Friday, August 30, 2013

London living

This is my cousin's house where I'm staying in London. I think it's so cute and I love all the art and decorations.

Today I think I'm gonna hit the Tate Modern and the British Museum, and maybe go to Harrods or Selfridges tonight!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

first day in London


Walked along the Thames yesterday and saw the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the gorgeous flowers, swans and squirrels in St James' Park. I also had a look inside the National Gallery and stopped for lunch at a really cute tea and scone cafe. I'm only in London for a week so I have to try to squeeze a lot in!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Melbourne


I was so lucky to get to see Tavi Gevinson speak at the Melbourne Writer's Festival on Friday. She gave a really cool and insightful talk about the nature of creativity, authenticity, originality and fan girling. Basically she said you should let everyone like what they like, and that if you are a massive fangirl of something it less about the object of your admiration and more about you as a person. Having the capacity to love something so deeply and obsessively shows that you have a good heart or something, in Tavi's opinion. And you should not be ashamed of that! I'd never thought of it that way, and I think it's a cool thing to remember sometimes.

This is just a pic of yesterday's Melbourne brunch, it was bacon, egg and cheese on a brioche bun, so delicious! Tonight I'm getting on a plane to London to meet up with my brother and cousins, I'll check back in here when I get there!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

heart sunglasses

(Target jumper, Levi's jeans, Equip beanie, Jay Jays heart sunglasses, vintage bucket bag)

I had lunch today with the very talented Jiawa from Closet Voyage who took these awesome photos for me, thanks J!

Also did I mention that I'm taking a trip this week? First I'm heading to Melbourne to visit my gurl Nina and see Tavi Gevinson speak at the Melbourne Writer's Festival, and from there I'm heading to London and Paris! So excited :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

#lhdc


A photo from nearly two years ago with my long blonde hair. I'm trying to grow it out again so hard but I swear it's not getting anywhere!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

veritas

(thrifted Harvard t-shirt, vintage Levi's, Equip Mickey Mouse beanie)

I bought this Harvard tee at an op shop like ten years ago and I still love it. I can't wait till Summer so I can wear my big t-shirts with shorts, so much more flattering than being all covered up in jeans!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

wintertime


I've been so bad at keeping up with photos so I'll share some snapshots from my phone, hope you like them :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

blue Mickey

(thrifted sweater, Equip Mickey Mouse beanie)

Went to see Now You See Me tonight, it was really good I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you love magic!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

shiny clutch


Got this cute little clutch bag for a few dollars at the op shop a while ago. I haven't used it yet, not really sure what to wear it with, but I figured it was a good alternative to all the new holographic clutches I've seen in the shops lately.

What would you wear with a shiny purple clutch?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday inspiration


Today I'm having the best day at home just doing nothing. Sometimes I feel pressure (from society? Myself?) to go out and do things so that when I go to work on Monday and people ask what I did on the weekend I can say I did X, Y and Z rather than I watched Game of Thrones for 7 hours. But the truth is I'm a major homebody and a moderate introvert, so I got up this morning, had a shower and put trackies and a t-shirt on. I didn't put makeup on but I did manage to put my hair in a messy (not in an attractive way) plait (ugh, effort). And then I sat on the couch and ate some raisin toast and watched the end of Skyfall because my boyfriend was watching it and then I watched that relatively unsuccessful Disney movie Atlantis (there are cool crystals and shit in that movie). And then I went on an Internet binge and found lots of cool inspiration on Tumblr and various other sites. And so I would like to share this inspiration with you, since I haven't done that in a while. We have a focus today on nostalgia, pastels, crystals, teenagers and witchiness. Enjoy! I will enjoy with you while I finish these cheese and crackers and delicious can of Coke.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

fisherman's sweater

(American Apparel fisherman's sweater, thrifted plaid shorts)

I've been looking for a basic black sweater for a while and decided on this one from American Apparel. It's nice and warm and snuggly and perfect for pairing with statement bottoms :)