Rather than try and squeeze in a post about the skincare I was finishing up before I left Sydney I thought I would do a comparison of my old and new products since just about everything has been changed up since the move. Most of what I was using back home was coming to an end, so either it got finished up or the last dregs were decanted into little pots so I could make do until I got my hands on some new stuff over here. I brought over a few things from my ever-dwindling backups stash but everything else is a new purchase. Also, this post ended up getting waaaay too long because ya girl loves to talk about serums, so I've actually split it up into two parts. This part will go through every step of my skincare routine except for serums, and part 2 will be serums because apparently I had so much to say that it warrants a post of its own.Read More
I hate making a fuss of it or even really giving it much thought at all, but it was my birthday recently and it fell on the Friday of the Thanksgiving long weekend, which was a nice bonus. To celebrate, my boyfriend and I had dinner at Fring’s which is supposed to be part-owned by Drake. Drake must have been held up with something really important because he wasn’t there to wish me a happy birthday, but I’ve still got my fingers crossed that we’ll be friends soon. Rather than worry about surprises, we decided my present would be for us to go to Montreal at the start of November because there’s a Leonard Cohen tribute happening and I’m going to cry my little heart out. If you’ve ever been to Montreal and have any hot tips I’d love to hear them!Read More
This post has been in the works for probably something like two years now. I'd come back to it every so often, think I had it perfect, and then completely rewrite it. But I think I've finally managed to express myself the way that I want to, so it's seeing the light of day. Blogging has changed immeasurably since I first started using livejournal back in high school in the early 2000s. Whether you’ve had an online space for literally half your life(!) like I have, or if you’ve always been a silent reader, I feel like blogging has enriched my life in so many ways and I know I wouldn’t be the same person without it.
But in all the ways it’s changed, so has my relationship with it, and I want to talk a bit more about that. Of course I only have my own experiences as a frame of reference, and I don’t claim to be an authority on the matter, but I have a lot of thoughts about the way blogging has become an industry and how these changes have influenced me and my blog, and I think it’s important to talk about it. Side note: I went on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon earlier this year which is where these photos are from – but back to business!Read More
There have been a lot of changes in my life this year that have had an impact on what I’ve been wearing, but ultimately I’m feeling far more inspired style-wise than I have been in years. I wrote about being in a style rut and not having a suitable work wardrobe for the job I was in, but now that I’ve moved countries and am working in an industry that doesn’t have a dress code, it’s a completely different story. I know it's a bit late for S/S content since we’re definitely in autumn now, but I thought it would still be fun to do a recap of what I was into during the warmer weather, and I know this will still be relevant for anyone in the southern hemisphere as it warms up for you guys (jealous!).Read More