Anorak Jackets

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Brrr it’s getting cold in here… Winter is heading our way, so you know what that means… Time to get cosy in the latest fashions. YAY! I LOVE Winter style :-)

I am loving the fact that this season I am seeing lots of Anorak Jackets around. These jackets scream laid back, effortlessly stylish. You can layer them up if it’s really chilly, throw over a cami, cardi and leather pants, and add some heels with a colour popping scarf for a night out and about or dress it down with white t-shirt, jeans, and some high top wedge sneakers.

I recently grabbed myself a super cute khaki one from Sussan, it had a hood so gives it that edgy look and also has some fur around the hood which you can remove. I loved that it was so versatile and if feeling a bit daring I can pop the fur on for a night out or leave it off for a completely different look. It’s also great because you can draw in the waist to tailor it a bit more if you are after a more fitted look. I had been searching for some khaki goodies for a while so this is fitting into my closet just perfectly. The one I scored is the first one in the list below (I highly recommend it). Happy Shopping Ladies!

 

Sussan – $169.95

 

Sportsgirl - $119.95

Sportsgirl – $119.95

 

Cotton On - $59.95

Cotton On – $59.95

 

Loft - $176.20

Loft – $176.20

 

Dotti - $49.95

Dotti – $49.95

 

Have you already got a fabulous anorak in your closet?

If so where did you get it?

 

On Trend : Striped Tops!

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I’m sure you have all noticed but lately I see stripes, stripes and more stripes…everywhere I look…. And I like what I see!

Stripes are one of the easiest looks ever to style as they go with pretty much anything and any colour. Weather it is a vertical or horizontal stripe you can style it up to look amazing. Pair it with some leather pants and heels to dress it up, along with some jewels or dress it down with jeans and boots or ballet flats. Throw a blazer over the top or even go that bit more edgier path and team it with a vest or clash it with some contrasting prints. However you choose to rock stripes, they are the look to be wearing this season!

Below are some picks of just a few of the striped tops out there at the moment. Happy Shopping ladies!

 

Sportsgirl - $39.95

Sportsgirl – $39.95

 

 

 

Bardot - $29.95

Bardot – $29.95

 

 

Seed - $49.95

Seed – $49.95

 

Witchery - $69.95

Witchery – $69.95

 

Country Road - $129.00

Country Road – $129.00

 

Portmans - $24.95

Portmans – $24.95

 

Are you loving the stripe trend as much as me?

Have you managed to score any fabulous striped pieces and if so from where?

The perfect timesaver…. Dry Shampoo

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Ok so who has those days when they are running late, haven’t got an outfit planned, no time to wash your hair, people running around all over the house, can’t find your keys etc etc etc… YES I think we have all had more than one of “those days”. So in an effort to alleviate some of the stress and have you out the door in no time, may I introduce to you… DRY SHAMPOO! This my friends will be your new best friend! I’m sure many of you already use it but for those who don’t get onto it asap, it will change your life!

It’s as simple as spraying some on the roots of your hair, brushing through and voila there you have it… ready to go for your busy day!

There are many different brands available now so I have rounded up a few of the best. Enjoy!

batiste $9.99

Batiste -$9.99

Klorane - $14.99

Klorane – $14.99

John Frieda - $15.99

John Frieda – $15.99

Toni & Guy - $15.99

Toni & Guy – $15.99

Schwarzkopf - $8.99

Schwarzkopf – $8.99

Are you a fan of dry shampoo?

If you are currently using one, which brand do you use?

Dirty Works Bath & Body Products

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Dirty Works Bath & Body Products… you have probably seen them stacked full on the shelves at Coles supermarkets. I know they caught my eye the second I saw them. With the bright colour popping, retro style packaging you will instantly want to buy them just on this factor alone. Girly and sweet they would make the perfect gift for a loved one or just a special treat for yourself.

There are so many body products out there these days it can become overwhelming when deciding which ones to buy. I think what we all want are ones that ultimately are easy to use, don’t leave us feeling oily, are a reasonable price and most of all have you looking and feeling silky smooth and glowing in no time.

I have been lucky enough to try some of the range from Dirty Works and can easily say I am hooked. Today I will share with you the three products I have tried and what I loved about them.

You Soft Touch Hand Cream – $5.95

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When I look for a hand cream my number one thing to win me over is that it must soak in fast. There is nothing worse than rubbing in a hand cream that stays thick and slippery on your hands and then you can’t do anything for ages. Well this is absolutely perfect for using on the run when you are super busy and don’t have time to wait around for it to dry. It smells divine (like all their products) and with cocoa butter and jojoba oil you can’t go wrong. This has become a staple item in my handbag and is with me at all times.

Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub – $7.95

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All year round but especially in summer we need to be constantly exfoliating to get our skim primed and ready to go before applying tanning lotion or just normal body lotion.  This is the perfect potion to do just that. Containing pumice particles that gently get rid of any dead and dry skin and leave it with a fresh layer of smooth goodness. Shea butter, sweet almond oil and vitamin e work together in harmony to ensure after the gently exfoliation your whole body is left glowing. This is the must have item for your shower if you want to be bikini ready.

Supreme Cream Body Butter – $9.95

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Who doesn’t love a good body butter?! It is thicker than your normal moisturiser and soaks into your skin leaving you feeling rich and creamy! This one is luscious and will leave you feeling like a goddess. With sweet almond oil and shea butter it smells like something off a tropical island and is perfect to rub in after your shower as your skin will take it in even better at this time. This is so delicious when showing it to my mum she tried to steal it off me. Cheeky cheeky. I shall have to get her a tub of her own so she keeps her mitts of mine :p

These products are such a breath of fresh air in the beauty industry. Easy, no fuss, fun and  very kind on your pocket. The range includes shower caps, cosmetic bags, manicure accessories, bath soaks, make-up wipes, face masks and so much more. I suggest you get down to your local Coles and start working your way through the range to find your favourites!

Enjoy! :-) xxx

Guest Post: Canvas Printers Online – 5 Must Have Items For A 1950′s Style Kitchen

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Hi Dolls!

I have a special treat for you today! Canvas Online Printers are guest posting and sharing their 5 must have items to get yourself a retro style 1950′s kitchen. So all you bakers, chef’s, mums and domestic goddesses can stand in the kitchen in your cute little apron, put some choc chip cookies in the oven and make your hubby a drink when he arrives home from work…. HAHA just kidding get your hubby to make you a cocktail, sit down together and enjoy, just the way it should be!

As the saying goes, everything old is new again and that’s never truer than in design. The 1950s in America were a time of sudden, unexpected prosperity after a period of World War and deprivation. The end result was a design culture filled with new ideas and a general sense that everyone was living in the future.

It’s no wonder that more than six decades later the style of the 1950s is coming back in a big way. The era had a focus and concentration on the home, and the kitchen as the centre of that home, that is inspiring a whole new generation of DIY designers, and the 1950s kitchen is the hot inspiration for today’s renovations. But you don’t have to tear out your cabinets to get the 1950s vibe – just sprinkle in these five must-have items and you’ll be living the Rock’n Roll Decade vibe in no time.

Must Have: The Dining Set

If your kitchen is eat-in, an old-school Formica kitchen table with some vinyl-upholstered chairs are an absolute must. Small, colourful, and sturdy, these dining tables doubled as extra prep areas, and their metallic legs and skinny profile felt futuristic and modern.

You can still have these made – Retro Spaces have a wide range of colours and styles for you to choose from.

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Must Have: Colour

People loved to look into the future during the 1950s. The World Wars were over, space exploration had just begun and the future was looking grand. Kitchens were happy, wholesome places with lots of colour and personality. Grab some colourful trays, a gorgeous set of canisters and a funky clock to add instant happiness to your kitchen.

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Large Starburst Atomic Clock from Ultimo Designs

Totally Tulips Canister Set from Mod Cloth

Totally Tulips Canister Set from Mod Cloth

Budgie platter

Budgie Platter from Kreo Homewares

Must Have: Kitschy Canvas Prints

The art on your walls is always a key element of any interior design, and getting some retro, 1950s-themed art is a great way to bring that into a relatively modern kitchen. Canvas prints with 1950s advertising or art in that graphic, science-fictiony style is the perfect way to dress up your kitchen space with a 50s vibe.

Canvas Printers online is a great source of cheap but great quality canvases, plus you can pick from 2 million images to make your own wall art like the ones below:

Retro Barkcloth Fabric

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Vintage metal sign - Vector EPS10. Grunge effects can be removed

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Must Have: Window Treatments

In the 1950s, window treatments were drapes with a heavy cloth and a bold print in bright colours. In fact, in the modern age we might call them a bit gauche – but they have a visual impact and a solidity that has a definite appeal. If you want your kitchen to have that “Leave it to Beaver” feeling, you’ll want some awesome print curtains for the kitchen window.

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IKEA Stockholm Blad curtains

Cafe curtain from Lincraft

Cafe curtain from Lincraft

 

Must Have: The Right Tableware

The classic 1950s tableware was simple, streamlined and of course, colourful. Instantly jazz up your kitchen with these classic pieces:

Dream and Sugar tea set from Mod Cloth

Dream and Sugar tea set from Mod Cloth

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Orla Kiely Pear Plate from Domayne Online

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Orla Kiely Poppy Teapot in Meadow Blue from Kitchenware Direct

The 1950s kitchen had a distinct look and feel that’s lacking in the modern world, which is more about niche appeal and personal taste. Whipping your current kitchen into a 1950s feel is easy with these five must-haves!

Happy Styling!

Guest Post: Carla Swimwear – 5 ways to enjoy the beach while rocking a baby bump!

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Hi Darlings!

Today I am very happy to have Carla from Carla Swimwear guest posting! Carla is a stylist for the Australian swimwear store. She has published numerous posts and articles on various fashion blogs, where she presents some of the latest trends in the swimwear industry. For more info about Carla, visit her Facebook page and say hi!

Carla Swimwear is home to many iconic brands such as Seafolly, Miraclesuit, Jets, Isola, Baku, Sunseeker and many more. Today Carla is talking about how you can still enjoy the sun and sand while rocking a beautiful baby bump. Enjoy!

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing and the changing shape of a pregnant woman is beautiful. That said, sometimes your rapidly growing tummy can leave the expecting mother a little insecure when trying to fit into clothing they would normally wear. This is even more prevalent at the beach when we’re talking about revealing and tight fitting swimwear.

Well, worry no more ladies! There are plenty of options for you to feel comfortable and look great by the sea. You’ll not only be glowing, but turning heads too!

Maternity One-piece

Maternity One-piece is specifically made for the baby bump and growing woman. The material stretches as your bump grows and adjustable straps and built in shelf bras will keep your breasts in place as you swim around. The best thing about these one pieces is that they are easy to find, last throughout your entire pregnancy and look great.

Orange One Piece

 

Maternity Bikini

If you find a one piece too conservative, you may prefer to stick with a bikini. This will not only show off your bump, which a lot of you will be very proud of, it will emphasise your great legs too! It’s best to get a bikini with good upper support and adjustable straps to fit and manage your growing boobs. And if you have adjustable ties at the side you can loosen them as you grow as well

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Maternity Tankini

A tankini is a great compromise between a one piece and a bikini. Instead of showing off your tummy, the tankini comes with a stylish, stretchy vest top which you can cover yourself with. That said, it is not as restricting as a one-piece and you can always lift it up over your tummy if you wish to get a bit of a tummy tan. Tankini’s are a great idea for the pregnant woman as you can mix and match the tops and bottom and you can update individually if you start to outgrow either piece.

Baby Bump coverup

Coverups

Coverups are one of the greatest ways to feel both comfortable and fashionable while strutting yourself and baby bump around. Kaftans coverups are definitely the IN item this summer so baby bump or not, you’re going to look great. Not only is there a diverse range of colours and patterns, they are so comfortable and flowing you won’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. A great plus for the kaftan is the over the shoulder sleeves. They’re great to avoid sunburn yet keep the sexy look alive and cover that bump if you’re feeling a little uneasy.

Maxi Dress

Peach Kaftan

See-through Cover Ups

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, see-through cover-ups are a great way to show off your bump, but not expose everything. They make you feel like you are wearing clothing yet your cute tummy is still exposed. They look great thrown over a bikini, they’re sexy, beachy, and a cool and breezy alternative to a floppy old t-shirt!

Yellow Cover Up

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On Trend – Mirrored Sunglasses

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Mirrored sunglasses…. reminds me of my younger years when they were once everywhere… well they are back!! A fun take on your regular sunglasses they brighten up any summer outfit and add a touch of cheekiness. Casual and effortlessly stylish, follow in the A list celebs footsteps and grab yourself a pair of these beauties!

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1: Miranda by Roc Eyewear – $89.95

2: Ciara by Miss Shop – $29.95

3: Madagascar by Seafolly – $69.95

4: ASOS – $24.35

5: Karen Walker- Shopbop.com – $324.25

6: Illesteva on Intermix.com – $178.00

 

Have you already got yourself a pair of mirrored sunglasses? If so what style are they?

The Jumpsuit

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The Jumpsuit… one of life’s greatest inventions… A generally looser style pant with a summery top half – all in one perfection! So comfy and easy to just throw on and run out the door! There are so many variations around, sleeveless, shoe string straps, thicker straps, printed, coloured, black, dressy and casual.

I have more than a few of these babies in my closet and have done for a few years now. They will take you through many summers and are also a perfect tran seasonal piece as you can pair them with a cardigan or blazer when it gets cooler. Weather you’re off to lunch with the girls or heading out to a bar for drinks a jumpsuit it the ideal choice. What I love most about them is they are a statement piece all on their own, all you need to do is add a bit of jewellery, a pair of cute sandals or wedges and off you go-it’s that simple!

There are also lots of fab designs out there in fabrics which don’t even require ironing which is a double bonus!! Less domestic chores and more time to enjoy the sunshine in your jumpsuit!

Below are just a few styles from the many many ones out there. Enjoy!

Seed - $149.95

Seed – $149.95

 

Bardot - $99.95

Bardot – $99.95

 

Forever new - $129.99

Forever new – $129.99

 

Sportsgirl - $109.95

Sportsgirl – $109.95

 

dotti - $69.95

dotti – $69.95

 

River Island : Available on Asos - $89.08

River Island : Available on Asos – $89.08

 

Have you got onto the jumpsuit train yet, and if so where did you get it??

2014 Golden Globes – My Best Dressed Picks!!

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Oh yes get excited ladies… Awards season is back for another year!! What a glorious time of year it is… We get to see all our fave celebs sashaying down red carpets in their couture gowns and finest wear!

This year the Golden Globe awards did not disappoint, although many critics claiming the dresses were “boring” and “safe” there were still a lot of beautiful looks. Although there were lots of neutral tones on the red carpet there were plenty of splashes of colour to brighten the mood!

I always find it very hard to just pick one favourite look so I have selected a handful below.

Sofia Vergara – WOW!! Does this woman ever disappoint?? Yes the dress is just plain black but the way it accentuates her gorgeous figure and highlights her waist is perfect! And that necklace adds the perfect pop of colour to lift the dress. Absolutely stunning against her olive skin!!

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Maria Menounos – This is the perfect bright splash of colour the red carpet needed! Works perfectly for Maria and the breathtaking flowing dress with slight trail adds extra glamour. Simple yet eye catchingly amazing!!

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Kate Beckinsale – I have loved this lady for so long she is so naturally beautiful and always looks so elegant! This gunmetal, strapless mirrored style dress is no exception. It highlights Kate’s bangin bod and hugs in all the right places. Perfect glitz and glamour for a night like this!

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Olivia Wilde – This radiant mumma to be looks simply beautiful! I live sequins on any occasion but team it with this lovely emerald green and put it on a lady this gorge and you have a winning combination!! Spot on!!

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Who was your favourite on the red carpet this year??

False Lashes

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Ladies… it’s time to talk falsies….

If you are anything like me you love having long, thick lashes worthy of the most glamorous hollywood A listers! I tend to just wear mascara during the week but when it comes time for a night out on the town with my best gals, out come the false lashes. Lovely luscious lashes really complete any look and make your make up look and feel finished, polished and as if you could flutter those lashes and get anything you want :p

Lashes have really taken off in the last few years and there are SO many options out there which can be overwhelming when choosing which ones to use. I have tried many of the brands and now have my faves (Glam Eyes-Manicare) – I use the Jessica ones! I also recently discovered Eylure and these are also great! If I am having my make up professionally done I use the Napoleon ones, they last for ages!! It really depends on what sort of look you like, long, thick, sparkly etc but most brands have several different types so you it’s just a case of trialling them until you find one that suits you perfectly.

It can be a bit of a struggle to apply your lashes if you are not used to it and I have had lots of girls say to me “But how do you get them on so easily and quickly”? One word ladies- applicator! The GlamEyes one below is great and so cheap, and absolute must if you intend on putting on lashes frequently or are new to the game.

All the below products are available at Priceline except the Napoleon Perdis ones!

Glam Eyes-Manicare (Jessica) - $11.99

Glam Eyes-Manicare (Jessica) – $11.99

Eylure (Intense) - $12.99

Eylure (Intense) – $12.99

Katy Perry (Sweetie Pie) - $14.99

Katy Perry (Sweetie Pie) – $14.99

Eye Wear - $9.99

Eye Wear – $9.99

Napoleon Perdis - $18.00

Napoleon Perdis – $18.00

GlamEyes Applicator - $5.99

GlamEyes Applicator – $5.99

Have you tried any false lashes? If so what brand do you like the most?

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