Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday's Fancies

Happy friday everyone. I cannot believe a week has passed since the kids and I arrived in Australia. The weather has been miserable. We caught the tail end of winter and it's been a nonstop mix of rain and wind ever since. It does gives me a good excuse to wear all my new fall items that I probably won't get to otherwise. I can't wait to share more photos of this city with you once the weather warms up enough to venture out. Hope everyone had a great week and a great night out at FNO.

I love using ordinary objects in unexpected ways. Like this three tiered afternoon tea platter, it's the perfect way to display jewelry and nail polishes that I'm currently using. 



This photo was taken the day before we left for Australia. You know it's time to migrate to warmer shores when the birds start leaving in flocks.

Catching up on my all time favourite magazine, Monocle. This is a great read for anyone interested in design, international affairs, culture and fashion. The July/August edition is particularly good as it ranks the top cities in the world. I do love reading about cities. 

My first coffee back in Melbourne, Australia. Although the latte art is nothing spectacular, but after living in a place where the only coffee options are Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, this was heaven in a glass. 


Three coloured manicures are perfect for days when the sky is grey and the air is chilly. I'm loving the combination of Essie Mink Muffs (taupe), with Essie Nothing Else Metals (chrome) and Essie Nice is Nice (lavender).  


44 comments:

Kelinha said...

Nice blog. Would you like to follow each other? =)

Miss Betty Boop said...

love all the details... and that aceessories platter is the best... awesome idea :D

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Kelly Jaspers said...

Looks great!!:)
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xoxo
Kelly

Amy said...

loving the three color mani! and that coffee looks delicious!

amy

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La Dolce Vita said...
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La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful captures! I love the photograph of the"migration season',"the perfect brew" and "the colored mani" the most. In fact, I love the composition of the "colored nmani" photograph very much ! I have never heard about the Moncle Magazine. Thanks for informing me. If I ever happen to see any of its issue in the bookstore/library, I will check it out as I love to read on topics such as design,culture, fashion, etc.etc.
In your reply to my latest post,you asked me a question. I would love to explain that but only briefly here- I am from a country which still follows and imposes traditional rules on woman. I was wearing traditional outfits for a long time-and only a year back, I started experimenting with western wear. Earlier, I had only one jeans and 2 Tee shirts in my wardrobe in the name of "western wear". That too, I wore at home.
I wore western wear mainly during my childhood years, as a small kid. But due to the traditional culture here, in College and University and also in hostels, women were debarred from wearing western outfits. The small town society where I lived and grew up in, also didn't approve of western wear. People used to pass rude remarks,tease and look down upon any woman who wore western wear. This continued for a long time and 2 years after I got married, I moved to a big city in another province with my husband {he was posted there} where western wear is common everyday wear. So,from then on, I started again wearing western wear because I love to wear it. I hope I was able to answer your question. Because it is a cultural thing and it is very difficult to explain these things. especially to a person from another culture..I hope you can understand. All of my country is not like this, but some parts are still traditional and I was born and brought up in a very traditional place. I did challenge the system but was never comfortable wearing what I really wanted to wear then. Now, I feel liberated and happy in my 2nd home, in my new city.
Have a beautiful weekend !

Fabulous Petite said...

You are so right about the coffee. Nothing beats a good brew ! I love all these pictures, keep coming. I hope the weather gets better over there. We can still wear shorts here so that is something to be thankful for. Have a great weekend !!!!

xo
Sam
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Heather said...

I love that accessories platter, what a great idea!

XO
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Valeria Alvarez said...

Such nice pictures!! Love your ombre mani!!

Kisses
<3 Val
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Alissa said...

Love, love that jewelry stand.

Sweet Melissa said...

Cool pics! Love all the Essie colors!

xo
Melissa

alongobucco said...

Such pretty photographs! I love the accessories platter--some pieces are too pretty NOT to be on display!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Always Maylee said...

I totally want some sort of accessories platter! And your mani is just fabulous.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Invitation To Inspiration said...

I have never heard of MONOCLE....I will definitely check it out...:-))
Beautiful photos BTW! :-))
Have a nice day, dear!
xoxo

Well... said...

Oooh, I love how you used the platter for your accessories! So cute and creative.
And man...I really need to do my nails again soon...aha

Trendy Teal

Amy said...

That coffee looks delish and the mani is wonderful!

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Anoushka said...

Great photos! I love your nails; this reminds me that I need to re-paint mine! Have a great weekend.

LUXESSED

Laura Tidwell said...

Love your photos!! Hope it warms up there soon! Love the blog...now following!
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s said...

love the three colored mani~ hope you have a great weekend, happy fri!

xO!
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Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

Love these! I think I will be have to copy your mani! Thats just too pretty :)

xo Teresa
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The Simply Kelly said...

lovely pictures

Beauty Follower said...

Wish you have a great time in Australia.
Love your 3 tones mani!

Have a lovely weekend :)

VICTORIA R said...

Love the idea of the accessories platter! I need to think about doing something like that. And I've never heard of that magazine (it looked like a book to me, at first), but it sounds very interesting! :)

Hopefully the weather starts getting a little better over there!

Inês de Castro said...

I absolutely love the golden bracelet and the ombe manicure :)

Maddie said...

Really pretty pictures1 And love your manicure!

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Street Fashion Paris said...

looks so good!!! nice coffee for great morning!!! xxx

Nathalie said...

Love your nailpolishes!

XoXo Nathalie
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Courtney Starr said...

Such pretty things!

xo, Courtney
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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Your trip so far sounds like such a fun adventure! You are coming back, right? I've been meaning to check out Monocle forever, now you've inspired me!
xo Mary Jo

Cassandra Too said...

I like the accessories platter. It seems like something cute to have.

See you there! :D

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RetroStreetStation said...

thank you for your lovely comment :)

wonderful inspiration. love these colors of the essie nail polish so much!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love all these pictures! I've been thinking about a platter for my accessories for awhile...but I just found a candle holder at IKEA that works great for holding jewelry :-) And I love your "latte art" haha...
~Jessica
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Aurelia said...

beautiful pictures, lovely , maybe follow each other?pls join me on FB or
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Sabrina said...

I totally need an accessory platter! A lot of what I have is overcrowding each other in my tiny jewellery box.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Fashion Tales said...

The photos are lovely. I just bought a few new nail hues, I love these colours.

Hanna & Christel said...

awesome post all the shots are so lovely!

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songbird said...

love the photos!i love reading about cities and culture too..and that migration photo is precious..

LoveT. said...

Great! Love the Idea to use a tea platter for Accessoires! The 3 coloured Mani looks cute :)
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Lovely Greetings from Austria ♡

Thrifted Shift said...

There's really nothing like a great cup of coffee. I had a wonderful cup of french press this morning so I totally get what you're saying!

Mónica C. Welton said...

awesome
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hope in high heels said...

I feel exactly the same about the coffee... that first sip when you're back home is like a party in your mouth! I always drink an extra latte a day while I'm there to make up for all the bad coffee I drink in the US... hope you're having a wonderful time. I can't wait to see your photos!

Bravoe Runway said...

I am sad that the weekend is over! I love your nails, the 3 coloured look is amazing.

Allison said...

I also use a vintage fruit/cake platter to display my jewelry one! It's such a cute idea!
:)
Allison
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danielle said...

love the mani! it's beautiful!

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