Outfit post || Aces High

Hello chuckle bunnies! (Where the hell did that come from?!)

I tidied up all my novelty tee shirts and band t shirts the other day (well, at least all the ones I could find) and thought it'd be an idea to share some of them with you.

This t shirt was bought for me by my friend Helen (RIP) at Download in 2003, the introductory year of the festival. It's a bit battered and I've chopped it up in so many ways but I love it as it reminds me of Helen.

I like to play around with perceptions. I don't like to fall into the metaller cliché always, which is why I've paired the tee with the feminine skirt and hair flower. On the other hand I might wear a pretty dress with big boots. I guess I like to be a mix of light and shade.

I hope you don't mind a few more makeup shots creeping in alongside my outfit posts. The briefer the hours of sunlight we get the more I want to fall face first into a pile of makeup to cheer myself up. I can always tell when the depression is worse - I favour buying makeup instead of clothes and that's definitely the case at the moment. Chronic illness and depression aren't pretty, and look good feel good really works for me. Vanity as self care.
My hair is super long at the moment as I haven't had it cut for about 5 months. It really needs a tidy up but I won't have more than an inch off the length as I've been growing it for about 3 years now and eventually want it down to my waist.
You can't really see it but the necklace says 'Makeup whore' which is quite apt for me. ;) I'm a feminist who claims back words like 'bitch' and 'whore' which misogynists use to keep women down. I bought it from a shop called Trashy Doll who've since ceased to be. I'm sure you can find similar on eBay or Etsy though.

I'm wearing:
Tee, Download fest
Skirt, previous years' Yours Clothing
Cotton woolly feel tights, Big Bloomers Company
Boots, past season New Look
Jewellery various, all old
Hair flower, old Peacocks
Lipstick, MUA lip velvet in Criminal
Eyeshadow from the MUA Glamour Nights palette - it's not the best palette to be fair but there are a few good shades in there.

Do you have a collection of band or novelty tees?

Thanks for reading!
Leah xoxo

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