Sunday, June 29, 2014

pastel dresses from ModCloth

It's shaping up to be a particularly dreary winter down here in the south, so I've been trying to counteract the effects of grey skies and rainy days by browsing for cheery, candy coloured clothes! These are some of my favourite picks from ModCloth, I hope you like them too!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kawaii 'Til I Die

Vest // Made By Munster
Top // Dangerfield
Skirt // ModCloth
Shoes // Betts

I haven't made an outfit post in a while so I thought I'd share one of my favourite/most frequently worn getups from the past few months. My camera battery's bitten the dust so unfortunately I haven't been able to take any new outfit photos recently, but I'm doing my best to get it fixed!

I've also been hard at work on making custom vests for the wonderful people who pledged to my crowd funding project. It's slow going seeing as I only have two hands, but I'm getting through it, and I'm really pleased with how they're looking so far. I can't wait to share some of the finished product!

'Til next time,

Sydney Supanova

This past weekend Sam and I took a short and sweet trip to Sydney to celebrate our two year anniversary (we've decided to make it an annual thing) and while we were there we spent a day at Supanova, which is a pop culture convention that is held in most of the Australian capital cities throughout the year. It was the first con that either of us had attended, and we definitely didn't start small - it was insane! I though that because we were going on the last day it would be a little bit quieter, but nope, you could barely move the crowd was so huge!

I decided to venture out as a girl gang variation of one of my favourite characters, Fionna the Human from Adventure Time. Even though my backpack spent most of the day obscuring my vest, I'm so proud of it, I wish I'd gotten better photos because there was some really cool details - including my Rock N Roll belt and the Cake patch on one of the front pockets of the vest. I've no doubt I'll wear this again sometime soon though, so I'll be sure to add some more neat deets and share them!

Sam dressed as grown up/beard Finn the Human (if you're not familiar with AT, Fionna is Finn's genderbent, alternate universe counterpart, but I'm sure you knew that!) and he looked so great! One woman walked past us and commented "I didn't know Finn had a tattoo" and I think it embarrassed him a little but I tried to save it by saying we'd gone off the rails, haha.

I didn't get to take as many photos as I would have liked because I was just so overwhelmed by all of the amazing cosplays and how many things there were to look at, but these four ladies were definitely standouts for me! Unfortunately I don't know who any of the Frozen cosplayers are, but Captain America kindly gave me her card that identified her as Shi Tenshi Cosplay, so check her out! They were all very kind to let me take their photos, so I hope that they stumble across them somehow.

My first con experience was definitely a wonderful, albeit exhausting one, and I've already started working on a cosplay for Avcon here in Adelaide in July, stay tuned!
Oh and I've decided to change the alignment of my posts, so if it looks a bit whack, that's why. I'm also trying to work out some kinks in my blog design, but Blogger is proving very difficult to work with, so if things go a bit haywire please bear with me!

'Til next time,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Made By Munster

I'm really excited to say that my vest venture, Made By Munster, has been successfully funded and is now ready and raring to go!

You can like and share the facebook page, or even visit the etsy store and order yourself a vest. Let's make some vests!

Bedroom Musings

Something that's been on my mind a lot lately is redecorating my bedroom. I'm someone who thrives on change, whether it's my hair, my clothes, or my environment, I like to change things up often to keep my outlook on life fresh, otherwise I start to get bored and when I start to get bored, I start to get grumpy, which is no fun for anybody.

This is what my room looks like at the moment. I have SO much stuff and not a lot of space, and it's starting to feel so cluttered in here! My dad is on a mission to rip up all of the carpet in our hours and sand and polish the floorboards underneath, and I want to take down all of the posters and repaint the walls, so I'm pretty excited to go for a bit more of a sophisticated look - I am 21 now after all!

I'm also trying to think of the best ways to take advantage of the little space I do have, and the best method I think would be to swap my black shelves with my bed and push the bed against the window wall, and have the black shelves across the back wall. I'm really inspired by the owner of one of my favourite blogs, Scathingly Brilliant, Kate's bedroom, and her ability to utilise space effectively and still have the cutest room I've ever seen!

Source: Teen Vogue
Another plus about having the bed against the wall is being able to have oodles and oodles of cushions without the worry of them falling off and getting trampled on! I'd like to make a stack of cute throw pillows because Sam and I are always struggling for the most pillows for when we sit up on our computers in bed (naughty, I know!) so a giant pile of cushions would benefit us endlessly! I also love the way Kate displays all of her favourite dresses, why should the wardrobe get to have all the fun?

Source: Morando Sozinha 

 Something else I'm borderline obsessed with at the moment is gold features, and I've had these photos in mind pretty much the entire time I've been thinking of redecorating. The colour palette I'm planning on working with is very much in the pastels, but with a few choice gold accents thrown in to add a more glamorous, adult edge.

And finally, here are a few of my favourite decorator finds that I'd like to see at home in my room!
Clockwise from top left:
owl storage jar, typo | pineapple lamp (I'd paint it gold!), target | frame, ikea | candleabra, lark | stag head, typo | pintuck cushion, urban outfitters | bambi planter, lark | gold ice creams, typo | owl jewellery holder, typo | gold pen cup, typo | alarm clock, typo

'Til next time