Tuesday, 26 August 2014

She Own's It.....

Personal Style

I simply love when I stumble upon people I know that have a presence in an industry that makes for change. I know this wonderful lady through my business (Dural Antiques), she is an amazing woman in so many ways but here today, I see her through such different eyes. I always knew she radiated her own style but these simply amazing images of her show me another side of the woman I know as Sarah Jane Adams.

You rock this world in so many ways… I love your energy, buzz, generosity and above all, you own who you are and I strive to lead in your footsteps and stay true to who I want to be.
I ultimately love that fashion provides us with another tier to how we are seen by others and how we want to feel when we step out for the day… There is a blog called Advanced Style that focuses on the woman of a more mature age who dispel the conventional ideas about aging, beauty and that with age comes grace, confidence and flair. 
Ladies, when you have a few moments, take a stroll through the world of woman who own their identities through fashion, beauty and the benefits of age…..

Follow Sarah Jane via Saramaijewels on Instgram

Enjoy Life.....

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wow - It's Worth How Much??

Would you believe that the value of ones engagement ring could hold a greater value just because it is being worn on your hand. Ok - that is the case if your are a royal or celebrity.
Fascinating ......

Read Article:

Kate’s engagement ring now worth £300,000 - BT

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Woman of Style

Another outstanding woman that I admire for her timeless beauty and her outstanding ability to give back to the community over and over. 
Please enjoy the many looks and styles of this week’s entrant.

Sarah Murdoch

A timeless Sarah, you will notice that her jewellery choices are simple and understated. Why would you need anything else when you are this beautiful

Love this red carpet look, sleeked back hair with bold Diamond floral spray earrings

Powerful, bold and eye catching, I love her style choices, this collar is wonderful

Simply glowing, Sarah is pregnant here and doesn't it show. Simply beautiful, the earrings are just enough to say Elegant…
Funky with a touch of leather. I love the Chanel Beads. She looks edgy and elegant 

Gorgeous mother to 3 little ones, I feel Sarah keeps her life very real. She is such a good representation of a wonderful Australian woman.

The Twin Thing.....

So I’m a twin and I thought it would be interesting to look at Celebrity twins.. There were quite a few that I had no idea that they were a twin…

Just a little bit about me and my beautiful twin;
  • ·         We are fraternal twins (2 eggs)
  • ·         I am a red head, she is a blonde
  • ·         I am taller
  • ·         We were born one minute apart
  • ·         We often buy the same thing without the other knowing…

Gisele Bundchen
Image: Pixnpix
Gisele has a fraternal twin sister named Patricia. Patricia is Gisele’s public relations manager

Ashton Kutcher
Image: Novafm
Ashton has a fraternal twin brother named Michael. Michael also has cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars.

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett has a twin brother named Hunter. Hunter is also an actor.

Alanis Morissette
Alanis has a twin brother named Wade. Wade is also a musician and yoga teacher.

Elvis Presley
Image: Huffpost
 Elvis had an identical brother named Jesse, unfortunately he was stillborn.

Jerry Hall
Image: Matilo
 Terry Hall has a fraternal twin sister called Terry.

And Finally...
A very pregnant me with my beautiful twin sister – Amanda. My life would not be the same without her xox


Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's My Birthday Month.....

The number this year is 39... Yep - I'm one year off being 40 and although you shouldn't waste anytime wishing your years away, it got me thinking???

 I wished I'd meet Mr Right in my early twenties
 I wished I started having children before the age of the 36
 And I mostly wished
 I'd felt comfortable in my skin a decade ago.....

But.... Then I could ask the questions;

Would Mr Right and I still be together if we'd meet in our 20's?
Would I have had the time and raised my little girl the same way if I'd started having children earlier?
Would I have treated my body any different if I was comfortable in it a decade ago?

Life - is just that - Life!!!!! The ability to grow and change, experience Life - Alive and with good health...

So - maybe I should just feel grateful for all that I have and not ponder and worry about things I cannot change...

Enjoy Life……

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Getting My Craft On

I saw this beautiful Heart Blanket on Pinterest the other night, which got me thinking!!!

Maybe I should get my Craft On??? I’ve never crocheted in my life but my mother is all things knitting and I figured she’d have the tools to get me started. I was So right – I am now in the possession of crochet needles and wool. I haven’t a clue where to start but I’m going to give it a whirl.
My mother was happy to point out that this blanket would be an advanced pattern, but I need to dream big, otherwise - what’s the point…
Ok – I really need to learn quite a lot, this basic crochet stitch is hard work.
I will keep you posted, but in the meantime, check out what I am eyeing off for future projects.

Ok – back to learning how to crochet…..


Italy 2007 – My first time to Europe and we meet some fun, interesting people.. This street performer, was cheeky in every sense of the word. He asked for a picture and then proceeded to follow me through the Piazza we were strolling through…

Enjoy Life…

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Woman of Style

Every time I see a picture of this wonderful woman, all I see is gracefulness. She makes me proud to be an Australian. I like that she was our Governor General of Australia, but more importantly, she seems to be a wonderful, grounded, wife, mother and grandmother.
Our entrant this week is the ever so lovely;
Quentin Bryce
At the gracious age of 72, I think Mrs Bryce holds her own when it comes to style… I love that she takes bold statement jewellery and pairs it with equally bold fashion style. She is not one to shy away from colour either.
She is well regarded in our country, having studied Law, she became one of the first women accept to the Bar of Queensland. She has had a lustrous career that I feel any women would be proud of.
Let’s take a look at her style; 
Never one to shy away from a little colour, here we have some very George Jensen like earrings. Bold statement with a classic style outfit.
I would have to say, Pearl is really Quentin’s signature choice.
I love her in this colour, teaming a double strand of pearls is so spot on.
Age is no boundary for wearing a choker, and doesn’t she sell this look for all women her age. Stunning.
Attending the Royal wedding, didn't she do Australia proud 
Meeting the Queen, Quentin yet again nails the look. Teaming a classic pair of Onyx and Diamond studs with this stunning black and white lace number.
Bold, yet understated. Doesn't this brooch just pop on this jacket?
Wow – out there but as always she get away with this and still comes out looking simply elegant
What a gorgeous shot – just being a grandmother.