Lip Talk

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mum’s working around the clock. I hope you have had a wonderful day and here is a little gift for you to celebrate yourself from You & I Fashion Styling.

Colour, colour and more colour. I always have had an issue choosing the perfect colour for my lips. Not only that but also how the texture leaves the condition of the skin on the lips. If you are someone who has an issue with this or simply would like to try something different than try a matt textured lip shade under a moisturising shade. Enjoy your lips every season.

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Creating art is a lot of fun especially when mixing colours to achieve  the   shade one may desire. 

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Australian Pink Clay Mask

Your skin is extremely important to look after and that is from the beginning and from the inside and out... so here is myself trying The Australian Pink Clay Mask from The Healthy Mummy. Inside is the mask itself and outside is one whole shaved cucumber. Make sure you shave the cucumber so it sets on your skin nicely. I tried with chopped cucumber and it was a little thick for it to set into the contours of my face. 

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Not everyone is a fan of Clay Mask. The burning sensation, the drying of a whole layer on top of your skin can feel a little bit of an ordeal rather than a pleasurable experience. I must say that I am not the biggest fan of something drying and cracking on top of my skin so I used shaved cucumber to add moisture and coolness to the effect of the Clay Mask. Remove Mask in smooth outer circular motion with wet face towel. I was happy with it being on the cold side of temperature.  Finish of with your preferred serum and moisturizer. I am one of those who literally walks out of the door with no makeup. NOT! Today I just could not help my self going  “naked skin” because my skin just felt so amazing and clear. I’m seriously not competing with my babies smooth bum! 😁

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Focused Scanning

Ever walked into a store and realized that there is more to go through than your mind can cope with and you wished you had just left the dreaded job of finding the piece you really wanted and stayed at home binge watching. Perhaps the latest season of The Handmaid’s Tale? I personally do not watch T.V. so I  had to do a little research on that show. Looks interesting and I love a good thriller although I love shopping more.

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Back to focusing on shopping... the best way to keeping track of why you are at the store starts from your wardrobe and accessories down to fragrance if you are focusing on adding an extension to your style. It is the same concept as starting in the kitchen and dining area if you need a new cutlery and plate set. It is that simple. 

When you know what you have in your wardrobe you will be less overwhelmed at the shops and actually enjoy what I call “focused scanning”. You know what you have at home and you know what you need whilst at the store. You know what story you can create with the top that just caught your eye knowing that there are a pair of ivory pants in your wardrobe that it will look perfect with and you also have a pair of shoes in your wardrobe which picks up the pink tones on the top. Too easy! 

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This my friends will save you a lot of money and creating unnecessary clutter. It has been a few years since I have worked in retail but you have no idea how many clients used to come in and say, “I love it although I don’t know what I have in my wardrobe that would suit the piece”, or promptly say, “I will take it and figure the rest later”. Two years later they still had not found anything to wear and it still had tags on it hanging in their wardrobe. Each and every piece in your wardrobe tells a story about you and your personality and more than that those pieces enhance your confidence every morning. Keep track of them and enjoy “focused scanning”. Oh and guess what... this is the perfect time to try it because it is  time to cull and refresh your winter wardrobe. 

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Botanical - A Sunday Afternoon Affair

Sunday afternoon, best spent around beautiful, luxurious florals and water colour on paper. Botanical was an event created by Elizabeth from Elk Prints and Zoe from Petal Post Sydney. This stunning event was held on Sunday 14th October, 2018 accompanied by delicious mocktail with watermelon, strawberries and Tagetes (marigold flowers) drifting in Sunday bliss. This would also be a lovely event for hens party or even a kids party. 

.You will come across some wonderful and inspiring captures below as well as links to Elk Prints and Petal Post. 

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We have a goal to achieve. The sense of feeling nature and it’s texture in order to apply the image onto paper is extremely meditative. 

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Pretty yes? 

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So these bags have a perfect selection of goodies for anyone who is new and like me, first time to actually try this since I was a child. 

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What else does one need? It is this simple!

https://elkprints.com/celebrations /

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https ://instagram.com/petalpostsyd?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=rd87nyw8e7mk

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Breathtaking isn’t it? 

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These lovely smiles most certainly reflecting the beauty of losing oneself into the beauty of nature.

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Here we are... my son Gaspard and I really enjoyed exploring and learning the beauty to looking at the finest details through the eyes of an illustrator.  

Here we are... my son Gaspard and I really enjoyed exploring and learning the beauty to looking at the finest details through the eyes of an illustrator.  

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Gaspards work in progress. 

This little  artist has been drawing and colouring dinosaurs for too long. 

This little  artist has been drawing and colouring dinosaurs for too long. 

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My turn.

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Ever gone through so many drawings that you run out of paper? Well no not this time... I think I am satisfied with letting my artistic moment take over. 

Fashion Retail Festival

So if you had the chance to get to Fashion Retail Festival at The Venue in Alexandria you might have noticed that there were some amazing pieces...  but the question is that from a retailers point of view picking out stock can be rather daunting. There are so many aspects and ideas to choose from but the most important point is knowing who your client is... and not only that it also is about how you would like to educate your clients. Knowing and having an eye for choosing what will go with which piece so your client is thanking you for thinking ahead for them and what will possibly connect in giving their wardrobe a boost. 

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So back to the Festival I really enjoyed the vibe, the eagerness and the creativity in each of the designers I walked past and learning their history and how each designer sources and creates unique pieces from fashion, accessories and lingerie.

Lace  

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Some pretty lace around. I must say some lace was beautiful but there also were some not so good pieces. I think a woman can feel empowered and beautiful without feeling like she has to proove it by wearing sheer lace bodysuits and jeans. That is just me.

Pleats 

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Pleats... I fell in love with these pleats. Structured and feminine.

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The sleeves on this coat is pleated with beautiful satin and so are the side hems. The flow is absolutely amazing if you have spare $1,600AU to spare. Although I must say it is a good investment if you like your pieces lasting a lifetime. 

What I Chose  

Ah... Mies is Melbourne based designs who focus on my kind of empowering women with beautiful, elegant and classic though sexy pieces with details and endless choice in amazing fabric. You will see more of the piece in my next blog.    

Ah... Mies is Melbourne based designs who focus on my kind of empowering women with beautiful, elegant and classic though sexy pieces with details and endless choice in amazing fabric. You will see more of the piece in my next blog. 

 

  My favourites 

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As a stylist and content creator it is great being able to walk into a venue full of amazing fashion and come out of it knowing what would suit which person not only as a personal stylist but also as looking at a store as a buyer as well and how a piece possibly connects to the rest of the outfit. 

What I Wore

Day one - Friday was a simple classic black and white dressin black and white with black leather clutch and mustard heels.

Day one - Friday was a simple classic black and white dressin black and white with black leather clutch and mustard heels.

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Day Two - Saturday was more casual long sleeved dress with peacock printed clutch and plain beige heels. Definitely a spring flow! 

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See you soon 💜 

Banjara Retreat - An Escape

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When the mind needs to escape the every day hustle and to simply be on it’s own, one needs to make a move and this is exactly what the “banjara” clan does.  Banjara is defined as the nomad travelling from one destination to another. Normally these souls are from Rajasthan. The placement of Rajasthan normally goes back in history the days of the Rajput clans... when palaces and forts were built by men with luxurious details in architecture and interiors. 

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This little taste of Rajasthan is found in Bilpin right here in New South Wales and about two hours drive from Sydney in the area of the Blue Mountains. Bilpin is known by  “Land of the Mountain Apple”. 

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On arrival at Banjara Retreat we were lavished with the simplicity of the architecture from the outside... the sight of the interior being an absolute beauty with carved pieces, endless cushions providing comfort and pleasing to eyes and mind which were yearning for a little timeout from the rest of the world. 

The strawberries, chocolate and champagne which Jo had waiting for us were thoroughly enjoyed whilst exploring and enjoying several books, candles and oh the fireplace!    

The strawberries, chocolate and champagne which Jo had waiting for us were thoroughly enjoyed whilst exploring and enjoying several books, candles and oh the fireplace! 

 

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Yep, that fireplace was amazing and so warm as we were surrounded by total darkness with this amazing sound of wood crackling in the fireplace. We actually had made an amazing dinner using the fabulous kitchen with all goodness of home away from home feel. Down to delicious mixture of salt and herb concoction. Sorry we devoured our dinner before I could take any pictures although our breakfast... hmmm out of this world.

But first... Bath time.  

But first... Bath time.  

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Me Time - All Mums know how important some me time is hence I took the opportunity to look after myself whilst Gaspard disappeared within the grounds exploring and chatting with the horses awaiting his breakfast for which resulted a definate appetite.

 

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As you can see there was no waiting for pictures here... with crisped ham and scrambled eggs which Gaspard calls “slimy cheese”. Hmmmm whatever do you think we did with the left over chocolate from last night? We melted them and had it with heated milk! Real hot chocolate and yes we topped it off with the Lindt hot chocolate flakes. So naughty but so good! But now with full bellies and clear minds we must pack up and leave this wonderful escape! 

 The Gallery 

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Goodbye for now... Enjoy the clip below. 💜 

 

 Check Banjara Retreat out here...

https://www.instagram.com/banjararetreat 

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Winter Romance

 

The weather looks perfect, the sun is shining, the trees are losing their leaves one by one and yet looking from ones office window, Sydney looks glorious. Until one little step out makes you run back to your office desk for the coat, the scarf, hat and the gloves. Reminds me of the scene with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in the movie “Desk Set” when they are sitting outside and Spencer offers his beautiful company a sandwich.

To me winter has a sense of romance and drama with layered styles, coats and accessories giving one the feeling of cosiness and protection against chilly Sydney breezes and oh the rain! 

So this is a winter story of styles and little lux treatments to give yourself in order to beat the winter blues even though Spencer Tracy is not waiting on the roof top... sigh!  

On a serious note it is evident that the cold and the shorter length of days cause tiredness and an increase in depressive moods in women. So how do we combat these depressive feelings that bombard our world and all of a sudden we are lost in a flood of tears and overwhelming pressures of life in general, let alone kids, family, relationships, work and the list goes on! 

Yes, one of the most subconscious things we do is go shopping and buy a whole load of pieces to soak up the tears without realizing that we just filled our wardrobe with “things” we may wear ones! The best thing to do when shopping  for pieces is to learn about your wardrobe. What goes with which piece, the fabric, the style, the print and cut.

Tracy & Hepburn enjoying a winter sandwich in Desk Set. Image from Monroe County Public Library.

Tracy & Hepburn enjoying a winter sandwich in Desk Set. Image from Monroe County Public Library.

My Winter Romance

Add a touch of P O L K A to your outfit.

Add a touch of P O L K A to your outfit.

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I love winter G R E Y S with a little print. This was actually one of those beautiful days where it actually was warmish. Though bare in mind that winter has not quite hit Sydney yet! 

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Charming hangout at home! With Amethyst bracelet. 

 https://www.lacedwithkindness.com/

 

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Another warmish day in Sydney. Definitely into stripes with a hint of P O L K A on a scarf tied up as a bow.  

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Oh F I N A L L Y... layering with knits... yellow printed dress with mustard knit and black coat.

Now we’re talking W I N T E R! 

Hello W E E K E N D ... Sometimes K N I T S love a little prettiness so when I spotted this striped knit I instantly thought it needed something and then my eyes fell on the pretty lace detail on a shirt with velveteen detail... B O O M so easy to give your winter look a pretty and feminine look.

Hello W E E K E N D ... Sometimes K N I T S love a little prettiness so when I spotted this striped knit I instantly thought it needed something and then my eyes fell on the pretty lace detail on a shirt with velveteen detail... B O O M so easy to give your winter look a pretty and feminine look.

Playing with T E X T U R E and F L O W is one of the most exciting for some though challenging for others. Nothing happens by itself and it is all about experimenting and exploring your wardrobe. A little lace always adds a delicate and softer contrast to the solid knits and wools. 

 

 

 

 

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort by Anri Sala is the best installation of sculpture and right now at the Observatory Hill Rotunda, another favorite hangout! We had loads of inspiring moments and I loved the mood changes my son went through in those 58 minutes! If you love Mozart and imagine it with the amazing scapes of Sydney then this is the perfect spot to hang out and enjoy a rush of memories, find inspirations or simply drown in the rythm! 

Lay Down and Relax 

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Listening from the outside. 

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Gaspard very rarely lies down but looks like he had to stop and enjoy the moment.  

Cushion by Elk Prints to add to the lux surrounds.

http://elkprints.com/ 

Maxi Pin Brooch  by VWBijoux worn on a ribbon belt around the waist.

http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/ 

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Jennifer & Johns Wedding

When two souls decide to join hands for life it is the most magical moment for anyone to be part of and in this instance mine was styling beautiful Jen for her big day! 

We hit the streets of Paddington one early August Saturday morning. It was crisp but the weather was on our side with the golden aussie sun shine and literally it took us an hour to find the perfect dress. I had a picture in my mind what Jen wanted so it was super simple!  There was no space for even a tiny distraction.

The Styling  

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Our goal was beautiful feminine texture and simple details capturing the Gatsby era. The wedding started early evening so keeping the theme as well as not overpowering the romance of the wedding in the setting of the sun.

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The best part was that this was a wonderful and precious moment between Jen and her daughter Lizzie.

 

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The easiest Bride and Bridesmaid to style! 

 The Wedding 

Did I mention the setting of the sun? Well, if you are thinking about getting married there could not be a better time with the shimmering waters just meters away from Dunbar House.

  

The Bride   and the Wedding Party

The Bride  and the Wedding Party

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The Sunset 

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Finally, a massive thank you to Jen for choosing You & I Fashion Styling it was an honor to style your lovely self and and beautiful Lizzie! Congratulations and wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful time ahead with all the fun, success and adventures!  

Thank you for your lovely words! You are awesome.

"Thank you for choosing my perfect dress. Best stylist in the world. Love you." 

Jen. 

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Spring Into Your Style

What a perfect Saturday doing exactly what I love! On Saturday the 23rd of September was my first styling workshop where we had attendees of different backgrounds present. The talk of style, presence and confidence with fresh fruits, sushi, iced tea, cheeses, fresh flowers and chocolate and of course fashion, accessories and fragrances filled the conference room at Cammeray Golf Club with positive chatter and laughter between some of the most amazing women who are not just focused in achievements and goals but also come from a busy family life and responsibilities.

The Event  

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Preparation on Friday night to make sure I had everything ready to roll on Saturday morning. Can never be too organised! 

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Facts about fashion in your wardrobe which inspires and enhances the mood. Sometimes we miss out on the obvious things...

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Accessories are God sent as the right ones will take you places!

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This is beautiful watching these Mummies taking time out, relaxing and getting inspired... 

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Sushi anyone?  That iced tea was delicious!

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Tanya Ferguson from "The Organic Facialist" digging into the topic of skin care.

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Shades of Pink and greens to inspire your Spring wardrobe. There are many colours of course but I particularly was attracted to these pretties! 

On making the most of your scarf. The way you apply a scarf to an outfit can really add depth to you are wearing.

On making the most of your scarf. The way you apply a scarf to an outfit can really add depth to you are wearing.

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Notes... 

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Dig in! 

See you at our next workshop or simply pop by Services (link below) and email for booking your private styling session to take advantage of a $50 voucher toward your styling workshop for You & I only. Offer ends 15th October, 2017.

http://www.youandifashionstyling.com/work/ 

A massive thank you to; 

Our Guest speaker - Tanya Ferguson  

http://instagram.com/the_organic_facialist 

Hands behind the Flower Arrangement  - Ingrid 

http://instagram.com/fleurblooms 

Workshop Space  

http://instagram.com/cammeraygolf 

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Spring Into Your Style Workshop

Spring is literally a week away and it is time to start culling and for a wardrobe changeover. Thinking ahead and understanding how your current wardrobe is capable of not just influencing your style but making sure it is there for you with the changes in your mood.

In order to keep you inspired with where your style begins in the morning, I have put together a program for you to come and feel confident in having the perfectly styled wardrobe this Spring. 

Your Styling event will be conducted by Amrita Lal, founder of You & I Fashion Styling who has at least 20 years of experience in the Fashion Industry. Her personal experience ranges from the catwalk to camera and film. As a stylist for luxury boutiques she has developed many tricks in snapping a refined look tailored for each client.

F A S H I O N and S K I N C A R E  

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Tanya Ferguson our guest speaker is a clinical and laser specialist with over 14 years experience in paramedical skin treatments to many plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, medispas, with treatments such as skin rejuvenation and skin tightening treatments.

Find out how you can protect your skin moving into Spring and what's really important for getting the best results with any type of treatment.

Come and enjoy a fashionable morning over refreshments. Follow link below to book your tickets.  

 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spring-into-your-style-tickets-37306445583

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Holiday Dreams

Everyone looks forward to a wonderful holiday! Swim, sunshine, adventures, treats, reading and writing is what I call the perfect time away.

 Planning

... Over a cup of hot chocolate.

... Over a cup of hot chocolate.

Packing  

This is one of the hardest and exciting exercise. Packing light is easier then thought of if you can play the eliminating game especially when one is expecting to shop.

This is one of the hardest and exciting exercise. Packing light is easier then thought of if you can play the eliminating game especially when one is expecting to shop.

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Make it easy on yourself... get treats to help pack like a pro.

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I find swimmers rather challenging to find but this structured, floral piece is wonderful and feminine.

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As much as I like hanging at the beach I love a little chill zone away from the sand. Hence, I take a light blanket to throw anywhere mainly I like to to do this whilst taking time away from home for a few hours but I do know some of us do like to carry a pillow around whilst traveling.

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It is all about taking a piece from home to create your own atmosphere whilst you are away. A little home away from home feel, really. 

Trend it Up 

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With cool and fun jewels that will give you fabulous pictures and memories.

Easy Holiday Pieces  

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Love a good floral Kaftan to throw on and to dress up.  Pretty prints are easy to style and fun to dress up for a summer sunsets.

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Enjoy your time out.

The List  

The List 

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Write your game out to keep yourself sane and motivated on return. Always think a step ahead so you don't get caught up in holiday blues for too long.

Necklace & Stacking Bracelet 

 https://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/

Cushions

 https://decoratorscorner.com.au/

Single Bracelet with Saints 

 https://www.lacedwithkindness.com/

Tassel Bracelet  

 http://www.ohhmymala.com.au/

Kaftan

 http://www.kaftanned.com.au/

 

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Winter Chills

Winter is all about enjoying the delights of nature and keeping warm in style. We are very lucky in Sydney to be able to enjoy the little perks of outdoor lifestyle when the sun shines and the wind is at its state of calmness. So hope you enjoy the the little things which create the elements of positive and charming energy. It  makes me smile even on the coldest day when things are turning a little topsy turvey.

Colour Pops

I love pretty flowers and it is nice to add colours to a simple day... especially mauves, oranges for me.

I love pretty flowers and it is nice to add colours to a simple day... especially mauves, oranges for me.

The Trend on the Run

A simple clutch to create a bit of a frenzy to ones day with statement of bracelet for work gives a slightly different confidence to the day ahead.

A simple clutch to create a bit of a frenzy to ones day with statement of bracelet for work gives a slightly different confidence to the day ahead.

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This dress is my pet! I am in love with that fish! There is everything right about this dress for a quirky day at the office.

Adding some roarrrr to stripes!  A style which is easy to manage from the morning leading up to evening meet up at your favorite exhibition. 

Adding some roarrrr to stripes!  A style which is easy to manage from the morning leading up to evening meet up at your favorite exhibition. 

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Love a good trench coat! I picked this one in New York so it makes me feel a little bit of a New Yorker... 

   Casual Weekends

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Weekend best and reading in the warmth of sunshine. I like to spend a little time enjoying the things which make me feel whole and ready for a new cold week. 

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A nice layer of necklace gracing a chunky knit is one of my favorites! 

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Yes stacking it with bracelets... the rebel within me has been released! 

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Totally... Rebel without a Cause.

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Colour pop alert...  

Skincare 

One of my discoveries this season is adding 2 drops of jojoba oil and a spray of hydrating mist or Rose water to powder foundation. The experiment was a success and is such an easy step in the mornings. 

One of my discoveries this season is adding 2 drops of jojoba oil and a spray of hydrating mist or Rose water to powder foundation. The experiment was a success and is such an easy step in the mornings. 

Lifestyle made Fun

Hmmmm we do get carried away during winter with sweet treats don't you think? Well here is a healthy one full of curcumin! You are welcome. 

Hmmmm we do get carried away during winter with sweet treats don't you think? Well here is a healthy one full of curcumin! You are welcome. 

Those days where you invite your friends for lunch and involve them into their own mala making! Such a fabulous treat! An eventful and fun treat! 

Those days where you invite your friends for lunch and involve them into their own mala making! Such a fabulous treat! An eventful and fun treat! 

Adding colour to your day within your surroundings and work space.

Adding colour to your day within your surroundings and work space.

A very wintery treat don't you think?

A very wintery treat don't you think?

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Here is our delicious out door winter setup with my son Gaspard. See winter is not so bad after all! 

 Styling with your Scarf 

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See you in Holiday Dreams!

Caramel Rice Pudding

Nothing will stop one if they want a lethal and hot sweet  on a cold night! So, I put put my little munchkin to bed and raided the pantry. I would be my own guinea pig before I have him bouncing off the walls at night with this one...

Voila! Perfect little treat, no? Shall be a little more prepared next time and use dark chocolate shavings instead of sprinkles.

Voila! Perfect little treat, no? Shall be a little more prepared next time and use dark chocolate shavings instead of sprinkles.

 

From the Pantry

Caramel Pouring Sauce - 4 Tsp

Desiccated Coconut  - 1/4 Cup

Sultanas/chopped almonds  - optional

Chocolate Sprinkles 

 From the Fridge

Almond Milk - 1 Cup

Strawberry - 1 Chopped

Pre - Cooked 

Medium Grain Rice - 1 Cup

Method 

Heat Almond Milk in saucepan until warm, add cooked rice let the milk soak into the rice and add caramel and cook till the a smooth consistency or to your like. 

Serve in a bowl, throw  some chopped strawberry on top and sprinkle with the chocolate. Yuuuummmm!

Get yourself comfortable and enjoy!  

Necklace

https://www.lacedwithkindness.com/collections/crystal-pendant-necklaces?page=2 

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My First Fragrance

So, I looked at my empty bottle of Pleasures by Estée Lauder today and it reminded me of the first time I smelt it whilst strolling through David Jones, twenty years ago! I was in love with the rush of the floral scent and the elegance of the bottle of course.

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Most of the time a scent triggers a memory of something which in this case is still a mystery to me but it made me feel like I was in a secret garden and it was one of the first moment in my life that I sensed little pleasures of life. Perhaps more so that it was not chosen for me but chosen by me. Hence, I was only a student then and new in Australia and it was something I wanted to get for myself. I didn't have enough money to buy a bottle right then but I always went into the news agency to pick a magazine every week and was I thrilled to come across from memory Dolly magazine and opening it was the page to a competition to win Estée Lauder Pleasures... and that is how I received my first bottle of fragrance, my friends - by writing a little story. 

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Mind and Space

When I was younger one of my favourite thing was to change something in our house around almost every weekend (exaggeration) maybe ones a month.  From posters to lounge room layout to the bedroom which my sister and I shared and of course digging through the wardrobe! My poor parents would get a shock when they arrived home to find the place turned around - luckily mostly impressed! Whew... let's not talk about the time I tried to move the bed... A bit heavy! Point being these changes were fresh and they were fun to create. Almost the same as what I do as an adult - in my life and in my pictures. 📸

Nautical  Freshness

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Who doesn't love stripes and details of tassels? A perfect home away from home feel - right at ones feet! 

Staying in Bed 

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You know you are totally comfortable with maximum luxary when you are at your best and confident within yourself.  

Body & Mind 
A little tea therapy does not go astray.  

A little tea therapy does not go astray.  

What is in your Clutch?

Tell me, how many Mums find the oddest things left in their clutch, work bag, e.t.c by their little chipmunks? Cute...  yes that is exactly why we need to go through our little treasure bags!

Tell me, how many Mums find the oddest things left in their clutch, work bag, e.t.c by their little chipmunks? Cute...  yes that is exactly why we need to go through our little treasure bags!

Finding Inspiration 

Yay or nay? Perhaps a bit of both. There will be something in this picture which inspires you. The window perhaps? Or the dusty shade of pink? The painting? Let me know!

Yay or nay? Perhaps a bit of both. There will be something in this picture which inspires you. The window perhaps? Or the dusty shade of pink? The painting? Let me know!

New Treats 

The great thing about going through and re - organising is that you get inspired for a fresh change. And could  be something little which brings ones entire wardrobe fabulousness! 

The great thing about going through and re - organising is that you get inspired for a fresh change. And could  be something little which brings ones entire wardrobe fabulousness! 

What is on your Washing line?

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How many times to you dig through your wardrobe and the ask yourself... "Oh I haven't worn this for a while." I have a rule... give it a wash and pop it out to dry and if you don't and throw it back into your wardrobe that means you may as well give it to charity because you know that you will forget about this ones the wardrobe door closes. 

P.S. Don't you love the print and the adorable little gold buttons on the dress?

Where to Find  your Style

Nautical  Freshness

Cushions  

https://decoratorscorner.com.au/

Clutch

https://www.facebook.com/mashaccessoriesaustralia/ 

Staying in Bed

Bracelet & Necklace

http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/

Cushions  

https://decoratorscorner.com.au/

What is in your Clutch?

Clutch 

https://www.facebook.com/mashaccessoriesaustralia/

Bracelet 

https://www.lacedwithkindness.com/

New Treats

Bracelet  

http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/

What is on your Washing line?

Hanger 

 https://www.henkerman.com.au/

Happy Weekend! 

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Lady in Black

I do love a black outfit for a day when I am in the mood. I normally don't like flares and don't often wear pants but these pants are simply too comfy! One of the main points of trying something different... one actually feels empowered when trying something different to the usual style.

 

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Styling your pants with patent shoes actually gives the flares a nice flow. I absolutely dislike a little bit of hem getting caught on my shoe and patent has the least amount of friction and in my mind looks very smart, don't you think?

A cropped jacket is best with with flares longer jacket gives one a loss in height and we most definitely love to keep as much of our height as possible giving the pins a sharp and elongated look.

A cropped jacket is best with with flares longer jacket gives one a loss in height and we most definitely love to keep as much of our height as possible giving the pins a sharp and elongated look.

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Outlook and comfort! I actually came across this wall on my way home and of course it reminded me that putting together style and outlook is important to bring a certain amount of positive change in our minds, lifestyle and people around us! 

 

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Thank you! 

M U M

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Mum - despite being a three letter word is heard by a mother and spoken by their child countless times per day. The Daily Telegraph states, "Mums are asked at least 300 questions per day. Not even teachers and doctors face so many questions in a day!" Wow!!!

We love our kids and enjoy their curiousity, questions, daily adventures, explanations which make you feel like you have been through a mission and it is our duty to give them as much knowledge as we can and for that we need patience and presence.... including the times to feed and bath - the agony of realising they all of a sudden from superheroes have turned into sloths. To be able to put your feet up at the end of the day and say, yessss or have a little victory dance outside their bedroom door after reading and kissing them goodnight before any other question arises. 

The moments spent as a mother are priceless and each moment has its own beauty. There are dark moments where we question our decisions with tears that no one sees because we want to keep us and others around us strong but other times our confidence soars bringing smiles, laughter and inspiration. Both equally are as important. Why? Both the emotions cause a reaction in oneself and they walk side by side to create a canvas which is left for us to paint. 

These are all part of the journey and the importance of being able to enjoy the simple things in life is truly essential!

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I love the scent of beautiful candle flowing through the house whilst I am working or simply enjoying being at home.  

Rose and Freesia Candle by Mi Amore Candles


http://miamorcandles.com.au/ 

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Gaspard and I after a birthday party... enjoying the aftermath of eating delicious cake and the afternoon sun. Yes, it's called sugar rush.  

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It is nice to have a treat sitting at the cafe in the morning working away and I do take much pleasure in watching Gaspard busy with his very important work as well.  

I am wearing Zara top with Yellow Howlite and Silver Saint Bracelet by Laced with Kindness. 

https://www.lacedwithkindness.com/ 

Pretty flowers and pretty colours make a day much brighter and happier and as I say, "Happy  Mummy, happy family." Life is all about small things that matter in bringing happiness on every path one walks.  Envelope Floral Clutch by Mash Accessories      https://m.facebook.com/mashaccessoriesaustralia/shop/   Gorgeous Floral Arrangement by Blossom Co    http://instagram.com/theblossomco

Pretty flowers and pretty colours make a day much brighter and happier and as I say, "Happy  Mummy, happy family." Life is all about small things that matter in bringing happiness on every path one walks.

Envelope Floral Clutch by Mash Accessories  

 https://m.facebook.com/mashaccessoriesaustralia/shop/

Gorgeous Floral Arrangement by Blossom Co

 http://instagram.com/theblossomco

Aaahhhh Chocolate! This is not just any chocolate. It is full of curcumin and I am super excited to be one of the first in trying this super chocolate. What a delicious delight by Chocumin.     https://chocumin.com/

Aaahhhh Chocolate! This is not just any chocolate. It is full of curcumin and I am super excited to be one of the first in trying this super chocolate. What a delicious delight by Chocumin. 

https://chocumin.com/

One fine Autumn afternoon enjoying the beauty of nature with my book whilst Gaspard discovers the world of bird watching in the early hours of sunset... amazing watching them fly across the sky.   Cable Knit throw, Kantha throw and cushion by Melange Chic.   https://www.melangechic.com.au/    Turqouise candle by Victoria White Designs   http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/      Tassle Striped cushion by Decorators Corner     https://decoratorscorner.com.au/   

One fine Autumn afternoon enjoying the beauty of nature with my book whilst Gaspard discovers the world of bird watching in the early hours of sunset... amazing watching them fly across the sky. 

Cable Knit throw, Kantha throw and cushion by Melange Chic.

https://www.melangechic.com.au/ 

Turqouise candle by Victoria White Designs

http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/ 

Tassle Striped cushion by Decorators Corner  

https://decoratorscorner.com.au/ 

I love champagne... sparkles. A little glamour to add to my style wherever I may need to shoot off to in a hurry but always with style. These gems are by Victoria White Designs.   http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/   

I love champagne... sparkles. A little glamour to add to my style wherever I may need to shoot off to in a hurry but always with style. These gems are by Victoria White Designs.

http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/ 

A tasty breakfast in bed indeed... we like simple and delicious treats, a book, some yummy smells around and our beautiful chipmunks... eating our breakfast. Joys of motherhood... exactly what he didn't want to eat five minutes ago but "oh my gosh" Mummy, this is delicious! Gasps Monsieur Gaspard.

A tasty breakfast in bed indeed... we like simple and delicious treats, a book, some yummy smells around and our beautiful chipmunks... eating our breakfast. Joys of motherhood... exactly what he didn't want to eat five minutes ago but "oh my gosh" Mummy, this is delicious! Gasps Monsieur Gaspard.

Rainy Sunday means we have a picnic on the lounge room floor. Eating breakfast which takes us two hours to eat whilst we read books and play games. This is one of my favourite activities.    

Rainy Sunday means we have a picnic on the lounge room floor. Eating breakfast which takes us two hours to eat whilst we read books and play games. This is one of my favourite activities. 

 

Apart from going to museums, galleries, libraries we love going for track walks. Now this is massively beneficial for both of us. We explore new places, find eels... eek and throw rocks into the water. This particular part of the waterfall is beautiful as one can see all around and the perfect rock to sit on and meditate.  

Apart from going to museums, galleries, libraries we love going for track walks. Now this is massively beneficial for both of us. We explore new places, find eels... eek and throw rocks into the water. This particular part of the waterfall is beautiful as one can see all around and the perfect rock to sit on and meditate.  

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The smiles speak of happiness and eyes of wonderful dreams... 

 Treat your Mum

Treat your Mum this Mothers Day with the Gift of Style by You & I Fashion Styling.

1 hour personal shopping experience for two, half hour Treat Stop and a Surprise Gift for your Mum worth $50. One can never put a price on timeless moments. 💕

Cost - $250

A Little Gift for You

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Autumn Romance

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Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year! It is the season to indulge into beautiful cosy knits and give ones wardrobe a total uplift. A bit of colour pop styled within ones outfit is naturally pleasing for all. Even the nature has charming colours during this season of drifting leaves from trees and moments of rain.

Enjoy these looks to inspire your choice in your wardrobe and lifestyle and to add a little Autumn Romance to your style.

The Blues 

Styling your bracelet so it is part of your outfit. Drawing attention to your wrist and adding a little drama and spark to ones work style.

Styling your bracelet so it is part of your outfit. Drawing attention to your wrist and adding a little drama and spark to ones work style.

A necklace giving a simple colour a lift and giving it a more sophisticated style.  I call these pants "Power Pants" because that's how I felt when I put them on especially with that necklace.

A necklace giving a simple colour a lift and giving it a more sophisticated style.  I call these pants "Power Pants" because that's how I felt when I put them on especially with that necklace.

Detailed sleeves are beautiful in this season. I am a massive fan of details and the sleeves on this knit are fabulous!  

Detailed sleeves are beautiful in this season. I am a massive fan of details and the sleeves on this knit are fabulous!  

Voila... big fan of this entire outfit.    Jewellery      http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/    Knit and Pants     https://g.co/kgs/F4kADa     Flowers     http://instagram.com/theblossomco        Blues and Floral

Voila... big fan of this entire outfit. 

Jewellery 

 http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/

Knit and Pants

 https://g.co/kgs/F4kADa

 Flowers

 http://instagram.com/theblossomco

 

 Blues and Floral

Cobalts work so well with different outfits. Hence, the cabalt clutch with chain details and wrap around bracelet with tassels for a fun weekend style. 

Cobalts work so well with different outfits. Hence, the cabalt clutch with chain details and wrap around bracelet with tassels for a fun weekend style. 

This is actually a necklace wrapped into a bracelet... a truly unique piece with tassels and silver feather. 

This is actually a necklace wrapped into a bracelet... a truly unique piece with tassels and silver feather. 

Just go with the flow... 

Just go with the flow... 

An accessory to die for... those are the finest chains and sit on the wrist like little soft feather.      Clutch      http://instagram.com/mash.accessories    Jewellery      http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/    Floral Dress      https://g.co/kgs/F4kADa    

An accessory to die for... those are the finest chains and sit on the wrist like little soft feather.  

 Clutch 

 http://instagram.com/mash.accessories

Jewellery 

 http://www.victoriawhitedesigns.com.au/

Floral Dress 

 https://g.co/kgs/F4kADa

 

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