Red lattice shoes

shoes When I was quite young I never thought I would be into fashion. I especially thought I wouldn't be into shoes. I would watch the perfect women on TV squealing over shoes and wonder what they saw in the deadly stiletto stilts they would attach to their feet.


Even 6 years ago when I was developing my alternative fashion sense I didn't get shoes. I had a few pairs of comfortable plainish shoes that pretty much matched with everything. I'm not sure what changed between then and now, but somewhere along the way I realised that a good pair of shoes can make or break an outfit.

staring into space

I now own a lot of shoes. I'd estimate I'm getting pretty close to 30 pairs. Like I said before, shoes can make or break an outfit, and each pair of shoes I own serves a different purpose (mostly changing the shape or colouring of the outfit)

sittingby the fountain

The shoes I wore today are my latest finds. Every time I go thrifting I check out the shoe section, fall in love with a bunch of shoes, but leave them all behind as they are almost always several sizes too small. Not this time. These shoes were fabulous and they fit my size 9 feet (it's not that my feet are freakishly large. People who donate shoes just have freakishly small feet :P) Now, let me be clear, I have some very high standards when I thrift for shoes. They must pretty much be unworn, and they can't have a smell (lucky for me, all of the shoes that fit have beet both of these things!)

from the back


I was especially lucky with these shoes. I'm entirely sure these have never been worn. The soles have no wear, there are no scuff marks and no signs of fabric deterioration. The material they're made from is a sort of short velvet. They're also super comfy and easy to walk in (all of the height is in the platform, not in the heel. If you chopped off the platform, these shoes would be kitten heal hight)

to the side port

Most of the shoes I've been attracted to recently have been shoes with a platform. I like the extra high they give without sacrificing the comfort of my tootsies. I also love the sound they make. It's a loud confident clip clop sort of sound. I've always associated that sound with strong important women, and as silly as this sounds, when I wear shoes that make that noise, I feel like a strong important woman.

looking away land


Pioneer Park

wpid-20141117_175402.jpg I found a "new" park is Gosford yesterday.  It's a small park called Pioneer Park. As well as being a beautiful park, it also houses some really old graves (Mostly from the mid 1800's) I didn't take any photo's of the graves. (It felt a little disrespectful. Also, what if there was a ghost!?)

The Emerald Ruby

Anyway, this is what I wore. I whipped up this fox pleated skirt Sunday afternoon because that's the way I roll. I was going to use the fabric for some shorts, but I decided last minute that shorts were too much of a hassle to make on a Sunday afternoon.

The Emerald Ruby

The Emerald Ruby

The Emerald Ruby

It amazes me that one can live in an area for so long (I've been in the same house for 19 years) and still not know all of its secrets.

The Emerald Ruby


image I'm starting to learn about lighting and how crap it can be in the sun during the middle of the day.


It took me so long to find a spot to position myself in that didn't make me look all washed out. (and by washed out I mean fluoro.)


I finally managed to sort of win against the shitty middle of the day sun though! (it might have been those instances when the sun went behind the clouds)



wpid-c360_2014-11-04-18-42-31-551.jpg Something I love about Spring/Summer is how long the sun stays out. Because it stayed out until about 7pm, I was able to return to the boardwalk after my last student for the day.


Unfortunately, with spring/summer (because lets face it, in Australia we don't really have spring) comes mosquitoes. I got bitten alive on the boardwalk :( (Although, the photo's were totally worth it)





Strawberry Kisses

wpid-20140918_132729.jpg The Uni break is so close yet so far! I've started to feel a bit bored with my clothes, and I'm itching to get stuck into the sewing machine, but I'm not allowed until next week :(


Anyway, this is what I wore to uni yesterday. I had a busy day, so I decided to keep in comfy. So here I am, being super comfortable.


The cardigan I'm wearing is super warm and super fluffy! A friend of mine thinks it looks like I've skinned elmo and made him into a jacket.