Thursday, 31 December 2015

HNY 2016!

Hello. I suppose it's new years eve again.

 Last year I said my goals were to buy a lot of clothes, stay busy, and try out new make up brands. Not particularly difficult resolutions, but hey, I achieved all of them. Those three jobs I spoke about having didn't end up working out because one of them became the full-time gig that I have been at for a year now. I had spent 2014 running around doing odd jobs for different friends shops and stalls and expected that to continue into 2015; instead I became an office worker who moved on from thrifty spank! and sneakers styles into gyaru and heels. More recently I actually dyed my hair brown. It's a work in progress (I'm hoping to achieve an ombre into pastel pink but it's been more difficult than I expected) but I've enjoyed not being pink. I don't stain everything I own with fuchsia dye any more, for one.

I said in this post that I'd revisit why this year has been so great for me again around new years, so here we are. I already talked about working, my Melbourne holiday, and my new penchant for himekaji, but I'd like to touch on anxiety butt-kicking again.

I am in no way shape or form past my anxiety. I know I may never truly be past it. I do however know my triggers, I know how to control and remove myself from stressful situations, and I know how to react to potentially explosive situations. I also know that it took time, patience and a lot of failure to get to this point, and that I still have more to work on. I would like to thank my close friends and family for being understanding when I'm having an off day. I can proudly say I've had so few this year I can count them all on my fingers. That is incredible.

Some other little 2015 highlights:

  • I saw Billy Idol live
  • I saw Big Bang live
  • Adam and I booked our wedding venue and set the date
  • I went on my first holiday without my family 
  • I got really into The Clash and found out that spotify has all of the first wave punk I could ever want (this has made me very happy)
  • Adam and I had our engagement party and in my opinion it was a big success for us
  • I was able to buy gifts for my friends and familys birthdays and on christmas for the first time ever
  • I went from being a back room casual to a junior to a full time employee at my job and have been able to use my hobbies like graphic design at work
  • Adam and I chose where we want to live next year once we're married
  • I made great new friends (Hi Natalie hi Jess)
  • I learnt how to be busy and have been able to juggle work and personal life better and better as the year progressed
  • Got really good at speaking to shop clerks and making professional phone calls
  • I got a (kind of huge) tattoo
  • I fell in love with gyaru and even went out on a limb and started my own gyarusa

Aside from continuing to work on my 21 goals, my resolutions for 2016 are:

Be responsible.
Be trustworthy.
Work hard.
Be kind.
Remove clutter.
Eat well.
Plan ahead.

I hope you have a safe and happy new year.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A London Squatter in Versailles

The new groups are not concerned
With what there is to be learned
They got Burton suits, ha you think it's funny
Turning rebellion into money

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Hair Woes

Dress, bag, shoes: Liz Lisa

I'm trying to go blush rose brunette right now and yet two attempts at the hairdresser have made me platinum blonde and now a purple/grey. I've said it before, I always end up with purple hair on accident. A bit ironic that I'm trying to have a subtle, subdued, 'natural' hair colour and I've ended up with something else bright. We'll try again in a month or two.
Other than that, works going well and wedding plannings going okay. I seem to be more in love with Adam than ever. I fall in love with him more and more every day.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Stand Outs from Liz Lisa Winter 15~16

When I saw this bag on a Liz Lisa shop twitter I gasped aloud. I already own at least 10 heart shaped bags but whats another? The design is almost identical to the classic MILK design but the added Liz Lisa touch of lace and frills really makes this bag special. I decided to get white since I already own a MILK replica bag in pink.

These pumps are extremely similar to the velour pumps that came out in the autumn collection, the only differences being the lack of embroidery, the crossing on the back, the detachable pompoms and the heart charm. I got the autumn pumps in bordeaux and they are honestly some of the most comfortable shoes I own due to the large platform at the front and solid heel, so getting this similar style was a no brainer. I had been considering buying a second pair of the autumn pumps in the pink colourway but decided to go with the winter ones just for the slight variations. Why white? To match the bag, of course.

I don't know. I don't know why I like it. The layering at the front gives me rococo vibes so maybe it's that. The pattern itself doesn't do much for me though so I probably won't be purchasing this piece.

This dress is very princessy to the point that it could easily be used in an OTT himegyaru coordinate. The description of the dress suggests that the open back is a little 'sexy' but that the large organza bow brings it back to cute. I like any pattern with sweet treats on it so I bought this one without thinking twice.

I'm still thinking about this one but I may buy it once it goes on sale if it doesn't sell out completely before then. I usually prefer a peter pan collar as I don't think harsh shapes suit my style but the teacup pattern is so cute which makes the dress a very tempting purchase.

Did I impulse buy? Yeah. Do I at least have shoes to match? Yeah. Does that make it excusable? No.

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