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November 19, 2013

In the mail

I get such a kick out of waiting for and receiving packages in the mail. Perfect way to brighten up exam season. Here are some things that have come through recently.

  • Whitepepper smock dress which I am in total love with and will do a proper outfit post on sometime.
  • NYX eyebrow powder kit because I always go too far when I try to fix my forever-asymmetric brows. I'm not sure I got the right colour. Apparently I'm not supposed to use black to fill in my eyebrows so I got the Ash/Taupe one but my eyebrow hairs really stand out? I don't even know...
  • La Sardina Camera courtesy of Soph's giveaway with Set That! I haven't had the time to play with it yet but I'm pretty excited about it, because I've never shot film aside from school photography. Watch this space.
  • A new bag. I prefer backpacks and canvas totes to handbags, but I wanted a crossbody one for travelling so I can keep a better eye on my things. This is a nice cheap one from The Iconic, I know there's an argument for investing in a proper leather handbag but I haven't found one I've liked for more than a year (it's also a pain finding one which fits my DSLR).

Somewhat less photogenic but more exciting is the backpack I bought for Europe in December (in less than three weeks!!!). It's a Highlander Ruckcase with straps that zip away (nifty for checking onto planes), the 45L one. I might have overreached because it's bigger than my torso. I'm going to have to pack extra light so I can shop like mad! Also a cable lock, I thought I would include it for completeness.

I'm going to bow out of here until my exams finish next week. See you on the other side! I'm a loser and I will say that I am extremely excited about having time to change the layout here...

November 10, 2013


I'm not that into the whole springtime flowering thing (mostly because I have hayfever) but I can always appreciate a jacaranda tree in bloom. They look like normal trees for most of the year and then bang, suddenly all purple. They're never around for very long, though. Here are some pictures I took when I was out jogging the other week.

November 5, 2013

What are you wearing?

This is what the hot weather drove me to wearing last week. This skirt is the only one I own with pockets (and I needed pockets because I've been in clinic), and this t-shirt is the only short-sleeved top I have that is a little bit appropriate for clinic. My summer wardrobe is woefully inadequate! I'm on the lookout for more striped tees and a pair of denim shorts I can actually sit down in.

Ralph Lauren t-shirt, old skirt from random store in my shopping centre which has since closed, Bass loafers.

My end of year exams are coming up in three weeks and I'm freaking out. I feel like I'm always studying but not getting anywhere (might be the online procrasti-shopping). So that's the reason for the lack of exciting things on the blog. Thanks for sticking around though, really appreciate everyone who reads and/or comments :)