Hello Lovely Readers,
(Bit of a long one so settle in!)
In a year that was full of ups and downs and a lot of neglecting this blog especially due to a super busy season at work i’ve made some commitments; small goals if you will. I’ll right them down in time but rather than rush headfirst into resolutions I want to experiment and fail and try again.
One problem with resolutions is the idea that if you don’t succeed even partially or even in a way that wasn’t what you set out to is that it doesn’t count. While for me, my blog hasn’t been going so well my photography certainly has. I’m so excited to bring new vids, new photographs and my insta game (V STRONG right now). Hopefully a new blog or podcast… hmmm??!?!?!!. In the mean time while I look at where this blog fits in, here’s a quick overview of my 2017 faves.
- Adidas White Superstars
Perfect Sneaker. White goes with everything and I’ve never met a person who DOESN’T look good in them. Over in Hawaii at the Premium Outlets I sat on the fence, ended up buying them AND loving them despite 50 trillion people having the same pair. Comfy, durable and will go with everything – it’s not too late to jump on the train! I promise!
2. Sony a6000
Dang. After loving my Nikon for it’s short life (it’s still alive but planning to sell) I realised I should have spent some extra dosh on a mirrorless camera. The portability is priceless as well as being able to send photos directly from my camera to my phone! EEEEEK. If your a blogger/have blogged/want to blog check out a mirrorless camera such as the olympus pen or sony alpha series. Will change your life.
ps. For those worried about lenses you’ve already bought google ‘adapters for mirrorless cameras’
3. Rifle Paper Co 2017 Planner
For all you digital babes out there, you gotta admit, nothing beats a pretty planner and some nice pens to get your life sorted. I really appreciated the aesthetic of the rifle paper co ones (sidenote: bought the 2018 version) AND the space to plan out your life. Adding in the events of the day as well as reminders makes life a breeze. Note to self: Don’t just look at it.. use it! (isn’t that everyone?!)
4. MCA (museums)
‘Get Cultured’ on facebook that may or may not refer to the meme of the month (salt bae, big shaq I’m looking at you) but this year I delved into the world of fine art and modern art, In particular the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. A perfect afternoon that is on the free (minus exhibits). I also have been loving the photos from the LACMA and Ice Cream Museums. Proving that art isn’t dead.. it’s just become a little more interactive and fun. Check out your local art gallery in your holidays.
5. Old School Tees
I’m not a huge band tee lover nor am I a fan of tees with slogans. HOWEVER. I’ve been loving by logo tees (think Barney Cools, Assembly Label, Cheap Monday, Gucci [for the big spenders]) they work well with the 90s vibes. High waisted denim and slides for by the pool or tucking one into a printed skirt for a clashing almost 80s effect. Spend some moula and grab one today!
Much Love – The Retrograde Collective XX
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