reckless adulthood

michael kors dress

status quo

photo assistance KRISTABEL PLUMMER location CHELSEA, LONDON
in collaboration with J. LAUREN

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Lately I’ve been stuck in a rut—in this vicious cycle that is wakeup-work-gym-work-dinner-more work-sleep-repeat routine. You know when you do or say a motion continuously it becomes so natural that is feels or sounds awkward? I feel like I’m doing that on a hamster wheel. For a second I thought it was because I didn’t have enough friends to go out and do things with. Being an expat can truly suck. In reality, this rut is just brought on by the fact that I overwhelm myself during the week with to-do lists that surpass the list of countries England colonized. And in times of ultimate stress, it’s the moments of great art or the achievement of personal milestones that remind you why you spend so much of your current life dragging yourself to walk on broken glass to the finish line.
 

{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs
{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs {reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs

dissecting the problem

I used to be cool. Partying late into the night where I would need to sober up on some random bridge on the banks of NYC or London or elsewhere to greet the morning sun (this was only a year ago). There was always something to look forward to in the life I used to lead. And now that I’m in this state of idleness/waiting for client emails, is this adulthood?! It seems that most of my friends here are in this phase where they’re settling down (eg. buying houses, starting families, going vegan*) and the thought of that freaks me out. Clearly, we’re not ready here.

*I do associate going recreationally vegan as being responsible. And just to add in here, I did photoshop my knees a bit because they were dirtied and bruised from questionable activities that day, which I will leave right there.

 

{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs
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hashtag reckless adulthood

Seldom are the days where I can remember sitting down with a bunch of girlfriends, sipping questionably cheap wine and daydreaming about our fantastical weddings, hypothetical husbands and giving birth to a flock of children. Good on you who wanted this in life, but I’m throwing in the white flag and taking life by the balls.

Last week I decided to get dressed up in my new Michael Kors dress, gold heels and luxe accessories sent by J. Lauren. Decidedly, this dress showed a bit more leg than London has ever allowed me to and I’m perfectly fine with living on the edge like that. We went for champagne at mid-day in the middle of the week, shared a platter of oysters and pulled the middle finger on our “responsibilities”. This is #RecklessAdulthood and I’m okay about living it just a tad longer…
 

{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs
{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs

 
 
{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs
 
 

what I wore

dress MICHAEL KORS heels JIMMY CHOO purse JUNO c/o WALLIS nails LAKE c/o ZOYA NAIL POLISH
earrings c/o J.LAUREN lips AMAZING GRACE c/o CHARLOTTE TILBURY

{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs
{reckless adulthood} via chevrons & éclairs

  • Trang Do

    You looks so great! Love your outfit soo much!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Absolutely stunning.
    We all get caught in that rut from time to time. Welcome to adulthood, kid. The other day my BFF texted me and said she was out running errands. She parked in front of a Ann Taylor and said she panicked because she wanted every dress in the window. She asked if this was what her life was now. I chuckled. 😉 Being an adult is all of the things that we swore we’d never become… but better.

    • HAHA YES! That is me basically. I’m just constantly behind a desk while (what I assume) everyone else is having fun 🙁

  • Lindsay Katherine

    Your life is way too fabulous, it seems surreal. You are so effortlessly glamorous and chic at all times- how is it possible, even when you’re talking about being reckless! I’m very curious as to the questionable activity that left your knees bruised and dirty now…

    • HAHAHAHA! – Def not at all times. YOU have not seen me on snapchat. It’s a abysmal haha. I was photographing a friend (@iamkristabel) for her blog and was getting all sorts of low angles! HAHA get your head out of the gutter, lindsay!

  • Amy

    This outfit is so glam!! Loved this post.

    xx, Amy
    theluxilook.com

  • Simi Atanda Lindgren

    What a beautiful outfit and stunning images Supal! Where did you go for champagne and oysters? J.Sheekey I hope…they have the best X
    http://www.whiitelist.com

    • Ah thank you so much, Simi! AND YOU KNOW IT. PS – we need to meet up when you have the time and please bring that cute baby of yours <3

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    I tried to comment yesterday and it ate my comment, but…..adulthood is hard. I long to go back to the days when my parents paid for everything for me and took care of it all. Even though you feel in a rut your mundane life is way more glamorous than mine will ever be.

  • Paige Allison

    “Dirtied knees from questionable activities”?!?!?! Say whaaaaaaaat?! That’s hilarious. And something I would say/do. We should hang out 😉

    • HAHA! I was actually taking some photographs from a lower angle… not as exciting 🙁 AND yes, I literally wish we could go pub hopping.

  • Sigh. Sometimes adulting seriously sucks XD Who knew there were so many responsibilities! And being in said ‘hamster wheel’ means that a vacation is definitely a requirement. Loving your outfit, especially your Jimmy Choo shoes <3

    http://www.deasynoel.com

  • Missy

    That dress is so beautiful, adding it to my wishlist!!

  • Annalise

    You look so fit and healthy, Supal!

  • SBT

    You are working that fabulous dress!!