Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Is it time to move our feet / to an introspective beat

Today I left work feeling like I've finally adjusted. Settled. 
The second half of 2013 was just...tough. I lost three people I love in the span of 6 months – a wound that still cuts deep and hasn't fully healed. But I'm getting better. 

Because things always get better x

Wearing: top from Bangkok, dress is my aunt's, belt from G2000, watch from Mimco, necklace from Lovisa, shoes from Zu

Monday, 11 November 2013

Nothing happens unless first a dream

A decline in freelance work recently, so hopefully that means an increase in the love I have for this neglected blog? 

Blouse from Central | Bondi pants | Windsor Smith shoes | Tony Bianco purse | Cotton On sunnies

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do lately. You see, I still have dreams about writing for a fashion magazine, but when they come up for air, they surface with my earliest ambition of wanting to be a newspaper journalist. Where I am now in life is caught between the two. Being a B2B (Business to Business) journalist means that I can't throw myself completely into the creative; into writing considered prose, or heck, even write like I'm speaking to an old, familiar friend. No, I have to use simple and succinct language, think about hits and what my angle is...completely different skills to say, a stylist, although ones that I have no regrets learning (and am still trying to learn). 

What I've learnt so far - and I'm not trying to masquerade 22 years as a lifetime of knowledge - is that I simply don't know where I'm going to end up. I don't even know where I'm going next. But, as they say, half of the fun is enjoying the ride, so enjoy it I will. 

Where do you want to end up, and are you on the path to getting there? xx

Friday, 4 October 2013


Have you ever spotted something in the store that you just knew you had to get? Some people call it love at first sight, but I'd like to think that that dress, or shoes or blouse was just sitting there, waiting for you to take it home.

That was me, two weeks ago. I walked into Attik, and after ruffling through the sales section, saw this shirt....just there. Sure, it was a couple sizes too big, but I was undeterred! Tried it on, et voila, it is the perfect slouchy shirt. The big black sleeves that stick out kind of complete the look, don't you think?

The first chance I could (when weather permitted), I took this baby out for a ride. Paired it with a Rubi & Kit purse (I bought it at $9 from Equip a month or two ago, and it is still being sold online for $40?!), and Therapy shoes.

Anyway, I'm currently sitting in Melbourne, wrapped up in a bath robe, with a dog at my feet, and thought I'd better upload some food photos from our last trip before devouring some more!

The food shots below are from three separate restaurants - Shoya, Circa The Prince and MoVida bar de Tapas.

Ok, I think my stomach's ready for more!

Do any of you live in Melbourne? Or have been to Melbourne? What do you think about this city? Personally I adore it for its laneway culture and cafes and coffees, but I'm not sure if I could reside here permanently...I still prefer my 30 degree days in the middle of winter ;)

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Running hard for the infinite

"I am the sea on a moonless night,
Calling, falling, slipping tides
I am the leaky, dripping pipes
The endless aching drops of light

I am the raindrop falling down,
Always longing for the deeper ground
I am the broken, breaking seas
Even my blood finds ways to bleed

Even the rivers ways to run
Even the rain to reach the sun
Even my thirsty streams,
Even in my dreams

I am restless, I am restless
I am restless, looking for you
I am restless, I run like the ocean to find your shore
I'm looking for you"

Dress worn as skirt: Vero Moda | Top: Hongkong | Clutch: Sportsgirl | Heels: Tony Bianco

Music has always been a big part of my life. I'm not particularly talented in an instrument nor do I have the voice of an angel. I don't know how to sight-read (can't remember for the life of me), and I'm prone to the dreaded 'flatness' whenever I'm singing karaoke.

Yet music still manages to touch me, as I'm sure it touches you. Of course, I don't always mean moved. Techno certainly does not make me cry, although trap I could deal with...on a Friday night. I love rap, of its beautiful cadence and rhythm of words, and I love the opening notes of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. And then there are a handful of songs which mesh music and melody with amazing lyrics. Combined, lyrical greatness and musical stirrings...that's the song that will make me, well, feel things. You know the song I'm talking about? The one that you can always relate to (so yes, I'm leaving Blurred Lines out of this one), that leaves you feeling joyful, or vulnerable, or even broken, even when you have nothing to be broken about.

The lyrics above belong to a song called 'Restless', by Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, one of my all time favourite bands. It speaks volumes to me, hits me right in the heart.

Have a listen.

What's your favourite song? I'd love to know xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

"If I didn't think, I'd be much happier" - Sylvia Plath

I love the weekend! It's when I can sleep in, have long brunches, and not have to think too much without feeling guilty :p

Two Saturdays ago, Nathan and I had brunch at a new cafe in Annandale that sells amazing smoked bacon and maple syrup with pancakes. Of course, my heart still belongs to The Gunshop Cafe in Brissy, which sells what is essentially the same dish, but with brioche instead.

The perfect brunch outfit for Sydney's current climate (iffy weather) is, in my opinion, something that includes a pair of snazzy printed pants. I bought this pair from Dotti, which were on sale for $20. An exceptionally great steal since I usually find it hard to buy pants. My height – or lack of – as well as a combination of wide hips/thighs and skinny legs/calves means that most jeans or pants don't always fit me. But, these pants are a different story; they are snug but not tight, and cut off at just the right length. Clearly I am very passionate about good-fitting pants, haha. 

Paired it with: cut out shoes from The Quiet Riot, mum's old Chomel blouse, Uniqlo cardigan, Dotti bomber jacket, and bag from Hong Kong. 

What's your body shape?  What kind of clothes do you find are hardest to shop for?

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Firmoo: must-have summer sunnies

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I have to admit, as a bespectacled person, I sometimes feel awkward when I head out on a sunny day, especially in summer. Stand under strong sunlight, and my eyes cannot open. So for this summer, I think a pair of tinted prescription sunglasses is a visual aid which features lenses that are colored or darkened or polarizing lenses to protect my eyes from the sun's glare. More excitingly, there are a variety of colors of tinting for my choice. If you have not tried this before, you can try to get your First pair for free of tinted prescription sunglasses at Firmoo.com.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Don't wake me up

My life has revolved around work lately, hence the 'Don't wake me up' title? I mean, I really miss sleeping in on a weekday. Feel my pain?

Some of you have asked what I do, and this is a question I find hard answering. I write, so I call myself a content producer, although in my current role I find it easier to introduce myself as a 'journalist' (not my favourite term) - I write news stories and features for a range of building and architecture websites and magazines. And no, I did not study architecture and design...which is what people always ask when I tell them who/what I write for. Hmm. 

Anyway, we've had family and friends visit us from interstate the last few weekends, so what have I been up to? Well, it's been a big ball of blur! If I recall correctly, these pictures were taken when my boyfriend's parents were in town for his admissions ceremony. 

Re: this outfit - Printed pants are all the rage right now, and I've been excessively wearing this pair ever since I bought it a few weeks ago. The clutch, from Tony Bianco, is a new fave too - I love the material and zip details. 

Shirt from Uniqlo, jacket from Dotti, boots from Novo, silver rings from ASOS

What do you think about printed pants? Yay or nay? And more importantly, what do you think about pants that taper in above the ankles? Cankle alert?