30.12.12

P U R C H A S E D


By chance I wondered into General Pants last Sunday morning... and it was like heaven.
Massive sale and everything was basically 50% off.

I picked up an RVCA singlet I've been eyeing off for ages, and also some super cute One Teaspoon shorts (to come in a future post...)

RVCA singlet
Lee shorts
Ignore my wound patches, I managed to burn myself with hot water on my hand and then burnt my thigh with my curling iron 2 days later. I am a massive klutz and when I'm tired it just gets worse haha. 
Oh well, I'll have some bas-ass scars.

Wore this on a casual date to Thai on Thursday night. It's funny, I seem to dress down a lot more now I live down here, where as back on the coast I would dress up? Makes no sense at all.

xxx

29.12.12

C H R I S T M A S 2 0 1 2

Christmas, for me, was a very short reprieve from the insanity of retail.
Love an 11 hour shift on Xmas eve.

I was so grateful to have the day to spend with my family, who I hadnt seen in a while, and also to just eat and veg out and not think. Hahaha. That's what it's all about, right?

 Whipped out my One Teaspoon dress for the occasion (told you I'd get a bit of wear out of it)
Wore it with my good old Sportsgirl necklace which I think is actually almost 2 years old now! Crazy. I dont usually wear costume jewellery for long.
 Borrowed my Mum's River Island denim jacket as I arrived unprepared for the awful cold weather we had. 

Had to get a snap with my lovely grandmother (the one I got my rib tattoo for).


Practical presents - I really needed some new sneakers and am SO stoked with these Nike Free Runs. They make running a whole lot more comfortable.

My Mum decided I needed some Dermalogica because as only mothers can she noticed I was 'breaking out'. Cheers Mum. Hahaha. She loves the daily microfoliant though so I'm keen to see if it makes a difference to my skin. I'm guessing laying off the chocolate and other naughty treats lying around this time of year might also help my skin... haha. 

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! What did Santa bring you?

xxx

23.12.12

T W E N T Y TWELVE



This year has been INSANE. 

(Warning: Self involved post ahead, re-cap of 2012)

I never, ever, ever in a million years thought my year would end the way it has. 

In so many ways I wish it had ended the way I thought it was going to. In NYC, with J, happy as anything, still living on the Central Coast and working just outside Sydney.

But, how things change.

I wouldnt change my decision to move to Sydney for anything.
I still look out my window and see my view of North Sydney and think "I live here. I actually live here." It's amazing how easily I slipped into life out of home. It's never once felt weird. All I can think is it definitely must have been time for me to move. It was eating me up and making me very depressed living where I was. Believe me I know it wasnt even that bad of a location, but I think I craved being in Sydney more than I even realised. The opportunities this has opened up has been amazing. I can now work in the Flagship store of the company I work for, which I couldnt have done living where I was. Its an awesome opportunity.

I am still struggling with being single... haha. I dont enjoy it and I think I am a relationship person, which I am trying to tell myself is fine. It has been an eye opener though, I'm learning things about myself which I spose is what youre supposed to do while single - get to know yourself. I've always known I need alone time in a pretty major way. If I cant escape to just be by myself and have a little quiet time I go crazy. But I've also learnt that being alone too much can have a similar effect. I am a weirdo. Hahaha. E has been such a life saver, I come home and tell her all the inane ridiculous crap I would normally tell a bf and she just cops it like a champion hahaha. 

I also have learnt that dating can be a nightmare and I 100% do not enjoy the uncertainty and mind games. Tell me there are others out there that feel like this!? I honestly feel like I need to write some Carrie Bradshaw type blog about it all. Its cray cray. No more straight-forward I like you, you like me, lets get together. Its all complicated and strange. Needless to say SATC has been my bible of late hahaha.

I spose that is Sydney life for you!

12 Experiences From 2012
1. Moving out of home is awesome.
2. It is also more expensive then I thought, I wish I could live on cuppa soup and 2 minute noodles.
3. I will never ever get a blunt fringe again. The day I can part my hair in the middle again I think I'll cry with happiness.
4. Breaking up with someone who you dont hate is really, really hard.
5. Dating is really, really hard
6. Boyfriend jeans are really flattering.
7. Rib tattoos REALLY FUCKING HURT.
8. Being single while your bestie is single is the bomb, we've bonded so much over the last few months.
9. Moving in with E, who I've known my whole life, was probably the best decision ever.
10. I still love leopard print.
11. While being single is scary I'm really getting to know myself. Which is good. Cuz hopefully whatever relationship I end up in next will be bigger and better than any before.
12. Not having my parents around has been a struggle but also really good. I never realised how much I relied on them for all that 'adult' stuff before. Yay responsibility... ha.

I know I'll find my way in this crazy city. It's exciting to see what 2013 will bring. 
Right now I'm just hoping for more laughs and new friends. 
Merry Xmas lovelies! 
xxx


16.12.12

H O M E B A K E 2 0 1 2



Last weekend J and I hit up Homebake, as she had scored some free tickets. I've never been to Homebake before... and to be honest didnt even know it was on this year. I love the idea of an all Aussie festival though (even though Blondie was on the line up this year).

It was perfect weather and a fun day. Have to say it had a very different vibe to other festivals I've been to. Way more chilled.



I wore a new One Teaspoon dress I bought recently. It was a bit of an impulse thing but I know I'll get tonnes of wear out of it. 

Le Specs sunnies
Dotti clutch/bag
Line hat from General Pants Co
Zomp sandals



Hilltop Hoods were the highlight of my day. Ive seen them live a few times and they always get the crowd pumping. 

Whats your fave festival? Do you enjoy them?
I really want to go to Soundwave next!

10.12.12

B Y R O N B A Y

A couple of weeks back J and I went on our random 3-day Byron adventure. It was mostly to celebrate her finishing uni, and the fact that we had never been away together! Which is weird cuz we've been friends for almost 20 years. God. Thats scary. Haha.

We drank, shopped, went to the beach, gossiped, relaxed and danced.
It was a great girly getaway.

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Byron Farmers Markets (On every Thursday)/Ciders at Beach Hotel/Awkward outfit posing

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We walked to Wategos, taking in the amazing views along the way... the weather was perfection!

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Fish tacos on the beach/My new sneaky tattoo/Gorgeous J


I absolutely love Byron. Keen to go up again when its not schoolies (we completely overlooked that when we booked back in September - woops).

Happy Monday!
xxxxx