Thursday, June 30, 2011

Daily Outfit: Flower as big as your FACE!

Howdy folks! Just reassuring you all that I'm not dead but instead just busy with work and life and not in the mood to blog. I'm sure the loving will be back soon.

Quick outfit shot to satisfy those that have been wondering what Sequin Cat has been wearing to school lately while it's been so cold and miserable and tiring.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Daily Outfit: Clothes Swap

Scored this fab dress last weekend at my clothes swap (thanks Kelly!) and wore it out that night to see a Zappa tribute band. YAHOO!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Daily Outfit: Jamming with Pynchon

When: Last Friday Night
What: Manfriend's first gig with new band.
Where: Grace Emily Hotel
Why: Postmodern looks.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Daily Outfit: Red Roses

Layering for warmth but trying to look neat... welcome to winter's challenges!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Daily Outfit: Off Kilter

Oh, she went there. Sorry folks.

A retraction?

I know I just said that it's been fun getting dressed lately... I guess I tell fibs! This week's been so cold that to wear any sort of cheerful colour has been a challenge.

Colour scheme today was like this fair lass: red spotted coat and blue legs. I like to think I established the look first!

the sartorialist?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Daily Outfit: Ooh là là

A bit French mod for school the other day. Beret kept my head warm!

Also a bit pyjama-esque...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Daily Outfit: Red and Black is back!

I felt like dressing up for dinner with the in-laws last Monday. Hurray for public holidays!

Daily Outfit: Sunday peppermint

I met up with the delightful Ruby Chew last weekend for some peppermint tea and gossip.

Tops weekend!

I haven't been around (on the net) lately... I had a great weekend!

I had ladyfriends round for a clothes swap on Sunday. So much fun! I just finished washing all my new goodies.

What else, what else? Manfriend played his first gig on Friday night and it was awesome! Then we had a nice day date on Saturday. I've been reading good books lately and watching lots of Community while marking. I feel good about things! It's been fun getting dressed lately - lots of outfit shots for you all.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Daily Outfit: Weekend Casual

My usual weekend look lately for running errands.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daily Outfit: Thanks eBay!

Accidentally restarted my eBay account.... Accidentally purchased this dress.... Luckily I quite like it. Drinks on Friday night. It was bitterly cold outside.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I went for my first run this evening!

Feeling very virtuous.

Daily Outfit: Primary Colours

I really like blue and red together!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Daily Outfit: Going Green

Just trying to keep warm at school!

The book serpent

I'm really enjoying reading at the moment! When am I not though....

Daily Outfit: Stripes and Ruffles

Oops! Forgot this outfit from last week. A very popular look for the schoolyard, apparently!

Paris blue skies

I was discussing Paris yesterday with the divine Ms Chew and it reminded me just how much I missed my life from over there!

Infrared photography of Paris from Olivier Dolbeau.

Daily Outfit: Diffraction Distraction

I only realised the connection between my outfit and the physics I was teaching when I got to school in the morning. Diffraction fun!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


We all know I'm a dress girl!

Daily Outfit: Cherry red

Still trying to inject colour into my winter workwear.

Daily Outfit: Easter Egg

This shirt got another wear at my aunt's birthday afternoon tea last weekend.

The man at the service station liked my peacock badge (national animal of India!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Daily Outfit: Jewel tones

Boy oh boy has it been cold in Adelaide lately! Trying to inject a bit of winter colour.

How do you cope with the weather?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Daily Outfit: Maxi bon

Monochrome maxi(ish) for school. One of my students asked if I was in mourning. I guess I must wear a lot of colour (for a teacher...)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Daily Outfit: Greensleeves

When it's cold and wet I really struggle to get dressed. I thought this green shirt would be a nice jolt of colour but I know I just look silly. Good thing my students are too polite to laugh at me (to my face).

Down with Love

Last night the manfriend and I got around to watching the very funny Down with Love. We ended up putting it on after finally succumbing to the television sensation that is Mad Men (only four years late; not a bad effort). It was such a visual treat to watch two shows set in the same era back-to-back. So much colour! The clothes! The soundtrack!

Manfriend and I kept looking at each other with big smiles on our faces.

I'll let the screencaps speak for themselves.

All screencaps courtesy of

Happy 1000th post, Sequin Cat!

Can you believe it? This little blog is two and a half years old and has just clocked up her thousandth post!

Fireworks surrounding the castle at Disneyland Paris (where I worked in 2009!)

We celebrated 900 posts in March with a weekend away. No chance for something similar at the moment but I have a fun little party planned for next weekend. There's also champagne chilling in the fridge...

800 clocked over just before Christmas last year. Party times! Another weekend away for the 600th post.

500 posts was celebrated out in the country, this time last year. Champagne for the 400th (March 2010), oranges and milk back for the 300th, back when I was still in France, as was the 200th and of course my very special first 100 being celebrated at my home-away-from-home, Eurodisney.

Bastille Day fireworks on top of the Eiffel Tower.

Friends, I've had such a marvellous time blogging since I began in January 2009. I've loved exploring the world with this blog, and sharing my life with family and friends. Outfit photos bring me so much pleasure! There's nothing like looking back at your own archives. Take a peek at my first ever outfit shot - I look so young!

I started this blog two years ago as something to keep me occupied in the summer holidays and since then it has taken me through many incarnations: casual worker, touring musician, expat, uni student (again) and now young professional. I love how this blog chronicles all these changes, and in a way, my growing up.

I've never had any aspirations to be a well-known blogger but just enjoy doing my thing. I'm so happy that I've got this record of all the wonderful moments in my life from the last few years. Here's to many more.

The dress

Any ideas where this delicious dress is from?

I've started thinking about what to wear to my cousin's wedding this July...

Daily Outfit: Pizza Night!

Tuesday night is Pizza Night! Or at least it was this week. Wonderfully affirming, hilarious and heart-warming catch-up dinner with some lovely ladies at EST. Delish.

This dress is such a winner. Best $7 ever spent.

Just a Minute in May

We're a few days into June but better late than never for this sort of thing.

Ad for the hilarious (and colourful!) new film by François Ozon

Reading... on the up. Trying to make time for it! I finished another John Wyndham (The Kraken Wakes) and am discovering that I do like me a bit of dystopian sci-fi (I guess!)

Listening... to my iPod on the way to work. Usually Death Cab for Cutie or The Crash, depending on how energetic I'm feeling (usually not very....)

my parents a safe holiday, my friends good health, Dr Love a happy start in Melbourne.

a whole bunch of stuff! I feel like I've stayed at home a lot lately but looking through my diary indicates otherwise. Patricia Piccinini exhibition, Katy Perry, the manfriend receive a University prize, Pôtiche (very cute), Cirque du Soleil, Cloudstreet, Wicked, Cane Toads: The Conquest... as well as a whole bunch of dinners and parties!

Buying... things I don't want (or need) on eBay again... uh oh. Drinks and dinners. I love being employed (after so many, many years as a student).

to get through the term! I think I'm on track. I've been working hard lately but also trying to establish more of a work-life balance: taking a bit more time over marking, leaving school earlier, asking for help, going to professional development sessions. I had my performance review on Wednesday and it went really, really well.

Missing... warm weather, Wednesday Wrap-ups, friends interstate and overseas, my life in France (and that amazing trip to New York).

Cooking... most nights! It's great to feel independent and capable. I like experimenting with homemade pizza and trying out lentil dishes (delicious burgers!). Next up I want to learn how to make laksa and try homemade bagels. Yesterday I cooked carrot soup for this evening and can't wait to have it with goat's cheese melted on crusty bread... yum!

my way through my wardrobe and saying goodbye to some lovely dresses. Space. An effort to let people know I love them. Demands of my students. Progress, in many aspects: work, mentally, emotionally. This is a challenging year but I feel proud of where I'm at already.

homemade food, turning my back room into a Chinese laundry, seeing old friends, listening to mix tapes, reading by the fire, good takeaway, crisp and colourful autumn days, visiting libraries, vintage bargains, discussing lifeplans with the manfriend, ripping off my To Do lists on post-its (only to write a fresh one of a teacher!), making an effort when getting dressed (some days it's hard, you know?), spending time with my cat, colourful lipstick, not needing fillings and being generally healthy while those around me drop like flies, cheese in all its incarnations (except parmesan), caring phone calls, weekend sleep-ins (apart from the catso asking for breakfast at 6.30), little easter eggs (still! yum yum).

Remember April? I can't believe we're halfway through the year already. So much excitement ahead! I've even started thinking about my birthday...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Daily Outfit: Clarify this!

This week I went to a "clarifying forum" for physics teachers. I was the youngest by just a few years...

Daily Outfit: Licorice

Finally an outside shot!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Daily Outfit: Sunday Dress-ups

After spending the weekend in a cosy coma, thought I should put on a nice frock for dinner with the in-laws.

So cold outside! Thank goodness for winter coats.