winter comfort

You may have heard me say plenty of times before… winter is not my favourite season! People find this bizarre. As a lover of fashion you can have a lot of fun, boots, layers, coats but aside from all this I don’t like the cold. I would prefer summer clothes any day as well as to be in the warmth (unless there is snow… then I guess I’m happy for cold but that is another story! ha ha)

On a winter day I want to be comfortable and warm! It’s my ideal day in winter. Over the weekend a quiet day at home meant exactly that and I layered up in my cozy knit and top with these fun pants that I didn’t think would work on my short statue. How wrong I can be and again I come back to my point about you have to try different styles on different frames. Sometimes they do work and I don’t think I look to short in these, do I?

When I’m having a home day I still like wearing clothes I can pop out in (saves me getting changed 100 times) This outfit was perfect for a supermarket run and a quick stop in town(city centre of Geelong) to help my brother find some shoes! I’m on a tight budget (well trying) I want a new house and in order for that to happen I need to start saving money and this is extremely hard to a shopaholic! The fact I went into town and did not buy anything for myself or little miss for that matter is truly an extraordinary feat and something to celebrate! 😉

What do you think of winter? Are you a lover or a hater/disliker? What are your favourite winter items to wear?

Winter
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Geelong Fashionista

Mim And Bas

I was wearing

  • Pants, top and jumper all thanks to Mim and Bas
  • shoes from Seed

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real mum style

Geelong Fashionista

This last week I hosted # real mum style, a hashtag made by the fabulous Bron from Flat Bum Mum to get mum’s to show off their everyday style. Not only for people to see individual style, give inspiration for outfits but most of all a great supportive network of women who love giving you self-esteem. It’s also where age has no boundaries and you can be a mum of any age to join in and show off our style.

I have been apart of this fabulous community since little miss was born. I was lucky enough to even meet some of the incredible Melbourne community a few weeks ago. Such a lovely bunch of women and some support, it was great to have a wine and talk all things mum.

There were some incredible outfits and I loved been able to comment, like and watch these mums wear current winter wardrobes. This depends on where in Australia you are from (or even further abroad) as to how rugged up you needed to be! You can pick the Melbournities!

There were lots of mum posting looks that I have been following for a long time as well as some new people I found and have since started to follow. To sum up my week I have put some of my favourite looks below. Go check out their pages.

Bron from @flatbummum
flatbummum

Jasmine from @prettychuffed
pretty chuffed

Caitlin from @themummystylefiles
themummystylefiles

Kimba from @kimbalikes
Kimba

Bev from @irismaystyle
iris may

Kristen from @hudsonandharper
hudson and harper

Mel from @searchedandsourced
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Jules from @seemeswoon
See me swoon

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winter tones

Autumn leaves

Winter seems to attract dark colours, I guess the gloomy days attract darker colours and hence set winter tones.

I’m not saying it’s a bad think, I think these looks can be great but I do try to add some colour to a dark outfit where possible. Hence when shopping in my friends wardrobe (Thanks Nic; I was over my own!), I borrowed the most comfy of colourful flats and now have the urge (ok need!) to go get me a pair as I didn’t want to take them off my feet!  I didn’t think I was the laced-up-shoe kinda girl but how wrong I was! Another lesson that you should try something and it may pay off! I’m not saying buy it but do try before you reject the idea.

I also borrowed her beautiful leather jacket she got made in Bali (yes, now I too have to go to Bali and get one made!) and layered up a winter look with black and grey tones.

As a mum I really am looking for comfort these days. Something that allows me to easily adapt for my little girl, whether that is going for a walk, out for coffee, playing on the floor or even heading to a play centre with other mummies and babies I want to feel like I can do anything in my outfits.

This look did all the above, plus adding a few touches, like earring, necklace and a nice clutch; I can leave little miss at home and go and enjoy me time as well!

Geelong Fashionista
Rollies
Winter tones
Sash and Belle

I was wearing:

  • jacket – from my friends wardrobe (made in Bali by The Bali Tailor)
  • top from Country Road (yes anyone would think I have shares in that place!!)
  • jeans gifted by Mim and Bas
  •  shoes from my friends wardrobe (these are Rollies)
  • bag gifted by Sash and Belle
  • sunnies from Decjuba

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in the navy…

Kirsty

Navy and grey have been big favourites of mine of late. I seem to be drawn toward them and building up a collection of clothes in those tones.

When thinking of what to wear, I thought what better autumn look than putting an all navy look together. Plus when you add tan tones how can you go wrong!

I like experimenting with ,my outfits and this one paid off. My favourite quilted skirt (I seem to be living in!); my last season long cardi (love wardrobe shopping, plus it was perfect for winter last season) and my navy singlet (I can’t seem to get off); all combined to create this tonal, monochrome look.  Add in my new Wittner boots (I really shouldn’t have bought but it’s very hard when you get a $30 voucher plus 30% off!) with this beautiful Michael Kors bag (my sister-in-law gave me as a beautiful gift for helping with her wedding; I know spoilt right!) and it all seemed to work really well!

Bare legs may not happen for much longer as the weather really does seem to have turned colder as we approach winter but I’ll be trying as hard as I can until June is here!

Again I was lucky to work with the talented Christina (SkinnyGirlsJeans) who did such a great job at capturing some stunning images! She knows how to capture the moments and really does have an eye for fashion photography. You only have to see her Instagram page to see her talent. My favourite image is the autumn leaves on the white house! Really captures the season and is such a strong photograph!

Navy
Wittner
Geelong

I was wearing:

  • cardigan, skirt and top all from Country Road (Yes I may have a problem)
  • boots from Wittner
  • sunglasses and necklace from Decjuba

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9 of my favourite logie looks

Logies 2016

The annual Australian logies were on last night and I enjoyed watching the red carpet as always!

There were so many stunning dresses and there seemed to be a lot of skin shown! Some I liked, some not so much, and this year there seemed to be a lot of black and white.

The coverage this year seemed to show more outfits this year, rather than just the same ones, however I still believe they need to show even more to the public.

Here are my 9 favourite looks from last night and like last year I seem to have similar favourites again, Bec, Livinia and Carrie all there again.

  1. Bec Judd
    Another stunning J’aton creation! I love my what they create and Bec always looks so radiant. Especially with twin boys on board this year!
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  2. Carrie Bickmore
    Carrie again looked divine in this stunning black dress. Showing the right amount of sexy and sophistication!
    Carrie Bickmore
  3.  Jessica Marais
    Jessica wore J’Aton as well and why wouldn’t it be another stunning dress! 
    Jessica Maris
  4. Livina Nixon
    One of my favourite style icons! She dresses so elegantly all the time, always classic with a bit of fun! 
    2016 Logie Awards - Arrivals
  5. Jesinta Campbell
    Although she is showing a lot! I just cant go past this! I love and think the risk paid off! 
    Jescinta
  6. Pia Miller
    Again showing off skin, but just the right amount and looking very elegant!
    Pia Miller
  7. Emma Freeman
    Simple in white, but I love the bow.
    Emma Freeman
  8. Leila McKinnon
    White and bright, and simple. I think she looks amazing! 
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  9. Melissa Doyle
    I loved the neckline of this dress and Melissa kept it simple making for a beautiful look on her!
    Melissa Doyle

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Photos take from News.com.au

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Luullah Belle

I am in love with Instagram… So are a lot of people you may say… but I love the incredible community it creates, the products you can discover and the people you meet along the way.

Of late I’ve met a few people who I have come across on Instagram and it’s such a fun way to collaborate and work with incredible people. That is how the very talented Christina and I met. We got talking and got together to take some shots and I couldn’t be happier. I think they’ve have turned out really well! Go have a look at her Instagram account!

This top is another one that I have discovered on instagram. When I saw it I knew I had to have it and I’m so pleased that it looks good on! You know that feeling when you buy something because you can’t stop thinking about it… but with online you can’t try it on so have to hope it works when it arrives! (Or is that just me?!) Luckily it’s worked and has come up so well in these photos.
Off the SHoulder
Fashion

Geelong Fashionista
Geelong

I was wearing

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Photos taken by the very talented @skinnygirlsjeans

7 mother’s day gift ideas

Mothers Day

My very first mother’s day is approaching which is very exciting! It’s a day for me to reflect on what an incredible time I have had so far with so much more to come. The mostly ups, occasional downs, but most of all the love for this little human being has been incredible.

I always knew I wanted to be a mum but until I had my little girl, I really didn’t know just how much love I had to offer this amazing miracle of mine!

I thought I would put together my top 7 ideas (maybe even a hint 😉 ) of gifts for not only local Geelong mums but for anyway thinking about what to get their mum for mother’s day!Frankie and I

1. A post natal massage from The Hermosa Room

I was lucky enough to get a massage from Lydia during my pregnancy and it was incredible! Lydia specializes in both pre and post natal massage and I highly recommend! I am hoping I may get that post natal one… They are really relaxing and make you feel so good and is a great gift for either those expecting or that need a good relax from breastfeeding and picking up babies!
The Hermosa Room is based in Torquay and there is a terrific Mothers Day special at the moment!

Hermosa Room

2. A customised print from Alma Designs

I love prints and what Alma Design create are so special! I already have a couple of their prints but there is always room for more right?! 

3. Active-wear from Balance Geelong

I’ve been doing lots of exercise of late, walking seems to be a great way to catch up with fellow mums plus getting back into shape! With a coffee stop always added on, it’s important to look good too! Hence a great new active wear wardrobe is exactly what I need!


4. High Tea at the Vue Grand Queenscliff 

I love high tea. It’s one of my favourite things to do and I always take my mum and mum-in-law each year somewhere for high tea (I’m so lucky they get along so well!)
This year it’s about me too.. and somewhere local will be great to try! I haven’t been here, so always keen to try somewhere new!

afternoon-tea-at-Hilton

5. Body products from Natural Supply Co

I love natural products and possibly why I love these ladies so much! I have changed to all natural cleaning products from them which I love, but would also love to put the natural scrubs on the list for a bit of “me” time!

Plus these ladies have put together a mothers day gift guide on their website too with the code MUMLOVE getting you 15% off!

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6. A watch from The Horse

Already owning a watch from The Horse and loving it… One can never have to many watches right?!

The Horse

7. Another pair of Manolo Blahniks 

A girl can only dream right?! Maybe I have to wait until 10 years of marriage!

Manolo Blahniks

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kirsty-signoff

This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own! 

 

laneways of melbourne

Melbourne

I love exploring Melbourne, especially when you come across the random laneways and amazing graffiti.
This particular laneway was fascinating, it had shoes all different colours as decoration hanging above from wall to wall.

The weather of late has been beautiful, with glorious autumn days here in Geelong and Melbourne. It’s a bit unexpected really as it had started to get quite cold!
Hence I have pulled out the boots but am still wearing skirts in this sunny weather.

This skirt was such a fun find; it’s quilted and I think will be versatile for winter with some tights underneath… (or maybe I need to add over the knee boots onto my want list! )
It’s navy and the colour has become a big staple colour in my wardrobe! My mummy style has made me think about purchases a lot, so I’m tending to stick to very neutral colours and navy is a neutral in my book!

I seem to be living in this jumper! I love that it works with anything I have on plus it’s not thick so perfect for this autumn weather.

In mummy news… it’s nearly mothers day and I have a gift guide coming with some great hints to buy your mum/wife/partner! Make sure you keep your eyes out for that!

COuntry Road
Melbourne Laneways
Quilted Skirt
Kirsty
Graffiti


I was wearing:

  • jumper and sunnies from Decjuba
  • skirt from Country Road
  • necklace gifted from Seed and Stone
  • boots from Wittner (two seasons ago!)

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i forgot i had that….

grey vest

I love it when you find a look on  Instagram or Pinterest and think, ‘I could do something similar, I forgot I had that!’

Or more to the point I forgot I bought that last season (when I had a big baby belly! 😉 ) let’s get it back out of the wardrobe.

That is exactly how this outfit happened! I saw a picture on Instagram last week of a lady in a long grey vest with black jeans and remembered I too had a long grey vest that I could wear! (It’s like shopping without spending money, I tell you!!) It was time to whip it out and experiment with a look.

Luckily the autumn weather has been not to cold yet so I was able to try something I wouldn’t normally. (Like I have said before, my style has changed since becoming a mum!)

A Saturday staple for me has always been jeans and a white tee (I always think of the Lana Del Ray song Blue Jeans when I say that) sorry back on track… I grabbed my new favourite colour grey vest and added it to my jeans and tee and was pretty happy with how the look turned out! I was then able to enjoy the beautiful sunny autumn day.

Ocean Grove
Emisa
Kirsty
grey vest
Geelong Fashionista

I was wearing:

  • vest last season from Forever New
  • tshirt from Country Road
  • jeans from Bardot
  • necklace from Emisa Collection 
  • sunnies from Rockmans
  • shoes from Joanne Mercer

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kirsty-signoff

king of the castle

KOTC #2

When I go out to a cafe or restaurant I look for three things:

  • Food selection
  • Coffee (yes now that I drink it!)
  • Is it pram friendly?

Now yes this third point isn’t something I have always looked for, it has become a new one on my list. However I have discovered that I like to know if a place is designed to take the pram, can kids go or should I be leaving little miss at home and going with grown ups?

As I have wanted to for a while now I am going to tell you each week about places to go and try around Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast.

To start off I thought I would choose one on my favourite places in Geelong; on Pakington Street;  King of the Castle (KOTC)

I’ve got to know Robbie the owner and I am always so impressed with what he puts into the place and his great ideas! Always helping charity and helping other Geelong businesses it’s so impressive!

the menu

Although the menu is fairly new (they change seasonal) I have been working my way through and trying lots of the delicious food.
There are simple items as well as yum treats, plus great vegetarian options which is always very welcomed by me.

Whether a sweet tooth or after something savoury there are so many choices.

Some of my current favs are the Chill Beans; Black Rice Pudding and the simple Avo on toast!
If you have a sweet tooth the waffles are a must!

KOTC #4
KOTC #3

coffee

I only started drinking coffee 12 months ago when it became my pregnancy craving. Weird right?!

It’s good coffee and they do pretty much anything that’s in vogue (I say this as I call my brother a Melbourne coffee snob and he now drinks “Magics” and they make them! )

I am partial to a Mocha but my favourite from here is the Affogatos!! You can choose any flavour gelato (Which are all yum on their own) with a shot of coffee!! Amazing!!

KOTC #1

venue

KOTC is pram friendly and they are very accommodating to helping us mums in and out of the venue if the door is down on a cold day!

That is not to say you can’t enjoy a coffee with just grown ups but it’s great to know anyone can go along!

KOTC

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kirsty-signoff

 *this is not a sponsored post and are my own thoughts. 
All pics are my own except the last picture is taken from KOTC Instagram account