6.27.2017

On: Disposability.

"Disposable, incidental, wasteful, throwaway."


[dih-spoh-zuh-buh l] 

adjective
1. Designed for or capable of being thrown away after being used orused up:
Disposable plastic spoons; a disposable cigarette lighter.

2. Free for use; available:
Every disposable vehicle was sent.

noun
3. Something disposable after a single use, as a paper cup, plate, or napkin.

My posts as of late have been quite wordy, partly because I don’t have anything better to do until I get a new job, and partly because life has been... tumultuous, and writing my thoughts out feels much healthier than keeping it in. Ironically my last post was on hope and hopelessness and today my friends I am really struggling with the whole hopeful thing. I dislike when the week starts off on a bad note because it makes me feel like the rest of the week will follow the same pattern... But onwards and upwards eh? It gets worse before it gets better as they say. Life is a strange thing and I usually try not to question things in the world, one of the things that grounds me is that there are lots of good things happening in the world as well as the bad, one of my favourite sources for small joys is this place, sounds strange but after being constantly pummelled by bad news, sometimes it's nice to see that there are nice things happening across the globe too. One thing i've wondered on a daily basis, is that does there come a time in adult life where everything just sort of smooth's out into soft curves as opposed to the jagged cracks of uncertainty that are rippling through my young adult years. Since January everything has felt heightened and it feels like i'm toeing the line as it were and having to be so careful with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. Cryptic, yes.

6.18.2017

On: Hope & Hopelessness.

Marylebone, London, UK

"I see the world in light, I see the world in wonder"

Hello! And welcome to In My Sunday best 4.0! I hope you like the new design and I hope it feels a little more simple and a bit more accesible. I'll be talking about the design in a more detailed post, but for now, let's talk about hope (and the occasional lack of it), it is a Sunday after all.

6.05.2017

Pause.

sometimes, just take a break.
Long time no blog ey. I'll save you the details and I'll just exhale and try not to scream (well caps locks) that I am officially DONE with university. I have FINISHED! I'll be penning a bumper post on well.. how it feels to have finished seven years of architorture, I mean architecture. What have I been doing with my few days of freedom? Absolutely nothing my friends. I have slept, I have eaten, I have checked my professional e-mail for potential architecture jobs and I've just enjoyed not *having* to do anything.

4.30.2017

In Defence Of The Mundane.

Boring is Interesting.

I received an e-mail from a blog reader thanking me for sharing haphazard snippets of my life on the blog, and it made my heart sing a little bit. For me, blogging has been a personal and fairly intimate hobby of mine. Very rarely are my blog posts super planned out (unless I’m working with brands), and most of my posts are done sporadically (usually as a form of procrastination), I simply type until I cannot type anymore, so, in essence In My Sunday Best is years upon years of word vomit and photography. 
When I first started blogging around six years ago (yes six years! – feels like a lifetime), there was a robust sense of intimacy and privacy (I realise that anything posted on the web is contradictory of privacy but you get what I mean) and whilst I’m glad to see how blogging has progressed in such a short amount of time and how well respected bloggers are now, I cant help but feel like some of the humdrum fragments of life that was so treasured in the blogging community are being buried amidst a jungle of super polished professional outfit posts (not that there's anything wrong with the latter). Because of how much of a booming business the blogging industry has become, it’s obvious that things would (and should) change. Change is good.  I myself have changed with the times, for example I used to be A LOT more personal on the blog but it's not as feasible now with so many visitors and not knowing who is reading. I still try to somewhat instill a sense of personality in my posts without being overly intimate, in a sense sharing things that weigh on my mind without putting the entirety of my private life all over the web.
The aspirational versus relatable argument will go on forever and in my opinion, what is relatable for others may be aspirational for some and vice versa, some people can easily afford multiple holidays a year and for some readers that may be relatable, but for others it may be aspirational. For me, most of the bloggers I love are both relatable and aspirational, but for me, I don’t mean aspirational in terms of how desirable of a life someone lives, but rather the content of their blog, the quality of their photography and writing, how they balance full time working with a blog and what they do in their day to day life, that is what interests me. This may not interest others and that is a-ok! I have seen a lot of people express doubts in regards to publishing their blog posts / videos / etc. due to them being boring and in defence of the mundane, I think regularity is interesting, there is a rousing sense of relevancy and almost shared camaraderie within them, no battling for who will become the biggest, or who will have the most followers but simply, here is my life etcetera, etcetera. Some bloggers who have incredibly relatable and aspirational content are: Supal, Michelle, Lauren, Lucy, Karina, Ghenet, and Yasumi (I basically want to be them because they are SO cool! and they give me a solid reminder that yes, there is a life outside of social media, numbers and curating the perfect Instagram).

Who are your favourite aspirational and relatable bloggers and why?

Sade 

x

4.12.2017

Efflorescence.

Liverpool, UK

SPRING SUPPLIES

Revisiting items in your wardrobe to style with new pieces is honestly DA BEST. So often I strike gold with an old tee or an old pair of jeans and it gets me super excited to well.. get dressed. More often than not, you can spy me in a loose vintage dress with a pair of leggings and some worn out boots, much like this,  occasionally, when i *actually* wake up before the seventh alarm on my phone goes ding-a-ling, or when i'm feeling somewhat fresh, i make an effort to raid my wardrobe for pieces i love but haven't worn much. This post is the result of said rummaging! I found this very instagram friendly H&M ruffle sleeve top i wore for my 25th last year, and my old trustworthy American Apparel jeans which are now quite literally bursting at the seams due to far too many trips to Nabzy's (sob sob - but bonjour bigger boobies and a squishier butt) and put them together with a new pair of delightful shoes from Ted Baker, and hey presto - A very spring-y outfit, complete with floral embellishment and a pink coat appears.

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