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

Click to shop the look, below: 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… 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 »

shein blazer

Shop the look: Just as we were about to leave for the day, my husband looked at me and said, “You look too expensive to be standing next to me! Should I change?” As he was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I laughed and told him he looked great…and we went about our day. But that made me think about this outfit a little harder. If you took the accessories out of the equation, this outfit cost just under $70…. Read more »

zaful maxi skirt

Something I am not used to dealing with on a regular basis is wind gusts that just about knock me on my rear end when I leave a building. I am here to tell you about 75 percent of my days in Sydney have been WINDY. Sure, we would get windy days in Wisconsin, don’t get me wrong, but they were in the minority (we had other weather issues of the freezing variety to deal with instead). So, needless to… Read more »

Fashion Weekend Sydney Outfit

Shop the look: My debate for what to wear for Fashion Weekend Sydney was not nearly as intense as my debate for what to wear for NYFW. This was a nice, laid back, fun, shopping event…that I would also get to be sitting for a good portion of...thanks to the runway shows & champagne lounge area. (Click here if you missed my last post on the event.) So, I could actually wear heels and not fret…and it was a good… Read more »

WE ARE KINDRED

My first Fashion Weekend Sydney is in the books! It’s an event filled with runway shows, designer sample sales, the latest makeup/hair trends and champagne. It’s pretty hard not to have a good time! Fashion Weekend Sydney is different than Sydney’s Fashion Week, though. Fashion Weekend is a fun shopping event that has runway shows…but the runway shows include ready-to-wear pieces…so, if you saw a dress you liked on the runway, you can walk out to the sales floor and… Read more »

MODCLOTH DRESS - KATE SPADE BAG

Shop the look: This past week has been interesting…to say the least. And more than enough random things have been getting mixed up or broken. You know the washing machine incident from my last post…and now my trusty cream colored, leather purse, I’ve had for ages, finally broke (to name a couple of this week’s random mishaps). One of the straps disconnected itself…and went to purse heaven. I had been hoping it would make it until Christmas because my Christmas/birthday… Read more »

pleated skirt outfit remix

I had a sneaking suspicion that this skirt was going to be versatile when I bought it years ago…but I didn’t expect to get quite this much use out of it! I knew that it’s been on the blog a lot, but I didn’t realize I was already up to 7 times! This was one good investment piece (and the stretchy waistband is super comfy). However, it’s never been the center of an outfit post. It’s always been more of… Read more »

grey trench coat

Shop the look: Right now, I have boots, trench coats and scarves on my mind. However, it’s spring here! So, I am really struggling at the moment, haha. It feels so strange to be going through the motions of spring again! But I was able to compromise with myself. I needed a new lightweight coat, as I hadn’t really packed much for coats or jackets, other than a jean jacket. In Wisconsin, it felt like I always went from short… Read more »