Dreaming of summer

Beachy keen

Beachy keen

It's cold out, but not enough to permit snow and for that I am thankful; I just wish it'd warm up already. My New England blood has thinned and I can't take this dreary Melbourne winter anymore.

Here's a round up of some of my favourite things I've been eyeing off on the Interwebs.

Ok, we get it Kate Upton, you can stop rubbing it in our faces. Bronze-y glow, check. Sun-kissed cheeks, check. Seashell pink lips, check. Totally envious and I'd switch places with her in a heartbeat. Bobbi Brown's Surf Eye Palette and Beach Rollerball fragrance might just tide me over. 

Mmm. NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow you look good enough to eat, particularly Desdemona. I'll take one in every colour. Thankyouverymuch.

For day Balenciaga's Tube Round M Bag will help me get to and from work, no problem. And for those nights when I don't want to fuss about with a large purse, Alexander Wang's Chastity Clutch ups the ante sans bulk.

Pink toes and pink lips. Easy done.

A chic one piece that keeps me both covered and comfortable. It'd look super sweet layered under jean shorts or a skirt and paired with blinding white Keds.

Capping off the life aquatic, the Gap's mix-cable sweater features a gill-like texture. While I love it in white, it manages to look a tad too schlumpy on the model for my liking.

Ok, let's get our bags packed and head to Hawaii now.

K, bye!

Outfit of the day: a preppy hoot


This past Thursday we celebrated ANZAC day here in Australia, it's the equivalent to Memorial Day in the US. I spent some time with Scott and caught up with a few friends for lunch; Scott and I may've even grabbed a couple of the cocktails at The Everleigh as well. This time of year it's wise to layer, because it could swing from cool to hot and back in an instant. It is, after all, Melbourne -- four seasons in a day...

Shop my closet!

I tried to find similar items for you to contemplate over ;)

  • Sweater from J Crew Factory
  • Oxford spotted on Urban Outfitters
  • Jeans from the Gap
  • Boots by Steve Madden
  • Bag tracked down on Farfetch - wish my version came with an adjustable/detachable strap!

Fashion Forward >> Fall



For me Fall doesn't mean you have to put the many colours of summer in storage. For those cooler days, just add a cute pair of socks, a soft cardigan or a striped blazer. Here are my personal picks / potential purchases to help spice up my wardrobe...

1. Keds + Kate Spade, $75.00 USD - all things are coming up Kate in March with the release of this joint venture and her new Saturday collection. My tootsies are smitten!

2. Rainbow Row Dress by Mod Cloth, $79.99 USD - the cute row houses conjure up happy memories from Amsterdam.

3. Half Circle Bag by Kate Spade Saturday, $160.00 USD - cheaper than Coach's Penny bag and to boot, you can wear Kate's bag three different ways. A limited-time offering of this collection is available over at Fab.com for a few more days.

4. Chillin' in Chi-town by BB Dakota, $59.99 USD - so pretty coming and going. And you can't knock chevron stripes -- Charlie Brown didn't.

5. Lace Me Up Wedge by Gorman, $249.00 AUS - it's a splurge, but I can't take my eyes off of these. Must.Maintain.Self-restraint.

6. 1969 Legging Skimmer jeans from Gap, $69.95 USD - prints and solids scream, "wear me and have a bit of fun!"

Psst, to the gals in the Northern Hemisphere: take heed for Spring too ;)

What are your Fall must-haves?

My Fall 2012 lust list


1. Trench Coat - Comptoir des Cotonniers, 2. Polka Dot Flats - Madewell, 3. Cotton Khakis - Gap,

4. T-shirt - Comptoir des Cotonniers

From poking around the internets on a regular basis, I find myself falling for new things. With the changing of the seasons, Spring 2012 really works for my wardrobe now that it's Fall/Autumn in Australia. I am predictable with my clothing choices and still pegged as that preppy American girl.

I better get my orders in before it's too late!