Category Archives: Retail

Fashion – Autumn Style

I started a new job in January this year, and after a year of being at home in maternity leave and existing mostly in tracksuit pants or jeans and jumpers, my work wardrobe was in need of quite the freshening up. Armed with some birthday and Christmas vouchers, I hit up my local Westfield to give my work wardrobe a bit of an overhaul. It’s my favourite time of year at the shops because I just love Autumn fashion. The jewel tones, the long sleeves, the boots, everything just looks so warm and inviting. It was hard to not drop about a thousand dollars in 30 minutes (which I have NOT DOUBT I could do. Easily). Here’s what I grabbed!

Witchery Textured Skinny Pant in maroon – $119AUD

I love these. They’re quite thick, so they’ll be great for Winter, and they hit my ankle at the exact right length. They are truly skinny all the way through the calf to the ankle, which is often something I struggle to find in trousers that are hip-hugging – they then balloon out at the calf. They have a side zip and an elasticised waist, so hello comfort, and the colour is gorgeous. I’ve already worn them multiple times with some new blush wedges I bought, and my black flats, so they’re very. versatile. I’m already planning to go back and get the navy blue version – a colour I’m having a bit of a love affair with at the moment, if I’m honest.
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Fashion – Casual Saturday

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I’ve been trying to update my wardrobe a little bit lately. I think it’s because we’ve reached that point in Winter where it feels like it’s never going to end, I’m going to be stuck inside forever, and I’m never going to wear anything except fleecy hoodies and tracksuit pants for the rest of my… Continue reading ->

Fashion – Winter Jumpers

French Connection Stripe Varsity Knit_THUMBNAIL

I’m on maternity leave this year, so my work wardrobe is enjoying its holiday in my drawers for the next little while. However, now that we’re heading into the cooler months, I realised all the winter stuff I wore last year was largely maternity clothing or regular clothes that I bought slightly larger to accommodate… Continue reading ->

Outdoor Dining


Despite all the rain here in Melbourne (seriously, dudes), I’m starting to day dream about warm Summer nights where we can relax outside on the back porch and eat dinner as the sun sets and watch our daughter play in the backyard. Before we moved last year, we only had a very small courtyard space… Continue reading ->

Beauty – Winter Beauty favourites

Heel Genius

Bliss hand cream $20 I know we’re in the depths of Winter because in the space of three weeks my hands have become cracked and dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on them. I was looking at reviews of hand cream and this Bliss one came highly recommended. I already use their… Continue reading ->

Retail Therapy – Finders Keepers Market July 2016

Urban Cartel

Did anyone make it to the Finders Keepers market at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne over the weekend? I went on Friday night and had a great time perusing the stalls and enjoying some child-free time. There were a LOT of really great independent retailers there, but if you couldn’t make it, don’t worry! I’ve… Continue reading ->

Retail Therapy – Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress

Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress

Country Road always do great Winter dresses, with great long sleeves (imperative for Winter – short sleeved dresses in Winter ranges drive me bonkers. IT’S COLD. I WANT TO COVER MY ARMS.) Last year there were a couple I saw that I didn’t buy, including a gorgeous black and white one, and I was kicking… Continue reading ->