Last night I did something I hadn’t done in a while. I had some girl time, to do those fun girlie things I used to love doing. Like sitting in front of the mirror and styling my hair in certain ways or copying makeup from magazine pages onto myself. When I was younger I used to have folders of cutout magazine pages, one for hair and one for makeup, i found them so inspiring and would be so good at copying them. I don’t make enough time for such girlie things these days. I must remember to put it on my to-do-list.
I recently stumbled on a blog I used to love and follow called : Esme and the laneway. While I was looking through the blog I came across this tutorial: HERE on how to do a vintage inspired updo. You can see what I ended up with in photo number: 3. It was nice but I still have some more practicing to do. And today I put some extra effort, which really isn’t that much effort, into painting my nails. I did that half moon pattern thing that was popular like last year or something, I think this idea is vintage inspired too. I used those sticky dotty reinforcement stickers as a guide. Then just painted one of my favourite OPI nailpolishes over it “Done out in Deco” and then just a top coat to protect it and make the unpainted part glossy. Voilla. They look so nice.
Photo number 4 is my yummy french toast breakfast from French Fantasies in South Yarra. I sat in the window eating, pretending I was French and reading my latest read which was given to me by my lovely friend Violetta. The book is called ” The monk who sold his ferrari”. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants more clarity in their life. For those of you who are like me and think about things too much and worry too much. This book really helps with that and also reinforcing positive thinking. It puts a lot of focus into goal setting which is quite appropriate given the time of the year… Have any of you thought about your new years resolutions??? I’ve got a list of things going on but I feel as though it needs to be a little more specific. It basically is: Blog/Exercise/Draw/Journal/Read.
When it’s hot I love to drink Iced Coffees. I don’t usually like to have cream because of the calories. But ice-cream always makes it taste more delicious. My friend Lorraine recommended the iced coffee at The Brunswick East Project. She told me that they basically serve it in a bowl and the ice-cream is amazing in it. I went immediately the next day. My friend Emma (who’s hand and iced chocolate is pictured above) came with me on another day after she saw the photo of my iced coffee that i posted on instagram. The words on the door made me laugh. “No Hawkers ( or bloggers ) ” haha. awkward…. I only noticed that after I was selecting the photos to upload for this post.
I moved out of my parents home about five months ago. When I moved I didn’t actually bring every single piece of my belongings with me. This is because I was very overwhelmed by the amount of things I had collected. So my parents still have a bedroom FULL of my things in it. I wonder if any of you have a ‘storage system’ going on at your parents house…? Anyway when I was there yesterday I started going through some of the things and happened to re-discover so many cool shoes that I had forgotten that I even owned. One pair being my chucks! I used to love my Chucks!
G R A C E . A M E M O I R . G R A C E C O D D I N G T O N
after a lovely lunch with my lovely friend emma yesterday we popped into “the paperback bookshop”. and on the shelf i saw grace’s new book. i was excited. i knew it was coming but didn’t know it was here. i looked through and was drawn in by grace. by her cute drawings. i knew this was a book i had to have. i didn’t buy it because i thought to myself, i’d save some money and buy it online. that didn’t happen though. after seeing the book, i got curious and started googling grace again, and started reading articles and interviews and yep, i spent my little mini lunch break running back to the bookshop to buy the book. and i was so lucky. it was the last copy! and now it’s mine. and i’m going to start reading it just as soon as i finish typing. i’d like to say i’d read it all tonight but i can’t read that fast. below is a photo of me looking back at grace. such a cool book. such a cool person. i want to be just like grace when i grow up. please excuse my nails. i should have painted them this morning but i ran out of time. i hate it when nails aren’t perfect and they are like mine are right now. if i had of painted a top coat they would have lasted longer. anyway you should all find out who grace is and fall in love with her just like i have! oh and the picture below that one is of the inside cover of the book. i love it!