OOTD | Self-Destruct

Sunday, 28 June 2015



I don't want to be a time bomb. Tick. Tick. Tock.

I don't want to bottle up frustration, hide anger and let words stab into me, let the shards stay in me then rip them off when everyone else is asleep. The clock pauses. Then it ticks. Tick. Tick. Tock.

It's too much effort to get angry, and be angry, and stay angry. I say to myself. Let the clock continue to tick. Tick. Tick. Tock. Before it self-destructs.

Let it explode. Fits and screams erupt until cries are left hoarse and breathless. Let it burn. Fire cackles that burns numb flesh. Let the rubble disappear. Stand up, and wipe the waterworks, and wash away the ashes. Let it begin again.

I don't want to self-destruct.




I don't write as much creative work as I wish to. When I do, it's for this little blog, and it's not artistic. It's not imaginative. It's not personal.

That isn't to say, I'm disappointed in my blog right now, because I am exceptionally proud. I've grown a lot since last year, when I knew nothing about everything and had no one to help me. I still feel like I am getting better, and that I will continue to do so.

Still, I was disappointed in myself for neglecting creative writing to focus on other projects. After slamming my head against table repeatedly, my friend held me up. Then suggested I should try assimilating creative writing into the blog. So long as it stopped me from whining.

"Great idea!" I said hopefully. Then proceeded to type frantically as any hormonal teenager with a too much emotional unavailability and no proper outlet would. Perhaps I'll make it a occurring theme, or perhaps just a one-shot thing. Let's see how it goes...


Scarf : (similar) | Shirt : Uniqlo | Jeans : Hurleyx | Jacket : H&M | 
Necklace : Claire's | Shoes : Summit | Bag : Longchamp

On Friday, my group of friends celebrated my best friend's eighteenth birthday. We broke fast at a cute little restaurant in the other side of town. Far enough from my literal comfort zone (home), that I got lost until my friend sent me directions. 

A couple of us decided, 'Let's match and wear leather!'

We each had a faux leather piece we loved so dearly. I coordinated accordingly. A basic outfit with pieces I've already featured. I don't need a walk-in-closet full of bright colours I'll only wear once. 

That is why I'm currently giving away clothes I don't wear anymore to charity and finding some basic pieces I can restyle. In spite of my exploration with fashion to express myself, I'm a minimalist at heart. Give me a t-shirt, and jeans and a cardigan, and I am the happiest girl in the world.  

Though the birthday girl, style-obsessed with honesty I respect, did look at me and smiled. She nodded and said, "Wow, you actually look good today. I'm impressed." 

Gosh, I love her. 

So what do you think? Should I keep this theme/format going?

95 comments

  1. Such a gorgeous outfit! You look stunning. Sounds like a great evening, compliments like your friend said mean so much, I feel you ^_- . Also yes, love this format x

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  2. Yes, keep the theme going!

    I looooove this outfit so much. I really need to go through myself and give bits away to charity shops because I have tons that I don't wear.

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  3. You look gorgeous with that lipstick. I'm adoring the color of your bag, I always wanted to have dress in that color <3 <3

    Kiss,
    Danny

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  4. Yes, Bash, you should! You're such a creative writer and I wish I could write with as much dramatic flair as you do! You look wonderful, by the way, and those heels are absolutely gorgeous (I've said this so many times omg). Coordinating with friends is the funnes, innit? Looking forward to reading more of what you'l have to write! <3

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  5. Beautiful outfit, I have been trying to create a minimal wardrobe lately too. I can't be bothered to buy pieces and only wear them once, I like being able to restyle and get creative with my wardrobe. Love your outfit by the way!

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  6. This outfit looks lovely! Simple but beautiful at the same time. Yes, I think that you should keep this format or do it frequently :)

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  7. Really nice outfit! Love it! X Minale
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  8. love that leather jacket!! and your glasses are cute :)
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  9. Beautiful outfit!

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  10. Wow, beautiful look!

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  11. i really like this style of incorporating short prose with your outfits(: and you're a great writer! i felt like i was reading an excerpt from a novel

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    1. That's I've felt about it too, Bash! You're very talented, girl! And very wise at your young age! I can simply feel the tragic of your post in your look - love it from head to toe! Hellooooo, gorgeous! Amazing outfit, Bash! <3 It's getting better and better here, indeed... ;-**

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  12. Get that theme going! I think it'll be a great way to explore the other possibilities that blogging has to offer. Awesome look, btw! You look gorgeous!

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  13. Ok, these shoes are one of the best shoes I have seen recently. And you rock them! :D

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  14. fabulous outfit my dear, you look amazing!! :D xoxo

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  15. Love your outfit and your writing!
    You should definitely keep up with it!
    <3
    Shreya
    Bric-A-Brac

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  16. Amazing look!

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  17. I would definitely say keep the leather jacket! And, I loved your little piece of creative writing - keep on :) I know it is harder to publish something like that than a usual description of your outfit, but it is so much more interesting.

    xo Stefanie
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  18. Love your look :) hey, snap! That's exactly what I've been doing, giving a bunch of clothes to charity, I'm trying to make my wardrobe a little more minimal, and y'know what, it's so refreshing! Also helps when my mum's not watching 'cause she makes me hesitate and think twice about getting rid of anything lol. You should DEFINITELY do more creative writing Bash! You're such a creative person. I get the impression your piece at the beginning was about bottling up creativity as well as everything else, so don't bottle it up, let it flow :) x

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  19. This is such a gorgeous outfit, love your heels!

    x Karen
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  20. I love the leather jacket! Such a fashionable look!

    Erica
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  21. love the idea of creative writing, if you really like it, you should give it a try...
    great street-style attire
    kisses
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  22. love the idea of creative writing, if you really like it, you should give it a try...
    great street-style attire
    kisses
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  23. Such an amazing look! Your shoes are so on point!
    I love how you write!
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  24. Yeah I love how you wrote this post! Keep it up! Your outfit looks awesome, and those shoes are rad. Ha your friend was being overly honest if she said you "actually look good today" lol. I'm sure you look good all of the time! I see you on this blog!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  25. I absolutely love your outfit! I love your writing, too, it's simply amazing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  26. Such a fun edgy look! I bet that was one stylish leather party
    Dresses & Denim

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  27. I'm also trying to purge my closet. Keeping it simple is the best :) I love the leather jacket you're rocking! I hope you do get to pursue your creative writing soon :)

    Mili

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  28. Good that you give the clothes you do not wear!
    Love the leather look of course!
    The shoes are the lovely detail to makee it pop!!
    Dora
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  29. Your shoes are amazing !!!
    xo
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  30. so gorgeous, n the color of ur bag is soooo pretty.
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  31. Hi Dear. Great outfit! You are very pretty :)
    xoxo

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  32. i love the colour of your longchamp :)

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  33. Love your style, you are absolutely gorgeous, dear!
    xx Elisa
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  34. You look awesome! Lovely shoes :)

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  35. Beautiful outfit you look amazing!

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  36. Beautiful! Hope you'll stop by my blog for my latest 4th of July post!

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  37. keep it up! You look great :) Those shoes are perfect!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  38. This is awesome! I like this a lot.

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  39. I love this look, the added leather is perfect and of course those shoes are amazing :)

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  40. I thought those were wedges at first until I kept scrolling! I'm in love with those shoes!!

    Beauty By Rhenicia xx

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  41. You're..... REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY Pretty <3
    Love this post
    you look stunning from head to toe Xxoxo

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  42. You're..... REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY Pretty <3
    Love this post
    you look stunning from head to toe Xxoxo

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  43. You look amazing, my love! You inspire me every time!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  44. U r looking very cute
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  45. U r looking very cute
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  46. U r looking very cute
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  47. I love your shoes !

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  48. I love that you are getting rid of clothes you don;t wear anymore. I try to do this every three months!

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  49. I think you have a great sense of writing and your blog is extremely enjoyable as it is. However, I do understand the itch for change and that only you alone would know what is best and suitable for yourself. xx

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  50. You look stunning! Such a chic look. But please know that you look great all of the time!

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  51. What a fantastic outfit! That leather jacket is super cool and edgy. Hopefully, when I get my capsule wardrobe together I can find a cool leather jacket.

    Great post :)

    -N The Traveling Curl

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  52. I love this leather jacket! I have been looking for one just like this! You look great!
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  53. I liked the creative writing portion of this blog! I hear you on that too...I'm re-learning that I have an artistic personality and have been letting that out in more ways than one. It's super freeing so I recommend doing whatever it takes to make you happy in that arena! Also...I love that jacket!!! XO
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  54. Perfect, love this look, :3
    Nice jacket

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  55. great look

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  56. I say make it a recurring theme. Your doing a great job on your blog, keep it up! You look stunning as well,i love the photography and your lip colour.
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  57. hi girl, you looked really amazing here!! those leather jacket is really cool on you..

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  58. You look great dear!! love the leather jacket!!

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  59. I really love your pics!

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  60. So chic and edgy look.
    Lovin' the leather jacket

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  61. So gorgous.I mean even the hijab adds a classy detail to this casual look,and I think you're a great writer
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  62. Love the theme and girl, you have to write what YOU want to write about. Wisest lesson I've ever learned when it comes to blogging. And I'll keep on reading :)

    xx -n
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  63. I think you should keep them coming. So cool and chic. I love your hijab.
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  64. Perfectlook! Love the pictures! :)

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  65. I love how the lipstick compliments with your outfit. It looks good on you! :) This outfit is simple but look at those heels <3

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  66. You looked amazing in those basic clothes at your friend's birthday, I really like your jacket, Bash ;)

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  67. I'm liking the current theme and format! Great outfit too x

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  68. Great look and I love the eyewear. Thanks for sharing and happy Tuesday.

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  69. look simple but beatiful at the same
    I love blu jeans it is all fashion for all occasionally
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  70. 1) you look adorable
    2) I love finding teens' blogs because I, myself, am a teen so I empathize and enjoy seeing how they handle their blogs
    3) I also am struggling in terms of how often I practice creative writing. I've never done it on my blog and I've kind of fallen out of the swing of it but I'm taking it as a class next year and am taking over the website of our creative writing publication so I'm hoping that'll help. As for including them in your posts I think it's a fantastic idea. It makes your blog unique and it takes a lot of courage to share your work with the world. Kudos to you
    xoxo
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  71. You are a good writer, felt like a poem I was reading. Do include more of your work on the blog...makes it unique.
    I like how you dressed up the pants...the shoes and quilted leather jacket are my faves.

    Kisses from Nairobi.

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  72. simply pretty

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  73. You look so fabulous with the jacket. Love your style, Bash
    xoxo
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  74. Always a fan of the jeans and heels look! :)

    I agree.. if it is possible, this blog is great for expressing your creativity! :)

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  75. I've been throwing out loads of old stuff recently, it's so cathartic! Love the look and I would have loved to see you and all your friends in matching leather - that sounds great :) X

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  76. Love this look! I really like your shoes and jacket :)

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  77. Great outfit and they look awesome !!
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  78. Just found your blog, it's so lovely. You have a new follower xx
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