Sunday, 9 December 2012

Looking Forward......

I've been in a odd kind of mood lately... and I think its because I'm trudging through life without any real goals. And goals are so important - you always need something to work towards, we all need some sort of purpose. 

This upcoming new year I want to get started on setting some proper goals and actually working towards them ... from now even! I remember in primary school writing letters to ourselves which we would write at the start of the year, and open at the end. I want to do this again! I want to ponder on this for the next few weeks and see what I can come up with - not off the cuff goals like go out more and eat less ice cream! 

Meanwhile this afternoon I met up with my two good friends for coffee at The Boat House. When we got there around 5pm and it was 37 degrees and we all looked drained before we even got chatting! Pretty soon the weather turned, and it was cold! Melbourne weather is so cray cray! Anyway we were talking about NYE and we all agreed that Riva is the way to go! Sounds like it should be fun.. esp having a group of us going! I went and got the tickets right away for Pani and myself - not taking the risk of waiting until payday to get them! Pani and I have learnt the hard way that getting NYE tickets is a nightmare last minute. So hopefully it will be a good night.. sneaky sound system will be there and Grant Smillie... and some other random people I haven't heard of! 

I was in Geelong last weekend to see family and organise Christmas cooking days (yes I am that ethnic that we have to block days for cooking food haha). I took mum out to lunch and then we went looking through the shops. There were so many good buys... I bought this cute dress from David Lawrence for my work Xmas party. Its a classic cut, so I figure I can wear it to both my mum and dad's side of the family for Xmas ... yes I'm being that thrifty with my purchases haha 

I was lucky enough to also get 20% off which made my day! I think they have great classic dresses, I just noticed they are having buy two, get the 3rd free. If I have a few hunderd to spare, I would def take this up!!! Click here if you are interested

We also ventured to Witchery and I go these cute earrings ... I thought they would go perfect with the dress...

Again I got to the counter and they were $29.95! If your haven't signed up as a Witchery member, I would def recommend you did. They have some awesome offers ... over the Christmas period they have been having the 12 days of Christmas sale... so many good deals to be had! 

Sometimes I forget my mum is in here mid 50s.. she bought this really cute Basque structured dress from Myer and these cute heels from Witchery. She also saw this adorable box clutch, which I must say I wouldn't mind myself, but I think she might get that from Santa (i.e. me) 

I would really like to test myself and see how long I can manage imposing a non useless spending rule. I am a terrible impulse shopper (earrings in this post prime example). I shouldn't really put a rule on this, just another rule I'll end up breaking haha 

I got a few instant tans I want to give a whirl this week... downside = back tanning. If you don't have someone around is it even possible to get your back done? Common girls, tell me your fake tanning secrets! 


  1. Love love love the Witchery box clutch! Your mum sounds super stylish! With the fake tan , I usually just spray some on my hand and rub it over my back haha, doesn't do a very good job! Way easier with someone to help :)

    1. Yeah I love that clutch! I want it myself! I'm greedy haha

      I actually tried this new tan a little earlier today, when I look at my back you can see the hand prints of where I was trying to reach the tan ... terrible! haha

  2. Everyone needs goals. Even if they are little goals - subconcious goals. I think we all make them unknowingly but its up to us on how much energy we want to focus on them! Good on you though! I wish you all the best of luck with those goals - whatever they MAY BE!!! I don't know what mine are yet - I think the first one is that I return from South Africa in one piece. baby steps right? hahaha.

    Love the outfit - and unfortunately I do not have any tanning advice. So can't help you there Kitty Lol..

    - KK

    1. Hey Kara!

      Thanks ... I hope I get my goals too! I've come up with some major goals and little ones to a achieve them if that makes sense! So like you say baby steps!

      Hang on a sec, have I missed something r u in South Africa or planning to go there??

      Yeah I have to find someone to tan my back it seems. Maybe I see the professionals! Hehe

  3. You're back!!

    I agree, everyone does need goals but they dont have to huge goals to begin with start small and things will grow into bigger things and before you know it you'll look back in 12 months time and notice a huge difference!

    Riva for NYE sounds good! I have no idea what I will be doing yet.. An island away in the sun by myself and a cocktail sounds on par! haha.

    Oh I love it when you get to counter and have more of a bargain than what you first thought.. the dress and earrings are gorgeous! x

    1. Thanks hol.

      Exactly... I want to look back after a year and think I achieved those things without stressing myself out!

      So true, additional discounts at counter always make my day!

      Cocktails on tropical island sounds awesome, now I'm rethinking my Nye choice haha xx

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