Boy girl

ryder-lace-dress-7 ryder-lace-dress-5 ryder-lace-dress-2ryder-lace-dress-1Wearing – Ryder dress, Lee Coren clutch (in black), Converse sneakers

A bit boy. A bit girl.

A lot happy.

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Sunshine on a rainy day

home-ryder1-13home-ryder1-8home-ryder1-15home-ryder1-9home-ryder1-7home-ryder1-17home-ryder1-11 home-ryder1-4 home-ryder1-2home-ryder1-16Wearing – Ryder top and skirt, thrifted denim shirt (picked up in Burma en route to Nyaung Shwe – for real!)

motif-2Sunshine on a rainy day

Makes my soul, makes my soul

Trip, trip, trip away

                                                                                – Christine Anu

On turning 32

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ryder-flowers-bday-1 ryder-flowers-bday-2ryder-flowers-bday-18 ryder-flowers-bday-8 ryder-flowers-bday-16ryder-flowers-bday-20Wearing – Ryder shirt dress / Flowers – Fox & Rabbit

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in my not-very-extensive existence of 32 years, it’s that things generally don’t go as planned. I’m not saying that there is no plan, because most certainly with the eye of hindsight I can see that all things, the highest of highs and the deepest of heartaches, have brought me here. Past tragedies, although at times too too heavy to shoulder, have also been essential in shaping my heart and mind.

They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Thank you my dear friends for the ever appreciated kind words and heartfelt encouragement. In ways beyond my imagination, this here blog has led us into the paths of so many outstandingly awesome individuals and our lives have been enriched and invigorated, and our hearts expanded because of you.

Thank you all, you wonderful people!

Roll on summer

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Wearing – Ryder dress, Naomi Murrell rings

This dress is sheer summer-wear genius.

A relaxed tee shape with peekaboo lace panels.

A cheeky bright yellow undergarment.

I think I’ve found “the one”.

Longing

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Wearing – Nishe top, Ryder shorts, Vans shoes (similar), Naomi Murrell white and rose gold ring, Alister Yiap hexagon ring

I don’t know if it’s because I’m on a run of night shifts this week or because I’ve been at the end of some unduly hurtful words that have been going round my mind, like a broken record of negativity, but lately my heart has been longing for release and relief. Time has continued to pass since the time I lost a dear loved one, and it’s true when they say you go through hills and valleys on the road to healing.

Right now, I’m longing for sunshine, unconditional love, and hope.

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.

Ryder

ryder-blue-check ryder-combo4ryder-combo5ryder-combo6There is so much to love about Ryder’s latest offerings this season. I want to frolic around in these raffia brogues, totes-fash around in this matching two piece, and cosy up in this leather jacket. It’s a good thing we’re saving up for our impending house renovation, otherwise “hello credit card and goodbye money!”

Well, I didn’t escape entirely unscathed…I did get this

Ryder started off as Arabella Ramsay’s diffusion line but has now really taken off on its own and has well and truly kicked its older sister out of the limelight. A mix of kickass, laidback attitude with great quality, the label is now headed by Penny Brown, Arabella’s previous assistant designer. Ryder is stocked a mere 5 hour drive away from Perth at Eclectic Ladyland in Albany. Don’t fancy a roadtrip down south? Then check out their stuff online.

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