Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm back! (picture heavy)

Hey guys, sorry for being away for so long. I got back from Aus late Sunday night and have been so jetlagged for the past couple of days. Hopefully that'll sort itself out. I know I said that I would post pictures while I was there but I was so busy actually doing stuff I didn't stop to think about pictures.

So instead I'm posting pictures that my friend took from when I was visiting him in Brisbane last year for a month. You guys already know what I look like and have a gist of what I wear so the pictures are be of Brisbane itself and Pittsworth (the country.)



The above are from around the river. Every year around August they have a river festival called RiverFire. The fireworks are amazing and it's always really crowded. I haven't been before but I get sent videos of it. Anyway, as you can see, the river is smack dab in the middle of the city. I think that's one of the great things of Brisbane, the city sort of forms itself around the land as opposed to shaping the land for it's purposes. So people ride the ferry regularly into downtown and the roads are extremely curvy and hilly (think San Francisco kind of and the zigzag street.)




These pictures were taken at Pittsworth. Pittsworth is more inland than Brisbane, a few hours away. It's pure country, just lots and lots of farm land and dirt roads. These pictures were ones he took out on his parents' farm. The very first picture was taken at night (it was actually pitch black and cold outside) but he put it on a setting so that it would capture as much light as possible. I should also mention that he doesn't Photoshop any of his pictures. They come off his camera looking the way they do. He just has a great eye for light and exploits the features of his camera.



These are from when we went to the beach and when we went mountain climbing. To get to the beach we had to travel for hours (car + boat) and walk up steep paths to get to the sandy part of it. Swimming in that water so amazing. It was just so clear and so beautiful (as you can see.) We also encountered some random wallabies. They were so cute that I wanted to stop and coo at them but everyone else veered off the path and dragged me away, talking about how dangerous they are. I just can't see it. They look like really big cute bunnies to me. The last picture is, of course, the mountain climbing, which nearly killed me. I'm not good at walking uphill but at least it was a beautiful walk. The mountains were covered in really lush rainforest that just swallows you up.

So those are the pictures. I hope you liked them! Any compliments I'll pass on to him!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Library

Candy Striped Dress ?
UO sandals (finally, I know)
Target hat
thrifted cardi and pocketwatch

Today the boif and I went to the library to get a whole stack of books. We have Murakami, Fitzgerald, Updike, Vonnegut, Dostoyevsky, and a few more.

So I quit working at the Limited which means I have more free time (yay!) so more outfit posts. Also I'm going to Australia next week so I'll be out of comission for a few days and then do one long post. Or I may be able to post everyday. Who knows. At any rate, the camera will be better (a few thousand dollars kind of better) so I'm sure you guys will be pleased.

Friday, July 4, 2008

My Purse

I know a lot of people have been asking for pictures of the bag I carry. It's a vintage Coach bag that I got off of eBay for like 12 bucks + shipping. I added the ribbons because otherwise it seemed a little too plain. It comes in black too but I find black to be too much of a "safe" color for handbags. This camel color (you can really see it in the third picture) really pops against darker clothing. I like it a lot more than most newer Coach stuff. This bag is classy without trying too hard.

It reads: COACH. This is a Coach bag. It was handcrafted in the United States of completely natural glove-tanned leather cowhide. The variations in the grain are characteristic of natural full-grain leather.

Sorry for not being around recently. I've been working soooo much. It's ridiculous. I haven't had a day off yet. I get a day off Saturday, so that's good. No, not this Saturday, next Saturday. This Saturday I have to work a double shift. I am sooo tired.

Anyway, enough whining. I will update more soon and will be commenting on your blogs again soon. School is coming around the corner and I've fixed my work schedule so it means more outfit posts which is good. At the moment all I wear is black and lots of accessories. It's kinda lame. I'm not sure how I can make it more exciting. I can only wear black and white and whatever accessories I like plus flats. Any suggestions?

I hope your 4ths are going well (if you celebrate it!)