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People often say that good things come in threes…
Well I beg to differ… because this blog post is all about Twos.
# Two New favourite finds
# Two very Easy Christmas D.I.Y gift ideas
# Two new jewellery pieces.
Happy Monday Everyone !
On the weekend My sister-in-law and I got sucked into the busy shopping scene at our local markets.
We do swear though, we were only there to buy lunch and get out.
As we caught a glimpse of these two stalls we just couldn’t resist, and I honestly think they are too good to miss which is why I am sharing them with you.
> Our first New favourite find was Willow Boutique. <
This small boutique had the most adorable handmade gifts for Children, Especially Baby boys !
The cutest bow ties with some really beautifully boyish prints fit for any little monkey !
How clever that the bow ties clip onto the rompers !
Making it almost effortless for the Little man to look Classy.
A quick and easy job for any mother.
They also had a wide variety of bibs, blankets and dummy chains.
If you like what you see, I know my sister-in-law and I definitely did, Then why not visit them at the Rouse Hill markets or better yet why not like their page on Facebook.
If you are looking for any gift ideas for a new born then Willow Boutique would be the perfect stop for any Mum and bub.
> Our second Favourite find was Luka Candles! <
Hand poured Candles with delicious scents.
I’m really loving all these uniquely scented candles that are trending in the markets right now. I think Luka Candles has been my favourite so far.
Reasonably Priced and with so many scents to choose from, there is one suitable for all of us.
Love the packaging !
Super Shabby !
They have also got some really great beach inspired decorations if you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gift !
Don’t Forget to like them on Facebook.
>Moving onto our Two Very Easy D.I.Y Christmas Gift Ideas<
A Santa Sleigh made with Lollies.
A great idea for either Children or your colleagues at work.
Something creative and Edible… Too perfect !
For the lollies in this particular sleigh we have bought Normal Sized Candy Canes and a few boxes of Cadbury Favourites Chocolates.
Personalised Mugs !…
Fill with lollies of course and decorated.
My mother Works in a retirement village so she wanted to do something a little more personal for the residents.
If this sounds more like something you want to do, You can get these really cool Pens from Either Spotlight/Lincraft or any haberdashery store.
They are called UNI pens, But make sure you get the right one – just ask the staff you want something to write on mugs to set.
All you have to do is Draw your design on the mug, When you are finished set your oven to 160 degrees Celsius, pop them in there for half an hour.
Voila – Mug is done and Pen ink has set!
BECAREFUL not to burn yourself – Leave the mugs to cool for at least an hour.
When the cup has cooled, Fill it up with desired lollies – preferably wrapped ones.
Wrap it up with some cellophane and decorate with ribbons and bows.
Honestly, IT IS REALLY EASY
> And Finally we come to our two new jewellery pieces. <
I don’t really buy much commercial jewellery but these two were just too cute to resist !
Trying on all the rings and jewellery at Colette by Colette Hayman.
and what do you know… It’s purchased !
Well I hope Everyone has a had a great Monday and that this post helped you in some way
Let me know how you go !
I’m off to Watch some Marilyn Monroe !
xxxx Much Love,
Happy Hump Day Everyone !
Today’s post is a fun D.I.Y project for those of you who’d like to refresh your boring wardrobe pieces.
Over the weekend I was forced to clean out my drawers and while it was easier to part with some pieces, there were quite a few I just wasn’t ready to toss !
So what happens when you don’t want to throw away your favourite tee, the graphics are almost fading, and you’ve worn it a hundred times ?!
Well..You come here, to my blog and you watch my D.I.Y Re-fresh and Re-invent series.
Part one is below. It’s super easy, super fast and I hope you enjoy it !
Oh and you don’t need crazy sew skills either !
Let me know what you think !
xoxo Much love, Yours Truly
Crazy busy weekend, such beautiful and unforgettable moments with the people I love, and a splash of shopping !
That pretty much sums up my weekend…
Saturday morning began with a mad rush to our local “mall” as mum and I quickly tried to get some super important pre-christening errands done.
I was feeling very drained from the work week, struggling to get out of bed and get to it, so I thought I’d try and refresh myself for a big day ahead by adding a fresh pop to my outfit.
Nothing screams BRIGHT louder than a neon multi-coloured cross appliqued across your chest on a sheer pastel.
Add a neon textured scarf to it and VOILA you’re shining “bright like a diamond”.
Do we love it ?!
Limping around with my knee I just couldn’t resist ! I had to stop by at Betts,and well… we all know what happens when I stop by at Betts
YAY – Brought new shoes ! *smiles like a loser*
With my knee, back problems and all, These shoes don’t actually have much of a high heel AND are a great spring/summer style that go with pretty much anything in the wardrobe.
Love the wood and thick black strap design – Cannot wait to take these babies on a Test run.
Shopping was over – we quickly headed home so that I could get my face and hair “did” for our beautiful baby Alex’s christening and First birthday !
Half a can of hairspray and 40 minutes of makeup later, it was dress time !
It seems that when I have important functions there is always something wrong with at least one part of my body, but it’s okay no panic here, we just keep our fashion face on !
For this look I meshed formal with confidence and comfort and with that I present to you the beautiful Saskia Maxi from Zen clothing !
A gorgeous blue and yellow print, elasticated waist, gold embellished high scoop neck and halter cut.
It was just perfect for all my “body” problems.
I wanted to hide my legs,thanks to knee surgery they were uneven and slightly muscle-less, so the smartest way to do it was with a maxi !
As the dress already had a gold embellishment on the neck, Accessorising it was easier than ever.
we added one of these babies.
Gold plated waist belt.
Completely on-trend and very easy to find.
After the gold comes the nude !
Nude beginnings ?!
Add a big envelope bag made from textured material to dress it up.
and instead of cluttering the look with bangles and bracelets, I just did it simple with a tortoise-shell like Fossil watch.
and finally the shoes.
Usually I would dazzle it up with a pair of platforms but due to my knee I found the perfect pair of not-so-casual flats.
Thankyou Therapy and my Boss for helping me hunt these down !
Snakeskin detailed straps.
and a little heel so the back and knees don’t cry.
Now we were ready to go to the church for the christening.
Congratulations Little one on this very special day, you have a whole life ahead of you an we are so happy to be apart of your life – Sharing every little step you take.
After the Church comes the reception of course !
The wonderful parents and Godparents or Alex did a tremendous job at decorating.
Every Child’s heaven.
Wonderful weekend. Complete.
I’m off to bed lovers, xoxo
Goodnight all over the world, Lights out
Good morning Sydney and beautiful subscribers worldwide !
Happy Sunday to you all !
The weather here in Sydney isn’t looking its best today but oh boy it was super hot yesterday !
So Hot that my best friend and I headed down to our favourite beach had a beautiful lunch at our favourite place (lifesaver cafe – the most scrumptious satay chicken wrap you will ever had !!!!) and even managed to stroll down and visit some amazing boutiques ( post coming soon).
Checkout our pictures below and see what we wore on this sizzling hot spring day.
Brought to you by one of my besties favourite brands LEE.
She wears the Born Free cut out Muscle Tank.
Such a great edgy, festival piece paired with your Lee denim cut-offs to give you a hot spring look.
It has an awesome cut out low scoop back and laser cut details all over the garment with a cool American Eagle placement !!!
WE LOVE IT !
Top : $59.95 from Lee
Denim cut-offs Also from Lee
I wear something with the same kind of festival vibe, just a little bit different.
I’m wearing a cool skull and lace detailed racer back tank. (which you totally can’t see much of) Loose fit for that hot spring/summer day and an Urban Originals Hat.
I think people underestimate the hat alot - It’s such a wonderful piece to accessorise with especially if you are going to spend time under the sun.
You can look hot and be cautious at the same time !
I’ve thrown on just a basic loose knit Cardigan to cover up from the sun as I am on some new skincare and medication for my acne which I will also share with you below !
Top: not quite sure – it’s a perk from work !
Cardigan : Target Knits
Hat: Urban Originals Australia.
(whistling because the hat said so!)
Yesterday was extremely hot – At some point it was 30 degrees !!!… That’s pretty hot for the first week of spring guys. (but it was soooo lovely ! )
As the weather gets warmer we must all remember to SLIP SLOP SLAP right ? I have been trying this new skincare product. -For those of you who don’t know – I have had trouble with my skin and acne for a very long time. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING…. Well NUMEROUS THINGS !!!! and they just don’t work.
I’ve tried dozens of antibiotics, topical medication, the pill, proactive, lots of different products and medicine but nothing has shown more results than ZO skin health by Zein Obagi. This has probably got to be the most expensive skincare I have ever bought but I must say my skin feels good, my face feels good, and everything is slowly going away, it is doing wonders ! AND the great thing is that even if you don’t have acne it is still very good for your skin.
Now, because there products are expensive my local chemist had a giftpack promotion, so I thought I’d give it a go and I suggest the same to anyone who is going to try it.
My Experience :
It is my second week using this product and I’m not going to lie, within the first couple of days of using it, I was already feeling good.
The pack I bought has an exfoliating cleanser, this is the first step. When I say exfoliating I don’t mean harsh granules of sand rubbing against your skin making it all red and horrible. It is a smooth clear gel with little beads that explode or get mushed whilst you are applying it. It does a wonderful job at clearing any dirt and oil from your face and doesn’t leave it feeling dry.
The next step, (also in the pack) Offects, TE pads Acne Pore Treatment. This product Reduces sebum production, removes dead skin cells and deep-cleans congested pores using 2% salicylic acid. It has special Botanical extracts that calm inflammation and soothe irritation, it’s Recommended for oily skin and breakouts. You simply wipe your face with one of these focusing on problem areas until the pad starts to get dry.
This third product I LOVVVVVEEEEEE !!!!!! It is the Oclipse sunscreen and primer spf30 duo ! I use it under my foundation and it gives me an even coverage as well as insanely protecting my skin from that harsh sun.
I have been using these products every day and can already see such great differences. I have few acne popping up here and there, and all that’s left are the blemishes, and that will slowly fade away with the use of ZO skin healths products.
If you don’t know of a good primer or moisturiser to use for your skin, I absolutely recommend this to everyone ! Anyone at any age can use it, you can wear it under your foundation or on its own. It ahs plenty of vitamins and nutrients and your skin will love you for looking after it.
They have a great range of products dedicated to anti-aging, skin health and acne so please do check out the rest of their products. Click here to visit their site.
Well, I’m off for Some Sunday fun regardless of the weather !
Stay tuned this week as I finally bring you the shots from spring/summer !
xxxx Much love,
So I’ve finally had the time to fix everything up and release it hoooraaaaa !!
As promised – here is the video of my latest collection Nostalgic Nuances. It is a small deluxe ready-to-wear collection.
Luxurious fabrics such as hand ombre’d and treated silks, leathers and lace. Custom-made exclusive embroidered placements , Just pure and genuine beauty and quality TO DIE FOR !
I will be releasing pictures of the collection day by day as usual. To view my previous collection simply click the “Collections” tab on the top right corner of this page.
Now before we skip to the video I’d like to extend a very VERY special thankyou to everyone who has been apart of this collection and putting it together !
Yasmine Parker for her creative vision as always as my photographer – She does amazing photography so if you have an event or an idea in mind do hit her up at 000photography.com.au. She won’t let you down !
John and Nicole Ullo from Coco Liberace for allowing me to use their beautiful accessories ! Absolutely appreciate it. You can view their full collection and website at www.cocoliberace.com
Charntae from RJL studio photography hair and makeup for her amazing support and patience throughout the process and of course hair and makeup.
Diana Dimitriev for being the world’s most perfect assistant EVA ! Really appreciate it dear chook.
Karen Bohosian for assisting us with the shoot. Thanks so much !
My amazing machinist Connie who I still have not stopped thanking – She is a miracle worker !
Jackie Boghossian for making all the stunning embroidery pieces work in a short amount of time– Absolutely beautiful !
and of course the one and only Jordan Kain from platform models who nearly froze her little butt off during our very early photo shoots – thankyou so much for your time, effort and BEAUTY !
Looking forward to working with all of you again in the future … it’s show time now…
http://vimeo.com/user16089753/nostalgicnuances ( click the link to view )
xxxx Much Love,
One of my favourite sites/online stores is The Grand social. I love getting their emails because I always get to see whats new from different designers AND there’s always something I love. It’s not just clothing though, they have accesories too !
The run down | The Grand Social is a marketplace for Australian and NZ designers. They aim to get the creations of labels online, so they can be sold. For Those of you who like going to stores, The Grand Social also has their very own store. It’s located in the heart of Darlinghurst and is a multi-purpose space for designers and friends to showcase their creations. The store is open Tues – Sat 11AM – 5PM at 214 Crown St, Darlinghurst. Ph:(02) 9331-0995. To find out more check out their website here.
Love this look !!!!!!!
The picture above is from Zanita – for those of you who follow alot of blogs I’m sure you have heard of Zanita ?
She is a blogger and photographer based in Australia. She also models.
Check her out here: http://zanitazanita.blogspot.com.au/
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
RHYversusWORLD | Thelifeofrhy.com
There comes a time at the beginning of the year when a women (in this case ME and probably you as well ) needs a little something called RETAIL THERAPY.
Retail Therapy occurs when an individual is experiencing such things as depression, Shopping Withdrawals etc.
This very common disorder (specifically after/during the Jolly Christmas and New year season) is referred to as, (what I LOVE to call) Post-NYE depression.
It is a form of depression that most commonly effects women rather than men. It mostly occurs after the period of Christmas to New years and reaches its peak on new years day until about well… The time you purchase something, Many things…preferably online ( because you can have a zillion tabs open and shop from a zillion places at the one time – “PANTS HEAVILY AT THE THOUGHT OF IT – MOOD: ECSTATIC” !) to ease that sector of your brain that bleeps out every once in awhile begging for some retail attention.
Other cases of Depression that also result to Retail Therapy include :
Pre/post-exam Depression : When one is far to stressed to deal with “anticipation”, of an exam paper or the results, often resulting to procrastination at pre stage and anxiety yet relief at post stage. One can always busy themselves at the “mall” by window shopping/purchasing and also “check-out” stage if done via online shopping. This process takes hours as it helps block out any negative energy built up from an exam.
Post Relationship-was-a-Fail Depression : When one is simply depressed due to a failed relationship and/or sudden breakup. Individuals often result to copious amounts of food which is also referred to as “demolishing”, as well as isolation and/or I’m-a-tough-soldier-let-the-next-one-come-at-me stage. After This, ( heroic imagery) a lady steps up and faces the world with her wallet because fashion doesn’t stand still for heartbroken suckers !
Pre-important-Event Depression: The “oh I have nothing to wear”,or “oh I can’t fit into anything” phase – grouped as whinging with mild tantrumitis in most women. This particular one covers many areas. ( Post – NYE depression is a sub category of this)
Many women (within this group are also referred to as Shop-a-holics) come up with such excuses, some of them you may have heard or may have come out of your own mouth:
Yes but I don’t have it in (whichever colour)
I don’t have anything to wear
I shared a coke with my Wardrobe, had a deep-and-meaningful conservation , made a promise to it that I’d replenish stock.
None of them fit me
It’s so Last season/It’s So last year
I want something new
I can’t help it – its a sickness
Everyone has already seen me wear everything ( Dam Facebook tagging !!)
My shoes have to match the handbag which has to compliment my dress which has to be appropriate for the evening, then we have the hair that works with the makeup and i need a jacket in case its too cold and if that doesn’t work then… oh never mind – its too complicated let’s just get a whole new look for the evening ? yeah ?
Symptoms include ( before and during) :
Sadness ( not feeling spoilt and special)
Constantly on shopping apps.
“Watching/stalking” certain items and/or beings.
disturbed vision – e.g Seeing Chanel handbags instead of clouds.
immense ogling ( to individuals with colour blocked outfits or desired items).
Rage upon others (who buy your shoe size out in the only colour it comes in).
Hallucinating from the smell of pure leather.
Drooling at the touch of fabric and luxurious textiles.
mood swings combined with Hyperventilation and ecstatic-ness ( often occurs during checkout).
Obsession (with websites and certain stores).
Caressing/conversing with the credit card.
withdrawals (of anything) .
Sleep and eating disturbances.
Muscle pain in the calf/leg region from excessive walking in Shopping centres
Throwing tantrums at Clothes Racks, Registers or at people working at the store.
The art of being Oblivious (Maxing out and avoiding credit card bills)
If this is starting to sound like anything you are experiencing or have experienced don’t Fret, You are not alone, It happens to everyone
You may not experience all or any of the above but it doesn’t mean your hands aren’t itching to get themselves on some new items for a) the sake of it b) the health reason as discussed above or c) all of the above.
No Medication can be taken.
The only cure is to fulfil your Shopping urges.
To help with the process of curing your withdrawals and coming out of the POST-NYE depression bubble I have Listed some online Hotspots – So Please, set yourself a limit, Take out that credit card, Crank up the volume on your recent playlist and Browse away – There are millions of items waiting to be owned … BY YOU !
The Favourite Five
Place to be: ASOS
Why: Just switch up the currency in the top right corner to your country and you can get just about anything you like on this site, From shoes and accessories, to clothing covering both genders ! If you’re looking for a great bargain or a designer gift for him/her there is a 70% off sale now on and is definitely worth browsing through – I know I already have – Ordered, processed and KA-ching !
Place to be: Nasty Gal
Why: A new favourite of mine ! Exactly the place to go for a new Trendy outfit or a vintage look ! It is a great customer-friendly site with everything for the NASTY GAL , Dress, tops, bottom, intimates you name it – even vintage ! If by this stage you want to save some money on dresses, or need to stock up on some tees and bottoms you can get them in the sale section for as little as 11 dollars. They Also stock a unique variety of Messeca, Sam Edelman, and Jeffrey Campbell Shoes. It’s too hard to pick just one favourite from all the cool pairs they have so here’s a few to tease you until you get your butts to the site !
Place to be: Ladakh
Why: Gorgeous Prints, Awesome Trendy styles and a quality label at a reasonable price. What more could you want? Having worked with the Ladakh team as I am the intern I must say i Cannot wait to go back to Ladakh HQ – i miss them ! Checkout the collections and all the other sub-labels like Hungtingbird, and Anise – Each have their own Flava ! Having expanded their collections beyond clothing to accessories and footwear you can now be dressed head to toe ! oh and great news for the Aussies – Free shipping on orders of two or more garments within Australia !
Place to be: The Grand Social
Why: The marketplace for Australian and New Zealand Designers – Top Labels – everything at its very best ! A great selection of collections all in the one spot ! Search by gender or Sale or designer they have it all sorted to make it that little bit easier.
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
If it’s one thing ONE TEASPOON CAN DO – It is there DENIM !!! And they do it well !!
Over time they have expanded their collections from not only denim shorts and pants but also to beautiful cropped bustiers, light summer and cute beaded dresses, as well as tees, knits and skirts !
They’ve got the whole game going on and hey ! there’s no better time to buy them but when they are on sale !
The E-boutique Sale’s been extended till the 21st of November – SO HURRY !!!!!!
Tees and Tanks – starting from $10 – $15 and up
There’s plenty more great bargains in their sale so just check out the website – Just click here OR just scroll down for my picks and click on the ones you like to direct you to BUY !!
New bikini ?? Only $35
Comes in three awesome colours – Orange, Red and Rose !
AND its 100% SILK !
High rise skinnies ?
Still available in sizes 6 – 12
The siren jacket – size 10 only – $75 !!
Awesome markdown !!
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly