Posts

Boho Orange!

Image
I am just loving the weather right now and it's so good to start spending more time outdoors.  For most of the summer it was so hot and humid and by mid-morning the UV index was already extreme.  That meant if you wanted to go for a walk outside, you basically had to go either ridiculously early or wait until the sun went to bed!  
Therefore, the only exercise I did over summer was in airconditioned comfort, usually walking around and around the shopping centre!  Just like Carrie Bradshaw: shopping is my cardio!  
I much prefer to be outside though, so no more wandering aimlessly around the shops spending money I don't have on things I don't need!  (I have a feeling this won't last long so I am not making any promises!).  All I am promising is that I will make a genuine effort to be more active and get some sun and fresh air.  Hopefully this will help me get out of my slump!  
I know that volunteering once a week is one thing that is helping me, because it makes me fe…

A Hint of Mint!

Image
This is what I wore on Saturday.  The weather was beautiful: warm in the sun and a little cool in the shade.  Therefore, I thought it was the perfect weather for a hint of mint!  
This was my first wear of my recently purchased sleeveless knit vest in mint.  It doesn't photograph as minty as it looks in real life, but you get the idea!  It was the perfect amount of coverage and added a bit of extra colour and texture to an otherwise pretty ordinary outfit.
I chose to go with a minty grey colour scheme but added my recently purchased Frida Kahlo as a cat brooch, to add some cheer and quirk!  I also wore my chunky minty necklace and my cute new sparkly kitty earrings as well, for the first time.  It was a day of firsts! 
Speaking of firsts, I visited the big Salvo's op-shop on Saturday and bought absolutely nothing!  I really must be in a slump, because I always find something to tickle my fancy! Oh, well!  There's always next time!
The outfit: Top: Sussan Sleeveless Knit Ve…

Up, Up & Away!

Image
Do you consider yourself to be adventurous?  What does it mean to you to be adventurous?  Has the meaning of adventurous changed for you as you've grown older?  
The other day I was out shopping with the family and noticed a new play area for kids, with hot air balloons painted on the walls.  After a quick family game of table tennis in which I truly sucked, the images of hot air balloons got me thinking about adventures and what it means to be adventurous.  
I've never been adventurous in the extreme activities kind of way, such as partaking in skydiving, bungee jumping or even hot air ballooning!  I've never been interested in the first two activities, but I would like to ride in a hot air balloon and float up, up and away into the sky!
In my twenties, I was adventurous in terms of travel and exploring new places.  I moved to Japan for two years when I was twenty one and travelled all around Japan (and other parts of Asia) by myself.  I always tried new food and partici…

Boho Pants: Part One

Image
Now that the cool change is here, I've started wearing more pants.  The cool weather is really just first thing in the morning and in the evening, as during the day is still quite warm.  The weather today was absolutely beautiful: blue sky and no wind!  Perfect!
I've always liked boho prints and have added quite a few new pairs to my collection, including this red pair.  As well as the colour and print of these pants, I love that the fabric is sturdier than my cotton pants, so they are better suited to the cooler weather and won't split when I bend over!  I don't know about you, but that is a pretty important feature for clothing to have! Ha! 
I'll be showing you some more new boho pants again in upcoming posts.  I hope that doesn't bore the pants off you!  Ha!  Sorry for the bad pun: I must have ants in my pants! Ha! Sorry! No more smarty pants, I promise!  It's been a long and tedious day today, so I think I might actually be losing my mind, but I'm …

Happy Mother's Day!

Image
Yay for the cool change!  Yesterday was cool and today it was even cooler!  I was so happy to be wearing a cardigan today, which means it won't be long until it's jumper weather, which is even more exciting!😉 It really was such a long and cruel summer for humans and nature alike, so the cool change is such a welcome one!
I overheard some people at school complaining yesterday about the cold weather.  They were also the same people who complained about the heat every single day over summer.  I guess there's no pleasing some people!  
The outfit: Top: Sussan Skirt: Robert Louis Cardigan: Suzanne Grae Shoes: Rivers Bag: Tasa Jara


Spark The Owl Necklace by Erstwilder
No Amber pics this post!  Instead, a photo of my jumping bean son photobombing my photo shoot!😂Oh! If only I had his energy!!  By the way, if you see Amber, please don't tell her that her brother was in my blog, instead of her!  If she finds out, the claws will definitely come out!!😂😂
Tomorrow is Mother…

Print Mixing with Shades of Blue

Image
I'm fairly new to the world of blogging and even more so when it comes to the world of print mixing!  Up until recently, my go-to style was if I'm wearing a print on top I'd wear a solid colour on the bottom and vice versa.  Print mixing seemed like something only disorganised people with either zero interest in fashion would wear (think: just woke up & grabbing any clothes & heading out the door!) or at the opposite extreme, for fashionistas on the runway and in magazines!
As an average gal, print mixing seemed out of my realm of competence!  Since I've been blogging though, I have become more open to trying new things and stepping out of my comfort zone.  I used to worry so much about what other people thought of what I was wearing and as such, didn't have the confidence to try new things or even to embrace my own style.  That's why I love blogging (& my blog buddies) so much, as even if I have an outfit fail, I can always try again in the next p…

Hello Autumn!

Image
Well, it's finally starting to cool down!  It was such a long and hot summer and I was starting to think autumn would never arrive! The mornings and evenings are cool and the days are still quite warm, so it's still not really jumper weather, but it's definitely heading in that direction!  

In celebration of the cool change, I chose to wear this tunic featuring autumnal colours.  I am also looking forward to wearing some of my many multi-coloured cardigans and jumpers soon! 
The outfit: Tunic: Katies Leggings: Autograph Shoes: Rivers


Ring: Lovisa Bracelet: Her Fashion Box Bag: Anne Klein


Necklace: Belluna Japan
Do I even need to ask who wore it best??  I know Amber wins every time!!😂

Thank you for visiting my blog! XXX

Linking with: Style Splash