Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leopard Spots

So apart from my Pistols, I haven't bought any other clothing or shoes so far this year. I haven't even been making a conscientiousness effort, more so that with the unpredictable weather I have simply given up on trying to put together any new outfits. 

As summer officially comes to a end very soon, for the first time I can actually recall I am looking forward to   building up a winter wardrobe. I usually hate winter dressing with conundrums as to exactly which jacket I can find to keep me warm yet not clash tremendously with my outfit when going out on the weekend. 

I am seeing a lot of neutral colours in the shops which I am loving, but I have seen a lot of outfit inspiration by way of leopard print flats so when I saw these simple round toed babies in Witchery, I couldn't purchase them quick enough.

Witchery Angel Flats $149.95

They are leather lined with a leather sole - remember it is all about quality!

I also bought this oversized knit which I can't find on the Witchery website so please make do with this Instagram picture! Super comfy and cosy! I tried it on paired with my (fake) leather pants and pistols and I was very happy with the results! 

So many things I wanted in Witchery actually......must continue to practice restraint. 

Do you prefer a summer or winter wardrobe? I have to say I prefer summer as there is usually let ironing involved not to mention no stockings which personally drive me mad!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

They Tried To Make Me Go To (Nail) Rehab....

And I said NO NO NO!

My nails are a hot mess. A flaky, split mess to be more specific. It really is the bane of my existence. Luckily I have quite a long nail bed so they look pretty long even when I keep them short. 

Over the last month or so I have been trying out Revitanail. I'm not convinced it has helped too much but then again am I really surprised? It is pretty much a given in my life that if it a product is raved about, I will be the one exception that it does not work for. 

After a month of NO NAIL POLISH ( cue gasp of horror) I finally finished the Revitanail cycle. It was time to mark my glorious return into the land of polished nails, but as usual I was crippled by indecision. 

At first I thought I would go down the nude route. Turns out it looked super boring. So I added some gold. Then it looked super not what I felt like. I then decided I could wait no longer to wash my hair. You can guess what happened to all those little dots. Smooshed beyond recognition!

Sometimes you just have to go with the classics. Enter OPI Big Apple Red. 

What can I say? Perfection. 

Tell me, what is your go to nail polish colour?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Surprise Surprise!

I am not easily surprised. 

There have been verrrrrrrrrrry few things in my entire life that have ever truly surprised me. I actually LOVE surprises, but people seem to feel the need to tell me they have a surprise for me ( half the surprise is already ruined) and I always manage to add two and two together. I never ruin peoples fun by telling them I know and I try tell myself that maybe I am wrong, but I always seem to have it figured out. 

I remember once when T and I were young lovers and it was nearly my 17th birthday. He had bought me a fairly expensive ( given he was an apprentice and our age) dress as my present and I had no idea. Well I had no idea until one of our jerk friends was talking to me at a party a few days before and said ' Wow T must really like you to have bought you that dress you told him about". UMMM WUT! Why would you do that?! WHY? Surprise ruined. 

Having said that I have been truly surprised before and I loved it sick!

From the time I was 15 I worked in a coffee shop for 5 years throughout school and the start of uni. I used to keep another blog for a short while years ago where I recounted this awesome surprise I got while I was working there:

"So I was in bed on Sunday morning dreading having to serve crankies, clinging to my electric blanket. When i finally managed to get myself up and at it i got an awesome surprise.
My insanely chirpy little awesome boss comes in and hands me a bag.
Not just any bag but a Louis Vuitton bag!
Turns out she has brought me a cute little pouchette. 
I still dont know why?!

To this day I have no idea why she bought me this out of the blue, I mean it wasn't even my birthday! I was not even 18 at the time. I have great memories of working with my old boss and when I drop around to the local shops for coffee we still chat about Net A Porter and Strawberry Net ( I may have introduced a bad habit there.....) and freaky customers ha ha.

Another really cool surprise was when I turned 21. My friend L took me out for a coffee and when I opened  up my card I found out she was taking me away for a weekend in Melbourne! The scariest part at the time was that I had spent the day thinking about how much I wanted to go there again and came home after work and told me mum I was booking a plane ticket just hours before I was surprised. 

You can read about that trip here on my old blog.

So what about everyone else? Have you ever had a big surprise? Do you even like surprises? Tell me all! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bang Bang Pistols

So i've had my Acne Pistols for just over a week now....... IT IS LOVE!

The courier delivered this massive box wrapped with Net-A-Porter's signature ribbon...

... and I pulled them out for a look!

The quality of these boots is just amazing. They are fully leather lined and I can see them lasting for a really really long time if I look after them.

The sizing is a little out of kilter , the size 39 were way too big with my heel slipping as I walked so I ordered the 38s. They were initially very tight and though I knew the leather would stretch out width wise I was worried about the fit length wise. I bit the bullet and decided I would keep the 38s and now after wearing them out and about they are becoming much more comfortable. A 38.5 would have been perfect but alas they don't do half sizes. 

I was a little worried that they would give me a stumpy leg look but I don't think that they do. 

I was also worried they wouldn't look good with dresses but that fear has also been alleviated! 

I wish I had better photos to share but alas I am only one girl with a iPhone ha ha!

I'm very very happy with my purchase and I am glad to have finally crossed this of my list of lust!

Friday, February 10, 2012

In Paris

So I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was watch this video when I was still in bed.

" She said Ye can we can get married at the mall?
I said look you need to crawl 'fore you ball
Come and meet me in the bathroom stall, 
And show me why you deserve to have it all"

That shit cray.


Monday, February 6, 2012


What an amazing yesterday was . Sydneysiders would know that the weather recently has been beyond dismal and that we are expected to have only four days where it doesn't rain for the rest of February. May I remind you that it is still summer! I knew when I woke up yesterday morning that I would have to do something REALLY good to make use of the day. 

Well all it took was for a lovely Melbournite Milijana  to post photos on Instragram of the beautiful views of Bondi and it was decided, to Bondi I would go. And by go I mean eventually go after two hours, a train and two buses. One would think I was travelling from Perth, not within Sydney.

I'll let the photos do the talking. 

Bondi Icebergs

Atonement, which I picked up from the markets and read on a grassy hill.

Imagine waking up to these views? So beautiful.

Bondi Pavilion

Looking at the cliffs towards Bronte. 

Love the natural landscape against the sea. 

It is easy to see why Bondi is so iconic. Sure, there are plenty of beaches that surpass it in beauty in Australia but the atmosphere and crowds combined with more blue sky then you could poke a stick at really does give it a special feel.

I had lunch at Ravesi's and continued reading. I ate lychee gelato. I dipped in the water and dug my toes in the sand.

It was completely refreshing and exactly what I needed. Sometimes a girl needs a day alone in a beautiful location to collect her thoughts and regroup. 

I'm sure the lovely Kirryn would agree it was an amazing day!

Where do you like to go to recharge your batteries? Do you enjoy 'me' time by yourself or do you prefer to have company to bounce your thoughts off?

Facing lots of challenges this week, in a good way. Wish me luck xx