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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Outfit

I've had this pink trench coat from Forever New for a couple of years now but I can't believe I've never shown it on my blog before. It is one of my favourite pieces for the colder weather because I love the colour, frills, detailing and polka dot lining. Much to my surprise, I discovered only the other day that the this trench coat has actual pockets at the front. This is a very similar outfit to what I wore a few weeks ago and posted here. I merely substituted the red coat and heels for more nude tones.

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It has once again reached that familiar point in the academic semester where there are only a few weeks left until holidays and I am extremely busy. I really wish I could just hide somewhere for the next few weeks and all my obligations could magically be completed for me since everything is so stressful! I am also still feeling unwell so that is complicating matters further. My last assessment for the semester is due on the 10th of June and I cannot wait. As a result of this I am taking a short break from blogging. I won't be totally absent but comments and posts will be far more infrequent than usual until the 11th of June. I will fit in what I can and I hope you all understand. I will catch up on what I have missed when I properly return to blogging.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Item of the Week 006

On Thursday night I made a rather extravegent purchase of these perfect pair of heels from Wittner. These are my dream shoe and I have had my eye on them all year, desperately hoping they would come on sale. They haven't come on sale but I bought them anyway because they are just amazing and I love them so much. I think that a one off splurge on a pair of shoes is acceptable even if it is the most I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. I can't believe I own them after admiring these shoes for so long. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to wear these shoes and I was thinking at Rydogs birthday next weekend could be the perfect event.

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I'm sorry I am behind in replying to comments and emails and it will take me longer than usual to catch up. I am sick at the moment, in fact I can't remember the last time I had the flu to this extent.
My bed times have instantly gone from 3am back to 12am. It came about so suddenly and I am spending a lot of time sleeping. Also, I wanted to say thank you to all of you who took the time to read my last post and write such beautiful comments. I am amazed by how many people I can identify with in the blogging world and I truly appreciate your kind and understanding words. Basically I write about what is on my mind and that was the main issue that I was thinking about last week.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Outfit

This outfit incorporates another skirt that I made in sewing class (which I am planning to show in more detail at a later stage) and my new leopard print top that I wore for the first time to work last week. I love sewing my own skirts now and it makes me think twice before purchasing skirts at the shops. Unless it was a special occassion, I would probably always choose to make skirts now instead of purchase them. I also love how it addresses the deficiencies of the shops, primarily the lack of plain coloured skirts at a respectable length. I finally decided what to wear my leopard print top with. I have a few different ideas thanks to your comments but this time I thought red would look good. I am also wearing one of my trench coats yet again. It is becoming far too cold to dress in these sorts of clothes at the moment. Often I put up with the cold because I am terrible at dressing for winter but there is only a certain extent to which I can do this. IMG_0068

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This is my first outfit post with my new computer which I posted here. It's so exciting to have such a fabulous new computer.

Now onto some life ramblings so if you are just here for the fashion then feel free to skip what I am about to write. I just need to express my views about certain aspects of life. For most of my childhood and teenage years I felt pressure to change certain aspects of my personality and to be someone that I was not and when I realised that some of these unique character traits were unchangeable I felt deeply unhappy and insecure about myself as a person. I remember when I was growing up, various sources always delivered the cliched message that we should just be ourselves, resist the peer pressure and everything would just fall into place. I never trusted this piece of advice. I believed it was only true in theory and not in reality and that no one truly liked the person that I was. Since the end of last year I have really tried to work on this aspect of my life by attempting to gain a clearer understanding and acceptance of who I am as a person. I always though these concepts were vague and lacked substance but now I don't feel that as much and I am slowly accepting the person that I have become and realising that there are many aspects of that which I actually like.
I feel like I am slowly making some progress. However, I have also realised that there will always be people who challenge your views and beliefs, who try and change who you are or who constantly voice their opinion over certain aspects of your life. I have realised that just because high school is over, it doesn't mean the pressure to conform or think and act a certain way is over. It simply exists in a different form. For me, people are often saying, you're too shy, you don't have enough friends, you analysing situations and thoughts too much, you are generally too negative, you are too tame and innocent, you take things too seriously, you feel too much and have too many emotions, you need to relax, you have your priorities wrong, you have an extremely small comfort zone and many more. A range of people seem to want to try and tell me what I desire from life, like just because I am in my early twenties I am supposed to want to travel and I am supposed to want to go out to night clubs on Saturday nights. Everyone is a different person and no one can judge how another person feels or what another person wants from life. I think it is really hard to stand up for the person that you are and truly be yourself and I highly respect anyone that has the courage and confidence to do so.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Outfit

This is an outfit I randomly put together very quickly and everything just seemed to fall into place. Usually my outfits are very planned well before I wear them but today was an exception. I rediscovered this polka dot skirt that I made a few years ago. I made it long before I started sewing class so it is not as good as the last few that I have posted but I still love it. I don't know why I don't wear it more often. I think the incorporation of red gives this outfit a different look to when I posted it two years ago here. I adore red and blue together at the moment. This red trench coat is one of the best items I have ever bought. It is from the kids department and I have seen a few kids wearing it at the same time as me but apart from that it is fantastic. It goes with so many outfits and adds colour.

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This weekend I am busy completing an assessment for trade practices law. I was extremely worried about it since I am behind in the readings don't know the content of this subject very well. I am slowly completing it and I can't wait until Monday when it is all over.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Outfit

Today I wore my new dress from Dangerfield styled with navy blue and black shoes, belt and coat. I love this dress at the moment because the print is so unique and vintage inspired and like I said in my last post, it reminds me of something that would have been worn on the Brady Bunch. The next time I wear this dress I will probably style it with red accessories. It is amazing the impact that dressing up and wearing makeup has on me. It instantly brightens my mood and makes me feel happier for the rest of the day. I wish fashion could be incorporated into my life more and it could be my job. I think this all the time especially when I am writing boring law assessments. At least I am probably going to make another skirt this week which makes me more involved with fashion.

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I'm making a few changes to the layout of my blog at the moment, just by creating some links at the top and making the sidebar more neat. I really appreciate blogging at the moment. My personal life is very stressful and complex right now where I am continually placed in difficult situations with many decisions to make. I have my own issues to deal with that I have mentioned on my blog for the past year as well as the pressures of other people's problems which I am becoming increasingly more involved in. I am caught in the middle of so many situations where my values and principles are constantly being challenged. The demands on my time are great right now and I wish I could be there more for those I care about. I would do anything to be able to be in two places at once. It feels as though there is no longer stability and certainty in my life, the way there once was. I wish I could be the person certain people want me to be. I wish I could be the person I want myself to be. I am going to write more about this when I am ready. Right now it may not make much sense. The point I am making here is that blogging provides such a wonderful escape for me since it focuses on my interest of fashion that I love so much. I like how the blogging world is always stable no matter what may happen in my life. Your comments mean so much to me.