Beauty, Events

Lush-ious Beginnings

August 24, 2015

I’ve posted about one of my favourite beauty stores Lush before, and recently got to celebrate the opening of their second SA store in Westfield Marion!

The store is full of all of everyone’s favourites – from shampoo bars, bathbombs, beautifully scented soaps and creams.

Lush’s super friendly store assistants also treated us to some special demos. I learned all about the Japanese art of furushiki – that is the wrapping of gifts in beautiful and re-usable scarves. The idea is the scarf is like a second gift, and once there are enough of them in circulation, they can reduce the use of wrapping paper – which is better for the environment.

It was also fascinating to learn all about the different scents that Lush uses – and the stores that the more complex ones tell, as well as getting to chance to learn how to make ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ cleanser!

If you haven’t already, make sure you check out their store and find out what Lush is all about – I promise you won’t be able to walk out without feeling happier!

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Lush Westfield Marion

Level 1 (near Myer entrance)

297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands SA

Collaborations, Outfits

The Colour and the Gold

August 24, 2015

One of my favourite types of outfits is one where I can mix together both high street and designer labels, like I have here.

I think this is a great way to dress up some of your everyday staples. Who would have known my Boohoo top was only $12? It looks right at home with my Cameo skirt (loving the pink/grey colour combo that’s around at the moment) and Proenza bag.

To make this work, it does help for your staples to be good quality – like my top here is (unless you want to dress your investment pieces down).

I’ve got a few more Boohoo pieces to share next week – in the mean time, get excited ’cause we only have a few more weeks left of winter!

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Boohoo top, part of co-ord (advertorial) // Cameo skirt // Proenza Schouler bag // Finders Keepers heels // Sophie Bille Brahe earring

Collaborations, Outfits

Girl in the Fire

August 23, 2015

In this post, I’m wearing the Boohoo skirt that matches the top I wore in my previous post.

Though both pieces do look great together and are a great fail-safe outfit option, I wanted to show how useful and versatile co-ords can be mixed in with different pieces.

The co-ords section at Boohoo is one of my favourites – a great place to go for on-trend pieces which are also great value (basically a 2-for-1). It’s no secret that the fashion world has been besotted with co-ords, and I don’t think this is a trend that is going to disappear anytime soon!

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Boohoo skirt, part of co-ord (advertorial) // Cameo top // Tony Bianco boots // River Island coat // Alexander McQueen bag // Sophie Bille Brahe earring

Collaborations, Outfits

Hound in the Woods

August 22, 2015

One of my biggest wardrobe challenges this winter has been finding some great basics. Everything is either to oversized, the wrong sort of fabric, way too overpriced or just not the right colour.

Enter Boohoo.com.

On trend cuts and colours? Check.

Comfortable yet stylish? Check.

Well priced enough that I can buy enough pieces to match all my winter outfits? Check.

I think I’m onto a winner – especially with this houndstooth top (which came as a matching set with a skirt) which is so comfortable, super cool, great quality and believe it or not, cost only $16!! Perfect for dependable staples you can mix-n-match with anything, Boohoo is sure to become a favourite here on.

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Boohoo top, part of co-ord (advertorial) // Ellery skirt // River Island coat // Deadly Ponies bag // Margiela boots // Sophie Bille Brahe earring

Events

Kirstie Clements at Westfield

June 29, 2015

Hi all, it’s been a while! I’m just coming out of a very busy time of year at work in the lead up to the End of Financial Year, so looking forward to getting back to regular scheduling.

Before this busy period, I had the great pleasure of being invited to an event at Westfield Marion to celebrate the launch of former Vogue Australia Editor in Chief, Kirstie Clements.

The team at Westfield spared no effort in making the event a huge success, with a beautiful draped ceiling and fern detailing (not forgetting the good food, drinks and company).

Of course, the most anticipated part of the evening was listening to Kirstie recount some of her memories from her time at Vogue Australia, and having the opportunity to ask questions. She offered some career advice about the impact that high attention to detail and immaculate grooming can have on being successful in getting that job you’ve always dreamed of.

That and much more in her newest book, which you can find here ‘Impressive: How to have a Stylish Career’. Have you read any of her books before? What did you think?

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Events

Burger Foundry

May 15, 2015

Among my group of friends, I’m quite sure I’m well known for my love of sushi and burgers. So when I was invited to an event at Burger Foundry, I was incredibly excited! As it turned out, unfortunately (*cries*) I was unable to make it – so instead the lucky Fashion Adventurer Boyfriend – a true burger connoisseur – got his chance to make his event debut.

Burger Foundry have long since had an eastside store on Magill Road – and now, one in the westside on Henley Beach Road. Their new store is every bit as ‘Burger Foundry’ as their Magill store, with their same great signature handmade burgers. The Fashion Adventurer Boyfriend was also particularly impressed with the side dishes on offer, and the range of beverages available.

You really can’t go wrong with any restaurant with the Boyfriend seal of approval – so I can’t wait to get the chance to visit the new Burger Foundry store myself!

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Burger Foundry

172 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville

www.burgerfoundry.com.au

Events

A Banana Republic

May 11, 2015

One of Adelaide’s favourite hotspots, Republic has relaunched its menu – just in time for Winter!

I went along with some friends after work to their launch party, and enjoyed a drink and some really delicious snacks – particularly the prawn and zucchini fries. Located on the corner of Magill Road and Osmond Terrace, Republic is just a stone throw away from the city and the surrounding trendy eastside suburbs – a perfect stop on the way home from work for a spot of socialising or a bite to eat.

Who said suburban Adelaide can’t be cool?

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Republic

120 Magill Road, Adelaide

www.republicnorwood.com.au

Outfits

Wondering Around Downtown

April 22, 2015

Some quick snaps of a lazy weekend outfit one very wet Saturday morning. Getting caught in the wind and rain is something that I absolutely can’t stand…especially when wearing leather and suede!

Nonetheless, I found myself being thoroughly rained on no less than three times this weekend before I could event put up my umbrella. Hopefully we’ll get to enjoy a few more sunny days before Winter sets in.

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Cameo top // Helmut Lang skirt // Rag & Bone jacket // Margiela boots

Outfits, Travel

Gold

April 20, 2015

Not long ago I spent a weekend in the Gold Coast – a place I have a certain fondness for because I lived here while studying at Bond University.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that every time I visit, I always make sure to set aside time for a drink at the Palazzo Versace. This time around, some of our dear friends from New Zealand also came with us and were able to introduce them to Versace’s heavenly cocktails and teas.

My little sister was also kind enough to take a few snaps of my outfit – which unintentionally somewhat matched the colour scheme of Versace’s decor!

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Collaborations, Events

Sushi Universe

April 17, 2015

One of my favourite sushi restaurants recently launched their new Winter menu! One evening after work, I went to try some of Sushi Planet‘s new offerings and they’ve really pushed the boundaries in terms of quality and creativity.

Some of my favourites were the edamame bean ships, the aburi salmon roll, tuna sashimi and avocado topped rolls.

One more exciting piece of news – Sushi Planet are now open for lunch! Sushi delivery to the office? I say yes!

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