Cambridge Satchels in Neon Brights

I love these old school satchels in bold, eye-catching neon colours. They brighten up any outfit and add a punch of colour. Colour blocking is in fashion at the moment and these statement bags would look perfect against contrasting shades. Plus they are nice and big to fit everything in, not like those tiny cross-body bags which barely fit a wallet. I found cheap-ish cambridge satchels on Nastygal.com in neon pink and neon yellow – I would love the yellow one.

Let’s hope I find a cheap one here during my time here in Hong Kong!

Cerys x

 

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Paintbrushes and Pohutukawa Flowers

Amidst all the rush to pack, buy Christmas presents and organise everything for Hong Kong tonight, I was working on a painting on canvas of some NZ native pohutukawa flowers to give to my grandparents for Christmas. It was kind of rushed, so it’s not perfect, but I think the bright red flowers look real nice. The background was meant to be abstract but it turned out all icky, like a five year old had sloshed a paintbrush around. Oh well, I’m still proud of the painting! Take a peek!

Hope you guys like it. I reckon it will brighten up and add some colour to my grandparent’s tiny little flat. The pohutukawa tree is known as NZ’s Christmas tree, which is why I decided to paint them. This took me a few hours over two days to complete.

Hong Kong toniiiiiiiiiight woohooo (so I may not be posting for a while)

Have a lovely day!

Cerys x


Wanderlusting

wan·der·lust/ˈwändərˌləst/

Noun:
A strong desire to travel: “a man consumed by wanderlust”.

I often get such urges to travel and see the world. The only places I’ve been so far are Australia, Hong Kong, Seattle and LA. Yes, I do consider myself lucky to have been to these amazing places, but I know of friends who have been all over Europe, America and Asia. Oh, to travel around Europe one day with a group of friends – that would be heaven. Paris, London, Barcelona, Rome and many, many more. Though there are always money and time restraints aren’t there…I might get chance to go to France though in the next few years as a school trip, since I take French as one of my subjects. Otherwise, I will have to wait until I’m old enough for my OE, which seems so far away right now!

I just want to get out of little old New Zealand sometimes, and see what the world has to offer. Not only the big cities, but little villages out in the countryside too. I want to learn new cultures, meet new people and experience life somewhere else other than here.

Can’t believe TOMORROW is when I’m leaving for Hong Kong 😀 only one day to go!

Cerys x


Hong Kong In Two Days

asdfjghasjdfklzdgn! I’m so excited, but I don’t think the actual reality of it has kicked in. I mean, we only go like once every two or three years, and practically all of our family friends and extended family live there.

I can’t wait to see my grandparents, cousins, aunties and uncles. I can’t wait to walk through massive shopping malls and feel the Hong Kong Christmas atmosphere. I can’t wait to spend Christmas and New Years with everybody. I can’t wait to eat delicious food. I can’t wait to go shopping. I can’t wait to have fun with my cousins – Disneyland and Ocean Park and going biking and swimming and everything. I can’t wait to be in the busy city streets with crowds of people surrounding me. I can’t wait to see and discover so many new places. I can’t wait to live in Hong Kong for three weeks. I CAN’T WAIT! I love it there. It’s like the motherland, my second home. I feel so at ease and at home there, with no troubles or worries.

I haven’t seen and have barely talked to my family there for two years, so I am keen to spend quality time with them. One problem: last time I went, I actually promised everyone that I would start learning Chinese (everyone was pestering me and I felt a bit out of place. I can speak it alright…ish…but I can’t read or write in Chinese) as soon as I got home. I told everyone that the next time I came to HK, I would be fluent in Chinese. Uhm…..two years later, I have gotten even worse and I haven’t written a single Chinese word. I just haven’t had time! I’m so busy with school, dancing, everything. And to be honest I completely forgot about it until like this term. And now my mum is lecturing me about it as well, greeeat. Ah well, I’ll just try to  pick up on as much Chinese as possible while I’m there. We’ll see!

Gotta start on my packing list now. Until next time!

Cerys x


Turquoise Typography

As you all know, I’m currently going through a ‘room decoration’ phase – inspired by amazing bedrooms on tumblr and other blogs. I’ve been trying to create my own ‘wall art’ – basically framed prints, artwork and photos – which I will put in my room. I’ve been doing this on and off all holiday and here is a photo of my first completed wall art. I love all the images, and the colour scheme matches the light blue walls of my room.

I’m working on making another bunch of framed prints, which I will show you all another time!

Cerys x


Dresses to Impress

I really adore these bold, statement summer frocks with simplistic patterns, wide straps. I mean, if you had nothing to wear on a hot summer’s day, you could just chuck on a dress like this, add some nice sandals or heels, a cross-body bag, a floppy sunhat and you’d be all set. In fact you could wear these dresses to any occasion, whether it be the beach or a nice restaurant – though you would pair them with different accessories for each event.

Images not owned by me.

Cerys x


One day my desk will look like this.. (#1 of 2)

I wish that my deskspace was clean, uncluttered, spacious, simple, fresh, organised and white with dashes of pretty colours here and there. I would like a massive pinboard where I can put up things that inspire me, interesting clippings, photos and pictures from fashion magazines. I am at my desk right now and it is a pigsty, not gonna lie. I’ve been so lazy all holiday and haven’t been bothered to clean it, despite having friends over. However, I have made an effort to jazz up the walls around it a little. I might take a photo to show you what I mean when my desk is tidier, haha.

For now, here are some stunning images off my tumblr (www.artistique.tumblr.com <–do check it out, it is actually my life hahah and I love how it’s looking) of some amazing deskspaces that inspire me to revamp and redecorate my desk and the area around it so that one day it will look just as good, with a lil Cerys edge to it (:

More amazing deskspace images to come, so watch this space! None of these photos owned by me unless stated

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Cerys x