Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sample Sale Goodies.

Therese Rawsthorne colourful printed silk Hana Shorts and Gail Sorronda rope belt
Therese Rawsthorne printed silk shorts & Gail Sorronda belt.
I picked up these beautiful little printed shorts (so light and luxurious!) and neat rope belt from the Gail Sorronda & Friends designer sample sale on James St this weekend.

Nothing like a little shopping to distract me from impending university related doom.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Gifts from Afar.

While I was at home stressing over midsemester exams last week, my jet-setting parents were off living it up on a short trip to Tokyo! My parents usually don't dare attempt to buy me gifts while they're away, my taste is a complete mystery to them and it's usually better for everyone to just avoid the inevitable disappointment of giving/receiving a way off the mark present. But this time Mum was shopping with a group of other mothers who were all buying gifts to shower their daughters with so I guess she joined in to avoid the guilt, and I'm glad she did!

Tokyo is #1 on my list of places where I would like to spend all of my money. The infinite range of eclectic items practically has me drooling, and Mum did a pretty great job picking our some cute things for me. 

She nabbed me two pairs of super bright, cropped, printed pants from UNIQLO, and heaps of socks in adorable prints. The sheer ones with fruits and stars are my absolute favourites and I can't wait to take them for a test drive with my oxfords and jelly sandals!

UNIQLO printed cropped pants

Fun sheer and colourful print socks from Tokyo

UNIQLO printed cropped pants

Sheer starts fruit and lace socks from Tokyo

Thanks Mum!




Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Easter Haul

This Easter weekend just past, as many of you may have been having family fun times and chowing down on chocolates, I was family-less and chocolate deprived (damn you lactose intolerance) so I decided to treat myself to a little spending spree.

I headed to my local Westfield geared up to spend but was disappointed when I was met with stores full of drab, dark, winter woollies. The transition to the 'cooler' months in Brisbane is pretty damn subtle but I guess I should have known winter was coming after marathoning all those episodes of Game of Thrones.

It's no secret that bright colours and bold prints have been huge this past summer, and I'm not quite ready to revert back to the monotony of to the blacks, greys and maroons just yet.

Having deprived myself of a good shopping spree for quite a while, my plan was to make my money go as far as possible and come home with a big haul, so it was a day of bargin hunting. I ended up seeking out quite a bunch of bold statement-making pieces of a more summery variety, which is totally fine because a pair of tights is all I'll need to protect myself from a mild Brisbane autumn and winter.

I ended up with a plethora of short sleeve printed shift dresses, a jaguar print fitted denim skirt, some super comfy shorts in a cute retro style print, a sleeveless cropped button button-up in a sun and moon print, and two basic but not so basic black tops to pair with all my crazy pants and skirts - a cropped skivvy with back cut-outs and a button-up shirt with an interesting statement collar. I may have gone a little overboard, as I always do when I physically go shopping, but it was a damn good mini-haul. I only hope I can continue to find fierce little gems as winter closes in.

Checkerboard and floral printed shift dresses
Tikka shift dress in pink - Mika & Gala (Melrose Ave), Checkerboard shift dress - Shareen (Mombasa), Coral shift dress - Ninie (Melrose Ave), Cherry blossom shift dress - Naughts and Crosses (Dissh)
maow. x