A Home Update

Bedside Manner – Couldn’t resist this poster from MeenyMiny!

 I love this door mat from Ikea.  It was exactly what I was looking for.

I am a little obsessed with indoor greenery atm.  My favourite little fern on the coffee table.

The fiddle leaf comes in at a very close second 😉


I love using old fabrics to create interesting wall hangings. It is easy, unique & inexpensive.  I have two of these on either side of our bedside tables.

Bubba McKellar’s room coming together slowly.

A few little nooks from our new home which we have been in for just over three months now.  I don’t like to stick to a “theme” when it comes to decorating home.  If I like something then I will make it fit in somehow.  I think its more personal that way.  How do you like to decorate your home?

Love Barbara-George xo

For The Love Of Pink

Pea In A Pod Dress (Maternity) | St Frock Cape | Shoes (old)

As the title suggest, this post is for the love of pink! I wasn’t feeling overly photogenic this past long weekend.. I am very very overdue for a hair appointment (regrowth central!), it was so hot.. I am never one to complain about the weather being warm but I sort of get the whole ” feeling the heat when your pregnant” thing now. Bump is getting bigger by the day (feeling so much more movement now which is super cute & exciting) &  I could just sleep forever with the tiredness officially rearing it’s ugly head again:) Anyhow, we had Baby McKellar’s seat installed in my car so Steve & I made a date out of it, (since I was wearing pink & all) and had an early breakfast & took some pics before hand. This dress is one of the few maternity dresses I have purchased. It was the colour that sold me. Plus it is extremely comfortable, stretchy & easy to wear. Hope your long weekend was awesome!

Thanks for stopping by. Love Barbara-George xo

“Miss You Already” Movie Pass Giveaway! CLOSED


I am so excited today to have 10 double pass tickets to see Miss You Already available to giveaway to my Brisbane readers and followers!

Miss You Already starring, Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, tells the story of Jess and Milly, life-long best friends who have shared everything since childhood. Now, Milly has a high-flying job, a rock-star husband and two gorgeous children. Jess has dedicated herself to environmental work, and lives with her boyfriend in a bohemian houseboat on the London canals. The best friends are as close as ever. But their relationship is put to the test when Milly discovers she has breast cancer, while Jess faces motherhood for the first time.

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Featuring a picturesque London setting and terrific chemistry between Barrymore and Collette, Miss You Already is a heartwarming film about the true meaning of friendship. When life falls apart, friends keep it together.
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine

WATCH THE TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-jTyq_8iJ4

I have made it super easy to enter this giveaway. Just click here, follow me on Instagram & like this pic and leave a comment tagging the best friend you will take with you to see this awesome chic flic!

Giveaway closes Friday 2nd October with winners being tagged via Instagram at 8pm & have tickets posted to them on Monday 5th October.

Good luck!

Love Barbara-George xo

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My Pregnancy Must Haves

As I mentioned in a previous post,  I plan to throw a few maternity articles into the mix on the blog over the next few weeks.  To start with, I want to share what have been my “essential items” so far during my pregnancy.

Bio Oil for Stretch Marks

I decided to use Bio Oil to prevent stretch marks on boobs, belly and legs.  I began using it at around the three months mark and it has worked a treat. (I actually think it has cured some previous stretch marks I had!)   I use it each night after I shower.  You can pick up a large bottle for the reasonable price of $14.95  from Chemist Warehouse & my first bottle lasted around three to four months.

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Berlei Maternity Bras

In the first three to four months of my pregnancy my boobs were growing at what felt like the speed of light.  I found the changes very overwhelming and crazily I kept buying new bras to keep up with the changes. I thought it was too early to buy maternity bras..!   At around four months on yet another bra shopping expedition I had a discussion with a lovely lady in Myer and she assured me it definitely wasn’t too early to get into maternity bras.  So, she professionally measured & fitted me right there & then and I stocked up.  I found the Berlei Maternity Bra’s the most soft & comfortable.  It was the BEST thing I ever did.  I haven’t had to buy a new bra since and don’t plan to until a few weeks before my due date.

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Belly-Bean Support Pillow

At around 6 months into my pregnancy I began to get a little uncomfortable in bed and therefore my quality of sleep began to suffer big time.  A was a little sceptical about those long body pillow things but knew I had to do something.  I randomly stumbled across Kayla Boyd’s Instagram account one day and saw that she recommended the Belly Bean maternity pillow.  I was pretty much sold reading the testimonials on the website  ” I was only sleeping for a few hours a night and had my first full night sleep with the Belly-Bean pillow”!! I ordered the pillow & it arrived within 2-3 days.  It has been super beneficial in terms of comfort for my back and hips and getting a longer & better night sleep.  I like that it offers support to both sides. I will probably continue to use it after the pregnancy.

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Maseur Sandals

You may remember these from the 90’s lol!  I think I had a pair when I was in high school! Before I knew I was pregnant I bought a new pair to relieve tension in my feet from the gym and they have since become a life saver throughout my pregnancy!  My feet have been getting insanely heavy and sore in the past few weeks so as soon as I arrive home from work I wear these around the house for 20 minutes to get a bit of circulation happening and relieve some stress.  This ritual goes hand in hand with Steve giving my feet a little rub each night 😉

Maternity Clothes

I think Maternity Clothing definitely needs it’s own post so stay tuned for that in the next few weeks!!

Have a great week.

Love Barbara-George xo

Full Flare

Country Road Top (on sale) | Asos Maternity Jeans | Witchery Wedges (old) | Lady Chatterly Affair Clam Cluch | Le Specs Sunglasses

I am obsessed with what the current 70’s vibe has to offer when it comes to effortless chic style.  A little denim + white double flare never hurt anyone I say!

In life news, this week marks 31 week prego which means we are officially down to single digit weeks until we meet the gorgeous little bundle, yay! I plan to do a lot more maternity posts about what I am packing in my hospital bag and a few items I have got for the nursery so stay tuned.

Love Barbara-George xo

Pics by Steve

“Become A Stylist” Coming To Brisbane!

There is no better excuse to update your wardrobe than the change of season! (It is my favourite time of the year obvs! ) Do you want some tips on the best way to do this?  If the answer is yes then read on.

Today, I am super excited to share with you that I have teamed up with Brisbane Blogger  & Australian Style Institute stylist Anna Mabin to chat about new season trends, tips on how to update your existing wardrobe and how styling can be a rewarding career.

 I have also put together three different looks that I plan to wear this Spring by using one new season scarf.

If you are still wanting more, I have more exciting news to share for all of Brisbanites who are interested to learn more about wardrobe tips and tricks and the world of styling.  The Australian Style Institute’s ‘Become A Stylist’ event is coming to Brisbane on the 26th and 27th of September! More on this below.

When the weather changes, you don’t necessarily have to go overboard and buy everything “new” that drops in store.  It also doesn’t have to be about sinking all of your cash into new clothing.  I like to invest in a few new season accessories that will compliment what I already have and wear.  This way I can still inject “freshness” into my outfits without breaking the bank.  I picked up this Sussan scarf a few weeks back and thought I would style it three ways with some of my wardrobe basics to demonstrate.

A Knit Dress & Sneakers 

Coming out of Winter it is more than likely that most wardrobes will have a knit dress of some sort as well as a pair of sneakers.  Don’t put them away just yet. Add a colourful scarf to reinvigorate the look. That way you can get the best of both worlds.

Black in Spring a cinch!

Black is one of the most popular colours to wear and most don’t deviate from this staple in the warmer months. Really there is no need to.  Add a colour pop to that favourite all black ensemble.  Also, switching up how you wear a scarf can create an entirely different look.  Cinching your scarf around the waist with a belt can be done in any season.  I have been doing it for as long as I remember, usually when I want to add proportion to an outfit.

A Scarf with Your Stripes Please?

Play with colours and textures by mixing your stripes with a colourful patterned scarf to elevate a casual off duty look.

Now over to Anna…

BG: A scarf is an inexpensive way to freshen up your wardrobe. What other ways can you update your everyday look for less?
AM: Invest in one of the season’s must-have add-ons such as a long vest, summer poncho or a straw Panama hat that you can team with a number of existing looks in your wardrobe.
Make sure you have reliable basics, as this is the key to mix and matching.
Change your make-up routine with a new shade of lipstick, blush or bronzer.
Challenge yourself to learn a new hairstyle.
Hit the op shops for accessories and perhaps be pleasantly surprised by the number of A-line skirts and flared jeans you find that compliment this season’s 70’s look.

BG: What are the top trends coming through for the new season?
AM: Suede, a-symmetrical hemlines, lace-up heels and fringe detailing all own a place in my heart this season. Have fun with what the 70’s vibe offers to master effortless chic.

BG: In terms of colour, what is big this Spring/Summer?
AM: Neutral tones that lend themselves to light layering. Too often we think of layering as only a winter trend but add a long vest over a classic t-shirt and lightweight scarf and you have yourself an outfit! Relaxed denim and khaki tones are also big this season.

BG: What is the most challenging part about being a stylist?
AM: I think anyone can put clothes on a body and make them look good but the real challenge is nurturing client emotions and truly understanding how a client wants to be perceived and finding items to match. The transformation to a euphoric state of self-confidence when they catch a glimpse of themselves in the mirror is what makes it so rewarding.
(It’s also a constant challenge to not buy everything I love in stores).

BG: In your opinion, what are the three must haves for any wardrobe?
AM: 1. A well-cut blazer that’s not too heavy and flatters your shape.
2. Seamless underwear. Visible panty line is the most quick and effective way to ruin an outfit!
3. The classic t-shirt. It can go from edgy when paired with leather to effortless weekend chic with denim. Try a few different styles to find the most flattering for your shape.

You can visit Anna’s website here.

If Anna’s tips have you wanting to learn more about the world of styling or even how to pursue a career in styling then register now to attend the Australian Style Institute’s ‘Become A Stylist’ event coming to Brisbane’s Capri by Fraser Suites on the 26th and 27th of September. This two-day intensive styling course lead by Australian Style Institute’s founder and director, Lauren Di Bartolo is designed to give students insight and knowledge into the world of professional styling, highlighting what they need to know and how to begin their career as a professional stylist.

More information can be found below.

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Course information: The Become a Stylist course will run for two days in Brisbane’s CBD from September 26-27, 2015.

Cost $397.

Course content: learn roles and responsibilities required of a personal stylist; how to set yourself apart as a professional stylist; success strategies for successful styling; how to curate your own stylist wardrobe; the power of style and image; how human behaviour plays a pivotal role in style; personal styling and for TV and magazine; explore career pathways available to a stylist.

How to register: Register your interest at http://becomeastylist.com.au or email success@australianstyleinstitute.com.au.

Love Barbara-George xo

All pics my own

The New Scrub In My Life – Jar Body

My beauty routine has always included exfoliating to keep those dead skin cells at bay & to promote soft and glowy skin. It is especially important now that I am pregnant to avoid those pesky stretch marks.

I had the opportunity to try a new product, JAR body scrub.   The “Rio Juicy Watermelon” body scrub,which is laden with pink sea salt & coconut, left my skin feeling super soft, revived and smelling delicious.  Yes, this scrub smells ridiculously  good enough to eat.

Since being pregnant, I am also more inclined to opt for more natural products and knowing that JAR body scrub is free of chemicals,  I felt completely safe using it on my skin.

Given that I only use products that I can trust to work, are quick, easy & fun to use, it is safe to say. JAR Body scrub  will become a regular in my beauty cupboard.

With a variety of body scrubs to choose from, a salt soak and clay masque, JAR body certainly has something that would fit easily into anyone’s beauty routine.  You can shop the range here.

Love Barbara-George xo

All pics my own

*Products gifted





Lately On Instagram


New Business Cards (Logo by Harley Quinn & Co)

Cawfee & Hot Choc Break

New Desk Situation

Weekend Spreads

Casual Vibes

Chillin with my gangsta

Working in Bed

Picking up my fave essentials from The Body Shop

Poppies the sure way to brighten any day

Chillin at home with the fur baby

Smoothies are up any time

New in from Country Road

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for a daily dose of Barbara-George.

Much Love xo

The “Er” Months + 28 Week Update

Asos Jumpsuit (maternity) | Witchery Wedges (old) similar here | Nine West Clutch (old)| Camilla Scarf | Seed Sunglasses

My mother in law said to me that when the “er” months arrive (September, October & November) the pregnancy will seem very real.  This is so true. September is here and so is the third trimester of the pregnancy meaning we are only a few months away now from meeting our little bundle.

I am well and truly showing (have nearly put on 10kg) and can feel the little one moving plenty which is just a delight.

  Putting together my outfits for work is becoming increasingly difficult.  It makes me laugh actually with some of the combinations I put together :) It is really testing my styling skills 😉 Comfort is high on the agenda for sure. I have only been sharing my weekend looks for you on the blog – trust me you will thank me for this lol!

 I am still loving Asos for maternity clothing. I have lived in the maternity jeans I purchased from there & also this jumpsuit which is a cool little find. Cotton On has also been great for comfy dresses and I have also picked up a few items from Glo Mama locally here in Brisbane.  I will be putting together a post on my favourite maternity clothing picks in the coming weeks so more about that later.

What else has happened during the third trimester? I have had constant cravings for things sweet – like I would be happy to just eat donuts for breakfast, lunch & dinner – which is very unusual as I am not a huge sweet tooth at all.  Steve & I have commenced antenatal classes which has been surprisingly interesting and useful. (even though it is taking up our next few Saturdays eek! Time is of the essence atm)  I am still trying to keep active but must admit it is getting harder as time goes on.  I am still visiting Crossfit Mitchelton about 3 times a week and trying to fit in at least one walk.  I still do not feel any closer to being organised here at home, hoping it will all come together soon. I have 7 weeks of work left until I commence maternity leave & something very important for other preg bots out there – I purchased a belly-bean. Its a maternity pillow and has helped me get at least 6 hours sleep at night rather than the 2-3 I was getting before hand.

In between all of this, I am thrilled to announce that I am in the midst of setting up the next phase to Barbara-George, a personal styling service. More about this soon. Things are hectic but thats the way I like it.

I have to stop rambling now! Thanks for stopping by & have a great week.

Love Barbara-George xo





Sussan Shirt | Cotton On Dress | Asos Bandana | Country Road Sandals | Kate Spade Bag | Seafolly Sunglasses

I have been a little miserable this past week as frustratingly I wasn’t able to escape winter without catching a dreaded cold and have been laid up trying to fight it off ;(  It couldn’t have come at a worst time with family visiting this weekend, so our outings have been cut short as I have needed to  get home & succumb to the couch for a snooze! I also had my glucose test this week which is, lets just say, long & boring but mandatory.  All and all, I couldn’t be happier to be starting a fresh week and to be moving into Spring! 

Thanks for stopping by, love Barbara-George xo


Asos Dress  (not maternity)| Nine West Sandals (old)

Steve & I found this garden & pool named “Serenity” while we were staying at Peppers Beach Club in Palm Cove.  We would often visit this spot when we wanted a little more piece and quiet from the bigger & busier pools.  It was also the perfect back drop to take a few pics of this white dress!

If you didn’t know, off the shoulder is massive news right now. I have always been a huge cheerleader for bare shoulders (another fav dress here) so naturally I am excited to see this style become mainstream again.  A white dress like the one I am wearing, or any white dress for that matter, is a perfect investment coming into spring and summer.  Don’t be afraid to wear all white as you can always break up the look a bit by injecting some tan tones like a waisted belt & sandals or if you are more of a colour person, add a bold blue clutch & bandana scarf around your neck.

In life news, the bundle is now coming up to 27 weeks old eek! Three months to go before we get to meet the little one! I am grateful to still be feeling well however, it is getting harder to reach down & pick things up from the floor these days! Also, preparations for the nursery have finally begun which is super exciting!

Have a great week & thanks for stopping by. Love Barbara-George xo

Beach Club Babymoon


A few weeks ago Steve & I spent a week at Palm Cove, one of our fav little spots to visit for a relaxing getaway.  It made the perfect escape for a babymoon. (Babymoon definition – a relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born!) We stayed at Peppers Beach Club this time which has the most amazing pools to lounge around and chill in the sun.  We also frequently visiting NuNu, for breakfast & dinner, a perfect little restaurant located directly by the beachfront and Vivo for delightful mocktail/cocktail hour & tapas. We also discovered some new spots like Jack & Shanans for a gelato fix & Chill Cafe for the most amazing smoothies!  We couldn’t have asked for better weather while we were visiting with 28 degree sunny days…while Brisbane was having 6 degree days!  I would love to hear what your fav spots are for a relaxing vacay or upcoming babymoon?

Love Barbara-George xo


Camilla Dress |Asos Knit (Maternity) | Marc Jacobs Watch

No one nails colour like Camilla don’t you think? This dress is actually a few years old, however it always gets a start when on a beach vacation.   If you follow me on Instagram you will know that Steve & I were recently in Palm Cove for a short holiday or “baby moon” (more on that later in the week on the blog) and we had to get some pics of this dress on the beach at sunset :)

Have a fab week. Love Barbara-George xo