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WHAT I’M WEARING TODAY – ‘LEATHER & BLACK’

I OWE YOU AN EXPLANATION

You may have noticed that it’s been a few weeks since I last posted here on the blog. I had to take a step back only because so much has been going on in my personal life that I felt mentally and emotionally drained and just needed to step back from everything including my own beloved blog, to get my spirit back. So what kind of things were happening in my life?

Β  Β  Β  Β πŸ’­Β AΒ close friend broke my heart (if she still is that, I really honestly don’t know – showed no courtesy, liedΒ and turned against me for whatever reason I just don’t know). You don’t need to be in a romantic relationship to have your heart broken, even a friendship can break it too.

Β  Β  Β  Β πŸ’­Β My 8.30AM to 5PM office job. As most of you know, I also work as a claims assistant for an insurance company and have for almost 9 years, five days a week and where I live in Geelong, over the past few weeks we have had three storm events that have caused a-lot of insurance claims to filter through. It has been so chaotic, so frantic that I became so mentally exhausted from my office job, that I just found I had no energy left in me for the blog. Also, I became quite sick because of the exhaustion. I was even having to have siesta naps at work during lunch breaks just to somehow get through the next few hours. So, in turn I had to focus more on my office job and a little less on my blog – but only temporary, OK!

Β  Β  Β  Β πŸ’­Β And the lucky number three? My anxiety returned to full force. The brutal critic inside of my head attacked my self confidence more and more than I had expected, belittled my spirit and crushed my soul into smithereens.

But I’m finally back!!!

I still have a few things that I am sorting out within myself and with my anxiety. I’ve been meditating and doing yoga more, whilst also taking my herbal anxiety supplements to keep the monster on the down low. And it’s working for me.

With my office job, well we are slowly getting there and getting outside help from other states within our company, sending down adjusters to help out our branch.Β I’m still having my daily lunch time siesta naps just to help with the mental shut down and refreshment for an hour.

But I’ll soon be back in full force with my sassy energy, the fire in my soul, the artistic creative spirit and thunder in my heart!

and now about the outfit

I have always had a deep love and fascination for leather pants. Maybe its because I associate leather pants with being a rock star!! I don’t know, I mean just look at Jon Bon Jovi, Mick Jagger, Rihanna etc. How amazing hardcore, stylish, chic but yet so cool and casual and non-try hard do they look??!

I think leather pants are so hot, so sexy and just give you that extra oomph of confidence and hidden sexuality that you were searching for and wanting, but were afraid to try or ask. I probably have about three pairs of leather pants in my wardrobe. Two are black and the other maroon.

This one in today’s post is from Missguided . There are two zips just above the hip in the usual pocket area giving it that extra street style edge.

And the corset top? Also from Missguided. Corset tops are making a huge appearance in just about every high street store you can name. I came across this one that I’m wearing in the new section of Missguided. My mouth literally just dropped and I said out loud, ‘OMG! I have to have this!!’. So I did and bought it. No two thoughts about it.

The style is feminine but yet has a Joan of Arc energy about it. Because I have such a strong love affair with the rock star persona, I’ve added this top with my leather pants and ankle boots.

But you can completely add this corset top with business pants to work, a gorgeous pleated dress – there really are no limits to what you can wear this top with but more specifically, fashion. Use your imagination and fly free with it!!

OK, I’m off to work but first need to drop by the gas station to buy some energy drinks to get my motors revving! Have a fabulous day everyone, hugs to all of you xoxo

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OUTFIT I'M WEARING


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  • Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. I will be emailing you soon xx

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  • Susana Rodrigues Brankovic

    Hi susana love leather pants back in my younger years yes I too wore them and adored them. What a coincidence I too work for an insurance company in melb I could not help to relate to you and the stresses from work no energy I have since found a natural product there is nothing like it in this world has so many medical reviews done on it and so many benefits. My energy levels are now through the roof and health is back!
    I have since joined the company and became a distributor. Please contact me if u like to know more. Susanabrankovic@gmail.com

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  • Thank you so much my beautiful UK friend, that means alot to me. I’m slowly getting back on my feet, office work has been crazy and its just drained me completely, but energy slowly getting back up. And then the personal aspects, well that hurt me more than I expected and I almost considered giving up blog and everything… but there is no way I am!! I have a purpose in life, and my blog is my purpose and heart xxx

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  • Thank you lovely xx

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  • Aubrie Engman

    I absolutely love your black leather leggings on you! You look so pretty! And it can be hard, but sometimes friendships need to be let go and you can feel the negativity leaving your life!

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  • They do give you this extra confidence when you put them on. I have now three pairs that I just love xx

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  • Thank you lovely xx

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  • I’m sorry you had a friend break your heart. It is so true that when those relationships crumble, they can be just as tough as a romantic break-up. You have a fantastic look here! Love it!

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  • Kate Schiffman

    LOVE the leather pants!! I have often thought that I need to get a pair for the confidence factor as well πŸ™‚

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  • Thank you so much gorgeous xx

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  • Thank you so much for your beautiful kind words, it really means so much to me. Hugs to you xx

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  • Haha thanks for that!! I’m going to tell my manager that tomorrow, thats classic!! Thats made my day xx

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  • Thanks babe!!! Its amazing to be back!!!! And feeling so good and excited about the blog once again xx

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  • Sending you hugs and thank you for your kind words xx

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  • That is so true Candace! I was just thinking about that while I was writing this post, if you’re questioning about a friendship then it’s probably thats a sign. I’m about being in good place and being surrounded only by positivity and happiness. X

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  • The moment its too hot or its raining too much or its windy, you start worry and wonder what will happen at work :)) Thank you for your lovely words, Candy xx

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  • Awww thanks babe, really appreciate it xx

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  • I can’t wait to visit NY hopefully next year (that is the plan!!) xx

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  • Thank you so much xx

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  • I’m not sure where you are located (I’m in Australia) and I take whats called EQ Control and they are made by Natures Own. I take two tablets when I feel a very slight indication and I am put under control straight away within 30 mins. I have heard of doTerra they are mean to be so good. Hugs to you x

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  • Oh man hope you’re feeling better! I’m sorry I was away at that time as well so couldn’t even chat! I feel like the whole world’s been upside down everywhere! You’re such a star and you can’t let anyone else make you think otherwise, you just gotta shine for the rest of us – the little murky stars that are just not that as shiny as you are!:) Can’t wait to read more new posts!! And the outfit is GORGEOUS! I saw it on Insta and I absolutely love the top, the cut is just so unique! Hugs xxxx

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  • Lea H

    So good that you’re back again and I hope you’ll get everything sorted soon. Thanks for sharing what has been going on in your life. I love your outfit. You can never go wrong with a little bit of leather! Oh and the bell sleeve top is looks just stunning on you.
    Lea, xx

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  • Week after week, you amaze me Susana! Your outfits just speaks so much of how cool you are!
    I feel you about friends breaking our heart, got my own share of that experience too. πŸ™ makes me wanna give you a hug! We also go through some down moments, but I’m glad you’re back.

    God bless!
    JM Kayne

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  • Sorry for what happened between you and your friend. I can’t believe you are a claims assistant, you look way too cool and hip. This total black outfit is so good, something I would wear for sure.

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom

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  • Aw, I hope you’re feeling better! I totally understand the whole friendships breaking your heart, it’s has happened to me before!! And I totally feel you on the anxiety portion – I live with anxiety everyday! But trust me girl, you’ll get through it! πŸ™‚ You seem like a strong individual! It’s good to take breaks here and there, I’ve done it plenty of times – you need those breaks!! ALSO I’m digging your outfit. I also love all black everything so I may be biased hahaha but you look good girl – glad to have u back!

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  • Jennifer Morales

    I agree with you, I have been in a situation similar with one person I considered my best friend. Definitely you can have your heart broken by a “friend” Im sorry that that happened to you. I love you total black outfit!

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  • Candace

    I am so sorry about your friend! If I can offer any advice, if you have to question your friendship, you probably don’t need it. You only need positive vibes babe an you shouldn’t let anyone hurt you like that! In other news, you look so good in black πŸ™‚

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  • So glad you are back. I was wondering where you went. Working in insurance claims does sound chaotic especially when there is bad weather. I hope you and your friend are able to work things out…I know that can be so stressful. I love this outfit especially because I am a huuuge fan of black on black. You look amazing as always πŸ™‚

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  • Aww babe, I’m sorry to hear about some of the things that have been going on, time is a great healer! Anxiety sucks and shit mates can get fucked tbh.

    As for your outfit, you totally are a ROCKSTAR.

    Lima
    http://www.fashionicide.com
    xo

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  • Sandra Negron

    All black is a New Yorker’s uniform and I am totally here for it!

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  • Jennifer Worrell

    Such a cool outfit! Anxiety is a tough battle to overcome. Hang in there! You aren’t alone!

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  • Katie Davis

    Cute outfit! Leather pants are so fun πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear about your anxiety– I struggle with it too. What supplements do you take to combat it? I use essential oils– my favorite is the doTERRA Balance blend!

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