Under the Sea

I've always been fascinated by the sea and its creatures.  I love visiting aquariums and seeing all the weird and wonderful colours and shapes of our underwater inhabitants!  My favourite aquarium is in Osaka, Japan.  One could easily spend an entire day (if not more) checking out the amazing sea life!

One creature that has always intrigued me in particular, is the jellyfish.  When I saw these fabulously quirky blue sparkly jellyfish earrings (below), I knew I had to have them!  Infact, they were the inspiration for this outfit!  I chose to wear all of my fave blue pieces to complement them.  
The outfit: Top: Sussan Cardi: Millers Skirt: Sirocco Shoes: H & M

Earrings: Tattooed Zombie
Bag: Rockmans I chose this bag because I thought the tassel looks like jellyfish tentacles!

Echo of the Ocean Brooch: Erstwilder I thought this diving dolphin was the perfect final touch for this outfit!

Jellyfish in the hotel lobby aquarium, Osaka, Japan.

Amber: "All this talk of fish is ma…

Purple Haze

The weather is all over the place at the moment, so some days it's hard to know what to wear!  The mornings are still cold, but if there's no breeze, by lunch time it's lovely and warm outside in the sun.  I am by no means complaining about the weather though, as living in a sub-tropical climate means most of the year is hot, so any cooler weather is welcome in my book!  
Wearing layers is the key here in winter, so you can strip down accordingly as the day progresses!  For this outfit, I initially had a jacket on when I left the house, but soon it was shed so my kimono could be seen!
I was feeling in a purpley mood (whatever that means!😂) and was excited to wear my new accessories for the first time.  I only bought the necklace and earrings last week.  Also, I recently bought another pair of Hot Chocolate Design shoes in tie dye.  Aren't the colours gorgeous?!  My inner hippie was so happy wearing these shoes!  Peace, love & new shoes! Ha!😂

The outfit: Top: Kati…

Dinosaur Day!

Although I don't wear graphic tees much anymore, I still can't resist a good one when I see one!  I recently stumbled upon this one at H & M and had to have it! 
I love the movie Jurassic Park (the original only!) and I really like the colours of the flowers on this tee, so I knew this top was coming home with me! 
I loved dinosaurs as a kid and have remained fascinated by them as an adult.  I have passed my interest onto my son who  seems to know more about them than a paleontologist!!😂I look forward to when he's old enough to watch Jurassic Park (without having nightmares), so that we can discuss what it would be like if dinosaurs roamed the earth again! 
Back to the outfit now!  I decided to wear this top with this gorgeous pre-loved skirt that I bought in Japan a few years ago.  It is so pretty and is fully lined. 

The outfit: Top: H & M Skirt: Bought in Japan Shoes: Kmart Watch: Bought in Japan Ring: Lovisa Earrings: Eden Grace Cuff: present from Mum Bag: Roc…

Goodbye July!

I've been sick with a cold the last few days, so there will be no new photos of me in this post because I look like this at the moment!😂

Anyway, I thought this was a good opportunity to look through July's outfits and come up with my top ten.  I had fun creating outfits in July, making the most of my existing wardrobe.  It was also fun to wear scarves too!  After such a long and sweltering summer, I never could imagine getting the chance to wear scarves!
So, without further ado, here's July's Top Ten!  
Outfit 1
Outfit 2
Outfit 3
Outfit 4
Outfit 5
Outfit 6
Outfit 7
Outfit 8
Outfit 9
Outfit 10

Amber's favourite is outfit 4, because she got to pose with me!  Ha!  Although, she does not exactly look too amused by the whole thing, does she?!
Which outfit do you like the most?  My favourite is outfit 5.  I loved wearing this black top and green skirt together with the matching scarf!  Let me know which outfit/s you like best!  I'd love to hear from you! 

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Dropping Anchor

Well, July is almost over.  Can you believe it?  I know I can't! That also means that "No Buy July" is drawing to a close.  I must admit I really struggled and must confess to buying a few items over the course of the month.  Nothing major, but still, I didn't stick to it completely!  That may suggest that I didn't learn anything from this challenge, but that is definitely not true!  In fact, all month I was conscious of all of the items I have in my wardrobe and had fun coming up with new outfit combinations.
For example, while going through my accessories, I discovered I have an anchor ring and anchor necklace, which gave me the inspiration for this outfit.  I love when accessories work together to create an outfit, don't you?!  
So, as a challenge for one month I didn't really succeed, but as an exercise in making the most of what I have and thinking before I buy, I definitely succeeded.  Not just for one month, but for the long haul.  Anchor dropped!

Spontaneous Snapshots!

I was out and about with the family last weekend, when we happened upon a wall painted like a bookcase full of books!  I hadn't planned to take any photos for the blog, but I thought it would be a fun backdrop for some spontaneous snapshots! There were quite a lot of people around, so I quickly jumped in front of the wall and hubby took a few photos!  
Before I started blogging, I would never have taken random photos of myself out and about!  I have always taken photos of my family, but not of myself.  Now that I'm blogging, I have become more aware of my surroundings and of making the most of each and every day.  Seize the day!
The outfit: Top: Sussan Cardi: Millers Pants: Rockmans

Shoes: Candy Skulls Chocolaticas by Hot Chocolate Design
Necklace: Bought at markets Amber:  "Why don't I get to go out and about too?  So unfair!"

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Same Accessories: 2 Different Outfits!

I finally received my fantastic new shoes in the mail after ordering them waaay back in March!  They were very happily received, as I admit I have struggled with the whole "no buy July" thing!  I was inspired by the colours of these fabulous shoes and based outfit 1 around them.  I loved the colour combo and the accessories I wore so much that I decided to keep the same accessories and colour scheme and create a second outfit!  
The accessories: Neko the Beckoner Brooch (worn as a necklace): Erstwilder Ring: Diva Bag: Handbag Republic Shoes: Neko Chocolaticas by Hot Chocolate Design

Outfit 1: Top: Sussan Cardi: Target Skirt: Big W

Outfit 2: Top: Sussan Cardi: Target Pants: Rockmans

Which outfit did you prefer?  Let me know! I'd love to hear from you!

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