Still I think The Best Of You.

A little while ago now I visited the conservatory at the Botanical Gardens. It was a little bit sad really. It’s not as lush and pretty as it once was and all the heating has been turned off.  My blog has been suffering badly as I don’t have a camera at the moment and these are the only pictures with my orange hair! I’ve been orange for a while now. I think it’s my favourite. Strangely, I’ve had more comments on the orange hair than any other colour I’ve ever had. Surprising! IMG_4177IMG_4211IMG_4198IMG_4174

 

Top: American Apparel, Shorts: Supre, Shoes: Rubi Shoes, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Necklace: Lovisa, Bracelet: Gift from Friend, Clutch: Coo Ca Choo

 

I Don’t Need A Smile From A Mannequin.

 

I’m really glad I didn’t do one of those New Years Resolution posts… In my mind I WAS going to update this thing at least once a week (shouldn’t be hard at all really) but three weeks in and this is the first. Not only is it the first but it is severely lacking in content. I can safely say that before I even finish typing. Basically, the point of this outfit picture is just because I was so ridiculously happy at my $5 K-Mart Kids dress. It makes me feel very nautical and like I’m in primary school. As a bonus I found matchy matchy earrings in my jewellery box that were a perfect fit. Also, I like the blue hair but that’s long gone. By about two weeks. That’s a long time in my hair world…..IMG_4146

Slightly unusual face that one there.
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I hope you can’t see my knickers. I’m pretty sure you can’t but my eyes are bad.
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Hands on hips!
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Dress: K-Mart, Belt: Thrifted, Boots: Vintage, Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Earrings: Diva

Number Three Hundred and Sixty Six.

I figured I had better squish in a catch up post before this year is officially at an end. Somehow I’ve had more spare time but I’ve been paying less attention to my computer and all things internet in general. Not a bad thing really but I just get a bit behind. It’s fairly well documented and known by all that I hate christmas. Can’t stand it. How stressful does one day need to be? And really for what? Anyhoo, I’ve often copped a bit of flack for my Grinch like opinions of the day but I maintain my position. Especially after the food poisoning I was gifted on christmas night. Oh yeah, a gift that kept on giving! Three full days in bed, a visit from the ambos and a whole lot of white rice later I reentered the world. I’m still a bit exhausted from the whole thing but I do have a few things from christmas I can still enjoy. I got a few super gifts, one of which was a “supa-fit” version of myself. I like the name. It’s a dress form for my frock making and what not. I adjusted her all to my measurements and for the first time in my life I actually realised how small I am. Weird huh?! I got some jewels and hair bits and bobs and a voucher for two hours at Endota day spa which I’m saving for when I won’t just fall asleep on the massage table!
photoIt’s me and sup a-fit!

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All those dials were pretty entertaining.
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Oh, and I’m blonde again! Only because the pale purple washed out.
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I’m was pretty happy with this dress. $13 from Nikki Fashion. It’s fully netted and poofy underneath too!
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Dress: Nikki Fashion, Cardigan: Savers, Sandals: Spoiled, Necklace: Diva (old), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

The only christmas song I’ve ever liked…

I Know There’s A Big World Out There.

Photos I completely forgot about. Again. Random weekend driving around. I have no idea what we were doing but we ended up on some run down streets way out west. I love these wrecked sited. I really liked all the piles of old bombed out cars. I don’t know what it is….1234

Shirts: both American Apparel, Jeans: Cheap Monday, Boots: Mollini, Jacket: Target, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Jewellery: Diva & thetrashtreasury

So You Think You’re In The Middle Of The Ocean.

The beach was being rather disagreeable with me this past weekend. I got sandblasted and seemed to end up in some kind of strange trance from all the sun exposure. I’m really not a summer person so it takes me a little adjusting. I have been trying my hardest to dress girly and summery. Despite most of my pics, my default clothing is layers of black and heavy boots. Girly doesn’t come particularly naturally so I can tend to go over the top. This skirt really isn’t my typical purchase but I found it adorable as soon as I saw it. It looks soft and frilly but is actually quite a stiff fabric. I like that. I’d never heard of this brand Passion Fusion that I found at LAX Fashion  but I quite like all they have on offer. Cute stuff! Plus little stuff. Perfect for me! 

Skirt: Passion Fusion, Top: American Apparel, Sandals: Hong Kong, Bag: Givenchy, Jewellery: Diva, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

There’s A Lilac Tree Named After You.

So, I’ve been doing something that I typically don’t do….. comfort dressing. I’m almost ashamed to say it. Not that I’ve ever been the type of girl that wears heels all day and teeters around but I have always been a fan of the jeans so tight they’re practically compression stockings. I like it. I find something comforting about skin tight denim. They are essentially my version of a hugging machine. So now and then I look at pants and have mixed emotions. They always look sooo comfortable but in fabric that thin I might as well not be wearing pants. This is my strange logic. In any case, I saw these pants at the Supre clearance shop (a store I like a little bit too much given my usual taste) for $5.50 and I thought worst case scenario I’ll wear them around the house. Turns out I kinda like them. I feel like a different person in this more puffy silhouette though. WEIRD!

There it is… the hair flicking shot.

Your butt feels everything when it’s only covered in a thin layer of cotton. None of that tough denim protection!

It’s rare for me to admit but I’m actually really liking my hair colour at the moment. Pity it will wash out before I next leave the house. Also, I’m so glad I got these glasses. I almost didn’t because of the weird colour but I actually kinda love them now. Win!

Pants: Supre, Shoes: Witchery (super old), Belt: Vintage, Top: H&M, Vest: Valley Girl, Necklace: Diva, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: Givenchy

Hi, How Are You?

We took these pictures months ago. I actually thought I’d put them up already. I sort of dressed like a ridiculous cartoon character on this day so it seemed fitting to run into this crazy mural. I have no idea how I’d never spotted it before?! It is just tucked away running off Franklin street (I think) in the city and covers quite a bit of length down the street. I don’t know anything about it other than I think it’s cute and that I wish there was more of this wall art around the place. It adds so much colour and interest to an otherwise dull little street. It was particularly lucky that I dressed like a 90′s teenager on this day to match the wall.

Being eaten by a garage monster. I’m pretty sure I’d be tasteless and stringy by now.

It kinda appears that I’m performing some kind of dance move. I’m pretty sure I would have been swatting flies or something.

Often where the finger should be pointed.

The obligatory playing-with-my-hair photo. There’s one in every session.

Skirt: Valley Girl, Top: DSquared, Cardigan: Savers, Tights: KMart (I think), Socks: Rubi, Boots: Vintage, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Bag: Sportsgirl

Still In Hong Kong.

Well not really. It’s just that my picture folder is still clogged with sooo many photos I need to sift through of our Hong Kong and China get away. It’s hard to do because it feels like it was so long ago already! I think it was actually only six weeks or so. Boy time moves quick. This week would have been the perfect opportunity to catch up and do some of this stuff. I’ve pretty much done nothing but cough and grumble and lie around in bed with a book I can’t seem to focus on and my laptop which I’ve spent endless hours on yet achieved nothing. Being sick actually kinda sucks! Now I’m feeling almost totally better, albeit still fairly low on energy I’m annoyed that I actually did NOTHING all week. I’m not really comfortable with the “I needed to rest” thing because I have stuff to do!! Oh well, I guess I’m all rested up for an unbelievably busy week ahead. So just to make myself feel better I’ll get a few more of these pics up!

Some random sign way up on a building Cobus spotted. I really, really like it. I guess that’s where it all starts.

I found these shorts just out of Shenzen China on a street stall for about $3au. I could have bartered and probably gotten them for 50c but who cares! They are elasticised at the waist and puff out at the back in a fashion that would best accommodate some sort of diaper. Lucky I don’t actually care about what is flattering and what isn’t. This should be obvoius by the several puffy and awkward layers I have piled upon myself here. I’m not sure what was going on. The most stylish element of this outfit was the soles which had separated themselves from my actual shoes. They went in the bin that night.

I felt kinda dirty shopping at chain stores such as H&M and Forever 21 but I can’t help it! I love them! I do kinda hope we never have them here. It will spoil my fun. I always look forward to mega shopping sprees at these places for a pittance. 

Shirt: Nikki Fashions, Tank: American Apparel, Shorts: Street market, Shoes: Rubi, Necklace: Diva,

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: Givenchy

Tourists Swarm To See Your Face.

The past month and a bit has been an absolute whirlwind! I didn’t realise how long it had actually been since I’d used this thing until I caught a look at the massive backlog of photos sitting on my desktop. Oops!

So…. I guess I’ll just get a few out so I feel like I’m sharing.We spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong and China a few weeks ago now and much to my surprise I think Hong Kong is my favourite travel destination. I wasn’t expecting it but I just love it. I think I’ll be needing to head back there in the not so distant future. Me, who usually loathes hot weather, even totally loved the climate. Hot, sticky and overcast. Maybe I am getting old? Apparently that’s what happens!

I’m not even sure where to start with pics so I’m just slapping them all down. Not one for order!

The ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. I am looking slightly uneasy as I didn’t pack my kwells. Yup. I’m one of those sea sickness people. Luckily it was a quick ride!

Unsurprisingly, Trendyland wasn’t all that trendy. Bummer.

Super awesome, tacky girly shoes. Love these places.

Look at that hideous thing in the window. How can you not love these places!

I was always easy to find. I was the only person with pink hair. Bonus!

Total chaos in the streets but everyone seems to get where they need to go without the stress.

Shoes!!! All small too. Definitely wins points with me!

Dress: Nikki Fashion, Shoes: Rubi (I destroyed these in about 3 days), Earrings: Diva, Necklace: Vintage, Sunglasses: Ray- Ban, Bag: Sportsgirl

Cobus had a suit made up by famous Hong Kong tailors at Mr Simpson Sin. These guys were AMAZING to watch. They whip up bespoke suits in just hours. Being a textiles student even the idea of drawing and cutting a pattern in hours is mind boggling. Even more impressive is that Cobus only needed one fitting. It was perfect first fit. Wow. Oh, and did I mention that it’s seriously cheap?!

I was really wishing I was a guy and needed a suit. So many beautiful fabrics.

Again more measuring. We actually heard of this place on Anthony Bourdains Layover show. Kinda embarrassing but the best advice I’ve ever gotten from a travel program. It was very touristy of us given there are dozens of these tailors lining the streets. I’m a fan of tried and true though so I’d recommend Simpson Sin to anyone.

Kids Out Driving Saturday Afternoon Just Pass Me By.

We took these pictures over a month ago. I’m not totally sure why I haven’t put them up yet but the day to day busy busy has pretty much left me lobotomized by 10pm every night. I sit on the computer and stare. That’s it. To tired to actually do anything. Too tired to read anything. Too tired to get off the chair and actually go to bed. I’ll do this until at least midnight. It’s my weird tired routine. I think it’s winter. I’ve never much been a summer person but I keep finding myself looking forward to the warm. I try not to vocalise this as a general rule because the only thing I enjoy complaining about more than being cold is complaining about the suffocating heat. I need a perfect climate controlled 24 degrees all the time and I’m happy. None of this of course has anything to do with these pictures. I can’t actually remember why we were driving around the streets of Elizabeth on a saturday afternoon but it did find us some perfect back drops. These pics don’t do this property justice. It was way worse in actual real life than the picture. You can’t really tell, but I was actually extremely nervous  whilst standing out front of this house with Cobus snapping away. Big dogs were barking and all the neighbours were peering out of windows suspiciously. Just living up to the stereo types. I kinda love it though. I don’t know why but I find it so fascinating. Next time we might stay the night?!

Pants: American Apparel, Tee: Vintage, Shirt: Army Surplus, Cardigan: Vintage, Scarf: Flea Market, Boots: Betts, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Hair and Jewellery: Diva