150423 – Summer Shade

I would call myself a sunglass enthusiast, actually make that addict. I can’t not buy a pair of sunglasses even when it’s definitely not needed, and believe me it never is. But since summer is slowly coming up and the sun is out, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favourite online/offline places and brands to get sunnies.

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150307 – Recent Endeavours

So I’ve been scarily busy lately. Ever since the New Year I’ve been a busy bee. So first I have the chance to intern during London’s Collection Men and London Fashion Week and it was by far the most amazing time I’ve had in a long time, well at least career wise.

I’ve also been working on a project that is currently taking place, and it’s turning out to be bigger than I expected. It’s for a conference for women working in the maritime sector. The conference is called WIMA Africa, and it’s going to be taking place later on this month in Luanda, Angola. I’m proud to have been working on the website for this. Things didn’t turn out as I have envisioned visually, but of course the clients wish is what happens, so I am happy to have offered them a website that they are happy to have. 

I’m also almost half way with my buying and merchandising unit at uni, which is my very last unit. Meaning that after this, I will officially have completed my first year of university. I can’t believe time has flown by so quickly. It has been none stop work and super challenging, but that’s just how I like it.

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Ruth

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141213 – Ru Buys

It’s December, you’d be lying if you told me you haven’t been shopping. Depending of wherever you are, maybe there was a Black Friday sale happening where you live, or you’re just stressing over what to get for a relative you barely know that’s coming for Christmas this year (hey I am). But I was a little selfish, just a bit, and got myself a couple of little things along to process. I’m definitely feeling the winter now, so wrap up warm. Such a joyous time

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Ruth

'How to be Parisian'/Thierry Mugler/Aquascutum

‘How to be Parisian’/Thierry Mugler/Aquascutum

141129 – Game Face On

I once came across a comment online stating that Londoners are mean and ruthless people. I found myself completely disagreeing with this statement, because from my 9 years of living in this city, I’ve only encountered lovely and welcoming people. But what I didn’t do was truly look at the bigger picture. People here aren’t bitter, not at all, however I understand where that person who wrote the comment was coming from. Perhaps the reason why I first disagreed with her statement was because I myself am part of these mean ruthless people. You catch me trying to make my way anywhere in the vast machine that is the underground, and I have my game face on. Grunting, pushing, shoving and intensely glaring at anyone who abruptly stops or turns the other way. From that aspect you can definitely see why an outsider would gain this perception of Londoners. But to be honest that is probably the only time I’d agree with this comment. Because above the depths of the underground, it’s all good. Unless you make the mistake of going out to any shopping district during a massive sale time for example, Black Friday & Boxing Day. Speaking off, I hope you all had a safe and fun time shopping, I sure will as I plan to just splurge on Cyber Monday

Ruth

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wearing: Blazer c/o Redopin, Jeans c/o Pull&Bear, Shoes c/o Converse, Watch c/o Marc Jacobs, Necklace c/o Zara,  Coat c/o H&M, Top c/o Les Artist

141119 – Inspirations 1

Ok so I am probably crazed by the idea of starting on my own two feet. Well considering getting hired is probably the hardest task to achieve at this time and age, and at the experience that I have. So I’ve been watching and reading a lot of interviews/memoirs or business entrepreneurs and people that have made something of themselves and oh my goodness am I just mesmerised. All their stories are so fascinating and inspiring, and I just want to get up and do something, BUT WHAT! Don’t worry, my crazy brain fuses are working and something will pop up (hopefully).

As I was saying inspiring people.

  1. Sophia Amoruso – Spend two hours watching her on youtube being interviewed about her start with NastyGal, and I was hooked on her. So now I have her book ‘#GIRLBOSS’ on my kindle and I’m willing to give up dinner to read this tonight. Her personality and risk taking personality really reminds me of who I’m not and who I want to be
  2. Kelly Cutrone – Same goes for this absolutely inspiring women. I remember watching her on The Hills and being completely afraid of her, but then realising that that fear made me want to meet her and just spend some time with her. I feel that I learn better through people that keep it real, say it as it is and really get to you with tough love. Again characteristics that I wish secretly think to myself that I have, but I actually don’t. Her books are a go instant go to when I’m facing awkward situations. Particularly ‘If You Have to Cry, Go Outside’
  3. Sohee Kim – Founder of Stylenanda, one of my FAVOURITE South Korean stores, I remember the first time I came across one of their photos of Park Sora (one of their models) and hunting it down until I found their website, way back in 2010-11 and my jaw dropped, never looked back. Starting from a market stall, to owning flagship stores in South Korea, China, Taiwan. It’s amazing, and the woman behind it is so adorable and sweet and has the cutest dogs ^^

Honestly knowing that regular women like them made it this far into their careers, doing something they love, really makes me jealous! Their drive, determination, confidence and success if super inspiring and I really hope to one day achieve half of what they’ve done. 

141117 – Currently Craving

1. Urban Outffiters/ 2. UNIF/ 3. Acne Studios/ 4. ASOS / 5. Jain Song

1. Urban Outffiters/ 2. UNIF/ 3. Acne Studios/ 4. ASOS / 5. Jain Song

Getting out of bed today was a chore, and the november showers are just precious aren’t they! So I promised myself I’d sleep a bit earlier today, but I also didn’t want to not post something, considering the fact that this weekend I completely slaked off. Hey, I worked months on that report I deserved a rest before taking on my new task! I hope we made Saint Laurent/ Slimane Proud (my market report was on Saint Laurent). 

I got my eyes on new items, well some new some I’ve had my eye on for a VERY long time >_< Night guys

Ruth

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141110 – Oh Well…

If you ask me, at the begining of the day I would say todays post was meant to be about a lovely event I was meant to attend called Bloggers Love hub, but those plans quickly went down hill as per usual. I guess I have getting my degree above all things, so networking was pushed to the side. As much as I envy all those people that got to meet and chat and enjoy cocktails on a Monday night, I cannot tell you how happy I am to not have spent another hour in these heels. And a perk to having to get the train at 7PM is that by the time you get to London, all that crazy traffic is gone. Since I had no colourful drink to showcase here tonight, I stopped by the mirror in my buildings’ entrance and snapped a little OOTD. Goodnight guys

Ruth

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I love how this blazer makes the biggest difference even on the simplest outfits

I love how this blazer makes the biggest difference even on the simplest outfits

PEEK-A-BOO~

PEEK-A-BOO~

wearing: Blazer + button up shirt c/o Zara, Jeans c/o Topshop, Shoes c/o Kurt Guiger, Watch c/o Marc Jacobs, Necklace c/o Vintage.

141104 – Planning Ahead

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m one to plan things years in advance. If you’ve actually read my ramblings here then you’ll know. It’s already november and Jack Frost has finally arrived, he sure took his time. But I’m glad he’s back, now I can start thinking about this years Christmas decoration colours. Too early? I don’t really care, it’s my favourite time of the year, wether I spend it in freezing England or boiling Angola the idea of distant family members eating turkey together and opening gifts makes me soooo happy!! Speaking on gifts, I got my wishlist all done or this year >_< I like to think that I was good therefore I deserve it right?

If you’re a family member reading this please save and get in contact with me for links to where to purchase the item haha

Ruth

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macbook air 11

macbook air 11″/handmade leather laptop case/gossip girl dvd box set/alexander wang gabi/’capital’ by thomas piketty

141029 – It’s a Sticky Situation

So recently I’ve been so stressed, that unfortunately ruederu has really moved to the very bottom of my priorities. I’m super terrified over something that I’m scared if I say it out loud it’ll become too real. Trying to sleep while continuously waking up to check your phone for updates is not fun. The guy at DHL must think I’m crazy since I’m constantly calling them about this important document I need asap even though there’s an online tracking service right there, and I swear the self control right now is too real as I fight the urge to scream at the screen whenever I check and the parcel location and it hasn’t even been updated. I know I’m sounding very weird right now, but I promise if it all turns out well, you’ll know exactly as to why I’m being like this, and hopefully someone out there can relate. 

Other than that panicky situation, I’ve bee busy trying oh so hard to get a part time job. So much that I think I’ve become an expert in righting cover letters. Technically not really since I haven’t gotten a response so far T__T . I’m also about to embark on a joint venture with 3 awesome friends and I’m super excited about it, but I’m not sure if I can announce it just yet. But hey this whole running around might not even be worth it if I don’t get that document!!!! DHL I thought you were the fastest currier service, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME!!! I’ll stop before I start releasing my frustration onto my keyboard. I’ll leave you with my current favs music wise.

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Ruth

141019 – The Work Space

I’ve recently been remodelling my room. Nothing major since I do rent therefore not much can be altered. I’ve always had Pinterest but never actually used it too much. But it’s really coming in handy. I finally understand the hype behind it! Yay for not being left behind on trends  woo~

So far it’s going good, but I did put it on hold due to uni work, and someone decided to sign for my package with shelfs from IKEA and took it with them, so I’m also in the middle of a fight between me and Parcel Force. But hopefully i’ll have it all back pretty soon and can share photos. 

I did make a board titles ‘Office Spaces‘ it pretty much just has images of amazing desks and offices that I wish I could go through the computer screen and spend hours in them. Like that movie with the guy form Phil of the Future (or maybe it was one of their episodes). Ideally it represents my dream work space, but I think I’m nearing it right? 

Anyway I’ll get back to working on my report. Have a good Sunday 

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Ruth

Links to original on my pinterest

Links to original on my pinterest