Thursday, May 21, 2015

OOTD Hats Off to Autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of the year.  Not only does my birthday fall somewhere in amongst all that 'Fall-ing'....(sorry about that)....but it is such a pretty time of the year.  My parent's garden at their farm is perfect testimony to this.
Today's outfit is this hat.  That's it.  Nothing else.
I was going to wear nothing else but figured it was a little nippy.
I also realised that you'd probably never come visit me on my blog page ever again in fear of seeing WAY more than you wanted I decided against it.
This hat is by Kooringa and I got it from Birdsnest.  I know.  I get a lot of stuff from there but honestly, shopping online is way safer than going anywhere with my kids....  I love it.  I have a 'hat head'...meaning that most hats suit me.  This one is nice and cosy and hopefully I am brave enough to wear it this winter!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weekly Vlog 18

This week sees me experiencing a very wet and cold week.  I paint a set of bunk beds, my daughter falls asleep in yet another weird place, I get blown all over the road, have issues trying to buy boys dancewear, I feed cows and chooks with a little pink bear, I get new towels, my husband buys a drill, I visit a winery for work, the kids trash my house, I mow the lawn and I have my own cooking show where I make a Chocolate Ripple Cake.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

OOTD Rhythm & Blues

Today I think I look a little like I'm missing a guitar.  What I really needed here was a serious six-string and I'd be set.
See what I mean?  I don't know who I remind myself of but it's some country singer for sure.  Ok, maybe not so chic and sassy, but somewhere in that department.
I have had this little blue top for eons.  It is by Espirit.  Perhaps in it I don't look so much like a country singer but more like a Jane Austen character....what with that empire waist line!
Here I'm sure I'm looking for Mr Darcy.  He's about to emerge from a pond, dripping wet, his shirt clinging to his muscly chest.  Wait.  What?  I'm getting side tracked.
There was no Mr Darcy.  Boo.  Just me and my R.M. Williams jeans and the Ariat boots.  Yay!  Oh...and my old Akubra.  This one is a bit battered and has seen many days working on a farm as a farm hand/farm manager/cattle fitter.  It has also been around the ring a bit at cattle shows.  It's called the 'Cattleman'.  Most appropriately.
The necklace was given to me by my sister as a Christmas gift.  I don't know where it's from.  I'm sorry.  But it's very nice!
Here I don't think I've given up on my country singer aspirations, judging by the way I'm standing.  Or perhaps I'm still looking for that elusive Mr Darcy.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

OOTD Flowers in the Park

I'm being a little girly.  I know.  Shock horror.
I know!  I warned you!
Even though winter is sneaking up on us here in Australia I thought I would drag out my little floral dress.  It's just so pretty.  I bought this when I was living up north.  I got it from a surf type shop in Barham.  Which is kind of weird really because it's a long long long way to the beach from Barham.  And I mean probably about 600 kms.  The dress is by Spicy Sugar.
It's the coolest dress.  And I mean temperature cool, not trendy cool, but the print is really pretty.  And it's lovely on.  I wear it around the house a lot.  Actually, I wear it only around the house because a button is missing and it's a bit revealing.  Shhh...don't tell anyone.  I must rectify this.
I'm thinking here it looks kind of cool with my Ariat boots.  They are certainly useful at any rate.  It was kind of a damp day and my feet are definitely not getting wet here.
The hat is by Akubra...the best Australian hats.  This is my 'Cattleman', which is well loved.  Interesting fact....did you know that Akubra make the hats for the Australian defence force?  In honour of Anzac Day (the 25th of April)..and the Anzac Centenary this is my Akubra.
Anyway, excuse me while I come in for a closer look....'re looking good!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly Vlog 17

Is this really Week 17?  Have I really been vlogging away for over 4 months?  Holy Underwear Batman!!  This week, for some reason, I drink an awful lot of tea...ok...maybe not any more than usual but I seem to mention it everytime I do make myself a cup....I clean my shower and nearly gas myself in the process, my kids drive me crazy and tear apart my house, I check cows on a very windy day (so windy in fact that I need subtitles), I do a whole stack of boring work for the magazine, and I get hit in the head by a projectile plant.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OOTD In the Pink

I never used to wear pink.  As a little girl I don't think I had much pink stuff either.  I was a tomboy, however, and did spend the majority of my time hooning about on my skateboard and billy cart with my younger maybe pink didn't really coordinate well with all that dirt.
Anyway, the dirt aside, I think now it kind of blends well with my skin tone and is ok with the red in my hair.
For this outfit post I am completely R.M. William-ed up.  This shirt my husband actually bought for me...yes (!)...I know....and is by R.M Williams.  He bought this all on his own, no help from me.  He gave it to me one Christmas.
These are my extra low-rise R.M. Williams jeans and also my new R.M. Williams boots.  This particular pair are called the "All Rounder".  They have a slight square toe and are the most comfortable, most beautiful pair of boots.  I got these recently, but I have always owned a pair of R.M's since I was 14.  I am now 41 and in all that time I have only owned 4 pairs.  They last that well, they are truly awesome.  If you ever visit Australia this is the souvenir you are going to want to buy.  (Forget about the stuffed kangaroos and wombats!)
Just to be a little bit girly I have a Liberty print ribbon in my hair.  I've had this for years and years.  Can't remember when I got it but I have always thought it is really beautiful and I will never get rid of it.
I think here I'm contemplating the beauty that is my boots.  For $295 I guess I should be! (and these were the cheaper ones....the others were $440!)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Weekly Vlog 16

Where does the time go?  Another Weekly Vlog.  This week I start by having a weep, (I know...odd), feel particularly grumpy on Tuesday, get a long lost postcard from Ohio, I crawl around the entire circumference of my house and wash the walls (exciting!!), I go and check on some chooks and cows, I visit a winery where they make $900 bottles of wine and discover that yes (!), our turnips are growing nicely.  Enjoy!