Love: ‘Toute la Chance’ Necklace

In a previous post I mentioned that I visited the Molten Store Pop Up Trove the other weekend. Molten Store stocks a lot of great statement jewellery but these days my jewellery preferences err on the more minimalist side of things. Luckily, Molten Store also carry quite a few delicate pieces like this ‘Toute la Chance’ necklace. The wishbone pendant is pretty cute and the minimalist design makes it a great everyday piece of jewellery. This design also comes in gold and rose gold, and they’re available to purchase either at the Trove or online.





 


Love: Status Anxiety ‘Lila’ Wallet

A few months ago I treated myself to a new wallet from Status Anxiety. I can be pretty picky when it comes to wallets and was looking for something with a fuss-free design and minimal hardware. I originally had the Status Anxiety Dakota wallet in mind, but when I saw that they had released the Lila I knew I had to have it. My camera didn’t really pick up the colours too well here but the wallet is made from a really lovely navy leather with a blush pink strap. It’s also available in black, tan, and grey colours. The wallet has card slots aplenty, two bank note areas, a zippered coin compartment, and a sneaky front pocket (I do love a good pocket). You can even slip a phone in there. It’s perfect for someone who likes to cram everything into their wallet, but still likes to be organised. 





Also, how good is this polka dot quilt cover? I bought it from Target’s Teen Home section because obviously I suck at being an adult.

Grown Rosehip & Camellia Seed Facial Serum

My beauty routine can be described as basic at best but I’ve recently decided to invest in more targeted skincare products. It’s probably just me buying into all that ‘you’re heading into your late twenties and you’re going to get wrinkles unless you act right this very minute’ talk but oh well. First up on my list of purchases was this Rosehip and Camellia Seed Facial Serum by Grown Alchemist. I’ve used Grown products in the past and keep hearing good things about rosehip oil so this was a bit of a no brainer. I was initially hesitant about using a serum, since I don’t really like products that are too oily, but I seriously love this stuff. It doesn’t feel greasy at all. I’ve been using it for a few weeks and my skin already looks a lot brighter. While I can’t comment on the effectiveness of its ability to reduce the appearance of fine lines (I don’t have any yet) in the meantime you can call me a convert.



Also, if anyone was interested, I bought the apothecary jars from Typo and you can buy similar ones at Molten Store.

Favourite Things: RWB x Pip & Pop Notebook

You know those freebies that magazines give out to sway you to buy their publication? Usually it’s mascara or some other beauty product but I’m pretty sure this Romance Was Born x Pip & Pop notebook takes the cake. I bought it with this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia (which I wasn’t even going to buy because the Nicole Kidman cover was kind of boring IMO) and it has quickly become my new favourite thing. The Pip & Pop exhibit I visited a few years ago at GoMA has cemented itself as one of my favourite exhibits ever and I might have squealed a little bit when I caught wind of the RWB summer 2013 collection that saw the fashion label team up with Pip & Pop. So when I spotted this on the shelves of the news agency I snapped one up quick smart. The magazine also contains an editorial styled by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales and it’s as every bit as colourful and kooky as you’d expect.

all i want for xmas

I was out for dinner the other night and towards the end of our meal Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You started playing. At first I was all “woo hoo” and then I was like “wait, it’s November”. I guess this means it’s time for Christmas gift guides to start popping up all over blogs and the internet in general. To be honest, I never use those guides to buy gifts for others. I mostly end up buying stuff for myself. Christmas in my family isn’t a really big deal and buying presents has never been at the forefront of celebrations. So, in lieu of receiving presents from others, I’ve formulated a list of things I’ll be gifting myself. Either prior to, for, or in the post-Christmas sales. Because #treatyoself.

1. Être Cécile Cheetah Stripe tank top (similar: here). I’ve already ordered one. It was definitely one of those ‘social media made me do it’ type purchases.
2. Seed Heritage sling back slides in ocelot print.
3. Rifle Paper Co. illustrated Paris print.
4. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. I recently bought a new Canon DSLR. Being new to the Canon family, I’m only using a kit lens at the moment but definitely want to pick up a few new lenses soon i.e. when the budget allows. Any recommendations are most welcome.
5. The Wes Anderson Collection book. Because I am a Wes Anderson film junkie.
6. Status Anxiety Lila wallet. I’m desperately in need of a new wallet but every time I go to buy one I come up empty (I can be very particular about things like this). This one looks like a pretty good contender though.

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