When I have too much time on my hands, I somehow manage to get very little done. Two weeks of my uni break have flown by and I'd rate productivity at about a 6/10. I definitely work better under pressure, but having time to chill out and stay up late and sleep in without too many repercussions has been pretty great. I took the opportunity on a sunny afternoon to snap these outfit pics, which really would have been much more ideal for a warmer spring day, as opposed to the sub-zero temperatures we've been having lately. The top is another purchase from NZ designer Celine Rita, with the french phrase 'daydream' printed on it (although I've been told by my french-studying flatmate that it actually translates to 'dream of the day' - oh well, still cute.) I adore the pink and grey colour combo and somehow managed to make the rest of the outfit match quite well with it. This trench has been a frequent favourite lately and adds that extra 'I am a real adult' vibe - perfect for when you're really still a lost child at heart.
30 June 2015
(Roll neck jumper, Celine Rita. Electric shorts, Minty Meets Munt. Shoes, Wildpair. Socks, ASOS. Sunglasses, Cotton On.)
I'm finally jumping on the roll neck bandwagon this winter, and am seriously regretting not joining in on the fun earlier. This particular one is available from the lovely Celine Rita exclusively at her showroom (not online!) and pretty much goes with everything I own. Another new addition to the old wardrobe are these classic black ankle boots. I've been searching for a replacement for my studded pair, which have featured in many a blog post but were getting seriously ratty. RIP studded boots, you served me well, but it's time to move onto bigger and better things. I've also been slightly obsessed with orange ever since this jumper, so these shorts were a definite must-buy when I saw them in Flo & Frankie. With the plummeting temperatures though, some leg coverage was necessary to keep those chills at bay. Cue thigh high socks from back when they were super cool (I still think they're cool).
In life news: exams are (finally) done, first semester is over and three weeks of lecture-free days lie ahead. This year is seriously flying past, and it's been such a goodie so far! With a bit more free time now, here's hoping for more regular updates and new posts on the blog; watch this space.
24 May 2015
Inspired by the bustling city of Mumbai, the latest Winter collection from Amber Whitecliffe has arrived! Featuring a vibrant colour palette, new shapes and designs, and gorgeous luxury fabrics sourced from India, this collection injects some serious fun into your winter wardrobe. Amber challenges the black/white/monochrome style that we all seem to love with her signature colour ways and feminine designs, all lovingly crafted here in NZ.
I'm sharing three looks I put together featuring a few of my favourite pieces from the new collection, paired along side a few older AW goodies as well.
This first look features a silky soft t-shirt that feels absolutely amazing against the skin. Made from 100% silk, I seriously wish I had some pyjamas made from this material. The gorgeous dark turquoise colour is so perfect for the colder months, and looks fab against the otherwise black outfit. The skirt adds some fun contrasting textures, and is a classic AW style that Amber has made over a few seasons (see here & here & here). I added even more texture with this woolly coat that I am seriously lusting over; I love the loose shape and big pockets for putting all of the things in.
Matching sets are still a favourite of mine, and this one is seriously stunning! How amazing is that bright embroidery detail - definitely not for the faint hearted. I love the contrast with the thick black fabric on the jacket, which is actually super warm. I paired the set with this black mesh top that gives just a little peak of the colourful shorts underneath.
A sweet & fun look to finish things off, featuring a bit of sparkle and some pops of hot pink. This top is fully sequined (front and back!) with the cutest little leopard print, and would be perfect for a night out. I wore it over this bold & bright woollen skirt, and topped it all off with the same coat as the one in the first outfit, but in a light marl grey instead of black. This colour, along with a pretty berry pink, is an in-store exclusive, so be sure to stop by Amber's boutique to check them out in person!