I can’t believe it’s been more than 2 months since I was in London. I’m really missing Monmouth coffee and the food from Borough Market. Stumbled upon this cool wall of graffiti while roaming around and decided it’s a cool backdrop for an outfit post.
so what did the fox say?
I’m the worst when it comes to maintaining bags made of smooth leather. I managed to scratch this gorgeous bag from & Other Stories the day I brought it out.
Is anyone planning a trip soon? I’d love to hear about your travel plans!
The only good thing about moving is that you discover items you don’t remember buying in the dark recesses of your closet. It’s like finding loose change in your purse only on a much larger scale. Having to move constantly also really keeps my shopping in check, I’d like to think – you never realise just how much junk you have until you have to move them all. I honestly don’t know how I have managed to accumulate so much stuff in three years. Every time I move, I feel the compulsion to give my wardrobe a huge purge…but I never get around to doing it, of course. Is anybody else’s closet just full of clothes you have forgotten about and never wear?
Breaking the monotony of outfit posts to bring you something a little more personal. Now that I’ve graduated, I’m officially a NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training)! It’s a rather depressing thought, but let’s ignore that for now and focus on the graduation ceremony! Being only 23 and leading a relatively uneventful life, I must say that this is my biggest moment yet – I bought the dress 2 months in advance only to have it go on 50% off a week before the ceremony. Typical!
My ceremony begins at 1000 as well, meaning that I got up at half six to get ready. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I am not. Somehow managed to survive the incredibly hot tube journey and reached school with plenty of time to spare for once.
It honestly did not seem that long ago that I announced on Monoxious that I was leaving Singapore for school. And now that it’s finished, I am once again left without clear directions as to how life may go from now on. This uncertainty is stressful and I have not been coping with it too well, but it is part and parcel of growing up. It is comfortable having someone pave the way for you, but eventually you must learn to forge your own path…anyway, I am just incredibly glad to end my university years on a high note, with a first class honours and a Linguistics dissertation prize. I felt like I have finally accomplished something in life even if it isn’t much!
Major thanks to J who took a day off to be my personal paparazzi.
I wanted my skin to look glowy and flawless that day, so I reached for my SK-II foundation! Despite all the other foundations I have tried (and prefer wearing on a daily basis), SKI-II Cellumination seriously delivers an unbeatable coverage and glow. Graduation makeup should be kept classic (or natural, but natural makeup is not my forte), and I opted for the timeless combination of eyeliner and red lips.
What’s your biggest moment in life?
Still not over my All Saints Hoxton Monument Jacket. (They call it a “coat” online, but the material is way too thin for anything chillier than a spring breeze). I can wear a potato sack underneath, button the jacket up (as can be seen here), and instantly look presentable for a michelin star restaurant date. Not that I have michelin star restaurant dates or potato sacks, but a girl can dream.
Got two sets of these stacking rings at a Mango sale earlier. I have never actually paid much attention to Mango before, but I was actually pretty impressed by their accessories selection! I felt that they went well with my simple gold choker from H&M, but I think I’m one of those people who don’t actually mind mixing metals – a whole armful of gold bracelets and rings would seem too much of an overkill for me!
What are your thoughts on mixing silver and gold jewelry?
I have never associated cherry blossoms with London, so it was a pleasant surprise to see them in full bloom everywhere this spring! The petals do make the prettiest mess on the ground.
I’m not sure how many of you have been to Primark, but for those who haven’t, just imagine this: a massive emporium filled with all assortments of cheap clothing you can imagine, with absolutely no discernible pattern whatsoever. You may find something you like but the item in your size would be halfway across the shop floor underneath a pile of clothing discarded by a previous shopper. Hence I always feel a vague sense of victory when I actually find something I like in my size there (which is not very often at all). This dress (worn as a top) was one such find – everyone seemed surprised to learn that it’s from Primark! I can’t blame them because it is hard to imagine that anything nice can emerge from such a hell hole.
My Fjällräven Greenland jacket isn’t what I would typically consider a ‘fashionable’ item, but fashion be damned in this instance – it is honestly the most comfortable and practical jacket I own. It can be raining and freezing outside and it wouldn’t matter one bit when I have this jacket on. It was the perfect accompaniment for my impromptu trip up to rainy Edinburgh (more on that later!) last week.
I can’t decide if my hair falls under ‘artfully tousled’ or ‘caught in gale force winds’. I tried an updo because my usual hair is so boring, but all it did was to remind me that I have absolutely no skills in this department.