Sunday, December 21, 2014

rosey posey // summertime happiness

- Handmade top, thrifted skirt, Corelli shoes, Oasap sunglasses -

Seasons greetings! There's less than five days until Christmas and I am well and truly behind in the carol blaring, Christmas cookie baking and present buying/ wrapping. Aside from working (which I would rather not talk about and pretend doesn't exist), I have been spending time with my family, shopping and finally reaching the stage where I am genuinely happy and relieved that school is finished forever and I can revel in the freedom of choosing my pathway in life. Yesterday I received my OP rank and although the whole system is completely useless and only serves as a temporary entry ticket into university (as well as a bid to make the school you went to look good - thanks for all that unnecessary pressure SJC!), I am still proud of my single digit result and it's usefulness in allowing me entry into all of the courses that I applied for. Woo!

I'm still pretty unsure of what next year holds education and work wise, but I do know that it's going to be wonderful. Whatever it is. Something I learned in 2014 is that I do underestimate my ability quite a lot, and there is power in positive thinking. Basically my goals include: getting my driver's license, a car and to be happy. Oh! And some form of romance would be good... but there's no hurry, I am an independent woman after all!

As you've probably noticed, my hair is quite short! I got the chop recently and it is honestly one of the best feelings ever! So fresh and bouncy! Although it looked much better on the day of the cut and blow dry, I still love the length and the lack of split ends. I highly recommend The French Touch hair and beauty salon if you're ever on the Sunshine Coast and need a good hair cut or whatever. 
I best be off, I think I'll watch Maleficent tonight with a big cup of rooibos tea and my plush elephant, Heather, whom I bought today because I was cranky and needed a hug. Hope you're all well. Merry Christmas xo


Emily said...

These shots are wonderful, and congratulations on your OP! I remember being so excited and proud of myself when I got mine.

I've been needing a hair cut for a while now but have felt stuck on where to go - I've spied French Touch on trips into town and certainly love their branding, but didn't know of anyone who had gone there. Now I think I'll make an appointment!

Harlow Darling said...

Congratulations on getting a fantastic OP result, I'm excited to hear on what you will end up doing at uni :)
These photos are so dreamy, love the way you've edited them!

Ruby Sterland said...

Love love love these pictures, they're so beautiful Maria! Got such a Lana Del Rey vibe to them. Congrats on getting a good result and getting into your courses! Also- I can't believe that you made that top. So pretty! Have a lovely Christmas Maria x

Jo said...

Lovely post, and your pics make me wish it was summer again (there's snow everywhere here in Canada). Hope you had a lovely christmas and a wonderful new year!


Laura Whitman said...

You are so cute - those sunglasses and shoes are the best!