Showing posts from December, 2018

Hot Pink Summer!

How was your Christmas?  I hope you had a lovely time.
I tend to go through colour phases with my outfits and my colour of the moment is pink.  Hot pink, that is!  I was never really a fan of pink as a girl, but now I love it!  It's such a fun and vibrant colour: perfect for summer!  
Lately I've been wearing this hot pink top quite a bit.  It brightens up any outfit and is made from 100% cotton, so it is perfect for the hot weather.  In the first outfit, I paired it with my new spotty pants and in the second outfit, I paired it with my recently thrifted skirt.  This skirt was such a great op-shop find!  I absolutely love the colours and print and it is such a great length to wear in this hot weather.

Outfit 1: Top: Katies Pants: Rockmans Sandals: bought in Hawaii Necklace: bought at pop-up store

Ring: H & M Bracelet: present from Mum Bag: Reaction by Kenneth Cole

Outfit 2: Top: Katies Skirt: thrifted Shoes: Hot Chocolate Designs
Necklace: bought at pop-up store

Ring: Rockm…

Merry Christmas 2018!

Merry Christmas!  These photos were actually taken earlier today on Christmas Day at my parents' house.  It's been beautiful weather today and we're all full to the brim of ham, salads, mince pies and pavlova!  
I would just like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas full of joy and happiness.  I also want to thank you for visiting my blog.  For those of you who have looked at my blog, I thank you.  For those of you who have taken the time to leave a comment on my blog, I thank you so much.  I really appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.  I also want to give a shout out to Flossie, Mica and Ann for always leaving comments and supporting my blog.  I truly appreciate it and feel so lucky to have such fabulous blog buddies! 
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Merry Christmas everyone!! XXX

Brooch: Sus…

Sleeveless in Summer!

Summer is in full swing here and the heat has been almost unbearable!  As I type this, it is 4pm and still 35°C!  Thankfully we have aircon in the lounge room and have been lazing around in front of it all day.  My son is on school holidays now and it's been hard to entertain him this week with the heat!  Unless you go to the park/beach or any other outdoor activity at the crack of dawn or late afternoon, it is just too hot to play outside.  I took him to play outside yesterday morning, but today we've stayed indoors all day, to escape the heat.  With my sensitive skin, even when I just go outside briefly to check the mail, I can feel my skin burn!  Luckily I have plenty of 50+ sunscreen to lather myself in! ;)
With how hot it's been (and currently is!), I've been wearing sleeveless tops.  I don't generally wear anything that is sleeveless, due to my issues about exposing my chubby arms!  However, when the mercury hits 30+ degrees celsius, those body issues melt a…

Nautical Inspired Outfits

The thing I love most about blogging is that it inspires me to not only embrace my own style, but it encourages me to try out other trends.  Nautical inspired outfits are a classic, but have never particularly appealed to me.  In recent times though, I have been drawn to anchor motifs and other fun nautical inspired clothing and accessories.  
I thought it would be fun to put together two new outfits from my wardrobe!  Both outfits include my red and white skirt from 10+ years ago.  This skirt is one of my faves and has appeared on the blog several times!  I think it is perfect for a nautical inspired outfit, although at this time of the year it looks more like a Christmassy/ candy cane inspired skirt!  Either way is fine by me! ;) In the first outfit, I paired a top with a print that has triangles on it, but to me they resemble little boats!  
For the second outfit, I wore a graphic tee with an anchor on it.  Of course it was only natural that I would also wear my anchor earrings wi…

Boho Summer Dresses

Well, there is absolutely no denying that summer is well and truly underway here in Brisbane!  My son only has two more days of school left and then he's on holidays for six weeks!  My birthday is coming up in a few days and then there's Christmas of course and then the New Year!  How is that even possible?!  This year has really flown by!  I really can't believe it.  
Anyway, back to the outfits!  With the humidity rising during the day, it is definitely the perfect time to wear cool and breezy dresses.  Can you believe I actually only have four dresses in my entire wardrobe?  As much as I love dresses on other people, it is hard to find a dress that flatters my figure.  As an apple shape, most dresses tend to add bulk to my mid-section and make me look heavily pregnant!!  Not a great look!  While I don't care about fashion "do's" and "don'ts", I do care about looking pregnant when I'm not!!  
Anyway (again), back to the outfits!  I wa…

Fresh as a Daisy!

Well, you can't get much fresher than this daisy top, because I only bought it a few days ago and this was its first wear!  I've always loved daisy flowers for their simplicity and natural beauty.  I probably started liking daisies in fashion and as a fashion accessory, in the 90s when I was a hugeteenager and loved Drew Barrymore!  Remember when she always wore daisies in her hair?  I always wanted to wear them in my hair too, but never did.  I would have worn them for this post if there were any in our garden!  Remember making daisy chains as a kid?  I would've made a great Hippie in the 60s, if I'd been born earlier! 
Image retrieved from here.

Another fresh purchase from very recently (yesterday!) are these fabulous shoes.  I own several pairs of Hot Chocolate shoes already, so I was a bit cheeky buying another pair!  Although, they were on sale and it's my birthday soon, so Happy (early) Birthday me!  They truly are such comfortable shoes…