Saturday, May 30, 2015

Capsule Wardrobe : 10 fashion essentials for winter

With the right capsule wardrobe, 10 simple pieces of clothing can create countless outfit combinations. For this weeks video we have partnered with The Warehouse to show you the fashion essentials you need to build your own capsule wardrobe this winter. Some key pieces for winter 2015 are parka jackets, stripy tops, boyfriend jeans and floppy hats. Check out the video below to see how you can incorporate these trends into simple everyday outfits.

Disclaimer: This post contains sponsored content and was made possible thanks to The Warehouse and Bloggers Club. All items mentioned in this post were gifted, but hand-picked instore and styled by us :)

1. The Ankle Boot (similar) $39 // 2. The Boyfriend Jean $39 // 3. The Jumper $39 // 4. The Ponit Pants $29 // 5. The T-Shirt  $15// 6. The Jacket  $59// 7. The Skirt $15 // 8. The Shirt $29 // 9. The Scarf $15// 10. The Hat $25

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Friday, May 29, 2015

OOTD// Winter Trend: Giant Scarves

Yesterday I was out with Britney (from the rad blog Scout & Company) and we browsed around a few stores around town. We both found lots of things we wanted to buy, but in the end both of us ended up getting a new cosy scarf. The recent cold snap in NZ has meant a lot of my favourite 'winter warms' have come back out. Beanies, scarves, and cosy socks are back on rotation, and now a new giant blanket like scarf has joined the team. Oversized scarves seem to be a trend this winter, and that is a trend I can definitely get behind on chilly days like today.

jacket - Just jeans // tshirt c/o Cotton On // shoes - Play Motives // Jeans c/o Andrea Moore // rings - Karen Walker, Pandora // scarf - Cotton On 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Instagram Round-up : favourite moments with Ellen

This past week I have had two lectures on social media at uni. It has made me realise how much of a social media addict I have become. As the lecturer went on about how to use social media in journalism and marketing I simply nodded my head in agreement realising a lot of the techniques he was discussing were things I already knew. 

I've always been fascinated with what you can do with social media, but Instagram is by far my favourite social media channel. I am very much a visual person, so maybe that's why. I can't go a day without looking at my instagram, and I also try to post there daily myself. So for those who don't already follow me on instagram (hint hint, I think you should), today I thought I would share a few of my favourite snaps from the past few months. 

1// Yes that is a signed copy of Katy Perry's album and tour book. I am one lucky girl! If you missed our vlog, I got to go backstage at her concert back in December. Check out the video here.

2// A little shot of my bedroom one night watching Pretty Little Liars

3// Planning adventures over Starbucks with friends

4// Reading 'Leaving Time' in a relaxing Lush bath

5// Showing off my ASOS tote bag for our 'what's in our bag' video. Watch it here if you missed it. 

6// A day at home in my favourite Warehouse PJ's.

7// The most epic flatlay ever of the products from our huge beauty haul! Check it out here.

8// ANZAC day dawn service hand knitted poppies

9// Smiling after our adventure to New Zealand's first Topshop store. See what we bought here.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Youtube Made Us Buy It - beauty & fashion inspired by youtubers

This video is all about the fashion and beauty products we have bought because of youtube! This is a selection of a few of our favourite things Youtube essentially made us buy. We also hope you check out all the amazing channels we have featured in this video. It's amazing the power that youtube has these days. Whenever we are looking to buy something new, youtube is where we always look for reviews and recommendations. Hopefully you find this video a little bit and fun and let us know if we've ever influenced you to buy something.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

OOTD | Subconsciously dressing like a hunter from Supernatural

If you and I were ever stranded somewhere and running out of conversation topics I would inevitably start taking about one of my favourite TV shows, Supernatural (and depending on your reaction it could be a long conversation). I can clearly remember watching that first season alone in the dark ten years ago and I am still watching all these years later. Now this might sound like one of the nerdiest things I've said on this blog, but if I was a character in Supernatural this is probably how I would dress. Dressing like a hunter wasn't my intention when I put together this outfit, but once I noticed I couldn't think about this outfit any other way.

shirt c/o The Warehouse // jeans - Esprit // rings - Karen Walker, Pandora // boots - Number 1 Shoes

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Winter Fashion Essential : The Oversized Trench

Since my last post on winter jackets, I have officially ditched the whole coat slinging/wearing jackets on your shoulder thing. Instead I have fallen back in love with the over-sized coat trend. I guess I like to hop around when it comes to trends, but recently I have been obsessed with this long blush trench coat. This little boohoo number came into my life last October so it didn't really get much wear before the summer heat hit New Zealand. Now that its getting colder I am really starting to appreciate its practicality and style. I wore this outfit to university last week and I just love the 'wow' factor it added to the outfit. It completely transformed a simple jeans and stripy t-shirt combo into something quite glam (if i do say so myself). It's definitely going to be my fashion essential this winter.The only thing that bugs me about this coat is its tendency to wrinkle - arg! but if you squint really hard you barely notice ;) 

top + coat c/o Boohoo // boots - Hannahs // jeans - Sass & Bide (second hand) // necklace + bracelet - The Warehouse // sunglasses c/o Cotton On

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

What's in our bags video 2015!

We're big handbag enthusiasts so today we thought we would rummage through our university bags and see what's inside! We did a 'what's in my bag' video last year, but decided we wanted to update it since we both have new bags.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

OOTD | More Minimal Style Outfit Inspiration

On day we took these outfit it started to pour with rain just as we were reviewing the photos. It was such a sudden intense rain shower that we ended up running back home laughing about it. Now that autumn is here we decided to take some photo with this oak again and make the most of its rich red leaves.

shirt - The Warehouse // jeans - Esprit // shoes - Clarks // necklace - Matchbox Studios // sunglasses - Molly N // rings - Pandora + Karen Walker // nails - Butter London in 'Molly-Coddled'

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weekly Vlog #1 - The BEST Crêpe Recipe & Mothers Day

The weekly vlog is back! We really missed weekly Christmas vlogs we did back in December, so this week we spontaneously decided to make a vlog. At this stage we are not sure how often we will be able to upload these weekly vlogs, but we are going to attempt to make them semi-regular every couple of weeks or so. Of course we will still be uploading our usual weekend beauty/fashion videos, so these vlogs will just be a little mid-week bonus :D

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Remix: The Trusty Black Leather Jacket

Quite a few years ago now I invested in this leather jacket from Just Jeans. Since it is made from actual leather it was quite pricey, but I knew I would wear it heaps so parted with my savings and went for the splurge. Over time I have worn it many times in many different combinations and the cost per wear must be doing pretty well by now. Today I thought I'd pull together some of the outfit posts I have done featuring this trusty item. Not only has it kept me warm when there's a bit of wind, this jacket never fails to make me feel a little bit badass.

If you like this kind of post let us know so we can do more! There are also a couple of other remix posts we've already done like this here

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

DIY : How to make a kimono

This weeks video is all about how to make your own kimono. It's super easy to make and a kimono is really fun piece to have in your wardrobe. When we asked in our previous sewing video what you guys would like to see us sew, a few of you asked for kimonos, so here it is. Make sure you tweet us if you end up making one!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Autumn Outfit Inspiration

It was a hard day at university today. Not only did I have lots of study to do.... the escalators weren't working. Today also happened to be the first time this year that I unfortunately decided to wear healed booties. Combined with my weak jelly-legs from yesterdays gym class, I feel very lucky to have made it through the day. On the plus side, I was digging my outfit-combo so I got Tara to snap these photos when I got home. 

jumper, necklace c/o The Warehouse // jeans - Esprit // shoes c/o Yes Style // tote bag - Asos // nails Gel Polish in 'Wine Stock ' c/o Sally Hansen // ring, bracelet - The Warehouse

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