Friday, August 24, 2012

Just a quick photodump of some of my best motivators

Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation

Okay, so I've lost a bit of weight on my own, put it back on, took it back off - I'm sick of it.
I am sick of trying really hard to lose weight and then putting it back on the second I come within sniffing distance of a carbohydrate. So, no more no-carb diets - I'm trying the Michelle Bridges 12WBT, and I am pretty excited about it.
Scared is probably a more accurate term, but I'm committed to the program, and to blogging about the program. I'll still blog a bit about clothes and everything - maybe more than before? - but my focus is on getting fitter, smaller, and healthier. I have a whole wardrobe of brand new summer UK18 dresses, skirts, shorts, blouses, belts, and other exciting things waiting for me. I can't wait to blog about them. I can't wait to fit in them. I really hope taking photos will be less painful then - I do so want to keep a pretty blog but its hard to blog about clothes when the pictures make you cry.

Heres a picture that really got me thinking -

Lets do this thing! I hope I gain some followers from posting this on the 12WBT forums, because I would love to think someone was reading, keeping me honest and accountable. It's hard sometimes to stay true to a plan when nobody is watching.

I have 35kg to lose - wish me luck?!

Much love to anyone out there who just wants to love the skin they're in - but thinks that maybe it could use a little downsizing action.
Happy thoughts -

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

An Early Morning Wishlist Wednesday

It's 2.51am, and I can't sleep. It's only just Wednesday, but I thought I'd do a wishlist nonetheless. I'm in love with Polyvore. I've got just about my whole wardrobe on there, clipped, tagged and categorised. I can put virtual pieces together so easily, matching up shoes, accessories, bags and makeup! Lovely.

Also, as seen below, I like to play with stamps and things, maybe too much, ha!

So here's some of the stuff that I'm currently lusting over, hope you enjoy!

Loving Pastels

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Okay So I Lied About Being Back Before

But I'm back again now.

I was feeling quite disillusioned with the whole concept of blogging, feeling like noone was reading and there wasn't any point, but I've decided to just come back, say what's on my mind, share pretty pictures of clothes and whatnot, and if I'm writing to myself, I'm writing to myself. At least it's like keeping a diary, I loved looking back through my old posts and seeing how things have changed, seeing clothes and accessories I'd totally forgotten, and reading little details about my own life I'd completely forgotten.
This doesn't have to be strictly a fashion blog, and that might have been one of the mistakes I was making. So I'm just going to blog what is on my mind.

I've bought a few little things lately, and spread my purchases a little further than my usual 'just spend all my spare money on ASOS' blinders. I HAVE bought a few things on ASOS, and I've been having fun on Polyvore.
If anyone wants to see what anything looks like on, just ask :)

ASOS Summer
Some of the things I've bought for Summer on ASOS <3

Friday, January 27, 2012

I've Been A Very Naughty Blogger

I have been super slack. October? Is that really when i last posted? Land sakes!

Well, I'm back now, my darlings, and I have so much to share.


  • We adopted a  dog! Her name is Blossom, and she is a maltese shi tzu, 9 years old, and if we hadn't taken her, she would have been euthanased as she has (had!) behavioural issues, apparently her old family had a baby so didn't have time for her any more, but she had a massive distrust of people, especially new people, was quite aggressive and snarly so we were the only people who would consider adopting her. (We got her from a girl David went to high school with, Blossies original family was her cousins family.) She took to us on the first day after a couple of hours of fussing and hiding. She sleeps in our bed and loves to cuddle David while he is on the computer. She just wants to be cuddled all the time, and might be the sweetest dog I ever met.
Blossom on her first day in her forever home <3
  •  I bit the bullet and cut off a lot of my hair! Eek! Also went an awesome deep auburn, which is now a wishy washy ginger. I'd re-auburn it but I'm thinking about what kind of colour I REALLY want.
    New hair

    • I met Alan Davies! Very very funny, very down to earth. My David and I went to his comedy show, Life Is Pain, at the GORGEOUS State Theatre in Sydney. He made fun of my laugh during the show - in a nice way - and signed a book for me after the show. "To Mittens, The Woodland Creature. Love Alan Davies". I'll treasure it forever, ha ha.
    Dress and necklace from ASOS. Love the dress SO much!
    •  David turned 26. I kind of hadn't realised how old he was getting, I'm only 22. I know it is only 4 years difference, but in 4 years time I'LL be 26, he'll be 30. I have to remind myself I'm an adult sometimes. :P            ANYWAY, we had a lovely birthday lunch for him at Tokkuri Sake Wine Bar, and it was FANTASTIC. Great food, great sake, he was happy, I was happy, bliss.
    Black Jersey Body and Camel Knit Skirt both from ASOS Curve :)
    Yummies and a content Davie

    I'll do a December post tomorrow, so very much has been going on! I'm just glad to be back in the blogosphere, showing off my lovely life and lovely clothes. Speaking of clothes, one last picture to sign me off, a skirt from ASOS I've been eyeing off since July and finally bought on sale!

    Love, Emma

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    OOTD - Love at First Sight

    So, I got two parcels today - an awesome luggage bag from Dorothy Perkins, and the Collar Insert Dress in Latte by ASOS Curve.
    This dress was love at first sight. Oh my. Oh my. It is so fun and flirty and light and swirly and I just couldn't behave in it.

    Twirling and carrying on? Me? Never!


    Awesome awesome dress.


    In other news, my awesome floral tapestry luggage bag from Dorothy Perkins came just in time to go housesitting!

    All packed up and ready to go!

    It is so much more bottomless than it looks. Nestled among my many treasures in there (other than the gin!) is an awesome River Island handbag I've been neglecting to take pictures of. I fell in love with it after seeing this post on Cupcakes Clothes. (I also bought the dress but it isn't here yet!)
    As it is only Spring here in Australia the timing couldn't be better, even if I'm a bit behind the other bloggers!

    I have a lot to do to get ready for housesitting, as I am also having a new friend over for dinner on Saturday night. To be honest I'm a bit of a nervous wreck about it. I don't often have friends over, and even though it isn't my house I feel very awkward about all the possible inadequacies. I'm not terribly good at socialising and being in such a small town (and such a strange girl!) it is hard to find new people and try to do the whole friend shebang. I want very much to have a small circle of good friends. I am not used to not having a circle of intimate chums, I 'lost' mine when I followed The Boy across the country.


    Monday, October 10, 2011

    Monday Madness

    This is my absolute favourite way to start the week!
    Hello Monday!
    I have had a terrific day. I slept in all morning, things totally went my way all afternoon, and I got a mega parcel from ASOS! Everythings coming up Milhouse!

    So, without further ado... some snapshots! I haven't photographed everything, and if there is anything you want to see, just ask and I'll be only too willing to oblige!

    Playsuit (AU 57 GBP 35)

    This super unflattering shot was taken slightly from below but was the best shot The Boy could get from where he was standing. This is the Playsuit In Dandelion Star Print with the Metallic Metal Keeper Super Skinny Belt , both by ASOS Curve.
    The playsuit was kind of annoying to get into, because there are buttons all the way up the front, but I say it was worth the effort. Super comfy and felt silky against my skin, divine.

    Dress (AU 28 GBP 17)

    Just for fun, a total 'Myspace' shot
    This is the Scallop Detail Shift Dress by ASOS Curve. I think it is quite comfy, and totally fun. I'm wearing it as I type this entry. It's love. I forgot to tuck the little ribbon loops in before getting The Boy to take pictures, but I am not pedantic enough to let that force me into taking new would be neurotic... fight urge...fight urge...
    Okay. So this dress doesn't have a lot of stretch, but it is a nice thick shiny fabric and has lovely little tucks in all the right places. This will definitely be another summer fave for me, and at just $28, you can't go wrong.
    Yay Mondays!

    I've posted a bunch today, so I might leave other photos and whatnot until tomorrow. I really like blogging, but I think it would be nice to get more comments! My hit counter is going up a lot faster at 135 in two days than my one comment and 4 followers in 2 weeks!
    Leave me a message? <3

    OOTD By Request - Bird Shirt

    I bought this shirt because it was cheap (AU 13 GBP 8) and I thought it had the potential to be cute, and at that price it was worth a shot.

    It isn't what I expected. Looking at the picture on the website, I expected it to be a starchy workshirt kind of cotton, because I rarely pay close attention to these kinds of things. In fact, it is the loveliest stretchy viscose, and could not be more comfortable.
    I paired it with a flowy blue chiffon skirt by Rockmans and found it had the cutest retro feel.

    I was rather bummed that my good bra has gone on some kind of walkabout, but this shirt was very forgiving, unlike others I tried on today! When I buttoned the shirt all the way up to the top, it had the sweetest innocent almost childlike kind of vibe.

    I love this shirt! It is going to be a staple of my wardrobe this summer.


    love love love, 

    2 Months of ASOS

    A week under 2 months since I discovered ASOS, 12 orders, 58 items, endless love.

    Heres the majority of the clothes on a rack: (pants and skirts are on shared rods, so don't be fooled by the number of hangers)

    and in a pile, because I was too lazy to bring them out of my wardrobe one by one:

    This of course doesn't include jewellery and hair accessories, which I've also been accumulating rapidly.
    I have not sent one single thing back, as I am yet to be disappointed.

    That simple.