For a couple of girls with limited hiking experience (limited being the generous term), Grace Rosenblatt and I did not know what we were getting ourselves into when we booked flights to Tasmania.
For those of you who don’t know––and I’m not judging if that’s most of you––Tasmania is an island off the southern coast of the Australian mainland. And, when we first landed, we were convinced it was populated by more sheep than people.
In the days leading up to our trip, we booked tours around the major ‘bucket-list’ destinations because of the beautiful views and cool photo ops. However, the hours of hiking ahead of us to get to those picturesque places apparently never crossed our minds.
As you can imagine, sending the two least direction savvy people off on intense hikes led to a few hours of off-trail hiking, about 12 ‘I almost just died’ moments, and a bunch of sing-a-longs to mask our fear. The breathtaking views at the top of Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay, however, made all the scrapes and twisted ankles worth it.
Packing for a weekend trip can be challenging for any fashion lover––it’s in our nature to overpack! In my experience, it’s best to pack light dresses and rompers to make outfit planning easy. After long a long day of adventure, it was nice to come back and have a cute, easy look to throw on for dinner in the city of Launceston. My favorite summer dress and platform sandals was the perfect option––and a nice break from workout clothes and sneakers.
If Grace and I learned anything from our weekend adventure, it’s that anyone traveling to Tasmania should probably train for a half marathon before, and if you’re unsure about a hiking path, ask someone before you go two hours the wrong way!
Monday was never a day I was particularly fond of. With the exception of holidays, and the years my birthday falls on Monday of course, a regular Monday signals the start of another workweek. In other words, it’s goodbye Netflix and hello textbooks––for us students at least.
This past Monday, however, restored some of my faith in the once-dreaded weekday as I had the opportunity to interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia. I am thrilled to share I will be interning in the fashion closet at Harper’s in Sydney!
While the days leading up to my interview consisted mostly of familiarizing myself with Australian fashion icons and designers and reading (and rereading) Harper’s Bazaar articles, the daunting question remained: what was I going to wear?
I settled for a neutral look, combining a bit of New York (a chic blazer and oversized sunnies) with Aussie style (linen pants and platform sandals).
Picking the perfect interview outfit can be intimidating for anyone; after all, first impressions are lasting impressions. Interview fashion varies across professions, but many of the core ‘rules,’ such as dressing in a classy and non-distracting way, remain the same. However, this does not mean you should sacrifice your style! I think two key elements in interview fashion are choosing a look that reflects your values and your confidence. Your outfit should be empowering so you feel ready to ‘wow’ the interviewer and land the job of your dreams!
In the week leading up to Australia Day, the girls and I tried to get a handle on the best ways to celebrate. While we expected something like July 4th, Aussie Day vibes were more Labor Day as locals enjoyed a day off with a cold beer and a BBQ at home. Nevertheless, bars and beaches were packed with young people trying to participate in the festivities.
After extensive research––mostly consisting of asking every local we passed what the hotspots were––we decided to grab mimosas (and burgers) at the Glemore Hotel. The rooftop was quite a scene with a beautiful view of the Opera House.
Next we headed to the Bucket List on Bondi. This vibrant bar was basically a fashion show as everyone sported his or her best summer look––turns out Australia Day is not for the unfashionable. While some ladies rocked denim, many wore sundresses and sandals or sneakers.
Planning the perfect Aussie Day outfit definitely took some thought. Not knowing where the day would take us, I decided on a light, linen wrap-dress, platform sandals and a bathing suit underneath––just in case the beach was too hard to resist.
Still trying to get the hang of Australian culture, but there’s no better way to do so than immersing myself in it. Australia Day was definitely a good start.