Monday, 31 October 2011

Not so happily ever after


Qantas was able to relax after their two day grounding period today as Twitter broke out with brand new news. Kim K and hubby Kris had lasted only 72 short days. To be honest this news does surprise me. I have always thought of Kim as the traditionalist, so to hear that her Fairy Tale wedding was only going to end in divorce, was quite odd. I cannot call the marriage a publicity stunt. There is no way that the Kardashian family would want to purposely go through this embarrassment of yet another divorce. I feel sad for Kim, but I suppose this outcome is better now, rather than later. 


This is a fashion blog after all, so I felt it necessary to share my opinion of the gowns seen at the wedding. Kim's first gown was beautiful, and very typically Vera Wang. I would never wear something like this to my wedding, but then again, one must remember that this is a Kardashian wedding - nothing is ever going to be normal. I did however, manage to fall in love with the the four bridesmaid dresses. Also by Vera, these gowns were slim line, but morphed into a gorgeous skirt at the knee. Perhaps it's because I like simple, or maybe I just love that Kendall, my fashion idol is wearing it, but either way, these dresses tick all the boxes for me! 

Friday, 28 October 2011

Summer's coming


Well, Spring has finally sprung...and I have the picture to prove it. As much as I loved the interesting knits and fabulous fur vests that were so apparent last season, I am more than ready for some warm weather. And maybe a tan. I would also like to incorporate a colour palette that does not solely consist of grey, black and white into my wardrobe. I went shopping today with my sister, and was practically giddy looking at the bold coloured jeans that honestly look like something out of a Wham video. I bought three pairs. 

*The picture is taken down at Portsea. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Midweek Surprises

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I turned 16 a couple of weeks back, and was showered with beautiful gifts from all my favourite people. After the hype from my birthday concluded, I was surprised again this by the late arrival of one last gift. It was so worth the wait. My sister got for me the most incredibly cute berry coloured Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body bag. I am beyond in love. 

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Saturday Strolls

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After completing what felt like the longest week ever, it was nice to sneak down to Portsea for the weekend. My Saturday has consisted of all things Saturdays should consist of: a sleep in, coffee in town, Full House re-runs, and my little puppy Harry. Once I started to tire of these wonderful things, I decided to take a trip down to the beach to pass some time...and get some exercise. Melbourne weather is so sporadic at the moment. We had a few days that felt like summer, and a few days that felt like winter. Today we were lucky. It was mild, wind free and overcast. Perfect for a Saturday stroll along the beach. 


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Monday, 17 October 2011

Twinkle Toes

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Spring holidays concluded last week, which meant another full school term from me before the end of the year. Term Four has brought with it not only copious amounts of study, but also the single thing I dread most: school swimming. I know how to swim of course, I live for it during the summer, but there is something really terrible about swimming competitively. I have nightmares about standing up on the block and diving into the cold, chlorinated water. So, to make swimming seem more appealing, I decided to brighten up one of the more attractive parts visible when wearing a one piece. Enter: bright toes. With summer looming closer every day, my sparkly blacks and grey polishes have been replaced with purples and oranges. This week, I opted for two different shades of purple to experiment with, both from Mecca. Maybe I didn't win my race, but I did win for creativity.

{Mecca polishes: Deep Cornflower and Lavinia} 

{Happy toes = Happy swimmer}

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Choc Chip Deliciousness

 

As far as I'm concerned, chocolate chip cookies are the easiest and yummiest baked good. I make this recipe all the time, because, when put in the oven for the right amount of time, they come out perfect. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside, but lovely and soft on the inside. I advise that you make your cookies relatively small, only because you use so much chocolate. This, I think, means maximum consumption. I believe these cookies taste the best when served with a glass of milk. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Birthday Bliss

 {A friend made me this delicious red velvet cake} 


Yesterday I turned 16. My day could not have been more perfect. I awoke to a phone full of birthday messages, and a very excited Mum and Dad. Breakfast out with my sister followed this, then lunch with my Mum, then coffees with friends. My day finished nicely with dinner with my family, and gift exchanging. I was completely spoilt once again this year, receiving the most divine Marc by Marc Jacobs black bag from Mum and Dad. Keeping along with a slight trend, my sisters gave me a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses and a berry coloured MJ messenger bag. I was thrilled with this incredibly generous haul of gifts, and can't wait to start using them. I am loving every day of being 16.

{Marc by Marc Jacobs black, leather hobo handbag}

{A gift from my sisters: Free People sundress} 
{Marc by Marc Jacobs aviator sunglasses}
{A beautiful gift, from a beautiful friend}

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Saturday Night Fever



I hit the town last night with some of my family in order to celebrate my 16th birthday. I could not be more excited about this day, not only because I have a feeling Mum and Dad has been extra generous this year, but also because 16 just seems so much older than 15! Last night we dined at New Market restaurant in St. Kilda. I absolutely loved it. It was uber trendy and fun, but also incredibly delicious. I was spoilt even more after this with a trip to Gold Class to see Footloose. I opted for a fun casual look pairing a casual dress with a more formal jacket. I spruced things up by darkening my eyes and adding a pink lip gloss. We had an incredibly fun night. 

{Trying out my new Lancome eyeliner for the first time}

 {Wearing: Sportsgirl dress, Country Road jacket, Varsavia boots, Fiorina bracelets}

Friday, 7 October 2011

Apple and Berry Crumble


Today I thought I would be domestic and make something perhaps a little more challenging than what I'm used to. Enter: Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble. I used this recipe here. I know it doesn't look difficult, but for a completely unexperienced chef, this was tough work! I have always loved hot desserts, (chocolate puddings were always the desired treat on our birthdays) so it was a no brainer that fruity crumble would be the way to go! The thing I like about this recipe is that it uses a lot of fruit. We decided to combine the two kinds of fruit so again, I could call this recipe my own. After only 30 minutes in the oven, I was able to create a dish with soft, delicious fruit and a delightful golden crumble. 

{Flour, brown sugar, and rolled oats combined together with butter to create a crust}

{I like to serve mine with cream or ice-cream}

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Candle Madness

I have become obsessed with candles recently. Perhaps I am spending too much time with my also obsessed sister, or, maybe I have just been inspired by my new favourite website cupcakesandcashmere.com. I think it's the latter. So, with this in mind I decided to share with you some pictures of the places where I keep my candles. I use two different kinds of candles in my room: scented, and small tea lights. 


Monday, 3 October 2011

DIY Monday's

Today I decided to get a little creative. I am currently in the process of redecorating my room. See my progress here and here. I am happy with most of the main spaces, such as my desk and dresser, but my room was missing something. I soon worked out that it was those little knick knacks that make a space a little more personal. I invested in some Crabtree and Evelyn candles, but I still thought there was something else that I could add that would really complete the look of my room. I found the answer to this problem in my garden at Portsea. I decided to cut some of the lavender that lines our driveway, and put it to good use. Lavender is my favourite flower because of the colour, the scent, and the wonderful fact that they stay looking fresh for such a long time. The DIY side of things came into play when I decided what I would put my fresh flowers in. Opting for something a little more interesting than a regualar glass vase, I searched my refrigerator for a glass jar that was no longer needed. I found a great looking jam jar that worked a treat. 

 {The flower shop}

{My blank canvas}

{My (easy) finished result}