Stripes In The City

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Seed Heritage playsuit|| Gucci handbag|| Prada sunglasses|| Finders Keepers booties|| DB cosmetics lipstick~shade #672

On Saturday the Hubby took me out to the City for Burgers, my favourite food!!! Anyway it was crazy hot that day so I wore this cute stripe playsuit from Seed Heritage. I love wearing playsuits on hot Summer days, they’re super easy to throw on, lightweight and comfy. I’m also digging the pop of red paired with black and white stripes!

Until next time,

ash xx

Our Wedding

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I can’t believe that our wedding day was over three months ago! The whole thing is still so surreal and I often forget I have a husband (soz babe)!! This was definitely one of the best days of our lives and I could do it all over again tomorrow!

Although Frankie and I had been engaged for well over two years (getting married was no surprise there!), late last April we decided to spontaneously get married that same year. We were over the engagement stage, and quite frankly, were just looking forward to sealing the deal as husband and wife. Best. Decision. Ever!! One of the other best decisions we made was keeping it a secret! Weird for a style blogger, right? Well to be honest it made the whole process that much easier.. We really wanted to just surprise people, so the only people we told were our close family and friends. I also felt like it allowed the entire decision making process up to us, without unwanted opinion. 

Those who knew me well, would know that I never wanted a wedding! I was never the girl dreaming of the huge white wedding she was going to have one day, that just wasn’t me. Instead we opted for an intimate party, with our closest friends and family (Cue the DJ)! And that’s exactly what it was! We drank tonnes of wine whilst getting down and dirty with our best friends, we truly danced the night away. 

In terms of details, Frankie and I love to do things differently, so instead of the traditional wedding cake, we opted for a tower of cheese. In a room full of wogs….I’d call it a hit! We wanted rustic, intimate and non-traditional, all except a few old Macedonian traditions. My Macedonian heritage/culture is a huge part of me (hence the name of this blog!), so it was really important to include it on our wedding day. My Baba and Aunty both organised  a mixture of rice, five cent pieces and sugar coated almonds to be thrown over my husband and I after we married. It was so great to see our guests scavenging around afterwards for the pieces. And you bet we did Macedonian dancing… someone actually had to pull the plug on Baba, that woman could go all night!

Details:

Venue: Sandalford Wines (Ceremony and Reception) 

Wedding Stylist: Marielle Studio

Flowers/Entry Board/Table Arrangement: All organised by the lovely Mary from Marielle Studio 

Photographer: Kirsty Russel 

Wedding Cake: Say Cheese Towers 

DJ: Ben De Rosa 

Celebrant: Anne Lord

Hair and Make-up: Lush Hair and Make-up by Lesley and Mel (these ladies are the best!)

Wedding Dress: Rachel Gilbert

Veil: Wedding Veils Australia

Shoes: Valentino

Headpiece: Lovisa

Bridesmaid Dress: Shona Joy

Bridesmaids Shoes: Target

Grooms Suit: MJ Bale 

Grooms Shoes: Windsor Smith

Wedding Bands/Engagement Ring: Stefan Jewelers 

Brides Earings: diamonds borrowed from my nan

Love and Light

Ash x

 

Little Tweed Dress~Affordable Styling

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Zara basic dress (bought in-store in Sydney)|| Target slides|| Cheap Monday denim jacket (old) similar, here|| Alexander Wang handbag|| Prada sunglasses|| Nars velvet matte lip pencil~Bettina 

I wore this cute outfit for lunch and a casual stroll to the park on Saturday with my husband and mum. I found this tweed t-shirt dress in Zara when I was in Sydney for my honeymoon and I thought it was super cute and practical. I’ve already worn it a few times because it’s just so easy to throw on and dress up. I love the look of the denim jacket over the top!

love and light,

ash x

My Green Smoothie Recipe

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Lululemon singlet (no longer available) similar style, here|| Lululemon leggings|| Nike sneakers (purchased in Hawaii)similar style, here|| Prada sunglasses|| New York Yankies cap (Purchased in Hawaii)|| WelleCo Super Elixir vanilla protein powder || Nutribullet 

I’ve been drinking smoothies as a snack for years as a healthier alternative to sugary treats and as a way to pump my body with the nutrients that it needs. Recently I’ve been searching for a product to add to my smoothie to make it more filling and nutritious, and I discovered the WelleCo Super Elixir nourishing protein powder. Unlike other powders, the Super Elixir doesn’t contain ‘whey’, instead it contains organic sprouted brown rice  and pea protein, making it more beneficial in alkalizing the body. I’ve started to add a spoonful of the vanilla flavoured protein powder to my afternoon green smoothie. Check out my go-to recipe bellow.

My Green Smoothie Recipe

Blend together:

1 cup of Spinach

1/2 a cup of frozen blueberries

1\2 a cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 a banana 

2 spoonful’s of coconut yogurt

1 spoonful of the Super Elixir protein powder

1/2 a cup of unsweetened almond milk

love

ash xx

New Years Eve 

Stevie May top|| Nobody denim|| Windsor Smith heels~similar style here|| Gucci pouch|| Nars lipstick~heatwave

Happy New Year!!

Firstly, I need to apologise for the terrible photo’s (above), they were taken straight after dinner on New Years Eve and I’d had one too many glasses of vino…. And the hubby left the camera behind, so iPhone pics it was! 

The hubby and I were down South to ring in the New Year, the nights have been quite cool, so warmer clothing was a must. It gave me the opportunity to wear my brand new top from Stevie May… I’m all about the bell sleeves and crotchet, it’s 70’s all the way! Because the top was more ‘out there’, I paired it with a classic pair of skinny leg jeans, and voila! 

In terms of New Year resolutions, I’m not usually one to start the year off with a bunch of resolutions…. Life isn’t so straightforward and the majority of the time we never stick to them! Instead I’ve thought of a few goals to work towards in the New Year. Things that I can strive to daily for a more positive life for myself and others. The goals I’m working towards this year are;

  1. To achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle, by maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet, and working out regularly at the gym.
  2. To not care or worry about what ‘other people’ think about myself or the life choices I make. Life’s too short!
  3. To continue treating people how I would like to be treated and generally being kind to everyone I encounter.
  4. To not criticise, condemn or complain about others so much.

I hope you all have a happy and healthy New Year!

With love,

ash xx

Overall Love

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Levis Overalls|| Target T-shirt|| Celine sunglasses|| Target espadrilles (available in-store)|| Chanel purse|| Charlotte Tilbury lipstick~Carina’s love 

I’m having a serious love affair with overalls at the moment….. I’m definitely a true 90’s kid!

In the past I’ve been reluctant to try out more adventurous outfits due to a lack of confidence. A few years ago I purchased a beautiful vintage faux fur jacket, but I ended up selling it because I was too shy to wear it in public… It was definitely a show stopping piece! Now I totally regret selling it! It’s the same with overalls, they’re a more risque’ piece for myself but I just love the look of them. The moral of the story is…. Wear whatever you love! 

I’m so glad I found this pair of overalls online at Just Jeans because,  they’ve become an easy ‘no-brainer’ outfit, and there are so many ways to style them! A basic white t-shirt (like I’m wearing above) is the perfect combo for the warmer weather, but I can’t wait to wear them in Winter with a turtle neck and some ankle boots! 

Love and Light

ash xx

Red Hot

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Target top|| Minkpink skirt similar style here|| Hobbs shoes (last season), similar style here|| Chanel bag|| Ray-Bans 

This season I’ve been loving the colour red, and I think it pairs really well with denim! This little red off-the-shoulder number was another find from my local Target… I’ve seriously found some super cute things their lately. 

Until next time!

ash xx

Sydney Adventures

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^^ Cheap Monday denim jacket (old)|| Bonds white t-shirt|| Fabletics leggings (purchased in Hawaii)|| Nike sneakers~ similar here|| Prada sunglasses 

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The last leg of our honeymoon was a two day stop over in Sydney before we headed home to Perth. I’ve lived in Australia my whole life, but I’m afraid to admit that I’ve never visited the East Coast before! 

One of the highlights of our time in Sydney was finally seeing the Sydney Oprah House and the Bridge…Two Of Australia’s most iconic architectural buildings!  We also visited the Toronga Zoo and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which were both really fun experiences.

And the shopping!! I never understood Perthians who would complain about the shopping in Perth after comparing it to that of the Eastern States…. Well now I know why! Sydney had a lot of the same stores as Perth, but they were bigger and there was heaps more stock that we just wouldn’t get back home. Plus there was a tone of stores and restaurants that weren’t in Perth. You can count on the fact that some serious retail damage was done! 

Until next time,

Ash xx