Sunday, August 5, 2012

Never thought I would be a reader

So one thing I achieved this weekend was finishing my third book for the year.
Now this might not sound like much of an achievement but I have never been a book reader, but always wanted to be. My goal now is to read one book a month.

When I was in America last year I bought my Kindle and started to read Cesar's Way The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems (I love the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan and have always been obsessed with dogs and animals in general).  This book took me a few months to read as I was quite busy with my new job that I was lucky enough to get very soon after returning from America. Once I had finished this book it felt really good and I immediately started looking for the next book to read. I have read books such as the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series before but I wanted to read something more enriching, something I could learn from.

I looked up many reading lists and stumbled across one with Siddhartha as number one book to read. Even though it wasn't a biography I felt the story could perhaps teach me something.  Siddhartha is an Indian story about a boys journey who is searching for peace within. I found it very interesting as I didn't know where it would lead to next and could relate as I feel like I am on my own journey trying to find the right balance in life. I found it interesting that in a magazine Mirander Kerr listed this book as one of her favourites. She also listed the Autobiography of a Yogi which I have put on the list of books I want to read and have just started tonight! I just finished Kris Jenner's new book, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian. I really enjoyed this book as I watch their shows and admire their family work ethic and found it really interesting to find out about Kris's life before their show.

I have a few more books I have noted that I would like to read:
Mirander Kerr also recommended Catcher In The Rye by Jeff Marsden

Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life by Maxwell Maltz 

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Not sure about the last two "self help" books but I like the idea of them and saw them recommended somewhere so their is no harm in trying!

Even though I did finish something this weekend I still feel like I haven't achieved anything.. 
I spend a lot of time surfing the internet and reading up on things I am interested in but don't feel like it gets me anywhere, I never take the next step of actually doing it. I think this week I will try and make a list of a few things I want to accomplish next weekend and this way I may feel like I have done something productive. Actually I guess I have started this blog again and have planned to use my time more wisely so that is the first step.. maybe I have achieved more than I thought!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Welcome Back

It has been two years since I have been on this "blog" and wow so many things have happened in my life since then.

I have finished my degree in commerce marketing and management, travelled the world, moved house, lost and gained people in my life, started my first full time job and have matured a lot. One thing that is the same that I am happy to say, I am still with my boyfriend :).

I have arrived back at this blog as I would like to have somewhere to record the hobbies and ideas I have. The problem I have is that I have so many ideas of hobbies I would like to explore but never actually get around to starting or finishing something. My goal is to update this blog every weekend with progress of my ideas, hobbies and dreams. Perhaps this way I can look back at what I have accomplished and feel I have been productive with my free time!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Roxanne Grace Jean Long Dress

I still can not forget these three looks from shop bop a few months back. I had never heard of the designer Roxanne Grace before but I love this maxi! It sold out before I had even finished looking through the different looks. Maybe after exams I will find it on eBay or another online store! I just really like how it can be casual but elegant at the same time - I must find something similar!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Miss Miss Shop

Here are some photos that my boyfriend took of me for the style competition I have decided to enter. It is the Myer Miss Miss Shop Competition. Taking photos is harder than it looks, I was feeling pretty awkward at first but relaxed a bit more once I got going which was a relief!

I thought I might as well give it a go as you have to be in it to win it! The prizes are pretty amazing too. If my style receives the most votes I will be crowned Miss Miss Shop and will win:
  • $25,000 to spend at Myer
  • 2 VIP Tickets to the first ever Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival Myer Miss Shop Show
  • Flip Mino II HD camcorder valued at $299
  • And get to be a Shop Til You Drop fashion assistant for a day
I am allowed to upload 5 photos to portray my style so far I have chosen the last shot. I am wearing a Wayne Cooper dress I bought from Myer for my 18th birthday party, Mimco necklace and Top End shoes.
Please vote for me so I have a better chance in winning the prize! -

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I only recently came across this website, I wish I knew about it sooner as it is amazing!!
They have a great collection of designers and the website is so easy to sort through and find exactly what you are looking for. I have posted a few of my favourite pieces from the site.

They also send out a great newsletter if you would like to sign up to click below!

Brands: Joe's Jeans, Dolce Vita, Twenty8Twelve, Loeffler Randall, Karen Walker, Rebecca Taylor, Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Herve Leger, Marc Jacobs,Genetic Demin, Leyendecker and Pelle Moda

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Camilla and Marc

The new Camilla and Marc stock has been arriving at my work and I am loving it! It is now sold exclusively at David Jones in Australia.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


It is me and my boyfriends 4 years soon and I had no idea what to get him! He has everything he needs/wants so I had no clue what I should get him as a little gift. I know he is obsessed with xbox and likes cuff links so all I did was type xbox cuff links into google and I found these!

They are perfect I knew he would like them straight away. I clicked the link and it lead me to a site called i had never heard of it! But it is amazing so many nice hand made pieces that you can buy. These xbox cuff links are from one user called TheClayCollection. All of her stuff is really good I can see myself buying some more of her pieces for future presents!