Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Snap, A Set and A Song - On the coast

The theme for this week's A Snap, A Set and A Song is 


The Western Australian coast is quite spectacular, and I have many photos of it, from Busselton to Broome!  The picture below was taken in Kalbarri.

My Snap:

I haven't been to the beach in winter for years, but I used to love to go there to read a book, write, or sketch, cuddled up in a warm winter coat. 

My Set:

On the coast

Canvas tote bag

Strand necklace

Beanie hat
$120 -

Chanel sunglasses

Annick Goutal beauty product
$56 -

Sea Green Shell Candle

Olympus PEN E-PL2 with 14-42mm lens compact system camera
$790 -

This song has a relaxing beachy vibe, and is a classic 70s clip!

My Song:

Check out the other interpretations of the Coast theme at Thea's blog A Snap, A Set and A Song.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Sweet Little Things About Me - Favourite Quote

Over at Sweet Little Pretties Lisa has asked us to share My Favourite Quote.

I always get a kick out of quotes that ring true, and love to read them all over the web. And on t-shirts. :)
But my all-time life saving quote is: 

There is always tomorrow.

For those moments when things aren't going quite right, this quote is a good one for knowing you can wake up the next day and try again. You might get the chance tomorrow to speak to the right person, say the right thing, be humbled, be strengthened, be uplifted, whatever, so never give up just because of one bad day, or sequence of events. There is always another chance tomorrow.

And as a slightly different version:

I hope, like me, this is a quote that you always keep in mind!

Pop over to Sweet Little Pretties to see more favourite quotes from some of my favourite people. :)


It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hello, dear readers!

This week, my main read was this book:

set in the 1950s. Oh, what a tragic tale!  The writing was exquisitely poetic, but the characters were so tortured by the cards they'd been dealt; mother's death, detached father, abusive father, alcoholic mother and stepmother, the list goes on, that it was difficult to read about them! There was a feeling of dread all the way through, because you never knew when the main character was going to fly off the handle, mainly in the form of self-harm with a razor. Depressing reading!

So after that, I raced to my TBR pile and picked the brightest, shiniest, happiest looking chick lit book I could find, with the hope that it would be a tad more fun to read! I chose this one:

and I am so glad! This is a great story, about missing persons and where they actually go. Cecelia Ahern is always a bit quirky and magical and I love her solution to this question. The perfect pick-me-up after a dark, realistic story.

I've also started to read this classic book, 

because it was referred to in the wonderful book I read last week - The Thirteenth Tale. Not that far in to it yet, but it seems promising. Spooky, Victorian setting, old houses, twins, hauntings - it's gotta be good!

Now I'm heading over to Sheila's blog to find out what page-turners are out there this week!


Friday, 24 August 2012

Winter's End Roadtrip

It's another episode of Friday's Fancies, hosted by Alison at long distance loving! Today's theme is Roadtrip, 
and while everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is taking summer roadtrips, here is what I wore last month during our winter roadtrip between Echuca and Daylesford in Victoria.

Winter's End Roadtrip

Flower print dress
$38 -

Cotton shirt

DKNY striped pants

Fendi zipper bag

Rose earrings

Burberry makeup

Burberry perfume

You, too, can make a  roadtrip outfit over at polyvore and join in with Friday's Fancies. It's fun!


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A Snap, A Set, and A Song - Vintage Dame

This year I am especially loving the fashions from 1920, pretty much up to 1970. (I lived 1970, so been there, done that!) And at A Snap, A Set and a Song this week, Thea has chosen the theme Vintage - love that girl!

My first thought for the vintage theme was Mad Men, even though I've never seen an episode!
I just love this Snap, and the whole look of Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway.

So I took inspiration form the burnt orange tones of this pic as inspiration for my Set:

Vintage Dame

Tea dress
$625 -

Fendi handbag

Flower necklace

Charlotte Russe enamel bangle

Tribal jewelry

Chanel eyeshadow


CLEARANCE - Watercolor and Charcoal Painting - Vintage Chocolate and...

The song that was floating around in my head while I was making my Set, was this glorious one by Doris Day:

I can get right into lounge music! 
Check out some more vintage goodness over at Thea's blog: