Fabulous Friday August 13: What’s made your week?

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 13 Comments

Welcome to Fabulous Friday.  Every week, I share a little about my week, the good stuff (I’m not into the negative), a little retail therapy and a few fun moments.  Then it’s your turn.  What made your week?  Did you find a fashion bargain?  See a great movie?  Read an inspirational book?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.  

Sitting front row at the Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Fashion Festival was definitely THE highlight of my week.  I imagine it’s like having really good seats at a footy game when you are a complete footy nut, only I was in heels and it was more champagne and canapes than beer and pies.  I had the fever – fashion fever – and despite it being a super freezing night, I’m so excited for the summer ahead.  I’ll be wearing some gorgeous neutrals, fabulous prints,  a touch of feminine and maybe some shorts.  What key pieces are on your Spring wishlist? 

Frockshop at Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Fashion Festival

I’ve confessed my inner geek tendencies on more than one occasion … and boy oh boy, I was in a little bit of geek heaven at the Apple store Westfield Chermside on Sunday.  I’m completely obsessed with the iPad and cannot wait to add it to my electronic collection.  My youngest and his cousins were impressed too – could not resist taking this very cute photo of them. 

These three really want an iPad. Me too!!

Fashion find

There is nothing like a scarf to lift your outfit.  We’re still in winter and using them also for warmth but as the new season arrives, don’t ditch the scarf.  Embrace lightweight styles that can totally make your outfit.  I’m loving the new collection from Katiebo – especially this mushroom-coloured Glamazon scarf ($49.95).  The neutral colour is SO spring 2010 and the muted silver sequins just add more than a little interest. 

Katiebo Glamazon scarf $49.95

Beauty bargain

While not technically a beauty item, if you buy a beauty product or products ($35 or more) from Bloom Cosmetics, you’ll receive this umbrella.  Much more fabulous than a dreary black one.  You’d almost wish for a rainy day just to use it … almost. 

Bloom umbrella - free this month with any purchase over $35 on bloomcosmetics.com

Win a new phone (and a very stylish holder to carry it in!) 


It seems that Styling You readers love a giveaway and this month’s is no exception.  Have you got your entry in?  Simply tell me your style philosophy and you have the chance to win the very stylish new Nokia E72 Amethyst phone – complete with Ginger & Smart leather pouch to keep keep it in.  I SO want one but, hey, it’s all about you.  Good luck!  The comp closes August 30.          

This week on the blog

Fashion focus firmly on Queensland  

Your makeup shouldn’t be serious … but it should include Benefit(s)  

Zambezee launches into Spring 2010 at fashion by night 

Oh, Mamma Mia! I’m dreaming of a Greek Island escape

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  2. My friday 13th was fabulous because I got a phone call telling me I won gold tickets to see Tim McGraw!! And it includes meeting him! I already had purchased concert tickets but I don’t care! I won something!! Woohoo! I actually believed I was going to win that’s why I did! What a Friday 13th to remember!

  3. A toddler who slept in his bed all night, sunshiny days with lattes in the park, champagne with friends laughing and bonding, afternoons with my Cowboy reading, roasted beetroot in a salad, watching dvds curled up under a doona.

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  4. This week has been a big one, but the highlight has been spending precious time with my aunts and uncles (all well into their 70s now). They travel to the Sunshine Coast from NZ, Sydney and Southern NSW every August to play golf and reconnect. I had them to my place for dinner this week. There were ten of us! I love hearing their news and stories, but best of all I love being wrapped in a family that never bickers or fights, but encourages, laughs and accepts each other with love and grace. I feel very blessed.

  5. I’ve had a fabulous week! I’ve discovered “Pom Pom” vodka cruisers, watched a thermomix demonstration (definitely next major purchase), got some fabulous new cushion covers to transform the lounge room and made some fabulous new friends in my new home town! Nothing like new friends to make you smile … well, not as much as I would smile if Mr W. bought me a Thermomix, but hey, here’s hoping!
    Wishing everyone a fabulous Friday!

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