Sunday, August 29, 2010

Angles







It has certainly been a busy weekend, I had a birthday party Friday night after work, a friend visiting from afar on Saturday, then work today, with an assignment supposedly in there somewhere. The chandelier picture is from the party and the rest from my tour of Brisbane for my friend on Saturday.
At the party I got a little over-excited when I spotted a work friend wearing a 'Save the clocktower' shirt (Back to the future - I shouldn't even have to tell you!), and shook him, not realising that he was holding a drink, which went everywhere, whoops!
On the weekend I bought a lovely long necklace with spikes and a jewel in the centre. I'm planning on wearing it with a black maxi dress which I will be buying. I've been hunting around for a maxi dress that is simple and not exceptionally expensive. I haven't found a colour I like other than black though, which I am unsure of going in to the summery months. I also bought two simple tops with lace and a pair of khaki shorts, therefore fulfilling my khaki trend urge. I still haven't had a chance to wear my new ASOS dress yet, despite being almost too hot for stockings on Saturday, surely yet again signalling the verge of spring.
I won't write much more tonight as I have a headache from worrying about my assignment all day. This week I'll try for another outfit post! I hope everyone's weekend was more relaxing than mine!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bunting



Yes! Bunting! All those who guessed (I could have made it harder!) it was indeedy bunting that I was making. It turned out quite different to how I expected. If I make more it will probably be along the red, white and blue vibe. I'm still a bit undecided as to where to put it, I'm not sure if I like it against the blue wall, so it might end up in my kitchen, because my kitchen is frightfully plain and ugly - there's lots of gap filler, holes and random nails. I'd fix it if I could, but of course I'm renting. You can't tell from these photos, but the blue flag has vertical blue and white stripes.
Tomorrow I might be wearing a new dress I bought that I'm quite excited about because it reminds me of one of my favourite TV show characters. However this will solely depend on the weather, which was perfect today. Naturally that means I spent all day inside studying for my exam on Tuesday. I suppose when I look back it will be worth it.
Today I got a phone call from my mother, and the most exciting news was that I might be getting her car only if everything falls in to place. It needs things fixed, but otherwise that would soooo awesome. If I save the money (I was going to buy a car) then I'll buy a brand new DSLR, and possibly a 35mm Canon EOS 3000 which I have been eyeing lately. Analogue film is so unique.
All weekend I've been having heated debates about politics, which I won't get into here. If someone doesn't win though, I will be mighty angry. You'll find out who after it's decided. I am liking the fact that independents may decide the government, as they are the ones who know politics and the general track records of the members and the parties.
Hope everyone has a less full-on week!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stars in the pitch black night


So I haven't post anything on here in about a week - whoops, anyways doesn't matter. I've taken some outfit photos, but I just haven't thought they were anything worth boring you with. Just leggings and long tops. Here's something more exciting though. Last night my friend Lorena came over for a chat and I had been experimenting with my long exposure time on my camera and a light. I showed her and she let me do some with her. Pretty cool right? If I wanted to perfect these I should really wear a black mask and gloves too!

This one is my favourite, it looks like they are growing right out of my bed!

I tried to write 'Lorena' with the O surrounding her... it kind of turned out.

Lately uni has been a little hectic, I just feel like everything is catching up with me now. I'm actually supposed to be at uni right now, but Mondays really drain me, and I feel Tuesdays are better spent studying at home rather than wasting time on a bus and in the class gap. I also bought some watercolours the other day, so I'm going to try and learn that skill, perhaps over the holidays more than now. I'm getting excited for holidays and they're not even until mid-November.
I have been meaning to do outfits posts on here, but the problem is that most of my clothes are for summer, not winter. It's not exactly a long season in Australia so investing in winter clothes is rather pointless. Hopefully when it's summer I'll have more to entertain you. Thank-you to everyone who commented on my last post, I was overwhelmed!
Does anyone else do lighting experiments with their camera?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Needing some warm weather

Why? Mainly because I don't have enough warm clothes, which means I've been wearing almost identical outfits everyday. I need to buy a slip so I can wear stockings under dresses, but keep forgetting.

In the meantime here's a lovely outfit from a very old issue of Karen Magazine.


Everything in this photo is styled so well. I would definitely wear all of it, because I can't decide if I like the skirt or the delicate lace shirt better. From a construction standpoint, I'm loving the pattern of the skirt with the green buttons. You can see more of this shoot if you click the link.