Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sydney - full of surprises

Thinking the bridge climb was going to be the highlight of my trip, I unknowingly, had quite a few more surprises in store. Beware the most amazing Sydney experiences follow.

Sydney Harbour Bridge @ friendinfashion
Friday is the day in question – a fabulous (and un-seasonally) warm and sunny day in beautiful Sydney. My boyfriend and I, first thing in the morning headed to Cumberland Street to tackle the harbour bridge climb. After an hour of preparation, we were up on Sydney Harbour Bridge with the most perfect view over the harbour and the city. Amazing experience 1 – the climb is spectacular and I would highly recommend it to anyone (even those afraid of heights - well worth it)!

sydney sights @ friendinfashion
After literally conquering great heights, we were off to check into our hotel – my boyfriend had arranged everything so I had no idea where we were going. After a leisurely stroll through The Rocks, we checked into a luxury room at the Park Hyatt (the best hotel in Sydney – and I would hazard a guess all of Australia) – amazing experience 2. We were escorted to our room, where we were greeted with a bottle of Australia’s best, fruit platter and the most spectacular view of the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney opera house @ friendinfashion
A spot of shopping followed, then dinner preparations, let me introduce amazing experience 3. At 6:30pm I was whisked away along Circular Quay to the fabulous Aria restaurant, for a sumptuous seven course degustation.

Three hours later, heading back to the hotel, we stopped to take in the amazing views on offer – amazing experience 4. With twilight Harbour and Opera House in sight, my gorgeous boyfriend dropped to one knee, presented me with the most beautiful Tiffany set ring, and asked for my hand in marriage.

Continuous tears of happiness followed, all the way back to the hotel, where again I was surprised with amazing experience 5. A trail of red rose petals followed by fabulous cocktails.

I spent the remainder of the weekend with my fiancée shopping, dining, exploring and enjoying beautiful Sydney!

Bondi Beach @ friendinfashion


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flower power

womens vintage fashion @ friendinfashion

womens vintage fashion @ friendinfashion

womens vintage fashion @ friendinfashionwomens vintage fashion @ friendinfashion

My current fashion obsession is floral prints in all forms and colours, so my eyes lit up when my mum picked up this gorgeous vintage dress for me.

On a side note - off to Sydney this week, attempting for the first time the Harbour Bridge climb. I am terribly frightened of heights, so wish me luck!

Dress: vintage
Belt: vintage
Scarf: vintage


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ahoy sailor

ways to wear stripes @ friendinfashionways to wear stripes @ friendinfashionways to wear stripes @ friendinfashionways to wear stripes @ friendinfashionways to wear stripes @ friendinfashion

My wardrobe is filled with basics, like this t-shirt. They are inexpensive, versatile and can be styled to suit any occasion.

T-shirt: $10, Cotton On


Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's hot

Georgia Perry illustrations @ friendinfashion

The 10 things I’m loving at the moment

1. Georgia Perry illustrations - superbly talented - check out her work

2. Bleach denim jackets - worn over maxi, floral & white sun dresses

3. White nail polish - O.P.I Alpine Snow Matte is brilliant

4. Pink lipstick - with everything!

5. Pastel coloured pumps - give the impression of fabulously tan legs

6. White sun dresses - go with everything, pretty & summery

7. Thrifting - the adventure of the hunt

8. Swiss food - Birchermüesli, fondue, rösti

9. Long tousled hair - ala Victoria Secrets, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr

10. Floral prints - skirts, dresses, shoes (perhaps not all worn at once)

What's on your list?


Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer dayze

women's summer fashion @ friendinfashion

women's summer fashion @ friendinfashion

women's summer fashion @ friendinfashion

After months of rain and grey skies, we were treated to a glimpse of sunshine over the weekend, inspiring me to whip out the bleach denim shorts and my latest Nine West purchase.

I picked these shoes up for an absolute bargain from a Melbourne factory outlet and love everything about them, from the faded electric orange, to the wooden heel.

Beach, sundresses, sorbet, bring on summer I say!

Shirt: Lacoste
Cardigan: Esprit
Shoes: Nine West


p.s. Big thanks to the gorgeous TF for the fabulous photos.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ways to wear: Tube dress

ways to wear tube dress @ friendinfashion
ways to wear tube dress @ friendinfashion
ways to wear tube dress @ friendinfashion
ways to wear tube dress @ friendinfashion
ways to wear tube dress @ friendinfashion

This dress is another of my recent vintage pick-ups.

The tube dress is a great wardrobe staple that can be worn so many different ways.

My favourite outfit is the tube dress worn as a maxi skirt, teamed simply with a tank, sandals and lots of accessories. Which is yours?