Sunday, 27 September 2009

Cardigan - Primark, Dress - Australian Boutique, Jeans - Primark, Pearls - Present

Today was gorgeous and sunny in Auckland, so we went traversing the city and visited the museum and gallery, as well as hanging out on the lush green slopes of the park...I had chilled pomegranate tea and apricot muffins...

Friday, 25 September 2009


Eco biker boots, tights, top - Topshop, dress - Primark, cardigan - Primark, belt - vinatge find

First day in Auckland, its raining...

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Last Thought Autumn

So, as I am skipping out on Autumn this year I decided to do a quick zoom through ASOS and put together an Autumn outfit to make up for the slightly yearning feeling towards knitwear.

I'd wear the above on one of those gorgeously brisk, chilly days, layering the shirt over the dress and slouching around town in those deliciously comfy looking boot-things.

Conjuring images of hot chocolate as I type...


Right. I have packed. Finally. My capsule wardrobe consists of:

1 pair jeans
1 pair shorts
2 skirts
1 playsuit
3 dresses
1 shirt
4 tops
3 cardigans/jumpers

1 pair red patent heels
1 pair biker boots
2 pairs leather sandals
1 pair checked converse

Assorted random scarves/hats/jewellery/belts.

I've gone for blues and greys in order to maximise combinations. This wardrobe has to last at least 6 months, more likely a year+ especially considering the longer I'm away the less cash will be freeflowing for shopping trips...

I reckon there are many, many possibilities inherant within that capsule. Here we go!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


The fantastically bagainous bag from Spitalfields

Petticoats hang from the ceiling of beyond retro

I have been travelling about the last five days to see my friends before I go to NZ and have a catch-up and say 'see you laters'. (No goodbyes, too sad).

Anyway, on Thursday, I was in East London and explored Spitalfields Antiques Market, which has instantly made me want to set up home so as to get decorating already! It was a lovely market, with so much random stuff availible!

The amazing green leather bag (above) is proper tough leather, silvered hardware and with a lockable shoe compartment underneath! It was so perfect for my friend Lou, that I persuaded her to ask its price...I was thinking it would be worth getting at £100 or so but the stall owner offered it to us for £20! Bargain!

Also popped into Beyond Retro, which I loved. I am lusting after an inky blue jersey jumpsuit, to be worn with electric blue platforms and my new shorter hair. Or, I'd quite happily have one of the big, boufy multicoloured petticoats that hang from the ceiling!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009


So, what do you know, I went with the fringe. Pictures as soon as I have time to dedicate to snapping in between the frantic packing for NZ.


Here are my go with everything, super comfy, always on trend and never-fail compliment winning biker boots. Looking a little lived in (okay, more than a little) but loved none-the-less!

Friday, 4 September 2009

To fringe or not to fringe...

My hair resembles nothing so much as blonde candyfloss. Despite being lavished with no less than three different deep conditioners, no hairdryers, no heat styling, the regular quotient of drinking water and healthy eating habits, it is just not cooperating.

Hence, the decision I now have to make. How short, and should I get a fringe cut in? This may take me back to my oh-so-fashionable primary school days. Not a look I necessarily wish to revisit.

My hair was all of three inches from my navel when I couldn't take the knots anymore, caved and had about 10 inches lopped off. Now, I am thinking either collarbone, or on-the-shoulder length. The pics above are going to be waved about in front of the hairdresser in the hopes of inspiring her to achieve something vaguely similar...

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


New varnish colours. So pretty :) I set out to get the inky navy colour and while there, was seduced by cheapness and shiny colours. Hence, the extra three bottles.

The three on the left - awesome, not metallic like so many of the varnishes out there at the moment. I like the vinyl look.

The metallic orange though, looks like a goldfish, so it gets a pass into my non-metallic collection :)


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