Tuesday, 10 January 2012

One year on, beating the heat

One year ago today the Lockyer valley was smashed with an "inland tsunami", a wall of water that destroyed families, lives and property.

There are so many stories I could share. The parents swept away as they pushed their children to safety on their roof. The bravery of Jordan Rice as he told rescuers to save his brother first before he and his mother were swept away moments later, the pregnant mother who had her toddler torn from her arms by flood waters....
But there is a hopeful side too, for in the days afterwards Queenslanders came together in a big way. The mud army, the evacuation centres so overflowing with donations they had to turn donations away, people donating time, effort and money to help people back on their feet. This news article sums it up better than I can.

Image from Brisbane Times

We were blessed that none of our friends or families lost their lives in the floods. I thought about the events of last year today, as I sat in an office that had flooded. I'm thankful for so many things; that through the horrible events the good in people shone through, and that my family and friends are safe. Condolences to those who lost friends and family members in the floods last year. Saying a special prayer for them all tonight.

Onto lighter things, here's what I wore today. Kept it simple to try beat the heat.

Dress: Asos twist workwear dress
Necklace: Chanel via Reebonz
Bracelets: the usual
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Louis Vuitton MM damier azur neverfull

Closeup of the accessories:

Also got a small mention over at The Fashionoclast today as I took part in their Frivolous Friday challenge. Quite happy to be mentioned on such a great blog! Next challenge is bow ties - looking forward to it!

Make sure to let your loved ones know how much you care about them today and every day.


  1. Great dress...Amazing bag!!Following you immediately.:)follow me back?




  2. Hey Mica! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) What a tragic story about the floods, my heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones.
    BTW love your bracelets!
    Would love to have you as a follower & I'm happy to follow you back xoxo

  3. You look great in that blue dress :)

    By the way I have given you a happy blogger award, check out my latest post for the same :)

  4. I really want to add that bag to my Louis collection!If you have the time, check out my latest post! xox


  5. Great photos and outfit! :)


  6. @Adele thank you, it is a really sad story! :( Will be sure to follow your blog :)

    @Krizia - thanks

    @Purvi thank you, I will check that out

    @Caitlin it is a great bag to have!

  7. Cute dress!

    xo Ashleigh


  8. Natural disasters are always so tragic and devastating to the innocent people who were affected. I am glad to hear that your close ones were not harmed.

  9. @Ashleigh - thanks

    @Bravoe Runway - true, so much devastation. Mother nature is very powerful.

  10. hi dear, i'm the photographer who made the photo shooting on the blog Purses and I. I just want to say thank you for your appreciation :)

  11. @LM Photografic - thanks, that's very sweet


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