01 April 2015

Into the woods

Coat: Dries Van Noten (mum's) | Jeans: Acne Skin 5 | Tee: Bassike | Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith

I may have worn this to go hiking in the woods... We unexpectedly came across a walking/hiking trail and decided to wing it up the mountain.

Probably not the best decision to wear my new Adidas Stan Smiths... 

Speaking of which, I happen to have child-sized feet in the UK (size UK4/EU37 - not that small right?!), which means I also get child-sized prices.  We're talking almost £30 difference here!  Winning! (Note: They are rather uncomfortable as they rub against the back of my heel, but I bought a heel lift which has made all the difference.  I think we can be friends again.)

The search continues...

Shirt dress: Topshop Boutique

I have been on the hunt for a white shirt dress for the longest time, alongside my searches for the perfect tee and white shirt.  Alas, the journey continues.

This Topshop dress has taken my fancy.  It has a nice twist with the optional side belt, but I'm worried it will look weird and lopsided.  I'm all about symmetry.  There is also a shirt version too.  Hrm, looks like I may have to pay Topshop a visit.

Guten tag!


The weather here has been pretty crappy.  Lots of rain, even torrential at times.  Today it alternated between sun and blue skies, to dark grey and snow!  What the heck?!

So far we have made our way from Cologne, through Heidelberg, to the Black Forest, to Munich, Stuttgart and Aalen, and we are currently in Regensburg.  Despite the weather, we have had an amazing time so far.  The towns are so pretty and candy-coloured.  The beer is excellent, and I'm not even a beer drinker!  The driving is fast and totally safe.  There are a lot of nice German cars here.

We've managed to meet up with a lot of friends along the way.  Turns out that I know lots of people living in Germany!  I think it always makes such a difference in a new country when you know locals #localknowledge.

Apologies for the boring post.  I just wanted an excuse to post pictures of the pretty buildings in Heidelberg.

28 March 2015

The Barbican

Coat: Space Couture | Scarf: Acne Canada | Shoes: Sandro | Camera: Fuji x10

Apologies for my absence.  I have had a horrible virus for 5 weeks since I came back from Norway.  It really took it out of me.

Anyway, I'm now in Germany!  Woohoo!  My husband and I are doing a 10 day driving trip from Cologne to Berlin with lots of fun stops on the way.  Hoping to be able to update my blog a bit while I'm on holiday, so watch this space.

These photos were from last weekend.  Instagram had its 11tth worldwide Instameet and I went along to see what all the fuss is about.  I met lots of cool, creative and super friendly people.  The only frustrating thing about Instameets is that everyone wants to document every part of the day, so it's all very stop-start.  We were literally stopping every 10 metres to take photos, which I am totally fine with if its not 5 degrees and I can't feel my hands and feet.  My friend and I decided to ditch go ahead of the group and thaw out in the Barbican

The Barbican is awesome!  It's the most random building, housing a theatre, foodhall, conservatory, apartments, fountains and cacti garden.  Apparently it's also a great place to take a first date ;).

Thanks to my talented friend Shae for the photos of me.  Check out her blog Rose and Hawk here.

Oh, and by the way, I got a fringe for the 3rd time.

02 March 2015

Dreams do come true


I couldn't believe it.  My dream shoes.
Found in a secondhand store.  My size.  New.  1/4 of the price.
I think it was meant to be.

19 February 2015

Cleanse


I am having a wardrobe cleanse!  It may or may not be in order to fund my impending holidays...

Everything from Zara to H&M to Isabel Marant and even Christian Louboutin.  Have a look here.

Please note that I ship internationally.

10 February 2015

Bit cold

Shoes: Anniel Anouk

I'm in Norway! 

I stopped by Oslo and hung out with a lot of people from Perth and new Insta-friends.  Oslo was heaps of fun and so, so pretty.

We are now in Tromsø chasing the Northern Lights and dog sledding.  It's absolutely beautiful here!

Did you know:
- one month of the year Norwegians don't get taxed and are paid more money by the government.  Sort of like a "hooray, it's summer".
- Norwegians like to use people's full names, not nicknames.
- they eat bacon with fish.
- cross-country skiing is a well utilised mode of transport.
 - at the height of summer there are 23 hours of daylight.

06 February 2015

Oh, Stan

We need to talk about Stan Smiths.

I was recently in Paris and everyone was wearing them.  I mean, everyone.  How is it that beautiful French women can make anything look cool, even shoes that my husband wore 10 years ago?

They are all I can think about.  And I want to wear them with everything.  I tried them on the other day and they are so comfortable.  
I think I need them in my life... Right...?  
You can never have enough white sneakers... Right...?

04 February 2015

Change

 
Tee: Zara (old) | Trousers: Sandro | Coat: Space Couture via Yoox | Sneakers: Sandro | Clutch: Antik Batik

I can't say I love London fashion.  It's loud and showy and rather obnoxious.  But I do love that people here don't give a crap what anyone thinks.  I've seen a lady completely decked out in bright orange, girls with the most ridiculous platform shoes, guys with the most ridiculous platform shoes and a full velvet suit.  No one even bats an eyelid.

It's been one of the best things about moving to London.  You don't feel like you have to be on top of your fashion game and you definitely won't stand out in a crowd, no matter how much orange you wear.  No one cares.  

I have noticed myself wanting to be less showy and much more practical and simple with my wardrobe choices.  I've become obsessed with the classics - blue skinny jeans, white sneakers, the perfect t-shirt, black pumps, a crisp white shirt.  Of course it's fun to splash out on a bright pink floral lace skirt or a fluffy leopard print jumper once in a while, but I'd like to think that my style has evolved past being trendy to something a bit more sophisticated.

31 January 2015

New

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Happy new year! (Is it too late to still be wishing people that?)

There are no real excuses for my neglect of this poor little blog.  I guess life just got busy and maybe I cared less.  I have become quite self-conscious about my body and the last thing I feel like doing is standing in front of a camera.  Body issues and self-esteem aside, I don't want to represent myself or my life as all rainbows and unicorns on this blog.  I want to be real.

The above pictures are of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.  It's definitely one of the places you need to visit in your lifetime.  We visited the Sagrada just after Christmas with my parents, on an epic trip from Spain through to France.  It is the most magnificent church I have ever seen.  I walked in the entrance and gasped and my eyes welled at the immense beauty and majesty.  Something I will never forget.

I think it's easy to get caught up in the frivolities of life; to be obsessed with the latest fashions, to travel and experience as much as possible, to eat at the hippest restaurants.  But sometimes you are brought to your knees before something so stunning and magnificent, your perspective changes.  God and eternity are much bigger.  Life is more important.  

Don't get me wrong.  All these things like shoes, food and travel are lots of fun and it's likely that I will keep blogging about them.  But they aren't all I'm about.  

New year, new resolutions right?
I've joined a gym and am determined to go 4-5 times a week.  
I need to be more disciplined and prioritise the right things.
I am on a slow recovery from the gorge-fest that was Christmas.  Healthy eating, not dieting.
I spend so much money on things I don't need.  Less spending and more time considering what is important.

 What are your resolutions this year?