Skip to main content

Day 341: I'm Baa-aa-ck

I think, perhaps, maybe, I'm back. I could sound a little more positive than that I am sure, but I have a slight distrust of my will power and ability to draw myself away from my current dual procrastinations of Candy Crush Saga and realestate.com. I can say, without a shadow of any doubt (partly depressingly) that, in the physical sense of the word, I am back in Melbourne. I'm back at work—that is where the depression comes in. I'm back with the dual craziness better known as Lollii and Darby—and you can never regret being back amongst puppy-love even if it does include bed-hogging, wet chewed paper, possessiveness and an inability to eat in peace, ever again. But what I most hope to be back to is (at least tri-weekly, that's a good aim) blogging, sharing clothes with Irene and taking photos in interesting spaces despite the lack of daylight.

List_Addict               Irene

If you don't come around often, you may not be aware of where I have been in order to now be trying to get back. Physically I have been in the UK, hiking in installments and giving up hiking; blogspherically I have been here; and psychologically I have been over here. I was reading other people's blogs earlier, and came across a post by Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb. She was talking about there being no breaks for the Full-Time Blogger. It kicked me in the butt because I am not a full-time blogger. I am a fun-time blogger. And so I have no excuses—no sponsors to please, no lack of secure, alternative income (whether I like what I have to do to get said income being irrelevant), no nothing (which is a double negative that essentially then means 'something', but I had set the sentence up to have three no's and couldn't think of a third). Paradoxically though, as a fun-time blogger, Catherine is saying, by omission, that there are breaks for me and my ilk, and that I shouldn't feel bad for never posting. (I am an interpretive reader, it's my Literary Arts degree speaking through sub-text). But I am preferring to take the message that there isn't the pressure and only the joy, and that should be enough to get me blogging and photographing and playing around with clothes. And house hunting in the hills should provide numerous opportunities for shoots in amazing locations. No excuses. Watch me come up with some.


The Outfit
Dress: Handmade
Sweatshirt: Retail, Beachport Convenience Store
Leggings: Target
Shoes: Blundstones


Photographer de Jour: Moi


Who Wore It Better?



Linky today with:

Join us! Click the Spotlight


Comments

  1. I do like your interpretation of Catherine's post! It's good to take a break, and it's good to see you. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't realize you were gone, but I've been shuffling through different blogs and interests lately. Skimming through Visible Monday I was thrilled to see your brand of anti-fashion. I'm sort of burned out on "fashion" blogs, too, and don't always know what to say. So your style is a breath of fresh air! Very cool. Now, to read about your UK adventure...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hooray! You're back : )

    I hope your walkabout was everything you'd dreamed of. I read bits and pieces.

    Aren't you tired of house hunting yet? ; ) Mind you, it took us about 4 months to find ours.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your feedback and comments. I read them all lovingly and try to respond to as many as I can. At the very least I go over and see where you have come from. Love it!

Popular posts from this blog

Day 279: Entertainment and Wishes

I have brain-freeze from a three hours/three hours/ten hours-during-the-day sleeping pattern over the last three days twenty-four hour periods (that ole chestnut, again) and so even though it is not Sunday, I am getting in early and loosening the clenched up brain cells by cheating on topic ideas with Sunday Social. Their link actually goes up tommorrow so be sure to check back and see what everyone else had to say when Sunday eventually does roll around.

Q: What is currently on your wish list?

A: I need nothing. Nothing. So let's talk about want. I want to be able to find some amazing thrifted pieces on my upcoming (eight sleeps) trip to the States. Luck and fate will have a lot to do with it, but I would be very happy to find some, or all, of the following as well: a chambray shirt, a real bomber jacket (just got one that I had different ideas about when I bought it from SheInside—it's really just a fleece jacket), belts, a vintage leather jacket, more tutus, sumptuous f…

Wear 1: Dropped My Shopping.

Day One of three hundred and sixty-five pictures of Irene (left) and I (right) on the internet. We're using it as a way to develop or realise a fashion style, and as a friendly competition as to who wore it better? Like every journey or quest, this year's project will teach me a little, make me think a bit and lend me some laughs and enjoyment. I hope also to slowly make sure everything in my clothes closet and my shoe closet is utilised: even perhaps the bags and boxes of outrageous, or not, op-shopped (thrifted) items secreted in cupboards and under beds. Other hopes: fewer words (believe it or not), more pictures and time to catch up on unfinished blogs from the last three years!



I had my outfit planned, but as I dressed this morning for work, I, well, chickened out. I lost the cape and replaced it with a black cardigan. I thought my work colleagues would think I looked strange and slightly overdressed. Lesson One: I am not brave in person (posting a silly picture on the in…

Day 348: My Favourite Colour

Who: Melanie at Bag and Beret

What: The Travelling Yellow Skirt Freak Show

When: A while ago (have I told you trying to buy a house keeps getting in my way!)

Where: At, around and in the vicinity of ACCA

Why: Do you even have to ask?

Who Else: B—— for the photos, Melbourne Bike Share for the props (although I did pay for that, and we spent so long riding around getting moving pictures that they charged me again so I am not really sure why I am telling you about them: this isn't a plug, except that they are quite cool!)

What the ?: Sunshine incarnate in the form of a yellow skirt travels the world searching for women, bold and beautiful, who make it their own for a day, or a week and share their own take on its joyous light with everyone out there who thinks that being an exceptional individual with the daring and bravado to walk your own way, strut your own stuff and be your own you is a good thing! That's my take on it, but you can read the full story on the link to the skir…