Wednesday, June 20, 2012

why yes

...I do have an exam in two hours. And no, I haven't studied this morning. I've decided that if I don't know it by now I'm not gonna know it lol.

This is just a quick one to share what I'm wearing this morning with you. The last few days have been beautifully sunny/glorious - so much so that I've stopped wearing my slouchy winter knits, tights and booties (a combo which I've been pretty much living in the last few weeks), and started wearing pretty dresses again (albeit layered with stockings and cardigans and oxfords).

And just to add a bit more of a winter feel, out comes the maroon felt hat. This season, red and yellow are reincarnated in my wardrobe as maroon and mustard: a little Ronald McDonald, a little hot right now.

 Dress: Mink; Belt: Zahara; Cardigan: Jayson Brunsdon; Stockings: Markets; Hat: Target; Shoes; St Vinnies; Bag: SES; Necklace & Cuffs: Diva; Ring: Lovisa.

I'm also absolutely LOVING my new oxfords, which I picked up at Vinnies for just $12 (they're leather and they were new! Although, they're also a men's size 6 shoe lol). 

Sunday, June 17, 2012


I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I put the 'pro' in procrastination.

I start exams on Tuesday (I have three consecutive exams - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). I've spent the last four days eating, sleeping, training and shopping - and now, blogging lol. 

On Friday I went to Westfields to deposit money at the bank. I deposited it at Forever New (3 pairs of cute patterned coloured leggings), Portmans (two gorgeous iPad covers - one of which could easily double as a clutch), Betts (a pair suede wedges in my latest colour obsession, maroon, and a waterproofer to save them from the rain), a random shop outside of Westfields (a maxi skirt, a long-sleeve black studded dress and a loose knit), and Vinnies (three blazers, a coat, a blouse, a dress, a leather bag, and leather brogues) instead. Pictures to come.

This is what I wore. I love, love, LOVE my new hat - super cute, and again the colour of the moment. My sister said it makes me look like the crazy lady that feeds the pigeons at the park (think the movie Home Alone).

And the pants are super comfy too. You'll never guess where they're both from - Target! All in all a pretty budget outfit. Under $150 all up inclusive of shoes and bag. The pants from Target were the most expensive item at $39 - I'm not gonna lie, I hesitated before thinking of comfort and cost per wear lol (I'm such a tight arse haha) 

Ponti Pants: Target; Contrast Blouse: IntoFashion; Singlet (worn underneath): Ceele; Coat: Avocado; Boots: Dotti; Bag: SES.
Anyway. Better get started on study for the day. Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I know you haven't seen much of me lately, and I know this isn't the first time. And you know what, it probably won't be the last. But I just want you to know that I still love you and think about you all the time. I know, I know, those words may be a bit hard to swallow, especially with all the times I've let you down before. You're just gonna have to trust me.

The reality is that I probably won't have all that much time for you in the weeks to come - I've got lots on my plate, with hen's nights, consecutive exams (to study for) for uni, weddings, and then four weeks of full time clinical placement. Oh, and you know, 16km jogs in between (I'm training for city2surf, which is only 14kms, but I'm trying to work on time and account for the added struggle of heartbreak hill). My toes and ankles are currently crippled and I have blisters on my feet. I just need time to take care of myself right now lol. 

Because I've been jogging so much, I've been finding myself dressing up less frequently - living out of canvas bags stuffed with random assortments of clothes for quick showers & changes.

Here are a few days I did manage to make a bit of an effort. On the first, I woke up wanting to put something pretty on. It was fairly chilly out though, so a long sleeve and stockings were the way to go. I absolutely adore this dress, though I rarely get the chance to wear it - has such a pretty/hippy/vintage/ladylike feel to it. And it cost me less than a tenner. 

 Batwing Lace Dress: SaintShylo; Belt: Forever21; Boots: JLH (Jennifer Hawkins for Siren); Necklaces (layered): eBay.  

Of course, for uni, the heels were replaced with flat boots from Windsor Smith (my faves atm). Actually to be completely honest I can't remember if I wore this to uni or not - I may have just been having a lazy day and couldn't be stuffed teetering around in stilettos.   

Of course it was freezing, and the long sleeves, being batwing & lace, were not all too warm. so on goes the thick chunky knit grandpa cardie (Forever 21). Snug as a bug in a rug.

A slightly sunnier day. Another dress I'm currently Adoring.
 Dress: Dotti; Belt: Forever21; Boots: Windsor Smith; Bag: Betts. 

Alrighty kids, that's it from me tonight. Will write again when I have the chance, promise. x. 

The awkward moment when your rust-coloured pants make you look like you're not wearing pants at all.

Tank: Supre; Leather Jacket: Jeanswest; Riding Pants: asos; Boots: Windsor Smith; Necklace: Dotti.  

Pretty sure the image speaks for itself lol.

*Shrugs* at least they were comfy!