Featuring a scarf I wore a while back in one of my earlier Fashion Friday posts, I wore mostly black in this outfit but let the scarf and other accessories add a bit of a pop.

This is also the first Fashion Friday post since I got my haircut!

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The way I used to blog, I would write every two or three days and would write about what I got up to each day. I stopped writing as much and my posts became more focussed on individual topics, and I think that’s because my life became more routine. Before, school and university allowed for a lot more antics. 😛 These days I find that nothing sits as a topic I could write a lot about, but I miss writing more about my day and recently I’ve been busy so there has been a lot going on.

‘The Georgie Gazette’ is my own version of posts such as ‘Life Lately’ or ‘What I’m Up To’, where I do a miscellaneous mind dump on nothing specific, but just what has been happening in the world of Georgie.

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Putting together an outfit and trying to make it look good can be pretty painful for me, personally – I’ve been known to put on clothes in the morning, hate what I’m wearing, and waste twenty minutes getting ready because I don’t like what I’m wearing. (Ugh.) I’m getting better though, and for people who are perhaps not as fashion-conscious, it can be hard to get the hang of at first.

Michelle asked me to do a post on how I put an outfit together. Here are the rules I generally (try to) live by. I hope it helps some of you. 🙂

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I was approached by the team at Webucator recently to have one of my blog posts recorded as a training video. They cooperate with bloggers to record training videos related to web development, computer programs, business skills, and more. One of my CSS Adventures posts on Classes, IDs and specificity was chosen and I was happy for them to make it into a video. Check it out – they did a great job.

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Some time ago, I tweeted about an uncomfortable incident that occurred while I was walking to the train station from my office one afternoon. My feelings after this incident were in stark contrast with my feelings upon returning to my office the next morning. These are my thoughts on workplace ‘safety’.

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I am featuring some rather old staple pieces in this Fashion Friday. It’s safe to say it’s been at least a few years that I have owned both the skirt and top featured in it. I love the combination together – it’s definitely one of my favourite outfit combinations, so it’s a wonder why it hasn’t appeared on my blog until now. But after writing about deliberately choosing clothes for these posts, I know that I should be wearing what I normally wear to capture a better sense of my personal style.

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About a year ago I bought a new MacBook Pro (the one that had just been released). I owned a MacBook Air at the time but after one and a half years, I felt it was time to change. I bought my MacBook Air quite cheaply as it was second-hand, used very lightly by the previous owner (I actually sold it for about $5 more than the price I bought it). At the time, it was a relatively recent model as well.

I’ve written a quick post on how I came to decide that the MacBook Pro was the one I wanted to get!

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I had the opportunity to attend my first conference this week – Web Directions’ Respond conference. I was lucky enough to also have my ticket paid for by work. It was an enlightening and very valuable experience.

Among some of the greatest quotes in history – ‘CSS is a hack’ (Simon Knox), ‘Bootstrap, the McDonald’s of frameworks’ (Chris Wright), ‘Flexbox, aka CSS’s I’m Feeling Lucky button’ (Chris Wright again), ‘Don’t use JavaScript for something you can do in CSS’ (Jen Simmons), ‘W3C – I still call it 3 toilets’ (Russ Weakley) – we all learned an insane amount about web design and development, were adequately mind-blown, and had some mind-bending conversations with other people in the field.

I’ve written a bit about the conference and some takeaways.

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I get a good laugh out of dissing and bitching about reality shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Married at First Sight. My mum enjoys watching them, and I found myself bored after dinner, watching this thing I call ‘trash television’. Why waste my time on it?

But I wanted to know why she found it interesting, and why contestants on the shows are mostly unsuccessful, why they decide to go on these shows in the first place, and why some people just get so ‘unlucky’ in love.

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