Flower Child & OOTD

Sunny Autumn weather, a new outfit and brunch at a new café with a fab friend. No complaints here!

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The weather in Sydney has quite quickly changed from the sweltering 30+degree weeks that we had in January and February. However the sun is still here and I am loving the autumn weather now!

Yesterday I had brunch at a new café in Chatswood called Flower Child. I love the decor! Looks like you are inside an adorable greenhouse with hanging plants hovering above your head making it a cosy sanctuary. The space is designed by Acme & Co, the studio that also designed The Grounds of Alexandria, and it is clear to see that playful and whimsical influence. They have done very well to use the small space and also manage to somehow make you forget you are in the middle of Chatswood Westfield shops.

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Then there’s the food. The menu looked amazing and they serve all day breakfast. TICK! Anywhere that has all day breakfast is a winner in my books! Everything that came out of the kitchen was presented with care and taste and looked delicious. Catherine and I both had to go for the French Toast, and I can tell you I didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day. With a swipe of caramel on the side, cinnamon throughout and topped with berries and flowers it did not fail to deliver.

Great food, gorgeous setting and a super adorable name – I would definitely recommend paying Flower Child a visit if you are in the area.

 

I love this outfit at the moment. The rust colour screams autumn but is still quite summery which is perfect for the weather at the moment. Rust as a colour was something I used to avoid but I have been in love with flowy rust coloured tops at the moment and so when I saw this Tree of Life top I just had to get it! It has a cut out at the back and along the shoulders and just hangs really well. I love the detail on the front too. As for the white jeans, I have seen so many people rocking this trend but I admit I was a little scared (I mean white skinny jeans, not many places to hide there!) but I thought I’d give them a go and I really love the fit of these ones from Sportsgirl with rips in the knees. We’ll see how long they remain sparkling white for!

WHAT I WORE:

Top: Tree of Life
Jeans: Sportsgirl
Sandals: Windsor Smith
Hair clip: ASOS
Sunglasses: Sportsgirl
Watch: Lovisa


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Time for a change

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Over the past 19 years of my life I have learnt to love my hair. For sure I have not always been so appreciative of the colour I was given at birth but over my lifetime I have realised (with the help of many little old ladies and complimenting friends) how lucky I am to have the hair I have.

I definitely still wish I had different hair quite often but don’t we all want something different sometimes – the classic ‘grass is greener’ syndrome.

I know now how to love my hair but because of its uncommon colour I have never been brave enough to touch the colour nor have I had a radical hair cut because anything shorter than shoulder length = afro. A red afro. Let’s just let that sink in… no. No thank you.

So I’ve kept it long for quite a while now but recently I’ve gotten quite bored. So today was the day that I changed things up.

New hair. New year. New me….

Yeah, ok not really.

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The change is pretty tame I know! But it’s a change none the less and if you’ve been around from the start you’ll know I’m not very good with making decisions or taking risks. It was so liberating to just do something and know that it’s just hair! Just an accessory to show of your style.

I went for a light balayage along the ends and around my face and added some long layers while keeping a lot of the length. My hair feels much healthier after the trim and already a lot lighter.

I’ve been loving the ombre and balayage style recently, particularly on brunettes. (Pretty obvious if you follow my hair board on Pinterest!) What trend or change do you want to try? Even just a new braid, or give it a curl for something different.

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OOTD: Hat, sunglasses, skirt & sandals – Sportsgirl // Bodysuit – Silent Theøry

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Love to know what styles you guys are rocking at the moment.

x.


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Last stop… Milan

The last stop on our 4 week holiday through Europe was Milan. Our stay there was short but it was just enough time to fill up any extra space in my luggage with some shopping… I mean I couldn’t just visit Milan without doing some shopping!

Whilst in Milan I admired the grand architecture, the street style, the city vibe. We visited a couple of galleries but my mum and I spent the majority of our last day shopping (and window shopping) through the stone streets lined with huge names like Prada, Moschino, Versace, Valentino… For a moment, I stepped into a world of luxury! – and it was beautiful! 

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La Spezia

One of the parts of Italy that I was most looking forward to was Cinque Terra: the ‘five lands’. The area of La Spezia is beautiful! La Spezia itself is a big Naval and industrial trading port so there was a lot of machinery and mining but hidden along the coastline are the five bays stacked with pastel coloured houses with emerald-green shutters.

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Siena

After a beautiful few days in Florence we escaped the busy city and drove off into the Tuscan countryside. We stopped at a lovely little hotel just outside the city of Siena.

I loved Siena. It’s a small hilly town filled with narrow cobble-stoned streets and tall houses that were packed tightly within the city walls. It was a city full of hidden treasures.

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