Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Jewellery- thanks to Sistaco
Dress- Pea in a Pod (similar here, and here)
Scarf- Witchery

One of my most recent discoveries is, bringing the best of Australian fashion online with more than 250 brands!  Birdsnest have put together a fabulous Winter essentials mini magazine with the top 10 pieces for the ultimate winter wardrobe- check out the guide HERE to find out your Winter wardrobe building blocks.

I've picked two of their winter essentials- Winter Boots and The Overcoat to create my Winter look.  It was a reasonably mild day so I embraced the opportunity to mix them with bare legs, a basic stripe dress and scarf; but these boots and coat would so easily work with a simple pair of jeans, or a long sleeve dress and black opaques.  There is no doubt I'll be wearing these two pieces heaps this Winter.

Birdsnest are all about finding the right style for you, and have come up with styling suggestions for all their pieces.  Not to forget fast shipping, and 365 day hassle free returns.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mix Baby

Mix Baby essentials- thanks to Coles

Baby socks, baby singlets, baby bibs, baby wraps, baby towels... all apart of now what is on offer as part of the Coles Mix Baby essentials range available at  Coles stores across Australia from this month.  Makes it so easy for us time poor mums- we can just grab our baby essentials as part of the grocery shop!

The quality is great and everything is priced between $4 and $12.

And yes that is my dear little boy, Ashley road testing the socks and wrap above. He's 2 months old today!! For all of my wonderful readers, I just want to let you know that I intend to keep this still as predominately a fashion blog, but Ash is such a HUGE part of my life he's bound to pop up now and again :)  He will however make more of a regular appearance on my Instagram feed.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cost Per Wear

Novo Viola Ankle boot- thanks to Westfield
Icebreaker skyline trench- thanks to Natureshop
Jewellery- thanks to Sistaco
Jeans- Ziggy (similar here)
Shirt- DeFry (similar here)

It's getting cold here in Melbourne so time to don the boots and layers!  These spiked ankle boots are new in and available exclusively at Novo stores in Westfield centres.   

A black ankle boot is so versatile, and these have a great heel height making them really quite comfortable, and who could go past the heavy metal look.  They are a perfect match with skinny jeans in any colour, leather leggings, or perhaps a cute dress and black opaques.  Priced at $89.95 that really are good value and to prove it Westfield have created a Cost Per Wear (CPW) calculator.  Just input the price, how often you'll wear them (2 times/week), how long you'll keep them (they'll last for years but I'll calculate just for the rest of this Autumn/Winter season), maintenance costs (none for these boots)... that means these boots come in at $5.18 per wear. Great for those of us who want to be on trend, and on budget for this Autumn/Winter!  

I'll have another outfit post with these boots soon :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Highpoint Shopping Day

Highpoint Shopping Centre, one of Australia's premier shopping destinations, is hosting a exclusive shopping event tomorrow, Wednesday 22 May.  

Following a multi million-dollar redevelopment Highpoint is now bursting with over 500 new fashion, homewares and fresh food stores so why not take take advantage of the extensive retail offering, exclusive retail discounts and extended hours with the centre open until 10pm tomorrow.

Here's an insight into some of the fabulous things Highpoint will have on offer during the Shopping Day:

The whole centre will have on offer incredible deals, gifts, giveaways and prizes; to name just a few...

Topshop-  $20 off with every $100 spent, and spend $75 and receive an exclusive gift.  
Sass & Bide-  10% off all full priced merchandise
Steve Madden- 25% off store wide
Oroton- 30% off full priced priced merchandise

Josh & Jenna from The Block will be at the centre, designing and building Highpoint's ultimate Winter Hibernation Station.  This is your chance to watch as they bring to life the perfect cozy relaxation space, incorporating the latest styles and trends from Highpoint's home and lifestyle stores.  You can catch Josh & Jenna from 5pm- 8.15pm at the David Jones forecourt, Level 2.

 Taste- chocolate and wines sampling with KoKo Black and Wolf Blass
See- the latest Winter accessories and enjoy styling advice
Smell- Find your perfect perfume scent with Highpoint's fragrance experts
Touch- Be pampered with a sumptuous hand massage using Epsa products from Groom Spa
Sound- Enjoy classic notes in the morning, jazz in the afternoon and a DJ for the evening

No doubt about it, an incredible event!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MM Collection

Recently I was lucky enough to receive these beautiful 100% pure soy wax candles from Michael and Maree at MM Collection.  These candles are beautifully presented and handmade right here in Australia.

One of my everyday luxuries is to have a quality scented candle burning of an evening, and I have had the large Vanilla Voodoo candle burning this week, filling the room with the delicious smell of vanilla and double cream!  I can't wait to burn up my other candles with MM's signature scents Coconut & Lime, Espresso and Chocolate Crush; Fig & Melon, and Bubblegum Berry also sound amazing!  See the full range of scents here.

MM Collection candles are available for purchase online.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Drape cardi

Watch- thanks to Daniel Wellington
Maternity tank- Bonds

Just a quick post for you today of this fabulous drapey cardi- a great piece for pregnant ladies and nursing mums alike, especially now the weather is getting cooler.

On another note little Ashley had his 6 week vaccinations yesterday afternoon and he has been such a sad boy since, there are no sign of the smiles and baby giggles we have seen each day this week.  Breaks my heart, poor little lamb :(  

Any tips from the mums out there?

Finally, don't forget there is still time to enter my David Jones giveaway!!
WIN a $50 gift cardAll the details HERE

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Target thanks Mum

Necklace and bracelet- thanks to Sistaco
Topper heels- Wittner (similar here)
Sunnies- Rayban (here)

Hooray!  Finally back with an outfit post :) 

This is what I wore yesterday to the Target Thanks Mum high tea and fashion parade event at Circa in St Kilda where we got a look see at the new range of luxury hand and body products designed by the beautiful Christina Re, as well the Arabella Ramsay Disney Bambi sleepwear range.  I was actually rather chuffed with myself as I managed to get my bubby (5 weeks old) and me (dressed!) there on time for 10am.  Baby Ashley was such a good boy and was either looking around quietly or sleeping, and even stayed asleep for a little bit longer once I got home so I could do some quick selfies with the timer for this blog post. Little champion!! 

Trust me this is not a normal day for me- at this stage I'm usually in my pjs until midday ;) We do get out an about for the afternoon, but mornings are usually filled with feeding bubby, play time, housework and a Pilates dvd, all in the comfort of my pjs!

I'm still in my maternity gear here, but these heels are new- I couldn't resist a great leopard print point.

Finally, don't forget there is still time to enter my David Jones gift voucher giveaway!!
All the details HERE