Tuesday, July 30, 2013

White top and navy pants...

...you would think that after six weeks of clinical placement, I'd be sick of the combination. Apparently not though - although this time it's a bit more stylish, I hope.

Top: Fate; Pants: Sass & Bide; Bag: Sandler; Shoes: Sportsgirl; Collar: Cotton On; Watch: Forever New; Ring: Dangerfield.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Being a bum.

So my two weeks off have just come to an end, and I begin my (hopefully!) last ever semester of uni this week (eek, so close to having to become a big person with a big person job and big person responsibilities!) It's exciting and scary all at once. I actually can't wait to get out and start working in the field, but I know once I do, I'll long for these bludgey days of uni, where I only really have to work semi hard for one or two weeks a semester (nights before assignments are due and the week before exams). That being said, the life of a radiation therapist doesn't seem too bad - 9 day fortnights, who can complain really?

For the last two weeks I've pretty much just been bumming around, playing socialite on weekends and playing dress ups and going for what I like to call lady-of-leisure-lunches with friends on weekdays whilst everyone else is busy working.  Oh and you know, gymming bro. Yeah, that's right, I lift and squat. Hectiq cuz. It's a hard life.

I didn't get a chance to take blog photos of the Sass & Bide number I wore on Saturday night which makes me a little sad - but as per usual I was running late. And I couldn't afterwards because as per usual I was a total slob and spilt food/drinks all over myself lol.

Today I had to trek it into uni just to hand in my books/clinical stuff which sucks a little. I really could not be stuffed, and I went straight from the gym - which is my excuse for the astro-boy-esque hair and super tired & washed out face due to lack of any make-up whatsoever (not even a lick of mascara!). The man hands, I was just born with. Deal with it.

Dress: Sass; Belt: Dotti; Shoes: Factorie; Bag: Sandler; Necklace: Lovisa; Ring: Dangerfield

And this is from Friday. See - occasionally I do dress down! A little ghetto fabulous:

  Top: Cotton On; Jeans: Hunting Bird; Jacket: Dotti; Shoes: Onitsuka Tigers;Necklace: Forever New; Bag: Dangerfield.

I shall return for a post-birthday party post after the weekend - promise! (and I promise it'll be more exciting than this half-arsed lack-lustre post haha!) Til then kiddos! xx


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Boyfriend jeans

...are a little ironic given my current situation. Nonetheless, they're comfy and give me enough room to eat/binge, so it looks like that's what I'll be rocking for the next few days. I may have tried to push myself into getting back up and into things too quickly...so if I'm missing again for a while I may be off wallowing. Stop looking at me like that. I'm finneeeeee. Damn fine, even. ;)  

Knit: Imprint; Jeans: Nobody Denim; Heels: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Forever New; Bag: Avocado

Additionally I'll be starting to sell stuff on eBay again shortly. In fact it's already started.  Keep an eye out for listings here. Slightly different approach this time as I make a bit more of an effort to style looks such as these:  

Happy bidding! Till next time kiddos! x

Monday, July 15, 2013

Like a boy / /monochrome

It's been a pretty hectic, draining, intense, messy, messy, messy weekend. One primarily of happy and not so happy endings.

I completed my last ever block of clinical placement (and smashed it - I'm amazing (and modest too), what can I say *flicks hair* lol). I had an amazing time and learnt lots - and I'm now definitely confident that I made the right move in picking this masters degree over pharmacy. And just in case I wasn't sure, final results for the semester were also released and to my delight I maintained my above-distinction average (2 HDs a D and a C). What a nerd.

The weekend also saw the ending of a huge chapter of my life. I now find myself single for the first time in eight years - it's an odd feeling. But it feels right. If by some chance you are reading this now (though I know you always thought my blog was self-indulgent and you never approved of my luvo ways lol), I want you to know that I regret none of our time together. You were such a huge, important, incredible part of my life, and you have helped shape the person I am today. I will always care a great deal about you. I'm sorry about the way we ended, and I'm sorry I couldn't be the person you needed me to be. I wish you nothing but the best - I know it doesn't feel like it now, but things will get better with time, and I know that one day someone will come into your life, and fill a void that I never could. And when that day comes I'll be nothing more than a girl that you used to know. You deserve such great happiness in your life and I really do hope you find it.

Whenever something serious happens in my life I allow myself a short period of complete stay-in-my-pjs-and-eat/sleep/bake/be a complete hobo time before getting back up and getting on with things. I then tend to launch myself full force into well, doing stuff. Lots of stuff. I write a huge list of things to do and try to power through them, and when I run out of things to do, I find more. I also like to spend a little extra time/put in a little extra effort in my appearance - you know, look good, feel better.

This morning I called the taxi company regarding my phone (I left it in the back of a taxi on Friday night lol), cleaned my room, cleaned the bathroom, sorted out some clothes for charity, played dress ups for a while (because I'm cool like that), did some ironing, chucked my outfit together, made a decision to blog and therefore took some photos for you guys, decided I'd give myself the day off going to the gym and decided to meet up with one of my many amazing babes of a friend for shopping and stuffing our faces instead. All in all a pretty great day - though one can never really complain when it involves great food, shopping and fantastic company.

I got a few strange looks today for outfit choice - I think it's mainly the hat. But it kinda happens every time I go the wide-brim, and I really don't care, I'm fabulous. And modest too.


Shirt: Valentino; Pants: Barkins; Blazer: Hugo Boss; Bag: Avocado; Cuffs: ValleyGirl; Shoes: Kel C Collections; Hat: Equip; Lips: MAC Russian Red.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Rockin' it.

So, I probably don't have to tell you this, but it's been a while since I last posted. I know, I'm sorry. Life gets in the way a little. In my defence I did have work, followed by a couple of weeks of exams, followed by 6 weeks of clinical placement (which is still in progress). And if you've read my previous posts, you'd know that clinical placement means that I'm in a horrible, ill-fitting, daggy uniform nine days a fortnight - something I'd never normally get caught dead in lol. In case you've never seen it:

 There's no instagram filter that could make this shit look good lol. 

Since you last heard from me, a fair bit's happened. I did have a little splurge at a DSA sale where I went Sass and Bide crazy and picked up three pairs of jeans, a pair of trousers, a dress, a belt and a ring (all at ridiculously low prices). I had to rip myself away at risk of giving in a getting the Isabel Marant leather jacket that was eyeing me.

Sass & Bide dress from the DSA sale

A few weeks after that sale (and after quitting work, then cramming for and sitting final exams), one of my best friends and I spontaneously booked a trip to the Philippines, followed by a mini trip to London, Spain, Italy and Paris. We had talked about doing Europe together for years, but it was always just that - talk.This time we spoke about it one day, and literally booked it the next. I'm super excited, but also, consequently, super broke. Which means I've been staying away from the shops as much as I can lately to avoid temptation. It's been hard because I'm currently doing a placement at RPA hospital, which means I walk past all of these shops with beautiful, cool, funky clothes/shoes/accessories/odds and ends on a daily basis. Quite depressing really, sigh. 

It's gotten super dooper cold in Sydney in the last few weeks so I've pretty much been living in jeans, knits and leather jackets or coats. Dressing for comfort more than anything. I've come to the realisation that I must be getting old, because I'm starting to dress slightly more sensibly for the weather - where back in the day I would have been happy to brave winter in short/tight dresses and bare legs for nights out, I've been sticking with long-sleeve dresses, stockings and boots, or tops and jeans. It's the end of an era, really.

Here are some snaps from a few weeks ago when it was still slightly warmer and I still had the energy to dress up a bit more. I'm sure I'll get back into it once placement's over and I can be bothered with my appearance again lol:

Top: Blossom from Mink; Jeans: Sass & Bide; Jacket: Jeanswest; Bag: Sandler; Necklace: Market Stall; Bracelet: Gift (from a lovely ex-work colleague!); Watch: Forever New (an absolute steal!).  

Top: Lovely Girl; Pants: Barkins; Jacket: Jeanswest; Shoes: Novo; Necklace: Collette.