11 April 2018

FALL

(Liam Helix dress, Sempre Di Elly boots.)

There's nothing like a good trans-seasonal backdrop to welcome in the approaching colder months. This beautiful ivy wall it the absolute epitome of Autumn and I'm so lucky that it's literally about 10m away from my front door. Apologies in advance if I get lazy and end up taking all my photos here for the rest of the season..

This dress is one of my favourite go-to pieces for the working week (or any day of the week for that matter). It's an old silk number from Liam that has really stood the test of time; a classic silhouette with cute twist sleeves adding a point of difference. I would definitely now also add a coat on over top though as the weather has turned to absolute custard and the daily high in the capital was down to a single digit. Not quite sure how I'm going to make it through another freezing winter but I guess I've somehow survived the last 23 so fingers crossed for this one too.

28 March 2018

WEDNESDAY

(COS stripe top, pants from South Korea, Lulus.com heels, Glassons sunglasses.)

What better way to celebrate hump day than with an ode to one of the most well-known fashion one-liners in movie history (and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, please go educate yourself). I bought both these pieces while in South Korea earlier this year and have been wearing this top to death. It's made from a cool and comfy cotton that is just so easy to throw on for a lazy day (of which I have many). The pants are also surprisingly comfortable as well as being totally office appropriate, which is always a bonus for my wardrobe these days. And while I had no intention of wearing these colour coordinated purchases all at once, it turns out they make quite a great ensemble that would definitely get Regina's approval. 

After traveling so much for work over the last six months, I am SO HAPPY to finally be living in Wellington for two whole weeks! It may sound like a bit of dream to travel all the time but trust me, the novelty wears off pretty fast when you end up by yourself for most of the week in very uninspiring small New Zealand towns. Needless to say, it's great to be back in this beautiful city (if only for a little while). Priority activities while here include multiple coffee and scone runs to Lamason, mastering new songs on my newly acquired electric piano and hanging out with all the awesome people here who I always miss when I'm away.

27 February 2018

IN THE STARS

(Shirt from South Korea, Finders Keepers shorts, Adidas sneakers, Glassons sunglasses.)

As cheesy as it is, I’m a big believer in the idea of fate and all the cringe-worthy, tumblr-esque, one-line quotes that come with it. "What’s meant to be will always find its way", "You often meet fate on the road you take to avoid it", and my all time favourite, "Everything happens for a reason", even if we don’t know what that reason is yet.

It has occurred to me that my love for this idea may just be a coping method I use to deal with all the shitty things that sometimes happen in life. Because how else can we explain why bad things happen to good people? I think it also gives me a bit of hope that even though I don’t really know what I’m doing or where I’m headed right now, it’s all building towards some sort of elaborate master plan that the universe has had for me all along. As you can probably tell, I'm in the midst of a slight what-am-I-doing-with-my-life crisis, but I've also come to realise that this is a pretty normal thing for most rational young adult humans to experience from time to time.

Part of why I'm feeling a little lost may also be due to catching a case of the post-travel blues. I recently spent one and a half amazing weeks in South Korea visiting one of my best friends and it really reminded me how much I absolutely love travelling. It reminded me how small our little corner of the world is, and how many possibilities there are beyond the safe bubble of what we know. It reminded me that there are so many awesome people out there who I haven’t even met yet, but will one day be a part of my life. And it reminded me that often, it’s not about where you are in the world or even what you’re doing, but the people around you who make it what it is.

Suffice it to say that coming back to reality after a getaway like that is enough to make anyone write a weirdly deep blog post and question your purpose in life.. But maybe the purpose of life isn't to figure out exactly what you're supposed to be doing. Maybe it's understanding that you'll never really know what you're doing, and that's kind of exciting and 100% okay.