Core Reformer by Raw Pilates

Beautifully appointed in a freshly renovated space, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into your own private world of Pilates!

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of visiting Rachel’s boutique Pilates Reformer studio in Graceville.

Beautifully appointed in a freshly renovated space, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into your own private world of Pilates!

We soon got to work on a core routine that has my abs feeling a bit delicate days later! Rachel has a knack for customising your workout to your personal goals and fitness level. You can complete a challenging workout without feeling overwhelmed or overworked.

The space only caters for intimate group classes, so you can expect a consistent level of attention at each and every class.

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Located on aptly named Central Ave, Raw Pilates is walking distance to cafes and coffee shops, making it the perfect Saturday morning routine. Grab a friend, have an all over body shaping workout, then relax with a coffee!

 

 

 

Click here to book your class!

Top: Lorna Jane
Leggings: Lululemon
Sports Bra: Kmart

 

Lexie x

Les Bubbles

I guiltily noticed recently that an astounding two months had passed since I’d made a new post! Rest assured I hadn’t forgotten about poor old Lexie Lou, but in that two months I’ve been busy as always.

After coming home from a two week holiday in Perth for my best friend’s wedding, I was soon back into the swing of things… working my two jobs, preparing to move house, and trying to catch up on my ironing :/

I decided to make some time for my love and I to have a night out on our own. The first restaurant that popped into my head was Les Bubbles, a Parisian steakhouse in Fortitude Valley that had been popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed.

We got all gussied up in our finest, and off we went!

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Les Bubbles do things a little bit differently to other restaurants… they offer one main that they know they do well! Quality grass fed beef is chargrilled to medium rare perfection, and the most delicious fries (or as we say at Les Bubbles, frites) grace your plate. And did I mention the frites are bottomless?!

I requested gluten free bread with my entree of a warm leaf salad and was pleasantly surprised with a fresh, thickly cut slice that delighted my tastebuds (with a light slather of butter :P). To keep my meal FODMAP friendly I refrained from ordering any sauce to accompany my steak. I also paired my meal with a delicious Chandon Rose which went down a treat! It would have been rude not to order bubbles 😉

They also offer vegetarian and pescatarian options, so all will feel comfortable at this steakhouse. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming whilst keeping it’s funky edge, and was certainly somewhere I would recommend for families, couples, young and old alike!

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Our food was delicious, and the service was spectacular. We will certainly be back for more!

Dress: Camilla
Shoes: Forever New
Clutch: Target

Lexie x

Pastel Play Time

Hello lovers! This my my third and final set of photos (for now!!) from my latest visit to Ra Ra Superstar.

My first outfit pictured here was a bit more cutesy-punk and features an adorable mini skirt made from recycled denim. A really flattering little piece that you could wear out to a party or during the day to a picnic!

The sheer socks are super soft and too cute to be believed. And to spice up any outfit, why not grab a giant eyeball pom pom hairband? Such a unique piece!!

     

I couldn’t resist this wee little set – a combination of florals and pastels…. we all know they are two of my very favourite things! The neckline on this top is super sweet, and it has a cross-over back for those who like to show a little skin 🙂

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these last few posts on sustainable fashion, I’d love to hear how you make fashion eco-friendly! Let me know by commenting below 🙂

Lexie x

Be Quirky – Buy Quirky

Hello dear readers! I’m here to bring you another instalment of chaotic and quirky awesomeness from my friends at Ra Ra Superstar

This set has completely captured my heart!! The colours and pattern didn’t initially strike me as ‘my style’, but once I tried it on I was smitten.

The colours went surprisingly well with my hair and complexion, and I’m obsessed with the neckline on this top.

Flattering, feminine, super cute.

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Outfit and accessories courtesy of Ra Ra Superstar – shop online or find them here.

Lexie x

Ch-Ch-Check it out!

I dropped in to visit my favourite slow-fashion movement friends at Ra Ra Superstar last weekend, to try on the adorable new matchy-matchy sets that they have in store!

You might be wondering why I often rabbit on about sustainable or slow fashion, the short story is that it ties in with how I plan to live my life. The less of a negative impact I can make on this world and on the environment – the better!

Modern society is so fast paced that we have no chance of keeping up with the latest and greatest of everything (yet we need it ALL now!). As a result we are churning through mass produced, low quality products that fast become landfill, and we are depleting our natural resources at a rapid rate. 😦 Boo.

Kathy (the creative genius behind Ra Ra Superstar) helps to reduce the human footprint on our planet Earth by creating cute new clothes out of vintage fabrics and clothing, and reselling fabulously quirky one of a kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.

So you better get in quick – outfits new and old don’t stick around for too long at Ra Ra Superstar. Make sure you head on over to the Facebook page cause you don’t want miss a thang!

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Top, skirt, socks & necklace all from Ra Ra Superstar.

Shop online here or head in-store!

Lexie x

P.S. This post is not sponsored, I just genuinely freakin’ love Ra Ra ❤

Autumn Ambles

When the winter-y months roll around, I’m generally not too happy about it.

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Exhibit A…

I do however adore these in-between months of cool mornings and beautiful sunshine worth basking in (without breaking a sweat).

I’ve been making sure I take a walk everyday on my lunch break this week, just to break up the office monotony and to get my blood pumping again. The brisk wind has certainly helped me get moving in an attempt to warm up!!

The warm and cozy coffee shops are calling me…

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Dress: Runway Scout

Shoes: Corelli

Cardigan: Gorman

Scarf: Sportsgirl

Hairband: Chip The Teacup

Lexie x

Indooroopilly’s New Favourite Store

Brisbane finally got its first taste of H&M, with the Swedish fast fashion retailer opening at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre on March 5th.

I headed down in the early evening to check it out, and get my fix of retail therapy.

After a brief line-up to enter the store, I was handed a big shopping satchel and I was on my way! The store was teeming with ladies and gents ranging from teens to middle ages, I even spotted an adorable elderly couple perusing the clothing racks!

Everything was reasonably priced, but without the heavy compromise on quality that so often accompanies fast fashion. The racks were stocked appropriately, I easily found my size and there wasn’t excessive stock crammed into each space. Aesthetically the store resembled TopShop – clean and neat with plenty of light and room to move.

I grabbed a few pieces to sate my thirst for lovely new things, keep scrolling to check them out!

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Fluffy crop jumper – $29.99AUD
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Embellished cotton shell skirt – $39.99AUD
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Fuzzy scarf – $19.99AUD
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Racerback floral bra – $19.99AUD Matching bikini style knickers (not pictured) – $7.95AUD
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My Little Pony hair tie & clip set – $5.95AUD

Of course I couldn’t leave without something pony related! 😛

The scarf is probably my favourite piece, it’s super huge and warm. So great to wrap around my shoulders, and to diversify my wardrobe by layering it with other garments.

I received prompt and friendly service by all staff I encountered. H&M is sure to be my new go-to for staples, fast fashion and workwear!

Stores are set to open soon at Westfield Garden City, and Brisbane CBD.

Happy shopping!

Lexie x