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I can’t adult anymore

I can’t adult anymore

Fashion, Life itself

I was going to start with saying it’s been a long week, but then I realized it’s only Wednesday. The truth is, it’s been a long three months. I can’t believe it’s ONLY been three months since I began blogging as it feels like I’ve been doing this forever and got a really good routine going on right now. What I do realize is though that “this blogging thing” of mine is so much more than I had anticipated, in good and bad. The good part is I get to experience places, things and people I never would have if I hadn’t chosen this path. The bad part is that it’s really taking ALL my free time. But with that said, free time needs some defining. If I do something I enjoy and really love that is a combination of what began as a hobby and now is work, isn’t it still somewhat time I spend fulfilling myself and thus “free time”? Free time as in having time to actually sit down, breathe and read a good book I will get to. I’ll just have to downsize my schedule a bit and that’s exactly what I’m doing this upcoming weekend. I’ve cleared my entire schedule in order to do a whole lot of nothing.

Speaking of not being able to adult anymore I’m in love (I don’t use these words that much when I talk about clothes, so trust me on this one) with this sweater from a local brand called Manners Apparel. They’ve done lotsa stuff, but this sweater and other famous TV couples even made their way into my favorite store in the world, that is Colette on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. I was so proud when I saw it hanging there! And speaking of Brenda and Dylan, that brings back SO many childhood memories of how I used to look at America pre-living there compared to post-living in the US. I’ll save that for a later blog post, but not all of America was like 90210… With that said, make sure you get some free time fit into your schedules so you don’t burn yourselves out!thomas-2horizontalthomas-3thomas-4thomas-5thomas-6horizthomas-7thomas-8thomas-9thomas-10thomas-11thomas-12

Jacket: Lee
Sweater: Manners Apparel
Jeans: River Island
Watch: Knut Gadd
Socks: H&M
Sneakers: H&M

Photographer: Manuel Oliva

58 Comments

  1. Bernice
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 11:06 AM
    Reply

    You only started blogging not so long ago?! You’re a natural 🙂

    http://www.bunnybernice.com

  2. Martin
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 12:37 PM
    Reply

    I agree with the previous comment. I can’t believe you’ve only been at this for 3 months!

    From a health perspective, do make sure to take some time off from your busy schedule. There’s nothing worse than burning out and i want you to keep producing these great articles! Have a great weekend Thomas.

  3. Helen Chik
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:23 PM
    Reply

    I understand where you’re at and believe me its a hard slog at the start but its totally worth it if you love what you do! I was struggling to juggle two full time jobs but when you get to the stage where you can let one go and pursue what you love then you’ll realise it was all worth it!!

    Helen xx
    http://ch1k.com/contiki-asia-16-part-one

  4. Leila D.
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:35 PM
    Reply

    That’s a great sweater and I love the location that you chose for the photoshoot 🙂 Can’t believe that you haven’t been blogging long, you’re great.

    http://Www.leilaandvanya.blogspot.com

  5. Lady Goldapple
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:52 PM
    Reply

    Thats a lot of photo’s, but love them all. Only 3 month blogging, you’ve done a great job so far. Keep it going and more of the good things will came your way, X Charissa
    http://www.ladygoldapple.com

  6. Stephanie
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:54 PM
    Reply

    Ummmm WHAT?! You only begin blogging three months ago?!?! That is absolutely ludicrous to me. You sound like such a professional and well experienced blogger, I never would’ve guessed that it’s only been such a short amount of time. I definitely get you and you say that you don’t have any free time though, I feel the exact same way. Even though I don’t work another job blogging is all that I seem to be doing half the time – or I guess more than half the time, huh? But it is definitely worth it because I love it so much and I get to meet fantastic people like yourself! You take it easy though this weekend and enjoy just doing nothing!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  7. Kusum
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:56 PM
    Reply

    Wait, what? You have only been doing this for 3 months, un-freaking-believable! Because you are doing a darn good job, Thomas! So glad you started this journey, as you can tell it is fantastic and the opportunities it brings is limitless. And that fact that you write from your heart makes people like me love your blog even more, keep on inspiring! That is such a darling sweatshirt.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  8. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 02:57 PM
    Reply

    Everything you said is so true. Even though my blog is my full time job, it’s a job that allows freedom which is why I love it! And i know it can be a lot of work but it all pays off in the end trust me. Just make sure you do actually take time for friends, family, and fun in between so you can enjoy the benefits of your hard work =)

  9. Mariann Yip
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 03:05 PM
    Reply

    Firstly, love the title of this post! Secondly, the pictures are amazing. I love the sweater and the street style appeal.

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

  10. gracie
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 03:19 PM
    Reply

    Love this sweater, 90210 ? I cannot believe you have only been blogging for three months ! You are killing it ! Great content, style & photographs ! Take a deep breath once in awhile but keep doing what you are doing ! Love it
    xx, gracie

  11. Laurelle
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 03:50 PM
    Reply

    I hear you!! I feel like we relate so much! I am so glad to have something so fulfilling to do in my free time, but it does take ALL your free time and some days I just want to breathe and do nothing. So happy you cleared your schedule and get to do that this weekend! I’m going to plan to do that over Christmas break!
    -Laurelle
    http://www.bellebylaurelle.com

  12. Jessica Dugan
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 04:02 PM
    Reply

    Congratulations on your 3 months of blogging! Your posts are amazing and are extremely professional – makes it seem like you’re an expert!

    -Jessica
    http://www.belleadoreblog.com

  13. Maggie Krol
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 04:08 PM
    Reply

    You are so right finding free time is so hard! Blogging is a full time job but on the bright side it’s wonderful to see a passion turn into something more lucrative. At the end of the day I would rather be busy doing something that I love then something that I hate! This weekend though, I am going to follow your lead and take a break to meditate and appreciate what I am most thankful for. All the best to you and thank you for posting so many entertaining pieces on your blog!
    http://www.maggiekrol.com/
    Xoxo, Maggie

  14. alafolie.
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 04:25 PM
    Reply

    love this look on you 😀

    http://alafolie-toinsanity.blogspot.hr/

  15. eric jess
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 06:13 PM
    Reply

    Yes, crazy how much time I spend on the blog! But its all worth it! Keep it up.

    Best,
    Eric Jess
    http://whoisericjess.com

  16. Ed from My Dapper Self
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 07:33 PM
    Reply

    Good post today, Thomas. I feel you… blogging can easily take up most of our time. At least when you take it as seriously as we do. And then there’s people who wonder if there is really any effort behind blogging like we do. Hah! Silly people.

  17. Jo
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 08:42 PM
    Reply

    I really can’t wait for Christmas so I can finally take a day off, although to be honest I’ll probably still be attached to my phone looking at Insta, etc at some point in the day (oh dear!!) Anyway, enjoy your free time! You totally deserve it. Love the 90210 reference btw 😉

    xoxo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  18. camille
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 09:20 PM
    Reply

    I used to have a really hard time balancing blogging and free time—that’s why I try to post only things I’m really passionate about which helps 🙂 Love your sweater, definitely an awesome buy!

  19. Christine Kong
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 09:59 PM
    Reply

    I can’t believe you have only been doing this for three months! You are amazing! And OMG, LOVE this sweatshirt. Totally grew up watching 90210 and yes to Brenda and Dylan! lol. But seriously, I agree with you…blogging does take up all of our spare time and it is great to take a break once in a while and do things that are unrelated to blogging and just something for yourself. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  20. Deddeh Howard
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 10:01 PM
    Reply

    You being blogging for only 3 months? Wow I thought is was more than that. You were made for this because you have such great style and a beautiful writing. Great job Thomas.

  21. Jen
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 10:09 PM
    Reply

    I really love that sweater and watch. I feel like blogging is taking all my free time too. But it really makes me happy so I’m glad that it’s work and a hobby!

  22. Jo
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 10:36 PM
    Reply

    What you achieved in 3 months of blogging is something most of us could not have even dreamed in 3 years. When I first discovered your blog, I thought you had been blogging for years as you are extremely professional and experienced in what you do. I know how hectic your schedule is every day but dedication, commitment and hard work do pay off and it’s all worth it at end. I am also so happy you will finally get a break this weekend (yay for both of us :)). Now let’s talk about these images though, I love every single one of them, truly amazing captures. I hope this company will make a sweater for my favorite TV couple – Ross + Rachel :).

    Love,
    Jo

  23. Iliana
    Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 11:29 PM
    Reply

    For three months only??? No way!
    You’re doing great Thomas ? Keep it up!

    I believe this my favorite casual look so far! Loved all the pictures!

  24. Kathryn
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 01:14 AM
    Reply

    Thomas I love how you styled the sweater with the jeans & jean jacket! Okay, so you’ve only been blogging for 3 months?? No joke I thought you had been blogging for years! You are so relatable and I love your blogging “voice”. Can’t wait to see what you will accomplish!!
    Xx, Kathryn
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

  25. Sharon Wu
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 01:34 AM
    Reply

    Dude only you could pull off shooting in a parking lot and still look freaking amazing as ever. Love your sweater too! Looks really comfortable 🙂 I haven’t been able to adult all day today… actually all week… lol been one of those lazier weeks for sure. I guess I’m ready for the holidays 😉 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/feeling-festive-maison-jules/

  26. Candace
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 01:41 AM
    Reply

    I’m with everyone else. I thought you were blogging for much longer than that; you’re such a natural. Blogging also takes up my free time, not that “I” complain about it, but my bf slides in his comments about it from time to time. I love how you share your real perspective on the world of blogging; I’m sure it makes it a lot easier for all the rest of us to do so, so that we can share tips and tricks on how to get around that 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  27. Yasmin
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 02:46 AM
    Reply

    That is such a sleek watch! Brenda + Dylan is such a cool sweater, but personally I’m more team Kelly + Dylan. Brenda was kinda bitchy and moody haha. Blogging totally takes up way more time, especially now with all of Instagram’s rules and what not. But it’s what I enjoy doing. So it’s all good, right?! 🙂

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  28. Stefanie
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 03:11 AM
    Reply

    I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 3 months! You’re doing an amazing job and you’re a really good writer! keep it up, I really enjoy all of your posts! xoxo

  29. Linh Dao
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 03:19 AM
    Reply

    Thomas! I did not know you just started blogging 3 months ago! This is amazing! I would have never guessed. CONGRATS! I know it is hard to keep up with everything and sometimes I don’t want to adult either. You outfit is always on point Thomas! I love the top and those jeans are great on you!

    Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/how-i-wear-fall-in-la/

  30. Eric k
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 04:32 AM
    Reply

    Thomas, if you wouldn’t tell me, iI would have never guessed that you started blogging 3 months ago . I enjoy your blogs now, I can just imagine whats coming next. wow thats exciting Buddy.
    this sweater is amazing looking. Simple yet stylish. I would love you to take me there when I am in Sweden. 🙂
    http://www.erickfashion.com

  31. Samantha Mariko
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 05:16 AM
    Reply

    you’ve only been blogging for 3 months?! wow, you seem like a pro already! empty parking lots are always good photo shoot locations 🙂

  32. Yuena Li
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 08:55 AM
    Reply

    Love that close up with you on that second picture. You look super fly! Still waiting on that smile Thomas!

  33. Lolita Mas
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 09:46 AM
    Reply

    You been blogging for 3 months? Wow! Very good job!

  34. Steph
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 03:17 PM
    Reply

    Wow, you’ve only been blogging for 3 months?! I would have never known – you’re doing awesome!! Love all your photos!

    xO – Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  35. Danielle
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 03:50 PM
    Reply

    Thomas, 3 months?!? How is that even possible? You are such a natural! I totally feel you with the dilemma between blogging being a hobby but something that does consume so very much of your free time. Important to know when to give yourself a little “you” time away from blogging. I always need that every once in a while!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  36. Lily
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 04:28 PM
    Reply

    Wait, you’re only been doing this for 3 months?! That’s insane, I thought you’ve been doing this for years!! Sounds like you were born to do this, keep it up!!

  37. Isabel
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 05:29 PM
    Reply

    Thomas, it seems you been doing this all your life, really. Did I told you yet that your blog is my favorite ?! Yes, I did, like a million times, but it’s the truth. That said, I will repeat myself again saying you look amazing, and cute and stylish…
    I always keep free time in my schedule to spend with myself every week: that’s the way I keep my mental sanity 🙂
    Keep the good work, you’re such an inspiration!

    Love,
    Isabel

  38. Fe Samaia
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 06:46 PM
    Reply

    I totally relate to you in that bogging sometimes can take a lot of our free time and it is way more work than it seems from the outside. But I agree with you that It is worth doing what we love!

    xoxo
    Fe
    http://www.fesamaia.com/dress-chic-on-a-budget/

  39. Miki
    Thursday December 1st, 2016 at 09:16 PM
    Reply

    Love this sweater. How lucky to stumble across one from a brand you absolutely love! I know what you mean about not having as much time anymore. Socializing in person can definitely be so much more challenging especially since you work 9-5 and blog! However, I love that I’ve met other bloggers, and hope it means that one day we all meet and maybe end up blogging at a cafe or something together before dinner and drinks. How awesome would that be? Socializing and working with people who you love and support, and vise versa?! 🙂

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  40. Open Kloset By Karina
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 01:58 AM
    Reply

    Another Amazing Post and again in Love with that Watch:) Ahhha
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    New:http://openklosetfashion.blogspot.pt/2016/12/adlib-restaurante-and-art-de-noel.html?m=1#more

  41. Jenn Hanft
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 04:02 AM
    Reply

    Wait what, only three months?! That’s crazy, I would have never guessed. You are such a natural and it really seems like you’ve been writing forever! Blogging takes up a lot of time but it’s time well spent in my opinion. Love this fit and how you shot in a parking garage! So unique hehe.

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

  42. Jenelle
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 06:57 AM
    Reply

    You have only been doing this for three months?!! WHAT? Haha. I had to do a double take looking at that. You have established such a natural and funny voice. My hat is off to you man. Colour me impressed.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  43. Darci
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 07:34 AM
    Reply

    Well don’t stress because you are killing it!!! Especially after hearing you have only been doing this for three months, much kudos to you! But I do understand where you are coming from in that I feel as if lately I have been overwhelmed with so much to do and the little time I have, leaving little time for “free time”. I want to get to a better point of being more caught up so I can take breaks more often to get to do other fun stuff! Good luck babe, keep killing it, love this denim on denim look. xo, Darci

  44. Josie
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 10:21 AM
    Reply

    You started blogging only 3 months ago?! I’m so surprised like the others. You’re doing an amazing job! I love reading your posts. Speaking of taking time for ourselves and not burning out my doctor just actually asked me to take a few days off from my 9 to 5 job. Blogging I can’t stop because I love LOL it but I definitely take more time for me to relax and just do NOTHING.

    I like this look! haha and can’t wait to read your post about your experience in the US. I feel like it’s going to be very interesting haha

    Bisous, Josie
    http://www.petiteandbold.com

  45. frank lin
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 11:46 AM
    Reply

    Can’t believe that you’re doing this since three months.
    You’re such a professional and it rather seems like you’re doing this since years!
    But yeah, you definitely have to calm down – this whole blogging thing can be very hard
    If you don’t take time for yourself and your friends..

    xx frank
    http://www.frank-lin.de

  46. Morgan Klein
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 01:38 PM
    Reply

    Your sweater is so cool! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 3 months!!

  47. Kirsten Thyra
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 03:29 PM
    Reply

    I can’t believe you only started 3 months ago! Your blog is so nice, keep up the good work and outfits 🙂
    X

  48. francesca
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 07:16 PM
    Reply

    oh my god i can’t believe how little you have been doing this. seriously amazing. keep up the amazing work
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

  49. Bryanna
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 10:09 PM
    Reply

    Only three months?! Most impressive. I completely feel you, though. People don’t really understand how much work goes into blogging. Just goes to show that you’re good at it! Plus your style is so on point. I’m obsessed with that sweatshirt!

    -Bryanna

  50. Brittany
    Friday December 2nd, 2016 at 11:07 PM
    Reply

    Such a cool spot for your photo shoot! And you are completely right about how much work goes into blogging- thanks for discussing!

    xx
    outofofficeny.com

  51. Darya
    Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 10:48 AM
    Reply

    REALLY?!!! 3 months!!! You look like experienced blogger!

  52. Sarah
    Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 07:20 PM
    Reply

    I can’t adult anymore either 🙁 love this shoot – what a cool idea to shoot in a garage!

    Sarah | sarahtahami.com

  53. Gina Diaz
    Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 09:41 PM
    Reply

    You look fabulous as always Thomas! happy 3 months blogging :))))) long 3 months, but well lived and exciting I’m sure.

    Xx, and much love! Gina

    http://www.artsyrunway.com

  54. Rachel
    Monday December 5th, 2016 at 08:47 AM
    Reply
  55. Cece Lam
    Monday December 5th, 2016 at 06:25 PM
    Reply

    3 months and you’re killing it!! I love reading ur posts 🙂 Hope to meet u one day, thomas!!

  56. Rachel
    Wednesday December 7th, 2016 at 10:38 PM
    Reply

    Such a cool outfit. Love your sweater and the denim jacket.
    xoxo, Rachel Vogt
    
http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

  57. Atsuna Matsui
    Friday December 9th, 2016 at 05:23 AM
    Reply

    OMG that’s crazy to learn that you’ve only been blogging for 3 months Thomas???! O.O You’ve grown soo much in such a short span of time and I’m so proud of you. You must have an immense amount of diligence and commitment then especially since I know you’re juggling blogging with a full time job. I can’t believe you also lived in the states at one point?? I’d loveeee to hear your story like where, for how long, and why?

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

  58. marcy
    Saturday December 10th, 2016 at 09:28 AM
    Reply

    I though you were in the blogging industry for years hahaha. You have such natural talent and I will need for sure some tips and advices from you!!! Keep the good work Thomas.

    xx
    Marcy

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