Thursday, 22 January 2015

Things I Love Thursday

Woah! I haven't done a Things I Love Thursday for ages!! I thought I would knock out a quick one this afternoon. I don't have a lot of time, so I really only looked on ASOS. But, who can't find things they love on ASOS??

Via ASOS

I just love this Anna Sui hand mirror! I love hand mirrors in general, but this one is so gorgeous!


Via ASOS

This cushion is just so random. I need it in my life. 


Via ASOS

I am all kinds of in love with this belt. All kinds.


Via ASOS
This shirt should be pretty self explanatory. It's not in the fat section, but it should be. 

Short and sweet from me today!!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What I Wore - Dino My Gosh

YAY! An outfit post!! This dress arrived yesterday morning, before I had even got out of bed, so it was really a no brainer that I was going to wear it. 




This is technically a Christmas present from Alex, who gave me a ModCloth voucher, and Jesse, who gave me some money. Well spent I say!

The dress is fully lined, and is lovely and soft. And very easy to wear. 



I am so glad that I went with this dress. I was umming and ahhing about the colours, but I totally love it!


Dress - ModCloth
Necklace - ModCloth
Belt- City Chic
Shoes - Jelly Beans

So, all in all, super happy with my ModCloth purchases!!




Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Friendship Spotlight - Alex from Jet Georgette

Hi!!! I didn't intentionally get a blogging break, it just kind of happened! I'm still trying to get back into it, so although my intention is to come back to regular blogging, it might not happen right away. And that's OK. 

I'm back today today to talk a little bit about Alex, because it's nearly her birthday, and well, because. I know I talk about her a lot, but other the last few weeks I feel out friendship and grown and strengthened even more than it was before. It's like a tree, and the roots are moving further down into the ground, and further out from the trunk to making it stable and strong. 




I think it is really important to surround yourself with like minded people. People who really truly 'get' you. For me, Alex is one of those people. She totally gets what I'm about. She gets my style, my sense of humour, my passion, my psychology, me. 

The other thing I think is really important is friends who challenge you to grow. Alex is also that for me. Completely unintentionally, and almost subconsciously, she has challenged me to grow. To be even more OK with being me. She has brought out more of me. More meness. It's like it was in there, and it was waiting for someone to coax it out with a cookie. 




Don' get me wrong, all the people who are currently in my life as friends as there because I want them there. They are there because our love in mutual, because they support and encourage me, because I can count on them. And this is super important. I've said it before, and I will continue to say it. Its' really important to get rid of the people who bring you down. 

I have never had a very large friendship group. To me, it's really important to have a connection with people, to have a trust in my friends, to be able to count on them. To have no judgement, or fear. The people who I truly, wholeheartedly let into my life are few, but they will stay there forever. 




I hated Alex when I first met her. She breezed in to our very first dinner late, and tall and loud. She is openly obnoxious. But, then I fell for her pretty hard and fast. It's hard to explain, but we are each so OK with our authentic selves, and how and who we are in the world, and we see those things in each other, and our similarities in ourselves, and it fuels our fires, and keeps us doing what we do. 

I love you Alex!




Monday, 5 January 2015

December Instagram Round-Up

As stated in my previous post, December was a totally shit month, but my outfit game was totally on. Here is my December Instagram round-up!

Outfit for meeting our celebrant

Work

Seeing Joan Armatrading wtih my Mum

Me and Mum

I totally love this reverse peplum top thing. 

Absolutely ridiculous nightie I couldn't resist buying. 

Christmas dinner with the girls. I also figured out how to pee while wearing a playsuit. 

Sneaky selfie while shopping in Target. 

I am totally in love with this dress. I want it in black as well. 

another work outfit. 

Dad bought me back some of Grandma's utensils. I have always loved these. 

I got a Spock for Christmas. 

Swimming on boxing day

New dress alert!

Another new dress, a christmas present. This one is all kinds of perfect. 

I wish they had this dress is more colours. I hate the other colour they have, but totally love this dress. I am wearing it again now. 

I officially win dressing myself.

It was a great OOTD month for me! Let's hope I can keep it going!!!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

So Long December, You've Been Shitty.

December has probably been the worst month I have had for a very very very long time. I can't wait for it to be over. I've been depressed, my grandmother died, had fights, been tired all the time and have been very broke. 

Don't get me wrong, it's had some shining moments. I started a casual retail job, which I absolutely love. I have never worked retail before, but I love fashion and clothes so much, I had a feeling I would love working with them, and I do. I got some new tattoos. I organised our family Christmas, which was fun. And I had fun time with Jesse and my Curvettes. But, unfortunately, this time, the bad outweighed the good. 

I'm ending this year looking totally 90's. I'm going to blast the Spice Girls all day long. 



I'm going to go eat some meatballs at Ikea with my girl, Corri. Then, I was planning on spending the night at home with some food and movies, because Jesse is working, but last night my Dad convinced me (didn't take much) to go up there and eat bbq and swim. And test drive their new car (I threw that last bit in). 



I am so looking forward to next year. January marks 2 months till our wedding. It means hair and makeup trials. It means post our invitations, meeting with our ring maker, caterers and celebrant to finalise details. Then the countdown to March 14 begins. The countdown to becoming my best friends Wife. 


Dress - City Chic
Shoes - Betts

I really love this pineapple dress. I didn't when I first saw it, but it grew on me. I love that the sheer top underneath is removable, so I can wear the dress with out it, and also wear it as a cool sheer top. It's breezy and comfortable. The perfect dress to take me through my whole day today. 


I haven't been around much this month, but I plan to come back strong next year. 

So Long December, You've been Shitty. 


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Way We Talk To Ourselves

I overheard a woman telling her friend to buy the smaller size item of clothing (I assume the didn't have her regular size) because she will 'lose weight to fit into it'. And I almost drew blood I bit my tongue so hard. Never buy clothes that don't fit you now. It only perpetuates a negative body image. And that got me thinking about how we talk to ourselves. 

A few years ago, I made the conscious choice to start talking to myself positively, instead of negatively. It was an effort. I had to consciously stop myself from saying something negative, and change it to positive. It was hard. But, now, it's normal. It's how I talk to myself every day. "Wow, my hair looks banging today" "My makeup looks great!" "I love the way this dress looks on my body". 

Don't get me wrong, I have bad days. We all do, that's part of being human. But I try not to let it stop me, my hair isn't behaving, oh well, let it do what it wants, and own it. I'm not feeling quite so fierce in that dress, fake it. Fake the confidence until it comes. Because, it will. 

If we keep talking to ourselves from a place of hate and negativity, we will never be happy. We will always be upset about the way we look or the things we have (it comes back to my motto of "I am enough', post here). When you start talking to yourself positively, lots changes. You'll be happier, you'll see beauty in everything, you'll draw more positive happy people into your life, it will be easier to let go of the people who bring you down, or not let them affect you so much. Good things will start happening everywhere. 

Never ever ever be afraid to boast. Forget what you've been told. If you look freaking hot today, scream it. Post a photo and say 'Man I look hot today' You'll be totally amazed at peoples reactions. I promise no one will say 'stop being so full of yourself' or 'nope'. They'll will marvel at your confidence, and agree, yes, you do look hot today! Be proud, and celebrate things. Any achievement, no matter how small, is worth a celebration. And that can be any celebration, buying yourself an iced coffee, a new nail polish, anything. But treat yourself well, and often. You deserve it. You deserve to be happy, to think you are great, and to love yourself. 

Good things come out of it, I know. I've had it happen. 


Monday, 8 December 2014

November Instagram Round-up

It's totally hard to believe it's December already. This year has been absolutely massive! Can't wait to do a year round-up!


Kransky was unimpressed that I chose to have a Neurofeedback session over entertaining him. 



But he was entirely happy when I gave him a brand new bone. 



I made a batch of coconut ice. 



And salted caramels. 



Jesse and I went to a wedding! It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and we had so much fun!



The founding members of the Perth Curvettes. 



We were told to look like we were in love. This was our immediate reaction. 



We kept the faces rolling. 



Kransky decided to go swimming in the river. 



My Sister and I went to see Mockingjay part 1 in full fan girl attire. 



The cutest cuties that ever cuted. 




Picnic and Jeff Lang and the Fremantle Arts Centre with my Sister and Nephews. What a terrible thing to do! :)

All it all it was a pretty good month. Sure I had some shitty things happen, but the good far outweighed the bad.