next chapter

Posted on: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wearing: Top c/o Missguided, skirt c/o Klarra, shoes c/ o Missguided.
Since cutting my hair, something about me feels much older. Maybe it’s the fact that it happened in the process of graduation or maybe it’s just me being weird- but either way, it’s an excuse to wear midi skirts and pearl earrings and I’m okay with that.

I don’t know what it’s like in other parts of the world, but in Australia graduation comes very quickly and all at once. It’s a cliche but really and truly these past 2 weeks have been a blur and within the last five days I’ve finished exams, hosted an end of year party, graduated high school and attended my formal (prom). Now I leave for LA on Monday and I’m sitting here like??? But it feels incredibly good to be back and doing what I love so much- blogging. The prospect of a “next chapter” with more creative freedom and time than I have ever had is freakin’ exciting, man. Let’s do this.

So the blogging begins possibly with some travel/packing posts and vlogs that I’ve done just over the past few days. I want to get really into vlogging during LA/travelling- let me know if there’s anything else you particularly want to see. I’ve also got so phresh photo shoots and meetups lined up with cool LA peeps so hit me up if you’re interested. Much love, much excitement. Yay for adventure. xx

summertime sadness

Posted on: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Every now and again I get a wave of creativity that is both completely exhilarating and impossible to ignore. I got the idea in my head for a shoot encapsulating those last remnants of spring- the flowers, the clarity, the fleeting, fresh feeling in the air. So that’s what I did… only a couple of shots, as you can see, but things have been insane. I had my last day of real school today.

I can’t really describe the feeling because I can’t say that I have the feeling.. it’s one of those things that probably takes a while to sink in. So far it’s been a little bit melancholy, a little bit nostalgic- that’s what being with the same people for 12 years will do to you. And as much as I hate to say it, I suppose some things you don’t truly miss until they’re (almost) gone.

Expectations are something that I’ve tried to loosen over my many years of mistakes and misunderstandings. Finishing my final year of high school had made me realise, though, that I had a kind of unspoken, unregistered expectation that my life would be near-perfect by the time I walked across that stage. Well, kids, nothing will ever be perfect- particularly when you’re 17. I’m not sad, I’m not angry or disappointed- but for once I’m completely and utterly unsure. Unsure of what’s to come, where I’m going, what’s going to happen- but I know one thing. You will be coming with me. Here’s to the unknown. xx

almost famous

Posted on: Friday, November 7, 2014

Wearing: Top c/o Factorie, Kimono c/o Factorie, shorts c/o Oasap, hat c/o Supre, shoes c/o Justa Local Store.

Blogging was completely mandatory this afternoon as it makes me inexplicably happy; and it requires me to look semi-decent which I did not-at all-today. I went to the beach in the morning (leaving me with salty hair twice the size of my head and not a sniff of makeup on) and forgot my school socks. The only pair available in the WHOLE ENTIRE SCHOOL was a pair of boys socks. With this combination of factors I got quite a few looks/comments/questions like- “Wow, you’ve really let yourself go,” “Looking a bit ratty,” and, my personal favourite- “Did you do that on purpose?” So um, here I am, looking semi-decent. At least the outfit makes up for it- a textbook Izzy uniform in the current heatwave. Factorie is one of those brands that is both ridiculously accessible and affordable, meaning you can seamlessly incorporate their pieces into your wardrobe. And I’m all about that. Plus a little bit of Kate Hudson circa Almost Famous because it’s always a good idea to channel those vibes.

I’m probably going to put on the correct pair of socks and read now. Friday night craziness as per usual. In case you were wondering, I’m going to be reading Gone Girl, because I saw the movie last night and I NEED MORE. Go see it. Or read it. Just do it. Also I’m going to be listening to my Wispy playlist on Spotify because I’m also all about that wispy bedtime music. So much love.

shine on

Posted on: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wearing: Thrifted sweater, shorts c/o Mad Love the Label, shoes c/o Nine West, Halo Jessica curler.

Watching me try and paint my nails recently, Kurt- looking on, horrified- said to me: “How can you not know how to do this? Isn’t it like, a prerequisite for being a girl?” You see the truth is that I’m not very good at the girly things- like painting my nails, doing my hair, keeping my skin moisturised and primed- but at least I know how to dress, right? Needless to say this collaboration- Nine West X Halo hair products- was an interesting one. Shoes, I can do, hair tools?! Not as much. The only styling tool I own, tbh, is a pink Breville clamp curler Santa brought me for Christmas about 12000 years ago. So this one is freakin amazing… I only needed one Youtube video and my hair game was so strong. And how great are these shooties? I love a good hybrid- jeggings are a beautiful, beautiful creation- and these are sports luxe in the best kind of way.

But as much as I love them, they’re not going to work for formal… and I’m desperately trolling every online store ever for a good pair. I’m yet to look at jewellery/accessories but for those Aussie girls in the same boat, Asos and The Iconic are some of the only sites with free shipping to AUS (+amazing prices and deals). Were you guys interested in a post or two about formal? Let me know in the comments! And have a good sleep. Because coffee can only substitute sleep for so long- I learnt the hard way. Goodnight lovers! xo

i hate mondays

Posted on: Monday, November 3, 2014


Wearing: Kurt’s tee, Dad’s jacket, shorts c/o Mad Love the Label, shoes c/o Shellys London.
Took it back to basics after Halloween- because not every day is a zombie cheerleader day. Since Kurt accidentally left one of his tees at my house, I’ve unexpectedly been wearing it non-stop- and not just to sleep in. Naturally I had to steal another one because in all seriousness, what doesn’t go with a white tee? This is one of two looks I styled with these killer Shellys London booties, so keep your eyes on their Tumblr (or head over there now if you want a kick-butt playlist).

Feeling the Monday-itis right now and we RAN OUT OF COFFEE. This is an abomination and I’m going to have to drink tea, which is frankly not okay. I know I’m sounding like a broken record here but really, I’m just getting through these last few weeks of school before my white Christmas in America.  I’ve done a little too much online shopping and tbh, not really sure what I’m supposed to do with my turtlenecks in the current 40-degree heat. God, now it’s raining. The world is practically begging me not to go to school. Hope you’re not feeling the Monday-itis quite so hard… have a beautiful day!

PS: Note the eyebrow game. Three cheers for no longer having furry caterpillars!

float on

Posted on: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wearing: Tee c/o Three of Something, shorts c/o Rusty, hat c/o Supre, little sis’ kimono.
From where you’d rather be. Took an accidental mini-hiatus due to forgetting about a beach holiday we’ve apparently had booked for months (hence, 0 scheduled posts). It’s the middle of my last term at school and granted, I didn’t manage the whole spontaneous vacation thing very well. But after a deep breath and a day at the beach I decided to embrace the peaceful atmosphere, not do any school work and spend the next three days in my bikini. Done and done.

If you’re an Aussie you’ll know about the label Rustyit’s been around forever and for me, encompasses all the great things about Australian beach culture. I was pretty thrilled to get some gear from them just in time. Pretty sure I don’t even need to explain this outfit. An Izzy uniform? Kimono, denim, tee, big hat. Minimal effort. Maximum I’m-a-boho-beach-babe.

I’m off to enjoy our last morning here. Be back soon with some new stuff- looking at a little blog re-vamp in more ways than just the header. Let me know if you have any post requests! xx
PS- I went to see the Maze Runner last night. What even the heck it was so good.

kylie: part 1

Posted on: Saturday, October 18, 2014

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Wearing: Silent Theory crop, Jeans and boots c/o Rusty Australia, bag c/o Oasap.
I hate to admit that I’m just as taken with Kylie Jenner as the rest of the world… whether or not her lips are real, not so much- but her style is on point. So after a bit of an Instagram stalk I decided to go there with the midriff/baggy jeans. Her style’s kind of evolved over the- weeks?- but this is an Izzy interpretation bc always be urself! ~inspirational~

To be honest it’s pretty sexy these days and that’s not really my thang. In my dreams I might be able to pull off thigh-high leather boots but for now, these Rusty flats are probably more comfortable.

Movie/pizza night is happening because Kurt and I had a tough day of shooting photos. Completely kidding- we sat around talking about graduation and eating Hershey’s bars. How’s your weekend been? So much love xx


Posted on: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wearing: Dress c/o Justa Local Store, shoes c/o Shellys London. 
I’m a cat, duh.
Having a Hawaiian party of one in this beautiful dress by New Zealand label Blak. Y’all probably know of my penchant for tropical prints by now. I’m happy to report the monochrome palette and simple shape of this dress makes it the most wearable of my island-print collection by far. Paired it with cat ears for no particular reason except that it’s almost Halloween and totally justified? Oh, and “in Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” Just kidding. I’m a total Cady Heron and planning on wearing false teeth and plenty of blood. Sorry about the Mean Girls references but it’s just too great an opportunity to pass up. 

Fun stuff coming soon- watch this space. I would like to ramble on as I usually do, but my life has basically consisted of keeping my sanity/running my blog/surviving my last ever exam block. So far, not too shabby. Goodnight lovers! x

not valentino

Posted on: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wearing: Tee c/o Off Da Hook, shorts c/o Rusty.
There’s nothing sexier/simpler/better than a denim and a white tee. It’s always in style, looks great on actually everyone-ladies and gents- and is reminiscent of the best things in life: James Dean, Calvin Klein ads and Lana Del Rey lyrics. I dragged my little sister out of her teenage-cave to take some simple snaps against the only attractive wall our house has to offer. Then we ate icy poles in the sun and listened to Ariana Grande because she’s my #girlcrush and idec if she’s ridiculously mainstream. The all-American vibes of this shoot also had us talking about our impending trip to America at the end of this year… if you’re an LA, San Fran, Dallas or Austin native hit me up. Because we could eat icy poles and listen to Ariana Grande together. Or whatever.

Resisting the urge to re-state how crazy it is that I’m graduating in four weeks. Resisting. Had a beautifully sunny weekend with some beautifully sunny people, playing dress-up in my re-organised closet and not doing my 1200 word essay for Study of Religion. Sorry not sorry. How did you spend your weekend? Trying to keep as up-to-date as possible with posts for y’all because I love it and love you. Speaking of- I was thinking about a makeup tutorial for the look I’m wearing here. Thoughts? Have a super-rad Monday. Be productive and stuff. Maybe do that 1200 word essay?

stay gold

Posted on: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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I like to think of my blog as a creative journal and outlet. I’ve always been the kind of person that has projects and ideas running through their brain at all times, and once I have an idea- it has to happen. My brain has been brushed with gold, apparently, as I haven’t been able to get this concept out of my head. Seriously- entire pinboards, Tumblr posts and Spotify playlists (Bat for Lashes’ All Your Gold on repeat) have been covered in glittering gold. So, we drove to the craft store for glitter, gold leaf and a very confused look when I stated that I wanted to put these on my face. Took matters into my own hands and kind of smushed things around with moisturizer and lipgloss until it was what I wanted. Professional make-up artist right here.

Can’t say this little shoot had a purpose but it sure was fun. The photos aren’t half bad either. Yay for creativity! And craft stores. Stay gold xx

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