8 December 2015

THE GARDEN CITY

The epitome of my perfect summer wardrobe has come to life in the form of Amber Whitecliffe's 2016 High Summer collection. Inspired by the beautiful gardens in Christchurch, the collection features brilliant bursts of colour, an abundance of floral prints and flirty yet comfortable sillouettes suitable for all of those summertime acitivies. I've put together four looks with a few of my favourite pieces, shot at the very appropriate location of the Auckland Domain Wintergardens. Somehow, I had never visited this gorgeous place in my four years of living in this city, and clearly, I have been missing out on some amazing flora goodness.





Look 1: Holiday Dress | Look 2: Fairy Tee & Avon Skirt | Look 3: Riccarton Shirt & Garden Shorts | Look 4: Sarah Wrap Dress

One of my favourite things about this new collection is how versatile it is. The green skater is so playful and fun, the baby blue skirt is perfectly put together, and that wrap dress just exudes elegance and would be so perfect for a summer wedding. Needless to say, my love affair for all things AW continues.. Can't wait for the next chapter already. Thanks Amber for doing what you do x

27 November 2015

FLOATING


(Monday & Monday Dress, One Teaspoon. Bonnie Soft Cup Bra, Lonely Hearts. Sandals, Lulus. Sunglasses, Cotton On. Watch, Fossil.)

As much as I love the city life, I always forget how beautiful the rest of the country is until I leave the concrete jungle that is Auckland CBD. The last few weeks have included a few of these trips, where sleeping patterns have been abysmal and days of the week didn't have much significance anymore. Camping in The Coromandel & adventures in Golden Bay have been the definition of summer getaways, and it's still only November!

The above setting is a little closer to home, just a few minutes drive from Ponsonby at the Bella Vista Reserve. A great mini escape when Golden Bay is just a bit too far away, and it's ideal for floating around in my Lonely bra and new favourite One Teaspoon dress. I picked up this gem from the Once It pop-up store; an older style of theirs, but still the perfect little number for beach days and summer nights.

27 October 2015

CHANGES

(Top, Coop by Trelise Cooper. Shorts, Ruby. Shoes, Lulus. Sunglasses, Glassons. Necklace, Lovisa. Watch, Fossil.)

Spring is the season of change; for fresh starts and new beginnings. Even though these photos were only taken a couple of weeks ago, these gorgeous cherry blossoms have already been and gone. I wish they would stay around a little longer each year, but I'm glad I captured them when I had the chance. Aren't they pretty?

These past few weeks have been some of the most stressful, busy, but fondly remembered weeks of my life. As of last Friday, I officially finished the last semester of my four year Engineering degree! It's crazy to think that after seventeen years of formal education, I never have to go to another class, do another assignment or sit another exam ever again. After working full time for the past two summers, I finally get a real holiday with four months (FOUR MONTHS!) of sweet sweet freedom, one of which will be spent in Europe! Excited doesn't even begin to cover it. Until then, I'll be trying to make the most of the amazingness that is summer, and going on as many adventures as time and budget will allow for.

 It's a little sad to see my student life coming to an end, and I'll definitely miss my university days. But I'm also super excited for everything that lies ahead. So many things in my life are changing right now, and this awkward transitional period is a little scary. I know everything will work itself out in the end though, and I can't wait to see what the next chapter brings :)