23 November 2014

hi!

beanie: wool and the gang zion lion | scarf: acne canada | coat: vintage prada (mum's)

i'm alive!

sorry for the prolonged radio silence, but life has been just a little bit insane of late.

about a month ago i lost my job very suddenly. unfortunately, it's the nature of my work here, so jobs come and go rather quickly. i spent 3 days unemployed, found a job that lasted the weekend (time and a half pay, thank you!), was unemployed for another 2 days, then found another job that was to last about a month. i worked that job for 10 days, then escaped to iceland for one of the most incredible, surreal and insane experiences of my life. i then returned to london to the job that i last had, worked a week, found out it was ending a week later, secured another job within 2 hours on a friday afternoon, went away for the weekend to the english countrside to visit some friends, back in london and starting my new job tomorow! 
did i mention that life is a little bit insane at the moment?

not only jobs and holidays, but as the silly season approaches almost every night of our week is filling up and somehow we are finding ourselves leaving the house at 7:00am and coming home at 10:00pm.

amongst everything, i have never had to trust more fully in God and i have been in awe of all that He is. my job situation really shook me up from my complacency and i have been amazed and astounded at how much God has provided every single time. the incredible beauty of iceland (and even norfolk) took my breath away and left me in wonder at His creation. God is good.

anyway, i thought i'd share a little bit of what is going on in my life at the moment, whether as an excuse for neglecting my blog or for anyone who might stop by to read.

xx

30 October 2014

for the longest time


i have been looking for a really good pair of black ballet flats for the longest time. i tried my hand (foot?) at country road and ended up with blisters on my ankles. i tried repetto and ended up selling them as fast as i could.

my love for ballet flats will always lie with the chloe laurens, but since i don't have a spare $500 lying around, these porselli flats are pretty much the next best thing. i wore them for a brief outing yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by their comfort and sturdiness. let's see how this relationship progresses.

27 October 2014

stockholm


stockholm was amazing! understated, exceptionally cool, innovative, tasty, pretty, tall and blonde. 

some special moments: discovering out hotel's homemade breakfast spread (we're talking lemon curd, fresh bread, muesli, berry compote), walking into the building where stockholm syndrome originated, stumbling across choir practice in the church on gamla stan and watching silk in the comfort of our hotel room.

23 October 2014

sigh

jacket: acne | scarf: acne canada | jeans: allsaints | glasses: bonlook | shoes: porselli | clutch: antik batik

i am now unemployed.

the nature of my job here means that if there is no more work, i go home. no warning, no notice. it is what it is. 

yesterday i had a lie-in, had coffee with another newly unemployed friend, drank some wine with a recently unemployed friend and tried not to overthink it too much. it was quite a nice day, really.

today i woke up early, sat down and pumped some applications out. and now i'm bored. unemployment sucks.

20 October 2014