France Update #1

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry christmas everyone!!! Yes I am alive... and I'm still in France!! :) This Sunday was the halfway mark for my exchange trip here, and boy has time gone fast. I have had Internet off and on, but it's been too hard to update you all up to now- there were some problems with my host family and it all got very complicated as I had to change families so I'm really sorry if I haven't replied to emails or updated you!

My time here so far has been absolutely amazing. The first four days were spent exploring Paris with a group of other exchange students from all over Australia, and the rest of my time was spent in a gorgeous town in the south of France. The photos speak for themselves- France is a truly beautiful country! At the moment I am back up further north, and the cold is certainly a change to the 42 degree days that I'm used to in Australia!! I'm also really looking forward to discovering a French Christmas... It helps that my French mum is an amazing cook!

Wherever in the world you may be this festive season, I wish you a very merry Christmas and hope that today is a truly wonderful day for you all. I hopefully will be able to post again before too long so watch this space! :) I'm not sure how well these photos will turn out as I'm posting on my phone for the first time but fingers crossed they will turn out ok :)

Joyeux Noël xx

ps. You may have also noticed that many of my older posts have recently been deleted. I really want a fresh start with B&L this year, and really want to make a real go at blogging so I decided it would be better if I deleted some of my more embarrassing posts in order to be able to start afresh and begin blogging consistently and with better content. I hope you guys understand! :) xx

Goodbye Australia, hello France!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Photos from tumblr

Hello hello hello!! For those of you who read my last post you will remember me mentioning an announcement coming to B&L soon... and here it is! Tomorrow I will be leaving Australia and travelling to France where I will spend 6 weeks living with a french family, immersing myself in the culture and (hopefully) improving my french. I have been learning the language for 6 years at school and am really looking forward to improving and learning about this beautiful country.

Because of this, however, I unfortunately will not be able to post again until mid-January!! (Another blogging MIA...nooooo!!!) But I have already got some exciting posts lined up on my return.
This is a really exciting time for me as I travel to a strange new country, and I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back! In the words of St Augustine, "the world is a book and those that do not travel read only one page".

Zoe xx

Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Heya!! So today I'm going to do a little review on a new lipstick that I have recently purchased, the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in the shade #16. Firstly, let's just say that I LOOOOOVE IT! Honestly, it's one of my favourite lipsticks that I own and the shade is such a pretty colour of pink. It has a smooth texture, and lasts quite well although does fade after a couple of hours. It is a tad drying, but only after it's been on your lips for a while :)  It's also relatively cheap compared to many other lipsticks!

Wooo so there you go, my lame attempt at a beauty review (to be honest I'm not even sure that you can call it a review!) I also have an exciting announcement which I'l post about in a couple of days... so watch this space! ;) xx

get free

Saturday, 23 November 2013

top- friends of fancy // overalls- markets

Hello lovely people! So my exams are finally done.. and I have officially finished year 11!! Part of me is really excited to have less than a year of school left, however to be honest I'll kinda miss school and seeing my friends everyday. Right now, I'm just glad the exam break is over and I can finally relax :) Have any of you been having exams? If so, how did they go?

To celebrate the long- awaited Christmas holidays, my friends and I went into the city to go shopping and I may or may not have gone a bit crazy when confronted with these amazing prints- call me a little kid, but there's something about Bart Simpson print overalls that cannot be ignored! ;)
Have a lovely day everyone! xx

New beginnings

Saturday, 12 October 2013


Hello beautiful people!
Long time no see- before I say anything else I must apologise for my ~4 month absence. Schoolwork, travel and a multitude of other crazy things seem to have taken priority over my little abandoned corner of the internet. To be honest it's been so long that I wasn't sure whether or not I would ever restart ze blog again, however this morning I woke up and randomly thought, hey, why not redesign my blog layout and start posting again? And so here I am.

 I'm not quite sure why it's taken me this long to start the blog up again... perhaps it was because I simply had nothing to write about, or maybe because my lazy streak got the better of me. This is rather a strange time to begin blogging again seeing as my final exams are in less than a month but oh well! YOLO and all that ;)

Gosh, I think I've rambled on for long enough! Seeing as it's 12 in the morning I should probably get to bed. Thankyou to all of you lovely readers who have stayed following my blog despite my absense!
Love you all xx

It always rains the hardest on people who deserve the sun

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Good morning beautiful people! A quick couple of photos that I took today. The sunlight looked so beautiful through my window, I couldn't resist!
Ps. Halfway through the exam period here in Australia. Come on guys, we can do this! xx

Sweet sixteen

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Happy Saturday everyone! Yesterday was my sixteenth birthday and I had a lovely day with friends and family. Just some quick photos before I go back to chemistry study, yay for high school life haha;)
Some photos of a couple of my pressies- a beautiful bouquet of flowers and an iPhone 4s!! :D also just got Instagram, follow me @zoee_fitzgerald for more photos! Have a lovely weekend xx

a small free kiss in the dark

Friday, 5 April 2013

Hello lovelys! It feels so strange posting on a school night haha, luckily it is Friday (thank goodness) so I can take a short break from the horribleness that is chemistry homework. Here is some tumblr vomit for you all hehe, I'm afraid that I couldn't get the links as they simply led to other tumblrs which wasn't very helpful, however if you do know the source of any of these photos please email me and I will link it! I've decided to try and include different types of posts instead of always doing outfit photos. This is mainly because I find it so hard to get a chance to actually take outfit photos, which means I end up not posting as often as I'd like. Hope you're all having a good week! xx




urban uniform

Monday, 1 April 2013

heya! So it's now officially April, and although here in Australia we're heading into winter (yay cold weather!), for most of you summer is on its way :) For this post I thought I'd give a few examples of some summer outfits for you all, I have recently gotten into polyvore again in a big way so I made a few sets up for you!;) Follow me here, and link your polyvore accounts in the comments and i'll be sure to have a look! xx

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lazy tuesdays

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today has been a very relaxing day for me. I've spent my time studying french, sipping delicious non-alchoholic swedish apple cider, reading Frankie, listening to indie music and taking far too many selfies. ;)  have a lovely day everyone! xx      photo IMGP1618_zpsd9e6571e.jpg  photo IMGP16131_zps96b78d7a.jpg  photo IMGP1638_zps9591e28d.jpg  photo IMGP1643_zps57c793dd.jpg  photo IMGP1630_zps65c1c12e.jpg

I'm back!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Heyaaa! As the title of this post suggests, I'm back from my holiday! We had such an amazing time, first we went to Barcelona, and then Copenhagen and finally Lyon. I'm so sorry for being really MIA for the past few weeks, but I'm gonna make it up to you all because I have many posts planned for the rest of the summer break. Speaking of the summer break, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! How did you spend Christmas? I spent mine in Denmark with my lovely family, who I haven't ever met before. We had a big dinner and all my relatives from around Denmark and Greenland came to Copenhagen to see us. So fun! And I got to experience my first white christmas, pretty exciting for a girl who's used to christmas in 40 degree heat. Australia is un-freaking-believably hot at the moment, so if I don't reply to your lovely comments it's because I'm too busy melting onto the sidewalk :/ Oh, what I would do to be in Europe right now! xx

ps. The photo quality of these aren't that good, that's because I took them all with my handheld digital camera because I couldn't be bothered lugging my SLR all around europe haha;) hope you enjoy!

Photobucket Taken on the beach in Barcelona. My first time seeing the Mediteranian Ocean!
Photobucket At Montserrat, the view was gorgeous!
Photobucket Being a lame tourist and posing outside the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona
Photobucket Spanish streets, oh how I miss this!
Photobucket In Copenhagen! Nyhavn, the famous harbour, was just as beautiful as the postcards;)
Photobucket The little mermaid statue that we visited. It was an absolutely freezing day, I thought my nose was going to fall off, but seeing the statue was worth it!
Photobucket SNOW!!!
Photobucket Having a snow fight with my brother... we're super mature ok ;)
Photobucket In a sweet little french village called Oingt
Photobucket Oingt's beautiful little streets!
Photobucket Best salad ever!