Wednesday, August 28, 2013


You know those days that they weather forecast says hot but it's really chilly in the morning?

august 16 2013

So you don't believe them. And then you wear jeans and regret it from 10am on.

blazer: Smart Set
top: Ricki's
jeans: Gap
shoes: Spring
buttons: Globe Theatre in London
sunglasses: Retrovise

Oh Shakespeare... 

Today I'm thankful for the breeziness of my no air conditioning apartment.  Even if it tricks me. 


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

That one time

Apparently teal is my colour.  It's my grandma's colour too so that's nice.

aug 15 2013

This top is beautiful.  But it's a bit boobalicious. Hence, the modesty scarf.

cardigan, shorts, scarf: Ricki's
top: Noa Noa
Shoes: Irregular Choice

Today I'm thankful for flowers from my grandpa's garden and tops from 5 years ago in England...


Friday, August 23, 2013

Down the Alley

So I have this beautiful friend who is a beautiful photographer. And she likes to photograph things. And she lives down the alley from me.

aug 21, 2013

So we got together after work and took some photos and wondered why we don't do this more often.

jacket: Smart Set
top: Joe Fresh
skirt: Smart Set
necklace: gift, from spain
bracelet: from Vietnam
shoes: Red or Dead, Maxa


What a talented girl! She made me and the alley look amazing! 
Today I am thankful for amazing, talented friends who have the eye. Thanks Danielle! You're a star!


Monday, August 19, 2013

"She refused to ask permission for the privilege of being herself"
                            - Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons by Lorna Landvik

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The invisible woman

Lets talk about invisibility.

I have been invisible for most of my life. I was a wallflower who let myself be overshadowed by stronger personalities. I was contented to play the ugly fat friend who was the sidekick. I forgot that maybe I should be a starring character on my own story.

Once I was sitting on a bus and a man wearing holey sweats and eating an onion sandwich sat on me. Granted, I was wearing my glasses (magic invisibility cloak) and it was on the night bus and he was probably drunk. But it doesn't change the fact that HE SAT ON ME!

In the last few years I feel like I've graduated from invisible to ... not. On a bad day I might only be merely nondescript, a genetic defect.

The other thing to know about me is that I enjoy doing things on my own. Travelling, movies, taking myself out in a date and having a glass of wine and dinner. 

One thing that absolutely makes me crazy and makes me feel invisible, lost and unworthy is when servers at a restaurant treat me poorly or just ignore me entirely just because I'm only one. When I lived in Melbourne, I had a handful of friends, all of whom were on completely different schedules than I. I was out by myself all the time. I can't remember ever feeling unwelcome because I was on my own. Actually, I ended up making friends with the servers at a fancy restaurant and they'd give me the best seat in the house. 

I think it's often a scary thing for women to go out and do what they like on their own.  So often we miss out rather than feeling uncool, alone, undesirable by going to do things by ourselves that, generally, are done with another and, therefore, are socially unexceptable. 

Today I sat at the bar, waiting for a seat outside. After 15 minutes someone asked if I wanted a drink. After an hour I asked it I'd was my turn on the patio and turns out they'd had spots for 20 minutes but didn't notice me. I moved outside and waited again. I know this is not a big deal. And isn't systemic. But when I'm already feeling emotional and vulnerable to be treated like less because I'm one person, rather than a group... Well, it just really sucks, man. 


Friday, August 9, 2013

Wedding Weekend

This past long weekend the Gentleman Caller and I had two weddings to go to.

aug 2 2013

They were lovely, both. I just love Love.

dress: c/o eShakti
belt: from childhood dance costume
shoes: Maxa, Red or Dead
jacket: Ricki's

It's so nice to see people who are very much in love get together and celebrate.

aug 4 2013

And there was candy floss!

dress: H&M
cardi: Ricki's

Such a lovely weekend to spend with lovely people celebrating lovely love. 


Thursday, August 8, 2013


Summer hasn't been very summery. The first few days in July were HOT but after that the weather has been decidedly autumnal.

wed july 31 2013

Boots came into play a lot sooner than I was hoping.

dress: Joe Fresh
boots: Ayla
necklaces: gift, from Dominican and Spain

Today I'm thankful for boots that fit a well-turned calf.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Once upon a time I worked in an American themed diner in Australia. There was this one thing on the menu that nearly all the staff recommended called the Philly Chunga.

The name alone did not sound appealing. And then I tried it and was a convert for sure. Seeing as I now live 10,000 kms from this delicious meal, I thought I'd try to make my own.

1) spread cream cheese on a tortilla. Place thinly sliced mozzarella cheese on top.

2) grill up some onions and mushrooms in some seasoning of your choice and maybe a bit of chook stock.

3) grill up some thinly sliced steak.

4) place on te tortilla and fold up. Grill in your panini press like so.

5) Cut up and serve with ranch dressing and sriracha.


OOOOO! It was pretty delicious... although not as good as Misty's! Nor does the hastily taken iPhone photos do it justice. 


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

And I said what about breakfast at Tiffany's...

I saw these pants and thought oh hey! I could look like Audrey Hepburn in these!

july 30 2013

I was so enamoured by that idea that I bought them without realizing that they do not have belt loops and, thus, broke my own rule.

jacket, top, pants: Ricki's
shoes: Spring
necklace: gift, from Spain

Today I am thankful for long tops that cover up falling down pantaloons. 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Just something I'm trying on

Some days I think that I'm a badass.  Then I remember that I'm just not.

Today I tried to blend my desire for badassery with my general ladylike tendencies.  With skull leggings.

july 29 2013

Sadly these leggings DROVE ME MENTAL! They slid down the entire day and nothing makes me more crazy.  Couldn't handle it. And now I have to get rid of them. If anyone wants some mad skull leggings that have been worn for exactly two hours, I'm your girl.

dress: Joe Fresh
belt: H&M
leggings: Retrovise closing out sale
shoes: Nine West, sparklated by me

Today I am thankful for dressing rooms where you can take off your leggings. GRR!