Monday, December 26, 2011


Wearing: Flora sundress by August Street, Emmy sandals by Rubi Shoes, cat eyes by Witchery, macrame bag by Condura and vintage bracelet.

How cute is my kitty Chelsea sticking her tongue out at me!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! I hope you all had a pleasant day spent with your nearest and dearest. I've got to admit I was most excited about the food and time-off more than anything. Mother Nature even treated us Sydney-siders to lots of sunshine, granting me the opportunity to wear this collared sundress by Aussie label August Street.

August Street is the creation of Australian fashion designer Maryanne Petsinis and her design team. Each garment offers quality fabric, an edgy silhouette and elements of intricate detailing. This floral number is actually part of their latest summer collection, where I picked it up for only $10 at their recent sample sale. (yes $10, crazy!!!) With their head office located right next door to my work, you could say August Street has become my new favourite Aussie label. Their designs are refreshing and no doubt wearable, plus their face at the moment is one of my all-time favourite models - Rachel Rutt!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen my tweets about my serendipitous double run-in with Rachel herself. Having met her for the first time back at the Alex Perry show for 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty, she was still her uber cool self and I was indeed pleased to know she remembered me from that evening. (fanatic much?) If this is the first time you've heard of August Street, head over to their Facebook/Twitter pages for updates - their winter collection is looking amazing and I can't wait to see it come out.

To further accompany this little story of mine, here is a mini mood board detailing the inspiration behind this outfit. Flora, macrame, Hawaii, hibiscuses and emerald green. Think resort living, good ol' R&R, nanna-naps and enjoying a good read; all-in-all a good break to recharge your batteries for the new year ahead.

Speaking of books, I've been reading this hilarious book called "Twitterature" - The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter. Clever right? Story time for modern times...

Here's one funny tweet by @IthacaOnMyMind about The Odyssey by Homer:

"Got him drunk. Put a hot poker in his ONE EYE when he blacked out. That will show him - if he could see. LOL. Time to leave"


What are you looking forward to be doing these festive holidays? I am hoping to visit the beach, frequent the gym more, finish reading some books and attempting some DIY's. Let's hope the rest of 2011 doesn't fly by, because I doubt I will be able to switch off from holiday mode when 2012 comes around. As they say, 'enjoy it while you can'.

Photography by Kassandra Hernandez

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  1. Love that dress on you Lauren. We have been so lucky with the weather this Christmas! Your cat is so cute. Hope you enjoy your boxing day!

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

  2. Such a fun post! That dress is so sweet. My holiday plans sound pretty much exactly the same as yours, I might try get my hands on that book as well-looks funny!
    Enjoy your break!

  3. i love your hair! super cute :)


  4. Love the refreshing colours on you Lauren! Perfect summer post! xo

  5. the colours in these photos are really beautiful. Your cat is so cute and chubby! i also have time off and am Sydney and hoping the weather will stay sunny for a few more days

    Samantha :)

  6. Hahaha, we bought a pair of those green Emmy sandals too! How cute are they! xx

  7. This is a gorgeous dress, well shot too.


  8. You've got summer style summed up to perfection in this outfit! So gorgeous! Your cat is such a cutie too xx