Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide + Giveaway

All items available at Millers

With Mother's Day edging closer (Sunday 11th May) it's time to start looking for that perfect present your mum will love. When I'm shopping for presents for my mum, I love to go for clothes and accessories. They're exciting, they're fun, they're also return/exchange-able if they don't fit or suit. Unless your mum is a shopoholic, I think many mums out there don't go out shopping for themselves enough, so how about you get the job done for her :)

Above are some "types" of mums I've put together with individual pieces from Millers as gift ideas. It's almost crazy how affordable everything at this store is... you could shop her a whole new wardrobe for under $200!


For your chance to win a Millers Mother's Day Gift Pack for your mum (or for any mums reading my blog!) valued at $50, comment on this post and describe your mum's style. Remember to leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

Entries close 27th April
Open to Australian residents only
Prize will be shipped to the winner

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Camel + Denim

Jacket - Sportsgirl (similar here) / Tee - Zara (similar here) / Jeans - ASOS / Boots - Spurr / Tote - Sportsgirl

Camel / Tan / Beige ... my new favourite colour to wear. I love the ease of a neutral colour palette with a hit of black. And Sportsgirl sales are always the best... generally an extra 30% off the sale price means I go a bit mad sometimes. I bought a few bags on my most recent visit, this one perfect for when I want to carry magazines or whatever really. It's massive.

Hope everyone's enjoying their long weekend!

x Vanessa

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 17/4

A relaxed black shirt with rolled up sleeves, a printed scarf, washed blue denim and slides.


x Vanessa

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Neutral Bedroom

Last weekend I decided that I'd like to makeover our entire bedroom. Why?... because winter is on the way, there's nothing better than having a cosy place to escape to, and because right now it's looking a bit purple :/

Whereas my boyfriend wants a $1500 bed frame just because it has a shelf behind his head to put his phone on, I've been trying to budget it down a bit so I can do the whole room. Looking through the IKEA website I chose a neutral colour scheme and I'm thinking white furniture, lots of comfy pillows, throw rugs, a rug for the floor and a new clothing rack.

Speaking of being cosy, Simons have some beautiful sweaters on offer with the Perforated Sleeve Sweater being my favourite. 

x Vanessa

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today's Buys

I realised today how long it's been since I actually went shopping (rather than shopping online) so I decided to get to Chatswood and buy a few new things, including this bag and phone case from Sportsgirl and a comfy white tee from Zara.

x Vanessa

Blog To Follow | OWN THE TREND

Being in between jobs this week with some time to spare I decided to whip up a new project. Own The Trend is a new blog/website created to cover the latest fashion trends with everything from runway trends to upcoming trends, how to wear trend pieces and where to find the best ones online.

I've noticed how most of you love to check out the trend and outfit pages of Flip And Style so I think you'll find Own The Trend a valuable source when looking for that certain item you've seen everywhere but can't quite find.

With weekly updates make sure you follow it with Bloglovin to keep up with the latest, and add it to your bookmarks as your go-to trend destination.



x Vanessa

Friday, April 11, 2014

Packing for the long weekend

When packing for the Easter long weekend, the weather is usually starting to get cooler and with that it's easy for your travel bag to be more packed than usual, with big bulky items taking up all the space.

I have a few tips for packing on this occasion. In terms of shoes, fall in love with a pair of heeled black boots that you won't mind wearing through day and night. Depending on what you're doing over your stay, getting through a weekend with two pairs of shoes means you can wear the bulkiest pair travelling while the other pair (preferably sandals) can tuck away into the bottom of your bag.

Camis are a saviour when it comes to saving space, easy to roll up or fold and flatten neatly. Along with that, scarves are also handy things to roll up for extra warmth. Two quality pieces of knitwear, two pairs of jeans (black can substitute a dress for going out), an evening blazer and a small handbag will all work perfectly over the weekend.


x Vanessa

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Everyone has their little pile of beauty products they wear every single day, the above being mine. I originally snapped a photo of eleven items but I decided to cut it back to these favourite four.

Chanel Chance
My boyfriend bought this perfume for me in the USA and I've worn it every day since he returned with it. A strong hit of vanilla, jasmine and white musk, it's a typical Chanel scent that lingers all day long.

Aesop Hand Balm
On a trip to Melbourne I did a bit of shopping and decided to see what the hype about Aesop is. This hand balm is a little saviour in the evenings when you want to refresh your hands and smooth cuticles, creating effortlessly soft hands.

Australis Pressed Powder
My skin has always been slightly oily across my nose, so a pressed powder has been the solution to hiding this. I always wear a Covergirl liquid foundation then add this Australis powder (which I've used since I was in my teens) over the top to create a matte finish.

Victoria's Secret Body Spray
I can't leave Sydney airport without buying a few things from Victoria's secret. The whole Bombshell range has been my favourite with hints of passionfruit and vanilla, the best scents.

x Vanessa

Wednesday, April 9, 2014