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Zara sweater / Hollister shirt / Topshop jeans / Sperry Top-Sider shoes

I feel like no matter how 'convention' my style becomes, I'll always have room in my heart (and wardrobe!) for all of my favorite wacky color combinations. I adore this sweater, it reminds me of the flesh of a vividly ripe mango.

Fridays are the only day I get to hang out with Cassie and Oli together, so we make the most of it, and it's kind of become 'our thing.' Here are a few shots of our day: Thai for lunch in Newtown; drinks at The Argyle.

(And now it's back to my study-hole; history of secularism, here I come! D: haha)

usyd


ASOS top / Blaque Label skirt / Topshop belt / Zara flats / AJ Morgan sunglasses OPI Mermaid's Tears nail polish
(Photos by Oli)

Last week Oli and I went to the city to visit Cassie at uni. We had lunch in Newtown, took a tour of (and did outfit photos on) the campus at USyd, hung out at Victoria Park, and finally went to dinner at Pancakes On the Rocks.

memorial

thrifted Ally cardigan / Etam Weekend top / ASOS skirt / eBay socks / Mossimo shoes

I'm a bit swamped in assignments at the moment -- the mid-semester break just finished and, as always, I spent those entire two weeks procrastinating. Funny how due dates seem so much closer this side of the break! Because of that, and the constant rain lately, my outfits have been more comfort-oriented and I haven't touched my heels in weeks...in other words, not really worth photographing.

Here are some photos from last week, when my mom and I went to the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park. This was my first time visiting, I'm such an oblivious nut that I had no idea that there was even anything inside -- I thought it was just a big mausoleum-y statue thing. Anyway, moving on from my utter stupidity, I managed to get some photos on the inside.



There were some people setting up to shoot a documentary or news segment. It's always interesting to see what's written on the teleprompter...



Finally, we did a bit of shopping and had lunch at Wagamama.

quilted jackets



Miss Selfridge Berry Mixed Quilted Jacket
Miss Selfridge Khaki Mixed Quilted Jacket
Barbour Tartan Shaped Liddesdale Quilt Jacket
Topshop Petite Hooded Quilted Jacket
Barbour Tailor Quilt Jacket

Lately I've been lusting after quilted jackets. They're such a classic, timeless piece....and sometimes all I want to do is look like I ride horses. :D Pair it with a button-up, skinny jeans (or AA riding pants if you want "authenticity" haha), and sleek leather boots, and you've got yourself an easy, casual, put-together look.

sydney royal easter show '12



The Sydney Royal Easter Show is equal parts carnival and county fair. To be honest, neither of those things are really very much me; the fact that I'm absurdly susceptible to motion-sickness and that my hay fever makes me pretty much allergic to all of nature, means that I'm the worst sort of party pooper for an outing like this. But since I hadn't been in a few years, I decided to suck up my misgivings...and ended up having a great time. :)

First we took a tour of the animal pens. We had fun creating the illusion of stroking the cows from five feet away.



Oh my goodness, alpacas are the most adorable creatures! Are they a common farm animal that nobody bothered to tell me about? Because they seemed like a somewhat random add-on to the horses, cows, pigs, and goats on display.



Then to the rides, but first, a refreshment. This enormous cup of lemonade was gone in 30 seconds.



And there's my outfit shot of the day. ;) Barkins shirt, Cotton On shorts, thrifted belt, Sperrys shoes, AJ Morgan sunnies... haha!



Aaand, doing what we do best: trying on hats! This will never get old, haha.



This was when I learned that woodworking is weirdly hypnotic. Cassie and I spent about five solid minutes standing dumbly watching this guy, completely transfixed. Even now, I have no idea was he was making...that's a cliffhanger that will haunt me for the rest of my days. ;)



These pictures were taken in the arts and crafts/food competition pavilion. It was here that I was very much struck by how quaintly rural and small-towny the Easter Show truly is. I had no idea that people still held baking contests, you know, for things like best scones or best fruitcakes or best banana bread, but sure enough, there were hundreds of breads and pastries set up in display cases, with ribbons sitting jauntily atop the prize-winners.



But the best bit...cake decorating!



Our last major stop was the food dome. Can you say SAMPLES?! Our dinner consisted of miniscule portions of garlic bread, string cheese, tuna paella, honey, so many varieties of dukkah and salsa dip, olive oil, nougat, iced coffee, tea, candy, and I don't even know what else. It definitely helped soothe the sting of the ridiculous entrance prices. ;D



We ended up walking around for nearly six hours, and despite not going on any rides or buying any showbags (shockhorror!), we had a blast! The Easter Show is not something that I'd go to every year, just because really, how much can it possibly change from one year to the next? But it's definitely nice as a once-in-a-while thing.