The only thing better than online shopping is app shopping! More and more companies are creating apps where you can purchase direct from the comfort of your phone – wherever you may be. Stuck in peak hour traffic, why not purchase a new pair of shoes from The Iconic. Waiting at the doctors, no reason why you can pick up that blazer from Asos you’ve had your eye on! I’m sure I’m not the only one trawling my fashion apps for new items to purchase when I have a spare moment – watching TV, on the train or waiting inline for a coffee of a morning!
I must concede that whilst my wish list is always bursting at the seams, my shopping cart is a place where only the top performing pieces reside until pay-day. Very few items actually make this pile. You see I love the thrill of picking out item upon item I would snap up in a moments notice if I had unlimited funds or a body like Jennifer Lawrence, but in reality only the most cultivated of pieces make my shopping cart.
To become a top performing piece, the item must meet a certain criteria:
Will it suit my body type
Does this colour work with my complexion
Will it work with at least 3 items already residing in my closet
Is it versatile (can it be work to work, out for cocktails and to Sunday brunch)
Can I return it, no questions asked
Do I keep coming back to the item
If it passes this test , then to check out it goes! Here is a sneak peek of my current top performing pieces, I wonder which ones will graduate to the check out this pay…
Sometimes the world feels like it’s against you, you are running late for work, you get a ladder in your stockings whilst getting out of your car in a rush, you bang your knee on your draws as you rush to turn your computer on then you spill your coffee all over your new cream silk blouse before your 10am meeting!
It’s easy to indulge in negative mood but if you stop and think about three things that make you smile, it makes life so much easier – for you and everyone around you!
Three things making me smile today are:
A bunch of my favourite spring blooms
Fish & chips at the beach after work
A walk with my adoring husband – nothing makes me smile more than when I’m with him!
And if your still not smiling after that, just remember smiling creates fewer wrinkles!
On Saturday I finally started crossing off activities from my Sydney Bucket List that I posted about here. Anthony and I woke up early Saturday morning and drove across the bridge to complete the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. It was approximately 14 km of steep stairs and narrow winding walkways that wrap around the shore line and boasted some spectacular scenery. I didn’t realise there were so many stairs, granted I didn’t bother to ask anyone, so my knee was feeling rather sorry for itself by the end of the walk. We managed complete the round trip in fairly good time and in one, slightly swollen, dehydrated and delirious piece.
Here are a few shots from the walk (including the obligatory breakfast shot):
The rest of the weekend was a bit of a right off and we spent it lounging around the apartment recovering from our adventure.
I have lived in Sydney all my life but I feel like there are so many activities that I take for granted here. With the warm spring weather upon us, I have decided to make my ultimate “Discover Sydney” bucket list of activities I want to complete, and not just say I am going to do it!
Here’s what made my Top 10:
Sculptures by the Sea
Picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens
Stand up paddle boarding
Berowra to Brooklyn bushwalk
Beach picnic at Patonga – apparently the best fish & chips around!
Glamping at Cockatoo Island
Discover some new secret small beaches around Sydney
Bondi to Bronte walk
The Three Sisters walk – ok so it’s a little outside Sydney but still a spectacular view
The Open Air Cinema at Sydney Harbour
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Spring is nearly here and the sneak peak Mother Nature has provided Sydney recently has really got me into the “Spring Cleaning” mood early this year. I love packing away all my bulky winter clothes and clearing space in my wardrobe for a fresh and vibrant Spring wardrobe. But Spring cleaning isn’t only about the clothes, I have also looked and cleaning my body after the many winter feasts it has endured over the colder months.
Lately I have been looking into clean eating and organic food more (yes Amolaya you are starting to rub off on me!) in an attempt to eradicate my frame of the horrid winter wobbles.
In addition, I have also been focussing on finally clearing out the clutter that is encasing my apartment. I have almost finished my spare room with the living room next on my list. With all these preparations, it’s no wonder my internet browsing history resembles a bookshop’s “How To” section!
The recipes on Eat Drink Paleo make mouth water, especially this slow cooked lamb shoulder
I have been getting my healthy on by reading up all things positive on the Lorna Jane website, Move Nourish Believe
Finding a way to add a little sparkle to my interiors thanks to this post on The Glitter Guide
Finding inspiration (and direction) to make my own artwork for around the home on Apartment Therapy
I keep finding myself lost in all the pretty pictures on Samantha Wills blog
Sydney has had a cold snap this week and for once I’m glad for my procrastinating ways since I didn’t get around to packing my winter wardrobe away last weekend as I had planned.
I discovered this dress hanging in the back of my wardrobe this morning which I had purchased at the beginning of the year but I have never worn. It’s perfect for work and perfect for today’s weather.
I love the monochromatic trend at the moment, it’s so chic, classic yet always feels modern no matter the era. It’s also a trend that is easy to achieve whilst still staying professional for the corporate environment I work in.
Headband: Diva; Sunglasses: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Tiffany & Co; Jacket: Review; Dress: Forever 21; Belt: Sportsgirl; Shoes: Nine West