Saturday, April 28, 2012

Franny







Wearing a DIY blouse, vintage dress, Silks tights, Geox flats, vintage belt, Gifted Jewelry, Michael Kors watch, Sephora lipstick.

I can officially say that as of yesterday I have finished 3/4 of my undergraduate degree. It's rather nerve-wracking. It feels like I just started university, and I'm already forced to start thinking about what I want to pursue after I finish my undergrad. I'm definitely interested in more education, but the only problem is that I need to decide what it is that I intend to study. Oh the woes of being twenty! I've been trying to fit in a lot of personal reading during the last few weeks, which is something I pushed aside during the school year, and I must say that after reading The Catcher in the Rye, and Franny and Zooey, I have thought of nothing but how incredibly hard it is to decide how to proceed with the future.

My mom made this blouse many moons ago, and unfortunately, I don't wear it enough (probably because when my hair was long the material would make my hair static-y. Now, that's not a problem. It's a lovely piece and it lies close to my heart because of the beautiful pattern. I cannot help being attracted to patterned clothing. I'll be walking down the street, and the next thing I know I'm drawn to a store window because I saw a ridiculously printed skirt...which I then end up buying. 

I'm off to get some well earned sleep, and possibly to curl up with a good book beforehand.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

updates

I am officially one of the worst bloggers ever; I mean look at this, no posts in ages. Although to be fair, I have sincerely lacked any actual blog worthy outfits in ages. I blame my rather serious relationship with school and my affair with the idea that summer has come early when I actually still have exams to write.

Anyways, on a happier note, here are some photos of things that have been making me happy for the past couple weeks. Bracelets, books, and jewelry. The shoes, well...I really needed new shoes, and usually I avoid trends, but boat shoes, well, I couldn't resist. I lack the ability to ever find a pair of sandals that I like, so this is a nice alternative.

See you all soon when I return with complete outfit posts (that's a true promise).

Sperrys.


The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (current read)
Flapper by Joshua Zeitz (gift from a friend)

DIY bracelets that I made when I was younger in a jewelry making set.

Vintage mouse pin from a Blogger Swap.
Vintage cat pin.
Scarf clip.

Gifted Libra sign necklace from my grandparents.

Crystal.

I love chandeliers. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

in lone splendour

















Wearing Marciano trench coat, Anthropologie skirt, H&M top, Silks tights, Steve Madden heels, gifted jewelry.

It's already been over a week since I finished my last class of third year. Since my exams are at the end of the month I've taken some time to relax and get some much needed sleep. Therefore, I've hardly left my house, so I don't really have any outfit photos, but these are from Easter Sunday. I have been waiting since before Christmas to wear this skirt out. I stood in line at Anthropologie for around an hour waiting to buy it during their crazy winter sale. It's so incredibly beautiful I want to wear it everyday, but it's definitely something I'll be saving for certain occasions.

My time of lazying around is coming to an end and I'll have to pull out my books again, but this weekend will probably be filled with more Coachella live via Youtube than studying.

Hope everyone has a lovely day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

she walks in beauty

Despite my temporary blog delay, I am back! Besides two exams left, I am finished third year of university, which means I only have one more year left of my undergraduate degree. I'm incredibly sad. I really do love school.
I decided to have a little photoshoot today, and felt that the following poem fit the photos quite well. Not to mention that Lord Byron has some incredibly beautiful poems, although John Keats is definitely my favourite.

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!





























Thanks to my dad for taking some of these photos :)
Wearing a vintage dress, Aldo heels and mom's jewelry.