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It's getting cooler down under and I must admit I'm a pretty happy chappy right now. Layering up, chasing online sales and hunting down coveted thick and chunky knits to wriggle into. The heavens opening up with rain, a softness that trickles and sprinkles outside on the window panes. Turning up the heating and finding that one spot I can crawl into and unwind with my trusty MacBook or treasured novel. And all with my loyal puppy by my side at that, copious puppy cuddles I'll get smothered with, wanted or unwanted.

But then there's also all these lovely spring and summer edits other bloggers are posting about. Sharing their upcoming travel itineraries and plans for the summer, filling my mind with dreams of the blue Mediterranean Sea, cobblestone paved paths and grand Moorish architecture and romance. And as much as I live (and I mean live) for the cold and get excited for this time of year, I can't help but feel slightly envious of the other half of this globe who will be moving into warmer months. I'm conflicted and very much a hypocrite. Complaining about the woes of a hot Australian summer only to fall smitten with a longing for the mild European sun. I know, I'm a total nut job and perhaps it's just a simple case of being born on the wrong side of this planet so don't feel too sorry for me kids. It happens every year, I go through the same motions and feelings and I'll get over it soon enough. And who knows, maybe I'll even get to indulge in this European fantasy of mine, sometime in the next few weeks.

xoxo
 NOW PLAYING:  Midnight dawn - Mt Warning

It's getting cooler down under and I must admit I'm a pretty happy chappy right now. Layering up, chasing online sales and hunting down coveted thick and chunky knits to wriggle into. The heavens opening up with rain, a softness that trickles and sprinkles outside on the window panes. Turning up the heating and finding that one spot I can crawl into and unwind with my trusty MacBook or treasured novel. And all with my loyal puppy by my side at that, copious puppy cuddles I'll get smothered with, wanted or unwanted.

But then there's also all these lovely spring and summer edits other bloggers are posting about. Sharing their upcoming travel itineraries and plans for the summer, filling my mind with dreams of the blue Mediterranean Sea, cobblestone paved paths and grand Moorish architecture and romance. And as much as I live (and I mean live) for the cold and get excited for this time of year, I can't help but feel slightly envious of the other half of this globe who will be moving into warmer months. I'm conflicted and very much a hypocrite. Complaining about the woes of a hot Australian summer only to fall smitten with a longing for the mild European sun. I know, I'm a total nut job and perhaps it's just a simple case of being born on the wrong side of this planet so don't feel too sorry for me kids. It happens every year, I go through the same motions and feelings and I'll get over it soon enough. And who knows, maybe I'll even get to indulge in this European fantasy of mine, sometime in the next few weeks.

xoxo

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  1. Over here in Europe, we are awaiting summer but I still have the heater on! Wish I had summer plans yet...

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  2. You are too funny but honest I guess we all go through the same, in the winter I wish for summer and in the humid uncomfortable days of the heat I wish for winter so I guess we all nuts for feeling the same. He he
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  3. hahahahha curious post!

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  4. It makes me really want to spring and summer!! Thanks for your visit and kisses from Italy,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/

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  5. I can't wait for summer, right now it feels like winter again :(

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  6. That is so funny! I feel the same way, love Fall for so many reasons including layering, boots and darker color clothing and then I miss summer and bright colors and floral patterns. What a struggle!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  7. Ohh the shark tooth pendent comes from Givenchy? I never knew!! Yes you can get several other less expensive options to achieve the same look :) sometimes big name brands start a trend but then we don't necessary have to shed out that much money. Good thing about fashion these days is loads of "inspirational" options :)

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  8. Funny post, Sonia!!!
    Can't wait for summer!!!
    Kiss

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  9. Sonia, I get you, is also what I feel when I read post from bloggers who live in the other side of the world and here is freezing! Here is finally coming the summer but is still pretty chilly you know. Hope you can travel over here btw and realize your European dreams :) Oh puppy cuddles, sounds so sweet!:) Kisses! xo

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  10. The collage is great. I love all the inspiring pics you have collected and I can relate to them. The Hemingay's quote made me think.
    xxx
    mari
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  11. I'm the same :). Getting jealous of you guys when you hit the summer season as soon as it's over for the rest of us :). But there's such beauty in every single season, so that's all right :). I can't wait for a bit of heat here, and when it finishes, I'll travel all the way around to your place ;).
    Hope you're having an awesome week too :*!

    xx
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    1. Very true, and something I really should remember, especially in those icky, warm months. And you are always welcome in my hood girl! xx

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  12. Jajajaj You are so funny!
    I need summer Sonia and this selection is very cute.
    I really hope you can realize your European dream ;)
    Kisses
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  13. Awesome pictures.I love that quote by Ernest Hermingway,It's so powerful! You are damn funny!!! Guess what? Babes it's raining over here too.
    Make sure you wrap yourself and your cute puppy properly.
    Have a fab day.
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  14. nice post!
    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  15. I have always loved your 'Muse Me' posts and this one's great yet again.

    -Ru
    LOVESICKLILAC

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  16. I dream the Mediterranean sea too XD
    Great post
    Viky

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  17. Hehe, it's funny, I do the same! It starts to cool off and I get excited about knits and scarves and boots, and then I see all the summer outfits from the bloggers in the northern hemisphere and start to miss the warmth again!

    Grass is always greener! :P


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  18. While I was reading this, I thought: "Wait, isn't she always saying how she hates the heat?? What's with this plans-for-the-summer-and-Mediterranean-Sea talk??" But then you admitted that you're a hypocrite so now I feel better - admitting it is half the solution.:P And I LOVE that Hemingway quote! He was such a cool cat, I love his works and his words. It's so true, the best people are risk-takers. Dare devils. Not pussies.

    Say hi to your pooch for me, babe!!
    xoxo

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    1. Hahahaha! Yeah, I'm such a hypocrite! xx

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  19. LOL!!! No you are not born on the wrong side of the planet! It's supposed to be Spring over here but it's still cold and it's raining all the time. Summer is not much better! Two weeks it's beautiful and than it's sh.. again! Winter is horrible! Freezing cold -10 degrees and worth! Yeah I guess we all want what we can't have. Sonia I feel uninspired too but yes for your beauty posts!! I'd love to read them :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. Yes, it always comes down to wanting what you can't have doesn't it Mira. Sigh. Thanks for the encouragement re beauty posts. I think I might just tackle them then! xx

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  20. first time here, just wanted to say hi! great blog btw, and i love your layout too. keep it up :D

    Xlicious Girl

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  21. This is such a beautiful collage! I really love that Ernest Hemingway quote- it is so, so beautiful!
    I am actually very, very excited for summer as the cold months are the least favorite thing for me- I love the snow, but I hate how cold it gets in winters in Latvia (-30C is no joke!)

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    1. Wow I didn't even realise it could get -30 in populated places! Antarctica maybe but Latvia! Oh em gee Maddie! xx

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  22. Hahaha! I am totally the same way! I get so excited for the beginning of the season for the change of weather and fashion, then after a few weeks I get over it and start wishing for the opposite weather! We'll just have to live through each other when we start missing the opposite season since we are on opposites sides of the world! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! Hooray for living vicariously through other bloggers! xx

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  23. oh gorgeous, imagine if you didn't get to dream about all that! i have the exact same woes as you but it does make it all the better when you do escape ;) when and where? x

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  24. I just love how you write! Your blog is so perfect and interesting and here are do wonderful illustrations ♥
    followed you on bloglovin, dear :)

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    1. Naww thank you so much for your kind words and for the follow too babes! xx

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  25. Hahaha yup, that sounds like me! I get so excited for a season and then am over it like 2 weeks in ;) Happy Friday!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  26. Well at least be at ease that us Canadians are still chilly and summer is still a few months away. I love how you write, I started following you on gfc so I can see all your lovely posts from now on :)
    Emily Lavenders

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  27. I understand what you mean! I don't like the cold season, so when it's winter here and I see the pics of bloggers wearing shorts and tank tops I feel a sort of envy. But seasons change! ;)
    Buy the way, that quote of Hemingway is so true!!
    Kisses
    Oriana

    www.stylexis.com

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    1. Ain't it! I can't help but loose myself whenever I read it xx

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  28. Haha, I love sun, everywhere! Nice pics!
    xoxo
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  29. Such a curious and nice post :)
    xx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  30. Haha I'm soo looking forward to summer here in Italy :) I really hate cold weather :P Regarding the giveaway on my blog, the brand didn't tell me anything about international restrictions, so I suppose it means it's international. You're welcome to participate until May 12, and I hope you will :)

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  31. have a nice week!

    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  32. here in germany we are waiting for summer! and the sunny weather is just around the corner! wishing you a great weekend and great photo collage

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  33. great collage!
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  34. Beautiful pictures and quote!
    Mafalda ❤
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  35. Over here in Germany it has gotten cooler :( Have a great weekend!
    xo Rathana FabFashionaire.com

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  36. Its also getting cooler here down south. Love that image of the pink hair idea, looks so pretty. Thanks for your kind words, hope you're having a wonderfully relaxing weekend.

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  37. I love your post,kisses.
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  38. It's actually the opposite here in San Francisco! Its getting warmer, can't wait!

    xxxo from San Francisco,

    -Kim
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  39. nice post, dear :)

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  40. I also love the colder months but it's almost summer where I live. can't wait for fall and winter ;)

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  41. hi darling!! that's an amazing post!
    thanks for sharing! have a good sunday!!!
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  42. I on the other hand, prefer warmer temperatures, and especially spring weather. I've never experienced the Australian Summer, but the Greek one is also too warm to handle. But I'm happy that it's just around the corner. I was tired of the cold months.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog :)

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  43. If it weren't for beautiful winter fashion and the scientific necessity of it all, it would always be summer in my world


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  44. Hahaha I think we always want the weather we don't have! Winter fashion is so fun, I love all the layering!
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  45. i love summers , winter is something which i hate most though this scorching heat is killer..
    love your post
    follow you via G+, Gfc and Bloglovin, hope you add me back
    keep in touch

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  46. Oh well, I'm totally different as I'm only living for summer really.. maybe because both winter and summer are too cold in Switzerland? Thanks for sharing these images, too!

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  47. Sonia, did you make the collage? I quite like it and I love the quote. Very inspiring!
    xx
    M

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    1. I did Melissa, with the use of some cool photos I found on Pinterest! xx

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  48. So beautiful! Love your collages :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  49. The collage is amazing
    Great and funny post, you all want Sumner
    And I want a cool weather haha Here in California is so hot right now
    I don't do good when is to hot :)
    As always great post darling.
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

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  50. So I have a theory, because I always find myself facing the same longings, that it's all just a desire to be able to share in those joys with the rest of the online community. I never even thought about it until I began reading blogs and pinning madly on pinterest - suddenly the rest of the world comes to life and we want to be a part of it! Well, I do anyhow. Either way, I'm kinda of looking forward to snuggly knits and ridiculous scarves (and all your beautiful winter fashion instagrams)! Rhi :) xx

    PS. I really like this collage. When we meet up, can you show me your processes with these? Or would that be giving away a trade secret? ;P

    The Wildest of Dreams

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  51. This is such a funny post :) nice one.
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