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March 31, 2012

Monday to Friday

I think I've lost sight of why I started this blog. Not that I had any sort of grand vision for it, but it definitely wasn't for apologising about not doing anything worth posting about! So I took photos every day last week, and here's one for each:


I've always identified as a tea person but lately I've taken to coffee. Not the even good kind of coffee, but the instant stuff you get in packets. Gives me the the kick I need to stay awake after dinner.


Studying with the Eiffel Tower as my desktop.


I wore the watch in this photo and the next to Europe because I didn't like it much and wouldn't have minded if I lost it, but now I'm stupidly attached to it because it's my "Europe watch". I'm too sentimental for my own good.


Outfit of the moment take two.


Had a good hair day on Friday.

I've been sick lately, which is no good at all - I always seem to get sick this far into the term. Tonight is one of my favourite nights of the year because Daylight Saving ends and the clocks go back, which means an extra hour of sleep! Unfortunately, it means shorter days from now on, which is sad because I love the way it's light until 8pm in the summer.

March 25, 2012

In the navy

The sole reason I'm making a whole post out of this outfit is so I can use that pun in the title. I am so funny. Anyway, I picked up this striped shirt (and another) at UNIQLO while I was in London, despite the fact that I apparently already own too many striped shirts. I don't think you can own too many striped things (still debating with myself as to whether this applies to polkadots too). If you enjoy stripes as well you will probably enjoy this tumblr (look at this pile of shirts!).



Once again my favourite skirt and shoes of the moment. The cut of the shirt means it doesn't tuck in well, though.

I saw The Hunger Games on Thursday and was really good! Not as good as the book, but movies never really are. It was a solid adaptation, but I think you'd get more out of it by reading the novel first.

Obligatory I can't believe it's almost April comment. This year is going to fly by. I'm feeling a bit happier at being back at university now... I definitely had a massive bout of post-summer blues but I think I've recovered. Anyway, Easter break is right around the corner (I only get a week off though, I'm mad about that!).

March 21, 2012

Recently acquired


I bought The Hunger Games in London and I finished it really, really quickly on the plane home. I ordered the second two books and devoured them. I can't remember the last time a book has sucked me in so much; I wasn't even reading properly, I was skimming because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. If you haven't read them yet, have a go! I don't think they're particularly well written, but the story is fantastic. I'm going to see the movie tomorrow, and I'm seriously excited for it (I love watching adaptations of books I've read). The sunnies I bought on a whim from ASOS, because my other pair broke. I usually go for oversized ones but these are seriously big, they almost look like novelty glasses. Oh well, I only wear sunglasses at the beach.

Here's the new dress that was in my last post. I bought it from Dangerfield, which is probably my favourite store (I can only bring myself to get things from the sale section, though). I think the cut is a bit odd but I love the print and the skirt bit is perfect.

Writing this post is cutting into my sleeping time, so I'll see you later!

March 18, 2012

A week in outfits

I've been really preoccupied with my clothes as of late (I'm getting vain...er), and I figured I'd take outfit pictures everyday for the last week. Two of them didn't make the cut, though, because I was at uni til quite late and it was too dark for a good photo when I got home.


My mum's shirt (which has found a loving new owner in the form of myself)...


...and my current favourite skirt and shoes combination.


New dress (I'll show a better picture sometime). The print is highly impractical, which probably explains why I love it.


Topshop flats. They're so comfy, although for some reason, they leave the soles of my feet stained blue.


10am sunlight is not conducive to good outfit photos, apparently. With my trusty Eastpak which isn't so trusty, because the top handle is hanging by a thread (well, several threads).


Uniqlo striped tee and leggings as pants for a gloomy Saturday spent studying (and hopping out to McDonalds for a Big Mac...).

I don't really have a flair for outfit photos, so this probably isn't going to be a regular thing (also because sooner or later I'm going to give in and just wear a hoodie and jeans every single day). I usually take them in my room, because if my parents were to catch me at it they'd ask a lot of questions I'd prefer not to answer ("What do you mean you're taking photos of yourself for people on the internet?").

While everyone in the northern hemisphere seems to be celebrating the arrival of spring, I'm itching for proper autumn weather down here! I want sunny days with cold air and to wear tights or jeans, but (as always) the weather has other things in mind.

March 15, 2012

London

There's nothing I can say about London that hasn't been said before. It's an amazing city. It's so alive and diverse, I loved the busy atmosphere and the shopping and the transport system (Londoners may have their gripes with it but it's a billion times better than Sydney's). I can't wait to go back. In fact, I'm already planning my life there.


Our first full day was Sunday so we went to Brick Lane to check out the markets and vintage stores. I'm not really a vintage shopper/thrifter, but it was fun to look through the clothes.


We spent a day at the British Museum.


Fish and chips! At a tourist-trap restuarant across from the British Museum.





Carnaby St was a bit of a let down but Regent and Oxford St were great for shopping (no pictures because if I'd tried I would've drowned in the sea of people). Our hotel was quite close to Oxford St, so we ended up there almost every day. I can't believe it's always so busy! It's like Pitt St on Boxing Day, ALL the time.


I found it odd that we had a lot of sunny mornings, which then turned into cloudy days. We were only rained on twice, though.


London

Birdcage Walk along St James's Park.


St James's Park. The pigeons are scary and my friends fell in love with the squirrels.


Buckingham Palace! I thought it would be bigger.


Oh yes we did.



View from the Tate Modern.




We went to Camden on the morning of the day we left. Bad choice, because a) it was a sunny Sunday so it was absolutely crowded and b) it made me even sadder to leave, because I loved it. I'm definitely putting further exploration of Camden on my list of things to do the next time I go.

Yes, this was image heavy (I had to cull heaps of photos, so this is just part of what we did in London) but it means it's finally the end of my Europe posts (I think I have closure now... maybe). I've definitely been bitten by the travel bug, though (I suppose the more romantic description is "wanderlust"), and I'm already planning my getaway over Christmas this year! Stay tuned.

March 12, 2012

What's in my uni bag

Yes, now that I'm back at uni my life is as boring as this post. I can't believe I'm only two weeks in and already so jaded. I've been trying to get involved with more stuff at uni, since apparently you get back what you put in, but I just fall behind and get stressed out. All I want to do is stay at home and blog, okay? Wow, I need to sort my life out, haha.


After editing this picture, I realised that I'd forgotten a load of things. Like a bottle of water. And the earphones for my iPod. And an umbrella. And the actual bag itself (I alternate between a backpack, a satchel and a cavas tote depending on my outfit). Good thing is that I only need some of this stuff everyday, it depends on what classes I have. I don't wear my glasses with my labcoat, because I would look so nerdy it wouldn't even pass as ironically nerdy. In fact, I only wear the glasses when I really can't see the lecture screen, because I'm still in denial about having to wear them. The pen is also a lie; that one's run out, but it's so pretty I don't want to throw it away.


This is irrelevant, but this chocolate is seriously so good. Look how much I've eaten in 24 hours. That's okay, I bought two blocks because it was discounted (probably should've gone for four).

Hi and thanks to the new followers! Also, eek, I've been pretty bad at returning comments lately, sorry about that.

March 10, 2012

Amsterdam and Bruges

Amsterdam is a really cool city. Forgive the primary school word I used there, but I think that's the best way to describe it. It's got a laidback atmosphere, while still being hip and vibrant. I found that the people were super nice... until they get on a bicycle (I would classify myself has a competent bike rider but I would not dare try riding a bike in Amsterdam). We also went on an awkward fast walk through the red-light district, but I didn't take any photos, because that would've been, well, awkward...





Amsterdam
I loved the style of the buildings.


Some of the canals had frozen solid, and people were walking and skating on them.


I shuffled out onto the ice to get a few pictures, and then quickly shuffled back to safety before I slipped and broke something.


This place had epic panckes, but I made the wrong choice and ordered waffles instead.


Bruges
This is Bruges, where we stopped over for a short while on our way to Calais (and London!). It's famous for looking very fairytale.




Sorry if you're sick of my Europe posts. They're almost done! I meant to post this earlier in the week but uni work got into the way. It's past midnight on a Friday night (or Saturday morning, if you want to get technical) and I'm really having to work to keep my eyes open. Next up is London but I may or may not have something else to post in between.