Friday, August 31, 2012

Up : the love story




I happened to stumble upon this today and thought I'd share it. This makes me cry every single time. I remember the first time I watched Up at the cinemas, I sat next to this lady and her son. The scene where *spoiler alert for anyone who hasnt seen it but really you should and why haven't you? are you living under a rock?* Ellie, Carl's wife dies, I bawled my eyes out. Now try to imagine this, a fifteen year old girl with 3D glasses on, crying her eyes out and the lady next to her has the whadafuc face on - it's pretty embarrassing. Sigh. There goes my dignity out the door... lol.


have a great weekend.


x
gracie

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

inspire-thurs | mixing it up

Source: Stumbleupon, Google Images


inspire-thurs, sorry had a mini-emergency last night, i'll tell you bout it later

x
gracie

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

open day | usyd/uts



So today was the University of Sydney and University of Technology Open Day, where you basically get info on uni courses. It's kind of a big thing, you know, cause this is it. In a number of months I'll basically be in university. It's kind of scary too. But I found today really helpful in terms of finding out more on what I'm interested in. It also kind of re-assured me, that okay, this is what I really want to do in the future. Which was good cause honestly for the past couple of weeks I've just been waiving around pondering on what I want to do with my life.

Anyways, so I ran into heaps of friends today which was great cause I've spent the past 7 months of my life cooped up in libraries and in my 'study' room - studying. I was especially excited to hang out with my bestfriends and catch up properly.

Outfit post for today will probably be up some time during the week :)

Hope everyone's having a good weekend.

x
gracie



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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

inspire-wed | haters


 Source: Gifbin


I honestly love this. Whoever says you can't are just jealous that you can.

x
gracie

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

crème blossom



floral skirt (Cotton On) - $10
suede-like overcoat (Emerson/Big W) - $40
collared blouse (unknown) - $5
heeled ankle boots (Rubi) - $40
black stockings - $5
navy sweater (St. Mark's) - brother's - $0
authentic leather bag (Le Pelican) - mum's - $0 

Hello, so I'm happy to finally say that I have officially finished my trial exams - had my last one this morning: modern history 3hours. I found that the 3 hours went by really quickly which was kind of good I guess.

Anyways to mark the end of my exams I've got a little outfit post that I put together. The floral skirt is the statement piece of this outfit (I've had it for ages) and it gives the whole look a girly touch but to tone it down I've gone with a collared blouse.

Despite weather warming up, if it does get chilly or if this outfit was to be worn from day-to-night the overcoat gives that extra warmth but still keeps the elegance of the outfit going. I actually love this coat, it is from Big W but I love that it's actually so warm and gives any outfit that little bit of sophistication - no kidding its affordable and looks good, whats not to love?

Just a side note before I finish up here and take the night off to chill,  I do feel slightly bad that I haven't been blogging my own material and its mostly "inspirational" bits and bobs but my excuse was exams, so I technically didn't have the time. But exams are over... for now, until the big one comes round in October/November. Poop.

Hope you're well.

x
gracie

n.b. curves are from Julia Trotti check out her stuff here - one of my friends actually modeled for her :)


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

julie and julia



 Source: Google Homepage

If you look at today's Google Homepage you see this picture of Julia Child, the chef, its her 100th birthday. In 2009, I saw the film Julie & Julia, which was basically the story of Julia Child and a woman named Julie Powell, whom sought to cook every single recipe in Child's cookbook. The beautiful Meryl Streep and Amy Adams portrayed the two characters, and this film has come to become one of my favourite movies.

Seeing today's Google just made me step back and smile.
Also, I plan to learn to cook after the hsc.... like really cook. I can't cook.

x
gracie

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inspire-wed | sleepless in seattle




So this week's inspire-wed isn't as inspiring, but I love this tranquility of this video
and it just lets you unwind and relax from busy day-to-day life.

x
gracie

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Friday, August 10, 2012

relief

 Source: Flutter Happy

Today I received a call from one of my best friends. It was such a relief to hear from her. With exams, studying, stress and sleepless nights we lost touch for a while and I was bummed we hadn't spoken in so long. She told me she'd finished her exams today - she had five exams last week bang bang bang one after another, the poor child. I was just so happy to hear her cheerful voice as we caught up, while I was standing in a phone booth with the other best bud, in windy torrential rain (of what really felt like a cyclone, no kidding) - it was both horrible but simply pleasing.

x
gracie


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

inspire-wed | disastro ecologico

About a little less than a year ago I stumbled upon Honstly WTF's article on Alberto Seveso's work. I fell in love with the beautiful nature of these artworks. His practice basically involves taking high-speed photographs of ink fusing with water. The photographs are just so empowering.

Today I came across one of my favourite bands of all time, The Temper Trap, and noticed that they had used Seveso's work for their latest album cover.

Two loves: Alberto Severso's inks + Temper Trap = a very inspired and happy Gracie

Enjoy!



x
gracie

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

inspire-thurs | motivation




source: Tumblr, Google Images
 Study inspiration - for all those hsc kids gearing or doing trials atm, like me. 

x
gracie

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

inspire-wed | change

source: weheartit

 Inspirational Wednesday.
1st of August Twenty12.
Time flies, trial exams in 5 days.

Ffffff.....

bye

x
gracie
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