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Welcome to my blog where I share my thoughts, stories and random bits and bobs! Feel free to explore and take the tumble down the rabbit hole with me. 

Chapters of Love

on Tuesday, 02 April 2013. Posted in Story of my Life

Chapters of Love

It was only a matter of time before I shared some snaps of our wedding that was just over a month ago - oh how time flies! Me being the creative person that I am, couldn't resist doing a wee video/photo montage as well, and after a lengthy couple weeks of working on it, Chapters of Love is finally finished! Much to the relief of my boy as I think he thinks I've been ignoring him with my headphones on and glued to the laptop. 

Trend Spotting - Varsity Vintage

on Sunday, 31 March 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting - Varsity Vintage

Okay... so this trend is well and truly spotted by the retailers, but it's still emerging out on the streets, so before you go nuts and buy that $200 bomber jacket you've been eyeing up, I recommend taking a look at my style edit of my take on the Varsity trend - Varsity Vintage. 

This one is all about combining that back to college, school girl, american sports look, with a little bit of vintage. No, I'm not meaning any old thing you can find in the back of the wardrobe. Varsity Vintage gets its edge from the wardrobe of the 90's! 

One small step for Shaz, One giant leap for New York Times

on Sunday, 24 March 2013. Posted in Writing in Heels

One small step for Shaz, One giant leap for New York Times

So I have just hit a huge milestone in my life, no I'm not talking about getting hitched a couple of weeks ago, that's old news (ahem...), nor am I talking about recently celebrating my birthday (to be honest, does anyone really celebrate birthdays once they hit their mid-20's?) instead I am referring to my journey to becoming the next New York Times bestselling novelist. Have I got an Agent? Am I getting published? Is the book tour lined up? Wait just a minute there cowboy and put those guns back in their holsters.

Trend Spotting - Circus Circus

on Sunday, 17 March 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting - Circus Circus

This Trend Spotting, Circus Circus, is my prediction as the next big thing. It hasn't really been styled in a complete look in stores yet, but there are tonnes of individual pieces around to help you compile your own take on it. 

Think velvet fabric, bowler hats, statement blazers and frilly blouses, all ranging in a fabulous colour palette of maroons; black and white stripes; rich purple lavender; and, red and black with gold trimming. 

Post Wedding Blues

on Sunday, 10 March 2013. Posted in Story of my Life

Post Wedding Blues

It's amazing how much emphasis one day can have in our lives and how much expectation we place on this day to live up to everything we hope it to be and want it to be. It's no wonder that, like all big high's, often these are followed by a bit of a low. 

I recently tied the knot to my sweet-as-pie, gorgeous boy, who I love a million times and more, and being a self-confessed emotional (semi bipolar) chick, I knew the post wedding blues would be coming... but, was I prepared enough?

Trend Spotting - Pop Tart

on Sunday, 03 March 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting - Pop Tart

Pop Art is totally trending... what do I think, no, no no! Ladies, this trend needs a wee bit more edge then what's currently out there... I dub thee - Pop Tart. It's not just about having a flash, bang on your top! This trend has so much more potential. Allow me to introduce you to this take on the Pop Art theme, but giving it a bit more fun, funk, and most importantly, style! Lovin' Pop Tart!

The W Bomb

on Sunday, 24 February 2013. Posted in Story of my Life

The W Bomb

It seems there's a new bomb word in town and that word begins with a big fat W... Yep, I'm talking Wedding! It seemed highly appropriate that I do a blog before my big day, which is in just five days time! Nowadays, you add wedding to anything, and you add a whole lot more coin too! Is this justified? Does a wedding related product require additional cost to the manufacturer, or is the W-bomb an excuse to add an extra zero?

Sin or Saint Valentine's Day

on Sunday, 17 February 2013. Posted in Vanilla Thoughts

Sin or Saint Valentine's Day

It is that time of year again where we are visually assaulted with an array of love hearts, teddy bears, chocolates and of course, the pièce de résistance; dozens and dozens of red roses - all in the name of love. But as we hit this time of year, we also are confronted with the age old debate about the meaning, and more to the point, the integrity of Valentine's Day. Is it a commercial exploit or is there something to this day which warrants a little frivolity?

Trend Spotting - Space Age

on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Go back to the future with this cool and spunky look!

Trend Spotting - Space Age

My prediction, Space Age is hitting and it's a style that has a lot more looks and variations than you think. Infact, when I first saw hints at this trend I was unconvinced to say the least, but I am now inspired, so I have sought out some cool pieces to add to your new Space Age wardrobe and my thoughts on what to team it with.

Writing and Sex - The Best of Bedfellows

on Saturday, 09 February 2013. Posted in Writing in Heels, Sugar and Spice

Writing and Sex - The Best of Bedfellows

While I was thinking about how hard it is to get motivated about editing my book (another means of procrastination), I couldn't help strike up similarities between what is essentially writers block (in editing form) and sex. Now I'm sure I'm not the first person to make this comparison, but I felt it warranted some deeper exploration, and what did I uncover?

Fake or Faux Pas

on Sunday, 03 February 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Vanilla Thoughts

Fake or Faux Pas

The 21st Century has seen pressures on the beauty and fashion industry to adopt a more 'natural' looking beauty. There is a line beginning to form, woman are being criticised for being too 'fake' and masking our real selves. Is fake merely enhancing our natural beauty, or is fake a big faux pas?

New Year’s Resolutions – Friend or Foe

on Thursday, 24 January 2013. Posted in Vanilla Thoughts

New Year’s Resolutions – Friend or Foe

Surely by writing down the things we want to do in the New Year we are more likely to achieve them? There must be a positive correlation there... But what about when we don't? Are we simply creating written evidence of our lack of achievement, reminding us instead of our failures? New Years Resolutions... friend or foe?