In just 2 months and 2 days, I will be jetting off to Europe (for the first time ever). I will be studying at Bocconi University in Milan from August, however from July until then, I’ve set aside some time to explore Europe. Anyway, the point of telling you this, is to explain why I have been saving.
But isn’t this post about what you’ve recently bought?
Yes. It is. But sometimes, a girl (or boy, we’re all about equality here) can’t resist.
So, what did you buy?
1. A puffer jacket (for Europe and the oh so cold Canberra)
First of all, we have this très chic down jacket.
After enlisting the help of my friend who is quite knowledgeable about the world of puffer jackets, we decided on this MacPac jacket.
It has water-resistant duck down (because down jackets are often ineffective when wet), and surprisingly it’s a really nice fit. There are also many other features which I won’t go through in detail, but it’s safe to say I’m impressed.
2. A forest green mohair knit from Country Road (that I didn’t really need, but I did really want)
This knit. Now my coworkers and friends can vouch for me – I have been wanting this jumper for months now. It all started when I received an email from Country Road, and saw someone in the jumper (see below). It just looked so comfortable and stylish.
Pictured: the ad that worked wonders (above), and me looking super happy in my super fabulous new knit (below)
I also luckily snatched it whilst it was on sale – 25% off. What a bargain. (It’s Italian yarn, people. How could I not)
At the start of the year, I decided that I wanted to be more creative. Studying at university is challenging, academically speaking. However, I wanted to challenge myself more creatively.
A big inspiration toward this creative drive were a few of my friends following their own creative pursuits, such as vlogging (check out my lovely lady Georgia Parker’s Youtube channel) and blogs etc.
For anyone that knows me, they would know how much I love photography. Especially when I am in new places, or travelling!
As such, my two most recent book purchases are… drumroll, please… photography books!
Both are by Henry Carroll:
- ‘Read this if you want to take great photographs of people’; and
- ‘Read this if you want to take great photographs of place’.
I’d seen these two books in a few bookstores and had the obligatory flick through them, and decided I wanted them on my bookshelf.
Support your local businesses and pick them up from the National Library of Australia Bookshop where I did, or at Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka. (Otherwise if you are trying to save pennies and don’t mind waiting, I’m sure you can find them online)
Well, back to the (text)books.