Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Hello people - how are we all on this fine hump day? 

I've had this musical themed top in my wardrobe for a while now and haven't got around to wearing it ... unfortunately it can't be worn on its own as it tends to gape so layering it under this dress seemed like the perfect option.

french kitty dress | niche top (asos) | vintage belt & bag | thrifted lipstik pumps

My niece (and the first grandchild in our immediate family) is due tomorrow. Come out and meet us little lady. We can't wait to meet you.

I have an exciting giveaway coming soon - stay tuned!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Pastel and Pink

I realise these pastel jeans are probably old news for some but it is their debut on the blog. Fifteen dollars of kmart deliciousness. I couldn't have been bothered trying them on in the shop and they are a bit baggy in places but i'll live. 

kmart jeans | thrifted pingpong sweater | thrifted the works top | asos brogues

My weekend just gone was nice and peaceful and resulted in a tidy and organised house. Gotta love that.  I decided homemade french toast was the order of the day for Sunday breakfast and if you follow me on instagram you might have been slightly jealous of my pic yesterday morning. I'm getting hungry just looking at it!

Earlier today I received my parcel from shopbop. I've got to say I was super impressed with everything. My new glasses were packaged impeccably in a gorgeous ribbon-tied box complete with tissue paper and with the invoice in a fancy-schmancy envelope. It arrived within three business days as stated on the website (and I live in regional queensland) and any communication with the shopbop team is answered super promptly. I would be happy to buy from them again and again and again and again (if only I could afford all of the beautiful items available for purchase!)

The husband and I are off on a wine tasting day in his home town on Saturday with one of my besties and her partner. Should be loads of fun but what I am going to wear?!

till later in the week ...

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday - Asos Galore

Another dreary day here in Toowoomba could only mean one thing - a bright outfit teamed with what else than my hunter wellies. I am so happy I bought these even if the husband found out how much they really cost this morning. He actually took it quite well.

I've had this suitcase print jacket from asos for yonks now but this is the first time I've actually worn it. It's a super thin polyester type material so does not really provide much warmth but does the job all the same. Elizabeth Olsen even thinks so.

asos dress | asos tights | asos blazer | hunter wellies from here

Turns out I'm a walking asos ad today!

I also made my first purchase with shopbop today ... i had put the matthew williamson neon frames i blogged about here in my wishlist and was advised that they had been further reduced. I bought them this morning for under $100 after umming and ahhing about buying them for $150+. Glad I waited. 

Do you like wishlists or are they just plain mean to your bank balance?

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday and Shopping

Still loving knits and couldn't leave this one behind at Myer the weekend before last when all knits were 40% off. This one came down to $30. 
quirky circus knit | dotti dress | asos brogues

If you follow me on instagram (peta_ballerina) you would have seen that I got two parcels at work today. Wanna know what I got?

This skirt from eBay. It fits perfectly but is slightly longer than I thought it was. Very cute though. 
AND ... a pair of leather pants from my fave online store ... asos. I also put a pair of 200 denier tights in my cart to make the total over $100 AUD so I could use the 10% off code. A very important lesson. The items in my cart came to a total of AUD $100.33 and once I applied the 10% discount the total reduced to $90.30. I always change the currency to pounds before I check out though. Even with my credit card's currency conversion fee the total charged to my account was $83.32. A saving of $6.98 may not seem like much but who doesn't want to save money?!

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This is my first item of leather clothing (putting in an order for a jacket for christmas) and for those who are interested, the quality seems good and I bought the size 12. It's always risky buying pants or jeans online but I'm happy to report these fit just about perfectly. They might be a teensy bit loose in the leg but hopefully I can make them work. How would you wear them?

Oh, and some more shopping from earlier in the week. Being an active gym junkie (and instructor) I cannot resist Lorna Jane. I bought the python full length tights and a super warm hoodie with a hint of my favourite trend at the moment - you guess it, neon!

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As always, thanks for reading

Monday, 9 July 2012


Had a fab weekend celebrating a friend's uni degree and my aunty and uncle's combined 40th birthdays.

Dinner was at Sofra turkish restaurant in Toowoomba and was delightful. 

The 40th birthday party was 70s themed.

vintage dress | sunnygirl faux fur vest | asos sequin clutch (buy here)

I had two conflicting comments last week. One from Christie complimenting my photos and another telling me I needed a better camera. Most of my photos are taken on my iphone and edited using creative kit in picasa. I'm no photography expert and my photos are generally taken by a very special work friend and as long as they are somewhat clear I'm happy to post them.

also I was told that people who weren't signed it to Google were not able to leave comments. I've rectified that so bring on the comments. 

p.s. i've discovered Offspring and it's my latest obsession!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday & TV Couples

I am a disgrace to the state of Queensland. Today was one of those mornings where I delayed getting out of bed. I then had a shower, put pants and a top on for work and took Rocky for a quick walk. When I got back I realised I'd put mud on said pants and had to change. What then ensued was a frenzied twenty or so minutes to come up with this ensemble which I wasn't even happy with but had to get my butt out the door as I was due at work in four minutes. Luckily I only live about a five mintue drive from work and it's no biggie if you are late but I don't like being late. I only realised a couple of minutes after sitting at my desk that I am draped in blue. Terrible Queenslander I am! 

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, head here.
thrifted vintage suzanne grae blouse | thrifted martini jacket | thrifted vintage zozo skirt | diana ferrari heels 

In non-related news, how cute are Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson? 
I am a major Dawson's Creek fan and have always had a bit of a soft spot for Pacey. Pacey and Joey would have to be my favourite all time tv couple closely followed by Blair & Chuck and Bones & Booth. Who are yours?

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Welcome Winter

Hey friends! Couldn't wait till tomorrow to share today's outfit so here I am sharing it today. Last week I mentioned that I was on the lookout for a few knits for winter and I hit the jackpot with this beauty in mombasa on Sunday. This is totally the sort of outfit I could wear everyday - one that you could lounge around the house in AND one that is acceptable for (my) work and play! I think I need to get myself another pair of these leggings too!

mombasa jumper (buy here) | asos premium leggings (buy here) | miss shop necklace | target wedges | thrifted free fusion top | diva ring

Go check out yesterday's post ... what do you think of the neon glasses? Seems I've got a bit neon crazy ... 

I promise no neons tomorrow!

Oh, and I thought I'd share a pic of my gorgeous twinnie that she instagrammed this morning pretending that Brisbane is actually cold! Go check out her insta-feed at nes083. Ness is having a baby in like 3 weeks. It will be the first baby in the family and to say we are all a little excited is a bit of an understatement.

p.s. winter has definitely arrived today! There was ice on the car this morning.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Nerdy Neon

Loving the neon trend at the moment ... actually i've always been a bit of a sucker for a spot of fluro. Wondering if I should make these mine??

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Shopbob, fancy sending these to me?!