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Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Ball

Wearing: DIY Dress, Topshop bag, Diva Earrings

Hello! I'll save you the whole "sorry-for-not-posting" spiel by just saying sorry sorry sorry sorry. I'm a terrible blogger. Last week was my school's annual year 11 ball (Junior Prom.) The school calls it a "ball" because it has an optional-formal dancing bit. This was my first time going to anything like this, and it was actually a pretty good night.  The build-up was intense though, we basically spent every study period looking for the perfect dress #productive.I wanted a kind of Old-Hollywood look and I was searching for a sheer-top sort of situation for my dress. I was so close to buying this one, but it sold out before I could get it! In the end, my mum took two vintage wedding dresses and frankenstein-ed them together to make my dress(blog post on how it came together soon!). You guys probably already know that I have basically zero hair and makeup skillz, so I left it up to my mum and her friend, and just requested, "really thick, intimidating eyeliner." The ball itself was so much fun, a lot of dancing, a lot of singing, and a lot of selfies. I brought a disposable camera with me and spent the whole night running around with it, trying to capture the best 24 pictures. Anyway, I'm off to do the mountain of maths homework I have let pile up (and english and biology and chemistry, blergh) have a nice Sunday! xo

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Go Slow

Wearing: thrifted top, Valleygirl shorts, Esprit bag, Salt water sandals 

So, it's been 2 months since my last post. Oops. I actually went into the summer holidays with the intention of blogging a lot more, but I spent most of January tucked up into bed. I won't get into it because it's tremendously boring but I got really sick. After a couple of doctors appointments, a blood test here and there, I got placed on some meds and hopefully by the end of the month I should be 100% fine! 

School has started again and as you would imagine, things are a little crazy. It's only been two weeks and work has already begun piling up.  I'm just starting to realise  that my results from this year actually matter and if I'm honest, I'm really, really scared. VCE, you suck. 

I know I keep promising this, but I'll try to keep posting more frequently this time around!  

Sunday, 15 December 2013


Wearing: thrifted + DIY dress, vintage jacket, Vans

Hello, hello, hello! So, as you can probably tell, I am finally back after a long break from the space. I've just been a little confused as to what kind of content I want to post and not just posting for the sake of it. I kind of hit a wall in terms of ideas and went through a typical angst filled " I hate everything" phase (I actually have some particularly embarrassing draft posts documenting this that will never see the light of day) . Anyway, now that exams are over and  it's summer,  it's going to a bit easier to get back to regular posting.I decided to put together a little summer playlist  (or winter playlist in the northern hemisphere) you'll be glad to know that I've finally gotten out of my little Arctic Monkeys bubble I've been in for the past year, so there's a little variation, but not a lot. Any suggestions?
Be warned, this playlist contains the kind of music you listen whilst sprawled out on your kitchen tiles because it's too hot outside... 

In Transit- Albert Hammond Jr
Unattainable- Little Joy
12:51- The Strokes
Under Control- The Strokes
Someday- The Strokes
The Time Has Come Again- The Last Shadow Puppets
505- Arctic Monkeys
No Buses- Arctic Monkeys
No.1 Party Anthem- Arctic Monkeys
Forever- Haim

xx Isabelle

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Wearing: thrifted top, DIY parka. Timberland + DIY shorts, H&M boots

So I'm currently typing this as I'm procrastinating starting my biology assignment (seems like a common theme through my blog..) Anyway, I started sewing this jacket a couple of months back for winter, but my sewing skillzz aren't that great, so I spent a lot of time seam ripping, unpicking and even cutting out more pattern pieces and here I am, a whole season late. I'm hoping to get some wear about it before the weather turns boiling. Speaking of seasons, it's finally spring here and Melbourne, and whilst I do love all of the pretty flowers, I do not particularly enjoy hayfever.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
xx Isabelle

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hard to Explain

Wearing: Zara cardigan, vintage dungarees, boots from the markets, DIY top

Hello! So I've been a little absent from this space for a bit because 1. the relentless cold weather means that the only items of clothing I'm willing to pull on is sweat pants and a hoodie 2. my onesie arrived a couple of weeks ago, which means I've been living in it and 3. I am very, very lazy. 

So as per usual, not much has been happening in my life, I had a a crazy week of assessment last week, lusted after tickets to Tavi's talk at Melbourne Writer's Festival, started re-reading the Harry Potter series and turned 16. My birthday was lovely, there was a lot of cake and food with the people I love most, I do have photos, but most of them is unfortunately of me stuffing my face- definitely not the most attractive thing in the world.

Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to post more regularly from now on!