how did we get here?

I found a gorgeous scarf of mum's that I used to play dress-up with when I was little, and decided to use it in an outfit. The outfit's fairly simple, but this weekend was Labour Weekend, we got today (Monday) off school, making this a three day weekend, so I made plans with friends. I hope you like. Oh, and I added some more Polyvore sets because of all the nice comments you all posted on the last ones. Thank you!

Scarf: mum's. Singlet: Supre. Skinny jeans: JayJay's. Boots: Hannah's.

I have found an amazing and breathtaking piece of writing on DeviantArt by ~Miss-Deathwish. Here's the link if you wanna take a look, it's really moving. Almost reminds me of Twilight, but with it's own bittersweet roots.
fivethousandfourhundredseventy by ~Miss-Deathwish


floral dresses and iced tea

It's supposed to be Spring here in New Zealand, but last night there was a fierce storm complete with flashes of lightning and foundation-shaking thunder. I was babysitting my younger siblings, and after they went to bed I sat on the couch watching Gossip Girl while biting my fingernails in anxiety at the maelstrom outside.
Scary stuff.
Today, it's miserable, grey, rainy...
If the weather was acting as it should (Spring-like), here's what I'd like to be wearing:

Love those dresses so much.
First dress is from Forever 21 and second dress is Miu Miu.

Reasons why I will not be getting either of these dresses anytime soon:
a) I cannot afford to ship a dress from the USA to New Zealand
b) I cannot afford Miu Miu

How depressing. I guess the weather is affecting my personality. I need some upbeat music...


glow like a... glowstick?

I'm going to a dance party tonight and have to dress in fluorescent colours! I've been to one before and they have these special lights there that makes white things glow, here's what I'm wearing:
Tell me what you think, and I'll tell you how it goes!


bench pressin'

When the going gets tough, throw on a simple outfit and take pictures of yourself on the bench...
That quote would have worked if the going had gotten tough, but life's pretty sweet at the moment. Here are todays pics:

Thank God there's a timer on my camera, and I don't have to pose in front of people.
I played around more on Polyvore today... So. Freaking. Addictive.

So hard to stop...


i just laddered my stockings

I actually did just ladder my stockings. Hopefully the ladder won't grow too much cause I just found them in the back of my drawers.

Bangle: Equip. Singlet: JayJay's. Jersey: thrift. Belt: childhood wardrobe. Skirt: Glassons. Tights: used to be mums. Ballet Flats: K-Mart. Necklace: gift.

The stockings in the pictures above are the ones that I've just laddered.. But I love their translucent-ness. Argh. I think I might cry.
This outfit is pretty average, not very colourful, just your everyday chuck-on-whatever's-nearby. The pattern on the jersey is pretty rad, zigzag stripes in turquoise and black, with gold buttons. It's grown on me since I first got it.

Recently, I've started reading the amazing blog Flying Saucer (http://flyingsaucer.typepad.com) and am loving Selina's style.

I love that red colour in her dress and skirt above.

you know you love me

"Gossip Girl here; your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite. And who am I? That's one secret I'll never tell. You know you love me. Xoxo, Gossip Girl."

Gossip Girl season one began about 7-8 weeks ago here in New Zealand. I know we are far behind here in the land down under, but I prefer to sit down in front of the television every Friday night and watch the scandal rather than view it online, where it uses up my precious broadband.
I am in love with Blake Lively's style, and the clothing that the female characters wear on set are amazing. I am
très vert avec la jalousie (don't know if that's correct, I cheated and used freetranslation.com because I don't listen in French class...).

Today I registered at Polyvore, and made a few Gossip Girl-themed sets. They were very quickly made so the quality may not quite be up to scratch, oh well.

I am officially addicted to Polyvore... this could be dangerous.
Oh well, they provide good inspiration and they're fun to make too!

You know you love me,


floral funk

Couture: Fall 2008, Christian Lacroix

I love the fabric used in the top left gown. All of these outfits are perfectly balanced and look amazing. I would wear any of them.

Oh and I found something awesome + very geek chic that I am drooling over...



playing dress up

So I guess this is my first mini photoshoot. I stole a whole lot of stuff out of mums closet that she doesn't often wear. See what you think...
Blouse: JayJays, Belt: childhood, Trousers: back of mum's wardrobe.

Singlet (underneath): Supré. Blouse: Glassons. Skirt, scarf, black shoes, white shoes: mum's.

I love this high waisted skirt of mum's, would be better if it was pencil. I need a good pencil skirt. Excuse my odd-coloured legs, it's the light in the room. The inset shows the sleeve of the blouse, which I usually wear pushed up over my elbows cause I like the look better, plus it's more comfortable.

Mooks tee: thrift. Cardigan: Cotton On. Necklace: gift. Wayfarers, belt: used to be mum's. Shorts: JayJays.

I was so excited when I found mum's old Ray-Ban Wayfarers the other day. They're quite a hefty price to buy them new and mum bought them back in the early 90's but doesn't wear them much anymore. Mooks tee was also another score, it's a bit big but I just tell everyone it's "oversized". Please excuse the awful pose on the 2nd picture above. The other full picture of the outfit was blurry but I didn't know until I uploaded it.

As for "JayJays", "Glassons", "Supr
é" and "Cotton On", they are all well known chain stores here in New Zealand. JayJays and Cotton On are probably quite similar to American Apparel, but Glassons and Supré only have women's clothing. Wheeee I sound so boring in this post, no puns or anything... I'm a bit tired though so I shall use that as my excuse. Okay people, I am tired, do not shun me for being boring.

Shun the non believers, not the tired-and-therefore-boring.


all brains, no beauty

Stumbled across a section in Girlfriend magazine [popular teenage girls glossy here in NZ] that talked about Tavi's blog. So, while babysitting, I visited it, and it's probably one of the coolest blogs I've ever read in my life. Thereafter, I decided to create my own fashion blog "All Brains, No Beauty". I'm probably one of the only NZers that have a blog like this... but that just makes me unique. Bow down to my awesome sheep-lyness... There actually are more sheep in Australia per person than there is in New Zealand. But whenever I meet people from overseas on the internet they always comment on the sheep thing, so I thought I might as well laugh at myself first for once.
Much Love,