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My dream Christmas Wishlist!


I can’t believe it’s December and that Christmas is just around the corner! Where has the year gone!? Just thought i’d share my Christmas wishlist with everyone! It seems I have some expensive taste!

 Vintage 7 Speed Ladies Bike from Reid Cycles – $279 | I am loving Melbourne, but seeing as I don’t drive, I’d love to get a bike. I live close to shops, and it’s walkable, but I honestly miss bike riding! I’d love to go on bike rides on the weekend with friends!

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia – $37 | I added this to my ASOS wishlist as soon as it came online. Then after seeing Brittany rocking this shade, I fell even more in love with it! I am LOVING lipstick lately and would love to add this to my collection.

Spacemaster 4 Door Robe from Super Amart – $599 | As I’ve mentioned, my wardrobe looks like this, and then the extra one ended up like this, so now I’m trying to find a solution to trying to find space for my clothes. This would pretty much be a dream come true!

The Neverland Jenny Dress and/or Neverland Jenny Skirt from PUG – $142 / $98 | Peter Pan means SO much to me, I could probably write a whole post about just how much, and as you probably know, fashion means a lot to me to. This dress & skirt = PERFECTION!

Instax Mini 8 Camera from Target – $88 | I’ve been wanting an Instax for aaaages, if you go through my old wishlists, you’ll probably see it many times! It’s something I don’t seem to buy for myself. I love the pink one!

Katja Rainbow Faux Fur Coat from Boohoo – Was $130 – Now $80 | I LOVE this coat, sure, it’s not for everyone, but I’ve always been a bit of an individual! It reminds me of Sully from Monsters Inc & I think it would be great for Melbournes winters!

GotG Groot &/or Dancing Groot Pop Vinyl from Pop Cultcha – $15.99each | I think this is pretty self explanitory. I mean, Groot is just awesome! (If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, do so!)

Pink Poppy Top from City Chic – Was  $69.95 – Now $40 | I’ve loved the colour and print of this City Chic top since it went online, so pretty!

Or pretty much anything from my numerous wishlists! Style. House. Black Milk. Erstwilder. Etsy.

What is top of your Christmas list?

Outfit – Radimals!


The print on this dress KILLS me! It’s so cute! When I watched one of the Black Milk videos and they sneak peaked this pattern, I crossed my fingers they’d be in leggings. I was a bit bummed when it was released in a play dress, as I’d never bought one and didn’t think it would suit me. I decided to buy it, and if it didn’t look okay, I’d send it back.


It’s still here! I actually don’t think it looks too bad on! I thought the fitted nylon would show all my lumps and bumps, and while you can see some slight underwear lines, it’s also pretty flattering! The playdress actually has a high neckline, but I, uh, well, I wear it back to front! It’s NOT supposed to be worn this way, as it’s cut to be longer at the back- shorter at the front, but I have a small butt, so find the extra length on the front helps with the extra material needed to cover my belly. It is still pretty short all round though!


The weather in Melbourne certainly is crazy! I took these photos a week ago, when the weather was nice and hitting low 30ºc. Then December came in, officially summer and it’s currently 16ºc! WHAT!? Meanwhile, back in Sydney it’s been 35ºc+! I am much more a fan of Winter, but I admit to missing those nice sunny days. Anyway, enough about the weather!


Pink holographic sandals! YES PLEASE! These are, of course, another sale score. It seems that lately, the only time I buy something new is if it’s on sale. I’ve become the ultimate bargain hunter!!


My favourite animal on the dress seems to depend on the day. A snake riding a bicycle (how does that even work!?), a kitty on a scooter, a bunnie on a skateboard! It is adorable overload! It may be a little weird, but I kind of want to give them all names! Haha!


Dress – Black Milk (Size XL) | Cardi – City Chic (Size L) | Shoes – Boohoo (Size 8) | No make up.


Which radimal is your fave!?

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Blogcademy friends & the power of sale dresses!


Just over a year ago, I flew to Melbourne (from my home in Sydney) to attend ‘The Blogcademy’. A 2 day workshop hosted my 3 influential bloggers that I had been following for years. Little did I know, that in the span of 12 months, I’d have picked up my life, MOVED to Melbourne, and have a bunch of amazing fellow bloggers to call friends.


Last week, with MJ visiting Melbourne (She lives in Adelaide) a few of us got together for some shopping, yummy food, and blog talk. I was the only one who didn’t wear ears, though my belt did have ears, so I wasn’t too left out. I don’t mean to sound conceited, but don’t we look fabulous! Even with my derpy laugh face. I think that just shows what a great time I was having.


N2! This place kind of blew my mind. They freeze the ice cream on the spot using liquid nitrogen! They change up their menu all the time & I feel that it may be a habit to duck in and try out all the different flavours. I’d stick to the sorbets, the ice creams look super rich and decadent though!


What am I wearing? Find out below. First up though, how amazing is the dress i’m wearing? It was love at first site but I couldn’t afford it with it’s original price tag. However, I snapped it up on sale & a discount code! I ALWAYS search for Fashion Coupons and deals before I buy something. Oh! And Brittany is wearing a City Chic dress that is currently on sale HERE.

DRESS – ASOS with Coupon| Cardi – Kmart | Stockings – Sonsee | Boots – Betts | Belt – ASOS


This is Millicent, the lovely lady who took the wonderful photos for this post. I do have a feeling she is a bit camera shy! She rocked a gorgeous cherry print dress, which, you guessed it, was a sale find!


The pink haired MJ rocked a mostly thrifted outfit, I’m your Present ring set, and an amazing custom necklace from Di Depux. Can you tell we all fell IN LOVE with the wallpaper at WallCandy Wallpaper!


We stopped for lunch at Naked for Satan. I’d been to the restaurant for dinner in the past, but they do $1 Pintxos doing the day, and OMG they were delicious. If you’re even on Brunswick St in Fitzroy, TRY THEM!


Mirror selfies with Britt & my plate of pintxos! My favourite was the anchovy one! I can’t remember what exactly was on it, but it was delicious!

More amazing wallpaper at WallCandy Wallpaper!

I’m so thankful for the blogcademy for introducing me to even more amazing babes. To have found friends who understand blog talk, why I always take pictures, how important our phones can be, and such similar visual Aesthetic. Thank you Britt, Millicent & MJ for such a brilliant day! Though extra special thanks to Millicent for providing most of these wonderful pictures!!

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