Friday, September 19, 2014

5 for FRIDAY


White t-Shirts are an essential item in every styling repertoire they can also be worn right throughout the seasons as a casual or dressy basic. 

1. Seed Heritage $89.95 || 2. Witchery $49.95   || 3. Seed Heritage $129.95 

4. Sass and Bide $120.00 ||  French Connection $37.46 (on sale)




This week has been huge. I have started putting together my daughters new double beds from IKEA and my mother had surgery for removal of her gall bladder. Thank goodness mum only had keyhole surgery and is now back at home and coping well.




Thursday, September 18, 2014

MODE DU JOUR | ON SALE


It is sale time as we head into warmer weather we say goodbye to the cold and welcome the warm air for light layering. 

My favourite pieces from Country Road -

Ottoman Knit $129.95  $59.95 || Boyfriend Jacket  $299.00 $199.00  

Boyfriend Jeans $119.99 $69.95 || Fiona Point Flat $129.00 $79.95 

Canvas Tote $99.95 $59.95









BICYCLE CHIC



Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving - Albert Einstein

Spring is here and the sun is shining so it is time for me to get out and start riding my fabulous vintage bike.

There is something so free about riding a bike and I am looking forward to try and dedicating a time each day to go for a ride, weather permitting of course. Hopefully my daughters will take the plunge and join me. 




More and more people are riding now as there are dedicated bike tracks around to do so. Riding a bike is not only great for the environment. It is also one of the most effective workouts you will do. Here are a few reasons why riding a bike can be so beneficial -

Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise

A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal. 

Cycling has been shown to get you fitter than walking, as it lifts your heart rate to a more beneficial level

Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget

Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness

As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout

A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places


Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.

The health benefits of regular cycling include:
~Increased cardiovascular fitness
~Increased muscle strength and flexibility
~Improved joint mobility
~Decreased stress levels
~Improved posture and coordination
~Strengthened bones
~Decreased body fat levels
~Prevention or management of disease
~Reduced anxiety and depression.


You can find loads more information at the Better Health Channel.


Will you be getting out your pushbike and going for a relaxing cycle?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

12 reminders for a life full of PASSION, PRESENCE AND PEACEFULNESS…

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Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think Less. Feel more. - Osho

Here are 12 reminders and suggestions that can help cultivate passion and presence from Tiny Buddha.

1. Remember that your thoughts and feelings are powerful. 
Everything in your life is a response to your feelings. How you feel about yourself is how you shape your reality.

2. Stop trying to be somebody and start opening up. 
top looking  for answers and drop your need to know everything. Give yourself permission to explore and uncover what is FUN for you and what you really LOVE. Stop mimicking other people and pretending to please them and open yourself up to find what you love.

3. Create something new. 
Most people are scared of trying and failing because we are told we are supposed to fit in to existing stories for power and control. Use your imagination to create something new that excites you.

4. Be a model of truth and great possibilities. 
Make it your mission to be a model of positive, fun loving possibilities. The shortest way to get there is to express your deepest truths. Let others know that it is ok for them to speak their truth as well.

5. Encounter your deeper story. 
Everyone has a deeper story, something they fantasise about doing if they could. What is your deeper story? What do you earn for? You know what it is; you just lack the courage to acknowledge it because you do not think you are good enough.

6. Experience your longing. 
It is a huge leap to go from dreaming to realising . Take a step to act out out your longing and experience the unfolding. If you let them your feelings will lead the way.

7. Recognise when and how you disappear from the present. 
Know what your insecurities are and pay attention to your triggers so you can bring yourself back to the present before hurting someone else. It is your job to maintain your positive space.

8. Know what brings you back. 
What engenders a feeling of belonging and connection in your life? What stope the obsessive thought looping? Build reference points. That is how you will always find your way back home.

9. Recognise that freedom is knowing what you love and letting it embrace you. 
You already know enough. Stop looking for guidance and start formatting your life around experiencing what you love. Seek the experience and it will find you.

10. Remember your gift is how you handle your insecurities. 
When you do what you do what you love, you will act on instinct, without having to put too much thought into the knowledge you do not yet have. The thing you love to do - is not your only gift. Your other gift is how you handle your insecurities and feelings of inadequacy, when you do get caught up in your head. This is what shapes your life and sense of belonging.

11. Take intentional actions. 
When you set intentions and act on them, you create a natural flow. Directing that flow is how you shape your reality.

12. Consistently ask yourself what is my relationship? 
Everything is a relationship to everything else. What is your relationship to yourself? Your reality emanates from how you feel about yourself.


Monday, September 15, 2014

MODE DU JOURS


Spring break is near. To help you get into holiday mode I have styled this look from Country Road.

Pintuck Tank $59.95 | Mid Rise Crop Pant $119.00 | Tote $79.95 | Jacinda Slides $79.95

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