Saturday, 20 September 2014

Frocks! Frocks! Frocks!

With only 10 days to go, I've got frock mania. Today I'm sharing my round up of the best frocks on the block. 

In fact, they're not just great frocks, these are some of my super frocking, generous and local sponsors for the month of Frocktober. Together we're aiming for $10k to be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

If you don't love this, then we probably can't be friends. Or can we - because at least then we won't be showing up wearing the same frock.  Classic, beautiful lines, that bark-cloth-esque fabric, I can't fault it. 

Next up: Little Tienda Indio Dress $199

Hand embroidered by an artisan in Mexico the Indio dress is colourful joy. Easy to wear, you could belt it or leave it loose. These dresses are brilliant in the height of summer because they're pretty cool. In every sense of the word. 

Not only is Little Tienda run by one of the most generous, coolest birds I know, but for the whole month of October 10% of sales will be donated to my Frocktober fundraising. This is a big deal. So save your pesos for Christmas shopping or self-gifting (hint, hint). 

And also: Nancybird Anemone dress $210

I've long been a fan of Nancybird's prints, and the gentle nod to all that is good about Australia. This silk beauty is vibrant, print, pattern and pockets. Say what!? I adore a frock with pockets. The Anemone dress is a breezy loose fit frock for summer. Sigh. Bring it on. 

Have you seen any good frocks lately?

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Frocktober 2014: 12 Days to go!

This is where we left off last year. Frocktober day 31. Cleopatra. 

I'm madly prepping for my third year in Frocktober

In the meantime, have you seen any good frocks around?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Best. Ever. Jimmy Fallon VS Adam Levine.

I actually never wanted this to stop. 

So freaking hilarious.

Big ups to Jo for sharing this with me. 

Reading:: Gone Girl

It's been a long time since I tore through a book.

That drought is over. 

I read Gone Girl in less than three days. It was that good. That page turning. That action packed, psychologically compelling, easy to read, crazy good. 

I'd heard people talking about this book - but it wasn't until I saw the trailer for the film that I thought I better get my roller-skates on. I had to read it before I saw it on the big screen.

Right from the get go I was absorbed into this book. About a marriage turned sour, and written from the two differing perspectives of a married couple, Nick and Amy, fired from their respective magazines - and life spirals from their. It all starts on their fifth wedding anniversary - when Amy goes missing. In case you didn't read the cover - it's a thriller, and it's fast-paced - it's so good I didn't want it to end. 

The film is set to be released soon. But read the book first. It's really super good. 

Gone Girl from Booktopia $13.95

* Reading is all about what I'm reading. It's not sponsored. It's simply me, reading a book and sharing with you. A book club of sorts. I've read three books this year. This is three more than I did last year.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Tory Burch for FitBit

So I was doing some FitBit research the other day to get myself back motivated to exercise when I discovered that Tory Burch has done a collab - and this is the result. 

Holy cow. Fitness just got fab. Well more fab than fitness can be. It got fashionable. It got glam. Oh I don't know. It just got a heck of a lot cooler. Look at this collab for goodness sakes. 

I've long written about how fickle I am when it comes to fitness. And that if I have something new, something exciting to wear - I am more likely to go and move my body. You can only imagine my glee. 

When a luxury lifestyle brand such as Tory Burch works with FitBit - I think it's time I put my pedal to the metal, and got out moving. 

With three pieces to the collection: the open fretwork pendant (my favourite), the brass hinged bracelet and the silicone printed bracelet - there's definitely something to suit a range of styles. I imagine these pieces will fit seamlessly into everyday so no one need even know you're ravenously counting your steps. 

Speaking of which - definitely read this piece by David Sedaris about his obsession with his FitBit. Funniest article EVER. 

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Friday, 5 September 2014

Film Review:: Begin Again

I don't get out much. Which is a damn shame because it shifts my equilibrium and realigns my chakras, and whatever else positive stuff I can say about it - it's good juju. 

So yesterday after my parenting/school note meltdown I took my sorry ass off to the movies to see Begin Again. 

Why? So I could get lost in someone else's world for a while. 

I've been wanting to see this film for a while, so was secretly glad there was barely anyone else in the cinema so I could really get into it (side note: chip packets should be banned from coming in. And no I don't want to hear you crunching on your choc top).

It's good. It's really good. I am a huge Keira Knightley fan, and though I'm not so sure about Adam Levine -  he played his part well. Or maybe he's not playing a role at all. I am however completely smitten with Mark Ruffalo whose goofy good looks always win my heart. Gosh I love that man. 

The story is good. The music is good. The cast is excellent. I really, really loved it. 

It's a beautiful study of the frailties of life. The lows. The highs. And the in between moments.

And Keira Knightley has a really great voice. 

Definitely go see it.

I give it four stars.

Have you seen any good movies lately?