One of the things I sometimes do with this blog is check what I was up to this time in years gone by.
This month last year, we were lucky enough to go over to Europe for a month's holiday. We barely survived both long haul flights on the way there and back, but it was worth it and we did England, Spain, Portugal and France.
This time in 2013 I literally had no life. I was 2 months into a new job 50km away from home. I had a lot of flexible working conditions in my favour, except for the fact that my job required me to be in the office or at construction sites a lot. It took all of a year for the commute to finally kill me!
This time in 2012, my Chubster was 10 months old and didn't even know how to walk yet. And taking photos of the whole family was as much a challenge back then as it is now.
This time in 2011, I was pregnant with my Chubster. My biggest cravings were sugar in the form of Krispy Kream donoughts, which was weird because up until that pregnancy I was more of a savoury kind of person. I am dead set certain I developed my sweet tooth after getting pregnant with my Chubster.
I still have these little ugg botties. I do not know why because I do not plan on having anymore kids.
I was about 2 months away from popping but the matching between my first son and I was still very much alive and kicking.
We had duck a l'orange for dinner tonight. We have just about ditched the normal oven in lieu of the steam oven these days. I don't know what I'd do if the steam oven ever broken down.
And here's today's outfit of the day. I must say I regretted the choice of shoes because this artic vortex business is making it too cold (even with air con in the office) to wear anything else other than closed shoes with snow socks on.
Valentino shoes, Sass & Bide jeans, Burberry top, Hermes bracelets and belt
This year, as much as I long to get away from this cold weather with the whole family, it just wasn't meant to be. But I can't complain because the mid year sales have brought me a lot of comfort. Being in Paris for work during the sales was also a great help for the bank account. I mean that in all seriousness because we all know how much we get charged in Australia compared to Europe, when it comes to designer goods.
My Valentino rockstud collection is getting a bit out of control. But everyone has an addiction right? At the moment mine is shoes. This was it before the mid year sale additions.
I've been wanting a pair of red rockstuds for a while now but have not been able to find a pair in my size, so was quite happy to get these discounted by 30%. The turquoise ones were an impulse purchase. I had my turquoise Valentino bag with me when I bought these, and seeing these shoes discounted by almost 50% was too good to pass.
These are a better match to my rockstud bag than my other turquoise rockies. See?
It also payed to ask what else they had hiding in the back in a 35 because I also came away with these. They were left over, literally forgottent from last season, so ended up being discounted by almost 70%.
Also got the perfect nude YSL bag. Which reminds me... Does anyone else think that changing their name from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent was one of the best marketing ploys ever? I mean everyone worked themselves into a frenzy and bought up all the YSL gear for fear that soon, it'd be the end of an era and no more YSL would be available. Except they keep bringing out all the YSL clothes, bags, shoes and accessories season after season, and judging by what goes on sale, the level of discounts and and what is still available at the end of the sales, it seems all the YSL items are still significantly more popular and outselling all the Saint Laurent items. So Saint Laurent is currently back to being a fashion power house and one has to wonder when they will revert back from Saint Laurent to Yves Saint Laurent.