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…

Can a leopard change its spots?

Leopard print has been around since (almost) the beginning of time.  It is timeless and never goes out of style.  It goes with everything and most people these days even consider it a neutral!  Given all of this, can you believe this is the first leopard print item I've ever bought??  It's not that I don't like leopard print, in fact I think it looks great on other people!  I just never thought it would suit me.  
When I saw this snow leopard print top last week, I loved it and I knew it was coming home with me!  Now that I have my first leopard print, I want more!  I'm now on the hunt for some fun leopard print accessories!  
So, it seems that a 41 year old leopard can change its sartorial spots!  Here are two ways I've worn my new top in the past week:

Outfit 1: Top: Harris Scarfe Denim Skirt: Noni B Shoes: Converse Sunglasses: Jag

Bag: Sportsgirl Ring: Diva Bracelet: Mimco Earrings: Tattooed Zombie

Outfit 2: Top: Harris Scarfe Pink Denim: Millers Necklace: Miller…

Summer Vibes!

Well, summer has truly arrived here in Brisbane, Australia!  It is currently 32 degrees celsius and I have cranked up the aircon to make it more bearable inside the house!  I just can't believe summer is here again already and that we are now in the final month of the year!  How can it possibly be December?  There are only two weeks of school left and then my son will be on school holidays for six weeks!  I can't believe he's almost finished grade two!  Since he started school, time really has flown by.  
Another sign of summer, is when our neighbour's frangipani tree flowers start to bloom. In the last couple of weeks they seem to have suddenly appeared and it's previously bare and sad looking branches are now covered in vibrant yellow and white sweet smelling flowers (see photos below).  
In this post I thought I'd share two outfits that I wore in the past week.  For the first outfit, I couldn't resist picking up a frangipani that had fallen and placing …

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 …