My Crazy Week and a Half!

So, I kind of almost died… Well, not literally. I just had a really crazy week and half! So glad to finally be able to sit in my bed with my blanket and write this blog post and my mid-semester break is just around the corner.

Anyway, I wanted to write about the crazy week since it’s been A LONG WHILE since my last crazy week. This may be boring to you so I give you permission to stop reading right here. Though check back soon as I have a few posts coming!

It started off with my volunteering shifts for the Perth Fashion Festival (PFF)on one Monday morning where our task was to make 800+ gift bags for some of the shows. Although, I could only stay for a couple of hours. I met with some very nice people that day. For me, meeting new people is my favourite bit about volunteering.

Tuesday I was doing some of my homework/assessment preparation for my Fashion unit at uni.

Wednesday I was at uni from 10am until about 5pm going to classes, workshops and consultations.

Thursday I had a class in the morning until 1pm and then I did some more stuff for my fashion unit as well as a little bit for my publication unit.

Friday was when the free shows for PFF started at one of their venues called “Fashion Central” in the CBD (Forrest Chase). So I wanted to come by and attend a few shows (oh an raid some free gift bags!). I also know someone who was one of the designers for one of the catwalks too! While I was waiting for the first show, I actually conversed with someone next to me and got to know a little bit about her. If you know me, this will be surprising to you! But hey, I’m trying to get myself out there more and be less shy.

 

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The atmosphere inside Fashion Central during the Banshu Runway!

Saturday was my first shift at PFF’s Fashion Central. Not knowing what to expect, I turned up semi-made-up (y’know, I figured since it’s fashion week and I was one of the front of house people). It turns out that we had to clean the floor too. Clearly, skirt and tights wasn’t such a great idea. I had fun nonetheless and I joined my parents for lunch and a bit of a stroll around town.

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Samantha Jade (2012 XFactor) Being Interviewed

Sunday was hectic. I had a models and photographers event in the morning followed by another shift at PFF in the afternoon which was supposed to end at 9pm. Luckily the shift ended 3 hours early – this made my train ride home WAY less scary than it would’ve been at 9pm. On top of that, I saw so many famous people including a radio presenter, TV-Show hosts, news reporters, Samantha Jade (2012 X-Factor) as well as Samantha Harris (Australian Model).

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The Famous People!!!

Monday I had my last shift for PFF but this time, it was at Frasers Restaurant. A few misunderstandings happened in the morning which resulted in me running and rushing. I don’t think it was anyone’s fault – everyone was just simply overwhelmed by this stage. I then continued on to campus for my usual classes which ended at 8.30pm. It was a 12 hour day and boy, I feel old.

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Samantha Jade Singing

Tuesday I worked in the darkroom for half of the day and then I went home and finished my preparation for my fashion unit assessment the next day. After that’s done, I did some more of my publication assessment project which was due the day after the fashion assessment was due. Slowly but surely, things were happening.

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Samantha Harris!

Wednesday morning I frantically tried to do as much of my publication assessment project as possible – panic mode on as I still had a long way to go. I went and saw my photography lecturer to talk about the photography assessment (due on Friday) and went home early after my fashion assessment to finish this off too.

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Winner of 2013 Chic Model Search

Thursday I had the publication class in the morning. As I was pretty much done with my photography assessment (only had to do minor editing which I predicted that I need about 30 minutes maximum to complete), I joined my parents for some lunch and a stroll at the mall. I was glad for this for they have bubble tea at the mall and bubble tea always makes my day.

By Friday I was wrecked. Luckily photography class ended a lot earlier than it supposed to. I went home and then continued to go to the city with my parents (I go out with my parents a lot huh…). I procrastinated and did recreational things for the rest of the day!

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Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at Perth Arena!

Saturday was Cirque Du Soleil day! Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour was amazing! Though I’m not sure how much of it was actually circus or Michael Jackson. Anyway, I might do a separate review of this soon. I also went to the markets with my parents and bought 6 bunches of Kale (among other things) to make Kale Chips!

Sunday I had a billion things on my task list – I ended up drying apples, making kale chips, doing a bit of my tutorial work, packed stuff, thrown stuff, just a bunch of housekeeping, necessary stuff. Oh and then it stormed at night…

Because of the storm, I woke up today (Monday) without internet and a chunk of my roof hanging off the side. Scary. But I had to also finish off my tutorial notes. I juggled sorting out the internet, using the internet from my phone to do my tutorial work, a few house chores and to top off the madness, I had classes for 3.5 hours.

That brings me to right now. Sitting in my bed with my laptop and a movie waiting for me to watch and absolutely no classes tomorrow. A very much awaited “me” time. *deep breaths*

Anyway keep an eye out for my Photography blog tomorrow as I am hoping to post something there in the morning!

 

I hope you had an awesome week and an even better one ahead!

 

Lots of smiles,

-Sita

 

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Harbour Town [Perth] Haul: April 2013

I admit I went a little crazy this past week and a half. I went shopping at Harbour Town Perth not once, not twice, THREE times. I was going to do a haul after my first trip but then I thought I would wait for my already planned 2nd trip with Cindy from Rose Gold Whimsy not too long after my first visit. After that, things got hectic and I was going to blog about this on Friday, but then my family decided to go to Harbour Town (again) last Saturday. So here I am on a Thursday afternoon trying to finally finalise and compile these hauls.

First, I would like to warn you that bargain is a recurring team. I don’t really spend anymore than $10 on a piece of clothing unless I really need it for something or if the item is REALLY that good and worth my money.

Coloured Jeans for $5 each – SES

On my first trip, I was on a hunt for long jeans. It’s particularly hard for me to find long jeans since the trend right now is to wear skinny jeans and I, unfortunately, am on the thicker-leg side of the *just made up* leg spectrum despite my petite height and upper body. I feel like I want to say about 90% of the time, skinny jeans don’t fit me even after going 1 size up. But on this trip, VOILA! $5 coloured jeans that actually fit me! I snatched every single colour they have on my size – though I admit they are not a perfect fit and I don’t normally wear coloured jeans. But hey! $5 Jeans! Time to start learning how to style them.

$1 Bow Belt – Factorie

I also snatched a TOTAL BARGAIN! This belt was marked to be $2 at Factorie. Already a bargain. Then when I went to the counter to pay, they said that all items with red tags were further discounted 50% off. So… I got this belt for $1. Unfortunately it was a size M/L but hey! you can always punch extra holes! I actually bought the puncher and I will haul that some other day in another blog post.

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$4 Maxi Dress – SES

$5 Blue Top – SES

I then went with Cindy from Rose Gold Whimsy the 2nd time. And oh my, on that day, I was more of a shopaholic than Cindy despite the fact that she’s the one with a style blog. I was supposed to be hunting for work out clothes – Yoga pants to be exact. But in the end, I didn’t manage to find any cheap ones that is to my liking. (Work out clothes, why are you so expensive?) So my first purchase was at SES. I was trying on a dress that was cute but was a size too big for me – needless to say, that didn’t work out. But in the process, I saw a $4 Maxi Dress in the change rooms and while I was trying things on, I tried that on too! I loved it and it’s probably my favourite purchase that day! The fabric is really stretchy, light and super soft. Definitely worth $4 especially that you can wear a strapless maxi dress like that in many many ways!

Then, on the way out I saw a $5 simple light blue Top. So dangerous right? I thought this would make a great basic – pair with jean shorts, white shorts (not that I have/wear them), long jeans, skirts, so many things I can think of!

We also stopped by the sale at Lovisa and I got a $3 Rose Gold Bib Necklace and a $3 Blue Bib Necklace. Their rings were also on sale – 4 for $10. Cindy and I decided to share – I got 3 and she got 1. I am giving one away to my Aunty who is crazy about statement rings so I’ll just show you the two that I’m keeping.

$3 Rose Gold Bib Necklace – Lovisa

$3 Blue Bib Necklace – Lovisa

 

4 for $10 rings – Lovisa

The 3 rings stacked together – can be worn together or one by one.

The third visit, my family was there in search for supplies for my sister as she was going camping. She needed a plain shirt to iron her group’s design on and we found some shirts at Jay Jays which were 3 for $10. Since I have 2 sisters (so there’s 3 girls including me) we all picked one top each. This was my only purchase there and I’m quite happy with it!

3 for $10 White Singlet – Jay Jays

So the total from this haul was 3 pairs of jeans, 2 tops, 1 maxi dress, 1 belt, and 4 jewellery items. All adds up to about AU $41.83. Oh dear I need to stop shopping.

I hope you enjoyed that and do let me know what you think in the comments!

Have you taken advantage of amazing sales lately?

Lots of Smiles,

Sita