Thursday, 26 December 2013

Desk Situation

Admittedly, being a uni student means I am forced to spend quite a bit of time at my desk. I like to try and keep it clean and tidy, whilst providing a enough visual stimulation to momentarily distract me from particulary boring essays and reports. This combined means it takes only a small assessment build up to transform my tidy workspace into clutter central. 

So this holidays, I decided to do a total overhaul of my study space to gear up for honours in 2014. That meant taking down my inspiration wall and removing the clutter to minimise distraction and maximise inspiration. I would show you the before pic, but my "inspiration wall" included a few too pictures of a couple years worth of "hot boys"- Sorry Zac, Taylor and Rob!

My favourite part of my new desk is defintely my clear perspex magazine rack. Currently showcasing some of my favourite covers, it will be easy and fuss-free to switch around whenever a new cover takes my fancy!

Bring on 2014!


Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Floralheadband: Sportsgirl, Jumper: Topman

Merry Christmas everyone!
Here are a few snippets of how I spent my day. The rain here in Sydney gave me an excuse to breakout my brother's "winter Christmas jumper", which I am wearing with a few of my presents, including my new floral hairband and Karen Walker ring! We also made the cutest pink drinks, which of course needed glass jars and strippy straws to complete the look.

Now to digest the food overload and get some rest before tommorrows Boxing Day Sales!


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Minimalist Makeover

Keeping my room clean appears to be an eternal effort. The end of the year affords me the time and head space to give my room a big tidy up- finding spaces for all the "stuff" that somehow materilaises in my room, as well as giving my closest a thorough edit. This week I decided that my room needed a minimalist makeover- I took down my inspiration wall (sob), leaving pristine white walls behind. The finished product is almost ready, but in the meantime here are some small captures of the new vibe.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Summer Vibes

We are now well and truly into summer, and I could not be happier! I find the warm weather vibes constantly inspiring, bringing anything palm tree or pineapple printed into top rotation in my wadrobe!
Summer also brings free time, so enjoy some standouts from my tumblr perusing!


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

California Dreaming

Topshop top, Glassons Shorts, Mimco Bag

Apologies for my extended absence! Other things have gotten in the way recently, with the second half of 2013 being busy, busy, busy!

Jetting off the USA in the middle of semester was challenging, especially when over loading with 5 subjects. But between work, study and life, I have managed to officially complete my University degree! I have been celebrating with a bit too much shopping recently (oops), but then again, saving has never been a strength of mine. Case in point this little number above. I couldn't say no to this sportswear inspired California top (obvs), and the Glassons leather shorts were a steal at $50. And believe it or not the Mimco bag holds my bargain of the week- the cutest 'E' sparkly pink Christmas decoration!

Hope your enjoying the beginning of Summer!


Sunday, 15 September 2013

The September Issue

I am back from my travels in the USA! I cannot wait to share photos from my travels but at the moment assignments and sleep are my pressing issues- with short breaks to peruse through these thick September Issues I picked up in the states!

|Nylon, Vogue, Elle, Sunglasses Forever 21|

Monday, 19 August 2013

Spots and Smoothies

I am so obsessed with smoothies lately. Pink, purple or green, they are all pretty and delicious- and probably the most instagramed food item ever! Thanks to my Vitamix, creating a cute little health boost in a jar is easy- I just chuck in whatever fruit we have in the house (or some frozen berries if our store has been depleted!), pour in some coconut water and voila- a perfect snack!

In other news, apologies for being a bit quiet on the blog front of late- but its for an exciting reason! I am frantically trying to finish uni assessments in advance before I jet of to the USA!  

I do have a few blog posts in my drafts that I shall be publishing the next chance I get though.
Plus I will have a LOT of USA photos coming over the next month!

California here I come!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Surry Hills

|Dallos and Carlos beanie, Bassike singlet, Cheap Monday Denim Jacket, Cassette Society shorts, Jeffery Campbell boots|

Today was the last day of semester break before uni returns, so to end the holidays on a high note, I visited my favourite cafe, Kawa in Surry Hills. You simply cannot go past their vegan breakfast- add a Little Marionette coffee and it is pretty much the perfect way to spend a Sunday! 

After our cute late lunch, we had to stop by the new Pressed Juices store on Crown St. The tiny store sells totally clean juices and milks that look incredibly pretty and are full of antioxidants. So yummy too- try the Chocolate Almond Milk next time you pass by!

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Friday, 26 July 2013

Style Rookie

It is a well known fact about me that I buy endless amounts of magazines- they are most definitely my guilty pleasure of choice. I try hard,  and usually unsuccesfully, to limit my purchases but when a cover jumps out at me I have no choice but to make a sneaky purchase- Tavi Gevinson on Yen being a perfect example. 

I started reading The Style Rookie, back when Tavi was known as 'The Girl with the Massive Pink Bow" who stole the front row of New York Fashion Week. However, it was her launch of Rookie that really caught my attention- it is the one site (aside from facebook and tumblr, bien sûr), that I visit daily. I love Rookie's focus on enjoying youth, and taking inspiration from everywhere. How could one not love a website that includes reviews on American cereals (Lucky Charms!), to a complete guide on movies by the Olsen Twins, to teen angst photo shoots?!
So of course I had to purchase issue 64 of Yen.

And I thouroughly enjoyed chilling by the pool reading it with fresh flowers and the warmth of lovely winter sun. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013


Being the American culture obsessed, varsity lover that I am, I am immediately attracted to anything College inspired. After receiving a taste of College life competing at the Eastern University Games (Go Sydney Uni!), this love remains intact, influencing my wardrobe on a daily basis.
So despite already owning a Wildfox jumper blazoned with '1991', I could not resist this green Glassons tee- it is the year of my birth after all! 
Pairing the tee with a quilted leather skirt is the perfect way to dress it up for a beautiful winters day!

|Glassons tee, Glassons Skirt, Jeffery Campbell boots, Elle bag|

Armchair Collective

One of my favourite things to do is to visit cafes- check out my instagram to find out just how much!
Last weekend I went to one of my favourite spots, Armchair Collective in Mona Vale. The cute beachside chairs and flowers make it a perfect spot to take in the sea breeze. And please try one of the smoothies (or the chocolate milkshake for those with a sweet tooth!)- they really are amazing- and photogenic!  

Bondi and bagels

I bought this Topshop top a while ago, but it has been sitting in my cupboard with the tags on for ages (I'm not the only one with multiple unworn items, right?!).
Finally though, I decided to wear it as a dress paired with my much worn army jacket and tights.

I had a lovely Sunday wearing it, first up for bagels at the new deli/diner Lox Stock & Barrel followed drinks at one of my favourite spots, The Bucket List.
A great way to round out the weekend!

|Top: Topshop, boots: Jeffery Campbells, bag: Kirrily Johnston|