Monday, September 30, 2013

All the doors unlocked

Danielle (my amazing photographer friend) and I met in our collective alley to take some photos before my first yoga class.

sept 18, 2013

It was chilly out and I really just wanted to go home after the photos and make really good friends with a cup of tea.
jacket, sweater, skirt: Ricki's
leggings: Lulu Lemon
keyhole necklace: Paraphernalia
boots: Steve Madden
bag: Mia Delucca

Look! Lady on a Vespa!

In the end, I'm so glad that we went to yoga. It was a lot more work than I expected. It was a proper workout that left me relaxed as well. The only thing I didn't like was being in the front row. Must walk faster next time...

I know I had this sweater on my wishlist but when it was 25% off I couldn't resist. And therefore, ruined my mamma's birthday present for me. Sorry mom... and thanks.

Today I'm thankful for tea. Even just the thought of it.

Friday, September 27, 2013


In my new position at work it's a little more casual. I feel like I can get away with jeans more often.

sept 10, 2013

I feel pretty overwhelmed with this new job. There is a lot to learn and it's like I'm learning a whole new language. I'm frustrated that I'm not learning as fast as I ought to. I just want to magically know everything and feel totally confident. Maybe if I keep wearing power boots.

blazer: Ricki's
top: Smart Set
jeans: Gap
boots: Bed-Stu

Today I'm thankful for my brain. It's muddled right now but I'm trying to take comfort in the fact that soon it will all come together and make sense. Right? Right. 


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pinned It and Did It

I've been trying to find cheap ways of making my home seem more homey.

I pinned this image many months ago.

So I went to the Dollar Store and bought some cheap canisters and sticker paper.

I'm a labelling machine!!

Today I'm thankful for small things that make such a difference. 

Also, today I'm linking up with Style Journey for Pinned It and Did it.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Window Shopping

Just dreaming... you know...

The colours! The shape! The bicycles! This skirt!

I love these shimmery booties but at $428... nope!

Once I had a pair of Camper Twins and they were amazing. 

The fullness of this skirt just makes me want to twirl!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fresh Fruit

Once upon a time, many many months ago a savvy lady in Vietnam approached me. She was carrying heavy baskets of fruit on her shoulder. The fabric on her shoulder was worn thin and her shoulders were lopsided.

She offered me to try carrying it. I nearly fell over from the weight. How could such a tiny woman carry this day in and out?
We took some photos with her and bought heaps of fruit to lighten her load (and provide us a brilliant lunch).

The Gentleman Caller took these photos on his camera. I've been waiting 11 months to see them again!

Today I'm thankful for forgotten photos...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Victorian Hobo

Today was the first rather chilly morning of fall.
I was bundled right up. Layered to the point of being a Victorian Hobo. True Story.

sept 16 2013

It was also my dateaversay with the Gentleman Caller. Four years!

dress & leggings: Joe Fresh
cardigan: Anthropologie, hand-me-up from little sister
t-shirt & scarf: Ricki's
boots: Bull Boxer
belt: H&M

We had a lovely evening of eating fancy food on a patio (since it warmed up considerable during the day) and going for frozen yogurt! What a delight. Also we are goofs.

Today I am thankful for my lovely love. I love waking up laughing each morning with him. It's the best.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Window Shopping

Hey, a girl can dream right?

With cooler temperatures on the way all I can think about is boots. Specifically these.
Miz Mooz boots
And these ones because the colour is amazing and they are so badass!

In Australia there are passionfruit and canned pulp everywhere. I think that I have to import it!

I have a deep and abiding love for keys (I have a tattoo on my wrist) so I covet this sweater.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Little Red

The Gentleman Caller was away last weekend. Sometimes I slide into lazitude without someone or something to give me structure.

But this day, on this Saturday, I got up at a decent time. I went to the gym by myself and got a coffee. I did laundry. I wore some awesome boots.

jacket: Smart Set
top: Joe Fresh
jeans: Cleo
boots: Steve Madden

And then I took some fuzzy photos. 

Today I'm thankful for motivation. Sometimes just a little is enough. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pinned it and Did it

I got dressed in this outfit on Friday and was very, very apprehensive to actually wear it. I am very firmly in the camp that leggings are not pants.

sept 9 2013

So I didn't. But mostly because it was way too hot to even consider it.

I pinned this image because she just looked so autumnal.

I tried it again on my Monday day off. I'm not sure about the leggings thing...
What do you think?
chambray top: Ricki's
striped top: Smart Set
leggings: LuLu Lemon
boots: Ayla
pearls: my grandma's 

Also I'm linking up with Heather and Kayla over at Style Journey today for Pinned it and Did it!

Today I'm grateful for my thighs. In leggings (as pants) it is very apparent that they are not twigs and that there is no mythological thigh gap.  However, they are strong as hell, have carried me everywhere and are mine. We all need to be nicer to the bodies that we were given, including me. Starting now.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Window Shopping

I'm ensconced in austerity measures at the moment so I'm unable to purchase all these things that I want. But I can look, right?

Aren't these boots a dream? I would rock them so hard!

What's black and while and red all over

This dress is so retro and fabulous! Plus eShakti's Fall Lines are 20% off! EEE!  

I love this kind of salt. And I can't find it in my city!

Anything else that I should know about that's fabulous?


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Show & Tell

Hey team! This week I started a new job so I feel like an utter idiot. I'm not a numbers person and I'm going to be doing financial stuff so it's like learning a whole new language.

How about some links?

Have a tricky relationship with willpower? Failproof!

Clothes on ancient sculptures! HA!

I think that this is something that we all should do. What little girls like about their bodies. 

I love this kind of stuff. Grannies making comfort food around the world.

That thing you want to do? JUST START!

Have you heard about the Ghost Rapes in Bolivia. What is going on! So upsetting.

This 11 year old boy is awesome! And also proudly transgendered.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


The last days of summer are upon us.  This morning was decidedly chilly and we had to turn on the lights while getting ready.

Here are some back alley iPhone photos of Labour Day Monday.

                                                                       dress: made in Vietnam
                                                                       belt: from another dress
                                                                       cardigan: Ricki's 
                                                                       boots: Bed Stu
                                                                       necklace: Paraphernalia 


Beware of potential flashing the neighbours!


Today I'm thankful for underoos that match my dress... just in case.