A New Year, A Whole Lot of New Ideas

First of all, I want to apologise for the long hiatus. Things have been a little hectic of late but I am now looking forward to being able to dedicate my time to the world of design. Is it strange that my heart skips a beat when I see a cleverly designed kitchen with quirky tiles and brass tapware? 

Is it normal to get excited by this small yet extremely functional nook of kitchen goodness?

Normal or not, I don't care. To appreciate good design is part of my DNA. Hope you enjoy the next few images of some outstanding kitchens as much as I do...

Topshop Unique AW 2015-16

Ok, so it might be spring here in Oz but that doesn't mean we can't swoon over the 2015-16 autumn/winter collection from Topshop Unique which is now available to shop online. I may be a little Topshop biased (I can't get enough of the stuff) but I think you'd agree that with this new collection, they have completely nailed it. 

Woolen pinafore dresses cut a pretty silhouette and block heel pumps add style and punch. 

Dainty florals feature in prints and embroidery and fur finishes the whole look off. 

But it is the blue corduroy that hands down steals the show, proving that the retro revival trend is here to stay - for a little longer at least. 

Head to www.topshop.com to purchase.

Get Into My Closet

Just purchased this gorgeous Lilya linen shirt dress and can't wait for it to arrive.

This piece is going to be so versatile coming into summer. It looks great with the gladiator sandals pictured but it would also look great with a pair of bright coloured wedges (like these) or for an even more laid back look a pair of white trainers (like these).

Other pieces I am coveting from Lilya's new collection is this sweet gingham pinafore, this easy to wear wrap dress and this effortless linen blazer.

I better start saving those pay checks now I guess ...

Deadly Ponies: Spring 2015

The Deadly Ponies Spring 2015 collection has arrived and it sure is swoon worthy. Each handbag is made of luxurious New Zealand leather and finished with polished brass hardware. Primary colours feature prominently in this new collection as do your go-to colours of black and grey. You can shop the new collection online here or at selected stockists worldwide.

 

More Etsy Love

I continue to be amazed by the incredible talent showcased on Etsy. Unique and affordable, here is a quick curation of my latest Etsy finds.

New Arrivals: Jeffrey Campbell

I've always been a big fan of Jeffrey Campbell's shoes. I'll never forget the excitement I felt when I received my first pair of Lita's in the post. Since then, JC has continued to push the boundaries when it comes to footwear. JC's newest arrivals are no exception. Shop them here.

Pillow Talk

Pillows are the easiest (and usually the most cost effective way) to update a living room, bedroom or study. It can really change the look and feel of a space. Pick one or combine a few to make a real impact. Just adding a few new pillows can really change it all. 

Playing Cat & Mouse

The new Kate Spade handbag collection has just landed and in true Kate Spade style it is super quirky. I couldn't help but fall in love with the cat and mouse theme.

In fact, one of my favourite fashion bloggers (and a fellow Aussie) Gary Pepper Girl featured this adorable Charlotte Olympia bag in one of her latest posts.

So to put some fun into your Friday, here is a quick round up of some other totally sweet cat and mouse finds (click the images to shop). 

Etsy Finds

Here is a well-curated roundup of my latest Etsy finds. Click on the images to shop.