in my acutal wardrobe... At the Josh Groban concert

I went to see Josh Groban's concert in Adelaide last week ( it was amazing!) and unusually for me I left planning my outfit until the last minute. Also, the little street that we took these photos in was relatively busy, so I was pretty freaked out the entire time., haha!

Jacket and cardigan: Rockmens │ Dress: Jeanswest Tights: Target Boots: Ara Earrings and pendent: EarthmadeWatch: Skagen

Photos by Kathryn Simons

currently coveting: Converse All Stars

I've been coveting them for quite a while, actually. I've always loved them but I've never gotten a pair, so I might have to remedy that (it is autumn, going into winter here in Australia, so it makes since right?)

The problem is, or course, that there are so many different types, even just in the Chuck Taylors! A quick look through the converse australia website turned up well over 10 pairs that I would quite happily own, which is unfortunately a little unrealistic, budget-wise.
Oh well, a girl can dream, right?

There are the classic Hi-tops, in a variety of colours 
Chuck Taylor All Star Hi in     Navey                                                                            Sassafras                                                                                                       Parasailing

The classic Lo version, which I absolutely love in the white.
Chuck Taylor All Star Lo in Purple                                                             Chuck Taylor All Star Lo in Optical

Then there's the Lo Light and the Lo Dainty, which sound very appealingly slimline
    Chuck Taylor All Star Lo Light in Anemone Purple                                                  Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty in Charcoal

There's these two really sweet patterned ones (I love the wilderness print ones!)
Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Hawaiian Hibiscus                                                       Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Wilderness Sweater  

And these cool leather ones, too.
Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Premium Leather Rand                                                                           Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Hiker

Spring wedding shoot at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse

 Gloriously beautiful shoot by KT Merry, who teamed with Joy de Vivre and Kelly Kaufman Design to create this wonderful editorial at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, in Santa Ynez, California.
I love just about everything in this shoot, in particular the florals, which are so fresh and vibrant, and really embody spring in all its loveliness.

Source ktmerry.com

The Animal Nursery

I love this cool editorial in the May edition of  Harper's BAZAAR Australia.
Gorgeous, old-world glamour styling, and cute baby animals? There is no way that this could be anything but a winner. The story is by Harper's global fashion director Carine Roitfeld, photographed stunningly by Sebastian Faena.
Here are a few of the shots, but I have to say it looks even better printed in the magazine.
*Source harpersbazaar.com.au

in my actual wardrobe...

Shirt: Warehouse │ Jeans: Jeanswest Shoes: Diana Ferrari │Necklace: Sarah RotheWatch: Skagen

Photos by Kathryn Simons

in my actual wardrobe...

I had a super busy weekend. It was the annual Folk Fair, which is a pretty big deal here in our little town.
It also means that, being situated diagonally opposite the fair, we get pretty swamped in the shop. And, of course, what did I go and do? Only sliced through a chunk of skin on the bottom of my foot (hence the thongs). Yeah, not fun, but it wasn't that bad in the end. Anyway, I think I'm rambling here so we'll skip right to the photos;

(By the way, I'm on Look Book now! Check it out here)

Shirt: Jeanswest │Tank top: Cotton On (borrowed from my sister)│ Jeans: Jeanswest Thongs: not sure, maybe Target
Earrings: Jewelflyt (also borrowed)│ Watch: Skagen

Photos by Kathryn Simons

in my actual wardrobe...

Last Sunday, we (the Laura Soap and Gift Shoppe team) went to the Wirrabara Producers Market. We go every market to shop anyway, but this was our first time as stall holders.
How did the day go? Pretty well, all in all. We got there just before 7am, which is pretty dark thanks to daylight savings, to set up. It rained and poured intermittently, but there was still a pretty decent crowd. It was also quite cold.
Cue comfy cardigan!

Cardigan: Warehouse │Top: Target Jeans: Jeanswest Boots: Ara │Necklace: JewelflytBeret and Ring: CuteSweetPretty

Photos by Kathryn Simons

lately I've been...

...seeing lots of very tempting outwear. Top of my hitlist wishlist are an anorak-esp jacket (1, 2, 3), something with contrast leather sleeves (1, 2, 3), and a nice blazer or two (1, 2, 3)

...listening to OneRepublic's new CD, Native.
(note; it's still a pre-order on itunes but the CD is out in stores)

...reading The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

...cooking a lot. Mum and I have been busy stocking up the freezer with some cooked meals and baked goods. There's nothing like a frozen lasagne to stick in the oven when you don't have time to cook!

*It was my gorgeous Mum's birthday yesterday. Happy (late) Birthday, Mum!