Thursday, October 23, 2014

Harmony Ball

Dannii Minogue Petites jacket- Target (here, or similar here)
Pants- Cotton On (similar here)
Heels- Steve Madden (old, similar here)
Sunnies- RayBan (here)

All about wardrobe staples here today, especially this classic striped tee by the boho masters at Bohemian Traders.

My necklace is particularly interesting today.  The pendant is a Harmony Ball, and inside there is a small bell that chimes with movement, just like a tiny wind charm! Traditionally, in Balinese and Mayan cultures, Harmony Ball pendants are worn by pregnant women on a long necklace so the pendant rests against their baby bump.  It is said that from about 16-20 weeks the baby can hear the soothing sound of the soft chimes.  After bub is born, traditionally the mother will shorten the necklace so that it can be played with by the baby whilst breastfeeding or rocking to sleep.  Of course, the sound of the harmony ball will be a familiar sound associated with warmth and comfort, just like their mothers soothing voice. The harmony ball then becomes a precious keepsake passed on from mother to daughter.

The Harmony Ball itself is beautiful and of very high quality.  Made of sterling silver it has a lovely weight in your hand and chimes prettily.  It arrived in a little blue gift box with two necklace lengths (I'm wearing the long necklace above).

Harmonyball.net.au have over 250 Harmony Ball designs to choose from, plus heaps of information about the benefits of Harmony Balls and tips for spotting a fake.

Oh, and no I'm not pregnant ;)


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Collins234 - Style to Inspire

\
Lori Bralet dress- Saba (here)
Janis mini bag- Saba (here)
Heedy shoes- Mollini (here)
Head piece- Marea Bright
Aurora pendant- thanks to Secrets Shhh

In celebration of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Collins234 located on Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne City, is asking you to style a Race Day outfit or share an idea, that highlights the boutique brands found in the arcade for the chance to win the opportunity to interview an established Melbourne based fashion designer AND a $500 Collins234 Gift Card!  Plus, the top blog posts will feature in weekly emails sent to Collins234 VIPs.

With retailers including Saba, Mollini and Anna Fiori as well as a milliner you really can put together a full Race Day look. Today I'm wearing a dress from Saba, shoes from Mollini, bag also from Saba and a head piece from Marea Bright millinery.  Mollini had some amazing emerald green shoes which tempted my fancy, and this dress also comes in yellow- so perfect for Spring!    For mum's to be, Shophouse Maternity has a great range of brands so you to can be race ready too.

Style to Inspire runs now until the 8th of November 2014, use hashtag #stylecollins234 and tag @_colins234 to go in the running.  Visit the Collins234 Facebook page or website for more details. 




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jeanswest Junior

 
Poe tee, Grayson shirt and Dante shorts - all thanks to Jeanswest
DC shoes- Surfstitch (here)
Bunny- Jellycat (here)

Today I've got my gorgeous little poppet, 18 month old Ash, making a guest appearance.  His outfit here is all from the Jeanswest Kids range.  The well made, durable, and very reasonably priced the collection is well worth a look.   I picked these up from the new Jeanswest flagship store at Highpoint Shopping Centre along with a few pieces for myself- see here.  If you are interested in sizes, Ash is wearing size 1 shorts, size 2 tee and size 3 shirt.  I got the bigger sizes on top so they will last him a bit longer, but bigger pants just fall down! Oh and the hair clip, we get a few questions about it.  I can't bear to cut his pretty locks so it keeps the hair out of his face  Simple as that :)

I took these pics last Sunday at the National Gallery of Victoria Hyper-Natural exhibition.  Fellow Melbournians, do yourselves a favour and check it out.  This post isn't sponsored but Ash and I had the best time so I had to share!! The weather was glorious, plus we were first through the doors in the morning so virtually had the gardens to ourselves.  The mist you see in the photos if beautifully perfumed and you can learn all about scent molecules! It really is pretty amazing, plus the gardens themselves are quite beautiful and a lovely place to relax and enjoy the view... and smell.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Najo Jewellery

Wedges- Nine West (old, great option here as seen on Princess Kate!)
Sunnies- RayBan (here)

You know when you put something on and you really just feel like it's you.  Well that is this outfit for me, everything about it feels very ME!  The jeans are a perfect fit and so comfy, the wedges give me height and extra leg length, this Bohemian Traders top is pretty, floaty and just the right amount of 'hippy' that I love, a silver cuff has always been my go to piece of jewellery for many many years now, and the earrings compliment it all beautifully.  I wore this exact same outfit both Saturday and Sunday last weekend, I love it so much, just swapping the wedges for my Birks for a trip to the zoo. 

Have a close look at the sterling silver cuff I'm wearing, it is new in from Najo Jewellery and is absolutely beautiful and such amazing quality.  The silver has been woven to create this amazing basket weave effect, making it so unique and perfect to wear on its own- or stack it up with a mass of bangles.  The sterling silver earrings are also from Najo Jewellery, featuring this intricate cut out that matches this bohemian style top so perfectly.

On another note, soooooo need a haircut.  I'm so time poor these days as a mum, working full time, plus the bloggity, that a hair cut has kept moving to the bottom of the list, along with an eye check and trip to the dentist.  Oops! Anyone else with me on this?