At some point during that “getting to know someone new” conversation, I end up repeatedly professing my love for veggies like a drunk person. Sure it makes me sound a little crazy but each time and with very little baiting, you can hear me say “I don’t trust fruit, but I love veggies cos you know what they taste like just by looking at them“. Since it’s always fun making new friends, perhaps I should get into Gorman’s latest collection and just let my outfits do all the talking.
Strut around in the winter harvest dress and someone is sure to say “man that girl likes her greens!”. The team corn jumper may confuse since I think corn is essentially delicious candy posing as a vegetable. The winter harvest puffer screams “those beets are surly keeping her warm” while the little chilli mini says “she likes it hot“……ok maybe it just explains my need to keep a Costco sized tobasco sauce in my kitchen.
Add a little quilting, fringe, gold and some kick ass print and you have yourself a playful collection waiting to be gobbled up. Gorman has been hitting major home runs lately and everyone has been sitting up and taking notice so don’t wait for those sales. Get you night vision dose of carrot without turning orange and make everyone else green with envy. Lastly, make more new friends.
My birthday is coming up and I’ve decided to avoid the whole “you could have told me that earlier!” scenario by putting up a wishlist. Now I’m at the stuff accumulated stage in my life where I would prefer a hug or a call or even a little cupcake over a token random gift. Lets face it, kidlet is getting to that stage where putting everything in his mouth is really fun so the last thing I need is more stuff to hide, that I won’t be able to see for the next several years. Also, it’s been able 4 years since I’ve had a proper birthday thing so lets do this right. Here’s lucky 13 things I would buy myself if I had a disposable income, greater impulse and no self control.
Stolen girlfriends club grid lock crop top in black $96.00 NZD | Sporty, cute and great for the weather we’re having
T2 Tea Lavender Lullaby $22 | A girls got to get as much sleep as she possibly can and I’m running out of tea which is not good at all.
A smart phone upgrade or some sort. | Noone gets my phone lifeline to the world and quite frankly I’m sick of nothing being compatible with it, including it’s own upgrade
Wacom pen & tablet $149 | I’m a gadget nerd and I’m enjoying getting back in touch with my creative side. Need I say more?
Stolen girlfriends club forgiveness pineapple dress $195 NZD | How cute is this print? I’ll easily settle for the tee or anything else with this pineapple emblazoned on it
HerPony daisy bralet L $35 | White, lacy, cute…how did stupid crazy love put it? “the perfect combination of sexy and cute“
La Renaissance Mousse Picasso cake Sz Small $34 | Because whats a birthday without cake, delicious delicious chocolate cake! I love home made and chocolate. Something you can put a candle in without garnering weird stares is a must!
A new laptop | If it has internet and the capacity to operate my editing software, I’ll be happy. My current state of invisible laptop is making things very challenging indeed
Gorman winter harvest dress $269 AUD | The puffy jacket is awesome too. Being one of the few people who look lustfully at the Asian greens at yum cha, it’s perfect match to my “I love vegetables” mantra
Grown Alchemist regenerating night cream $84.95 | With all the mid sleep mummy runs to the crib, it’s about time I started giving my skin a fighting chance again and Grown Alchemist seems like the perfect place to start.
Spurr Hetty OTK boots sz 9 from The Iconic $59.95 | A bargain and I think it might be the go to shoe of my winter dreams. Sportsgirl have an affordable option too
Mimco MIM wallet in blush $149 | Feminine blush tones, card space and zip up coin section is definitely giving my old and withering wallet and run for it’s money (there’s a pun there somewhere)
Valentine’s Day has never been a big thing for me, namely because I’ve spent so many of them side-eyeing all the loved-up couples in my near-perpetual state of singledom. Luckily this year, my Valentine’s Day turned out to be not too shabby, all thanks to Neiman Marcus and an invite to a wonderful breakfast at the Park Hyatt in Sydney.
The drizzly weather did nothing to dampen the spirit of the morning, with card crafting and a cupcake decorating station amongst the delicious sweet and savoury pastries and fresh fruit cocktails.
I was faced with the dilemma of who to make the card for as I was scoffing down one of my decorated creations (before realising that we could put our cupcakes in a cute little box to take home/gift to a loved one – then I had the dilemma of who I should gift my cupcakes to).
I don’t think I’m terribly good at cupcake decorating nor papercraft/scrapbooking. The card making was a real head-scratcher for me!
By the time I had arrived at the breakfast, I had sweated off all my makeup thanks to the ridiculous amount of humidity and my hurried walk from Circular Quay station. I decided to bring a bit of street amongst all the beautiful dresses at the table (i.e., clearly I did not think this outfit through!). I’m wearing a Romance Was Born dress, Arthur Galan AG pants, and Saint Laurent sneakers. Photo credit to Patrick Stevenson of Hobo.
Neiman Marcus kindly gave us a little something to take home – a cute little Michael Kors bracelet! At the end of it all, I decided to make the card for myself along with a little inspirational message and I gave my lovingly-decorated cupcakes to the other single ladies in my office. Neiman Marcus have an Australia website so you can now shop your own bracelet, and so much more today.