At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have to admit I absolutely love WhatsApp. It’s become an absolute integral part of my life, ever since I first downloaded it almost five years ago on my humble Blackberry. Petty friendship fights, flirty convos, memorable departures from groups, breakups, confessions, bitchy remarks… it’s crazy to think about how many small life-changing moments this little app has conducted in my obviously super exciting life. I thoroughly believe that social media has ruined our lives, and boy, the amount of emotional energy that I have wasted worrying about who said what on this app is ridiculous. Do I regret the day I started using it? Hell no. For good and bad, this app is a keeper.
My absolute favourite thing about WhatsApp? Those amazing emojis. I still remember the day I downloaded all those new, super useful and ridiculously cute faces. Why bother writing a sentence when all can be said with a single expression? As an illustrator, this was the answer to all of my problems.
Out of the many cute emojis available, I gotta say the three monkies have a lot of pizazz. So when Primark released a monkey t-shirt a few months ago, I knew I had to have it. I wasn’t able to get my hands on it (although it’s back in stock now – ugh) so I bought this version on eBay. What can I say, I love having three little monkeys on a t-shirt. In my defence, I do have a serious side when it comes to dressing, even if it doesn’t show up much on the blog.
I apologise for this being a super old #ootd, which I wore all the way back last year! It’s far from t-shirt weather and this coat of mine is unfortunately way too light for the colder months of the year.
|Coat, from Hong Kong. T-shirt, eBay. Necklace, Primark. Bracelet, Mango. Earrings, Pink Lovebird. Vintage skirt from Beyond Retro. Scarf, gift. Bag, Zara. Boots, Office.|
I love this coat to bits though, so I couldn’t not share these pictures. I bought it in Hong Kong a year ago (I can’t believe it’s pretty much 12 months since I went to Hong Kong!) and haven’t worn it that much – but that doesn’t stop it from being one of my favourite things. My love for houndstooth is perennial and something I’m unlikely to tire of soon. This rarely happens to me but on the day these pictures were taken a girl stopped me on the street and asked me where the coat was from – I always find it really flattering when that happens so feel a little sad when I have to tell someone it was bought in another country months before (I actually tend to get stopped when wearing foreign pieces!).
I should really find out what the whole See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil thing is all about! I find it all a little sinister, even though there’s nothing sinister about these cuties.
I’m so relieved to still love this little mustard bag – I think it’s found a quirky but cool match in my bottle green skirt. Two authentic autumn shades, non?
I have no problem wearing lots of pastel tones simultaneously – but wearing full-on red, green and bright mustard is a different ball game. Looking back though I love the somewhat excessive use of colour in this outfit – I haven’t been wearing enough bright colours lately…
Yep, it was mild enough for me to take off my coat and grin and bare it for the pictures.
Oh how I miss the mild days! These pictures were taken around the ever so lovely Angel – naturally a beautiful piece of street art and cute little park were to be found. As for the bike, my friend kindly let me use her beloved baby for the purpose of adding an interesting (and very photogenic) prop. Bikes really do make the perfect accessory in front of a brick wall!
I almost forgot to say this – Happy New Year lovelies! 2014 wasn’t so bad, although I want 2015 to be extraordinary. I promise to make my blog more exciting – and definitely more up-to-date!
Photographed in Angel on October 26th, 2014 – pictures by Ruth.