Monday, 11 March 2013


So I've been using facebook for all of my updates of late... but decided I had more to say tonight... here goes:

I've been a slave to the corporate machine for going on way too long now and I am at a cross-roads in my life, something has got to give before the last fibre of my soul is sucked from me!

It's time for a change. A real change not just another role in the same lifeless financial institution!

I guess 30 something women feel like this a lot... there's at least 4 of them in one of my tuts at uni alone.  So how do we end up in jobs that we hate, making money for corporations who are not compatible with our personal values and how can we escape to another industry when we don't have industry experience?? The answers to these questions will hopefully be revealed to me very soon.

I'm determined to make a change, so I'm studying my MBA, attending the young entrepreneurs convention and about to kick off a series of market research surveys to create the future that I want to live!  

Get on board and join me if you feel the same x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Its that time again, the end of the uni year YAY!  Time to wind down and enjoy spare time again.
Economics was the field of study for this semester - supply & demand - something shoppers SHOULD know about but probably are NOT INTERESTED in, I know I wasn't.

As dry as economics can get at times, learning about it certainly does change your view of the world somewhat. For instance, I read an article yesterday about David Jones and 150 other retailers such as The Iconic & StyleTread; as of next Monday they are drastically reducing prices in an attempt to compete with overseas online retailers such as everyone's favourite ASOS.

The aim is to get us to buy stuff from Australia rather than overseas BUT... basic economics tells me this...

Spending money on imports is not good for our economy thus in theory keeps the prices of Australian goods (inflation) DOWN

If we spend money on Australian goods eventually the prices will probably increase with inflation...

Being a novice at economics but an expert on overseas online buying.. I am not sure what approach to take here?? The price changes take please across a number of different industries including fashion, electronics, books and alcohol... is this just another ruse to make us THINK we are getting a good deal?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Xmas time is almost here

Xmas time is almost here

It's almost Xmas time, with only 49 days to go... time to dream in fun, festive red and luscious forest green.  Maybe do yourself a favour and download the santashop app too, it helps you plan, budget and keep track of your purchases for your loved ones.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Emeralds are a girl's best friend

Emeralds are a girl's best friend

Totally obsessed with emerald pumps!

I've tracked these beauties down but can't bring myself to choose yet x

Friday, 7 September 2012

My favourite party ever

There is nothing more fun than organising a party for you and the man you love... Especially if you have waited 9 years!

I start about my planning, which thankfully my husband to be shows little interest in (being the control freak I am this pleases me very much) a blank canvas and what to do?

After many hours spent on the net dreaming up our perfect party I decided on:
A sweet red & pink theme, to make it a little more casual (in contrast to the wedding), with a retro candy bar, to make it fun - think musk sticks, fairy floss, candy apples & so on. A black & white dance floor in the middle, this is a party after all! Groups of small tables with white ottomans scattered every where, to give a chilled party vibe and 
copious amounts of vanilla scented candles in red glass holders (lights dimmed).

The party was fun and I still have people commenting on how great the food was and how good the atmosphere was - goal achieved!

Some tips if you're planning your engagement party:
  • Keep your music fun for ALL guests, oldies are always goodies & appeal to everyone
  • Organise someone to take photos (I have none of our candy bar & not many of us)
  • Get there VERY early as guests arrive early!
  • Don't skimp on the food, its better to have too much
  • Allow for 50% seating for a cocktail party 
  • HAVE FUN and your guests will too
Oh I almost forgot the outfits! We had heaps of fun working out what we were going to wear, for me the choice was easy.. the Kit Kat Klub dress in Provence floral by Wheels & Dollbaby with Miss Serafina satin heels from peeptoe shoes.

Luke teamed a slim-fit navy suit with a super slim white mod shirt from Jack London and of course his staple RM Williams.