Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Prime view.





I just got my EF 50mm f/1.8, and it's my new baby. My friend laughed at how excited I was to acquire the cheapest lens on the market, but it makes life so much more beautiful. It's like wearing rose-tinted glasses (I seriously hope I used that cliche properly), but 100 times better, and everything is all mesmerizingly, deliciously blurry. I'm a sucker for good bokeh. I'm a sucker for new treasures and good food and thrifting. Which is basically everything that happened today.







I haven't done a "what I did today" post in a while. If ever. I sort of abandoned those to the far-off days of blogging about the colour of what shoes I wore that day and speaking in code about some fickle crush. So here goes:

- I went nuts about my lens.
- I had a picnic with my friends (HOME MADE FOOD BITCHEZZ, even though I'm the only one there who can't cook).
- I thrifted but bought nothing.
- My floral Doc Martens arrived in the mail in all their flowery, oversized glory.
- I practised my Wedding Dress dance.







This bin is my best friend. So, I apologise if my personal posts are getting too frequent and too many in number. Now that my 50mm is here, you can expect a whole lot more (and nicer to look at) outfit posts. Now I'm going to return to doing the assessment that I abandoned to eat Hello Panda, blog and listen to Bon Iver on repeat. You'd think that because of how mellow he is, he'd be easy to study to. RIGHT? WRONG. He just makes me want to take my clothes off underneath a rainbow and eat leaves maybe and sway like a tree and chant instead of doing my assessment.

P.S. Thank you for all the lovely comments, I'll do my best to return all of them by the end of this week (WOOP WOOP).

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In love with a memory.



Untitled by микутик



almost by Olivia Bee



Drops by motypest



Untitled by ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser



Untitled by ʌnat



Untitled by K.



In love by yeryi



Untitled by bunnyy jenny



bacio by zoraide

Friday, June 25, 2010

A pussy-bow blouse never changes its spots.








Enormouse maroon blouse: Thrifted.
Unhemmed navy spotted skirt that I cut too short: Thirfted, DIY'ed.
Black knee high boots that smell a bit (LOL how gross): Thrifted.
Black belt: Thrifted.
Beret: Myer, bought for a History assignment last year.
Box bag: Thrifted.
Minolta: Inherited.
Watch: Thrifted.







And yes, I do realise that one of my buttons is undone. It seems like I cannot make a single outfit post that does not involve at least one piece of my appearance being dishevelled or out of place. It adds to my charm, right? Right? Doesn't it? *sits in the corner*.



This skirt is evidence of my inability to do anything remotely easy. It was originally at a really awkward length, so I decided, being the smart cookie I am, to cut it and then ask my friend to hem it. Seeing how I'm a smart cookie, I forgot you need to leave a little bit of length so you can actually hem it. So now I'm left with an unhemmed, way-too-short skirt. And the sad things is, I DID IT AGAIN THIS MORNING. To the most beautiful black pleated dress. Woe is me.

And finally, time for an overly fake laughing shot:





Have a beau-tea-ful day, everyone. (image credit)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Navajo





I picked up this big fluffy pile of mohair goodness for $3 today. The colour is actually really insane but I had forgotten to wipe my mouth after eating pizza...leaving me no choice but to make like your typical teenage girl and desaturate the shit out of these photos. I always seem to fail to wipe my mouth after eating foods that leave obvious rings of gluttony around my mouth...coffee, chocolate, any type of Italian food. What is more dismal, is that I walk around the whole day with these stains on my face, and nobody tells me. It's like society is trying to sabotage any good chance I have of looking sane and clean for once in my life.



Heeeeeeeeeeeeh, ignore my facial expression up there. I think I'm the Queen of making awkward/inappropriate facial expressions/hand gestures.

Anyway, it's my favourite new ugly sweater/cardi, it's like an alpaca vomited and knitted a cardigan out of the vomit.





And as always, Frankie delivered, again. Their covers seem to get more and more unbearably beautiful every single month. Four/five years and counting of reading it obsessively, and I still can't get enough. I wish it wasn't bimonthly, I'm not the type to ration magazines out over weeks and weeks. I consume it all frantically like it's going to disappear the minute I lay my grubby little hands on it, leaving me Frankie-less for another two months.



And I've been waiting for these beauties to arrive in the mail for about two weeks now, so they should be presenting themselves on my doorstep any day now - floral D.M's (HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIT, LIFE COMPLETE) and AA Disco pants (Guys, I'm wearing pants. This is the start of a whole new period in my life). See you later, calculators. x


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Oh, and Check out my shop /mindless blatant self promotion.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

You are my own sinking ship.

Some random Polyvore sets I've made recently as a substitute blog post.

ughFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

ugh by fartssica featuring TopShop


Look at this fucking hipster.Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore


books > boysFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore


Kitty catFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore


meowFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore


Albums I've been obsessed with lately:


Recovery by Eminem, Good Old War by Good Old War, Five Ghosts by Stars


The Eminem is pretty random. I almost never listen to rap music except at parties, where it's beyond my control and it's so shitty that I have to cope by pretending to gabber and/or shuffle. But it's actually really catchy, and Love the Way You Lie blows my mind (except for Rihanna's shitty bits, her voice sounds like Justin Bieber/Bieber sounds like Rihanna and I don't like it).

Stars, again, churned out a majorly amazing album, and Good Old War...I have no idea who they are but they're folk pop-ish and they make me want to smother myself in butter and toast myself. In a good way.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dead Hearts.





Amazing love heart cut out dress: Amourette by Amie Mai (my interview with her here). This girl is so lovely, so talented, and she handled our little mishap so amazingly well. Guys. It's a dress. With a love heart. On my back. With sparrows. All over it. It can't get much better than that.
Cardigan: Thrifted, $4.
Belt: Thrifted, $3
Bag: Thrifted, $3.
T-bar flats: ASOS, $15.
Carousel brooch: Vintage off Etsy.







The new Stars album (Five Ghosts) completely blows my mind. I've been listening to it on repeat, and they're one of the only bands that have remained static in my itunes library since I started high school. And that's saying something, since I used to listen to Gwen Stefani only.

My life is kind of bland at the moment. I'm just sort of ambling along, riding out high school until I can finally graduate and do whatever I want, like strip down to my underwear and throw cans of baked beans at unsuspecting strangers. High school blows.










I've been kind of overdosing on outfit posts/Lookbook posts too, I just want to get it all out of the way since I was so lazy about it for the last few weeks. P.S. Hello to all my new followers, I'd offer you cupcakes made out of sunshine and unicorns but you all probably live on the other side of the world.