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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...

40 comments:

  1. Nice post! lovely dress!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com
    xx

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  2. that whitepepper dress looks beautiful and I can't wait to see you in it!

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  3. I love your new dress! And omg, you won that
    camera at some giveaway? Awesommeee
    I can't wait to see your photo's c: Xx

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  4. Packages are so exciting! The dress looks so pretty - it's funny because I'm wrapping up for winter in big coats and thick scarves, my summer dresses are definitely hidden away for a while. I can't wait to see your work with the camera, I bet that takes some gorgeous photos!

    Laura
    http://lauraslw.blogspot.com

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  5. I adore that dress and the black bag, Jane! I really need to invest in a Whitepepper dress soon! x

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  6. I am loving whitepepper at the moment too! This is a cute dress, can't wait to see how you style it x

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  7. I've always wondered about the Sardina cameras! The different styles are all so cute. I miss shooting film. Enjoy your trip to Europe :)

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  8. Nice one on the camera win, score! Looks like a nice bagpack, no shame in that.

    Buckets & Spades

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  9. So jealous you won a La Sardina camera! Super cute dress as well :) x

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  10. Ah I can't wait to see your pictures for Europe - sounds so exciting!!

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  11. I absolutely love your new bag, it's gorgeous! :)

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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  12. Ahh nice purchases! We both do the same thing of shopping when we have exams haha. I love the dress and you're so lucky you're going back to Europe (again!!!).

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  13. Oh, that dress is so pretty! I've been looking for a smock dress for awhile now, but just can't find one that's nice and simple like that. I'm so jealous that you get to go to Europe by the way, I wish I could escape the Australian summer too!

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  14. I love receiving anything in the mail as well! Whitepepper makes the nicest dresses I've seen in a long time, and this one is no exception. <3 I hope to see it in an outfit post soon. :) xoxo

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  15. I'm so jealous of your blue dress!

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  16. When I finished my speaking exam today, I had a brief conversation with my examiner, he asked me what the first thing I was going to do and without thinking I said "Clean my room". (I've also tweaked my layout. How exciting!) Good luck for your last few exams!

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  17. I know how you feel! It's a feeling of utter happiness and warmth when I receive mail. Ohhhh! LOVE the bag, really, it's perfect :)

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  18. in love with your items especially the camera! crushing on it majorly! :)

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  19. Aww yay, all those goodies. I am quite sad because all of Fall I wanted a smock dress to layer on top of, and I only own one. And now I have no smock dress for summer.

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  20. You need a grey eyebrow pencil/palette! I use one from Benefit, and it blends well with black eyebrows and is way less harsh looking than straight black.

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    1. Ah that might work better! I'll try that next time, thanks :)

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  21. hehe, love a practical backpack. :P Which parts of Europe are you visiting? Are you coming over to the UK? :))

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    1. We're visiting Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Paris, London and Edinburgh! Very excited for the UK :)

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  22. Ah so jealous that you're headed to Europe soon! I'm also in the market for a bag for Japan too that will fit a laptop and my camera gear... it's certainly not easy.

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  23. Absolutely looooove this dress!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  24. ohh lucky you winning that camera! and that's so exciting your holiday is so close!! it's actually so hard to find a handbag that's hardy enough for travelling, big enough to fit your camera(s), reasonably priced AND actually looks nice. i'm having the hardest time trying to find one myself, so good on you for scoring that one! and good luck with all of your exams, hopefully they're all over soon!

    little henry lee

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  25. Wheeeeee, I'm proper excited for you to come to Europe. I'm so looking forward to your travel pics too! I love your nifty stuff, and cool that you got the Sardinia. The results will be epic. Good luck on your exams!

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  26. I love getting packages as well (oh, who doesn't?). So excited for your Europe trip!

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  27. how exciting! i also love getting things in the mail- so exciting! that camera looks like tons of fun (congrats!). the dress is beautiful :)

    That's really cool that you're going to Europe! Where are you travelling and for how long? Be sure to take way too many photos, lol! Excited for you. Great photography... happy to have discovered your blog. Good luck with exams!

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    1. We're going for a month and visiting Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Paris, London and Edinburgh! Thanks :)

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  28. uhhh the dress completely stole my heart! yays for your Europe trip! :)

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  29. i already wanna see some pics of that sardina! i'm considering in buying one.. or maybe asking for it on christmas hahah

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  30. Oh I love getting parcels in the mail too :). That dress is super pretty and the black bag is lovely xx

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  31. lovely!~

    xoxo,
    rae
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  32. Ah, that camera looks so lovely! I tried to shoot film, but accidentally tore the film when I went to take it out. Oops, haha. Have a lovely week! :)

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  33. I so love receiving mail and love that dress. Good luck on your exams :)

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  34. Lovely bag! I'm looking for something similar but in burgundy-shade. :)

    Love, Satu
    Indie by heart

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  35. You've changed this place, it looks ace! I need a static bar


    Buckets & Spades

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    1. Thanks! I thought I'd hop on the sticky navigation bandwagon, haha.

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