Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Shop What You Got 2014

You may remember in November last year, I took part in iCurvy's 'Shop What You Got' challenge. And, I'm doing it again this year!



The whole idea is to not buy anything new in the month of November, and live out of a capsule wardrobe. I have picked 30 items of clothing, including shoes, not including belts, jewellery, accessories, underwear, uniforms, bathers or gym clothing, and I will only be wearing those 30 items for the whole of November. 

Every Friday I will be blogging my weekly outfits. There are 2 occasions in November where I will be breaking the rules. I have a Hen's night which a dress code, and a Wedding to attend. Both of these events I will be dressing out of the capsule wardrobe. 

I will be back later to share my items with you!

If you want to join in, you can read all about it here

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What I Wore - Geo Dress

I hadn't planned on an outfit post today. I haven't washed my hair, I've got no make-up on, but hey, I really love what I'm wearing. And, I'm not polished all the time. I'm doing nothing but work and study today, no reason to get dolled up. But, I still look cute!




Ok, so I don't normally wear shoes at home, and I did throw these on just for the purposes of this post, but they are cute shoes, and I wanted to include them!!




I managed to score this dress from my friend Sarah from Sarahiously Me when we had a catch up on Friday night. Although I wish the mesh panel was in the front of the dress (and yes, I tried to wear it back to front and nearly strangled myself), I love it. It is a great summer dress, easy to throw on an wear. And the pattern and mesh panel give it an extra kick. 



Dress - Forever21+ (got at clothes swap)
Belt & Necklace - Target
Shoes - Betts

I can already tell that this dress is going to get a lot of wear this summer. And these shoes. I saw them before I went away, but couldn't justify buying them. Then I can back and they were half price, I wasted no time in snapping them up!



Anyway, guess I should kick these shoes off and get back to work!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

What I Wore - Dinner in Paris

It's been AGES since I've done an outfit post!! I'm totally ready to get back into the swing of snapping my outfits. But, as I was getting dressed to go out for dinner in Paris, I thought that some outfit shots to share at a later date was a good idea, and I was right!



ALL BLACK EVERYTHANG! Yep, this is another City Chic tunic. They are just so comfortable and versatile. I knew I had to take this baby travelling because I can dress it up easily for night time, and it also looks great sans belt and with trainers for day time walking. 



Tights - City Chic

This was the perfect outfit for dinner our first night in Paris. We had been resting in the afternoon, so I had time to actually get dressed properly and put make up on! Then make Jesse take my pictures.


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Things I Love Thursday

I'm back on board with Things I Love Thursday! I'm really excited about this weeks!

Via Collectif

As you may have seen, I bought the skirt version of this dress (in teal) while I was overseas, but I love the dress too!


Via Stories by Kelly Osbourne

I'm really digging all of this collection by Kelly Osbourne, but if I could only choose one thing to get, it would be this t-shirt. I love a good t-shirt. 


Via ASOS

These trainers look like they are a cartoon, which I really dig. Only, I would never be able to keep them so pristine white. 


Via Betts
I love the idea of comfy platform sandals. I might have to invest in these for summer. 


Via 17 Sundays

I'm be honest. I've never really been a fan of 17 Sundays stuff. It's just not my style. But I LOVE these joggers. I just love everything about them. Plus, if Alex from Jet Georgette wearing them doesn't instantly make you want them, nothing will. 


Via Hope & Harvest

I am also loving the new Nauticas collection from Hope & Harvest. I've always been a fan of their stuff, but never splurged. I particularly love this dress. If only it was short sleeved!


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

London - The Final Days

Well, I am most definitely back in the swing of things now. We've officially be home for a week and are both back to work, bills, study, etc! 

During out last week in London, we decided to go hard. After all, bill could wait, sleep could wait, time here was quickly running out!

TUESDAY - We headed to the Zoo!! We took a lovely walk through Regent Park, and got there about 10.30am. It was pretty much empty, and although we had some hassle paying to get in, all their efptos machines seemed to go down at once, we eventually got in. It was seriously the best day. We were there until about 3.30pm. 









It was a super fun day!

After a quick rest at home, we headed out to a bar for dinner and drinks with a friend, which was so lovely. We totally fell into bed exhausted when we got home!

WEDNESDAY - We split up and did our own thing today. Jesse went to a big Ingress meet up, and I did some shopping. 

THURSDAY - We hit up Borough Market for goodies today. Dad was arriving in the afternoon, so we thought would should get some food in to feed him! We fed ourselves first, of course.



Salt beef bagel for the win. Also, this bread was possibly the yummiest bread I have ever eaten in my life, and I've had a lot of bread. It was so heavy and dense and full of flavour. We absolutely devoured it. 

After Dad arrived and we had all eaten our fill, Jesse and I went to see a show called Ghost Stories. We both really really enjoyed it. Although we weren't scared, we watch a bucketload of horror films, the way it was done was really good, and it was very clever. There were people who were absolutely scared out of their wits. Some people even had to leave the show! Very enjoyable. 

FRIDAY - We had been patiently waiting for Dad to arrive before we went to Ottolenghi. But really, we should have gone there at least once per day. 










As there was 3 of us, and 9 salads, we each got 3 different salads and had a taste of all of them. My word. I would seriously eat here every day if I could. We bought some cakes and things to take home, which I didn't get to eat, because I got our return flight wrong, and we ended up leaving a day earlier than planned :(

Anyway, after eating our Ottolenghi feast, we hit up the Tate Modern, then collected some more food in Whole Foods, including afternoon tea


And headed home for a big family dinner. After I had spent half and hour on the phone to Qantas trying to change our flight, props the the Qantas woman for trying everything to get us on another flight, I let myself enjoy our last night in London. Luckily the family were over!

SATURDAY - Our last day. Jesse was too sick to get out of bed, poor dude. But Dad and I left early for one final shopping trip at Hamleys. I totally love Hamleys, it must be the most fun place to work ever. Dad bought me a Velociraptor for my collection.


As we were supposed to be going to an Indian Degustation that night for dinner, which we had to cancel because we were actually going to be on a plane, My Aunt took us to this beautiful Indian Buffet for lunch instead. Sadly, Jesse was still sick and missed out



I'll have to take him there next time we are in London. 

Then all too soon it was time to head back, finish packing and say goodbye




Geri whisked us to Paddington Station to get the Heathrow express, and all too soon I was saying goodbye to London. I absolutely shed some tears on the train. But, we will be back, soon. Very soon. 

I may have saved this Ottolenghi lollipop to eat on the plane. Man, it was the best lollipop I've ever eaten.


Friday, 3 October 2014

London - Days 8-11

I'm finally back in the land of the living. That jet lag was hell, but I finally slept through the night last night, and hope to again tonight. I've got 2 more London posts left! And then it will be back to regular schedules programming.

FRIDAY  - We were so exhausted from Paris we did nothing today. We sat around a read and chilled out. Then we went round to my Aunt's for dinner. It was totally amazing. It was a really really enjoyable night. 

SATURDAY - We met up with a friend from Perth, who has just moved to London, for some drinks in Exmouth Market. I totally fell in love with Camden Brewery Gentleman's Wit. Now, if you know me, you know that I don't normally drink, but I had 2 pints!! It's so yummy. We also had lunch. I had these super cute sliders


After lunch we headed over to my Cousins for dinner. They made amazing slow roasted lamb with all the trimmings. It was delish!

SUNDAY - We headed to the Tower of London to see the poppy display. There are hundreds of ceramic hand made poppies spilling out from the tower. It's a tribute to remembrance day. It was absolutely stunning.

















After we walked around the tower, we walked over Tower Bridge and then down to London bridge to catch the tube home. 

MONDAY - We decided to head to the British Museum, Jesse wanted to go play some Ingress, so I had a bit of a solo shopping adventure before we met at the museum. First things first, lunch. 


That is sweet and sour pork. It was pretty damn amazing.

After the museum we headed home for a bit. We were going to have dinner and then go down to ride the Eye, but we ate all the Peking Duck and were too full to move.


So, we stayed in and watched TV instead!