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. Monday, 18 May 2020 .




1. I have seriously been missing Polyvore lately. So many fond memories of my early 20s involve Polvore. Evenings spent listening to music and creating sets with friends! Getting creative, looking at all the clothes we can't afford (and not available in NZ) and still creating looks regardless. It was the ultimate fashion moodboard and I was so sad when they shut it down! Recently discovered URSTYLE and honestly this is going to be where I spend most of my time in quarantine from now on.











2. There's this pair of shoes I've been dreaming about ever since the day I laid eyes on it back in Feb/early March. The Benson slipper from Mi Piaci is something my feet have been craving for (is it weird to say that? I don't really care. I love it way too much) and I hear it will be out soon! The sheepskin is from Christchurch tannery, Bowron Sheepskins. I just love that this collection in particular focuses on the themes of home so much. I don't think they realised just how significant home was going to be this year for all of us and it's something I've been pondering a lot lately. Anyway. I'll keep you posted when the shoes are on sale. I've been checking the website regularly, much to my wallet's dismay. But oh well, you gotta treat yourself during these unprecedented times, right?




3. Speaking of home... last week I shared my new home - Loudly Quietly - was currently being built. I've always said that the best thing to happen to my blog for the last 16 years was what was once just my home on the internet started feeling like home for other people too. For people I have yet to meet, people I may never meet, people who are part of my gorgeous online community who for some reason is here for me. Mind. Blown. Every. Single. Time! I've been building a bigger and better home but really taking my time because it's important to me that I get this right. Loudly Quietly has existed as a web domain for a year before I decided what I wanted for it. So watch this space. Things are brewing and I'm really excited! What will happen to this blog, you ask? It's still going to be here and I'm excited to turn it back into what it was before social media was a thing, before there was an online community - a place for unfiltered thoughts. A journal, but online.






4. I've been obsessed with "Light On" by Maggie Rogers since hearing it on the Late Night soundtrack last year and recently discovered this rendition. It's magical. I cried the first time I watched/heard it!




5. So, umm, THIS happened. I'm still SHOOK.




6. Is there anything better than dancing alone in your bedroom to Springsteen songs on a Sunday night? I lit up my candles, turned the lights off, and just had a mini dance party for one until I was ready for bed last night. Would totally recommend.




7. I took advantage of the Masterclass sale and split a membership with a friend. HOW GOOD. I've been wanting to join for ages and now I've got a year to learn from some of the people I look up to. My only 'regret' is not buying it during lockdown when I absolutely had more time. But then again everything happens for a reason I guess.




8. Our washing machine broke about a week into Level 4 lockdown and for most of the month we have been washing everything by hand. And it's an exercise in patience and mindfulness, I'm telling you!




9. I wrote about some of my favourite book to screen adaptations in my column over on KimberleyCrossman.com. It was a hard list to narrow down but I think I got there in the end.




10. To dream of a life I have left behind. To forge a life I have only imagined.




1. I have seriously been missing Polyvore lately. So many fond memories of my early 20s involve Polvore. Evenings spent listening to music and creating sets with friends! Getting creative, looking at all the clothes we can't afford (and not available in NZ) and still creating looks regardless. It was the ultimate fashion moodboard and I was so sad when they shut it down! Recently discovered URSTYLE and honestly this is going to be where I spend most of my time in quarantine from now on.











2. There's this pair of shoes I've been dreaming about ever since the day I laid eyes on it back in Feb/early March. The Benson slipper from Mi Piaci is something my feet have been craving for (is it weird to say that? I don't really care. I love it way too much) and I hear it will be out soon! The sheepskin is from Christchurch tannery, Bowron Sheepskins. I just love that this collection in particular focuses on the themes of home so much. I don't think they realised just how significant home was going to be this year for all of us and it's something I've been pondering a lot lately. Anyway. I'll keep you posted when the shoes are on sale. I've been checking the website regularly, much to my wallet's dismay. But oh well, you gotta treat yourself during these unprecedented times, right?




3. Speaking of home... last week I shared my new home - Loudly Quietly - was currently being built. I've always said that the best thing to happen to my blog for the last 16 years was what was once just my home on the internet started feeling like home for other people too. For people I have yet to meet, people I may never meet, people who are part of my gorgeous online community who for some reason is here for me. Mind. Blown. Every. Single. Time! I've been building a bigger and better home but really taking my time because it's important to me that I get this right. Loudly Quietly has existed as a web domain for a year before I decided what I wanted for it. So watch this space. Things are brewing and I'm really excited! What will happen to this blog, you ask? It's still going to be here and I'm excited to turn it back into what it was before social media was a thing, before there was an online community - a place for unfiltered thoughts. A journal, but online.






4. I've been obsessed with "Light On" by Maggie Rogers since hearing it on the Late Night soundtrack last year and recently discovered this rendition. It's magical. I cried the first time I watched/heard it!




5. So, umm, THIS happened. I'm still SHOOK.




6. Is there anything better than dancing alone in your bedroom to Springsteen songs on a Sunday night? I lit up my candles, turned the lights off, and just had a mini dance party for one until I was ready for bed last night. Would totally recommend.




7. I took advantage of the Masterclass sale and split a membership with a friend. HOW GOOD. I've been wanting to join for ages and now I've got a year to learn from some of the people I look up to. My only 'regret' is not buying it during lockdown when I absolutely had more time. But then again everything happens for a reason I guess.




8. Our washing machine broke about a week into Level 4 lockdown and for most of the month we have been washing everything by hand. And it's an exercise in patience and mindfulness, I'm telling you!




9. I wrote about some of my favourite book to screen adaptations in my column over on KimberleyCrossman.com. It was a hard list to narrow down but I think I got there in the end.




10. To dream of a life I have left behind. To forge a life I have only imagined.

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