spoil mum and save the honey bees

Spoil Mum this Mothers’ Day and help save mother nature’s honey bees with Mum’s very own pair of Honey Bees – which are kind of like a cross between thongs/ flip-flops and sandals, but really more like thongs. 😉

Grace and the Honey Bees - House of Turtle Honey Bees are super comfy, super cute and perfect for a stroll to the shops, on the way to yoga, wearing around the house or sipping on a soy latte (or your preferred hot drink) at your favourite cafe.

At only $29.95, grab your Mum a pair and a pair for yourself. You’ll also be helping to save the honey bees… And, when you buy Mum a pair of Honey Bees during April or May, you’ll go into the draw to win her a matching flower bouquet.

Honey Bees are available in a range of bright, neutral and pastel colours at honeybees.com.au.

Turtle xox

Image by House of Turtle

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summer flavours: cherry soludos espadrilles

House of Turtle is back from vacation (vocation)… and with only one week to go till Summer hits Australia… I’m dreaming about all the delicious flavours (and fashionable goodies) that come with it.

Cherry’s are in season… and so are these super cute cherry print Soludos Espadrilles from European Wardrobe. Available in white and black.

Soludos are the ultimate summer essential. With five centuries of tradition, this classic style espadrille are perfect to wear on lazy weekends, to the beach, your local cafe and anywhere in between.

Cherry Soludos EspadrillesSoludos Espadrilles in White Cherry

Cherry Soludos Espadrilles - BlackSoludos Espadrilles in Black Cherry

Get yours now at European Wardrobe, they’re selling fast! Quote SOLUDOS12 at checkout to get 20% off any two pairs until 30 November 2012! Hurry before they all go… Also available in pineapple, super cute pastels and nautical stripes!

Cherry Soludos Espadrilles - Black_FlatI got mine in black!

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of European Wardrobe and House of Turtle, and tweaked by me 😉

Check out my H-O-T Summer Flavours Board on Pinterest

Singing in the rain

A cold snap has hit Melbourne this week… and with it, comes the rain.

But never fear… Burberry is here! Pick up one of these super stylish Burberry umbrellas and you’ll soon be singing in the rain.

Opt for a splash of colour with this stylish storm blue Degrade checked umbrella. Or add a rock star edge to your classic look with the black and cream studded checked umbrella and matching cashmere scarf from the Burberry Winter Storms capsule collection!


Oh what a glorious feeling!

Turtle xox

 

Images from Net-A-Porter website

LIFEwithBIRD… Unbreak my heart


LIFEwithBIRD Hearts were thieves - front

This tailored metallic LIFEwithBIRD jacket has stolen my heart!

My heart flutters to dream of teaming it with a loose white tee, slighty distressed mid-blue jeans, a suede clutch and a H-O-T pair of ankle boots.

True love! Or is it lust?

Grab the LIFEwithBIRD Hearts Were Thieves jacket for yourself in-store or online. RRP $AUD 365

Turtle xox

Image from LIFEwithBIRD Facebook page

Beautiful, tragic and wanting

There is nothing that is not fabulous about Emmy Rossum‘s cover and appearance in Genlux (a luxury magazine created for the affluent Southern Californian woman). She reminds me of one of Alexandre Dumas’ heroines from the 17th century. Beautiful, tragic and wanting.

GENLUX_EmmyGenlux_S_WillsBlack Star ring - Samantha Wills

I also love that she is wearing Australia’s own, Samantha Wills Black Star ring, available now for $259. So stunning that it can be worn for special occasions for years to come!

Turtle xox

Down Yonder goes Yonder

Alexa Chung wears the ever comfy Saltwater Sandals

So excited, one of my fave stores on Malvern Road South Yarra, has branched out beyond the confines of regular retail hours and launched a brand spanking new online store!
If you’re anything like me the urge to shop your favourite stores often hits at random times of the day or evening, like when reading Down Yonder’s fabulous blog in the wee hours of the morning. So, an online store can help feed the addiction, fill up the wardrobe with H-O-T buys and rapidly deplete the bank account.
Even better, if you get your orders in before 23 December, you’ll get them in time for Christmas. Woo hoo! for those of us stuck at work or those far away from Malvern Road.
Down Yonder first introduced us to the fabulous label Friend of Mine last year and also stock Saltwater Sandals (made famous by Alexa Chung and so comfy you’ll never want to wear anything else), jewellery from Stolen Girlfriends Club and more.
Check it out now! I’m pining over the Friend of Mine Life on Mars rings.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, Down Yonder are even offering fashion advice for when you’re a little unsure about mixing spots with leopard print – simply email them at downyonder@nausz.com 😉
Turtle xox
PS. Slight delay on getting the link transfer through to the new blog… However, it is live! So the choice is yours. Check out my posts here until the official change over… or if you want to start using the new blog now, check it out at http://houseofturtle.net Would love to know your thoughts.
Images from Down Yonder

The Selby is in Your Space


Todd Selby is finally launching a new hardcover book, titled The Selby is In Your Space – named after his popular photographic blog of interesting people and their creative spaces, The Selby.

Much like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, Todd Selby’s blog has a cult following that spans across the globe – all keen to see whose private space he will snap next.

Reserve your copy of The Selby is In Your Space now so you get it as soon as it ships.

Its 256 pages filled with tons of never seen before spaces. Plus it comes with stickers.

Turtle xox

http://houseofturtle.com.au

Christmas Gift Idea #8: X&Y Magazine’s Fab Gift Guide

Uber-fabulous editors of X & Y Magazine (in order)
Georgia King, Valeria Gosse (Editor & Publisher), Adam Baidawi and Amber Renae

X & Y Magazine released its first issue in November. This fab new online magazine for males and females is pushing forward what’s cool and what’s not, with fashion updates, tips about sex and relationships, life, and exciting news from the music world.

Targeted at the uber-fabulous Gen Ys, X & Y Magazine is well and truly making its mark in the world of online publishing.

Check out their Fab Christmas Gift Guides, full of girly and manly gifts, and even a few for your parents.

Even if you’re Gen X, like me (sshhh), X & Y Magazine‘s weekly releases are well worth a read. You might even see the odd fashion article in there from me. 😉

Turtle xox

Images from X & Y Magazine

http://houseofturtle.com.au

Maximise the Maxi Dress


All items from Sass & Bide (click image to enlarge) – Clockwise
Chasing Dragons dress, From The Heart tee, Ring The Bells dress, Towards The Light denim vest,
The Taboo cropped jacket, 3 Strikes dress, Pocketful Of Dreams tee, I Will Wait For You tank


It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of Sass & Bide. I love their style, the ability to mix and match their clothes, and the different ways you can play around with them.

Take for example the maxi dress. As a shortie (152cm to be exact), maxi dresses are not something I thought I could, or would, ever wear. However, the fab girls at Sass & Bide showed me that this was not the case. And now, they’re one of my favourite summer staples to experiment with.

Sure Sass & Bide‘s dresses have ties, buttons and removable bits so you can make them shorter or change the look, but the principle can be applied to dresses from other designers. For example, simply knot both sides of the dress and voila, a long dress becomes shorter and more wearable (and no tripping over the dress on the escalator).

Another thing I have discovered is that it’s really easy to change the look of a maxi dress by wearing a plain black or white tee, or singlet, over the top and knotting it at the side. Alternatively, a loose (but short) light knit looks great too for those slightly cooler nights. Or, throw a denim vest over the top for a more casual look.

I managed to wear the same maxi dress three times in one week (I have no qualms wearing something repeatedly) – at the races, a mag launch and to the pub by applying this principle.

I also love wearing my short cowboy boots with a maxi dress. It gives a completely different look to sandals or heels.

The main rules are to break the rules… experiment, have fun and don’t be afraid to take risks.

Turtle xox

Images from Sass & Bide and Net-A-Porter websites, layout by House of Turtle

http://houseofturtle.com.au

Christmas Gift Idea #4: Viv & Ingrid Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings


Viv & Ingrid Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings

I love Viv & Ingrid’s Signature Wrap Hoop Earrings, particularly these turquoise ones. They’re great for summer with a maxi dress and pair of sandals, or for jazzing up a plain white tee and jeans. And, they’re available in both gold and silver.

Mico-Mico, my fave stockist of Viv & Ingrid, are offering 30% off storewide for the next six days too, which means you can pick them up for a fraction of their usual price. Exclusive to email subscribers, so make sure you are signed up when you place your orders. Enter discount code XMAS at checkout.

Turtle xox

Image from Mico-Mico

http://houseofturtle.com.au

Channel your inner Rachel Zoe with Precious Love


Long time readers and friends know that I have what I call my Rachel Zoe moments. You know the ones where I say ‘OMG I die’ and ‘loves loves loves it’. Today is one of those days.

Precious Love is a brand spanking new online jewellery and accessories store that offers a wide range of gorgeous and affordable high quality fashion accessories – including rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, bags and more.

If you’ve been watching season two of The Rachel Zoe Project and are ‘dieing’ to know where to pick up pieces like Rachel’s, then Precious Love is the place to go.

With bejewelled and metal cuffs, sparkling animal rings, ’80s style earrings and glittering clutches, you’ll ‘shut it down’ in no time… and at an affordable price. I love the blingy rings and Swarovski clutches. Perfect for jazzing up a simple outfit and when channeling your inner Rachel Zoe.

Precious Love are also available at design markets around Melbourne over the next few months, including this Thursday night at the South Melbourne After Dark market. Be sure to pop by to check out some of their amazing one-off pieces which are not available online.

And, as a special offer to you my lovely readers, Precious Love are offering 10% off their entire collection till 16 December 2009. Simply enter LOVE at checkout. I know, I know… ‘Shut up right now’.

Turtle xox

Images from Precious Love, layout by House of Turtle

http://houseofturtle.com.au