Shopbop’s So Extra Sale

21 March 2018

I am super excited about this recent Shopbop So Extra Sale, because I’ve been wanting to pick up a few small bits and pieces. I put my order in last night, so I will share my goodies soon!

I’ve put together a few more of my favourites from the sale too.

I have been crazy about dark dresses with a hint of red, so these two dresses caught my eye. Then I found a whole bunch of cool earrings, handbags and a pair of shoes to match.

Shopbop So Extra Sale

Alice + Olivia Annabeth Off Shoulder Dress – Alice + Olivia is such a great brand with so much great pieces. Yes they are pretty pricey, so it’s handy to buy during a sale. How cute is this dress? Love the little hearts!

Gorjana Chloe Crescent Hoop Earrings – Yup I bought these! No thinking required at $37.

Furla Metropolis Arabesque Mini Bag – I have been umming and ahhing about getting a small Furla crossbody bag. But I’m thinking that the plain black one is just a bit too plain and I should go with something a bit edgier.

Schutz Lori Lace Up Sandals – I love these heels and they remind me of a similar pair of lace up heels by Aquazzura. I love the furry details. I believe they end up to be about $94 after all the discounts.

Shopbop So Extra Sale

WAYF Roland Long Sleeve Dress – Bought this one too! After all the sales and extra sales, the dress ends up being $53.10, so good.

Amber Sceats Ora Necklace – I’m obsessed with coin jewellery – but it has to be the right kind of coin design. I’m liking these. They are 24k gold-plated rhodium, which makes them extra special.

Sahshi Coin Hoop Earrings – These are 18k gold-plated, which is what I prefer for my everyday jewellery. These are awesome and a perfect mini score at $38.50.

Gedebe Mini Clicky Gold Bag – I’m very keen for a small clutch that stands out, but will still go with everything. Gold bling seems to be the answer here!

The Sale Section offers up to 75% off original prices, simply use the code “SOEXTRA” at the checkout. The sale ends Wednesday, 23rd March, 2:59 pm, Western Australia time (GMT +8).

Hope you find something you like too!



Rainbow Cake for Sean

20 March 2018

My middle boys turns 13 this year!

In a fit of madness – and let’s be honest, mummy-guilt mixed with a bit of creative boredom – I decided to embark on a bit of birthday cake craziness.

We were hosting 30 people for dinner the following day and I just couldn’t bear to make yet another chocolate cake. So boring!

I thought it’d be cool to make a 5 layer lake, in different colours! I asked my son’s permission, “Hey can I make a rainbow cake for you? Like the ones you see on Instagram?”

He said, “That’d be dope.”

I took that for a YES and ran with it. I researched different kinds of cakes, as I’ve only made chocolate cakes, and I decided on this recipe for a White Chocolate Mud Cake and I reduced the sugar.

I needed to make 2 cake mixtures from this recipe and divide the batches into 5 portions.

My cake tins were 18cm in diameter.

Rainbow Cake 2018

I started at 8:30pm!

Apologies for the crappy photos, I wasn’t planning to share my kitchen counter clutter, but it looked too funny not to share.

I tried to use as little food colouring as possible. Just enough so people could get recognise what colour it was supposed to be.

My coloured bowls are a bit distracting, because really the cake mix turned out very pale.

I baked 2 cakes at a time, and 1 cake by itself. I took the last cake out of the oven at 12 midnight. I let them cool for 30 minutes, wrapped them up and put them in the fridge.

The cakes turned out to be fantastic. They were dense, solid, yet moist. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Rainbow Cake 2018

Did I mention I was cooking for 30 people too?

The next day, after I did all the cooking, it was time to ice the cake.

I made a cream cheese icing that found on another site – I don’t recommend it. It was sticky, glossy, hard to work with and tasted too sweet.

Rainbow Cake 2018

My layers!

(After speaking to a pro cake maker, I was told that I was supposed to crumb the cake layers with a ganache icing, to seal the layers and stop them from moving and leaning over. But I didn’t know how to make a quick ganache icing and I ran out of time.)

Rainbow Cake 2018

Hence my cake leaned over slightly!

I got my 13 year old to decorate the cake, so he could feel like he had some connection to the whole process?

Rainbow Cake 2018

Ta da – my first rainbow cake!

It was so cute. Like I said, the only reason it turned out so well was because of the cake recipe.

It was lovely, dense, moist and not overbearingly sweet. It was easy to cut, it held together and it didn’t fall to bits.

Rainbow Cake 2018

It presented very nicely too!

Because the cake was so tall, I cut the slices into 1cm – 2cm thickness, like I said, it held together really well.

My only criticism was that it had a very plain taste. The sweetness was just right, but it just tasted like a sweet milky cake. So I would put flavouring in there some how. Maybe passionfruit?

Here’s the recipe! Original amount of sugar was 165g but I reduced it to 130g.

White Chocolate Mud Cake (for 5 Layer Rainbow Cake)

300 g white chocolate
200 g butter (salted)
240 ml milk
130 g caster sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
240 g all-purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder

(I made 2 separate cake batches and divided into 5 portions.)


Preheat oven to 160C. Grease an 18cm round pan and line the base and sides with baking paper.

Weigh your bowls and take note.

Place chocolate, butter, milk and sugar in a large saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat when chocolate and butter have melted, and stir mixture until completely smooth. Allow mixture to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Add vanilla and eggs to chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.

Place flour in a large bowl, add one cup of chocolate mixture and stir until a smooth paste forms.

I made 2 separate cake batches and divided into 5 portions. Add food colouring.

Pour mixture into prepared pans.

Bake for 30 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool on a wire rack to room temperature.

Store cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

*Sorry I don’t have a good recipe for icing the cakes!

Good luck!


What I Wore: Tularosa Lily Dress (with Friends + Family Discount)

19 March 2018

Tularosa Lily Dress

Hello everyone! This is me heading out on a dinner date for my husband’s birthday.

We decided to stick to small birthday presents this year… because we just paid for airfares (seat price x 5!) for our overseas family holiday and let me tell you, I felt sick in my stomach as I clicked the “Process Payment” at the 5 figure total – akkk! Oh well, big family holidays only happens once a year.

So… it’s instant noodles, BYO coffee, and SALE ONLY clothing purchases for while now haha.

Tularosa Lily Dress

Speaking of sales: Revolve are having a Friends and Family 20% off Discount Sale, until 1 April.

Simply head over to this page, share it with two friends, and you will get the discount code sent to you. Free shipping and free returns too.

It’s probably the best and safest kind of discount sale – browse, add items to cart, share with your friends, get the code, then revise what’s in your cart, before you actually buy!

There’s a nice time delay. So no impulse buying here :)

The sale is for Australian customers only. The promotion ends on April 1st at 11:59 PM (Sydney time). All coupons are valid until April 8th, 11:59pm (Sydney time). Some brands don’t apply, so you’ll have to check this page.

Tularosa Lily Dress

As for me, I’m wearing a Tularosa Lily Dress.

I was pretty lucky to get this dress, as it’s just so simple, so gorgeous… and it sold out very quickly. But I think they will restock it soon, just click on “Can’t Find Your Size?” and they will email you when it comes back in stock.

I’m wearing Size XS (I’m usually Size AU 6), and it fits me perfectly. Even the length is perfect for me – yay!

I love that it’s mid-legth. I would absolutely buy this dress in different colours and patterns, if they offered it.

I also picked up this Marjorelle Viola Dress, which is on sale, so there would be another 20% off it with the code.

Also on my wishlist:

This Majorelle Berkshire Dress – ok this was a bit crazy expensive because it’s silk.

Privacy Please Hibiscus Midi – Lovely pale blue dress with front tie.

Privacy Please Clinton Midi – Very cute, pale yellow stripe dress.

Privacy Please Wilmar Dress – Cute red spotty dress

Tularosa Chrissy Dress – Cute, short, ruffle white dress.

Privacy Please Lomax Dress – I’ve had my eye on this dress for ages! Another flattering midi dress.

Hope you find something you like. It’s a great sale to pick up a new dress.

Happy shopping or browsing!



What I Wore: White Boots from 2005

16 March 2018

White Boots

​OK guys, cute / funny /somewhat tragic story here.

These boots are soooooo hot right now with ALL the uber-fashiony style-makers: white leather, pointed toe, kitten heel. They are exactly what you need to be wearing next season!

Kendall + Kylie have a version here.
Acne Studios have these cute kitten heel booties, better get in fast as they are almost sold out of all sizes in the white, but lots of sizes left in the black?!
Rab & Bone have these super sleek ones, but still kitten heels. Only one size left!
Or maybe you have a spare $890 for these Helmut Lang booties?!
These boots from Free People are a lot more affordable.
Or these sexy booties from Tibi (with a roundish heel).

The funny part is: I actually bought these boots in 2005!! That makes them 13 years old.

They are by an Australian brand called Zu, full leather inside and outside. They are such good quality and at the time they were around $150, but I bought them on a clearance sale for something like $37. I remember it was such a huge shopping win for me haha.

Why did I keep them?

Um. I’m not sure?! I think I only wore them once or twice. It’s not like I pull them out every winter and wear them.

Honestly I keep them in a tall shoe box (the one they came in), and they sit at the very bottom of my “tall boot box” stack. I give them a nod of acknowledgement every winter, when I pull out all the other boots that I wear. So the answer to why I keep them: laziness.

But look at me now. I totally look like an uber-fashiony style-maker HAHA.

White Boots

I’m also wearing:

Grana Boxy Pima Cotton Tee

Medium Rider Bag by Loeffler Randal

Lovers and Friends Elijah Mini Skirt


Coffee Catchup: March 2018

14 March 2018


Hellooo! It’s been ​such a long time since I’ve shared some updates on life!

So what’s been happening around here?

1) New Ambassador Based Projects.

I have a few new projects coming up. I’m super excited! Can’t wait to share more details in the next few days!

2) Freelance Digital / Art Direction / Blog Writing work.

Have I mentioned that I’m still juggling some freelance projects? Omg I’m so busy! Trying to finish up some jobs before I start new ones.

3) Philanthropy.

A few months ago I shared about how I’m involved with a group of WA philanthropists and how we’re trying to make a big difference with our pooled donations.

We gave away two $100,ooo grants (amazing!) back in October for projects that will make an impact in the local community. One project is about bringing people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds together with the wider community through sharing meals, culinary skills, culture, education and work experience. Another project is a support program for career and employment workshops that will build the capacity of unemployed and low income women to secure and sustain employment.

I’m hoping to feature the two projects on my blog and talk about a few of the past winners too. Inspiring stuff!

4) New Website.

I have to confess. I have been working on a new website for 5 years now! Omg this version is so old… and over the years, my new version has gone through so many redesigns – I keep buying new themes, changing the code and then breaking them, fixing them, then getting bored and distracted haha.

The most time-consuming part is going through all my old posts (about 3000 of them!) deleting, editing, fixing links… it’s like I’m like editing a book of my life. It’s exhausting. I have 8 months worth of posts to transfer and I should be all good to go. But I’m sure something will come up and it’ll get pushed aside again!

5) Kindness.

At the end of last year, a few of my friends had some horrible experiences – targeted attacks, online trolls and just having to deal with some very unkind people. Paired with all the crazy shit happening around the world… I went through a kind of kind of internal, emotional turmoil that went up, down and full circle … but found myself at a place of peace and kindness.

This year I’m trying to live with more mindfulness and kindness. I deeply believe that a small word of kindness, a simple gesture, a thoughtful gift, a smile… can do SO MUCH.

I’m also trying to spend more time with REAL PEOPLE, and less time trying to connect over devices.

6) Holidays.

Hey hey, my husband and I have finally decided on our holiday plans for this year.

We’re off to Scotland then Istanbul for a few weeks. And maybe a trip in September (maybe China?) and November (Sydney). Omg the year will be over in a flash! So excited!

7) Adulting.

Ugh, I have spent the last month sorting out our finances. I looked through our home, health, car, life insurances and superannuation. I worked out the effectiveness of our bank accounts, credit cards, savings, mortgages and investments. I worked out our monthly spending, savings, big costs for the next 5 years. I looked into phone plans, internet, utilities. I did most of the big stuff about 10 years ago… so it was time for an update. I’m constantly tracking all our small stuff every year tho.

8) Kids

My kids have their birthdays coming up in the next few weeks, so this year they will be ages 15, 13 and 9.

My 15yo is loving his job (working in a cafe) and loving the fact that he has money. It has been such a great learning and developmental experience for him… most importantly, understanding that money comes from hard work. It was a breakthrough for him (and us) when he started to calculate how many hours of work it would take for him to pay for something. It was priceless! This year, he’s in Year 10 and doing really well in school/sports/friends/life in general. He’s a bit of an all-rounder, generally a great kid, very reasonable… and he has no idea what he wants to do in the future. At this stage, I’m not too worried about him yet :)

My 13yo is an all rounder too. He loves his creative subjects, but he also likes robotics, programming and building things. Surprisingly, he’s really organised with his homework, works hard and likes to be on top of things. I don’t need to nag him at all. I say “surprisingly” because his room is always in a complete mess, but he knows exactly where everything is. He’s in Year 8 and he’s also doing well in school/sports/friends. He’s a lovely kid and he’s so kind to me! Omg he has so much energy though and plays a mean game of basketball, chess and he’s great at mowing lawns too haha.

Both my older boys make their own food – simple teenager food – instant noodles, pasta, omelettes, bacon sandwiches, chicken + cheese wraps, pizza. They love making their own smoothies too. And as long as I keep the freezer stocked with frozen pizzas, pies and hash browns, they are pretty happy.

I love listening to their teenagery stories and opinions. It truly is the highlight of my day. I love catching up with the latest updates, news and gossip. And I love that they are to keen to try out new things!

My 9yo gets a bit bored at school, but he has a great group of friends, who are the only reason he enjoys going to school. He is so polite and obedient to his Year 4 teachers (he’s a freaking angel!). But he is full of complaints and criticisms, which I have to listen to after school, and has ALL kinds of opinions about what is being taught, how and how slow it all is – haha! I’ve challenged him many times to put his brains to good use, but to no avail.

I don’t do any extra learning with him anymore, because he’s too far ahead and it just makes him more arrogant and even more bored at school. So much comes so naturally and easily to him, thus when faced with actual hard work, he avoids it or works around it, and he doesn’t think it’s necessary to do any kind of extended learning or extra challenges… so I’m struggling to keep him motivated or interested in anything! I just need to find the right thing to fire up that spark in him?

In the meantime, we make him clean the toilet and bathroom once a week. He also has to sort, fold and put away ALL the weekly laundry for the whole family (that is, 5 people)! Nothing like menial domestic tasks and elbow grease to keep a smarty-pants kid humble haha!

I do feel a bit sad that I don’t talk about my kids anymore and sharing our conversations, our weekly topics and funny things we’ve learned. Braces! Teenagers and phone plans! Teenagers and Applepay! Teenagers and online shopping! High calorie diets! Study habits! My teenager wants to start investing?! I feel like there’s a huge chunk missing from my “online version of my life” on this blog. I’m hoping that might change soon!

OK that’s all from me!

Have a fantastic week!



What I Wore: Loving My Denim Skirts

13 March 2018

Denim Skirts

Just a quick one today!

I was heading out to a cafe with my girlfriends (and our kids) and managed to take a snap of my outfit.

I had a bit of a giggle, because I’m always wearing denim skirts – I just change my top and shoes.

Denim skirts have been my true summer staple this year!

They are so much more wearable and versatile than denim shorts, because they look dressier and are slightly more modest.

These babies are from Boohoo (40% 0ff everything + free shipping!) and thy are the Paislee Denim Skirt.

They are so stretchy and soft against my skin, they feel like they were made of jersey or a soft lycra. Super comfy too. (Pretty darn good for a cheap and cheerful item!)

Denim Skirts

I’m Wearing:

Winnie Top by Tularosa from Revolve (still available in Size XS and S, also comes in a black and spotted red)

Paislee Denim Skirt

Cadey Lee Heels from Schutz

Ulu The Label Bag from Kinilush


Finished Reading: Emma by Jane Austen

7 March 2018

Emma by Jane Austen

After reading a popular sci-fi novel — written for 35 year old gamer guys — this book.

(Only kidding! Sorry, no judgement!)

I wanted to read something totally GIRLY. And you can’t get more girly than Jane Austen.

I did a bit of research to find the most popular Jane Austen Book (after Pride and Prejudice) and the answer was: Emma.

I actually haven’t watched the 1996 movie, starring Gwyneth Paltrow – because I knew that one day I would want to read the book. That’s 22 years people. How’s that for long term commitment?

My opinion: Typical Austen. Loved it. Prefer Pride and Prejudice.

See my current reading list here!


Review: Grana Tencel Skirt

5 March 2018

Grana Tencel Skirt

Mid-length wrap skirts, ruffle skirts and patterned skirts are currently an awesome way to update your style.

They are easy to wear with a t-shirt or camisole, and easy to wear with heels, flats and even sneakers.

For today’s post, I was sent a Grana Tencel Skirt to try out. As always, I’m not getting paid for this, and I’m pretty honest and reasonable with my reviews and sharing what I think. The folks at Grana just send me the item, they don’t tell me to “please say this” or “please mention that”… they just leave it up to me to say whatever the hell I want!

Firstly, I was quite amazed when I read up about TENCEL (I thought it was a daggy 90s thing?).

Grana’s version is a 100% biodegradable fabric that is made of wood pulp from sustainably managed Eucalyptus tree plantations that focus on minimising environmental impact. Apparently Eucalyptus trees grow fast, without fertilisers, chemicals or irrigation.

(I can vouch for that, because I’ve been to the middle of the Australian dessert and there is LITERALLY NOTHING out there… and a shit load of Eucalyptus trees haha!)

I find it so impressive that it is completely biodegradable, it looks pretty good, and it doesn’t cost $330 or something ridiculous like that.


Omg it is super soft, yet robust. It has a lovely weight and a really nice, luxurious drape.

It has a slightly denim look to it, in texture and thickness. But it’s much, much softer than cotton/denim. It kind of feels like a mix between jersey and slinky rayon. (Am I making sense here??)

I’ve turned down the contrast in the photos so you can see that there is a bit of a fuzzy texture, like velvetly suede, but not really. It’s not a pure “black” colour, it’s more of a dark grey.

I am such a fan of this fabric! I want more! I love it!

Grana Tencel Skirt


Ok here is where it gets a bit tricky.

I am usually a size XXS for Grana dresses, shirts, pants and camisoles. When trying to decide which size to get, I checked the sizing and measurements on the product page… and my measurements were somewhere in between the XXS and XS.

I was a bit confused and unsure. So I emailed the customer service and they replied and said that: from my measurements, I should get the XXS .

The XXS skirt arrived and it fits me PERFECTLY around the waist and hips. You can probably tell it is a good fit from my photos – yay!

A few issues:

The garment description says “Wear true to size for a loose fit

It is my true and usual size… but honestly I wouldn’t call it a loose fit.

I would say: It is pretty fitted! Don’t eat a large meal in this one!

(The fabric has no stretch.)

So if I wanted a looser fit, personally I’d go ONE size up and wear it lower on my hips.


The garment description says “Style intended as a modern work skirt

I totally get that the style is long, minimal and versatile and thus good for work.

But for this XXS size, the split actually goes up REALLY HIGH on me – like, party, sexy kind of high. So I don’t think I would wear it to work!

When I take a larger-than-normal-step, the skirt split opens up to *just* under my underwear. Not work appropriate.

Again, perhaps this would have been avoided if I just ordered a size XS and worn the skirt lower on my hips.

If you look at the image on the product page, the model is wearing the skirt on her hips, the split is much lower, and it looks pretty relaxed and effortless on her.

Grana Tencel Skirt

Overall opinion:

Personally, the two issues I mentioned, aren’t really big issues for me. They are more of a potential sizing issue for someone who is actually looking for a loose-fitted, work skirt.

Truth is, the skirt fits me perfectly. I absolutely adore it! I have pretty much worn it with every t-shirt that I own already and it looks so good. I’ve worn it for day (with sneakers) to night (with a singlet and heels).

I like that it’s a bit sexy, and I don’t mind that it reveals some leg when I walk. I like that it’s fitted, hugs my curves and makes me look slim. I think it suits my petite frame.

I can’t wait for the temperature to drop, so I can wear it with boots!

And it’s 100% biodegradable! Amazing!

Special Discount Code

If you’re a new customer, please feel free to use my code “karenxgrana” to enjoy 10% off your order and free shipping!

(I’ve tried to ask them for a discount code for existing customers, but they can’t do that at the moment! Oh well!)



Fitness Update: Cupping For Pain Relief?

1 March 2018

Remedial Massage and Cupping Ok so this isn’t really a fitness update!

I hurt my lower back/hip a while ago. I ignored it for a while, and I stopped exercising for about 3 weeks.

The pain got SO BAD… that I finally decided to get a remedial massage, mainly because I was given a gift voucher. Plus, I’ve had remedial massages in the past and they have always worked for me!

Since the session didn’t cost me anything, the massage lady kind of talked me into trying “cupping therapy”.

I’d never done it before. I knew what it was.

It didn’t sound so bad. Ah why not?

The lady even showed me AFTER photos on her phone, so I would fully understand what I was in for. Omg I was willing to give anything a go!

The lady sterilised and heated up 8 glass cups (they looked like they were straight from The Reject Shop Outdoor Lighting Section) and placed them ALL OVER MY BARE BOTTOM.

I looked like a… firefly?

I coughed. And my bum wobbled a bit and made all the glasses clink-clink together like a cheers boomerang haha.

The massage was 60 minutes. It felt awesome. It hurt so freaking much as she manipulated all the muscles in my lower back and hip and I almost cried.

The cupping was 15 minutes. It felt awkward.

Overall, I didn’t like the feel of it. It felt too tight across the surface of my skin and the “pulling” effect didn’t seem to go into the deep tissue (where the pain was).

But worst of all, I had deep, dark, and I mean really DAAAARKKK beetroot red-purple-almost black dots on my bum. I looked like a ladybug!

(Yes yes, I saw the photos, I knew what I was in for.)

They were painless, but SOOOooooOOOooooo dark and red.

I was quite embarrassed by them. I didn’t want to wear shorts, swimsuits, or low rise anything that would exposed my hip… in case they would peek out from under my clothes.

For 7 days I was TERRIFIED that I would have the dotty marks on my skin FOREVER, and that I had TOTALLY RUINED my chances of a swimwear modelling career (only kidding) and that I had permanently ruptured all the capillaries in my butt.

After 10 days they all disappeared – thank goodness!

I did take a photo of the marks/bruises (on my bottom), but they were definitely NOT for appropriate for sharing!

I know cupping is an ancient, alternative therapy… unfortunately I didn’t feel much benefit from it. While it didn’t hurt, I felt that the subsequent bruises were too inconvenient and stressful for me… so I won’t be doing it again!



Go Big with These Styles For The New Season

27 February 2018

Yippee – who doesn’t love a big sale?!

In collaboration with Shopbop, I’ve curated a selection of fantastic items from their Go Big Spring Sale, keeping in mind, wardrobe longevity, versatility, and style hints for an updated look.

Enjoy 15% off orders over $200, 20% off orders over $500 and 25% off orders over $800. Simply use the code “GOBIG18″ at the checkout!

Shopbop Spring Sale

Cocktail Dresses

The other day I had a cocktail party to go to and I had a panic attack. Most of my dresses are cotton summer dresses and I only have 2-3 really nice cocktail dresses… which I have worn soooo many times already (it was starting to look a bit embarrassing), that I actually uttered the words “OMG I have nothing to wear!”.

I really believe in choosing and buying dresses that you can wear again and again. And these two are definite winners.

Lover Ingenue Slip Dress – This dusty rose colour will always be in style. Adjustable straps, easy length, you’ll definitely get lots of wears for weddings, cocktail parties, garden tea parties, horse races and more.

Self Portrait 3D Floral Azaelea Dress – Such a gorgeous dress for this new season. The red colour and 3D lace  just is stunning. You definitely can’t go wrong with this one.

Shopbop Spring Sale

Statement Kitten Heels

OK yes I know these are a tad expensive, but this is a Go Big sale after all! If you’re in the market for a statement splurge, kitten heels are the go.

Aquazzura Powder Puff 45 Sling Pumps – I’m love! I was seriously so tempted to buy these, but thankfully they are sold out in my size. Easy to wear kitten heel, with a fun pompom, pointed toe, cute AF. They’d be so perfect to wear with a simple dress or jeans and a tee. 25% off too.

Aquazzura Kisha 45 Pumps – White pointed-toe shoes are super popular this season. These have been sitting in my Shopping Cart for a while. You see, I have a pair of cheap & cheerful white ASOS pointed toe flats and have been considering to upgrade to something more luxe. I know these will be a classic for my wardrobe. Will last me years. Will go with everything.

Shopbop Spring Sale

Cute dress alert!

Tis true, I’m always on the lookout for sweet and simple dresses with a cute print.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dezzi Spring Bouquet Floral Dress – Easy to wear, lovely colour and print. Not too bright and floral. Perfect for days you want to wear floral without looking TOO FLORAL – happens to me all the time.

re:named Ruffle Wrap Dress – This cutie is AUD$75. Again, another floral dress that is not IN YOUR FACE floral.


Shopbop Spring Sale

Mid Heel Magic

Ok perhaps this comes with age, but I’ve been loving my kitten heels lately. And when I wore my high heel stiletto shoes one night to a party, I almost cried. My feet were so sore! I’m tossing out my cheap heels, keeping my luxe ones, and I’m now slowly trying to buy a couple of good quality mid-heeled shoes so I can have more comfortable options.

Loeffler Randall Emi City Sandals – Lovely light nude colour to go with everything. Sleek and minimal design, with a stylish wave detail. Loafer Randall has the loveliest leathers, this will surely be nice and comfy.

Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandals – Mr Weitzman is a master shoe maker and all his shoes seem like wardrobe classics. These are just gorgeous!


Shopbop Spring Sale

Square-neck Necklines

Square or straight necklines are fast becoming popular again. These work well with tank tops or dresses (I’m not a fan of the cap sleeve with a square neck look). I just adore these casual dresses because they are fun and flirty, yet their style and colours keep them versatile and wearable.

Bec & Bridge Under Eave Mini Dress – Perfect for a getaway or just the weekend. Denim and navy will always be a classic wardrobe colour. Love the hugging and flattering shape of this dress!

Steele Estate Dress – Another good-looking casual dress! I’m obsessed! This white and pinstripe pattern will last for many seasons.

Shopbop Spring Sale

Everyday Sling Back Heels

Ok you probably get the idea that low heels are back in fashion, especially sling backs. I love mine. So easy to slip on and off. A bit like flip flops, but much more stylish. Choosing shoes from a more affordable brand, still made from leather, in a classic, minimal look, will ensure they last you years.

Sam Edelman Ludlow Slingback Pumps – These are a more affordable version of kitten heels I bought a few months ago (reviewed here).

Steven Lourdes Slingback Flats – Go the white shoe! I hear you saying, “Um I don’t know about white shoes”… But if you are used to wearing white sneakers with jeans/pants/everything… you’ll probably be surprised how these white shoes will just go with everything, then you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

Hope you find something you love!

Happy shopping!



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