Feeling Funky

2 May 2018

One of the things I find hard is saying hi to people when I see them out and about. When I'm in a shop and I see my mums friend, I know I need to say hello, but I don't know how to make my way over and make them aware of my presence without startling them. I end up either trying to create a lot of noise so they notice me and begin the greetings, or I walk over and just kind of stand in front of them and say hello quite loudly but for some reason whenever I do that my arms stay at my side. Either way it's uncomfortable and ungraceful and that feeling of not knowing how to say hello is how I feel trying to open this post.

This is an outfit I would like to show you for a number of reasons. Firstly, because I think it's a cool outfit. Secondly, because I read Eleanors blog a lot and a while ago she done a post (here!) about this brand Maison De Choup and ever since reading her post I wanted to buy a t-shirt from this brand, and now I finally have. I don't feel overly qualified to talk about his brand and what not, but here are my reasonings for wanting to have a Maison De Choup t-shirt and for wanting to buy many more:

  • I love the simplicity of the designs, I quite like to wear bold trousers so having a t-shirt with a little design on it is always wanted by me. More than just looking nice though, the designs are symbolic, you can read the description of the top I got here 
  • Ethical!
  • Also I didn't know this at the time, but the tops are super soft and super good quality
  • If you buy from the 'Words Fail Me' collection, 25% of the proceeds go to YoungMinds, a charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing and mental health of young people. 
  • Supporting independent brands is always nice, but Maison de Choup is just such a pure brand, I love that it has a social cause at it's heart and that by just buying a t-shirt I felt like I was doing something. Albeit none of my money went to charity, but I don't know how to explain but all I want to do is support the business. I just love everything about Maison de Choup (again thanks to Eleanor because without her I would have remained ignorant and never knew such groovy clothes with amazing intentions existed) 
  • I thought my order was lost (it wasn't, turns out my mum had wrapped it up for me) so I sent them an email and George replied so fast and he used a lot of exclamation marks and I trust people who use exclamation marks. Also a little postcard came with the top. I don't know!! I just love it all!! Everyone buy from Maison De Choup, your heart will feel warm and you'll look cool


There is a ramble for you, I don't know how I ever used to write outfit posts. On a side note, I paired it with my tartan trousers which are from Brick Lane which I absolutely love, and these earrings from ASOS which I'm obsessed with. All in all, everything about this outfit I love (except my socks, but nobody's perfect). Peace! 

11 comments

  1. I have been meaning to buy a maison de choup t shirt forever, I love the ones with simple embroidery and the message behind them. Also, your way of approaching people you vaguely know made me laugh (I just run away). I used to hate exclamation marks with a passion but now I quite like them and I agree it definitely makes someone more trustworthy (because they're actually showing some emotion!!!)

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    1. I am shocked you were ever anti exclamation marks?? To be honest I think I just love excessive use of punctuation. I love their sweatshirts- really want one but I have blown the bank this month!x

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  2. Why do I 100% relate to how you opened this post? Generally I end up doing that awkward half smile and being like 'HHIII' over enthusiastically, I think I should work on that! I've never heard of this brand and am scrolling through the website now, I love a good statement pant so they sound perfect. Loving this funky look!!x

    Lucy Jane | Infinity of Fashion

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    1. It's such a good shop, I don't know when I decided I loved them but they just make my heart warm. It's so awkward having to say hi when they haven't noticed you, because if they say hi first as well are you meant to act surprised as if you hadn't already seen them and actively decided to blank them? Life! Thanks Lucy x

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  3. You look so damn cute Libby, like your hair is beautiful! Also I totally get you with that whole seeing someone you know in public like whats the etiquette for that?!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  4. I don't even say hi, if they don't say it first. Does that make me sound superficial? Maybe. Don't get me started on talking on the phone, I put my phone on airplane mode half way through the call so it can just naturally cut off and I can blame it on bad service. Oops. So next time you feel a bit socially inept, just remember that Dalal looks people she knows dead in the eye and walks off and cuts the line on her nearest and dearest lol. The t-shirt is so cool, I really want their faces one. Love how you styled it with the trousers too, it makes the red pop a lil more!!! Earrings are very art hoe too ;)

    Dalal // dalaltahira.com

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    1. I am laughing so much at the thought of you just having enough of a conversation and popping your phone on airplane mode, I am 100% stealing that. Ah, that's really tickled me

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  5. LOVE the t-shirt ;) you look so good and it goes with your trousers so well. Exclamation marks need to be used more in prose because online they're just so expressive (even if my mum sometimes thinks they allude to sarcasm I love them!) I agree with Dalal's comment above, I definitely don't usually say hi if they don't say hi to be first but then again I always end up smiling at people I know in college and they don't smile back so I just continue being my usual awkward self hahah, great post x

    eleanorclaudie.com

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    1. I find one exclamation mark is said in a certain tone of voice in my head, but it's a tone of voice that I'm not sure if other people use but either way your mum would hate texting me, I am the queen of overusing exclamation marks (and any form of grammar tbh).x

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  6. I ADORE THIS LOOK> I love the way you rock it.

    Simply Me

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