Ferngully Fairy… Part One

Hello everyone, and happy Friday!

I’m increasingly frightened by how fast this year has been passing us by.. eek! Anyone have any tips to slow down time? Even just a little?!

As I’m sure you know by now, I’m all about the slow life! Slow living, slow eating and of course the slow fashion movement! This has been quite a journey for me, as you have to reset your whole approach and mindset when it comes to consuming.

To slow down my weekend, I recently spent some time at the beautiful Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens with my brother to soak up some natural vibes 🙂

I wore my gorgeous Chip The Teacup dress… which really stood out and I certainly got a few looks!

If you haven’t heard of Chip The Teacup, you can check out their gorgeous unicorn and mermaid worthy attire HERE. They are also on Facebook and (my personal fave) Instagram.

CTT love the slow fashion movement just as much as I do, with each piece lovingly handmade to last in beautiful Lennox Head, NSW. The quality is exactly what you would expect from something locally made with love, with the sizing definitely being a true fit and flattering!

Full outfit details will be included at the bottom of this post 🙂

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Dress: Chip The Teacup 
Earrings: Dinosaurs For Tea
Shoes: Solestruck
Handbag: Queen Shop

Photography by Michael Mamo

Lexie x

P.S. Although I may receive some items as gifts from my local fairy friends, I never endorse anything that I don’t truly adore!

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Keep your skin Divine!

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the Real Food Revolution event, held at the Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise.

This was an amazing opportunity to open my mind up to some new health and wellness information; and gosh, there is SO much to learn!

One presentation that really struck a cord with me was Therese Kerr‘s speech on organic beauty products.

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It is hard to imagine that beauty or self-care products could be poisonous, particularly when the label refers to “organic”, “pure” or “safe”. The reality is that unless you read the ingredient label, understand organic certification and consider the packaging you really don’t know what you are putting on your skin and in your body by way of absorption through the skin.

You can absorb MORE toxins from personal, skin and hair care products than you can absorb from your food!

Our skin is said to absorb chemicals up to 10 times faster than by way of ingestion and that is because our skin simply doesn’t have the digestive enzymes to break down the chemicals that our digestive system has available to it. The average woman puts over 200+ chemicals a day on her skin, of which 65-70% is being absorbed by the body… yuckie! The Divine by Therese Kerr range of natural products are certified by Australia’s most stringent certification body, The ACO, and are also Australian made.

Therese recommended using an app called “The Chemical Maze”, so that you can look into what precisely is within your products. Nowadays before I purchase any products I am sure to check the ingredient list and look each chemical up to see if it is naturally derived, and safe to use.

I sampled almost the entire range of Divine products at the Real Food Revolution and loved them! I kept going back for more of the Aloe Vera, Chamomile & Lavender Baby Moisturiser – it was so luxurious and the smell was amazing. Who’s to say I can’t have baby soft skin! 😛

Until Sunday 26th July you can claim a $25 gift voucher with the code “BLESSING”. What a great opportunity to treat yourself to a product that will love you back. I had to share this awesome shopping opportunity with you!

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Click HERE to shop 🙂

I really, truly love these products – and I promise to you that I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t!!

Let me know what organic skincare and beauty products you are loving in the comments below – I’d love to find some more beautiful and safe products to try.

Lexie x

Garden Fresh 

Lately my life has been a little hectic, to say the least!

After some car dramas and extra work commitments, I had hardly spent any time at home-sweet-home. I was craving the creature comforts such as my own bed and my own tea mugs!

I arrived home this evening with a giant to-do list, and a small window of time before I needed to bundle myself off for a much-needed sleep.

Earlier on today I paid a visit to the lovely folk at Gold Coast Organic Meats. For $24 I was happily on my way with six Paleo beef rissoles, six Paleo beef sausages, and two gluten free crumbed chicken rissoles.

I cooked a beef rissole for dinner in some virgin coconut oil, and grabbed some fresh pink rosemary and parsley from my herb garden to sprinkle into the pan.

I also popped some Sun Drop tomatoes into the pan after the rissole was done, with some extra rosemary to brighten them up. These tomatoes were store bought, but I have a small plant happily growing that I started from a too-squishy tomato! I love germinating my own plants from food scraps – it’s cost effective and super rewarding 🙂

I plucked some fresh mixed lettuce leaves and Tuscan kale from my garden and dressed it with the warmed tomatoes and some Himalayan salt and black pepper.

My rosemary really made this dish as it was so sweet and flavourful! I originally bought my rosemary plant from Bunnings.

I love keeping food simple, clean and healthy. It doesn’t get more simple than this!

Let me know what edible plants you have grown from cuttings or food scraps in the comments below – I’d love to hear some new ideas.

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 ❤

Time was invented to stop everything from happening at once…

This weekend I was lucky enough to have the chance to escape the city for a brief getaway to indulge in a little R&R.

I had spent some time trawling the AirBNB website in search of something affordable that would offer an interesting new experience, when Stringybark Cottage caught my eye! Situated in Eumundi, close to Noosa and Coolum Beach, this was a great spot to explore some fantastic holiday spots I had heard of, but never visited. I quickly contacted the host to book a weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I.

I fell instantly in love with Stringybark Cottage, it’s set in an award winning garden and you feel a million miles away from the crazy city life. The whole cottage is sustainably designed and built, was more than comfortably sized for two people, and had everything we needed. So many vintage delights within! It was the ideal retreat.

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It’s hard to have a bad day after beginning it with coffee and a great read 🙂

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On the Saturday morning we went to the famous Eumundi Markets (my first time there!). My highlights were some freshly made vegan rice paper rolls, packed with veggies, tofu, seeds and nuts. I washed these down with the most delicious freshly squeezed lime juice I’ve ever had – so refreshing! I also discovered my new favourite dress from local designer Butterscotch Castle… can you believe this used to be a man’s shirt? Up-cycled, repurposed sustainable fashion is the best 🙂

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We also spent time climbing around in the rock pools near Coolum Beach lookout, young and old alike were joyfully plunging into one particularly deep rock pool.

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For dinner we ate at Sushi YahMan, a sushi restaurant with a Jamaican theme. We received great service and the sushi was soooo good!

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I can’t wait to visit the Eumundi area again and find more local delights! I would love to hear your recommendations 🙂

Lexie x

A Fairy’s Tale; part three

I’m concluding this three part post with an 80’s inspired cutesy look that found me rocking some tie-dye shorts and a crazy fun knotted tee!

We traipsed about finding somewhere to shoot, and happened upon the best fence ever! We also found this love heart scratched into the path along the way.

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I felt like I was playing the role of a “cool mom” in this outfit 😉

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Sunglasses & top: available instore @ Ra Ra Superstar
90s Pom Pom Hair Bobbles: here @ Ra Ra Superstar online
Bubblegum Fun High Waisted Shorts: now on SALE here
Shoes: Wittner

Thank you for following me along on my adventure! Please continue to support local, sustainable fashion. Kathy & her team at Ra Ra Superstar are super creative, lovely people – visit them and find out!

Lexie x
*this three part post is unsponsored 🙂