Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Monday {black & white lovelies}






Ah Monday, we meet again! After a lovely and relaxing weekend with the sun shining, I'm refreshed and ready for another crazy week!

Happy Monday friends, I hope you're week is off to a brilliant start! 

Rachel xo





Thursday, June 23, 2011

{currently coveting}



If I had to pick one item of clothing that I couldn't live without this season it would be my leather jacket. This jacket was a fluke of a purchase really; I bought it from eBay several years ago from a shop in the UK for only about $170 - bargain! Anyway, I find it so useful and can throw it on casually with a t-shirt or glam it up with something sparkly for evening.


What's one item in your wardrobe you couldn't live without this season?


Rachel xo






Images via one & two

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Workspace {white on white}


What's not to love about this crisp, white work space?


Source

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the inspiration files {winter blues}


It's officially the coldest day of the year here today; but on the up side it can only get warmer from here, right?



"They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself."

- Andy Warhol








Image credits from left to right: one | two | three | four | five | six

Monday, June 20, 2011

House tour {a cosy french apartment}

How lovely is this cosy apartment? The owners, artists Myriam and Dominique, wanted to escape the hectic Parisian lifestyle and sought a change of pace, so they moved to this beautiful apartment located in Nimes, in the South of France. 


I adore the bright colours used and different textures, creating an eclectic feel that is incredibly inviting. In stark contrast to the rest of the apartment, the bedroom is left white and decorated in muted tones, creating a perfect sanctuary.




I hope you had a wonderful weekend; mine was spent celebrating M's birthday which was lots of fun!


Rachel xo




Source: Marie Claire Maison

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Love her style {rosie huntington-whiteley}






Model turned movie star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has perfected her street-style down to a fine art.  I love how she uses seemingly basic elements to create a super-chic look; and her fedora hat collection? Simply divine! 


Happy Thursday lovelies,


Rachel xo








Image credits: one | two | three | four | five 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the inspiration files {oh so pretty}


One of my closest friends gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on 
Saturday so my head has been filled all things deliciously girly of late; what better excuse for a post dedicated to pretty pinks!




"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles." 





Image credits (left to right): one | two | three | four | five | six

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Weekend & Lovely Links


Ahh thank goodness the weekend has arrived! Its an extra long one here too with Monday being the Queen's birthday. To celebrate the occasion we watched The King's Speech last night; such a wonderful and incredibly powerful film; have you seen it?


Here were my favourites lovelies this week...
* A new blog discovery, Hanneli, an extremely stylish Nowegian born & NYC blogger/photographer and featured on the front of Net-a-Porter's June magazine Blogger special edition
* I'm dreaming about an island holiday after seeing this dreamy villa in Mykynos
* Blake Lively looks incredible channelling the 60's in her shoot for US Glamour magazine
* Love this very clever uten.silo organiser
*  10 things you can do in 10 minutes or less that have a positive life enhancing effect
* Weekend reading: the latest issue of Ivy and Piper is out now


Thank you for your company and lovely comments this week! I wish you all a most wonderful and relaxing weekend,


Rachel xo






Image credits: Hanneli; Pretty Stuff; Glam Things

Thursday, June 9, 2011

currently coveting {electric baby}




Lately I've found myself being drawn to bold bursts of colour; it must be the cool winter weather that's making me crave such vibrant hues. That, and the fact I find it hard to resist crushing on accessories like this clutch and seriously cool pumps!


Rachel xo





Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday Workspace {cozy corner}


How wonderfully cozy does this workspace look? So perfect for the wintry weather we are having this week! 

The workspace belongs to Emma Reddington who pens the Marion House Book. Emma's blog is only a recent discovery of mine, but I was quick to fall in love with her fabulous sense of style.

I love the simplicity of the inspiration wall, created using only wooden pegs and string; and the idea to use a branch as a decorative element is very effective, adding interest to the room. 

Take a peek at the rest of Emma's lovely home here.

Happy Wednesday friends!

Rachel xo


All images via Design*Sponge

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the inspiration files {chase your dreams}



You'll never leave where you are 
until you decide where 
you'd rather be."



Image credits from left to right: one | two | three | four | five | six | seven

Monday, June 6, 2011

Colour Splash {Adore Home}

The latest issue of Adore Magazine is definitely a treat with lots of lovely colour inspiration - the perfect thing to brighten up a Monday! 

I swooned over Anna Spiro's fabulously bright Brisbane studio...



And I loved all of the details in Cristina Re's beautifully designed home...



But my favourite had to be the home of Lucy Fenton, owner of Melbourne's Fenton & Fenton. Lucy used lots of colour to create her classic bohemian style home which she has mixed cleverly with vintage pieces like the incredible buffet featuring in her living room. So lovely, don't you think?




What were your favourites from the latest issue?


Rachel xo






All images via Adore Magazine

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Weekend & Lovely Links

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Happy weekend my dears! So looking forward to relaxing and taking it easy this weekend, it has been a very long and stressful week. Top on my list for de-stressing this weekend will be indulging in a mani and pedi and watching back to back episodes of the Kardashian's - I love that show! I'm also going to see my little nieces tonight so that is always fun.


Here were favourites lovelies this week...
Supermodel flashback, Vogue circa 1990
* 12 ways to be more productive with your time
* These incredible limited edition prints have created by the super talented Leigh Viner and commissioned by Lady Gaga (!!) to raise funds for VH1 Save The Music. 
* Utterly amazing vintage meets shabby chic home
* Rachel Bilson & Thurman Murman - too cute!


So much glossy reading to catch up on this weekend including the new issue of Adore Home & Matchbook Mag!


See you Monday friends, have a gorgeous weekend,

Rachel xo

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Love her style {9 to 5 Chic}

I recently discovered the style blog 9 to 5 Chic which has quickly grown into one of my daily reads. The main reason I love this blog so much is because, unlike most style blogs (which don't get me wrong I still adore), everything in Anh's blog is completely wearable. 


For me, working in an office every day means needing constant inspiration for work appropriate outfits. Anh always delivers a clever mix of outfits that incorporate both designer brands and street labels; meaning her style is not only accessible, but affordable too.


Here are some of my favourite looks...



Isn't she fabulously stylish? Head on over to take a peek for more gorgeous inspiration.

Happy Thursday lovelies!


Rachel xo


All images via 9to5 Chic

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday Workspace {industrial chic}


This workspace strikes just the right balance between industrial and modern chic. The pendant light, futuristic chair and vintage style shelf make for an interesting workspace, don't you think?


Rachel xo




Via: Cherry Blossom World

June Style

Welcome to June my dears! June is the start of Winter in Sydney and the weather didn't fail to disappoint today with gloomy grey skies bearing down. On the bright side, it's only a few short months away until Spring! To all of my lovely blog friends enjoying Summer right now, I can't help but be slightly envious of your glorious weather ;)


Here's what's rocking my world this month...




{one} The July issue of Vogue is out on newsstands today with the very glamorous Gisele B√ľndchen on the cover. I only just discovered that Vogue have launched their own Tumblr which I have already found myself re-blogging!


{two} Regular readers of LBoL will know my love of sweet smelling candles so it was impossible not to fall head over heels for the exciting collaboration between Jo Malone and David Hicks who have created a special limited edition range. And to boot the packaging is so lovely! 


{three} Lady Gaga's second album has been playing on my iPod non stop since it was released last week. Brilliant album. Gaga is genius.


{four} Remember this recent Get the Look post? Well not surprisingly Zara sold out of the fab polka dot scarf that Olivia wore, but I did scout this similar scarf from Saba, which is currently on sale! 


{five} News in my inbox today revealed that the eagerly anticipated launch of Donna Hay's range for Royal Doulton is not far away - the sneak peek looks amazing, so watch this space!


{six} High on my Winter must haves list is a fabulous coat - I love this camilla and marc silo trench. Not only is it incredibly stylish, it is also 100% wool so will be very warm! Oh and PS for Sydney-siders the camilla and marc warehouse sale starts this Friday from 10am {289 Young Street, Waterloo}!


Happy hump day lovelies!


Rachel xo