team instinct outfit

Shop the look:   I know what you’re probably thinking…”Come on! Wasn’t the Pokémon Go craze going on months ago? Why are you bringing it up again?” And that, my friends, is because this weekend Niantic released the “Gen 2” Pokémon. So, there’s a whole bunch of adorable new Pokémon to catch! And Pokémon fans are quite excited! I never really stopped playing the game. My husband and I both enjoy it. But, recently, we weren’t playing as much as… Read more »

polka dot dress and white petticoat

Shop the look: Guys! I did it! I finally invested in some petticoats…and I am in love. Why didn’t I try these babies sooner? They’re so fun! Around 7 months ago I did a post with this dress and wondered if it wouldn’t benefit from a petticoat. Some folks let me know petticoats weren’t for them (and that’s cool too, they are an acquired taste!), and some responded by shouting, “Yes! Just get the petticoat!” It clearly took me a… Read more »

red floral dress

Shop the look: You must think I’m crazy for featuring a red dress on here so shortly after my red coat fiasco. Haha. But don’t worry, this dress didn’t bleed on anything, and I had actually taken these photos nearly a month ago…but just hadn’t had a chance to share them! That’s why my purse is also in these photos. As of right now, it’s still at the cleaners. Apparently, they have a lot of handbags to try and clean… Read more »

bondi dragonfly mural

Shop the look:   Guilty as a charged, folks! I know it’s been less than a month since you last saw this skirt…and I do try to do a slightly better job of not being a repeat offender when it comes to my outfit posts. Not to say that I don’t feature the same clothing items on here again and again. I just generally try to space out statement pieces a few months at a time. However, I couldn’t stop… Read more »

red coat

I have never been so mad about an online order in my life, until now. It might have been a better idea for me to sleep on this post before I published it…but I think getting my emotions out on here, regarding this situation, will be beneficial. The evil online purchase in question is the red coat pictured above. It looked great on Makemechic’s website, and it even looks pretty good in person. It’s quite soft and comfortable. I had… Read more »

shein metallic skirt

Shop the look: Look at me go! I am on a roll with these trends! Haha. Although, again, I’m a bit behind with this one. Metallic skirts were all the rage for the holidays, and while this is a trend that does appear to still be going strong…I do see why they were so popular around the holidays. I mean, sparkly and shimmery is perfect for that time of year! But it can still work for the rest of the… Read more »

blanket scarf and modcloth dress

Shop the post: Alright, so I am a bit late to this trend…I think about two years late, actually. Are blanket scarves even trendy anymore? Probably not. Haha. But I’ve always been hesitant to invest in anything trendy and am usually the last blogger to jump on board. But this is one trend I was really missing out on! (And will continue to wear whether it’s “cool” or not!) While I was home for the holidays in Wisconsin, my mom… Read more »

eshakti butterfly midi dress

The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly. ~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun For reasons I can’t exactly articulate, I really like that quote. And while flowers and butterflies are both equally unique & beautiful in real life, I also think they are equally as fun as prints. However, I’m always drawn to florals when selecting a dress. I think this is because finding butterfly print clothing just isn’t as common. It can be a rather unique find…. Read more »

Lilee Yamanato dress

My venture into form-fitting dresses & tight, leather jackets was a fun little run…but, it’s nice to get back to a very “me” type of outfit. I love to experiment with different looks and push the boundaries, but I also have days where I just don’t want to think about it too hard. And on such a day, I grab a cute fit and flare dress, a cardigan, sunnies & a pair of wedges (or flats). This particular dress is… Read more »

Wilsons Leather Jacket

Shop the look: I know, the first thing that comes to mind for most people when getting dressed for a special occasion, like a wedding anniversary, is NOT a quirky Star Wars shirt, red leather jacket and a super fun Betsey Johnson camera purse. But, I’m not most people. Haha. My husband and I celebrated our 4th year of marriage on January 4th (last week). And, we originally didn’t have any big plans for it. However, we tried a couple… Read more »

modcloth striped skirt

Shop the look: Look! There’s snow! And I’m wearing an honest-to-goodness winter outfit – the first one in many moons! Haha. Don’t worry this isn’t Sydney. This was actually my Christmas Eve outfit for when I was back home by my family. I passed up the traditional red and green outfit for a couple of reasons this year. First being I really wanted to wear this outfit but it’s been too warm in Sydney, haha. The top and the skirt… Read more »

chic me cape

Shop the look: Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a great time ringing in the New Year! I was in Sydney for all the craziness this year – I’ll be putting together a post on Wednesday about what that was like. But for now, I’m going to talk about this here outfit! It’s no secret that I love capes and all things flowy. I mean, I REALLY love capes. So, I couldn’t resist ordering this cape from Chic Me. Capes… Read more »

Lilee yamanato dress

I bring it up pretty frequently that I’m not a fan of wearing tight dresses…and generally stay away from low cut tops as well. It’s not that I have any issues whatsoever with that type of clothing…I think it’s just because I haven’t quite found the right dress to feel comfortable in. I have had a rather hard time articulating why I haven’t felt totally comfortable in some of the bodycon dresses that I’ve sported on the blog…however, I really… Read more »

Makemechic wrap dress

Shop the look: It is starting to feel more and more like summer here in Sydney! This outfit was worn last weekend on a balmy Sunday afternoon…even the water was warm as it splashed my toes. But now, I’m currently in Wisconsin, where it’s well below freezing and very snowy! To say that I am cold would be an understatement, haha. I have definitely turned into “a baby” about the cold weather. (How did I ever do outfit posts in… Read more »

shein floral maxi skirt

Shop the look: I think I am officially at the age where it’s becoming acceptable to forget how old I am. Not that I’m implying I’m super old…I just kind of feel after the age of 21 (for us folks in the United States at least), age is just a number and doesn’t really matter all that much anymore. I honestly had to think about it for a moment when everyone asked how old I was turning this year, haha…. Read more »

Chic me tunic

Shop the look: Tunics, stretchy skinny jeans (with an elastic waistband, of course) & heels, this has been my outfit of choice on the days that are cool enough to get away with it. It’s just so comfy yet stylish! And honestly, it feels so odd to wear sundresses this close to Christmas, haha. I need to change it up now and again. I really love this tunic from Chic Me. It’s comfy, breathes well and is super affordable. Oh,… Read more »

passion lilie dress

Yippee! I found a fit and flare dress that is just long enough for me to be able to wear it in the breezy weather here. I still wore a pair of running shorts under this dress, just in case, but the cut and length kept it from flying up in the wind. It’s weird, how I never would’ve thought about getting a dress based on its ability to not embarrass me in the wind…until I arrived in Sydney. Not… Read more »

Vipme dress

Shop the look: Woah, is that some knee showing in this post? Craziness! I’ve hardly worn anything that showed a little leg since I came to Sydney (thanks to its windy conditions). It’s also been awhile since I’ve worn a dress that is this fitted. However, this dress being fitted is the reason I can get away with wearing something a little shorter in the breezy weather here…I won’t have to worry about this dress flying up over my head… Read more »

STYLWE TUNIC

I hope everyone back in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We were rather lazy about our Thanksgiving here. My husband and I ended up getting risotto and wine with our friends and watching the fireworks on Darling Harbour…I really didn’t have any desire to make a turkey for two people. (And honestly, I didn’t even see turkey as an option in my favorite grocery store – an even better excuse! Haha.) The weather in Sydney was nowhere near as… Read more »

Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of year! Where everything is on sale and stores are packed to the gills and lines are miles long. But, fortunately, we live in the age of the Internet! And all the lovely deals you can get in store are also available online! I’ve done all of my Christmas shopping online the past few years, and I am doing the same this year (plus, I want to get a couple things for myself, haha)…. Read more »

map skirt modcloth

Shop the look: These are the only photos from my trip to the Australian Outback where you won’t see me sweating profusely in crummy, old workout clothes. Haha. Most of my time in Uluru was spent being active, but for this night, I had a special candlelit dinner in the desert to go to (there’ll be a separate post on that), and wearing my map skirt, once again, felt like the perfect occasion. (I love wearing this skirt when I’m… Read more »

SHOP SPLASH

“He’s making a list, and checking it twice…gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town!” And hopefully, I’m on the nice list, because I went a little overboard with my wishlist here. Haha. I seriously can’t believe Christmas is just over a month away…especially since it just keeps getting hotter and hotter here! But when Shop Splash reached out to me about putting together a wishlist, I knew I wanted to start thinking about what… Read more »

Shein Maxi dress

Shop the look: The first day I wore this dress, my husband loved it. Not only did he think it looked cool, but he also couldn’t stop laughing because I had a woman sneakily trying to photograph this dress while we were walking to dinner. She was pretty sneaky, as I didn’t notice until my husband pointed it out. I should’ve turned around and just told her where it was from. Alas, introversion got the best of me, though. (I… Read more »

Stylewe skirt

Shop the look: My oh my, it is nice to take a little break from having the city as my backdrop! Look, there are trees and grass in this post! Haha. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy living in all the hustle and bustle and excitement of the city, but when it comes to taking photos for the blog – I much prefer being in a quite wooded area by myself. I get incredibly anxious posing and twirling around… Read more »

Makemechic sleeveless trench coat

Shop the look: Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating this weekend/has a wonderful time celebrating today. As you may have noticed, I didn’t get a costume this year. Halloween is really not a big deal here in Sydney. So, I decided to save my pennies for another day. Our Halloween celebrations this year included getting a couple drinks and tacos with friends this weekend and also stuffing our faces with some yummy treats for Diwali. (Thanks… Read more »

JORD watches outfit

Shop the look: There are so many pieces in this outfit that I’m excited about I hardly know where to start! And you can even win my favorite part of the outfit! I think I’ll save that part for last, though. This outfit started with going on a ModCloth binge and ordering enough to get my free international shipping, haha. I finally invested in an Ooh La La Lady top and LOVE it. Bonus for it fitting perfectly with my… Read more »

ATM COLLECTION

Wishlist posts are something I love and hate putting together all at once. They are incredibly fun and exciting to make…but they also get my brain into fantasy shopping mode, which can be a bit dangerous. Taking a look back at my previous wishlist posts…I’ve actually ended up acquiring more from them than was probably necessary. Whoops! However, when ATM Collection reached out to me about this wishlist post, I thought this would be more of a therapeutic exercise. This… Read more »