On loving yourself and your style

On loving yourself and your style | robowecop

This post was written in collaboration with Ted Baker

OH HI HELLO LONG TIME NO SPEAK! I know I’ve been a really shitty blogger over the last month, but you know what’s super great and super liberating? I don’t care. I’ve enjoyed focussing on my new job and getting in a new routine so much, I’ve not felt guilty ONCE for barely blogging. Where’s my medal?

You may have noticed that my social media handles have changed. I am no longer @robowecop and now instead am @rhiannaoliviab. This is in preparation for my impending rebrand. I know my social links on here are still linked to my old account, I haven’t had chance to change them and I’m truly sorry. I will do it ASAP I promise. I had to grab the social handles whilst they were A. available and B. matching. You feel me?

Anyway, back to the point of the post. (I am aware I do this a lot. The whole “oh hey here’s an intro that has NOTHING to do with the actual post subject. Lol.” thing. Not sorry.)

Before I start, can I just do a lil happy dance at OMG I’m doing a post with Ted Baker. ME. TED BAKER. I’ve loved them for so many years, this is a proper big moment for me. Cheers, Ted – you bae.

Moving on…

Back when I started blogging (almost three years ago now, I might add. Where has the time gone, exactly??) I always thought I’d be heavily beauty focussed in terms of the content that I wrote. As time has gone on and as my life has changed, so have my interests and my mindsets. I wouldn’t have ever DREAMED of posting style content three years ago because, if I’m honest, my body confidence was lowwwww.

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I started doing a bit of fashion/style content when I was at Uni and it was pretty terrible (look here if you want a casual lol at the old, classic, awkward bedroom shots). I swiftly stopped because whenever I saw a photo of myself, I despised it. It’s sad, I know.

I started dipping my toes back into the fashion pond last summer with this post about body confidence, personal style and fashion blogging. It really resonated with a lot of you and it’s one of my favourite posts on this blog to be honest.

The older I get, the less I care about how I look. I’m almost 24 (which, I’m very aware is still very young in the grand scheme of things) and I’m starting to care more about how I feel than how I look. I go to the gym when I can and eat as healthy as possible because I want to FEEL good. I no longer try to push myself too hard with the goal of “I need to be thinner”.

Since writing that body confidence post almost a year ago, I’ve trusted my instincts more, played around with my style more and started to really figure out what I like to wear and what I think suits me. I’m starting to develop a style I’m happy with, I’m being a little bit braver every time I purchase something and I’m so much more comfortable in front of a camera.

It’s a nice feeling.

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And, even though I’m not 100% happy with my body right now (is anyone??) I know I can work on it gradually. I know I can go to the gym a couple of times a week but it’s not the end of the world if I take a week or two off. I know I can eat healthy most of the time but a couple of takeaways and a pub trip isn’t going to kill me. If it takes me 5 years to get to the point where I’m totally 100% happy, that’s fine. I’d rather do it that way than almost kill myself trying to hard to do it in 6 months or before our next holiday for that “bikini body”. (Ugh.)

I used to fret that I was at an awkward size for fashion/style blogging. Not quite plus sized, but also not thin enough. Somewhere in the middle. Not being able to fit in any set box. I used to see this as a bad thing, but the more time goes on, the more I see this as a good thing. I’m repping all us somewhere-in-the-middle gals with absolute PRIDE.

I’ve come so far in a year. Even in 6 months. You NEVER would have seen me in high waisted jeans with something tucked into them until recently. All I’d be able to think would be if I looked huge, if my belly was bloated, if I looked weirdly proportioned. Now, I don’t care. I feel fab in this outfit and that’s what matters.

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The high waisted jeans and heeled boots combo make my legs look like they go on forever. The figure hugging thing that the jeans do makes my bum look FAB. Theย shirt tucked in really shows off my waist. I love how I look in these photos, even though I’m not a size 6.

I think my point is,ย you’ve got to trust yourself. If you want to do style content but don’t feel confident enough, do it anyway. Practice until you learn your best angles, play with your style until you feel unstoppable, you do you. The most important thing is loving yourself and for me, loving my style comes in with that.

Big thanks to Ted Baker for sending me these boots that make ME feel completely unstoppable. They’re the best quality, prettiest boots I’ve ever laid eyes on and are pretty much the most beautiful things I own.

(Also thank you to Joe for these A+ photos)

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Top: Marks & Spencer (similar here)

Jeans: ASOS

Shoes: c/o Ted Baker

Bag: Marks & Spencer

Watch: c/o Abbott Lyon

Lipstick: Models Own ‘Pink Mint


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*This post was written in collaboration with Ted Baker. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information.

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  • You look absolutely gorgeous! I love the outfit! Such an inspirational post! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  • You look absolutely stunning babes and GO YOU for getting an amazing Collab ! I love the boots & shirt – such a beautiful combo :)
    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xx

  • Three cheers for the in-betweener girls and YES, those boots are absolutely fantastic. Are they comfortable too?

    I treated myself to an honest-to-god actual real-life Ted Baker top in the post-Christmas sale. One day, I’ll buy one of their skirts of actual DREAMS.

    Lis / last year’s girl x

  • Yasmin Rebecca

    I loveee the details of this outfit, like the stripes on the shirt, the red statement bag, and the boots! Gorgeous look!

    Yasmin x

    The Sweet Seven Five

  • Brooklyn

    Um hello gorgeous TED BAKER boots!!
    Love this look, the boots look mega comfy :)

  • The beauty Spyglass

    You look bloody gorgeous, you go girl!!! Love your whole outfit which look fabulous on you, also boots to die for! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Love your confidence. Really inspirational post ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  • The beauty Spyglass

    You look bloody gorgeous, you go girl!!! Love you’re whole outfit which looks fabulous on you, also boots to die for! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Love your confidence. Really inspirational post ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  • Rhianna you look SO stunning here. I’m loving the body confidence, so much love for this post!

    Millie | http://www.millie-ryan.com

  • ahhh my gawd, the boots are everything… Frankie x

    http://www.joieandthevivre.com

  • Ahh Rhianna you look AMAZING, you have such a gorgeous figure and those boots look amazing. You should feel so proud to work with a brand such as Ted Baker, you’re doing so well!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • You look amazing girl and it is so refreshing to read such a positive post :) x
    Sophie Cliff

  • Girl you are KILLING IT!! First off; you look fab! These boots, holy moly they’re gorgeous and go perfectly with everything you’ve paired it with! Those jeans also gorg!

    Secondly; I found myself (chuckling at your intro, love the way you write and go you for doing what you want and not feeling guilty!) smiling throughout this whole post – it’s one of the most inspiring and heart-warming things I’ve read! And babe, I think you’ve pretty much made it – this is the point everyone should aspire to feel like, I’m so happy for you to have found this love for your body and I can’t wait to feel the same!

    Keep preaching it gal – you’re looking radiant! (Plus, you’ve nailed that sexy smirk in that last photo!)

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

  • ninegrandstudent

    This outfit suits your figure (which is AMAZING) so well!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

  • You look amazing in these photos! I feel ya with the confidence issues over outfit photos. I swear every time I post a photo of myself on my blog or Instagram I have to force myself to do it in a way, because I’m never happy with how I look! But reading these sort of posts gives me a lot more confidence that it’s ok to be a ‘fashion blogger’ and not be a size 6/8! <3

    Lynnsay x
    http://www.sartorialscot.com

  • missgetaway

    Soooo excited for your rebrand. I do love your style girl. You look absolutely fab in this outfit. You utter babe ;)

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • charlotte samantha

    You are smoking girl!! I need to take some of your tips and trust my instincts and stop putting myself down!

    CharlotteSamantha

  • Love the outfit, especially those boots!! I don’t think any of us are 100% happy in our bodies and I think its time to change how we think over how we look.

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