Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Lighting It Up

 





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Dress: Blue Illusion x Chyka Keebaugh cotton, embroidery
Heels: Jo Mercer leather, laces
Bag: H&M woven straw
Hinged Bangle: Oxfam Shop silver
Bracelet: Gift, vintage Kellie's Antiques silver
Mask: Gift, handmade cotton, elastic

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Filled with so much joy when looking at these gorgeous, festive photographs taken at one of Indooroopilly Shoppingtown's many Christmas Bauble displays... & this time, I've even gotten my squad (aka my parents) in on the action! I'm posing in an utterly divine red cotton puff-sleeve midi dress with beautiful rose embroidery, red slip underneath & tie belt from Blue Illusion's recent collaboration with the talented Chyka Keebaugh (of The Real Housewives of Melbourne fame, among other things), a pair of beige leather lace-up heels from Jo Mercer for added height, a natural woven straw shoulder bag from my local H&M store to carry all the essentials including hand sanitizer & the Christmas shopping list, a silver hinged bangle from the (sadly now defunct) Oxfam Shop & a chunky, vintage Victorian silver bracelet with oversized heart locket & teeny tiny key from Kellie's Antiques, given to me a dear friend who is sadly no longer with us. Floral cotton facemask was handmade by a friend's mother & gifted to me when the pandemic began... a slight summertime change from the usual black woven hemp version.

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Monday, 6 December 2021

Saturated Colour









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Dress: Country Road silk/cotton
Heels: Kitten D'Amour vegan leather
Bag: Sportsgirl velvet, beaded embroidery
Bangles: Tree of Life silver, brass

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Heralding the coming summer weather with this amazing silk/cotton maxi dress in a 70s silhouette with oversized ruffled frill & saturated orange hue from celebrated Australian label Country Road. I've styled this stunner up for an even in the River City with a pair of black vegan leather dual buckle heels from Kitten D'Amour, a velvet pouch bag covered in tarot-style sun & moon beaded embroidery from my local Sportsgirl store & a plethora of silver & brass studded bangles in varying sizes from Tree of Life that I've pretty much been collecting for the last fifteen years.

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Friday, 3 December 2021

Saturday in Surfers Paradise (part 2)

 



Finally sharing all of the hilarious pictures from a wonderful day spent together (my mother & father, younger brother Louis, cousin Renee & her two rambunctious munchkins as well as yours truly) at Surfers Paradise on Queensland's celebrated Gold Coast, playing a few rounds of mini golf at King Tutt's Putt Putt - the Jurassic Course followed by the Egyptian Course, as dictated by our future/potential paleontologists/archaeologists - before heading down to the beach for a swim, delicious fish & chips from Montmartre by the Sea & an ice cream from a little store in Cavill Avenue to finish before one final swim & a long car ride home...

This second installment (the first was yesterday & you can check it out by clicking here) comprises of all of the glorious pictures from the golden sands & crystal waters of Ocean Avenue Beach (across the road from where we played mini golf & much quieter than down at Cavill Avenue) where we paddled in the cool water, made sandcastle on the shore, played with our Wahu wave rider toys in the waves, sat on our picnic blanket to eat our hot & salty fish & chips (or in the case of the boys, just the chips), ate our freezing cold ice creams while wrapped in our towels & had just one more play before bidding farewell to the waves until next time.

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Swimming Togs: Jantzen via David Jones spandex/lycra
Top: Fiera cotton, lace
Bag: Sussan cotton
Bangle: Gift, vintage silver
Hat: Ghanda cotton

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Posing on the boardwalk in the sunshine wearing a gorgeous pair of retro-inspired navy & white spotted spandex/lycra swimming togs with faux skirt bottom from Jantzen via my local David Jones store, a cropped white cotton top with lace trim from Fiore boutique at Paddington to ward off the sun's harmful rays, the same cream & silver cotton shoulder bag from Sussan that I wore to play mini gold earlier & the same vintage silver bangle from India & finally, a mustard yellow & white floral cotton sunhat with tie from boho emporium Ghanda that works just as well in or out of the water & can't blow away in the sea breeze!

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Best seats in the house... I mean, beside the beach...












Hijinks with Uncle Louis...