Week in Pictures #20

Chill

 L-R: seriously have so many pictures of my bike but so cute; my kind of smoothie, a coffee and banana smoothie; bike break selfie.

There is something to be said about carelessly cycling a cute bike around. So much freedom and adventure I love it. Think I may need to buy a cool second hand one for myself when I am back in the UK.

Week in Pictures #19

 Life

L-R: I carried a watermelon; having this on my doorstep is heaven; fave juice after a hard workout. 

It's been another hot week in Melbs and I am proving to be the classic British person who complains when it's too cold and when too hot. Staying indoors under air con and eating all the watermelon is the only cure for 30 plus degree heat.

October Goals


Okay, how is it October 15th already?! Typical me putting my monthly goals out there halfway through the month... 


EAT CLEAN 

One of my September goals was to be more active and I did cycle and walk more, but I didn't do much yoga or running which is very bad of me. I really want to get a bit fitter, especially with the good weather and all the upcoming summer events. I think one of the main reasons I was neglecting working out is because I am always so exhausted and have no energy. This has to do with not getting enough sleep, running after 3 crazy kids and being lazy with my diet. So this month I am determined to eat more healthily. I stumbled across the fitness blog Gymbags & Gladrags which has an awesome free meal and workout planner. All you have to do is sign up to her blog via email and you download this super cute planner. This has really helped me to get motivated by writing down exactly what I am eating, it means I am less likely to eat junk and can keep track of what I have been eating and see what foods agree with my body and which ones don't! I am also cutting down on bread as it always makes me feel bloated so hopefully that will help with my fitness and diet too.  

Week in Pictures #18

Life

L-R: feeling like Pharrell in my new sunhat; love this print; iced coffees all day long in this heat.

So I am still slightly undecided on this hat but I swear it looks better in real life, it is essential in the heat and I cba looking for a better option - okay, glad we cleared that up. I have been getting into making iced coffees and I didn't actually realise how easy it is, just add 2 tbsp of instant coffee one tbsp of sugar (I use raw sugar) add a splash of boiling water and just top it up with milk and lots of ice. Saving so much money making these at home instead of heading to a cafe every day!

Home 

L-R: amazing postcards from my best friend; prescription chocolate (kind of); found this little card during a room clear out from my travel buddy.

I have been having a big clear out over the weekend. I have so many clothes that I don't like or don't fit and that I keep 'just in case'. Decided to jump on the minimalist bandwagon and have elimated 40 items from my wardrobe and I am feeling much better for it. Now when I open my wardrobe I don't groan and moan about having "nothing to wear". Capsule collections are the way forward people. 

Weekend 

L-R: one more month to summer; ticked this off the bucket list; lazy Sunday.

I had such a nice weekend hanging out with an awesome couple I know through friends from home. It is so good to get away for the weekend and just chill with some mates. Rach and I went to a cinema drive-in on Saturday night and I was literally so excited. I am a massive film geek and have been wanting to go to a drive-in movie ever since watching Grease at the tender age of 7. It felt so American eating popcorn and sipping on a can of pop in an old convertible car, I loved it. We actually got caught in a little lighting and thunder storm but it kind of added to the tense atmosphere of Black Mass, the new unrecognisable Johnny Depp picture about crime kingpin Jimmy Bulger. I love a bit of a gangster flick and Johnny is back on track with this flick, well worth a look. Plus all the Boston accents were on point (fun fact about me I do a sick Boston accent, it is my party trick).

Hope you all had a great weekend 
x  


Five Favourites

1. Birkenstocks

I have been in serious need of sturdy sandal since Spring hit Australia and I instantly thought of Birkenstocks. Mainly because my travel bud had a pair and wore them all the time, she did have like several plasters on at any given time as those son of bitches are tough to break in but all good sturdy shoes are. Now I was going to splash out $100 and order a pair but I found these pair of Birkenstock style sandals in the girls department at Kmart for $10. Yup for 10 BUCKS FROM THE KIDS SECTION. How'd you like them apples? Sorry got carried away on my own bargain hunting skills. These babies required no plasters and are super comfy and have been on my feet every day since I skipped out of the store with them. 

Week in Pictures #17

Home

L-R: homemade ice lollies; bowling banter; frozen yoghurt ice lollies are life.

The weather has been getting pretty hot here, as I type this I am sitting in front of a fan as it is 35 degrees out... But I am looking hella brown so it is all worth the sunburn and sweatiness, right?

Book Club - "#GIRLBOSS" Sophia Amoruso



I have been waiting to read this book for what seems like forever and I finally got my mitts on it after a lengthy waiting list at the library. I can see why it was in such high demand because it really is a fantastic little book if you are looking for a bit of business/work motivation especially. This baby is full of advice on how to be a badass bitch or a #GIRLBOSS if you will. It is the story of Sophia Amoruso, CEO of cool girl fashion brand Nasty Gal who literally started from the bottom working in Subway and being a petty shoplifter but fast forward a few years and she is now at the helm of a multimillion-dollar company. If that doesn't inspire young women to go out and get shit done I don't know what will. 

Fashion Week Street Style

Fashion week always comes and goes so quickly, like September is done and dusted already? How did that happen?! I was planning on keeping up to date and making a separate post for the rest of the fashion capital street styles like I did for NYC but time just flew by and before I know it the catwalk is closed until next season. So I just lumped London, Milan and Paris into one post so my bad. I do love a good collage as we all know by now so I love putting posts like this together.

Katy's Kitchen: Scrambled Eggs and Kale Salad


I have a confession to make, prior to a couple of weeks ago I had never cooked scrambled eggs before. Can't quite believe that statement myself. It wasn't till my host mum found this recipe on Pinterest meaning I had to give scrambled eggs a go, queue me Youtubing "how to make scrambled eggs'. Luckily scrambled eggs are actually super easy to make once you get the hang of it. I have never really been a fan of scrambled eggs as I hated the smell of it cooking when I was younger and my big brother had them like errday. If you are weird like me in this respect then I have an amazing solution on how to make non-smelly eggs - hallelujah. PS I am all about that kale life, seeing what all the fuss was about with this seriously good salad.