30.12.10

Christmas P2

Target maxi

This is what I wore on xmas day, it was actually a gift from J.


2 of my chrissy presents from my parents. Turquoise bracelet with cross charm + woven bracelet with peace sign.

J also got me a $100 Sportsgirl gift voucher (SO excited about this, haha) and my lovely uncle is giving me $500 to take to America when J and I go in April!

So sad chrissy is over already, I wish it was a week long celebration!
I have been left with ridiculous amounts of chocolate to eat. Eek.

Going to have to up the exercise I think!

28.12.10

Christmas P1

Merry Christmas!
Hope everyone had a lovely, relaxing day with lots of eating and merry times!

Random leopard print drapey top from Foxx Foe, Supre tie-waist skirt, SG wallet/clutch, assorted rings/cuffs/bracelets, Zomp flats

This is what I wore out on Christmas Eve to the local 'night spot'. Everyone heads there on xmas eve. I mean EVERYONE. It's silly. But also awesome because you see people you havent seen in ages.





Target dress, Wittner heels, Rubi cuff

This is what I wore to christmas dinner with some friends at J's house last Wednesday night.
He made chicken caesar salad and we drank lots of wine. (J and I have recently discovered how nice drinking wine is like a civilised person, as opposed to binge drinking Passion Pop aha. I think I'm growing up?)

I was a tad over dressed for the occasion but I figured, its the festive season and I feel like dressing up!

Christmas Part 2 coming soon :)

21.12.10

Knots


Target maxi knotted at knee, Alive Girl top, Zomp sandals, Guess mens watch, Temt bangle

I wore this on J and I's weekly grocery shopping adventure last Thursday night. (We dont live together but because we both absolutely love grocery shopping we've gone to get his groceries together ever since we started dating! haha we're a bit of an odd pair.)

Yesss 3 days til xmas. Super excited. And not even for the presents, but for food and good times with the people I love. And 3 days off work, thank goodness. Working in retail is definitely draining at this time of year!

Still haven't finished my shopping either. Woops.

And also, a big thank you to Nikki of Flair to Remember for the box of Ferrero Rochers too :)
Definitely made my Monday 100% better!


14.12.10

Life Lately

Hello! I know its been a while, so sorry!
I have been...

Making Ginger Bread houses (from scratch!)
I even cut out all the bits myself without measuring them properly and it still kinda worked. Haha.

...Going out with friends :) (my head looks really odd here)

...Relaxing with J. Thats the view from his house. Best spot for hammock. Ever. The ocean looks really far away in the photo too, it's actually quite a bit closer.


and shopping. Haha. Got this dress from Cotton On, it was only $20. Score.
Lack of blogging lately has been because I've been working 10 hour days and when I DID try to upload photos my camera died!

J's housemate had his friend from Amsterdam and 2 random German girls staying with them (met them on that couch surfing website, which is pretty cool) all weekend so it was pretty fun to meet some new people. The girls were very quiet and a bit shy which made it hard but I think they had a good time here? Haha.

I cant believe xmas is only like 10 days away. Wow.

We still have zero idea what to do for NYE and it's stressing me out a bit. What has everyone else got planned? Do tell! I want to go to a party but I dont think I'd mind just chilling, making some crazy cocktails and relaxing. I've started making a list of things I want to achieve next year, from big things, to stupid little things like getting an iphone. HAAAAA. Ridiculous I know but I really want one... :P

I ended up speaking to my manager about jobs, management etc and I think something may come of it but only time will tell. In the mean time Im looking into TAFE and applying to all the jobs I can find.

This whole 'career' thing is super strange.

Hope everyone's being jolly and having a merry old silly season so far!


3.12.10

A Question...


Hello readers :)

I have a question for you all...
Did you do any form of tertiary education?
What was it and what type of job do you have now?

The reason I ask is because I'm seriously considering going to Uni, simply because I feel as though I need to have a 'proper' degree to get anywhere in my working life.
My diploma of Visual Merchandising hasn't really got me anywhere.

I'm contemplating a bachelor of business majoring in marketing but I'm so scared I wont like it.

Eeeeeek.

Any words of wisdom would be great!

EDITED TO ADD:
(warning, essay!!!)

All your advice has been very helpful guys! I definitely would rather find full time work and make my way up from the bottom than anything else!

Unfortunately the store I currently work in is a department store and they dont employ anyone full time, and to get into management you have to do a full on traineeship, which is a pain! I have friends that work in smaller retail stores who have made their way up and are now managers, one is even a store manager.

I guess I'd like to get out of the customer service area of retail because jobs are few and far between. And living where I live, people are really funny about hiring me down in Sydney, even though thousands of people commute from where I live every day! Every time I go to an interview for a position in Sydney theyre like 'are you going to move down here soon?', and yes, I probably will eventually but I'm quite happy to catch a train, I did it to go to TAFE in Ultimo for 18 months. 5:30am get up every day. I know I can do it but I feel like they think its too much hassle to even give me a go.

ANOTHER thing, is that because I work in a department store, sales assistants dont have to personally meet 'sales targets'. The merch just sells itself. And of course when I go to interviews I'm always asked if I have had experience meeting sales targets, but I havent... I dont really know what to do about this?

*sigh*

I really want to go to TAFE and do retail management, but I want to do it online... I think I'll have to seriously look into it when I get back from the USA, because atm I cant afford to study. I guess thats why I liked the idea of uni, cuz it's all done through HECS. But, in the end, I've gotta do something I'm interested in.