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

141018 – Overjoyed and Energised

These last couple of weeks my brain has been everywhere aching to take on projects, and making up ideas. You won’t even believe the mess my personal journal has become. I think it has to do with the fact that I am really enjoying what I’m doing at university. It’s something I’ve always been eager to learn, and I’m getting access to such amazing platforms, and had talks with such creative and interesting people that I just want to jump into things and get them done. I tend to get ahead of myself a lot. However, today I have decided to stop for a bit and just relax. Yes I am having an all day in bed Saturday and you can’t judge me because I know you’re probably doing the same thing. I was looking through my files and came across these photos from one of my very first blog attempts, and well, they are just too good to be left in my laptop without sharing. So try these quick drinks and let me know what you think

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Ruth

I used a juicer to blend all of the fruits and leafs together. I've never tried blending it, but if it works let me know!

I used a juicer to blend all of the fruits and leafs together. I’ve never tried blending it, but if it works let me know!

140913 – A Hard Knock Life

There are times where I really question wether I’ll even be able to make it into this industry I desperately want to be part of. Maybe it’s just cold feet because I really don’t know what to expect out of the course I chose to take at university, or because sometimes I feel like I really made the wrong choice, and now I don’t really feel like I can go back. 
In an industry that is so exclusive I don’t even understand how an introvert like myself will ever be able to truly succeed. It’s not like I’m going into this to provide the fashion world with new designs, I’m no Alexander Wang or Christian Siriano. Trust me the last thing I know how to do is draw, let alone make a t-shirt. I’m the type of person that loves to panic about things that haven’t even happened. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but by the time I was 10 years old, I already knew exactly what I wanted to study at university, now that it’s literally a day away I am panicking about what will happen to me once I’ve finished it. Not only that but will I even be able to get a placement during my sandwich year. And what if by the end of all this, it goes smoothly but I still won’t have a guaranteed career. Yes I know it’s years away but sitting around and waiting for it to then think about it is a waste.
 The period I spent wondering if I would even get the grades required to get into university, I felt so lost because there might have been a possibility that all the stuff I had planned and set up for myself years before could have gone to a halt or worse and just not happen at all. I hate not knowing what to do next, and it really scares me. 
How on earth will I, the girl who’s family is mainly inclined into maritime, military or oil (not in the millionaire standards, I wish lol)  turn that into fashion. This industry that honestly the only way I can seem to put it into one word is ‘incest’ but not in the creepy sexual form, but like an industry where it’s simply about who you know. I know no one! I can’t even get someone to reply to me when I’m offering myself to help out with events for free. 
Perhaps I just need to be more optimistic and trust myself and my work ethic to pay off, but with a personality like mine, it’s really not the easiest. I just hope the future isn’t as terrifying as I’m making it out to be in my head. But off to more positive thinking I go, like in the words of an awesome blogger “negativity isn’t cute!
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Ruth

photos via tumblr. 

140909 – A Nostalgic Sorta Thing

When one is in need of extra cash, one finds a paying job. When one fails drastically a job interview, what does one do to cheer up? Retail therapy! Haha I know funny, I’m looking to make extra and end up spending more. Hey that’s just how I function. And after a very expensive splurge at American Apparel I was not going to let it to waste. This adorably pricy skirt just keeps me all happy. I just remember my uniform wearing days and how much I hated them, but then came to really appreciate them when I moved to college and could wear whatever. Trust me year 10 outfits are the ones I most want to erase from my mind. I remember once I gave up on life and went in wearing a white oversized Girls’ Generation hoodie and aqua blue Victoria’s Secret sweatpants. My goodness that was bad. Looking back I think I looked like a marshmallow. 
Obviously a skirt this short would have gotten me an email home complaining that my skirt was far too short, and it’s giving the school a bad image blah blah blah. I remember once, a couple of the girls in my year (including me) got in trouble for wearing thigh high socks instead of tights or just ankle socks, there was an entire assembly and everything! Ah good old middle school days
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Ruth