I like ugly-pretty, with sass and soul.

by byanika on 16/02/2011 · 30 comments

in By Anika,dresses,leopard,Samanta of Stiletto Siren and Fat and Fearless Life,self worth,Uncategorized

 Hi Sweethearts! 

Personal style is just that. I`ve decided my style is Bold Eclectic Chic – designed By Anika with soul and sass. 

Personally I don`t feel comfortable in sweet looks, all though I am aware that my look isn`t so egdy, I guess it is all the curves and curls all over the place. I love romance, but I need a big dose of humour and spunk to go with it. I never go for pretty, I love it on others, but for me I prefer ugly-pretty. I like strange colours, I like bold combos, I like egdy accessories, I like it a little off

I am an emotional dresser, in the sense that I have to love an outfit to wear it. I usually get dressed quite quickly, going with my instinct, trusting that I will get it right, knowing that everything in my closet blends well. Sort of.

When I look at my self in the mirror, observe a rather fanciful mix of colours and prints and think hm, now that is bold, can I really get away with this?, my next thought is YES, of course! That is a choice right there, much better then worrying about whether I look ok or not. Let it rip I say!

Speaking of spunk, I simply have to share this treat with you:

www.bluntcard.com

The other night I dropped everything and whipped up a spunky post for my lovely friend Stiletto Siren of Lips Hips & Fashion Tips who was down with the flu. Thank you Stiletto for featuring my first guest post ever!

Lips Hips & FATshion Tips A Fashion Blog With Curves

Learning to love my curves, one white dress at a time

written by Anika of By Anika  

 

“….Then one day it finally hit me: Hang on. I am fat! People can see me even if I don`t want them too. I can`t hide, so I might as well wear leopard prints and white on bottom! Perfect logic, no?”  To read more and enjoy Stilettos fab blog click here. 

Feel better soon Samantha, darling!

 

Ps. I would love for you to join me on Facebook/ByAnika. Let`s connect, sweethearts!

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AnikaByAnika 1 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm

[New Post] I like ugly-pretty, with sass and soul. – via #twitoaster http://byanika.com/2011/02/16/i-like-ugl

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thebuttonowl 2 thebuttonowlNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

@AnikaByAnika great post dear!

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AnikaByAnika 3 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm

@thebuttonowl thank you so much sweetheart! you are so kind :) xx

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blogtobealive 4 blogtobealiveNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

@AnikaByAnika Are comments moderated on your blog?

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AnikaByAnika 5 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

@blogtobealive No, they seem to work? they don`t work for you dear? Also, wnat to come to brussels sat 23.4? :)

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blogtobealive 6 blogtobealiveNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm

@AnikaByAnika Ah OK. I think it might be a problem on my side then. Oh yes! I am 99.9% I have nothing planned that day. lol

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AnikaByAnika 7 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

@blogtobealive how amazing! @mode_plus #happyandfatinbrussels lol

LaCara91 8 LaCara91No Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm

RT @AnikaByAnika: [New Post] I like ugly-pretty, with sass and soul. – via #twitoaster http://byanika.com/2011/02/16/i-like-ugl

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9 BrookeNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

This is such a great outfit, of course you never seem to disappoint!

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10 RaginiNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Naaaaaavy!!!! :D
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11 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 8:50 pm

My fabulous Anika, wowwww. I never see people fat,thin, tall, shot old or young…just people and style. And style my friend you have plenty.
We live our lives trying to achieve things on the outside, when the real trip, and the true achivements are always. withing.
Mil besos siempre.
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12 Bella QNo Gravatar
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February 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm

God damn it I love you! Anika you express it so well- both the positive affirming part of self-acceptance and the critical inside nagging that comes before it. We’ve got to celebrate life in all sizes and colors! You show how to do that with such, as you put it- “sass and soul.” Keep it up gorgeous!
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13 ConsiderMeLovelyNo Gravatar
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February 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Great post! Love that dress! I too am an emotional dresser; if my look doesn’t feel good, my day is a bit off.

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14 MadisonNo Gravatar
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February 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Yes, let it rip! The scarf= “yes, please!” I love these looks. You look great! wow, I have not shopped Monki in quite a while (how I miss it)! -xxoo
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15 Meagan MorrisonNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 11:23 pm

You are absolutely gorgeous girl, in your face outright, jaw-dropping attractive. You own it and I love it :)
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16 vanessaNo Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 12:14 am

I’m wearing leopard print right now. I understand it makes me look a little heavier, and a little crazy, I just don’t care. Every style magazine tells me not to wear it on my top half, but I will not deny myself of a loud leopard print cardigan. Also, that card is hilarious.
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17 Casee MarieNo Gravatar February 17, 2011 at 12:46 am

Your winky picture had me giggling like a fool. Like a fool! You’re so fabulous and inspiring and wonderful and hilarious. Just…love you! And I love your philosophy, always. I hear you on being an emotional dresser. So much that if I have an event coming up I’ll start dreaming up outfits at least a week before to make sure I feel like I’m at my most confident. Or I’ll just run out and get something new and exciting the day of. Ha!

Heading over to read your guest post, dear. So exciting!

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18 Seeg0No Gravatar February 17, 2011 at 1:01 am

You may go for the ugly pretty look but it comes out fabulous Anika! And I think you look gorgeous in that leopard print outfit!
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19 THE-LOUDMOUTHNo Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 2:23 am

That white/black/leopard print is HOT! Love it on you.

Your style suits you so well, and you always look great because you’re being yourself and you know who you are. Confidence is key and you’ve got it, girl!
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20 Eboni Ife'No Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 2:30 am

We love all your spunk… all your sass… and don’t kill me for saying this, but damn it! You are just plain pretty… there is no ugly about it. (LIVE WITH IT! LOL)
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21 The Merry TravellerNo Gravatar February 17, 2011 at 6:11 am

Hehee I always take a look at your design that you are wearing and go “That’s very Anika” with the usual mix and match of patterns and prints and an attitude to go along!

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22 Kirstin MarieNo Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Love, love, love this!! I really like how you put outfits together.

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23 Meagan MorrisonNo Gravatar February 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Gorgeous Anika, I would LOVE to be featured by you!! Email me at meaganmorrison@hotmail.com!! I’m totally feeling your banner right now too. Honestly the minute I landed on your blog I knew I found something special, absolute, total sincerity, and self-worth advocacy. Much much love, Meag xx
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24 Mode PlusNo Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

That’s so awesome about personal style: the person gets away with it. If I copied you, I would look buzangoos, LOL. You wear it well and I love you for it.
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25 kristyNo Gravatar
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February 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

i very much agree. i like things a little “off” as well. i don’t like to be too sweet. maybe sometimes, if i’m in a sweet sort of mood. but for the most part, no. i really adore the last 2 photos. that look is exceptional! i’ve missed you!!!

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26 KristinNo Gravatar
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February 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Your finger candy in that first look really pops! LOVE!

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byanika 27 byanikaNo Gravatar
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February 26, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Thank you sweet Kristin! I went for understated as you can tell ;D xx

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blogtobealive 28 blogtobealiveNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

@AnikaByAnika @mode_plus Taking over the world one city at the time! lol

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AnikaByAnika 29 AnikaByAnikaNo Gravatar February 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm

@blogtobealive @mode_plus yes, london brussels oslo, paris next?@lacara91 @vanoue :)

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