Goodbye for a (little) while!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Hello dear readers! I have spent the day packing and running around the house looking for things I might need, because tomorow I'm leaving for a holiday with my family! Unfortunately this means that I won't be able to update Bramble and Lace for around a month, as we won't have internet. So sorry in advance for being MIA for a while, but it can't be helped!
On another note, I'm super excited to go on holiday! I haven't travelled in over a year, and haven't been on a plane in what feels like forever. Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all have a safe and happy break:) xx

photo taken by me earlier this year :)

blog award

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Heya! So a few days ago I got a message from the lovely Simone of The Cloud Galaxy saying that she had nominated me for an award! Thankyou, you're amazing! :)
The Rules
1. When you receive the award thank the person that gave you and post the link to his/her blog in your post
2. Then you (receiver of the award) posts eleven things about yourself
3. Answer the eleven things the tagger has set for you
4. Choose eleven inspiring bloggers with under 200 followers and link their pages in your post. Then create eleven questions for them to answer
5. Go to their pages and tell them
6. No tag backs!

Okay, so eleven random things about me-
- I love cheese. I eat it all the time, like ALL the time! I don't think a day goes past when I don't eat cheese. Kinda weird, but there you have it! ;)
- I love sailing, as those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know. I sail a 420, but I can also sail other centreboard boats :)
- At school, my favourite subject is probably dance or photography
- This blog wasn't always a fashion blog! When I first started blogging, Bramble and Lace was more of a photography blog.
- My favourite books are the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, they are actually amazing and funny and scary and romantic and just about everything else all in one.
- At the moment I'm addicted to Gossip Girl, move over Blair, Nate is miiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
- I do the most random things in class when I get bored. For example a few days ago in english, me and my friend sat under the desk to see how long it would take for the teacher to notice. (it took ages and we were stuck under there for what felt like forever, I guess we learnt our lesson)
-I have a pair of lucky socks that I wear to every exam
-My nickname is Zozzle... don't ask me why, I actually have no idea why everyone started calling me that but now heaps of schoolfriends call me that instead of Zoe, even some of the teachers! ;)
- My most treasured possesions are my sewing machine and my SLR camera
- I have a little box that sits on my shelf where i put things that remind me of a certain memories in. Like, i have a leaf that I picked up when we went to Adelaide, friendship bracelets and a stone that i found when I was little and i spent three weeks waiting for it to hatch because I was convinced it was a dragon egg. ;) It's getting very full now, i think i'm going to have to get a bigger box soon!

Simone's questions-
1. How did you come about the name of you blog?
I don't really know where Bramble and Lace came from. I wanted my blog name to sound whimsical and so I had a look through my Dad's old gardening books to find a plant that would sound nice as a blog name. I like bramble, but I thought I would add something on the end that reminded me of fashion and sewing. And so Bramble and Lace was born ;)
2. What Inspires you?
Other blogs, Lookbook, old knitting and sewing books that my Grandma gave me, my garden, anything really.

3. If you could have any item at the moment what item would it be?
Probably studded Doc Marten type shoes. I don't know if there even is such a thing, but if there is then I would definetly love to buy them :)
4. Whats your favorite song?
So many to choose from! I love all songs by The Paper Kites or San Cisco, but my favourite song at the moment would have to be Home by Gabrielle Aplin. I also love Passion Pit, Lisa Mitchell, Coldplay, Sleigh Bells, The XX, Birdy and so many more!
5. Describe your day today In 5 words or less.
School, boring, sleep, dance practice :) *yawns*
6. What is your Favorite cartoon
I don't really watch cartoons, I used to like anime like Fruits Basket but I don;t watch any anymore
7. Favorite Book\ Movie
Gemma Doyle Trilogy, The Painted Veil

8. In your opinion is a hotdog a sandwich?
NOOOO! No way!
9. What is your favorite bodypart
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I don't even know how to answer this... maybe my eyes? I actually have no idea hahaha but this made my day
10 If I could have _______ I would do_____
If I could have an unending supply of pretty fabric, I would never have to go to spotlight again ;)
11. What is your Favorite item in you closet or beauty cabinet
Probably my chiffon tops, or my high waisted shorts. I also love my new ruffled shorts which will feature in an outfit post asap!

The Blogs that I have chosen are...
Mint Macaroons
Thraz Lee
Nails. Fashion. Beauty. Life
Evolving Elle
Talk Pretty
London and Coffee
Individual Emotion

And my 11 questions for them will be...
1. What is your daily makeup routine?
2. What inspired you to begin blogging?
3. What is your go-to outfit for weekends/ when you can't think of something else to wear?
4. What are your hobbies?
5. Favourite band?
6. Favourite food? (I'm sorry, my questions are crappy hahah)
7. Who is your all-time favourite blogger?
8. shorts or skirts?
9. If you could buy any item of clothing, what would it be?
10. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
11. What do your parents think of your blog?

Woop woop all done;)Well done to all of the recipients, I will notify you in the next couple of days! I also have to apologise for the massive absence recently, I have exams in two days and I have been studying my butt off haha. However, most of that so called 'studying' that I have been doing involves sitting at my desk and staring out the window for ages when I get so bored I zone out. I'm kinda screwed for them, but oh well. Wish me luck! ;) xx

formula 10.0.6

Sunday, 28 October 2012

hello lovely readers! So today I'm going to be doing a more beauty-related post, which I haven't really done before but hey, it's always good to try new things right? ;) Anyway, I recently purchased two new skincare products that I thought I might share with you. Both are from Formula 10.0.6, one of my new favourite brands.
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the first product that I will be reviewing is called One Smooth Operator. It's a face scrub that is gel-like, with tiny pumice particles that give it a gritty texture. I love this scrub because it is waaay more gentle on my skin then other scrubs I have tried (I have really sensitive skin so usually scrubs leave my skin feeling scratched or irritated) and it leaves my face feeling clear and fresh. I sound like an advertisment hahaha, don't worry this post isn't sponsored!:) Anyway, another thing I love about this is that it smells amazing!
Best Face Forward is a cleanser from the same brand. This is also gel-like, with a slight pink tinge to it. I really like this cleanser, when I first began using it it irritated my skin a little, but now after I've used it for about a week it doesn't affect my skin at all. Like the scrub, this cleanser smells ah-mazing, like passionfruit and green tea and citrus. It does a good job of cleansing my face, although it's probably not the most effective cleanser that I've tried. Still, it's one of my favourites! What can I say... the packaging is just to nice to resist! ;)
Photobucket So there you have it, my new skincare obsessions. Do you guys have any beauty products wrth recommending? As usual, I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments! xx

new layout

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Heya! :) As you can see, Bramble and Lace has had a bit of  makeover! It's taken me ages, let's just say I never want to see another html code again.. ;) There are some elements of the new look that I'm not sure about, but all in all I love it! What do you think? Do you like the new layout/header etc or the old one better? Your opinion means a lot to me!
Today has been very relaxing, I made the changes to the blog this morning after spending the whole of yesterday making the header, buttons and playing around with html codes. I've also been reading a lot today, the book is called LA Candy by Lauren Conrad. It's trashy, but I'm addicted to it ;) How is everyone else going? xx
ps. I've noticed that in the past few days my blog, the sidebar in particular, is taking ages to load. Sorry about this! Does anyone know how to fix it, I'd be very greatful if you could help me as I'm pretty useless when it comes to technology!

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Friday, 5 October 2012


Hello everyone!
I've fallen in love with polyvore again. after not visiting it for a few months. I was asked by a couple of people to style a summer outfit, so here it is! :) Remember if you have any other requests or questions, don't hesitate to comment below or email me :)

ps. thankyou so much everyone- I recently reached 100 followers! I love you all! ;)


Friday, 17 August 2012

Hey everyone!
On Tuesday I had my prom (or dinner dance, as we call it in Australia)! It was so much fun, the food was great and we all had a lot of fun dancing :) My dress was quite plain, it was made out of black velvet and had a pleated skirt. Hope you like the photos! In other news, I'm doing the 40 hour famine this weekend. For those of you who don't know what it is, 40 hour famine is a fundraiser set up by World Vision to help people in less fortunate countries. You choose something that you want to go without for 40 hours, and then you raise as much money as possible for this great cause! I'm giving up food so I can't eat until midday on sunday! :O Most people give up food, but others give up things like furniture of talking :)  My goal is to raise $170 in total to help fight hunger in third world countries. All of the funds that World Vision raises goes directly to the people that need it most, in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania where a lot of people barely have enough food to get by. I would really appreciate it if you could help fight global hunger by donating online, it's for a great cause and even a few dollars can make a big difference to the lives of people living in poverty :) You can find the link here. Thankyou! xx

blooming blogger award

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hey everyone:)
Another blogging award, yay! Thanks to Emma of Emma's Page for nominating me, you're amazing! Basically the Blooming Blogger Award is an award for blogs that are relatively new. The rules of the award are that you choose 4 blogs that you think deserve the award, as well as mention the creator of the award, Emma (A different Emma to the first one mentioned, haha). So here are my four nominations-

Congratulations to the nominated blogs, I'll send you guys an email soon to let you know :)

s n a p s h o t s

Saturday, 28 July 2012

1. My new shoes I bought for the prom (we call it a dinner dance in australia) :)
2. Patterned leggings
3. New bag, one of my favorite things hehe
4. The orange tree in our garden has just grown its first oranges for the year, yum!
5. Photos of the scallop-hem top that I sewed on the weekend
6. Random photo of my room :) I tidied it and stuck posters everywhere

Just some random photos from the past week. I finally finished sewing my scallop hem top, and it turned out quite well! What do you guys think? :) And happy Olympics (that sounds weird hahha) to everyone! GO AUSTRALIA WOOOOO!! I haven't been watching it today, but I got up really early yesterday and watched the opening ceremony. I also watched the cycling, mainly to stare open-mouthed at the amazing english countryside they were cycling through. It's such a beautiful country!

ps. THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU to all my beautiful followers for helping me reach my goal of 50 followers!xx

freedom at last!

Friday, 8 June 2012

I'm baaaack(: My exams are finally over, thank goodness! I had a maths exam yesterday and two today- physics and chemistry. They weren't as bad as I thought they would be, except for physics which I had a bit of trouble with. But oh well, I've been studying like crazy for the last 3 weeks so I'm just glad that I'm finally free! This is such a random post hahaa,, showing off my ugly school uniform(: Hope everyone's been having a great few weeks and for those who are still in the middle of their exams, good luck!

pastel fancy

Friday, 11 May 2012


I love the pastel trend for winter- is it just me or does wearing bright clothes make the dull, rainy days seem so much better? (: Usually I'm the sort of girl who wears darker colours during the colder months, but this year I'm planning to embrace the trend with a new pastel pink jumper I bought a few days ago. Do you like this trend? How are you planning to wear it?

Photos from pintrest and lookbook

Versatile Blogger Award Nomination!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Thanks so much for nominating me, Katherine! It means a lot, guys go follow her! :)

Rules of the award:

1 - Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging

2 - Let them know you have nominated them

3 - Share 7 randoms facts about yourself

4 - Thank the bloggers who have nominated you

5 - Add the Versatile Blogger Picture to your blog

I'll do the facts first :)
1. I love craft, I spend hours knitting, crocheting and doing cross stitch. I'm trying to learn to sew without much success...
2. I'm learning french
3. My favorite food is potato bake, which is really convenient because mum cooks it all the time :)
4. I love dancing and sailing, especially sailing!
5. I'm really clumsy
6.I'm part danish and irish
7. I always fall asleep in physics class... not good when we have an exam coming up in a few weeks!

Righto,, now to the blogs I'm gonna nominate ;)

Congratulations to the nominated blogs! haha :) My computer isn't working very well at the moment so I can't let the nominated people know just yet, I will as soon as I can! Thanks so much again to the blogger who nominated me, it means a lot!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Hey lovelys,

this will be a quickie, just wanted to let you all know about a seriously amazing blog! Brigid over at Fumblr posts great fashion photos and is really worth checking out (: She would really appreciate it if you had a look at her blog, it's quite new and she'd love it if you'd follow (:

now you're just somebody that i used to know

Monday, 30 April 2012


Photos from Queensland based photographer Ali Mitton. I'm in love with the carefree, breezy feel of her photos. I also love the girl's hair in the last photo. I love the look of braids but I can never seem to do them right! What do you think of the photos and the model's hair? any tips on how to braid?

oh deer vintage

Sunday, 29 April 2012

model: Amelia Z
makeup artist: Abbey Love
designer: oh deer vintage
photographer: Julia Trotti
Another fashion post ;). These photos are from the new lookbook from Oh Deer Vintage, called Wizard. So so pretty!