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Fashion to Lift Your Mood

Is it just me, or is life crazy busy at the moment? Between work and family I have extra-curricular activities galore and the beginnings of a cold to contend with. When this happens, what I’m going to wear takes a back seat to pretty much everything else and I resort back to my tried and true wardrobe basics. Then, if I have a second to spare before I run out the door I’ll add a little something to lift my mood. It might be a piece of clothing that fits perfectly, a colour I love or a fabulous accessory. Here are a few pieces that I wore this week that made me happy.   The back detail and the shape of this top from SheInside sets it apart from others in my wardrobe – it’s fitted at the bust and then flares at the waist to create a flattering look.   2. This necklace from Kayelle is so very me. I love the colours and symmetrical design and it’s ability to transform a plain top. It’s the perfect accessory to add at the last minute when you’re short on time.     3. I created this ‘dress’ with two separate pieces – the convertible dress and smoothing top both from Intimo. I’ve worn the dress as a strapless dress – I love the length when it’s worn strapless – but, I don’t like showing too much shoulder. My answer? Pop the smoothing top on underneath!   4. This metallic clutch from Atelier Confidentiel adds some sparkle to my outfit below. Who doesn’t need a little sparkle every once in a while?!     What mood lifting...

Winter Holiday Essentials

My husband and I recently took our five year old son and three year old daughter to Queenstown, NZ for a week. Queenstown is an awesome place for kids – there’s so much to do – and we even found some snow, which was such a thrill for my little loves. If you’re in charge of the packing in the lead up to a family holiday, there’s a lot to remember and you’re always bound to forget something, like the time we took our then 1 year old (teething) son to Thailand. We remembered the baby Panadol but forgot the syringe, which resulted in some in-flight drama (read:screaming). This time the only thing I forgot to pack was my sleepwear, which was easily fixed with a quick trip to Peter Alexander! Now for the essentials that made my life so much easier on this holiday: 1. Cross Body Bag from Caramel and Co $89.95 A cross body bag keeps your hands free, which means you can hold onto important things like your children, your suitcase or other random things that your kids pick up (what sort of cafe puts macarons on a table at the perfect height for my three year old anyway?!). This one was big enough to hold all our passports, travel documents, my wallet, phone etc so was great for getting through the airports as well as our day trips.   2. Hunter Gumboots from  The Iconic $198.00 Now, I’ll admit it – I bought these boots because I saw Kate Middleton wear them. Having said that, these boots kept my feet both warm and dry in the snow....