With all the stress at the moment, my mind keeps drifting back to Aitutaki. Whilst packing, or on hold to a real estate agent, I’ll think of how peaceful and relaxing it was to just float in waters so blue, to see fish swim around you, to laze under the shade of trees. I need to win the lottery so once I move to Melbourne, I can go on a holiday! *wishful thinking*
I’m NOT a beach person. I remember thinking at one point before I left “Why am I going to an island in the middle of nowhere? “. I do love to swim, I love animals, I love trees and nature, and Aitutaki has an abundance of that. I did actually enjoy the beaches here though. Our resort was right on the lagoon. It wasn’t crashing waves, it was calm. It wasn’t crazy sandy, it was a lot fine coral, reef shoes were a must. I loved it though.
Well, apart from the sand flies. Those I loathed with a fiery passion. They loved me and mixed with a coral cut, I ended up in the hospital late one night. I was fascinated with the hermit crabs. I’d never seen them in the wild before, but there were millions of them. All different sizes, shells, colours. Excuse my nails, the salt water did nothing for them, or my hair.
It was paradise. Okay, okay, maybe not. If dogs were allowed on the island and they had a better internet connection, it’d be paradise. I can understand now why my Sister fell in love with the place. I don’t think I mentioned, but when we landed, I had a slight panic attack. I remember thinking “Oh god Natalie, what have you done “. It took me a couple of days to unwind and be okay with being unplugged from the world. I figured if something happened to the rest of the world, we’d find out eventually.
So now I’m dreaming of when, and if I can get back.
Last Thursday, one of my longest friends messaged me, asking if I wanted to go with her to see Kanye. I bit back my initial response of “DUH!” and replied with a “yes please!“. I’m not a huge Kanye fan, in fact, I probably only knew half of the songs at the concert, but I love seeing live music and it was a great chance to catch up with my friend. Lord knows I can be horrid at maintaining friendships.
I nearly broke my boots getting them on! See, I actually sprained my ankle a few days prior and having it all bandaged added extra bulk. Due to that, I decided to dress for maximum comfort. This Harlow top was my only purchase at the Curvy Couture Roadshow last year, and I’ve worn it heaps! It’s so comfy. In fact, my Mum keeps threatening to steal it because she loves the way it looks on.
To jazz it up a bit, I added the first pair of Black Milk Leggings I ever bought, along with this Tatty Divine Knock-Off necklace. That necklace is a serious convo starter. I got 4 compliments that night on it!
I also made some effort and put make up on. I hardly ever wear make up these days. I always feel the transformation is so dramatic though. I like the way make up enhances my eyes. Usually if I put make up on its mascara, eyebrow powder/gel & a lipstick.
I tend to look so similar in all my pictures. So I’ve added in a few funny faces and better pictures of my make up.
Look! I’m dressed in something other then leggings and jumpers! That’s because I was doing something other then packing and stressing about moving. On Saturday, my parents & family friends went out to lunch, so I used to excuse to get dressed up.
When I first noticed this skirt on Modcloth, I loved it and promptly added it to my ‘loved’ list. I recently got an email notifying me it was on sale, and well, I caved. It doesn’t look as pink online, but it does say in the description that it’s neon, and honestly, it’s just made me love it more. When the restaurant employee told me I looked very ‘bright’, and my Mum told me she wouldn’t lose me in the crowd, well, I take it as a compliment.
Then I paired it with my crop top and pom pom earrings. I loved pom pom earrings when they came down the runway for Henry Holland. However seeing Hayley in them so often, and lusting after them, I decided to pick up a pink pair for myself. Funny story, before I left for lunch, I was on Skype, when Tonka came up to me, sniffed the pom pom, then grabbed it & tried to run away with it. I now have to be sure to hide them when they are not in my ears, and be careful when they are!
The weather has been rainy and dreary here at the moment, quite different to last Spring. I wasn’t quite sure I’d get proper outfit pictures taken (that’s why there are a few inside shots) but the rain cleared up for a short while. I hope my glaringly white skin doesn’t blind you! I’m considering trying a fake tan this Summer. I’ve always loved being pale, but I think I wouldn’t mind trying something different!
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