20th, April, 2016

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Every single year I forget just how much I love Autumn.. until it comes back around, that is! Spending the past three years living in Wellington, I didn’t get to experience much of Autumn. The central city is based alongside a bay, meaning that most of the foliage you see on a daily basis is designed to grow in the rough conditions that usually come with the seafront; so seasons were somewhat inexistent for me the last few years. Moving back to Christchurch (I’ve moved to Christchurch, by the way!) – also known as ‘The Garden City’ means that I am experiencing fully-fledged seasons again. And my goodness, I couldn’t have picked a better time of the year to arrive!

Fall is well underway here; and I am quickly remembering all of the things I love so much about this time of year. Going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves, throwing helicopters in the air and watching them tumble down, and of course the insane colour scheme, which I genuinely wish could last all year round. I can’t lie; I’ve been excited about Autumn for months now, and have not-so-slowly been curating my clothing into an array of mustards, oranges, and other earthy tones which represent the changing leaves around us.

For my first (of many, I hope!) Autumn outfits, I couldn’t wait to bring out this mustard coloured skirt, complete with flamingo print – my favourite. As anyone who has seen my left arm will know, I’m quite the fan of flamingos, and I love it that Chicwish was able to work them into this skirt print, creating a completely different look from the classically colourful creatures we are so used to seeing. I paired this statement skirt with a turtleneck woollen top I borrowed from my mother-in-law, making what I hope is somewhat of an ode to the 1960s. Well, at least that’s what I was going for anyway!

Flamingo Skirt – Chicwish / Top – Borrowed / Boots – Swedish Hasbeens

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3rd, April, 2016

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Ugh, I am actually obsessed with this dress. There is something about being dressed like a vintage picnic rug that makes a gal feel like a 50s dream – which is always gonna be fun, let’s be honest!

I’ve been trying to make the most of the last few days in my fair wee city of Wellington – so that means regular hikes to the top of the hills – just to soak up those breath-taking views, ya know. One of my favourite things about living here is that you never have to go far to get a glimpse of that classic New Zealand scenery – and perhaps it’s because I didn’t grow up here, but it truly makes my heart leap every time I get a particularly good view. Luckily some of our best friends live up a hill with one of the best outlooks¬†of Wellington. I’m always excited to go up anyway – but with backdrops like this it’s truly hard to resist!

Dress – Dolly and Dotty / Shoes – Mel by Melissa / NecklaceUncommon Goods /

Bag – House of Holland (similar here)

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