IT'S THE WEEKEND, SO WHY DON'T YOU ...

… start thinking about the Christmas Shopping List 

I know … its only 66 days or 9 1/2 weeks away! But I came across this on Facebook through the week and it got me thinking.

This year, rather than get caught out – as I have been been so many times before as I always leave it to the last minute – why dont you think small and local. As the words suggest, support local producers, local artisans, it could be your next door neighbour, your local school mum, a work colleague. Or just search out your local arts and craft market. Its not always about the size or cost of the present…. its the thought – or the effort – that counts! Get into the spirit and support your local community!

… wear a new colour
Maybe try orange. The on-trend colour is everywhere this season,  so why not introduce it to your wardrobe. Not sure how? Then read my style tips on how to wear orange. Or check out my Pinterest board for more inspirationYou might be surprised how the vibrant hue can lift your spirits.

… get a haircut
Well, I guess you wont just walk into any salon and get your hair cut immediately! It doesnt work like that! But maybe its time to think about a new style for the season ahead. But first step is to make the appointment. For some, thats a big first step! Then start browsing magazines for inspiration and take them with you to show the stylist. Not only will a new cut and style be refreshing and liberating, but your hair will be much healthy and look more polished.

… think about helping others
As most of you all know this month is Breast Cancer month (read here about how to be breast aware). It’s that time of the year when wall think pink and support those affected by the disease in our community. So if your work place is holding a pink morning tea fundraiser in the next two weeks, do your bit and contribute in the way of baking something and share the love with your colleagues. For more information, to donate or show your support for breast cancer, go to Pink Ribbon Day,  Cancer AustraliaThink Pink Foundation.

 … catch up on some reading

Isabella Blow
Find a quiet corner or just 20 minutes to catch up on some reading … even over a cleansing cup of tea or the mid morning coffee. For starters, why dont you read Colin McDowell's moving account as he Remembers Isabella Blow, the eccentric, hat-wearing former British fashion editor, who died way too young. Blow, who once worked for Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley, is credited for discovering designers Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy (whose hat she is wearing in the picture), and British models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant



… or just take some me time
Do I really need to explain this one!!! I dont think so … just do it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

What are your plans for the weekend? Staying in or heading out? 
Would love to hear from you.


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