25th, February, 2015

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The last few days I’ve been up in Auckland, New Zealand, for the Drake & 2 Chainz concert (I adore rap music, if you didn’t know!) I’m not used to such a busy city – and was feeling well and truly worn out after a solid four days of big city life. This was my favourite day, as me & my fella, Barnaby ended up buying sandwiches and orange juice from the supermarket and having a picnic-of-sorts in the Auckland Botanical Gardens. We found heaps of acorns on the ground (the first sign of Autumn, eek!) and I loved how they looked as I threw them through the air, while wearing my dreamy (x10000) fox print dress by Bernie Dexter! Oh, and we even went for a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. It was an epic day!

…Though I think my very favourite part was finding cicada exoskeletons and creeping Barnaby out with them! (My ‘girlfriend points’ might have gone down, ever so slightly!)

DressBernie Dexter / Shoes – CocoRose London

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19th, February, 2015

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I have a love affair with ducks that goes way back. It all started when, aged 7, I was allowed to choose my first pet of my very own. Three guesses what I picked ; ) After one duck, the obsession truly began, and I distinctly remember visiting the market three weeks in a row, and returning home with another duck every time (ah, the good ol’ South-east Asian upbringing, eh!) We would cart them home in a little cardboard box – which made for some funny moments, especially when we went to pick up McDonalds soft serves, and the box wouldn’t stop cheeping. We certainly got some questionable looks, let me tell you!

The obsession is still well and truly strong, and my real-life Facebook friends would’ve seen a picture I put up recently where a wild duck ate chickpeas out of my hand in the park! Aside from that one-off incident, nowadays I tend to get my feather-fix through wearing ducks on my clothing. This duck-print dress by PB&J Boutique couldn’t have come at a better time – especially as the seasons are changing, so I also got to whip out my Juju x Kigu duck rainboots. Next on my list – the matching yellow poncho. It’s only a couple of months until my birthday, so I guess it’s time to start dropping hints! ; )

DressPB&J Boutique / Rainboots – Kigu x Juju (via ASOS) / Cardigan – Thrifted / Bag – Nikita & Vespa

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16th, February, 2015

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Ever since this dress arrived in my mailbox a few weeks ago, I knew exactly where I wanted to photograph it. Well, admittedly, Wellington is the perfect location; as it’s all about the hills – just like the print on my Larmoni dress. Talk about meant to be, right?

After waking up at 7:30. On a Sunday (I am most disappointed in myself) we went on a hill hike – with me wearing this house-print little number and a pair of peachy cat eye specs from Polette. Lemmie tell you, there was definitely something in that hill air. I can’t remember the last time I’ve achieved so much on a Sunday (usually they are strictly reserved for Adventure Time binge watching sessions). I went to the supermarket (one of my most hated activties at the weekend – so. many. people!), cooking, crafting, writing, and doing some work for my day job. I’ll definitely be heading back up again, so hopefully the hill air does it’s wonders! Though I might sleep in for an extra hour or two this time! ; )

DressLarmoni / GlassesPolette / ShoesChicwish / Lips Bag – H! by Henry Holland

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9th, February, 2015

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So, riding on a swing with built-in speakers playing techno music (!!) wasn’t quite what I was expecting when we headed out on a lunch date, but hey – when you’re presented with an opportunity, right?! We spotted this Astroturf carpeted swing in the middle of a shipping container in a side-street in town. After lurking nearby, waiting for a group of 8-year-olds to finish their turns, I got my chance to soar – and was it ever great! It felt like the most appropriate time ever (yes, really!) to be wearing a dress that quite literally makes me feel like a cloud, alongside my rainy days clutch.

…& now I suppose I should mention how embarrassed I was getting off the swing! I had been having such a fun time that I had no idea that there was a small bunch of children lining up, waiting for their go. Whoops! Oh well, here’s to never growing up, eh! ; )

P.s. if you’re in Wellington, New Zealand and fancy a go – it’s located on Bond Street Wellington CBD, New Zealand.

Dress – thrifted / Cloud Bag - Little Odd Forest / Shoes - Mel by Melissa

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2nd, February, 2015

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It’s amazing what a swipe of scarlet lippy does for your self esteem. You might not notice it – but I was feeling all kinds of unwell when we snapped these photos! After simultaneously coming down with a cold, stomach bug, and a headache like no other (ahh, the joys of working in childcare – catching every darn sickness available!) I was fed up with living in bed – particularly as the weather was SO HOT that it felt more like a punishment than a sanctuary – so headed out in bright red to find a spot to have lunch.

I hate going out looking sick – I always seem to bump into every single person I know – so piled on the makeup – lipstick included of course, and kept the red theme going with this scalloped dress by Chicwish and a vintage beret. Mustard/ketchup (colour) combos have been my favourite thing for a long time now, so I threw my new Jo Totes camera bag into the mix of things. I may have only felt like a couple of dollars, but when your special guy tells you that you look like a million bucks, it sure helps you feel better!

DressChicwish / BagJo Totes / Clogs – Lotta From Stockholm / Beret – Vintage / Watch – Olivia Burton

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28th, January, 2015

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This is one of my favourite times of the year – when the red flowers on the native New Zealand Pohutukawa trees appear. I love it how you can instantly spot the red flowers in a cluster of trees – and how perfect that they usually arrive around Christmas-time too . This year we’ve been extra lucky – as they’ve been blooming well into late January, and I honestly couldn’t feel more grateful!

All of the sunshine lately has made me feel like exploring, which is basically my favourite thing ever! When we stumbled upon this winding path through the trees, it almost felt like we were entering a whole other world. But hey, if other worlds mean that trees are bright red, and that wild daisies grow every couple of metres, then sign me up! (& I’ll even bring my red ribbon too!)

Dress – Whiteplum / Shoes – Cocorose London

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17th, January, 2015

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If I haven’t mentioned my love of dogs before.. well, then clearly I haven’t got my priorities right! I’ve been dog-mad for as long as I can remember – carrying round the ‘pocket book of dog breeds’ when I was little, and very much having my dream canine picked out from age 8 (Afghan hound anyone?!) When I first started dating Barnaby he had four dogs, and we always joked that that was the real reason we got together. Well, it certainly gave him an advantage! ; )

So it makes complete sense that this Pepa Loves weenie dog clutch is one of my most-loved pieces in my wardrobe – with this Henry Holland poodle top well on it’s way to joining in! We darted down one of my favourite alleyways (besides ol’ yeller) and quickly snapped these photos.

Top – House of Holland / Shorts – Chicwish / Weenie dog clutch – Pepa Loves / Shoes – Seychelles

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13th, January, 2015

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First off: I am SO sorry for getting the car wash (“oh oh, yeah yeah”) song in your head. If it’s any condolences, it’s in mine too. Though I may or may not be secretly enjoying it… Enough of that though! I couldn’t help but stop at this ol’ wash n’ wax  - especially as the oversized bubbled perfectly complimented my whale print dress.

Whale. Print. You heard me! I think this dress is everything I’ve ever needed and more. One of my very favourite things is looking down and seeing cute critters on my clothing – and sea creatures only make it better (I am a total sailor gal at heart!) So if there’s one thing you can take away from this post, it’s that whales are cool. Because, whales.

Ps. In exciting news: I’ve completed my first goal and booked an overseas holiday! See you in a few months, Americuhh! I am beyond excited – and if I even remotely begin to think about it at night-time, I can’t sleep! 

DressLarmoni / Shoes – Mel by Melissa (similar here) / Orange BagASOS

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20th, December, 2014

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Christmas-time in the Summer is so fun! Wasting no time when good weather came-a-lurkin’, last weekend I decided to spend my morning at the beach. Shamefully, this is one of the first times I’ve ever gone out of the ‘city’ city, and I had no idea what to expect – aside from a beach, really! Turns out it was a stone beach, not sand, so I can honestly say that my feet have never felt so darn exfoliated in my life! It was such a lovely day of lying in the sun, taking silly Instax photos, and just appreciating my little home country of New Zealand.

Oh, and after I left, I found out that this is actually a nude beach! Luckily we didn’t run into anyone even remotely nude, as I can honestly say I wouldn’t have been able to keep a straight face if I did!

Swimsuit – Vintage (similar here)

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8th, December, 2014

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Oh my gosh, it’s almost Christmas! I am seriously SO excited this year! We decorated the Christmas tree over the weekend while listening to a medley of the Killer’s Christmas songs (and by couple of Michael Buble too…don’t judge me!) and that really helped it all sink in. Yep, the silly season has really got me this time around. I’m not too good at surprises though, and am beyond ready to unwrap presents. If you can’t tell; I am totally one of those people who wakes up at 6am on Christmas day.. I just can’t wait!

Wellington city is looking so festive this year! Doesn’t the train station look incredible? Candy canes are one of my favourite Christmas treats (I wish they were year round, really!) so having one several storeys high was like being in the Candy Kingdom. Something I am very much okay with!

Dress – Chicwish / Bag – Nikita and Vesper / Clogs – Lotta From Stockholm / Love Bow – ASOS

 

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