Thursday, December 24, 2009

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.....have a very merry christmas folks! I'm packing for Bali, which is not going well. As evidenced by the time of this post and the fact that I'm blogging instead of packing. Back to it....

In the meanwhile, here are some pics from a fave of mine: nerdynotdirty on deviantart. Enjoy.

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In the new year......

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I'll catch up with you all in early January when I get back from Bali (expect photos galore!) and until I head off again to Europe. Have a great Christmas and new year. Here's to a fantastic 2010!

xx

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Now whaddaya know....

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...and yes, whaddaya is not a word. Sue me ;)

But the title in question points to this skirt and belt combo being sighted yet again on the blog. I can't help it; they just don't make skirts like this any more. The crepe material is lightweight and has the perfect sheerness to it. To further entrance are the pockets at the hips and the high waist. Ahhhh.....vintage gold!

crop tee, just jeans. skirt, vintage. belt, moschino. heels, urban soul. bangles; live, diva and vintage. rings, vintage.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Today's pictures brought to you by the word "Christmas"....

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Spent the weekend playing with my new camera (yay!).....I love this baby sooo much. The pictures documented are from our Christmas celebrations (one week early as we will be on a plane on the 25th). We sat around the tree and exchanged gifts and then moved on to an outdoors Christmas barbeque (the great Aussie tradition). Mum is as bad as me when it comes to Christmas (and by bad, I mean obsessed!) and so between us there was the tree, the random decorations, the Christmas crackers for the place settings, the Christmas runner on the table, the reindeer, and the good ol' Christmas cheer. Good times :)

p.s. watched Avatar today and it is a brilliant film. Not in the manner of District 9, but in the mainstream perception (which I can certainly recognise and be impressed by). The storyline tends to the cliche and some of the details are foggy, but the imagery and surrealism and special effects of the film make it worthwhile and a true experience. Watched in 2D and we may just have to go back and watch it in 3D. And yes, I'd go back and watch it tomorrow. And how ocker Aussie is Sam Worthington's accent in the film??!! Noice touch, mate!

p.p.s. Stuart's and my top 2 picks of the year are both from the sci-fi genre.....District 9 and Avatar. What movies have impressed you this year? And what did you think of Avatar?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Light filters magnificently through...

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I should have taken a better picture of these fan-bloody-tastic heels but you can see them here......they are Birkinstocks in heel disguise. So comfy it should be illegal. I could wear these for hours on end....and I plan to for my work Christmas party on Friday. I also went accessory-free here, which for me is shocking. Baby steps people, baby steps :D

I've spent the week thus far trying to complete the ridiculous amount of applications I have at work and pack for our trip to Bali...I've lost all semblences of normalcy at work as I frantically finalise things as well as deal with the normal day-to-day proceedings......let it be Christmas already!!

Hope you're all getting into the swing of the festive season :)

tank, supre. skirt, vintage. heels, bronx.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hot blood red in shades...

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pc: fashion gone rogue, glammed if you do glammed if you don't, stolkholm street style, joonbug

Inspiration comes in drives of red sometimes, and when it does there's naught you can do but surrender. And join the tumbling masses down that frolicky hill....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

In flashes, drifting by...

My sister, Stuart and myself have spent the weekend thus far shopping for 'bathers' (swimming costumes), watching episodes from True Blood (season 1), putting up the Christmas tree, imbibing caffeine at our favourite beach-side haunt, and generally lazing around. All in 39 degree Celcius weather. Mmmm. Thats 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit for the Americans....

Because its been so hot of late and I cannot be arsed to document outfits, I decided to document instead a random collection of my (relatively) recent shoe acquisitions, other bits and bobs, as well as the ridiculous number of rings I own. Gahhh. Oh well, accessories do maketh the outfit. Start with basics in muted, neutral colours and top-up with accessories and you're good to go!

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(sequin clutch, valleygirl. true blood season 1, jb hifi. 'apple' nailpolish, sportsgirl)

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(heels, bronx)

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(watch, one teaspoon. boots, the cassette society. rings; diva, vintage, markets, live, diy, sportsgirl, festival, thailand, asos)

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(heels, lila verne)

Can you believe Christmas is only 12 days away?!?!! Woah, where did the year go.
What are you going to be asking for this Christmas?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Swaying gently in the breeze...

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I love this navy high-waisted skirt I thrifted a while back. It swishes satisfactorily around my calves, it's the perfect lightness for blazing hot summers in Perth, and it has pockets. Of late, old school demureness does it for me. I stand miles apart from the multitude of girls in barely-there bodycon dresses when I wear this skirt, I tell you...there's nothing quite like a perfectly contradicted outfit made up of a high-waisted demure skirt, casual tee and ridiculously high heels!


P.S. I want to thank my readers for being the best. Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my last post, you guys rock!!

tee, supre. skirt and bag, vintage. belt, moschino. shoes, ysl tribute. bangles; live, diva, vintage, markets.

Monday, December 7, 2009

.Unnamed. Untamed.

Apprehension, commiseration, what
doesn't follow will but be, you know.
dreams in writhing, writhing agony
sparred on by memories. Creations
obliterated. All for one and only one
destiny.

Cry you may, obey you must, the voice
of conscience unreasoning. Crammed
Still, lingering pleas, divine intervention
on steep ravines. Why falter now? jest
all but nigh ceramic tears fall, shattered
dreams die.

Sweet melodies haunt present company.
Alone and still no choice belongs. Sweltering
heat waves crashing down spines. Benign
with longing, dressed in Black, billowing
cloaks approach steadfastly. And so I must,
must walk away from Death personified.


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I wrote this down almost savagely, the words came to me (quite a while ago) and I could just not let them go. It's all jangled and messed up, and I do apologise for the inherent chaos. I look on it now and recognise different layers, to peel away slowly. The perfect reflection of maturing and growing up.


I recently got an email that claimed my blog to be "quirky"....I'll take that....I do look at some of the more popular bloggers and their endless outfit posts and wonder about just posting outfits (those are popular, right?!!). Now whilst I could do that, I'd need to dedicate time to doing it and have less to do than I currently have. And I like the quirky. And the poetry. And the random photography that makes my blog me :)


Hope you are all having a fab week!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Psychological torture is the best/worst kind...

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Watched Paranormal Activity this weekend. Gahhhh! It took me some serious "don't think about it, don't think about it!!" time to forget about the movie after we watched it, which was at 9.30pm and just before bed (best idea yet. Not.). The movie is so freaky. In the best way. I think.....why did I watch it in the first place??!!!?


tank, supre. leggings, markets. shoes, rubi. shrug, vintage. necklace, gift from holland. cuff, gift. rings; market and vintage.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

We won't run....(we can fight)

This week has been the shittiest week in my working history. Gah. Ups and downs, right?!? A colleague went on leave and passed on some of his work to me. With no explanation of what needed to be done, or the fact that the deadline for the item to be on the last agenda of the year was only 2 days away. Or, more importantly, that I had to write 3 fucking reports in the space of 1 1/2 days (when you usually have a week or more to do the reports). Grrrr. I did it. And it took me 2 days, staying in the office till 7pm then going home, skipping my exercise routine and continueing to work until 2am. And then hit repeat for the next day. So it was inevitable that I would have a minor breakdown. I was stressed, emotional, had barely any sleep and had two different people checking the reports and contradicting each other. Which just meant I had to keep changing my reports. Great. Not even my fucking reports, people.

After a cry, I was better though. A little cry does work wonders.

And in light of the above, I thought I deserved a "Good" list (screw the evil, I don't need that shit!!)


THE GOOD

  • These fantastic boots by Jeffrey Campbell. Finally! The 'Third' JCs are the perfect, price-friendly alternative to my most 'lusted after' pair of boots ever...the Marant suede chain wrap boots. Mmmm. Available from solestruck for $244.95 (free shipping for all orders over $199.95. Yep. Even to international destinations :)

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    pc: the fashion spot, solestruck

  • the Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi. My joint birthday+christmas present. Hello world. Coming to photograph you with fab technology. Stalking never looked so good before...

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    pc: dpreview

  • this freaking awesome leather chain harness by Zana Bayne (come to momma!)....want!

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  • And this song by Sarah Blasko. So chill, such a beautiful voice....


  • (the title of this brilliant song by Sarah Blasko is the title of todays post).
    What a voice!

    What makes you happy?