Oh hello there, it's been 7 months since I've last written a blog post. Oops! A few days after my last update, I found out that I was going under for a spinal surgery. I’ve had metal rods in my spine for the past 3 years and it was finally time they came out! Receiving that phone call from the hospital was one of the happiest moment of my life so far. I also took on a new job about 3 weeks post-op. Balancing 3 (or 2.5) different jobs while also trying to have some sort of a social life on top of that has been a challenge. I have officially become a granny going to bed by 10pm and getting up by 7am most days. Ha!
Now that things have finally settled into more of a routine, I can sit down and rave about a few new bits and bobs in my life. Here we go...
This Frank Body Body Cream is an absolute dream of a cream! I have really dry skin on my shins (just my shins for some reason) and this is the first product that has ever made a visible difference from the first use. I’ve tried other products from the Frank Body range (and really loved it) so I decided to pick this up to give it a go. It smells like frosting, caramel and cake - not coffee, surprisingly - but YUUUMMMM. The main ingredients are Coffee Seed Extract, Pomegranate, Green Tea and Shea & Cocoa Butters. It is also all natural, vegan & cruelty free. All the good stuff you want in your products right?
I was in Zara the other day looking for a suit jacket and shorts co-ord (still no luck) and came across this VVV cute piece. I'm not very good with my fashion terms so I'm going to chuck in words like 'vintage,' 'retro,' and 'boxy' to describe this top. Ha! I love the subtle pattern on the fabric, I love the big frilly sleeves, I love the neckline and I also love that it's cropped! I love everything about this basically. You can make a statement with these rad sleeves and the endless possibilities when it comes to accessories. It really is a dream to style!
Oh how I adore you, gorman! But you are way, WAY out of my budget as a freelancer/babysitter/graphic designer. Thankfully, you do have a wide variety of socks that I can actually afford. I’m not usually one for statement socks so I thought I'd start with something that isn't too crazy. I paired these with my black Converse Hi-Tops and you could just see the embroidery popping out the top. I absolutely loved the look and I can't wait to go back for more. Glittery socks here I come!
I have extremely sensitive ears so I have never been one to go for earrings (or any jewellery to be honest). But I am loving the comeback of statement earrings and decided it was time I jumped on the bandwagon. A simple jeans and t-shirt combo would no longer be basic with these fun earrings! There are so many more options in the shops but these are just the ones I picked up. The tassel earrings are from a local small business Made by Pearl and the pom pom earrings are from Sportsgirl.
I have a slight obsession with indoor plants at the moment. It's one of those things that I've always wanted but never acted on it. After I bought my first plant however, I couldn't stop... Oops! I now have a Devil’s Ivy, Fiddle-Leaf Fig, Monstera, some ferns and a small succulent. They are all still going pretty strong, so fingers crossed I don't kill any of them. Little Leaf Co is a cute little space tucked away in Booragoon and it’s very quickly becoming one of my favourite places to visit. I also have a new watercolour cactus print in my living room by the amazing Claire Tincey! She does some really fantastic watercolour art so if you’re in the market for any, please do check out her work!