Valentine’s Day on a budget

Ah Valentine’s Day, from my experience you either love it or hate it regardless of relationship status.

Personally I fall into the love it camp, I don’t make a big deal about it but I do like to acknowledge it to some degree. I realise it’s not a day everyone gets on board with for various reasons but I do think it’s nice to spend quality time with your loved one, the big V-day can sometimes be a timely reminder in amongst our busy schedules.

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Wearing | It’s a Jungle out there

Why hello there, thanks for stopping by!

After my weeks hiatus due to blog maintenance were back! Its Wednesday so lets get stuck into a wearing post.

A few weeks ago I was sent these pants by the lovely Sarah at Empress Eleven, I instantly adored them but could not bear the thought of putting on pants in the Adelaide heat we have been having. So when sweet relief finally came this week I knew exactly what to dig out of the ol’ wardrobe.

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The MS Diaries | The Diet Plan?

As soon as I was diagnosed with MS I consulted Dr Google.

Everyone knows it’s a bad idea but sometimes you can’t help it, it’s right there at your fingertips ready and waiting.

I did (and still do) have the common sense to click away if I see something too confronting, I am not naïve to the possibilities of this illness but I see no point in worrying about something that realistically I cannot change. In this case, I choose the ignorance is bliss tactic. I may not always feel this way but for now, it’s how I choose to cope.

It was during my Dr Google diagnosis that I stumbled on different research that explores how much diet can affect and influence your MS progression.

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New Year, New Resolutions

Did you hear the news?  Chances are if I have seen you in the last 48 hours you have….Late Wednesday night I was browsing on my iphone before bed, as you do, when I received an email. It has possibly been my most favourite email I have received this year.

A few months back I entered a competition with Styling You and Olympus to win the Pen E-PL7 ‘selfie’ camera, I entered and then to be honest had forgotten all about it.

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Wearing | The Shift Dress

I make no secret of my love for Bohemian Traders, each time a new collection is released I hear my credit card cry silently from the depths of my purse.

I’m actually I little concerned about how much of my wardrobe is made up of BT pieces…

I tell myself no, no more purchases and then I black out and all of a sudden I have a ‘thank you, your order is being processed’ email straight in my inbox.

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I have lived a sheltered life, here’s list of classic movies I’ve never seen….

Its Friday! Possibly my most favourite day of the week, mainly because I have it off of work.

It’s my day to write, study, run errands (I love errands!) and do all the things, that way our weekends are for the most part our free time to play and do activities.

Today I thought we would keep things light hearted and go with a classic list post, I do love a list so perhaps we might make them a regular thing around these bloggy parts… Ok? Let’s get started!

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone!

Hopefully your Christmas and New Year was full of relaxation and fun.

In case you hadn’t noticed I took a mini impromptu blog break over the Christmas and New Year period, I had planned to continue blogging all the way through but something happened on my first day of holidays… I started to forget what day it was. That would have to be my favourite thing about Holidays, you have little to no need for dates, times or commitments. You just do what you want, when you want (kinda, sorta, maybe)

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Wearing | The Kaftan

In December last year, I remember thinking just how average the Summer was that we were having.
Cut to December 2015 and Adelaide has definitely upped the ante.

Most days you can count on the sun to do its thing and turn up the heat to the extremes.

What does one wear on a sweltering Summer’s day? To me the answer is always a dress. Actually to be honest, whatever the weather, I usually reach for a dress.

It must be loose, it must be flowy and it must make me smile.

Enter the kaftan, no longer just for retired ladies and gents playing lawn bowls in down town California.

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I have long been a fan of the Kaftan for the easy wear factor and its ability to be dressed up or down.

I spotted this one online at Blue Bungalow and it was on its way to me within 10 minutes.
Even better, it was at my door step within 24 hours. I love that, I’m so impatient waiting for online purchases to arrive, I just want all the things now!

I’ve worn this dress twice in the few short days I’ve had it in my hot little hands and each time it’s been perfect, it’s like wearing comfy pyjamas but still look acceptable to wear out in public.

I also love the cold shoulder action that is going on, the best bit is the slightly wider straps, I can get away with wearing my normal everyday bra and the straps are still hidden. Winning my friends, winning.

Size wise, it’s a one size fits all so depending on your size will obviously affect how loose/tight it is.

Here I have just added some simple accessories and sandals. I don’t know about you but I can’t stand too much jewellery when the temperature starts to rise. I do love some bling but on a 40 degree day? Forget it.

My cotton on aviator sunglasses are enough for me, such a bargain at $15 a pair!

What about you, what’s your go to summer staple?

Wearing
Kaftan | Blue Bungalow
Sandals | Similar
Sunglasses | Cotton On

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My Jessa

When I was 15 I got a puppy.

Puppy is not even the right world, she was more like a person.

Her name was Jessa and she was my best friend.

I’d been searching for the right dog for a while, as soon as I saw her I instantly knew that she was the dog for me, she was my dog and I was her human.

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