Feb 28, 2010

So, what's a ban again?

Well you know how this blog was supposed to keep me from buying stuff? It hasn't really been successful has it? 

Hmmm...so maybe I should rethink my expenditure...

Things have come to a head anyway so I will be taking a mini break from buying shoes. I want M to quit smoking all together (he's a social smoker) so being the deal maker than he is, he struck a bargain. If he has to quit smoking I have to quit buying shoes. It kinda sucks but I can deal with not buying shoes for a month or two...it'll give me a chance to buy the clothes, bags & accessories I want. Shhh! Don't tell him though, it'll be our little secret. God help me if he checks my blog! I stupidly told him I was blogging...I'll never make that mistake again! 

I haven't updated you in a while but somewhere along the line I've seen Avatar 3D, eaten some Thai, bought some goodies, had several serious chats with M about shoes and cigarettes, had lots of meetings at work, been in charge of a project that just finished up, eaten some more Thai, had a fight with the self checkout system at the local grocery store, disciplined Bailey, freaked out, watched a bit of TV, listened to some music, celebrated a birthday, caught up with friends, attended my first dance class in years, had countless random thoughts and slept a little less than I'd have liked. Phew!

Anyhoo, this entry is a little gallery of what I've been up to lately. I did get a bit slack and forget to take pics towards the end of this week though. Not that exciting but I keep forgetting to take the pics of my phone.

Enjoy and I'll chat to you soon!

Feb 21, 2010

Taking time out at last

Didn't I say I would make time to blog for y'all last week? Well obviously I lied! I'm so sorry I haven't kept my word. Work has been flat sticks and I didn't know whether I was coming or going half the time. Plus I've had to deal with some personal issues over the last couple of weeks. Everyting is fine now though.

What have I been doing I hear you ask? Nothing too exciting to be honest, just working my butt off really.

Monday & Tuesday - one of my bosses was up from Melbourne and I tagged along with him and met some clients. Was all very interesting but I did break my heels first thing Monday morning so I went emergency shoe shopping and got these Chanelesque Diana Ferrari flats for everyday use and they're proving their worth.

Cute aren't they? Super comfy too!!! And the best thing? I had a voucher for $48 credit so they were even cheaper.

Wednesday was spent playing catch ups at the office.

Thursday had a business lunch.

Friday was another catch up day, and an exhausting one at that. Back to back meetings all morning. I did manage to meet some friends for lunch though and that provided my sanity hour. I didn't get home until about 7pm as I stayed back to do a few things and then had to wait 30 minutes for a stupid bus. Grrr...

Saturday I met my friend's new baby while M was out playing laser tag in the bush somewhere. We had the best baked ricotta cheesecake ever! And today I went to the markets with M and enjoyed a nice day out in the sunshine.

I've also been a little naughty...here are some of my purchases this week:

arm warmers
Short sleeve jacket
 Batwing/poncho sweater top

I also received two of my holy grail shoes last week. I am beyond ecstatic to finally get my mitts on these gorgeous shoes!! I'm still stretching the Alta Iowas but I wore the Lady Claudes to work on Friday and they got rave reviews from all my co-workers!

Christian Louboutin Alta Iowa in Black Suede
Christian Louboutin Lady Claude in Blue Acid Wash Python
My outfit on Friday - Myne silk top, Sasoo denim leggings & Lady Claude in Blue Acid Wash Python.

Feb 14, 2010


I apologise for my recent quiet patch but I have been quite busy with work and haven't had a chance to breathe let alone blog. I promise I will make more time in the next week or so, they've just been a few things happening lately.

You may have heard that the fashion world lost one of it's icons last week. British designer Alexander McQueen died last week and whilst I do not own any of his pieces I do admire his work from afar. My deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.

Farewell AMQ, you will be missed!

Feb 8, 2010

Comic relief for the week

Something funny happened in Australia recently. It might seem a little pedestrian but keep your attention focused on the poor financial analyst checking his emails around 1:08....

Feb 3, 2010

Wedding #1 of 2010

January was kicked into February with a great wedding up in Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches area. It was a brilliant day for it, the sun was shining, a nice breeze was blowing and the people were ready to get down and boogie!

Here are some pics from Saturday's festivities.

St Mary's Immaculate Catholic Church - love the stained glass windows and the organ
The view from the rooftop of the pub we went to between the ceremony and the recption
The CND nail polish I blogged about here
Action shot with the girls
We had to get a picture of this lounge and background. It was a pretty cool rooftop bar.
We took some 'arty' shots on my friend's compact with some weird settings
A screen displayed all the wedding snaps they had taken plus they had a photo booth where people could dress up and take photos that were later displayed on the screen.
Totally unexpected was a South American floor show of samba, lambada, capoeira, salsa and a few other styles I couldn't recognise. It was brilliant!
A cheeky bathroom outfit shot - Princess Highway dress, SES metallic knit bolero, "chainmail" necklace, diamond drop earrings & stainless steel ring.
The happy couple striking a pose above the dancefloor light.