You need to sit down and appreciate the beauty of the Internets – as my mother would refer to it (them?), so let’s do that first shall we? I put the word out on Instagram that I was going to NYC and was looking for a photographer to take cool shots while I’m there and someone tagged the oh so lovely Travis Chambers. We had a lot of fun, and he made me feel so comfortable despite the freezing cold and my bare arms. He showed me around West Village, we chatted about his family, his work, Travis is an all-round gem! If you’re in NYC and need nice photos, hit him up!

I’ve been blogging for 2 and a half years now and I’ve met amazing people through social media, people I now call friends, very uplifting and inspiring people. Once you sort out who’s really genuine, once you manage to be genuine and authentic yourself (that part is very difficult for most of us, isn’t it?), it’s just a beautiful journey, forever proving that the world is packed with human gems and that we should all step out of our comfort zone more, and connect with each other. Because after all, it’s as daunting for you as it is for the next person!

Now onto the dress! I still remember this Victoria Beckham smock gem, I’ve been dreaming about owning my very own ever since but it never happened. What happened though, is that I found an even better version (VB’s didn’t have any side-boob on display…uptight much?) and boy I’ve been doing some twirling!

I love how long and big it is, and as much as it’s not flattering, it’s a show stopper, and a very comfy one! Because it’s so bold, you don’t need to overthink the shoe part. You know how I love clashing my dresses with mansy shoes or trainers, I just feel like it allows me to channel the mess I am. When things are too sleek, too matchy-matchy, I feel like I have to be too and this is enough to induce a panic attack when you’re one of the Freddies.

All in all, clashing gives me a chance to spring on the unexpected and to remain cool with it. On those days when I wake up slightly bonkers (most days), I say the most random things at all time, I have another 100 ideas on how I should live my life (what if I actually belonged in New Orleans? Oh wait, I’ve never been!) but from someone rocking an evening dress with a pair of rubber boots and mismatched socks, it makes the whole inconsistency absolutely fine, if anything, it makes it expected and therefore welcomed.

So how should call this Freddie? “My inner day-to-day mess” seems to fit. Do you have her in you too? What’s she like? What does she wear? What’s the best thing about her??

Take me through your characters on Instagram too, with the hashtag #MyCharactersUnleashed / can’t wait to check them out!

And remember, being a mess is totally fine, you were never meant to make sense…

Lots of love,

Freddie x

Outfit details:

– Dress: Edit
– Boots: London Rebel (similar)

Freddie Harrel - EDIT Smock dress - NYC Street Style - Photo by Travis ChambersFreddie Harrel - EDIT Smock dress - NYC Street Style - Photo by Travis ChambersFreddie Harrel - EDIT Smock dress - NYC Street Style - Photo by Travis Chambers

By Freddie

Paris-born, London-based All smiles sass bag, personal stylist, confidence consultant & Top UK fashion blogger. I help women claim their confidence and power back through workshops and videos. Frankie's not my name.

Comments (3)
  1. Cara March 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Hey Freddie, I follow you on instagram, I love your style and your personality. I may never wear or match up some of my outfits the way you do, but you inspire me to explore MYSELF, my individual style. Which is kinda like the whole point, right?
    Keep doing you, boo!
    Love from Ghana

    • Freddie March 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      That’s exactly the point!! You do you darling! Show me your outfits 🙂 you can use #MyCharactersUnleashed so I don’t miss them!! Lots of love xxx

  2. Wasidah Francois March 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    The dress is super cute & adorable Wasidah

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