Wednesday, 31 October 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

Happy Halloween out there to those of you who are in to the whole thing. I couldn't really give two shits about it and perhaps that is why I wore yellow today. 
portmans dress | forever new belt | novo flats | vintage sunnies (vinnies) | sportsgirl bracelt

A department within our division had a Halloween morning tea this morning and so many people put loads of effort into their costumes. Me, perhaps not. I only realised after leaving the morning tea that I must have looked SO out of place in my yellow frock around all the ghosts, scarecrows and just, general black in the room. 

Did you notice my new rose gold spike bracelet? I bought it at Sportsgirl in their extra 30% off sale items to team with the michael kors watch i'm almost definitely not going to get for christmas. Given that the husband and I are aiming to get our house on the market, move from Toowoomba to the Sunshine Coast and start jobs on the 14th January I don't think it's really in our budget ... it doesn't hurt to dream though does it?

Have you prepared your christmas list yet? Have you been naughty or nice?

To finish, I thought I'd include a couple of photos which pretty much sum up what most of my photos look like.

Before I sign off I just received an email from Cotton On. There are some great pieces currently available in their C.O. range. Love these ...




Monday, 29 October 2012

What do you want for Christmas?

Do you have trouble coming up with gift ideas for yourself? I find I buy things throughout the year that I want so really struggle when asked 'what do you want for Christmas?'

So here is what is on my current wishlist ... given that a move to the sunshine coast is imminent, a one year wedding anniversary is a week away and Christmas is 8 weeks away!!!

Rose gold Michael Kors watch ... (buy here on sale)

Can't go past a bit of Nigella ... (buy here)
this outfit (and that hair too) ... (buy here)

Karen Walker super duper strength sunglasses (plenty on eBay)
  • an instagram poster (buy here)
  • this print
  • a voucher for a large canvas ... need to get some wedding photos done!
  • some nice bed linen ... queen size
  • sandals for summer
  • this drinks dispenser ... so pretty (even if we only filled it with cordial)
  • skirts, dresses, singlets and tunics for my new coastal lifestyle

That should give some gift buyers some hints. What are you asking Santa for this Christmas?

(giveaway winner announced soon)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Sea Change ... It's ON!!!!!!!!!!

Why hello lovelies. BIG news this week!

Before we went to America I applied for a job at the Sunshine Coast and was eagerly awaiting a phone call to see whether I had secured an interview. I was pretty sure I would at least get an interview and was also somewhat confident that I would get the job. Well I DID GET THE JOB!

What does that mean then? The husband and I will be moving to the Sunshine Coast probably right on new years. I start my new job on the 14th January. Receiving that phone call was surreal. The idea of moving is now a reality and actually securing a new job means we actually have to moveI've been working at the Uni for over 10 years (and in my current position for around 6 years) and will get my 10 year service award in December. It will be sad to leave my co-workers who are a great bunch of people but I'm up for the challenge. 

What will even be harder is leaving our lovely friends and the comfort of living in my hometown but ... I can't complain. I'm going to be living seaside!

I am IN LOVE with this house at Buderim ... seeing the bank tomorrow to see how much money they might consider loaning us. 

Anyway, enough of that. 

Here's what I wore for What I Wore Wednesday. A little bit of a cooler day allowed me to wear a floral dress with sleeves that I picked up at Myer for 75% off.

piper dress | target wedges | forever new belt | sunnies from vinnies

Why haven't more of you entered my giveaway? Is no-one interested in a fabulous nutcase helmet? There is less than 5 entries so far ... that's pretty good odds. 

Christmas Wishlist post coming tomorrow for anyone out there needing pressie ideas!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Helmets can be cool - giveaway time!

When I first bought my bike I hated the idea of having to wear a helmet and considered rebelling by not wearing one. I could not find anything remotely even okay to match the awesomeness of my bike and ended up picking up the least dicky helmet I could find at my local Big W store. I rode my bike once after that - the helmet being the reason (my husband will argue otherwise).

I came to my senses when I realised that the po-po's would probably not give me a warning and would fine me on the spot if they caught me without the necessary headwear. 

I knew there must have been a better solution out there so I took to Google and stumbled across nutcase helmets. It was LOVE at first sight ...well as much love as one could have for a helmet. 

They have a multitude of interesting designs (and plain ones too for those not so adventurous) and offer three sizes in the street helmet. Removable padding can be added or removed to customise your fit = win, win! The range includes street helmets as well as specialised helmets for water and snow sports. 

EVERY time I wear my helmet I get a multitude of compliments and SO WILL YOU if you win my give-away.

The kind folks over at Nutcase have offered to give away one of their unique helmets to one of my readers. You can choose the style and size and nutcase will have it shipped to you. Easy! 

Don't have a bike? No worries! Win a helmet and THEN find a bike to match!

What do you have to do to win?

Head on over to the Nutcase Helmets Australiasia facebook page and leave a comment about your favourite style and how you'd rock it. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post also to let me know you have entered. I will select the most original and entertaining answer as the winner on Friday 26th October 2012. I'd love to see the lucky winner post a photo wearing the winning helmet over at the Nutcase facebook page : )

Stay cool

(everyone welcome to enter!)

I like to ride my bicycle, i like to ride my bike ...

It's national ride to work day and I decided to overcome my fear of being swooped by a magpie and ride to work. Man, I love my bike and know I should ride it more often. 

forever 21 dress | diva bangle | katies ballet flats | ray ban sunnies/glasses

I can't help but think I look a little plump in these photos. I was excited to find out I hadn't put on any weight after jumping on the scales after getting back from the US. It's a week later and perhaps it is catching up with me now?!
Stay tuned for a giveaway this afternoon - very exciting!