Saturday, March 31, 2012

flowers at dusk

Going for a walk around Yerbi Pond at dusk.

Today was wiled away eating beautiful raspberry cream cupcakes in the sun and reading Catching Fire. I'm obsessed with these books, I'm going to be so sad when they're finished!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

crochet and aqua

(thrifted crochet sweater and clutch, aqua bandage skirt from an Asian store in Melbourne, Wittner leopard print heels)

I'm so glad it's nearly the weekend! I want to go op-shopping and try to find some cool jumpers for Winter and maybe something bright pink or yellow. I'm going out for special cupcakes with the girls too which should be nauseatingly delicious!

What are your plans?


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Marc Jacobs kitten flats

Finding Marc Jacobs kitten (mouse?) flats at a random second-hand designer store in the industrial part of Canberra was an awesome moment. I realise now that the reason I don't really like ballet flats is because they are just so overtly feminine, but the badass gold studs on these totally negates that. Add to that the fact that the studs are in the shape of kittens (or are they mice), and I was convinced. Comfiest work shoe EVOR.

Monday, March 26, 2012

hot pink

(Trenery zipper top, pink bandage skirt from random Asian store, thrifted satchel, Marc Jacobs kitten ballet flats from 2nd hand designer store)

Work is inescapably nuts at the moment, I'm trying to keep up with the deluge of to dos but it's hard!

In other news, I started reading The Hunger Games last night and I have to say I am pretty enthralled. In fact I'm off to keep reading now and may even finish it tonight! It's pretty moreish like that.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


(thrifted shirt, clutch and sunglasses, Bettina Liano leather skirt, Target sneakers)

My casual Friday outfit for work, shopping and Italian. Today I had a long hot shower, went to the gym real quick and then saw the Hunger Games with a friend. Has anyone else seen it yet? I'm thinking I need to read all the books now to find out what happens!

I hope you have an beautiful Sunday tomorrow!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

green eyes pink lips

A few moments of my life this year. Natural hair and face with pink lips, the daisies currently on my desk at work, the view from my office's kitchen, a semi-awesome cupcake from the extremely awesome Jazz Apple Cupcakes (if you are in Canberra, you need to be stuffing your face with these now) and Boyfriend's Bengal.

Say hi to me on Instagram!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

one of those days

Man, today was just one of those days when you have too much to do at work, and then you get home and realise you have to go grocery shopping at peak-hour, which is god-awful, and then you also have to get petrol, at peak hour, which is also god-awful.

And then you get home and make delicious burritos except they really aren't as delicious as they should have been, and they are also dubiously watery and so you decide to spill burrito juice on your top, and on your pants, and down your elbow onto the table to the point where you really don't care anymore and you are less of a human being and more of a thoroughly depressed and yet still unashamedly ravenous warthog.

And then you go to get in the shower so you can wash the burrito off your face/elbows/torso only your housemate has decided to take a shower for approximately 3.5 hours at that exact moment. So you are left sprawled on on the floor (because you are too filthy to be anywhere else) to read the trashy magazine you already read yesterday while you fantasize about the day that you too can have a shower and retain some semblance of dignity and be a real-life, responsible, clean adult again.

One of those days.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

mustard shorts

(Tempt mustard denim cut-offs)

Obsession is the term I'd use to describe my relationship with yellow right now. And I just can't resist anything that brings me closer to the ideal state of owning the entire spectrum of the denim shorts rainbow!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


(Jay Jays sheer floral singlet, Valleygirl denim shorts)

I wasn't sure that I needed another pair of denim shorts, but I'm glad I took these ones home. I've been living in them for the last few weeks, and I love how they balance out this floral top that I normally feel too girly in.

I'm pretty sick today so am incubating myself in bed for the conceivable future. My friends are coming up from Melbourne to perform in a play and visit us, so I need to get better stat!

Monday, March 12, 2012

the season of change

(Valleygirl tie dye top, aqua bandage skirt from an Asian store in Melbourne, thrifted yellow quilted bag, Kenji Chelsea boots)

Dressed in tropical colours for casual Friday at work last week. It has been an absolutely mental week at work, with two pretty important people leaving. This equals more work but also more opportunity for me to carve out my new responsibilities. Bring it!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

nearly weekend time

(Zara sheer star shirt, Zara black pants, thrifted quilted bag)

Did I mention how I love Zara?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

neon yellow

(thrifted neon yellow quilted bag)

Who doesn't love a bit of neon yellow? This colour just makes me so happy, you can't possibly be sad when you're wearing it!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

how to be a corporate hippie

(Witchery shirt, thrifted skirt, Wittner leopard print heels, bag from markets)

I find that the easiest way to incorporate your own style into an office-appropriate outfit is with the deft application of unexpected accessories. This Tibetan-style sling comes courtesy of a local fete, and the leopard print heels are always a favourite, and never fail to invoke laughter and fun-poking from the silly boys at work who don't understand fashion. They're so adorably clueless.

How do you personalise your work outfits? Do you have a strict dress code or are you allowed to dress more casually?

Friday, March 2, 2012

bucketing down

You can find all of these photos on my We Heart It page.

It's been bucketing rain all week and there have been some pretty bad floods around Australia recently too. But I like the rain, it's nice to have an excuse to incubate myself under my doona. With any luck, I will emerge as a beautiful butterfly one of these days!

Today being the first day of Autumn, I’m also saying goodbye to Summer! Goodbye, I'll miss you, come back soon!

Do you like the rain too? And what’s your favourite Autumn outfit? I love that I can wear bare legs with cosy jumpers at this time of year!