Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hey there Delilah

*Runs up and leaps on you; hugs the crap outta you* I've missed you kids! I know I never call and barely write these days, but that doesn't mean I don't think about you all the time! I'm sorry for my absence, I've been inundated with assignments and work and family and training, and in between, just generally enjoying life. I'd thought about blogging a few times but my sister borrowed my camera for a week or so, and it's not until you go without an SLR after having used one for the past few years that you realise how crap your shitty old little digital camera is.

Anyway, for ages I had been on the hunt for a decent plain white tee. You'd be surprised at how friggin' hard they are to find - they always have tacky prints, or odd detailing, too-high necklines, and are either too thick, or completely see-through. Finally, after years of searching, I managed to find two of them in Trade Secret of all places, on sale for only $10 each (RRP $60). They're still a tad sheer, but I've come to grips with the fact that I'll probably never find that perfect balance of fabric. Today (actually, yesterday) I had a break from hours of outfit planning, and chose to do the classic, comfy plain white tee & dark denim jeans. Tan accessories keep it extra casual. And don't you just LOVE my new Nine West bag??! It hasn't left my side since I got it on Wednesday, while killing time waiting for my dad to finish eye surgery...along with a few other bits and pieces *i went a bit overboard in glassons & collette)...oh dear indeed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm a lady.

So, I've got three assessments due in the next two weeks that I'm still sort of ignoring. The day was just too pretty to waste indoors, and by the time the arvo/night rolls 'round, I've been telling myself that I'm too exhausted/I should get to bed early to kick that cold I feel coming on before it turns into a full blown flu (and with my shocking immune system, it's only a matter of time).

Anywayyy, just a quick one before I head to bed. Today the sun was shinning and I felt like being a lady. So I donned a pretty, mid-length dress - an old gem I'd bought years ago but had tucked away in my wardrobe and forgotten about (it didn't quite fit in with my maxi phase or my mini phase). I hadn't worn this dress in ages because it always made me feel like I was dressing just that touch too old for my age - but now that I'm a bit older it gives me that touch of sophistication I crave some days.

So it took me a few hours to get ready this morning. And most of this time was spent 1) deciding on whether or not to keep the belt on; 2) picking shoes. Yes, I do realise I wound up wearing the same wedges that I've been wearing practically every blog post since I bought them (wow that sentence is really badly worded!) but let me tell you, it wasn't an easy journey getting there.

I fluttered from one pair of wedges to another, to sandals, and back to wedges, then to flats, then to a pair of small-wedged peeptoes I hadn't worn in ages (I remembered why I hadn't worn them in ages after 30 seconds of having them on, ouch!), to different flats, to different wedges, to other sandals, to stillettos, before finally deciding on those wedges again. And I'm not gonna lie, by the time I left the house I still had three shoe options in mind (I chucked a pair of flats in my handbag, and had another pair of heels in my car).

Did I happen to mention that I somehow injured the tendon on my right foot last Wednesday? Yeah. I still wore sky high wedges to work that day - I have a problem, I know. I'm just addicted to the height...yeek.

And yes, I'm slightly embarrassed/ashamed of my bad/luvo posing.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


A lot of the time I overcompensate for the amount of black I wear during the week for work, by going crazy with colour on my days off. If you often read my blog, then you're probably sick of me saying this. I love bright, vibrant colours - they make me happy. I don't know why, they just do. It may because they get me noticed...and, I'm not gonna lie, I adore the attention most days (lol yeah, I'm pretty vain like that).

But then there are some days when I just want to feel plain - I don't want people to give me odd looks or glare at my hot pink blazer or red pants or blue shoes. Yesterday was one of those days. I used to be obsessed with nudes and beige and tan and taupe; though usually these were broken up by denims or florals or black. Yesterday I did earthy neutrals from head to toe - comfy, colourless (okay maybe not colourless per say, but you know what I mean) chic.

Oh yes, and my sister also bought a new dog yesterday. We called him Simba. He's pretty cute; looks a bit like a bear crossed with a fox. And his fur really fit in with the theme of the day.

P.S. I don't know how often I'll be able to blog in the next few weeks - I've got quite a few assignments coming up, and exam season is looming. I'll drop by when I can (ack, who am I kidding, I'll probably post even more often than usual to avoid assignments and study lol).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

platforms, pleats, and pretty blouses

A little 70's, a little nautical. Loving my new asos pleated trousers, despite them being a bitch to do up (they're a very small make, and the zips at the back...makes toilet breaks rather challenging!)

P.s. I went to Top Ryde today (and watched Crazy, Stupid Love - go see it, it's funny!) and resisted the urge to spend, despite seeing an adorable floral Hi There by Karen Walker playsuit (that was $25 down from $150!), and a really cute black & white vintage-looking bag from Forever New. Yet, still somehow still came home a hundred bucks out of pocket. Haha, ah well...I guess not everyone's meant to save.