Monday, October 01, 2012

Markets & Moleskines





a few weekends ago i went to the love vintage show with my friend vanessa, although i didn't realise until we walked in that we weren't allowed to take photos (boo!) so i only have a couple from before we went inside of vanessa, my shoes & socks, and some beautiful girls and their caravan/vintage inspired photography stall. the best i have from inside the markets are these instagram photos which should give you some idea of the beautiful things that were on show.





i didn't buy much from the markets, one pretty embroidered blouse and a couple of pairs of clip on earrings that i'll be turning into cardigan clips in the near future, but it was still lovely to have a look around.

a few weeks ago my parents went to visit my godmother & her family in singapore and they also spent a few days together in phuket where my mum had a couple of dresses made for me. we went shopping before she left and bought material with the prettiest patterns and i had two copies of this dahlia dress made. i wanted to choose something simple because my parents wouldn't be there for long and that dress is one of the most comfortable and well-fitting dresses i own.





also while we're talking about dresses, the pink dress below is one i bought in the great modcloth sale of late august (my first modcloth purchase, actually) along with this little number and a purse i have absolutely no use for but it was shaped like an ice cream so what was i supposed to do? the polka dot bow cardigan is an alannah hill one i've had for years and the black & white dress i bought while in melbourne before i'd even seen this current season dahlia dress!





ever since i started my current job i've been getting the train to work instead of driving which definitely has its drawbacks but i feel like it's all worth it because i get a dedicated hour and a half every day in which to read! i'd hardly gotten through ten books this year but once i started i decided to make a conscious effort to knock over all of the books i've been meaning to read for years (and i mean years, some of these books have been on my to read list since high school) as opposed to just picking randomly from my shelf. i'd always put most of these off in favour of other books until now so this is giving me a real sense of accomplishment. :)

probably the one i'm most proud of is brian greene's fabric of the cosmos - not only because it's 500 pages long but also because prior to about three years ago if you'd asked me if i'd like to read a book about theoretical physics and cosmology i wouldn't even know what you were talking about. i've never been a science-y person (i've always leaned considerably more towards philosophy than science) but reading this book in particular has really opened my eyes to the similarities between the two that i never knew were there and it's really help me piece together some more aspects of the way i see the universe and my beliefs about its origins. though this is getting a bit heavy for my little old blog so i'll leave it at that for now! below are some awesome sailor jerry posters i got last night and my moleskine journals where i keep my pressed flowers and my secrets.





46 comments:

  1. Okay, those dresses your mum got made are amazing! I'm so jealous, haha. I love the print (especially the first) and the cut as well. Such a good idea, I assume it's way cheaper to get them done over there? The other dresses you've bought are lovely, too.

    I used to read a lot on trains but lately I just listen to music and stare into space, haha. I think I might've picked up The Fabric of the Cosmos in the bookstore once and thinking that it wouldn't be a fun read at all - maybe I should have another go sometime.

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    1. thank you! & yeah it's a lot cheaper to have it done there, especially if you bring the material yourself all you have to pay for is the lining and their time to make it and since you're getting exactly what you want in a dress it's worth it because they're perfect!

      you should definitely give it a go! i never thought i'd read something like that but the way he explains things is actually pretty easy to understand and he uses stuff like simpsons characters in his explanations, haha.

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  2. HOOOOLY GOD lady gurl that teacup print is perfffff. so jelly! pretty dresses :3 come visit me again soon, miss you xx

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    1. ps WAY TO BE A MASSIVE BABE jfc

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    2. hahahaha ♥ ♥ I MISS YOU TOO! i'll defs come visit again soon! xxx

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  3. oh wow, your pictures are GORGEOUS. i love the way you edit! and i always love fawning over pictures of vintage items, they're all so pretty. and i love your dresses- you're making me want to ditch work and just go shop haha

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    1. aww you're so sweet, thank you! :) if only we could all do that every day, haha.

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  4. WOW! I just discovered this blog and I'm already in love with everything. Plus, your book selection is pretty much an exact replica of mine ;)

    I'm following!!!!

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    fab.

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  5. how cool to have dresses made just for you!

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  6. SO MANY pretty things in this post I am a bit overwhelmed. That vintage show sounds amazing, bummer for no pictures inside though! I am also absolutely adoring the dresses you got made! When I studied abroad (in Mexico) there was a fabric shop and I could draw any design my heart desired, pick out the fabric, and they would measure you and make your item! This for all about 12USD, it was amazing. We were definitely their most frequent and loyal customers, I miss it so much!
    Happy October to you and thanks for sharing so many pretty things!
    xo Hannah

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    1. oh wow that shop you went to in mexico sounds incredible! if i lived somewhere where i had access to that i would get something made every week, you're so lucky to have spent time there! :)

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  7. Your blog is magic!! I love it! Thank you for inspiring!

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  8. Wow! This is truly inspiring post! Can't even pick my favorite thing or photo from it! Good job!

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  10. Thanks for leaving some kind words on my blog! Yours is gorgeous- your photos are excellent. I'll be following along : )

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  11. You are so gorgeous dear. I also love your book list! Those have been on my list of books to read since the beginning of time. I should really get to it!

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    1. oh shushhh! :) you should though, it feels so good to finally get around to it, i can't even tell you!

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  12. Your posts are always so jam-packed with loveliness! I love those dresses and the photos of the vintage show are immaculate! The colors are so pretty too. The commute to work (or school for me) can be long and tedious, but I agree that finding something to do makes it feel so much better! Reading is definitely something great to do since I also never have time to do it any other time. I usually go on pinterest or listen to podcasts when I'm on the bus and it makes it go by so quickly. Anyhow, I love your posts and your taste in garments! xx

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    1. aw, thanks lovely! i always just listen to music & read as i don't have an ipad/tablet or even a pinterest account, but it's probably for the best or else i'd get distracted by all those things and not get enough books read! x

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  13. Omg, the second dress you got made is PERFECT. You are so stylish and your hair is so amazing and I basically want to be you right now. I am really sick of going to Vietnam right now but getting perfect dresses made for $20 each is such an incentive to go back! Maybe I'll just have to send mum with some fabric and a sample to get some done for me for Christmas.

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    1. oh shushhh i have so much dress envy for you and your amazing wardrobe! that's a huge incentive to go back though, i'm lucky my parents decided to go to phuket because my mum wanted a few things made as well so i could just give her the fabric and the dress to have copied. i wish it was a more frequent thing for me, i would get ALL THE CLOTHES made in the whole world, hahaha. x

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  14. all these photographs are incredibly lovely! <3 i love how girly, soft and pink they are. :) i love the dress with teacups on them, so adorable! xxxx

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  15. I love the hair styles, I love the finds, I love the vintage feel of this. xx

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  16. amazing photos as always Jess...and those dresses are super cute on you ;)

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  19. stunning looks! I'm very much impressed!

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  20. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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  21. evrything is so beautiful :o I'd never even think about reading a physics book, I'm so proud of you! I never thought of physics as a way to understand the world, I guess haha XD Also, it's so cool that you have extended family in Singapore! and that you get dresses made there haah! yay o/

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  22. Gorgeous dresses!!! <3

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  24. Love the dresses, especially the first and second one, the fabrics are just so pretty! And I wish we had something like a vintage market around where I live, it sounds fantastic :) Love to stroll around on markets searching for some new favourites.

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  25. Gosh I'm obsessed with your fabric finds- especially the blue one with the bows and the taupe floral one. I love your lacy dress too! It reminds me of the Louis Vuitton collection with the eyelet collars. Your square photos are so cool- they're all photos that I would have loved to instagram :D

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  27. The dresses are stunning!! All of them! And just in time for Summer too, lucky you. So pretty. :')

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  28. The vintage show looks amazing - such a shame you couldn't take photos. I've gotten so lazy with reading recently, I mostly just play on my phone on my commute, but I definitely want to start reading more - it's such a missed opportunity not to.

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  29. So cute! Looks like fun! Shame you were not allowed to take pictures! Boo! I might be doing a vintage fair soon, so excited about my wee stall! :) Have a lovely week pretty lady! Zoë xx

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  30. those dresses made in phuket look great!
    the pictures from the market are amazing ... sadly you weren't allowed to take more photos.

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  31. love both of those dresses you have on! xx gorgeous

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  32. beautiful photos! loving your blog :)

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  33. thanks for your lovely comments, I love your blog<3

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