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Australia's Top 50 Influencer Awards

Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Awards

Australia's Top 50 Influencer Awards

I am so excited to announce that My Blonde Closet has been shortlisted for Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Awards. A new initiative which not only recognises bloggers and influencers, but also celebrates their success and impact across the various digital channels. The winner will be selected in just a few weeks by a judging panel which includes the chief executive of ShowPo, Jane Lu. As well as industry experts from The Australian Financial Review, Cosmopolitan, Buzz Feed and Nova who you can read all about here.

I feel amazingly humbled to be nominated alongside some of Australia’s most inspiring and impossibly talented bloggers. Some of whom I count as daily reads of my own. The truth is that this blog is much more than just a running commentary of the clothes I’m wearing. Or my favourite new beauty products. It’s a place where I share a part of my life. So, for those of you that still take the time to drop by, I want to thank-you from the very bottom of my heart. It really means so much.

Photos are not my own. Source For Love And Lemons via Sonya Esman.

Lucy Folk Gold Pearl Diver Bracelet

Lucy Folk Gold Pearl Diver Bracelet

Lucy Folk Gold Pearl Diver Bracelet

I spent the weekend doing only things that make me happy and it was the best ever. On Sunday I walked to Gordan’s Bay from Randwick and decided, why stop? I’ve been so unbelievably lazy for the past couple of months. So I walked all the way to Bondi. I have to admit it was a stretch for me. But I’m so glad I did. While I was there I finally had a chance to grab something delicious from Mr Topper’s Toast Bar; Which as the name suggests specialises in Avocado Toast! I love breakfast food so this place has been on my ‘must-visit’ list for a while now.

I also had the chance to satisfy my current gold obsession which first began in LA a few months ago, when I was gifted the most beautiful Chanel bag with gold hardware. Shortly after I selected some pieces from Rumi Neely’s Label You Are Am I; Including a gold lighter and choker with gold detail. Since returning to Sydney it’s gotten slightly out of control. Gold homewares, gold hardware on my new Chanel wallet and finally a trip to freedom to purchase a beautiful brass (gold) coloured lamp.

Yesterday in Bondi came across such a stunning bracelet by Lucy Folk in her new Bondi Boutique Playa (Spanish for beach). For those who aren’t familar with Lucy Folk, she is best known for her bold imagination and contemporary designs adorned with pearls, crotchet and unique textures. The Pearl Diver Bracelet is one of the label’s most popular designs. Crocheted by hand using metallic-gold thread and accented with ten freshwater pearls. I usually wear delicate pieces of jewellery however I’m willing to make an exception with this incredible piece. You can find it online to purchase here.

Photos are not my own. Source Lucy Folk.

New Year New Goals

New Year New Goals

New Year New Goals

I’m not particularly good at setting goals. I can never get a grasp on what’s realistic and what’s not, so I usually skip the whole process altogether to avoid letting myself down. But there’s something in the air that has me filled with hope. So I’ve decided that this is the year to set some serious goals. They may or may not be relevant to what you want to achieve, but they’re the things I’ve been needing to change for a while. And hopefully they’ll provide you with a little motivation. It’s onwards and upwards from here!

No putting things off.

I have an awful habit of creating long lists of things to do and not quite getting around to everything. Like yoga, completing the My Blonde Closet e-book I began writing a few months ago or going to Byron for the first time! This is the year I’m going to make sure I tick off everything on my list.

Be less indecisive.

I am at times terribly indecisive. I torture myself with two options. And often myself unable to make a choice. So this year I’m putting a limit on the time I allow myself to make decisions. And I’m going to be confident in my choices.

Step outside my comfort zone.

I have to admit, I hate being in front of the camera. Which is also slightly annoying because I love fashion and blogging more than anything. I also know that in order to achieve everything I want to, this needs to change.

This year I’m going to step outside myself comfort zone, take note of my favourite fashion bloggers (ie. Sonya Esman above) and hopefully find a little comfort in my own skin. Which means personal style posts will be making a come-back to the blog shortly. As well as Instagram in the next few days.

Go home more often.

I’ve spent the summer break at home in Cowaramup and loved every moment: fresh milk, fresh air, slow days at the beach, afternoons spent at wineries, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. And sand at the bottom of every bag and in every shoe.

Spoil myself.

I’m not going to go crazy or anything. But after two years of serious saving it’s time to enjoy life a little. I want to invest in a camera so I can take better photos for this website. I’m currently obsessed with the new Olympus-Pen E-PL8. And that perfect little black dress from Sir The Label I’ve had my eye on? I’ll have that too.

Make this website everything I want it to be.

I’ve spent the last three years talking about it. Now’s the year to do everything I ever said I would. Watch this space!

Photos are not my own. Source Sonya Esman x For Love And Lemons.

My Guide To The End Of Year Sales

My Guide To The End Of Year Sales

My Guide To The End Of Year Sales

Given the influx of sale emails that have arrived in my inbox in the past twenty four hours it’s safe to say that the end of year sales are in full swing! With Christmas finally done and dusted, now is the perfect time to pick up some special pieces for yourself (with a little less guilt). With so many great discounts on offer from various retailers, it can get rather overwhelming. So to help you get a head start here is a small edit of my favourite end of year sales. Best of all you can now shop  them all without having to leave the comfort of your own couch…

ASOS.
Up to 50% off selected styles.
Labels include Alice McCall, Stevie May and Zulu & Zephyr.
While stocks last. Ends midnight 31 December 2016.
www.asos.com

General Pants.
Up to 80% off selected items.
Labels include One Teaspoon and TheUpside.
While stocks last.
www.generalpants.com.au

The Fashion Bunker.
Enter the code YEH25! for 25% off all full price styles.
Labels include Cmeo Collective, Keepsake, The Fifth Label and Finders Keepers.
Ends midnight 31 December 2016.
www.fashionbunker.com

THE ICONIC.
Use the code EXTRA25 for a further 25% off all sale items.
Labels include Auguste, Camilla and Marc, Maurie and Eve.
While stocks last. Ends midnight 31 December 2016.
www.theiconic.com.au

The Undone Store.
Up to 50% off selected items.
While stocks last.
www.theundone.com.au

Sir The Label.
Enter the code YESIR for 20% off everything.
Ends midnight 26 December 2016.
www.sirthelabel.com

Steele The Label.
50% off storewide.
Ends midnight 31 December 2016.
www.steele.com.au

SurfStitch.
Up to 80% off over 7,000 styles.
Labels include Auguste, The Bare Road and Zulu & Zephyr.
While stocks last. Ends midnight 31 December 2016.
www.surfstitch.com

Virgin Australia.
Find your perfect getaway for the new year.
www.virginaustralia.com

Zulu And Zephyr.
Use the code BOX30 for 30% off all full price, new season and already reduced items.
While stocks last. Ends midnight 28 December 2016.
www.zuluandzephyr.com

Always be sure to double check terms and conditions when shopping online as changes and special exclusions can occur to during promotional periods. And be sure to hurry, before sizes and styles sell out. Happy shopping…

Photos are not my own. Source Sir The Label.

What To Pack For The Christmas Break

What To Pack For The Christmas Break

When it comes to getting ready for the summer holidays a tight style edit is crucial. Versatile and light weight separates in all black, as well as sophisticated accessories will ensure your set for an effortless Christmas break. I’ll be heading home to Margaret River in Australia’s South West, so I’ll be packing wardrobe staples perfect for beachside adventures, lounging around and nights out at the local pub. As well as the additional essentials below…

Lack Of Color Grove Fedora. If there’s one thing you can’t forget to pack it’s a brimmed hat. I wouldn’t go anywhere this summer without it.

Matteau Swim Tri Top and Petite Brief Bikini. There’s nothing more chic than a black, classic-cut bikini top and brief with a seam-free finish. You can also wear them as much as you want and they will never be referred to as “that” bikini that you’ve worn every day.

Matteau Natural Beach Bag. If there’s one thing you can’t forget to pack it’s your beach bag. The one above from Matteau is perfect as it is light weight, expandable and features woven cotton handles.The best feature is the netting. As your sure to leave any beach sand at the beach, rather than finding it in your bag later!

The Beach People Avalon Towel. Luxe towels are like the perfect pair of jeans. The best ones are undeniably sophisticated, perfectly worn-in and soften beautifully with age. Which is just a few of the reasons why I love the range of beach towels from The Beach People. This season it is all about their new designs and The Avalon is my current favourite.

Classic Sandals. Make sure you pack a simple pair of nude or black sandals. Slides are my favourite this season and there are an incredible variety if you know where to look. Just remeber, keep it simple. I’m going for minimal leather sandals with raw-cut edges.

Photos are not my own. Source as stated above.