Seasonally Confused 2014 world tour (or, what I'm packing)

When I have a band, that's what I'm going to call my first tour. 

Okay, the world is not seasonally confused, and hopefully my dressing won't be.'s time to pack up and become nomadic again. I figured, rather than my previous plan of "throw stuff in a suitcase", I'd actually plan a little. Here's the schedule:

End of March-Beginning of June: Australia, half my time in Sydney, and half my time in Cairns/field. 
Back to UK for 3 weeks--can re-pack. 
End of June: Spain for 1 (maybe 2) weeks. 

I'm trying to pack lighter than I normally would, because I've got some things in Australia that I'm planning to bring back with me. So far, here's the list: 

Jeans: 3 pairs in 3 washes. the lighter 2 are boyfriend, the dark is bootcut. I've got some printed harem pants in Oz to add to this. Also 2 or 3 pairs of shorts. They're on their last legs, so may get donated rather than bring them back. 

Shirts…I'm really not feeling the love here. There's 3 on the "definite" pile, and the rest…just not sure about. I'll toss in a couple layering tees, but I'm really jonesing to add a couple fluid tops to this. Most of my tops are still fairly fitted, and after wearing cozy jumpers all winter, I'm really not warming up to this idea. I still love the black tee with white stripes (in the corner of the shot), but I've absolutely worn it to death. I'm kind of tired of looking at it right now (to be fair…that tee has definitely done well!) 

Jumper/sweaters…It's going in to winter, but it won't be all *that* cold when I leave. I've got a lightweight jacket in Oz, so I won't bring one with me. I think I'll bring one, and if I get cold..I don't mind getting something down there and bringing it back. It'll get worn up here. 

Skirts: another place I"m not feeling much love right now. I really want to expand my skirt wardrobe. I've got a knit tube skirt in Oz, and I think another black skirt that I wasn't particularly in love with anymore, and was thinking of passing on. 

Toppers…I'm not sure yet. I've got a denim jacket in Oz, but I'm not a double-denim fan. And a red knit moto jacket (more like a cardigan). I've also got a printed bomber that could work. 



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WIW: coffee date

Ah! the first WIW from me in ages! A few spring things. With a hefty dose of winter remaining. 


Time for a shearing?

Hello Fabbers! 

I'm starting to wonder if it's time for a haircut. I've been feeling lately that my hair is a bit "blah". It's just…there. I don't know what to do with it. I keep it down, I put it in a ponytail to go to the gym…and that's that. I've posted some pictures of my hair at different lengths--the first one is the current length (forgive the bare shoulders--I'm in workout gear). The current length is about the longest it's ever been in my life. I've had a pixie cut before, but don't think it works so well for my face. Also, it curls in humid/rainy weather. There's a lot of that in Edinburgh, so I kind of try to accommodate that. I've included a shot to show just how curly it can get. 

If I don't take off length..I still feel like maybe a change in shape is in order. Thoughts?

Yay: Cut it off!
Nay: No, do something else!


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WIB(ought) for Spring

Hi Everyone!

I've been silent for a while, school has been keeping me very busy. But after going through two hemispheres of winter, I'm just about to jump out of my skin to put on some lighter colours and fresh looks! 

Spring is starting to appear in Edinburgh, in fits and starts--some of the earliest flowers are starting to show their heads and, *gasp* it's no longer dark at 4pm. Of course, I'll miss the best of it--I'm headed back to Australia for their autumn. 

Because of this, most of my spring shopping is coming in the form of accessories. I found some Clarks oxfords (in a cream colour) to widen my shoe collection (which was decimated by plantar fasciitis), and a scarf and necklace from Next. I'm in love with the shoes--they are SO comfortable. I think the necklace and scarf will go well with some of my cream sweaters.