Monday, April 18

The First Step Is Admitting It

Um, I have a problem. I am addicted to padron peppers.

I know there are unhealthier addictions but they're pretty much consuming my every thought.

What does that have to do with me being in the Crime & Thriller section of Borders? Nothing, I just liked my outfit.

And I thought it might be a bit weird to post 4 pictures of padron peppers.

Shirt: Jay Jays
Badges: Lovisa & Gift
Ring: Lovisa
Bangle: Lovisa
Singlet: Myer
Skirt: Myer
Leggings: Target
Boots: Thrifted

Saturday, April 16

Hair's How It Happened

I cut my hair today and now it's not talking to me. Does anyone else's hair do this? Or is just mine...

It could be the best cut in the world (and it was! Guys! Papas and Pace...seriously - go! And ask for Tim. Tell 'em I sent you) but it gets all sulky for like 3 days.

Oh sure, in public it acts like everything's fine. But once we're alone it's a whole different story. It's like a petulant teenager. I can't reason with it and it's determined to distance itself as far from me as possible.

But it's ok. I know it'll come around.

Before too long I'll find it curled at the base of my neck, asking me to twirl it absent-mindedly while I stare at my computer screen; to treat it to that sweet smelling cream it likes. It'll take back the things it said in the heat of the moment, and we'll be cool again.

Hairclips: Handmade store
Necklace: Assorted rings
Cardigan: Myer
Bangle: Lovisa
Dress: Retro Star
Belt: Myer
Shoes: Rubi

Wednesday, April 13

Sunshine And

We went to see Reggie Watts last night. Oh man, I don't even remember exactly what it was that made my cheeks burn from laughing so hard but I think we can safely say it was "everything" and leave it at that.

Only, actually, I won't leave it at that. I'll say this: Go and see him if you can! The dude is...he's really good, OK? Just go.

You know what made it even better last night? It was seated! At The Tivoli! Yes, I am officially an old person and delight at the option of sitting down at a venue.

Crazy thing you know...I can still hear when I sit down! I know! The body never ceases to amaze... 

Bow: Cotton On
Earring: Lovisa
Sunglasses: Cotton On
Necklace: Assorted rings
Shirt: Cotton On
Dress: Tightrope
Boots: Thrifted

Friday, April 8

Just My Luck

It's my day off. It's raining. I have a free hot chocolate waiting with my name on it and a $10 Myer birthday voucher with my name on it too.

I got whistled at on the way to the train. I took a chance on a new route and as luck would have it walked straight onto said train.

And my outfit? Love!

I'm happy to say that since my revelation I've adorned myself with torn denim, flannel, army green sweaters and striped thermals. And today we welcome the first pair of opaques to the season. Hi guys, welcome to the party. And thanks for not falling down when I walk like other, lesser opaques are inclined to do.

To top it off I'm listening to Bleach. This album... Well, my teenage self was onto a good thing. Let's just leave it at that. And just quietly, can you believe it's been 17 years since they found Kurt in that room above his garage...

Hair clips: Reject Store
Earring: Lovisa
Necklace: Rings - oh, all over the place
Flannelette: Reject Store
Dress:Cotton On
Ring: Lovisa
Bangle: Lovisa
Opaques: ?
Bag: Strandbags
Boots: Thrifted

Wednesday, April 6

Deep In The Throes Of Musty, Mustard And Army Green Bliss

While swapping out my wardrobe yesterday (yay!) I was struck by a revolutionary thought.

Now that I can wear whatever I want every day...why don't I wear whatever I want every day? 

Confused? I'm not surprised. Let me break it on down.

OK, I work from my home office. I occasionally (read: twice in 5 months) attend work events but aside from that I am left to my own devices, accountable only to Gmail and Skype. Which means my dress code is dictated entirely by my own varying desire to find things that "don't touch me" in what, up until this week, has been your typical sweaty, sultry Queensland summer.

But now it's cool again (yippee!) and I've spent the last hour rediscovering my flannelette shirts (I missed you!), mustard pull overs (you too guy!) and leggings upon leggings upon leggings. 

And it was there, deep in the throes of musty, mustard and army green bliss that it struck me...

Selise, you can wear whatever you want. 


Those of you that have been following my blog for a while now might be a little miffed. Didn't I always wear what I wanted? 5 straight days of floral. Skulls, checks and stripes mashed up and served to the eyeballs of my (prior) corporate office colleagues is surely wearing whatever I wanted. And yes. It was. It was what I wanted to wear at the time.

But this thought. This thought was a different one.

If seeing mustard and check and torn denim and floral and flannel in my wardrobe made me so happy (and it did! It really, honest to goodness did!) then why not fill my whole wardrobe with things that make me happy?

I have no reason not to. I have no reason to look for skirts that "could look appropriate enough if I wear it with..." or even to scour the clearance racks in search of something to make up Entirely New Outfit #164.

Instead I can buy that $100 army green cardigan. I can wear my rose print leggings with my red and black flannel and I can wear it every day for a week if I want!

This may not seem worthy of a half page blog post to you but to me? Well something just erupted in my brain and I couldn't be happier.

Tuesday, April 5

Baby It's Cold Outside

It is! It really is! I didn't want to get my hopes up too early. In fact, I was beginning to question whether it was actually ever going to be cold again. Or in fact, if it had ever really been cold in the first place. Maybe I'd imagined it. Surely I never actually WORE tights. And with socks? And scarves and fingerless gloves and *shock* cardigans? Couldn't be.

But it's back! In fact I am wearing a cardigan right now. A new cardigan. That I love. And I'm chomping at the bit to pack away my summer clothes and fill my wardrobe with snuggy, soft, layery goodness again.


Hair clip: Reject Shop
Cardigan: Myer
Shirt: Gift
Jeans: Sportsgirl
Socks: ?