Friday, November 25, 2011
Granite-print dress: Cylk
Grey snakeskin belt: Vintage
Basket weave geometric wedges: Kobe Husk
Gold armour cuff: ASOS
Black bag: Tilkah
Necklace: House of Harlow
Nail colour: Sportsgirl
Aussie label Cylk makes eco-friendly knitwear with a focus on luxury basics made out of super fine bamboo, silk, cashmere, linen and modal. Their collection is the type of thing you'd want to bury your face in and maybe sneeze into because even kleenex doesn't feel as great. Not that I'm recommending everyone to buy quality knitwear and silk pieces to use as handkerchiefs..unless you're rolling in it and that's your thang. The marble print on this dress is somewhere between subtle tie-dye and a stormy sky. Seriously phenomonal. Don't get me started on the Kobe Husk wedges. The traingles and basket weave makes me feel like I'm doing an arts 'n' craft class at school. Nothing better than the smell of DIY glue paste (and I mean this in the most non-illicit manner possible. I was 5. C'mon.)
I haven't had the greatest past couple of weeks. I lost my weekly train ticket last week, accidentally left my new one with my boss, broke a 50mm, got fined $200 for not having my student I.D. on the train after 12 hours of work and I have accumulated more mysterious cuts and bruises than I usually collect during the week (#firstworldproblems).
The $200 fine makes me cringe in a mix of fury and sadness everytime I think about it. I asked how long I have to appeal the fine, and the conversation went something like this:
Small, upset, meek Jess on the verge of tears: How long do I get to appeal it?
Big and burly transit officer representing ~The System~, towering over Jess: 21 days.
Jess: But...I'm on uni holidays and I don't know if the office for student I.D.s are open until February...
Transit Officer: There are no buts.
Sometimes I really wish I had my license.