Finding love in Japan

This is a true story about me. A story about how an American guy in Japan fell for a Chinese gal in Australia, and the beautiful result of our two worlds colliding.

At the end of last year, I took a chance. I was stressed, unimpressed and tired of my routine. I’d just finished my masters degree. I’d just moved house into a new environment. So I took a chance at finding love. I flew to a small town south of Hiroshima, Japan to meet a guy I had met in Melbourne. We had spent a whirlwind short time with each other in a Melbourne, and realised that we had a strong connection. I took the leap and there in the small town of Iwakuni, in a Japan, I found everything I wanted and more – plus I got to explore Japan for a second time around. I’m a lucky gal 🙂

2017 is a year of chances. A year of love. A year of learning. Hopefully, you might read this and take a chance on love too. I promise it’s worth it. 

Japan I’ll be back in July, can’t wait to explore more of your beauty and charm with my love and my friends by my side 💘

Stacy x

B E H O L D 🌱 B A L I

I spent New Year’s in Bali, Indonesia this year. I’d never thought I’d be a Bali type of gal as it seems to have a reputation for being all about Aussies drinking and partying etc but honestly Bali is spectacular. Since it was my first time I didn’t really know what to expect.

Bali’s most popular locations, such as Seminyak and Kuta, were obviously crowded, dirty beaches and loud and unforgiving. It was really interesting to see that many Australian businesses were flourishing there. And there were plenty of delicious cafes and beautiful resorts dotted along the beach.

The real beauty of Bali was when I trekked up Mt. Batur, an active volcano in the island’s North East, and also explored Ubud and surrounds. The pictures tell it better than I can in words.

I cannot wait to get back to Bali and spend more time exploring the wilderness, because I know there are many beaches, waterfalls and forests awaiting the hippie nature-lover that I am!

If anyone has any cool Bali hotspots, eats or tips let me know in the comments!

Stacy xx

I N S T A – U P D A T E

I have literally had no proper social life and no proper time or money to blog and make pretty creative things, I’ve barely had time to even make music and that means so much to me. I think the sacrifice has been worth it though! In less than a month I’ll be finished with uni and then I’ll be able to work as a registered music therapist!! Eek!

Anyway I’ve still been posting a little bit of my life on Instagram, so here is my life in squares over the past couple of months. See ya on the flip side (last assignment due 17th of November!!)

 

Hope everyone else is less stressed than I am at the moment, I honestly cannot wait to just sleep and be a couch potato for a while after this hectic few months.

Stacy x

BIKER JACKET

A well-fitting, good quality biker jacket is a trans-seasonal must have in my fashion books. It’s classy and timeless, yet edgy and fashion-forward. It can be worn in so many different ways, whether you have a more feminine style or you like to look grungy, or you’re into street wear. It suits almost every style I’d say.

For those who are ethically conscious, there are plenty of pleather and leather alternatives out there. I for one don’t buy real leather jackets – a) I prefer to know an animal wasn’t harmed for my outfit and b) there’s no way I would ever be able to afford it anyway 😛

Here is a little style board I put together to show you just how cool biker jackets are.

I bought one from Sportsgirl recently and it has been on high rotation ever since.

What do you guys think of the whole biker jacket trend?

Happy weekend lovelies!

Stacy x

EUROTRIP I

Still coming to terms with the fact that I’m back in freezing Melbourne after spending a glorious month in European summer. Thought I’d post up some snaps since it’s been forever since I posted anything on this ol’ blog. Enjoy!

Buckingham palace, Notting Hill, graffiti in Paris, outfit matching with Hannah in Leeds, Luxembourg Gardens (Paris), The Louvre.

Oxford St, classic telephone box, gorgeous flowers, Musee D’Orsay, Monterosso beach, vegan feed @ Max Pett (Munich), selfie with my awesome travel buddy Lauren ❤

I hope to have some new content up, but for now enjoy my Euro-spam pls.

Stace x

こんにちは PARIS

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L’America t-shirt // ASOS jeans // Atmos&here boots via The Iconic

Didn’t feel like showing my face too much in this post – I’d had a fairly average night before and had a bit of a tough morning so it’s probably better that way! Snapped these pics down a cute street in Alexandria, Sydney with Mel from athletic/aesthetic on a grey day. We managed to get some decent shots, and I had a chance to practise my active wear photoshoot skills too!

I’m really feeling the monochrome black+white theme lately – I’m a bit over the crazy colourful Gormanesque type stuff for now, especially after the whole debacle about Gorman’s ethical standards etc etc.

Guess that makes me a pretty damn good Melbournian right?!

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂

Stace x

SUPANOVA 2016

Somehow, I managed to throw together a rushed cosplay in 48 hours for this year’s Supanova in Melbourne! #melbnova was a super fun affair, and I really enjoyed it. I’ve decided to start blogging about the things I do in my every day life, rather than focus on fashion. Especially because I don’t really spend that much money on buying trendy new clothes anymore, and I still want to share content with you guys!!

I decided to cosplay as San from the Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke; it’s always been one of my favourites and I absolutely enjoy San’s strong character. The mask was a little dodgy but I think eventually I will do it again, properly.

Here are some snaps from the day, hope you enjoy 🙂

I made the dress out of cheap purple polyester and a $5 Big W men’s white t-shirt, the shoes are hessian wrapped around sandals and the mask is dodgy 3 layer papier mache and paint. My spear is made of a $3 dowel from an arts and craft shop, a bottle neck and lid, and foam/red tape. All in all, not my best effort but still heaps of fun to make and wear!

Next up is comic-con in June and I can’t wait.

Stacy x