Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Flash

 I had the most fun morning as I  did a photoshoot for one of my uni courses where I had to use high key flash lighting. My lovely friend Rachel helped me out once again, letting me torture her with my ideas! I am so so happy with the outcome and am officially in love with flash photography, I just want my own studio now haha!



Sunday Market Haul: Part 41

 Obviously having a few commitment issues right now with the blog haha! Uni has been unbelievably busy, if I'm not working on a project I'm sleeping and thats about it right now. I did escape the hectic schedule for a moment on Sunday for the markets. 
I bought the above Tigerlily dress for $2, it has such a lovely print!
 This dress was $2 and its made from this beautiful white sheer fabric. Its cool how you can see the seams of the slip through the top layer, it gives a geometric feel to the outfit.
Just some basic black cropped work pants I bought for $4.

xx

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Market Haul: Part 40

 I didn't realise how busy my last year at uni was going to be until I read over all of my assignments and saw that they all were basically due in the same week, so I've spent everyday this week trying to chip away at them all. I am now highly valuing the time that I do get to myself, like the sunday tradition of walking around the markets. 
Today was a really great day with lots of girls selling beautiful things for good prices. The above top is an old Shakuhachi that I bought for $3, I was so happy when I heard the price as I was expecting her to say $20 or something.
 This is just a basic tank that I bought for $2.50, I really liked the lime/yellow colour and think it will be a nice simple top to wear to the place I am interning at at the moment.
 I think I have turned into a dress lover, my uniform has usually been a tshirt and shorts however throwing on a dress is just so easy and often allows me to eat as much as I like haha! I really like the grunge feel I get from this dress, which I bought for $2, I just imagine wearing it with a tough pair of black boots, lots of silver necklaces and a felt floppy hat.
 Another dress that I bought today for $3, I loved the green colours and think it is perfect to wear while the weather is cooling down with a leather jacket to contrast against the feminine feel of the dress.
 After having no luck the last 2 weeks with finding jewellery at the markets I found these two beauties today, both $1 each.
 I bought these polka dot shorts for $2, they are one size bigger than I usually wear however they fit just fine and the slight looseness makes them super comfy.
Finally I bought this pair of pants for $2, I have always contemplated getting a blue pair of pants/jeans however have always found the blue colouring to be too intense, making them have an air of immaturity about them. However this pair I found today has a lovely subtle blue shade that isn't so in your face.

xx

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This Week I Am...

Inspired By...Thigh High Boots. They are always either so in or so out. Too often have I bought a pair of just knee high boots and have worn them for one winter and they then spend two in my wardrobe. They are also such a difficult trend to pull off, especially for us short people, as they can often make us look even shorter. However, with all that said, I have seen some amazing thigh high boots streetstyle and the little fashion crazy voice in my head is going Buy a Pair!
Wanting...Shoes. Thats it really. Just shoes. Colourful ones.
Wearing...My crystal earrings from San Francisco. I forgot to put these in my San Fran post so I thought I would share them with you now!
Listening to...Fancy by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX. I just adore Iggy and this music video was just amazing!
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xx

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Market Haul: Part 39

 I have been back at uni for one week and already my weekends are filled with homework, however I did manage to find some time to myself this morning at the markets, getting up bright and early at 5:40am to head down there. It is such a ridiculous time to wake up but I do love avoiding the crowd!
I picked up the above sequin vest for $2, it has a few loose threads but I thought for that price it was worth it to have a shiny silver piece that I can thrown on over a white singlet and some cut off denim shorts.
 I bought this jumper dress for $7, which I negotiated down from $10, so yay for me saving $3 for another day. I really loved the pattern and the warm colours, and I think this will be a cool winter piece to pair with some stockings and a pair of boots.
 This leather crop top was $3 and I just thought it would be a nice addition to my closet that is a bit fancier than the cotton crop tops I usually wear.
Finally I bought this lovely orange-red dress for $3. I've been finding myself wearing lots of dresses lately hanging around the house so I thought this one would be a nice one to wear out casually, dressing it up a bit with some strappy sandals and a bunch of jewellery.

xx

Stocked Up

 Just before I left LA I stocked up on some MAC make up because it is so much cheaper over there! Some of my favourite products that the saleswoman helped me with are the Peachykeen Sheertone Shimmer Blush which is a lighter shade of blush than I have previously been using, making my face look a bit brighter, and the Brow Set Gel which has been so amazing at keeping my eyebrows perfect after I have filled them in.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sunday Market Haul: Part 38

 Now that I am finally back to regularly scheduled programming I can show you what I bought this past weekend at my grand return to the local Rotary Markets! I love the markets in the summer time, the weather is always nice if you go down extra early, there is always a full market and I am practically guaranteed to find something that I like every time.
I bought the above mustard blazer for $5 and when I tried it on at home I was so pleased with the shape of the jacket, it was perfect! However the sleeves are a little long but I usually roll them up anyway.
 I bought this grid blouse for $3, it is very on trend right now so I am glad to finally have a piece in this style in my wardrobe, and I think it would look cool with a really bright neon necklace.
 This old Sportsgirl crochet top was just $3 and super cute to throw over a pair of bathers.
 I think people would laugh at me for choosing these tights, however for some reason I was just drawn to their colour and pattern, so I am now determined to make them work! At the time I was envisioning ankle boots, an oversized tee and a denim jacket, I think add some crazy jewellery and I'll have an outfit!
Finally I bought these shorts for $3, they were such a perfect colour that I had been looking for some time now to pair with white tshirts and nude sandals.

A few more things

 Here are the last few things that I bought while I was in America, mainly in LA. The above earrings I actually got in Sedona but forgot to feature in that blogpost.
 I got this Tshirt from a random store on a street in LA. I had seen this girl earlier on at a market wearing a cool old band tee, a pair of black denim cut offs and a felt floppy hat and thought that she looked so casual cool and inspired me to find a similar shirt that I could wear in the same way.

 I have such a love for the Star War movies that I couldn't help but say yes to both these shirts, I bought the white one from Disneyland and the blue one from an op shop in LA. I love a cool graphic tee to wear with either shorts or jeans to uni because they are just so comfy.
 I bought these shorts from an American Vintage store in LA. They seem a little bit American patriotic however I thought that would be kind of a cool way to remember my trip.
Finally this dress I bought in a second hand store in LA, it is actually a Tigerlily dress which I'm sure was crazy expensive at full retail, so I was ecstatic to pick it up for just $10. It's a little oversized but I think it would look awesome with some black ankle boots and some chunky silver bracelets.

Themepark Overload

All I can say about Disneyland and Universal Studios was that I had so much fun at them. I felt just like a kid again at Disneyland being in a place where all those movies I watched as a kid almost seemed real. And I had the greatest adventure at Universal Studios going on their amazing rides and being absolutely terrified going through the Haunted House!











Around LA

 My family and I had a great time in and around Los Angeles, not only doing the theme parks but just walking around the streets and driving around some of the fancy suburbs in the hopes of spotting a celebrity, however with no luck. Venice beach was pretty cool but a lot different from what I was expecting - a lot more touristy than I had thought. Rodeo Drive was a beautiful street and it would have been so much fun to actually shop there instead of just pressing myself up against the glass and breathing heavily at all the beautiful pieces I was seeing. 
We did the Hollywood Hills walk behind the Hollywood sign, and walked Hollywood Boulevard checking out the Walk of Fame as well as the Chinese Theatre celebrity hand/foot prints.
We also went to the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market which was great fun but way overpriced! It made me miss my local markets where people don't mind negotiating on prices and know what their stuff is actually worth.