Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Tangled Up In Blue (Embroidery)

 








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Dress: Anthea Crawford embroidered mesh, satin, tulle
Sandals: Ziera leather, suede
Bag: New Farm Antique Centre vintage woven reeds
Watch: The Strand Coolangatta Markets wood, suede
Hinged Bangle: Wallace Bishop silver

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All dressed up for a summertime event in the River City (socially-distanced, of course) with this gorgeous little number from Anthea Crawford as the sartorial hero of the day! A stunning A-line silhouette with oceanic embroidery on a navy blue mesh background, navy satin lining & tulle underlay for fullness at the hem, it just screams girt-by-sea to Aussie lady, particularly when I've styled it up with a pair of silver leather & suede art deco inspired sandals from Ziera, a vintage natural-hued woven reed handbag/crossbody bag from the New Farm Antique Centre to carry all the essentials, a wood watch with suede band that I picked up from a random seller at The Strand Markets in Coolangatta a few years ago & a chunky silver hinged bangle from Wallace Bishop for that finishing touch of daytime shine.









Monday, 18 January 2021

The Visitors

 








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Dress: Gorman linen
Sandals: Jo Mercer leather, laces
Bag: H&M straw
Necklace: Gift, Beautiful Pangea vintage bead, wood animals
Cuff: Wallace Bishop silver

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Finally sharing all of the gorgeous pictures of a reunion two years in the making, when one of my dearest friends & her family came home to Queensland for a Christmas visit! We spent the day pretty much like old times (albeit with a new little member of the group joining us) chatting & browsing around a local shopping centre, Orion Springfield Central, before heading to Hogs Breath Cafe for lunch. 

For the occasion (a hot & humid day in the Sunshine State, of course) I wore the bright & breezy pink and orange Saffron Skies linen midi dress from Aussie label Gorman that I styled up with a pair of black leather lace-up heeled sandals from Jo Mercer, a black woven straw shoulder bag from H&M to carry all the essentials including my usual hand sanitizer, rubber gloves & face mask thanks to Covid 19, a silver cuff from Wallace Bishop & long, vintage beaded necklace with carved wooden African animals, found at a darling online shop called Beautiful Pangea, that a dear friend gifted me during the year.

Scroll down to see how it all unfolded...

















Can't go past the curly fries & spiced calamari...



Saturday, 16 January 2021

Scenes from Social Distancing

 



Sharing everything that you may have missed over the last few months if you don't follow me on Instagram...








Socially-distanced shopping experience at one of my favourite stores wearing a gorgeous printed brocade dress with flattering square neckline, sweet little capped sleeves, waist pleating detail & bow from Anthea Crawford, a pair of black vegan leather heels from Kitten D'Amour, a boxy black suede & vinyl handbag with silver handles from French Connection, a chunky silver hinged bangle from Wallace Bishop & matching silver & onyx charm bangle & ring from Pandora. My mask is from Oroton & is honestly, so comfortable to wear owing to the hemp mesh fabrication... & it's even hypoallergenic & anti-bacterial for the first ten washes.







New silver lace-up sandals from Django & Juliette via Styletread...



Christmas Tree selfie in a vibrant floral cheesecloth jumpsuit from Tree of Life & darling handmade, upcycled silk-remnant rose bib necklace from Plumfish...






Walking Iris in all its glory...



Letting sleeping dogs lie...




Mirror Selfies on a chilly morning wearing a funky leaf-printed lurex jacquard shift dress from Gorman, fuzzy mint-green cropped cardigan from Cotton On & a pair of comfortable yet stylish black leather & elastic pointy-toed heels from Wittner...






Fresh Hair Feelings after a cut & colour at the lovely Krop Hair wearing a leaf-printed cotton midi dress with v-neckline from Anthea Crawford, 90s throwback black leather "surf sandals" from Jo Mercer & a black vinyl handbag from French Connection to carry all the essentials including hand sanitizer, plastic gloves & a mask... 





 
Selfies in my natural habitat (the lounge!) wearing this gorgeous blue & pink floral cotton smock dress with angel-wing sleeves & tie waistband from Aussie slow-fashion label Ankoa...



Bit of a chocolate chip cooking obsession over here at the moment...











Backyard Orchid & Succulent Section


Awesome Chai Latte from Little Piggy Cafe at Ripley




Casual & comfortable in vibrant colour - this bright & breezy little cotton poplin number came from my local H&M store...




Swimming Pool Set Up







Whimsical & Wishful in this darling yellow & cream floral embroidered organza mini dress from British label Sister Jane that I've styled up with a pair of silver leather & suede art deco style heels from Ziera & a pair of vintage hinged bangles in the form of an elephant & two zebras respectively...




Jumpsuit for Joy in this burgundy beauty from Wilde Willow at Paddington, a pair of stone leather lace-up heels from Jo Mercer & handmade cane shoulder bag with hand-painted rose design on the side that was gifted to me by some dear friends who discovered it at a market somewhere...




Praying Mantis



Bold & Bright in the orange & navy version of the Marimekko x Uniqlo cotton shift dress, styled up with a pair of chunky white leather wedges from Stegmann, a painted white cane handbag from Renee Loves Frances, a pair of oversized faux tortoiseshell sunglasses from Witchery & the funky "Not A Creature was Stirring" mouse & cheese resin brooch from Erstwilder's Christmas collection...





And now for something completely different...
Trying out something new with an embroidered cotton button-down shirt & 60s inspired silk maxi skirt combination from Aussie fashion stalwart Country Road, mixing the pieces with a pair of black & white vegan leather heels from Kitten D'Amour & a black vinyl handbag from French Connection.









Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer Afternoons in the Park













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