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Friday, December 25, 2009

Holiday Part 1

Merry Christmas!

I have a lovely Christmas day. I thoroughly enjoyed Christmas lunch at a hotel and I received some beautiful and generous gifts from Rydog and my family. The day went so fast and I can hardly believe it is almost over. I will post more about Christmas day soon once I organise my photos.

I am returning home from holidays tomorrow. I enjoyed the holiday more than I expected and it has been good for me but at the same time I am ready to go home. I have so many photos from my trip and I expect I will be posting and writing about this for quite a while. This set of pictures are from one day where we took a walk on the beach and went shopping. The weather has been so lovely and warm for most of the week and I was able to take many scenic photos.

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The skirt I am wearing is from my last Modcloth order and is called the Gone Picknicking Skirt. I'm sorry for being behind in replying to comments but I will certainly do so in the next few days.

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Presents

I received some more Christmas presents last weekend from Rydog and his family. As I mentioned previously, I received them early because I won't be seeing the family this week since I am away on holidays. I didn't expect to receive any more gifts from them because I already receive the beautiful pearls so I am amazed by their generousity. I enjoy receiving gifts at various intervals and it seems to make Christmas extend for longer.

Wittner Shoes.
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Forever New Bag and Clinique Makeup
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Lace Shoes
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Yves Saint Laurent Makeup and Clinique Skincare Products
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Although I will be with Rydog on Christmas day he decided to give me the lace shoes early. This was partially as a congratulatory gift for my university results which I would also like to share. I received a credit for tort law, distinction for information systems, distinction for criminal law and high distinction for organisational, planning and control. It is my best semester ever at university and I'm so pleased that my decision to try harder paid off. I have never received anything above a credit before so I am very surprised and happy with my results.

Today I arrived at my holiday destination. I survived the plane trip although it wasn't a pleasant trip because I had a headache for most of the flight and there was a technical difficulty which almost caused the plane to abort takeoff. But I guess it was good for me because I need to become more used to plane trips. I will post about the trip later this week.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Beach Night

Rydog made this picture for me called 'Beach Night' and it is inspired by the holiday that we are undertaking this Christmas. I like it because it represents a calm and peaceful serenity and provides a dreamy and mysterious atmosphere which gives some reassurance that everything will be fine. Although the holiday should be fun I admit that I do have some mixed feelings about being away for Christmas and reservations about plane travel. We are leaving on Monday.

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I will blog once I arrive at our destination and I should have sufficient Internet access. I have a few things to show you including more Christmas presents that I received.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sheer Elegance Dress

On Saturday night I went to a Chinese restaurant with Rydog and his family for a birthday celebration. I had a fun night- the atmosphere was bright with singing and dancing and I was with people those company I thoroughly enjoy. It was the kind of night I needed after having a deep think about my life and feeling a little unsure of things in the few days leading up to the weekend.

I know this has not come across in my blog before but I am quite a philosophical person and I often sit for hours thinking and analysing past events and what motivates and drives individual behaviour. It is usually when I have lots of time like this university break that I feel this way and consider issues that are normally pushed aside and such an experience can be good and bad at the same time. I have identified areas that I want to change and I want to use my holidays to embark on a journey to improve certain things. While at the Chinese resaurant I received this message in my fortune cookie:


"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself." 

I like this message and I feel that it is particularly relevant to my life at the moment. My interpretation of this is about risk taking and stepping out of one's comfort zone in order to maximise life's benefits and to truly reveal one's self.I think that the presence of numerous fears, insecurities and indecisiveness can take a large toll on life and cause a narrowing of personal boundaries. It is difficult to change ways of life that have existed for a long time and to gain confidence but it is a journey that would be beneficial to undertake. By conquering fears and challenging one's self to overcome insecurities, happiness and greater fulfilment can be attained and this is something which I would like to work on this summer. I am aware that it is easier said than done so I am very open to suggestions on how to transform this thought into a reality.

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I wore this oufit last week. It is also one of the dresses from my last modcloth order, it is called the Sheer Elegance Dress and it can be found here. I hope you can see the print well enough. It is a lovely, delicate floral design.

I am doing some Christmas shopping tomorrow. I actually haven't started yet!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Tree

Like many other bloggers, I decided to show you some pictures of my Chirstmas tree and decorations. I admit that I often find constructing and decorating the tree quite boring but I like the end result. Some of the decorations I have had for a very long time so we have quite a collection now. The picture with my cat is actually from last year. I will miss her so much this year.

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A few people have been asking what I am doing this Christmas. I will be going away on a beach holiday for five days with my family and Rydog. I hope we will have a good time but I absolutely hate travelling on planes and I usually miss home a lot even if its only for a short time. I will write more about this later. What are you all doing this Christmas?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wishlist

These are some of the items I would like to have this Summer/for Christmas. I highly doubt I will buy or receive many of them because I have spent way too much money this year and most people I know think I already have too many clothes and shoes. I still enjoy making these wishlists just for fun.

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1. Skipper Spot 2fa Dress
2. Sequin Waterfall Jacket
3. Veronica Bikini
4. Nutcraker Suite Dress
5. Rose Garden skirt
6. Panda-ora's Bag
7. Mixed Media Heels
8. Should I Stay or Should I Bow
9. Floral Print Dress
10. Genius of Love Heels in Gold
11. Shirring Jacket
12. On the Dot Dress
13. Belle of the Ball Skirt in Dazzle
14. Necklace of Happiness
15. Shoe No. 5
16. Zuko Coloured Sunglasses

All pictures are from Modcloth, Bardot, Valleygirl and Sportsgirl

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pearls

I received my first Christmas present on Saturday night! It is a beautiful set of pearl earings, a bracelet and necklace and it is from Rydog's parents. Anyone that knows me well is aware that I adore pearls and I have been wearing inexpensive plastic pearls for most of the year so the real things is an ideal gift for me.

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I received this gift early because I will be away at Christmas with Rydog and my family. I'm going to miss Rydog's family this Christmas because I really feel like I have two families now.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Do-Si-Do Dress

I've been on holidays for a week now and it is truly the most amazing feeling to be free from study for the next three months and to be able to focus on other aspects of my life. Summer holidays are always fun here and there has been lovely, warm weather lately so I am really looking forward to the next few months. The highlight of last week was passing my driving test on Saturday to progress to a full licence. I've had my provisional licence for the last three years but it is so much better to be on this unrestricted licence and not to have any more driving tests in the future.
I wore this outfit to a BBQ last night. This is one of the dresses I bought in my last Modcloth order, it is called the Do-Si-Do Dress and you can find it here. I added a belt from Valleygirl, a hair bow and my shoes are Bonbons.

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I also uploaded my outfit to the Modcloth Style Exchange and you can find it here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tag- RED

I was tagged by Teresia Mega Oktafianti to find seven RED things in my room. This is such a fun tag and I really enjoyed doing it, thank you. I'm so pleased that red was chosen because most of my room is red so I had no trouble finding items. I probably could have found at least 30 red items in my room.

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I am tagging the following people to find seven BLUE things in their room:
Jennifer
Indy
Susi Swallow
English Rose
Patty Ann
Miss Erinna
Emily
Winnie

Friday, November 20, 2009

Outfit

Hello everyone. I know I said I wouldn't be around much this week since I need to study, but I decided to do a quick post. I keep coming back to the blogging world because its a nice distraction from studying.

I took these pictures a few weeks ago but I haven't had a chance to post them yet. Rydog bought me this top because it reminds me of my cat. I love the detailing and I think the cat is adorable.

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I'm very close to finishing exams and I really want the next four days to be over. I'm reasonably confident that I've passed all my exams so far but I don't know how I will go on Monday. I've never been very good at accounting. I should study this weekend so I'll be back here early next week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fashion- Vintage

Today I was browsing the website My Vintage Vogue, a collection of vintage fashion photos and designers from various decades. I often enjoy selecting my favourite pictures from the website and this time I focused on vintage Christian Dior. It is a lovely collection mainly taken from the 1950s and 60s.

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I'm starting exams on Wednesday and I will be finished by early next week. I'm finding it hard to remain focused since its hard to study in really hot weather and a lot of people I know have already finished exams. But the reward is good because summer holidays here are truely amazing. I won't have much time for replying to comments this week because I should be studying and I'm trying to rest my wrist to make sure its ok for the exams. I will make up for my lack of comments soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Outfit

My order from Modcloth arrived this week which was very exciting. I ordered a number of items given that international postage costs were the same for one item as they were for six and there were so many clothes I liked that I just couldn't chose. This skirt is probably my favourite. I love the colour and you can find it here. I will post my other items later.

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Also, I joined the Modcloth Style Exchange which looks like a fun and inspirational site. I uploaded my outfit here. (I called it Chelsea because thats my favourite name).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Jason

Last week I was lucky enough to meet my favourite radio presenter- Jason Morrison from 2GB. I know that most of you will be unaware as to who he is because he is a Sydney radio presenter and the radio station also generally attracts an older audience than people my age. It was very exciting for me and he is nice and friendly in person. I was so happy that Rydog and I were able to take a picture with him and that he signed a picture for me.

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I decided to wear this dress again since its one of my favourites.
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Also, I recently bought these accessories from Diva.
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I hope everyone is well. I'm starting to feel very nervous because my wrist is hurting again and it is clear that I have not fully recovered from the RSI I had a couple of months ago. I have final exams starting in ten days which involves a lot of writing and I really, really want to complete them. I'm hoping for a fast recovery and I will rest my wrist as much as possible over the coming week.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Sunny Day in the Park

Today was a lovely sunny day and in the afternoon I went to the park with Rydog. I always like going to this particular park and it has some very beautiful places to take photos.

The skirt I am wearing is one that I made not so long ago. This skirt is probably my favourite at the moment and there are many different tops to wear it with. I am aware that I haven't posted a skirt tutorial yet but I have been thinking about it and I realised that I am not yet skilled enough to do so. I had a lot of help even with my second skirt and I can't actually remember all the steps. After I finish university for the year I am planning to spend some time improving my skills and eventually I will be able to show you how to make one too.

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After the park I came home and worked on my criminal law assessment. It wasn't a very productive night because I usually go out at this time of the week so I found it very difficult to concerntrate. At least I got something done. I hope everyone is having a good weekend.