Thursday, April 26, 2012

Why yes, I am meant to be studying.

I have an exam worth 45% on Monday morning, at 8am. There are 23 lectures I have to make notes for/study. I currently have notes for 3 - and that's only because I made them earlier on in the semester when I was still running on the it's-a-new-semester-and-I-will-keep-up-to-date-with-my-work promise. You know, that one you make to yourself at the start of every semester.

But here I am, 4 days before the exam and utterly unprepared. Many of my classmates are stressing out even  though they started their study weeks ago. I'm not stressed - not because I know my stuff, far from it actually. I'm just doing that thing I normally do where I ignore it until the last minute. Come Sunday night I'll be in tears, I promise. It happens every time. I know it's terrible, but it's one of those habits I just can't seem to shake. I'll regret it when the time comes lol.

Now, I've been meaning to blog since Monday, but just haven't gotten around to it. It's been absolutely freezing in Sydney for the last few days, despite sunshine and blue skies making an appearance. I would say it was time to put away those denim shorts and sun dresses but with the weather being as temperamental as it is, you just don't know anymore.

On Monday, I broke one of my personal rules: tights are not pants. What can I say, they were just so comfy, and being cloudy and overcast that day, I just wanted to rug up without having to worry about the muffin top hanging over my skinnies. The top was pretty long anyway, so my bum was covered at least! I can't stand it when girls have their arses hanging out in tights.

Tank: Oxford Woman; Oversized Cardi: Cotton On; Leather Pannel Tights: Imprint; Crochet Pannel Boots: Forever 21; Bag: Sportsgirl; Ring (index finger): Colette; Ring (ring finger): custom made Michael Hill Jewellers; Watch: Mimco. 

And today this is what I'm wearing (I changed into flats for uni though). Yes, those ARE real leather pants lol.

Lace Top: Mink; Leather Pants: Just Jeans; Heels: Garage (NZ); Jacket: Kitty; Bag: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Portmans. 

Gotta run, uni time! xx

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pussy bows and DFO

I've gotta make this one quick because I have a child to put to bed and its waaaayyyy past her bed time (sorry mum lol).

I got up this morning and checked the forecast - 24 degrees and cloudy according to Weather HD. So I took the occasion to break out my favourite high waist jeans, for the first time this season. Teamed it with a mustard yellow ladylike pussy-bow blouse and tan accessories. Good old 70's casual/glam for my trip to DFO (which was decent - and I was good, only spending another $80. Bardot was disappointing though). Such a shame I had to change into the emergency dress I had in the boot of my car by the time we got back to my cousins mid-afternoon. Apparently 24 and cloudy means 27 and sunny by the afternoon. Should really learn to stop trusting that app!

   Top: Portmans; Jeans: Jeanswest; Belt: Zahara; Wedges: Tony Bianco for Wanted; Bag: Vintage

Friday, April 20, 2012

Back (b)log

Before I start I just have to say I'm hating blogger's new layout. It's ugly and it keeps flipping my photos on their sides (so I've had to put them together on one image and I hate the way that looks!) The 'change back to old format' button isn't there any more and this makes me sad.
It's been a rather depressing week overall actually. The weather's been atrocious & I really don't enjoy the rain unless I get to sleep in. I've been meaning to post for the last few days, but for some reason or another I haven't gotten around to it, so I do have somewhat of a backlog of photos to post.

Thursday was particularly cold and wet and so I rugged up and hid my frizz-prone hair from the rain. Excuse the crappy photo quality - the weather meant no natural light so I had to rely on the halogens in the bathroom.

Dress: Saintshylo; Belt: Supre; Leggings: Xpression; Beret: Forever 21; Boots: Roc (from Sheriton Shoes); Coat: Ally. 

Friday looked like this: 

Top: Miss Shop (from Myer); Leggings: Xpression; Boots: Roc (from Sheriton Shoes); Belt: Zahara; Necklace: Temt; Rings: Rubi Shoes; Bag: Sportsgirl
What was meant to be a quick pit stop at DFO on the way home from uni (okay, so it's not really 'on the way' home...just close) ended up taking 2 hours and costing me just under four hundred bucks that I don't really have. Lol, what can I say, when I'm depressed I shop, and the weather's got me down. I'll update you on that in later posts. 
The weather did finally clear up today though, and I got to wear my newly acquired, bright, floral dress (an absolute steal from Dotti ($5!)). The skirt has an awesome swish to it, it's super comfy and the colours are so bright and vibrant - a perfect match with the shining sun! 

Dress: Dotti; Belt: Supre; Bag: Vintage; Wedges: Sportsgirl

Haven't really got much else to say tonight. Sorry for the bland post, I'm really tired and I have to be up early for another trip to DFO - the new Bardot outlet opens tomorrow and my cousin wants me to go with her. I don't know how I got roped in to that one lol. 

Till next time folks! xx

Monday, April 16, 2012

no more than usual

'Do I look strange?' I ask my sister as I get ready to leave the house for uni this morning. She continues scrolling through Ozsale for a bit before glancing back.


'No.' and she turns back to the computer screen.

'Are you sure?'

'Well, no more so than usual.'


Top (grey) & Trousers: Valleygirl; Shrug/top: Paper Hearts; Necklace: Temt; Turquoise ring: Colette; Cuff: Rubi; One Ring: Michael Hill Jewellers (custom made - coz I'm a nerd like that lol); Sandals: Asos.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

tough with a pinch of pretty

I know. I never call, I never write. You would barely even remember what I look like, if it weren't for the bazillion photos of me on this page. I'm the world's worst blogger (note: I'm totally not just saying that because all the other fashion bloggers say the exact same thing upon return from an unexpected hiatus lol. Okay so maybe a little).

The truth is - at least fashion-and-blogging-wise - I've been feeling a tad lacklustre as of late. I've been finding it increasingly harder to find outfits to wear despite not exactly lacking in wardrobe choices. I mean, sure I'd get dressed, and leave the house decently dressed and presentable. But outfits were neither inspired nor inspiring. They were, well, boring for the most of it - bland clothes that were too busy to be basic yet too plain to be noteworthy, or outfits completely re-used out of sheer inability to come up with something new. And so, I left them off the blogosphere.

See, normally when there's a lull in posts, I'm still thinking about the blog. Still taking photos, still coming up with new ways to express myself through what I wear. This time there was little to nothing. Don't get me wrong, I still thought about writing, but I was - yes, here's that word again - uninspired. It may have been a combination of a number of factors: uni & assessments, the temperamental weather, the major decrease in the number of purchases made as of late (due to unemployment and consequent lack of money), my dodgey internet connection, and of course, my poor, poor broken camera. I had lost my blogging mojo.

But a couple of days ago I did something I hadn't done a while: I played dress ups. For a good, long, few hours. And although I didn't exactly leave the house that day wearing anything particularly outstanding, I knew that that spark was starting to come back.

This is what I wore yesterday. I was pretty overdressed considering I only went to the local shopping centre to pick up some groceries and then to my boyfriend's place to bum around the rest of the day, but I was happy to be. I was the good old overdressed-wearing-stilettos-shopping-and-working-it me again. And boy, was it good to be back.

Dress: Forever New; Leather jacket: Jeans West; Shoes: Billini; Belt: Zahara; Bag: Dangerfield