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#MyStyle: Breaking Rules

I love me an Instagram style challenge every now and again, and this one by Jo from icurvy is a pretty good one.

As a petite lady there are certain “rules” that we little ones should be following, such as we should wear heels to help with our height; not wearing big, loud prints so as to not overwhelm our petite frames; and avoid wearing anything too twee so that we don’t look like we’re 12 years old.

Being 30+ years old, apparently I shouldn’t be wearing things such as graphic print tees, bright colours and crop tops.

In addition, as a mama there are other “guidelines” I’m meant to be adhering to, such as ensuring I’m always dressed conservatively and practically to remind the world that I am indeed a mother.

Pooh to such rules, which is why I’m participating in this week’s challenge.


Certainly, some of the prompts are a bit tricky – for example, I couldn’t wear leggings as pants to work, it would just be awkward in the academic world. I think I have maybe one item of clothing that would qualify for the “bright colours” prompt, as I generally don’t do a lot of colour.

I’m also missing “fluff and fuzz”, not because I don’t think I shouldn’t be wearing anything fluffy or fuzzy, but I just haven’t found the right fluff or fuzz that suits me. My interpretation of the prompt was this fuzzy-ish Forever New duster cardigan my mum bought me a couple of years ago as a “new mum” present for Mother’s Day.




Of course, it was only fitting that I have photos of the prompt with a fuzzy cactus.

chunky-knit-cardigan-6Wearing: Forever New cardigan (similar) | Max Mara turtleneck (thrifted; similar) | Country Road denim skirt (thrifted; similar) | Windsor Smith Chelsea boots (similar)

Make sure you check out my Instagram to see how I interpret each day’s prompt for the style challenge, as well as the hashtag #rulebreakersclub on other stylish ladies’ ideas on how they break style rules!

rule breaker club instagram fashion callegePic via icurvy

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