Sunday, July 31, 2011

Like an indian summer in the middle of winter.

We used to live for Saturday nights. I remember last Summer when we would be out partying and clubbing every single weekend. Most of the times, we would even do three nights in a row - Thursday, Friday, Saturday. And still, we managed to show up at work, do 12 hour shifts, and do our jobs exceptionally well. Lately though, with so much happening, I find that I can only do a maximum of 2 nights per weekend. Am I just getting old? Maybe, maybe not. I miss the carefree days of last summer and cannot wait for this years summer!

Also, outfit is something totally random, I know. I haven't bought anything in what feels like ages. Well, considering I work in a mall and I am there a few times a week, not buying anything within a week just feels odd so that's a long time for me. It was already around past nine pm and I didn't have an outfit yet. All I knew is that I wanted to wear pants because it was too cold outside (I hate you, Winter). What better way to warm my legs than to wear velvet! Leopard singlet is actually a nightie. As in lingerie. Threw on the sheer maroon top for extra warmth (As warm as a sheer top can ever provide) plus my trusty black wedges and I was good to go.

Wearing lingerie out = instant crashing in bed after a hard night of partying because you're already in sleep wear! Win!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Will you be my forever fling?

I just realised I haven't really properly introduced myself yet. These things are always a bit awkward to write so here it goes. . . I've been blogging since I was about 14 but I've never really stuck to one blog address. I'd always think of a nice name and then move on to the next big idea. I probably have enough blogs to last me a lifetime, along with useless email addresses to boot. If there was a cyberspace police, I would've probably been banned from creating a new blog by now.

But alas, I thought of forever fling. And somehow, it made sense. I had a feeling that I would stick to this one and true enough, 7 months later, here I am. I may write my thoughts on Tumblr, or post on myother blog, but I know I'll always have this. I guess this is what Forever Fling is to me - coming home.

 A fling is defined as a brief romantic affair, while forever is defined as something permanent or without limits. 

I guess you could say I'm a contradiction. 

So hello, world! My name is Jess, a 19 year old small town girl from New Zealand. I'm currently in my second year through my degree and I'm majoring in PR and Advertising. I am also living the dream by working in retail. Working in a clothing store has always been the ideal job for me as I love fashion and cannot think of anything better than to get paid to look good and to always have the latest pieces. 

If not studying or working, I enjoy partying. Hard. I love the whole party scene in my little town, and I enjoy raging it up on the dancefloor with good music and my favourite djs. I live for those epic nights that make me feel so alive. Of course, being the contradiction that I am, I enjoy hiding in little cafes enjoying superb food and excellent coffee while reading a book as much as I enjoy partying. 

I live for blogs, photography, fashion, all things vintage, writing, cupcakes, second hand books, crazy nights with the cool kids, floral prints, coffee, red lipstick, dubstep, op shops, music, and tea cups. I'm really close to my family and I have a solid group of friends. My best friend is called Steph (She is honestly the bestest bitch one could ever have) and we also have a joint blog called withthecoolkids.

I'm just a girl who is living the good life and chasing after her dreams. And, really, I wouldn't have it any other way. So here's to what lies ahead. Here's to many more blog posts. Here's to the most fucking epic journey I've ever embarked on. Here's to infinity and beyond! x

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Zealand's Next Top Poser

I was doing my usual blog surfing on a lazy Sunday afternoon when I happen to come across this contest that The Men's Department School of Modelling was running. As a joke, I mentioned it to Jassher and told him he should join. To my surprise, he was keen and thinking we had nothing to lose, we decided to join! We had three days to send an entry and because our schedules clash, we ended up doing this shoot on a Monday morning (And no, despite my best efforts and guilt tripping, he stood firm on not driving me to

I'm no photographer but I did try. Probably not the best idea, but we had no concept whatsoever. We even drove around to find he perfect location for the shoot. We were just mucking around really (Or maybe that's just me) and just did some crazy poses and took photos. The best part for me was coming up with different captions for the photos! We were literally at Starbucks for two hours the night before the contest closed looking at photos, picking the best ones, and making up captions. There was a lot of swapping seats and swapping laptops, some dubstep tunes on the background, and trying to come up with a nice email to match our entry. 

For an impromptu thing, I'm proud that we won 2nd place! And Jash scored a pair of chinos from Topman too. What a good bitch. Here's what The Men's Department had to say about our "Boy in a box" photo:

"Was it a pose of defeat or a pose of glory? Was Creed playing in the background? This pose was deep and thought provoking. Well done!

The runner up for New Zealand's Next Top Poser is... "Boy in a box"!!
You have scored yourself a pair of Topman Chinos! Congratulations!!"

Yay! Not that bad, aye? Not that bad at all.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mish mash

Woohoo! Sorry for the photo bomb, but I found these photos that I have yet to put up and so I've decided to just post tidbits of my life lately in one entry. As you can see, I have been a busy bee lately. I was on holidays from class but I've pretty much worked my entire holiday away. 

Mish mash of photos are from watching Computers Want Me Dead live, Scratch 22 album launch, Desserts at Iguana slash me playing paparazzi with Jash, Pinch & a Punch, Auckland Art & Craft fair, Hanging with my blogging idol Amanda and socialite/photographer extraordinaire David Grr (who btw, took the 9th photo in this post), Movie and cupcake making date with Steph and David, New loot from Rox's VIP night, and bow necklaces by Kim from Kute Kiwi.

Whew. I think it's time for me to blog some more. Yes, I think so too.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hat The!

MANATEE presents: Hat The was an epic night. I've been to two manatee parties now and boy do they just keep getting better and better. Hats off (pun intended) to Will, Sam, and Scott also known as Djs Willapede, Staylo, and Piece respectively for organising such an epic event.

I haven't fully recovered from Soundscape yet, but there I was, tearing up the dance floor. What a good night indeed.

As usual, photos are from the beautiful Miss Shannon Rolfe from Snap Star!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let's do it tonight

"For all we know, we might not get tomorrow, let's do it tonight."

Saturday night was one of the best night's I've had in a long time. I actually did not plan on going, but Lucie has a way of convincing me to go out! We were such a random group with Lucie, Jassher, and me out and about. It was a last minute thing too so I threw on this "Earth Hour" shirt over a little slip dress and had a hat on! The hat didn't make it out though.

I had a "The Perks of being a Wallflower" moment that night. It was just a little after 12 and my get happy song "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull ft Nayer, Afrojack, and Neyo started playing. Lucie was driving on the fast lane and the three of us were singing at the top of our lungs! And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

Started the night with Dirty Electric. One of my favourite parts of the night was when Dj Daniel Farley played "Young Blood" by The Naked and Famous and turned it into an epic mix! Raged it up and went around to see which clubs were pumping. 101 was really good, and when "Party Rock" started playing, I went crazy! I was raging it up with Jash and when "Give Me Everything" immediately came after "Party Rock", shit went down. I vaguely remember telling Jash how it was my song and how happy I was over and over again. Lol. I also remember seeing the lovely Alice and dancing with her too!

Ended the night at Agenda with Dj Bones playing and meeting up with Lucie after. Overall it was a good night and even though I looked completely trashed (I'm talking about the photo of me and Jash especially!), I don't really care as I was too busy enjoying myself that night. Not going to lie, thank you to my friends who left that Chardon in my house from Thursday night. I think I owe my good night to you guys.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Forever Fling

I've been wanting to make a header for this blog since I first started it, but never really gotten around to do it. Finally made one now! Hah. Considering I can't photoshop or edit or whatever, I'm quite happy with this!


Vintage dress was a hand me down from my Auntie. She made it herself and it's my favourite ever! <3

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thursday night with my mates! It was an average night out on the town and eating Subway after was disappointing. The thing I liked the most that night was my outfit. And maybe hanging with my friends. Hah. Kidding.

I slept in that day and woke up with a text from David about the massive work room sale at The White Room. I got really excited until I realised I don't get paid until next week so I came up with a budget. I wanted to get this knitted cardi but it was over my budget (I was really tempted to get it) and for the first time ever, I practiced self-control and didn't get it. Got this beautiful red velvet material instead that I'm going to turn into something beautiful for me to wear. Lol jk, I can't sew for shit so Steph is actually making it into a pretty garment. What a good bitch.