5th, October, 2015


I don’t know about you, but I’m totally one of those people who gets into their pyjamas the second they get home from work. I’d even go so far as to say I think about being in my pyjamas by about lunch time – and by the end of the day I’m genuinely excited about putting them on.

Turns out I found the answer to all of my problems. May I introduce, ladies and gents (well, maybe just the ladies): the jumpsuit.

After hunting for months upon months, the floral jumpsuit of my dreams – and a spring staple through and through – appeared in the ‘new’ section of Boohoo. For $40 I couldn’t possibly say no, and it might just have been my best decision yet. After all, there really is something to be said for feeling like you’re wearing pyjamas all day.

JumpsuitBoohoo / Glasses – Polette / BootsSwedish Hasbeens



2nd, October, 2015


…is a rose!

So honestly, what do you think of this door? In my opinion, it’s a bit of a babe. As for my boyfriend, he just doesn’t get it! When I asked if we could shoot beside “that little church near the supermarket.. you know, the one with the green door?” I was met with looks of.. well, confusion, I suppose! And you know he got a confused look in response. This door is bloomin’ fantastic!

As a central city dweller I’m constantly on the lookout for brightly coloured doors – and believe me, they are far and few! A rose most definitely is a rose is a rose is a rose, and it’s fairly obvious that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yada, yada, but what’s not to love – seriously! I think this is one of those ‘agree to disagree’ moments. Or in our case, a “when in Rome” moment. We are big Anchorman fans in this household, after all ; )

It’s been a long, long while since I last wore a dress as pretty as this.. While quirky prints and sailor clothing will always be tied for first place in my heart (love you, you guys), there’s no doubt about it that dresses with delicate embroidery snatch a clear second place. And I just love how it looks alongside my little flamingo friend (hi Pinky!) peeking out to say hello.

Dress (on sale) – Chicwish / CoatJeanswest / Flats – Mel by Melissa



29th, September, 2015


If you’re from Wellington – or have even visited for that matter, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve bumped into this group of houses which I affectionately call the Seven Sisters of Wellington. Much like their famous counterparts in San Francisco, these seven sweet abodes are lined up in a cute little row, and all painted within a particular colour scheme – a definite nod to the infamous Painted Ladies.

While they proved awfully (x10000!) difficult to photograph, I’d like to think that we managed to capture an essence of what makes these houses just so darn sweet. As always, while we were there we spent the entire time talking about which one we’d like to live in (the purple one with the round window, thanks!) – although the million dollar plus price tag might make the dream just a leetle hard to reach anytime soon.. Any excuse to keep ‘investing’ in those Lotto tickets though, eh!

I wore my latest Pepa Loves purchase – this dress which features some misshapen leopards – which of course only adds to their charm, of course! I wore my Swedish Hasbeen zip boots (these babies have seriously gotten me through the colder months) paired with one of my favourite vintage hats. With the sea views on one side and the Painted Ladies on the other, my mind was definitely drifting towards San Francisco thoughts.. which I suppose is the perfect time to tell you I’m off to America again next year! Not SF at this point – but you never knoooow!

Dress and Cat Bag – Pepa Loves / Hat – Vintage / Glasses – Polette / Socks – Tabbisocks / Clog BootsSwedish Hasbeens



21st, September, 2015


A banana print dress?! I’m a sucker for a good print. And a good pun for that manner. And you know this post title needed a pun involved somehow.

This banana printed number is from the latest Pepa Loves collection. Year after year they create clothing to fall in love with. In fact, I’m rather sure that I have more Pepa Loves in my closet than anything else!

Whilst I really wanted to shoot this outfit in the gardens (Spring is totally here, y’all) the weather had other ideas – and I’m sure you can see one or two goosebumps popping up to say hello as a result. We opted to shoot way closer to home and I certainly am glad I did; especially as the simple backdrop allows the dress to speak for itself. Plus it was the perfect hue for this dress that I’m simply bananas about! ; )

Banana Dress & Cat Bag – Pepa Loves / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm / Socks – Tabbisocks



16th, September, 2015


Aaaand just like that, let me whisk you back (albeit briefly!) to good ol’ New Zealand. More specifically, Christchurch, New Zealand. Over the weekend we took a half hour flight down to our old stomping ground to visit the grandparents, catch up with friends – you know the story. Our flights couldn’t have been better timed, as August/September is when the daffodils emerge… and if you know Christchurch, then you know that there are a whole lot of daffodils!

If you’re a long (loooong) time reader, you might just recognise the daffodil wonderland from this post way back in 2012, where the weather was clearly a lot warmer & my leg didn’t have a mermaid and sailor lady happily adorning it.

With the beautiful daffodils as my backdrop, I couldn’t help but crack out this whimsical rabbit and deer print romper; the latest offering by the wonderful Pepa Loves. I’m sure if those rabbits could talk they’d be rather thankful for a quick jaunt through the flowers – although there would definitely be some bite marks left behind!

It was the perfect chance to put my new instax franinstax camera to the test. Oh man, excitement doesn’t even begin to cover it with this baby! It was custom made, so obviously has elements of all of my favourite colours, which you can see for yourself. I am ridiculously excited to go on summer adventures a-plenty with this sweet, sweet baby by my side. Snap snap snap!

RomperPepa Loves / Pink Duster Coat – Boohoo / Boots – Swedish Hasbeens



3rd, September, 2015


Aaaaaand just like that, we’re off to Las Vegas! ; ) Actually, I have a couple more posts to share from Miami, but I have been WAY too excited about these photos. Basically, I can’t resist a second more!

My favourite sign during our entire stay in Vegas simply had to be this one created for the Holiday Motel. It was located right in the heart (teehee, gettit?) of the classic Las Vegas wedding chapel zone, so a white dress just had to be what I wore that day.

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t venture from one end of the strip to the other just to see the sign (although that is something I would definitely do!) – the entire purpose of this trip was to visit a vintage inspired diner, which certainly lived up to expectations. But more on that later..!

One of the things that made me love this sign even more was when we drove past it at night. So many of the lights were blown out; I’m pretty sure it read along the lines of ‘liay oel’ (Holiday Hotel) or something rather similar. It just adds to the countless reasons I adore Las Vegas so darn much; experiencing it at night is a whole other world to during the day. It really is the most peculiar place!

Dress – Chicwish (old, similar here) / Star Hair ClipMane Message / SunglassesZeroUV / ShoesChicwish



27th, August, 2015


Arguably one of the very best points of our holiday was getting to visit Miami. There is something to be said for daily ocean swims (followed by waffles!) and historic buildings, among plenty of other very, very neat stuff.

On our last day, we decided to go for a swim before our flight back to Vegas. Somehow, somehow, we woke up at 5:30am (!!!) and immediately headed down to the water. It was seriously mind-blowing getting to see the sunrise over the water – and I won’t lie, there was definitely a tear or two in my eyes (I didn’t want to leaaaave).

Really though, I recommend Miami so highly; it was beyond excellent. Staying on South Beach ended up being a brilliant idea – especially as the art deco buildings were one of the reasons I wanted to visit so badly! We actually stayed in the bright yellow building (typical!) below; the Leslie. I’m sorting through the rest of my photos and am going to have a city guide up at some point soon. Stay tuned!

Dress (on sale) – Missguided / Shoes – Aloha Sandals / SunglassesZeroUV



23rd, August, 2015


Guess where I am?! Miami beach! Well, actually I’m now in bed in my pyjamas – back in New Zealand, but I have spent the last couple of weeks rolling around Miami and Las Vegas. So yeah, the blog has been a little quiet. At least I have a good excuse!

Miami was insane. We spent most of the time in the ocean and even saw a little fish swimming right alongside us. (Actually I almost threw it, thinking it was a bit of seaweed touching me!) Then I saw a jellyfish in the water… aaaand cue going for a pizza lunch. Followed by more ocean time. After 40 minutes of course ; )

It was incredible to finally see Miami in real life. I have been Google imaging (is that even a term?!) pictures of Miami for a solid six months. It all finally felt real when we saw the Miami Lifeguard towers in real life. And it was at the golden hour. Talk about swoon-worthy! This classic Americana one was just it for me. And I wasn’t the only one either! You wouldn’t believe the amount of people snapping away and posting to Instagram here! I can’t complain.. I was one of them after all!

Bikini bottomsASOS / Bikini top – Siren Swimwear


10th, August, 2015


Building outfits is a strange process – as you’re never really quite sure what is going to set you going on any particular day. See, this dress, I think it is (ridiculously) beautiful; between the baroque print and cut out detailing – and sure, my Swedish Hasbeens clog boots have single handedly been getting me through winter. I tried something a little different on this day, though, and instead of reaching for my usual scarlet Maybelline lippy, I opted for a shade of – dare I say it – brown.

Brown lipstick. It conjures up images of noughties J Lo (not quite what I’m going for) or basically anyone in the nineties. It was just the way to go though, and all in all, I’m pretty happy about how this outfit turned out overall. I think it has some pretty strong Autumn vibes going through, but hey, for a first time trying out brown lippy, I think it’s pretty good.

DressIzabel London / Clog Boots – Swedish Hasbeens / Beret – Vintage / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves (via Modcloth)



24th, July, 2015


What can I say; playsuits are kind of my jam. There’s something about an all-in-one, particularly as I happen to live in one of the windiest cities in the world (no upskirting for this lady, thanks). My latest romper, this little number by Emmy, has become the latest obsession – as I’m fairly sure I’ve worn it at least three times in the last week or so. And who says bloggers don’t rewear outfits?!

After rewatching Fear and Loathing recently (an absolute necessity when you’ve got an upcoming trip to Vegas) I’ve found myself slightly obsessed with Hawaiian-esque prints, and could genuinely dress in them all of the time. A good look, maybe, but a little out of the norm when you’re slap-bang in the middle of Winter. Have you heard the phrase “dress for the job you want”? I’m thinking more along the lines of “dress for the weather you want.”

PlaysuitEmmy / Hat – Vintage / Baby Biscuit Bag – Pepa Loves / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm