How To Balance A Busy Social Life With a 9 to 5 Work Life

So this past week has been one of the busiest social weeks for me in a long time. The only night I had nothing on was Monday, as for the rest of the week; read on….

On Tuesday evening I was invited to participate in an Influencers Style Challenge, hosted by The Myer Centre Adelaide, Realm Adelaide, and Little Lion PR. So after work, I walked over to the very fancy Realm Adelaide display apartment which played as the beautiful backdrop for the style challenge. This was such a fun challenge, my outlook on the event was to go in open minded, try new things and to step out of my comfort zone…you’ll see the looks I put together below (also check out the video down below). From here I then rushed of to the second event for the night, which was the launch of The Style Establishment, the new stylish kid on O’Connel Street. I had a browse of the beautiful pieces on offer, took some snaps and finished of the night chatting with some other lovely bloggers.

Wednesday evening was not about fashion, rather it was about food…sushi to be exact! I’m so excited to share that Sushi Planet have opened their second restaurant in Modbury, for those of us North-Easters, it’s the perfect location for a good sushi fix. Looking at all the different sushi on offer, it made me think that sushi are like people, each different in their own way, but at the end of the day they’re all one of the same kind. Highly recommend checking out Sushi Planet, they’ve got booths that I think make the dining experience that little bit more comfortable.

Then came Thursday night, Thursday night brought a mix of events. The first was the launch of Ettie Ink Studio. Ettie Ink is the brain child of 2016 House Rules finalist; Michelle Fogden. Check it out if you’re in the market for some amazing paintings and prints. After checking out the studio, I then made my way to the next event, which was the opening of the Lucky Dumpling Market. Located on the Torrens Riverbank, it’s the place to be for a chilled night out and some delicious food…I personally recommend checking out the offerings at the Sookii La La stall.

So how did I survive this week, well my biggest tip would be to have a PLAN. In this plan include rough times of when you’re planning on arriving and leaving each place, this gives you an idea of how long you have at each place and you can make sure you make the most of your time while you’re there. Also in this plan, think about where you can park for each event, if you have an idea in your mind about where you will be parking, it takes out a lot of that unecessary stressing. And finally, think about what you will be wearing and like me if you’re going to the event straight from work, include make-up, shoes and a bag in your outfit plan….trust me, with a good plan in place your stress levels will be practically non-exsistent.

Here are some snaps from the week that was…..


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Paige Rowe: Winter/16 Runway

Paige Rowe recently launched her Winter 2016 collection and I was so excited to see what’s to come. Paige Rowe’s designs are quite unique and I love how they can suit so many different body shapes and sizes. The different cuts on the designs just make them look cool and edgy and can be dressed up or down.

The collection was shown in the tunnels of The Lion Hotel on Melbourne street. I had no idea these tunnels existed, but apparently they have been here for a long time, and you can hire the space out for parties and events…such a cool space!

Anyways back to the clothes, so for those of you who can’t remember my previous post on Paige Rowe, Paige designs two capsule collections per year; Summer and Winter. If you would like to try out some pieces, you make an appointment for a styling session, where you will get a one-on-one styling session, try out whatever you like and then place an order for the pieces you want and they will be delivered to you in May.

I really like the patterns and accessories in this seasons collection…so many great pieces!

Paige Rowe

Adelaide Fashion Festival 2015: What’s to come…

So it’s that time of year again….yes that’s right…the city is preparing for Adelaide Fashion Festival 2015.

Adelaide Fashion Festival is a celebration of Adelaide’s up-and-coming and established designers. Adelaide is bursting with creative talent and I personally love when creativity is celebrated. This year the festival will have a whole new look with most shows taking place on Hindmarsh Square, check out the program to see which shows you would like to attend.

Not only will there be runway shows but there are also a couple of speaking events; The Fashion Insiders Breakfast and the Connecting With China Workshop, this is such a great opportunity for those wanting to get into the fashion industry.

The festival will run over 4 days from the 22nd to the 25th of October. In anticipation of the festival, there have been a couple of events around town to get us all excited about what’s to come. Be Young PR and Little Lion Communications held a party at Pop Bar in the Adelaide Casino so we could hear from some of the designers about what they are looking forward to and One Rundle Trading Co. held a runway within their beautiful Dulwich store, to give us a taste of the fashions to come…here are some moments captured at these events….

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Liza Emanuele SS15/16 ‘Blue Sky’ Launch

Liza Emanuele recently launched her SS15/16 collection ‘Blue Sky’ in-store along side her new ‘roomie’ Rosie of Regina sole Queen, hosted by Filip Odzak, it was a great night of fashion and industry appreciation.

Liza celebrated the launch of her new collection by inviting a panel of social media queens, including Kelly Noble of Glam Adelaide, Sonia of Sonia Styling and Jenni of Styling Curvy to talk all about the power of social media today and how it connects people with other people and products.

The Blue Sky collection features a range of styles, cuts, colours and patterns that would suit all body shapes and sizes as well as will get you excited for the warmer months. I highly recommend checking out Liza’s new collection!

 Liza Emanuele

Regina Sole Queen

Jewellery Launch: Of Dreamers and Dancers

Of Dreamers and Dancers is Adelaide’s newest luxury jewellery label and to celebrate the launch invited guests for treated to a preview of their first collection; Night Reign. Featuring both fine intricate and bold statement pieces, most have the option of gold, silver and rose gold, so there’s something to suit all jewellery lovers. Not only are the pieces beautiful but they are also of the very best quality,with some pieces dripping in Swarovski crystals.

 It’s so exciting that Of Dreamers and Dancers is Adelaide based, you may remember a recent Q&A I did with designer, Rebecca Minervini, she’s so lovely and it’s really cool to see local people doing great things…so inspiring!

Upon leaving the launch event we were gifted a candle, which was a beautiful collaboration piece between Of Dreamers and Dancers and Chloe Jane Candle Co. the scent of this candle is truly like no other, I highly recommend that you get your hands on one of these candles!

The ‘Night Reign’ collection is now online…happy shopping!

 Of Dreamers and Dancers

Paige Rowe: An Exclusive Shopping Experience

Paige Rowe is a new fashion label offering fashion lovers a whole new shopping experience.

Rather that going in-store and purchasing mass produced pieces, Paige Rowe offers guests a one-on-one style session from which you can order the pieces you love and have them delivered to you.

The current capsule collection comprises of interesting patterns and unique cuts that can be styled to suit all body shapes and sizes. Each year Paige will be launching two capsule collections, in August/September and February/March. With such a unique concept it brings some excitement to the usual shopping trip, and adds an exclusive touch. It is also a great opportunity to be styled and learn more about what suits your body and make you feel beautiful.

Paige Rowe

Revoque [Grey Luxe] A/W Preview

Revoque recently held a media brunch to preview their Autumn Winter [Grey Luxe] Collection hosted at The Republic in Norwood. We were treated to a champagne brunch while designer, Danica Ryan took us through her inspiration behind the new collection. What I love about Revoque is that the pieces are very modest yet edgy, so each piece works for people like me who can’t get away with wearing short, revealing and tight (fitted) clothes but can still look ‘cool’! I’m also loving the colour palette and textures of this collection. The grey/blue colour is so unique and mixed with the beige net like fabric…..Loving it!

Also on display at the brunch were some amazing hats (as you will see below) by Milliner; Sylvy Earl. Her creations are truly beautiful, and she is happy to work with you to make sure the head piece is fitted to you, which is such a luxury.

Overall it was a beautiful brunch, featuring amazing clothes, hats and food…..also I just want to say how cool the table decor was, it was so A/W inspired which matched the event perfectly, and we each had a block of wood that was hand cut, which held our name cards, such a personal touch….and a great idea for a dinner party!


The Republic


Solid Gold Diamonds Official Opening

Solid Gold Diamonds have opened their first Adelaide store, and they celebrated the opening with a glamorous gathering in store, located within Adelaide Central Plaza.

Actress, Samara Weaving was here in Adelaide especially for the official opening party and helped the owners cut the ribbon and welcome guests inside. It is their second store in Australia, the other being in Perth, so they went all out to make Adelaide feel special. It was a beautiful event, from fresh flowers everywhere, models holding giant balloons, and the beautiful Samara Weaving dripping in diamonds. I attended the event along with my sister (seen below), we had a lovely evening trying on diamonds that we dream of owning one day (really, I will work hard enough to buy them one day!).

You’ll see below a photo of my hand adorned with a few diamond rings, all together they are worth $115,000….if only I could get myself a money tree! But if you’re actually in need of some jewelry or you’re dropping hints to a special someone, then you must check out Solid Gold Diamonds, their range is spectacular. I tried on a ring, which had a solitaire diamond, tiny diamonds on the band, and small heart shaped pink diamonds on the sides, it was amazing, and will definitely be a favourite choice for those looking to propose!

Solid Gold Diamonds

Summer Accessories: YSL Sunglasses

I was recently contacted by Vision Direct, an online store, selling a beautiful selection of designer glasses and sunglasses. They asked me if I would like to choose a pair of sunglasses and review them on the blog, after having a browse on the website I quickly wrote back and said I would love to! I’m not a big sunglasses wearer but after seeing the range on this site, I told myself that I am going to get a pair and I will wear them! Plus they are good sun protection!

It was so hard to choose, but after narrowing down the choices and asking for friends opinions I decided on a pair of Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses. As you will see below the frames are a dark shade of tortoise shell, and they have an interesting shape to them, that really makes these sunglasses special, the frames are what stood out to me. The lenses are dark brown shaded, they are more on the opaque side which I like. I was worried that the cat eye shape wouldn’t really suit my face but I think they work, and according my fashion blogger friends verdicts, they do suit me….which was great to hear!

So you’ll see below what the sunglasses look like on me. I’d love to hear what you think. I highly recommend checking out this site if you’re looking for a pair of designer glasses, you will not be disappointed, also if you choose a pair under the fast shipping category, you will receive your purchase within a couple of days! Let me know if you purchase any glasses from the site, I’d love to see your picks!

 Vision Direct

Photographer: Susan Allin