Year Of The Accessories – Headscalf Game

I feel like, for me atleast, 2018 is the year of accessorising! If you’ve seen some of my OOTD posts you would know my #1 is the full head wrapped head scarf.

No matter the hair day – this look works. The amount of compliments I get even when wearing a super basic outfit (above for example, just a pair of black jeans and a white button up shirt.)

Love the look with my 60s style sunnies/ any over the top sunnies they have out at the moment!

Not to mention the perfect cover up for dirty or clean (still wet) hair days when you just gotta get out and do something but your hair wont co-operate

I have expanded my headscalf collection quite a bit this year, forever keeping an eye out for them at op shops and vintage stores!

Loving the longer skinnier scalfs for wrapping my ponytails in. Particularly this vibrant coloured pure silk scalf I picked up the other weekend.

It really brings any outfit together. Cant go past those colours!!

On the same op shop mission I found this Valentino headscalf which is well in my rotation. Also perfect for the half-up-half-down wrap, or just around a loose ponytail.

Ideally I would love to get a fringe like Bridgett Bardot. This would really bring my headscalf game together!! Plus about 5 more pairs of sunnies.

You will find some scalfs on my Etsy store soon

What’s your favourite accessory at the moment??

Cake xx

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Month Goals Planner – April Motivation

Part of my New Years resolution this year is purely to keep myself motivated. I’ve been finding this easiest by laying out a few things I want to get done through out the month and getting into habits before that month begins.

This morning I wrote out my Monthly plan/goals and got a head start on some habits like my yoga.

Here are some of my plans/goals for the month:

Get passport FINISHED!

I’m planning on moving to the UK in July so need to organise my passport. I had started the process but didn’t have my current passport with me at the time only to realise when I got home it is in a box in my parents shed! I’ll go down there on Wednesday (my mid week break,) and make a start on my application while I’m there so I can get some washing done too. Once my passport arrives I can book my flights, so hopefully that will be on my list of things to do next month!

Bring on duel citizenship!

Be at work EVERYDAY!

Early this month I fell into a bad stint of depression so took about 5 days off work. In my postition I am eligible for commission based on a few targets but those targets still apply if we have sick days which put me very behind for the month. This month I plan to be at work everyday to keep myself motivated and hopefully get some more commision for my upcoming move!

Do yoga AT LEAST 4 x per week!

About a year ago I started attempting to do yoga for 10 minutes everyday. I did really well and soon bumped up my time to 20 minutes 6 days a week. Since moving I have less space and have had a hard time being motivated to do my yoga. I have assigned myself 15minutes of yoga at least 4 x per week – making it easy to schedule in before work each day. I have made a start on this today to get myself into the rhythm. I just use YouTube for my yoga practice. Yoga By Candace is my favourite, I find her flows interesting and easy to work with your current skill levels. Plus there’s a variety to choose from based on what you’re looking for.

Bring food to work EVERYDAY!

Usually I’m pretty good at this but lately I’ve been getting into the habit of picking up a ham and cheese croissant and a coffee at 7eleven before work and usually a packet of chips and some chocolate to get me through the day. I need to get rid of this habit before I spend too much money on useless food each week. This morning I started by packing myself a a ham and cheese sandwich to toast at work!

Add earrings to CAKEANDLOVED!

Some of you may already know that I started my Etsy store Cake and Loved Clothing at the start of March – it hasn’t made any sales yet but I will persist. For April I would like to start adding the hand painted tassled earrings I have been making to the store. I think they will bring a good pop of colour to the store and adding some accessories brings another market of people on Etsy through my store too!

Write blog posts EVERY WEEK!

I have actually started this already and have seen a good difference in my stats over the weeks. More people coming to my page, liking and leaving comments. I have always heard its good to post frequently on many social media platforms to get a following but didn’t realise it would work so quickly! On top of this I am finding I have more to say, my writing is improving and its a good way of getting those repetitive thoughts out of my head. I feel productive keeping this blog running even if I don’t get any “attention” from it.

I legitimately have a note in my phone with each of these sub headings to make sure they stay fresh in my mind. I’m a sucker for lists so am forever checking out my notepad when I’m bored or lost of inspiration so having this note will hoepfully empower me to get things done and stay motivated!

How do you keep yourself motivated?

Cake xox

Climbing Hanging Rock and burger festival in Ballarat

Ok, I have been slack for posting but i feel like life has been hectic. I’ve had heaps going on. So here I am, back with plenty to post about.
In my farewells before heading to Japan in October, I had some great times with my gold bitty emy, and also my sister, brother in law and my nephew. Emy and I had a fun time in my home town before heading to nearby Hanging Rock to climb some rocks!

I’ve been going to Hanging rock since I was a tiny child. I couldn’t tell you how many picnics I’ve had and rocks I’ve climbed! If you’re heading out to the Macedon Rangers I would highly reccomend it. I could spend a whole day there to be honest! 

Make sure you take you’re walkin’ shoes!

Heres a cute little GoPro Quik clip I put together as practise for Japan. I was pretty stoaked with how it turned out and honestly I didn’t have to change much from the pre edit. I just used the GoPro Quik app, which is nice and easy to use, plus they have some music on there to choose from or you can upload your own. 

I have a few more to upload from my trip but I’ll keep that for my next post! 

I also had a rad time with my sister (and fam) at the Ballarat Bi Annual Burger Festival! It was my sisters first proper time out of the house since giving birth to Atticus in June so she was happy to feel “normal” again, especially with a burger and cider in hand!

 

Philly cheese steak with Jalapenos, 😍😍 so amazing! So is Lake Wendouree in Ballarat! The botanical gardens are nearby and kms of path around this gigantic lake! Such a great backdrop to an awesome day. Ballarat really seems quite progressive, always heaps of festivals and events going on for all kinds of niches.

Felt pretty relaxed and confident with my outfit choice. Much inspiration from  Le Happy and some other fellow fashion bloggers/instagramers. Crop top, tartan pants amd sneakers. Topped off with a vintage leather backpack

Pants: DangerfieldPrincess highways

Shoes: Adidas Original Court Vantage 

Crop: General Pants 

Everything else: vintage/preloved 

For more of my daywear inspiration check out my board on Pinterest:  https://pin.it/ufcg565fqwflny