Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Post: A Walk Down Cooper St

Check out my new article on Cooper St Clothing over at Light and Beauty Boutique! I am so in love with my gorgeous Cooper St Lily dress care of Light and Beauty I'm even trying to justify it coming to America with me this week. I snapped a few (actually more like hundreds) of pics while trying to catch the light on a cloudy day, I'm not too shy to be glammed up at my local marina! Love the dress? Well, it's on sale right now you lucky things!
Would love to hear what you think of my little profile on the brand!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wanderlust: USA Edition

It's no secret I love traveling and in true Danielle Style (going to copyright that!) I have flown by the seat of pants to get a trip together to America! I leave next week for a whole month and can't wait to show you all my adventures! Here is the tour I'm doing, cool huh?!
I've been on Contiki before and they are a blast and really do change your life!
This trip has been on my list for a while and I had the holidays sitting there gathering dust, so I thought: Why not?
The only caveat is I am going on my own, without my fun (but endearingly annoying) travel buddy and BFF4LYF, Alex. Sad face. However, I'm really looking forward to making new buddies who love travel as much as I do (sorry Alex).
Now fingers crossed I don't get lost and overwhelmed by the giant burgers and slices of pie!
Wish me luck!

You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.

Azar Nafisi

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blue Mountains Bliss

You know you've hit adult hood (and you're working like a bitch) when you think "Ooh I need a spa weekend". I took it upon myself to do nothing all weekend; literally not one useful thing. And where better to do that than at a day spa! I went to a lovely little place called Navaeh House and relaxed with massages, aromatherapy baths and this spectacular example of a #nomakeupselfie.
Situated in the sweet Blue Mountains town of Leura, I relaxed automatically when I breathed the crisp cold air. With temperatures under 10 degrees I didn't have to feel guilty once when I spent the entire weekend snuggled up in front of the fire and getting pampered by the sweet owner Julie. And the vintage styled house was well and truly warmed with open fires, heaters and my favourite; electric blankets. I knew I'd made the right choice for my long weekend when Julie said "Oh we like to encourage guests to wear their nightgowns around the house and make themselves at home". You don't have to tell me to stay in my pyjamas twice!
The hot stone massage actually changed my life, I can honestly say I have never had a better massage.
During the day I wandered up and down the Leura shops eating my way through whatever took my fancy; top recommendation is Bakehouse on Wentworth (the name is a big, misleading lie; it's on Leura Mall) their pies are something else and come in so many varities! Get there early because they do sell out around lunch and you will have to stand awkwardly in line while the family behind you peeks around you talking about the pies they're getting when: A. That flavour is sold out and B. I am taking the last Lamb Curry pie, sorry not sorry.
My only regret for the whole weekend was the moment where I went to take off my nightgown to lie down on the massage table and wished I'd worn real underwear, not a tiny lacy piece of dental floss. You live, you learn!

Monday, June 2, 2014

5 Ways to Wear Embellished Footwear

After my post regarding my love for outlandish footwear I realised I didn't tell you guys how to wear them! I know you've been dying to jump on the funky footwear train and join me in my merry little jig so here are my top 5 tips to wearing embellished shoes:

1. With a Skater Skirt and Knit Jumper

A flippy skirt is flirty and fun; paired with a knit jumper it's very changing season friendly and has serious laid back style attitude that amps up your daring footwear choice.

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2. With Tight Black Pants and a Simple Shirt

Jeans or leather pants are perfect for this! Throw on your staple pair and a plain t-shirt or button up with your crazy heels and you have instant glam. Make it a night time show stopper by adding a chunky, glitzy necklace.

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3. With a Relaxed Shirt and Mini Skirt

A loose shirt in silk or chiffon will balance the shorter skirt; I recommend keeping the skirt tight fitting so you don't look swamped. The mini skirt is there to give your legs the space they need to let those heels shine in all their glory!

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4. With a Matching Short Suit

We know I love a matching set and this is just another reason why! A simple blazer and short set in navy, white or black (or a bright hue if you're daring!) is the perfect one tone palette you need to show off your colourful pumps. Extra points for wearing a shirt that picks up on a colour in the heels!

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5. With a Printed Shift Dress

Don't be scared of this one, it really does work! With a simple cut dress and an eye catching pattern, this is one of the easiest ways to clash prints. Try a plaid or polka dot print with some fun loafers and you're set.

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