7th, July, 2015

Quirky-Rings-8
Quirky-Rings-1

Jewellery has never really been my thing (I’m more of a bag lady – the weirder the better!) but this has definitely been something I’ve been trying to work on this year. Slowly but surely my turquoise deer-shaped jewellery box has been filling up, and I’ve noticed that I seem to have an extreme penchant for rings. And much like my bag collection – I like ’em with a side of weird.

You will have seen the odd ring here on the blog before, but I wanted to share them all in one go. Because, you know, I’m feeling a bit proud of myself, and all that.. ; )

Quirky-Rings-5

Heart RingMichael Hill

This heart ring is one of the latest additions to my ring collection. It’s a fairly simple piece, which makes it an absolute essential when it comes to layering. I’m a huge fan of this ring and wear it most days – even to work, which is a big deal for this lady who normally sports bare fingers during the 9-5!

Quirky-Rings-Les-Nereides-Crab-Ring-1

Crab RingLes Nereides

This is probably my most lavish, ridiculous, over-the-top piece of jewellery yet – and I couldn’t possibly love it more. Les Nereides is a jewellery brand I am (quite frankly) obsessed with, and I’m desperately waiting for the summer months, where I can wear it on my favourite beach as I explore the rock pools. Hi little crabby crabs, say hi to your friend!

Quirky-Rings-7

Fox Ring – Boticca

Basically, this fox ring is what started it all.. I fell in love with it years ago and had to make it my own! I wear it insanely often – and if I’m ever going out at night (which really, isn’t very often!) I make sure to have this baby firmly adorned on my finger as I reckon it would make quite an effective weapon if I ever needed it! In fact, I lovingly refer to it as ‘my punching ring’ – no joke!

Quirky-Rings-4

Rocking Horse Ring – PBJ Boutique

I bought this ring from the (sadly now closed) PBJ Boutique. And would you believe it only set me back around $12? I picked this up for myself around three or so years ago, and for a cheap ring it is still in fantastic condition, with it’s gold colour still in pristine condition. Hooray! What I really love about this ring is that it functions as a teeny-tiny rocking horse when you put it upright. Because as we all know, things are so much cuter in miniature!

Quirky-Rings-Les-Nereides-Alice-in-Wonderland-Ring-1

Alice in Wonderland & White Rabbit Ring – Les Nereides

If it’s fairytale based, chances are I’m gonna love it (and even more so when Alice in Wonderland is involved!) These two babes from N2 are no exception. In fact, while you’re here, you should probably just look at everything that N2 makes. Because it’s all amazing. And there is SO MUCH fairytale stuff. It’s the best, man!

Quirky-Rings-6

Sailboat Ring – Vinca

These guys are a little tricky to capture in photographs, so allow me to explain a bit more. One is a sailboat, another is a wave, and finally – dolphins. And together they combine to create… well, one mighty fine ring set, I suppose (I bet you were totally thinking more along the lines of summoning Captain Planet or something! No. Just no). For a nautical lover (which I totally am) these are basically the best thing ever. Though watch out for the yacht – it’s rather pointy (as my laddered Winter tights will attest to!)

Quirky-Rings-Rabbit

Porcelain Rabbit Ring – And Mary

And finally, my beautiful, beautiful porcelain white rabbit ring. Because, lets keep the Alice theme going and all that! I accidentally got this ring in slightly too big a size, but that doesn’t stop me from sporting it on my middle finger and feeling pretty darn good about it too. Right, now I just need to find a human sized rabbit hole to fall down so I can go on my next adventure..!


6th, June, 2015

My-Bag-Collection-10

So, I’ve never made  it a secret that novelty bags are kind of my thing. Some girls are keen on shoes or dresses – but bags are what really, really get me. You might have seen the last post I did on my weird bag collection, but it has gained several additions since – including two pineapples, a biscuit, and an orange! I genuinely have little to no willpower when it comes to novelty bags. My wishlist is ever-growing – although you can see a list of just some of my favourites at the very bottom of this post.

My-Bag-Collection-9

Wicker Cat bag – Pepa Loves

My-Bag-Collection-2

Sparkly star bag – Chicwish

My-Bag-Collection-7

Orange Bag – New Look (via ASOS)

My-Bag-Collection-3

Pink Unicorn Bag – Chicwish

My-Bag-Collection-6

Glittery Pineapple Bag – Luna on the Moon

My-Bag-Collection-8

Baby Biscuit Bag – Pepa Loves

My-Bag-Collection-4

Rainy Days Clutch – Little Odd Forest

My-Bag-Collection-1

Yellow Cartoon Bag – Jump From Paper

Of course, as promised, here are a few bags I’m pretty obsessed with at the moment. If I wasn’t saving so hard (I’m heading to America later this year) I’m sure I would’ve made one of these mine by now. I’m especially keen on the latest Whitepepper bags – especially the stegosaurus! (The matching dinosaur blouse is pretty freakin’ cute too!)

Quirky-Bags

Hot Air Balloon Bag / Dinosaur Bag / Ladybird Bag / Paper Boat Bag / Taco Bag

 

 


14th, November, 2014

_DSC3650

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

So, a few months ago something weird happened to me. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m now officially in my mid-twenties (!!) but I have well and truly been bitten by the homeware bug. Instead of spending hours trawling the internet for pretty dresses, I’m way more likely to be found checking out duvet covers or pastel coloured shelves. Hey, I’m not complaining or anything; having a home that reflects your taste is pretty dang important, don’t you think?

Now, enter the ice cream vase! I completely fell for the ‘I Scream’ vase by Jonathan Adler. As soon as I saw it lurking in the gift department of Shopbop, I knew it had to be mine. And look – it is! And doesn’t it look adorable full of fresh blooms? Plus, I’m sure it could also double as a sundae dish, which is a massive positive in my books! : )

_DSC3654
_DSC3659
_DSC3661

28th, August, 2014

_DSC2613-2

You may have noticed that I’m just a wee bit hooked on the colour yellow. I can’t help it: it just makes me so happy! And you can’t beat happiness, right? : ) My friends love to tease me about my silly crush on yellow, and will often Snapchat me pictures of yellow things they see throughout their day. Aw, you guys!

A couple of days ago I just plain felt like treating myself, so on my way home from work I walked straight into a shop and came out with… a bright yellow gnome! I’d been eyeing this little guy up for well over a month – well, one that was about five times the size actually – but this guy was much more affordable. As I placed him alongside my other trinkets, I realised that I really do own a lot of yellow. Here is a little peek at some of my favourites from my ever-growing collection.

_DSC2608
_DSC2629
_DSC2616
_DSC2631
_DSC2625

15th, July, 2014

_DSC1797

Unicorn bag by Chicwish

Some gals have a thing for shoes, some prefer hats, but me? I’m a bag lady, all the way. Well, I actually quite like shoes and hats too, but bags win. If it’s a little ‘out there’ then it’s for me. And the number one rule? Animal bags win, every time. When I was a kid I had a bag shaped like a shoe. I seriously thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I really, really wish I still had it! I like to think it has massively influenced my silly bag collection. But you guys get it, right? Silly bags are so much fun! Here’s a wee look at my collection. Let me know which one is your favourite!

_DSC1792

Bag by Jump From Paper

_DSC1791

Weenie dog clutch (out of stock) by Pepa Loves

_DSC1793

Cat bag from eBay


2nd, September, 2013

The-Sweetness-of-Spring-1

It’s September, so you know what that means… Spring is here!! (Well, in the southern hemisphere at least..!) You’ll know by now that I’m not much of a Winter gal. Every year I go slightly into denial – wearing shorts and skirts and laughing (aka shivering) in the face of sub-zero weather.

The entire duration of the colder months, I’ve been left thinking about Spring. Naturally, I couldn’t help but begin to collect pretty things to style for when the weather warms up. The first being this stripy hat! Something about being a brunette makes me want to wear green all the time and these stripes make me feel like a wannabe Parisian. Something I am more than happy to deal with.

The-Sweetness-of-Spring-2

I’m beyond excited to get into curling my hair more often this spring! We took a whirlwind trip to Christchurch at the weekend to see family and to collect a portion of our copious amounts of stuff. One of the things I was most eager to find was my curling iron! You’re bound to see a whooole lot more wavy hair around here. Something about it seems so very spring-y, don’t you think?

The-Sweetness-of-Spring-3

These spotted clogs had me at hello! Once again, the very wonderful Lotta From Stockholm has outdone herself with her gorgeous designs. Clogs win me over every time – and the polkadot print is beyond dreamy. I’m so so so excited for the weather to finally warm up, so I can wear these babies out, without my toes feeling like they could drop off my feet.


21st, August, 2013

White-and-Gold-

I always thought I was more of a ‘silver girl’. But lately it’s been becoming all about the gold. These are just some of the white and gold goodies which I’ve treated myself to lately. Just little things that make me happy, you know. Appreciating the smaller things is far more fun!

White-and-Gold-2
White-and-Gold-3
White-and-Gold-4

I can’t express quite how long I’ve wanted my very own bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume. And now I finally do, thanks to Smelly Cat. Rather than conquering the obsession, it seems to have fueled it. I’d quite like to own one in every single variety. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Marc Jacobs daisy garden?! Oh, go on then!

White-and-Gold-5

Painting my nails white is the best. My job means I have to reapply it pretty darn often (I’m a preschool teacher, so just think about what playdough, gloop, and everything else does to a manicure) so it’s a great thing that I enjoy doing it quite so much. White polish: I ♥ you.

White-and-Gold-6

How sweet is this rocking horse ring?! It always seems to bring me incredible amounts of luck – making me love it even more, of course! Whenever I wear it, I’ll end up taking it off my finger at some point to admire just how pretty it is. Looove!


18th, August, 2013

Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-1

A real life seal?! Yes, yes! This sleepy little fellow has been lurking around Wellington city for the past few weeks. Lucky Barnaby gets to say a big ol’ hello to him every day on his way to work but I only see him – well, about three times a week I suppose! Let’s be honest, when a genuine real-life seal is in your city, you gotta make a lot of trips, right? On this overcast day, minutes before getting pelted by an out-of-nowhere type storm, we decided to pay the seal (fondly named Lucille three. Any other Arrested Development fans here?!) a visit before heading off for ice cream. Animals, ice cream, and taking photos? Now that’s my kinda weekend.

DressJarlo London / NecklaceEccentric Eccentricities / ShoesLinzi / BagChicwish

Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-2
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-3
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-4
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-5
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-6
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-7
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-8
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-9
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-10
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-11
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-12
Baby-Blues-and-a-Sleepy-Seal-13

13th, May, 2013

Ice-cream-outfits

Ever seen something (non food related, of course!) that looks SO good that you could eat it? Well, if not, prepare to feast your eyes upon this delicious selection of clothing that will have you daydreaming all day long about ice cream adventures. Err, Jo, where exactly would I wear them?! (I can hear you asking already!) Fear not, I’ve done the work for you, and dreamt up the perfect scenarios to go along with these mouth-watering goodies. First up is the Sundae Dressed Sweater, which you can see above. Yum!

Ice-Cream-Outfits-2

1. Milkshake, Rattle, and Roll Dress / 2. Ten Out of Utensils Necklace / 3. Tied with a Bow Belt in Rose Quartz / 4. Artist in Residential Flat in Pastel

Outfit One: Date Night.

There’s no denying it; dates are scary, nerve-wracking, exciting, worrying – yep, all of the above. It always helps to have your outfit planned beforehand – and this one is the sweetest. Pastel colours will show off your girly side, and the cute accessories are the perfect accent! Oh, and if he asks you to choose the location – please please please ask for a ice cream bar.Yum!

Ice-Cream-Outfits-3

1. Tread Delightfully Socks / 2. You Cone Do It Dress / 3. Oopsy Tasty Spatula / 4. Ice Cream Sit-Witch Pillow

Outfit Two: A cosy day at home

A cosy day at home. Who doesn’t love ’em?! Personally, I like setting my time aside for some good ol’ internet browsing, a spot of baking, and just general all-round lounging. Clearly, home days are all about comfort. That’s why, along with this sugary sweet outfit, I showed off a few homeware goodies. Including this adorable ice cream sandwich pillow. Want want want!


3rd, May, 2013

Friday-Favourites-1

How gorgeous is this photo shoot of Tina Yi in the January 2013 issue of Vogue China! Can anyone point me in the general direction of a rainbow flower field, please?

Friday-Favourites-2

Err, bicycle taxidermy. Need I say more?

Friday-Favourites-3

Never before have I wanted a dress so badly in my life! Skeleton print and glow-in-the-dark? Yes yes yes! I am so sad that this has sold out. I will be anxiously refreshing the page until it’s back in stock! 

Friday-Favourites-4

Barnaby thought these were a bit creepy – but I fell in love with each and every one of these painted buildings! (He’s probably just worried that I’d do it to our future house… which I totally would!) Which one is your favourite?

Friday-Favourites-5

I swear it is impossible to feel glum when you’re wearing heart print! I wore this dress a couple of days ago when I was going to a big meeting. I was super nervous!

Friday-Favourites-6

Not that it’ll happen anytime soon, but I am severely lusting over a classic quilted Chanel designer handbag – like this one from Cruise Fashion. I wish!

Friday-Favourites-8

These Hello Sunshine flats are some of the sweetest shoes I’ve ever seen! Luckily, they just so happen to be on their way to my mailbox..! ; )

Friday-Favourites-9

Carey Mulligan’s spread for Harper’s Bazaar is seriously gorgeous! I love Carey. She seems like such a sweet person!

Friday-Favourites-7

A speaker picnic blanket sounds like the best thing in the world. Now, if only New Zealand wasn’t going into winter! Oh well, even more reason to be excited for  spring, I suppose!