Tag Archives: Summer

Packing for the Tropics

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:

Kate Incorporated Swimwear in Hawaii

Clockwise: Asos, Topshop, Asos, Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, Shopbop, Boohoo

Now I just need to narrow my choices down!

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Poolside Glamour

On my recent trip to  Bali I discovered a whole new level of poolside glamour. I usually wear a tinted sunscreen when going to the beach and other than a swipe of my trusty waterproof mascara, I’m usually au naturale. However with all the pool parties and beach clubs around the Seminyak area (Potato Head and Cocoon I’m looking at you!), this just wasn’t going to cut it.

I had no choice but to quickly adapted to this glamorous way of poolside lounging with a little help from my new must have poolside beauty products:

Colckwise: Napoleon Barely Blushing;  Le Tan Daily Face;  Nars  illuminator cream in Copacabana; Lucas’ Papaw Ointment; Bloom Lip Tint in Veil; Maybelline Define-A-Lash waterproof mascara

clockwise: Napoleon Barely Blushing; Le Tan Daily Face; Nars illuminator cream in Copacabana; Lucas’ Papaw Ointment; Bloom Lip Tint in Veil; Maybelline Define-A-Lash waterproof mascara

What products can’t you live without when emulating poolside glamour?

Bali Insta Update

I’m back! Bali was a blast, I had such a fantastic time but I am glad to be home – even if it is a lot colder. I was devastated on Friday when all my Bali photo’s were wiped from my iPhone due to bug whilst updating my software. So instead of my original plans for my Bali post, here is holiday version of my Insta Update series. A warning before you go any further, there is a lot of sun and a lot of cocktails – it was a holiday after all!

ayana rock bar

bali

breakfast flowers

cigar

cocktails ph

cosmo

daquirie

from where youd rather be

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lanterns

last day in nusa dus

last mani

margarita

Mexican

mojito

nusa dua

orchids

pancakes

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pizza

potato head

relaxing

selfie

sunset ph

sunset rb

wedding mani

wedding mojito

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Getting Bali Ready

I am Bali bound in less than 8 weeks and I am starting to get really excited. We are heading over with a fabulous group of people, for the wedding of some close friends. I got my jab last night in preparation for the trip and my arm is now a sore dead weight so to cheer me up I thought I would start looking for a new bathing suit, because everyone needs new swimmers for an overseas trip to a tropical location! I have decided I want a new full piece, not only are they chic but extremely practical (read flattering to a winter figure). I have narrowed it down to the below:

Clockwise: Asos, Clube Bossa @ Shopbop, Baku @ Asos, JETS @ Net-A-Porter, J Crew, Lisa Marie Fernandez @ Shopbop, Red Carter @ Shopbop, Missoni @ Net-A-Porter, J Crew

Clockwise: Asos, Clube Bossa @ Shopbop, Baku @ Asos, JETS @ Net-A-Porter, J Crew, Lisa Marie Fernandez @ Shopbop, Red Carter @ Shopbop, Missoni @ Net-A-Porter, J Crew

Of course, there are also some other essentials one needs to look respectable poolside – hat, sunglasses, cover-up, wedges and a cute tote to carry all the important things – cocktail money and my camera! These are my dream essentials:

Clockwise: BCBG Max Azria @ Piperlime, Marshall Sunglasses @ Green With Envy, Vizx Swimwear Solid Judy Cover up @ Shopbop, Kate Spade Lisbeth Tote, St Tropez @ Asos, iPod Nanon @ Apple, Jimmy Choo Porto Espadrille Wedge

Clockwise: BCBG Max Azria @ Piperlime, Marshall Sunglasses @ Green With Envy, Vizx Swimwear Solid Judy Cover up @ Shopbop, Kate Spade Lisbeth Tote, St Tropez @ Asos, iPod Nano @ Apple, Jimmy Choo Porto Espadrille Wedge

What essentials do you take on a tropical escape?

K

Loving right now…

I am in love with this Bec & Bridge Rosetta mini dress. The colour and print is screaming summer cocktails at Manly to me!

Bec & Bridge Rosetta Mini Dress

Bec & Bridge Rosetta Mini Dress

I am also crushing on these crisp white pumps from Wittner, these are so versatile. They will work beautifully for a casual look with jeans and a blazer, look smart and fresh  for business not to mention I am already picturing these with my cute new yellow cocktail dress!

Wittner Baria White leather Pumps

I think I may need treat myself to an early christmas present, after all it is the Silly Season and a girl needs to look her best.. 

K

Is That Summer I See…?

For those of you lucky enough to be in Sydney today, how good is the weather! I am stuck in doors, chained to my desk so unfortunately I am not really enjoying the day the the way I would like to however I did manage to sneak out for a quick walk around the block in my lunch break. Boy am I glad I did. Sunny, warm, in fact bordering on hot with a slight breeze – perfect for a day at the beach (one can dream)!

Raspberry and Vanilla Coke Slurpee – perfect for a lunchtime stroll in the sun!

I hope everyone gets to enjoy the sunny goodness whilst it lasts!

K

My Five…

I am taking time to reflect on the things that make me happy after a rather frustrating week. Sometimes it’s important to remember the little (or big) things that get you out of bed in the morning or make you smile, these are mine:

1.    My Husband – corny I know, but I am still technically a newlywed so this should be allowed!

My Handsome Husband on our wedding day

2.    The smell of jasmine and freshly cut grass that perfumes the evening air

Jasmine

3.    Chilled glass of Rose – Bunnamagoo Estate Wines is my absolute favourite!

Glass of Rose

4.    The Alabama Shakes – smooth and sexy summer tunes

Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls album

5.    Pink peonies (hint to the husband!) ;p

Pink Peonies

 What puts a smile on your dial?

K