Hyde Park 2.0

madewell-hydepark9 madewell-hydepark13madewell-hydepark12madewell-hydepark10madewell-hydepark3 madewell-hydepark5Wearing – Madewell dress (similar), Bul shoes

Flashback to that time we played with light, shadows and hair in Hyde Park.

Plus I’d just rewarded myself with these new sandals after receiving some unexpected good news.

It was a pretty cool afternoon.

Baby it’s cold outside

cranmore-outfit-2cranmore-outfit-1cranmore-outfit-8cranmore-outfit-9cranmore-outfit-6cranmore-outfit-5Wearing – Ryder dress, thrifted coat, Pigeonhole scarf, Muji tights, Madewell boots (similar), Elk earrings, Naomi Murrell rose gold and resin ring, Alister Yiap hexagon gem ring

Chilly mornings call for big ol’ coats and chunky scarves wrapped a minimum of three times round one’s neck.

I’m contemplating making one of these but might just be a lazybones and buy one instead.

I wish I could be as cool as her.

They are a-falling

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motifWelcome winter!

Make way for crisp nights that make the tip of your nose cold.

The crunch of dry leaves underfoot.

Snuggling under the doona on a rainy Saturday morning not to resurface for many a deliciously warm moment.

An open fire.

An excuse to wear a ridiculous beanie with an even more ridiculously large pompom.

Wrapping cold fingers around a massive mug of my finest English Breakfast tea.

I dream of cactus

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Wearing – Gorman dress, vintage coat (similar), Muji tights, Madewell boots (similar), Freckle & Co earrings, Naomi Murrell resin & rose gold ring, Alister Yiap ring, vintage handbag

A groovy cactus print.

A pick-me-up coffee at a new found hotspot.

A toasty vintage coat picked up for a bargain that comes with authentic old lady smell. (Need to sort that one out)

Red lipstick.

These are a few of my favourite things.

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Hosier Lane

melbs-outfit-3Wearing – Madewell shirt, American Apparel skirt, Steve Madden loafers (similar), Fjallraven Mini Kanken backpack, Naomi Murrell resin and rose gold ring, Lazy Oaf cat ring (gold version)

He’s wearing – Mr Simple t-shirt (different colourway), M-ONE-11 chinos (similar), Vans sneakers

One of our first stops during our quick visit to Melbourne was a trip down Hosier Lane. No cars drive down this lane and over time it has become a gallery of some of the greatest street art you’ll ever see! I just love the mish-mash of colours and styles, practically every surface adorned by a garish signature or skilfully created visage. It’s one of our favourite spots we return to regularly as it’s never the same each time and always great fun to explore!

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Twilight Hawkers Market

twilight-hawkers-6The Twilight Hawkers Markets are back, heralding the start of warm-weather good times in Perth. Every Friday night, a multitude of different food stalls harking from many international cuisines descends on Forrest Place in the city ready to feed the masses.

It’s a great option if you’re looking for something different to eat before a night out in Northbridge, or even whilst you browse shops in Perth city. We sampled the South American pupusas, corn tortillas with a light fluffy texture, stuffed with cheese, refried beans and pork (yummo!) and I could not walk past the Vietnamese stall without ordering a banh mi, a crusty bread roll filled with pork belly, fresh coriander, slices of cucumber and carrot, and some crazy magic sauce that makes you feel like you could eat a hundred more banh mis! A lime coconut icy pole from La Paleta ended the night’s grazing most perfectly!

I’m making a beeline for that bratwurst next time!  (Hmm, that came out sounding weird…) But, for serious, I’m definitely going to be back! If you go, will you save a spot in that eternally long Argentinian Barbecue line for me?

Twilight Hawkers Markets / Forrest Place, Perth City / Every Friday from 5pm to 9pm until end of April 2014
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La tour Eiffel

eiffel-tower-2Wearing – Sessun dress, Tintoretto stockings, Madewell boots, Freckle & co earrings

One of my absolute favourite cold weather colours is mustard. I just love the way it works so well with other earthy tones as well as a great red lipstick. I’d been dying to wear this cute little Sessun number since I bought it in New York last year! I waited and waited through the Australian spring and summer only to find out that work was sending me to the Kimberley for six months, the land of eternal summers! There went all my dreams of styling my 50kg of NYC-acquired clothing…Yeah, first world problems, I know! So I jumped at the chance to bring some of it halfway across the globe to France with us on our recent holiday. 🙂

These amazing suede tassel earrings were handmade by none other than my super-talented sis-in-law Rachel from Freckle & co. Be sure to take a look at her other equally pretty creations on her Etsy site, the perfect destination to find that special and unique gift!

Photos by Jinn

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