Showing posts from November, 2018

Real Life with Fun Backgrounds!

I hadn't planned on taking any blog photos on the day these were taken.  I wasn't wearing any make-up or anything new or exciting, but when the family and I visited this shopping centre down the Gold Coast for the first time recently, I loved the different murals and artwork throughout, that I couldn't resist taking photos!  Each background was located in a busy thoroughfare so the photos were taken extremely quickly!  No time to check lighting, apply lippy or do creative poses!

As I said, it wasn't an outfit I considered particularly "blog worthy" but then again, I'm just a regular person living a regular life and these clothes reflect that!  Plus, what exactly is considered "blog worthy" for a non-celebrity 41 year old Aussie woman living in the suburbs??  I'm not exactly living the high-life!!

Anyway, here's the outfit!  

The Outfit: Top: Sussan Skirt: Crossroads Shoes: Hippie Chocolaticas by HCD Necklace: Rockmans Bag: Just Jeans


In The Garden!

I'm still kind of getting used to having to take blog photos outdoors to get decent photos!  I feel rather foolish posing for photos in my front yard!  Luckily my elderly neighbours haven't seen me posing yet, because they would think my husband and I are weird wandering around the garden trialling different poses and backdrops!  Although, they probably already think we're weird, so they might not be surprised at all! Ha! 
Although I am still looking for the perfect (and secluded!) backdrop to take blog photos, my garden was the perfect setting for this outfit, which features a bird print skirt and chunky flower ring!  This skirt is one of my all-time favourites.  I bought it several years ago in Japan and I just love the colours and the bird print.  I absolutely adore animal motifs on clothing and this skirt is no exception!
I decided to pair it with a plain navy tee and added tan shoes, a tan bag and my vibrant pink beads and chunky rose ring.  I therefore couldn't …

Yellow, Denim & Toucans!

Well, the good news is, this is a new post!  The bad news is that my previous phone (and of course, camera) is beyond repair with no chance of resuscitation! Noooo! That means I've lost photos, downloads and notes forever!  Also, it means that no longer can my husband take a few quick blog photos in the hallway and then I'm done.  The camera on my new phone only takes reasonably decent photos outdoors, as the flash isn't good at all and really washes out the colours of an outfit, when taken inside.  Not exactly ideal when the whole point of my blog is to show my colourful outfits!  Anyway, now blogging will require a bit more planning and finding a suitable outside backdrop for photos.  Oh, and a willing husband to actually take the photos! 
Today we ventured out into the front yard and took a few photos.  They aren't great and the garage door background is not exactly appealing, but for now it will do!  It felt good to take photos again, even though I miss my old pho…

Magenta Top Styled 3 Ways

Hi Blog Friends!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  I am still waiting for my camera, so no new photos again!  I really miss taking photos for my blog!  Anyway, there's no point complaining, luckily I've got lots of photos in my archives!  
Magenta is a colour I've always loved, but had never worn until recently.  Usually my go-to tops are black, blue, red and grey, but in recent times I have stocked up on plain tops in a multitude of colours, including colours I had never ever worn before like yellow and magenta!  
When I find a style of top that I like, I tend to buy one in several colours at the time, so that I don't miss out!  I have this exact top (from Sussan) in black, aqua and blue! I'm so glad that I stocked up when I did, because finding a plain coloured top that fits well, isn't as easy as it sounds!  In fact, it often seems that the most basic pieces are the hardest to find!  Does anyone else agree or is it just me?!
Anyway, it was fun t…

Statement Necklaces

I'm still waiting for my phone to be repaired, so no new photos just yet!  Instead I thought I would take a look into my photo archives and do a post about my favourite statement necklaces.  I love all accessories, but I really think nothing beats a statement necklace!  
A statement necklace can really add colour and character to any outfit.  Even if you are in a rush and just throw on a plain tee and jeans, adding a fun necklace on the way out the door, can really transform an otherwise boring outfit!  Another great thing about bold and bright necklaces is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get some great unique buys.  Most of my necklaces are from local markets or op-shops and at most cost about $10 each!
Another fabulous thing about fun and quirky necklaces is that they never go out of style!  Trends may come and go but fun and original pieces of jewellery are always going to be considered fun and original!  Some of the beads I still wear now have been in my co…

It's in the bag!

As I'm sure you know by now, I love accessories: necklaces, rings, bracelets, shoes and bags!  If I had to choose between buying clothes or accessories, accessories would win every single time!  This year I have bought lots of fabulous new and thrifted accessories.  The thing I love most about accessories is how they add colour and personality to every outfit.  I also love that you don't have to spend lots of money to get some really great pieces.  
I bought this bag earlier this year and it was only $15!  I have had lots of use out of this bag and I love how it adds colour and a boho vibe to every outfit.  Even on days when I just throw on a t-shirt and jeans, adding this bag makes me feel more put together and more me.  
Here are some of the outfits I've worn recently with this fabulous bag!

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