5.31.2012

things i've acquired

Here are some of my new things. I don't like buying typically tourist items when I travel, so I usually just spend my money on items on whatever I like - souvenir or not. While I was in Australia I began to buy items for my room makeover (*coming soon*), as well as a bunch of new accessories.




& Here are some purchases from my trip to the mall. Some jean shorts with a faded pattern and a feather skirt - both from garage.




ANDDD. Here is a very special graduation gift from my parents. It is something I will keep forever. And of course it's a cat - which practically defines me. Thanks mom and dad :)


XO. 

5.30.2012

Graduation



Well, it's all done. I'm graduated.
Even with all the agony and suffering, the three years went by rather fast and left me with something valuable.
Some people make fun of a BA (Bachelor of Arts), but I enjoyed the topics I studied (History and Religion). I became a better writer. I even became more outgoing. I learned new things about the world.
 Now life will change, and of course that's a bit scary. I'm slowly starting my full time job search. I think I've mentioned this before, but I have decided to follow my bliss. I want to work in fashion. I've been trying to decide whether some kind of fashion schooling would be worth it (something like merchandizing), but I'm not so sure. I would like to get a job where I can learn practical things immediately. I'd rather not work in a large retail store like forever 21 where I would likely just be a pawn (Rather than say, working in a small independently owned boutique where I could actually learn how to run a store), but I am willing to, if it means getting experience in the fashion industry.

XO.

PS. If you work in the fashion industry (in any way, shape or form), please comment below and tell me about it - how you got in, how you like it, etc!

5.29.2012

You be the clock, I'll be the timing.

I'm home! The past few days I've been trying to catch up on life/with friends, and I can't wait to post more regularly on my blog again.   

It may seem crazy, but as soon as I got home from Australia I had the biggest urge to go shopping. Like I said before, Australia doesn't have anything like Forever 21 and most of the stores are fairly expensive (in my opinion, at least), so that's probably why I felt the need to go IMMEDIATELY. I'll post stuff I got from Australia/that shopping day probably.

& Now for what I wore.



blouse from chicwish, bag and shoes thrifted, skirt from forever 21. 


I leave you with a happy, happy song. 
 
XO. 

5.24.2012

Byron Bay

I absolutely LOVED Byron Bay!
If you ever travel to Australia, I highly recommend it for the vibe of the area alone. Here are some trip highlights.

First...our awesome hotel. Apartments Inn! My favourite hotel everrr.


Byron Bay has a lighthouse with sweeet views.


 cardigan and dress from nectar clothing.

We also went kayaking with dolphins and took a trip to Dreamworld and White Water world. I pet a baby tiger! <3






It's now nearly time to say goodbye to Australia. I can't believe I got this experience and I will never forget it! I enjoyed every minute.
XO.
 

5.19.2012

Ultra Australia Post (lots of photos)

So, you may have been wondering what I've been doing with the rest of my time in Australia. A LOT. Here are the highlights (and more pictures coming soon from Captain Matty's Tour).

I finally saw the circular quay!
We went to eat at this nice restaurant called Crinitis. I find restaurants here to be a lot different than back home. For instance, it was a bit off-putting to spend that much money on food, and not even be offered refills ( which I know isn't customary in restaurants here ) or any type of pre-meal extra, like warm bread. Anyways, the food we did have was good. The steak tastes much different here.


Oh yes, and in the little shopping area I discovered my new store obsession.... TYPO! It's basically little cute nicknacks and stationary type items, for cheap too! I got a pillow with a deer print among other things. I'll probably post those later.



shoes vintage, skirt from garage, top from clubcouture

On another day we went to this place called Voodoo which is pretty much a large series of cliffs. It was a pretty spooky setting in the evening.
 
Cheesy photo time.

The next day we did a Sydney "city sights" tour, which went up to some places even Rai hadn't been. The tour also went to Manly beach - which looked like a really nice little area.

 It was part of a groupon deal involving the Taronga Zoo.  Which brings me to the next photos...

The zoo was really fun. You take a ferry then a sky rail up to the top, and make your way down. There are tons of animals to see, but our favourite was this last seal. He loved to watch the crowds and get attention.

One night we went out to Kings Cross. Some club called Soho. There are a LOT of guys in clubs here! Back home, there are mainly girls.
 Horto and me!

The next week we went to Cairns. It was a short flight and almost felt like we were back in Fiji with the landscape. Right away I liked Cairns. It's Australia but has a small town feel, unlike Sydney. You can walk to all the main places, and there is a really nice harbour strip called the Esplanade. Theres a huge public pool which we spent some time sunbathing and swimming at.

 Of course we had to do a Great Barrier Reef tour. We went with Sunlover cruises. It was a bit big/crowded for my taste but it was a really nice day. The boat ride out to the reef was VERY wavy, so many people were getting seasick. Rai and I didn't, but it felt like you were on a rollercoaster haha. The reef was very cool to snorkel in, and we also got to go into a glass bottom boat and a semi-submarine.

In Cairns we found some yummy eats, like this pizza place called Bel Paese. The 4 cheese pizza was amazing!

But our favourite, FAVOURITE place ever was Grill'd! There is one in Sydney but Rai didn't know about it until Cairns. It's gourmet burgers, and wow are they good. The chips are also amazing. I didn't get any pictures, because they hate 'foodies' and bloggers. I was scared :(

We stayed in Coral Tree Inn. It was very nice, clean and comfortable. The pool was a really nice area. We did a little photoshoot!




The pretty bandeau bow top is from Goodnight Macaroon. Super cute over a bathing suit!!

You always need a good selection of sunglasses.
The next thing we did in Cairns was Captain Matty's Barefoot Tour. It was the highlight of the Cairns trip. We went into the rainforest to a series of waterfalls and saw other cool things like big crater holes.


This was a super eerie crater lake. It was a bit foggy, making it even spookier.


 
That was a super huge post, wasn't it! Now we are headed to Byron Bay for my last week.
XO.