Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Birthday Girl

Hello lovelies! Today I have been busy celebrating because it's my 30th birthday! 

My husband has spoilt me rotton with this fabulous bag which I had been eye-ing off for sometime and topped off with a dozen roses sent to my office, plus an amazing dinner out at Toko (the best Japanese in Sydney). A brilliant birthday all around!

Normal posting will resume tomorrow,

Image credit: Dustjacket Attic

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Modern Italian Beachhouse

Stylist Annette Jackson had her amazing Italian beach house featured over at Design Sponge and I was immediately drawn to the moody neutral and grey colour palette mixed with pops of orange and blue. 

I'm not normally a fan of traditional beach house style, but was pleasantly surprised by the modern take that Annette has made...

I love the way several different textures have been used throughout the home, like the stone wall and glass doors (below in the guest bedroom) and the entry way with the chalkboard wall (above) - this adds so much intrigue!

I adore the twin marble basin and the open shelving in the bathroom.

The marble theme has been carried through to the kitchen which perfectly complements the stainless steel and birch wood. The stand out for me in the kitchen are the statement lights that hang above the island bench - Annette had these specially shipped over from the US! Love!

What do you think of this modern take of beach house-style? 

Image credits: DesignSponge

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kitchens with Blackboards & Shopbop Winner

Hello lovelies, how was your weekend? My dear friend had a little baby boy on the weekend and I was so thrilled to have met little William Cooper today. Still feeling all gooey from holding the little man, he is so completely adorable and so teeny!

Meanwhile...I spied these lovely kitchens with blackboards today and immediately and thought how wonderfully practical they were but also how fabulous they look! 

A big congratulations to Eva from Eva The Beaver, a former Sydney-sider who now calls New York home. I hope you have fun enjoying your Shopbop splurge!

Image credits: Elena via Livejournal

Friday, October 22, 2010

Love Her Style {Clemence Poesy}

I am currently coveting the minimalist-chic style of Clemence Poesy - the new love interest for Mr Chuck Bass in Gossip Girl.

My favourite look has been the ensemble worn to the Chanel RTW Spring/Summer 2011 in Paris - utterly sublime.

I didn't realise until now that Clemence is also the face of Chloe parfum - a stunning campaign.

Do you have anything planned for the weekend? My hubby is off to a bucks weekend so I am looking forward to a weekend of blissful girly-ness, so perhaps a manicure, a bit of shopping and finally seeing Eat Pray Love!

Image credits: PicApp

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Colour Splash {Orange}

I'm feeling a bit adventurous today, hence the post on orange!

Orange isn't normally a colour I would go for, but I have been seeing so much orange around lately especially coming up to Halloween and I couldn't resist sharing these lovely rooms. My favourite is the first image; the rust orange matched with these vintage style chairs is simply exquisite.

I haven't been game enough to experiment with orange in my own home, but would be interested to know if you have.

By the way, there are only a couple of days left to enter the Shopbop giveaway!

Images credits: Living Etc, Tumblr, Greige, Decor8, 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Heavenly White

Hello lovelies, how was your weekend? I had a fun filled weekend and managed to catch the new Ben Afleck movie, The Town. Such a great story, but extremely sad at the same time; highly recommended!

How heavenly is this pure white home? I saw it, and immediately felt refreshed and recharged; perfect for a Monday really! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Image credit: Hamptons Cottages and Gardens photographed by by Michael Grimm via Everything Leb.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Have a {Glamorous} Weekend

Happy Friday!! Finally the weekend has arrived. I stumbled across this stunning editorial featuring the ever fabulous Jessica Stam and Heidi Mount. They make a glamorous pair don't they? 

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies. Oh and don't forget to enter the Shopbop giveaway!

Photographed by Peter Lindbergh for US Harper’s Bazaar April 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shopbop Giveaway & Tory Burch Must-Haves

Hello lovelies, happy hump day to you; thank goodness the weekend is now in sight!

I am super excited to launch my very first giveaway on Little Bits of Lovely: one lucky reader will win a $100 gift voucher to spend at online shopping mecca Shopbop!

I have only recently discovered Shopbop, but now that I have it has opened up a whole new world of designer shopping possibilities to feed my love for accessories. Shopbop features an enviable range of designer collections including Philip Lim 3.1, Marc Jacobs, Superfine, Alexander Wang, and my favourite designer for fabulous flats - Tory Burch.

Being 6ft tall means I don't have the luxury of being able to wear heels all the time, but I make up for it with my collection of flats. I love Tory Birch flats because they are super comfy and come in a range of gorgeous colours. 

My Tory Burch must-haves goes like this:

For everyday and work, I can't go past black:

 For glamming it up, I would go for either the metallic snakeskin (left) or the enamel lizard (right):

And for the weekend I can't go past the Eddie beaded flats (left) or the Prescott woven flats (right):

Not only does Shopbop feature fab shoes they also have designer belts, designer necklaces and designer bags; all of which are now at my fingertips. Shopbop means that I now don't need to limit my designer shopping to overseas trips - I can buy it all online and now so can you!


1. To enter the giveaway you must be a follower of Little Bits of Lovely.

2.View all of the designers at Shopbop and enter a comment below telling me which designer you would splurge on if you won.

3. Extra entries can be made by (leave me a comment to let me know):
* Following me on Twitter
* Blogging about this giveaway
* Tweeting about this giveaway

The winner will be chosen at random and entries close Friday 22nd October 11.59pm (AEST).

Good luck lovelies!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Lonny!

If like me, you have spent the last few days pouring over the latest issue of Lonny, you would understand my delight in the homes featured in their anniversary issue.

Whilst I adored everything about Lulu Kwiatkowski's vibrant Los Angeles abode...

...I fell head over heels when I saw Celerie Kemble's New York apartment - oh the glamour!

The lovely list:
* The canopy-style bed
* The comfortable living space next to the bedroom for Celerie & her husband to escape, along with those luxe black lamps
* The decadent dressing room and marble-clad bathroom
* The stuffed peacock in the living room - what an amazing feature!

What were your favorites from Lonny's latest issue?

All images via LonnyMag