A couple of weeks ago Anthony turned the big 3-0 and to celebrate I’m taking him to Hawaii in 2 weeks. This all sounds very exciting, except that I am sans swimsuit as my last one died in the back seat of my car thanks to my sometimes adorable puppy, Winston. As we head into the cooler months on this side of the world, I have turned my searching efforts to web to find all the swimsuits and resort wear one requires for the Maui shores! Here are my cozzie picks:
Window shopping always seems to cheer me up, even when I’m broke and can’t afford to buy anything I still get a kick out of perusing the perfectly primped windows. I seem to make mental notes, sometimes even snapping a picture or mentally piecing possible outfits together for future days when I’m actually in the market to purchase.
Clockwise: Diptyque Jonquille Candle_Mecca Cosmetica; Necklace_Lovisa; Blouse_Joie via Pollyvore; Sunglasses_House of Harlow; Shoes_Alexander Wang via Shopbop
Whether you’re strolling the streets or watching the web, a little shopping never killed nobody!
It has been a while and whilst I keep going to write posts, something always goes wrong for me – internet breaks, holiday season gets the best of me or I succumb to a DVD marathon of all my new favourite TV shows!
So I thought I would ease myself back into blogging for 2014 with an Insta Update so you all can see what I have been doing in the most flattering of filters of course!
The only thing better than online shopping is app shopping! More and more companies are creating apps where you can purchase direct from the comfort of your phone – wherever you may be. Stuck in peak hour traffic, why not purchase a new pair of shoes from The Iconic. Waiting at the doctors, no reason why you can pick up that blazer from Asos you’ve had your eye on! I’m sure I’m not the only one trawling my fashion apps for new items to purchase when I have a spare moment – watching TV, on the train or waiting inline for a coffee of a morning!
I must concede that whilst my wish list is always bursting at the seams, my shopping cart is a place where only the top performing pieces reside until pay-day. Very few items actually make this pile. You see I love the thrill of picking out item upon item I would snap up in a moments notice if I had unlimited funds or a body like Jennifer Lawrence, but in reality only the most cultivated of pieces make my shopping cart.
To become a top performing piece, the item must meet a certain criteria:
Will it suit my body type
Does this colour work with my complexion
Will it work with at least 3 items already residing in my closet
Is it versatile (can it be work to work, out for cocktails and to Sunday brunch)
Can I return it, no questions asked
Do I keep coming back to the item
If it passes this test , then to check out it goes! Here is a sneak peek of my current top performing pieces, I wonder which ones will graduate to the check out this pay…
Spring is nearly here and the sneak peak Mother Nature has provided Sydney recently has really got me into the “Spring Cleaning” mood early this year. I love packing away all my bulky winter clothes and clearing space in my wardrobe for a fresh and vibrant Spring wardrobe. But Spring cleaning isn’t only about the clothes, I have also looked and cleaning my body after the many winter feasts it has endured over the colder months.
Lately I have been looking into clean eating and organic food more (yes Amolaya you are starting to rub off on me!) in an attempt to eradicate my frame of the horrid winter wobbles.
In addition, I have also been focussing on finally clearing out the clutter that is encasing my apartment. I have almost finished my spare room with the living room next on my list. With all these preparations, it’s no wonder my internet browsing history resembles a bookshop’s “How To” section!
The recipes on Eat Drink Paleo make mouth water, especially this slow cooked lamb shoulder
I have been getting my healthy on by reading up all things positive on the Lorna Jane website, Move Nourish Believe
Finding a way to add a little sparkle to my interiors thanks to this post on The Glitter Guide
Finding inspiration (and direction) to make my own artwork for around the home on Apartment Therapy
I keep finding myself lost in all the pretty pictures on Samantha Wills blog
Sydney has had a cold snap this week and for once I’m glad for my procrastinating ways since I didn’t get around to packing my winter wardrobe away last weekend as I had planned.
I discovered this dress hanging in the back of my wardrobe this morning which I had purchased at the beginning of the year but I have never worn. It’s perfect for work and perfect for today’s weather.
I love the monochromatic trend at the moment, it’s so chic, classic yet always feels modern no matter the era. It’s also a trend that is easy to achieve whilst still staying professional for the corporate environment I work in.
Headband: Diva; Sunglasses: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Tiffany & Co; Jacket: Review; Dress: Forever 21; Belt: Sportsgirl; Shoes: Nine West