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(Vintage robe, Vintage swimsuit, Vintage rings, Topshop heels)

So it seems ever since the new store opened it's not only my blog that is suffering but also my health. I've had a small cut on my foot for nearly three weeks now and it seemed to be getting worse by the day, and by worse i mean infected... After spending last night shivering and rugged up in a doona when it's 41 degrees outside i finally realised there was defiantly something wrong and it was time to see a doctor. I was prescribed antibiotics that look like small bumble bee's and told to rest, so i had the day off today which was wonderful. I took it easy, sent out about 20 parcels, edited some photos, replied to all of my emails and finally put together some sort of post for my blog.

So what's been happening here since we last spoke? Well Luke is away in Hawaii for a month, i finally decided i'm going to get a new kitten, i celebrated my birthday and was surprisingly sober compared to my friends for once, i went to Melbourne on another buying trip and have just been busy as per usual with the store and everything it demands. Oh, and i've been ill too! Bonus!

For some reason it's as if people knew it was my birthday as i've been receiving some amazing emails the past few weeks. A few things worth noting: I've been invited to be a part of a styling contest at Melbourne Fashion week, asked to be a teacher at a new fashion institute in Sydney and have a few collaborations lined up with Solestruck.com, Shopbop and Australian fashion label Joveeba, which to me is just crazy! It really kills me sometimes how much my store consumes my life so unfortunately i couldn't manage to take the time off work to go to Melbourne and to Sydney to teach, but fingers crossed these amazing opportunities will still be there this time next year! I can only hope by then i'll have learnt how to divide my time for work and time for play, and also to go to the doctors straight away!
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PS. These photos were all taken at the Hunter Valley Gardens in NSW. This gazebo was the first place i actually thought to myself "Wow, i could get married here. This is exactly the setting i want". Pretty crazy stuff.

71 comments:

  1. oh you look like a boudoir dream! Im glad you foot is on the way to getting better!

    Its really not just you, I think one of the curses of being so independent/creative is the inability to compartmentalize your life... *sigh* we'll get there!

    Good luck in all your new ventures, make sure to keep us updated. They sound amazing!

    xoxo

    Fashion from Feline Eyes

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  2. I hope you're feeling better now! Amazing opportunities, I really look up to you for having achieved all this! :) Amazing pics, but to be honest I'm not a huge fan of this swimsuit... that is way too vintage for me! :D
    xxx

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  3. What an amazing place to shoot. Get better soon x

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  4. get well soon, don't work too hard!

    xx
    Ami Schaheera,
    http://sputnik--sweetheart.blogspot.com/

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  5. Get well soon & don't work yourself sick again! You are an inspiration.

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  6. Amazing swimsuit... I want it :)

    eM!
    http://mstyleideas.blogspot.com/

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  7. you look amazing, and the place is dreamy as well.. get well soon!

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  8. My last floral post is nothing comparing with yours!! :)

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  9. Gorgeous photos. May I ask where they were taken? I hope you feel better soon. Having to look at a computer screen when you're sick is the worst feeling. Also, happy belated birthday!

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  10. Get better soon, sounds terrible!! Gorgeous colours, although its a bit too cold yet here for me to wear anything like this!! Very dreamy though :) xx

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  11. haaaha i was that less sober friend... photos on there way xx

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  12. Love these shots, great part of the video as well. I hope you'll feel better soon, and the cut getting worse is strange.. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and those emails do sound amazing, I can't wait to see your collaborations!! And you were asked to be a teacher?! What an honor!! I featured your video the other day, i dont know if you saw it but one of your biggest fans from Holland. Fan sound a bit strange though right? Well I just love ya! Keep up the good work:)

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  13. nicole, you are too beautiful. relax a little, being sick is not good. especially in this heat

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  14. Gorgeous make up, gorgeous ensemble! You look sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, hope you heal up soon, an endeavor as bug (and incredible) as yours can take a lot out of you, but know you're doing a fantastic job and influencing people all over the world! Lots of love from Canada!

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  16. These photos are amazing! Could i ask where this was taken?

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  17. such pretty pictures of you nicole
    love the first one !
    you look lovely w/o glasses !

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  18. Congratulations on all the good luck, but hope you're feeling better soon!

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  19. What lipstick are you wearing in this shoot? I love the colour on you, and it'd probably be flattering on a lot of people. It's so... summer... in a soft pretty way!
    - Catherine at The Spring
    {http://www.thespringblog.com}

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  20. Lovely ensemble! Wishing you lots of luck on the foot! *hugs

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  21. You're an inspiration! Truly!

    http://ivoryskin.blogspot.com

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  22. lovely photo set. the swimsuit is simply gorgeous and fits you like a dream.

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  23. beautiful as always Nicole! i love the vintage bodysuit. and I really hope you feel better, you definitely deserve a full day of relaxation and rest esp with all the wonderful things you do! and happy belated birthday girl. i wish all the best for you, health and future endeavors :).

    <3, Kathleen.

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  24. Really pretty pics!! You look so baeutiful and the clothes are awsome!

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  25. Beautiful photos, love that turquoise robe. Hope you get well soon!

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  26. Your such an inspiration. One life. Live it!! x
    http://peaceandloveand.blogspot.com/

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  27. Gosh, you're a goddess! Beautiful!!!

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  28. These shots are beautiful !
    You are incredibly blessed to have such amazing opportunities presented to you, good on you honestly, you've done so well !
    I hope you're taking care of yourself, it won't be too long until Luke is back !
    Aww a new kitten :) That's adorable ! I hope we get to see it here soon !
    Keep up with your amazing work, we all love it :)

    Lola xo

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  29. thank you girls :)

    the lipstick i'm wearing is a light orange 'rouge' - shade 66- by lancome. it's the perfect shade to wear during the day, light and subtle and it doesn't show up too badly on your coffee cup, which is a bonus!

    all these photos were taken at the hunter valley gardens in NSW. it's the biggest gardens in Australia and honestly breath taking - a must see!

    x

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  30. really gorgeous photos and i love the lipstick color

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  31. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE SETTING IS AMAZING!

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  32. You look amazing like always! And that gazebo really would be beautiful for a wedding :)

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  33. stunning stunning stunning.
    love that turquoise on you!
    so beautiful.

    visit me to enter my giveaway! : )

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  34. Shit! congrats on the teaching opportunity. Although, I never thought you would take it. You are too busy and you have an idea about good business. hope you get better petal xo

    ps: yes for kitten :) it will brighten your day, everyday.

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  35. I met you a few weeks back at Glebe Markets while you were buying a pair of sunnies......you are absolutely gorgeous! It was a pleasure meeting you and to know that your pictures online don't do you enough justice.

    x

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  36. You poor thing! So glad you finally went to the doctors - sounds scary!

    So many opportunities :) How amazing

    X

    thisiswhatidwear

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  37. Beautiful!! :) You are an inspiration.
    xoxo,
    erin

    www.onwardcreativity.blogspot.com

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  38. congrats on the lovely opportunities:) you look so darn gorgeous. I'm so jealous of the weather, your camera, and the whole styling and setting of your pictures:) it's amazing how you manage to always pull things off.

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  39. Its amazing how much you are gorgeous..

    xx, Leah.

    http://hapiness-love-music.blogspot.com

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  40. damn wow! your extremely beautiful! your face is breathtaking!


    take a look at my blog (: and maybe follow me on bloglovin or Facebook

    XOXO S.

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  41. I love the colours... just bought two belts in these colours. Check it out on my blog (normally I hate to say this in a comment, but since I'm so in love with the colours, I had to :D)

    xo thefashionguitar

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  42. Hey Nicole,

    I've just got as tan as you this summer and i'm wondering what blusher brand are you using?

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  43. Such great photos!!! I love the vintage bathing suit & cover up- so chic!

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  44. ok Nicole,
    I just ate a late night pizza and you're making me regret it... and i don't normally regret eating late at night.... haha

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  45. stunning!!
    xoxo

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    http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

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  46. I hope your foot will get better! :)

    Loving those photographs, I would love to get married there too! <333

    That bath-suit is amazing!

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  47. I hope you feel better soon, sound slike you need a bit of time off and rest.

    very exciting about the collaborations, cant wait to see what they are all about! Im sure they will be amazing.

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  48. Nicole that is definitely NOT having a "day off"!!!

    Chin up petal, I know sometimes it must seem like it's all a bit too much but all your hard work is paying off. Everything that you do now is creating your future and there will be a thousand more opportunities for you this year.

    Rest up and good luck swallowing those steak-like pills!!!

    xo

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  49. the vintage swimsuit is sooo adorable, and it's also perfect to be paired with the robe, love the photos as well:)


    Journal J

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  50. Ohh wow!! Congrats on those offers you received =)

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  51. You look SO beautiful in these pictures, it's insane! :)

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  52. You look stunning here and the swimsuit is beautiful. You have an amazing figure. Yes it does look like the perfect place to get married! Xx

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  53. Amazing place! Hope you get well soon!

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  54. How pretty is that pattern! Those colors look amazing together :)

    xo,
    Cassie

    p.s. I'm hosting a great giveaway on my blog today if you wanted to enter!

    {Red Hot Air Balloon Hand-Painted Locket Giveaway}

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  55. you look so pretty!
    That lipstick color really suits you!

    big fan of ur blog!
    xo

    Sincerely,
    Jules
    www.sincerelyjules.com

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  56. She look so hot and sexy in all the post ..I cant take out my eyes from ur pictures ...Such a Gorgeous photo,i love the swimsuit its beautiful...http://www.vivamagonline.com let me share ur site with my friends...

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