Saturday, March 24

Bargain hunter

Wearing: Dotti shoes, Zara blouse, Princess Polly shorts and necklace, thrifted bag.

It has almost been a fortnight since my last post, so good one Kat for the weekly updates. So firstly I apologise for the lateness, but I have been so busy with things lately. Just a quick update, I saw Taylor Swift live, finally at the sad age of 19 pushed myself to get my L's (YAY. Don't have to use my passport as ID anymore!), had Ramen served in a red heart shaped bowl and still managed to somehow go to work, college, internship and ballet and see most of my closest friends.
Funnily enough, even though my schedule seems to be screaming for breaks and days off I somehow accomplish to always go shopping and find incredible bargains. Would you have guessed that these chunky burgundy platforms were only $30 from Dotti? Yes, $30!! And they are extremely comfortable, easy to walk in and actually make me look a normal height! On top of this, my phenomenal red blouse is 100% silk which I snatched off the sale rack at Zara for only $50. Absolutely insanely cheap price for silk! I'm still amazed however, the top is a size large, but there's nothing wrong with oversized clothing!
I've decided to start blogging about my bargain finds as I'm sure we all agree with good quality cheap shopping, is always the best kind! On that note, next Saturday my best friend Louise at Louise Maree Vintage, and I will be setting up a stall at Glebe Markets. She will be selling her usual cheap vintage items at all $20 and under and I will be selling all my old clothing/accessories that I don't want but still love which sadly can't fit in my wardrobe anymore. So please come along and hang whether if it's just to say hi, or to share Gozleme and listen to The Beatles out of our dodgy sound system formally known as a Macbook... 
Anywho, would love to see all your wonderful faces at Glebe next saturday if you can make it. Otherwise, it would be great if you could like Louise Maree Vintage on Facebook and hopefully she will be setting up an Etsy account soon!

Photos by Lillian Chan

Monday, March 12

Where did Summer go?

Wearing: Zara shirt, American Apparel skirt, Lovisa necklace, YSL ring, Sportsgirl watch, thrifted boots.

On another cold and rainy night in Sydney, a few of my friends and I decided to grab some dinner in Surry Hills. As we have so suddenly shifted into Autumn, (after barely receiving Summer) I felt it best to wear a mustard/gold long sleeve blouse teamed with a burgundy velvet skirt to emphasise the dark cooler weather. But of course the weather chose to drop at least six degrees by night time and I was left covered head to toe in goosebumps. However, my night was not spoiled due to the delicious and well-prepared Vietnamese meals at Missy K! My night was perfect filled with prawn dumplings, duck pancakes and rice paper rolls, my stomach still grumbles at the thought! 
Friend and fellow food blogger, Lola at Figs & Brie, is the lovely photographer who provided me with not only the mouthwatering photos, but as well took the above photos of me. Visit both her food blog and personal blogs at Figs & Brie and Here, Not Lost.

Photos by Lola Li.

Monday, March 5


 Wearing: Zara cardigan, Miss Unkon top, American Apparel skirt, The Milk Thief belt.
Just recently it was a cold windy day. And what other way to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, but to have our hair all tied up in knots and sea air! How? Well a few weeks ago, my friends and I decided to travel to Manly via Ferry to see Aria Award winners Boy and Bear, play a guerilla gig! As much as I was covered in goosebumps from the cold air to my hair becoming frizzy and dirty, it was all truly worth it to see a favourite Sydney Indie band of mine, come from winning five Aria's in 2011 to playing a free secret show in Manly, ironically going back to the roots of music. Nothing chills me out more, than to hear the incredible vocals of Dave Hosking. 
On top of the relaxing and scenic evening, we decided to make a quick dash to Copenhagen for a little dessert! Sadly, nothing excites me more than to personally drench my ice cream in chocolate sauce. YUMMEH!
And again, you can find me @kateyess if you're not currently following me on instagram :)

Photo 2,3 by Danielle Abbon
Photo 4,5 by Blake Jones