Sometimes in life something inside of you will just snap. All of a sudden you are a bird with it’s wings clipped stuck inside a tiny cage. And you want to get out. Your heart starts beating faster and faster, you are slowly suffocating, the cage is getting smaller and smaller, the urgency getting stronger and stronger! And then, with one big push, you break the bars on that cage and suddenly you are free.
I have always accepted that there are unexpected sharp corners and hills to navigate throughout life and I’ve always embraced this and been ok with it. Change, to me, is always a good thing. Change means something else is coming up. A new path, a new adventure. But sometimes life doesn’t just hand these changes to you on a silver platter, sometimes you come to a crossroad and need to make up your own mind. Life is a gamble and I know that if I don’t throw that dice, I will spend the rest of my life wondering what could have happened if I did.
My life might come crashing down around me if the numbers don’t work in my favour but you know what? I see it as just an excuse to get up, and start something new. Somebody else’s numbers might not work in my favour…and isn’t that just a lucky dip! Who knows what life holds? The opportunity to experience a different lifestyle, a different me…bring it on!
Excitement rushes through me when I make a new snap decision. Being spontaneous is second nature to me and so many times it has paid off and other times not so much. But that’s just life. That’s just me.
Right now, I’m looking ahead at my life, and I’m free.
I know it’s boring and cliche to write about one’s own city instead of gallivant off across the globe and write about somebody else’s, but I have to share some pictures that I took on one of my riverside runs a while ago. Brisbane City is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere and I’m so happy to call it home. Sydney and Melbourne might be the tourist hotspots, with their fancy art galleries and chic cafes but Brisbane has it’s own charm and character that only those willing to venture into the unknown have the pleasure of enjoying. And so, without further ado, Brisbane through the eyes of a local!
My particular run this day took me along the riverside and through the Botanic Gardens. It’s a nice decent lunch-time run and perfect for in Winter (wouldn’t recommend in Summer – too damn hot!).
This is the start of my run – directly across the road from my office building. It’s a nice view, if you have a window seat. I felt like a bit of an idiot carrying around a camera but at least it wasn’t a big SLR – it’s amazing what sort of photos you can get out of your compact cameras these days! Back to the photo, it’s of the Story Bridge and I travel across it every day to get home! Exciting stuff.
The Botanic Gardens are normally frequented by tourists, health and sports freaks and old people. No, just kidding. The demographic for the Botanic Gardens is very diverse and can range from your average joe right up to your celebrities! (Depending on whether it’s festival season or not…). It’s a pretty place….to pass through quickly. I honestly do not think, even as a wannabe photographer, I could spend much time in here. Unless I was one of those uni bums that spends their days hipstering it out on their Macs drinking our equivalent to Starbucks on the lawn. Maybe then I could spend more than 10 minutes. Either way…very pretty.
Ok let’s pretend I have just reached my checkpoint and time to turn around. I run back past all the stuff I have just shown you (3 pictures worth) and am now crawling my way back to the office.
There you have it. Brisbane through the eyes of a local! As you can tell, it is a SUPER exciting place and that’s why I love calling it home.
NOTHING excites me more than when I find a new online store full of beautiful, beautiful clothes and accessories! What makes this online store even better, is that they are Australian! Show Pony Fashion are definitely my new love. Just last night I bought two new dresses that I’m absolutely in love with and can’t wait to wear out. It’s unfortunate I didn’t find them a few hours earlier as if I had, I might have been able to wear them out this weekend…oh well, next time!
Click on the images to be taken to the product pages just in case you love them as much as I do.
This dress is called “Beginner’s Luck” and as soon as I saw it I KNEW I had to have it…I have yet to add a red dress to my collection and it looks so fun! My Show Pony Fashion ships to anywhere in Sydney within 3 hours and any major metro city in Australia by next business day if ordered before 3pm the prior day – EXCELLENT!
This one is called “Libertine” and just…GOD THAT NECK. I LOVE the lace and especially the bow at the back! You can also get this dress in a more fitting style by the name of Je’Taime here.
I can’t wait to get them – I’ll post up photos and hopefully have a good review for Show Pony Fashion!
I am so thankful that today is Saturday – sometimes I feel like the 5 days between the weekends are years! I decided to do up an Outfit of the Day post with my new shoes! Eep! I love them so much! I think I’m also going to wear them out to a dinner tonight – I’ll post photos of those outfit too! But for now, here is my day Outfit of the Day!
The belt is from Forever New and is just the nicest touch to the outfit I think!
The top is from Temt and has an open back as seen here:
It is such a beautiful top and goes with just about anything! Shorts, jeans, skirt…
Let me know what you think, and I hope you are having a fabulous day where you are and whatever you are doing!
When you are saving for something that is super expensive and that is going to take months rather than weeks to save for (like, hmm, your dream house), you learn to cut back on things here and there and compromise on little bits and pieces. Just like I compromised on the weekend – get the $25AUD clearance shoes this weekend, and in a few weeks, pick up the boots I’ve had on order for forever that are $50AUD. I couldn’t have been happier with my decision – it’s not everyday you find a stunning pair of ankle boots like these in a size 5 on sale!
For anyone interested, the brand is London Rebel and they are probably one of my most popular shoe brands in my collection.
I know so many outfits that these shoes are just going to compliment and it makes me feel so happy and excited that I got them!
What have you compromised on that turned out to be a win-win situation?