28 May 2017

MILLENNIAL

(Forever New top, Keepsakes True Love skirt, Topshop coat, Dottie heels, Prada sunglasses.)

The above is one of my go-to office get ups for when I want to feel just a little bit fancy on a weekday. The peek-a-boo lace skirt and asymmetric hemline spices up the classic pencil silhouette, making it perfect for transitioning from office-to-evening. I love pairing this monochrome look with my Topshop pink trench that I bought while travelling through Europe last year. It was a bit of a splurge at the time, but it adds such a fun punch of colour and was definitely worth every penny. Unintentionally, it has resulted in my participation in the 'Millennial Pink' colour craze that seems to be sweeping the globe, but I am very much okay with that.

I am currently writing this sitting on my bedroom floor as my mind is attempting to recover from a crazy, educational and very sleep deprived week of work training up in Auckland. To be fair, having to go through a 15 hour workday after 3 hours of sleep was kind of my own doing since I really didn't have to stay out until 4am the night before. Exhausted is probably an understatement as I've had a total of 4 naps this weekend already.. But despite the lack of sleep, it was a super fun week and I wouldn't have done it any other way. Moral of the story? Play hard, work hard and then take lots (and lots) of naps.

1 May 2017

HUES OF BLUE

(Seed Heritage top and shorts, Dotti cardigan, Nine West sandals, Karen Walker necklace, Prada sunglasses.)

It is without a doubt the colour that makes up the majority of my wardrobe. Sky, baby, cobalt, navy - take your pick and I'll probably have something in the shade. This particular combo from Seed Heritage make the perfect additions to the ever-growing collection, and also adds a nice touch of texture and print into the whole outfit equation. 

Despite the sunny backdrop and bare legs, the temperatures here in Wellington have been seriously plummeting as of late. But after those two weeks of sunshine that was a poor excuse for a New Zealand summer, I'm taking any chance I can get to not wear pants and pretend I live in a tropical oasis instead of this wet and windy (but wonderful) city.

26 April 2017

'FASHION BLOGGER'

It's been just over a year since I left my student days behind me and made the move down to Wellington. Since then, an abundance of new people have come into my life, and this has re-highlighted the funny situation that occurs whenever personal friends and/or colleagues somehow discover this website. My day job has absolutely nothing to do with fashion, media or written/visual creativity (making powerpoint presentations is probably about as close as it gets). And it's only when people ask about this blog that I always realise how absolutely narcissistic and slightly ridiculous the whole concept seems. "Oh yeah, I just take photos of myself wearing nice clothes and then put them on this website." What an odd thing to say out loud..

I was recently reminded of the term 'creative confidence' and remembered just how much I like this idea. As a child, our creative confidence is through the roof. We're encouraged to imagine and draw and sculpt and create such crazy and amazing things without a care as to what others may think. But as we grow up, the perspective changes. Self-doubt, judgement and societal norms quash that confidence and the majority of us never pick up a crayon ever again.

There are various reasons why I haven't created a blog post in the last 6 months, and this is definitely one of them. I lost the creative confidence I had when I first started this blog. When I was posting for my own enjoyment instead of website hits and followers. When I was happy with my self-taken tripod photos instead of trying to perfect every shot. When I did this just for fun and for myself. So here I am, trying to find that confidence again as an older but not-that-much wiser adult human being. My first (and long overdue) post for the year, and a wordy one at that. I know I'll always have an obsession for clothes and fashion, and I hope it will continue to inspire me and those around me as the years go on. No promises, but I'll be sure to keep you updated.

(Country Road shirt, Supre denim shorts, Nine West Sandals, Deadly Ponies bag, Prada sunglasses.)

An outfit for one of those days in Wellington you just can't beat (more of those please weather gods).