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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS


All I want for Christmas

Can anyone actually believe that Christmas is in FOUR DAYS?

When you’re a kid, you literally want everything for Christmas. All the things, ever created, everything, just give it to me.

As you get slightly older, you learn the valuable lesson about quality VS quantity, but yet you still want ALL OF THE THINGS.

Finally you get to the point in your life where you actually learn the value of money and you realise that most of the time presents are a massive waste of money, unless there’s something you genuinely want or need.

We become sensible grown up humans, asking for things like exercise gear to pre-empt the usual New Years resolutions, bath towels, sheet sets or Soda Streams. Gifts become less of a treat ad more of a necessity. Less of an “I want” and more of an “I need”. What happened to that little girl who asked Santa for a real live unicorn? Well screw it. This year I’m asking for a unicorn. A really big one. The best one money can buy.

… Either that or i’ll settle for anything Helmut Lang.


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SICK DAY


Sick day POLYVORE COLLAGE OVERSIZED JUMPER SHEEPSKIN UGG BOOTS UGG AUSTRALIA IPHONE 6


With a top temperature of 31 degrees in sunny Sydney, I packed my bag this morning with the usual warm Spring day necessities. You know, sunglasses, lip balm, water… Sudafed, Claritin, tissues and let’s not forget nasal decongestant spray.

Yeap, after a gloriously sunny warm weekend I developed more than just a slight tan. I woke up with the most horribly congested head ever known to mankind and while I would have loved being at home on the couch, I was instead at work, sniffling, coughing, getting cold chills and in general being patient zero.

Sick day attire if I was at home? My biggest jumper, my IPhone, a blanket and not much else but a whiny, disgruntled look on my face.

Nothing new really.

JUST BE COOL


Be Cool


 It’s finally here, the last day of Winter, well technically as I write this, it’s the last hour of Winter. And after a beautifully warm Winter day, my apartment is already slightly, uncomfortably warm. I’m officially terrified for the heatwave that is Summer to cook me to a very sweaty and uncomfortable crisp.

Until then, tomorrow marks phase one of trans seasonal dressing.

Without really knowing if the days are going to hot, cold or lukewarm, my clothing options are without a doubt going to become slightly confused over the next few weeks. I’m talking beanies with t-shirts and coats with sandals confused. This phase is mostly spent feeling too cold to take layers off, but too warm to have any extra on.

The timing of phase two really varies depending when we have that first really unseasonably warm day. The day that causes girls everywhere to think “I could be wearing shorts today.” What happens next? A false sense of security that fools you into pulling out their denim cut offs only to spend a few extremely uncomfortable days being unnecessarily cold.

The third and final phase? That glorious day when you pull on your bikini for the first time in 9 months, dip your toes into the crystal clear ocean, only to go running and screaming away from the freezing cold torture that is the ocean in spring.

By then, the sweaty, humidity of Summer will be welcomed with open arms.


Rag bone JEAN white t shirt / Helmut Lang leather pants / Christian Louboutin red pumps / Vivienne Westwood leather handbag / Casio watch / Bobble hat / Ray-Ban aviator


EBONY & IVORY


Monochrome


Three things that will always have a place in my wardrobe are a black cami, leather pants and a white blazer.

Why? Because as a threesome, they go together like Mac, cheese and more cheese and separately, they’re independent enough to make a statement while also managing to be the monochromatic glue that can bring together a variety of outfits.

Monochrome outfits are a no brainer and require exactly the amount of cognitive function that I’m willing to give on a Monday morning.

Ebony and Ivory, sit together in perfect harmony.


Topshop sleeveless shirt / Theory open front blazer / Camilla and Marc leather pants / Giuseppe Zanotti black sandals / Michael kors jewelry / Yves Saint Laurent bracelet / Maison Martin Margiela silver necklace / Blue Nile infinity jewelry / Thierry Lasry round sunglasses / Tom ford lipstick

JUST DO IT


Just Do It


Monday’s are usually the worst day of the week. Not only because it’s the first day of the work week, but usually because I’ve managed to eat the equivalent of a weeks worth, if not more, of food and calories in 2 days.

I’m not entirely sure what flicks the switch from relatively healthy eating to the eating habits of a teenage boy going through puberty, but it happens every Friday at around 5pm. Surely enough post dinner time I have eaten something either deep fried, cream laiden, smothered in all types of cheese imaginable, a type of fatty meat and/or as many carbs as I can think of. Trust me come Friday evening, I have consumed either 1, or sometimes all of the above. Top it off with a healthy helping of Ben & Jerrys, Fro-Yo or if I’m feeling fancy a Messina creation and there’s my Friday, Saturday and Sunday night literally on a giant plate.

Coming from someone who is what you could say, somewhat lactose challenged, it does not make for a great couple of days.

Suffice to say, come Monday, I want to run a hundred miles, bench press a hundred kilos, attend a pump class and finish off with a Yoga routine. And so comes today’s outfit inspo, because nothing makes you want to sweat it out like some shiny new gym gear and Nike’s trademark quote.

Just Do it.

*Opens a pack of peanut butter Oreos*


NIKE black shirt / NIKE activewear shorts / Nike sports bra / Watch / AIAIAI earbud headphone / Iphone case / CÉLINE celine sunglasses

SAINT LAURENT & SWEAT SHIRTS


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As someone who would live in track pants and hoodies all day if I could, the ‘sports chic’ trend has been a god send.

No longer is my old grey sweat shirt banished to be couch potato, gym or sick day attire. Throw on a pair of heels, som jewellery and old grey is free to proudly roam the streets, bars, pubs and work places.

Breathe in the fresh air old grey, the world is your fleecy oyster.


Alexander Wang long sleeve shirt / French Connection mini skirt / Yves Saint Laurent black sandals / Michael kors bracelet / Jacquie Aiche gold jewelry / Lana gold bracelet / Helene Berman beanie hat / Ray-Ban sunglasses / Butter London nail polish