Thursday, 22 May 2014

My Style Diary - Daisy Chains

Hellooo :)

I have to dash out the door in about 10 minutes to do the weekly airport pick-up (I'm slowly getting used to this fly-in fly-out business my boyfriend has gotten us into), but I thought I'd quickly share this outfit with you from Mother's day a couple of weekends ago.
This dress has gotten so much wear since I picked it up and has transitioned so easily from a simple, easy-to-throw-on summer dress to a perfect layering piece for the cooler months :)
Another piece that's gotten it's fair share of love lately is this necklace which has become one of my favourites. While I've been wanting to jump on the statement necklace bandwagon for a while, for some reason it never quite feels like "me", so for the moment this is my more subtle take on the trend.

Anyway, I better get going. I hope you're having a fab Thursday night!


Dress - Jay Jays
Jumper- Dotti
Boots - All Saints
Necklace - Saba

Sunday, 18 May 2014

My Style Diary - Time to Layer

Heya :)

I don't really have a lot to say today, but I thought I'd share these pictures from last weekend.
I wear this jumper/jacket so often this time of year and love that it has the look of a jacket but the comfort of a soft, cozy jumper. A perfect piece for when you want to look presentable, but really can't be bothered with anything too fussy!

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday!

Lots of Love

Jumper/Jacket - Country Road
Top - Witchery
Scarf - gift from a friend
Jeans - French Connection
Boots - Italy
Bag - Jigsaw

Saturday, 10 May 2014

April in Pictures

Although we're now well into May, I still wanted to share some of my Instagram pics for the month of April. Looking back, it was a really fun month :)
The highlights included going to Michael Buble's concert (he was seriously so amazing!) and the morning spent with my Nonna and Nonno making authentic Italian tomato sauce.
I hadn't had the chance to join them for quite a few years so it was fun being able to help out (as well as a good way to learn all the tips and tricks!)

Some other things I did this month included -  enjoying many lovely walks around the neighbourhood (the weather in April is just so beautiful), trying out some new recipes such as these "healthy" crepes (I eliminated the healthiness by smothering them in maple syrup), drinking a lot of tea, and eating far too much chocolate! 

Anyway, I hope you had a good month of April and are looking forward to (what remains of) May! I definitely am :)

Lots of Love

Thursday, 8 May 2014

My Style Diary - Winter is Coming...

Today has been a bit of a rainy, blustery day (the word blustery always makes me think of Winnie the Pooh - anyone else agree?), and it's made me really excited for winter. There's just something so comforting about snuggling up indoors after a busy day with a cup of tea and listening to the rain. 

Now that the weather's cooled down, I'm excited about the fact that I can finally pull out the cozy winter layers and accessories. In particular, this pair of black ankle boots that I'd been on the hunt for for ages. I finally found my perfect pair that ticks all the boxes (suede, a chunky heel that's just the right height and a front part that dips down so it doesn't cut my leg off too much), and I can see they'll be getting a lot of wear this season (and for many more years to come too I hope!)

I'm more of a summer person and the grey weather can sometimes get me down a little, so luckily for me the sun almost always manages to find it's way through the clouds (even for just a little bit) in Perth. For days when that doesn't happen, a bright scarf is always handy to add a little colour and light to an otherwise dreary day. I'm rather fond of this one that I managed to score from Sportsgirl for a bargain price of $3.50! Scarfs would definitely have to be my favourite accessory come Autumn/Winter. They're not only practical but they can add so much to an otherwise plain outfit!

Anyway, that's it for today.
Let me know what your favourite winter accessory is :)

Lots of Love

Jumper - Dotti
Jacket - H&M
Jeans - Country Road
Boots - Urban Soul (from Myer)
Scarf - Sportsgirl
Bag - Jigsaw
Rings - Asos and Dotti

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My Style Diary - With Flowers in My Hair

Hello hello :)

I've always loved the look of floral crowns, and its a trend I've been wanting to wear ever since they first appeared, however I've always felt just a bit too shy to give them a go. 
When I saw this beautiful one on sale at Sportsgirl the other day (managed to pick it up for $3!), I couldn't pass it up, as it was one I could actually really see myself wearing.

 I love the beautiful bold colour that really stands out, but the fact that the flowers are on the back means I don't feel too over the top when I'm wearing it. There's also no pesky elastic band at the back which I feel takes away from the beauty of many of the the floral crowns I've seen (aside from the fact that I can never seem to get those ones to sit and stay comfortably on my head!)

For this crowns first outing (brunch with one of my best friends), I kept the rest of the outfit very simple with just jeans, a striped t-shirt and biker boots.
I really like the contrast of the tough biker boots and the feminine florals and I think this outfit really epitomises my style - comfy and casual but with a touch of girlie-ness thrown into the mix.

Anyway, enough rambling...
I hope you're having a great night! I'm snuggled up in bed listening to the rain which is so relaxing after a busy day!

Goodnight :)


Floral Crown - Sportsgirl
Top - Dotti
Jeans and Bag - Country Road
Boots - All Saints
Necklace and Watch - Thomas Sabo
Bracelet - Pandora

...also floral crowns always remind me of that song "I wish I was a punk rocker (with flowers in my hair)" ... anyone remember that one? 
I wasn't super fond of the song but it just brings back good memories :)

Sunday, 4 May 2014

My Style Diary - Basics and Brights

Hello hello :)

There's nothing quite like a simple white tee and jeans. They're such failsafe staples that can always be relied upon, and I just love the clean, laid back look of the white and blue. 

It's also a handy fall back when you're wearing a slightly unusual nail polish colour and don't want your outfit to clash with your nails. 
Hey -  it's something you've gotta think about! 
(my Dad would be rolling his eyes if he read this... "frivolous" he would say... ;) )


The polish in question is Essie's Mint Candy Apple which is a gorgeous light turqouisey-minty-blue (yup that's the description I'm going with). It's a stunning colour, but you do have to think a little more when getting dressed. 
I ended up throwing on this bright coral cardigan, and I actually really love the colours together. A very bright, cheerful combination in my opinion, and perfect for a lovely sunny, autumn day 
(Well it was sunny the weekend I took these pics... today's been a little gloomy...)

I hope you've had a great weekend!

Lots of Love

Top - Dotti
Cardigan - Pull and Bear
Jeans - Siwy
Shoes - Forever New
Rings - Asos and Portobello Road Markets
Necklace - Local Boutique

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