Monday, November 30, 2015

Life Lately 002

Hi all. I just wanted to share with you a few of my favourite things at the moment.  

Favourite Outfit
As I've mentioned a couple of times before, I'm totally loving the Forget Me Not Collection from Kitten D'Amour with it's intricate and beautiful blue lace design. I ended up buying the skirt too, it's very rare I'd buy both the skirt and dress in the same design), but I just love it so much. I adore how a variety of my tops look against the pretty blue skirt. I'm wearing this a lot lately- need to post this set of outfit pictures sometime. 

Saturday morning Parkruns

Four weeks ago I started participating in the Parkrun which is a free weekly timed 5km at 8am at multiple locations all over Australia (and I hear some other countries too). My friend from work told me about it and I'm so thankful as I absolutely love participating. I adore being a part of something like this. It's very popular with about 140 people each week participating in the location I attend. The field is extremely fast (I can't believe the winning time is often around 15:30 for the 5km). My first race was so slow but my best time has substantially improved. On Saturday I was so happy to complete the race in the time of 27:59. My longer term goal is to take another minute off that. There are photos taken each week and some are absolutely shocking as running is certainly not always flattering, but this picture I don't mind. 

Kmart Big Giraffe
On the weekend my husband and I purchased a big giraffe from Kmart (to add to our collection of other oversized safari animals). We wanted to buy one many months ago but just missed out when they sold too quickly. We were so excited to see that Kmart had restocked these beauties on the weekend (the husband insisted on buying the big elephant too). 

Juliette Princess Miracle
My little daughter (some say cat) JP Miracle. She is beautiful and it's always such a treat to spend time with her. She's soooooooooo fluffy! 


New Shoes- ASOS
I love shoes from ASOS especially ASOS's own brand. I've actually only discovered it recently but I'm quickly building up a little collection. The gold detailing against the black velvet is such a perfect combination. I also adore the thick heel and the mary-jane style. They are very high and a little hard to walk in (even for me) but that's ok a I absolutely love the way these heels look. 

The Little Things
Why am I posting a picture of a plant stuck in a vending machine at the gym? Because it represents the small things in life which make me laugh. It's so important to find these little aspects which can make us smile even for a moment. This one I probably found way more hilarious than anyone else would!! It's great as a conversation starter too. 

Kmart Late Night Shopping Trips
These Kmart runs are so much fun. I am lucky enough to live across the road from a late night Kmart and it's always amazing to go in for a relatively inexpensive shopping trip. It can also be fun to do the same after work as it's the only store often. Kmart seriously has the best stuff! My sister and I used to go there all the time before she moved to London. I wish she would come back so we could do it again. Kmart is what she misses the most about Australia so I often take pictures of myself in there to make her jealous. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Party

Hi everyone. On Saturday night it was one of my favourite times of the year which is my husband's work Christmas party. It's the same every year and this is our sixth year of attending. It's a cruise around Sydney Harbour with free drinks and amazing food. It's the perfect opportunity to dress up (at least for me, no one else was quite this dressed up). I've been waiting for three months to wear this scarlet lace dress and I couldn't be happier I finally had the chance. It's my favourite dress I've ever owned. This dress was released as part of the Dolce Vita Collection at Kitten D'Amour and I fell in love with it instantly- there is no other dress which represents my style so perfectly. The lace is so beautiful and I adore the ballerina length. The detailing is so pretty and delicate. I also wore a petticoat underneath to make the dress have even more of a vintage silhouette. As the dress is exclusively a special occasion dress and was the most expensive piece I've ever bought, I could only justify it knowing I had the cruise to attend, in addition to a wedding (which coincidentally is next Saturday). Isn't it just the best when you finally get to wear a piece after waiting for a long time!? I very rarely go out on a Saturday night so it was nice to have a change, it was a really enjoyable night. I feel like I've turned into an old boring person as I really struggled to stay out so late and even fell asleep on the way home on the train haha. The night would have been perfect if the weather wasn't quite as cold. I look forward to our annual tradition of attending next year. 

















Kitten D'Amour Dolce Vita Lace Dress
Carvela Kurt Geiger Heels

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Thursday, November 12, 2015


Hi all! These outfit pictures are from this morning- it’s very rare that I get up early to arrange for a set before work. The lightening even looks different, with a slight haze over the photos. There's a common theme to most of my outfits right now- pink cardigan and pink shoes paired with a pretty dress. I have a lot of pink clothes so this combination comes so easily. This is the Orchid Cardigan from Wheels and Dollbaby. I only discovered the brand rather recently after falling in love with the coveted Dita Cardigans. As it turns out I love many of the other cardigans from the brand (including the Kimono Cardigan which I styled here), but unfortunately the dresses and skirts are not really my style. The colour is amazing, I adore the print and I really love the buttons on all Wheels and Dollbaby cardigans I've seen. What looks like a skirt here, is actually a dress from Kitten D'Amour. It's a dress I've wanted for months based on the previews. However, when it was eventually released, it was too big in the bust and too long in the bodice. It was very sad. I tried to make it work but had to walk away. A number of weeks later I still couldn't get the dress out of my mind. I tried it on again in the hope that some magic had occurred and it'd fit differently. Unfortunately not but I decided to get it anyway and make adjustments. Until I find the time to do this, I'm wearing it more like a skirt. I'll show you the bodice sometime as it's amazing. The shoes are a new purchase from B.A.I.T Footwear- when I saw a sparkly pink version I knew I had to have them. It's not every day you see sparkly shoes. I had so many comments wearing them today. I know they will continue to be comfortable as I have the 'same pair in black also (posted here and here). Actually when I had some trouble with my ankle lately, I was in less pain wearing these kitten heels compared to flats. 

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B.A.I.T Footwear Robbie Heels in Pink Sparkle
Kitten D'Amour Eloise Dress
New Look via ASOS Panelled Libby Bag
Wheels and Dollbaby Orchid Cardigan

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Sunday, November 8, 2015


IMG_1523It's feeling a little like last Sunday- an outfit post of the Forget Me not Collection from Kitten D'Amour. I don't usually show the exact same dress for two posts in a row but I'm wearing this dress so frequently, I have so many styling options and it's my absolute favourite right now. Plus my blog is supposed to be a representation of where I'm currently at in life, right?! When I came up with the idea to wear a low v neck cardigan with this dress it created many opportunities. I just love how it still shows the peekaboo design and the tie neckline. I adore how the lace pastel cardigan goes with the lace pale blue. I was also lucky to find a cardigan which so closely matches the shoes in colour. I haven't worn these shoes in well over a year and I've just re-discovered them- isn't that the best! I love these shoes but I hate to say, I'd forgotten about them for awhile.  I'll be wearing them much more now since they are on my radar again. I have the exact same cardigan in green so I'm going to try and replicate this look with that shade too. My bag is a recent purchase from ASOS. There's a story behind these- I actually ordered it for my sister for her birthday. Since my sister now lives in London I wanted to order her gifts from a UK website to save on postage costs. I bought from a couple of different stores but there ended up being a mix up with the ASOS order. Instead of this bag being shipped to London to my sister, it ended up coming to my parent's address which is an old address I had stored in my account. I don't understand it as I haven't even lived at that address for three years and I certainly didn't select it. I'm getting my sister another one and I'm still sorting this out with ASOS. I have no idea why it happened but actually I don't mind. I got this bag I wouldn't have normally chosen for myself. I love it and it's even better in person. It's a good size and very practical. I have no idea what I'm doing in the first picture but I like the way it shows off the lace detailing. 





LOL my facial expression...



Kitten D'Amour Forget Me Not Peekaboo Dress
Wittner Flats
Alannah Hill Having Said that Cardigan in Pink
New Look via ASOS Panelled Libby Bag

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Sunday, November 1, 2015


Hi all. The much anticipated 'Forget Me Not' Collection from Kitten D'Amour was released on Thursday and I cannot believe how popular it's been. By the time I went to the store after work, one of the dresses was sold out in my size and I heard that 80% of the whole collection sold in the first 24 hours. This dress was extremely pricey but I had some store credit and I'd skipped the last couple of collections in order to save for this one. When I realised how quickly it was selling out I decided to get it immediately in fear of missing out. There are too dresses in the collection and it's a shame I didn't get it try on the other one but I'm happy I came away with this one as I'm not sure which one I liked better anyway. There is very minimal difference as only the neckline is varied.  I think the other dress was longer which I would not have liked. I like that the 'Forget Me Not' dresses are more of a dress material so I'll get more wear out of it. The colour is so pretty and I don't see a lot of this shade around. The lace detailing is so beautiful and I love the cut out neckline as I don't have many other dresses like that. There isn't much styling required for this dress as it can just be put on and makes a good outfit. I wore it with my B.A.I.T Footwear Robbie's which is also what the models on the website have paired with the dresses. However, in saying that, on other occasions I'd like to show more of my personal styling and I have a few ideas. I think so many colours of shoes and cardigans would pair well. Also, the blue flats with the black bows which I showed in my last post would be perfect too.

It was a lovely sunny day today so I thought I'd add some effects to my pictures which fit in with the theme. It's a shame my hair looks so dark in these photos since they are in the shade. I actually dyed it last night so it looks more red than usual at the moment. In other news for the weekend, I completed my first 10km in under an hour! It's a goal I've had for a little while now after my first 10km took 1 hour 3 minutes. It was so incredibly tough to finish keeping up the pace I needed for the time but I can't explain how good it is to complete that. I certainly won't be running a 10km for awhile now as it hurt a lot and I need to be careful not to injure myself again. This week will have to be slower and shorter runs. What did you do for the weekend? 







Kitten D'Amour Forget Me Not Peekaboo Dress
B.A.I.T Footwear Robbie Heels in Black

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Life Lately 001

Hi everyone! Today I've put together a few things which have made me happy in the last week. It's very beneficial to take a moment to recognise  the little aspects of life. I also need to make sure that these are not always shopping/spending money related as it would be good to broaden the range of experiences which make me happy. I've included both. I'd like to do these posts from time to time. 

Favourite Outfit
As you can tell from my previous post, this is my current favourite outfit. I feel so much satisfaction from wearing one of my favourite pieces, regardless of whether or not it is new. It's great to get enjoyment from an existing item in the wardrobe rather than needing to go shopping for something new to feel the satisfaction. I love feeling good about myself from dressing up. 

Gold Dita Cardigan release
Today I pre-ordered the limited edition gold Dita Cardigan from Wheels and Dollbaby. Could I even begin to explain my love for the Dita Cardigan? You can see my previous posts on them here and here. A gold version is the absolutely best cardigan I could possibly imagine- it's something I could only dream of and never actually thought would be created. I never expected it to be released so quickly as I was expecting it for around Christmas. My bank account isn't too happy about it being released so close to the Rouge Noir version but my wardrobe is! I'm sure I'll be showing a lot of it on my blog in the future, I was also one of the first 50 to purchase the gold Dita Cardigan so I'll be receiving it in a signed box.  

Best time for 6km run
I'm so happy with this run but it was tough for me to finish at this pace. However, I love the feeling of achieving a personal best and pushing myself (have to be careful asthis sort of attitude leads to injury). Frequently, this feeling is actually better than the rush and satisfaction I get from shopping. I've really enjoyed getting back into running over the last four months and I'm happy with my progress. However, I've struggled a lot with injury so I still need to manage the situation. 

Juliette Princess Miracle
My little JP Miracle is the love of my life! She's so pretty, fluffy and beautiful. I adore being with her and looking at the extensive collection of photos I have of her. I always say there is nothing like a warm cat on a rainy day! As you can see below, these are my two gorgeous ragdolls together- they are the best of friends. 

Favourite TV Shows
There's nothing like catching up on favourite tv shows in bed at the end of a long day. One of the few shows I watch regularly is Eastenders- in fact I haven't missed an episode in 10 years. There are times when I hate the story lines but it's such a familiar show to me now that I can't imagine not watching it. As Lacey Turner is my favourite actress in Eastenders, I decided to watch Our Girl. I think her acting is brilliant. I loved the series, with the exception of the inappropriate love story towards the final few episodes. I mainly enjoyed watching it because I felt so proud of the self development and bravery displayed. I just wish Lacey Turner was returning for the second series. 

Bike Riding
As I mentioned here, we got bikes! Unfortunately I haven't had as much time to ride as I'd expected to but I think that will change soon. The bike rides I've been on have been very fun and enjoyable. It's especially a great activity to do on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 

Sunny Weather

The first weeks of spring/warm weather are always such a treat after being cold for the long winter. This picture speaks for itself. I love being able to walk down there at lunch time during spring and summer when I have the time. 

Florsheim Kilt Flats Arriving
I ordered the turquoise version of these gorgeous flats and they just arrived today. I'm going to show them more in my next post. I'll be wearing them for the first time tomorrow which I look forward to very much. They are absolutely adorable, the bow is super cute and the colour is so perfect in person. I wish I could have these in all thee colours. I am also impressed by the quality of Florsheim shoes and it's even better they were less than half price.   

What have you enjoyed this week?