Styled Three Ways: Woolerina Merino Dress

Woolerina Slider

For many of us, our casual summer uniform consists of two items: a frock and shoes. The advent of Winter is inviting and all with those layers and boots, but at the expense of easy frockery? Hmmm, that's a tough one. That's why, as the leaves start to fall each Autumn, us frock loving girls can tend to feel a little, well, sad. Sad because the halcyon days of lazy dressing frock wearing … [Read more...]

Remarkable Happenings @ Shenanigans Central

Slider for Remarkable Happenings

It's funny how life comes full circle sometimes. When I was 17 years old and in my last year of high school, I was ambitious, hard working and determined to make my way in the world. As a lucky girl on a full scholarship to a private school, coming from a single parent family, I had a strong sense of what I wanted and didn't want in life. At my all girls school, the message we repeatedly … [Read more...]

Postcard from Santa Monica

Postcard from Santa Monica, USA

When we came to the States for the first time eight years ago, we stayed for a few days at either end of our trip in Los Angeles. We began that trip by staying in Beverley Hills where we wandered around finding well known landmarks such as Rodeo Drive and the Beverley Wiltshire Hotel (of Pretty Woman fame). We took a short drive to Hollywood to check out the sign, see the stars on the Walk of … [Read more...]

What to Wear and Take on a Plane

What to Wear and Take on a Plane Slider

On Sunday, along with Mr SnS, our three kids and my Mum, I spent 14 hours on a direct flight from Melbourne to LA. (You can read more about our trip here). Before we boarded, there was an unexpected two hour delay. It really was a long haul. On our "triple decker" Boeing A380, at least fifty staff were on our plane, rotating between service in the main cabin, upstairs in premium and … [Read more...]

What’s News at Shenanigans Central?

What's News slider

  Well, just for something different, it's been busy times here at Shenanigans Central. In amongst the usual first term shenanigans, I've been madly preparing for our upcoming trip to the US of A. We leave this weekend. I love travelling and I know that any stress in the lead up is totally worth it. Definitely worth it. I've tried to be organised to minimise last minute … [Read more...]

Capes and Ponchos from Luxe to Less

Capes from Luxe to Less

This week's fashion post was inspired by SnS reader, Hannah: I "accidently" gave my favourite winter cardigan to the op shop two years go and am still in mourning (well that's where I think it is) and then I shrunk the replacement that I bought last year. My perfect cardigan was a country road cropped wool cardigan, really thick so I wore it as my mummy coat. It had a BIG collar that if it was … [Read more...]