Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Japanese Gardens

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Jacket: Burberry Brit
Shirt: similar
Jeans: similar
Boots: Tony Bianco (similar)
Sunnies: Asos

Hi there. It’s been quite some time (three months) since I’ve updated my blog. Time has flown by so quickly and so much has happened in university and life in general. I always kept in the back of my mind that I needed to update my blog, but I just never got around to actually sitting down and doing it. Three months later here I am wondering how in the world did I neglect it for so long, alongside my blog email inbox which is filled with unread emails.

Here’s to hoping that a major hiatus like that does not happen again.

The photos above are of the Japanese Gardens in Toowoomba. Toowoomba is a country town in Queensland that I visited during my winter break from University. It was such a pretty sight. I’m not sure if its psychological thing because Japanese Gardens are associated with peace and serenity, but whilst walking around and enjoying the views I honestly did feel so peaceful. Minus the large ducks (I’m terrified of birds) and the chilly wind.

I need that peace and serenity again. Exam time is fast approaching; wish me luck and good luck to all the university and high-school students going through it as well.

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Winter Knit

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Coat: Blue Juice (similar), Knit jumper: Asos (similar), Skirt: similar, Bag: Sportsgirl (similar givenchy that I want so badly), Shoes: General pants (similar), Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ring: H&M (similar)

Monday, 14 July 2014

New in the closet..

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Dress 1: Sea // Dress 2: Burberry // Shorts: Asos // Skirt 1: Asos // Skirt 2: Asos // Overalls: Asos
(all the items are currently on sale #yay)

University holidays have begun, which means that I have more time to fulfill my online shopping addiction. These items being the results of my free time.

I can spend what should be a productive day in front on my laptop screen clicking through endless pages of shirts, trousers, coats etc (essentially every category of fashion). Coinciding with my addiction is my ability to rationalise a ‘need’ for all items of clothing that I take a liking to, when in reality I really do not need them at all.

But addictions are hard to overcome, especially when I am constantly finding new online stores to spend too much browsing through. My latest find is ‘Simons’, which is an online store from Canada. I live in Australia, which unfortunately means that products here are usually more expensive than in other countries; so online stores from abroad that have better prices and low shipping rates are my savior. I love when an online store sells a wide variety of items; fashion and non-fashion related. It makes it easier for shipping but also the convenience in finding everything in one place. So as you can tell I spend way too long on my laptop browsing through ‘Simons’.

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Working out with Divissima

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Pants: Divissima, Top: Divissima, Shoes: Nike (similar)

I've definitely neglected exercise, my gym membership and a balanced diet lately. I keep saying to myself "okay, I'll start up tomorrow", but then instead of trying to get back into morning runs and hitting the gym I sleep in or think scrolling through Facebook is better use of my time. But seriously, I'm going to get back into it... maybe (I totally did not eat a fabulous burger for lunch).

I found that getting new work-out gear is a motivator for me and fortunately the lovely Divissima sent me new gear. I have a pair of their bikinis, which I love and you can see here. I received a sports bra and pants. I like wearing pants and a tank top over a sports bra whilst working-out, so these pieces were perfect for me. I wore them yesterday during a long walk outside, alongside a jumper and I was kept warm and comfortable. I'l definitely be wearing them again for future work-outs (which will happen! Hopefully).

What do you like wearing for work-outs? Also, what are your work-out habits (hopefully reading them will act a motivator for me)?

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Floral Midi-Skirt

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Skirt: Asos (similar)// Top: Target (similar) //Shoes: Miss Shop (similar on sale)// Clutch: PopBasic// Sunnies: Asos// Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs// Bracelet: Tiffany & Co (similar)

Midi-skirts are possibly my favourite bottoms.

I have featured them a couple of times on my blog and I can't get enough.

In the age of short shorts, mini-skirts and bum cheek peering shorts (nothing against either of them) the length of a midi-skirt is a nice change. It's modest but not old-fashioned and whether you are wearing a full skirt version or a pencil skirt version they exert femininity and sophistication. Okay fan-girl moment about midi-skirts over.

Even though I'm quite short and therefore they may not look very flattering on me, it's nothing a nice pointed heel can't fix. I may get a bit jealous when I see a slim and tall girl killing it in a midi skirt and nice pair of flats.

What are your thoughts on midi-skirts?


Here are some other lovely midi-skirt I found: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Photos by Addison

Thanks for reading!
Nat xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Paloma Collection

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Clutch, scarf, t-shirt: Pop Basic, Dungarees: Asos (similar), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar), Bracelet: Tiffany & Co (similar), Rings: h&m (similar), Shoes: Asos (similar)

Finally, back with an outfit post.

I was recently sent the Paloma collection by Pop Basic, which was this white tee, grey striped infinity scarf and grey clutch.
To say I was excited was an understatement. 
My love for plain tees, stripes and grey were all ticked and present in this collection.

I have been yearning for a simple pouch like clutch for so long, but have just never got around to actually purchasing one. I could not be anymore happier with this clutch from the collection. Semi obsessed with it; the grey, rose gold zipper and medium size (loveee).

Whilst there has been a bit of a hiatus with my outfit posts recently, there definitely has not been a hiatus in my shopping. I probably have accumulated too much recently and makes me think I should join 'Shopaholics Anonymous'. The positive side to this addiction is that I have copious amounts of new pieces to style, wear out and thereby post on here. 

Have a great day!
Thanks for reading!
Nat xx



Saturday, 7 June 2014

University: Year 1, Semester 1 down!

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In a matter of 12 weeks my life has changed drastically. As corny as it sounds; it feels like yesterday when I wrote up my post ‘New Chapter: University’ regarding my reservations and nervousness about entering this new phase in my life.

It’s so strange reflecting from day 1 of university and how I felt entering those large fancy gates off to my first lecture to now (sitting on my bed procrastinating when I should be studying for exams). However, that strangeness is intertwined with some of the best and most fun moments I’ve ever had.