Bonjour! It's the weekend! I plan to spend mine reading The Secret River (our novel for English study), baking and relishing in this weather. It's my favourite. Cool, crisp mornings and snuggly nights ideal for movies and hot chocolate. I'm also going to attempt to write to some of my pen pals. I've totally neglected snail mail over the last few months and after receiving the cutest (and very Maria) memo notes from Sophie (you should totes head over to her blog and have a read by the way, so much beauty goodness!), I thought it was highly appropriate to bring out my best stationery and put pen to paper.
As much as I love bright polishes (no better way to spice up an outfit, right?!), I find that I will always have a special place in my heart for neutrals and classic colours. I've been sporting the French manicure for the past week and I love the way it looks. It's so simple and pretty and flattering on everyone. I got a set of OPI minis for my birthday and that had a great range of neutrals and brights.
Mimco headbands have been my favourite accessory lately. These colours go really well with my new hair colour (and slightly shorter length), plus, I'm hoping they might resurrect the Blair Waldorf trend! I'm back into Gossip Girl, season 1 and I'm hooked. What have I gotten myself into? It's almost mid-term in senior for goodness sake! Oh well, Carrie Diaries is finished so I need some purpose in life... ;)
After the ANZAC day march, my family and I headed down to the beach at Noosa and enjoyed a lovely brunch as a treat. We usually have a decadent breakfast in Noosa at the start of every year to recap on the passed years' resolutions and also share our new ones.We didn't get around to doing it at the start of this year so we did it today! A few of mine included: developing my fitness a lot more, eating healthily and more consciously, studying hard and to get a boyfriend. Blame that last one of my teenager-ness.
I've been wearing necklaces a lot more lately; including these two. The Paris inspired pocket watch was way too pretty to leave behind in the shop let alone when I am going out all fancy. The cameo necklace is also perfect for adding a vintage touch to any outfit, I especially loved the way it looked in this post. I still haven't gotten over how I managed to snap it up for $2.50. Woohoo!
Not only is tea guilt-free, but these flavours are seriously delicious! Does a certain smell ever take you back to a memory? Whenever I smell the camomile, vanilla and honey infusion, I'm taken back to last Winter and it just makes me so happy. I love having that tea at night when hot chocolate isn't on the agenda. It's very soothing. How do you guys have your tea? I'm more of a honey person. I absolutely drown my tea in honey. Ah, yum.
Girlie reading material! Fashion Quarterly was actually sent to me by Sophie as well and the Autumn issue was great! So many versatile pieces on display and I loved the subtly Winter-inspired colour palette. I'm also reading Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell. It's the equal to The Carrie Diaries and I'm loving it so far. Candace has such a gift when it comes to writing, you basically have to snatch the book out of my hands to stop me reading. I love to read about New York, even if it is a fiction book.