Let’s do the weekend in style!

Let's do the weekend in style!

Oui pink tee
$37 – sportsgirl.com.au

Calf length skirt
$93 – sportsgirl.com.au

Witchery white wristlet purse
$37 – witchery.com.au

Witchery black jewelry
$46 – witchery.com.au

Witchery wayfare
$65 – witchery.com.au

Witchery genuine leather belt
$56 – witchery.com.au

Witchery
$56 – witchery.com.au

LAS stylefile: keeping it simple. with a pop of colour.

Melbourne without a doubt has been a little temperamental these last few days. We were fortunate enough to escape the freeze last week as we travelled to sunny Singapore for a week. But the last three days since we’ve been back? Let see. I’ve worn a singlet, a long sleep top, a parka,  a jacket, a pair of boots, and a pair of peep toes. All these in different combinations in three days! Confusion alright..!

This beautiful city has been such a mix bag of temperatures, but on the whole, it is clear that winter is fast approaching. With the foggy mornings, the sunny afternoons and the evening chill..it is that time of the year again.

Winter can be a tricky season to dress for. The tendency is to pull out the darker colours. My take on winter dressing? Keep it simple with a pop of colour! ( please excuse my obsession with colour!)

So, today, for a casual outing/meeting, I started with a basic black Camo Tee from Seed, available here, with a pair of skinny jeans from Dotti available here, and I kept warm with this beautiful Ponte Biker Target jacket, available here (comes in a few different colours too!). The beauty of the jacket is that it is lightweight, enough to keep warm as a layering piece, and comfy enough to be kept on while indoors. Great purchase I must say!

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To complete this outfit, I popped on a pair of earrings purchased from Zara in Singapore on my travels, which is available here, and wore a pair of beautiful deep red wedges I purchased at the Round She Goes Markets in Melbourne earlier this year, which was a steal! (definitely worth checking them out). And this bag? A quick pick up for $30.00 from Bardot two weeks ago! Woopa…nothing says winter like fur! Not seeing it online anymore, but you can find a similar one here.

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It was a bright, sunny, chilly kind of day! But I was warm, bright and comfy, enjoyed a quick meeting, and some time in the Melbourne sun.

What are some of your tricks for dressing this season? Do you like adding a pop of colour somewhere, somehow? And if so, how do you do it? 

That card that came in the mail..

Today was a good day. After a long day of attending some studies I came back to my hubby bringing in a lovely peach coloured envelope with my name on it. Excitement! I have not received a mail in my mail box in my name (apart from the telephone bill) that would excite me. So with a child in my arms, I reach for the envelope and ripped it open. A beautiful card awaits me. As I read through it, my heart was filled with great joy. It was a card from a beautiful friend back in Melbourne, one I would easily call a sister any day. A few beautiful excerpts from the card read:

‘Just wanted to tell you what an amazing friend you have been”

‘I’m very proud of you’

‘You’re the friend I could turn to whenever I needed someone to listen with an open mind and an open heart, You’re the one who 0stood by me through all the good times and, most importantly, through all the bad’

My eyes welled up with tears of love, tears of hope and tears of joy for her words were so encouraging and filled with hope and love. How beautiful it was to read through a handwritten card, where time and effort was put in by a loved one. Felt appreciated! It now sits on a display table at the entrance corridor of the house, a gentle reminder of a beautiful soul, human being and friend that exist in my life.

For a beautiful friend is a rare find, for this I am blessed…

When friends disappear..

shutterstock_152606219It has been a rather challenging year. We moved to a new place, leaving what was life for 10 years in Melbourne to the sunny Gold Coast. Yes it was lovely to have come to a nice and warm weather, but with a heavy heart, I was fearful of the unknown. Friends bid you farewell, with waves of goodbyes and warm hugs. Then…

Months go by. The many promises of ‘we will be in touch, we will keep contact, we will come to visit begun to drop off. I asked myself why that was. I was in desperate need for contact. Contact with people I knew, with people who knew me. But that was to change. Only the two that are still in touch, and I thank God each day for them.

I went through patches of happy days and down days. I began to doubt friendship and wonder what went wrong. Surely the invested time, effort and love into some of these friendships could have survived the distance? I was proved otherwise. Sadly, I tried to keep some going. It became a tiring process.The sense of desperation was evident in my outreach. Maybe that was what it has become. Out of sight out of mind? I was hoping that wouldn’t be true…

With time, with increasing activities and continuum of life, I begin to move forward. Some beautiful people have come around, and I thank God for them. They have reminded me again of the power of friendship.

God takes you places and puts the right people in your path, all for a reason. A good reason. Believe it…I had too, now I easily do.