The reality of a blogger: Behind the scenes of an Instagram photo

I love looking through Instagram feeds and being inspired by all these clever, stylish people with amazing, professional looking images. I dream of a life like that. It looks so easy and photogenic. BUT...then I think about everything that goes on behind my scenes and I have to assume plenty goes on behind these other stunning feeds too. Behind the scenes of an … [Read More...]


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How to create Beachy waves in 5 minutes

I have been watching my hairdresser create waves in my hair for years. I have tried many, many times to recreate them but always managed to create a half straight, … [Read More...]


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This is a shallow post. Back away now if you're less shallow than me. This could be hard, because sometimes I'm pretty shallow. I'm 41 years old. I'm pretty happy … [Read More...]

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Behind the Scenes: How I take an outfit photo

One of the questions I get asked almost daily is about how I take an outfit photo. When I started blogging, I would snap the photo in the mirror. This was fine, but I realised I already had the equipment and minions to take it to the next level. Behind the … [Read More...]


Daily Style: Navy and navy with blue

It's the last day of school. Which means it's my last kid-less morning in 8 weeks and I'm sitting in front of my computer. So dumb!! So I am getting up, closing my computer, grabbing a friend and getting a pedicure. Everyone needs cute toes for Summer … [Read More...]

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Daily Style: Kimono tops

I've spoken before about my love of Kimono tops and now I'm doing it again. If you hunt down the right ones, there are so many ways to wear them and in all different seasons. Today I'm wearing a Wrangler Jessa Kimono Vintage White that I picked up at the … [Read More...]


Daily Style: Stripes and Flowers

I love pretty embroidery. So, I couldn't resist this pretty Folk blouse when I saw it on sale at Bohemian Traders. I knew it would look super cute with denim and tan but that was also a very predictable outfit for me. I am so bored with my predictability, and … [Read More...]


30 Plus Style and Beauty featuring Sandcastles and Papercrowns

Welcome to the 30 Plus Style and Beauty linkup. today we have the gorgeous Brisbanite, Lauren from Sandcastles and Papercrown featuring. 30 Plus Style & Beauty featuring Sandcastles and Papercrowns Hello Lovelies, my name is Lauren,. I am a new mummy and … [Read More...]


Daily Style: White Shirt and Ripped Denim

Simplicity. An oversized white shirt, ripped boyfriends and strappy nude heels. These are 3 items everyone should own. These 3 items will merge beautifully into any wardrobe, wear them together or wear them with anything else. Daily Style: White Shirt and … [Read More...]

5 Minute Makeup Tutorial

Beauty: 5 Minute Makeup Tutorial {Sponsored}

With the Christmas party season around, I find myself applying more makeup, more often. Today I am sharing my 5 minute makeup tutorial. I am a serious makeup lover, but I'm prone to a little laziness. After about 25 years of makeup wearing my laziness is … [Read More...]


Selfie Basics: Best angle for outfit photos

I always feel like I have to know the rules before I can break them. When it comes to outfit photos I have taken hundreds, no thousands of unflattering photos and I will take a million more. But one of the lesson I have learnt is the best angle for outfit … [Read More...]


Daily Style: Chambray Pants

I do wear jeans a lot and I mean A LOT! It's great in Winter, even Autumn and Spring but it's just not doable in a Queensland Summer.  So, I have been looking for a pair of light, chambray pants. There are many version out there, but I found the right ones for … [Read More...]


30 Plus Style and Beauty featuring Sonia Styling

I'm so happy to have my good friend and very recent member to the 30 plus style and beauty club feature today. Sonia from Sonia Styling is gorgeous, stylish and ray of sunshine! I LOVE this girl. 30 Plus Style and Beauty featuring Sonia Styling  How would … [Read More...]


The Journey of the Printed Pants

If you don't have a great pair of printed pants in your wardrobe ... then were have you been *slap*, wake up! These are such a great, multi purpose piece that you are doing yourself a disservice if you aren't onboard this trend. In fact, to show how great … [Read More...]