Bed Dress

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When it comes to bed linen talk, I only ever have two words – black & white. I have experimented with colour in the past but it never felt or looked right. (Even my husband thought it looked a bit strange, when I lay a colourful doona at the end of the bed!)   Thankfully, black & white are generally easy colours to buy & keep the look fresh & simple but modern.  I also follow a few basic rules when it comes to dressing my bed:

  • If you have an ensemble, then a valance or bed skirt is a must
  • Good pillows & at least two of each per person.
  • Layer it up at the end of the bed – in summer I layer with a light blanket & winter use something heavier or more of them
  • You only need a few decorative cushions – seriously who has time to fluff around with a thousand cushions when making the bed. It can also look over the top.
  • Simplicity is best when it comes to colour palette – I like neutral colours for linen – it doesn’t fade & will always look fresh. Bring colour through with decorative items.

Thanks for stopping by! Love Barbara-George xo

Pics my own

Blue Coat

Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 2.25.30 pmChoies Blue Lapel Longline Coat | Top Shop Linen Crew Neck Tee | Forever New Pleat Midi Skirt | RMK  Lover Heels |

Mimco Clutch & Necklace

I love how introducing blue to nude pieces refreshes the look, all while keeping a refined and polished feel.

This one is a bargain being priced at under $42!  It is from Choies, an online store I recently discovered (through a blogger I follow here) & it provides an affordable option for clothing –  it has some really great jackets. I had my eye on a grey jacket & when I decided to buy a few days later it sold out. I am thinking you need to get in quick if you see something you love.

Thanks for visiting, love Barbara-George xo

Grey & Camel

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Misguided Camel Coat | Witchery Sweater Dress | Windsor Smith Heels

So I am not exactly sure if I will get a lot of wear out of this coat during a Brisbane winter but I am hopeful for some really cold days to bust it out…..! The dress however, is a totally different story – this grey number will be hot for when the weather really cools down. It will be on high rotation probably with a black leather jacket & boots.

In other news, after a week battling a virus, I am starting to feel a little human again and looking forward to the coming weekend.  Husband and I are heading away for some r&r. I can’t wait. Hope you have a great week & thanks for stopping by. Love Barbara-George xo

Pics by Steve

Favourite Oscar Beauty Looks

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Look 1  – Warm Bronze Eyes

Reece’s bronze eyes create a natural beachy look, perfect for our warmer climate here in Qld.

Recreate with Nars EyeShadow Due in Key LargoNars Blending Eye Brush

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Look 2 – Glamorous Waves

Always a hit on the red carpet Emma Stone aces those waves with a chic side part.

Recreate with GHD Creative Curl Wand & KMS HairPlay

 

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Look 3 – Bold Lip

Margot is seriously the most beautiful woman. This look is totally flawless & you know how much I love a bold lip :)

Recreate with Model Co Party Proof Lipstick

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Look 4 – All About The Lashes

I am so blessed to have naturally long lashes so I can get away with a few coats of good mascara. However,  that hasn’t stopped me from giving false’ies a go. They are surprisingly easy to wear & are perfect to create Rita’s look where eyes dominate.

Recreate with Benefit They’re Real Mascara & Issada Luxe Lash

Whats your favourite?   Love Barbara-George xo

Khaki Shades

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASussan Washer Pant c/o| Sussan Utility Shirt | Sussan Stripe Gilet c/o | Sussan Knotted Bangle 

Autumn is here and Sussan has made it easy to take the leap into the the cooler months with their Autumn 15  collection – it does not disappoint.  The collection features plenty of Khaki, chunky knits, dressy coats and cuddly blanket throws, all quality & fail safe additions for the wardrobe to transition into the new season.

As you all know, I love to layer and have taken it to the next level here with some of my favourite Sussan khaki pieces. Although I love the block look of all khaki, I thought it an idea to add colour & texture with this striped gilet.  I am a little obsessed with oversized throws like this one that are easy to throw on over a tee and jeans – cozy enough to wear on the street or at home snuggled on the couch. You could team this one with practically any colour – denim, white, black – a versatile piece if your looking for one item to add to the repertoire.

Be sure to pop into your local Sussan store or online to check out the full collection for yourself – a warning though- you may leave with more than just one bag full ;) Pants & Shirt available from Sussan at the Myer Centre & Stripe Gilet from Sussan Westfield Chermside for my Brisbane friends.  Otherwise all items available on line here.

A big thank you to Sussan for partnering with me for this post xo

Love Barbara-George

Pics By Steve 

Leather Look Black Skirt

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DSCF6870Country Road Leather Look Skirt|Sass and Bide Tee | Witchery Pearl Ring|Novo Heels &  Peep Toe Clutch(Old)

Last week I attended the opening of two good friend’s of mine Zambrero Riverside franchise.  If you are lover of Mexican food & city views then you want to check out this place now – its a killer combination.  On that note, black, white and camel are three colours that are meant to be worn together don’t you think?  Country Road, an old favourite of mine, have created possibly the most perfect black leather look pencil skirt this season.  I have been searching for a skirt like this since last winter and was so happy to find it at such a decent price.  Even though it is not the real deal, it certainly does the trick for me! It will be my staple moving into the cooler months.   Thanks for stopping by. Love Barbara – George xo

Check Midi Skirt

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Topshop Skirt | Sportsgirl Tee | Nine West Shoes | Ray Ban Sunglasses

So this post is all about the ‘puffy skirt’ as my sister likes to call it! On a recent visit to Top Shop I couldn’t resist this skirt. Well actually, truth be told, initially I did walk away from it thinking I don’t need – or more to the point – Barb you should not have another midi skirt in your life. However, after dreaming about it the following night I decided I did & I should… and now I am officially in midi skirt heaven.

I have a few midi skirts in the wardrobe but I can honestly say that this one fits me the best, is the most comfortable & has the most flattering shape – aced it Top Shop. If you follow blogger babe Atlantic Pacific, you may have seen this skirt here or a different version of the skirt on my all time blogger crush Gal Meets Glam here. So you get the picture, I love this skirt. Now bring on the weekend so I can wear my puffy skirt again.

On another note, I can’t thank my sis enough for taking these pics for me.  We had so much fun (almost getting sent to jail for entering private property hehe!) and only wish we lived in the same town so we could work together more. Thanks for reading. Love Barbara-George xo

Pics by Catherine Postma

“Wardrobe Warriors”

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Ok Brisbane ladies, take a moment from Insta on your iPhone to create a new event in your calendar with the  following details:

Date: Saturday the 28th February

Time: 9am – 2pm

Where: MacGregor State High School

Title:“Wardrobe Warriors”

If you are a lover of preloved fashion then you do not want to miss this event.   Hosted by Lauren Pearson, this one day market event will be full of shopaholics wardrobes to raid.  Just bring a gold coin donation to enter and shop your little heart out. All proceeds raised will go to the charity, Assist a Sista.  Assist a Sista raises funds for women who are currently in domestic violence situations and helps survivors of domestic violence to rebuild and repair their faith.

If you can’t make this weekend, not to fear, Wardrobe Warriors hopes to be a monthly event that will travel around Brisbane with charities changing monthly to raise funds for all sorts of great causes.

Full details can be found below

FACEBOOK:
www.facebook.com/wardrobewarriorsmarket

TICKET INFO:
http://www.creamclothing.com.au/wardrobe-warriors/

Be a warrior and check out this event.

Love Barbara-George x

 

Roses…Mi Amore Voluspa

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My love affair with delicious smelling candles has been a long one & therefore my house is filled with them! For me there is nothing better than relaxing with a magazine while burning a candle and taking in the lovely perfume, or burning a candle just before bed time and walking in to a fragrant room. I also love to burn a candle before having guests over so the room is filled with a lovely inviting smell.  Yes, I will burn a candle at any opportunity I can get!   I do have a soft spot for Voluspa candles due to their creamy white look and feel and their high volume of fragrance.  There is also a huge range to choose from but my favourite is the citrus/fruity fragrances.  What’s your favourite candle?

Love Barbara-George

All pics my own.

Day At The Museum

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IMG_5358Sussan Denim Shirt | Top Shop Shorts | Wanted Shoes | Cuyana Monogram Bag | Prada Sunglasses | Mimco Braclet (old)

While my family was visiting this week we spent some time at the Gallery of Modern Art which is always a pleasure.  I couldn’t help but think to myself that I don’t take enough advantage of things to do here in Brisbane, like a visit to the GOMA.  I have promised myself to do more of that this year ;)  I also don’t spend enough time at Top Shop! A quick stop in there turned into a pair of shorts, khaki shirt and skirt later. I have always thought of Top Shop as one of those shops that you can go into a thousand times and never find anything.  However, my recent unintended call in may have changed my mind.

My photos this week were taken by my sister who is a budding photographer.  I am envious of her lens and after sharing these pics with my husband,  I may have just persuaded him to look at upgrading our’s! Hope you have a great week.

Love Barbara-George xo

Photos by Catherine Postma

White & Blue

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Assembly Label Spectrum Cotton Pants | Saba Shirt | Country Road Slides |Sussan Bag |Jolie & Dean Bangle| Ray Ban Sunglasses

With temps in the high 30’s over the past few weekends here in Brisbane a pool has become essential.  With no pool, I have resorted to wearing cool & comfy clothing to get me through the heat wave. Tanks have always been popular in my wardrobe repertoire and Saba have perfected it this season with this jersey number.  I am also a huge fan of the drop crutch or harem pant – don’t hate me…  They are a solid pant to literally chill in.  I also love this version here.

Life news – I am a little excited this Sunday as I have family visiting this week so I have been busy cleaning to say the least! I am looking forward to showing them some of the sights that Brisbane has to offer. Leave me any tips of things to do in the comments below.  Thanks for visiting, love Barbara-George xo.

Photos by Steve

Byron Bay Travel Diary


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I can’t believe it has taken me this long to discover the beauty of Byron Bay and it’s surrounding neighbours Lennox Heads, Ballina & Bangalow.  Our long weekend away pretty much ticked all of the boxes for me in terms of my perfect holiday- sun, sand, sea, pool, cocktails & good food! I only wish we had more time as there as there is so much to do and explore, we only touched the surface in the few days we had. Details of my favourite spots are listed below. Thanks for visiting! Love Barbara-George xo

Accommodation – Ramada Suites Ballina Byron

Coffee Stop/Breakfast/Lunch – Harvest & Utopia

Scenic Views –  Pat Morton Lookout, Byron Bay Lighthouse

Beach – Lennox Heads