—— 24.10.12 | outfit ——

scalloped

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Wearing: Nali drop earrings, House of Cards scallop hem dress, bracelets (vintage, Claire Aristides, Gorjana), Topshop socks & Topshop Joni shoes.

I thought it was about time I take a break from my extremely unsatisfying exam study and get a new blog post going! I’m having one of those moments when I really thank the ‘past me’ for being so organised.. for backlogging! Hooray for backlogging a few blog posts to get me through the crazy end of the semester. So what has happened since we last spoke? I for one, have been doing more than my fair share of online shopping. Extra time in front of the computer ‘studying’ has turned into frequently scheduled (or unscheduled) breaks browsing online. I’ve decided that I am going to attempt to start reading novels again. So I bought a book. ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ to be exact. My attention span certainly isn’t very excited to hear this but it occurred to me that my younger sister (who is 3 years younger than me) probably has a vocabulary much more exciting than mine! Sisterly rivalry is rife in my head and I decided it’s time for me to smarten up. Although in my defence, while I was born here, I didn’t start learning English properly until I started school!

In other news, I’ve pretty much tried and tested every single unopened beauty and skincare product I have in my room. My room is currently filled with a faint but oh-so-strong smell of coconut and lime body creme. Just yesterday, I literally ripped off the plastic of every single unopened lipstick I owned and tested out all of the colours. Why I bought a dark purple gothic looking lipstick really does concern me and the health of my thought processes.. I cannot wait until semester 6/12 (depresso) is over! And until then, I am going to be a book worm with a deteriorating eyesight (sigh). But after then, comes the bliss of three and a half months of freedom.

Over and out! And warm wishes and good luck to all the students studying for their end-of-year exams!

x

PS. I forgot to say, I just love scallops & pastels and this dress embodies both. So you know how I feel about this dress. And speaking of scallops, I need advice.. I think I found my dream bag – the See by Chloe Poya in burgundy but I’m not sure..

—— 20.10.12 | outfit ——

an overall collection

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SWOTVAC is here and I couldn’t be more.. unmotivated. It might be the fact that both my law subjects have gifted me with open book exams or the fact that my marketing subject is contentless.. but I just can’t get into study groove. With a week to go, I am starting to feel the pressure! So you might be hearing from me a little bit less often over the next couple of weeks. But fingers crossed this won’t be lasting long as I have a few backlogged posts on the ready. Thank goodness for backlogs.

Yesterday, I had the most beautiful day. It was 27 degrees in Melbourne and I went to check my PO box early in the morning. Welcoming with open arms: this superb pair of denim overalls from August Street and a copy of Lisa Mitchell’s new album (we all know how much I love Lisa) ‘Bless This Mess’ sent from Warner Music! With the CD on constant replay in my car and a fifth pair of overalls in my wardrobe, I was in high spirits. Half eleven and a knock on the door. Oh! The parcels just keep on coming today and this time, it’s my new phone! I haven’t quite *owned* a device of my own which I could Instagram with, always other peoples’ phones and tablets. So I am super excited! (and laggy to adopt all sorts of technology in general). Early last year, I tried to convince my boyfriend why smartphones weren’t necessary. And now this happens..

And my outfit? My thoughts are, overalls are rad. And so are pinafores. I just love them, they are such a quirky sort of one piece and my collection is growing at an alarming rate. Floral denim, velvet, floral corduroy, pinstriped – obsession alert!

—— 15.10.12 | outfit ——

woodlands

k is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 10s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 7s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 8s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 6s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 5s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 4s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 2s woodlandsk is for kani asos hop scotch wedges bardot white skirt woodland top etsy 3s woodlands

Wearing: handmade headband from K is for Kani @ Etsy, In Love with Fashion valerie print crop top, Bardot jaquard skirt, ASOS box bag, ASOS Hop Scotch wedges, perfume bottle necklace & vintage/handmade rings. {photos by my sister}

Happy Monday everyone! It’s just another start of a long and dreary week. Today is the last week of the semester for me, with SWOTVAC next week and exams the week after. All I should be doing right now is studying, which is kind of what I am doing, but also, kind of not really. After a long day of reading bland words on even blander paper, I decided to reward myself with some online shopping. I ended up leaving the library with three new lipsticks travelling on their way to me. A purple, plum and coral-orange colour. A great way to finish the day!

Anyway, here’s an outfit from a couple of weeks ago. I got a little overexcited when I discovered a rotunda in some gardens that I just had to take some photos with it. I’ve been wearing this digital garden print top quite a bit recently (in fact, I’m wearing it again today as we speak!). And it’s funny, because it sort of looked like the flower bed behind me in these photos. Don’t you think?

Before I get back to what I am doing, I just wanted to say a huge thank you again to everyone who dropped by my pop-up @ Topshop Chapel St this weekend. I’d love to see photos of your new floral headpieces, please tag #kisforkani on Instagram or send through to kisforkani@gmail.com. And the highlight of my Monday? Being in Amy Molloy’s ‘Ed’s letter’ column of this week’s issue of Grazia magazine. Thank you! (Speaking of thank you’s, check out Thankyou water’s new campaign & be inspired on how a simple bottle of water can help change the world :))