8th, July, 2013

Dream-Outfits-Besotted-with-Bicycles-1

Mmm, bicycles, I really do love you. In all honesty, I am quite terrible at cycling. When I was a kid I fell (face first!) off the front of my bike going down a hill. I had been dared to ride with no hands and put my feet on the handlebars. Never one to resist a dare, I gave it my best.. the results weren’t quite so great! Years later, I’m still not the best at biking, but I love it still. I’m envisioning endless bicycle rides this summer, with pretty outfits to match. I honestly can’t wait! (Though I’ll keep my hands on the handlebars this time, I promise!)

Dream-Outfits-Besotted-with-Bicycles-2

1. Along for the Ride Dress / 2. Backyard Festival Headband / 3. Tread Delightfully Socks / 4. Siblings Flat in Middle Sis

Outfit One: Cycling to the beach

Maybe it’s just the ol’ baby blues, but this seems like the perfect outfit to wear for a cycling session to the beach. The flower crown is the ultimate touch of summer, and just the thing for finishing off the look. Plus, I am so so so in love with this dress. The hemline detail is the sweetest ever, and the bow is gorgeous!

Dream-Outfits-Besotted-with-Bicycles-3

1. Spoke and Word Dress / 2. To and Fro Tote / 3. Bike Knuckle Ring / 4. Have a Good Daydream Wedge in Red / 5. Through the Wire Headband in Red

Outfit Two: Picnic at the Park

Okay, first up, I am literally swooning over this bicycle tote bag. Just the perfect tool for carrying picnic goods, right? The reviews on Modcloth mostly seem to say that it is a whole lot more enormous than it appears. Fantastic. All the more room for sandwiches and treats! Nom nom. Oh, and I love the wire headband for keepin’ that windswept hair off the face.


1st, July, 2013

Dream-Outfits-Four-Eyes-1

As a self-confessed ‘visually challenged’ individual, I have the utmost respect for the classic spectacle. Seriously, my eyesight is horrendous. As in ‘Without Glasses or Contacts I Can’t See a Foot In Front of My Face.’ So yep, glasses – you’re pretty great. I’ve styled up glasses print before, and after discovering these goodies, it’s safe to say I’m pretty darn keen to do it again – soon! Take a peek at some of these styled spectacle looks, and of course let me know which is your favourite!

Dream-Outfits-Four-Eyes-2

1. Sight for Four Eyes Dress / 2. Field of Visionary Glasses / 3. I’ve Tread Them All Socks / 4. Joy and Merri-mint Flats

Outfit One: Librarian Chic

Err, did someone say mint coloured glasses? All of my glasses-wearing dreams have come true at once! For the ultimate 1960s receptionist meets librarian chic look, this is all you need. No further explanation needed. Boom.

Dream-Outfits-Four-Eyes-3

1. ASOS Straw Boater Hat / 2. Denim Dungarees with Rabbit Print / 3. Glasses Half Full Cardigan / 4. Law of the Landscape Flats

Outfit Two: Festival Hopping

Festival Hopping. Get it, get it?! (Gosh, I hope so – I can’t be the only one with this terrible sense of humour, right?!) With this sweet rabbit motif, it’s quite impossible not to fall in love with this pair of denim dungarees. Paired with a pretty spectacle print cardigan for maximum eye-wear effect, this is the perfect festival outfit. Love!


9th, June, 2013

Dream-Outfits-Fruit-Salad-1

1. Banana Print Denim Skirt / 2. Banana Print Denim Biker

I’ve always been a bit of a fan of fruit on clothing (err, weird much?) but every now and then the obsession grows just a little. This time around, it might have something to do with the arrival of a strawberry and peach print dress, combined with all of Alix‘s adventures wearing beautiful pineapple motif clothing. Whatever the reason, fruit is becoming a bit of a staple for me. Hey, it’s easy on the eyes and on the lips – what’s not to love, eh? Here are a bunch (pardon the pun… not!) of my favourites, and where you might like to wear them. Enjoy!

Dream-Outfits-Fruit-Salad

1. Daisy Sequin Lace Crop Top / 2. Fruitful Endeavours Skirt / 3. Professor of Pop Flats / 4. Hungry Caterpillar Tote

Outfit One: A Trip to the Market

First up, can I just say how much I love this skirt?! The gingham print is so reminiscent of vintage table cloths (in the best way possible, of course!) and I love the subtle pineapple, pear, and grape print. Super cute! Pair it with a lace crop and vintage inspired red shoes. P.s. I am beyond in love with this hungry caterpillar tote! It was my favourite book as a child, though let’s be honest – it’s the same for everyone, right?

Dream-Outfits-Fruit-Salad-2

1. Juicy Fruit Midi Dress / 2. Pineapple Collar / 3. Strut your Day Right Heel

Outfit Two: First Date

A first date is a night to impress, right? Well, you can’t go better than wearing this oh-so flattering pineapple print bodycon. The fit looks incredible; perfect for showing off your curves. Pair it with a matching pineapple necklace and tie your hair into a high-up ponytail. Finish it all off with yellow heels. Right, now I think you should suggest that your date takes place on an island paradise, don’t you?


30th, May, 2013

Friday-Favourites-4-1

Has anyone else been watching Arrested Development season 4? I’ve completely finished it after a marathon couple of days – and am craving more! This Tobias print will have to do, eh!

Friday-Favourites-4-2

These embroidered notebooks are such a cute idea! A definite way to make organisation a whole lot more fun.

Friday-Favourites-4-3

I keep falling more and more in love with Madewell. I ordered this camping motif tee a couple of days ago – and am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!

Friday-Favourites-4-4

One of my favourite things in the entire world is bizarre animal friendships. How adorable are Bonedigger the lion and Milo the dachshund?! There is even an adorable little video if you’d like to see more!

Friday-Favourites-4-5

This photo shoot for Elle Poland was shot at Brighton beach. They honestly have me swooning!

Friday-Favourites-4-6

It’s all about the detail, honey! The black bee dress by Coco Fennell is super cute, don’t you think?

Friday-Favourites-4-7

A fox lampshade sounds like one of the best things ever! Oh, and did I mention you even get to make it yourself..!

Friday-Favourites-4-8

Okay, it’s official – I’ve found my favourite Kickstarter project so far! Using the Impossible Instant Lab to print analogue photos from your iPhone sounds amazing! Sign me up!

Friday-Favourites-4-9

Animal bags win me over every single time. This corgi bag is no exception!


23rd, May, 2013

Friday-Favourites-3-7 Friday-Favourites-3-8

These food sculptures by Brock Davis are seriously incredible!

Friday-Favourites-3-2

Some genius has combined two of my favourite things: cats and sushi, to create… cats on sushi! No, seriously, how cute is this!

Friday-Favourites-3-3

Gatsby fever is everywhere! Sadly, in New Zealand we have to wait until mid-June for it to be released. Sob! It doesn’t stop me falling in love with this Great Gatsby tote bag though!

Friday-Favourites-3-4

This book teaches you how to make dessert – fine art style! Want!

Friday-Favourites-3-5

A ferret yawning is quite probably the cutest thing you’ll see all day! Just look at that lil’ whiskery face.. Aw!

Friday-Favourites-3-6

I really love this simple floral wallet by 10 Deep! Aint it pretty?

Friday-Favourites-3-1

The Wisteria Tunnel at Kawaachi Fuji Gardens truly looks like the most beautiful place on earth, don’t you think?

Friday-Favourites-3-9

This jacket by Modcloth has the best detail. Let’s be honest – it’s purr-fect!


19th, May, 2013

Printed-Skirts-1

1. Bats All, Folks Skirt / 2. Long Time No Seagull Skirt

It’s happened. I’ve become a ‘skirt person’. Sure, it would decide to happen right when I move to one of the windiest cities in the world, but hey, that’s fine. I think I love ‘em so much purely based on the amazing prints and patterns they come in. My ol’ favourite, shorts, can look a bit odd sometimes when they’re too pattern-y, but somehow skirts pull it off. Just take a look at this curated list of some of my faves. There’s one for every occasion, don’t you think?

Printed-Skirts-2

3. The Spin You’re In Skirt / 4. On the Wings of Doves Skirt

Printed-Skirts-3

5. Home Sweet Helm Skirt / 6. Crumpet Solo Skirt

Printed-Skirts-4

7. Arthro-mod Skirt / 8. Go Your Throne Way Skirt


16th, May, 2013

Friday-Favourites-2-1

I’ve loved Anna J‘s art for years – ever since she kindly did a sketch of a fox for me (thanks Anna!) The one above is one of my favourites of her artworks; isn’t it adorable?! She’s a talented lady from New Zealand, and is hugely passionate about animals, and is even a foster parent for greyhounds. Seriously, she’s the best!

Friday-Favourites-2-2

This dark knight bookshelf is one of the coolest things I’ve seen… ever! It’s sadly been sold out for quite some time, but a girl can dream, eh?

Friday-Favourites-2-3

A blogger I have long admired; Ale, has released her first ever clothing collection – Rosaspina Vintage Handmade. As beautiful as the clothing pieces are, I also adore the story behind the collection. Ale designed the clothing, her mother sewed them, and the fabric is from the 1950s and 1960s and was generously donated by Ale’s grandmother. It’s such an incredible labour of love, and the results truly couldn’t be more beautiful!

Friday-Favourites-2-4

These macaron boxes are adorable, no? I definitely need to get a-hold of a couple of them, just to keep my jewellery collection in check!

Friday-Favourites-2-5 

These photographs of Iris Egbers for Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong are beautiful! My want/need to visit the Eiffel tower in person has just amplified by a million percent..!

Friday-Favourites-2-6

Architect Moon Hoon designs the most incredible buildings. Ever. The Panorama House (my favourite!) has an actual slide in the library. Yep. I think all my childhood fantasies have come true at once. P.s. You can see more photos of the house over here!

Friday-Favourites-2-7

I injured my foot a few weeks ago, so have been wearing sneakers fairly often. I’d love any single one of these colourful pairs by Vans. Or just all of them? A rainbow shoe closet would be rather fun, don’t you think?

Friday-Favourites-2-8

Sticking googly eyes on things is fun! This is our breakfast table that I snapped on my Instagram earlier in the week.

Friday-Favourites-2-9

This bicycle print top by Modcloth has me swooning! I’m hoping for a warm weekend so I can cycle around the ocean front with my guy – and if I owned this top it would be even more fun. ♥


13th, May, 2013

Ice-cream-outfits

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!

Ice-Cream-Outfits-2

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!

Ice-Cream-Outfits-3

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

Friday-Favourites-1

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?

Friday-Favourites-2

Err, bicycle taxidermy. Need I say more?

Friday-Favourites-3

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! 

Friday-Favourites-4

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?

Friday-Favourites-5

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!

Friday-Favourites-6

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!

Friday-Favourites-8

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..! ; )

Friday-Favourites-9

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

Friday-Favourites-7

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!

 


19th, April, 2013

Hm, a bit of an odd title, don’t you think? At first, I might have even thought so myself! Strangely though, one of the questions I’m emailed about most often (besides lipstick and hair!) is about cat clothing. Namely, people have no idea where to buy cute feline clothing or accessories – let alone how to style them! Now, it’s fairly common amongst fashion bloggers to have a love for cats in fashion. I’d even go so far as saying it’s a staple diet – and I know that there are other bloggers out there who certainly agree (Carrie, Erin, I’m looking at you!) So it seems an absolute necessity that I post somewhat of a guide of how to wear cats on clothing, and not feel too silly and out of place about it.

1. A simple tote bag.

A bag is one of the easiest ways to cure the feline need. It’s easy. Wear whatever you like, then sling a bag over your shoulder, and voila – finished. A cat bag is fantastic way to really ease you into the trend, perfect for if you find it slightly intimidating! The bag I’m wearing above is one of my outfit staples. It’s sadly sold out, but a cute alternative is definitely this bag (which I adore!) – or even this one!

2. Kitty cat tights.

I LOVE these cat tights. Their little grumpy faces are the sweetest ever. Plus, they’re quite subtle when on, as the tights are flesh coloured. It looks almost as though you’ve been doodling on your knees with a felt tip pen (one of my regular habits when I was little!) These seem to sell out fairly often (sob!) so an adorable alternative are these ones, which are on my birthday wishlist!

3. Cat jewellery.

Ahh, jewellery! You make it so easy for those of us that choose the subtle route. Pick out your favourite cat jewellery piece and wear it however you please. I opted for an adorable handmade silver kitten pendant that my Mum gifted to me about five years ago. I don’t wear it terribly often, as I love it to pieces and am so worried that I’ll damage it. But when I do… I love it even more! As for jewellery alternatives, I think this cat ring is gorgeous. Oh, and I love this bracelet too!

4. Feline footwear.

Now, it doesn’t matter whether you can afford the ever-coveted Charlotte Olympia flats – there is always a way to introduce kitty-cats into your footwear. I love wearing cat socks in particular, just because it seems extra sweet to see a little face peeking out from below your ankles! Above I’m wearing a sold-out pair from Modcloth, but I think this pair – or even these, are a pretty sweet alternative!

5. And lastly – a cat hat!

Cat hats are sweet – oh go on, admit it! There is something about the addition of two pointed ears which seems to make headwear oh-so perfect. Barnaby might think I look slightly barmy when I wear my blue Boohoo cat hat down the street, but that’s fine by me. After all, I am slightly barmy! It keeps my head warm and it looks adorable. That’s my boxes checked! A couple of sweet alternatives are this cat beret or a cat bowler hat. Which one is your favourite?

Lastly – the big question; what are some of my very top kitty cat picks? Just take a glance below!

1. Paul & Joe Cat Collection Blush Sticks 2. Vintage Cat Design Shoulder bag 3. Tatty Divine Cat Ring 4. Rare Breed Flat 5. Cat Ear Bowler Hat 6. Loose Cat Print Sweatshirt