Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'm 21

me as Audrey again, just cos

Yesterday I officially became a twenty-something. An adult. A grown up. It's mostly a token milestone in Australia as you can already drink, drive and marry from eighteen onwards but it still feels pretty huge.

It's been a big year for me. I moved on from the safe job of my teens, have evolved in my ability as a nurse in training, celebrated a year living with my love and spent a month studying overseas. It's sounds so corny to lament how I've grown and matured, but it's 100% true.

Yesterday I was showered in presents, some belated Christmas, others birthday gifts. I laughed and ate and drank with my family. I saw Les Miserable (my all time favourite musical ever) in gold class and cried like a baby. It was an all around awesome day.

I had intended to ramble on about plans and hopes for my 21st year of life. But I don't think I have the energy. Rest assured it's going to be a big one. Watch out 22.

Alice xx

Monday, December 24, 2012


In just two days I'll be 21. Or one day, seeing as I'm writing this at 11pm. Shift work's swell, really. And seeing as it's so late, excuse this bit of word vomit. I have a case of nocturnal writers block. Nothing that spills from my fingertips at night ever makes much sense. 


Any hoot. Two weekends ago I celebrated the coming of my last youthful milestone (that sounds a bit mean, doesn't it?) with a Hollywood themed party. Can you take a guess at who I dressed as? We had an awesome photo booth at the venue, but here are a couple of snaps from before we left. Reece made an awesome Willy Wonka and my best friend Alix rocked Jessica Rabbit.


I couldn't be as exact as I liked but I was really happy with the over all result.


The party was awesome.


Alice xx

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Early Presents

I think I've mentioned here before that my birthday falls on the 26th of December. This does often mean a few sneaky 'combintation' presents. But this year being my 21st birthday I've been lucky enough to already have received some very thoughtful and amazing birthday presents.


A few nights ago my sister and mum rushed over to my house to present me with the gifts they'd bought because they were to excited to wait.


My sister gave me the classic Chanel red lipstick. It's stunning, and pretty fun to click open and closed.


I spied the Miu Miu cameo collection on Tom and Lorenzo a few months ago and I've been hinting pretty heavily that it would make a great present. I hadn't really thought that my mum would actually buy it for me! It's sooooo pretty.



Safe to say, I'm a pretty lucky girl!

Alice xx

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I've been falling back on this outfit fairly often lately. It manages to make me feel instantly put together and chic. Did I just say chic?

top: op shopped, jeans: Levi's, shoes: payless, sunglasses: Bill Bass





My hair was fresh from a haircut in these photos. I've been toying with the idea of growing it out a bit longer, but I do find the long bob fun.

Alice xx

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hail December

Guys, it's December. Home of Christmas, the last month of the year and - most importantly - my birthday month. I choose not to add to the 'gift guide', 'recipe idea' and other such posts every blogger and their dog seem to churn out around this time of year. However I love reading and putting together snippets of what life is like this time of year.


Last year I bought a little baby tree for our lounge come study area which Reece and I decorated this morning. I'm looking to stock up on more Victorian-style decorations and find a wreath. It's a gradual accumulation of Christmas knick knacks.






Alice xx