Week 50, 2017

Week 50
December 2017

This edition: Surviving, a Facebook challenge, fresh new Aboriginal talent and an obsession with watches.


I went to a friends birthday party last week and the Theme was “Survivor” – as in the TV show. It was actually brilliant because we all have young families.. so turning up in an outfit that was dirty with hair that was messy, no makeup and generally looking under-nourished and lacking sleep was very very easy!

We basically didn’t dress up – we just turned up how we look before we decide to make ourselves look nice. Very liberating. We then proceeded to drink bucket loads of wine and throw ourselves around to some old school dance anthems.

In the immortal words of Destiny’s Child, “I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it, I’m not gonna give up, I will work harder – Keep on survivin'”

Listening to...

This song is just so full of energy and happiness!
Love where it kicks in at 0:45 - Take a watch and enjoy the show.

The week

that was..

  • Have you heard of Steemit? Ive just signed up – going to see how it all works. I don’t know about you – but I find cryptocurrency and block-chain technology so fascinating. I wish I had better insight into these things, but the world stage is set to change I think.
  • Vulture have compiled their Top 10 Best Podcasts of 2017 – bookmarking for future reference!
  • Side note: I love this time of year when suddenly all these retrospective lists pop-up – eg: 10 best thing about 2017. There’s something so satisfying about wrapping things nicely up and reviewing the year that was. Im also a sucker for ” Top *** trends to watch out for in 2018″. Bring. It. 2018 is just around the corner.
  • This video is truly beautiful. Chasing storms, capturing on 4K film – then slowing it down to really see the hypnotic way lightning etches itself across the sky.
  • The old wooden escalators of Wynyard Station are gone! But not truly gone.. Artist Chris Fox has created this amazing sculpture and weaved it around the ceiling of the Sydney station. In a strange twist of fate, they are still just as unsettling as when you had to ride on them!
  • This is the greatest Time cover ever. Take that Donald Trump.

This month's photos

7 days of Black & White images. #facebookchallenge


Who wants a watch for Christmas?

Me, Me! I do!!
So here’s my top picks of what I want to be unwrapping on Christmas Day.

A ship is always safe at the shore, but that is not what it is built for.

- Albert Einstein

Hello Sailor

Fleet week has landed with this cool and casual look.

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Week 46, 2017

Week 46
November 2017

This edition: The definition of hell, some fashion finds and a touch of murder on the orient express

I read an article the other week about regret. One line stood out to me – it was a quote, it went like this:

Definition Of Hell:
“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.”
— Unknown

It just stuck with me. I couldn’t shake the words – I kept coming back to them. What is the person I could have become? There was an immediate pit in my belly as to the person I know I could become professionally – the dreams left behind, the roads travelled, the roads left untravelled. Could I have done things better? Can I still do things better?

What do those words do to you when you read them? How do you feel about the person you are now to who you might have become. Do you have dreams left un-touched?

Well, the good news is, there’s still time. None of us is dead yet.

The week

that was..

Listening to...

Smashing Pumpkins / 1979
Another retro gem... I love this song.
A perfect coming-of-age song - no matter how old you are.
Perfect driving song too.

This month's photos

Vincentia Beach

Murder on the Orient Express

So first off – I’m a HUGE Agatha Christie fan.. I’ve read all the books, watched all the movies and watched every single episode of the TV Show Poirot. So, this movie had big expectations to fill.

Lets talk Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot – so, I didn’t love him.. but it was a solid effort. He didn’t turn Poirot into a caricature, so he gets props for that. The moustache? It’s a solid No from me. It’s not Poirot’s moustache and resembles nothing to the book’s descriptions of it. Tbh, it was actually quite distracting.

The movie is thoroughly enjoyable – but it does have some slow bits that I don’t think was done very well. The 70’s movie version handles the subject a little better and you understand the backstory a little more. For the uninitiated, I think the movie could be quite confusing as to what’s happening and WHY it happens. It feels like they rushed through some of it, perhaps in the editing room afterwards.

The cast? Wow, what an ensemble! The two absolute stand-out’s were Johnny Depp (I know! The last time I’ve liked him in something was Edward Scissorhands!) and Michelle Pfieffer.

The story? It’s a fabulous story and one the greatest murder mysteries ever written in my opinion. So, go and see it. And they set it up so that there will be a sequel – Death on the Nile. My absolute personal favourite Agatha Christie novel. Can’t wait!

So, to recap – I really liked it (didn’t love it) but I LOVE the fact that Agatha Christie is being brought back into this generation. It’s definitely worth a watch.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

On The Cusp

I’m a little obsessed with this look that features on my Fashion Blog at the moment. There’s something so fresh about white and denim together.
Bring on Summer.

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.

- Bob Marley

On the Cusp

It’s not quite summer, but its definitely not winter. Its the time of year where you need two different styles to match in the one outfit. Covered top, legs out and proud and feet in shoes.

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Pretty sporty

If pretty and sporty spice were to get married, this outfit would be their love child. #matchmadeinheaven

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Casual hangs

Seriously this outfit looks so comfy! I think I’d wear this every day if I could.

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Super Stylin'

I’m continuing my love affair with all things velvet.. Seriously, I need to stop! haha

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Week 45, 2017

Week 45
November 2017

This edition: An overseas holiday for the whole family, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens and its a battle of the velvet bombers.

I don’t know about you – but I forget just how important it is to have holidays. And by holidays I mean – take a proper holiday, escape to somewhere foreign and enjoy time off from normality.

It’s been ages – I’m talking a good 5 years – from when we last had a proper holiday. Kids have changed that for us, plus our work situation was a bit dicey there for a while so it didn’t feel right to have a holiday when we may have been strapped for cash if jobs fell through.

But last week – we took a holiday! We got on a flight to Bali and took 7 glorious days of basking by a pool, eating and drinking and playing with our kids. We finally relaxed and actually enjoyed the feeling of being all together.

So yeah – my recommendation this week. Book that holiday. Take the break. It’s worth it.

Listening to...

Cat Stevens // The First Cut is the Deepest

I love 70's "folk" music... James Taylor, Carole King, Cat Stevens - their songs are pure and true and remind me of simpler times. So to get me through the working week after holidays, Cat Stevens was my jam.

I love the energy of this song, especially when it kicks into gear at about 0:34. Enjoy this little retro step back in time.

The week

that was..

This month's photos

Bali Holidays

Island life...

As mentioned above, we went on holidays last week. To a place that I never thought I’d ever go… Bali. If you’re an Australian – you’ll understand why I never wanted to go there. Bali is one of those places that attracts a certain type of Australian and to be honest, it just never appealed to me as a holiday destination.

Until that is,  I needed a quick getaway with the family…

Read More..

She's not sun-kissed -
she kisses the sun

Budget vs Luxury...

It’s the battle of the Velvet Bomber Jackets.
This time the Luxury definitely wins. LOVE.
What do you think?

Jersey-trimmed crushed-velvet bomber jacket

Lelia Velvet Colour Block Bomber Jacket