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Oliver says:

Mummy, get Daddy. Mummy, DESTROY HIM!

Daddy, stop being angry at Mummy. She’s my best friend.

Mummy had a shower and now my bed is wet, I HAVE to sleep with you.

After we put him to bed he popped his little head out.
Just checking, you guys okay?


Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV

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The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition is on it’s last days, so if you haven’t had a chance, make sure you head down to the National Gallery of Victoria and check it out.

I took an hour out of my work day to see it, and it wasn’t long enough. But if, like me, an hour is all you’ve got it’s still worth the trip.


There are 7 rooms filled with over a hundred pieces. Each room is themed and the pieces are modelled in a way that allow the audience to see the movements of the fabrics and the theme of each outfit. Some models have talking and singing faces projected onto them. Each room, whilst unique, is as exciting as the last.

Here are a few of my favourite pieces:








Incase I haven’t got you swooning enough over his beautiful pieces, what about his beautiful words about the piece he made for Beth Ditto.


And whilst I loved the exhibition and I would recommend it to everyone, there will always be that one piece I don’t understand- for example this loofah!


Getting in the groove.

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It’s been three weeks since James moved home to Melbourne. And the honey moon period is officially over!

Now don’t get me wrong, I still absolutely adore having my husband home. And Oliver is still so happy to have his Daddy back. Heck, even the dogs never been happier.

What I don’t love, is the change to routine- again- for about the twentieth time in the past 12 months. Boy, it’s been a roller coaster of a year!


And whilst I’ve loved every second of this thriller of a year, I am ready to put it behind me. I’m actually ready to be bored!

I did a little bit of research when Oliver and I moved to Melbourne, and it takes six weeks to settle into a new routine.

That’s 42 days of being totally whack. Only 26 more days until Stella gets her groove back folks.

So tell me, what helps you and yours settle into a new routine?

The future is here!

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In February 2014 James moved to Melbourne to start a six month course leaving Oliver and I in Canberra.

Fast forward six months later, July 2014, and I’d just scored my dream job, one catch: it was in Melbourne. So we had two weeks together in Canberra before Oliver and I moved down to Melbourne.

Fast forward another five months, to today and WE DID IT! James moved home just hours ago and will be starting his new posting with the RAN next week.


It’s been a tough 11 months, but boy have we walked away all the better for it. And now we are home, forever home.

Today, marks the beginning of the rest of our lives!

What’s my style?

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I want to start off by telling you that I wear runners with jeans.

Yes, I’m one of those. But don’t worry, I hear it’s trendy now.

I also recently had my eyebrows tinted for the first time, and as a red head- that’s a pretty big deal.


But I do take pride in my appearance. My weight is that of a yo-yo. Up and down. Currently it’s up, but I go between a size 12 to a size 16. So I’m midsize, and I find it really difficult to find fashion icons that I can look up to. I follow a lot of plus size blogs, and boy do those curvy girls know how to rock it. I also follow a lot of fashion magazines, but no matter how many km I run, I will never be a size 6.

So I’m midsized, and after 26 years I’m finally okay with it.

So here’s some of my favourite outfits from 2014. Most items are found in op shops, Gorman and Asos.com, I look forward to sharing my favourite outfits of 2015 with you.

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I should also note that none of my posts are sponsored. If you wish to sponsor me, please contact me. 

New Year, new you… and all that jazz!

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Can you believe its 2015 already? I just got used to the fact that it’s 2014.

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But here we are and I have a good feeling about this year. I’m not big on that stuff, the whole new year new me thing. But this year feels different.

This year, my husband is moving home after 12 months living apart. I have a fantastic job, a great house, the best friends and of course my amazing little Oliver J.

So I thought, what the heck, I am going to give my much unloved blog a new look, some new found love and some new content.

So who is Patch Imperfect? It’s a blog about everything that’s not quite perfect, but wonderful in its imperfections.

It’s about fashion, and being midsized in a society that is obsessed with being petite or plus sized. It’s about health, with the occasional chocolate binge. It’s about the job I love and the family I adore and my inability to fully enjoy one without feeling guilty about the other.

If you want to contribute to patch imperfect, please contact me.

I look forward to sharing 2015 with you all, in all its chaotic imperfections.