Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy holidays!

Hi lovelies! I'm going to take a the next little while off to spend time with my family over Christmas, but before I go I wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas and holiday. Whatever your plans, I hope you eat, drink and enjoy being extremely merry!

I will be back before the New Year, but to keep you company while I am gone here a few lovely links....

Sophie's video reminded me how incredibly lucky I am to live in beautiful Sydney.

+ I love these pretty 'Love and Peace' gift tags

This short film of the Design Files Open House is pretty incredible.

Also, don't forget to enter the Vision Direct giveaway to win a $150 gift card!

Wishing you the happiest of holidays,

Rachel xx

P.S Congratulations to Antonella the winner of the Leah Alexandra giveaway! You will be receiving an email shortly :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Win a $150 sunglasses gift card

Hi lovelies! Today I'm super excited to be partnering with online sunglasses store, Vision Direct who are generously giving away a $150 gift card to one lucky reader. 

It's so easy to for a fabulous pair of sunglasses to instantly transform an outfit and now that summer is here, a good pair of shades is essential. 

Here are a few looks that have been inspiring me lately...
Beach chic :: 1. Silk tank // 2. Sandals // 3. Marc Jacobs sunglasses // 4. Shorts

Classic neutrals :: 1. Leopard shirt 2. Skirt // 3. Prada sunglasses // 4. Clutch // 5. Shoes

Casual chic ::  1. Dress // 4. Converse  // 3. Wayfarers // 4. Clutch

To be the lucky winner of the $150 gift card, all you have to do is tell me: when it comes to sunglasses, which style are you?

{How to enter}
+ Be a follower of Little Bits of Lovely through GFC
+ Visit the Vision Direct website + check out their Pinterest street style board and tell me in the comments below, which style of sunglasses are you?

{For additional entries}
+ Tweet about the competition
+ Follow Vision Direct on Facebook + Twitter
+ Pin your favourite pair of sunglasses on Pinterest with the hashtag: #littlebitsoflovelyvisiondirectgiveaway

The giveaway will close on Sunday 30th December at 11:59 AEST. The winner will be announced on 2nd January.

Good luck!

Rachel xo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Last minute {lovely} holiday gift guide

Hello my dears! If you're like me and still looking for inspiration for those last few gifts to buy, I've put together a last minute guide of a few lovely things that would make the perfect treat for someone special! 

Have a beautiful Tuesday + don't forget the Leah Alexandra giveaway ends tonight!

Rachel xo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thoughts for a new week :: laughter is timeless

Happy Monday lovelies! This lovely reminder made me smile today; it is true what they say: the best things in life are for free.

Wishing you a wonderful start to the week,

Rachel xo

P.S The Leah Alexandra giveaway ends tomorrow! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Weekend + lovely links

Happy weekend lovelies! I have a super fun weekend planned with Christmas drinks and brunches, some Christmas shopping and today it's my Mum's birthday so we're off to celebrate tonight. I'm also going to try and squeeze in some shopping to buy a few pieces for Summer that I've had my eye on. What are your plans friends?

Here are a few lovely festive picks from this week....

+ I love this holiday wrapping idea with tinsel.

+ These DIY layered trays would make a lovely gift.

+ Sweet Paul has some other fun DIY holiday ideas.

+ These Pistachio Truffles look divine and are the perfect Christmas treat.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Rachel xo

P.S Don't forget to enter the Leah Alexandra giveaway before it ends on Tuesday!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Emerald {green with envy}

Did you hear the news? Pantone announced that their colour for 2013 is Emerald. I have to admit, Emerald is not my favourite colour, but I do think it makes for a striking and often elegant statement so I think just maybe it just needs some time to grow on me...

What do you think of Emerald?

Rachel xo

P.S Don't forget to enter the Leah Alexandra giveaway to win two of her stunning jewellery pieces! 

Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Leah Alexandra Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday lovelies! Well, Christmas has arrived early around here and I am thrilled to be giving a lucky reader the chance to win two pieces from Leah Alexandra's  jewellery collection.

I discovered Leah's work only recently {you may remember I featured it here} and ever since I have been crushing over her beautiful and incredibly stylish pieces.

Leah spent many summers on the sandy shores of Cape Cod and recounts how her life drawn to water provided her with the inspriation for the collection. What I love most about Leah's pieces is how incredibly versatile they are - I could imagine wearing them out on the town with a glamorous evening dress, yet I could just as easily imagine wearing them with jeans and a t-shirt; genius don't you think?

To win both of these pieces all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of Little Bits of Lovely through Google Connect  
2. Leave a comment below telling me how you would wear these pieces if you won.

For additional entries you can Tweet about the giveaway or Pin your favourite piece using hashtag #littlebitsoflovelyleahalexandragiveaway. Make sure you leave a comment below for each additional entry you make.

Entries close 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 18 December and the winner will be announced on Friday 21st December.

Best of luck darlings!

Rachel xo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top 10 :: Summer style essentials

If I could pick any 10 items for my wardrobe this Summer, here is what I would go with...

This season is all about lots of bright colours and playful prints. Stripes are always a classic and its fun to mix them with prints too. Wardrobe staples like the maxi skirt and blazer I know I would wear all them + really go with just about everything.

What's on your wish list this season?

Rachel xo

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thoughts for a new week :: imperfection is beauty

Welcome to a new week lovelies! I can't believe its only two weeks until Christmas and then not long after that we'll be welcoming 2013. I can't wait. There are some exciting things coming up for this little blog in including a refresh of the design, which is currently underway, plus in January I'll be introducing a new contributor.

Also coming up are not one, but two {super cool} giveaways before Christmas that I can't wait to share with you!

So here's to a new week + embracing all of the craziness that happens at this time of year,

Rachel xo 

Image credit: Pretty Stuff

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Love her style: Ulyana Sergeenko

Hi lovelies! Sorry I have been MIA this week…my new job is super busy right now and have been getting back into regular bootcamp sessions; plus my sister just got back on Tuesday after a month in India. Anyway... I just wanted to pop in and share the fabulous street style looks from Ulyana Sergeenko, whose quirky, yet perfectly chic style I'm loving.

I'm such a fan of her gorgeous 50's style skirts - she completely rocks this look, don't you agree?

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Rachel xo

Image credits: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy weekend + links

Welcome to December lovelies. The first official day of summer was ridiculously hot in Sydney, like 37 degrees hot, so it was hard trying to keep cool today. This time of year means Christmas parties, drinks and overdue catch ups, so I feel a bit like this weekend is the calm before the storm. I still have loads to do before the end of the year, but I'm also eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2013. So I'm resolving to be as organised as possible this month so I can enjoy all of craziness of the holiday season. 

On to some rather exciting news... I'm thrilled to let you know that I have joined the Life InStyle team as a guest blogger and my first post is now up. You can take a peek here. I'm in amazing company with the other bloggers this year so I encourage you to hop over and visit the Life InStyle blog to check them out.

Here a few of my favourites from this week...

+ Garance Dore has opened an online boutique selling her famous and very lovely illustrations.

+ A very exciting announcement from Net-a-Porter is that they will soon be launching a print edition of their magazine. This is going to be good.

+ I loved Jaimi Brooks' super pretty home tour over on the Glitter Guide

+ The Design Files second Open House is on this weekend in Melbourne at a beautiful home in Windsor; I would have loved to have been there but will have to rely on the website and the recaps to follow.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Rachel xo

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