Monday, September 8, 2014

at the moment. // SYDNEY

the redhead is in new york city while i dream of paris while swimming in a sea of nerve-wracking assignments due this week.

here are some very low-quality outfits i've been wearing!
winter in aus is finally ending. can't wait to slip into some summery clothes while all of you start dusting off your coats!

 knit- xxi; skirt- zara

 sunnies- quay australia; cardigan- cotton on; tee- general pants; jeans- gap; boots- steve madden

dress- supré

we've had some really crap weather, it's rained endlessly for over a month now. here i am waiting for the bus in-between downpours!
coat- zara; jeans- zara; boots-hunter

and here are some wintery photos of my beloved freezing beach.

until the next time one of us posts....

billie xx

Saturday, August 2, 2014

summer trip recap // LA

have you seen this yet?
i'm a huge dianna argon fan, and sam smith fan. so this was all-around magic.

i was very reluctant to leave los angeles. carly and i spent probably too much time together (yeah right), and the weather was so so warm, and it's just so dang hard to leave your friends!

i spent my trip doing a lot of shopping, having a million lunches, seeing movies at the hollywood forever cemetery, a little bit of partying, lots of late night dinner dates, getting sunburnt at the beach -as only i know how to do, red streaks all over my body- celebrating carly's birthday, and a spontaneous road trip to the middle of nowhere.

but mainly i just spent time being weird with my best friends....

july 4th!

fireworks at huntington beach with carly & nicole. red ribbons for festivity!

dad greeted me at the airport with these. that man knows the way to my heart!

road trip!

 we drove 4 hrs out to the deep pits of niland california. what a strange place to be. we stayed in a hotel one town over, very small towns! but interesting to be so far from most civilization but only a couple hours from your home. it's not like we even left the state! we had a lot of fun, stopping at any rest stop that seemed interesting (see dinosaurs below) and we even found a lake in the middle of the desert!
 a beautiful sunset hung in the sky like a painting as we neared calipatria, and we roamed around the little town looking for food & some drinks to get us through the night. (we then jumped on our hotel beds singing, put full makeup on in our pajamas, watched the kardashians, and ate a bunch of junk food, then talked til 2am. girls i tell ya!) we will never grow up.

 oh yeah, and then we finally visited salvation mountain the next morning which was really the whole point of the road trip. hehe
me by the walton sea! (taken by amelia)

 my cute younger brother eating ice cream during a day-trip to santa barbara.

the hollywood forever cemetery is one of my favorite places to be on a saturday night in summertime. unfortunately i had to leave the night they were showing one of my favorite films (empire records) so irma and i opted to see blue velvet instead. it was strange! but it's always wonderful to watch a movie under the stars with strangers picnicking.

 a couple outfits.....

a pretty downtown sunset, and a couple of pictures from the set of a c magazine cover shoot.

malibu properties
prada, and miu miu, and valentino- oh my!
this post is getting much too long, but i suppose i'm cramming a whole month in! we'll round the whole thing up with my favorite pictures:
amelia + i in our hotel room

my baby brother is my height! not fair.

 irma & i on my last night...
being weird by the pool.
 irma & i. i don't really have an explanation
this day we bought tickets to see fleetwood mac!!

caramel apple pops. probably at some ungodly hour between midnight and 3am

alyssa + i being weird in my room.


i told you...

oh what do you know, being weird by myself!

 carly will be back with a post next week.
brownie points to you if you got through all of this post.


Monday, July 21, 2014

nineteen // LA

hello all! happy almost august. july has flown by so fast. i felt as if it was just yesterday that school let out, and i was thinking about how bored i was going to be this summer. however, this summer has proven me wrong! summer to me has always been about the beach, friends, summer-like food, warm evening gatherings, and especially the joy of no homework. i spent last summer studying for the first time at FIDM. and i've been going non stop ever since. it feels good to finally have a break. another thing i look forward to in the summer, is my birthday! i know i'll only be "looking forward to it" for a few more years. but hey, i'm only 19...i think i have a few more years of fun celebrations left until i really begin to feel old. this birthday was especially sweet. nicole, billie, hannah and i worked hard to create a pinterest inspired evening of good food, sweet treats, and a bit of sparkle to celebrate my nineteenth.
yep! we built a table on the floor, and ate Japanese style & it was surprisingly comfortable!

this cake was not only beautiful, but extremely delicious! a special thank you to billies mama!

lital came! she's been present at every birthday party i've had since i've turned 12.

all of the anthro girls! (left to right) sara, nicole, me, amanda, kylie, & jessica

friends friends friends! left to right: hannah, james, me, ian, & billie.

i HAD to have sparklers.

it ended up being really fun for everyone though, and a great photo moment.

i was able to spend my special day with some beautiful faces that i hadn't seen in a while, and it made my birthday even more sweet. thanks for all the birthday love & wishes everyone. nineteen, here's to you!