Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to Style Denim | Lookbook

It's been a while since we did a lookbook for our channel so this week we put together one all about one of our favourite fabrics; DENIM! Not only do we style double denim, but also triple denim, showing a range of denim pieces and colours. We hope you enjoy the video ^.^

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Top Blog Posts of 2015

It's hard to believe we have been blogging for five years now. To wrap another exciting year, we decided to revisit some of our favourite and most popular posts of 2015. Because that stuff is just too good to just look at once ;)

1.  Beautiful new stationery haul //
This was our most popular post of 2015 by far! What can we say, everyone loves a good stationery haul and giveaway.

2.  Spencer Hastings inspired outfit - Pretty Little Liars fashion //
Coming in a close second for most viewed post of 2015 was this Pretty Little Liars fashion post. Pretty Little Liars is one of our favourite shows so we had so much fun putting this one together.

3. Capsule Wardrobe: 10 fashion essentials //
We partnered up with The Warehouse and put together a winter capsule wardrobe post and video which everyone seemed to love.

4. What is smart casual? 5 tips for dressing to a smart casual dress code (above) //
This post went crazy on facebook, ultimately proving dress codes confuse everyone. We also loved how the photos turned out for this one too!

5. Kendall Jenner inspired outfit + Estee Lauder lip potion review (above) //
Ellen's Kendall Jenner Girl crush was strong this year and her name came up in several blog posts. This one in particular was one of the most popular posts of 2015

6. Minimalist Lookbook //
This lookbook can go down in the records as our favourite of the year. We spent so much time storyboarding, filming and editing it, but in the end it came together so well.

7, Travel Essentials - fashion bloggers take Melbourne  //

Our trip to Melbourne was a huge highlight of the year, and you guys seemed to love it to! We wrote this travel essentials post just last month and it still made it into the top 10 most read posts of the year.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

What's in my Bag? + Michael Kors Greenwich Bag Review

So last week I bought my first ever designer handbag; a Michael Kors Greenwich tote! I decided it was time to do an updated 'what's in my bag video' and combine it with a review of the bag. If you are interested in reading more about the bag and want to know where I bought it, check out my previous post here.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vivienne Westwood Melissa Shoes Review + OOTD

Whenever I wear these shoes out I am greeted by a chorus of 'oohs' and 'ahhs'. They got off to a bit of a rocky start when on my first day wearing them, I walked out the front door and promptly tripped on the concrete stairs and scuffed them. Furious with myself I bent over to investigate the damage and to my surprise the dirty scuff mark wiped away, leaving the shoe looking as good as new. 

Melissa shoes are made from a unique, patented plastic that is non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan and recyclable. They are also made in an eco-conscious warehouse in Brazil. But one big question remains; how comfy can plastic shoes be? After a few weeks trial I can report that they are heaven! No rubbing, no blisters. or any kind of pain at all. Hands down these are the comfiest shoes in my wardrobe. Another plus (and perhaps slightly a little TMI) is that despite being a little sweaty they don't make my feet smell, which is always an issue for me when I am on my feet all day at work.

Shoes - Vivienne Westwood // Dress & Bag - vintage // Sunglasses - Cotton On       

To sum up my review of the Vivienne Westwood Melissa Shoes, they are brilliant. My only issue now is that I want to buy more.... oops! Let me know in the comments below what you think of my new shoes and if you own any Melissa's yourself!

Photos // Connor Edwards
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Get Ready With Me : Wedding Edition

Get ready with Tara for our cousin's summer wedding! In this video Tara explains the makeup, hair and outfit she wore on the day. Don't forget to give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and would like to see more 'Get Ready With Me' videos!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How can I Afford a Designer Bag?

Ever since I was a young girl, I have had a love affair with designer handbags. Unfortunately neither my paper run money nor pocket money from washing mums car was ever quite enough to purchase one so I was limited to ogling the ones in magazines. Last week however I fulfilled that little girls fantasy and bought myself my first designer handbag!! Alas I did not win lotto, and yes I am still a university student, but I was able to afford this beauty second hand. 

Designer Wardrobe is a New Zealand online designer marketplace where you can sell, buy and rent pre-loved designer items. I have been perusing Designer Wardrobe for a wee while now but when I discovered this Michael Kors bag, I couldn't believe it. A new season 'Greenwich Tote' retails at around $700NZD and end of season styles can be found on sale at about $300-400. This bad boy cost me only $200. Now that is definitely still an expensive bag for me, but it is something that will last forever. 

If you are interested in hearing a little more information about the bag itself and what I keep in it, check out the 'What's in My Bag' video here.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Melbourne Photo Diary

One month on and I am still day dreaming about our trip to Melbourne, Australia. We both had an amazing time and it has definitely made me want to travel more this year. For now I am just reliving it all through these photos and I figured it was about time we shared them on the blog. Like they say, a picture speaks 1000 words, so I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story. 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

2015 Favourites | Best Makeup, Fashion, Moments + more!

To kick off the new year we are going to be sharing all of our favourite things from the year of 2015 from fashion, beauty, and books to our favourite photos and memories!

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year from Taupiri Bay

Happy new year everyone!! Another year has been and gone and here we are still blogging. 2016 is set to be an exciting year for us with Tara finishing her thesis/masters and Ellen will also be graduating from her bachelors. To kick off the new year we ventured up North to Taupiri Bay. Despite bad weather and a broken down car, we still managed to get one morning of sunshine at the beach. We also filmed a few bits from the trip and will be putting them together in a vlog soon.

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