Tuesday, November 08, 2016

"nancy from now on"

I know, I know, I said this post would be up well and truly on Sunday but things were a little hectic over the weekend and not only did I put off studying for my finals this week in order to get in more family time, I also completely forgot about posting! In between sipping coffee at cafes I really can't afford to be regularly attending, listening to Father John Misty (the title of this posts is one of my favourite songs from him - listen to the Spotify sessions version too, absolutely brilliant) in hopes of mellowing out the crazy vibes during SWOTVAC and experimenting with my appearance (see here), I've had a pretty good run over the last few weeks. I'm still over the moon and deliriously happy about obtaining my driver's license and it's come in handy very much over the last few weeks for running errands/ driving my room-mates places. Finals are going as well as can be expected from someone who has pretty poor time management and is (in general) a little bit over the semester. I am proud of myself for how things have gone this term though, I handed in an assignment I busted my butt working on and am really keen to get the results back! Current mood? Tired... a little bit stressed (two more exams to go), but quite content. I bought a nice top today to wear to my roomie's engagement party and I have eaten dinner and am currently sipping a rooibos. Plus, I am wearing some of my favourite pyjamas and sitting in a tidy, air-conditioned house (I love our little home!). I simply cannot complain! 

I took these photos on Saturday afternoon with little Tess (my trusty and loyal photographer). We are both loving (okay, maybe just me... I basically had to drag her out of the house to take these photos...) the diffused light Summer brings at a quarter to six and the way it filters through the trees. This top I bought a few months ago during H&M's peek winter period of lace, layers and darker hues. I like it as a transitional piece, especially with this white skirt I pinched from Jo's wardrobe. Having sisters is great - endless wardrobe possibilities! 

Anyway, I hope you're all doing well. It's crazy how the year is nearly at an end already. This blog is nearing 7 years! Ahh!

Sunday, October 09, 2016

white lace

 "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers" - Anne of Green Gables

Guys! Hello! It's October, and I haven't blogged in a while. The last few weeks have been pretty busy with work, social events and a little uni work (emphasis on little), but most importantly, I achieved my main goal of 2016 - OBTAINING MY DRIVER'S LICENSE! I can now drive by myself! The test was last Tuesday and although I was incredibly nervous, I followed the advice of basically everyone around me and "remained calm"... passing with flying colours. I'm really proud of myself for getting organised, saving up for the lessons and sticking with it, despite how frustrating learning to drive has been (especially in the city) over the last few months. Achieving this goal prompted me to look back on my 2016 resolutions and see what other's I had paid attention to. This year has been very eventful for me; I crossed the QLD border for the first time... said "yes" to spontaneous adventures... ha, remember that one time I moved to Sydney for five days without properly thinking it through? Yeah me neither, must be someone else! :P 
Despite this year being one of the toughest for my mental health, it's also been very rewarding. I think I've really grown up and learnt a lot in a short amount of time. I'll be a 20 year old in four months! 

I'm home for the weekend again to spend some quality time with the fam before I go back to uni this week - something I'm somewhat looking forward to. I miss the routine of work and uni coming together and I think I need that to make me feel like I'm working towards a goal. Tess and I (well, mainly me) decided to take some photos too while I am here featuring this lovely blouse from Dotti. I bought it without even trying it on because I loved it so much - it has such an Anne Shirley vibe to it, don't you think? 
Hope you're all having an excellent weekend - and I'll be back soon! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

russian red // changing styles

Bonds T-shirt, Forever New skirt + beret, MAC lipstick in "Russian Red" 

I was reading Lauren's blog the other day - one I have been an avid follower of since I was 14 years old - and she was talking about how interesting it has been watching and reflecting on how her style has changed over the years. Some elements are still similar to what she used to wear, but overall, her look has changed. This really brought to my attention my own sartorial choices and how much it's all evolved for me over the last five years. I think at the moment I'm going through a period of my life where I like to keep things pretty simple in everyday life. T-shirts, jeans, skirts and sandals are generally the items I gravitate towards when I'm at uni, or out and about. This outfit here is a very 'Maria' assortment - lately I've been more focussed on being comfortable than anything else, and it's amazing what a bright lip can do to a basic top + skirt combination. This top is a classic Bonds t-shirt;  I love the cut of it, and the fabric is ridiculously soft and comfortable. Finding a top that fits you well if you have a generous chest is often quite the challenge, but I love this one. 

So guys! Two posts in the same 48 hour period (almost!), that's when you know I'm on holidays. Spring has definitely been brought to life for us Queenslander's; there are flowers everywhere and a delicious, non-humid warmth to the air that leaves you craving an afternoon by the pool. This week I have a long-awaited and much-deserved (thank you very much) break from the textbooks and although I am working 3/5 days, it's still going to be a lovely change from classes and assignments and general work overload. In between making coffees, I'll be drinking coffee with friends, I might go to the movies (The Girl on the Train looks rather intriguing), and amusing myself with music, reading and walking the neighbour's dog. Hope you're having a lovely end to September. 

Thanks to my beautiful little sister for capturing these pics for me - who knew a 13 year old could work a DSLR camera to such high quality!