Wednesday, 4 March 2020

So after we got engaged, one of the things I was most excited for (aside from the planning, the spreadsheets, and well, the getting married - haha!) was choosing and proposing to my bride tribe. I feel so blessed to have grown up with some amazing girlfriends, and decided to ask both my childhood best friends to stand by my side on the big day!

I'm still a lover of all things personalised, so I started with these beautiful proposal hampers from Hampers For Maids. I purchased them empty as I knew I wanted to fill them up myself, but lovely owner Elise also has a ton of filled options if that's more up your alley.

Of course, it wouldn't be a bridesmaid box without a robe to get ready in, and I found these from Le Rose Gifts via Etsy. It was tricky as I wanted something 'lacy but not toooo lacy' - and these were just right ;)

I had initially thought about including a little bouquet of flowers (because.. you know.. bridesmaids and all), but then realised cookie bouquets were ABSOLUTELY a thing - a delicious, adorable thing.  Rachael from Oh Sugar! did the most wonderful job with these, and I might just be gifting everyone cookie bouquets for any and every occasion from now...

Both my Maid of Honour and Bridesmaid live interstate (FaceTime calls, here we come!) so I thought a cute luggage tag would be perfect for them to use when they fly in for the big day! And yes, I needed these personalised as well, so I turned to trusty tde. for these leather ones with gold hardware.

Finally, some sweet-smelling L'Occitane goodies for some TLC before and on the day, finished off with a hand-written message in the prettiest cotton linen cards from The Whole Bride.

Bride Tribe Proposals: tick!



Monday, 2 September 2019

We're officially into Spring!

The wonderful team at Pretty Little Thing have very kindly sent me a few springtime pieces that I'm sure to be wearing on the regular. I opted for this slightly oversized Tokyo Tee as a casual throw-on solution - perfect with cuffed jeans (or shorts when it gets warmer). This Smock Dress is definitely more of a transeasonal piece, easily dressed up - in my case, always with a statement gold necklace!

P.S. Pic 3 was snapped mid-outfit change... who knew the smock could work with jeans? ;)



Monday, 12 November 2018

Hello hello!

So the lovely team at Pretty Little Thing sent me a few goodies from my Black Friday wishlist, just in time for two new summer looks!

I've never been big on chunky horizontal stripes, but this Oversized Boyfriend T-Shirt Dress looked so slouchy and comfy that I had to give it a go... and I was totally right. Looking forward to living in this all summer long, either on its own or tucked into this Zip Through Denim Skirt.

Next up, something a little more work appropriate yet fun - this Polka Dot Button Shirt. I'm still loving all things polka dot AND button downs, so this made the perfect addition to my never-ending collection! I paired it with a plain pair of black trousers with adorable flared hems, and these pretty Bow Slingback Mules to tie them all together.

Can't wait for their Black Friday sale to officially begin - am totally going to be ticking more things off the wishlist!



Sunday, 17 December 2017

It's that time of year again! As always, here is a list of some fabulous items I've been loving this year - which also make perfect Christmas gifts (either for your loved ones or yourself!) 

LOLA & LANA EARRINGS from JOHN AND LUNA: You know I love my hoops – so of course they had to make the list! I stumbled across JOHN AND LUNA on Instagram and have been a fan ever since. There’s just something special about simple handmade jewellery and I love that these go with just about any outfit.

SUNRISE LUXE 10PC BRUSH SET from NUDE BY NATURE: If you guys haven’t tried Nude by Nature brushes, you need to jump on the bandwagon immediately! White and rose gold, super soft and cruelty-free. They come complete with a sleek clutch case – need I say more?

CHOCOLATE DIPPED PRETZELS from HIBA CHOCOLATES: A perfect treat for the kids (and adults!) or something to take to the Christmas party! Handmade with love by Hiba herself, these salty pretzels + sweet chocolate = a top combo.

KIND GIRLS NO. 2 PRINT from DOT AND WOLF: Start their 2018 with this beautiful reminder, frame it on the wall, pop in on the desk, and sprinkle kindness like confetti. Each artwork piece is designed and hand lettered or illustrated by Miranti own home studio! (#girlboss goals)

WONDERBOOM BLUETOOTH SPEAKER from ULTIMATE EARS: Not gonna lie, what really drew my attention to this one is the fact that IT CAN FLOAT IN MY POOL. Everyone needs a good Bluetooth speaker and this couldn’t be more perfect for summer!

CHRISTMAS CARDS from THINGS BY BEAN: Alright so these aren’t your typical Christmas cards… which is why they’re AWESOME. Channel some sass with Jo’s cheeky collection, I guarantee you’ll have a chuckle. My fave is probably the ‘I Don’t Like Christmas At All Gingerbread Man’…

SUCC A LIL WREATH & LITTLE SUCCER from LITTLE SUCCERS: Along with millennial pink, succulents have totally been trending this year! ‘The low maintenance factor avoids death by laziness’ (so true) – and one can never have too many pot plant babies! Also can we talk about those Christmas wreaths? After taking the photos, I may or may not have spent the day with it perched on my head #flowercrownsaresolastyear

JOYFUL, JUBILATION & DELIGHT HAND & BODY CREAMS from ANTIPODES: First of all, these smell ah-mazing and look great with those festive foil colours. These don’t leave an oily residue (which is super important in summer because no one wants stickiness in addition to summer heat – ew) and just make perfect handbag staples.

HEART WONDER OFF SHOULDER TOP & BOWERBIRD DRESS from PS THE LABEL: Get their Christmas/New Year outfit(s) sorted – or gift them to yourself (I know I would)! I only found out about PS The Label earlier this year and have absolutely fallen in love with their delicate fabrics and beautiful cuts. Be quick, because (from experience), every collection sells out fast!

CAKE from UNBIRTHDAY BAKERY: No surprises here, you guys know my love for all things Unbirthday! If your giftees are anything like me, they’ll be thrilled to score CAKE AS A GIFT. Otherwise, get ready to be the star of the party when you rock up with one of these babies. Nikki and the team can magically turn these around in 48 hours if necessary, so you’ve still got time!

CHOC MOLTEN MARVEL TEA from T2: For someone who can’t decide between tea or a hot chocolate… here’s both. Have on its own or with a dash of milk – it’s delishhhh (and tastes a little like Baileys!)

MAKE-UP POUCH from RUBI: If you haven’t checked out their range of adorable coin purses and pouches, you need to have a browse! I love how fun AND practical these are – and that they make perfect Secret Santa gifts.

2018 DIARY from FOREVER NEW: No Christmas Gift Guide would be complete without a planner for the new year. This year I’m loving this one from Forever New's 'For Her' gift range – with three days to a page you’ve got just enough room to plan and doodle – and it’s bright gold!

Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year, my lovelies!
Thank you for your support and love this past year - here's to the next!