{Girl Crush Tuesday} The marvellous Maddie

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are saluting the brilliantly talented, creative genius that is Maddie Veitch from Ivory Rose Botanicals. 

Maddie is a local mama who is working hard for herself and her family. Not long ago she opened Ivory Rose Botanicals in George Street Bathurst and since that time has shown herself to be the front-runner in floral design.

Maddie will help with everything from a simple bouquet for your bestie, all the way up to your wedding arch super pieces. She doesn’t just sell flowers, she literally creates art.

Ivory Rose Botanicals also holds really fun classes in floral arrangements, everything from headpieces to flower centrepieces.

Plus, the totes best thing is rolling into her little studio and getting to hang out with Maddie and her beautiful little boys.

The Central Nest loves supporting local women working hard to make a difference and Maddie is certainly doing that. So, thank you Maddie for giving my little girls someone to look up to so they realise you really can strive to have it all.

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{The Fashion Nest} Business Casual: Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

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Business Casual: Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

There has always been a heated debate on how something can be called both ‘business’ and ‘casual’ at the same time; however, this dress code is definitely a real thing. Even though it’s a bit difficult to define, we still manage to pull off the most amazing clothing combos meant for both work and sipping some cocktails after it. If you would like to master this style, stay with us. Here are five wardrobe essentials you simply have to have!

Slim leg trousers with a little twist

Even though it’s business casual we’re talking about, the truth is that you probably won’t feel comfortable wearing a pair of skinny jeans to your work. Instead, you can always opt for slim leg trousers – these provide a similar visual effect, but are far more appropriate for business environment. The casual part, on the other hand, requires something a bit more unconventional, like a hint of color. Don’t go for black, navy or dark gray, but choose olive green or mustard yellow instead. You’ll love the way this piece matches with your other business essentials!Slim leg trousers with a little twist Collage.jpg

A silk top is always a good idea

Forget your boring button downs and opt for gorgeous silk tops that can provide a polished yet very trendy look. Fashion-forward girls swear by this piece which is a perfect fusion of casual and classy – exactly what you need for a long day at work! Apart from looking stunning, such pieces are extremely comfortable and pleasant to the touch. Even though you probably think that these must be expensive, it really doesn’t have to be like that at all. You can always find affordable pieces that’ll perfectly match the slim leg trousers mentioned above.

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Inevitable little black dress

The iconic LBD is an absolute must-have when it comes to business casual for so many reasons. First of all, it’s a classical piece that can be worn in literally any occasion, without having to worry that you’ll be underdressed. Secondly, such a dress is more than welcome if you have some after-work plans – it’s appropriate even for a cocktail hour with your friends or colleagues. You really need to have this versatile piece in your wardrobe as soon as possible!

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Keep prints to a minimum

Everyone knows that prints can transform any outfit and make it more stylish and fashionable. However, you should never go too far with the print game – it can sometimes be counterproductive, especially if you decide to combine a few of them. That’s exactly why your everyday business look shouldn’t be based only on prints, but more on monochromatic pieces. The exceptions are, of course, amazing floral dresses appropriate for corporate parties. Such garments are extremely appealing, and they will surely accentuate your femininity while showing that you really mean business.

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Less is more when it comes to jewelry

When talking about jewelry, business casual rules are much more flexible than strict business ones. You can always incorporate some delicate pieces of jewelry into your everyday outfits, and even think about some statement pieces here and there. One or two simple rings, matched with stud earrings and a long necklace that all follow the same style make a winning combo you can’t go wrong with. A luxurious watch is always a good idea (of course, it doesn’t have to be too expensive). It’ll give your overall outfit an elegant and sleek look.

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As you can see, there are so many ways to improve your business casual combos and give them more life. All of the aforementioned pieces are true must-haves in such an environment, so have them in mind the next time you go shopping. Get at least some of them and transform into the queen of business casual in the blink of an eye!
About the author: Elise is an ordinary girl with an extraordinary life that she shares with her 8 pets. She is a health and fashion fanatic who adores hiking, paragliding, fashion runways and trying out beauty products ( who doesn’t love a little pampering every now and then ) She loves writing about fashion, beauty, adventures, experiences and life in general.

 

 

{This is Life} Things you should do every night to achieve your goals

Motivation come at me..

Okay, maybe tomorrow.

You want to know what the successful kids do? Well the brilliant team at Collective Hub have compiled a great list on Things you should do every night to achieve your goalseverynight

Tick. Check. Complete.

Any help is good help isn’t it?

Be happy nesters x

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The remarkable Jacqueline

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today’s girl crush is one very special lady, Jacqueline Freney.

Jacqueline is a paralympic champion who was born with cerebral palsy but did not let that stop her from reaching some amazing feats. Jacqueline won eight gold medals at the 2012 London games and in turn became Australia’s most successful paralympican at any single games. Plus, she smashed two world records in the process!

Jacqueline gives her time to speak to people with disabilities to let them know they too can have amazing futures. She is inspirational and motivating and definitely worthy of girl crush Tuesday. Jacqueline is a wonderful role model for every single Australian.

Jacqueline was awarded Young Australian of the Year in 2014 and we cannot think of a more deserving candidate.

Thanks Jacqueline for showing little girls throughout Australia that with determination and sheer hard work that anything is possible.

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