Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Defying Winter at Noosa, QLD

Noosa was both tacky and tidy, just as I had expected and hoped.
Gift shops lined the river, all featuring the same imported kaftans, seashell ornaments, and novelty wine stoppers, interspersed with flaking fish & chip stores and flash clothing boutiques (in equal numbers!)
The sprawling town differed in feel from Junction to Ville to Sound to Heads, but the colours remained the same: Noosa came in white, yellow, and blue, this palette manifesting itself in the sea, the sand, and the tired resorts stretched along the endless river. This classic beachside colour scheme was broken only by the tall green palms that sprouted from every road island and street corner, as well as the occasional "GO MAROONS!" flag draped over the fences of particularly proud Queenslanders.
While the town had plenty to offer- we spent 4 days eating and shopping our way along Hastings St- it was the beauty of the coast that had me wanting to pack up and move. Growing up in glorious Northern NSW hadn't prepared me for the stunning landscapes offered up by the Sunshine Coast. With crystal, turquoise waters and flat rectangles of rock tucked into quiet, Pandanus lined coves, Noosa wasn't more beautiful than my beloved Byron Shire, just different and undeniably spectacular.
 It was brighter and lighter, with sparse scraggly gum trees, and stone in sandy yellows and oranges. At 20+ degrees, the weather had us acting like it was summer, and we spent yesterday afternoon wandering along the coast stopping only for photos (how could anyone resist such a backdrop?!) and dolphin watching.
Feeling 5kg heavier, but tanned and terrific, we returned home this morning via the Eumundi Markets. I'm reveling in this sunny Ballina stopover before my flight back to Melbourne tomorrow...please tell me the weather has improved a little!
Now, for the obligatory "GO QUEENSLAND!!" ahead of tonight's game- Dad's already suited up in maroon, drinking his third beer.
Hope you're having a brilliant Wednesday.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Winter at Killen Falls

I am home again and making the most of the glorious Byron weather.

Today I ventured out to Killen Falls with the help of my high school pal, Jake, and his driver's licence.
We spent hours lazing about, reading, sunning, and generally embracing what could have been mistaken for a Summer's day.

There is sand in my shoes, colour on my nose, and I'm happy.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Miranda for Vogue Australia

How adorable is this photo of Miranda Kerr and the spunkiest toddler ever, Flynn? 
This kid is gonna be a total heartbreaker, just give him a few more years...

Today I went to Elwood to hang out with Nandi, and, more importantly, watch the tiny, flawless pregnant women that seem to flock there. 

Fun beachy times were had... more on that tomorrow. 

Check out the rest of the stunning Miranda Kerr Vogue Australia shoot here.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lingerie and Lana Del Rey

1. Sportsgirl shorts, Sportsgirl cardigan, Cotton On Body bra
2. American Apparel bra, Ripcurl Girl jacket, Sportsgirl headband
3. ASOS crop top, Cotton On shawl

My housemates have abandoned me for far off sunny places and I don't know to cope with all this quiet. 

I've spent the past two days prancing about in fur and lingerie, doing ballet in the kitchen, and reading Lolita on the balcony.
Today I thought I'd be a little more productive and pick up all the clothes (so many dress up sessions over the past 48 hours!) strewn across the lounge room. This, of course, quickly digressed into a selfie session, because what better use is there for an empty house?
I'm listening to the birthday goddess Lana Del Rey, and drinking water from a wine glass- is this my version of bad ass? 

Only one week until a trip home saves me from myself. 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Style Icon: Chloë Sevigny

I've always wanted an accented name and the ability to pull off even the most unflattering of haircuts. Unfortunately, such things are reserved to fashionable goddesses like Chloë Sevigny.
Please explain to me how this woman is nearly my mother's age and still rocking hot pants and brogues with frilly freaking socks?!!
 Much hip, can't handle.
Chloë, if your reading, can you pretty please be my mentor and friend and possibly second Ma?
Also, sorry about my poor photoshopping skills and the fact that I cut out a significant portion of your leg/hair/shoulders.
Thanks gurl.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sunday Inspiration #3: Tram Romances and Rihanna

Images sources from my tumblr
I've been sick all week and feel like curling up in bed and dying, or at least sleeping for a very long time.
While I do that, here's some Sunday morning inspiration. This week it's all about fleeting public transport romances, chasing the sun, and Rihanna, because anything she touches is gold.
Hope your Sunday is healthier than mine,

Friday, June 6, 2014

Fashion on Film: PS. I Love You

 Please, can I be chased around an Irish pub by a singing Gerard Butler?
We’ll have the most perfect first kiss ever to be created by two strangers and then we’ll get married and live in a rustic cottage, surrounded by sheep and greenery and lake.
Actually, if I’m going to steal Holly’s love story, I may as well steal her wardrobe too. That girl can dress, even if her Marc Jacobs is just from Minneapolis.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Denim for Arm Chair Adventures

Sweater- UNIF
Jeans- Topshop

I found these jeans in my wardrobe and I'm not sure that they fit, but hey, they're Topshop and hey, they are still tags-on new.
Forget taking my denim for a test walk, I'll get out On the Road or at least out on the balcony couch, living vicariously through my favourite North American wanderer (after Holden, of course).
There is nothing like a post-assessment (2 down, 3 to go!) reading session, accompanied by lemon ginger tea and an unusually sunny day.
Excuse the dramatic tripod selfies, but I'm in celebration mode and feel like I can get away with anything. And yes, that includes rainbow knitwear with grandma-frightening drug references.
How are you spending your Thursday?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Peanut Butter Stays

The view from my tired study eyes.
Just 2 more weeks until I can trade in these books and wintery window sunlight for everyday picnics and fresh air.
I will never trade in the peanut butter though. The peanut butter stays.