Friday, 28 June 2013

Friday Fashionista {Stripes and more stripes}

Well how do you do this fine Friday? Hooray for the weekend hey.. :) What's everyone got planned? Isn't this sunny weather soooooo great? Keep coming sun.. we love you! Stick around a bit longer! I kinda find these early mornings (despite being freezing, and scraping copious amounts of ice off my windscreen whilst trying to juggle 50 bags!) are just so much easier when the sky is blue.. would you agree? Anyway, this weekend I thought we'd head out on the boat... girls, anyone keen on wearing this stunning red skirt?
How pretty is this skirt
Love how it's teamed with the casual tee and big jewellery, to dress it down a little. :)
stripey top and fedora. The perfect shopping outfit.
Lookin' good boys.. here's one for you.
Schmick jacket for the guys.. Nice.
This looks so comfortable don't you think?
Navy, cream and red, with a touch of tortoise shell. Fab!
Can never say no to thick stripes and leopard print!
Smart but chilled. Denim + striped tee.
And to finish off... we have a lovely glam outfit..  stunning, cream, turquoise!

So off you go to get your stripes on.. 

love nat x

PS.. remember today is a NEW day! Nothing from the old can / will hinder us from running forward... the best is yet to come!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Take it easy.

Hey friends, happy Monday :) How was your weekend? Melbourne was showing off with the bluest skies I've seen in a while.. how good was it?! Just a little reminder that winter solstice has now been and gone (hooray!) and we are now officially on the up.. and headed toward summer!
I am heading overseas in a week tomorrow (eek!) so I have had quite a full week/weekend preparing. I know it's a pretty busy time for a lot of people at the moment, so today I thought it would be a great opportunity for us all to just take it easy. What do you think?! I'm not talking about "taking a day off" necessarily.. but I mean just putting aside that 'never-ending'to-do-list' for a few minutes and just allowing yourself to take a breath.
In busy times it's easy for our minds to suddenly become filled with little thoughts, and before we know it we we're overwhelmed and not sure what to do next! It's bit like being in a traffic jam and not knowing how to get out... do you know what I mean?
But good news, there is a way out, and today is a new day. It's a fresh start. A chance to transform our thinking and renew our minds. And today we are going to take it easy.
So my challenge to you, is to take your "to do lists" and "should do lists", 
set them aside for a moment... and just do this.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. 
So today... in exchange for the busyness, there is peace for you. 
You've just got to take it. ;)

Have a wonderful Monday taking it easy!

nat x

Images - 1, 23, 4, 56, 7, 8.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Friday Fashionista {Loving the denim}

I've been thinking about denim lately, and how versatile it is.. would you agree? I have a French Connection denim jacket I have had for about 10 years now, and it's one of the favourites in my wardrobe. So once again this year all the stores have their denim shirts proudly dangling on their racks. There they sit, begging to be teamed with a scarf, belt, or in the case of the pic above, a fabulous  yellow jacket, navy striped top and white jeans!
Again with white jeans.. but why not try a little bit of army green here..
Love this colour palette. Stunning!
This outfit reminds me of a friend of mine, can anyone guess? ;)
Faded denim and a pop of blue..
And some more blue for the boys..
Pink cuffs and some lovely leopard print. 
Everyone loves a fedora.. Wouldn't you agree?
Cute and stripy here!
Beige, tan and denim for the guys.
Whimsical and elegant.. and I would love one of these Celine bags..
Why not add a snood to your outfit to keep you toasty warm!

Well guys, that's it for Friday Fashionista ;) What are you up to this weekend? My brother and sister are arriving back from America tomorrow night after a year away, so I am super duper excited to see them!

Have the best weekend ever!

Nat x

Monday, 17 June 2013

My French Life.

Hi friends happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do something inspiring? I have had a busy weekend, but it's been great! As well as preparing for my overseas adventure to Canada and Alaska (15 sleeps to go!) I have reeeeally been praying for fresh, new and exciting ideas for the blog. And guess what...?
Today I have some exciting news to announce! I am launching a brand new series called 'Inspired By...' where I will be interviewing some of my favourite writers and bloggers, and featuring them right here on The Writer's Ink. And I am super excited to announce that to launch the series, I will be chatting to one of my favourite writers, Vicki Archer. Vicki is the author of My French Life and French Essence, as well as the fabulously popular blog, French Essence.
I was given her first book, My French Life, a couple years ago for my birthday by a beautiful friend of mine. I still remember sitting there, flicking through the pages with such inspiration and delight! (Seriously, if you do not have this book, do yourself a favour, and  get yourself a copy... it is stunning).
Her home (above), in Saint Remy de Provence, is like something out of a fairytale, and both her story and her stunning eye for beauty have inspired me for years now.

Well.. what do you think?

Would you like to know more?
I have been in communication with Vicki over the weekend, confirming the interview, so stay tuned to hear from her in the coming weeks.. :)
I will be preparing my interview questions shortly, so if there is anything you would like to know about Vicki, her home, her journey, or anything else, please let me know in the comment section below and I will see what I can do!

Have a beautiful day everyone, and stir up the creativity ;)

Nat x

Image 1 - Etsy, 
Image 2 - Art, 
All other images -

Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday Fashionista { Jetsetter Style }

It's time to do the happy dance cos it's Friday woop woop!! How has your week been on a scale of 1 - 10? Well it's about to get a whoooooole lot better cos it's Friday Fashionista time.. and today we are jetsetting off somewhere fabulous! So whatever the weather, we have lots of outfit options, and there will be something fabulous for you to wear I'm sure. ;) LOVE this pic above. White jeansnavy, stripes and aviators just scream 'classy jetsetter' don't you think?
Love this classic look from Who What Wear.
Ah the colour palette here. Perfect!
Great plane outfit this one.
Shades of greys, a bit of bling, aviators and a pop of green.
Great satchel here for the boys..
Love this. Grey pashmina = effortless casual glamour.
Just divine. I just love everything about this photo.
How stunning is this outfit? Yellow + aqua + navy + tan. Yes.
Navy and red and a fabulous camera.
Looking cute in beige and grey.
This stunning outfit featured on Atlantic-Pacific is one of my absolute favs. And I think it is going on the mood board for my packing list (along with image number 1 of course!)... stunning!

Well ma' lovelies.. please enjoy your weekend! Do something special for someone you love, and while you're at it.. do something to spoil yourself too ~ you deserve it!

Love Nat x

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