Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Five take: Animal print and challenging VBO

This week we have to wear something animal print and given the awful awful awful weather I thought I would wear my boots with a skirt I picked up from Primark a few months ago.
 I really like the way pencil skirts look on me, although this is only one of three I own. I loved the silkiness of the material and the stretch. Animal print and I have eyed each other uncomfortably for a number of years, unsure if we could ever be friends. This snake print has made me think that we may be about to start a long and loving relationship.
The one issue with a pencil skirt, especially one as clinging as this, is VBO (visible belly overhang) which is another word for My Big Stomach. When I bought this I spent ages looking for a long dipped hem top to wear with it to hide The Stomach, but by yesterday I just thought sod it. I found a top I've had for a while and just wore the skirt. And I loved it. It took me a while, but I realised that no one was going to spend their time worrying about the shape of my stomach under my skirt, so why should I?
Not in the pics, but I paired it with a denim jacket to keep out the cold.

 Top - Dorothy Perkins 
Skirt - Primark
Leggings - Primark
Boots - Evans
So, how do you get yourself out of a clothing comfort-zone? How do you  challenge your ideas of what you can and can't wear?

And please go forth and see what the other lovely five takers wore!


  1. i love the skirt i always assume leopard when i think of animal print but i am a bit of a leopard print fiend. xx

    1. I have always thought leopard too and never thought it was me, but I think snake skin is the look I was always looking for!

  2. You look ravishing! Sexy minx! X

  3. Where is the VBO? I don't see no VBO! As with my own VBO issues, I'm sure its more in our own heads and as you said - no one really sees or cares about it!

    You look fab! Love it!

    1. it's there, it's just the blurry pic ;) Side on it's def there, but sod it, who cares?!

  4. I love the skirt on you Gina, looks amazing :)!!! x