Mar 30, 2012

Contemplating Marni. Better Handwriting.

Not only is it Friday, but we've also hit a pocket of my favourite kind of weather in Sydney.  Sure the mornings are brutally dark but daylight saving ends this weekend and then we get to have dark evenings back.  And yes, the weather each night changes so that often you need 2 sets of pyjamas going (winter and summer) and you sometimes need to change into both sets in the same night.  But the air is so crisp now and the heat of the day isn't accompanied by humidity.

The converse of the pyjama conundrum is that your day wear can be just as dichotomous.  A dressed up short sleeved T and trousers for work one day.

As long as I'm convinced that the necklace and cardigan together are 'inspired' styling then that's all that matters.  Cardi and necklace - Marni at H+M, tank - Big W, black trousers - GAP, belt - Country Road (it's not ageing well....).  Colour co-ordinated hair elastic on my left wrist worn in celebration of my hair solidly hitting shoulder length.
And a bit of an art installation around your neck and spots across your chest the next.  I'm having so much fun with my H+M purchases at the moment, those hours sitting on the newspaper on the cold pavement are a distant memory....

The thing with Marni is that like life, each piece doesn't come with an instruction manual.  How high or how low does one tie the necklaces?  Are they necklaces or neckpieces?  Is it acceptable to have so much competing for attention on your top half - a bold print and a bold accessory?  I will have to research these queries, I think.  And you know how my research goes.  It starts with a casual review of NAP which progresses to contemplation of a purchase and then a dummy run shopping basket fill....  A few days later, I return to the site and find my shopping basket still full and then credit card details are entered.  Perhaps it truly is a blessing in disguise that my laptop is hating wireless broadband right now.


So with the prospect of a wireless-less (double negative but it is actually true, I did think it through before typing) weekend ahead of me, perhaps I will have time to familiarize myself with these new pencil grips of mine.

Regular readers and those who have had the mixed blessing of a hand written note from me will know that I have shocking handwriting.  I also now have the added challenge of around 200 black biros which I'm finding a bit hard to write properly with.  So I bought some triangular holders a few months back which sort of helped but they've all now burst at the seams. Don't know why, those darn skinny Kilometricos haven't gained an ounce since the first wore the holders in February....


So I ordered these sculpted beauties which apparently are the 'industry standard' in ergonomic pen holder design and are useful for both left and right handers.  As you can see, it's early days yet.  Too early for any improvement in my handwriting.

Have a lovely day, wherever you may be.


21 comments:

  1. I want that cardigan- love it!
    I have gotten a hand written note from you and I don't think your hand writing is bad- I have seen soooo much worse soooo many times!!! xo

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  2. Those holders are great! I really want to improve my handwriting too. Gah! It's so not pretty. Unless I take forever styling it, and that's just not practical :) Happy Friday, lovely.
    Heidi xo

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  3. I am loving your cardigan, can't stop looking at it....I want one!!

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  4. I remember those pencil holder thingy-ma-jiggys from when I was in primary school...didn't help my terrible writing though! Whoops!  And I always love that you have a Big W or Target item in your daily styling...

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  5. I thank my grade three teacher who told us all to work on our handwriting because we would always need it, even when we worked and mostly typed.  She was soooo right. 
    I too am looking forward to the end of daylight saving.  I know I will miss the light evenings hugely but getting up in the pitch black to go for my morning walk is just so hard.  I have been bad this week, only went twice.

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  6. Hi SSG, I'm a first time commenter. You have put the pencil grip on the wrong way in the photo, the skinnier bit faces the pen tip. :) Also, since there are many reasons for poor handwriting, they'll really only help those who have poor character formation as a result of poor grip.

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  7. I have terrible handwriting, more like chicken scratch :D

    Have a lovely weekend, SSG. x

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  8. Those pencil grips are cute - I know no shop in Germany where you can buy them (and I am a fan of paper-shops). But I will be on the look-out! 

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  9. Thank you so much for this advice.  I was wondering why I was struggling...

    SSG xxx

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  10. You're a cool chick. I found my inner SSG at the blogger con and wore a chunky sportsgirl necklace on the day with equally chunky bangle. I thought of you the whole time I was there (in a nice 'wish you were here' way, not in a freaky stalker way).

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  11. I absolutely love the cardi, and I admire you for wearing the necklace because I suspect I would find it a far too annoying - it looks like it would be sticking into my neck. I used to covet your handwriting at Uni, SSG. I'm not joking. X

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  12. Your handwriting looks much better than mine! Love your marni necklace/neck piece too. The good thing about no instructions is that it means you can never wear ti the wrong way really! Even if it does result in a little but of online shopping! hehe :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  13. LOVE the necklace and cardi together. Gorgeous!

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  14. Thanks, Catharine!

    SSG xxx

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  15. Good point about the instructions!

    SSG xxx

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  16. Have you tried online, Brigitta?

    SSG xxx

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  17. Grade 3 teachers can see into the future, I'm sure of it.

    SSG xxx

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  18. LOL, Target and Big W are good places to look for basics.

    SSG xxx

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  19. H+M will be in Australia soon, I hear.

    SSG xxx

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  20. I'm still getting used to the holders, now that I've figured I had them upside down.

    Will let you know if things improve with my handwriting!

    SSG xxx

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  21. That is a great cardigan. I just tried on some Marni platform sandals today. If they'd been even remotely comfortable, they'd be mine right now.

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