Fairy in the Woods

When it comes to fashion I can be quite particular. I'm fussy about colour, material, silhouette comfort and sometimes even "category (ie, shirts, blouses, shorts etc) Until this year, a clothing category I never used to wear (and in fact would steer clear of) were jumpers (aka, sweaters) 

I don't know why it's taken me so long to start wearing jumpers (specifically knit jumpers). They're comfy, and warm, and usually super stylish. Actually thinking about it now, I use to have this preconceived idea that jumpers were to be warn as over things, not as foundation layer. (I can thank Anna from melodic, thrifty and chic for enlightening me. She always wears and layers her clothes in unexpected ways)

This upcoming winter, for me at least, wearing jumpers as shirts is going to be a big part of my style. I'm such a sook when it coms to being cold, and I highly doubt I'll be cold if I'm wearing a singlet, jumper and coat. 

In the spirit of falling in love with knit, I've been thrifting a lot of knit. I tend to gravitate towards cable knit and larger chunkier knits, with bonus points for sparkles and unusual details. I picked up this flower jumper the other day. It's super warm, and super soft. It also looks super vintage-y in a fairy princess sort of way. 

I also (begrudgingly) acquired a new handbag recently. Remember that pretty pink handbag I did a post on a few months ago? The bag wasn't well made, and the materials weren't strong. I'd been repairing the shoulder strap on one side for a few months, but when the other side of the shoulder strap decided it was time to disintegrate it was time to lay it to rest.  

I found this bag at the Channon Markets whilst we were on tour. It's slightly smaller, but fits just as much inside (with a bit of room left over).

Pom pom princess

shoes I've been having such long work days lately. Usually I'll start at about 8, then finish around 6 or 7, and because this work day is spread between my employer at my self employed projects I don't get a designated break. I think the strangest thing about this is though that I actually don't mind being this busy.

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Don't get me wrong, sometimes I'll come home from work and feel absolutely done and a bit exhausted, but, I don't function well when I have a lot of free time (and with the way my bands been performing "free time" means extended periods of time where I'm not performing which really sucks.)

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So this is what I wore yesterday. I can safely say that this type of skirt (along with my mint green version with green, blue, brown, black and white pom poms) is my favourite creation (my teeny tiny flute students can back me up on this.) Long days feel less long when you spend them feeling like a pastel princess.

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So I Moved...

shoes I moved out last week! (which is why I haven't posted.) I'm still without internet at home, hence why I haven't posted in a week and a half (I'm currently at Rohan's Noni's place) I've also not been taking photos because I've been too busy/exhausted. As much as I've hated my lack of internet connection, the break has been kind of nice (If only to allow me to stay focused on my cleaning!)

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Amongst all the craziness I turned 22, which is weird (in a good way). Adult birthdays are weird. There's not the same build up or excitement surrounding them as a child. I spent the evening before with a group of my close friends (One of which is visiting from her home in England), then the actual day was spent rehearsing with my band! I had dinner with my parents in the evening at my favourite restaurant as well.

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I'm still not fully settled into the new place, but once I am I'll do the house tour photograph thing!

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Pom pom, politics and progressive values

shoes I'm having trouble typing my thoughts in detail, so I'll just give you all a TLDR: The Australian government is actively trying to destroy any form of equality Australia had, and it's making me sad and angry. I'm angry because I didn't vote for these people, but I'm stuck with their idiotic policies anyway, and I'm sad because I feel completely powerless to change anything. This government isn't listening to it's people, it's listening to those who will make them rich.

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Anyway, I've taken to twitter in hopes as a form of protest/making Jen feel slightly less angry/sad. I'm using #thisisnotdemocracy. The aim is for me to tweet something intelligent at those in power every day in order to let them know that I am not ok with what they are doing. I would absolutely love it if others would join me.

Here's a list of Twitter accounts to get you started:

Tony Abbot: The Prime Minister/Minister for all sorts of things he shouldn't be sticking his nose in.

Julie Bishop: Deputy leader of the liberal party/ Minister for foreign affairs.

Christopher Pyne: Minister for Education

Peter Dutton: Minister for immigration and border protection

Greg Hunt: Minister for the environment

Scott Morrison: Minister for Social Services

Joe Hocky: Treasurer

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On a lighter note, I spent my day writing music with Vanishing Shapes and painting. I'm really enjoying having time to be creative without having to worry about assignments. Anyway, I don't have anything else to say, so I'll just leave everyone with the rest of my photo's from today!

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Polkadot Pom Poms

shoes This is the outfit I wore on Tuesday before all the good/bad things happened at once and completely destroyed any semblance of free time I had.

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Tuesday this week was one of those shitty days made slightly less shitty because I looked adorable. (Basically car things happened and I had to unexpectedly catch public transport all day which made me feel sick because 1)buses are stuffy 2)there were some particularly smelly people catching the bus that day 3) the buses themselves smelt really bad)

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All the running around I did Tuesday also left me completely wiped out. I may have fallen asleep halfway through a sentence while writing my essay (hence why I didn't get this post up then) Wednesday was no better as far as free time goes. I had two gigs. (p.s, why did I think it was a good idea to book two gigs on the same day?)

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Both gigs were really fun though. I played with The New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Jazz Orchestra in the morning for morning melodies, and then had a gig with Vanishing Shapes at Lizottes in the evening for their weekly live and local session.

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Speaking of Vanishing Shapes! If you happen to find yourself in the Sydney Area tomorrow evening and you feel like going to a live gig, we're playing at the Red Rattler tomorrow evening for DEJA. We're playing with a bunch of other musicians who are super duper awesome, so that'll be fun!

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