Sunday, August 7, 2011

Berry nice

We love berries around here. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, cherry berries ... all of them have a special place in our hearts. So each week I buy one of those whopping big 750g bags of mixed frozen berries and every week they are all gone.

We put them in muffins, in my special berry-fied banana cake, sprinkled over the top of hot porridge, dotted into pancakes, squashed and heated for Eton Mess, and whipped up into a smooth frozen glory for smoothies. I think we personally keep the berry farmers of the world in business.

I know I shouldn't, but I have been sneakily buying American cherries! Is that the food-miles police I hear knocking on my door?!?  I know it's ridiculous to buy cherries that have flown first class all the way from America, but I love them so much that I just blank my rational mind to the idea of waiting for our own local cherry season! Bah to that!! They are so good!

Lately I feel as though I have been berry inspired in my wardrobe choices - pinks, reds, and purples seem to be popping up on me like never before. Could I be bleeding berry?

This leads me to my favourite berry finds on the Internet so that you don't have to go the to extremes I have to get some berry into your life.

For me Kate Spade clothes are 'look but don't touch' because they are so expensive. I have found two great silk blouses on ebay, but unfortunately the bidding went too high on them and I lost out to people with deeper pockets. But I keep looking! You can have Kate Spade's gorgeous stuff shipped to Australia via one of those international shipping services like HopShopGo.

Spool is new to Australia, but I think it's rural American lifestyle inspired designs are a welcome addition.

 How gorgeous would this boxy Barkins shirt look with dark jeans? I think very gorgeous!

 I am still obsessing about owning a pair of red jeans. Witchery jeans usually fit me well so these might be the ones to end my quest.

This Cocolatte jacket is a nice alternative to a denim jacket. I have never had a denim jacket that flattered me, they are all just too square. But I could channel a fashionable blueberry in this :)

I am so ready for the warmer weather - I'm sure we all are. Summer '11 looks like a light, bright, colourful fashion season.

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