Sunday, November 28, 2010

Party time

On Friday I left work early to go home and get myself dressed up to go to a Christmas Party.  My friend K was unable to taker her hubby due to illness, and I was really touched that she asked me to step in.  We had a great time, good food, good company, and danced till they threw us out!
Dress, Marshalls
Of course there was a couple of people that drank too much and got too messy, but I'm glad I'm older and wiser now, and got to enjoy the rest of my weekend without a hangover!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday favourites

Well, its been another hectic week, and I daresay it will only get worse the closer we get to Christmas!
Here's my favourites for another week:
Number one: Glitter eyeliner.  New problems to overcome in application and setting, but the end result is totally worth it.  Sportsgirl had these babies for $2.95 each with an additional 20% off.  Win.
Number two: My new shoes....finally a pair of summer appropriate wedges.  So excited with these babies!
Number three: My second Christmas party, which is tonight.  The lovely K's husband isn't able to attend with her, so I've been asked to step in, and I couldn't be happier!
Number four: Finding a cute as a button pair of earrings at the bargain price of $4.99.  These little birdies are so so adorable!
Number five: My friend Kitty Kat's beautiful birthday present, and lovely lovely bracelet from her mum, that she'll be wearing for years to come.  Classically stylish, just like Kitty Kat.  Definete highlight of the week.
Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Back in 2006 I went through a brief love affair with headbands.  They were very very boring, very wide, and block colours.  I looked like an Alice in Wonderland wanna-be.
Now in 2010, I seem to be doing the same thing, but thankfully, they headbands I've found are much prettier, with lace, and crystals and bows and I adore them!  Even better is the fact that accessories seem to get discounted regularly, which means they can be snatched up at great prices!
Portmans, $4.95

Portmans, $9.95

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas party

Saturday night was my work Christmas party at the Marriott hotel in their grand ballroom.  All in all, a lot of fun was had, but I seemed to spend an amazing amount of time doing my hair, and fussing over my makeup before we went.  I'd had a lot of help with putting together my accessories, and will showcase them here over the next few days.  I'm still waiting for work to post the photos, but for now I do have a caricature that I can share.  Not sure if it really looks like me though!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday favourites

It feels like its been an enormous week.  Hence no posts since Monday.  I'll try to capture it here along with some Friday faves.

Number one: basics.  On Monday I bought two very basic work shirts from Target for $11 each.  Perfect for those 'OMG I just can't make this work today' days....we all have them!
Number two: going for a jog along the river at lunch time.  I did this with Sis this week.  We needed to coordinate more as we both wore black shorts and green shirts, and that looks weird, but it was a great stress burner.
Number three: pretending I don't care that I'm not fiscally responsible and buying my first pair of Mollini's.
Number four: Thursday night shopping and dinner with the girls.  K, Sis and I had a great time, and the changing room has never been so much fun.  We even roped every other girl in to giggle and compare finds!  It was brilliant.  I did put a divine dress/suit on layby.  Its on layby because I never pay full price, but when I do, I must budget, and layby.
Number five: Knowing that the fun doesn't stop on Friday, because I have my work Christmas party tomorrow night.
More photos next week.  I promise!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Here we go again

And here is Monday again, starting us round on another week....
My Monday included, realising I hadn't done the ironing and scrabbling for a clean, mostly unwrinkled shirt....
Blouse, Target

Skirt, Jacqui E
A run to Starbucks for a Toffee Nut Latte (limited Christmas release flavour....and my favourite) whilst ignoring the 'get to know you' morning tea for newbies in the office...
Playing silly with.... camera is fun right?
A shopping trip at lunchtime for no reason at all....
Necklace, Fiji 2008

Love these girly ruffles
And some preplanning for my Christmas Party this weekend...what to wear?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday favourites

I can't believe we're here again!  Did you guys see Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere is on a version of Friday favourites too?  Yeah!  So here we go:
Number One: A favorite from Monday's impromptu shopping.  These awesome cute coral coloured shorts for our Aussie summer.  At $11, you can't go wrong!

 Number Two: On Wednesday the girls and I walked up to the markets, and on the way stopped in so K could buy a pair of shoes.  Sis and I did a twofer (two for a bargain price) and picked up these beautiful flats.
Number Three: My sunglasses.  I love them.  They go everywhere with me.  Prescription Ray Bans.  Yes.
Number Four: Borrowing clothes for special events.  Having a twin sister the same size as me has really broadened my options.  Thanks Sis!
Number Five: The most exciting thing heading into an Aussie new air conditioner.  Oh yes.
Well, I hope you all have a great weekend!   I'll be working out the best way to spend my Westfield voucher!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


It's Remembrance Day today...and yes, in my travels I did purchase a badge, although not a traditional poppy.  I picked up a slouchy hat badge instead.  Its the hat Australian Army soldiers wear when their not wearing a helmet.  (And when helmets were finally issued during the course of time, a lot of soldiers kept wearing the hat instead of the 'safer' helmet.  I love Aussies!)
Its a little apologies.  We did stop for our minutes silence, and lucky location as from the office we can look over Anzac Square and watch the service.
Blouse, Target
Pants, Basque
Shoes, DKNY
Afterwards though...I met the girls for shoe shopping and lunch at Vapianos.  The food, company and conversation was fantastic, but I'm not a fan of how your order there.
Bag, Coach
Sunnies, Prescription RayBans
If I go out as a group, I want to spend more time as a group, and less time split up into queues.
Proving that I'm very good at....
...messing around and not taking....
...sensible photographs!
Still, we had great fun, and it made the rest of the afternoon fly by.  Squeeze in a quick gym session, a couple of glasses of wine and my chicken parma for dinner, and by all counts, its not a bad day.
One of my three prized Coach bags.  We don't have a stockist in Brisbane...

Borrowed gold

On Tuesday I borrowed a dress from my sister.  It’s something that I’m considering wearing to my work Christmas party, but there is a problem about finding a bra that will work underneath it.  I think sometimes designers make beautiful dresses with unworkable backs just to be mean…..

Anyway, this is the email conversation with my sister that ensued after I raced to her office and grabbed the dress and showed it off to the girls in my office….

Me:  Kitty Kat is straight onto finding backless bras LOL, she and E think the dress is lovely.
Sis: Just remember whose it is.
Me: OH yes, I’ve told everyone its mine.  No I haven’t.  I’ve told everyone its yours and you’ve never worn it.  If I can’t find a bra, or its ridiculously expensive, I shall wear something else.
Sis:  It’s a good plan J I like it J
Me: Me too =) I like it when there’s a well thought out plan.

Secretly there’s a little part of me that thinks she doesn’t want me to wear the dress!  But, again, the underwear thing is proving tiresome….

No outfit post for yesterday I'm afraid....I was way to wiped out and exhausted to look decent (and dry shampoo is not as fabulous as people would have you think!!)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blueberry remix

I love this little blue dress, you've seen it once before, and I love it because its so easy to wear.  
Cardigan, Tommy Hilfieger

This time I swapped in a white cami and pearls instead of the black, and initially I wanted to wear this cute Tommy Hilfieger cardigan, but Brisbane is far to muggy and humid for that today so I went without.
Belt, Sussan
I am a little excited though, as The Westfield Insider (a facebook page) is sending me a $50 gift voucher for commenting on their many options....
I am getting a little bit disturbed by my self timed photos....I'm either too busy fidgeting to get a good shot, or too busy thinking 'what on earth?' to not pull a silly face!
Shoes, Mud from Off Broadway Shoes
I even tried to get my shoes in this time...given that I have a huge collection, they don't seem to be getting much air time!
These are terribly sensible work shoes, I'll try for something more sensational next time!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Like most people, I'm not a fan of Mondays, unless I'm on vacation, or its a public holiday....

Cardigan, Target
 This outfit was only attempt two this week.  I must be getting better....
Trousers, Anne Klein
T-shirt, Kmart
Mr Man poo-pooed my first outfit, and I'm glad he point asking for an opinion if you don't want it to be honest.  Mr Man bought me this cardigan (lucky me!) but I still haven't quite worked out how to wear it!
Necklace and earrings, Diva
This was the change out result, and it works.

Bring on Tuesday, or maybe Thursday when its girls lunch day!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday sit-about

Yesterday, I was pretty disappointed.  Mr Man found out that due to unforeseen circumstances he'd need to work today.  I'd been planning a long day of sleeping in and lazing about with him, and was pretty miffed it wasn't to be.
So, I went shopping, and picked up this little black dress and cute short sleeve bolero cardigan.  Together they came in at less than $30, so I was starting to feel better.
Dress, Target $13.50
Cardi, Tempt $14.95

Love the pretty bead buttons!
Then after seeing how well my sisters nails turned out, I stopped in and picked up my own coral coloured nail polish, with plans to spend the day giving myself a pedicure and manicure.
Rimmel 60 second nail varnish
Clear and Instyle Coral
I love this Rimmel nail polish, not only because it dries really quickly, giving me less time to muck it up, but I love the wider brush.  Suits my lack of coordination down to the ground!
So this is me, commencing my Saturday of absolute girlyness...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday favourites

Hmmm....its been a long week....but here are some favourites that kept me going.

Number one: tangerine nail polish...not mine, but my sisters and it looks fantastic for summer.
Number two: in our house, quite often come Friday night we're both to exhausted for cooking, and perhaps had too many to pick up takeaway.  Our favourite fall back is a Bacon Sarnie (read: Bacon Sandwich).  But this week, instead of Friday night Bacon Sarnie night, we had Thursday night Bacon Sarnie night, and it was awesome!
Number three: one of many, but in particular, this Guess bag Mr Man bought me for a birthday a couple of years ago.  I've used it pretty much everyday this week, and I still love it as much as I did when he bought it for me.
Number four: finding a new blog to follow.  Satisfying way to procrastinate at work! and finally Number five: that space of time on a Friday evening, where you've finished work, and your at the longest possible point before you have to go again.
Hooray for FRIDAY!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

First ever remix!

Yesterday I got up early, put on a preplanned outfit (OMG!  such organization!) and went to work early feeling like I'd really gotten it right in preparation for an important meeting this afternoon.  It was a great turnaround on yesterday where I tried out three different outfits and still got it wrong!

Cardigan and dress Target, shoes DKNYC
 Unfortunately, the meeting was rescheduled to Friday which means 1) I have to pre-plan another outfit I love as much and 2) I have to wait for the meeting.  I'm impatient....I don't wanna wait!
This is however my first remix!  But I have to admit, I love this cardigan, it just feels floaty and feminine.  A nice girly tone down on those studs.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday wishes

Occasionally, like everyone else, I have a week that really doesn't seem to go well, and lots of things just plain old go wrong.  So, today, to cheer myself up, I've resorted to a favourite habit, and looked at photos of days when things have seemed so very very right. 
A couple of weeks ago now Mr Man and I took an extra day off for a three day weekend, and went camping on the beach.  Not stylish at all, but it was a glorious three days of water, sand and sun (OK and a little rain, but mostly sun).  One morning we even woke up to a whale breaching in the water straight out from our campsite.  Magic.
The last day we decided spontaneously to climb up to the lighthouse.  I chose to ignore the advice for drinking water and sensible shoes, and as you can see, I was still wet from a spontaneous swim we took with no towels in the truck.
It was the first time I'd been up to the lighthouse, and it was a much smaller than I'd imagined.  Certainly no reclusive lighthouse men live here!
The view of course is magnificent.  If there's one thing that Queensland does well, its long, long stretches of beautiful beach!
Well, hopefully, if like me your having a bad week, thinking of fun times will help get you through.  I certainly feel much much better now!