Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Taking a break from blogging...

Hello my lovely readers!

I just want to start by saying how thankful I am to those who read my blog. I am really flattered that people like what I post and it really makes me happy. When I started this blog, I never thought that anyone would read it, let alone enjoy what I wrote. I love that you guys commented on my posts and gave me positive feedback.

Secondly, I will be taking a break. I am in the busiest year of my life and I think I need to focus on myself and my studies for a little while. I have been absent from my blog for long periods at a time so I may start up again when I have more spare time to really focus on my blog and put lots more effort into what I post.

I am not saying that I'll never start blogging here again, I'm just saying not right now.

In the meantime, you can keep up with my day to day ramblings and whatnot via my other sites.

Until next time,

Phoebe x

Thursday, 11 April 2013


Hi my lovely readers!

A few weeks back, my friends and I hung out at our friend Ondine's place (shoutout to Ondine, who is possibly reading this) for food and fun times. Not gonna lie, I ate approximately 99% of the corn chips and salsa dip. It was a nice and relaxing night in Paddington and despite the mosquito bites it was so much fun!

For those of you who may not know, car parking in Paddington is almost impossible to find but I took my chances and drove. I found a spot right outside Ondine's but I didn't realise how tiny it was until I was halfway in the spot! Nevertheless, after a 1 million point park, I parked successfully and didn't leave a single scratch on the BMW I parked behind.

What I wore

Dress: Valleygirl
Jacket: Topshop 
Shoes: Jefferey Campbell
Necklace: CZ and Yellow Sapphire pendant from Gems Jewellery Store
Ring: Colette by Colette Hayman
Bracelets: usual
Headband: Borrowed from Emma :)

These shoes are heaven! They make me about 6 feet tall and they hurt after a while but they are gorgeous! I love the American flag print! The actual style of the shoe is so fun and youthful as well. These shoes were a bit of an impulse buy, and they were the first thing I bought when I got my Mastercard in fact. I figure that I may as well wear strappy platform wedges while I'm still young!

This dress is becoming my go to dress as it is so easy to wear with everything! I really liked it with these shoes and the jacket.

The jacket has been posted here before and you'll be seeing a lot more of it, I can guarantee! I love the cropped sleeves and bodice, the sparkly shoulders and the colour of the denim. 

I am currently in my last week of school for the term! I have two weeks of holidays ahead of me which will be filled with beach trips, road trips, horse riding, sleeping, endless movie marathons and school work. I am going back up to Yamba and then to Bathurst so I apologise in advance if I'm not posting until the second week of my break. I have wifi at Yamba so I'll post some photos for you lovelies if the internet decides to work for me! Nevertheless I will be posting! 

This school term has been taxing and stressful, and apparently Term Two is twice as bad. Wish me luck...

Phoebe x

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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter Long Weekend!

Hey lovelies! 

Happy Easter! I hope you all have enjoyed the break and ate tonnes of chocolate. I planned to spend my 4 day break watching 80's movies, eating a ridiculous amount of easter eggs, sleeping and maybe doing an english essay. Instead, I did all of the following: sleeping, going to the Easter Show, eating, lunch at a family friends, sailing on my grandfather's yacht, watching movies, lunch at my grandmother's and eating a ridiculous amount of easter eggs and bunnies!

It has been an intense few days and I have pretty much forgotten about the fact that I will be up at 6am tomorrow mornign for school. As you can guess, I am not looking forward to it in the least. 

I had lunch today at my grandmother's and this is what I wore:

Dress: Valleygirl
Sandals: Portmans
Bag: Valleygirl
Necklace: CZ and yellow sapphire pendant from Gems Jewellery store in Thailand
Bracelets: usual ones I wear
Eye ring: Butler and Wilson
Kate Middleton-esque ring: Colette by Colette Hayman

During this Easter break, Em and I rented a tonne of movies and also made inspiration boards. I ended up printing out way too many photos for my cork board so I ended up putting the rest on my wardrobe.

We also rented all of these movies but so far have only watched The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off which are both amazing movies that I have not seen in forever. I also watched Chicago last night at about midnight.

I have had a nice and relaxing long weekend full of chocolate and family. Easter is almost like Thanksgiving here in Australia, in the sense that you spend it with your family and all that family-oriented stuff.

Hope you all enjoyed the break!

Lots of love,

Phoebe x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Clinique chubby sticks

Hi my loves!

I was super excited to come home after an average, boring school day to find a lovely parcel from Clinique waiting for me. I was excited to find that it contained the items I'd ordered online just 2 days prior. They were my two new chubby sticks.

These are two free samples I received with order and now that I think about it, they may have been thrown out...

L-R: Woppin' Watermelon and Curvy Candy

Photo from my instagram

I have had my eyes on these for ages and finally decided to just go for it and buy them! I chose shade 06 Woppin' Watermelon and shade 14 Curvy Candy. I was led to believe that Woppin' Watermelon was darker than Curvy Candy by the website images, but Curvy Candy is actually the darker shade. This doesn't bother me at all, as they are both two separate shades and both gorgeous.

The best thing about these, besides the awesome names, are the fact that they don't feel like traditional lipsticks. They honestly feel more like gloss but the colour is definitely semi matte like a lipstick. They are also super easy to apply and you can control how much colour you want; apply a single coat for less and multiple coats for a more obvious colour. 

My verdict? Love them! These are the most amazing lipsticks I'ver ever used and their resemblance to giant crayons is adorable. They are easy to use and the colours are wonderful! 

You can check them out here and even purchase some if you like them! 

I have been a huge fan of Clinique for ages, I have been using one of their foundations for years now and I love it, and these chubby sticks have made me fall even more in love with Clinique and their amazing beauty and skincare collections!

Hope you guys are well!


Monday, 11 March 2013

Leopard love + gold detailing

Hi my gorgeous readers!

So a while back it was my younger brother's birthday. He turned 13, meaning he is officially a teenager and I am growing old! I don't have a great recollection of it, but I visited him in the hospital on the day he was born. It honestly feels like it wasn't that long ago that Em and I were dressing him up in all our princess dresses, jewel necklaces and the whole lot because he was too young to protest! I say this so much, but time flies. 

What I wore
Singlet: Zara
Skirt: Cotton On
Belt: Hermes 
Necklace: Diva
Ring: Topshop
Sunglasses: "Chloe" sunglasses from Rubi Shoes
Nail polish: "Golden Eye" from O.P.I's Skyfall collection

These sunnies are amazing! I was so skeptical when I saw them, but my mum convinced me that they looked good on me and that I could pull them off. I like that they are so different; you can't tell from this picture but they are actually hexagon shaped frames! It's a super random sunglass frame shape but nevertheless awesome. I also like them because hexagon's have been my favourite shape for as long as I can remember.

I refer to this necklace, that I got for $6 by the way, as my Doritos necklace because the little triangles are textured and they look like little corn chips!

This ring is super quirky and different to traditional rings which adds to its appeal for me. I wear it loads and it is a lot more comfortable than it looks!

This nail polish is beyond fabulous! I absolutely adore sparkly nails. This gold was super glittery, super sparkly, super girly. I have had a sudden resurgence of love for sparkle and glitter nail polishes and have decided that I should where them more often while I'm still young.

This skirt is my perfect go-to skirt that goes with any look for any occasion. I have literally not taken it off since I bought it a few months back! The flared style is perfectly suited to my body shape as it accentuates my hourglass figure, adn hides my fat!

All my love and I hope you're all well!

Phoebe xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Ed Sheeran concert!

Hi my loves!

Sooooo happy March! We are officially in the third month of the year! It is insane how fast it is flying by, next thing I know, I'll be sitting my HSC! Eek!

Anyway, I spent the first day of March at Ed Sheeran's Sydney concert with a few of my friends. It was unbelieveable! I cannot even describe how phenomenal he is live! Absolute perfection! It was super fun and exciting and I bought a fun tshirt which is cool.

What I wore

Jumper: Lipsy London @ Miss Shop
Skirt: Cotton On
Boots: Joey boots from Rubi Shoes
Bag: Valleygirl
'Phoebe' name necklace: present from my best friend
Ring: Lovisa
Bracelets: usual ones I wear
Nail Polish: 'Bright Rose' from Oroton

I am so incedibly sorry for not updating as often as I should be! I honestly love blogging so so much and it sucks that I have to go to school and stuff because it gets in the way! Nevertheless, I'll continue to try my best to keep posting content and hopefully you guys still enjoy my blog and spread the word if it changes your life, which fingers crossed, it does!

I'm going to start doing instagram posts, a 'my week in instagram' kind of thing so yeah, keep an eye out for that!

Also, feel free to check out all my links below! I'm pretty much on every social networking site so check it out and follow if you like the random stuff I post!

Lots of love,

Phoebe xx

Friday, 15 February 2013

Things I am currently loving

Hello my angels!

This week, I thought I'd do a post telling you all the things I am currently loving!

Victoria's Secret Pink iPhone cases

These cases are so adorable! Victoria's Secret should have made them ages ago! The patterns are super cute, they are constantly popping up on my Facebook news feed and when my sister went to the US in January, she was kind enough to get me one. It is perfect as I have a white iPhone. It combines three of my favourite things; leopard print, pink and Victoria's Secret.

Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater

How gorgeous is this sweater?! I just had to have it! I have a very similar one that is vintage Lacoste, but in my eyes, you can never have enough knitted jumpers. Especially in classic colours like white or black. This one is super soft and looks great with black wedge boots, dark skinny jeans and a big scarf. I am so excited that it is almost autumn here in Australia and I can wear it more often.

Philosophy's Senorita Margarita body wash

This body wash smells like heaven! I am literally in love with the scent and it is definitely my new favourite philosophy product. It smells just like a margarita, but better. It smells so fresh and clean and it reminds me of summer. It is perfect for everyday use and its natural, clean scent won't clash with your perfume. Plus the colour is divine.

The Carrie Diaries (Tuesdays at 8:30pm on Fox8)

This show is fabulous. I am currently obsessed with it. The Carrie Diaries follows the life of a pre-Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw, aged 16 and living in Connecticut with her dad and sister. All of the four episodes I have watched have kept me glued to the couch, not wanting to miss a second. I read the book by Candace Bushnell and the show is similar in some parts and completely different in others. For example, Carrie doesn't go to New York until the end of the book, but her she goes every week as part of an internship. Nevertheless the show is super entertaining and I love the fashion. AnnaSophia Robb also plays Carrie extremely well. And as a long time AnnaSophia fan, I think this is one of the 19 year old Colorado native's best roles yet. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already!

Tiffany heart studs

These earrings were bought as an impulse buy at Bondi Junction just after christmas and I think they are my best impulse buy ever! I have been wearing them pretty much non-stop since being able to change my earrings a month or so ago. They are made of sterling silver and the backing is detailed to look like a flower. Plus the tiny, neat inscription is so charming. They are classic earrings and definitely simple enough that they go with anything!

Juicy Couture hematite drop earrings

These earrings are beautiful. I found them on the TeenVogue website and new that I just had to have them. The silvery hematite colour is so chic, I just love it. The setting is something really special, I have never seen anything quite like it. The setting is designed to be a crown, with the claws that hold the stone in place being the points of the crown. I have only tried these earrings on a couple of hundred times as I haven't had any upcoming occasions that require such elegant earrings.

What are some of the things you guys are currently loving? Post your comments below, I love hearing from my beautiful readers!

Phoebe x