I’ve talked about joyous dressing alot on here, I am a big fan, though I am always a little nervous about joining in with some of the challenges.
I love to see the outfits and the stories and the inspiration people come up with, and always promise myself that next time I’ll really go for it and join in too.
Well, this time I stuck to my word! The challenge was Faerie-core which according to wiki is: also known as fairywave or faecore, is an aesthetic surrounding the theme of nature, soft pastels, butterflies, magic, flowers, soft animals like bunnies, and the vibe of springtime.
I had an idea in my head straight away, but have always struggled with trying to be ‘feminine’ or ‘pretty’ so I went with all the pretty and soft colours for my outfit, then did messy and dark makeup and gave myself a tragic backstory.
I posted on instagram that I was a woodland faerie that had been kidnapped by a human and forced to stay inside.. my punishment? Self isolation..
Yep that’s right I had received a ping from the NHS app saying I’d been in contact with someone who had tested positive for covid. I had 5 days left of isolation so all my plans of going to the woods for my cool picture ideas were shot, but I went and did them in my livingroom anyway.
I got really into character for this and had such a good time, I even found it hard to break out of it and smile for a couple pictures just to show I’d had fun!
The dress was a new one I had gotten with some birthday money and not had a chance to wear anywhere yet and the tights are snag tights who if you haven’t heard of are an amazing company that does amazing tights, swimsuits, socks etc.
The wings were courtesy of an instagram filter but they did really make me want to order some cool handmade wings and cloaks which I’ve looked into before but they are very expensive for something I don’t actually need and will rarely use. But.. who doesn’t want wings?!
As you can see I did manage a smile eventually 🙂
I’m so glad I took part, even if my plans had to change, it was a challenge, it was something I could join my online friends in doing, and it was a blast!
You can read all about my intro to Joyous Dressing here.
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