17 January 2015

puppy love // Saben x SPCA

(MAC T-shirt, Saben. Shorts, Glassons (similar here). Shoes (Jeffrey Campbell dupes), Charlotte Russe. Sunglasses, Cotton On. Bracelet, Pandora.)

Nothing says happy like a cute little puppy on your top, especially when its supporting the SPCA as well as looking adorable! The lovely ladies at Saben teamed up with Knucklebones designer, Kimberley Thomas, to create this exclusive printed t-shirt featuring Mac, the french bulldog. This t-shirt is super comfy, and has that perfect slouch that every white t-shirt should aspire to. I paired it with a pair of equally comfy spotted shorts, and added some metallic glam with my sunnies & shoes. Perfect for a lazy Saturday of doing nothing much in particular because it's too damn hot to function.

You can still buy these T-shirts here, with all proceeds going towards the SPCA. So support this awesome cause and nab an awesome tee while you're at it!

8 January 2015

disconnect

(Up Til Dawn Cami & Of The Night Shorts, The Fifth Label. Shoes, Verali. Bralet, Farmers. Hat, Cotton On. Necklaces, eQuip.)

It's officially one week into 2015, and I'm slowly getting to grips with returning to real life after an amazing summer break. The festive season was spent at home with family, before I headed off into the sunshine in Gisborne, Waihi & Whangamata to bring in the New Year. During this time, I didn't touch my laptop for over a week; and although it doesn't seem like much, that's kind of a big deal in today's day and age! It actually felt so amazing to disconnect (bar the occasional sneaky instagram post) and just enjoy my favourite time of year. The weather was so kind to us as well, and my bikini tan lines are very grateful.

The above outfit consists of a few of my current faves that I've worn multiple times recently, starring this easy breezy matching set from The Fifth Label. I wore it to a 21st late last year, and have also worn both pieces separately. Bralets are a saving grace during hot & humid days, and this one peeks out perfectly under the strappy top. I have also discovered the power of a subtle red lip to instantly look more put together without being too over done. (Side note: if you're wondering what I'm holding in my hand in that second picture, it's actually a wireless remote for my camera. So yup, I took these pictures myself, and looked a bit strange to passerbyers, but I think they turned out ok!)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year! Here's to an amazing 2015 ♥ 

10 December 2014

the NZ under $100 xmas gift guide


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Officially two weeks out from the big day, and I've only managed tick one present off the to-buy list so far.. I'll totally manage to get everything together in 14 days at the busiest time of year, right? Right..?

In the spirit of the fast approaching festivities, I put together a little inspiration for those of you who are just as slack as me on the present buying front. This particular guide is a bit more special though; after meeting a few local designers and business owners this year, my perspective on supporting local business's has really changed. I definitely feel way more inclined to buy NZ made or from a New Zealand label as opposed to from a big brand chain store nowadays. Not saying I don't buy from chain stores at all, because #poorstudentlife, but there's just something so great about purchasing an item that someone has worked so hard on. These are just a few of the awesome things you can find in our humble little country for less than $100. Currently at the top on my wishlist is the delicious smelling Avocado Mint Captives candle. I've already decided to get this one as a sneaky gift to myself, because seriously, it is just so so good.