Monday, September 12, 2011

New things

There's something so satisfying about receiving packages in the mail. My books arrived from Book Depository earlier than expected, which was a nice surprise. I ordered Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and Breakfast of Champions. I've started reading Breakfast of Champions which is absolutely brilliant once you get used to the offbeat writing style and format.

My grandparents dropped into work today to give Pete and I our engagement present. My Nanna is a absolute pro on the sewing machine, always making outfits for Poppa and herself and embellishing everyday items. We recieved some super cute embroidered tea towels and bath towels, as well as a beautiful dress for myself which does not fit properly, but of course Nanna can fix that.

 As you know I've been thinking about bleaching my hair in a balayage/ombre style, so I got bored one night and just went for it. The result is three (yes, three) attempts at bleaching just to get to this orangey/yellow stage. I think I'll give my hair a rest for a bit before making it lighter. I'm still not sure about it (it looks terrible when my hair isn't styled) but I've received plenty of compliments so I'll keep it for a bit until next time I get bored and attack my hair.

I also went shopping the other day (surprise, surprise) and picked up a great sleeveless denim shirt from Jay Jays for only $20.

Last Friday night we had another clothes swap, which consists of devouring many homemade treats, drinking wine, gossiping and attaining free clothes. I scored this cute skirt which is old school Sportsgirl as well as a few pairs of shorts and some black tops.  

With new season stock arriving each week at work, I've had to update my shoe wardrobe and chose the Manhattan boot, which also comes in mushroom and retails for $89.99.

 We have so many amazing shoes yet to arrive in store and I cannot wait to show them off. You can get a sneak peek at some of the styles by watching the Behind the Scenes video for the Betts SS11/12 campaign shoot:

And last but not least, I also bought some new back wedges from Big W for about $34.95. I know I should be buying all my shoes from Betts but I can't pass up a bargain and these babies fit me better than the styles I like at work. Behold:


  1. your hair looks awesome! and I am way past jealous of your clothes swap score! I wish I could have been there, so very hard.

    also, I'm so sorry I didn't reply to your message dude - I received an influx of sweet messages about the car on saturday and (I'm sorry to say) completely missed yours!

    me and Rufus would like to have you guys over for dinner and beer drinkin' (and I'm thinking some boggle or something equally as cool) sometime soon, so is it cool if I leave my tupperwear in your capable hands until then? I'm glad you guys liked the baked goodness though :D

  2. adorable photos!

    stop by sometime<3

  3. Sounds good, Kels. We will bring the Scrabble. :D