Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

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Every now and then I receive emails (some nice, some not so nice) asking why I post photos of myself in WIWW, since I am not "fashion blogger material" or "skinny" or "a celebrity". To be perfectly honest, I mostly post these for me. Putting up photos to the WWW keeps me accountable to myself, to get up in the morning, pick a nice and polished outfit, and present myself nicely to the world. It is so easy as a mum to forget about ourselves, to put ourselves last. I am not saying that we need to go out there and be a style maven, I am certainly not one, but at least I can show myself, my children and the world that I value myself enough to put on a great outfit. I do hope that you can take some inspiration from my posts - my style might not be your style (and goodness knows, I change my style quite frequently!) - but maybe it encourages you to try something new.
 

This scarf was an impulse buy - the temperature suddenly dipped and I was suddenly freezing! - but though it was not a planned purchase, I carefully considered what was on offer to pick something that would go with my wardrobe as a whole, and not just this one outfit.

Black merino thermals: Target
Black waterfall cardigan: Morgan Marks

Slim cut jeans: Gap

Black and white scarf: Loop
Black suede ankle boots: Modern Vintage
 

I don't know why, but this outfit makes me think of elves in the Lord of the Rings, which was not my intent, but I'll run with it!!

Grey long sleeved tee: Gap
Teal wrap cardigan: Morgan Marks
Slim cut jeans: Gap

Green beaded necklace: Etsy
Brown boots: Dr Martens



This tunic is so comfy, it is like going out on pyjamas!! And I don't know what was going on with the weather, but my hair was super curly today - I wish my hair was like this everyday.

Navy tunic: Witchery
Slim cut jeans: Gap
Bone necklace: Witchery
Brown boots: Dr Martens


See you all next week!!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

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For those of you in truly cold climes, you probably laugh at Perth winters the way we are currently laughing about the English "heatwave", but I love these mild winters. It's cold enough that you can wear winter clothes, but not cold enough to need a heavy duty coat everyday. Plus, it has really not even been that rainy, so we've been having these beautiful cold but sunny days.

This top is so versatile because of all the different colours in the print, but I love it the most with navy - it just really brings out the print so well. 

Print chiffon tunic: Morgan Marks
Navy waterfall cardigan: Sportscraft

Skinny jeans: Belle Curve

Navy jersey necklace: Witchery
Black ankle boots: Wittner
 

This outfit is just so comfy! And the wedge sneakers solver my problem of needing a heel with this outfit while still being functional for running around all day.

Grey jersey poncho: Eileen Fisher
Black tank: Flower Clothing
Grey leggings: Isabella Oliver
Black horn cuff: Etsy
Wood beaded necklace: Handmade
Black sneakers: Wittner


This winter I haven't really been wearing any dresses, but I picked this up on sale recently and I think it will become a staple year round. It is a linen-y knit fabric and sleeveless, so will be just as great layered over a slip as it is here layered over a long sleeve tee and leggings.  As I've tried to limit the pieces I have in my wardrobe, trans-seasonal ones like this make a lot of sense.

Black knit dress: Morgan Marks
Black long sleeve tee: TS14+
Black leggings: TS14+
Black ankle boots: Wittner
Black horn cuff: Etsy
Shell necklace: Blue Illusion



Some days, you get up and just want to be in a tracksuit! So I try and least make it a nice tracksuit...

Black tracksuit jacket: Gap
Orange tank: Virtu Active
Black yoga pants: Howard Showers
Black sneakers: Reebok



See you all next week!!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Pomegranate, Lime and Lemon Spritzer



This drink is probably much more suited for a hot summer's day, but even in the middle of winter, it was super delicious and very refreshing. The kids loved it, and it is a great replacement for my kids who sometimes feel left out that they can't have soda.

Pomegranate, Lime and Lemon Spritzer

2 pomegranates
2 limes
1 lemon
4 tablespoons agave syrup
1 large sprig of mint, leaves torn
1 bottle (1 L) sparkling water

Half fill a large jug with ice, then squeeze over the juice of the pomegranates, limes and lemons. To squeeze the juice from a pomegranate, cut in half horizontally, then squeeze really hard so that you are squeezing the juice out of the seeds. Add the agave syrup (or other sweetener, to taste) and the torn mint leaves. Top with sparking water and serve over more ice.

Note: I used 4 tablespoons of agave syrup because my pomegranates were unusually tart. Start with less and add to taste. If using another sweetener, like sugar, either use caster sugar, or dissolve it in an equal amount of boiling water first.


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