Sunday, May 25, 2014


There was probably a reason why it took me so damn long to find a good chunky knit sweater with a crew neckline, cos well, it makes me look chunky. Some divine intervention have tried to keep me away from it. But will it keep me away from it? Probably not! It's really not the most flattering on my extremely short torso, but when I'm wearing it, I'm just going to pretend I look like Cara Delevigne wearing a casual knitted sweater.

Enough about my chunkiness, let's gush over how amazing this sweater is. I have been searching high and low for one of these and I found it on the last place I'd ever look, which is Coles. If you're in Australia, you'd know that Coles is a Supermarket chain. Recently they have added an apparel line called Mix Apparel. Unfortunately my local Coles doesn't stock them but if you go on, you will find which Coles Supermarket have the apparel line.

Due to the magic that is Instagram, one of the people I follow posted a photo of a black knitted and before reading what she had wrote underneath the picture I thought, this is probably an Acne sweater that will cost me an arm and a leg, but lo and behold, it was a $25 Mix Apparel item. Much to my excitement, it came in the two colours I'd been wanting in a sweater so naturally both colour were bought.

I hope you are all enjoying your warm sunny weekends!

JayJay's Boyfriend Jeans (Similar here)
Rockstud Inspired Flat - eBay
Rings from Etsy

Friday, May 23, 2014


Lately, I have been feeling a little uninspired about blogging. I even hate to refer myself as a blogger, as I don't see it that way. I mean don't get me wrong, I blog, therefore I am a blogger right? Even typing that last sentence just gave me the heebie-jeebies.

I guess it comes from a fear that people may think I am trying to compete with the extremely famous bloggers out there. I am not going to lie and say I don't want a sliver of their life. I mean, who doesn't like free clothes, shoes and bags? I live for all those things! 

To be honest, I started the whole blog thing as I enjoyed seeing other people's blogs and outfits, the very famous ones and the not so famous ones alike. I figure if I enjoyed seeing those from other people, then maybe I could contribute and the whole blog thing became sort of a creative outlet for me. For a very long time when I first started it, I really enjoyed it but there came a point where I felt it was too rehearsed and it started to become a chore. I really had to step back and think, who am I doing this for? Shouldn't I be having fun with this?

My intentions of starting this blog was not to become famous or known, it was something creative for me and at a time in my life where I had just been redundant from my job and had to re-think my options of what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I am still in the midst of finding that, but all I know is that I want to get into a creative field and be sorrounded by that day in and day out and this was sort of a platform.

My downfall is comparing myself to others. I mean who could compete with the Sincereley Jules and The Blonde Salad of the blogging world? Don't get me wrong, I am all for trying to reach your dreams and all that crap, but once you start trying to compare yourself and wanting to be like someone else, is where you will start to fail. What people see when they browse through these famous blogs are the big ticket designer items. Half the time, these items are either loaned, gifted to them, or probably sold to them at a fraction of the price. If you don't have the connections, you will probably need to purchase these items at retail price, just make sure it's an item you really want and not something you want to just show off to your followers so you can receive an "Ooh" or an "Aah" or an "Ooh, im so jealous you have that bag!". 

The point I am trying make here (if I had one to begin with) is that I am never going to be where they are. I don't have the financial means to be sporting a new outfit everyday. I wish I could afford a Sass and Bide piece a week, but my last Sass and Bide purchase was a dress they released 5 years ago, retailed for $500+ and I found it last year on eBay and won it for $52! It was something I always loved but I just didn't have $500 for a dress I was probably just going to wear once. I also won't conform and wear what everyone else is wearing. Everything you have seen me wear is something I would actually happily wear. There are so many items of clothing and accessories out there that I love and I love how it looks on others, but I would just look downright ridiculous in. Like the crop top and high waisted pencil skirts ensemble, I mean, I would die to get close to even fitting in a pencil skirt, but I have no where to wear a pencil skirt to, it's not in my everyday routine.

There was a point in my life where I bought what I "thought" I liked. I came to the realisation that I was shopping for my imaginary self. I'd be lucky to go to a formal engagement once a year, so why am I buying high heels every month? Am I wearing them to take the laundry out?

During these last few uninspired months, I also had to re-think about following these famous bloggers on Instagram. I found that each time they would acquire or post new items, that I would want it aswell. That's why they are a brand PR's wet dream for making poor saps like me want what they have. I also had to unsubscribe to a few magazines as I also found I coveted everything in each issue. First of all, I hardly ever leave the house, if at all, so where would I even wear half these things, if I had the means to acquire them?

I guess I have been very lucky that my boyfriend has supported me throughout all the negative stuff, it also helps that he has developed a love for cameras and he now insists on going to scenic places to take "blog photos" (his own words!), when it used to be me dragging him out of bed, and trust me, he LOVES his sleeps!

I guess my uninspired state has lead me to become a bit of a realist. I like that something negative gave me a silver lining. I will never be the girl on Instagram or on my blog to pretend I am doing something fancy when I'm not. If it looks like I am and I have posted about the same event more than 5 times, then it must be fancy and out of the ordinary for me.

Don't lose yourself.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014


A few weekends back The Boy and I needed to run an errand in the city and took advantage of the beautiful Autumn day, so we decided to check out The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

There were the usual planes, trains and automobiles, but what I really wanted to see was the display of some of the creations from Fashion Design students from Sydney. They were all amazing but the one that caught my eye was this amazing jewel encrusted "Maasai x Medici" gown from student Yousef Akbar. I took about 500 pictures of it and The Boy had to drag me away. The intricate detail of it was just spectacular.

The outfit I kept simple but went with a cooler palette. I wish I could say I plan my outfits, unfortunately my life isn't that together for it to happen everyday. I did however plan to wear the white jeans. The night before it had fallen victim to another one of my DIY rips session. One day, I'll look in my wardrobe and there'll be no jeans left without holes. The denim jacket was just perfect for walking around as it got a little warm during the day.

Hope you're having a great week so far!

Manly Market Find Biker Denim Jacket (Similar here)
Cotton On Striped Tee (Similar here)
Chanel Vintage Bag
Rings from Etsy 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


This was a sunny Sunday spent at a local Botanic Garden, it was a perfect way to unwind for the coming week. Even though it was a horrendously chilly windy day, it was still nice to be out in the sun.

It's also nice to be able to walk around and not get really hot and sweaty and I am super excited that the cooler months are finally upon us. I might be the only one, but I love Winter!

Being able to wear sweaters and jeans and it's really the only time where it's comfortable to wear my Isabel Marant sneakers. It's a pretty narcissistic reason to like the cooler weather, but I'm not going to sugar coat it.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Forever 21 Sweater (Old)
Peoples Market Jeans with DIY Rips