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Did you just hit play? You’re listening to Chester See – God Damn You’re Beautiful :) Trust me, it’s lovely!
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KANI handmade bow beret (coming soon), Sailor coat (can’t remember), lace dress, tights and bag, ASOS wedges. 
I couldn’t help it, when i put this outfit together, to wear some of my current favourite things in my wardrobe. This sailor coat, which i forget where it’s from. It’s so adorable and has the cutest collar. This lace dress with cute tulle underlining, my suspender tights of 2011. You may recall last year i was obsessed with the Topshop heart suspender tights. Well these are probably the 2011 version of them! I think you may just see them a bit too much as i bought another pair after i received them, just in case i pull them accidentally. My English heart bag, really loving structured bags at the moment. My trusty ASOS wedges, I think i wear these much too much these days. I should probably buy a pair of flat ankle boots so i can swap around..
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And last but not least, i am modelling for you this wool bow beret. You might have recalled me wearing a similar handmade one last year, after being inspired by seeing a similar bow beret in store. You may also recall asking me if i was making any more. Well one year on. I still love them. I still have plenty of silver studs. So guess what i’ve been spending the last few days doing? I have created a little collection of eight studded bow berets, in different colour ways, which i can’t wait to show you in the next couple of days..
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To end with, sometimes i meet people out and about who ask me if i’m from K is for KANI.. except sometimes i giggle inside when i hear my blog name pronounced in funny ways ;) This is how you pronounce ‘Kani’, just in case you were wondering. Call it whatever you like, i’m used to people pronouncing my surname wrong, etc, but just letting you know <3

—— 22.06.11 | outfit ——

New Do

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If you’ve just hit play above, you’re listening to the beautiful Lisa Mitchell. One of my favourite artists!
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Grey cape c/o ClubCouture, Bardot pink cardigan, Forever 21 stripey top, vintage floral skirt, tights from Myer (forgot which brand), ASOS wedges, laptop case c/o Snupped
So just debuting my new haircut on my blog today, by basically recreating yesterday’s outfit as the weather was too horrid to even step outside. Anyway so the main point of today is that, i finished the second (first, my bad!!) semester of my second year of university studies! I pretty much spent the last month studying for my four subjects – property law, brand management, management & statistics. Yesterday i did my last exam and now i’m a free bird. Well, for four weeks! Hence the excited first photo. 
When i dress for cold weather, i normally wear my clothing so that i have about three outfits in one. I don’t know how to describe. I layer on two or three ‘outerwear’ pieces – like how i have done with the cardigan and the cape. If it’s still cold, i put on something over. And then depending where i am, i take my layers off to suit :) 
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This case is from Snupped. It is actually a custom laptop case – you get to choose the outside pattern, inside pattern (mine’s red polka dot inside!) and enter your laptop model and they handmake a custom case just for you. I’m obviously all for handmade goodness (and quirky owls), given i love handcrafting headbands and all, so this is no exception. And i can’t tell you how useful those handles on the case are. My previous laptop case was just a felt slip thing without handles and i used to carry it around in my hands and well let me just tell you, handles are so convenient – you know what i’m talking about :)
See you soon! Perhaps tomorrow or the next day ;) ♡

PS i made a welcome page on my Facebook page, if you aren’t a fan when visiting – you will be able to see it when you land!

—— 17.06.11 | outfit ——

A Neutral Palette

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Gifted Spotted Moth polka dot cardigan, vintage collared blouse, polka dot t-shirt, Forever 21 watch necklace, ASOS belt, Supre skirt, tights from Myer and vintage boots and bag. 
I’m going to warn you that this may go on for a while, because i’ve got lots to say! Firstly, took these photos on wednesday right after an early morning wake up call to go shopping with my sister. She wanted to check out some dresses before a formal she was going to the next day (yesterday) and decided it was most definitely necessary to go as soon as the centre opened at 9am in the morning. Hence the eye bags.
Perhaps i’ll tell you about my outfit choice now that i’ve explained my sullen look. Okay so i couldn’t work out whether i should dress for the weather outside (perhaps 14 degrees), the temperature on the bus (anywhere between 12 to 25, depending on how the bus driver is feeling) or the temperature of the shopping centre (who knows). So i pulled together this hugely layered outfit. Spots on spots, thanks to Spotted Moth. A watch necklace so i could keep track of the time – but alas, i didn’t realise the batteries were dead. And to finish it off, some brown on grey on black. Yes i mix the colours you ‘aren’t supposed to mix’.
I look so bald!
Okay fast track 24 hours. By the way, if you’ve pressed play above and are listening to this hugely melodious song above, it’s New Heights – Peaches. I love it. Anyway fast track 24 hours, my sister summons me like cinderella summons her fairy godmother (or does she?) and i spend two hours in a 30 degree house doing her hair and make up. It was insisted by my mother that the heater be turned up so my sister doesn’t catch the cold. That’s why i look so flustered below! Anyway, i’m no make up artist (at all) but, here’s her finished look, featuring a romantic woodland inspired headband, which i plan on re-creating for handmade hair accessories store on Etsy, KANI.
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Oh and i guess i sort of just spoiled it with the photo above but.. yesterday i got a haircut! After most of you suggested i go for a blunt fringe cut, i decided to go for it! I personally think it looks a bit strange when my hair is all straight, but nicer when it is curly like below.. what do you think? I wish my hair was curly so i don’t have to curl it everytime i want that look though!
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Also, i edited and added a few of your questions on ABOUT KANI page (i must procrastinate heaps during crucial exam study times – oh feel free to ask me more questions in the comments section below).
And lastly, i tweaked my blog layout a bit :) Will be tweaking it a bit more over the coming week so don’t be startled if you come and have a visit and suddenly things start disappearing and moved around like someone’s just ‘wingardium leviosa-ed’ my sidebar!
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By the way! (Last edit i swear), check out this cute picture SueLyn drew of me! Thankyou thankyou thankyou! <3

Have a great weekend all! <3

PS. Does my sister look at me? I can never see it. Her skin is much more tanned than mine and we have different face shapes but our friends say we look the same!?