Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 - a new start?

I dropped this blog a few years ago because it was like my 'private' journal and I shared school related opinions. But I want to keep all my blog at one place - and I haven't used my live journal one for ages. So anywhooo - I've deleted all the school related posts I could find - anyones that are there are probably positive anyway :) I feel all invigorated and stuff now that I'm back here.

Anyhooo, I'll start moving posts from my other blogs to here shortly.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Aussie Curves - Shorts

Christmas Day - what a day! My husband and I spent it with friends.

Tomorrow we are traveling to my parents' - 10 hr drive away.

Anyways - shorts. I wear shorts quite a bit. It's too hot to always wear jeans and pants. Yesterday it got to 39'C, so there was a water fight.

Shorts - Crossroads
T-shirt - Mink Denim
Shoes - Rubi Shoes
Badge - Typo

I bought the badge for my husband who is a bit of a Grinch. He refused to wear it. I've changed my mind - totally a Grinch!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Basic Steps

So you know how I bought a step but a I figured that I would be able to find some exercise dvds or youtube vids that would get me moving but wasn't full of complicated moves. I've been proven wrong. I've tried Kathy Smith - but I get lost. In fact I did her thing morning and by the second combo I didn't get what she was doing. I've tried two Fit for Duty vids - but in one the instructor does something strange and they both did some stretchy things at the start which I don't like. There is one more that I'm going to try tomorrow. To be honest - I'm even thinking about going non-English. Jennifer Hößler has a warm-up vid on youtube that looks pretty good. I might even learn some German - I think that's what she is speaking.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Aussie curves - Bling

I wear a bit of sparkle everyday. My collection of costume jewelry is actually getting a bit out of hand.

So I wasn't trying very hard and because I'm still traveling around I have a limited wardrobe - Sorry.

Bubble necklace from EBay
T-shirt from Target, Moda
Jeans from Myer, Bellecurve

My husband has joined me now, so I'm stealing his laptop for a little :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Aussie Curves - Pattern Mixing

I started out this week knowing what outfit I wanted to share - but I ended up with 3 pattern mixes so I had plenty to choose from.

I'm on holiday at the moment - living it up in the city! So when I packed I did it with a very limited color palate - I usually pick a colour and throw outfits in that suit that colour scheme with a few good necklaces that would match.

This time I went with black, white and grey.

This was planned outfit to share and is what I wore last night to the Blondie concert - which was pretty awesome.

Top - Made by me
Jeans - Autograph
Necklace - Bardot
Boots - Soles

The rest are bonus outfits and not part of the challenge because the were accidental!

I found this awesome vest coverall thing in sale at Myer; Mink Denim. The leopard jeans are Autograpg and the top was made by me.

And finally check out these jeans! I spent too much $ at Myers this week - but I did get my new little black dress! The top is from Big W - Avella - and the necklace was made by me. The jeans are Bellacurve.

Sorry all my photos are at the bottom and scrambled up - I'm working from my iPhone and iPad.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Killed me

So to shake up my routine for the next few days I decided to take on some hard cardio. I went with Jillian Michaels (who else would it have been?) 'Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism.' Holy crap it killed. 50 odd minutes of torture. I didn't make it all the way through every exercise. Tomorrow I will do better. If I do this for the next few days I won't feel so bad because I'll be on holidays and in a hotel room again, eating every single yummy thing that I see. I'll be taking 'Walk Away the Pounds' with me for some gentle action.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Aussie Curves - Orange

I rarely wear this skirt. I used to find it just too much and couldn't work out what to wear with it. But then I watched an episode of 'What Not to Wear' years ago that talked about wearing different shades/hues of the same colour. But still, this outfit is really loud.

I feel all Bollywood in it actually.

Check out my Bollywood moves:

Do be jealous of my dance skills - they were just something I was born with.

Sandals - Ko Shoes
Necklace - Made by me
Top - Sara
Skirt - Way Pi - I got it from one of those random clothing stores that have all 
the hippy dresses and cheongsams.

Boots, Bling and Book

It was one of those ho-hum days at work. Got lots done. My friend and I have been put into the same office for next year - although we do work, we do gossip/complain a bit though.

But I knew that I had to leave work earlier than usual because I wanted to walk down to the post office today.  I walk everywhere even though it is so HOT HOT HOT!!! And lucky me - I got parcels. Even luckier me I met up with another friend who offered me a lift home. I luff her so much right now because there would have been no way for me to have taken all my stuff home.

What I was hoping for were these:

But I also got these:

And these:

And this:

 Click on the pics to go where I bought them from.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Weekend round up

Current temperature - 31.2C' - at 8:40pm!!!

My house is a sweat box.

This is a photo of me battle a phone app that doesn't do what it says it should - take multiple photos - in a room that has no air-conditioning.  So I'm not amused.  However I wanted to celebrate our awesome evening tonight.  We performed 'Oh Holy Night' at Carols by Candlelight - I had never heard of it before until last week - oh well. We did it justice I reckon.

Our outfit was of course the little black dress.

Dress - Autograph - it's a few years old now so I probably need to update
Shoes - Colorado - I walked there so I wanted something extra comfy
Necklace - I have no idea - it was a present from my step-mother-in-law

Last night was our staff Christmas break-up party. There were a few tears as quite of number of teachers are leaving use this year. Had quite a few Malibu and Diet Cokes though to make up for it :o)

I decided on Saturday morning - that's yesterday - that I wanted to wear something new.  So I went to my cupboard and pulled out this fabric that I have been hoarding, cut it up and made a top and a skirt. Put it together, wear a belt and I've got a dress.  I love the top by itself so I can't wait to wear it with skinny jeans.

I also got to have my first lesson in fine jewellery making yesterday. Our friend is a national award winning jeweler so I'm in good hands.

Anyways,,, after a busy weekend I'm so tired. So I might go to bed early,,, maybe.

Saturday, December 01, 2012


As you know as per my previous post of Black Milk - I lust after their stuff - especially their galaxy leggings. Which would never fit me.

I saw these this week on Domino Doll:

Click on the pics to open the links.

I don't know how I feel about this. They are called Galaxy Leggings as well. Part of me goes - oh yeah - leggings that might actually fit me, but then I think,,, hold on,,, poor Black Milk has been copied. Then I remembered that I wanted to copy them as well.  Anyhows enough of that seriousness.

I did another search for fabric that would work and wow!!!

It's the same fabric!!!

Which led me back to look at the baby doll dress Domino Doll has in the same print, which I love, but which I won't wear because of the long sleeves being too hot and the fact that it wouldn't fit well anyway. I showed the husband and he was like 'You should buy the fabric and make it'. So I took his word for gospel and bought the fabric as well as this awesome print...

When I was younger I loved splatter prints. I still do, so I'm glad they've made a bit of a comeback.

All up the cost of the galaxy fabric including postage would have cost me the same for both items, but I can make sure that they will fit me, and I hopefully would have a little left over for maybe a top.  But as we know, sewing isn't about saving money sometimes, most of the time it's about being able to say, 'Thanks, I made it' and blow people's minds.

It's December? Seriously???

I don't know how that happened. One day it's January and the next it's December. What happened to the year?

At the start of the year I was all gung ho get fit.  I loved feeling fit and that my body was changing. I was full of energy and loving life.

Towards the end the year I was sick and sore. I felt unhappy that I kept missing out on exercise, which made me feel even worse.

Now I don't feel I exercise enough, so I've put on weight. I'm back to walking off the pounds and enjoying it, still Zumba'ing every time there is a lesson although this week killed my sides, I also like using dumbbells so my arms are looking better and better.

During my holiday break I want to pick it up a notch again. I will be traveling around a lot so I don't know what I'll do but I hope to doing something daily.

Yesterday I did this:

I had thought that I was doing okay with my arms lately but this one pushed me again.  I even went down a weight size!