AUTUMN AFTERNOON

Here are some photos I took a few days ago. I love autumn scenery, this is my favourite time of year!

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And one of yours truly, it's gotten bloody cold lately, had to break out the winter jacket!

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RECENTLY

Hello everyone, sorry for disappearing for a few days there, I've had other non-blogging things eating up all my time!

As I said in my last post, I went to the Sam Roberts Band show in Victoria last Saturday. I've loved their music for ages, so it was wonderful to see them live! The following two (pretty crap) photos I took with my phone whilst the show was going on. They played a fantastic variety of their music, old songs and new. Overall, it was an amazing show and I'm so glad I went!

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And here's a quick, recent web cam photo of myself. I feel like I need to do something with my hair lately, but I'm not sure what...

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I'll try to get on with posting more often, but I can't promise anything at the moment. Hope you're all well.

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STRANGE PHENOMENA

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It's gotten so cold here in the past week or so. I don't know if it's this cold in October normally, and I just can't recall it, or if it's unusually chilly. Either way, the bottom line is it's cold, and I love it. We're supposedly going to have a colder and snowier winter than what's normal, which I would like very much, but the weather here is so unpredictable who knows if that will turn out to be true!

This is the outfit I wore Thursday. I decided to dress up a bit more than usual, just for fun. My old grey blazer, black jumper, black high waist shorts, black tights, and my favourite black pumps. I about froze taking those last couple of photos with my blazer off!

I don't usually like tops with high necks, but I really like this one because it's not an overly high neck. It's just right, I think.

Hope you're all doing well.

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FISHNETS AND RED LIPS

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This is what I wore yesterday. I wanted to wear my 'Mind The Gap' t-shirt, but make it look a more stylish and not just wear it with jeans or something of that sort. I chose the black high waist skirt I bought off eBay recently, my thrifted sparkly blazer, Forever21 patent kitten heels, and fishnet tights as an extra touch.

I need to hem the skirt a little as it's quite long, it doesn't appear so because I'd pulled it up high under the t-shirt. It's so long it would almost work as a dress, haha! Soon it'll be too cold here for fishnets and similar open-knit tights. Something I like to do when it get too cold for them is to wear a pair of skin-tone tights underneath the fishnets. That way you get the best of both, warmth from the skin-tone tights and the style of open-knit tights!

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DINNER IS SERVED

Hi everyone, sorry for my disappearance recently. I'll try to post more often now, starting with what I had for dinner tonight!

I hadn't had pizza in eons so I thought I'd try making one tonight. I made the crust with one of those just-add-water-pizza-mixes, rather lazy, but I didn't have the time or motivation to make a proper one in the bread-maker. I added cheese, fresh tomato and zucchini, and some dried basil for toppings. It was super easy to make, it took me about a half hour, but that's mostly because I'm slow and sort of tedious when it comes to making food, it probably wouldn't taken even that long for most. And it was completely delicious!

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But you can see I'm not always horribly lazy when it comes to making food. Most of the time, yes, I am, but not always! I really should exploit my ability to make decent food more often.

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BOOK LOVE

Yesterday, I popped into one of my favourite thrift shops yesterday after going to the post office. A little while ago they moved their book section about a bit and expanded it, I love searching through the shelves and shelves of them because you can always find something interesting. It honestly makes my day when I find books I was already thinking of buying for super cheap prices.

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Clockwise from top left: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Hell or High Water by Paul Martin, and Trudeau Albums by various authors.

Two novels and two political books for $10. Day made.

I've been reading Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein, I'm almost finished it but I haven't decided which I'll start reading next yet. What good books have you read lately?

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BEEHIVE HAIR TUTORIAL

Since I posted some photos of myself with a beehive hairstyle a week or so ago I had a few people ask me to do a tutorial on how I do it, and so here it is!



It's a very fun, simple style and doesn't take long to do at all. And you can make it as messy or neat and polished as you like, which makes it also very versatile!

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LOVE OUT OF LUST

This is what I wore on Wednesday! I wore my cream lace shirt from Suzy and old high waist shorts. I went to the post office so I just tossed on my second hand crocheted cardigan and mum's old cream heels.

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I wore the same earrings as I was wearing in my last post, they're an old pair of my grandmum's that I absolutely love. In addition, the pink bra I'm wearing is from La Senza. I don't shop there a lot any more, but I still have some of my favourite finds from the past!

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I'd had to go to the post office to mail something I sold on eBay, and have another weighed to calculate the shipping for it. There were a couple of lovely Australian boys there, but they were so deeply entrenched in their serious postcard writing that I didn't get to speak to either of them, haha.

And speaking of eBay, I'm going to try and get a few new things listed on my shop, so keep your eye out!

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8PM ON WEDNESDAY

I took some photos outside the other night, which is different for me as you all know, so I'm being stupid pointing that out, but oh well. Anyways, here they are!

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I was wearing my new $6 trench coat that mum picked up for me a thrift shop. It's just a touch too big, but I love it! And my black hat which I've had for about a year but never worn, I will be wearing it this autumn and winter though as I simply adore it! I don't really know why I never wore it last year, I should have. The earrings used to be my grandmum's and the nail polish colour I'm wearing is called OPI Red, and I think it's going to be my new favourite.

(and yes, I have lipstick on in the last two and not in the first few, wanted to try two slightly different looks!)

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SATURDAY MORNING

Here is how I spent part of my morning yesterday. I went downtown to pick up a couple of magazines I'd had on hold at Chapters, popped into a little thrift shop I'd never been to before and found a pretty lace shirt for $2, and then wandered round the city for a little bit taking photos.

It was about 9.30, and there was hardly anyone out yet, so it was a perfect time to take some photos. I got shouted at by a group of guys outside McDonalds, had an old lady tell me I have "nice legs", and was nearly shat on by a seagull. But, overall, it was still a decent trip, haha.

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In this one you can see the harbour at the end of the street, I'll always love living near the water, and if I ever move away I know I'll surely miss it.

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This is Government St. It's one of the prettiest in Victoria, I think, and it's home to one of my favourite book shops ever!

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This is Bard and Banker at the corner of Government and Fort. It's a Scottish pub and, I think, easily one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Victoria.

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This photo and the next are of a little alley which connects Government and Broad. And at the Broad St. end of the alley there's a little kitchen shop which is absolutely adorable.

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This is Victoria's City Hall on Douglas St. I love this building, too. Although, I think it looked nicer before it was painted. But I assume that was done to help keep the bricks it's built out of in place better as it's quite old.

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And finally a photo of Broad St., home to several shops of all sorts, and also one of Victoria's television stations, which is directly to the right in the photo below.

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I'll try and post a photo of the lace shirt I bought, it's quite big but I think I can either wear it with a belt or take it in a bit. We'll see!

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SOMETHING'S ALWAYS WRONG

Here is what I wore on Wednesday!

I didn't feel much like dressing up so I just tossed on my grey raglan shirt, high waist shorts, and leopard print heels.

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I find raglan shirts a bit difficult to style because they have such little structure. But I think they look best with high waist shorts or tights jeans since those two things are form-fitting.

I've had those high waist shorts about two years and they're starting to show their wear after having been worn a zillion times, as are my jeans, which are twice as old. But I keep putting off looking for new ones because shopping for a perfect pair of jeans can be such a nightmare!

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WEDNESDAY EVENING

We had the most beautiful sunset last night. The sky was just pure bright pink and mauve, if only we'd get sunsets that pretty more often! I wavered for a moment about whether or not to pop outside and take a photo or two, but I'm happy I did because it was definitely a photo-worthy sight.

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And I was heading back to the porch I nearly accidentally stepped on this guy. Neither of us would've been happy if I had!

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And finally, this is a unintentionally blurry photo of my room from outside. It's right at the end of the porch which is nice because I can just step outside whenever. And yes, that's my little clothes drying rack sat outside. Classy, I know.

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