LAS stylefile: how I wore, what I wore?

The cool change has now  set into Melbourne. The days are getting shorter and the nights come too soon. I do love the change that comes with winter, the layering, getting all rugged up sitting in front of the telly a little bit more, hot soups! green tea, chocolates, and the rest that go with it. BUT what I don’t do well with is the lack of colour. My brains just don’t really like it. The grey, the way of dealing with this problem of mine? bringing some colour into my wardrobe. I know the darker colours seem to always creep in by autumn/winter, and same way it does into my wardrobe, but I try to keep a little colour going somewhere, somehow…

So, last week, I did some online retail therapy, just a wardrobe update really! And got me self some pretty things, I visited the blue bungalow site, and went clicking. Rest assured, the pretty parcel arrived very soon after, and some lovely new pieces added to the racks!

I sported their beautiful jersey tunic in the Chartreuse, which can be seen here. It was bright, bold and beautiful. The shorter front and longer back length made it perfect to be worn with a pair of leggings for me (perfect for women that are a little heavier on the bottom half). The sleeves can be worn at full length or ruffled up to half way when indoors and it is slightly warmer. The loose fit allows for a relaxed feel and make it comfortable to run around in, for some work or for mummy duties.

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I also paired it with a beautiful animal print scarf, which I purchased a while back from Myer, similar ones still available. Brought my ever so faithful Mimco leather bag out, and to keep warm and dry, I put on a pair of Jane Debster knee-high boots in brown from Sandler, purchased last winter, but you may like something similar here.

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Off I went for a work meet, then to run some errands. And those colours? made me a very happy girl…:)

How do you cope with the darker winter colours? Leave me some ideas below, I would love to hear.

Xx Monica @lifeastyled









I baked. I usually do ‘all in the pack, ready to go’. this time…the real thing!

So I must admit, I am not a baker. The only thing I’ve baked in the past? Fish, chicken, pasta..and those ‘all in a box, ready to bake’ kind of cakes. And yes they’ve all been pretty pleasant to eat, but this time I thought I shall take on the real challenge. The bake from scratch challenge!

You see we are having an easter lunch at a friend’s place tomorrow, and since she had all the mains sorted, I thought I’ll do dessert. Plus, this is something I told myself a couple of years ago in preparation for motherhood, that I should start baking! Why? Because I wouldn’t want my little girl taking those ‘ready made’ cakes to school in her lunch box! Dear oh dear…the pressure. Anyhow, that aside, I think it’s high time, me in my mature adulthood, master this very important domestic skill.

Flipped through some cookbooks, and yes I remember I had purchased the Australian Women’s Weekly Baking Day book last year, because I think the pictures and the cover was very pretty! Pretty shelf material! Surely there’s someone out there like me who buy cookbooks because they have pretty pictures? 🙂


recipe. and what the end product should look like. oh yeah…

Picked a simple one, not more than 7 ingredients. What an electric mixer required? Nah, me and my whipper should be able to do the job…Yes with much effort! Followed the recipe to the tee! so hoping tomorrow, during showtime, I will not disappoint. Going to serve these babies warm with some lovely ice-cream. It will either complement or mask the taste. Either way, am sure it will be yum!

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the end product. banana blueberry cakes.

Do you bake? Do you do it because you love to? Or because of the pressure society places on you as a mom or a woman? Share your thoughts below. I would sincerely love to know I am not the only one that’s starting off with this skill at this point in my life! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! have a safe and lovely easter…