29th, November, 2015


As you may already know (thanks, previous post!) I have had a slightly unbelievable last few days – as I was recently flown over to Sydney, along with four other bloggers, thanks to DAILIES TOTAL1.

I’ve never been further than Sydney airport, so genuinely had no idea what to expect of the city. Everything seemed to come together right at the last minute, and I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high so didn’t really do any research, other than finding out that there is a zoo right on the harbour (which I totally went to, by the way).

Of course the one thing I knew I had to do was visit the Sydney Opera House. The very kind Ashleigh and Janelle, two of the other bloggers joining me on the trip, took some photos for me as we gazed at the building. In proper blogger form, we had our phones, DSLR cameras and Instax cameras at the ready, and I am so, so pleased with how they came out. I eventually ventured over to the Opera House by myself and snapped away – until I got pooed on by a seagull -_- They say it brings good luck – which I totally now believe as I had the best afternoon with Annika (aka The Pineneedle Collective). What can I say; Sydney, you were so go to me!

DressThe Whitepepper / ShoesGlassons / Bag – Pepa Loves


Now I have to take just a quick (promise!) moment to talk about my dress! Just look at that collar! I’ve been coveting The Whitepepper for years now, and to finally have a piece of my own – and such a quirky one at that, makes me happier than anything. It’s a brilliant conversation starter too – you wouldn’t believe how many ‘Scranton Strangler’ references I heard (and nothing, absolutely nothing beats an Office reference!)


25th, November, 2015


I’ve been wearing contact lenses almost daily for the past few years. As anyone (apart from me, apparently) knows, this is terrible for your eyes. My poor ol’ eyes were going red and veiny and were constantly irritated, which is why I’ve been wearing glasses so often lately – as they really needed a break! I’ve gone through various contact lens brands over the past ten years and have experienced the same problem with all of them.

…And that’s about when I was contacted by DAILIES TOTAL1. With a revolutionary water gradient, DAILIES TOTAL1 lenses will keep your eyes feeling a whole lot more moisturised than other contact lenses. I was a little nervous that my eyes might not ‘take’ to contacts after such a long break, but they popped in far easier than anything I have ever experienced!

After being flown to Sydney, put up in a beautiful hotel and a quick trip to the optometrist, myself, along with four Australian bloggers were taken out to dinner on the 47th floor of the fanciest restaurant I’ve ever seen (let alone eaten at!). After only getting four hours sleep the night before I was certain my eyes would flunk out and I would remember why I went off contact lenses in the first place.. Turns out that the water gradient is better than I could’ve ever expected! I stayed up until 1:30am with no eye problems whatsoever and enjoyed six delicious courses and a cocktail the size of my head along the way. And at the end of the night I was able to simply throw the lenses in the rubbish, rather than fiddling around with various cases and fluids. Score!

As part of this collaboration with DAILIES TOTAL1, I’m going to be sharing five different late-night experiences so I can really test out these lenses and see how they work for me. I’m a definite member of the Stay At Home Club, so am really excited to push myself out of my comfort zone and to see how my new lenses hold up! I hope you enjoy following along!

Dress – Zoe Vine / Shoes – Chicwish (old – similar here)


L-R: Jenelle of Inspiring Wit, Joanne of Bam it’s Joanne, Ashleigh of The Blonde Silhouette, & myself! Not pictured: Keira of Last Daze.


This post was in collaboration with DAILIES TOTAL1, but (of course!) all opinions were my own. If you want to purchase the contact lenses head into your nearest optometrist for a fitting. Or alteratively you can find out more information at www.morecontacttime.com

17th, November, 2015


Summer is almost here – I can feel it! It’s not often you can get away with a dress like this warmth-wise (although apparently not wind-wise! My hat blew clean off my head and a sweet gal picked it up for me. Thanks very much, kind lady!)

This street has been painted in an #ABMlovesmurals worthy fashion over the last couple of weeks and it genuinely makes me so, so, so excited! It’s pretty darn obvious that I adore the colour yellow – but even better is that it was a move by the City Council to bring more foot traffic to the area. Future plans include a built-in bubble machine (bubbles everywhere – yay!), giant lightbulbs, and a chevron painted road. What can I say; Eva Street, I am really looking forward to seeing your transformation (and no doubt will be sharing pictures here along the way!)

It seemed like this criss cross back dress from New Zealand clothing staple, Glassons simply had to be shot here. Yellow on yellow – seriously, best combo ever. The gladiator sandals – also from Glassons – are something I’m really excited about too. I’ve been semi searching for a pair over the last few years but always felt that they didn’t quite ‘fit’ my usual style, so could never commit.. I’m feeling proud – and really thrilled with the results and overall really happy that I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone. Gladiators are so neat – and comfy too!

DressGlassons / ShoesGlassons / Hat – Vintage / Watermelon ClutchPepa Loves / ‘J’ RingOnecklace




13th, November, 2015


I’m pretty obsessive when it comes to video games – and gaming arcades for that matter. The older I get the more they seem to fade away – though apparently not in Vegas? I made sure to pack away my ‘Admit one’ dress – an old, old purchase from the forever coveted Modcloth – along with a plastic bag filled-to-the-brim with quarters (no joke!) ..then we found out the place didn’t take quarters anymore! -_-

Not to worry, a couple of transactions later and we back on top. I don’t mean to brag (just kidding, I totally do) but I won two jackpots and ended up walking away with a t-shirt with a rollercoaster on it. Sure, I know I’ll probably never wear it, but it was my biggest win during the entire Las Vegas trip, so it’s definitely something to be proud of.

Dress – Modcloth (old) / Silver Sandals – Chicwish (old – similar here)



26th, October, 2015


After running (or should I say puffing? Yes, yes I definitely should) past this patch of flowers after work several times a week, I knew it was the spot to shoot this beautiful backless dress by Zoe Vine. I’m no botanical expert (even remotely) but you simply can’t go wrong with flowers – especially when they compliment the dress print so beautifully..

Well, it turns out you can go wrong with flowers. I didn’t realise at first – but when I was standing amongst them there was no mistaking that these were onion flowers! While I can put up with an oniony smell for ten minutes while taking photos, I definitely don’t recommend face planting on the slippery surfaces – as you will reek of onions for an entire day. A nice wee contrast to possibly the most beautiful dress I’ve ever worn in my entire life, eh?

While I didn’t end up snapping any photos on this beautiful Kodak camera I did enjoy peeking through the viewfinder, as well as the overall aesthetic it brought to the photos. I inherited this camera several months ago via my Nana (it used to belong to my Granddad, who I never met) and it gave me absolute chills to be holding something my Grandfather used to cart around with him fifty years ago. (I may have even gotten a tear in my eye when I saw his name inscribed in pencil on the inside of the camera bag). My ultimate dream for summer is to get this camera up and running – and no doubt there will be a tear or two shed when I develop my first roll of film.

Hummingbird DressZoe Vine / Shoes – Chicwish / Camera – Vintage



19th, October, 2015


Prepare to feast your eyes on THE GREATEST PARK BENCH EVER SEEN! (Or, the best I’ve seen, anyhow!) Get a load of those crochet monster feet! My heart weeps ♥ Nestled between a wool shop and a doctor’s studio, it’s the pop of colour that brightens up an otherwise rather ordinary street. I’m not sure who the talented individual was that constructed such a colourful crochet, but I take my figurative hat off to you.

I wore a 60’s inspired dress by Boohoo, which was giving me all sorts of Barbarella vibes. I paired it with my peachy coloured specs, which I think matched the bench rather nicely, don’t you think? My last form of matchiness was of course my flamingo tattoo. I don’t think I’ve posted a decent photo of it yet, so here you go! Ain’t she a beauty! I’ll be dedicating a post to her in the near future, with all kinds of photos from it freshly applied all through the healing process. Get ready for some peely tattoo photos, mmm!

Dress – Boohoo / GlassesPolette / Lips Bag – Henry Holland x Debenhams /

Ring – And Mary / ABC Flats – Charlotte Olympia



12th, October, 2015


I’d like to state this, straight up: I’m in NO way melancholy – it’s just damn near impossible to resist a pun. And such a good one at that!

Having said that, the struggle to wake up on Monday mornings is very much real. Whether or not there’s a watermelon bag (or dress for that matter!) involved, nothing compares to the good ol’ freelancing days of waking up whenever you please, then working from bed in your uniform – oh, I mean pyjamas. Those sure were the days!

It’s no secret that fruit is a wardrobe staple for me. My collection has grown and grown to now include this watermelon bag and dress, an orange bag, a cherry dress, an apple dress, and my most recent addition – a watermelon bumbag (just the thing – I’m headed to a big music festival next year!) I don’t know about where you live, but in New Zealand they are always promoting the whole ‘5 fruit + veggies a day’ thing. Between my clothing and accessories I’m definitely on track – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Watermelon Clutch & Dress (Old, similar here) – Pepa Loves / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm / Glasses – Ray Ban



9th, October, 2015


With my pastel fascination bordering on an obsession (spring will do that to a gal!) you can bet that I was mighty excited about the arrival of this fitted mint coloured dress from Unique Vintage. I sported it with my trustworthy leather jacket – which I whipped off during these photos (during most photos, really) – and even still was asked by three different people if I was headed to prom. Um, first of all, dressing up for no reason is really fun, secondly; prom? At 9:30am? Yeah, how about no.

It got me thinking all about the Unique Vintage message – #Iamunique. I’m a firm believer in wearing what makes you feel good and what makes you feel confident – because really, that’s all that counts, right? I’ve never been one to take other people (or myself!) that seriously, and it’s pretty obvious through some of the weirder outfits I’ve worn over the years.

I may have just been going on a hot chocolate date (and a really, really tasty one too!) but there is nothing quite like getting dolled up for no reason whatsoever – whether it’s a date with your sweetie, or a trip to the supermarket. What can I say; I just really, really like clothes – and even more so when there’s mint involved!

DressUnique Vintage / Lips Purse – House of Holland x Debenhams /

Bow – With Lavendar and Lace / Shoes – Chicwish



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