Sunday, June 25, 2017

Queenstown Photo Diary

I visited Queenstown for the first time last year and it's quickly become one of my favourite places in New Zealand. It's such a picturesque place and everywhere you go you'll want to stop and take photos. Back in April Connor and I flew down for a weekend trip and even though it was a short holiday, we still managed to do so many fun things. Today thought I'd share a couple of photos from the trip as well as our travel video if you missed it on our Youtube channel!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Why do New Zealander's wear so much black?

Kiwis are well known for their love of black clothing. It could have ties to the history of black sporting uniforms, well known internationally through our love of the All Blacks rugby team. The choice of black sports uniforms has been linked to the availability of black at the time, as well as standing out from other international teams, and not showing dirt as easily. It's often a shock for visitors as to how many people are wearing black. The phenomenon has be said to have started in the 1990's and hasn't shown any signs of going away. New Zealand designers such as Nom*D and Zambesi are known for their iconic love of monochrome and black clothing. Though some people say it looks like we are all going to a funeral, I don't think the sea of black will stop any time soon! I'm personally a huge fan of an all black look. For this outfit I added a khaki tshirt to the mix, but I would say it's still a pretty black look haha!

T-shirt - Amber Whitecliffe // Singlet - Cotton On // Pants - Gerry Weber // Watch - Fitbit blaze // Jacket - The Warehouse // Necklace - Asos // Boots - Indiana

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

1920s Great Gatsby Inspired Outfit

I never thought I would be sitting here in June saying I've been to Australia twice already this year! I can't wait to travel more in the future, but had pretty much written off any overseas adventures at the beginning of this year seeing as I'd just started my first job. But a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent away on a luxurious cruise to write a travel story for Woman's Day. I've got a bundle of photos to share plus a vlog coming very soon - but more on all the epic details later.

For now I thought I'd kick things off by sharing a couple of photos from the 1920s party we attended on the second night of the cruise. Connor and I got all glammed up and - in my totally unbiased opinion - we were the best dressed there hehe! I also filmed a quick get ready with me video which you can find at the bottom of this post. It's not everyday I get to sit out in the sunshine and do my makeup with that view!

Dress - Zara // Faux fur - Forever New // Headpiece - Lovisa // Pearls - Vintage

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

New to my closet // Autumn Winter 2017

This year after a big wardrobe clean-out I've made quite a few new additions to my closet, so today I thought I'd share a few.

Item 1// Jumper - Kowtow

The first of the new additions to my closet comes from Kowtown in a revolutionary NZ colour choice  for winter (not). Jumpers and colder weather are like two peas in a pod and I always look forward to the time of year I can start adding warmer layers. The organic cotton of the knit feels really nice compared to scratchier jumpers I've owned over the years and I love the texture and detail of the seed stitch. I have been eyeing this up since they were sold out last winter so snapped one up when I saw it was in stock!

Another Kowtow purchase this time a long sleeve striped top that I've already had heaps of wear out of. I mentioned this in our March Favourites video (click here to watch) and the love has not waned. This is such an easy to wear comfy piece that I've worn to work and on weekends. 

Item 3// Bell-sleved top - Made by me :)

This top was made during a time where I was trying to spend less and inspired by the bell sleeve/ruffle trend that has been in stores recently. The neckline could've been better but it didn't turn out too bad for a top with a pattern I made up as I went! 

Item 4// Leather Jacket - The Warehouse

After Ellen kind of claimed our other "shared" pleather jacket from The Warehouse I decided to get one of my own and The Warehouse always has good cuts and price points for theirs. If an outfit is missing something I always find a leather jacket can finish the look and this classic cut does the trick well.
Item 5// Sunglasses - Illesteva from SmartBuyGlasses

Item 6// - Pleated Skirt - Closet London from Asos

I picked up this skirt for something nice to wear to Ellen's 21st birthday and that I could also wear in a range of situations. I decided on a pleated skirt that I could dress up or down and chose this leather look number from Closet London (in blue of course). I've worn it lots since and even put it in our May favourites this month (below)

I hope you enjoyed this peek into some new things in my wardrobe!

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