Sunny.

It feels as though this song has been following me around for the last couple of weeks, first on Ray Donovan (it was actually such an emotional episode, especially the ending that literally left me jaw-dropped) and then again on Scandal (don’t worry I’m not going to go on about how happy and excited and ecstatic and so full of love and happiness I am because it’s finally back), so I figured it made sense as this weeks ‘Sunday Soundtrack’. It’s a cute and heart-warming song that fills me with a hum of love and makes me smile. It’s definitely been added to the wedding playlist.

I honestly feel like I’ve had such an incredible week and this song just caps it all off. I really couldn’t have found a more perfect song for today. Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Elle Australia X Olivia Palermo.

Every time I read or see anything regarding Olivia Palermo, I’m instantly reminded of my desperate desire to be her best friend. She’s incredibly down to earth, hands down one of THE most stylish women in the world, and she just seems like she’d be a really cool girl to hang out with.

October issue: The photoshoot appeared in this month's issue of Elle Australia

Puckering up: The blonde beauty looked happy to play around for the camera and pulled a range of funny faces

In her interview with Elle Australia, Olivia talks about staying grounded and appreciative of life, as well as the fact that her assistant is in college and that her studies come before helping out Ms Palermo, which I thought was pretty cute and totally understanding on Olivia’s part. Anyway, I’ll leave these stunning pictures to say the rest.

Beautiful: Olivia Palermo looked absolutely flawless in a photoshoot for the October issue of Elle Australia 

Down-to-earth: Olivia wore a range of outfits for the photoshoot which took place while her and model husband Johannes Huebl visited Australia in August

Sixties chic! The 28-year-old rocked a white shirt dress with over the knee Gucci boots

Truly such a great inspiration.

alice

xo

 

pictures from The Daily Mail.

Soccer Mom Lumberjack.

There’s something about this gilet that just lends itself so well to thoughts of being a lumberjack (especially when wore with these shorts), so naturally every time I wear it/ see it/ or take a picture in it, the first thought that comes to my mind is chopping up wood in the Swiss Alps. This also means that anytime you see this gilet here, you can be sure that I’ll make some kind of reference to lumberjacking (…is that even a word? Word doesn’t seem to think so but who cares…)

Soccer Mom Lumberjack

Soccer Mom Lumberjack  Soccer Mom Lumberjack  Soccer Mum Lumberjack

So, I wore this while running errands last week, despite the randomly soaring temperatures – I mean, I totally thought that summer had ended mid-August, but I guess I was wrong, not that I’m complaining or anything – and felt pretty cool. The look really struck a not-quite-summer-anymore-but-not-yet-autumn chord, which I liked, while adding that extra kind of glamour to an otherwise soccer mom outfit.

Soccer Mom Lumberjack

Soccer Mom Lumberjack

Shorts & Gilet: H&M; Tee: Uniqlo; Sunglasses: TOMSeyewear; Sneakers: Superga; Music: Chris Young, A.M.

Maybe when the weather finally decides that it should start getting colder, I might swap the shorts for a pair of full length jeans and see if I can alter my lumberjackness for a different kind of soccer mom style.

alice

xo

 

ps. And in case you were wondering, I was listening to Chris Young’s A.M. album, which is catchy and so perfect omg, and most definitely worth a download.

Say You Do.

OMGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! MY FAVOURITE SONG FROM THE ALBUM, THAT I’VE ONLY LISTENED TO ABOUT A BILLION TIMES AND KNEW ALL THE WORDS AFTER THE THIRD LISTEN. AHHHHHHHHH. As you can tell I’m a little bit excited about the release of this song from Dierks Bentley’s latest album, Riser – now I know for a fact that you didn’t think I’d STILL be going on about it hahahahaha. Oh my gosh I can’t get over the fact that he made a video for the song, which of course I’m ecstatic about (as you can see from this rambly manic and giddy post), but at the same time I’m kind of bummed that it’s no longer my little secret… oh well. This song is about love and not wanting to face the realities of the end of a relationship, so much so that you’re begging for your significant other to tell you that they love you one more time, even though they don’t and you both know it. While that may seem desperate and bordering sadomasochistic (but whatever, each to their own); Dierks somehow finds a way to make it weirdly cute and romantic. The video is just so perfect and outdoorsy and HKGAJGYBHNJHGWBJHEBOEKQLMFDUHJE, and literally had me grinning from ear to ear THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH I kid you not); also I don’t know if it’s just me but I was DEFINITELY getting Kevin McKidd and Tony Goldwyn vibes throughout (***SWOON CITY***), especially when he’s chopping up wood. Ugh this whole song is just everything and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more.

Watch the video, download the song, listen to the song on repeat for the rest of time and enjoy your day – I know that I will.

alice

xo

Hoods & Studs.

I have a journal article to read and subsequent notes to make on said article, so obviously that means I have to share my favourites pieces that I found on net-a-porter this morning – I mean, first thing’s first and everything – and hey, you could never accuse me of getting my priorities mixed up. So anyway, earrings are slowing beginning to overtake my obsession with rings, especially after losing my most sacred velvet trinket box which housed all my precious jewellery, earrings to be more precise, so I’ve been slowly trying to rebuild my cache. These studs from Melissa Joy Manning are absolutely perfect and I’m hoping and wishing for pairs like these in the future cough cough. And Chloé decided that with winter SOMEWHERE around the corner we should be investing in cashmere ribbed hoods. I couldn’t agree more, and obviously I’m not alone in this assumption as one of the two hoods had already sold out long before I had a chance to make the morning rounds on net-a-porter. Check them out below.

MELISSA JOY MANNING

        

MELISSA JOY MANNING

        

CHLOÉ

        

Styling Suggestion

        

CHLOÉ

        

Styling Suggestion

        

Ah, the logic to procrastination is perfect. See what else is new to net-a-porter here.

alice

xo

Simple As…

A song that feels like it was made to be played on full blast and on repeat for the rest of time. This 2009 track from Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day album, is a perfect song to just kick back and think to, and is perfect for Sunday, for non-other reason than the fact that it’s such an easy-listening song that you feel yourself dissolve into a realm of peace – something similar to the euphoria you get from an incredible yoga session.

…and it’s really simple as that… Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

Health Magazine X Jada Pinkett Smith.

Ms Jada covers the October issue of Health where she talks about date nights with Will, her style of parenting, and of course, taking care of herself – I mean it is a health magazine so what would you expect.

Stunning star: Jada graces the cover of the October issue, clad in a sparkly top and lime green bandage skirt

She looks absolutely spectacular in these pics and makes you wish that you could swap places with her, if only for five minutes.

Staying youthful: Jada, who turned 43 on Thursday, credits daily exercise with keeping her young    Keeping the romance alive: Jada Pinkett Smith revealed to Health magazine that she has dates with Will in the backyard, and also posed for a sexy photo shoot

Finding time for each other: The couple stay at home for date nights so they can squeeze romance into their busy schedules

Jada’s been making the rounds promoting her new series, Gotham, which I’m very excited about, as well as a documentary about human trafficking.

How can that be?: Jada said she doesn't think of herself as 'a beauty', but takes care of her appearance

This editorial is definitely a step away from the one she did with net-a-porter’s The Edit, which you can see here, but I still loved it all the same, and thought it was nice to see some autumn colours and a natural smile.

alice

xo

 

pictures from The Daily Mail.