Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Aussie Curves: Stee-ripes!!

Another week has come around again and BANG, its time for stripes! YES! I thought this to my self because I have pics ready to roll from my last trip to the US. This is exciting for me because I get to share with you the love of my life thus far...New York City :)

This day: FOURTH OF JULY 2012.

The second 4th of July in a row I got to spend in NYC. Man, when I type it out loud I get butterflies of coolness in my tummy because I think of how lucky I am to be able to say that. We woke up at 4am on this day because this was also the day the final State of Origin game was being televised live in the US. We started  off at the Australian bar where we were greeted, as we jumped frantically out of our cab, by the bar owner shouting "UNLESS YOU HAVE A RESERVATION THERE'S NO ROOM!"

I just think "yep, cool...shoot me now if I have to miss out on the game!" That's when the universe cued the rain. There were other cool dudes with no reservations standing outside so my sister and Ruth grabbed some boxes on the curb to cover their heads with and I took up off  the street looking for any other bar or cafe that may be open with a tv that would let me change the channel! Being NYC I was suuuure something would be open, even at 6am but no. Sadly there was nothing, nothing but rain on my head. SAD LIFE. I make my way back to the "Australian" which was being so UN-Australian by not letting us in, haha, and started watching the game through the window. That's when the universe cued the smashed, dopey Aussie guy who reeked of alcohol and was being a racist, hater to the doorman for not letting him in. COOL.
Now I'm am seriously easy-going and fun. I don't mind when people are on a strange buzz and acting all crazy coz that's their thing but I don't tolerate any sort of racial prejudice. Its such an ugly human trait. So when he started talking to us I was  like "Uh-uh...back up!" Haha, that's when the bouncer started letting us poor peasants in one by one out of the rain...HALLELUJAH!!

The game was a KILLER. NSW lost again :'( but it was super surreal to see the final in New York...winning!

For the remainder of the day we headed off over the Brooklyn Bridge, found Grimaldi's Pizza ( a joint we were meant to find the first time we were in the states but missed out). Talk about YARRRRRRM!! :)  we then checked out the waterfront view around Gumbo before heading back to the hotel to get ready for the Annual African Arts festival in Brooklyn that our dear Trinny sista Gabby was performing at which is a WHOLE other post!

Long story that is still kinda long but I've cut so was  a buzzin' day!

What I wore:

I rocked on with blue on this day as I was waving my NSW flag hence my bandana, denim shirt and striped dress. The All-Stars have made and appearance once again because they are oh-so-comfy :) I accessorised with a pair of my fave clip-on earrings that you can really see, my tan sack bag and my have $8 glasses/shades that I love so much. I love the shape of the frames and wear them all-da-toiiiiiiime!! My go-to's!

OOTD: Denim shirt $2/Thrifted in Brooklyn, Striped Dress $12/Old Navy in Harlem, Tan Rusty bag $20/Aquatique Surf store, All-Star Converse chucks $25 on sale.

Fresh, delicious pizza and then some fro-yo, YUSSS! 

I hope you awe well wherever you are.

Peace xx

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Aussie Curves: My tribal...

Aloha Aussie Curves ladies!! Tribal week is here which is super cool because I love the tribal theme. For me it combines bold colour, pattern and vibrance, three of my favourite things! :) There has been a huge re-surge in the tribal look especially with the explosion of statement neck pieces and I can't wait to see how you have all interpreted the tribal look in your own unique ways.

 I'm a big believer in feeling good = looking good and sometimes this boils down to pure comfort for me hence my casual gears in these pics.

My sister and I headed out to check out the riverside near our house because it was a such nice day and there was a steam boat festival going on and  this was my OOTD.

This tribal print turtle-neck sweater is one of my FAVE pieces in my wardrobe at the moment! I love it because it's so bold and matches my personality so well :) Keeping it casual and wanting my sweater to take the lead in this outfit I teamed it with my basic oversized cotton tee and my DIY cut-off denim shorts!

If I haven't said it already, I think I am one of All-Stars biggest fans and will pair one of my many converse shoes with anything and everything and this was no exception!! I chucked on my yellow high-tops as we were running out the door and that was that!

I can't wait to check out what everyone else has come up with & I hope you all had stacks of fun getting your tribal on!!

Tribal theme turtle-neck sweater- $2 Vinnies/ Oversized, black, cotton tee- $5 Kmart

 DIY cut off denim shorts- Target years ago/ Yellow high-top Converse All-Stars $40 on sale.

Peace & Love until next time xx

Friday, September 14, 2012

Aussie Curves Challenge: Sparkle...

Hello lovely ladies who may happen to pop in! :) This is my very first (and very late lol.) post in the Aussie Curves challenge and I'm excited to finally be taking part!!

My sister joined in on the challenge a few weeks ago and kept telling me all about it so here I am!! And what a week to start...Sparkle! LOL. To be honest this had me so stumped. While I love to give anything a go and I love bold, colour and prints, sparkle has not been my forte for quite a while. I think this is due to the fact that I would pack my eyelids with glitter during my "OHMYGAWWWSH GLITTER IS SO COOOOL" phase back in year 6! Haha, but it is a challenge right? So after a while of brainstorming ideas with sister and not coming up with much and thinking about just skipping this week and waiting for next week I thought I'd just try my luck looking for something at our local op-shops!

So on Tuesday afternoon my niece and I walked into my favourite op-shop in Mildura and right in the doorway was a one dollar rack. Looking through it, totally not thinking I would find anything that I could work with I see this black, sequinned boob tube! I do the stretch test to see if it may fit as the lady in the store saw it's tag fall off. She offers to re-tag her and I tell her not to worry because I'm going to take it. She politely looks puzzled and asks "oh, is it stretch dear?" and I say yep and take it to the counter. Get it home and try to put it on and...coooooool, it so doesn't fit. YAY lol. -_-. But, that didn't stop me. So keeping to our ways, we altered it to make it fit :) . To do this we simply cut it down the back and used one of the stretch spaghetti straps to hold it on as a top and VOILA! I have this sparkle top that I LOVE and for only $1! I now have the Aussie Curves challenge to thank for opening up the world of sparkle for me once again!

As a pure coincidence my whole outfit is thrifted besides my shoes :) I looooooove a bargain item that I know no-one else will be wearing!!

What I've got on:

Purple blazer- Salvo's $3/ Sequinned tube top- MS OpShop $1/ Sheer maxi skirt Vinnies $5

Wedges- online purchase from

Clip on earrings- MS Opshop $2

Hope this finds you lovely ladies well. I'm excited to see how everyone rocks the tribal look next week!

Love xx

Friday, September 7, 2012

OOTD: 90s Palette NYC.

So this was a SUPER hot day in Manhattan (which I totally looooove) and my sisters and I had decided that today would be a day for walking the streets, soaking our eyeballs in the amazing-ness of NYC, letting the wind blow us wherever it would like and enjoying all the excitement of an unplanned adventure. One of the gazillion things NYC is good for is random greatness :) So to prepare for this I simply needed to dress my body in consideration of the sweltering heat outside and wear comfy shoes (which I almost ALWAYS do anyway!)

This outfit was based around this SUPER cool cropped jacket that I love so so much. My sister found it while op-shopping in preparation for our USA trip. We wanted new pieces to wear while travelling and since we were saving every penny for the new trip, thriftiing was the smart, original, and only way to go. We looooove op-shopping not only for the low prices (YAY) but because you won't find anyone else walking around in the same outfit as you :) Sister was finding so many cool things as she had more time than me to shop, working casually at the time,  and this piece was one of them. She was  the best and gave it to me!

So because of my great love for it I just had to wear this jacket. Being so hot in NYC this Summer I teamed it with this simple large black cotton shirt, these DIY cut-off denim shorts and my fave canvas shoes of the moment. I must admit the jacket was just a tad tight around the arms but again because I just had to wear it I put my sister on arm duty and she pulled my sleeves down all day long at my request! LOL. (sister love, haha...needless to say she refused arm duty ever again!) 

What I wore:

 Cropped pastel patterned jacket $3, thrifted/ DIY denim shorts, Target/Large black cotton shirt $5, Kmart/ BeachComber canvas shoes $3, thrifted/ DIY yellow turban head wrap made out of an old yellow skirt I wore around Manhattan last year :) / Sunglasses $5, thrifted Salvos.

My fave nail polish of the trip Mojito Green :) $3 at our local chemist!

With Ruthie :) I swapped my shoe with my white All-Star because my foot hurt but I like mismatched things so it all worked out still, haha!

Highlight of the day:

Sitting in a cafe at the window eating my yum omelette and a truck pulls up at the traffic lights, the guy in the truck gets Ruth's attention and points to her then me Ruth responds with similar pointing and confused looks and by this time I'm looking. The guy bends over to his passenger seat (were not quite sure what the jeff he's doing) returns with a big piece of paper with "beautiful" written on it pointing to me!! LOL. so like this stuff NEVER happens in real least I thought until that moment. How flattered/embarrassed was I since I was too busy gobbling down my breakfast to notice him pointing in the first place but yeah that was a totes cool/funny/random moment that I would normally be a tad bit shame to share with everyone but this is the exception because I just need to share that stuff like that DOES happen in real life and not just in Taylor Swift film clips, haha  :)

Other than that we found the most uhhh-mazing Froyo truck that had frozen yogurt that made my taste buds all sing to the heavens in unison, strolled along for about four blocks with a crazy dude who kept singing his own made up song that consisted of several random, slurred words then a big "HEY" followed by more random words (by the 2nd block I was singing along too LOL.) , replenished our greatly cherished Vicky Secrets body mist sprays that we can't purchase in stores here in Australia and bought some super cool sunglasses...4 for $10!! :D

This day was the best, kinda like all my NYC days :)

Love xx