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:

Obsessed with… Snowflakes

Obsessed with... SnowflakesAfter my recent trip to Yosemite Valley where we got to explore the frozen creeks and snow around the bases of the giant trees, I’m catching myself thinking wistfully of snow. I’ve not experienced much snow in my life and I’ve never actually experienced snow falling on me. In London the closest I got was some sleety hail/snow, but it had evaporated into rain as soon as it hit the ground.

So snow flakes almost seem like a fantasy creation. I recently bought these large Steve Madden earrings to help curb my enthusiasm for intricate, delicate snowflakes that one day hopefully I’ll experience in the flesh.


7 Day Holiday Packing

Tomorrow I leave for a 7 day holiday to Western Australia. The primary reason for going is to attend a friend’s wedding, but I have decided to make a bit of a holiday of it, seeing I have never visited that region of Australia before.
The forecast for the cities of Perth and Busselton for the next week are warm days up to 28 degrees, with cool nights getting down to 14 degrees. Quite a range, and a bit of a packing challenge.
Obviously the first thing I needed to sort out was my wedding day outfit, which was easy as I had bought a new dress from City Chic deliberately for the wedding, a purple base with a hummingbird pattern. It’s gorgeous! Once I worked out shoes and accessories for that outfit, I turned my attention to the rest of my packing.
I always like working around a colour theme so I know that everything will coordinate whilst travelling, all tops go with all bottoms, and all accessories match too. As my wedding day dress is purple I decided to go with purple shades paired with neutrals, mainly black and white.
7 Day Holiday Packing
I took 5 bottoms: purple coloured jeans, loose fit black and white patterned pants, a denim skirt, black and white ikat shorts and a black and white striped skirt.
I took 4 long sleeved tops: A 3/4 sleeve black blazer (as my wedding day coverup), a purple long sleeved knit top, a black cotton cardigan (not pictured) and a beige with fluoro flecked bejewelled sweater. I haven’t worn this sweater yet as I bought it at Nordstrom Rack last October and it hasn’t been cool enough in Australia yet to wear it. It doesn’t look like much on the hanger, but it’s gorgeous on!
I took 5 short sleeved tops: A black sheer short sleeved blouse, 2 purple cotton tops,  a black tank with lace detail and a striped tank. I threw in 2 extra black tanks for layering and pj wearing.
I took the wedding day dress and also a monochromatic print dress, that can be worn with leggings (not pictured) and the blazer if it gets cool. I threw in my purple scarf too.
For shoes I am taking flip flops, flats, converse and wedges. Wedges for the wedding outfit of course, and the cons for big walking days or any bush walks.
I aim to have heaps of different clothing combinations from the 17 items I packed. I tried some pairing using polyvore, looks like I’ll be set!

Skirt Pairings for Warm Days

7 Day Holiday - Skirts (warm)


Skirt Pairings for Cool Nights

7 Day Holiday - Skirts (cold)


Dresses Pairings

7 Day Holiday - Dresses


Long Pant Pairings

7 Day Holiday - Pants (long)


Short Pant Pairings

7 Day Holiday - Pants (short)


Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

These are the things I am liking at the moment (Cue Carrie Bradshaw ‘me likey!’)

Cute summer sandals from Target. $20 yes please!

‘Unicorns are so lame. said nobody ever.’ notebook from Typo. Seriously Typo? So cute I spend all my money.

A Snow of Ice and Fire 7 book sets. Come to mama.

Two pairs of patterned sunnies from Crossroads. $10 each. That’s why I bought two of course.

Batiste! How did I survive before I met you?!

Euphoria by CK, gifted 2 years in a row.

Natio BB cream. Pretty much all I need on my dial before heading beach side.

W7 Saucy Strawberry lip balm tin. Love this glamour edition tin too.

Kmart rose bud earrings. I like have them in 7 colours.

Wet n Wild Fergie ‘Hollywood Walk of fame’ nail polish of mini stars. Stars for fox sake, talk about cute!

Obsessed with… Purple Shades

Obsessed with... Purple ShadesI have been wearing so much purple lately, people might start to think I’m obsessed, or at least a little strange. But there are so many shades to pick from!
These patterned jeans from Rivers have been on repeat since I bought them just over a week ago, I’m now pondering what other colours to wear them with.
My Steve Madden shoes always get a compliment, and my peacock purple earrings cost $2.00!
Ahh purple.