Mixed Bag... | November 10, 2014

So, my weekend ended up being unexpectedly eventful. Among the highlights was some shopping and a yummy lunch at Mighty Boy Eatery, a trip to the Melbourne Design Market at Fed Square, a slow perusal of the awesome books at Metropolis Bookshop, some homemade dumplings from a stall at the Sunday Market at The Arts Centre and a brief stop at the NGV to see the supremely colourful and kooky "Express Yourself" exhibition by Romance was Born. How was your weekend?

cushion | lamp | ring | ceramic herb markers | outfit | cup | table | face mirror | scarf | bow tie

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Melbourne Chic

Starting Early | November 03, 2014

It's always around this time of year that I start to get excited about the impending craziness that is the holiday season. Each year I make these utterly gargantuan plans.  “It's gonna be so friggin' AWESOME!” I say to myself as I begin crafting a mile-long list of ideas for decorations, gifts, wrapping and design projects- getting myself all hot and bothered in the anticipation of seeing each idea come to fruition.

It's about this time of year that I basically start setting myself up for the biggest disappointment ever.

I usually get so overwhelmed in the planning that hardly any of my ideas see the light of day. All my gift shopping ends up last-minute-week-before; dashing all hope to find or make gifts that are thoughtful and unique.

This year I pray that I've learned from my past mistakes but, in all honesty, over the last month or so the extravagance of my daydreaming has hit new bounds. I have to remind myself: Keep it simple. Don't be over-ambitious. Set your mind on only a handful of achievable projects.

The good news is, however, I have started my Christmas gift hunting early this year! If you're a bit of a creative nut like me, I would highly recommend this strategy! Especially when you're as details-oriented as I am.

Anyway, during this season, I hope to share many of my finds with you on this blog. Perhaps it will inspire you to start early too. Here's the first round...

kids sweater | mortar and pestle | clutch | tea | card | tray

Ok, so it's actually the gorgeous packaging that sold me on the Flutterby range of teas from T2. I have, however, sampled both flavours and they are really tasty! I particularly like the Flutterby Kisses fruit tisane. The great thing is that the label peels off easily so that when the tea is finished you can re-use the pretty tin to store other teas!

Finally, how stunning is this box set of copper patterned notecards?! 

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posted under: Christmas, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Kids, Kitchenware, Stationery

Mixed Bag... | November 02, 2014

Hope everyone had a happy weekend! Here's a jumble of colourful goodies to kick-start the week...

lamp | tree decoration | artwork | clutch | cat candle | vase | eyewear (via) | shoes (via)

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posted under: Artwork, Christmas, Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag... | June 03, 2014

Today's 'Mixed Bag' was inspired by the colours and clash of patterns in this particular outfit from the Spring/Summer collection mentioned in my previous post. I do enjoy a good pattern clash, don't you?

shoes | david lynch iphone wallpaper | tote | dog bowloutfit | cushion | lamp | lips clutch | salt n' pepper shakers | dog leash 

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Tableware, Tech Accessories

REDValentino Spring/Summer 2014 | June 03, 2014

A cute-as-pie, girly collection from REDValentino for Spring/Summer 2014

Be sure to also check out the Fall/Winter collection. Loving all Swan motifs- particularly in the collars and bags.

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posted under: Fashion

Mixed Bag... | December 02, 2013

earrings | mug | shoes (via) | pot plantsbag | mug 2 | cushion | soap | iPhone | bedding | planter

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Kids, Mixed Bag, Tech Accessories

Too Fruity! | November 06, 2013

Neon pink stitching, bright and colourful paintstrokes, pvc covering, hot pink lining, velcro closure... when I saw this beauty by Tiff Manuell at Crate Expectations in Malvern today, I snapped it right up. Well, that's not true... I did spend some time umming and ahhing over which of her multitude of gorgeous clutches to buy!

You can check out some of her other goodies in her online shop. If you're in Melbourne, make sure to venture down to Crate Expectations and take a peek.

Now, to master the art of print clashing....

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Melbourne Chic, storytelling

Samantha Pleet Spring/Summer 2014 | October 24, 2013

Thought I'd temper my recent spurt of 'bloody' Halloween posts (pardon the pun) with a shot of prettiness today...

Happy Friday! :)

{ photography: Jacqueline DiMilia. styling: Turner }

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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Daisy is Electric | October 04, 2013

Inspired by Gatsby's Daisy Buchanon, the white label Fall 2013 collection from Wildfox Couture is just a bit of sparkly fun, ain't it?

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posted under: Fashion

Miss Mexicana by Mister Zimi | September 25, 2013

Loving the bright, summery patterns in this festive, Mexican-inspired collection from Mister Zimi. Don't the pics make you smile? You just can't go wrong with an over-abundance of pineapples.

Be sure to check out the cute video.

{ via: Broadsheet | photos: Mister Zimi }

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posted under: Fashion

On the Town... | September 17, 2013

I seem to be in a bit of a pink and red mood of late. I haven't the faintest idea why, especially since we're nowhere near Valentine's Day, but it is what it is...

If I had a spare $560 dollars and the ability to balance on an upright pencil, I would get these shoes.  Who am I kidding, I would probably never wear them. I would just put them on display in our living room and gawk at them all day. Or perhaps eat them for dessert. They look like candy. Speaking of candy, I'm currently coveting this super cute 'Candy Shop' nail polish by Deborah Lippmann. It's sparkly and colourful. What's not to love.

Lips, lips, lips. Lips are everywhere these days and how genius to make them into a cosmetic pouch....

I know cupcakes have been done to death. I think we may have moved onto donuts... but they're still a pretty gosh darn tasty accessory. Mark and I visited Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle a couple of years ago. Check out their Black Forest number and salivate accordingly. (By the way, do you know they have a book out?)

lips pouch | dress | personalised pencils | shoes | iPad case | cupcake | nail polish

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posted under: Desserts, Fashion, Food, Gift Ideas, On the Town, Stationery, Tech Accessories

Clutch and Pouch | September 04, 2013

You may have noticed the semi-recent explosion of adorable clutches and pouches. There are simply too many to list! However, I couldn't resist putting together a little round-up of some of my faves. They're all a little reminiscent of candy, don't you think? My hands down absolute favourite is the Lulu Guinness perspex lips clutch! In fact, I'm loving this recent trend of transparent bags. 

Make sure to also check out- Falconwright pouches, more awesome Lulu Guinness clutches, all the pretties from Baba Souk, the entire collection of iPhone pouches at Blackbird and the Owl and pouches from Melbourne's own Georgie Cummings...

Oh, and if you discover any other gems, let me know! :)

lips | glitter bug | pink stripe | triangles | apple | round | glitter

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, On the Town, Tech Accessories

Spring Fever! | September 02, 2013

We're getting our first taste of the warmer months ahead! Sunshine is forecast for the next few days... the first hints of colour have sprung up in our garden... Sukie has returned to her favourite pastime of having a snoozy afternoon sunbake on our backyard deck. Very excited for the return of Spring! :)

folders | iPhone case | clutch | sandals | pencils | flower art | hammock chair | earrings

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Outdoors, Stationery, Tech Accessories

Out and About... | August 20, 2013

If you're crazy about bright colour (with a touch of quirk), you may enjoy these happy-vibe accessories I've rounded up for you! :)

I'm ready for winter to be over now, thank-you.

keyring + clutch (via) | notebook | earrings | pen | scissors (via) | rings (via) | sunnies | phone case | outfit

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posted under: Fashion, Jewellery, On the Town, Stationery, Tech Accessories, Travel

Mara Hoffman Resort 2014 | August 19, 2013

Completely in love with the stunning patterns and vibrant colours in Mara Hoffman's Resort 2014 collection. And those shoes!!

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posted under: Fashion

Dreaming of a Summer Escape... | August 04, 2013

As I'm writing this post, we're at the height of winter and it's pouring with rain. I think that's ample inspiration to round up some of my dream purchases for a summer escape...

beach towel | earrings | toothpaste | sunglasses | tote | luggage tag | cosmetics bagdress | espadrilles | pouch

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posted under: Christmas Gifts, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Jewellery, Travel

Colour and Sparkle | July 31, 2013

Here's a mid-week dose of colour and sparkle for you. Festive items that will brighten up your homes, your parties and your pretty selves! 

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four | five | six | seven | eight

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posted under: Books, Drink, Entertaining, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties

Party Mix... | July 26, 2013

It's Friday so I'm guessing everyone's in a pretty festive mood right? ;-)

Have a happy weekend peeps! 

straws | balloon | flag | salad servers | tassle | popsicle studs | napkins | button | card

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Kids, Parties, Party Mix, Stationery, Tableware

Mara Hoffman | July 09, 2013

Loving the vibrant mix of colours and prints in Mara Hoffman's designs. Above are samples from her Spring and Autumn collections.

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posted under: Fashion

Nine... | July 04, 2013

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, Nine, Stationery, Tableware
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