Reflection: Part One (ASOS Dress & Lascivious Harness)

I am, Blog Reader, taking another little writing break this weekend as I head to Charleston for an adventure.  I’ll be back next week with my usual posting of lingerie and outfit posts but right now a little reflective pause is in order.  I’ll have some news on the blog soon about the future of StyleOnTheCouch and some little changes here and there.  My blog is coming up to three years old… what began as a weekend passion has grown into something that has first and foremost given me amazing connections all over the world but secondly allowed me to develop not just my personal style but different aspects of myself in the process.

I think there are some very interesting parallels that can be drawn between style development and psychological development.  These photos were taken by the amazing team of Amber McConnell and Julian Humphries of Red Rogue Studios in Austin, Texas last month and I absolutely love the outfit I am wearing and how I appear in them. I feel more confident and comfortable in my skin than ever before.  I’ve done a lot of growing up with you and the blog – taken on different professional challenges in psychology and fashion; I’ve moved countries, made new friends and connections, met some truly amazing people and lost some along the way… even with the challenges I hope I am evolving into the sort of woman I want to be.  My style too – quite basic at times, classic perhaps, elegant  maybe – I have fun with what I wear too which I love and I take risks for the first time ever, knowing that I’m going to be ok.

This fashion blogging business – it’s not just about the clothes, Blog Reader.  Let’s see if we can’t get another year of evolution in hey?

See you next week! Travel pics will be on my tumblr as always…..

Wearing: ASOS Midi Tank Dress; Aiko waistcoat from Lascivious; Mango Fetish Sandals.

Ps I’m behind on my own blog reading because of my travels – but to all my regular favourites and new finds, I’ll be back very soon I promise x

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43 Responses to Reflection: Part One (ASOS Dress & Lascivious Harness)

  1. Winn says:

    Lovely as ever Sarah. That dress is quite beautiful on you: it fits your body type to a T! And those shoes … to die for! Glad to be witness to your ongoing evolution … 🙂 Have a great time and be well!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Love what you wrote here, Sarah!

    I think taking risks is one of the best ways to grow, style wise and other wise. If it’s a bad risk, you “fall down” and hopefully you won’t make the mistake again. But if it’s a good one, you would have never known what you were missing if were totally averse to taking the risk! Trial and error is the way we learn, no? Even some of the most fashionable (and emotionally wisest) people have made their mistakes. They are as stylish (or wise) as they are because of the risks they took.

    xo

    • That thing about taking risks and growing from the experience is very important. Trial and error is part of life. Style mistakes included (we just don’t show the pictures often ha!) x

  3. walkinrunout says:

    Lovely post – you seem so sweet and i’m looking foreward to see what you will brig us for the next year 🙂

  4. Great look as ever. Mind you, with a figure like that, you are one of those people who could wear a bin bag and look fab! Have a great weekend x

  5. Meenakshi says:

    Taking risks is the only way we evolve. Sometimes it pays off in a big way; sometimes things may not go as planned but we still learn something. The harness adds a dangerous edge to the outfit! I like 🙂

  6. I know exactly what you mean. Blogging does make people change. I know I changed and I started posting pictures of myself regularly only a few months ago – before it was magazine spread this and magazine spread that. I manned up, honestly.

    I am looking forward to the news that you will share about Styleonthecouch. I am definitely a fan. I love it because you keep on pushing yourself and you have reached blogging perfection, in my virew.

    Coming back to the clothes – love the waist coat.

    • Edita I’m very happy to have found your blog this year. I’m really enjoying your style posts (I loved the Sporty Spice one!) and I think you can see your own evolution through the blog as well. You did indeed man up lol and we’re all benefitting from it x

  7. Sorry, there was a typo in my comment. It is meant to be in my view* 🙂

  8. Cristie says:

    Gorgeous look! Your blog is so inspirational!

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  9. I love love love this look! It really accentuates your waistline and truly makes you curvy! It’s amazing how such a simple piece can add so much pop to a gorgeous, classic dress. Have fun in Charleston 🙂

  10. refinedchef says:

    Wondeful pictures. Im sure I’ve seen a similar look at some of my functions.

  11. olga says:

    Love the look, you look so beautiful, gorgeous dress. I saw the post about you in the ‘ the- world-c” blog, very nice!

  12. this style looks so good on you! just like the latex skirt!!

  13. Cee says:

    Have a wonderful trip to Charleston, Sarah! I know I say this over and over, but your adventures always leave me envious. At least I know that soon enough I’ll be writing posts like this myself 🙂 I wasn’t around for beginning of StyleOnTheCouch, but I can certainly agree that blogging facilitates personal growth – and not just personal style growth, either. You are certainly a woman I admire very much, for your intellect, your self-possession, your perfect curls and most of all, your prowess in the underwear-as-outerwear department 😉
    xox,
    Cee

    • Cee I think the next year is going to be a big one for both of us. I’m very excited to see how we continue to evolve. Thanks for your lovely comments as always, my curls also thank you 🙂

  14. stylemefab says:

    Another FAB WOAH! dress. you look flawless…

  15. cinnaspring says:

    I’ve never seen anyone wear a harness and still look classy like you do! Congratulations on the 3-years too! Have a great weekend away 😀

  16. BEAUTIFUL. enjoy your time away girl! and I am in LOVE with those shoes!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  17. I love that dress!! It is simply gorgeous and you look fab!!

  18. I loved this article. You are so write. Fashion blogging has a lot to do with evolution of self.

  19. theatelier says:

    great outfit

  20. denimdujour says:

    Lovely dress and post!
    denimdujour.wordpress.com

  21. Lissy says:

    I have most certainly seen your style evolution over the last couple of years. Looking fabulous as always! I hope you are enjoying Charleston. I think it’s one of the most charming towns. The architecture is truly awe inspiring, the people oh so friendly, and I’ve had some of my favorite meals ever there at FIG and Hominy Grill. Enjoy!

    • Hi Lissy – sadly we never made it to FIG but I had a fabulous meal at MacIntosh and great cheese and wine at BIN 152. I just wrote a post on Hampden Clothing, I have a feeling you will LOVE this place (have you been already?) x

  22. Toni-Yvonne says:

    This outfit is simply amazing – and you also look simply amazing!!

    One of my favourite things about blogging is the documenting of a person evolution. And being able to witness and appreciate others evolution also.

    Enjoy your time away lovely xx

  23. Jeni Johnson says:

    You are absolutely stunning, I’ve been trying to find another blogger closer in age whose beauty in her blogs are awe inspiring! You’ve got my attention! 🙂

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  25. kimberleevdw says:

    How did I miss this post?! Great reflections! And a gorgeous shoot.

    My blog started as a hobby as well. 3 years later I’m truly amazed at the opportunities it has afforded me, professionally and personally. I love your style so keep rocking it!

  26. swtchai says:

    love the “harness,” they’re almost like a different, more articulate form of suspenders.

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