FRIDA IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

Dear Internets,

It’s my birthday and I’ll buy if I want to. Actually that’s a damn lie and I won’t have it on this blog!  “It’s my birthday and I’ll drop hints if I want to before people give up and get me something completely random which I have no space for and would have preferred they just gave me a hug” just seemed a little too long winded so I took some artistic license. Besides, I am utterly the easiest person to buy for. I am constantly wanting things, never waste them and can never justify spending the money on myself so you know I won’t already have it. Let’s face it, a good waterproof black liquid eyeliner and one less meal to cook will deliver you a happy girl.

Barring that, here’s whats on my wish list at the moment, in the order I desperately want it:

1.Fitspiration

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I do not know the meaning of this word lately but there’s nothing so motivational as new shoes or exercise gear to kick start my activity. After dropping my precariously propped pedometer on the floor one too many times, I gave up and have deluded myself into not thinking I’m being a lump ever since. I most often wear dresses to work so the Black Fitbit Charge in Medium $146 AUD is the perfect solution! To be honest, I can’t believe I didn’t invent it myself. That’ll teach me to settle for toppling pedometers

2. Colourful tips.


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If you are looking for tips of some kind, I appologise for the misconception, I refer of course to the ends of my hair! Corporate life doesn’t really allow for candy color hair but I could probably get away with ashy blue/green/purple mermaid tips discreetly tucked away in a chignon if the timing isn’t right for crazy. Now to find a hair dresser with the confidence and experience to do it.

3.Frida is my spirit animal.

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I’ve raved about Kitty Came Home bi folds before and here I go again. They are the best wallet of all time [or so I paraphrase from Kanye]. Perfect amount of card space, awesome fabrics, great quality and I always know how much money I have without ever having too much change. My favourite is this Frida Kahlo on at $52.15 USD. Totally worth it! Besides, my souvenir London one is sort of falling apart (sorry mum)

4. Everyone has baggage

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And these days an 8GB usb stick just isn’t cutting it. 2 external hard drives later, I think it’s time to invest in a terabyte or 3. The Seagate Expansion 3TB desktop hard drive $139 AUD seems like a bargain and might keep me going for a little longer. It doesn’t help that I am holding on to every kids movie I have ever had on the off chance I will have movie obsessed children. So far kidlet only has interest in sports and cars (thank goodness!). To be fair though, I do revisit a few of them myself.

5. Get It On!

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Perhaps my fitness resolutions are failing because I am dreaming of all this winter but as far as I’m concerned, outerwear is too essential to cast aside to merely 3-4 months a year. I’d love the Tokito check waterfall jacket $99.95 AUD for the warmer months and maybe this ASOS tall Midi Coat in Wool $183.00 AUD for when the cooler weather creeps in.

TIME POOR CLASSY

Dear Internets,

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Women are constantly teased for taking the longest time to get dressed. I favor whatever shreds of time I can cling on to, to be invested in sleep so for the most part, my daily dress routine takes less than 15 minutes. The key to this used to be investing in pretty dresses that suit my shape and bring the rest of me to the next level. You know, the dress that you just chuck on but always get compliments in?

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If you love that dress and it’s slowly being reduced to a over used pilled mess, perhaps the modern minimalist style is for you. What’s more, it gives you options when you suddenly realized you haven’t waxed you legs! Ok so that’s a bit of a strange draw card but I’m still cheering for it. Chilled out vibes, muted colors, monochrome and simple silhouettes means not having to working too much about matching things up and you’ll look damn fine, particularly with that extra beauty sleep.

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Drawn in during my last desperate visit to Sportsgirl after an unforeseen shoe collapse, I wanted to buy almost everything in their modern minimalist collection. In fact, if someone where to wipe out my entire work wardrobe and replace it with this collection, I could live life quite happily and looking chic to boot. Barring an unusually selective wormhole popping up in my wardrobe, It looks like will have to stick to key pieces for me like their turtleneck top, pallazzo pants, coats and a lovely pair of tan cut out ankle boots. Witchery are queens at this aesthetic too if you want a few more options or have a larger wardrobe than I do. I pretty much died when I walked in there and saw all the gorgeous grey and cosy coats. Consider yourself warned.

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FATTY DATE

Dear Internets,

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It’s becoming more and more apparent that my “sister dates” with Sarahteaa should really be renamed “fatty dates”. While fun, they’ve become quite formulaic. We go somewhere under the guise of shopping, eat too much, blame each other for eating too much and then have a tired hysterical conversation on the long car ride home.

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To some, this may appear to be a complaint. It isn’t, because sister dates are AWESOME! Who else can I lunch with in smorgasbord style with no fear of feeling like a piggy? Due to our “can’ talk, EATING!” attitude, I have taken some liberty, extracting a still from Miyazaki’s film, spirited away in lieu of an action shot.

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The cold rainy weather egged us on like a brooding teenage so we dressed accordingly. Sarahteaa in her beanie, scarf and ripped jeans and me in my pashmina , duster coat and newly bought sportsgirl shoes (because my black pumps were killing me!). How different our tastes in fashion , how similar our tastes in food.

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Pixelharad’s food:
Cheeseburger and crunchy fries | Moo
Old School Lamington Ice cream | N2
Passionfruit curd cronut | Brewtown