Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Being such a warm day Friday, that night started as a lovely balmy evening. However, the evening quickly turned humid and not long after, the heavens opened to drop enough rain to give Melbourne it's average monthly rain fall in the space of an evening. Since then... it hasn't stopped.
I got up Saturday morning with mixed feelings about what the weather had brought. Yes, we NEED the rain, and having been affected by drought for the last 5 years, Melbournians are finally looking forward to green gardens this summer. And yes, a rainy Saturday means you have the perfect excuse to potter around the house, doing not much at all and at no point do you feel guilty about this when you stop and hear the rain still pouring on your tin roof.
Unfortunately, it does mean however, that at the end of this weekend I know I will feel as though I haven't achieved anything or made the most of the time I have off before having to go back to work on Monday.
In the busy lives we lead maybe, when these random and freak weekends come along and you are forced to remain inside, its natures way of telling us we need to slow down, enjoy the down time off doing nothing and be happy with the rest our bodies are receiving.
And so, in saying this... Let it rain!
Cardigan: Gary Pepper Vintage
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Braclet: CC Skye
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I absolutely adore this Rick Owens leather jacket that I found on sale (yes ON SALE!) at Net-a-Porter's sister site The Outnet. I love everything about it. From the big structured shoulders to the tailored fit, the stretch material inner arm and the folder over front. It's leather, it's tailored and it's beautiful.
Unfortunately, even though its on sale it is still sits well out of my price range. I am hoping I am on Santa's 'Good List' and somehow this beautiful creation will magically appear in my christmas stocking... I can dream... :o)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ok, ok, ok... So I know that we are about to embark on our Aussie summer which, by tradition gets so warm you find yourself unable to leave the house in anything more than a small piece of cloth that somehow classifies as a dress!
But! In my general web surfing habits I just couldn't help my self when I saw Topshop's new winter collection. Why oh why can't we have the same seasons as the northern hemisphere!?! If nothing else but so I can take advantage of all the wonderful pieces they release and wear them immediately... Rather than having to wait six months. The items I have chosen are ones I would consider being able to be worn transeasonally...
Shearling is HUGE this winter and I absolutely adore this shearling vest they have done. The last image of the silk jacket reminds me of something from Winter Kate and it is something you could throw over a nice dress in summer.
I may just have to bite the bullet and pick up some of these lush items for next winter....
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunglasses: Le Specs
A day of walking by the beach without a care in the world... Finding shells amongst the beautiful white sand and mucking around in the waves and amongst the rock pools... Wash all that down with a glass of Oyster Bay Sem Sav... What more could one ask for?!
Sunday, November 07, 2010
After what has been documented as one of Melbourne's coldest winters on record, the reality of feeling the sun on my skin and just simply (and literally) absorbing its warmth felt better and, was more than I could ever have hoped for. One vitamin the body requires to stay healthy is Vitamin D. It helps to keep our teeth and bones strong and is a natural mood elevator.
It has always amazed me how our bodies react to the yearly cycle of seasons. When winter comes and goes and the first glimpse of sunshine appears, you can literally walk out your front door and feel the excitement and anticipation of what the next season in the cycle is going to bring. Standing in the suns rays (for the first time in months), it touches your skin and you literally feel your body sucking in every ounce of goodness it has to offer. I liken this feeling to when your body is dehydrated. Just like those rays of sun, that big glass of water satisfies and gives you what it naturally craves and needs.
Cylinder Beach on North Stradbroke Island gave me that rehydration that my body so desperately needed.
Sunglasses: Le Specs
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Saturday afternoon saw us taking the ferry from Brisbane across the waterways to the Island of Stradbroke... Time to chill out!
Upon arriving and finding our accommodation, we went for a walk and an explore. To our amazement, at the end of our street, was a gorgeous little path which led all the way down to the beach and had a cute lookout at the top. Phil and I had some fun playing around with my camera taking photos.
How beautiful is this old tree!
Dress: Country Road