30.5.11

A mermaid, 'strippers' and a damn good time

I had a lovely friends 21st on Saturday night. The theme was 'under the sea'.
My outfit was supposed to be 'fish' inspired. hahahaha. This is what it looked like....

It was all made from a glue gun! The top half is all carefully stuck to an old bra, and the bottom half is glued to an old boob tube. I wore the bra over the top of the boob tube and VOILA it somehow looked like a dress? It all kinda worked out freakishly well. The back went down into a long sweeping tail which I attached up to my wrist so it wasnt dragging along too much.


Here is the gorgeous birthday girl as a hippy mermaid. Her outfit was a corset that we glued all kinds of sea themed crap to, it turned out SO well. Then we glued layers of green material to an old skirt of hers.


Another one of my friends went as 'seaweed'... Hahaha she basically just pinned some random bits of plant to her top. And no the glasses are not a part of her outfit!

Another pal dressed as 'mother of pearl' hahaha. I love it when people think of an outfit with a twist.

Osama Bin Laden... because he was 'buried at sea'



There was petition going throughout the night to say whether these boys should strip for her or not. Of course they had to! The same guys did it for her sisters 21st last year. Hahahaha. And yes it involved a g-string. Theyre scarily good at it.

I stupidly forgot my camera so thats why the photos arent great, hopefully some pics are uploaded soon and I can add some good quality ones!

Hope everyone had a great weekend
xxx




27.5.11

More Leopard Print? Seriously...?

I recently discovered the evil wonderful world of shopbop.com...
Which led me to purchase these lovely Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses last week, because I SEVERELY regret not buying any sunnies in the US. Waaah! Theyre so much cheaper over there! Next on my list are some orange Ray Bans.



Theyre so pretttyyyyy <3

I finally caved and bought this blazer from Cotton On. Ive been eye balling it for literally months, and when they got a second lot of them in I had to grab one. It sits so nicely and is lovely material.



I also purchased this Sportsgirl necklace...

This is the first purchase I made in H&M. I live in this skirt. Its so flattering and lovely!

Blazer // Cotton On
Top // Cotton On
Skirt // H&M
Booties // Target
Necklace // SG

+ usual general jewellery etcccccccc

PS HAPPY FREAKIN FRIDAY
I'm off my friends sea themed 21st tomorrow night. We DIY'd our outfits with material and hot glue guns so there'll be some interesting photos hahahaha woohoo cant wait

xx

23.5.11

Cuffed

Super quick post of a few random bits and pieces from the last few days.

This is the ring J got me for our 1 year. Its a narrow notes 'I love you' ring from Tiffany & Co.
Sorry about the crapola shots my camera sucks at close up :( but you get the idea... haha


We went to a great little woodfired pizza place for dinner on Sat night, it was in an area we wouldnt usually go and we were surprised by the amount of restaurants + things that had popped up there. I think we'll have to go back and try some of the other places.

We has deep fried risotto balls, a pizza each and a dessert each. The pizzas were so simple and exactly as a pizza should be! AND they had a 'no ham and pineapple' rule. My kind of place!!! Haha.






I bought an ear cuff from Sportsgirl a few weeks ago, I think its quite interesting to wear. Makes my ear hot though hahaha. The big triangle is another pair of SG earrings that I bought recently.

And I found time to bake some berry coconut muffins. I used to bake heaps but now I never have the time :((( Theyre super duper tasty and not too bad for you either. Stoked!




18.5.11

Fragments.

Last Saturday J and I celebrated our one year anniversary. We went to the only 'hatted' restaurant in our area, called Bells at Killcare, which has 2 hats. It was AMAZING. So cozy and the food was lovely. It got even better when the waitress came over and told us our bill had been taken care of by someone who wanted to remain 'annonymous'...!!!
We later found out that it was J's boss. She is such a champion! He bought her a case of beer but it doesnt really compare to such a kind gesture!

I wore Forever New ruffle front jacket
'Zara' look alike skirt from Ally
OTK boots from Betts
SG necklace
MK watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag and SG 'raspberry sorbet' nail polish.




On mothers day, J and I cooked my Mum stuffed chicken breast with potato mash, vegies and lemon cream sauce. Mmm. When I say 'J and I' it means I steamed some vegies and he did the rest ahhaha. I fail in the kitchen when it comes to savoury foods!


I stole this off Rachel from The Blonde Leopard...
I used to fill these out obsessively on MySpace hahaha :|

Question 1: Do you have any pets ?
We have 2 cockatiels... I dont really lay claim to them though because they hate me so I say theyre my brothers... then he has to clean out the cage... yes im a lovely sister.

Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you:
A copy of Famous, digital camera, mobile phone

Question 3: What’s the weather like right now ?
Cold, night time

Question 4: Do you drive ? If so, have you crashed?
Yes I drive. Ive crashed into the gutter and effed up my tyres but besides that nothing major.

Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning ?
5:45am

Question 6: When was the last time you showered ?
last night

Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw ?
Arthur

Question 8: What does you last text message say?
'getting ready to come over now my sweetest?? would you like a tasty treat from the servo? and if so should i get the rest of the fam 1?' J asking if he should get my fam ice cream treats! Yum.

Question 9: What is your ringtone?
Pendulum - Propane Nightmares

Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country?
Yes, Fiji and America


Question 11: Do you like sushi?
I LOVE sushi!!!!!! Yum.

Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries?
Coles. Love love love Coles.

Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster?
Yep, on the plane coming back from the states, and the other night when my headcold was driving me insane.

Question 14: How many siblings do you have ?
One - a younger brother. I cant stand him. Which is awful, I know, but hes so so so rude to everyone. Must be his age :\

Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?
Macbook :)

Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
22. ew.

Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses ?
I wear glasses sometimes for reading or when I'm on the computer

Question 18: Do you colour your hair ?
Nope


Question 19: Tell me something you are planning to do today:
Sleep! and give J a hug.

Question 20: When was the last time you cried?
Monday I think, I was feeling sensitive and my cold was driving me to tears. And J was being so sweet and trying to look after me... the combination of it all made me get a bit teary hahaha


Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping?
Meat. haha. AND NO PINEAPPLE. GROSS!

Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger?
CHEESEBURGER! Yum pickles.

Question 23: Have you ever had an all-nighter?
Ummm until 5am-ish I think?

Question 24: What is your eye colour ?
green and brown

Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Yes!

10.5.11

A little Outing



On Friday night J and I went to see Maroon 5 (it was the 3rd time Ive seen them live. They are so. good). Sara Bareilles supported, it was the second time I've seen her and she was amazing. Such a beautiful voice. She sings effortlessly.

Forever New cardi
SG necklace
Ally maxi skirt
Target wedges
MK watch

My camera epic fails at zoom + low lighting so please excuse the craptastic quality of the pics...




7.5.11

New Loves of My Life///







1 + 2 + 3. The Jeffery Campbells. Love!
(Also bought the poncho cardi thingy from Topshop in NY.... so regretting not buying it in black. Thank god for online shopping hehehhehehe)

4. My Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag. Its my first leather handbag would you believe !!!

5. Michael Kors small handbag. Kind of an impulse buy in Vegas hahaha I needed a small black bag to take out, I love it though it fits so much in it, its like a Mary Poppins bag!

6. Michael Kors watch. I needed a lovely watch and I'm so happy with it. The watch face is mother of pearl. Mmm shiny things.

7. T&Co necklace from T&Co in NY. So happy I have a lovely dainty necklace to wear 24/7 that doesnt choke me when I sleep with it on. baha.

4.5.11

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made...


When we touched down in NY I could barely breathe. We'd had the worst flight of the whole trip, so much turbulence the plane had dropped about a metre and everyone had been flung up in their seats. I was also in the very place I've wanted to go for so, so long.


When we crossed one of the bridges and actually arrived on Manhattan, the tour manager put Empire State of Mind on. Throughout the whole trip she'd be playing songs on the coach that corresponded with each city - and I'd been waiting for this song.

All 24 of us were silent as we stared in awe at the buildings standing so tall and the taxis and people and apartment buildings - all exactly as I'd always imagined it to be. I got shivers when the song came on and tears in my eyes. I could not believe I was finally in New York City.


We stayed at the Beacon Hotel which was on the Upper West Side on 73rd and Broadway.
It was a good location, subway only metres away and an amazing fresh produce grocery store right across the road. We were all dying for some fresh fruit and vegies by this stage.

Bright and early the next morning we went on a full city tour, past the building John Lennon lived in and was also shot at, up alongside the Hudson river and into Harlem, then across and back down 5th Avenue past Tiffany's, Saks, FAO Schwartz, we then stopped at the Rockerfeller centre.
Next stop was Grand Central Terminal and then Ground Zero.

We tried to brave Century 21 but got overwhelmed by the pushiness and awful people shopping in there at the time. We lost one of the girls and decided to cut our losses and run, it was unbelievably stressful in there! Haha. On their shopping bags it says 'fashion worth fighting for'
SO TRUE.

The coach driver dropped us at the 10 floor Macy's after lunch - thats right - 10 floors!!!
I bought some super cheap MAC make up and a Michael Kors watch. Unfortunately the clothes werent very nice :( And the staff were rude rude rude. (I had yet to find out that this is the norm in NY unfortunately :((( )

That night we went to dinner at a lovely bar, then to Times Square to have a professional group photo taken. People were staring at us and one guy came over and wanted his photo with us!
"I love Aussies!!! Can you all point at me in the photo?" hahaha.

Then... Karaoke. Songs sang by our group included 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'I Come From the Land Down Under', 'California Girls' (accidentally, the man who was running it called us up and we thought someone had put our names in to do it, but turned out another group of girls were supposed to do it! OOPS.) and 'Khe San'. Hahaha.
The bar staff also get in on the action, jumping up and singing on the bar etc. At one stage they both sang Empire State of Mind in a duet style and the whole bar was singing along at the top of their lungs. The memory gives me chills. It was seriously amazing.

The next day we were hungover and made a very cold trip over to Liberty Island. Unfortunately everywhere in the USA that is a tourist attraction now has airport style security (think x ray machines etc etc) so it takes FOREVER to get somewhere. I think we were in line for about an hour before we made it through.

After that we went to Century 21 again and prepared to seriously throw some elbows. I got a Nine West jacket/anorak/parka thing for $90 down from like $180 so I was pretty happy. Its a bitch to rummage through everything in there and I think if I had more time and patience I would have tried a bit harder.

The next day some of the girls and I went on a 'Shopping' tour lead by some stylist. Who...... was not great. We were the first group to get the opportunity to do this tour through Contiki so we gave honest feedback. Luckily the tour manager came too so she experienced how bad it was.
I hope they find another stylist to do that tour because its a great idea it just needs someone different. VERY different.

That night was the last night of the tour :((( so we went out to dinner at this place where they have HUGE cocktails but SHITE food (half a dry, pink chicken and soggy chips on a plate?). The cocktails kinda made up for it but :) and then onto the Empire State Building... where we waited an hour and a half in line... blahhhhhhhhh. Luckily we were all pretty 'happy' from the cocktails but it was so tedious. Then it was onto Joshua Tree bar for drinking and dancing.

J and I spent another 3 nights in NYC. We stayed at the Chelsea Inn and Hotel Chelsea. I dont recommend the Chelsea Inn unless you enjoy lugging your suitcases up 4 flights of stairs :S.
The Hotel Chelsea was nice, kinda creepy because of its history and just the general 'air' of the place but I would stay there again.

The best thing about the Chelsea Inn was there was this boutique, I think called 'LF'. They have Jeffrey Campbells and YES I did nearly die when I saw some in real life. And of course I had to have some! The rest of their clothes were awesome too and I regret not going back and buying more! Damn.

We walked through Central Park, went to Tiffany's, and walked all the way down 5th Ave back to Macys one day.

The next day we went to Soho. Which was awesome and I wish I'd spent more time there.
I specifically hunted down Bloomingdales so I could get my Marc Jacobs handbag, and then went to find DASH the Kardashians boutique. I was too scared to go in ( ??? :| god knows why hahaha) and J talked me into it. The clothing was nice but not great quality. I wanted to check out Kim's jewellery but the place was so busy I couldnt get near it.

On our last day we ventured back up towards Tiffanys to find the YSL store because I wanted an arty ring. Of course it was Easter Sunday and it wasnt open!!! Boo. Instead we watched all the crazy people in their easter outfits crowd 5th Ave in preparation for the Easter parade. We didnt get to see it because we had to head to the airport :( :( :(