November has been an extremely busy month and I have enjoyed taking some time away from the online world in favor of getting to meet some of my favorite bloggers in person and spending time together offline. Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting bloggers who I have been following for as long as five years, thanks to a fantastic meet up organised by Bonita and Ellen which you can read all about on Lavender & Twill and A Wild Tea Party. On top of that, a few nights ago I caught up for drinks and Mexican food with Brisbane vintage ladies; Kim from Say Cheesecake Photography and published pinup model Honey Holloway. In Sydney I met the fabulous Missi, the creator of Daisy Jean Floral Designs who made the stunning flower hair clip I am wearing in these photos.That’s right – these are actually artificial flowers, hard is it may be to believe considering they appear as if they were only moments before picked off a hibiscus plant and tucked into my hair! This is the first time I have ever worn hair flowers before on the blog as I am extremely picky when it comes to hair flowers and find many styles to be too over the top for my taste. I am a huge fan of Daisy Jean Floral Designs because not only is the quality of the blooms the most superior in fabric and feel, but they have a natural, understated appearance that adds instant elegance due to the balanced way in which each piece is designed. The flowers are attached to the hair with a metal clip that does not have any teeth so there is no risk of hair being tangled and is extremely sturdy and remains in place all day.
Australia is cookin’ at the moment, seriously, the country is one big oven and you may have heard that all of the Australians are trying to come to terms with the heat – even though this is something that happens every summer. I turned to my most reliable summer favorite, the playsuit, to get me through the last few days. Growing up my all time favorite past time was climbing trees. My childhood home had huge camphor trees in the back yard and I spent every day of the school holidays working on building a tree house and seeing how high I could climb without killing myself. Our new back yard is full of trees and I got distracted while we were taking blog photos and started climbing this luscious fig tree which was all too tempting because it was so easy to climb!
Hair flowers – Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Playsuit – Tara Starlet
Shoes – Bait Footwear