Top fives of 2014

valentino rockstud heels
celine trio lavender bag
country road grey mohair cardigan

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is at an end. It feels like only yesterday I was packing up my suitcases for Sydney, and saying ‘see you soon’ to some of my most nearest and dearest. A few quick blinks of the eye and Christmas has come and gone – how time flies when you’re having fun (or muddling your way about a new city).

It’s been a year filled with new (and often exciting) experiences, and near as many – if not more – favourites picked up along the way. So in a similar vein to last year, I thought I’d attempt to pick out my top five. My top five wardrobe pieces, beauty essentials, songs, and Sydney-side eateries. I should warn you that I have terrible taste in music (Where the Party At by Jagged Edge has been playing somewhat on repeat lately – it is summer after all), and I’m very much a Bondi girl at heart when it comes to eating out, so be prepared for a little bit of bias there…

Top 5 Wardrobe favourites
1. Valentino rockstud kitten heels
2. Country Road mohair/wool longline cardigan
3. Celine trio in lavender
4. Everlane black silk tank
5. Dries van Noten white ‘cesar’ shirt

Top 5 Beauty favourites
1. NARS pro prime smudgeproof eyeshadow base
2. Philosophy shower gel in ‘coconut frosting’
3. Lancome grandiose mascara
4. MAC eye pencil in Coffee
5. Revlon super lustrous lipstick in ‘soft suede’

Top 5 Songs
1. Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
2. Happy – Pharrell Williams
3. Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
4. Fancy – Iggy Azalea
5. Mine – Beyonce

Top 5 Cafes/Restaurants
1. Lox Stock & Barrel, 140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
2. ACME, NO. 60 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011
3. The Rook, 7/56-58 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
4. North Bondi Fish, 120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi NSW 2026
5. Porch & Parlour, 17/110 Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

So, there you have it. Easy wardrobe classics, cult beauty favourites, a musical mixed bag, and a list of brunch & dinner spots which are bound to be crowdpleasers. If you have any of your own favourites that you’d like to share in the comments below, feel free (actually, I encourage you to) – especially when it comes to Sydney cafes, I’m always up for a new culinary adventure. Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year; see you in 2015!!


  1. Jessica December 31, 2014 / 9:36 am

    Haha I was working on a similar post this evening. Great minds think alike 😉 Happy New Year!

  2. Theresa December 31, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Yeah this year flew by freaking fast for sure! 🙂 Such a fun post – lovin’ your faves and I will always love that Jagged Edge song hehe. Happy New Year to you too babe! xx

  3. tracy January 1, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Happy New Year! What a great post. I love your top five favorites!

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