which can be a bit convoluted and super annoying). THE SHOES ARE SO CUTE. I'm going to be doing a proper haul at some point 😀

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