Monday, February 27, 2012


Can you believe that summer is going to end in.. 2 days? What a crappy summer we've had in Sydney this year. I'm glad that there's no cyclone this year though - happy that bananas are not going to be priced at $12 per kg anytime soon! I'm also glad that I didnt buy any new swimmers this season as I've only gone to the beach twice this summer (yeah it's that bad).
autumn wardrobe planning

Mostly A.P.C. Will be very nice if I can afford them but at my budget, spending $300 on a cardi seems a bit (a lot) much. I think I'm just gonna go for a mid range ones ie Country Road (I heard they're decent). I already have most of the above :
  • cardis in mustard, red, and grey, all zara- I find their $30 cardis really good. I've had my red one for 6 months or more now and it looks as good as new.
  • my wittner thigh boots.
  • Trench coat from 2 years ago (TEMT $50!! such good value.)
  • I have a white pussybow blouse from ASOS but would like to buy more of them. in other colours preferably. maybe black...
  • Denims - I'm not really the biggest fan. I only have 2 pairs, both Sass and Bide, one is a lighter wash skinny and the other is boyfriend fit, darker wash. I think I won't buy any jeans for a while. I'll probably buy a black jeans from Cheap Monday or something, if they have good deals, but I am a bit reluctant because they fade like shiz.
Now the only things that I can buy:
  • Blue pencil skirt
  • Red skirt.. in pencil or skater.
  • Black leather look skirt.
  • ankle boots- preferably Isabel Marant-esque. The real one are gorgeous but I've found many similar looking boots thats 1/5 of its price, so I guess I'm going to just buy the copy. I'm sure the quality if the IM boots wont be that much better.
  • Maybe a watch. I'm liking this Michael Kors Rose Gold watch but they are sold out everywhere.
and that's all I can buy throughout autumn.

Anyway... I moved from my dodgy little room in our (me+cousin+his gf and some other apartment mates) apartment to a not-so-dodgy, nicer bedroom. so YAY! Though during the move I realize that I still have a crap load of stuff even after my ruthless cull last monday, which gave Vinnies some good 2 trash bag full of clothes... I'll do another cull maybe next week... but I don't know where to start because I love them all.

anyway enough of the rambles here- I should do something productive now... like looking for a new job or something... but considering the recent contraction of jobs in my field I'm not hoping for much. Its not like I'm desperately looking... I don't mind my job but don't love it.. you know the feeling. I'm much busier than a year ago when I just started but I find myself still craving for more challenges.

Ok now I'm really going. taaaaaaaaa xxxxxx

Friday, February 17, 2012

journal journal

  1. Real summer.. oh I miss you so
  2. Sunrise on a Plane... I dont miss plane trips but I'm planning to go to the US early next year. Therefore.. saving mode:on
  3. My favourite outfit of the week
  4. Wooloomooloo from my Sydney Tower date with the mr few weeks ago. This city is just so gorgeous.......
  5. Whimsical jellyfishes from my date at Sydney Aquarium
  6. Nemo and friends- I wish I live underwater
Nothing much is happening this week. just work. I didn't spend my valentines doing any fancy stuff with the mr. But I'm meeting him today which is awesome.
I have been eating so much crap lately (mie goreng for lunch in almost daily basis .. sigh) I really should go back to my normal stuff.

anyway RIP whitney and other people that pass away on the same day.


Monday, February 13, 2012

this song is ringing in my head

My body balance instructor have this but it was a cover by a dude- anyone know whose version is that? Leona lewis' one is awesome too though. I realize yesterday that she kind of look like Megan Gale.

Or may be not????????????????

well anyway. Happy valentine's day -1 everyone. I'm going to just chill at home and watch one of my favourite romantic movie:

ciao! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, February 3, 2012

on to minimalism

So, as I have mentioned (I think) I am a member of the awesome Vogue forum. In the past few months I have been stalking a few threads, from ones that are comedic gold (Fashion grrs, bad service, customers from hell..) to thought provoking ones (current affairs in general). One of my favourite one is the 'shopping ban' thread, and after reading to other threads etc I discovered something called......

minimalist living.

as in, living without clutter in general - less clothes, less items, less toxic friend, less clutter. and plus points- less waste means that you are more environmentally friendly, and also you will contribute less to the sweat shop industry. Think about all those poor people, or even kids!

I like the idea of minimalism.

at first it was because my wardrobe is already in the verge of exploding and then I realize... most of what is inside haven't been worn in the past 3 months! I think I only have about 20 items or so that I use frequently (not including gym and house clothes). and shoes.. well, I have about 20 or more shoes and the only one I use almost everyday is my gym shoes for travel to work & gym after, plus a black pump that I keep at work. Other than that it is sitting sadly in my closet.


I really should do a mega harsh cull to my wardrobe. I have appointed next sunday to do it, hopefully I have the guts to chuck away all that oh-so-pretty things that I never wear.

I would really like to be those minimalist-clothing kind of girl, like dead fleurette for example, and wear/have only good quality basics that would last long even if they are on high rotation.

It is going to be a big ass hassle to revamp my wardrobe.

One of the thing that's a problem for me is that, minimalism clothing is not really my style. I dont even think that it will suit me, because I just dont have the look. for example, one of the most used example of awesome basic that everyone have is THE loose-but not so loose white shirt.
I tried some of these white shirts on my mission-to-find-the-perfect white shirt, but they are usually too long, too white, too tight, too loose, shit in quality and overpriced. and most of the time I look like I'm going to work with it. I'm still on the pursue for the most awesome white shirt ever though........

Now the slouchy jumper. I look weird on them too. I'm quite petite so most of them makes me look bulky& look like I'm wearing a blanket.

and also, I love them colours and florals. I don't think I can go outside my without a dash of colour or pretty flowers on me.

There. enough of the rant, now, I think I can sloooowly get into the 'having-less-things' mode.

I guess I can start from the very basic of all basic- the white/black tee. I'd really like to buy a good black/white t-shirt like from A.Wang or Bassike, but they are so expensive considering you can buy a good one from Supre for 10 bucks. You know when you have a white clothes and you wash them a lot- they will be a bit yellowish eventually, and black will fade easily... I wonder if these good brands actually live up to their price. I don't want to spend $80 for a tshirt that will die in 5 wash like Supre. I might as well buy the cheaper ones. If any readers have any experience with T by A. Wang or Bassike or other brands, can you advise and share your experience pleaseeeee? are they really worth it?

I don't think I'll buy any nice clothes soon as I am planning to well, do the cull first, and also move back to the North Shore. So in the attempt of slowing down my purchases and save and have less, I pledge:
1. To go to gym more often. the gym is your gym, not westfield. I was one of the girls who says 'shopping is my cardio...'
2. When you actually buy something, call the bf and ask his help to talk you out of it. until you get out of the store. (works for me)
4. Study instead of going shopping
5. Be super mega CRITICAL, don't buy stuff you're not gonna wear at least once a week (do you really need those floral jackets at zara? the pastel green dress? think about the fabric. is it polyester? you hate 100% polyester. thats enough reason not to buy it)

anyway. Please excuse the poor writing skills - I figured that I'll just write the way I'll speak instead of the 'trying to write an article'. and also here's some recent instagram pic to make this post prettier:
1. outfit of the week- have worn this 2x to work 2. dinner at House thai near central.. the BTS desert is TO DIE FOR 3. my bro in Balangan beach, Bali, december 11 4. Coogee beach last weekend, so packed. huge tide.

have fun on your weekends xx