Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Belated Birthday Week

 Amazing Melissa shoes from my beloved (wishes do come true)
 Unreal Le Specs from my dear friend and work buddy Beth
 Lots of this
From my sis T
More pressies from my boys (I love nothing more than a perfectly boiled runny egg and soldiers!)
 Wee bit excited about Gorman voucher from the ladies

Where have you been, you may ask? Well, last week (Sunday to be exact) was my 38th birthday and I've been out galavanting, eating in posh restaurants and sunning myself at the beach. It's a hard life! 
I'm all grown up. My mum was 38 when she had me, I used to think "Geez, that wiz old," but here I am, two years shy of 40!
I received lots of fabulous gifts and spent the best time with my family and friends; another year older ain't so bad after all.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Op shop find - Faux python ankle boots | 2 ways

 outfit 1
boots: Op shop
leggings: Jonathan Aston
tee: Jay Jays
scarf: Vintage/garage sale find
 Brand new Forever New ankle boots: Op shop $25
outfit 2
boots: Op shop
dress: Ladakh
belt: Husk
bag: Topshop
shades: Sportsgirl

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Anyone for Tea?

The stunning Cecylia, organiser of the event
 The The Oriental Teahouse owner and guru, David Zhou
 Fellow bloggers at the Tea master class, thank you Cecylia for the pic, can you spot me?  Such a delight to see so many well dressed people in one space. 

  Kirby from Stylehunter, Ida Suod from Studio941
 Loved the Jasmine Tea, watching those little pods open up, tea theatre!
 The always beautiful Marianne, Esme and the laneway
 Last week, I was delighted to be invited to The Oriental Teahouse in Melbourne Central for a master class in Tea appreciation; with the added bonus of meeting some fellow bloggers. The event was organised by Cecylia and hosted by owner, David Zhou. 
The dress code was oriental chic and I wore my Kinki Gerlinki dress, unfortunately forgot to get an outfit pic, er too busy enjoying the wonderful array of dumplings and matching tea's!
I'm a tea jenny, (Scottish term for someone who likes to drink a lot of (Tetly milky) tea), not quite a connoisseur! I was interested to find out more about the blends and benefits of drinking tea. As part of the demonstration, Mr Zhou spoke about the health benefits; my ears perked up. Next week, I will turn the ripe old age of 38, scheesh how did I get there? With a certain maturity, comes an appreciation for well being, eating right, exercising and living life to the fullest. He spoke of healing the internal of the body rather than the external, everything comes from within. A philosophy I would like to adhere to. Tea can aid with skin issues, fatigue, digestion, weight loss...the list goes on. Drinking key blends over a period of time can and will enhance wellbeing, I may need to ditch my Tetly!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oakes Day | Part deux

My entourage: Sisters Kathleen & Teresa, my mum and my sister-in-law Alison
 With Philip Boon, super stylist
 With the lovely Lady Melbourne in her stunning Brett Morlay hat
 I thought this lady looked exquisit, she stopped to have a chat to us on her way to the Birdcage
 Her friend was equally amazing, love her Millinery 

 My mum made these boys shift their bag straps from one shoulder to across the body, cause she was concerned they would get sore shoulders! Bless.
My sister Kathleen trying out for Fashions on the Field, oh the hilarity!
Melissa Bergland & Zoe Tuckwell-Smith from Winners & Losers
(To be honest I don't have Channel 7 in my house, it popped off air one day and we have never had it since, hence I've never watched the show but these girls were just gorgeous and took time to speak to the family, my sister's were beside themselves with joy!)
In true Glaswegian style, we were the last to leave. Mum in her pink slippers!

It has become customary for my family and I to venture to Oakes Day, Ladies' Day at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.  Not only do we get the opportunity to dress up, but we also make it our mission to have a bloody great time. 
Our day kicked off on this little bench outside The Birdcage (another mission, to get into The Birdcage before the end of the day). My mum is blessed with a great set of pipes and back catalogue of Irish, Scottish tunes to her bow; she started to sing, before we knew it, our vocals chords were on 3aw radio station singing 'I belong to Glasgow'. We proceeded to stay on our perch and met so many fabulous people as they paraded in their finery.
The long and the short of it, we did make it into The Birdcage and in particular the Emirites Marquee, thanks to some friends and the lovely Emirites staff who befriended my mum and sorted her out with a cup of tea! How Sleekit!
Till next year ladies x

Just one more...this is the stunning Alia, the girl who has been getting my ass into shape, personal trainer and an absolute knock-out to boot. Here she is papped on Melbourne Cup day, wearing Vessano Couture.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lady in red | Oakes Day outfit

This is a very quick Friday afternoon post, I will have to do Oakes Day in two posts; so much to share! And so to the outfit I wore, top to toe red, bold – yes indeed. Catch you next week for part deux featuring the Birdcage, a few famous folk and my family; twas a fun, fun day. Have a great weekend dear readers!

dress: Karen Walker
shoes: Wittner
bag: Gifted
belt: Shop on Lygon St $20
ring: Diva
flower crown: KisforKani (Etsy store)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Poppy Jumpsuit/playsuit/onesey

jumpsuit: Peter Alexander
bangles: Eclectic Trading
shoes: Nine West
shades: Rare Rabbit
necklace: Frankideas
pearl ring: Gifted

Happy Melbourne Cup day to all you locals out there, I hope you backed a winner. My beloved was lucky but unfortunately my horse was no where to be seen, ach well, there's always Thursday when I will be attending Oakes Day; ladies day if you please. My outfit is almost complete, just awaiting some vintage earrings to arrive from Scotland and may need to rethink my shoe choice; the sparky shoes are currently looking a bit too Christmas with all the red. Look forward to sharing with you later in the week.
Following on from my last post, I spent the whole hot weekend in this comfy, colourful poppy playsuit, jumpsuit, onesy, what ever you may call it; it's my new best friend. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

I love Poppies | New jumpsuit

You may have a flower that you love, admire; a delicate rose maybe? For me, the flower of the moment would have to be the poppy. Vibrant, pretty, oh the colour! The other day, I came across this jumpsuit from Peter Alexander on sale, the fabric and colour grabbed me instantly, I'm wearing this one out for sure, too pretty for bedtime!
Have a great weekend dear readers, till next week.
Sleekit x
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