Turning 29 During a Lockdown

Come back! There goes a part of my youth.

What is going on? How did this happen? When did I go from a young ‘un in college to standing at the edge of becoming thirty?

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Jewellery – Old
Bag – A gift
Shoes – Old

Okay, first of all: I posted a video on my YouTube channel of how I styled this lilac shirt with three different colour-ways so that’s where these looks came from. I can’t go out but I can still pretend, no?

Second of all: I know I don’t look my age. I never have. I still had a sweet lady ask me which class I was in a few weeks ago and all my weary ass could say was, “I already have two Masters degrees, Aunty.” So, yeah. I got my mom’s good genes on this one, I guess.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Forever New
Trousers – NEXT
Shoes – Old

With everything that’s going on, I’ve been really stressed out – as I’m sure so many of us are. In the beginning, with people expressing dread at having to be isolated and forced to face their inner demons, I was like, “PFFT…I have to face mine every day so this won’t be anything new.” Boy, was I dead wrong.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Earrings – SHEIN
Skirt – KOOVS
Shoes – Old

I think that other people with an anxiety or a panic disorder will agree that, sometimes – okay, most times, you can’t even explain what’s causing it at all. You just get this feeling that there’s something wrong and that you have to be on alert without being able to say exactly why. Over the past few weeks, I feel like all my mental health progress has regressed and it sucks ass.

I consider this moment my pre-birthday gift. Muffin is so cute.
Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Claire’s
Trousers – Dorothy Perkins
Shoes – Old

Coupled with other stuff that’s happening, all I can say is that I actually look forward to having a quiet birthday at home with my siblings. We all miss our friends, partners and loved ones – I know I do. My mom is away on duty throughout this whole time and I miss her the most. She’s being strong so I’m trying to be, too.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Earrings – SHEIN
Skirt – Forever 21
Shoes – Truffle Collection

I’m getting to that point in my life where I forget how old I actually am sometimes and so birthdays aren’t a huge deal for me. So this time around, while we’re stuck in a lockdown (that rhymed), some quality family time, good food and a movie and I’m all set for another year.

Shirt – HERE&NOW
Necklace – Old
Skirt – Forever 21
Shoes – Truffle Collection

Do I Look Like an Aviator Yet?

*Disclaimer – I’m currently self-isolating. These images were taken weeks ago.

I think that women aviators throughout history have always looked so bad-ass. This outfit was particularly inspired by the WASPs – the Second World War female pilots who carried out non-combat military duties.

This aviator-styled jacket from Vero Moda was particularly perfect this passing winter. The faux suede with the shearling linging? *Chef’s kiss* So snug and warm.

The turle-neck was harder to find in this pigeon blue colour than I thought it would be. Marks & Spencer saved the day once again. It’s not a brand that I would think have the kind of pieces that I like but they’ve really upped their game recently.

Jacket – Vero Moda
Turtle-neck Sweater – Marks & Spencer
Necklace – H&M
Jeans – Forever 21
Boots – H&M (similar style linked)

I don’t really wear blue all that much but there’s something about pigeon blue that I just can’t get over. I think it looks like a more mature light blue, a colour that’s uncommon but so lovely.

I like to keep things on the more light-hearted side on this blog but I have to acknowledge what’s happening around the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve never witnessed a global reaction like the one we’ve seen recently and it’s scary. But I’ve also seen such strength and hope and it’s so moving.

I hope you’re all washing your hands and doing your bit to flatten the curve. Stay safe, my dears. I’m sending my love to all of you.