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
close up
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Mim And Bas

I was wearing

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

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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!

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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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10 best places to eat in bali

This latest trip to Bali was spent enjoying a lot of great food and finding some incredible places that we had never tried. Andrew and I do venture to Bali a lot but this time we enjoyed going and trying places we hadn’t been before.
I decided I need to share these spots and have created the list below. These are 10 of the best places to eat and try next time you are in Bali

Sea Circus
Sea Circus is a delicious place with a real mixture of fresh salads, wraps and also some Mexican treats. It even has incredible smoothies and juices.
The outside is quite fun and not hard to miss while inside is suitable for a nice dinner for two or a family to dine.
http://seacircus-bali.com/

Sae Circus  Sea circus

Mama San
One of the best places I have ever been in Bali. This Asian infused menu has incredible flavours with beautiful local produce.
I had steamed fish with lemongrass infused sauce and it was the perfect mix of flavours. Andrew had twice cooked pork ribs and said the meat just fell away from the bone and again flavours were well-balanced. Our friends had a whole snapper which was full of flavour.
http://mamasanbali.com/

Mamma San  Fish from Mamma San

Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana
Mexican does seem to come up several time on this post, but the Balinese do this so well. Lacalaca is fresh mexican and had the right balance of spicy and zest.
The fish tacos are a must, and unlike me if you eat chicken the nachos are a must also!
http://lacalacabali.com/

Fish tacos

Taco Local
Andrew found Taco Local a few trips ago, but it is still somewhere we like to go. Yummy tacos, great burritos and perfect with a ice cold beer. This tiny spot is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
http://tacolocal.com/
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Petitenget
Our friends took us to this place for dinner and we were blown away with the yummy food. Fresh food at a very reasonable in price.
We enjoyed a soft shell crab salad and Andrew had an incredible steak.
http://www.petitenget.net/

soft shell crab salad

Drop. The Coffee Spot
As the name suggests, this is where Andrew came every morning for his coffee. I don’t drink coffee but enjoyed a fresh smoothie instead.
Great coffee and yummy fresh food.
https://www.facebook.com/Drop.Bali
Drop. The Coffee Spot    Drop

Cafe Zucchini
Vegetarian and vegans delights; this little cafe has delicious fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads, topped off with fresh juice and smoothies. The perfect lunch spot!
http://www.thebalibible.com/cafezucchini/

Zucchini Cafe  Zucchini

Potato Head
Always a spot I like to have a good dinner at and watch the incredible sunsets Potato Head is your luxury spot in Bali. I had a craving for fish and chips while here and Andrew enjoyed a lamb rump.
The cocktails are delicious, my favourite been the Kookaburra!
http://www.ptthead.com/

Fish at Potato Head    Potato Head

Ku de Ta
Ku De Ta is open all day long. Whether you are after breakfast, lunch or dinner, even a cocktail at sunset the cool vibes and beautiful view make it somewhere you want to keep coming back to.
I highly recommend the passionfruit foam cocktail!
http://www.kudeta.net/

Earth Cafe
As a vegetarian (but yes I do eat a little fish!) this cafe had everything I could hope for! Delicious vegan and vegetarian delights with so much I wanted to try. Fresh salads, burgers, wraps and genuine yummy food, this cafe has a lot to talk about, including a health food store inside with plenty of healthy snacks!
The best selection of organic food that tastes incredible and is prepared with love.
https://www.facebook.com/dteindonesia
Earth Cafe

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kirsty-signoff

 

bali sunsets on the beach

Bali SunsetOne of my favourite things to do in Bali is watch the beautiful sunsets. The sun turns into beautiful colours and it really is spectacular.

I enjoy either heading to the beach or going somewhere for a pre-drink before dinner to watch the sun go down. It really is a must when visiting Bali.

I like to dress in simple outfits when walking around and this monochrome look is no exception. Normally I would tuck in this top with the skirt, but this seemed cooler at the time. The top has detail at the shoulders but I didn’t get a close up unfortunately. This style of skirt I find to be really flattering with the flare at the bottom.

Mink Pink top

Seminyak

Seminyak Sunsets

Seminyak beach

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Our last night in Bali was spent at Potato Head and it’s always a great way to have a delicious cocktail while watching the sunsets.

Kirsty

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my bali photo diary

Although it was a couple of weeks ago now I thought I would put up some more photos from my recent Bali trip. Andrew took most of these images however I really enjoyed taking photos as well.

Before I left for beautiful Bali I was very lucky to receive this stunning Kimono from Elm Knitwear. The colours are stunning and it is such an incredible piece! I cant wait to get more wear out of it.

Elm Knitwear kimono

Elm Knitwear

Beach essentials

I was wearing:

We spent a lot of time exploring and looking around the incredible streets of Bali. We tried incredible food and enjoyed the sights of Seminyak.

Empty Street

CONCRETE WALL

Sae Circus

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Paddock in the middle of Seminyak

Seminyak Sunset

By the pool

Bali is somewhere I do go often but its everything I could want; beautiful weather, great shopping, amazing food and very friendly on the budget. I recommend Bali to everyone!

Bali 2014

airplane

Have you been to Bali? What is your favourite thing about this island?

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simple in oberoi street, bali

Oberi Street

It’s freezing here in Geelong and I thought I’d try and warm myself up by looking at more of my Bali images.

These photos were taking on a really popular strip in Bali called Oberoi Street. It’s known for its great shopping as well as great places to eat. We stayed in this street too, so makes getting around very easy.

This particular night we were on our way out to dinner (I’m going to do a post of my fav spots to eat in the next week or so!) Andrew and I stopped along the way to take a few snaps and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busy street.

I took my trusty bright pink clutch from My.Boutique which really does make everything pop; and dressed it with a very monochrome look. Keeping things simple and cool is the key in Bali!

Have you been to Oberoi Street, Bali? What were your favourite places to shop and eat?

crossing the street

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Empty Street

Kirsty

I was wearing:

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exploring bali

BIKE BLURRED

Bali is an incredible place with so much beauty and unique qualities. Andrew surfs so it gives me a chance to go and explore places you wouldn’t normally see (If you didn’t need to find the best wave!)

I went out with Andrew and we found some incredible places to take photos. I love the way these photos have turned out and show off different areas of such an incredible place.

What do you think of these photos?

concrete wall

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Bali

Rice Paddy

CONCRETE WALL

Kirsty

Beach

I was wearing:

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Cheeky

i’m back…

Well hello there everyone!! Can you below we already half way through the year!!

So sorry for the lack of posts. I have finally moved my blog over to wordpress.org and have been encountering a few problems. Hopefully they nearly all fixed so thank you for your patience.

I am also currently in beautiful Bali! The weather is beautiful and its so nice to escape and enjoy this sunshine in between such a busy time at work!

I’ve been having a lot of fun getting photos over here and I cant wait to share!

This is just a quick peek while I continue on bringing you some wonderful shots with this glorious sunshine!

Bali

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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september flashback

October is here! The weather is warming up and summer is insight. It also means life starts getting a lot more busier as we enjoy the awesome weather. (Not that its here yet!)

September was a great month, but when you get to go on a holiday to Bali it really does make it so much better!

A big congratulations to the winners of The Body Shop at Home competition: Rosie, Mica, Kerry & Stephanie!!

Which outfit was your favourite for September?

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