Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Zealand Ski Trip Lookbook/Outfits: Shop Style Conquer at Mt Ruapehu


“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” 

― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

These holidays we went for a ski trip to our much beloved Mt Ruapehu. Unfortunately (since Ruapehu is predictably unpredictable) there wasn't as much snow as we are normally accustomed to and it was a bit of an 'avoid the rocks' game. So  we took a couple of days off, to avoid the windy/rocky conditions, and ended up going for an impromptu picnic and bush hike (disguised as a bush "walk"). These are some of the outfits we wore on our trip like comfy penny boarding/travelling clothes, to our ski gear. 

We hope you enjoy this little glimpse into our holiday :), lets all cross our fingers that this snow keeps coming and there's a good season ahead!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Skirts + Lipstick + Windy Weather = ...


"If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"
- John Wooden

Ellen and I found this carousel in Aotea Square and thought  it would be such a fun place for outfit photos. Auckland has had a bout of windy weather recently which has made wearing skirts (see below) quite perilous. This bad planning combined with red lipstick and my hair out made it difficult to keep my outfit under control (probably much to the amusement of the many onlookers). 

roll neck top, coat - made by me
skirt - glassons
belt - portmans
boots, beanie - The warehouse
lips - Rimmel Kate Moss in '111'
watch - May28th

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Perfect Brown Coat


"Fashion is architecture, it is a matter of proportions"
- Coco Chanel 

I always forget how much I love this brown coat. It's so perfectly oversized, in that it has plenty of length and is loose in the sleeves, but it's small shoulders keep it from swallowing you like most jackets of its style. If you have been reading SSC for awhile now, your probably recognise it. I thrifted it a few years ago and it's one of those rare finds that you grow to love even more as time passes. 

Jacket and Bag : Thrifted
Jeans : Esprit
Shirt : Mirrou
Boots : Novo

Although this outfit looks simple enough, it took me a lot of changes that morning to get it right. I like to picture my outfits in my head the day before so I am nice and organised. But of course, outfits created in your head often fail when brought into the real world. Originally I planned to wear my favourite red winter coat and black boots, but when it didn't looks quite right I ended up wearing creating this look instead. Persistence is key when styling. When an outfit is not quite right, keep trying, because eventually you strike gold. 

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