you’re still innocent and strange, all your strength still remains

Top photo: Helene Berman hat, Asos sweater, DIY skirt
Bottom: Sportsgirl nail polish in Fairy Floss, A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh, Yen, Sportsgirl hat

What I wore and what I bought today. I went to my local suburban shopping centre purely with the intention of getting my Diana Mini film developed. I was told my film would be ready in half an hour. Half an hour to kill in a ginormous shopping complex? Easy.

I spent most of my time in Borders. It seems like they had just received a massive shipment of international magazines. I was very tempted to pick up The Gentlewoman, British Vogue and i-D. Pity they didn’t have Lula, because I would have snapped that up in a second. Seeing as I could have gone crazy buying magazines, I set myself a one mag limit. In the end I stayed local, and picked up a copy of Yen. I haven’t shown that magazine love in ages. Borders were also having a 20% off Penguin classics sale. Because I could have gone crazy buying those, I set myself a one book limit as well (does anyone else set themselves silly little rules when shopping?). I also picked up a hat from Sportsgirl (different to the one I’m wearing in the first photo), and pink nail polish. All on sale. Woo! I went into Mombasa after Sportsgirl and found a red floppy hat (remember when I was musing about buying one?), but decided that maybe buying two hats within ten minutes of each other would be a bit much. Anyway, I got my film back and I will scan them in later this weekend. All the ones from the Ron Mueck exhibition look really overexposed. I must have underestimated the brightness of the gallery lighting. Dang.

Also, I can’t stop listening to the Presets remix of Sarah Blasko’s Hold On My Heart. When I heard that the Presets had remixed Sarah Blasko, I was quite flummoxed. But then I heard it and loved it. You can download yourself a free mp3 from the Triple J website (here). But be quick because I think they update them pretty regularly and it might be unavailable soon.


  1. ohhh your hat is gorgeous!!!! i love borders!!! i get lost so easily in there πŸ™‚

  2. manna June 4, 2010

    went to Big W the other week/last month and they had orange Penguins on sale 50% off. too too good to resist i got two!

    but yes i do set limits for myself. today i splurged a little and bought Russh AND Elle -resisted temptation to get Yen on the side!

    ps. thanks for linking to Triple J, i had no idea they had free downloads!

  3. muchlove June 4, 2010

    I love that hat and striped shirt! Oh, and do share the Diana Mini photos πŸ™‚

  4. kelly ann June 4, 2010

    your outfit is so superb!!! <3

  5. Charleston June 4, 2010

    one of my favourite looks ive come across today ! x

  6. Anastasia June 4, 2010

    I really love your blog! =D

    Your style is so sophisticated!

    Following! =D


  7. Jess June 4, 2010

    Such lovely things. Sportsgirl has such an amazing sale at the moment, I seem to buy something every time I go there!

    Loving the hats.


  8. Great buys. I am loving the sales they have on at the moment.

  9. something blue June 4, 2010

    I love your blog, it is he is in the particular case of my inspiration.
    Thank you for it! I like your style and design, incredible! Tell me how you do that add a track from youtube without the video?

  10. something blue June 4, 2010

    I love your blog, it is he is in the particular case of my inspiration.
    Thank you for it!
    I like your style and design, incredible!

    Tell me how you do that add a track from youtube without the video?

  11. kirstyb June 4, 2010

    love this look and that skirt is gorge xxxx

  12. rebecca June 4, 2010

    haha, I'm always having to set myself limits when I go shopping! Unless it's sale… then the limits get somehow forgotten…

  13. Amie June 4, 2010

    oh thats such a perfect breton stripe sweater! i hope asos still have, it i'mma get me one! πŸ˜€


  14. Amie June 4, 2010

    oh btw when you ordered from asos, did you choose standard or express delivery? i've never ordered from overseas online retailers before and am always so paranoid they'll lose my package! :O

  15. M. June 4, 2010

    ahh I love what you wore! It's so so cute!!

    lvoelove, M.

  16. Wendy June 4, 2010

    I adore your hat!

  17. Christina June 4, 2010

    Nice photo! & hat! How do you do that with the youtube player?! I mean how can you put only audio and not the video??!

  18. Helen June 4, 2010

    You look smashing – love both the hats!

  19. soph (owl vs. dove) June 4, 2010

    @Ally: and I could easily drain my bank account there too!

    @manna: no probs. It's free AND legal, which makes it even better. Might have to pop in to Big W to see if that 50% off thing is still on.

    @muchlove: will definitely do so!

    @kellyann @charleston @Anastasia: thank you!

    @Jess: It's so bad for my wallet. I only went in to the accessories store. Imagine if I had gone into the clothing store haha.

    @Chloe: I'm pretty sure there were sale signs left, right and centre. It was insane!

    @somethingblue @christina: To get the youtube player without the video, when you write a post change to the edit html setting, copy and paste the youtube embed code, and then change the height to 25. Hope that helps!

    @kirstyb: Thank you πŸ™‚

    @rebecca: haha sales are when I have to restrict myself even more!

    @Amie: dooo it. It has shoulder pads though which I thought was weird. I didn't remember reading that in the description. But I work it, lol. I usually just choose standard delivery. Personally, I've never had trouble with asos, and all my packages have arrived within the estimated time frame. HTH!

    @M @Wendy @Helen: Thanks!

  20. Hannah June 4, 2010

    Oh you look so lovely and smart and casual all at the same time. Do you know of the etsy shop, metrode? Your outfit reminds me of it. It's such a great shop with lots of basic vintage pieces in chambray and neutral colours.

  21. soph (owl vs. dove) June 4, 2010

    @Hannah: Thanks. I haven't heard of metrode, but I'll be sure to check it out!

  22. vieviora June 4, 2010

    Amazing hat, great blog!

  23. Raez June 4, 2010

    agree! you look fabulous. very sweet outfit:)

    xx raez

  24. avalonne summers June 5, 2010

    I love this outfit, it's so Parisian simple chic! Stripes are the best! You make the skirt? Love the pleating detail πŸ™‚ The whole look is wonderful and the hat definitely completes the look! I do like the song, I shall look her up indeed! πŸ™‚

  25. menina raposa June 5, 2010

    wht a great post! love this hat, gal!

  26. Becca Jane June 5, 2010

    I definitely set rules for myself, especially when books are on sale! I could buy so many!

  27. CHANTELLE June 5, 2010

    oh awesome, you live in australia too?! what an adorable outfit! i'm a sucker for stripes & chic little skirts like yours πŸ™‚ i really need to start reading Lula, the editorials and covers look amazing! i only read RUSSH at the moment, and sometimes Yen, too. . . you have such a sweet, amazing blog! i love it πŸ™‚ have a gorgeous weekend β™₯

  28. Mez June 5, 2010

    I love the limit setting AND you stuck to it! I can't stick to limits….

  29. Dylana Suarez June 5, 2010

    Love this striped top! All your outfits are so wonderful!

  30. something blue June 5, 2010

    Thanks for your help,
    I knew how to do it!
    Thank you and many thanks again!!!!!!

  31. linutana June 5, 2010

    cute blog : )

  32. evie apples June 6, 2010

    nice haul! i haven't seen the gentlewoman anywhere outside the blogosphere yet…is the new yen worthwhile? i have been contemplating it for some time now.

    also, totally agree with you about the blasko presets remix. it shouldn't work but it really does!

  33. a. June 6, 2010

    aww, you look really bueatiful. i like this clean blue stuff and i'm totally digging your skirt, you did ot all by yourself? i'm impressed.

  34. Fanny June 6, 2010

    I love this outfit! good job

  35. Stace June 6, 2010

    I have a fetish for hats atm!
    haha I set rules too, don't worry it's not just you πŸ™‚
    borders is my favourite place. I can spent hours in there πŸ™‚

  36. Victoria June 7, 2010

    Love that Sarah Blasko remix too, its awesome.

    Will have to get on Triple J and download it for sure.

    Thanks for the tip.

  37. Marinka June 10, 2010

    I like the first photo very much!


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