french riviera

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Suzanne Grae top, thrifted skirt, heels and boater, Forever New belt (surprised?!) and earrings 

I can't explain it but lately I've just been really happy. I just feel really good. Maybe it's the way I've changed my eating habits and exercise or maybe it's my blog... or maybe it's just me coming to the realisation that things are always going to get better. I've even started writing in my journal again! Today wasn't the best of days so I decided to make sure it ended well. After taking pictures I went for a 4km run and I feel amazing right now! I just feel so happy. My brain is just so filled with happy and good things and I just feel like a glow bug. A happy, teenage girl glow bug with exciting opportunities and skin that's clearing up. And did I actually just type that?! Oh well, I can be happy and insane too, can't I? I bet you've never heard a fashion blogger compare herself to a glowbug.

ANYWAY, onto the outfit. A new favourite, I must say! This skirt has been a favourite in my wardrobe for over a year now and I can't really decide whether it's because of the flattering shape or that it was $3.50 at the Salvation Army. Either way, it was definitely a lucky find! I thought I'd keep the make-up nice and simple for this outfit too. Did you notice my double piercings (third photo down)?! I forgot to mention them in my last post. I got them done in the holidays and despite getting a scold from Mum (I kinda... got them done without her permission), I think it looks super pretty! I'm not usually that rebellious so don't worry too much ;)
Hope the rest of your week is amazing! You all deserve it because, in a nutshell, you are the best readers any blogger could ask for and well, I love you. (If you're reading Avenue M, let me know by tweeting me and I'll follow you so we can chat!) ♥ I want to get in touch with you guys more!
P.S: This is my 300th blog post! Woohoo!


Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

So good to hear that you are happy! Don't question it, just go with it. Love the stripey tee. Need to invest in one like this myself. Comfy but stylish. I really can see you living in the 1900's era.

Wardrobe Quarry


you go girl! lovely to hear that!
and i love love love the outfit!


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Lucia Flores said...

It is proven that exercise makes you feel more happy, also a healthy diet! It releases some kind of hormone in our brain cells that gives a happy feeling. You go girl!
About the outfit, super cute! Love that skirt, the color is amazing! Totally your color :).

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Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear you have been so happy lately. Just remember to not be upset when you aren't, as happiness is fleeting and ever changing! Your outfit is so gorgeous and I love the skirt. After I saw it on instagram I had to come see it on a bigger screen!!!!

Unknown said...

My 14 year old daughter visits your blog and told me about it and so I wanted to ay hi and that I love your blog! That outfit looks really great on the skirt so much!Also,as a mom with bad skin, just wanted to share a tip that has helped me recently.....make a paste with baking soda and water and keep on your face as long as you this every so many days and it will work wonders along with exercise and good food! :)

squidword said...

great hat and striped top!! i adore your shoes and the color of your skirt!!
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Unknown said...

Beautiful outfit I love that striped top so much!
It's so lovely to read your so happy! Me and my friends are so exam stressed and tired its nice to read something so positive :)
Love Jade xxx

Jo said...

your style is soooooooooo perfect!

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Oh my gosh Maria, you look SO beautiful! I can't even get over how much I adore this! <3 <3

Miranda said...

Love! I've been obsessed with long skirts lately. Such a pretty color!

Miranda said...

Also, I'm a new follower! :)

Unknown said...

Here's to feeling like a glow bug! Ehehe. I am so glad to know you're feeling so happy Maria, you deserve to!

Your outfit is wonderful, I must say I kind of wish I had that beautiful skirt! Congratulations on the 300th post, I hope there are many more to come

xx Carina

Nothing but a Pigeon said...

I simply adore this outfit! Very chic indeed.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic post - and outfit xo!