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Bumping Into Your Style Doppelganger And Challenge

You are rooting through those pretty dresses in the shop to find your size when you notice someone 2 hangers away looking frustrated in the same quest. Her sneakers,  polka dot skirt and leather biker jacket. Hair neatly quiffed. Her gaze glances over your almost identical outfit and que two awkward faces. Not sure what to do both glance down, headphones blaring and head in opposite directions. 

Now what should have happened is a high five and a rant about that oh so pretty dress being sold out in your curvy size. This actually happened to me the other day. I see this girl all the time and she seems pretty cool ....er she must be she wears all the same clothes as me ;) Part of me wants to be like "we rock lets just shop together" but I guess it is not the done thing.

As a plus sized alternative girl I have to admit sometimes it is a little pressing to have an individual style at least from high street stores on a budget.  Sure we all wear clothes differently but ultimately the choices are limited.  We all lusted after the Beth Ditto collection and any whiff of a rockabilly range empties my bank account.

 The real answer is to get creative and get crafty. Get those scissors out, add a bit, and cut a bit. Something I loved about uni days was there was always a theme night or bar crawl to dress on a budget for so it was all about customisation. So I am calling out to all of you men, women, craft with me. Every body shape is welcome. I want us to step outside of standard fashion and give it our own twist. You don't have to be an amazing seamstress....believe me I am not at all! The idea of this challenge is to share with others how to make things just that little bit more special, push your boundaries and learn some new kick ass skills. While also sharing tips and being totally green and recycling!

I am totally up for doing this on my own but would be far more fun if some people would like to join me. If you are interested email me at misskittykaos@gmail.com or leave a comment/tweet.

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great idea, I hope you have lots of fun making your clothes 'your own' and something unique to you!

    Fiona @ www.dollydowsie.com

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    1. Thank you! I am really excited about it xx

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  2. I want in! This sounds like fun!
    www.toodalookatie.com toodalookatie @ gmail.com

    x

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    1. Yay i will drop you an email after the weekend xx

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  3. Hehe, Cut and stitch away. I love going to charity recycling shops to look for clothes. You see some remarkable things from bygone eras.

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    1. charity shops are just amazing <3 x

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  4. This sounds like such an awesome challenge but I wouldnt know where to start! Looking forward to seeing what you do though xo

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    1. I am prretty awful so that is why I thought it would be fun and a push to do something a bit different xx

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  5. Great idea! When I was a teenager and wanted new clothes but didn't have any money I used to get a metre of cloth, usually something non-fashion like a nursery print, and make it up into a simple skirt to wear out that night. Costs very little and is easy to do.

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    1. ooo you should totally join to tell us how. Sounds like you are a master xx

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    1. yay so far there are only 3 of us but I still think it could be super fun xx

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