How has July been treating everyone? It has been a pretty exciting month for me so far, with a week long summer holiday (where I got plenty tanned) and the confirmation of my final results. I was elated to find out that I have been awarded a First Class Honours – it feels great to know that my three years of study have finally cumulated into something tangible! Graduation’s this week so hopefully I will have plenty of pictures to document the biggest moment of my life, yet. 😀
These series of pictures were taken when I was with Arissa in Paris. Her presence reminded me of the dynamics we share, and just how hard it is to actually find someone you can get along so well with… Although we have not seen each other in almost a year, it felt like we picked up right where we left off. It can be awfully hard to maintain friendships over distance, but I am so glad she stuck with me through my (frequent) periods of absence. She’s seriously as solid as a rock.
Anyway, enough about life in general! Here is a series of pictures we took in Jardin Luxembourg. The boiling hot weather now has got me wishing for cooler temperatures again!
Since I feel bad just talking about myself on here so much, tell me about the good things in your life too!
After what is possibly the lengthiest winter in the history of recent memory, good weather has finally decided to grace us. I think I am getting too accustomed to the climate here though – it’s only 19℃ here and I am already sweating like Tyra Banks wearing a fat suit in July. May lord God and also Jesus save my soul when the height of summer actually arrives. I think I will be surviving on a steady diet of soda and ice cream.
I have noticed that I talk about the weather practically in every post. I can’t decide if I am turning British, or if the weather is truly the most interesting aspect of my appallingly boring life. Now that school’s out, all my days are spent watching marathons of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
- All Saints Indra trench coat
- American Apparel tank dress
- H&M shapewear
- Zara studded flats
- Alexander Wang inspired leopard clutch (from Taobao)
Breakfast in bed is definitely one of the more decadent ways to start the day…should extend it to include lunch and dinner in bed as well. Which I might have done more times than I probably ought to.
The skull buttons on this Zara shirt matches the McQueen bracelet almost exactly – no one would notice this detail in real life, but I derive the same satisfaction from it as when things fit into your drawers perfectly. All of you must know what I am talking about.
Can’t decide between chocolate torte and rhubarb tart? Have both.
- Zara military overshirt
- American Apparel riding skirt
- Accessories: McQ, MiuMiu, Alexander McQueen
I really wish I lived in one of these charming colonial-era buildings. But as it is, I satisfy myself with shamelessly camwhoring in front of strangers’ properties.
I bought this American Apparel double-U dress almost a year ago during a massive warehouse sale in London. It really makes for a sexy yet elegant silhouette. I’m really glad they have started shipping to Singapore! Despite my endless complaints about the steep prices, I really find that my most-worn basics are from American Apparel. Their interlock pencil skirt is a perennial favourite.
I left so many of my shoes back home when I moved to London, that I have completely forgotten about the existence of this pair of wedges until a recent closet cleanout. Discovering clothes you have forgotten about is nearly as satisfying as buying new ones.
- Double-U dress: American Apparel
- Skirt: All Saints
- Socks: Tutuanna, Japan
- Shoes: Siren
- Headband: Onespo / taobao.
I can’t believe it is already November. Where did my time go?! It’s going to be winter soon and I am still posting about and buying autumn clothes…it’s ridiculous. Sorry for the lack of posts, school has been hectic, and when I am not busy rushing assignments, I’m busy sleeping. Clearly the life I lead is very exciting.
These are the items I’ve purchased ever since coming to London. It seems like I’ve shopped a lot, but these are purchases accumulated over the past couple months! It’s turning chillier these days, and I’ve sadly underpacked.
First up are the outers.. Clockwise from top: H&M double breasted jacket. It’s nowhere heavy enough for winter or even later this month, but it’s just about right for now. Zara blazer with zipper accents. I was eyeing it in store, but once I found out that Arissa bought the same one I couldn’t resist getting it. It’s heavier than it looks, and it keeps me warm on mild days. Topshop oversized top. It’s perfect to lounge around the room in. American Apparel unisex cardigan in camel I got from the sale at Brick Lane a couple weeks ago. I’ve started to branch out into neutrals and camel is one of my favourite shades! H&M knit jumper. I’ve realized how warm these things keep me. They are perfect when I am running late for classes and don’t want to wear anything too fussy as well! H&M leather belt. 99% of store bought belts simply don’t fit me, and I bought this simply because it does. I can’t wait to wear this over high waisted skirts!
Now for bottoms. To be honest I really hate wearing jeans, so I am that crazy person you see walking around always wearing a skirt no matter how frigid it is. L-R American Apparel interlock pencil skirt in red. I really love the cut of the interlock pencil skirt, but American Apparel is just so pricey here. The gloomy weather here makes wearing all black a little too dreary even for me, so a little colour paired with an all black ensemble adds a bit of cheer. Topshop pencil skirt. I’ve always wanted a nude skirt, and I am excited to pair this with black tights! H&M knee length flare skirt. This is made out of a magical material that simply doesn’t crease. I can’t express how excited this makes me. I hate pressing clothes. H&M pencil skirt. One of my favourite items in my closet right now! It fits really nicely and makes everything look dressier, even if I am wearing a ratty tank top.
Party dresses simply because you’ve got to be prepared for all occasions. Society gatherings, clubs with strict dress codes, etc. L-R H&M chiffon bustier dress. I have no idea where I can wear this yet as it is rather frilly, but hopefully an occasion will arise! All Saints “jagger” draped cardigan. One of my splurges when I wanted to congratulate myself on finishing my assignments 😛 It’s the perfect layering piece. TNFC London dress I purchased from Topshop consignment. I think this label is available on ASOS as well! It came in black as well, but I figured that I had too many black dresses in my closet already… Topshop back seam tights for layering under skirts and dresses.
I have linked to all the items above online whenever I can find them.