Exams finished today and I was racking my brain for something to do, so I made a polyvore!
I've had it for 4 hours and I've made three already! All inspired by places I've never been to and clothes I can't afford. 

{sand, gelato, cream, festive, sun}

{balmy, rich, sydney, full moon, intense}

{motels, miami, palms, sport, heat}

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With some of my relatives in HK right now, I took the opportunity to make the most of the exchange rate and now I've got a few goodies coming back for me in 10 days!

So excited for these two; officially they're my first two proper perfumes because the Tommy Girl my mom gave me doesn't really count does it?

H&M beanie - I've got a DIY planned for this one.

H&M Blue Panel & Faux Leather Bag - A uni bag for when I'm feeling a bit dressier than my go-to AA Cities bag.

H&M Waxed Denim Biker Jacket - Since summer is coming and I've never had a proper black biker jacket, I thought a thin denim one would be more appropriate than a leather, or even pleather one.

Zara Bomber Jacket - Light enough to carry around if you're out all day; I'm too excited for this one.

Also I went to Diva's Sample Sale in Brookvale on Saturday with the lovely Tiff and it was honestly the best sale I've ever been to. Stunning never-seen-before pieces going for $1 / $2, I got 25 pieces for $29 and I honestly wish I got more. 

Stocking up on neon, triangles, spikes, rose gold, perspex, skulls!!

Spring Wishlist

I'm writing this moments after I just finished my first ever 2000 word essay! My posting is erratic, I know but this semester has been a bit tougher than the last one. My mid semesters and several other assignments including another 3000 word essay are just around the corner but I wanted to share my week late Spring wishlist!!

(back view) Varisty Jacket by Ashish | Topshop
I love this self-deprecating jacket; it matches my sense of humour. I'm not a huge fan of the Gryffindor-ish colours (I always thought I would've been sorted in Ravenclaw haha) so I think I might just use this as a DIY inspiration.

Shine On Shorts | MINKPINK
Don't have the legs for this yet but...soon!

Meow Tank | MINKPINK

Short Charmeuse Gore Skirt | American Apparel

Plantlife Socks | HUF

Colour Block Bag | H&M

Dot | Marc Jacobs
A found a strip of this scent in my October vogue and it's amazing!! It's a sweet combination of vanilla, musk, jasmine, coconut, orange blossom, red berries, dragon fruit and honeysuckle.
I'm not too big on the packaging off the 50/100ml because I've never been a fan of red but sadly they're the only sizes I've seen in Sydney. The 30ml bottle is much more toned down and subtle but being a business student, I'm too busy thinking about which one is better, cost-wise. haha

This wishlist is rather sporty and I've also been eyeing the black Coltranes by Jeffrey Campbell which I think will be amaze Springtime + uni boot. After uni tomorrow, I think I might head to Myer and check out the Illamasqua counter. I haven't seen too much press about it, but they're recently reduced all their prices in Australia by about 35% so I'm keen to reward myself with something tomorrow.

And lastly, I just noticed that I hit 10,000 views which might not be a lot but it is amazing to me, especially since I've abandoned my blog on/off for a month now. So THANK YOU for putting up with me! And I think you're gonna have to bear with me for a little longer because my laptop isn't as fixed as it can be. :(

'Button' Rings

 My laptop is still in a coma but I really wanted to get a post out before my uni week began again. I went to Lincraft on the weekend and spotted these interesting buttons so I made them into rings. 

 You will need:
Buttons; I found this cool crescent moon button and this silver stamp button which had this hieroglyphic kind of symbol
Ring bases; a gold and a silver to match the buttons

 Use the pliers to remove the button loops. If the loops don't come off clean, you may need to use a nail file or rough sandpaper to smooth it down.

 Simply superglue the ring bases onto the buttons and your rings are good to go!

Closing Ceremony

Right now I've resorted to using my brother's laptop after two nights of my laptop, phone and the wifi taking turns at failing to cooperate. I'm finally watching the London 2012 Closing Ceremony and if you've seen my twitter I'm basically overcome with emotion despite NOT being British, nor have I even been to Britain! The Olympics have basically made me regret not pursuing a sport further and it's made me feel like a major underachiever haha
I can't believe that the London Olympics have come and gone so quickly. I still remember thinking, during the Beijing Games at the age of 14, that I would've finished my HSC by the time London 2012 rolled around. It all seemed forever away but now it's all over! Moving on from my sad life and sopping reminiscing, my highlights definitely have to be the models in the golden gowns, the Spice Girls, Russell Brand, (One Direction!) and when the amazing Alessandra Ambrosio came out to represent Brazil. 

 I just had to have an Olympic post on my blog.
and I'm not sure when I can get back onto my computer so posts may be delayed for the time being.

So here's some amazing Brits in beautiful gowns and bring on Rio 2016!!
Kate Moss of course

Karen Elson

Georgia May Jagger (My favourite dress!)

Naomi Campbell
Nick Knight for British Vogue

Glebe & Surry Hills Markets


 On Saturday my friend, Tiff and I re-visited Glebe Markets and then checked out the monthly Surry Hills Markets for the very first time! At Glebe I got this amazing secondhand black American Apparel cape for $35. I love the letterman jacket-style snap buttons down the front and the in-built pockets just before the slit openings. I know we're nearing the end of winter but I'm sure I'll still be able to wear it next year.

 At Glebe also, I spotted this silver double skull bangle on a table full of amazing pieces of jewelry. I got this $5 which was half of what I was expecting.
My only regret was not getting more from this stall!

 After Glebe, we walked (yes!) to the monthly Surry Hills Markets in Shannon Reserve. I loved the atmosphere; everyone was effortlessly cool, from the hip parents with their kids to the typical Eastern suburb teens. The stalls were mostly selling one-off second-hand / vintage clothes and homewares. 

And finally I snagged this wolf tee from a $10 stall selling an enormous amount of Miss Brown Vintage-style dresses & shirts. I'm quite pleased that I never forked out $40 for one at General Pants because they're really quite overpriced!

I definitely recommend Glebe & Surry Hills Markets as a great way to kick start a lazy weekend. (And if you're craving gozleme, get it at surry hills markets ;) )
The next Surry Hills Markets will be held Saturday 1st September.

Louis Vuitton SS12 Hair

I remember when Gossip Girl first came out about 4 or 5 years ago, I absolutely loved Blair Waldorf's style, (bitchiness) and her endless collection of headbands. Because jewelry wasn't allowed at school and my ears weren't pierced (wuss), I began buying headbands, ribbons and DIYing them until I ultimately got sick of them. 

But recently I've been getting back into hair accessories in the form of floral pieces like this Pearled Daisy Chain and this Gold Petal Plated Rose Headband which I wore to Lana Del Rey (I might do a post later) and I haven't taken off since!
Similarly to those floral hair bands, these Louis Vuitton diamante headbands are so beautifully delicate. 

I really admire the detail of the nude bra strap-like bands. I think they're supposed to prevent unsightly lumps and bumps but they look so much classier than the usual cheap black elastic you get. I'm sure you can whip this up with some diamante trim and nude elastic, and then use it to finish off a soft textured bun.

Sunglasses Chains

These are typically seen on nannas but sunglasses chains are actually so practical and are easily DIY-able.
The delicate onyx beaded gold chains on the Mia 2.0 sunglasses are my favourite but Rita Ora looks stylin' in her plain silver chain.

Gold & Onyx chain
The Mia 2.0 | TNEMNODA

Pearl Chain | ASOS

Pearl & Rope "Chain" | Whitney Port

Rita Ora

DIY Whiteboard / To Do List

 So this whiteboard frame has actually been on my to-do list for a while now. I've been doing lots of home decor-ish DIYs and we've got another one!

 You will need:
Any old photo frame + the glass
Spray paint / paint 
Whiteboard Markers!! (which I forgot)

I chose black for the spray paint because I've noticed that my room has been getting a bit too white, too sterile for my liking.
I also tried to find a frame that has a bit of detail so it'll catch the light and not look too flat.

 Paint the frame with 1 or 2 even coats and let it dry.

 Then I whipped up my to-do list on word because I'm pathetic at photoshop.
Note the clock; how cute / tacky of me.

Print it out, cut to size, slide it into your frame and you've got yourself a snazzy to-do list that might actually encourage you to get things done!
I would write "buy markers" on my list... if I any to begin with.

I really need to get myself sorted.

Short Room Tour

There's a snippet of the finished aspects of my room!

 Left | Cut Lace Vanity Tray | Urban Outfitters

 Right | White Roses | DIY
2nd from Right | Spray-painted Mesh Pencil Tin | DIY

 Astrological Ring Stand | Urban Outfitters

Spinning Ribbon Earring Stand | Urban Outfitters

Necklace Holder | DIY
I just removed the tree bit of my old IKEA Statist jewelry stand and hooked it onto my wardrobe door! 

My column of sticker photos in my wardrobe :)

 The corner above my bedside table

Penguins & Magazines

 Ribba Frames in White | IKEA

 Images from RUSSH & Oyster magazines