27 February 2018


(Shirt from South Korea, Finders Keepers shorts, Adidas sneakers, Glassons sunglasses.)

As cheesy as it is, I’m a big believer in the idea of fate and all the cringe-worthy, tumblr-esque, one-line quotes that come with it. "What’s meant to be will always find its way", "You often meet fate on the road you take to avoid it", and my all time favourite, "Everything happens for a reason", even if we don’t know what that reason is yet.

It has occurred to me that my love for this idea may just be a coping method I use to deal with all the shitty things that sometimes happen in life. Because how else can we explain why bad things happen to good people? I think it also gives me a bit of hope that even though I don’t really know what I’m doing or where I’m headed right now, it’s all building towards some sort of elaborate master plan that the universe has had for me all along. As you can probably tell, I'm in the midst of a slight what-am-I-doing-with-my-life crisis, but I've also come to realise that this is a pretty normal thing for most rational young adult humans to experience from time to time.

Part of why I'm feeling a little lost may also be due to catching a case of the post-travel blues. I recently spent one and a half amazing weeks in South Korea visiting one of my best friends and it really reminded me how much I absolutely love travelling. It reminded me how small our little corner of the world is, and how many possibilities there are beyond the safe bubble of what we know. It reminded me that there are so many awesome people out there who I haven’t even met yet, but will one day be a part of my life. And it reminded me that often, it’s not about where you are in the world or even what you’re doing, but the people around you who make it what it is.

Suffice it to say that coming back to reality after a getaway like that is enough to make anyone write a weirdly deep blog post and question your purpose in life.. But maybe the purpose of life isn't to figure out exactly what you're supposed to be doing. Maybe it's understanding that you'll never really know what you're doing, and that's kind of exciting and 100% okay.

21 January 2018


(Kookai Foliage dress, Siren heels, Prada sunglasses, Fossil watch.)

Oh summer, how I love you so. The nights are long and warm, the city is looking beautiful and everyone is walking around with +50 happy mood points because it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Personal highlights so far have included countless beach visits, lunchtime tanning sessions, bushwalking adventures, day drinking at the races (twice) and a cheeky festival to ring in the New Year. 

I wore the above outfit to the second races event I've attended this season at Wellington Cup Day. This dress is definitely in the running for Best Dress Ever because a) it is super flattering and makes my boobs look great, b) it is conducive with the season's current 'suns out guns out' policy that maximises tanning opportunities, and c) it has HUGE POCKETS which is pretty much the ultimate dream for any kind of occasion wear. Plus, I won $3 at the races while wearing it so I was a happy gal.

17 October 2017


(Forever New top, ASOS pants, Dotti heels, Fossil watch, Prada sunglasses.)

They said it would happen, but it didn't. She said she could make it, but something came up. He said he would call, but he never did. Plans change. Things fall through. Such is life.

Sometimes, the universe decides to have a just little too much fun when messing with your life... You know when you have these expectations about what's coming up, you make plans and get rather excited about it all. And then suddenly, for some reason or another, it doesn't work out?

The last few weeks have definitely thrown in some curveballs, to say the least. Included in these were unexpected last-minute relocations to questionable small towns (where top attractions include rock art centres), uncertain future living situations, friends having near-death experiences and the logistical nightmare of organising travel between five different domestic airports while still trying to make it to work on time. As a result, the remainder of the year is looking stupidly busy, slightly stressful and overall less than ideal.

But even though things aren't panning out quite the way I had expected them to, I've come to realise that what's done is done, and no amount of overthought, annoyance or what if's can change that. All we can do is take things as they come and just make the most of each situation. Plus, it's not all bad; sprinkled amongst the chaos are some fun times to look forward to as well. The biggie of these upcoming fun times is a spontaneous 10 day trip to CHINA that I booked when I may or may not have been drunk (oops). So when life gives you lemons, forget about lemonade. Go find yourself some salt and tequila - it will help get you through the rough times and really make the most out of the good ones.

(On a fashion-related note, how great are these pants! They certainly make me look and feel much more in control of my life than I currently am, and the colour is an absolute winner.)