Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Winter Outfit of the Day + New Purple Hair

Winter has officially arrived here in New Zealand! The recent cold snap has had me dusting off my favourite winter coat and boots and while the end of summer can be a bit of a downer for some, I'm excited to play around with some new outfits. Use the new season to try something new with your style and be a little bold. I actually dyed my hair purple a few weeks ago and have been enjoying styling it with my outfits. If you missed the video on our youtube channel, check it out below to see how I dyed my hair. 

Coat & Jumper - Thrifted // Jeans - Esprit // Bag - Rebekah Minkoff // Sunglasses - Dolce & Gabbana // Boots c/o Public Desire

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pallet Laptop Desk DIY

Today I'm sharing how I made my pallet laptop tray for using my laptop in bed. I got this idea while I was on the hunt for laptop trays and saw one of taramilkteas instagram posts. I made mine without a centre bar and little higher so my legs could fit under but I still love how it turned out!

Materials I used:
  • a length of 180mm x 2m pine cut into 2x: 20cm x 40cm & 4x: 9cm x 47cm
  • 16x galvanised wood screws 10g x 60mm
  • 4x L brackets
  • 8x screws 12mm

Tools used:
  • Makita circular saw
  • Makita cordless drill
  • rachet screw driver
  • 2x saw horses
  • Irwin quick-grip clamps

The materials only cost me 12$NZD if you use some recycled or leftover wood, or about 40$NZD if you buy new wood from the hardware store. You can also get your wood cut at the hardware store if you don't have a saw available.

We hope you enjoy the video, remember to tag us in a photo if you try it out for yourself!

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Disney Cinderella Inspired 21st Birthday

A few weeks ago I celebrated my birthday with a Disney inspired party. With the help of my family and friends, we transformed our garden and downstairs area to make quite a magical place! As you can probably tell from the photos, I drew a lot of inspiration from pinterest when planned the decor. I think my favourite part has to be the long dinner table! We hired candelabras, gold cutlery and these amazing carriages that my mum used to make floral centrepieces. I was too busy having such an awesome time I didn't really get many photos, but here are a couple below, plus a vlog from the day where you can see a lot more details.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tongariro Northern Circuit Photo Diary + Vlog

Recently I went on the Tongariro Northern Circuit hike with my friend Varsha. Four days and 51km later we made it! This is the first of the Great Walks I have done and its safe to say I will be back in my hiking boots to do more.

Rocks at Mt Ngauruhoe summit
The hikers after 51km (still smiling)
Sunset over Mt Tongariro reflected in one of the Emerald Lakes
Our "view" of the Lower Tama lake
Sunset at the Emerald Lakes
View of National Park from Mangatepopo Hut
Red Crater
Another sunset shot of the Emerald lakes
Steam & Sunset
Colourful volcanic rocks
Golden sunset from Day 1
Day 1 with Mt Ngauruhoe in sight
A few steps from the top of Mt Ngauruhoe

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Ellen Turns 21!

This weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday! Although my actual birthday was a few weeks ago, I had my party on Saturday night and on Sunday, Tara and I decided to have a fun photoshoot with the leftover and slightly deflated balloons. There were actually 20 balloons when the night started but we lost a few to the neighbours garden....

Skirt - Boohoo // Top - The Warehouse // Shoes - Clarks

I'll have a vlog coming soon of the night, but in the mean time check out this video I made featuring a DIY flower wreath I used for party decor.

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