dreamy autumn

Friday, April 26, 2013

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. 

A few weeks ago, the amazing girls from My Secret Sister's Wardrobe asked me if I'd like to style some outfits for the shop! It was a lot of fun and I was stoked with being able to use anything from around the store. These are three of the outfits I styled and I think my favourite is the green dress with the sequin clutch. It reminded me so much of Carrie Bradshaw. You guys should definitely check out the website for the shop and also head over to Roxy's fabulous graphic design website for loads of inspiration and prettiness.


Shanni Sun said...

Oh my gosh, GOSSIP GIRL!!!! Far out there's a little place in my heart for it :'(((

and you have taken such lovely photos for this post :)

Adora Mehitabel said...

Your photos are so delightful!

Marian said...

I read Summer and the City a while ago and really liked it. Candace Bushnell should write more books in that series. :)

Unknown said...

Lovely pictures, i love your necklaces. They are so cute. And those pancakes look so yummy :)
I always drink my tea plain, no milk and no sugar or honey :)

Good job on your outfits.

x Audrey

nanawintour said...

Gorgeous post! Beautiful pictures as always too Maria. This makes me want to drink tea & get reading.

Have a fabulous weekend. S xo

YOURFLIRTYLOOK | by Karlijn said...

lovely post!

Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

The tea. The nail polish. <3

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

What a lovely post Maria <3 that breakfast looked perfect! Good luck with your resolutions :) the necklaces are gorgeous too.xxx

Harlow Darling said...

Beautiful photos! I am loving this cool crisp hot chocolate and jammies weather too! Although for me, it doesn't usually cool down until the evening. Have you ever tried popping a scoop of vanilla ice cream into your hot chocolate? It is AMAZING :D
Hope you've had a looovely weekend and that you have a wonderful week :)

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

i seriously think i have all of those colors in opi polish! we have wonderful taste then! i also love those two necklaces!

lindsey louise



awesome post! that is so cute you have pen pals, i so need one!
haha i did the same thing after the anzac dawn parade in nz, had a super yummy bagel om nom nom!
and omg i have to read that! i just got the first carrie diaries from an op shop for $2, so excited to read it!
anway, lovely post as always!


♥ Ellen
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