29 July 2010

I think you're pretty

I like to jump. I think that has already been established, but here is some further proof just in case there's still doubt out there in the internet somewhere.

Top, skirt and ring all bought in Melbourne. And all making me very very happy.

Top by American Apparel
Skirt and tights by Sportsgirl
Cardigan by Cotton On
Ring and socks by Olga de Polga
Shoes by Ollie Ollie

Lisa xx

P.S. Cute song.

28 July 2010

Lisa's Super Crazy Fun Times Guide to Melbourne!

That title wasn't too over the top, right? I felt it was pretty accurate. Anyway, Melbourne was delicious. Literally, figuratively. And I was blessed to spend five days soaking up its goodness, in which I found a few delights worth remembering. If you live there then I'm sure none of this will be ground-breaking news but if you ever head there (and I really, really think you should) then keep an eye out for some of these...


- Shag (top photo). Chapel St. There were a few vintage spots along Chapel St but this one stays in my mind because when I walked in the sakata song was playing. Too good.

- Olga de Polga (bottom photos). Chapel St. Totally adorable London-based designer with the odd bits of vintage. Plays 50s and 60s music. Is perfect. (Just look at all those trinkets in the window - irresistable, right?)

- Handworks. Chapel St. Basically one big stationery HEAVEN. I walked in and was like 'oh dear god...'

- Little Salon. Little Collins St. A gorgeous little boutique right in the city. Stocks a lot of Love... with a lot of love. (I'm lame, I know.)

Cafes/ restaurants!

- Orange (above photos). Chapel St. Just a lovely, warm, friendly cafe. Where they do those cool swirly things on your coffee.

- Il Gusto. Lygon St. A typical family-run Italian place, where the customers are loud and the owners are louder. I had this zesty chicken salad with some lambrusco, it was so good.

- Caffe e Torta. Little Collins St. A seriously way cool little cafe. Really friendly, and really good coffee.

I stumbled across this one laneway that was completely covered in graffiti; it seemed to be this giant collaborative street art project. And it was awesome.

The Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI is undoubtedly the coolest thing happening in Melbourne right now. It was fantastic. Burton is inspiring, I really admire him as an artist. I may or may not have walked around the dark gallery, particularly the black-light bit complete with Danny Elfman Nightmare Before Christmas music, pretending I was some quirky outsider-type first stepping into a weird and wonderful world of weirdness and wonder. Or something.

I couldn't resist adding a few football photos (and I really do mean 'a few'... I took roughly five million.) So here's the Thing You Might Not Know About Me of the day: I love football. Love it. Geelong (the ones hugging, above) is my team of choice and they are wonderful. And there's nothing like seeing a live game, particularly in the football hub that is Melbourne. The energy, the atmosphere - it's almost electric.

So I'm obviously biased, but I loved the town of Geelong as well. It was supposedly modelled off English seaside towns such as Brighton, and you can tell. Big white pier, jetties, carousel, old-fashioned baths, tree-lined main street. It was lovely.

The same goes for St Kilda. Another picturesque south-of-England type seaside spot. Complete with beautiful old theatre and olde timey Luna Park. Ah Luna Park! So fantastic. Wooden rollercoaster, those wacky mirrors, perfectly sculpted carousel. Delightful!

YUP, big post. But that was pretty much my weekend in a nutshell. It was tremendous, basically.

Lisa xx

27 July 2010

Standing on the shore

Honey, I'm home! Melbourne was good. So good. Delightful, really. I honestly didn't want to leave. A little more about it can be found here and I'll have some photos to share very soon. And by 'some' I mean 'millions' because sorting through them all is difficult. (My parents didn't seem to share my excitement in narrowing them down to 300. Weird.)

Just some details of my outfit today because Perth so kindly welcomed me back with a big ol' cold and I don't reeeeeally feel having a record of my cold-y-ness. But don't worry, this was by far the cutest part of what I was wearing. Seriously, how cute is that badge? And the peter pan collar? Two new favourite things right there. (The shirt is from American Apparel and the badge is from a little Melbourne shop called Little Salon - I definitely recommend checking it out.)

Lisa xx

21 July 2010

Rambling man

I no joke thought to myself, 'after nineteen and a half years of living I finally have packing down' and then ten minutes later realised, 'oh. Right. Shoes.' I'll get there eventually! Possibly.

But anyway, ta ta bloggy blog! I'm off to Melbourne bright and early tomorrow morning and while I'll still be tweeting, probably tumbling and no doubt facebooking (feel free to add me on there) I shan't be updating this lil' blog. So! I'll see you darlings next week. Have a glorious weekend!

Lisa xx

20 July 2010

Hope is in the air

Do I even need to tell you how happy it makes me to come home and find a package waiting? Do I, really? No, of course not. But I will anyway. IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. I can't help it. Pretty dress = Lisa's Number One Weakness.

This just might be the prettiest of them all. It's from Rock Paper Vintage and I think it's my favourite ebay purchase yet. Beautiful colour, perfect fit, pearly buttons, ruffles, puffy sleeves - it's got it all. Big time in like with this dress.

Vintage dress
Cardigan by Cotton On
Shoes by Ollie Ollie

Lisa xx

19 July 2010

Ring ring

I need your help, internet! This weekend I'll be in Melbourne (HOORAY!) and I was wondering if you had any recommendations of places to go, things to see and fun to have? Cafes, shops, secret gardens, etc - let me know! Leave a comment or drop me an email. I want to pack as much awesome into the four days I'll be there as possible!

Lisa xx

Photos taken on my last trip to Melbourne, 2009.

17 July 2010

Little things

Cute? Tiny? Bringing joy to my day? All of the above? Correct.

TARDIS key ring/ Chloé perfume sample/ Sweet n Low sugar/ tea light candle/ (not real) cat

Yeah. Basically just an excuse for me to take photos of pretty things. AKA my favourite past time.

Lisa xx