Saturday Nights In

Saturday Nights In
I know I am getting old (as in middle aged) when I look forward to and enjoy staying home on a Friday or Saturday night. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out and have spent most of my life the social butterfly type, sometimes cramming 3-4 social events in one day.
But when I’m tired or exhausted or it’s been a big week, I love just staying home, chilling, relaxing, lounging and usually sleeping early and sleeping in. BLISS!
The cat loves it too. I recently got a new quilt cover and new sheets (from Ramesses); having an inviting bed or couch makes nights in more enjoyable, add a throw rug on those colder nights.
pop bed ramesses
I bought these H & M sweatpants (trackies as us Aussies call them – short for tracksuit pants) last weekend and they are very comfortable. Like sweatpants but with a leggings fit around the calf. Super soft and a nice wide thick waistband. I think they will be perfect for flying and can be dressed up or down.
Some inspiration:

Blue Plaid

Blue Plaid
As I am spending the holiday season in the USA, it’s currently winter. Which I wasn’t quite prepared for when I left Sydney summer! But with the arctic winds blowing through Northern and Central California, I’m well aware winter has arrived.
I bought two scarves with me,  but I’m getting a little bored of them and might treat myself to a new one, maybe a nice plaid or buffalo print like this one! Still loving the blue and black theme, and on my recent trip to China I bought myself a lovely cobalt blue fedora hat with a black band and bow, so that will go nicely with a nice blue plaid scarf!
Here’s some I like:

Etsy scarf

muizee Fred PerryRue21

Packing for 32 days

Packing for 32 days
It is always a challenge when you have to pack for an extended holiday, 3 weeks and over. You can’t take an outfit and set of underwear for everyday, which you may pack for short trips. Most people pack an assortment of easy, wear anywhere, day to night clothes and then try to do some laundry throughout the trip.

Depending on the size of your luggage also depends on how much you pack. I will be travelling for 32 days out of a 50L backpack. Any bigger and I can’t physically carry it on my back. With one small cross body bag, I had to be a packing ninja to get all my clothes, underwear, shoes, toiletries, accessories and travel items in the backpack! Plus still have some room left for shopping!

My colour theme for this trip was black and grey neutrals with denim items and aqua/teal pieces. I will be travelling around China and Hong Kong, with a week in the USA afterwards, so weather will be mostly pleasant, averages between 20 and 30 degrees.

Here are my packing choices!

BOTTOMS – blue skinny jeans from Target, black mini skirt from K Mart, 2 pairs of black leggings, dark denim shorts from City Chic.

TOPS – 4 black tank tops for layering, black cardigan and grey leopard jumper from Paper Scissors, striped long sleeved tee  and black floral sleeveless blouse from K Mart, mint sleeveless blouse from Valley Girl, black and teal studded sleeveless blouse from Charlotte Russe, black sheer blouse from Sussan and a navy and aqua love heart tee shirt from Mix Apparel @ Coles.

I recently brought an all weather jacket from Rivers, water proof, wind proof, with adjustable sleeves, a hood and hidden protected pockets.

DRESSES – Multi coloured striped casual dress from Charlotte Russe, dark grey graphic print dress from Valley Girl and a floral sun dress from K Mart, all able to be worn on their own or with leggings and a cardigan or jumper. I like dresses that can be day or night and even flying gear and sleep outfits for overnight trains.

ACCESSORIES – I’m taking 2 scarves, one navy, khaki and white patterned, one plain aqua-green. For shoes I’m taking my favourite black Havaianas, black and white Converse,  plain black flats from Target and some strappy flat black sandals from K Mart.

Obsessed with… Sleeveless Blouses

Obsessed with... Sleeveless Blouses

Favourite Accessories this week – Flats!


The curvy girls daily saving grace. The other night I was going to a Salt n Pepa concert (so old school I know) and wore some trusty flats, perfect for dancing all night after a full day at work.

My fellow dancing buddy came out holding three pairs of heels asking which one. I was all like ‘how can you do heels?’ to which she replied ‘I know, what was I thinking, I’ll get some flats’.

Needless to say we comfortably shimmied it all night….

Salt n Pepa would be so proud!