6th, June, 2015

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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.

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Wicker Cat bag – Pepa Loves

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Sparkly star bag – Chicwish

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Orange Bag – New Look (via ASOS)

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Pink Unicorn Bag – Chicwish

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Glittery Pineapple Bag – Luna on the Moon

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Baby Biscuit Bag – Pepa Loves

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Rainy Days Clutch – Little Odd Forest

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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!)

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

 

 


14th, November, 2014

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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! : )

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28th, August, 2014

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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.

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15th, July, 2014

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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!

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Bag by Jump From Paper

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Weenie dog clutch (out of stock) by Pepa Loves

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Cat bag from eBay


2nd, September, 2013

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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.

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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?

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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13th, May, 2013

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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!

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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!

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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

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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?

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Err, bicycle taxidermy. Need I say more?

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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! 

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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..! ; )

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

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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!

 


30th, April, 2013

Meow! Oh hi. Ready to meet my new favourite thing? My sweet guy, Barnaby, kindly gifted me this cat bag for my 24th birthday last week. (Clearly my 24 years have meant I’ve matured a bunch… or not!) Seriously though, I love this bag. I’ll be honest – I knew exactly what he had gotten me for my birthday, and have been waiting ever-so impatiently for the big day to roll around. To make things even harder, he stored it so obviously in his wardrobe – making the temptation even more difficult..! I can rest easy now though – it’s mine, all mine!

We took the bag out for a spin, and I was delighted with how many young children pointed and gazed at it longingly. (Good taste, kids!) I paired it with a oxblood coloured pinafore and spotted top – both by Ark Clothing. The flower crown is one of my most recent craft endeavours. I’ve constructed oodles of flower crowns in the past (like these ones, or even this flower crown) but this is my favourite by far. Somethin’ about wearing flowers on your head seems to brighten any day, don’t you think?

Cat bag – birthday gift / Flower crown – handmade by me / PinaforeArk / Dotted t-shirtArk / Spotted TightsTightsPlease / Flats – Bait Footwear