from summer to… winter?

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It’s hard to believe that I’ll be going back to cold, winter temperatures in a month–okay, two months, since Florida doesn’t really count! In an effort to cope with the fact that all of my bright, spring/summer clothes I’ve accumulated here will be put away until March, I’ve put together some of my favorite loungewear for the season.

Disclaimer: I am not happy about leaving Australia at the start of summer…but I will admit I do love to be cozy by the fire with some hot chocolate, especially the homemade famous one from The Little Nell!

Wildfox and Free People have the best loungewear to stay cozy this season, which can be found on both Shopbop and Revolve. I also can’t go without my camp socks and slippers from J. Crew! I’ll be sending those items back home, and until then, I’ll savor every day in my bathing suit and summer dresses!

xx

 

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it’s the most wonderful time!

Okay, so it’s the beginning of November and Christmas decor is in full gear in the United States. It becomes so overwhelming, time flies, and suddenly you’re scrambling to find gifts for friends and family. I thought it would be laid back in Australia, but the decorations around the mall are up and the music is playing! In an effort to help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family with different interests, I’ve made up the perfect gift guide! All you have to do is tie it in a bow an you’re set–I did all the research you need! xx

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homebody:

Timree makes the cutest hand-painted ceramics, school supplies, paintings, and many other fun things! I love her company, I went to the store in Newport Beach and it looks like so much fun for paint parties! These make the perfect gift for family members, or friends who want to store their jewelry in a personal dish!

organized:

Gigi New York has a great selection of planners, personal items, purses, etc. I also love Clare Vivier, which is a similar leather accessory company. The fold over clutches are perfect for a night out or on the go. I want every color! Both designers both have a men’s collection as well–for those looking for a gift for your dad, husband, or boyfriend : )

beach-goer:

The Beach People towels have been a hit all over Australia. I even added one to my Christmas list! They are super cute and go great with a pair of mirror shades–I thought these Wildfox ones were fun!

simple accessorizer:

Catbird NYC has the most gorgeous, dainty jewelry that makes the perfect personal gift. I love the stacking rings, it’s fun to collect over time. I’ve been noticing these adorable French-made bracelets by SAB&SAB all over Sydney, they too make the perfect collectible piece!

tech-savvy:

I love Frends headphones (as mentioned in my previous post)! There’s different kinds and colors, and of course provide great sound–I have these ones on my list as well: ). I just recently bought this Boostcase, since my phone dies so quickly here. They have a lot of pretty pastel colors, and the battery pack can be detached when you don’t need it.

scent-seekers:

Palm Beach Collection is a great Australian brand, I have a ton of them all over my apartment here! I also can’t go without my Calypso Bellini perfume. I have the candle for that too–so if it’s hard to order the Palm Beach candle from the US, the Calypso candle is just as great!

beauty queen:

I can’t get enough of frank body scrub–I actually just did my weekly scrub today! It makes to perfect gift and works great. I love the brand, and all of their cheeky descriptions. Glam Glow is a hit! I have both the moisturizing and mud mask and they work wonders! You can find it on Amazon, at Sephora, or Mecca (for all my Aussie readers!)


black is the new black

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 Whether its for casual, daytime or to dress it up at night, you can’t go wrong with an all black outfit.  I’ve been incorporating my favorite black fashion staples into most of my outfits since being in Australia.  My new distressed black rag & bone/jeans are absolutely amazing!  They go great day or night, I just switch out of my Newbury booties and into my Vince. suede heels. During the day, a comfy black knit jumper or denim button down around the waist looks great!  I love mixing the grungy jeans with a classy, Cami NYC silk tank and Clare V. clutch.  Oh, and the backpack is on my birthday wish list 🙂 all black

rainy days

South Florida summers mean beautiful, sunny mornings for the early birds followed by dark rolling clouds by noon. The clear blue skies are engulfed by the rumbling thunder and lighting in just moments. I personally love this weather–it makes me wake up early and enjoy the day, then feel at ease snuggling up in the afternoon.

What better than to snuggle up with this cutie too?

IMG_0135I recently sent his paw print to this etsy shop called Cherished Sentiments, where she had it made onto a gold-fill pendant. Joanne was extremely nice and the item was shipped within a week. I love my new addition to my necklace collection, and now have Tucker’s paw print close to my heart : )

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trio takeover

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The Céline Trio bag is a beautiful fashion staple, making its way throughout my Pinterest feed.  It’s a beautiful “trio” of three leather clutches buttoned together into a perfect cross body bag.  After spending months saving up for one of my very own, I could’t find the bag anywhere!  Just as I was about to give up, I lucked out with the Annabel Ingall look-alike.  She is an Australian designer with an eye for what’s trending, but also classic at the same time.  Double win–it’s a third of the price (which means I had some extra money saved up to spare!) I love detaching one clutch from the trio and using it as a pouch in my bigger totes, as well as a casual clutch to run quick errands with. 

Check out her website to see an array of color choices, as well as her other styles (I love the totes too!) You can also find some of her products on Shopbop and Revolve Clothing with free shipping and returns!  

 

 


fashion staple

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Ever looking for the perfect silk top to throw on over your jeans or skirt? Cami NYC provides the best layer to accommodate any style. My sister introduced me to these amazing camis this past Christmas, and once it was time for me to get my own and stop borrowing hers, I finally got the Racer Black and White lace tops.

Samantha Steen was in search for the perfect silk cami, and so she reached out to the city. She created these tops for versatility, giving her customers the ability to integrate them into their wardrobe from day to night.

I absolutely love these tops, they are worth every penny. I’m already looking to expand my Cami NYC collection with the new spring colors!  Oh, and if you sign up for their newsletter, you get 20% off your first order!