31 August 2017

Spirit Animals and Lucky Charms

What’s your spirit animal? Mine would have to be a tiger, as it has many characteristics I aspire to, especially its strength. You may recall my tiger obsession from this earlier post (Tiger, tiger,burning bright). Sometimes I have a timid approach in life, always proceeding with caution and making decisions carefully. But the tiger seems to have no such limitations. While I can’t be a big cat for a day, it was lovely to put on this striking jacket by Glamorous, which has three embroidered tigers on it (front and back!), and is lovingly detailed. I’ve never seen embroidery this elaborate before. I could hardly believe my luck getting it on ASOS, as it was heavily reduced and normally retails for triple the price (£93). It was the last one they had and I saw it purely by chance, and ordered it on the spot. Amazingly, it was the right fit. I’ve included a link to a similar tiger-embroidered jacket at the end of this post, for those who would like to recreate this look.

I’ve always believed in the transformative power of clothes, and their ability to create a persona. Sometimes it even seems possible they have unknown powers, like they do in many myths and legends. Donning this jacket helped me to feel bolder, and channel the strength and confidence I wish I had more of. Naturally, I had to accessorise the look with my faithful tiger stud earrings to add a little sparkle, as that was only fitting. I also have shorter hair now, perhaps you've noticed? For the finishing touch, I applied a slick of eyeliner in jet black to add some drama. I headed to one of my usual haunts and captured these images before sundown. 

I hope you love this look and the resulting pictures. Please comment below and let me know!

And please remember to support the work of WWF, which is doing great things to protect endangered big cats. Learn more about how you can be a tiger protector at this link.

Thanks so much for dropping by and see you soon. Lots of love Saba xx

Get the look

Jacket - similar
Jeans - similar
Trainers - similar
Hair slide - similar
Stud earrings - similar
Sunglasses - Foster Grant (exact)

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  1. Cool outfit. I would have to look into my spirit animal now :-).

    First time on your blog, but will certainly be back.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like this outfit. I appreciate your visit and comment.

  2. So nice to see you blogging again!

    This is such a beautiful bomber jacket to come back with too! I've had so much luck in ASOS sales grabbing bargains massively reduced in my size - I always love shopping there! :)

    Hope you are having a great week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement Mica! I'm really glad you love this jacket! I agree, it's always worth checking out the ASOS sales! I'm having a good week so far, thank you, and I hope you are too! xx

  3. Saba that jacket is gorgeous! Loving the tiger on the back, I know you love them. I like your hair a bit shorter like that too. It's lovely to see you posting again!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    1. Lorna! Thank you so much for dropping by! I'm really glad you love the jacket, and like my hair shorter too. I truly value your words of encouragement. Thank you! xx

  4. Saba, you are so incredibly thoughtful to check in me... I'm trying to learn to deal with the pain and work through it. It's been exhausting but I'm not giving up. I want to write but I don't feel creative... I know I juse need to sit down, start writing and it'll jus come out.

    I think I'd choose a lion, they are regal and majestic... they fear very little.

    Have a lovely weekend xox ♡♡♡