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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Outfit

Hello everyone. I wore this outfit on Tuesday for the Australia Day holiday and celebrations. In the afternoon I attended a BBQ with Rydog and his family and in the evening I had a seafood meal with my family. It was a fun and eventful day and I wish it didn't go so fast or have to end so soon. The weather was extremely hot on Tuesday which I thought was very iconic for Australia Day.

The dress and jacket are new clothes which I received earlier in the week when I went shopping with Rydog's family. I also receieved a few other items which I will most likely post here at some point. Everything is from my favourite shop Bardot and is inspired by the increasingly popular nautical trend and the contrasting of red and blue. The dress is possibilty my favourite item although it is a difficult choice and it makes me wonder why I haven't bought more strapless dresses in the past. I am extremely appreciative of receiving all of these gifts and I hope there is some way that I can demonstrate this more at some point. It was such a wonderful surprise and very kind and generous.

I recently enrolled and registered for another year at university and the reality of returning to studying in just a few weeks is starting to set in. I'm not looking forward to this year at university and I am quite worried about how difficult it will be and how much work I will be required to complete. I think that third year is becoming quite serious now and a few people I know in older years have told me that this year will be hard. I am trying not to think about it too much at the moment and I really want to value and enjoy the next few weeks. Its interesting how differently we look at things sometimes. Last year when I was at university I would have given almost anything for a weekend completely free of study where I could relax, watch movies, browse the Internet or sleep but these holidays I have occassionally felt bored or negative when an uneventful weekend without anything planned arrives. I guess there are diminishing marginal benefits as one is presented with additional free days but it is this sort of attitude that I feel bad about. Although I have thoroughly enjoyed the holidays I wish I understood the true value of them at the time and could have appeciated certain things more. I know that once I return to university I will be wishing more than anything to turn back time to the beginning of the summer holidays and I even desire that now. My hope for the next few weeks is to appreciate the true value and gain more satisfaction from the simple things in life.

My greatest wish is that time would stand still...even just for a short while.

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I also received the Kreativ Blogger Award from my friend Rose at Roses r Red. Thank you very much lovely! I adore Rose's blog and I definately think it is one of the best out there. It is always inspirational and creative and I love reading about all her latest activities so I definitely suggest you take a look if you have not done so already.

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The recipient of this award is required to list seven interesting things about themself and then pass it on to seven bloggers.
1. I hate my name. I want to change it but I'm not sure how practical this is. My favourite name is Chelsea.
2. I love the warm weather and I wish it could be summer all year around.
3. I am very young at heart and I wish I didn't have to become older so quickly.
4. I drink way too much coca-cola, usually everyday. It has become addictive. My favourite is vanilla coke.
5. I will hopefully finish my first university degree at the end if the year (as long as I don't fail any subjects)
6. I often worry about things too much and I am terrible at making decisions.
7. I used to dye my hair black for four years and then I finally realised that I quite like my natural hair colour and it suits me more than black hair.

I am passing this award onto:
Nina
English Rose

Betz
Susi
Pink Bow
Sophia
Kavita

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gardens

Last week Rydog and I went to the Botanical Gardens and spent some time in the park. It is a very beautiful place, with a vast expansion and variety of gardens, picturesque scenery and a lovely atmosphere especially since it is by the harbour. Here are some pictures and a very short video (only twenty seconds) of some sights around the park and the harbour. I thought it would be nice to show you some iconic imagery of Sydney city.





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I also receieved the Happy 101 award from the lovely Nina at Ballerina's Closet Obsession. Thank you very much, it is always such a wonderful surprise and an honour to receieve awards and I definately suggest that you check out Nina's blog if you haven't done so already.

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The recipient must:
1. List ten things that make you happy
2. Pass it on to ten bloggers

Ten things that make me happy:
Please refer to my last post

I am passing this onto:
Jennifer
Sam
Elaine
Georgie
Stephy
Sabine
Nadine
Fashion Court
Fian

I'm sorry I haven't posted for awhile and that I'm behind in commenting. I have been very busy lately catching up with a friend who is only in Sydney for a short time and working a couple of days. I will visit all your blogs in the next few days.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Luella Collection

I don't usually post designer collections on my blog but this is an exception. The Luella collection for Spring/Summer 2010 is simply divine so I thought I would share it. I am aware that some people thought it was too girly and neat, but that is precisley the reason why I like it. I personally think that it is more wearable than many other designs and I love the elegance, sweetness, femininity and the use of patterns and colours. In my opinion the heart cut out dress is perfect and incredibly stylish. I would love to wear the black version to a formal event with some glamorous heals. I like this collection because it allows me to dream and temporarily escape into the world of designer fashion.

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All pictures are from Vogue. What is your opinion on the Luella collection for Spring/Summer 2010?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Polyvore Looks

Thanks to my friend Emily I discovered the site Polyvore. Although I've seen many bloggers refer to it, I didn't know anything about it and I was unaware that I could create my own outfits. I've spent most of the afternoon and evening on Polyvore. I mainly tried to use items that are available in Australia to make the experience more realistic but I couldn't find pictures of everything so there are a few exceptions.

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Look #2
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It look me so soooo long just to create two looks and many changes to get everything right. I hope to do this again sometime because I really enjoyed it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2009 Outfits

Like many other bloggers I decided to post some of my favourite outfits from 2009. I feel that my personal style has only developed in the last few months so my outfits are certainly not evenly spread throughout the year. Enjoy!

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In the last picture I am wearing the blue dress.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Holiday Part 2/Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can't believe 2009 is over already. It has definitely felt like the fastest year of my life. I have very mixed feelings about 2009 as some positive things have happened but at the same time there has been some sadness and struggles. I'm hoping 2010 will be a positive year and I can improve myself, gain more confidence and widen my comfort zone. Its difficult to change overnight but hopefully by this time next year I will be making more progress towards where, and who, I want to be. Some of my resolutions are to:

-spend less money on clothes and shoes.
-find a part time job.
-attempt to enjoy university more.
-pass my third year at university.
-become more confident.
-strengthen existing friendships and possibly make new ones.
-learn how to apply eyeshadow.
-widen personal boundaries and possibly take more risks.
-continue blogging and pursue my interest in fashion.
-learn a new skill.
-become more independent.

I'm not too sure how many of these will eventuate but I think its helpful to make a list to provide direction. I'd also like to say thank you for making my first year of blogging such an enjoyable experience. I have made some good friends and have been greatly inspired. I hope this will continue.
For New Years Eve I attended a party at Rydog's house. It was fun and one of the most enjoyable nights I've had recently. I spent most of the night playing singstar. It became so addictive and I'd love to play again soon. I will post some pictures of my outfit later. Todays pictures are from my holiday where I spent some time on the beach.

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I hope to post again soon since I have many things to show and write about. I still have more pictures from holidays and Christmas.