Saturday, June 18, 2011

Holiday Hiatus

Unfortunately there won't be too many posts from me soon as I've jetted off for my holiday in a huge rush. I sat my exam then rushed to get myself organized but the main thing is I'm enjoying my holiday now and will report back soon! See you in a few weeks :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Life in Photos: May/June

I'm right in the middle of studying for a major exam at the moment, which of course means I've been procrastinating to no end! I have the week off work with the intention to study hard-core but my sister decided that this would be a good time to get Words with Friends and start playing!

But the very first game I played, I won! Yay!
Winning by 3 points at 359 :)
And some other random pics I have from my iphone from the last few months...

Rainbow layered jelly - this stuff is so pretty to look at and yum! I don't have the patience to make it unfortunately but we're regulars at a local restaurant who likes to serve this up yum yum

Laser Tag!
I went to laser tag for a work function and here is our scoreboard! It was tonnes of fun and surprisingly I didn't do too badly...I was round the middle somewhere in terms of ranking :)

Meanwhile, I caught up with watching the finale of Secret Diary of a Call Girl and noticed in the very last episode she was wearing something that looked familiar - a pink/black Marc Jacobs silk taffeta strapless party dress! I wish I had a picture of it on Belle (I'll do a screenshot later) but it reminded me that I haven't worn it in ages. In fact I've only worn it once in the photo below to a reunion dinner 18 months ago. Now to find another fun occasion to wear it to again...maybe the hens night I have to attend later in the year!

Marc Jacobs pink taffeta party dress - excuse the name badge tacked to the front, it was a reunion after all!
The photo doesn't really do the dress justice, but it's a beautiful weight of silk that is bouffanty enough to give it shape without being over the top. I managed to get the dress at an absolute steal of a price too and in Australia, shock horror, where we hardly get any MJ stuff! From memory it was more than 50% off, but because it's so classic it doesn't look off season

Saturday, June 4, 2011

#4: YSL Tributes

It's been a little while but I've made another NAP Shoe Subscription purchase - Yves Saint Laurent black patent 14mm Tributes! An awesome platform heeled sandal in black patent seemed a must-have item in every wardrobe, plus I gave into the sincere begging of my sister who has been wanting these for ages. We share our shoe wardrobe, so this seemed like the perfect choice!
Beautiful clean-white box
To be honest, I kind of liked them in the plain leather better but since they sold out I contacted NAP to see if anymore stock would be coming in. When they said there would indeed be a new shipment sometime soon, we started stalking NAP religiously hoping for their return. The black patent is admittedly a little too squeaky clean and shiny at the moment, but I can't wait to wear them and dirty them up a bit to make them the perfect balance between patent shiny and matte calf leather.
 The best thing about this purchase is how comfortable they are! I could dance all night in them, and they're definitely a practical shoe for all those times I need a little bit of extra height :) Too bad it's officially Winter here so these might need to wait until it warms up a bit (though I'm thinking a good coat and a pair of tights might do the trick)
I'm actually surprised these haven't sold out yet (though my size is already sold out because it's one of the most popular), but get your hands on a pair here: Yves Saint Laurent Tributes on

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mojo Tapas, Bondi Beach

I rarely venture to Bondi Beach because parking is a pain and it's just natural as a Sydneysider to try and avoid the tourist areas. Bondi Beach is lots of fun in great weather, but I somehow found myself taking the trip there on a rainy Saturday night for a Tapas night at Mojo. I'd never heard of it before but it has a really nice, intimate feel and has loads of space which makes it great for big groups.

The prices were fairly decent (considering the dish sizes and the Bondi Beach location) so of course we ordered tonnes. The menu selection was wide and we definitely weren't disappointed with anything we ordered

These are only photos of some of the dishes we ordered too! I wish my photos of the lovely chargrilled octopus and burrito had turned out because they were amongst the tastiest of the dishes. There's always next time, right?

And of course after dinner we couldn't help ourselves but trek over to Pompeiis for some gelato. Yum yum.