24th, July, 2015

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What can I say; playsuits are kind of my jam. There’s something about an all-in-one, particularly as I happen to live in one of the windiest cities in the world (no upskirting for this lady, thanks). My latest romper, this little number by Emmy, has become the latest obsession – as I’m fairly sure I’ve worn it at least three times in the last week or so. And who says bloggers don’t rewear outfits?!

After rewatching Fear and Loathing recently (an absolute necessity when you’ve got an upcoming trip to Vegas) I’ve found myself slightly obsessed with Hawaiian-esque prints, and could genuinely dress in them all of the time. A good look, maybe, but a little out of the norm when you’re slap-bang in the middle of Winter. Have you heard the phrase “dress for the job you want”? I’m thinking more along the lines of “dress for the weather you want.”

PlaysuitEmmy / Hat – Vintage / Baby Biscuit Bag – Pepa Loves / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm

 

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17th, July, 2015

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I never really need much of an excuse to visit Breaker Bay – it is one of my favourite places after all, but after I suggested it as a possible guest post idea for a blog I love (Selective Potential, anyone?) I found myself walking along it’s stoney shores a whole lot earlier than expected. Which is (of course) always a good thing.

This ended up being the most fun we’ve ever had in Breaker Bay. The sun was blazing down, despite it technically being Winter in New Zealand, and we climbed the whole way along the big hills, like I’ve always wanted to do.

Probably what I enjoyed most of all was how many dogs we saw! I am fairly animal obsessed, which has only gotten worse after living in a small apartment (no pets, wahh!) for two years. I’ll take whatever animal fix I can get! And when they’re even half as friendly as the dogs we saw at Breaker Bay, you’re bound to feel a whole lot happier!

Oh, and as for my guest post, you can see it over on Tieka’s blog, right here.

Playsuit – Boohoo / Pineapple Necklace & EarringsWith Love and Mary / Shoes – Aloha Sandals / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves (via Modcloth)

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15th, July, 2015

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‘A twinkling star looked down to see

A starfish swimming through the sea.

He said “that looks just like me

But I am still and he is free.”‘

I can’t remember where this poem is from (Pinterest, I suppose). But I really, really like it. And I really, really like my star hair clip too. And sometimes the little things are all you really need.

DressChicwish / Star ClipMane Message / Bag – Jo Totes / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm

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11th, July, 2015

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Guys, do you reckon acrylic could be eatable? Well I certainly hope so, because my Homer Simpson doughnut necklace literally makes my mouth water every single time I wear it – it just looks so good!

This outfit was actually in collaboration with Boohoo, who challenged me to create a Winter outfit for under $120. Uh, challenge accepted, and the end result is something I’m pretty darn pleased with. The main staples (ie. Chelsea boots, duster coat, and co-ord) are all from (you guessed it), Boohoo, but the lips bag is from Hi! by Henry Holland, and the doughnut is from Black Heart Creatives.

Now, can I just take a second to say ‘where are all the pink buildings at?!’ Seriously, it’s near impossible to find even the slightest bit of pink in the central city! If there are any Wellingtonians reading this who know of secret pink buildings, please do let me know! I had to make do with a building I do love terribly dearly – the Theosophical Society. Actually, I was pretty chuffed at the last minute choice – especially because the round windows reminded me of doughnuts too! Mmm, doughnuts..

Pink Duster Coat – Boohoo / Grey Co-ord – Boohoo / Chelsea Boots – Boohoo / Doughnut NecklaceBlack Heart Creatives

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4th, July, 2015

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Hooray for sunny weather! Despite it being Winter in Wellington, we had a particularly sunny day recently, so I headed to my favourite spot, which is very, very conveniently hidden from the wind. I love being outdoors, and little weekend adventures are kind of the best thing ever. Oh, and beyond worth the 45 minute bus ride and $5 fare.

Me and my guy, Barnaby headed to the beach I love the most just to do some simple lazing in the sun. Don’t get me wrong – it was bloomin’ cold when we shot these photos (shade will do that!) but lying in the sunshine, with no wind whatsoever, I genuinely was warm as toast.

You might remember I visited this very same beach a few months back, and I’m fairly sure that while doing so I discovered the perfect formula; beehives, instant cameras, and vintage inspired swimsuits go together like nothing else. And who am I to ruin a good thing? ; )

BikiniRed Dolly Swimwear / Minions Banana NecklaceTatty Devine /

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15th, June, 2015

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Probably my favourite thing ever to have come out of 2014 was the co-ord trend. As a rule, I’m not usually too keen on following trends, and tend to stick to doing my own thing, but I’ve been a long-time advocate of playsuits – so co-ords are just a natural progression, right? Plus, I grew up in the 90s. That pretty much says it all.

So if you couldn’t tell, I really love this co-ord by Znu Clothing. The tie-up back is really cute, and I’m just glad that the weather turned out really nice and warm (it is winter here!) so I could actually wear it instead of simply admiring it in my wardrobe.

I was SO happy when we took these photos – we just found out that one of our favourite DJs (Martin Garrix) is playing in Las Vegas while we’re on holiday there. Oh gosh, time can’t go fast enough! I am so excited! Of course this outfit is already packed into my suitcase. I always pack really far in advance – it is genuinely the only way I can cope with the excitement and butterflies!

Co-ordZnu Clothing / ClogsLotta From Stockholm / Porcelain Rabbit Ring – And Mary / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves

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11th, June, 2015

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There’s a lot to be said for a simple, clean outfit with a pair of jeans. While my love of silly accessories (hellooo orange clutch!) may prevent me from pulling off timeless denim looks, like the wonderful Jane Birkin, I certainly can appreciate a nice pair of jeans. Especially as winter continues to make it’s presence known, and my favourite summery dresses no longer seem to be an option – well, not without a pair of warm tights at least!

I did my best job of going minimal and stuck to my basic black-and-whites (doing my best to blend into my surroundings, don’t you think?) I’m pretty darn keen on my new beanie too (complete with detachable pompom!) – as I can’t stand wind blowing into my ears – and it happens a lot when you live in the windiest city in the world, Wellington!

I feel like this year I’ve somehow managed to get my act together in time for winter. I have a new rain coat, rain boots (and they’re duck shaped!), as well as two new winter coats. And now jeans too?! I’m not silly enough to ask winter to ‘bring it on’ but this is definitely the most prepared I’ve ever been! (Don’t take it out on me for saying that, winter!)

Jeans & BeanieJeans West / Blouse – Larmoni / ABC FlatsCharlotte Olympia / Orange Clutch – New Look (via ASOS) / Leather Jacket – Muubaa

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8th, June, 2015

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With the plummeting temperatures as of late (I’m talking 10 degree highs; Celsius, that is) I’ve been reaching for a warm jacket every time I leave the house. Apparently it’s possible for all your dreams to come true in jacket form – because the stars managed to somehow align and I’m now the proud owner of a PINK FURRY jacket – and it’s vintage too! I’m so ridiculously in love that it’s a little bit silly. And it makes me actually able to deal with winter (usually I am really, really not a fan).

I spent my morning strolling around a really pretty street, because they’re the best kind, after all. With hearts on my legs, cats eye frames, bubblegum, a jelly shoe necklace, and of course the Malibu Barbie dream jacket I’ve been searchin’ for all my life, I’m a happy lady.

Jacket – Nikita & Vesper / RomperMissguided / Miu Miu Glasses – Pretavoir / TightsTrendyLegs / NecklaceSun Jellies / Bag – House of Holland

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5th, June, 2015

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“Uh, hello operator? This is Jo speaking.”

So, lately I’ve been trying to pick out garments for my upcoming trip to Miami (SO excited, just by the way!) Namely, this yellow high waisted bikini was right at the top of my list. I had high hopes of shooting some photos at my favourite beach (which incidentally is a nudist beach – although I didn’t know when I went!) Instead of picturesque beach shots, here all a couple of photos of me being all silly-like with my trusty banana phone.

As you can imagine, I’ve already packed this beautiful yellow number into my suitcase. Did I mention that I’m going to be staying at the Leslie hotel in Miami? Colour coordinating my swimwear to my building may just be the neatest thing I’ve done – ever! I’m planning on getting the matching yellow polka dot headband too!

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1st, June, 2015

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It’s funny how blog trends come and go. A couple of years ago it was all about the balancing on one leg pose, followed closely the next year by the walking shot (here’s one of my attempts). Nowadays, you can’t really top a brightly coloured door. And as a colour enthusiast, I’ve gotta admit, it’s a trend I’m pretty keen on. After all, it’s a pretty great feeling when you spot a vibrant door right in the middle of the CBD. This emerald green entrance had me at hello, and it look especially beautiful on this gloomy, wet Sunday.

After being an avid follower of the uber talented Tara Starlet for quite some time now, I was absolutely elated to style up her Loveheart dungarees, aptly named due to the giant heart pocket right in the middle of the chest – and oh gosh, isn’t it just the cutest! Plus, it kept me ridiculously warm in the gloomy weather (don’t worry, I had a leather jacket on between shots). I was told I resembled a BBC children’s presenter, but this is something I am totally okay with! I am a preschool teacher anyway, so it seems fairly fitting! ; )

Loveheart Dungarees Tara Starlet / ABC FlatsCharlotte Olympia / Bag – Mimco

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