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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,
Hello Beautiful people I’m baaaaaaaAACCCKKKK !!
Now where did I leave you guys ? I think it was fathers day right ?
Well I hope everyone had a great Father’s day, because I know I sure did !
It was such a beautiful warm sunny day, so my father and I adventured out to the Windsor markets along with my brother and his wife.
Beautiful vintage clothing, quaint finds, farm fresh fruit and vegies, spices, wooden dollhouses, freshly baked breads and sweets – it was like a town of it’s own – very different to the Sydney City. We then set out for a lovely walk down by the Hawkesbury River.
I love going to markets, no mater what location they are in. It’s a good way to see unique things, young talents, or even a smaller dose of something regular !
My favourite boutique from the Windsor markets was this cute vintage-style clothing stall called Indi Rose.
Here’s a little snap
Not having quite a market fix yet – we head back to Rouse Hill Town Centre for their monthly Sydney Boutique Markets.
The cutest baby clothing stalls, inspirations hard goods, and plenty of fashion and accessories !
One of my favourites was this really cool accessories stall – Doury accessories !
Now when I first saw the pieces laid out on the stalls tables, besides thinking my goodness how elaborate and extravagant, I thought my goodness that would be so heavy !
As I reached down to pick it up, it was the complete opposite ! The pieces were in fact ,very lightweight, and very soft laser cut leather !!
So creative !
such pretty designs !
Ranging from $20 – $95 why not splurge on something innovative like this next time you need to purchase a new accessory !
To visit her the website simply click this link : http://www.doury.com.au/
or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any orders and enquiries.
Now if you’d like to know where they’ll be in the coming month here is a list of their locations.
THE ROCKS MARKET
Every Saturday & Sunday
Saturday 1st September
PALM BEACH MARKETS
Sunday 23rd September
BIZARRE BAZAAR POP UP
Thursday 20th September 5-9pm
HANDMADE CANBERRA MARKETS
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September
xxx Enjoy !
MELBOURNE TRIP ❤
So as you know, I recently went to Melbourne to sort out some business, visit some friends, retail therapy and of course SPRING FASHION WEEK.
The night before Melbourne was hectic, I had a lot of design work to do – Top secret project ❤
and I only really finished everything and cleaning up by about 11.
I guess packing wasn’t so hard when I had actually literally bought my outfit a MONTH AGO ! hahaha
I’m not even kidding, the jacket I wore, I saw it, picked it up and immediately thought, this is EXACTLY what I’ll wear to Fashion week … and about 5 minutes later, I swiped my card and the machine spat out my receipt – BRILLIANT !
Mum and I arrived Monday morning to the airport and just as checked in for our flight and went passed the security I finally saw where Victoria’s Secret in Australia had been set-up !
For those of you outside Australia, in the US, who have Victoria’s Secret in just about every mall… you are so damn lucky !!
I ran in expecting to go nuts at all the bra’s on my WANT list… and no bras …. everything but the bra’s.
Body mists and lotions, sure ! handbags, wallets and sunnies, yerp ! even underwear.. in fact everything but the bra’s…
Though I must say it is still pretty good for those ( like me ) who need a quick fix and replacement every now and then !
❤ ❤ ❤
Retail Therapy and Fashion show time !!
So I have been quite impatiently waiting for Topshop to open in Sydney, and well the most exciting part of the morning was heading down to Melbourne’s Chapel Street for some awesome Retail Therapy.
Top shop had a great range of studded/spiked bags, shoes, boots and just really damn good collections all over the store – I went crazy when i walked in actually, because I kept seeing things I liked and didn’t know whether to start from the left, the right or what.. blaaaaa !
I actually really liked the accessories range that top shop had and I bought myself a beautiful new cuff ❤
Surprisingly I didn’t buy much though, Oh I’m so proud of myself – I really am ! hahaha I usually come back with double luggage and plenty of carry on !
OH and there were so many trends I saw !
1 – the neon’s, were still in,
2 – the pastels not far behind them.
3 – Mullet- high/low tops and dresses,
4 – Floral printed Jackets, tops, dresses, and Denim and reflective graphic print tees in bold bright colours.
5 – *Embellished collars*,
6 – soft summer relaxed knits and
7 – STUDS, SPIKES AND MORE STUDS&SPIKES !…
[[and guess what my new pair of shoes have on them… SPIKES – ohh yeahhhh !!! ( Trend spikes posts coming soon )]]
Right opposite Topshop, was something a little more familiar.
URBAN by Target.
Urban by Target is Target’s new smaller store format, that gives city shoppers access to a specifically tailored selection of Target’s great style.
It’s located at 500 Chapel Street, Melbourne so why not head by for the best of Target’s fashionable ladies wear, footwear, accessories, intimate apparel, kids wear and babywear, as well as a small range of menswear.
…and I chose to play dress-ups ❤
Grazia’s range for Hot options – A beautiful light turquoise sheer shirt with contrasting White collar,and tab. For more on-trend detail there was studs on the collar – I LOVED IT !
If you would like to purchase this top or would like to view it in colour simply click here
There was also this super-cute Boucle turquoise and gold dress by Grazia !
I absolutely loved this one as you can easily dress it up !
It comes with a gold belt, so you can chuck on a pair of gold heels or pastel colour blocked wedges and a matching bag and off you go. or you can dress it down with some sandals and a loose knit cardigan. It’s perfect for summer !It kind of reminds me of a classy summer lunch dress ❤
Before I even tried this dress on, I was completely sold !
It’s the perfect lightweight summer dress !
You can dress it up with some black or coloured wedges. The trick with picking what colours to match it with lies solely in the colours of the dress. You can never go wrong with you stick with hues within the print. For example with this dress, A turquoise, or purple even a nice pink would have matched perfectly if you didn’t ant to stick to the black that was already a given by the included belt !
After strolling and shopping down Chapel Street we then headed to a secret location – the MDP Jewels den to check out Matthew Pourhags new range of Fashion jewellery and accessories.
Rose gold finds ❤
lots of colourful necklaces and unique earrings and necklaces.
AND he recently launched his new add-on … *Clothing * hooraaa
and guess who was the first to try on and buy… oh yeah..
me = ]
I absolutely loved this top from the second I laid eyes on it !
It’s a chic, classic black and white top.
My favourite – with a collar, an embellished black collar with metal plates !
It also has shoulder pads for some extra Ooomph ladies AND The back is longer than the front.
I love this style of mullet top not only because it has my favourite – an embellished/collar but because the length of the shorter front isn’t a ridiculous midriff length.
It’s a nice balanced mullet ( so if you’re conscious of that ass ladies– this is the top to buy ! )
It’s selling for $79.95 with only a few sizes left guys, so if you like it – get in quick and BUY IT.
Here’s the DEETS !
WHERE : facebook.com/MDPjewels
or email Matthew on email@example.com
for other business enquiries call : 0401 512 748
After all that shopping, we had to head home and it was time to put or fashion week outfits on and strut out !
Here’s our shots from fashion week !
The next nine shots are from couturing.com – thought I’d chase up some non-blurry frontal shots.
Click ! Click ! Click
We snapped the man who looks like the guy from The devil wears Prada !
the final walk !
Bianca and I at Melbourne Town Hall for Spring Fashion week !
Our goodie Bags !
Mum and I ❤
In her beautiful vintage pink Suit set !
Casually “Streeting” it out !
FINALLY TIME FOR OUTFIT 13 !
FLORAL BLAZER | SO EXCITING !
Floral Print Blazers are SO HOT RIGHT NOW !!!!!
So lately I have been getting into buying blazers, no not just your plain ones but florals, neons and anything that stands out !
I mentioned earlier in the post that I had chosen my outfit – right well this is that beautiful blazer I was rambling on and on about !
It is coincidently from the Grazia range at Target. IT is a gorgeous tailored fit with a single breasted design and contrasting black collar and welt pockets.
This blazer is the highlight of the beginning of MY SPRING !
There are so many colours within the pattern that is is actually so easy to match things to it.
Turquoise, lime, fuchsia, purple, mint, yellow ! all of which are so easy to find and are available in pretty much any store !
With styling this outfit, I chose black bottoms because we all know how much I hate choosing/buying/trying on bottoms and comfortable black summer wedge heels.
I was originally going to wear a plain black top underneath but instead decided to go with my “out there” option i had brought along from sydney.
My plain lime green top.
I chose this top because it contrasted well with the black and crazy floral pattern and it was also easy to accessorise, as you can see I have put on my long orange beaded necklace.
The lime green top is actually quite easy to find – just have a look at any of the stores/boutiques in the shopping centre.
It’s quite on trend and in demand so someone has got to have one that tickles your fancy.
If you still can’t find one – head over to Supre’, Bardot, Sports girl or Target.
I also wore my new coral pink coloured lipstick = ]
Here are Bianca and I showing off our pink shades – oh yeahhhh !
Just being all classy and that !
❤ you bianxxx
Mum and I with an elephant !
There were so many of them around the City so we though why not ?!
and well… we pretty much head home for some nice dessert and again to pack to be off in the morning !
Bye Bye Melbourne – We will be back again soon
5 Things I never leave the house without !
So the past few years I’ve realised that these 4 items NEVER EVER come out of my back– even when I’m switching bags – they come along !!
and no I’m not talking about your phone, makeup, your wallet, or them keys !
Here’s my FOUR !
# 1 – Band-Aid Tough Strips – fabric sterile strips |
why ? | Because you never know which part of your shoe will annoy you AND the normal plastic Band-Aids don’t do anything for you, they easily come off making your sore worse !
I always apply mine the second I put my foot in my shoe – and wherever feels annoying I BANDAID IT – oh yeahh…
#2 – Mints – Because sometimes we don’t know what we’ll have to eat and who we’ll have to meet up with afterwards !
#3 Hand Sanitiser – Because you never know what you’re going to have to touch ! [yes I’m a massive germ-a-phobe]
#4 Body wipes – Because you may need to refresh after a long day
TRUST ME – I’m totally NOT crazy = ]
So last night I went to Vogue’s Fashion night out !
It was a great night – plenty of music and Dj’s, food and drinks, Topless models, lots of fashion and great sales as well as some famous faces!!
Unfortunately my battery went flat so I don’t have any pictures at all besides this one from Sports girl !
I absolutely loved this when I saw it ! So cute and the perfect dog for the Pastel Trend ha ha !
The weather was beautiful, nice and warm and not too much wind either and that brings me to my outfit
A quick little Stylist’s outfit 12 – casual yet pretty !
I actually wore this dress to Vogue’s fashion night out last night with a black cardigan and sandals.
( Sorry – I don’t have full body shots because my battery ran out – boo hoo!)
As you can see, that’s my loose knit cardigan – perfect for summer. It’s very lightweight which means that if it gets even hotter you don’t have to take it off and carry it around. It actually kept me even cooler and it was quite hot in the city yesterday.
I’ve also worn my Fuchsia Bourgeois lipstick with this outfit.
for shoes, a comfortable pair of sandals or flats.
For a bag – I took my new black and white tote that I also bought from the Urban store.
It also comes in another colour way – beige, coral and white.
to purchase colour way 2 click here ( coral)
If you are not a Tote kind of person this beautiful colour ways also come in a clutch style.
It has been a fantastic month at TLOR and there is so much more going on !
I can’t wait to share some SURPRISES with you guys VERY SOON !
Well that’s all for now
and if you have any questions you know EXACTLY where to contact me !
Just click the contact Tab on the top right corner
AND ALSO something NEW you will notice is the “Collections” Tab.
This Tab links you to all my collections – so you can view them over and over and over again… BUT my S/S 13 Campaign is still not up !
That’s part of the big surprise launch I informed you guys of in my S/S 13 Video Teaser
in case you missed it here it is !
xxxx Much love, Yours Truly