This past week marked the halfway point of my internship. Three months down, and three months to go. This is usually the part where I say time flies, but no it hasn’t. It’s actually been a harrowing, anxiety-riddled three months, which is ironic because the nature of my job is a very fast-paced one. But to illustrate, it’s like running desperately on a high-speed treadmill that’s stuck at the maximum duration with no way out. Something like that.
Still, to be fair, it’s a really good experience I can never get elsewhere so for all the agony I go through, I’m glad that I can take away so much more than what I give (i.e. my sanity).
Anyway, here are some of my favourite recent coordinates!
Mixing styles is one of my favourite things to do with coordinates, so I liked how the rough denim went with the girly dress. The dress is very floaty and feminine and not typically something I would wear by itself, so I paired it with my usual safe jacket-and-boots combo.
Also, this was an outfit for the office! The dress is one of the most comfortable things I’ve ever worn, and it grazes past my knees so it’s at a decent length too.
Another office outfit, this time with a tighter silhouette. It’s a simple black-and-white set, and work-appropriate without being boring. I love A-line coordinates, especially with this white chiffon skirt that fans outBasically I like things that swish around a lot.
This was a weekend coordinate; it’s a mostly monotone outfit with a pop of colour. The skirt’s one of those with a faux tie-front, which I think is adorable together with the check pattern
This was quite a while ago; I wore it on my birthday! Something casual and neat at the same time. I adore the white sweater from Dip Drops—it’s like a pep talk for myself in clothing form.
And speaking of my birthday (even though it was two weeks ago, but psh it’s still my birthmonth)…
I got a surprise delivery yesterday after coming home from work! It’s a belated birthday present from my dadI have wanted a polaroid camera for years. When they first started getting trendy again, back then my dad always wrote them off as unreliable (he didn’t realise they were new and improved reincarnations of the old thing) and they always remained in an unattainable realm of my dreams. In the recent months I thought once in a while about buying it myself online, but they were pretty pricey and I kept thinking about what my dad might say.
When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year, I just shrugged vaguely as I do every year because I don’t like asking my dad to spend money on things for me. Secretly though, in my head it was all polaroid polaroid polaroid…just wistfully thinking about those cameras (and plotting on when I’d finally work up the nerve to get one by myself).
So when he surprised me with this camera I was really more amazed that he somehow knew what I wanted without me even saying anything, or leaving hints on a strategically placed Post-it note or something. It’s been a long time since I mentioned it, even
Basically my dad has always been amazing at surprises. Since my brother and I were young he always liked to have these little Easter egg hunts for us. He’d pretend he didn’t have anything for us and when we got into bed at night there’d be a special surprise under the blanketsThere was that one year when my brother jumped onto his bed and did a massive face plant on his car racing set.
Anyway, end of childhood anecdote. I’m excited to take lots of pictures with my new camera! It’s a purple Polaroid PIC-300P Instant Film Analog Camera, by the way—the twin to the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S. The Polaroid 300 is the same, so film-wise either Fujifilm or Polaroid film is fine. I’ve got a bumper pack of film, so I’ll be a bit trigger-happy for a while
Well then. See you next post!