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Sunday, 28 October 2012


1. My worried face during a freaky thunderstorm when it suddenly started hailing! Eeeek.
2. Dabbling with the return of double denim, quite like it actually!
3. A very good lunch that I had been looking to all morning
4. Flowers for our teacher who is leaving, goodluck and goodbye Ms Rosmarin!
5. Pyrmont is such a quaint little place.
6. SPOTTO! ;)

Sorry for my rather long and unexplained absence on my blog. I've just come back from an exahusting Duke of Ed 2 day hike which completely wiped me out so I'm currently in my fluffy pink dressing gown revelling in my return to civilisation (you have no idea how much I appreciate hot showers at the moment!) I still have three assignments to go and then I'M DONE! WHOOOP-DE-DOOOP. This is a very lazy post as I don't have the time, or energy to really edit and take pictures so fast and easy insta-snaps will have to do for now.

Follow if you would like- @joyce_to_the_world

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Whilst I was in Shanghai, I had my hair re-ombred because I noticed the ends were becoming more brown than blonde; probably owing to the fact that I did't bother to use any special shampoos for colour-treated hair and decided to have to ombred again.

Because the first time round, I did it myself using box dye from the chemist, I am understandly more than happy with the results this time. I don't think that I will keep this up though; now, I'm probably just going to let it grow out until just the ends will be tinged brown. Which will hopefully give a slightly sun-kissed look..?

Monday, 15 October 2012

Je suis une pizza

 Took a not-very-well-deserved study break last Sunday and went to Gourmet Pizza Kitchen for lunch, they have the very best bacon and mushroom pasta, just looking at these pictures again makes me hungry mmmm.. Apologies for the flat hair, it looked fine when I took it out of my bun this morning, but then throughout the day it sort of..deflated :/

In other very excited news, I finally got around to watching the Christmas special of Downtown Abbey (this obsession started whilst I was in Shanghai and managed to track down an english copy of season 1) and holy cheese crackers Matthew and Mary are together, AT LAST- well played script-writers, well played.

Anyone who hasn't watched the show obviously has no idea what I'm talking about, but for those who have; thoughts?

Saturday, 13 October 2012

There's glitter in the air

(glitter studded loafers forever21, ankles-strapped flats boutique in Shanghai)

New shooooooes. These two pairs are the styles that I've been longing after for ages, and I think I'll be getting a lot of wear out of them. Since seeing loafers of all sorts from lots of people's instagrams, I've loved the look of them and now I've finally got a pair of my own! My gran said they look like cinderella's glass slippers. (!?) I've also always wanted something beige and glossy and here they are! With bonus ankle straps too! They look so delicate and pretty on, especially with the gold heels; gives it a sort of a luxe feel.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Shanghai photo diary

Here's the story of my trip told in pictures, resembling some sort of vague chronological order. Ahhhh, those happy work-less days.

Since it's term four, (aka report writing time) all teachers are frantically spitting out masses of test notifications and assignments left right and centre, I'm buried under a humongous mountain of workload. Deeply questioning the meaning of life at the moment. Reminiscing of the happier times in these photos.

Any study tips?

Monday, 8 October 2012

Heavy metal

(Metal cuff and spike stud bracelets from forever21, chainlink bracelet h&m) 

When I spotted h&m in one of Shanghai's shopping centres after having lunch in one of the restaurants, I quite literally sprinted in and almost burst with excitement. Especially after the beautiful new campaign with Lana Del Rey having been all over the internet. I also heard that a new Forever21 store had opened on the 29th of August. Imagine my delight! Two shops who still haven't made their way onto Australian shores. Eeeee. These four items are so versatile and can be paired with almost every outfit.

Please, please, please open a store in Sydney soon?

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Back home

Finally back in my own room after an exhausting ten hour flight from Shanghai. Desperately need a long hot shower and a very long nap. Many more pictures coming as soon as I sort out my memory and and unpack luggage.