Tuesday, 21 April 2015

VIDEO: Apartment Tour 2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Birthday Dress

This is what I wore at my brother's 18 years birthday, as I wrote about yesterday. This is a new dress and it was the first time I wore it. I love how H&M are pretty good at making super weird clothes, because they can afford to take that chance. I always pick up a lot of this stuff on the sales racks -  Apparently I want the things that no one else does. That's fine by me though, because this one is beautiful! The blazer is actually from one of my suits and comes with trousers - It was from the ASOS sales rack too ;) And dammit - I didn't even notice the collar! Typical rookie mistakes

Dress//H&M - not on sale on the website, but in selected stores
Blazer//ASOS - still on sale!
Shoes//Vagabond (not shown. mine's an older model, but these are pretty close!)

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Birthday Celebrations (and puppies)

Friday (Good Friday, Black Friday, or as we call it, The Long Friday) was one of my brothers' 18 years birthday. Around here turning 18 enables you to get your driver's license and to buy hard liquer and spirits (you can buy beer, wine etc when you're 16). When you're 18 you can vote and are considered an adult. Because of that, 18 years is usually celebrated along the lines of the American Sweet 16 and 21 years birthday - Family parties, bigger parties with friends, lots of food etc.

On the day a lot of family was visiting. I helped out with the cooking as always - that's kind of me and my dad's thing - and we had a brunch for 20 people. I didn't take only single picture, haha! Only after everything was cleared off, except for the cups.

We went outside and he opened his gifts. The cat went on an adventure and the dogs played. The black one belongs here to this house and the New Foundlander lives with my grandparents. They are both still puppies - yes, the Foundie is a 130 lbs puppy - and they have a lot of fun together,

Friday, 3 April 2015

White Shirt / Red Lips

This is such a timeless combo to me and always works to lighten your mood, if you're feeling a little bland. In this picture I'm not wearing a classic white shirt, but that would definitely be great to. This shirt has a a more "cowboy" feel to it, I think, with the flower appliqu├ęs and sheer gauze panels.

Shirt//Silence + Noise

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Black Playsuit

I thought it was great when the whole playsuit thing reappeared a couple of years back. They are great! I'm the type of person that always wears shorts underneath dresses, because I don't want to be worrying about 'showing' all day long - I just want to be able to do whatever I like. Playsuits kind of help this case, which is great about them. This one is a little more of a night-time playsuit, because of the silky quality, lace and open neckline. If I'm wearing it during the day, I'll wear like in the photos, with a black top underneath, but in the night I'll swap that for a lacy bra and maybe a little fastener, to make sure it's not all over the place. I also love that this thing has pockets!

Playsuit//Gabriella Rocha
Necklace//Maria Black

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Starfish Story

A young man is walking along the ocean and
sees a beach on which thousands and thousands
of starfish have washed ashore. Further along
he sees an old man, walking slowly and
stooping often, picking up one starfish after
another and tossing each one gently into the

“Why are you throwing starfish into the
ocean?,” he asks.

“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out
and if I don’t throw them further in they will

“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even
save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you
work all day, your efforts won’t make any
difference at all.”

The old man listened calmly and then bent
down to pick up another starfish and threw it
into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”

(This is a very liberal adaption of the 1969 Loren Eiseley essay The Star Thrower)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

New Header!

Here's a couple of photos I snapped in an attempt to make a new header, that did't make it! I hope you like the new one! It's been a long time since I 'dressed up' for photos, but it was the only productive thing that happened in my life today, haha!