Chocolate chip icecream skirt

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So I may have hit the sewing machine last night. That may have resulted in yet another icecream skirt. I may have made Rohan help me sequin it.

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Jacket : thrifted, vest: fan plus friend, skirt: home made, tights : Coles, shoes: Dr Martin, choker: hand made.

I also may have forgotten to change the white balance on my camera (although I kinda dig the results) 

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Because of the colouring of the skirt I decided to style it in a steampunk-esque fashion. Underneath the skirt I’m wearing the new petticoat I made which consists of approximately 10 layers of tulle.

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Dressing in a chocolatey manner also made me feel slightly better about my nutty day which consisted of two lessons, a recording session, presenting a seminar, teaching, and an orchestral rehearsal (I may or may not be typing this post during my tacet section….) 

Did I mention that my band got played on the radio Monday? My awesome friend Rachel Cox has a radio show in Bondi on a Monday morning, and my band made it into her top 3 favourite tracks of the week (here’s the full write up: Link Yo) so yeah. Listen to her show if you need new music on your ipod because she has a brilliant taste in music!

Red bows and tea cups.

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So I did the thing where you have a manic day, then you sit down for 10 mins and think “I’ll do all the things in 10 mins to the best of my ability” when in reality you end up melting into the chair while browsing the internet on your laptop which has 10% battery left, then half ass the rest of your tasks for the day once said battery dies.

This is why you’re seeing socks instead of shoes. (Basically I was too lazy to put my shoes back on.) It’s also the reason I missed the last dredge of sunlight this afternoon.

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Anyway this is what I wore today!

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Jacket: revival, Necklace: The cats pyjama pants, Shirt: Target, Belt: Alannah Hill, Skirt: Homemade, Tights: Ebay, Socks: Ebay, Shoes: The Emperors new

Remember how I mentioned that I cleaned out my closet? Well, I found this belt chilling out of sight! It’s one of those adjustable slide-y waist band belts, which makes it super good for flute playing (It expands as I breathe, leaving my lungs unrestricted!)

Market madness

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I participated in the Davistown markets today. It was a long, but great day.

My friend Ashley let me tack onto her stall

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Sorry about the orientation, my phone wouldn't let me rotate it!

It was a pretty quiet day, and I didn’t sell many pieces (I sold two pieces. Of those my mum bought one (I don’t think it really counts if your mum buys it)) but it was ultimately a good experience.
It’s given me the motivation to revive the etsy store I started (I’ll post a link once I get this up and running!)

Anyway, enough about markets!
This is what I wore today.

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Blazer: David Lawrence, shirt: thrifted, belt: Alannah Hill, Skirt: home made, petticoat: David Lawrence, socks: ebay, shoes: kmart, necklace: the cats pyjama pants, hair bow: Alannah Hill

I figured because it was a ‘seaside’ market that I’d go with something ‘sea’  themed.

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All in all it was a good day!

Icecream casuals

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I had a very laid back day today as far as my clothing was concerned. It was one of those days where you stay in your pyjamas till 3pm. I had a very valid excuse though! I was working.

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I’m going to attempt to sell some jewellery at a market in Davidstown! Anyway the pendants you see above took pretty much the whole day to sculpt and paint, hence why I stayed in my pyjamas for so long.

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I did get dressed eventually!! Rohan and I went out for a walk after I had finished the sculpting work. I was feeling a bit lazy, so I went for a more chill outfit compared to what I normally wear.

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The walk we had was lovely. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and we got to go to spotlight!!

Pleated apples

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I had a pretty lazy day today. It was nice. I’ve been so busy for so long, it was weird being able to relax without feeling guilty.

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Anyway, this is what I wore today!

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I bought this skirt from danger field about 3 year ago, but never wore it because I was going through a very heavily lolita clothing inspired thing with the way I dressed, and literally wore a petticoat under everything (basically, if I couldn’t wear a petticoat under the dress/skirt it wouldn’t get worn)

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Anyway, after years of this skirt sitting there being amazing, I finally decided to wear it!

A Tangle of Tentacles

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After yesterdays outfit which was pretty to look at, but not warm enough for the freak icy weather we were having, I decided to dress warmly.

I may or may not have overestimated the amount of ‘warm clothes’ I needed for todays weather. :(

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At least I looked cute?

I had another reason for wearing this outfit apart from wanting to stay warm, and that was to style the new choker I made.

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This is the aforementioned choker, which is just a tangle of tentacles. I decided to go with a ‘cool toned’ colour pallet because I wanted to mimic the texture and blending of water colour paints (These are the most common colours in my watercolour painting, which is why I found them easiest to use!) It also means it will go with most of my favourite outfits, which all happen to be green/blue/purple.

I think I’ve learnt my lesson

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Yet another forgotten shoe shot. Have this fabulous picture of my friend Mitch instead.

Now that’s out of the way, I’m going to tell you a story. With a moral.

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I purchased a camera recently. You’d also know that I’m still getting used to said camera.

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The day it arrived in the post I spent several hours playing with it and googling all the things about it. This included one of the adjustable settings ; the ISO.

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In my googling I found out that a higher the ISO made dim situations better, but at a cost. The cost was loss of clarity due to digital noise.

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When I shot my photos today it was him, and my lighting tests were shadowy and awful. So what did I do to rectify the situation? I raised the ISO. And what did raising the ISO do? It turned my pictures into noisy messes.

The moral of the story is don’t raise the ISO on the Sony qx10 if you don’t want a noisy photo in a dim environment.

Closet cleanouts

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I procrastacleaned on Sunday. Once I had cleared out my closet I found this beautiful dress which I completely forgot I had.

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My mum bought this dress for me from Alannah Hill about 3 years ago (before Alannah Hill stopped designing for the lable)  It’s such a pretty floaty flouncy dress (and I might have flounced around all day :s)

Prancing in a purple playsuit.

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No shoe shot because I’m a bit of a dunce, so instead have this close up of my face (intended to show off my new jewellery experiment; the tentacle necklace)

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This playsuit was given to me by my lovely friends Caroline and James (along with a few other pieces which I will be wearing in the coming weeks :3 you can find Caroline’s blog here: rolisramblings.blogspot.com.au and James photography page here: https://m.facebook.com/JamesTheEnthusiast)

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Back when we all had a bit of free time and I was doing some modelling for James and Caroline (you can find their joint page here: https://m.facebook.com/soulcapturephotography) they put me in this playsuit for a shoot and I completely fell in love. It’s so comfy!

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It’s made from Velveteen and is fully lined.

Something that I’m going to try my had at again is trying to get my jewellery making off the ground. Over the past 4 years I’ve tried to sell the jewellery I sculpt, but I’ve never had the appropriate online presence to maintain an online shop. I’ve recently had a small employment change, so I’m going to try my hand at selling my jewellery at some markets. If you wish to purchase one of my pieces, send an email to mooology@live.com and we can go from there!

Lets call it artsy…

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I had a little bit of a camera fail…

Basically, both of my full body shots are on a little bit of an angle due to my lack of tripod while snapping the pictures (although, I am no longer tripodless thanks to my friends Caroline and James! <3)

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I vote that we all pretend that I did this on purpose and call the angle artsy. Because sometimes mistakes are good…

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Jacket: thrifted, shirt: dotti, belt: Alannah Hill, Skirt: home made, socks: sports girl, shoes: kmart.

I’ve not worn this skirt much lately. It’s something I whipped up over summer break. To be perfectly honest, I forgot it was in my wardrobe until I rearranged my clothing.

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I also managed to have time to put some wakeup on, which was a nice, but unusual occurrence.

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