13th, October, 2014

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It only takes a quick glance at my Instagram feed to see that I’m pretty freakin’ obsessed with flowers. Sure, I might not know terribly much about them, but I can certainly appreciate a pretty thing or two (or in this case, thousand or two!) Every year the Wellington Botanic gardens puts on a spring Tulip festival. I drive (aka. bus) past every day on my way to work, so have been keeping a close eye on their blooming schedule to make sure I visited at the peak time…

What I didn’t think about was that everyone in Wellington would be doing the same thing!

Something they don’t tell you about being a blogger is that you’ve got to be brave around other people! I twirled around and sat beside the tulips, ducking the crowds the best I could. The funniest point was when I bumped into a little boy from my work (I’m an early childhood teacher, by the way!) and he got so shy he wouldn’t even talk to me! Though I’m sure I’m a bit more intimidating with my thigh tattoo on display and giant hair, especially if you’re only two years old! Eep! I wore my favourite piece of clothing, this pink (!!) sailor romper by ASOS. It’s massively on sale at the moment, and was far too hard for me to resist – you know I love my sailor clothing!

Pink Sailor RomperASOS / Star BagChicwish / Sunglasses – Vintage / ShoesChicwish

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3rd, October, 2014

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Bows – I love ‘em, what more could I say? I’m  a bit of a girly girl, that’s for sure, so whack a bow on a dress and chances are high that I’ll like it. Make it in yellow? Pretty much a guarantee! You might have seen this dress before on my Instagram. It’s been hanging around in my wardrobe for a good six months – and it’s basically all I want to wear at the weekends. So, here it is! Hello yellow!

In other news: how great are brooches?! I always wanted to be part of the something-witty-on-my-brooch club, but until now hadn’t found quite the right thing. Um, so then I found one that mentioned burgers (!!) and was sold. On the scale of good vs great things, burgers definitely rate pretty high, don’t you think? The other brooch, the rose was a present from my lovely Mum after we spotted it on a thrifting adventure. Something I say rather often is: “if you’re gonna do it, do it right” – and I think it clearly applies to brooches too; after all, why wear one brooch when you can wear two!

Dress – Pepa Loves / ClutchSourpuss Clothing / Burger brooch – Lady bird Likes / Rose brooch – Vintage

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