flashed junk mind

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Wearing: Kimono c/o Missguided, Tee c/o Three of Something, Skirt c/o Oasap (similar here), Finery boots c/o Justa Local Store.

Unintentionally put together this festival-esque outfit; most likely due to my severe case of post-Splendour blues. Best. Weekend. Ever. I don’t want to rave on (well I do), seeing as you’ve probably seen enough posts about the festival that you feel like you were there. But a bit later I have a video and outfit diary. So don’t worry about that.

This kimono is my latest love, particularly when paired with grungy pieces like this faux leather skirt and muscle tee. Feeling the bad-ass/rockabilly/eclectic/bohemian vibes. Lots of vibes. Lots of love for this look.

Words are apparently harder to type than I thought. Probably considering the collective 6 hours sleep I’ve gotten over the past three nights. Really, really felt it at school today- particularly in double math when my pencil-case looked like really, really comfortable pillow. #woops.

Hope y’all are well! What’d you get up to this fine weekend? xx

PS- Post title is a reference to Milky Chance’s super-old but still super-goood song which you should completely go and listen to.

izzy’s splendour 2014 playlist

Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2014

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As promised, some of the best beats from this year’s lineup. You can find it on Spotify here. By now I’ll be well and truly into my first day at the festival, so stay updated via Instagram. Be back Monday! Happy festival-ing!

1. Arcadia- The Kite String Tangle

2. Basic Instinct- The Acid

3. Bridges- Broods

4. I Blame Myself- Sky Ferreira

5. Ways to Go- Grouplove

6. Take Me- Rufus

7. Girls- The 1975

8. Stay With Me + Latch (acoustic)- Sam Smith

9. Heart Beats Slow- Angus and Julia Stone

10. Best Friend- Foster the People

11. Hey Ya!- OutKast

12. Sheezus- Lily Allen

13. SweatpantsChildish Gambino

14. Pizza Guy- Touch Sensitive

15. King and Cross- Asgeir 

mad love

Posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Wearing: Jeans c/o Mad Love the Label, shoes c/o Lovely Wholesale, Thrifted tee.
And here we have the most awesome combo of the boyfriend jeans/trackies/harem pants I’ve ever seen. Probably wouldn’t hesitate to wear them to sleep if the opportunity arose. Speaking of sleep- there’s only 1 until Splendour! Some of you guys have messaged/emailed/commented that you’re making the pilgrimage too and I’d love it if you came and said hi. I’m heading out with Shellys Shoes and have some awesome neoprene backpacks to hand out, plus a whole bunch of Instagram photos to take. Ra Ra Superstar is one of the adorable shops in the very small mall that I’ll be hanging out at too, so if you’re interested in a meet-up at all let me know in the comments!

Splendour playlist is scheduled and ready to go. Hope you’re having an amazing week. xo

 

adore

Posted on: Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Wearing: Top and shorts (similar here) c/o RINGUET, shoes c/o SHOP PRICELESS (similar here).

I hate that feeling of not posting in a while and having to announce my return- but here it is. Hello! First week back at school was expectedly hectic, and looking back at it I suppose my failure to schedule a post or two may have been denial that I was going into my second semester of Year 12. But seriously- what? I still feel like an awkward Year 8 student running from my locker to get to class on time. Actually, things are pretty much the same; add on four years. Once a year 8, always a year 8.

Accidental rant swayed me from the obvious focus of this post- this amazing set from the Ringuet Spring 2014 collection. I can’t really get enough of the Asian-inspired origami folds and silky-smooth black fabric. Resisted the urge to wear a hat and ankle boots because it’s just that classy. This says a lot.

One last thing- SPLENDOUR IN LESS THAN A WEEK, PEEPS. Currently blasting Outkast and shaking it like a polaroid picture in preparation. Obviously. I’m headed to the event with Shellys Shoes and will be covering pretty much everything- think outfits, my favourite acts, street style and random snaps- on their blog and Instagram. Plus my own, of course. So hold onto your hats and get ready for my Splendour playlist. Because it wouldn’t be a festival without one and some of you lovely humans have been requesting it over at my Tumblr. Happy weekend. So much love.

 

splendour

Posted on: Monday, July 14, 2014

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Constantly pretending it’s summer despite the bitterly cold 2-degree mornings. Tonight’s blog post is an unintentional ode to the most classic of festival-wear, in preparation for next weeks Splendour festivities. Overalls, dirty boots, billowy blouses and floppy hats. Basically what I’ll be packing in my oversized suitcase, along with many, many more outfits that I probably won’t wear and emergency pieces for all weather- because you’ll all be sorry when it starts snowing and you didn’t bring your ski jacket. I kid- but seriously, I’m the worst packer ever. AND THE MOST EXCITED PERSON EVER. Splendour is next week, people! I know I’ve done a gazillion posts on festival dressing, but if you’re interested in a mini-lookbook/some outfit ideas before the big day(s) hit me up in the comments below. I can also do a playlist- it is all about dat music, after all.

Feeling a little delirious as I may have tried a little too hard to live up those final days of holidays. Not enough sleep. Too much coffee. Lots of fun. Basically, at the beginning of the holidays, I made one of those lists outlining all the productive things I will accomplish in those precious two weeks (including writing a novel. Writing a novel?) and proceeded to not really do any of them. But that’s what holidays are for, right? Anyway, school’s back. I don’t wanna talk about it. How were your holidays?

Wearing: Overalls c/o Shop Fashion Avenue, Thrifted blouse, hat c/o Oasap, boots c/o Shellys London. 

off duty

Posted on: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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I like to think I’ve nailed the whole “off-duty” thing. But considering I am currently unemployed and entire life is basically off-duty, it comes pretty easily. So when Somedays Lovin’, Arrow Divine and Shambhala Resort Byron asked me to be a part of their “Off Duty” themed style challenge, challenge was obviously accepted. Pulled this “I don’t give a…” shirt out of dad’s wardrobe, and this little romper conveniently covered the not-so-accurate depiction of a rat’s ass. Remind me never to let me dad wear that in public.

Keeping it short and sweet as Maria and I have a big night of Gossip Girl re-runs ahead. My holidays are almost over and I don’t want to talk about it. Plz. If you’ve got any post suggestions, I’ve been on a spree lately and am looking for inspiration! Feel free to leave them in  the comments below. Hope you’re having an amazing week!

Wearing: Romper c/o Somedays Lovin’, Tee and denim shirt c/o Dad’s wardrobe, boots c/o Justa Local Store.

PS- You can nab 20% off these amazing Maidenlove boots by using the code “VON20″ at the checkout! You’re welcome. ❤ 

hair today

Posted on: Sunday, July 6, 2014

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I’ve got to be honest here- I can probably count the times my hair has worked out exactly the way I wanted on my fingers. Whenever I go to the hairdressers they give me something kind of close to what I wanted. When I do my hair it looks okay for ten minutes before falling flat. The few times I’ve dyed my hair it’s either not made any difference or turned it to some kind of yellowy straw. Plus I’ve got these wispy bits of frizz on the top of my head Kurt likes to refer to as “Hagrid” that never, ever go away.  It’s been really, really long, short and the current dry inbetween. But I’ve accepted the crazy mane for what it is and feel pretty lucky considering I seriously don’t do anything at all.

So those lovely people who have been asking me what I’ve been doing to my hair lately- it was probably just one  of those rare good hair days. I almost never style it, let it air-dry and use whatever shampoo and conditioner we have on hand.  Lately, though, I’ve gotten into a very loose translation of a “regime,” in that I use some pretty good products to make my hair look better than usual.

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Left to right: (Left) Urban Fudge Sea Salt spray, (Centre) Original Mineral’s “Maintain the Mane” and “Original Detox” shampoo, “Seven Day Miracle” and “The Power Base” Masques, (Right) Schwarzkopf Daily Oil Elixir. 

Sea salt spray has become my new best friend. It somewhat enhances the already-messy waves I have going on. Plus, this one by Urban Fudge smells like a summer vacation and doesn’t leave my strands grossly crispy. I usually use that on second-day hair to give it that extra oomph. As for shampoo/conditioner, Original Mineral is expensive but one of the best I’ve used. In my opinion everyone needs a “detox” shampoo in conjunction to their normal one, for when you have product build-up or just oily hair. Also invest in a masque or two for dryer days. Finally, buy some kind of oil (this one was the cheapest and works really well in my humble opinion) and apply to freshly-washed hair for silky smooth ends.

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When this doesn’t work and you’re having the worst hair day ever, there’s always the ponytail. I like messily sitting on the top of my head. Basically brush it out, scoop/comb it up with your fingers, tie and scruff. Complex stuff.

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But truly, nothing beats the hat. Those five black fedoras sitting in my wardrobe get a lot of love.

Hope this helps! I just put it together on a whim so let me know if you like this style of post. Also leave any suggestions in the comments below- this was based off an email suggestion I received last week. Love you all, hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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indah

Posted on: Friday, July 4, 2014

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I have somehow acquired a total of five black fedora hats, all basically identical, that I really don’t remember purchasing. I think it’s turned into a subconscious thing. Whenever I see one I feel a strong need to add-to-cart despite the ever-increasing pile-up in my room, forget about it and get a surprise when the same thing arrives 5 times in the mailbox. Anyone want a black fedora?

Seriously can’t stop wearing these boots- the colour/style/heel height combination is on point. If you by any chance want to pick up a pair of your own, Justa Local Store donates $25 from each pair to charity. Nice one, guys. This smock is another repeat offender as of late. I like to think of them as “stylish sacks.” As I’m struggling to string together sentences right now, Camilla basically summed up every feeling I have about the matter. She’s my fave.

One last thing before I pass out from exhaustion- if you’re a little confused by the whole “brood” theme happening on my Instagram, Kurt’s family bought a cafe that opened up on Tuesday. If you’re a Sunshine Coast local come and say hi! We make good coffee. Plus cakes. Oh, the cakes.

Sleep time. PS- Vlog now up on my Youtube channel! Thumbs up/comment/like/whatever it is you kids do these days. Enjoy your weekend!

Wearing: Dress and boots c/o Justa Local Store, hat c/o Oasap.

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reflect

Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014

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Here we have an absolutely blinding visual assault of colours for something a little different. I shot these last week, proceeded to edit them and realised I was too tired/cranky to fish through and find the good ones, thus completely forgetting about them all together. This is how my brain works.

Made it through my final exam on Friday and celebrated with a little party at Kurt’s on Saturday…. then stayed at his house until Monday afternoon. Needless to say we watched too many movies, drank too much coffee, laughed about really stupid things and didn’t get any sleep. It was a totally appropriate start to the holidays but I’m really glad to be reunited with my computer/filthy room and ready to start ticking off the metaphorical and literal lists I’ve had running for these holidays. Watch this space and enjoy the holidays/this wonderful Monday!

Wearing: Sweater c/o Three of Something, Jeans c/o Oasap, shoes and sunglasses c/o Lovely Wholesale. 

Posted on: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

winter1IMG_7263IMG_7239 I’m alive! I made it through my second year 12 exam block with a solid 60% of my sanity still intact. Also, since it’s been over a week since my last post- what even?- here’s what you’ve missed: 1. Lots of study. And procrastination. Mostly procrastination. 2. I headed off to the Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search in Westfield Chermside…. And it was amazing. I loved meeting so many of you and I even loved the bit where I chatted to Kate Peck, on stage, in front of the entire of Chermside. Even if I was wetting myself. But that post’s coming soon, along with a little video I’m in the process of making. Watch this space and let me know if you’re a new reader! Well that’s kind of it. My life hasn’t been too exciting as of late. But exams are over now- which means I can actually say that I will not be disappearing for the next week. What can I say? When there’s no school I tend to spend a lot of time on the internet. And when there is school too. Goodnight and I’ll be back soon!

Wearing: Skirt c/o Riders by Lee, cardigan and hat c/o Oasap, boots c/o Justa Local Store, necklace and rings c/o FMN jewellery.

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