Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Under the Weather

I'm glad the weekend is over (how often do you hear that?) and I was lucky to survive with all the work I had to do but it turns out it was a close call...I've been hit pretty heavy with the sick stick. Having a head cold is not amusing. The whole time I was doing my assignments I was busting to blog instead, but now that the work is temporarily out of the way I feel awful...how is that fair???

I tried to put on a smile for these photos anyway haha seems may attempt was a feeble one. I bought these leggings back a couple of weeks ago on sale at Glassons for a mere $12 yussss. I have a thing for exciting leggings. The fish tail t-shirt I picked up many many many moons ago while I was still in high school..probs 2008? Anyways it was on sale so I got it for not much even thoug it's Lower (a New Zealand skate brand). I added the waistcoat after a friend started playing dress-ups the other day with all of his, and I couln't resist pulling mine out after that :)

My necklace was a gift from my friend Grace for my birthday, also many moons ago. It's lost the pink stone it used to hold and the colour is starting to rub off, but that's only because I've had it for so long and I wear it so much! I like to think it gives me a lil strength, being a buddha and all, so I always wear it on the days I know I'll need a little push. Haha I'm a bit superstitious I know.

Anyway I'm going to go and feel sorry for myself for being sick for the rest of the evening, and I hope all of you are fit and healthy and not going through any of this nonsence like me!! Stock up on your vitamin C xx

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Good Things come in Packages

Yesterday was made extra special when I received this seemingly large package from my wonderful sister Sarah from Australia. I had been expecting it but I think that made it even more exciting because I had been looking foward to it for so long. And as I knew I would be, I was spoilt rotten by what was inside...

So much goodness! Where to start?! The wooden sandals were the reason for the package in the first place, as Sarah doesn't wear them enough and I was more than happy to take them off her hands. Watch out for them in outfit posts over the coming weeks.
The three perfume bottles I spotted in IKEA when I was visiting Sarah in February but I resisted from buying them mainly because I couldn't fit them in my suitcase, so I'm super excited to have been sent them now.
The candle in the goblet, the flower pot and the berry tealights are also all IKEA treats. I go through truck loads of tealights, as Sarah is well aware of, so they will be burnt up in no time and my room will be smelling delicious.
Speaking of smelling delicious, she also sent me 2 cakes of rose soap in beautiful packaging. Rose is one of my favourite smells and I can't wait to use the soap, although I'm keeping it pretty in it's box for now.
Lastly, Sarah packed in these super cute dishes in the shape of teapots. They're supposed to be for holding tea bags but I think I'll use them for holding my rings on instead!

Have any of you received any exciting packages in the mail recently?? I'll cross my fingers that there's one in the post for you.....xx

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Personal Touch

Going for complete practicality today, jeans and a tee-shirt and my converse. I wanted to focus this post on the jewelary I wore with my outfit today. I confess I am quite a centimental being. I cherish a personal meaning in the things I have which is one reason why I have so much stuff, I can never bring myself to throw anything out!!

I wore this locket today which was a special gift from my nana on my 21st birthday which as far as centimental value goes, makes this very prized in my collection. You can see it's double hinged as it opens on both sides so I can fit two photos in, whoopee! I haven't got round to cutting out two tiny photos yet, or even decided who I'd like to have hanging around my neck, but my nana suggested when she gave it to me that I put a photo of each of my boyfriends in there....good one nana, but probably won't be going for that option haha.

 The other extra special thing I flashed around today is my charm bracelet. I've been given charms by various loved ones since before I was ten and they each having their own meaning behind them.

This teapot is one of my favs. It actually opens too! I love wearing things that have a meaning behind them or are special because of who you got them from. I feel like I'm carrying a piece of the person around with me for the day.

Have you guys got anything you wear that has extra centimental value added to it?? Do you like the idea of charm bracelets and heirlooms?? xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Some of my Mother's Pearls

Shirt:Vintage, Knit:Ottomode, Skirt:dotti, Shoes:rubi shoes
Turns out my parents had a tripod hidden away at home so I acquired it when I was there on the weekend, therefore my outfit posts are back in action!! In other exciting news when we were having a massive cleanout during the mid-year break, I gained possesion of this set of three thin threaded pearls (trying saying that ten times!) that used to be my mum's.

Finding treasures like this are always sooo satisfying!! Have you guys found anything in your parents closets lately that you've taken for your own???

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And after I took these photos I couldn't resist making a gif.! What do you think?? I'm thinking it's pretty humourous....Happy Tuesday peps xx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Ay Caramba!

I know we're only a week into August, but I already feel like it's flying by! I can't believe it's only another 3 weeks until midsemmester break, I'm still feeling like we only just got back! That illusion is slowly fading away though, as the next group of assignments begin to loom (why are they always all due at the same time?) plus that test next week that I found out about this morning that I imagined to be many moons away...ek! Everything feels like a rollercoaster at the moment, with so many highs and lows...but hey, here I am blogging two days in a row so it can't be too bad, right?  And if it all just gets too hard, let's run away to mexico together instead, afterall you can never be unhappy in a poncho! xx

Monday, 6 August 2012

All that Glitters

Happy Monday Peoples! I hope your weekends were as lovely as mine. One of the main events to end my week was celebrating a friend's 21st birthday. It's always nice to dress up a touch more fancy and go to an extra effort for a 21st and I wrapped my outfit together with this gold glitter nail polish as the final touch. I'd seen  a lot of girls wearing it over the past month and felt compelled to join in. I was tempted to try a DIY version after another friend did so with large success however I concluded that I don't share her knack of costume makeup and would probably end up with more glitter everywhere else than on my nails.
I splashed out a whopping $7.99 for a bottle of the shiny stuff which isn't too bad I thought. However I have to confess it is probably the trickiest nail polish I've applied myself and I had to do about four coats. This was because the glitter was very good at sticking to the brush of the bottle and the glitter to clear polish ratio wasn't very high. When I was buying the stuff I also had to decide between your average tiny glitter or this larger variety. It was not easy my friends. Ahh the dilemas of consumerism....which reminds me of an essay I should be writing. Cheerio for now..xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sweet as..

I'm going to let you all in on another one of my vices....I have the biggest sweet tooth. I love lollies. You might even say I'm addicted. I always have been since I can remember, spending all the money I got from my paper run when I was a kid on sweet treats at the dairy.

And not much has changed since those paper run days either. Whenever I go to Petone, I can not resist stopping in at the UK Goodies store and walking out with a bag full of delectable delights. The giant jars full of all sorts of different candies look so appealing, which always makes it harder not to ask for a few of everything.

Last time I was there I bought these pastel coloured freckles, which are the white chocolate version of the bright multi coloured dairy milk equivilent. I also got some of these pink and white mice. Aren't they cute!?
After I realised how aesthetically pleasing this combination was, I had to wait just a little longer to eat them (which i confess happened all in one sitting) while I photographed them to share with you. And by the way they were delicious! xx