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California girl turned expat transplanted to the land down under: North Queensland, Australia.

October 20, 2010

Colour my…Wednesday?

A couple of weeks ago, I posted if anyone wanted to be postcard pen pals, and I got my first one today! Miss Erica at Recycled Fashion is officially my postcard pen pal <3. The rules of the postcard is you have to recommend a song (mainly because my IPod is lacking new music) and her pick is “Nine Million Bicycles” by Katie Melua. I’ve never heard her before-she reminds me of Colbie Caillat in the sense that you want to drive down PCH on a sunny day and play her music. Maybe that’s just me, listen for yourself:


Erica just started a "Colour my Week" blog. She writes:

Wear your best clothes or the cheeriest colour from your wardrobe. You’d be surprised how much your clothes could affect the way you feel about yourself...I will focus each Monday's post on one colour, I will show various recycled fashion items I have found with that colour, and invite other readers to share their colour finds to the blog, by the way of a linky link McLinky.

I added my blog to her linky, so I am required BY LAW to follow through on my obligation (just kidding). now green isn’t my favourite colour-my wardrobe consists mostly of black, grey, red, pink, and some blues. But I have had a tee since 2006 that I still have as a lounge shirt. It says “This is my ‘Get Lucky’ shirt” that I bought at my old job Torrid. My only green shirt!

 Drinking Heather My 27th birthday party. 2007. I was wasted! And drinking Green Apple Smirnoff, how fitting.

When I think about the colour green, a few things come to mind.


  Irish Spring Soap

Edamame (Soybeans). I can’t find them ANYWHERE!!!

As for fashion, I am a dunce. I wear lots of patterns-especially stripes and polka dots. But if money and cowardice was no factor, I’d be all about Lolita-a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period. How fun would it be to dress up every day?

courtesy of Fan Plus Friend

 courtesy of Maruione

  courtesy of Fan Plus Friend

 courtesy of Milanoo

Okay, Erica was totally right. Googling “green” and finding drool-worthy items has made me feel a little brighter! Now to lose weight to fit into them…Weight-loss Wednesday, anyone?


  1. Wagamama... only two restaurants in the whole of Melbourne, and a few more scattered around the country, I go there just to eat Edamame!

  2. I grabbed your button!


  3. What beautiful dresses!! I don't know where I'd ever wear one to, but I'm pretty sure I need one.

  4. Hed, I love Torrid. There are none around me but that might be a good thing while being unemployed!! They are pricey but have the best variety. I think these clothes are beautiful and more people should throw theme costume parties in the world!! They might be the only ones in attendance but it sounds good right? haha.

  5. Erica-YOU SUCK! I looked at that menu and now I can't stop drolling and craving Japanese food! :)

    CBG-Thanks! Although I broke mine when trying to fix it up, it's now more boxy, less rectangular.

    JM-Yeah, I had two I NEEDED at home and they ended up being sold on Ebay!

    Barb-Love Torrid. LOVE it. 40% off when you work there-go get a job there! :)

  6. Wow. That's a good employee discount. There aren't any around me though. And I can't do retail. I tell people what I actually think! hahaha

  7. ooh, I need to design some jewelry that will go with those dresses! Doesn't matter if you are not a skinny minnie, jewelry doesn't care!

    Hopefully, Australia will wake up and edamame will find its way there to you. Bet if you ever got to the really big city you could find a grocery store that stocked it frozen and buy a cooler full!

  8. I love the smell of Irish Spring : )