Thursday, 12 June 2014

Bare Legs - A How To Guide

I've been a big promoter of "See Clothes, Wear Clothes", in a F**k Flattering, F**k the Fashion Rules kinda way. 

I do understand these things are not as simple for others though. I work in a small office (about 100 staff on our floor), and I would class this as a safe place for me. Baring my arms over the past few weeks as the weather got warmer was not something I thought about. I was hot, I took off my cardigan. 

I know that I am privileged in feeling safe to do this. 

When it came to this week, as the heat seemed to ramp up yet again, it was time for my war on the tights! As in, they were put away for a few days. 

I have never shaved my legs, and as a natural blonde, I have never felt I needed to. Again, a place of privilege, I know, but my bare legs are not a silky smooth feat of epilated effort, but from throwing some lovely smelling moisturiser on every day. 

Hell Bunny dress from Hello Holiday - reviewed here
They are pasty white. I've an 'English Rose' complexion, so white is my default colour!

Lemon print dress from Simply Be
I have a tattoo of an owl on my ankle. No f**ks given though.

Happy TShirt from Look for Simply Be reviewed here
Collectif Liesel Skirt reviewed here
The only thing that concerns me about the 'bare legged' outfit is the dreaded chub rub. I've seen a number of things out there to help, including shorts. Erm, I wanna be cooler with bare legs, not add MORE layers thanks!

Yours Clothing dress reviewed here
I reached for my anti chafe balm on Monday, and accidentally applied my strong deodorant (saved for extreme heat waves), and liberally applied. And it works just as well as the balm. Good to note, I'm sure you'll agree, that Mitchum roll on stick works too!

If you feel comfortable and safe to go bare legged, go for it you gorgeous lot! Start small and know you're awesome for trying.

Much love my lovelies, 

K x


7 comments:

  1. I bought Lanacane anti-charing gel for holiday which worked well but I use Mitchum anyway so perhaps I'll just go for that next time!

    The problem I have with my legs is bruises and scars so I often wear flesh coloured tights from M&S just to give a little bit of masking! I LOVE that lime dress, it complements your hair perfectly :)

    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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    1. And by lime I mean lemon!

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    2. Awww, thanks my dear. I think we all need to get there in our own time, but as long as we're going in the right direction, that's all that matters x

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  2. Bare legged doesn't bother me, I wouldn't even wear tights in winter unless under duress but the arm thing bothers me. Not because of what other people think but because I don't like them!

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    1. I love all of you, so your arms would be no exception!! xxx

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  3. NO reason to be self conscious of your arms or legs, they are lovely as the rest of you! :)

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    1. Awwww thanks Beverly!! I love all of me equally too xx

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