Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Post 2009

Oooohh, that sounds awfully final doesn't it? I suppose it is though, saying goodbye to a year that was insanely similar to a rollercoaster ride and saying hello to another decade which I know will be worlds different from my last 10 years.

The past decade has been incredible. All my years of highschool were survived from 1999-2004, university from 2005-2008 and married in that last year of uni on the 5th of July. 2009 was that first year of teaching and marriage that will never be surpassed in its levels of anxiety and elation and now, hello to the rest of my life! Those milestones have been passed, but hopefully there are many more to come.
I love getting all retrospective, don't you? Although never without a twinge of sadness, as I get nostalgic at the best times, let alone on such an occasion as the end of a decade.

It's surprised me how many friends I have made and lost in this past year, as I've always been adamant that the friends I had, I would keep forever. How naive! It's also surprised me how grown-up I can be if I have to, and how much people can change.

It's also the first year I've become fearless ( to me ) in my style and clothing choices and as husband always remarks when seeing old photos "Oh wow, back when you dressed normal." :)
2009 was the year that I cemented who I am and who I want to be, the year of reckoning in so many ways. So adieu, aufwiedersen and bonjour 2010!

Monday, December 21, 2009

throw your hands in the air

I say throw your hands in the air as it's officially party season! Friday night was our work Christmas party which was an all-round great night. It was made even better when my gorgeous husband rocked up (he was DJ-ing at a Carols night) with my birthday present! I finally have a proper camera to document my life and make this blogging gig so much more having to upload to facebook first and then saving photos. ha!

Already getting a bit excited and taking photos of me mid-getting ready

The laughing man on the right is my husband. It is quite a feat to get him in any photos, let alone laughing!
Colleague and I

Oh my gosh! My new shoes! I desperately needed some new heels to complement all my vintage dresses, and I was determined to find some on my birthday. I really wanted them to be brand new, as all of the shoes I've bought at op-shops fall apart after one week. These babies were waiting for me at Wittner on Acland St, and on the sale rack too. I hesitantly asked the assistant "You wouldn't have any bigger sizes would you?", knowing that usually, if shoes are on sale, sizes are limited. But she brought out my perfect size and they were mine for like, $55 !! The platform keeps them modern, but the straps and peep-toe are perfect for my vintage look. I was over the moon! I love when you set out for a particular item and you find it...

The shoes in action. The dress is a TAV design from the Cook Islands, from husband's mother as a gift.
Getting ready for our church Christmas carols....
Love the Peter Pan-esque collar on this blouse.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sepia, Black & White, Colour

I desperately needed some shoes to match all my vintage-inspired dresses, something that evoked a 40's-50's feel....these babies from the Salvos hit the spot, not to mention another brand new pair I found at Wittner for $50! I was so surprised that what I set out to find, I found!
A lovely friend said this looked very '40's film noir'. Made my day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Life of Pi

Winner of the Man Book Prize you say? Seven million copies sold, you say? I say, I must read! If only purely out of curiosity, to experience for myself what others have deemed so worthy of such acclaim. I am 13 pages in, and so far, the style and perhaps genre reminds me of Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Speaking of books, Nikki Gemmell is one amazing writer. I picked up her book, flicking through it absent-mindedly at Borders, and I had to walk to a seat with my eyes never leaving the page.
The way she says things just resonates with me in a really unexpected but strangely satisfying way. Her sentences almost make me gasp and I feel like that's the way I would have said it, if I ever had a chance. Or, that's the way I wish I would have said it, if only I could write.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Finally, the photos from the Leaders dinner are uploaded. Basically, photos of the people that I spend a lot of time with on the youth leadership team, who I love dearly. Oh, and gratuitous shoe-love pics thrown in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Summer lovin'

Ordered this dress on Thursday and it arrived on Sunday! So cool! Wore it with another online buy, my black suede patchwork fringed vest. Red lippie (of course) and nude eyes, no eyeliner AT ALL! I'm slowly getting used to wearing less and less eyeliner.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

No words

I's been trying to upload some pics since last night but it is just not working for me!
I was hoping this post would have no words to contrast with the overabundance of them last time, but alas, it was not to be. As soon as it's working, pics will be up :)