22.5.15

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Swim: Busselton

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Simon & I have been doing a lot more diving and snorkelling this year (for those of you who aren't Australian you'd think we'd be crazy for not making the most of our amazing coastline all our lives!). It's a good head-clearing experience with the salty cold water filling your ears and stinging your eyes, and the ocean makes me feel so vulnerable because of its vastness.  It's also horribly dangerous but beautiful at the same time, and for me it definitely makes "fashion" seem so small, which I guess is why this blog is heading away from that direction towards more of what our actual lives involve.  

That means more diving photos and house-planning montages from me.  
Gotta stay distracted when we're away from work somehow.

T

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20.5.15

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Outfit: Black & Blue

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There's this bit in the Brady Bunch Movie (don't you dare say you haven't seen it) where Greg leans against a car and says why hey there you groovy chick, you're really happenin' in a far out way.  And he does the EXACT pose from the photo above.  You see, I thought I'd better learn some smooth moves if a wedding is looming... Never to late to become a cool dude, right?  Better late than never?  Can you tell this post is possibly shrouded in sleep deprived delirium?

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Vintage shirt
Nobody jeans
Rib & Hull bag
Windsor Smith shoes


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19.5.15

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Outfit: Handsfree

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Basic top
Alexander Wang belt bag
Nobody Denim jeans


Being the mini person that I am, I've always steered away from large handbags (much to the disappointment of my mother, as my aversion is also coupled with a knack of leaving my belongings in public places).  However, bulging pockets no more!  Look at how much I can walk and jump around unhindered by my belongings!  Where have you been all my life, Alexander Wang bum bag?  Form and function are finally together and so... functional?  1.  It holds up my pants so I don't need a belt.  2. It holds an iPhone, keys, coins, and rogue bits of paper.  The only downsize would be that it doesn't hold nearly enough treats to keep me from being hangry on another one of our tile shop expeditions, but you can't have everything.  

If I haven't already convinced you, head to Net-A-Porter, where they have made a new category called "belt bags".  Lots of leather offerings too; none of that nylon - I didn't want to take the Asian tourist look too far.

I smell a Trish-approved trend.
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17.5.15

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Wedding: Favourites

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Given that it's now just past eleven weeks of married life and Hello May featured our wedding, I can finally break the radio silence, go troppo, and make a blog post with some of the photos from the B.I.G. day!

The full HM post is here, but after the jump are just a few of my favourite photos from the day, taken by the glorious Natasja Kremers.

Enjoy!

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30.4.15

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Outfit: Maticevski

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This guy makes some amazing stuff.  I quite admire the textures and forms that Toni Maticevski incorporates into his collections - quite the visual feast!

T

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28.4.15

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Eat Out: The Tenth State

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Went out for some quality hang-time with S & co. the other day at The Tenth State on the corner of Mounts Bay Rd and Broadway.  Creamy chai lattes, plenty of goodies to look at (it's a coffee stop-and-shop), and a sneaky little public service announcement...

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24.4.15

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Melbourne: Fashion Revolution Day

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There are so many things to notice about Melbourne.  The hoards of coffee shops with bearded baristas, the dirty urban areas, the generally rather stylish people, the trams that are ready to run you down if you even dare cross when there's a little red man, the percentage of cigarette smokers (it's so high! gross), and plenty more.

One thing I chanced upon the other day and couldn't help but notice was H&M's mammoth store.  The sign in the window showed a dress from the H&M Conscious line, so I curiously entered the shop.  Upon entering, I couldn't help but notice the bizarre contrast (I could use the word juxtaposition, but that would be terribly year 12 english) between the H&M Conscious line & the racks of $2! $5! $7! So! Many! Exclamation! Marks!

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with the above scenario.  Picture it for yourself, is it even that unusual?  How often do we buy something "cheap & nasty" to finish an outfit?  One of my favourite invented phrases is if it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true, so apply that to prices.  If your dress couldn't possibly cost $15, who's losing out here?


Today is Fashion Revolution Day.  Who made your clothes?  #fashrev


S
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18.4.15

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Wedding Photos...

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... are up over at Natasja Kremer's blog, if your curiosity gets the better of you!



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8.4.15

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Outfit: Play

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Hey dudes, long time no outfit post!  
I'm talking to you too, S, you slacker.

Anyway, I'm midway through a week of evening shifts, which means Simon gets to drag me out to bathroom fitting stores and tile shops.  Sounds like the interior designer's dream, but for me it is probably worse than getting teeth pulled.  Which I guess is a credit to Simon because he is a dentist.  I'm calling it house-fittings-fatigue, because really, how many times do you have to go back to the same store to look at the same taps?  I made up my mind months ago, now do us a good deal!  

  That annoyance aside, it does mean 1. that our house is going to be coming together soon (!!!!), and 2. I get to wear some normal-people clothing during daylight hours, which is a bonus!


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7.4.15

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DIY: Dried Flowers

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One of my favourite things from my wedding day were the flowers by the gorgeous Bec of Rox & Rabbit.  Unfortunately, as with most good things, they had to meet a wilted, sad demise thanks to how Mama Nature works.  EXCEPT that I was hell-bent on preserving some of my pretty posies because 1. I am a bit of a hoarder, 2. I was feeling sorry for myself post-wedding, and 3. those flowers were expensive, and I needed to milk them for all their worth.

So I decided to experiment with a few drying techniques which you too can use to stave off those post-wedding blues!  I feel it was quite a success.  And hopefully you'll remember this and be more prepared, instead of going troppo looking for silica gel just prior to leaving for your honeymoon.

For best results, use fresh (not semi-dead) stuff.


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