19.4.14

ORCHID


(Forever 21 Dress, Nu + Nan Sandals, Vintage bag from Cream on Crown (Newtown), Crystal Necklace from Glebe Markets in Sydney) 

An afternoon at the local farmers markets eating tamales and buying incense and flowers after a morning of playing with the puppy is my idea of a great way to spend Saturday. Overcome by the cold and dripping wet in NY  I picked up this dress on a whim with a warm and summery day in mind. Well...here it is. It is such a blessing to be back in California!   

17.4.14

LEELOO AND LACE



This post brings some really exciting news; one, I am finally back home in Los Angeles and two, We got a puppy! Her name is Leeloo (named after the central protagonist in the movie the fifth element) and she is beyond perfect and the most amazing little creature...even though she is not yet fully toilet trained and teething like crazy (as she . It has only been a few days but already I can't imagine life without her. 

It's such a great feeling to be back in my apartment and although I loved New York I am very ready to jump right back into the ever-warm weather of california. This top was a NY sale purchase and although I am not usually a fan of Loft, I spotted this piece in the window and it seemed the perfect summery top. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. 

5.4.14

PINK IN PARIS



Here are a few of my saturday brunch-time favourites. The packaging of these products (aquired yesterday in the Sephora VIB sale) is so damn fine that I have taken to staring at them lovingly while eating an early pre-brunch breakfast this morning.
The Sephora VIB sale, which has been my undoing the past few days prompted me to try out a few products that I would otherwise not get and so far I am loving these two new products, with the YSL Rouge Volupté being my absolute holy grail purchase. It's so creamy and the muted dusky rose hue is so perfect for the springtime.

Pictured here, in amongst all my other morning-time favourites, is the best chocolate in the world which is more of a with tea of an afternoon favourite, but hey when isn't chocolate a good idea? Everyone visiting NYC must head to Hu Kitchen on 5th to pick up a block and have some home-cooked lunch and on the note of reccomendations, if you're in LA don't hesitate to stop by 'The Detox Market' and check out their great range of organic and non-toxic skincare- their own 'Odacité line is my absolute favourite! 

3.4.14

FIFTH X WASHINGTON


(T by Alexander Wang Cami, Paige Edgemont Coated Denim in Tea Leaf (Similar), Prada Saffiano Bag, Choies Boots, H&M Cardigan, Jules Smith Long Wishbone Necklace, Miu Miu Sunglasses)

Photos by Halcyon

After a cruisy morning eating avocado and Vegemite on baguette at Le Pain Quotidien, it's time to head to a casting at Milk (which is actually quite a good thing as the Milk Studios is right opposite the Chelsea Markets - home of the Australian owned 'Tuck Shop'). Its panning out to be quite an Aussie day for me here in NYC.
 #homesickforaustralia

31.3.14

THE SHORT OF IT


 (Zara Shorts, Jacket(similar), Animal Print Messenger BagBoots(Similar), Brandy Melville Tank, Urban Outfitters Cropped Sweater)


We are definitely starting to ease into spring in New York (I even bought some flowers today in celebration) and I am seriously hoping that the weather will stay this way. I know I go on and on about the weather at times but truly I often find the cold so debilitating style-wise. When it is below freezing out it is very hard to dress for anything other than warmth and for me that means cracking out my lovely NY host's Cole Haan below-the-knee-puffy-down jacket.
I'm loving these really light-weight Zara shorts primarily for the possibilities they will allow for when it warms up and stockings are no longer requisite. I am seeing them with a perforated white leather tank and some knee length caged gladiator sandals like these. 

27.3.14

OH LOLA!


(Reformation Lola Dress in White)

Photos by Aurelien Levitan

So here is the final instalment of my shoot feat. The Reformation. The Lola dress is so easy breezy and perfect for the weather in LA, which would be great if I were in LA...but instead I am slowly freezing to death in New York. My aesthetic at the moment is very much taking a turn towards a more care-free and relaxed silhouette that is very bohemian and spring appropriate. I have also been crushing on the idea of all-white looks specifically short white dresses with white low tops (see above for case in point) and white pants paired with white tees and some birks. Something about that undone Daria/Erin Wasson look feels so right at this time of year.

As an aside, just looking at how little I was wearing in these photos makes me shudder as I have just spent the past 2 hours standing outside in below freezing temperatures (-6 celsius) queuing for the original Cronut(R) from the Dominique Ansel Bakery in soho. As ludicrous as it sounds to almost freeze to death for a taste of a croissant/dough-nut hybrid, I am kind of glad that I did it. Needless to say, this whole week of frostbite-inducing weather has made me even more grateful that my home base is in LA.


16.3.14

No. 3


 (Ksubi Channel Tee, Zara Pleated Lingerie Style Shorts and Sandals (similar), Robyn Rhodes Limited Edition Ring Sold Exclusively at M Dot Design Studios LA)

This is my last sunny sunday in Los Angeles for a month as I fly out to New York again on wednesday, this time for a longer stay. I have spent my last weekend day relaxing and soaking up this beautiful ninety degree weather in the most comfortable and free-flowing pyjama style outfit I could find.   
Although I'm looking forward to being in New York again, it's no secret that I am going to sorely miss everything about Los Angeles but luckily thanks to my new friend Michelle at M Dot Design Studios, I have a little reminder of LA in the form of a M Dot Candle Travel Set. I'm looking forward to trying them all out after I land although I think that number three is my favourite so far. 
I'm also trying to get my immune system back to a happy place after being sick for quite a while so I have taken to trying out this Immunity Tonic  from The Detox Market to try and get things back on track.