Friday, 13 July 2012

Adelaide Adventures + shopping haul

Ahhhh it's so good to be home! Over the last week, I have been adventuring around the lovely city and countryside of Adelaide, in South Australia, shopping and wine-tasting, and doing a whole lot of driving!

As much as I enjoyed the trip, we drove there (from where I live in Victoria, that's like a 10-hour journey!!) and you can imagine what it's like to be wedged in the car between luggage and people for that long! When I woke up this morning in my own bed, I could have purred I was so comfortable and happy haha

So if you're wondering why I've been a bit MIA over the last few days, that's why! I promise I'll get around to answering all of your comments very soon!

Here are a few of the snaps from the trip:
At Haigh's Chocolate Factory. Heavs!
Wine tasting. Fancy!
The wines even came with a cheese platter, I felt so spoilt!
The cutest woodcut badges at Camellia Country Cottage in Hahndorf!
I took home the Tinman and Cowardly Lion (bottom right) - how cute do they look together??
Coat - The Coat Department
Dress - Lipsy
Top (worn under dress) - Supre
Tights - Razza Matazz
Boots - n/a
Bag - my nanna made it, isn't she talented!
Ring - Sportsgirl
Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? 
Alice: Oh, I don't come from any garden. 
Daisy: Do you suppose she's a wildflower? 
- Alice in Wonderland (1951)
At Maggie Beer's Farm!
I wish I had peacocks roaming around my garden.
Being an awkward tourist in Maggie Beer's kitchen!!
I've made one of her upside-down cakes, want the recipe?
At Maggie Beer's cafe, all the food comes in picnic basket form!
Cheddar cheese, quince paste, raisins, a fresh pear (picked from her garden!!),
walnut bread, and onion relish! Mmmmmm...
After a visit to the caves at the Naracoorte world heritage site
 I discovered I am wildly claustrophobic underground...
I admired the crystal formations in between hyperventilations.
In other news, today I am presenting my first haul! Yay! You know that mood when you just feel like shopping? Like you're itching buy something nice for yourself? Today was exactly like that, so I came home with a little more than I planned haha...

The haul!
As university starts back up next Monday (I'll miss you sleep-ins!), today I went stationery shopping for the new semester, and went where I always go come school time... Typo!

This all cost me $15. NO JOKE! Typo always has the best sales, but it's all on good stuff!
Today there was a $6 for 6 items table, as you can see I snapped up most of my things on that deal :)
L-RSilhouette paperclips, wooden apostrophes, quotable bull clips,
address book, self-inked stamp, ball pen, notebooks.
Having pretty stationery always makes me study better.
How cool is the stamp?? I'm going to be putting this on everything
even if it isn't 'tweetworthy' just for the fun of it :)
I needed new shoes for work that are black and cover my feet -
 I used to wear cheapo ballet flats, but they gave me sore knees...
As they say, never get stingy with shoes or you'll regret it!
Shoes - Miss Shop
 I also received a parcel in the mail including these Rimmel London makeup goodies! I entered a comp on their Facebook page to win one of 200 Scandaleyes packs - before I knew I was a finalist for the Rimmel Beauty Insider competition - just for fun, and won one! So much makeup mmmmmmm <3 Thanks Rimmel!!

Scandaleyes Mascara in Black
Scandaleyes Mascara in Extreme Black
Scandaleyes Gel Liner
Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in English Oak
Glam Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in Black Cab
What was the last thing you bought? Let me know in the comments below!

Make sure to enter my International Butter London Giveaway! Only a few more days to go, you can enter here.


  1. Oh man, 10 hours! But I love road trips so it must've been heaps of fun :) All that chocolate is soo dangerously divine-looking, I hope you treated yourself! Haha I don't have a palette for wine, but I would feel plenty fance with those large cups to swirl the wine around in. CHEESE PLATTER! Don't you love mature, aged cheese? It's gorgeous! Those badges are absolute treasures! I think the ones you have have such a beautiful charm, especially the cowardly lion! Wowie! Your Nana made such a lovely bag! Your outfit is too adorable, I love the coat! Oh wow, you're in Maggie Beer's kitchen! And I'm only familiar with that on TV :D How cool! Oh don't fret, I would be just as claustrophobic with you if I was in an underground cave! What a haul for $15 =) Quirky stationery perks up boring lectures. Hmm the last thing I bought was actually a VHS of 'Lion King' haha, thrifting for VHSs! Glad to see you back blogging Jess =)

    1. Hello lovely Bambi! You always leave the nicest comments, you're such a darling :) I most definitely treated myself, I bought some gorgeous little truffles and chocolate macadamias! I have to try and make them last (won't happen haha). Thanks for all of your compliments lovely :) That's such a great buy, I still have my VHS of the Lion King too! Now you've got me wanting to watch them all, I loved the Lion King 2 as well :) Aww thank you :) xx

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  3. love this entry and your silver nail polish *-*

  4. really nice post.
    I would have stayed in the Chocolate Factory
    I love your bag!
    if you will pass to post

  5. wow love the photos and your cute dress! The stationery haul is soo cute aswell i love stylish stationery!

  6. wonderful post...thanks so much for commenting on my blog, I was wondering if you would like to follow each other..just let me know on my blog!!:)

  7. Looks like you had a fab time! I love the pictures by the gate and your stationary is so adorable! What is it about cute stationary? xxx

    1. Aww thanks Josie! I guess when you have pretty stationery to work with, you want to use it when you study and it makes studying a much nicer experience haha :) thanks for stopping by! x

  8. I liked the cave, looks cool and spooky. Before I read your post, I was just thinking about whether I should buy some pretty notebooks for uni as I also start again on Monday actually. I guess it will depend on how pretty and how much they are!

    1. It was definitely both cool and spooky, though being so deep underground freaked me out a bit haha Wow what a coincidence! I always go to Typo for my uni supplies as they're always really well priced but have the coolest designs! I love Kikki.K too, but sometimes they can be a bit expensive. Happy shopping :) x

  9. I abolutly love your dress!!! i wish i could steal it from you!! hope you had fun!
    Bisous de Claudine

    1. Haha thank you! Here is the link for the dress if you're interested :)


  10. Your blog so great! keep it up:)
    Now following you, hope you do the same

  11. Lovely outfit!!! :D

  12. gorgeous pics!! thanks so much for comemnting on my blog and following me on GFC and twitter..I am now following you on GFC and twitter also:)

  13. looks like you had a great time! The cheese looks so delicious...yummy :P
    Beautiful photos!Lovely outfit and awesome boots ;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you're having a happy weekend<3


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  14. I bought chanel vitalumiere aqua.
    Hi jessica, I'm your new follower, please become my follower back,

    your miss

  15. thank you for your lovely comment! great haul! the last thing I bought was a camera case haha not very exciting but much needed :)

  16. Thanks for stopping by. Your comment made me so happy. And it's such a good idea to make a really complicated cake, so it'll take me hours xd.
    By the way, I follow you now 'cause your posts are awesome. So maybe you would like to follow me back? xx

    1. You're welcome, I glad that you liked the idea! :) Thanks for following lovely, I'll come visit your blog and follow you back <3 x

  17. Looks like you had fun! XX Romi

    1. Thanks! It was a great little trip :) x

  18. Its so good reading about a blog that from this end of the world!! and you have gotten so many lovely things!!

    would you like to follow each other? I have already started following you :)

  19. Interesting post and very nice pictures :)

  20. Looks nice.
    It is nice to meet you! I will keep watching it in future,

    one more thing,If you have a minute, please check out my blog and follow me if you liked it. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!

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  21. Hope you had a nice time! Followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?

  22. mmmm i can go for some wine and cheese right now lol

    Love your bag! And the boots you got. :)

  23. Aww great pictures! I loved visiting Adelaide, it looks like you had a great time too.

    xx Jenee C.

  24. gorgeous pictures and I totaly love your dress:)) I have a new post now and I would love to what you think about it:)


  25. the wine tasting looks so fun! nice boots! looking at that photo reminds me that i need to go and buy a new pair since i threw out my old pair (rain would get in them). Hmm the last thing i bought was a pair of flats! it's kind of too hot to wear them now since it's summer. I'm going to wait til fall comes :D

    keep in touch :)

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  26. Your wine tasting pic looks like so much fun! And its a super cute way to display!

    I just went shopping yesterday for some clothes and got some great steals! I'm going to be doing a blog posting of the stuff I got on our blog:

    Love your pics of you dressed up - it reminds me of something out of "The Secret Garden"

    1. It was! All the wine glasses came with a placemat that explained the different types :)
      Oooh I can't wait to see your post! I love a successful shopping trip haha
      And thank you, that's so nice of you :) x

  27. The pics are amazing! Your outfit is so cute and so perfect for the wine tasting! It really looks like a fabulous trip! Loving the new booties too! Kisses <3

  28. Lovely post! I love your outfit and every photos! :)


  29. oh dear 10 hours, i hope you got enough sleep during the drive!
    the garden thing looks so beautiful, i wish that was my backyard. and you got to go to maggie beer's kitchen! so wonderful
    looks like you had a great time there. now i want to travel to adelaide for a visit!

    1. It was definitely a long one, I drank a lot of coffee those days haha
      Thank you! Past the gate was the most lovely flower garden, but I think it must have led to someone's house so I didn't take any photos incase someone lived there! It's a lovely place if you ever get the chance :) x

  30. Love the peter pan collar on that dress!

  31. you look so cute! I misss Australia now...

    Following u now via Goggle +. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  32. love these photos! it really makes me want to take a trip somewhere :) you're so pretty too xo jess

  33. great pics - I especially love the lipsy dress and all the stationery, so cute!

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! :) x


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