A Fairy’s Tale; part two

Happy Friday lovers!

Welcome to part two of my post featuring Ra Ra Superstar 🙂

Once I was kitted out in my next outfit, we explored a little further and found a quiet backstreet to take some snaps.

Another of my favourites of the day, this boxy crop is a perfect weekend piece you can mix and match with your wardrobe.

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Here I am wearing a super bright vintage swimsuit, and a vintage denim skirt that caught my eye immediately with it’s adorable pocket bow details. I’m loving the washed out bleached colour – it’s perfect for summer denim.

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You can shop these one-off pieces & accessories in store at Ra Ra Superstar 🙂

Shoes:  Solestruck

What’s your favourite piece so far?

 

Lexie x

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A Fairy’s Tale; part one

Last weekend I had the immense pleasure of visiting Ra Ra Superstar again to check out some delightful new gear!

I couldn’t help but smile as I walked down the cutesy pink pathway exploding with colour, lined with racks upon racks of clothing – this feels like home!

My first outfit started with a satin flowing crop top that made me feel like a fairy queen! We paired it with a sparkly squishy fishy necklace (it was love at first sight!) and a flirty tie die skirt.

Keep on scrolling and explore the back alleys of beautiful Paddington with me as I frolic about in adorable frocks 😛

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Shop this look!
Float Away Boho Top: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Berry Blast Circle Skirt: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Tickle Tackle Necklace: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Flowers For Days Headband: here @ Ra Ra Superstar

Shoes: Wittner

So much fun! More looks to come… stay tuned 😉

Lexie x

Fodmap Factory

The new year for me started (as I’m sure it did for many others) with a quiet promise to myself to work on my health this year. I didn’t make any determined public resolution Facebook posts about how I’ll get my ultimate dream body in 2015, or sail around the world or earn a billion dollars.

I just took a step back, had a wee think, and realised I really need to get myself back on track.

Because I’m on a fairly restrictive diet, I often find it very hard to find healthy quick fix snacks for when I need an extra little somethin’ for my lunchbox – or when I run out of time to make brekkie. There’s a definite hole in the market where low-FODMAP items are concerned.

Enter Fodmap Factory – a small Aussie company breaking onto the scene with their tiny slabs of deliciousness. I love these little bars! The flavours they offer are unreal – I feel just like a ‘normal’ person with this variety of options.

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Salted Caramel bar (with Mimco bag, Quay Eyewear “Stevie” shades, The Dairy phone case & MAC Cosmetics lipstick in “Saint Germain”)

I had a chat with Sage, one half of the FF team to learn more 🙂

Whereabouts in Australia are you based? Are all of the ingredients in Fodmap Factory’s products Australian, or do you use imported goods?

Simon and I are based in Melbourne. We buy all our ingredients from local stores, but they do import some of their goods.

Why did you create Fodmap Factory, and when did it come about?  What is FF most passionate about?

Around 2 years ago I began to get quite sick – basically I had intestinal toxemia and this leaked to other parts of my body. As a result I developed severe allergies, and chronic indigestion, amongst other things! Simon and I would trial foods that I could and could not eat; each “no” food we discovered would leave me sick for up to 4 days!

Fast forward two years and I am in a completely different state; physically, mentally and spiritually. When we look at the food on the shelves (even in health food stores) I see so many foods that are difficult to digest or improperly “food combined” and I think to myself, “no wonder why people are struggling with gastrointestinal issues”. And Fodmap Factory was launched!! We are very strict about only producing foods that can be easily digested by the majority of people, and we have had a lot of success following a low FODMAP diet.

Do yourself and Simon come from a background in food, or was this a completely new venture for you both?

I have a background in health coaching, and cooking for fun. Simon has a background in yoga and personal training, and he is also a qualified physiotherapist. This is our first venture into running a food brand, but we have both been so passionate about helping people gain greater health for as long as we can remember!

What exciting things are yet to come from Fodmap Factory?

Fodmap Factory is going to expand into every part of the grocery aisles, we are going to Low Fodmap everything you need! Head over to our website www.fodmapfactory.com and enter your requests into the flavour generator 🙂

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Sage has become quite the inspiration to me in my personal journey to greater health, and you can read her blog and chat to her on her website, which I strongly recommend 🙂

Stay tuned on my Instagram & Facebook feed to see what flavours I try out next!

Lexie x

For more info on the low FODMAP diet, click here.

Friday’s Blue Hues

Good morning and happy Saturday! I have two new favourite basics I would like to introduce 😉

My new Peggy Bundy Cheerleader Skirt from Black Milk Clothing, and chambray button down shirt from Target!

These two pieces are so versatile, I have so many options to mix and match with in my wardrobe.

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Shirt: Piping Hot from Target
Skirt: Black Milk Clothing
Hair bow: Sportsgirl
Shoes: Mannie by Zoe Wittner from Wittner
Bag: Mimco
Hair: Scissors, Paper Rock Salon

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Lexie x

Lazy morning lovin’

Most of the Valentine’s Days that have passed in my twenty-four years have been spent as a single lady.

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Cue ‘yonce. Damn that girl is fierce.

This is one Hallmark holiday that has never really ruffled my feathers, even though I did often daydream of finding my Mr Darcy and riding off into the sunset… I decided to see it as a way to do something special with my closest circle of friends.

I can remember writing ‘warm fuzzies’ for my high school girlfriends and taking small bears as gifts for those I held close to my heart.

So many people have so much hate for this holiday, but why go to the effort of creating unhappiness? Of course not every holiday can be enjoyed equally by all, but this is a perfect excuse to do something sweet for anyone special in your life!

Make a family member or a work colleague your valentine, and you have not only brightened their day, but you have lightened your heart by bringing more positivity into your life and theirs.

My secondary recommendation is to treat yo’self! Take yourself on a date! Do something you’ve been holding back from. Even if it’s just taking a Saturday morning off to lay in bed with a cup of tea and your favourite magazine, you don’t have to break the bank to show yourself a little love.

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Lazy mornings are the best.

Happy Saturday, lovers 🙂

Lexie x

Grammy’s Fashion 2015

Everyone on every form of social media channel is broadcasting their “hot or not” listicles for the 2015 Grammy Awards… I’m just here to show you my favourite ensembles from artists I love!

I’m not about negatives – so I’m just going to show you my ‘hot’ list! Prepare to have your socks rocked 😉

Charli XCX in Jeremy Scott for Moschino
Charli XCX in Jeremy Scott for Moschino

Jeremy Scott for Moschino… I’m still not sure how, but this collab works so well. Consistently awesome! Jeremy Scott is unparalleled in originality.

Este Haim in Chloé, Danielle Haim in Stella McCartney, and Alana Haim in Stella McCartney
Este Haim in Chloé, Danielle Haim in Stella McCartney, and Alana Haim in Stella McCartney

The Haim Sisters… say no more. You wish you were one of them, don’t you? I do. Nothing to be ashamed of!

Kelly Osbourne in Christian Siriano
Kelly Osbourne in Christian Siriano

Kelly O! She always hits the right notes. Back in the day, she might have had a more “aggressive” style per se. But now Kelly is a fashion queen and I also love the way she presents herself on-screen and on social media. Good human being.

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

Gaga! Crushing on this hair so bad.

Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad
Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

Katy never fails to be super sultry and always sparkly! She is my diva dress guru.

Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

This dress has copped a lot of hate… I am one hundred percent in love with it! Cascading layers of pink, and I LOVE when badgirlRiRi goes girly! Obsessed.

Rita Ora in Prada
Rita Ora in Prada

Rita Ora in Prada… no words needed.

Taylor Swift with Elie Saab
Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

The pièce de résistance, Taylor Swift in a magnifique mermaid dress! This will have ladies talking for years to come.

Comment below and let me know your favourite! Which dress would you dare to wear?

Lexie x

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A different kind of hello

As a (willing) victim of 21st century technology, I am just as addicted to social media as the next person. So when new social networks appear on the scene, I’m keen to dip my toes in straight away!

Meet Ello!

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Ello was originally designed for a small group of creatives who wanted an online network for their communications and creations. But as more and more people heard about this new network, they wanted to be involved! Private Ello was just not built for this number of people, and public Ello was born!

I adore any avenue to discover what new artwork, adventures or aspirations are unfolding in the lives of different people around the world, so I immediately signed up for updates. Soon the chance came along for Lexie Lou to join Ello.

Ello is free forever, advertisement free, and is constantly being improved and updated.

I la-la-love Ello already 🙂

Find me here!

Lexie x