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21st birthday.

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River Island top | Topshop dungarees
Topshop sandals | Chanel bag

June 14th, 1995, the girl on the picture above was born. Therefore her 21st birthday would be in 2016. But wait, isn’t this February… 2017?!? I mean come on. This is me we’re talking about here. Are you telling me that this is a surprise? Haha

Jokes aside… Let me tell you about my outfit, first of all.

– the outfit –

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Dungarees probably sit on the very bottom of the list for normal people’s potential birthday outfits. However, I think the outfit still works to be quite special and smart because it is all black. Especially with the bardot top; it elevates the dungarees and turns the outfit to a different level of edge but also adds a touch of femininity. To add to the girlyness, I paired this outfit with these open-toe-espadrille-esque sandals from Topshop and my trusty Chanel handbag.

– the birthday –

I’m honestly not too big on birthdays, weirdly because I was very blessed with lovely, caring friends that used to always give me a surprise on my birth anniversary …in which then cultivates my abnormally high expectations during this ‘special’ day. The first few years since this whole ‘surprise’ thing got popular, the surprises were so lovely. But as we grow up, I think it died down a bit and we stopped caring too much about it and the level of loveliness declines. Honestly I am going on a tangent here, but this is why I didn’t expect and didn’t want to do anything big for my birthday. Jeez that was a really long explanation. I invited my closest girlfriends (and boyfriend (singular)) to go out for dinner, so I basically spent the day with the boyfriend.

We started the day off going to ASDA (very special indeed), which led me on to wanting a KFC. Because every girl deserves a freaking KFC on their birthday ok??!! And I randomly wanted to go to London Zoo. Wow that all sounds weirder than I expected. I promise you I’m not that weird. But then again I always break my promises.

ANYWAY.

We didn’t end up going to the Zoo, in which reason I literally cannot remember because it has been half a year. So Phil just gave me my birthday present(s).

He always spoils me in this aspect and gave me not one, not two, but three items for my birthday! He gave me an Olive bomber jacket and a Mint striped shirt from H&M, but then he also gave me my favourite ever perfume, Giorgio Armani’s Si.

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For the celebration, we went to a Korean BBQ restaurant near Goodge Street. My friends were late, as always, but when they came in, they sang, brought balloons, flowers, gifts and cupcakes – all of which I did not expect at all!

Overall, I had a reaaally great time. I think partly because I set my expectations really low.

 

Another day in the park.

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Zara coat | Uniqlo jumper | (X)SML necklace | H&M necklace | ASOS jeans | Topshop boots

I like spending my time in parks. I find it really relaxing, especially when the park has a beautiful view. My favourite park so far is still Primrose Hill (can you consider this as a park?) but this time I went to Greenwich Park with Tara. It was very grey and gloomy, though. Did not expect it to be THIS grey. But what can you do? That’s British weather for you!

Writing about this post, I just realised something – I don’t dress according to the season. First of all, this was taken when it was still quite cold, hence the jumper and the coat. When you look at this picture, you would probably think this was taken in November because it’s a very autumnal look, this one. Even though it’s supposed to be a transition time to spring. But that’s just me – I don’t really mind about dressing according to the season. I mean obviously I would wear less clothes in summer and more in winter. What I meant is that I don’t care about colours and all that. People seem to think that when it’s spring, you’re supposed to wear brighter colours or pastel colours, and there’s no more of that burgundy and khaki colours anywhere on your body. Aaaaanyway… I’m not trying to be snobby, I just realised something that’s all! Haha. We all have our own views on everything 🙂

From now on I will try to actually link the things I am wearing as well. As long as they’re still available online.

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Let’s face it – life gets pretty boring when you’ve only got a few friends and you’re bloody homesick. The next best thing to do? Visit your best friend, of course! Especially when that also means traveling – the best of both worlds!

On my last reading week, I decided to visit Prinka. She lives in Canterbury so I gave her a little visit since she’s been to London several times already. Since it’s really small there, we decided to visit neighbouring towns such as Whitstable and Dover.

We arrived in Whitstable just in time for the sunset. We took a light stroll through the beach and us being us –  we took pictures of each other. We also went bowling because why da hell not, right? And we basically turned crazy when we saw the DDR machine. We even had an audience (of two people)! I suppose playing for about 4 years paid off? :p

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Zara coat | Uniqlo jacket | Forever 21 dress | Dune boots | River Island necklace

The next day, my body was aching like hell because we went bowling, and that affected my arms, but DDR affected my legs. It had been such a long time since I played DDR and do something so active like that! Ever since winter I haven’t been exercising, and this year I don’t walk as much as the previous years. Anyway, we visited the White Cliffs of Dover. It was quite a journey, that. We were dropped off in the middle of the harbour and had to walk up to the cliff with 0 knowledge. We didn’t really know if we were going on the right track. After about a 15 minute hike, we reached the cafe. Finally, there were directions! We followed the directions and after about a 20 minute walk, we kinda gave up because we could see the cliff already from there. In all honesty we just wanted to take pictures. Hahaha. But also, it was hella muddy and I was so upset because my precious boots were covered in mud. Also Prinka’s white shoes.

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Ted Baker bomber jacket | Topshop crop top | Topshop Jamie jeans
Kenzo Kalifornia bag | YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick #54