Category Archives: Retail

Fashion – Casual Saturday
Aug
6th

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 life. I needed to breathe a little bit of life back into things, albeit very casually, because I don’t have a lot of commitments right now besides kindergarten drop off and pick up, and the very occasional quick lunch or dinner date with my husband. However, with a squirmy baby who doesn’t like to sit in the pram for long stretches of time, I can’t get out to the shops as often as I want. Thank goodness for online shopping, right? Although that’s not always safe – I was on birdsnestonline browsing and after just fifteen minutes I had seven hundred dollars worth of clothing in my basket. Oops.

So I quietly closed that browser tab and started again. All I wanted was a new top, some flat black ankle boots, and some new black skinnies. Mission accomplished:


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Fashion – Winter Jumpers
Apr
6th

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
Sep
27th

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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
Jul
28th

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
Jul
25th

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
Jun
14th

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 ->

Beauty – Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Jan
7th

Urban Decay Smoky_THUMB

Having a sister who lives in Europe is a tremendously beneficial thing. I got surprised with the latest Urban Decay Smoky Palette at Christmas, which I hadn’t even asked her to buy for me! She was lucky enough to be in Barcelona recently (I know, right?) and visited the massive Sephora store there (seriously, Google… Continue reading ->