Posts tagged ‘spring’

September 16, 2014

Spring/Summer To-Do List

The warm weather has been slowly creeping back over the past few weeks, and with Saturday’s temperature set to hit 30 degrees, I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about the things I want to achieve this summer. When I say the things I want to achieve, I don’t mean goals as such. These are more things that I want to make an effort to do, things I always think would be fun to do over the summer but never seem to get around to doing. So without further ado, here is a list of some of the fun things I want to try and do this summer –

– Buy a BBQ and an outdoor setting for the back yard
– Set up the outdoor area in the back yard
– Go for long drives on warm evenings
– Make iced tea to drink on the weekends
– Create a new cocktail recipe to drink on balmy summer evenings
– Swim as much as possible
– Go for walks along the beach
– Spend a weekend at Rottnest Island
– Go back down south to the family holiday home for a weekend
– Get a professional pedicure
– Perfect 3 new salad recipes
– Re-read ‘ All in the blue unclouded weather’ by Robin Klein
– Go for evening walks before (or after) dinner
– Work on perfecting a heat-free hairstyle for work
– Go to the Royal Show

Are there any traditions you try to do every summer, or any things you’d like to try and cross of a to-do list this year? Also, do you think Ben looks beach-fit in the above picture?

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September 8, 2009

Spring Prep – The Wardrobe

It’s that time of year again! It’s now officially spring in Australia, and it’s time to clean things out and get ready for the new season. I spent most of last night cleaning out my wardrobe, and digging through the items I had put away at the beginning of winter this year. Now for some reason, at the start of every new season I am always inspired by a minimalist wardrobe – I only want a certain number of items that I can mix and match to make a few different outfits. But somehow at the end of every season I end up with a wardrobe bulging with items that still have the tags on them, and that don’t really suit the feel of what I was wearing that season anyway! So once again I am inspired by minimalism, and I’m going to try and keep this post in mind when I shop for things for my wardrobe… I don’t want to end up at the end of summer with a whole bunch of clothing that I’m never going to wear!

So I’ve drawn up a list of pieces that I think I want to work with this season, I have about 50% of them already in my closet, and I’m now on the hunt for…

peep toe flats (suitable for both work/casual)
peep toe wedges (in a nude shade)
flat sandals (in a brown/tan shade)
2 x pencil skirts (in shades other than black)
5 x sheer blouses (in light shades)
3 x lightweight cardigans (again in light shades)
above the knee shorts (preferably black)
leather bag (in a shade other than black – preferably nude)

One other thing I’ll be keeping in mind is a quote that I read last night. “The most beautiful colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you” I have been favouring nude shades for this season, but it’s going to be important for me to find the RIGHT shades to suit my fair skin. It can either look lovely, or I could look like a walking corpse! So hopefully I pick the right ones…