An Outfit for Queen

Thursday, September 3, 2020

An Outfit: Nasty Gal Teal Satin Skirt; Cotton On Queen T-shirt; Showpo Lace Kimono; Standard Bag; Asos Flats. All Photos taken with Canon D70 DSLR and Google Pixel 3XL

Helloooooo. I'm sharing some photos of one of my favourite outfits from when I attended the Queen concert back in March before we started lockdown. They were AMAZING by the way and it was a tick off my long concert bucket list.

I had soooo much fun putting this outfit together. I really enjoy fashion and styling and even studied Fashion Design. I embrace the mixing up of textures and a pop of colour every once in a while [Enter teal coloured skirt here].

Lately while in lock-down I have spending more time at home and rotating my days in the office and working from home so I don't get to put together outfits as often as I would like. Which really made me sad? And I didn't know I was sad until recently. Like I was out of place in this world and not feeling a connection to myself. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't find joy in some of my days.....

Anyways I finally figured it out when I bought some new clothes the other day and put it together for an outing with friends, and I finally found some happiness... like I was alive again.

Which made me question.... am I vain? Am I putting my happiness into materialistic possessions such as clothes, shoes, hair and makeup?

Or am I a person who needs to prioritise and practice Self-Care and Self-Love? 

Either way it made me re-evaluate how I live my life, which is really confrontational and I was putting this off for a long time because I didn't like the thoughts that crept into my mind. Should I stop focusing on looks and fashion because eventually my face will start to get wrinkles, grow grey hairs soon and saggy skin? Maybe I'm terrified of getting old and never had to think about it until now.

Anyways these were the thoughts going around and around in my head for the past week. I'm abit lost and a little tired. And honestly I am starting to feel vulnerable about my personality? Would I still love myself if I took away my clothes, make-up and hair? 

Any advice or thoughts are welcome here.

FYI my coffee order is a Soy Flat White <3


  1. It's a great outfit - I love the pop of colour from the skirt and it's a great kimono too! I have a similar one in cream :)

    I think there's nothing wrong with liking pretty things and enjoying dressing up and feeling good - we all need little moments of good like that in our day no matter how frivolous right now!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thank you for visiting and for the kind words! I really do love a pop of colour.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post and to come from a place of understanding, the blogging community is so supportive!

  2. SUCH a great outfit! I am so glad you were able to see that concert before everything shut down. What a wonderful memory.
    the creation of beauty is art.

    1. thank you! it's one of my favourite outfits for sure. Yes, was my last concert before everything got cancelled :( Hope you're doing well.

  3. Hey, Lucy! Looking awesome there - love that you're wearing your band tee with that lovely satin skirt (great colour).

    As one of those old saggy ladies with grey hair (watch it there, you whippersnapper!), creating outfits and dressing nicely is a form of self-care. It tells the world who we are, and helps us to discover that if we're not quite sure. I've been building outfits this whole time, and it's really helped my mental health.

    So, yes, you're gonna get grey hairs, you're gonna get wrinkles (you earn those, baby!), and things are gonna sag. We put on our Big Girl Pants, and suck it up, and embrace it and LIVE it. If your truth is dressing up and looking fab, LIVE it! You can do it, and you should never feel guilt or shame for taking care of yourself. It's not vain, and don't let others tell you it is.

    1. Hi, thank you for such kind words!
      I'm glad to hear your words of support and that the joy I find is creating outfits is a form of self-care. It does help my mental health, but it's sometimes hard for me to justify when there is so much sadness going on in the world!
      But thank you again for your encouragement, it means the world to me and I will carry it with me as I go through life!

  4. Ah love this look You look great I think we all need a little escape nothing wrong with that :)

    Allie of

  5. Beautiful outfit, I like it and you look great.

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  6. Love the outfit and you look super beautiful!
    Also, i don't think you are being vain, those are things
    that you enjoy doing in life, i feel very related to it as well,
    because those things also make me happy!
    kisses :)

    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

    1. thank you so much! Thank you for also your support, it means the world to me <3


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