Sunday, August 10, 2014

NYE: Aloha Hawaii x

My sister Mele and sister-friends Ruth and Stelle were lucky enough to spend New Years Eve of 2013/14 in Oahu, Hawaii! It all began with our beautiful Hawaiian friend Mary who's wedding we were heading over for, a little into the New Year. This landed us with the luck of two NYE's as we were traveling from Australia (a day behind the states) so we left on NYE, arrived in Honolulu and just like Groundhog Day...did it all again!

We were meant to spend NYE with Mary and her family but there was a change in plans once we'd arrived so we were left to out own devices for the exciting! We heard there was some awesome outdoor celebrations going down at Kakaako Beach Park on the other side of town so with a little bit of research we bought some tickets online, dolled up, downed a lil liquor and were off to greet our first Hawaiian evening and welcome in 2014!

The beach park was awesome fun and although the pictures I could rustle up do not show too much of it, was beautifully littered with: amazing food vans, park rides, lights, a variety of stages ft. DJ's and Reggae bands and scattered crowds of dancing and happy families and friends. SO MUCH FUN was had exploring and soaking in all my surroundings. For the longest time Hawaii was THE most desired destination on our list of places to travel besides NYC. Finally we were there and what a way to bring in the New Year!

It was a beautiful balmy night in the park and I wanted to keep both cool and comfy so I wore my yellow cotton cropped top from Supre paired with my floral skirt from Kmart and my Le Coq Sportif leather flats. Winning!

The post was a long time coming but during this cold of Winter, is warmly welcome. Oh how I will miss warm nights and the buzz of Summer in the air when I'm in London. 

Big Love x

OOTD: My odds are stacked x

Last weekend sister and I ventured up the coast for a bit of shopping to start ticking things off our "To buy for London" list. Keeping it short and sweet, here is what I wore:

This tee is one of my wardrobe favourites! My sister drew it herself and gifted it to me for Christmas. Yes, she is the best! We LOVE/D Amy Winehouse, bless her, so this was just the most awesome thing ever! I don't wear it often because I love it so much lol...I don't think that makes real sense but it's true! I paired it up with one of my staple midi skirts and my sister's ahhh-mazing thrifted jacked. I accessorised with a few of my fave go-to's at the moment and off we went!

  • Patterend jacket- Thrifted (borrowed from sister's closet)
  • "My odds are stacked" Amy Winehouse Tee- Gifted and drawn by sister herself for my Christmas pressie. It is one of my most FAVE presents of all time, to date!
  • Midi skirt- Thrifted, $3 Salvo's.
  • Platform Converse All Star High tops.
  • Glasses- Local bargain shop "Low and Behold" $8.
  • Handbag- Thrifted $4 MS Op Shop.
  • Gold chain- Thrifted $6

Big Love xx

Sunday, May 25, 2014


I am lucky. I am immeasurably lucky and for more reasons than one. One of my biggest blessings in life are, without a doubt, my nieces and nephews; of whom I am Godmother to two! Birthdays to me are always a special time of reflection on how far we've come and where we're heading next. Last week our family celebrated my niece/God Daughter's 3rd Birthday at our local Wildlife Park. She is merely 3 but don't hold that against her. Watching her explore the highs and lows of the park with so much spunk and gumption was the highlight of the day. Chatting to her you'd never think she just turned 3. Lil Miss can hold a conversation with the best of us with a vocabulary that could rival those 10x her age. She is special.

I am really on the countdown to the big move to London now (116 days, OMGGG). This has me constantly thinking about how much I'm going to miss the little things as my babies will continue to grow and change without me here. I am reminded on days like this though, of the extent of my family's love and care for our little ones. It is a very special and reassuring thing.

My birthday wish to you on your 3rd birthday Mia-Rose is that you always stay close to your big, crazy family that loves you unconditionally, that you never stop asking questions because knowledge is power and that you live many, many years of happiness and joy that knows no bounds. I will miss every ounce of you when I'm gone God Daughter but one day you will be old enough and when the time is right I will take you out to explore this wide world. 

Love & blessings forever little one,

Happy Birthday.

Aunty Pulu x

Thursday, May 8, 2014

First time in a long time...

Hahaha. I'm laughing because here I go again beginning my first blog post in aaaaaggggeeeeessssss with the "oh my gosh it's been so long since my last blog post" spiel. There is really no brilliant excuse...the same ones still ring true. It's either A) I haven't had the time or B) I haven't had the inspiration. This time it is a combination of both. It seems lately that when I have the time I don't have the inspiration and when I have no time I have truckloads of things to write about and share. BLEHH. Well to my surprise the stars and moon have aligned and here I am typing away and it feels nice to be back in my own tiny, little space in Internet Land.

So I am very excited to announce to Internet Land and random passers-by that LONDON FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED, I REPEAT, LONDON FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED!!! And I'm kinda shit scared lol! Myself, my sister and two of my close friends are packing up and heading to London to teach for however long we can last (Visa maxes out at 2 years!) in September this year!

The aim is to teach to make that paper, then in turn use that paper to explore and travel Europe! This will be a big, fat, awesome thing to tick off my bucket list which I am saaaaahhhh excited about. As a kid we didn't have much but dreams were in abundance. It's so weird to now be growing up and to be able to work hard for the ways and means to fulfil dreams. To say we are blessed is an understatement.

The to-do list of things to get done before we fly out is RIDICULOUS but...challenge accepted!

I hope wherever you are if you're reading this, that your list of dreams is being ticked off one by one. You owe it to yourself to live the life you've always wanted regardless of your past or present circumstance.

Make it happen.

Love & Blessings x

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Aussie Curves: Yellow.

AC babes I LOVE YELLOW! I just wanna shout it fromt the rooftops! It's true, yellow and I go waaaaaay back. Here's a little look-see through our wondrous past and present. Yellow and Theresa...this is your life.

Boracay, Philippines.
Huskisson, NSW.
Boracay, Philippines.
Sydney, NSW.
Mildura, VIC.
Parramatta, NSW.
Boracay, Philippines.

Parramatta, NSW.
Wollongong, NSW. 
Brighton LeSands, NSW.
Coney Island, NYC.
Manhattan, NYC.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NYC.
Manhattan, NYC.

My latest outing with one of my fave yellow, was with my sissys Mele and Anne to a Breast Cancer Fundraiser night. The theme was pink. I was like "I have nothing pink to wear"...then I noticed my head and realised I was good to go, lol. 

What I wore:
  • Yellow sleeved crop- $6 Supre super store (Campbelltown Factory Outlet)
  • Black skirt- $15 Kmart (this season)
  • Flats- $10 Kmart (last season)
  • Pastel necklace- $4 Sportsgirl (last season)
  • Hair colour- Manic Panic in Cotton Candy Pink
  • Daisy Earrings- $5 Diva (this season)

Big Love & light to you all x