Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Just Peachy

In a way that only I can, I've fallen in love with a pair of completely high maintenance, easily damaged and potentially unsafe shoes.  Peach suede - yummy! They look high but that platform would make them comfy(er) to walk in.  I just can't stop fantasising about wearing these in summer with a plum coloured pedicure and stripy breton tees.  Oooooh dear, so much for the shopping ban.

Waspy Knotted Wedges in Dark Rose from

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wishlist - Public cycling gloves

I don't cycle as much as I should.  I've got the BEST bike, custom made by The Hunny, lovely pale blue with a purple chain, rides like a dream, saddle carried all the way home from Latvia.  It's bloody cold in Melbourne at the moment though and I'm a big big wuss who likes to have her hair look nice when she gets to work.  I also don't like to have sore calloused hands from holding on for dear life over all the bumps on the road.  I can solve one aspect of this problem if I can get my mits on these sweeeeet cycling gloves from Public.  Only problem being, they don't ship outside the US.  Oh well, driving to work it is....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LIFEwithBIRD clearance sale

Yay!  The shop gods must have heard me complaining that all the good sample sales are in Sydney because the LIFEwithBIRD end of season sale starts today in both their Melbourne's GPO and Brunswick street stores!  Open from July 9.

To clog or not to clog

I'm not sold on the clog.  They're getting alot of editorial love, and I've seen them work awfully well on some people.  They are comfortable, even if they don't look it, and my love of costume-y fashion options is well known and documented.  But I'm still not sold on the clog.

I've found another option that might be right for me at my mecca of fast and affordable fashion, Sportsgirl.  At just over $100, these aren't a steal, but they look sturdy and comfy (not the sexiest qualities, I know), and will look cute with cuffed jeans.  They also look like they'll be good for clomping my way around NYC this September.  Hmmm....decisions, decisions.....

Golly pods

Because our garden has turned from a lush little paradise to a pile of soily slush over winter, I've become more and more interested in anything green-thumb or garden related.  Stumbling across 'Golly Pods', a collaboration between Jason Lane of Bells & Whistles and Tend, I've been thinking about the potential to bring little pockets of green inside. Tend are a group that create products based on a love of both gardening and modern design - no wonder I like them. Find out more at

Maybe I'll move to Sydney

I love that I'm lucky enough to get the heads up on some great sample sales from Australian designers and retailers.  I hate that I live in Melbourne and more often than not, these sales are in Sydney.  Exhibit A - ELLERY sample sale this week on Crown Street.  Bum.

Flat footed

I have a bit of an aversion to wearing heels all day.  I love heels, they make me just that teensy bit taller (which I need) and they look great when I stand still.  I do have the problem however, of looking like a bit of a moron when I try to walk in them.  Solution = amazing flats.

I found these lovely little brogues at Zomp ( recently.  They're by a brand called Lilimill and they're lovely and buttery soft leather.  Very tempting indeed.  Although, I don't know how practical white shoes would be in rainy grubby Melbourne (and of course those are the ones I want).

If you want to find out more about the brand and where you might be able to fins them near you, head to