Have been feeling a bit down lately, with no full time job to keep me occupied.
Being summer isn't that bad, but after being away for the year after graduating, I feel like I've slipped way behind all my peers in the job market and am finding it hard to find a job I would love to do that doesnt require a couple of years experience! I really dont want to be working odd jobs forever!
Hopefully the new year will bring new prospects, and in the mean time here's a few pics to remind me of how nice summer can be, courtesy of Blake and Abby Lee.
Met up with my beautiful friend Sarah last night, who I haven't seen since I got home...was so good to catch up after so long!
I was also lucky enough to receive this incredible book on Audrey Hepburn from her, of whom I love, with stunning images from the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's
Melbourne's weather is being a bit bi-polar today, doesn't know whether it wants to be hot or cold...so i've chucked on a knit with the skirt and t combo i had on...actually a massive fan of sweaters with skirts and shorts...comfy and stylish
Until, of course, the cat decided she'd take a nap on me and promptly pulled threads out of the top when I finally wanted to get up...thanks Kimmy!
Flicking through the Selby (www.theselby.com) this morning, I came across the home of jewellery designer Pamela Love, one of my favourites who is known for her raw, detailed and fierce pieces of hard wear.
And not only does her home have me swooning but it also made me realise how much I love this type of art, with its earthy, naturalistic undertones....plus i've always had some weird fascination (as previously mentioned) with skull iconography, whether it be human or animal.
Which is why I think I'm loving a lot of the jewels around this summer, with their hint of Native American Navaho influence, with pieces of unrefined quartz, feather detailing and turquoise (i guess there's also a slight bit of hippy in me!)
Her heart pieces are incredible
Wanted to buy this cuff so bad in NY, but alas my funds did not allow it!
With much more time on my hands this holiday season- with no job after coming home from my trip- i've tried my hand at a few more creative ventures to make up for the fact that i don't have a lot of money for Christmas presents.
And in the process i've found a new love: printing photographs!
My year 12 photography class was my favourite subject at school, especially watching the pictures come to life in the development baths.
While this isn't quite the same thing, being able to have prints blossom at home makes me quite excited.
Above are the photos taken at my boyfriend's nephews christening, which is doubling as a present for his mum.
Just some snap shots of my bedside table...for some reason I find it really interesting to see what a person keeps a close range.
Above includes my overseas ring collection that i made a concious effort to improve while on the move...as well as the skull money box I picked up from my favourite store of-which-you-couldnt-leave-without-buying-something, Urban Outfitters. My friend Sarah and I share a weird fascination for skull motifs...i put it down to us being goths in a past life.
And yes that is a stack of Lauren Conrad's books...i've been much of a fan but do love a bit of light reading <3
When it comes to celebrity style there's only a couple that constantly get my undivided attention for their ability to get it right 99% of the time...everyone has an off day once in a while
To me, Sienna Miller chic, elegant and modern femininity...i find her style accessible and fresh and she's not afraid to try something a bit out there, whether it be bold prints or sequinned snake-skinned pants.
She is part of the reason I started buying pants that weren't jeans, even those in a patterned, relaxed fit that would almost pass at pjs...
I have also had a thing for her hair...for I too have quite fine hair, if not a bit curlier, and love the way hers never looks too fussy or too 'done'.
This 'do' from Alfie was attempted many a time when I also had a fringe.
My other love, like many out there, is the impeccable stylings of Diane Kruger...who is the antithesis of boring, safe German stereotype.
Her knowledge of what suits her body type and colouring has her looking like a knock-out every time she steps out the door...and her ability to pull off risk-taking choices keeps her one step in front of everyone else.
The fact that she apparently doesn't have a stylist shows she does her research and isn't lazily relying on someone else to do all the hard work for her...plus being besties with Karl wouldn't hurt!