Gipsy Boy

I have quite the love affair with Perth (and there’s more to come about that later 😉 ) and this little boutique definitely adds to the reasons why!

I discovered Gipsy Boy Boutique on instagram a few months ago, and knew straight away it was right up my alley! My best friend checked it out and agreed, and we made a date to visit this adorable establishment on my next Perth holiday.

Sure enough, when I arrived it blew my expectations out of the water 🙂

The shelves were stocked with great labels that perfectly complemented the carefree bohemian vibe of the store, gorgeous sparkling crystals, and a wide assortment of vintage teacups to choose from.

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Another reason to adore Gipsy Boy is that they combine my three all time favourite things… tea, food & fashion.

Delicious and nutritious raw desserts accompany a fresh tasty menu using locally sourced food, and a range of teas to suit any tastebuds 🙂

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We were very well looked after this quiet morning at Gipsy Boy Boutique, and it’s very safe to say that we will be back! 🙂

Wearing…
Top & skirt:  Minkpink

Lexie x

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Mother Nature ||

“have you heard of the girl with the sun on her skin, who can make flowers grow with her light from within?

and she runs through the world leaving life in her wake, with blossoms all lining the path that she takes. she must be quite shy for she’s never been seen, but she’s what paints the grass such a rich shade of green.

i’ve heard people say that there’s dew in her veins, that whenever she’s lonely or hurting, it rains.  and if you listen on nights that are early in spring, you might just hear her voice on the breeze as she sings…”

~ e.h.

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Flower crown: Primavera Floral Headwear & Designs

Top: TopShop

Skirt: hand-me-down

Shoes: I Love Billy

Watch: Ted Baker

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Dress: Black Milk Clothing

Shoes: Solestruck

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Kimono, crop top & dress (worn as skirt): Black Milk Clothing

Custom hair colour: Scissors Paper Rock Salon

Lexie x

Young At Heart…

I have to admit, sometimes I check out my outfit once I’m dressed..and realise I’m basically dressed like an overgrown kid. At 23, I’m still at an age where I can kiiiinda get away with the whole “young, carefree and quirky” gig until I grow up and have to settle down into seriousness.

This goes for my photos too – I’m the biggest dork ever and  I’m usually sporting the cheesiest grin imaginable and mucking around. I simply cannot take myself seriously. But I’m okay with that 😉

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Dress: Sunday Social

Shoes: How Two Live x Windsor Smith from Solestruck

Hairband: Vintage from my childhood!

Necklace: Thousand Island Dressing

Custom hair colour: Scissors Paper Rock Salon

Don’t grow up, it’s a trap!

Lexie x

Maple quinoa granola

I have recently begun my journey to better health by way of a dairy free, gluten free, low FODMAP diet.

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Dissacharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols and refers to the indigestible sugars present in many foods.

This new diet has really pushed me to further my understanding of a balanced healthy diet, and is definitely testing my cooking skills and creativity!

I recently read through Gwenyth Paltrow’s recipe book “It’s All Good” and found lots of healthy new treats to try! I began with her breakfast Quinoa Granola, modified to suit a low FODMAP diet.

Having tried quinoa flakes before (and hating them!) I was a bit nervous about this recipe, but I was so pleasantly surprised! This is a super delicious snack I’d happily eat any time of day.

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Ingredients:

– 3 cups quinoa flakes
– 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
– 1 cup raw walnuts (roughly chopped)
– 1 cup pumpkin seeds (roughly chopped)
– low FODMAP fruits for serving (banana is my fave!)

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 200’C, and line a baking tray with baking paper
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil and maple syrup
3. Add the quinoa flakes and mix thoroughly to combine
4. Spread the coated quinoa flakes on the tray. I also sprinkled my quinoa flakes with some Himalayan pink salt for extra minerals.
5. Bake until golden brown and crispy! I stirred my quinoa flakes once after 10 minutes, and every five minutes thereafter. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t get too crispy! In saying that, some of mine were a little burnt, but I quite like the burnt sugary taste so this didn’t bother me 😛
6. Allow quinoa flakes to cool completely before mixing with the other ingredients.

Serve with almond milk and your choice of fresh fruit, and enjoy!

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Lexie x

Alta Moda

It’s been a little while since I have been truly astounded by a haute couture collection, but Dolce & Gabbana have done just that with the Fall debut of their Alta Moda line. 

A three day experience stunningly set in Capri, Italy, gave the lucky 250 guests a taste of the entire creative concept behind this collection. 

Truly luxurious and out of this world beautiful – for me this collection embodies my personal ideal of haute couture, and everything I dream it to be!

 

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Ciao bella,

Lexie x

 

 

– pictures from: http://www.buro247.com/me/fashion/feed/dolce-gabbana-alta-moda-couture.html

Polka dot princess

I got to dress up in one of my favourite outfits at my last shoot with Millyjane Photography . I adore this skirt, and its so versatile – goes with everything! After we finished the fairy princess shoot we played around in the industrial area surrounding Milly’s studio.

Hope you enjoy them, it was so much fun to shoot 🙂 I miss this colourful hair!

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Photography: Millyjane
Hair styling and makeup: Sarah Kay MUA
Custom hair colour: Scissors, Paper, Rock Salon
Top and skirt: TopShop
Shoes: Wittner

Lexie x

Secret garden

I found a little bower to play in today!

I’m not ready to let go of my summer dresses just yet, so I’m compensating with my warmest, fluffiest coat 🙂

I love the colours of my new dress from Black Milk Clothing. It looks so lovely on so many different complexions!

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Coat: Cooper St
Dress: I Eat Oily Mice Skater Reversible Dress by Black Milk Clothing
Tassel necklace: Thousand Island Dressing
Shoes: Staunch Sandals by Windsor Smith

Lexie x