Friday, February 27, 2015

How To Wear Hats : The Floral Cap OOTD

I have personally never liked the way hats sat on my head, and as a child I had constant battles with my mum about wearing them. This summer I was on a mission to find a hat that not only fitted nicely but had some style to it. If you watched this haul video on our youtube channel, you would have seen this floral number I picked up from Cotton On. I love the colour pink and love the way the floral contrasts with the harsh leather cap. Another bonus - it was an absolute bargain! I can't quite remember the price but my mum and I ended up going back and purchasing some more for Christmas presents for my cousins. 

Top - General Issue // Skirt + shoes c/o The Warehouse // Hat c/o Cotton On // Bag c/o Choies

I based this outfit around the colours of the cap and styled it with a bright pink t-shirt. I wanted to keep the whole look quite casual and sporty so I finished it off with a simple skater skirt and black sneakers. I was also having a particularly good hair day and definitely think this cap looks best with your hair down.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Parka Jackets, Plaid Shirts + Black Ankle Boots | Autumn Trends 2015 Pt I

Autumn and winter fashion is our favourite, so as it starts to cool down we get so excited to start getting out the deeper colours and warmer layers! For some the transition from summer to autumn is not as loved as by us. So over the next couple of weeks we are bringing to the blog a few posts with The Warehouse, featuring affordable items in store now to help you get inspired for the coming change of season.

This post was made possible thanks to The Warehouse and nzgirl. All items mentioned in this post were gifted but hand-picked instore and styled by us:) for more on #officialblogger see here

THE PARKA JACKET// Garage navy anorak $49 
The good old parka jacket has been around for a couple of seasons now and doesn't seem to be going away yet. It's just such a useful functional piece that is great this time of year to throw on and add an extra layer when the weather isn't on your side. We loved the navy colour and cool detailing on this one from The Warehouse.

You can't go wrong with a pair of black legging as it gets colder. They are perfect layered with cosy shirts and jumpers, and add a little warmth when you can't have your summer legs out any more.

BLACK ANKLE BOOT//  Debut Callie boot $39
I am a self confessed black ankle boot addict. I have so many pairs yet I still manage to find more that have something different to offer. This particular pair are different to the rest of my collection as they have a pointed toe (I was also inspired by one of our favourite bloggers Isabella from Views of Now)

Plaid shirts are another love of mine and this one will be perfect for layering plus bringing in some white which is on trend this season and looks great when paired with the typical richer autumn colours.

We hope you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for part II and III with more autumnal inspiration!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Boyfriend Does My Makeup Tag Video

This weeks video is a little different, it's the boyfriend does my makeup tag! Tara is away on a placement for uni at the moment so I convinced my boyfriend Connor to film this little video with me. We had lots of fun filming it, so give it a thumbs up if you liked it. 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Review + Launch

Last week I got to go along to the NZ launch for Benefit's new mascara 'Roller Lash'. The new mascara was inspired by old school hair rollers, so it was only fitting that the event was held at the popular hair salon 'Dry & Tea'! Not only did I get to play around with some benefit goodies, I also got to have my hair blow waved, talk about heaven! Today I thought I would share with you a few snaps from the event as well as my thoughts on the new mascara.

My thoughts in a nutshell//
Now, I am no mascara guru but thought I would attempt to give this bad boy a little mini review for you guys. I currently own Benefit's number one worldwide best selling mascara "They're Real". Depsite most people raving about "They're Real", I found it didn't do much for my short stubby lashes and often left black fallout all around my eyes. 
The new "Roller Lash"mascara however blew me away. I haven't quite got a handle on moving the strange curved wand, but the formula is great on my lashes. It gives incredible length which is definitely my top priority in a mascara. In terms of holding a curl, it does a pretty good job at that too, however I still have to go in with my trusty hair curler before applying the mascara. 
Overall, I think this mascara might just be one I will have to repurchase. Sorry Tara, I'm claiming this tube ;)

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Taylor Swift 'Style' Music Video Outfit : celeb inspired fashion

Taylor Swift's new music video  already has almost 11 million views on youtube. It's for her single "Style" and the clothes in this video definitely live up to the name of the song. I was really inspired by her outfits and decided and put together my own "Style" look with clothing I already had at home.

Get the look!
The video has a focus on all white outfits, prominently featuring a white two piece set and a white lace dress. I didn't own anything similar to what she had but took elements from each of these looks to recreate my own. I paired a simple white skater skirt with a white tank. The top however has a little lace feature on the back similar to Taylor's dress. In terms of shoes, Swift is shown frolicking around the forest in bare feet in a few shots, but I decided to go with my white Mary Jane-style heels. I finished off the outfit with tousled messy hair and her classic red lip. 

Top - Glassons // Skirt c/o The Warehouse // Shoes - Capelli Rossi // Necklace + Bracelet - gift // Lipstick - Provocalips 500 'Kiss me you fool' c/o Rimmel London
Photos by Connor

I hope you guys liked this post, let us know if you want to see celebrity inspired outfit posts!

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