Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music Festival Fashion

There are always so many articles about music festival fashion and it's in my opinion a little bit over the top. I think music festivals are to be a place of comfort and there is a huge difference between the day and the night. For example, this weekend I'll be at rainbow serpent and the dressing up/costume stuff is intense but at night time it's far too cold to be wearing anything but thermals, padded jackets and gloves.

In addition you have to navigate usually pretty extreme weather conditions and in Australia at this time of the year it usually means dust and lots of it. This year there is water, mud and that means gumboots. I got some cheapies which I hope will last me.

I really hope it doesn't end up like this...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What do you miss?

Sometimes when I'm busy at work I get distracted and get transported away to another land; dreamland. I always reminisce in dreamland. And it's usually things I miss.

Some of the things I miss:

  • Being young and carefree and not having to worry about bills, selling a car, budgetting... 
  • Writing regularly
  • Horse riding
  • Getting up late
What do you miss?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Style Resolutions

I don't really believe in resolutions per se but I do think style resolutions or perhaps revolutions are important. I have been toying with minimalism; the idea of it excites me but it is truly difficult to put into action. I made a list a few weeks ago and I've stuck to it reasonably well. But I need to make a few updates to the list because I need to really experiment with my style.

A few years ago, I was EXTREMELY into fashion. Gosh I lived and breathed it. I bought all the fashion magazines and wrote for The Vine and dressed up all the time. But I got fat, went through some heavy stuff and I lost all interest in me.

So what now? I've lost most the weight, got my hair cut and I'm feeling more like the girl I used to identify myself with. And sometimes I feel like faaaarrsshhionn can be such a bore, but style never is. Now I'm back in a size that is reasonable, I can get away with cuter outfits, show my arms, bare my legs and feel confident. So from tomorrow, which is my first day back at work, and hence the first day I'll actually be getting up at a proper time and doing my hair, I'm going to try something new every day. No fail safe outfits, no holy grails. Experimentation...

A few questions:
  • Does anyone have any tips for outfits that work well with bike riding??
  • When are clogs going out of fashion? (I hate them.)
Happy New Year, may your style grow this year!