..so close, less than 3 months till the end of the year & I feel lighter than ever. I was burdened when the year started & now the weight has lifted, it took me a few self help books, self love, yoga, friendships and family to push me through. I wanted to go with the flow this year & sometimes it’s not gone as expected but rather than wallowing in pity, I am living the life in the moment and not giving a fuck.
So to people out there, enjoy the present, past doesn’t come back and the future will never come. Look around you & feel the moment, your body, your surroundings & the people around you.
I grew up in Nepal and for us, clothes were not worn for fashion, we bought our clothes to last until we grew out of it or it was unmendable but my mum used to dress me and my sister in a twin set look- colourful mismatch combinations which I surely would love to wear now. Past our twin set look, my sister geared towards tomboyish looks while I clinged to those princess dresses, it was the time when I was heavily influenced by Andersen’s fairy tales. I would always ask her to buy me dresses whenever we used to go clothes shopping and I adore those dresses, I still have the netted multi-colour one which everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. I am grateful that my mum instilled in me the joy of dressing up and being comfortable with what you wear, you make mistakes along the way, my teen goth phase is always talked about but that would be for some other time and I am sure I didn’t save any photos from that time. These princess dresses gave me bouts of happiness as a little girl not only because how I felt in them but also because of the memory associated with it, visit to the zoo, grandma house, my birthday, our family picnic. It’s making me question the amount of clothes I have nowadays and fast fashion in general, do my clothes tell a story? Does it invoke in me the same happiness as these dresses did? I can honestly tell about half of them don’t, I might not have worn most of them more than twice anyways. Ok, this post is kind of ending in a dark epiphany, I might have to rethink my wardrobe choices now…. but anyways do share your fashion story if you have any, what did you like to wear when you were young?
Top: top & bottom from Zara, belt from Stradivarius and the tote bag from Cultbeauty
Bottom: top from Yesstyle, bottom from Monki
just a filler outfit post because I am currently busy with AW18 launch at work & that involves lot of data, data and data plus with the summer commute (that involves loads of delays), my mind needs a rest. I am currently trying to just connect with friends and go out as much as I can before the summer time ends. Hit me up if you want to catch up..
24th Feb: Catch up with the brunch club
As you get older, you realised that its harder to make new friends especially when you are working. You do have your colleagues but its kind of hard to develop that relationship at a personal level, however I feel lucky that I could find such kindred spirits at my last job. It has been harder to keep in touch after you move jobs but I think its necessary to have friends within the industry you work in so that you can learn from them as well as network.
Our little brunch club went to the Ralph Lauren Bar & Cafe and bar at the Regent street store. Its a cosy little place but do place a reservation for the tables (you can reserve on their website) if you are going as the place literally is cosy as it can get. Even if you haven’t reserved, you can still get a seat at the bar if its not busy. I ordered the Homestyle pancakes and hot ginger tea, the pancakes were fluffy and filling but quite good so I managed to eat it all. My friends ordered the Avocado Toast and Bagel and Smoked Salmon and they enjoyed both of them. We didn’t have any drinks but there are many options to choose.
After our brunch, we went around the Mayfair area and had a little photoshoot, I had too much fun posing about, so have quite a few OOTD photos to post. As always, I went with an all black outfit incorporating all the AW trends – the beret is from yesstyle, the coat is from H&M, I had a turtleneck knit under from zara, jeans from topshop, boots from asos and the bumbag is from skinnydip, oh, and the sunglasses is from primark.
3rd February: Faithy’s 25th Birthday Party, Deptford Cinema
On a drizzling Saturday, I headed out to Deptford, south east of London for the first time. I have never ventured out there but it is a really nice place for what I saw in the evening. I was there to celebrate one of my close friends 25th birthday at Deptford Cinema. Deptford Cinema is a not for profit community led project to bring about a cinema to the London borough of Lewisham. There are movies playing every month and can be hired out for private event. Moreover, the place is instagrammable with movie posters adorning the walls. The cinema is in the basement, a cosy hideaway from winter blues.
The party was great with movies and pop corn, I quite enjoyed it. I am really bad at taking photos for the blog, let alone outfit photos without momo- so here is me, working that stairs pose laughably. I wore the shearling jacket from Bershka as always, the vinyl trousers (you can barely see it) is from Reserved, the shoes are from Asos and the baker boy hat is from Topshop. I would love to go around London more, so let me know if you have any suggestions on where to head out next..
27th Jan: Date with momo #1
When I first got a 9-5, I took momo aka my mum out often as I could spend some quality time with her so thus began our mum-daughter dates. However the past year, I had been in my stress bubble so often that I neglected my family time but I have learned that work is not everything, you need to leave that & concentrate on what matters at the end of the day and thats family. Thus, am starting this year with a few dates out with momo.
Our first date trip, I took out her to see Kyoto Garden at Holland park.Holland park is a small park situated right next to the bigger well known Hyde park. We went to see the garden but its smaller than expected. W ended up taking a few photos in different gardens there, a lot of my ootds and as you can see, momo didn’t know how to zoom in – tech is not her forte.
Talking about ootd, I am trying to wear in more colours this year and this red midi dress (?), it turned into a maxi on me, from Zara is great. It has split on both sides which you can’t see from the photos and I was wearing multiple tights, nevertheless a great find from last season; pairing it with my trusty shearling Bershka coat and Zara heels. The bag is a from a sample sale.
After walking around the park, we ended up in the dumpling place in chinatown- no food post here because I am pretty bad at taking food photos. Overall, a good day out- might plan another one soon..