It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere and my Birthday was last week. Here are some of my favourite things lately, either purchased or received as birthday gifts.
I got three scarves for my Birthday. I always get scarves as they are new out in the shops when my Birthday rolls around. This year I got a pretty paisley print silk scarf from my family that was bought in New Zealand, a red die-cut stole from Glamour Hanger from my future in-laws, and a berry snood from Factorie.
Nutrimetics had a gift with purchase this month of a smokey eye shadow palette and its just the best, the perfect mix of colours (I have so many palettes but this one is my new favourite). I also scored a Rimmel scandal eyes shadow stick in Bad Girl Bronze for $5.
I wear black flats a lot and recently decided to upgrade to a better quality pair. I got a pair from Target Australia in there comfort range, and then couldn’t go past these cute aqua flats.
Loving my gifted insulated drink bottle from EarthCo. Keeps cold water cold for about 4 hours! The website says 12 hours, but its not that cold after 4. Plus the bottle does not get cold or wet on the outside. I am obsessed with drinking cold water so I love this. Also love my new Typo and Kmart plastic reusable bottles.
I have been on the search for a new denim jacket for about six months and scored this light weight, soft fabric one from Rockmans for $40! When I was in there I also picked up this lovely purple front tie top and another blouse style top with a yellow to orange gradient.
After all these years travelling you would think that I would have got it right by now, packing just the right amount of clothes. Perfect for the occasions, activities and weather.
Nope, failed again. Why is it that I never seem to pack the right amount of tops? Every trip – I get there and think – Oh no! I have no choices! What am I going to wear tomorrow? Sometimes the tops are not appropriate, too dressy or too casual, or they get sweaty or dirty and can’t be re worn. I must remember for future packing to pack my clothes and then add 2 or 3 more tops.
For this trip I have a pink knitted sweater, a black jumper, a casual pink blazer and a black waterproof jacket, which was plenty of things to keep me warm. Aside from my many black tank tops (purely for wearing under things) I took 3 black T Shirt style tops (one with writing, one with a pattern and one plain) and a pink sheer sleeveless blouse – that really has shrunk since it feels too short when I put it on.
I wore one of the black T Shirts on the plane, then one on each of the next two days, and the blouse out for dinner. Day 3 of my trip and I’m out of options!
I blame the weather. Even though the forecast was for tops of 14 degrees celcius (in my opinion – cold), the reality has been that it has been sunny and without wind so short sleeves are fine. So I was cross I didn’t pack more short sleeved options!
Oh hello shopping on day 3…. (typical!)
Next time I’ll get it right, I promise… ( though I feel I took enough dresses (2) and pants (4 pairs plus leggings).
Here are my accessories for this trip, shoes, swimwear, scarves and jewellery. I also have a few earring choices too.
Love my new uplifting message cushion that I got from Kmart, only $10! In Kmart I also got this cute black and silver hinged bangle.
On my recent mini break (only 3 days 😦 ) to the Sunshine Coast, I visited the Eumundi Markets. Bought so many lovely things, many for gifts for upcoming birthdays. For myself I got a lovely hand crafted ring created from an antique silver spoon, with my initial on it. I also got 3 prints from Page Turner, who makes wall art and other crafts out of antique dictionary and encyclopaedia pages. A similar company makes them on Etsy. From West 4th Studio I got two of these circular pendants, made from Japanese paper designs. I also bought a hand painting rock necklace from Unique Stone Art. Seriously I think Eumundi Markets are one the best markets in Australia!
Just finished my shampoo and conditioner set from Make Shampoo, the Make Voluminous collection.
Loving my new eyebrow colour palette and nude eyeshadow in ‘My favourite tauping’ from Essence.