Back & Better

I'm not even going to apologise for the hiatus (can you even call it that?) I mistakenly, on purpose took. And it's not because I'm a nonsense person, but because probably no one is reading this anymore, and not "unnecessarily apologising" for things is one of the New Year's resolutions I'm determined to stick with. A couple of things have changed since I last took a stroll on these streets:

First off, I'm in varsity/uni/college now. I no longer permanently live in Johannesburg. Cape Town has adopted me - slowly but surely I'm getting better at dressing for its temperamental weather, I know a few cool places to fix my cravings, and I have a pretty good sense of direction/distance/location. Uni is turning out to be a right bitch, and I'm very nearly wishing I didn't wish high school away so eagerly. "Nearly" being the operative word. I wouldn't trade my new found freedom for anything *heart eyes* Still, uni is seriously dampening my spirits. If you've known me a while, you'd know I'm very creatively/artistically inclined. I'll take art > business (read: anything really) Sunday to Sunday, 365.  And yet, I've found myself sitting in lectures where words like "ceteris paribus" get thrown around all willy nilly. I could punch myself at the misery of it all. But this is my life now.

Secondly, I'm back! I'm back and I'm better. That's definitely something to ride home about. Jk (kind of). Strange thing is that I stopped blogging because I was within the pits and a general state of frustration with everything, and now I'm back because I've found myself in a very similar slump. So it's interesting how you react to things. How the same thing can give rise to opposite reactions. Maybe I'm reading into it too much. Idk. Rambling. But I'm better in terms of my drive to write and draw and share and stuff - good things!

Plans for the re-up of Oh Kenzo could maybe be described as regressive. Not very exciting, but bare with me. When I started blogging, I was suuuuper into "curating" content, as opposed to creating my own. I was probably most authentic then, and not to say that I haven't been authentic all this time, but with this blog I've definitely been influenced by the direction the blogging community as a whole (#OOTD). When I started out, I was a little kid who knew nothing else but what she liked - fashion, art, photography and music - and that was literally the sum of my blog (which you can find here for a laugh). I found that all throughout last year I'd refer back to that and this blog looking for cool artists for my school art assignments. I thought it was pretty cool that I was interested in such cool stuff so long ago, and I'm still so into it today. That's a lot of so's.

Point is this: I'm going back to that sort of vibe. More reflective, more curating, more documentary, more personal, more self-indulgent I guess. MORE RAMBLING. I'm also hoping to switch up the look of the blog in due time, so stay tuned for all that good stuff. 

P.S Notice how good I've become with limiting my use of ellipses! I wasn't even conscious of it while writing this post, and not one ellipsis in sight. Proud. I'm still a slave to the parentheses though :/

P.P.S. Follow me on Twitter which is where I do my rambling in small doses if you can't take all this heat, and my Instagram is pretty dope sometimes. Also, Snapchat is a biggie now: @kenzolm


HEY, WASSUP, HELLO: Instagram Round-Up

Hey, Wassup, Hello. I’ve been M.I.A. for the longest time. If you’ve noticed, bless your heart, if not, forget I mentioned it. I could think up a plethora of reasons, but simply put, my matric year (senior year, year 12, whatever you call it where you’re from) has been *rough*. Have you ever thought about what happens to your luggage on a plane? I’ve always imagined it like a bunch of bags in a washing machine. This year, I’ve kind of felt like the luggage on a plane that doesn't reach its destination.

It’s a touch dramatic, but honestly, that’s what it feels like. I've always got some project, test, essay or whatever, one after or on top of the other on some twisted loop. It's been a shaky couple of months, but soon and very soon, it'll be over. I couldn't possibly be more eager to finsih the hot mess that is high school, and have a small sip of freedom before starting with uni. Seeing as you’ve all missed my presence so much (I'm assuming since my last post was in March - I know, it's ridiculous), I thought I’d do an Instagram round up of the last century I’ve spent in hiding.

What's been up lately: threw back to barca and italy, threw back to selfies with Foyin, got a new puppy, stuck my tongue out, got a little older, silly things with my boyfriend, got some cute shoes and socks, went dress shopping, painted some stuff, went furniture shopping, visited an art expo.

Surely the expectation of someone returning from a hiatus is that they're back for good, or for at least a while longer. Unfortunately this time, that is not the case... Next week Tuesday I'm starting with my prelim exams (second-last exams before I’m done with high school), so I’m going to be silent for yet another uncertain amount of time following this post. Send me love letters, miss me, and I'll be back soonest. Promise (kind of).

PS. Follow me on Instagram (@kenzolm_). This post is proof that I'm less of a stranger there than I am on here.


OUTFIT | All Prepped Up

all clothing c/o 32clothing
About a week ago I received an email inviting me to participate in a blogger campaign for 32 Clothing. You might have seen this post from a few weeks ago, where I ranted and raved about the store, so you can imagine my excitement. The campaign just went live on my Instagram - check my latest post for details on how you could stand a chance to win (what a gimmicky, American-radio-in-the-60s thing to say) a 32 Clothing voucher worth R1000 to spend on beautiful, branded clothing at a fraction of the price. READ MORE for more pictures and stuff.

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