I've often said in the past that I dress emotionally, and today this was the case for sure. More and more these days, particularly since I came back from Germany, I've felt that a lot of people here seem to consider me weak, or not as independent as them, or as if I need help with everything. I hate that, and I hate that it's my fault somewhat for creating this image of myself as a meek, quiet person. In a way, I wonder if I developed that persona simply because I am naturally quiet and was searching for some kind of trope to fit into. I don't know, and it's not really worth pondering, because now I am determined to change both myself and others' opinions of me. I am strong, and I am independent. I believe that already. And thus; the 'tough girl' look. Sort of.
Top and scarf - thrifted; boots and earrings - ASOS; blazer - Primark; jeans - H&M