summer dreaming…

looking through my photos from lately, I can’t help spotting a sneaky little theme… it’s spring, the weather is alternatingly warm or crazy (they did say Australia was the land of ‘droughts and flooding rain’) and I’m deep in exam prep.

obviously, the solution has been to look out for the peachiest, melting-hot summer imagery I could find. it’s been like recreating Pinterest in real life:

to add to the theme i’ve switched my laptop to this wallpaper and this sweater is coming in the mail. come on already, summer!

{fyi: sunglasses from the cancer council (similar here). bowl candle from bella & toby. nail varnish from crabtree & evelyn. skincare from sugar baby’s new, classy vita skin collection.}


thinking about…

getting lost in this beautiful, slightly haunting photo collection. strange and lovely. this is my favourite post I’ve found so far.

lusting after this tartan tote bag. If you ask me, plaid is an all-year, every year trend.

loving the poem that won this year’s World Poetry Slam Championship (it’s at the bottom of the article!) I have so much respect for this amazing woman and her powerful words.

gazing at this gorgeous print. and starting to think I should put aside a special wall for prints…or not, if I ever want to save money.

moving back towards wearing eyeliner every day. I love how dramatic it feels! plus by contrast my dark eye circles practically fade away. my go-to is Stila’s, primarily because my hero Miss James uses it.

knowing that this article is true. I found it in a rough spell, and maybe because I’m a little superstitious – this article was published on my birthday! – it’s rung more true to me than every other “find your purpose” tool I’ve come across.

wearing white this summer. any bets how long it takes before I spill something on myself? I am loving this crop top and this perfect skirt.

feeling so overwhelmed by this third grade class’s answers to the question, “what do you wish your teacher knew?”

learning something new every day with Highbrow, who send helpful little emails each day containing information about a topic you get to choose. I started with “Science questions everyone should know how to answer”.

making my own kombucha. Crazy or awesome?

{header image found here}

five minutes

how was your October? mine was crazy stressful, but in between we had some beautiful moments. I kept my camera close at hand and I think I’m getting better at making it focus and balancing the light.

Here’s some of what’s been happening:

  1. the most delicious dinner I have had in a long, long time. and who knew asparagus could be used as table decorations?


2. rain, which brought rainbows.


3. I’ve been reading reams and reams of Collective magazine, an Australian publication dedicated to motivating brilliant people by telling amazing stories. They do these great watercolour quote pages each issue. I’ve also been reading the books of Lisa Messenger, Collective‘s editor in chief… I think everyone has those points in life where they feel unsure and look for direction. Reading Lisa’s sensible words was just what I needed.


4. the moon is still my favourite target to shoot. I think it’s because my phone camera has no way of getting photos anything like this.


5. What did you dress up as for halloween? I worked all day and had a quiet night in. With a little more eyeliner than usual.IMG_1377