Monday, January 7, 2013

Boating days

These past couple of days I was lucky enough to spend time at a good friend's holiday house in the Gippsland Lakes town of Lake Tyers.
Post-New Years this was heaven on a stick, with days spent boating, eating, sleeping in vintage caravans and spending guilt-free hours reading endless magazines and chick novels. I also finally tried my hand at wake boarding (and got up first time to both my and my bfs surprise!) 

Dance with the animals

Happy New Year bloggers! Hope yours was also filled with fun, friends and frivolity ;)

I spent New Years Day at the Bridge at the Docklands in Melbourne, dancing my butt off at the Animals Dancing party...things got a tad out of hand! 

Wearing: Lover dress and Sportsgirl ear cuff

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm a sucker for leather.

Boots, jackets, skirts, bags, I have a strangely large number of each. I honestly feel that leather, though slightly 1980s is fabulously versatile and ads an edge to a simple, tailored outfit.
Each year when I go to Bali I manage to order myself at least one piece, and surprisingly enough they all get worn!

I have such admiration for designers who can produce original items with leather and my latest discovery has got me week at the knees.

Meet Winston Wolfe, a Queensland native and sucker for premium quality, timeless leather pieces. Priced for the regular gal, her designs are slightly edgy and totally wearable.

The Goddam quilted leather vest ($390) is over and above my favourite leather piece this year and I'm hoping Santa might treat me to my very own.
Also check out the Boyfriend for Girlfriends leather pants ($360) and the Vincent Vega leather boots ($450). Bangin!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ch ch ch changes

Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else. -Tracy Kidder

Change can be scary and sometimes you don't have the option of choosing when this will happen. But hopefully when it does, it only leads to bigger and greater things.
Well at least I'm hoping that's the case!

[1. Birthday breakfast pancakes cooked by my man; 2. Dinner with my beauties at Chin Chin; 3. Beach time on this sweltering Melbourne day; 4. Love heart ring by Jordan Askill; 5. Kitty ring by Meadowlark Jewellery]

With the start of this week came my birthday, filled with some much love and happiness (plus some beautiful treasures from Jordan Askill and my very own kitty-ear ring). Yesterday, a massive spanner was thrown into the works, which has (luckily) given me a big kick up the butt towards a path of fulfilment. Plus I got to spend the last 2 days at the beach!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pre birthday birthday

So it's my birthday tomorrow, the beginning of my 28th year in this world, and this year I plan to grab hold of life and all the opportunities available and really make a go of it!

But before I get all boring and serious (as if!), here's a couple of snaps from my weekend birthday events, involving salmon for breakfast, mini golf and the wonderful delights of Yo-Chi.
Oh and some fabulous spoils from my fam and man, courtesy of Madewell, Hello Parry and ManiaMania (though I am still hoping for a pug or a kitty tomorrow...)

This year has already started off on a good note!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Inspiration desperation

I've taken myself on a blogging sabbatical of recent times, in order to reassess what I really want out of a blog.

While it started out as a travel diary, I have seen it slowly evolve into a mesh of lifestyle, fashion and food. And there is nothing wrong with that.

I've been doing a lot of blog reading lately, trying to pinpoint what exactly attracts me to certain blogs over others. And i think it's obviously an affinity with that person's taste and style, but also blend of original content and commentary of others' images. And an original voice is key.

My current faves are:
Capture the Castle
Sincerely Jules
The Londoner (Rosie seriously has the BEST life)
Oracle Fox

These are the blogs that I know off by heart, that I turn to each day hoping they've made a new post over night, and which I hope to emulate in some form.

So here's to a new lease on blogging, the struggling creatives ultimate outlet!

image: Pinterest

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Spring wishlist

It's finally starting to heat up in Melbourne and  it's got me thinking of all the brilliant things spring has to offer (besides my rampant hay fever!)

That's why i'm looking forward to: shirts and blouses that have a masculine/feminine feel; denim denim denim;  fresh tropical fruit; stocking up on clothes in classic silhouettes; delicate jewellery; taking a dip into the leather short realm; adding fur and textures to my home; and LEOPARD!