Friday, November 30, 2012

Ten Things to Do in November

Sorry for the radio silence, guys! We've had a not-quite-completed 10 Things November post just chilling in drafts for the longest time...and even though there is roughly an hour left of the month, it's still better late than never, right?! 

1. Vote (Either Actually or Vicariously)

No, we're not American, but we still find Election Day exciting!

2. Observe Remembrance Day

Wear your poppy with pride in the weeks leading up to this poignant holiday, and take a moment to remember those brave people who fought in the war.

3. Celebrate (American) Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! We hope you enjoyed a day filled with turkey, love, and giving thanks.

4. Celebrate Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November! Happy Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night, English readers! 

5. Indulge in a Christmas Beverage at Starbucks

Gingerbread/eggnog/caramel brûlé lattes, peppermint mochas...heck, even Christmas Blend coffee...Starbucks Holiday Drinks are back in town and we couldn't be happier!

6. Listen to Christmas Music

It's a very special moment when you hear the first Christmas song of the season on the fills you with a happy, joyful feeling you should savour because within a month you will be guaranteed to Never. Want. To. Hear. Another. Christmas. Song. Again. 

7. Partake in Black Friday

Score some super deals at all your favourite stores with this annual shopping extravaganza/mall brawl.

8. Send Off Your Christmas Cards

If you send out Christmas cards, do it sooner rather than later - not only does it take the stress off you to have it done but it's nice for the receiver to have your card up on the mantel-piece/wherever for as long as possible.

9. Deck the Halls 

Sure, you could wait til December to put your Christmas tree and lights up, but the more mileage you get out of your decs the better, right?!

10. Get a Head-Start On Your Christmas Shopping

Shopping for other people can be stressful at the best of times - beat the mid-December crowds and lessen the stress by getting it done as soon as you can.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Five Laughs

Happy Tuesday, guys! We're so happy to have our lil sis Claudia back from New Zealand (she just got back Sunday), and we can't wait to have her feature on the blog in the very near future. In the meantime, here are some laughs to enjoy!



Kids are smart nowadays!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Anna Karenin-spired

Vicky recently had a Banana Republic work event to launch the store's Anna Karenina-themed Holiday collection, and, naturally, the dress code for the evening was "Russian." And, more specifically, black with touches of grey or red. A touch of fur, dash of red lipstick, and strand of pearls did the job nicely, giving a basic black outfit a winter-glam vibe.

Black dress - Kensie via The Bay
Black, fur-collared cardigan - Forever 21
Red belt - Aldo Accessories
Red earrings - Aldo Accessories
Pearl necklace - borrowed from our mum
Silver watch - Seksi
Black heels - Call It Spring
Black tights - Express
Lipstick - "Ruby Woo" by MAC
Nail polish - "My Italian Love Affair" by OPI

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Five Laughs: Election Day Edition

Happy Tuesday, everyone, and Happy Election Day to any American readers! Regardless of whether you're an Obama or Romney supporter, we hope you enjoy these presidential candidate-inspired laughs :-)



The election is going to the dogs! Mutt Romney vs. Bark Obama!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Star Style: Pisces

This is the last (but definitely not least!) instalment of our Star Style series, featuring the lovely Pisces! You mermaids are a very artistic, creative bunch, with a great sense of style. If you feel like you're not a true Piscean, it could be because of the other stuff you have going on in your chart - check it out by typing in your date of birth details at But if you find yourself nodding in agreement to the Piscean traits listed, then read on and enjoy our style picks for you :-)

File:Pisces2.jpgPISCES (19 February - 20 March)

Symbol: The Fish
Element: Water
Colour: Sea green, lavender
Gem: Aquamarine, bloodstone
Flower: Daffodil, violet, water lily, poppy
Traits: Kind, compassionate, intuitive, creative & emotional, but can be gullible, impractical & too sensitive
Your Style: You are very feminine and your style reflects this - you love soft colours, delicate prints and touches of lace

{Rihanna}                                         {Eva Longoria}                                 {Eva Mendes}
{Drew Barrymore}                                  {Dakota Fanning}                             {Emily Blunt}
{Whitney Port}                                           {Olivia Palermo}                          {Olivia Wilde}
{Rachel Weisz}                                    {Jessica Biel}                                 {Carrie Underwood}



1. Pretty Coat: Just because something is practical doesn't mean it can't be pretty - this feminine coat will keep you both warm and stylish!
Coast peplum coat -

2. Mint Jeans: Rock a pair of jeans in a pastel, Piscean colour.
J brand jeans -

3. Lavender Dress: Be unashamedly girly in a princessy dress like this violet wonder. 
Warehouse -

4. Lace Jumper: Add a feminine touch to even the most casual of outfits by pairing jeans with a lacy sweater like this one.
Vero Moda lace top -

5. Aquamarine Jewellery: A delicate ring featuring your lucky stone, aquamarine, would look great nestled amid a pile of stackable rings.
Marie Hélène de Taillac tri color ring -

6. Statement Footwear: Pisces rules the feet, so indulge your love for shoes with a totally unique pair, like these iridescent Hunters. 
Hunter wellington boots -

7. Delicate Blouse: A delicate blouse in your lucky seafoam green would look great with a lace pencil skirt. 
Ralph Lauren Collection pencil shirt -

8. Lace-Inspired Bag: Extend your love for lace to your handbags, too, with a chic lace bag like this one.
Dolce Gabbana printed tote bag -

9. Princess Perfume: With notes of water lily, apple, and mandarin, this lilac-coloured fragrance is perfect for dreamy Pisceans.
Vera wang fragrance -

10. Sea-Coloured Eyeshadow: Pisceans are known for their beautiful eyes - play yours up with soft, sea-inspired blues and greens.
Nars cosmetic -


Friday, November 2, 2012

Star Style: Aquarius

Sorry for the delay in getting your Star Style posted, Aquarians!! But here it is at long last! Like we always say, it's worth having a look at the other stuff in your chart to see what other signs are influential - you can find all that out by keying in your date of birth details at You may find you have more in common with Capricorn (the sign before Aquarius) or Pisces (the sign after). But if you really feel like you're a true free-spirited, humanitarian, peace-loving, groovy Aquarian, then read on and enjoy our picks for you!

File:Aquarius2.jpgAQUARIUS (20 January - 18 February)
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Element: Air
Colour: Electric blue, silver
Gem: Amethyst
Flower: Orchid, bird of paradise, tulip
Traits: Friendly, intelligent, quick-witted, innovative & idealistic, but can be unpredictable, detached, and stubborn.
Your Style: Aquarians are unpredictable and sometimes eccentric in their style. You are not afraid of trying out new trends, and frequently set your own!

                {Jennifer Aniston}                            {Lauren Conrad}                                    {Shakira}

{Paris Hilton}                                                        {Alicia Keys}                               {Christina Ricci}

 {Mischa Barton}                         {Daisy Lowe}                                   {Emma Roberts}

{Isla Fisher}                                                 {Kelly Rowland}                                {Rosamund Pike}              


1. Interesting Winter Coat: You tend to favour patterned rather than solid items, so this Aztec print coat would be perfect for braving the cold in.
Hooded toggle coat -

2. Patterned Jeans: These chevron-patterned jeans will stand out in a sea of boring denim.
Current/Elliott slim jeans -

3. Clutch: Add a touch of interest to your going-out get-up with an intriguing silver clutch.
Lattice clutch -

4. Bright Eyeshadow: You're always experimenting with make-up, so why not try out some unexpected shades on your eyes?
Urban decay eyeshadow -

5. Silver Party Dress: Sparkle and shine in a silver sequin dress that's perfect for the holiday season.
French Connection silver cocktail dress -

6. Jacquard Blazer: A blazer in a rich, brocade/jacquard fabric is a fresh take on this classic staple.
Topshop -

7. Statement Amethyst Jewellery: Incorporate your lucky stone into your outfit with a piece of statement jewellery, like this necklace (which would look fab with a simple t-shirt).
Necklace -

8. Studded Flats: Edgier than your typical ballet flats, these silver, studded, capped-toe wonders will toughen up even the sweetest outfit.
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti flat shoes -

9. Colourful Hair Extensions: You like to shock now and then, so why not trick people into thinking you've dyed your hair purple by clipping some lavender locks into your everyday ponytail?
Lilac Lavender Pastel Purple Human Hair Extensions, Clip In Human Hair... -

10. Alien Perfume: This cutely bizarre little perfume, with notes of amber and jasmine, appeals to your eccentric side, and the purple bottle resembles your birthstone.
Mugler -,,,00.html