IT'S OK TO STAND OUT

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Grace Mandeville ootd, red shirt, double denim outfit, gucci belt, blogger,

We all know one person who doesn't like to stand out, in fact if we are being honest here we probably all know at least three people. I'm not just referring to fashion here, I'm talking about that person at work who talks quietly so they can't be heard or the pupil at school who always sits at the back with their hood up. And although some people naturally choose to hide within or behind the crowd, some do not and that Ladies and Gentleman is the topic of todays post.

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Grace Mandeville ootd, diverse, one hand girl, amputee, grace mandeville, red shirt, outfit, gucci belt, blogger,

I am the person who likes to stand out. I think it partly stems from the fact that I was born with one hand, I kind of had no choice when it came to standing out and so I never felt the urge to try and fit in. I never saw anything wrong with wearing bright clothing when everyone else wore all black or being heard in class when it was cool to mumble. And although I know its a good thing to be heard, so many people degrade this idea, people put down those who don't care what anyone else thinks, social media criticises the woman who is confident about her body and proud that it's to the one on the magazine and is proud of that. Why is it that when a human being finally becomes so confident in them self that we as a population call them "over confident" or "full of themselves"?

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Grace Mandeville, labradoodle, australian labradoodle, red shirt, double denim outfit, gucci belt, blogger,

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We are stuck in a void where humans are struggling because they don't feel confident being themselves, and then when they finally do feel good and proud we tell them off for doing that. I got this shirt from ASOS and everyone keeps telling me it's very "bright" and "bold" - as if that's a bad thing? I don't get it, I don't understand it and I don't want to be part of it. So please, if you take anything from this post, think about who you are and who you want to be. And make sure you encourage standing out, encourage individuality, and don't listen to people who make you feel like you shouldn't be proud of who you are. -G,x

OutfitJeans-Levis // Rings-The Great Frog-Vivienne Westwood (see similar here)  // Belt- Gucci // Shirt-ASOS

Photos taken by : Henry Mandeville

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