1st, May, 2015

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Talk about dressing to match your surroundings! As soon as I laid eyes on this adorable cottage-shaped purse I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot it. The rest of the outfit sort of followed from there. It’s a little odd wearing mostly black and white – but a pop of lipstick always makes me feel like me 

Isn’t it a beautiful Tudor building? It reminds me of a miniature Liberty in London – where I would absolutely love to visit one day. Although rather grand, this Tudor sits in the middle of a busy intersections (err, hello traffic lights in the photos below!) I also noticed it’s actually a residence (totally thought it was a restaurant) when we saw the face watching us from one of the windows. Eep! Hello, strange person, you have a really cute house!

House WalletVendula London / TopChicwish / Skirt – Muubaa / Squirrel HairclipMane Message / Clogs – Lotta From Stockholm

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27th, April, 2015

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Last week, on Friday I celebrated turning the big 2-6! Speaking of which, it’s WEIRD to get emails from your big brother teasing you about now being in your “late twenties”. Well, you’re in your early thirties, brother, so ha!

To celebrate we headed to my favourite breakfast joint in the entire world – Drexels. I consider it pretty expensive for breakfast, so we literally only go there twice a year – once for Barnaby’s birthday and once for mine. Um, so if you can’t tell from the photos, it was bloomin’ delicious! Melt-in-your-mouth waffles (crispy outside and soft inside, mm!) served with whipped butter.. I genuinely don’t think it could get any better than that.

I got dolled up all fancy-like, as I do every year – it just makes birthdays so much more fun, you know. This year I opted for a scalloped little number paired with a vintage leopard print jacket from Nikita & Vesper. I’ve shot at this beautiful old hotel recently, but I couldn’t help but be drawn in again – it is absolutely gorgeous. We only took a few photos though – as people sat down to eat their breakfast right at the window we were shooting beside. Hello, people!

Jacket – Nikita & Vesper / DressChicwish / Beret – Vintage / PurseAnd Mary / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm

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20th, April, 2015

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I often wonder if bloggers are interrupted by residents as they stand on their doorsteps taking photos.. Luckily I managed to avoid it this time round – but I certainly had a giggle or two thinking about what would happen! This door is actually one I pass rather frequently during my walks to the supermarket. I never really give it a second look, but as I was strolling down, pineapple clutch in hand, I noticed how perfectly the mustard and red complimented each other.. and I was convinced!

It genuinely makes me a little sad that winter is well and truly on it’s way – especially as I’ve collected so much pineapple jewellery lately – the ultimate summer staple. To ease the pain, ever-so-slightly, we have booked tickets to Miami for the end of the year. I absolutely cannot wait, and it has definitely served as some motivation during gym visits. I know that these pineapples goodies will definitely be one of the first things in my hand luggage ; )

SkirtChicwish / Pineapple Clutch & NecklaceAnd Mary / ShoesCocoRose London / T-shirt – Forever 21 / Hair tie – Mane Message

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13th, April, 2015

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Oh pineapples, how I love you. Whether it’s on a plate or in print form, there’s no denying that you’re pretty darn wonderful. I may be a little late to the pineapple party, but hey, I’m participating to the fullest. Gotta love those ananas comosus, am I right?! Getting to style up this delicious pineapple clutch by Luna on the Moon was one of the best opportunities ever, and since it’s arrival it has cemented itself as one of my very favourite bags. It may also help that I have miniature pineapple earrings to wear with it (unusual for this lady as I barely ever wear earrings – ever!)

Wearing the best colour possible – bright yellow, in case you didn’t know (!) we headed down to one of my favourite places – the boat sheds. I had visions of amazing light, a wind-free day, you know the sort.. Apparently Wellington doesn’t know the sort – so we stuck it out, taking photos as long as we could for an especially windy day. Strangely enough these have turned out to be some of my favourite photos – ever! …Though really, it might just come down to the abundance of pineapples!

Pineapple BagLuna on the Moon / DressPepa Loves / Shoes – CocoRose London / EarringsAnd Mary / Bow – With Lavender and Lace

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10th, April, 2015

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Sometime recently, I’m not sure when exactly things happened.. I started developing strong feelings.. towards flamingoes!  I mean it too, I’ve fallen for those pink sweethearts in the biggest way possible. Slowly but surely, I’ve been building my collection of flamingo memorabilia; including an impressive amount of flamingo straws, inflatable flamingoes to carry my drinks in Las Vegas later this year, and I have a whole flock of the tiny flamingoes you can see in the very last picture.

No doubt, I’m sure you can see HOW EXCITED I was to add a couple of cute bits of flamingo jewellery to my ever-growing collection. I paired a Chicwish dress in the perfect hue, alongside this absolutely perfect (seriously!) flamingo necklace by And Mary, and earrings by Black Heart Creatives. FYI: I have six piercings in my ears, but I generally can’t stand the feeling of earrings – so am super fussy! These flamingo earrings passed the test though – I just couldn’t stop myself! I topped it all off with a vintage beret and a swipe of fuchsia lipstick – by Karen Murrell, just if you’d like to know. ; )

DressChicwish / Flamingo NecklaceAnd Mary / Lips Bag – H! by Henry Holland / Flamingo EarringsBlack Heart Creatives / Beret – Vintage / ShoesChicwish

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6th, April, 2015

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Hi, I’m Jo and I love bright colours and big hair.

It’s true; I am an absolute sucker for both. I genuinely spend my bus rides to work peeking out the window for any blog-worthy brightly coloured buildings. Not that this colourful wall quite fits the same category – rather than spotting it from the bus, I tend to see it when I’m visiting the outdoor food court it’s attached to. It has a built-in car park, so when we snapped these photos we had to keep dodging out of the way of cars that were driving in and out too quickly (cue lots of Wayne’s World references – “car!” “car!”)

Can we just take a second to talk about these glasses. (It seemed appropriate as I’ve had my fair share of emails referring to these frames lately). They were only $30 from Polette and are easily everything I’ve ever needed from my glasses, and more. I am planning to post about my glasses collection, so more about that in the near future. And as for my headband – it’s by the lovely Le Vero who are running a Kickstarter campaign,  which you should definitely take a look at!

Dress – Pop Boutique (via ASOS) / WatchTwistedTime / Bag – Mimco / TightsTrendyLegs / GlassesPolette / Headband – Le Vero / Shoes – Le Bunny Bleu

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23rd, March, 2015

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…You know I’m an absolute sucker for cute bags! Though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth (burgers and chips are more my thing) I couldn’t pass up getting to wear one as an accessory. Food themed bags just work so darn well. I actually posted about my weirdo bag collection last year, but it has multiplied quite a bit since! Definitely in need of an update, I reckon!

Oh, and did you spot my pilot style goggles? Call it love, call it whatever you like really, but I am completely obsessed over these sweet babies! Better yet, they’re reversible, so I can opt for tan or black, depending on my outfit. The lovely Le Vero has just started a Kickstarter campaign to produce these guys a little easier – so go on and take a look. If you need any more convincing – there are ones with #’s on them! I know I’m not the only Instagram addict out there – so go and wear that hashtag love on your head!

Bag – Pepa Loves / Glasses Headband – Le Vero / Shoes & Bow tie Dress – (old) – Chicwish

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14th, March, 2015

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Happy Saturday! I don’t usually blog at the weekend (my time is generally reserved for PJs and binge watching sessions of The Office) but after attending the Mimco launch this morning we shot these photos, I really liked them & felt like sharing sooner rather than later. Firstly, I was given a bouquet of fresh blooms (♥) then I picked out the beautiful, delicate stacking rings you can see below, as well as a sparkly gold bag which will be perfect for my trip to Las Vegas later this year.

It was actually really, really rainy this morning. You can’t see it too well in these photos, but you’ll notice on my glasses for sure! We got caught in the drizzle on the way home, but instead of feeling all gross and waterlogged it was more of a holding-hands-and-sprinting-and-laughing kind of moment. It was fun. I styled up a few of my new Pepa Loves goodies – a wicker cat bag (!!) and a bow-tie dress which kind of reminds me of a watermelon. And that is always a good thing, in my books.

P.s. If you’re in Wellington, the brand new Mimco store is located at 342 Lambton Quay.

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12th, March, 2015

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One of my favourite days in Auckland was when we visited the zoo! I really don’t know Auckland terribly well, and despite visiting almost 10 times (!) I rarely leave the CBD.. So I was massively excited as we looked out the windows of our Uber ride and spotted Auckland zoo fast approaching! It’s pretty clear that the flamingoes were my favourite (just look at them!!) but the elephant (Burma, the only elephant in New Zealand) was incredible too – & we arrived just in time to hear the zookeepers telling us all about her. It was amazing .

It literally was the perfect day – and just as we left it started to rain – making it feel all the more special. I definitely recommend this place if you happen to pop into Auckland! It is by far the best zoo in New Zealand – and so beautiful too!

Auckland Zoo / Motions Road, Auckland, 1022 

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6th, March, 2015

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Before heading out to dinner (burgers for the win!) we had an enormous attempt at stalking a stunning building that I had been eyeing up from our hotel. Picture ivy covered, picture old brick.. Gosh it was a beauty! And do you know what? We couldn’t find it!! Phones clutched in hand, staring at Google earth, we were sure there was no way we’d miss it.. But somehow it just wasn’t meant to be! So was a relief when we finally made our way onto this equally beautiful palm tree lined street. And it honestly felt like it was meant to be – as I was clad in my finest leopard print – making me feel like some sort of urban Jane-from-Tarzan (never a bad thing, let me tell you!)

DressQueen of Heartz / Shoes – Mel by Melissa / Bag – Jo Totes / Bee Ring – Stephen Einhorn

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