The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. I’ve been using carols in my ballet classes, tinsel and adorned trees are popping up at every shopping centre and living room across the country, and that little sparkle that Christmas seems to bring to everything is potent in the air.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I have a major travel bug. My feet itch to go to new places and see new things all the time. I’ve got lists in my phone, the back of my diary, spare bits of paper in my handbag and on the back of receipts of places I want to go.
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. It’s getting so close to Christmas now, and along with that tangible excitement comes the party season. I thought this outfit was Christmas party appropriate, and I decided to share it with you for a little bit of inspiration.
I always hear people talking about their “wardrobe basics”. They go on about deliberately selecting pieces that act as the foundation to build a great wardrobe on. I’ve seen so many spreads and guides in magazines over the years, but to be honest this concept completely eludes me.
I’d like to think that my friend Bethany and I are pretty prolific Instagram stalkers. She’s that one friend that is constantly tagging me in or sending pictures of hilarious and relatable or memes, or photos that are, as someone ten years younger than me might say, “goals”.
As far as items one can wear, jewellery is definitely my favourite. I think my bowerbird tendencies were first awakened when I was a little girl, and I’d go through my Mum’s bedside draws. She had an old jewellery box that was full of clip-on earrings from the 80’s and 90’s. There were vibrant jewels and enormous pearls, and I’d clip them on and swan around the house pretending to be a princess.
Well summer has certainly hit Australia with a vengeance! It’s normally my favourite season, but I’ll be the first to raise my hand and admit that I have been suffering through the past two weeks. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve wished for ice cream or a swimming pool, I’d never have to work another day in my life.
I look back at my days as a full-time dance student with affection and nostalgia. Being in the studio was physically gruelling, and at times emotionally shattering, but the hard times were off-set by the amazing people I shared my journey with, and some of the interesting memories we made along the way.
I LOVE summer clothes. I know I have maybe mentioned that once (or a thousand) times before, but seriously, who can resist all these gorgeous pieces in sorbet shades that keep hitting shelves everywhere.
I’m always up for something new and different. It’s easy to get complacent in your day-to-day routine, to keep doing the things you always do and limiting your experiences to what is easy and convenient. A few weekends ago Chelsey and I attended an event that was so different from my average Saturday night, and I’m still reminiscing about it.