good morning | holidays

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a marvellous week. Mine has been excellent but I can't get over how quickly these holidays are flying by. Today I thought I'd share with you my morning routine. This is usually how my day begins during the holidays. Tell me in the comments what you do to start of the day! Maybe you go for an early morning run, or you leave for work and eat on the go? I'd love to know :)

6:30: Rise and shine! I set my alarm for 6:30am so I can take my medication (it has to be taken at least half an hour before each meal) then go back to sleep until around 7:30. (I usually wake up smothered in a tornado of blankets because I am the most destructive sleeper around. Half of my bedding ends up on the floor...)


7:45: While my eggs are boiling, I have cereal and a piece of fruit outside in the sun. It's been really cold lately so I like to sit on the deck and warm up a little. If my egg still isn't cooked when I come back inside (which is usually the case), I'll make my bed and clean my room a little. 

8:00: Egg is ready! I love having this with tea for a meal that will keep me full for ages. It's especially good right before work because I get really hungry during a four hour shift. I've been working for a year and still can't deal with it well... there must be something wrong with me! Anyway, I usually read a magazine or go through my Instagram feed whilst I'm having breakfast 2.0.

8:15: After brekky, I clean my teeth and do my morning skincare routine which is very simple and easy to manage. Starting with a gentle wash by QV to refresh my skin and hydrate it (it's so dry, ugh!), followed by a light moisturiser by the same brand. Then I like to use my favourite new product right now, a Nude by Nature Papaw ointment, because not only is my skin dry, but also my lips and under my nose (thanks a lot Roaccutane!).

8:45: If I'm not going out, I'll usually spend the rest of the morning working on blog posts and editing photos that I hope to post. I also like to check up on IFB for any interesting articles on blog improvement. My head is always pretty full of inspiration in the morning so I like to jot down any ideas in my notebook so they're ready for days when nothing comes to mind.

I hope you liked this post! I'll be back again soon. Have a lovely weekend. xo


Tuesday, June 25, 2013
 Mum's vintage skirt, Cotton On blouse, handmade flower crown, Target platforms, Revlon lipbutter in 'Red Velvet'

Have you ever ventured to a location so enchanting that you couldn't not take pictures? Lauren and I finished making our beautiful flower crowns (these are her pictures if you'd like a sneakpeak!) and headed down the road from my house to take some pictures in between the lovely reeds and trees. While we were taking pictures, we found a lovely little light-infused pathway. Honestly, it was the most magical scenery I've ever seen and the timing for photos was perfect. The sun was going down so rapidly though, so as well as getting heaps of backlit pictures, we got the sun setting in a few too.
I wore my Mum's vintage skirt from the 90s and my favourite basic blouse with pleats. I love this outfit, it's so simple but pretty.

My week has been excellent so far! Lauren and I stayed up really late last night talking about boys, school and... boys. Then we woke up and had a lavish bacon and egg breakfast followed by fruit and tea. A dance party then followed that and before we knew it we were busting out moves to Daft Punk, One Direction and whatever else was playing on the radio. I'm definitely going to make the most of the next two weeks before I'm back at school with my nose in a textbook. I hope you're having a great week so far. xo


Sunday, June 23, 2013
Thrifted skirt and top, flower crown made by my friend Tiara, Rubi shoes, bracelets c/o Oasap

Hello everybody!! Oh my goodness, you have no idea how good it is to be back blogging again. I am on holidays for the next couple of weeks and have been loving every minute of it so far. Last week was so stressful and crazy but overall I am so proud of myself for pulling through and doing my best to dedicate even time to all of my subjects. I struggle with time management so I was really pleased with how well l I did this term - especially with History (my favourite subject).
The holidays have been very blissful thus far; I've been basking in the winter sun on outings with my family, making flower crowns, planning sleepovers with friends (expect a post with Lauren again soon!), painting my nails in all sorts of snazzy patterns, and not doing school work. It's marvellous!

Anyway, onto the outfit! I know that as a fashion blogger, usually you would post outfits that you've worn out before etc. but I think sometimes it can be a lot of fun to wear something slightly more impractical just because it creates a certain theme to your photos. I love this outfit so much - although I probably wouldn't wear it anywhere (unless it were a particular occasion), it's such a beautiful, classic combination. I'm so excited about how these photos turned out! They're so dreamy!
I hope you guys had a really wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead! It's so good to be back and I love ya'll so much! Oh, and I made a video just recently featuring the beautiful pressies Hannah sent me. Check it out here.
P.S: If you guys have any post suggestions, please email me or comment below. I'd love to hear them!

Currently listening to: Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) by The Wombats


Saturday, June 15, 2013
 Target coat, vintage dress, hat & gloves, Kitten D'Amour pocket watch, thrifted shoes, Forever New belt,

“There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

This outfit is very vintage-inspired, as your probably would've noticed. As well as experimenting with a little bit of new editing, I decided to wear my Grandma's gloves because a) the weather today was really cold and b) they are absolutely gorgeous and add the perfect vintage touch to any outfit. Anyway, this was just a quick update to let you all know that I'm still alive! My second exam block for senior has come 'round and swallowed me whole. I won't be blogging again until next Friday *cries* so I shall see you all again soon! 
I have lots of exciting things planned for Avenue M whilst I'm on holidays (only a few days away now!), so stay tuned xo

diary VII

Friday, June 07, 2013

 Mixing one of my favourite summer dresses with a trench to accommodate the cool weather well // Reorganising my room to prep for the room tour (and, just because!) // My favourite snack: avocado on toast with a white tea and honey // winter storms // loving the opportunity to be wearing so many sweaters (and funky glasses!) // wearing my favourite dress ever on a sunny day a few weeks ago. It might be a while before I get to wear bare shoulders again!

On Wednesday I got my learners license and I am ridiculously excited to drive! I have my first manual lesson next week and I can't wait. It's a little scary thinking about being in front of the wheel, but I'm sure I'll be fine. My Friday night has been relatively productive and mainly consisted of completing the SOR research booklet and watching You've Got Mail featuring my favourite romantic comedy couple: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Sleepless in Seattle is another favourite of mine. Those two were meant to be together. 
I hope you all have a nice weekend xo


Monday, June 03, 2013
 Emerson sweater, Asos skirt, Miss Shop boots, gifted boater hat, necklace c/o Oasap

Well, it's officially Winter here in Australia and it still hasn't quite sunk in. How on earth are we already half way through the year?! It hasn't been too cold over the last few days, but it's still perfect sweater weather. My weekend was quite relaxing; my friend Ruby and I had a sleepover, ate pizza and fought off an early-morning grasshopper that interrupted our lavish breakfast. The gardener trimmed the hedges so now the silly old things have been pouncing on us unexpectedly! I nearly ate one on Saturday morning! It dived into my breakfast as if it were its own!
Sunday was very lazy. After Ruby headed home I watched Little Women, had rooibos tea and macadamia cookies and tried to read the novel we are studying for English. If you are having trouble sleeping, I highly recommend reading The Secret River by Kate Grenville... I was snoring by 8 o'clock. 
I hope you had an excellent Monday! Mine was great apart from being on the verge of a colossal sneeze all day (which finally erupted during period six!). xo