December 28, 2013

Blue hues

So Christmas has passed and the new year is almost here!! I feel like I wait an entire year to celebrate 1 week... and it always seems to go by so quickly! :(
Nevertheless, I hope you all had a great time eating loads of food and celebrating with loved ones.. My presents were all pretty much money (which I spent most of on Boxing Day sales! Whoops...). What did you get for Christmas?

On that note, Boxing Day sales were crazy! I was feeling brave and went to Pitt Street and Sydney City Westfield and it was insane! Queues in front of every store (and even longer queues for the change rooms), and people rushing all over the place grabbing as many items as they could from the sale tables. I didn't even get to go into Myer or David Jones because both department stores had reached full capacity and the line of people waiting went out the mall and onto the street - so I gave it a miss.
But I did manage to pick up some great deals on items I'd been eyeing out for a while, so I'm pretty happy about that!
Have you gone Boxing Day shopping yet? Did you find any good deals?

So I guess now it's the countdown to the New Year! I've been spending my last days of 2013 enjoying the summer break with beautiful blue skies, sunshine, and the wind in my hair :)
These photos were taken yesterday at a relaxing river-side park. A perfect way to unwind after all the Christmas and Boxing Day madness!

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!


Hey guys! 
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! (And in doing so, I thought I'd be festive in this post and stick to wearing green, white and red haha.. ;) I hope you like it!)

Wherever you are in the world, and however you decide to celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful day and cherish the moments you get to spend with your family and friends during this season :)

I already started celebrating yesterday on Xmas Eve with a morning swim at the beach, a delicious buffet dinner with family followed by a drive around the neighbourhood to see some houses draped in Christmas lights (I included a pic of my favourite house at the end of the post!). Then it was time to tuck myself into bed and watch Home Alone :) And it looks like I'll be spending Christmas day with a similar schedule!

What are your plans for Xmas?

December 22, 2013

Pom pom shorts

My new favourite pair of summer shorts :) 
My lovely friend gave this outfit to me as an early Christmas present and I had to share it with you guys the minute I received it! Black stripes, neon orange floral print and a pom pom hemline all blended into one pair of cute shorts.. Love it! 

Pair it with a simple white tank and some strappy sandals for an effortless summer vibe, or pair it with slip on canvas shoes like these Toms for a sporty feel.. what could be more perfect for the hot season ahead?! (especially with this heatwave that's hit Sydney this week!)

How would you style these shorts?

December 20, 2013

Pink patterns

Hey guys! Thank God It's Friday!!

Hope you're all having a great start to the weekend.. Christmas is almost here! And I can't wait to pig out on all the delicious food without a guilt in the world ;) Speaking of food, I've been doing a tonne of grocery shopping in the past week (all for the joyous occasion of course) but I can't help but start the party early and dig into the festive treats.. whoops :/
If you follow me on twitter, you may have already seen the picture of the delicious xmas pudding I had a slice of the other day.. yummmo! 

Anyway, enough about food and onto today's post :) I was feeling girly the other day so I decided to wear pink - all pink. It's not something I usually do, but hey, fashion is all about experimenting! I bought this skirt a few years ago from Mink Pink and I love the print on it - it's so unique and edgy. And since it's summer and the sunshine is out, I'll definitely be wearing it a lot this season!

What are your thoughts on the skirt? How would you style it? Let me know in the comments!

December 15, 2013

Street smart

A casual "everyday" kind of outfit against a graffiti backdrop - my kind of 'street style' ;)
I seem to be finding some pretty great wall art lately (check out my previous post here for another cool mural!), and it's not everyday that you find a background which matches the colour of your sunnies!

Today was a perfect Sunday. I had a much needed sleep-in, went out for a late breakfast and then came home to watch Dirty Dancing. I forgot how cool that movie was :) 
And as usual, a Sunday always calls for a comfy outfit. 

Hope you guys had a great weekend! What did you get up to?

December 11, 2013

Pleats


Hey guys! I hope you're all having a great week :)
I'm back with another outfit post, which I wore a few days ago to do the last of my Christmas shopping (I can't believe I've finished buying presents so early!).

 I bought this skirt around 2 years ago and although I love it, I've hardly ever worn it! I love the colour and style but because I never wear pleats, I'm usually hesitant to style it. But you can never go wrong with pairing items with white for a fresh and polished look, so I went for my trusted basic white shirt and added a pastel yellow bag for some extra colour. 

How would you style this skirt? 
I'd love to know, not only for my own curiosity, but for future reference as well.. so I can wear this skirt out more often ;)

December 04, 2013

Welcoming December

Hey guys! Hope you're all doing well :)

I'm back with another outfit post! Since December has arrived (...already?!), I decided to go shopping and start planning all the Christmas presents for my family and friends.. And shopping always calls for a comfortable outfit - so I went straight for jeans, a t-shirt and converses :) Can't go wrong with that combo! 

I know it might seem a bit early for Christmas shopping, but let's face it, can you ever be too early for it? Trying to buy a tonne of presents at the last minute while running around frantically is definitely not my thing. I'd be lying if I said I'd never done that in the past, but it was way too stressful, so I'm proud to admit that I've been much more organised this year :) Now that I've got the shopping list sorted, it's time to spend! (Oh nooooo!). 

Have you guys started thinking about what presents to get your family and friends?