As It Stands


Birthday Week I was meant to post this kind of re-cap last week, so now it's the best and worst of the past two weeks. I also promised Elliot and John that I would post a photo of them after several dozen photos were taken and I'm not one to break promises. So far September has been busier than anticipated and I've found myself savouring the moments I have alone to just blob out and have nothing on my mind. Seriously though, I pulled down all the months of the year we've passed yesterday and it's kind of freaking me out that there are only 3 and a bit left. Today's going to be spent mulling over the rest of my uni work before I finish next month and working through a whole lot of emails that I have yet to reply to. Highs and lows after the jump..

Baby Steps

17.9.14 I am continually waiting and that just seems like a waste of time; I need to start doing. So, starting today, I'm going to make things happen. Run away from my comfort zone and move into the deep unknown. There's a quote that has popped up on my Tumblr feed that inspired this action and sort of hit a sore spot at the same time - "Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life." I don't want to be the person that's just waiting for life to happen, and although my bubble is safe, there is no reward for those that don't take risks. On a side note, these shorts are insanely bright with the multi coloured leopard print. Not for the faint hearted, but they kind of match the transition into Spring perfectly. Clothes that reflect my decisions in life perhaps? The first step I think. Second is planning where i'll be working for the Summer and it's going to be exciting.

Wearing: Cameo the label shorts, Chicwish top and boots

No Mythologies

This week has been busy, and busy for me really just means stuff happened. I think I try to convince myself that things are happening often but really it's just me stressing about the work I should be doing while I'm sitting through three seasons of Gossip Girl. Everyone's priorities are different right? Well between university, birthday, exercise, shopping, food and travel I can officially say that this week has been packed. Food definitely needed it's own category by the way because, well, you will see. If anything this week, I have learned that as you grow older you can just become cynical. Become convinced the world has dealt you a bad set of cards and you could have had so much better; but living like this robs you of a positive outlook on every single little thing. Perspective is everything guys. It's the difference between wallowing in self pity and changing a bad situation into an opportunity. Success isn't just measured by money in pockets. End of rant. I'm tired and feeling sentimental and I need to go to bed, but I won a scarf tonight. Yay.

Twenty One Years

10.9.14 Sorry for leaving you for too long, but I couldn't celebrate the birthday without a post. I'm having a pretty low key 21st, but that's the way I like it. I'm actually celebrating with friends properly tomorrow, but for today I'm just going to go on an adventure on this gorgeous spring day and go for dinner with the fam tonight. Here's a quick insta-outfit for you since I don't have time to take photos on my camera. I received this Reformation skirt a few days ago and I have been dying to wear it - I don't know why but it kind of reminds me of a strawberry patch or one of those baskets you give someone jam in?? Who knows, it's cute. I'll most likely be posting a bit on Instagram, so feel free to check it out if you'd like. Also, for so long I've been posting kind of white/clean looking posts but I feel like I just want to change it to everyday life posts because otherwise I feel like
I'm restricted in what I can post. Anyway, I hope you all have a great day like I will!

21st Birthday Wishlist


Birthday Wishlist

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I'll be the first to admit that birthdays don't really carry any sort of significance to me, they never really have. Sure, I was excited to be 18 and party as much as I like because it was legal but, 21? I don't really get it. Besides feeling some sort of obligation to throw a party for family and friends to enjoy and reminisce about shared times or unfortunate events, there isn't much else I can say this birthday really stands for. Maybe it's because I live in New Zealand and we are all backwards down here. Needless to say, I will be having a low key night with friends, family and good food. Any birthday calls for a birthday wishlist though, even if it is to document everything you can't afford/wouldn't buy for yourself. My only goal for the foreseeable future beyond university is traveling, so although a Celine bag would be amazing I think I'd appreciate a round the world ticket more. Just like happiness, money can't buy unforgettable experiences (although it helps you get there).

Here are my top picks for the materialistic girl in me, completely disregarding everything I just said. I have to say the Karen Walker moon charm is something I've almost purchased too many times to count, just seeing it on there reminds me of the quote "we are always haunted most by the purchases we didn't make", ugh might just have to bite the bullet because it really has played on my mind for years. That and the botanic range rings. I can't celebrate the day without treating myself right? Those or as many new MAC lipsticks or eyeshadows as my shoppers guilt allows.. I didn't really know how to organise it all, so click on the numbers for links - it's a lucky dip! Click here for full list

Florals for Spring

"Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking" 

After six months of wishing the time would pass quicker, September is here and now I'm freaking out. Spring marks the time in the year which brings about a lot of stress, planning and change. Firstly, my 21st birthday is only a week away and I haven't even thought about what I want to do except enjoy good company with copious amounts of wine. Secondly, there's only three months until Summer which means I need to start going to the gym more often (never happens), organise where I'm going to spend my Summer months working and lastly, catch up on endless readings I have pushed to the side of my desk over the past month. That makes me sound like I'm actually super productive with my days; in reality, I'm sitting here writing and editing while I overdose on cold medicine (yes, I'm sick again) and work my way through the fourth season of Gossip Girl. Putting off work to the last minute: check. At least I can welcome in the new season with my I-look-like-I've-made-an-effort-but-I-haven't romper. Who wouldn't start off Spring without wearing a floral piece, even if it is just to quote The Devil Wears Prada one more time? Also, I thought I should mention that forcing myself out of my bed of sickness equalled me squinting like I'm blind in like 99% of the photos, so I used all the looking down ones. That's dedication people! Now, I have a large tea, chocolate and many seasons of GG waiting for my return, tata.

Wearing: Choies Romper, Miista Boots and Misc. Rings


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