I’ll let you all in on my plan for the next couple of months…..no more clothes shopping. GASP…..I know. I don’t know what has happened over the past few weeks but I have not been good. I have derailed from my core philosophy of buying quality not quantity and pieces that you truly love and wear them over and over! Mix and match and make the pieces feel new again. You will often see pieces repeated on here as really that is how we all live. My closet is not a black hole so sometimes you just gotta make thing work that you have sitting right there.
So far I have worn these jeans to work (see here) and for a casual day out but I haven’t dressed them up yet for an evening with the girls. And for me this means adding this fun statement monochrome bustier and my fav silver pumps of the moment (see here). I think next will be matching the bustier with a skirt or shorts. Stay tuned and let’s see how well I do with my challenge. XX
I cannot believe how fast the time flies (although some days just seem to drag on and on….). It’s nearly March and I thought yesterday was New Year’s. So another week goes by and I get the pleasure to bring you a few more of my favorite things. I have been reminiscing about all my European travels in 2012/2013. One memorable place was underground cold water baths in the Alcazar de Sevilla (pic above). I only got to spend a day there but I hired the perfect tour guide and its a place I won’t forget.
You can’t think about Europe without thinking about food. And although I ate my share of Tapas in Spain, my favorite foods still involve any kind of pasta. And seeing as I am slightly obsessed with the easy cooking of Donna Hay right now, I wanted to share this simple and tasty recipe.
It’s not a regular week if I am not lusting after shoes. Today the new SJP line is launched in all Nordstom stores (yes they ship internationally). Guess which website I am on today?!
If you follow me on Facebook or Instragram, you will see that this week has been all about blush and grey tones and my slight obsession with them. So its only logical that I am eyeing the new Country Road Homeware collection.
And finally these amazing pumps. I saw these worn by Julianne Moore on Chelsea Lately. It took me a a little while and all my google skills but I found her Gianvito Rossi pumps. Yes..they are $$$ but I am loving the classic pointy toe pump combined with the buckle edge.
Images from: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Donna Hay, Pinterest/Country Road
This summer I cannot get enough of the dress. I think (hope) I am like every other girl and go through phases of wearing my favorite clothes over and over. No matter how many clothes I have in my wardrobe (or storage as is the case for this travel girl), I still seem to have the same top 5 pieces in constant rotation. This Three of Something drop waist dress is on that list. Seen here with my Jeffrey Campbell heels but I mostly wear it with some fun jelly sandals and a straw fedora. Loving the summer style of the moment and really don’t want it to end.
Photography: Milla Kirk Photography
It’s funny how I think I just have things figured out and then everything changes. This can be hard for someone like me that likes to have plans and be organized but my mantra for 2014 is to go with the flow. Wish me luck. In the meantime check out some things I have been lusting after this week.
My newest fav accessory is a hat. I don’t own many (yet) as they are hard to find for my kid size head and I sometimes find them tricky with my short hair. But I may bite the bullet with this fedora from Lack of Color and get the hat tape to help adjust the size. Check out their site for the full collection.
Love, love, love! I don’t own Chanel (yet) but I still think this is the best quote! This Swedish site ships worldwide and has some great accessories and wall quotes.
What do you do when its raining and you’re feeling lazy? Watch daytime cooking shows. I stumbled across Donna Hay (Aussie Cooking Queen) and she was making Mango Banana Gelato. It looked so delicious and simple that the next day I made it myself. And it was awesome if I do say so myself. Here is the alternate recipe with yogurt. Change the yogurt for cream for gelato. Enjoy!
How fun is this poster?! I admit I have been a Sex and the City Fan since my late teen years. And I may or may not have watched every episode multiple times. This is just a sample of Carrie’s shoe collection but what great gift for the shoe lover.
Images: www.lackofcolor.com.au; www.donnahay.com.au; www.sealoe.se; www.popchartlab.com
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Pretty much all I have been wearing this summer are dresses. Drawing some inspiration from Christian Dior and Jennifer Lawrence at this year’s awards shows, I am loving a drop waist dress. I prefer one with a little more room through the bodice. Just like the above Three of Something Dress. Check back soon to see this featured in an upcoming outfit post. The free flowing structure of the flip skirt is quite feminine and fun. The summer won’t last but this dress sure will.
Photo credit: TheBlondeSalad.com via Polyvore.com
Let me let you in on a little secret…I don’t like coffee. But I love the idea of coffee and cafes and the whole culture. Nothing better than hanging out at your local cafe, people watching or reading a mag, papers or a great book. I just love those simple moments. Vintage Espresso in my home town of the Gold Coast is a great place to catch up with friends or enjoy some time with yourself.
Hanging out never felt so cool than in this G-Star RAW denim piece. A great piece that I can see in my wardrobe for years to come. I can imagine actually mixing it with a white shirt underneath to completely change the look and feel. I thought also about mixing it up with some cute ankle boots in the cooler months. For now I mixed with my must have Jeffrey Campbell’s (seen here also).
PHOTO CREDIT: Milla Kirk Photography
Location: Vintage Espresso
Happy Weekend everyone! Trying something new this week and I hope you enjoy it. I spend so much time on the internet, receive so many emails from various websites and blogs and wanted to share some of my favorite each week. Share the talent and ideas to you.
My blog was always meant to be about a lifestyle – not just clothes and accessories. Creating your unique style in the form of travel, home, fashion, fun and sometimes a sweet treat. Each week I’ll try and bring you somethings that made me smile and made me look twice. Click on the photos or links below to access the sites and just enjoy and be inspired in whatever way that may be.
A new online store that just screams my aesthetic – Simple and clean. AYR was created by ladies that worked at the great – J Crew, Madewell and Calvin Klein. They have put together a visually pleasing experience that simplifies your wardrobe with elegant, simple pieces. I hear the jeans are the newest “IT’ jean and they come in multiple lengths (thank goodness). Only bad news is that they don’t ship internationally just yet – US ONLY. My mission is to check out their showroom on my next trip back to the US if I Can.
My newest App toy – Waterlogued . Available in the app store this makes me feel like an artist when in reality I can’t draw at all. Just insert your own photo into the app and choose your type of water color and watch it create
A home grown talent – Jasmine Dowling. These pillowcases are definitely on my wish list this year (Available here). But check out her website for her beautiful typography and her Instagram is one of my Fav’s. Check it out.
This one is for my Gluten free friends. But lets face it – it just looks yum and I want to eat it now. Have fun perusing Apartment34 for fashion, food, decor and travel. Click on the pic to link to the delicious recipe.
I hope you love my links this week just as much I loved sharing them. Now excuse me while I go make some Chocolate Almond Butter Bites.
Photo Credit: Apartment 34, Jasmine Dowling, AYR.
Do you remember the days when your mum used to initial and put names in all your clothes? How embarrassing! But yet here I am lusting over anything personalized with my initials or name. It started with my super fun personalised persplex clutch (seen here) and now moving towards bracelets (seen here). Next on my wish let is a monogrammed leather clutch. I found one but the shipping charge was almost more than the bag itself. I’ll keep hunting.
Some people like to initial themselves in ink and I just like to do it with my accessories! I have gathered a few to tempt you a little. XX