Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

Well since working in the mall, next to a speaker that plays Christmas carols on repeat, I had a plethora of lyrics I could have chosen to title this post. Why did I choose that one - because it suits my state of mind, I am indeed simply having a wonderful Christmas time. Finishing wrapping gifts has put me in a very good mood!

I am off down south to Temuka tomorrow, So I will be out of touch for a little while, but after Christmas I will try to be a more prolific blogger, I have so much I want to write about but can't get my head straight.

So this is just a little note really to say I hope that you are all having a wonderful Christmas time and partaking in your Christmas traditions (lovely ladies down below in the last post in particular, thanks for sharing!)

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

Thursday, December 18, 2008

First ever bloggy award

I got this from the lovely Andrea. Isn't that neat? This is what it's all about:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Well I'm not sure to pass this on too, and I think most of the people I would pass it on to already have had it! So I guess I'm giving it to everyone who reads this - there probably isn't 8 of you though haha! But I think that hopefully I've made some kinda a connection with a few of you and would love the share this with you! Sorry for the Hiatus - have been feeling like crap, but had the best sleep last night, and has made me want to take on the world!

Peace out my lovelies

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm not dead

Well I'm not really, although I do believe I am slowly morphing into some kind of creature of the night. I laze in bed till late hours and do not become alive until late in the night, subsequently meaning I get to sleep at a very late and unacceptable hour.

However, I have been engaging in very un creature of the nighty type activities, namely I have been smiling and making small talk with frazzled Christmas shoppers as I wrap their presents. It's good, although I've already had a few people whom I would have rather not wrapped for. So apart from wrapping, and sleeping, my life really hasn't been filled with too much....hopefully that will change soon - something exciting on the Horizon maybe?

Oh and as an aside, listening to Christmas songs, especially modern Christmas songs, on a loop does not put one in the Christmas spirit at all....how is your Christmas shopping going?

Peace out

P.S I have negleted some comments etc, I will get to these I promise as I love all you lovely people.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Needing motivation to dress

Venezia - Carnevale 2008, originally uploaded by zipp0san.

Lately I haven't been taking any outfit photos. I have stalled at bit on that front, which is odd because I was so excited in the beginning when I joined wardrobe remix and then started this blog.
I guess the point is that since my holidays started I have lived in my slob clothes - which is really not good enough. It seems that if I don't have a reason to dress up (maybe not as extreme as my masked friend in the picture) then I actually just don't dress.

Take today for example, it is about 4pm now, and I am still in my jammies, and robe. I spent the day watching Mama Mia on DVD with my mum (I got it for her for her birthday, and we saw it twice together in the cinema). So I didn't have a reason to dress because I wasn't even leaving the house. Although I did have the best intentions, I was going to go on a picnic that got canceled because of the weather.

So looking at my slovenly ways I have decided that it is just not good enough, I have so many beautiful clothes that deserve to be worn, and this should be reason enough to wear them. Just because no one in the outside world will see them it doesn't matter, the will be fulfillment their purpose. In fact what is the point in having all these clothes and barely wearing them?? Tomorrow I will make an effort I promise you, although I am going out tomorrow it is irrelevant, I will be dressing up just for the sake of dressing up.

I also think that this will help with my lack of motivation to get going with all the little odd jobs before my summer jobs begin. Also soon I will have have to wear a dreaded uniform for one of my jobs....only for around two weeks, but two weeks too long I say!

Now I know all you fashionable people nearly always look your best, but what motivates you to dress up, or dress at all? (Those jammies are so comfy...)

Peace out

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some new things, and some things new to me

I finally got round to uploading photos and all that entails, so here are some things that are making me happy at the moment for you guys to have a squiz at.

Firstly these shoes! There is a bit of a story behind them too. Firstly I saw these in black and fell in love with them, but they were a bit too expensive for me to justify buying them. However the other day I say them on sale, 15% off, and was so tempted. Then I saw them in another store for 25% off! But they didn't have the black, only the cream. So after some thought, I finally decided that the cream ones were awesome and different, and with the extra saving they were totally worth it. So now they are mine mwahahahaha and I love them.

View from the top

Also I do believe I promised some photos of my thrifting trip. Here are pictures of the scarves. The orange and black one is huge, and it has a print of straw hats and flowers on it, how sweet is that! The green and blue one has these weird little round flowers on it which appeal to me for some reason, and the colour was just perfect.



Also here is the little dragonfly broach - it's wings are so sweet and delicate. My boy picked it out for me from a little bowl of them

Dragonfly broach

Also randomly, I went a bit overboard at the shops the other day, and got this on impulse - for $6 yeah! It was 70% off, and looked really cool so I grabbed it in like 2 seconds flat. It wasn't until I started wearing it that I started to really like it. I call it my kissing elephants bracelet

Kissing Elephants

I also bought some bras, and other random things, but not really interesting enough to share with you lovely people though.
There are more photos to come, photos of clothes that I promised some other bloggers I would post up, haven't quite got round to taking the actual photos but it is in the back of my mind!

Peace out

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Vintage fun

Just a quick post to tantalise you!

I went vintage shopping today for the first time in ages, and as soon as my exams are over I am going back!
Due to the glowing review from Andrea I stopped by Two Squirrels on Cashel street (in Christchurch) and had a look around. I was not disappointed, while they are still building up all their treasures, they still have many lovely things to peruse. I ended up buying 3 vintage scarves, which I will post very soon, and had my eye on a couple of dresses, and an awesome zip up shirt, but my budget is a little tight. Oh! I forgot to mention the best part - they are running a competition to guess how many walnuts are in the huge glass jar, and if you guess right you can win a gift voucher! I hope I win, I hope I win!!

I also went over to Tete a Tete their sister store and had a look round. There is waaaay more stuff here, it is packed to bursting! They are a few items here too that I am dying to get my hands on, the vintage dresses are to die for. They also have a large selection of vintage jewelery, and I looooove vintage jewelery. I got a small little dragonfly broach here, but wanted sooo much more. There was a gorgeous butterfly broach that I fell in love with - and a pearl ring in a silver setting, but they were both waaaay out of my price range at the moment. However the boy was with me, and possibly got some good ideas for Christmas presents - here's hoping!!

Any way as soon as my exams are over I will be going back to both stores and having a nice long look around, and buying something beautiful - perhaps a dress to satisfy my obsession or a lovely little piece of jewelery. I promise some photos of my goodies soon, just so busy with study right now to get the camera out and load photos on my ancient laptop.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Almost forgot about the cupcakes

Well here they are - a bit later than promised but these are my lovely cupcakes! I meant to make them look a lot better, but it was pretty hot and the icing started to get a bit too runny....I was going for a snail shell look, but on closer inspection they just look like swirls. They are very tasty though! I will post the recipe when I get round to it, but I seemed to have misplaced it since I used in, which is not surprising considering the unorganised mess my life is at the moment.
Eat anything delicious today?
Peace out

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

From Harry Potter to Harvard

I came across this when I was late night browsing on hagebutten. Secretly I love the Harry Potter book, well not so secretly really but never really knew much about J.K Rowling apart from whatever the token information in the media was. This is a very good watch though, I would have loved to have heard a commencement speech like this at a graduation (I haven't actually attended my own).

What's interesting is that this year in one of my classes we were talking about how failed experiments are never talked about, and only successes are published. The point one of my lecturers was making is that there is so much to be learned from failure as much as there is to learn from success, and we should never discount what we have leaned just because we have appeared to fail. Well a bit of late night rambling, but you'll understand when you watch the clip. It's quite long, around 20 minutes, but well worth the watch

I tried to embed the video but it wont work so you can watch it here

So guys what did you think?

Peace out

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fashion inspiration

At the moment I am going gaga over zebra print, I've never been a big on any kind of animal print, but have developed a soft spot for zebra print, I just love how it looks. Recently I bought an 80s zebra print dress, and some awesome zebra print tights which I still have to wear, although the weather is getting a bit warm for that.

I also love coloured zebra print just as a side, my favourite at the moment is turquoise and black zebra print, I think I'm a little bit attracted to the tackiness of it all, but I have seen it done well.

Also don't you think this photo is gorgeous? I love zebras in general, and this photo is gorgeous - another flickr treasure. Just look at those eyes - inspiration all in its self.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Injuries are no fun what so ever

I was meaning to get into taking some photos for some posts I wanted to do but that may need to be put on the backburner.
Why you might ask? I seemed to have injured my neck in some way that is unknown to me. After my heavy exersise tuesday - heavy exercise for me is attending a step class in the morning with my mum and then playing indoor netball at night- I started to feel a bit of a twinge in my neck, that lead to not being able to move my neck forward or backwards too easily without that twinge getting a bit more persistant, and too a relatively unrestful night, with my neck protesting everytime I moved. Wow that was a long sentence...forgive me for my horrible writing style. So anyway I woke up this morning and I am still in bed with the laptop, I should get up soon, to see how bad the neck is, but I really don't want too.
Although it's not because I lack things to do, I have a list infact

  • Bake a million white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate ganache
  • Organise my study notes and write out a study plan for my exams
  • Finishing marking lab reports for my lab course
  • Wash the Basil
  • Wash Basil's bed
  • Take Basil to the park
  • Bake bread
  • Clean wardrobe and organise where surplus is going too
  • Take some photos for blog

So anyway that might get put on the backburner for a little while, although I don't really have that much time...Well it's still bad, I was planning on going to the doctor tomorrow anyway and maybe he can help me out with something, I love my doctor he is the tops, and he always recomends the best things for all my health problems. Anyway send me good healing vibes!

Peace out

Monday, October 13, 2008

Do people really do this?

Right now I am watching people do yoga with their dogs on T.V, and if you wonder how that goes, they just seem to be putting the dogs into positions, and the dogs don't look that happy to me. Looking down at my little man stretched out on the bed nibbling on his rope toy I vow to never put him through something like that.

Sometimes new age is crazy - and I'm sorry but dog yoga? Some things should not be done.

Oh god now they are moving on to doggy massage, what's wrong with just a pat or a belly rub? Basil seems just fine with a sratch behind the ears.

It seems my pooch is destined to be unpampered, due to the fact that I am neither rich nor stupid.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Starting things off

Well lately I've been getting into reading blogs a lot, I usually use them as a way to procrastinate and they fill this requirement quite nicely!
So I was thinking maybe I would give this blogging thing a go myself, so this is it. As to what it is about, I guess I'll well be mainly fashion based but then again I'll probably talk about what ever I want to get off my chest - hopefully it will interest someone, possible someone in the same boat, or someone who can relate. I'm not really up with the play on all the technology, but i'll be trying my best. I apologise in advance for any spelling mistakes, or incoherant sentences - I'm not too fussed about that stuff, I have to worry about that stuff enough in essays!
So I promise to provide at least something interesting to read, and some pretty pictures to look.