I wasn't planning on posting these photos, but I left my tripod behind when I came home; so no new photos from me. These were taken a couple of weeks ago, just messing around with my camera settings. I guess you could say, this is a good example of an everyday outfit I'd wear - comfy and very minimal. This stripe crop top is my new favourite thing; honestly, it's such a good investment! I'm obsessed with stripes, you know, but this fabric is so soft and whether you pair it for summer with a skirt as above, or for winter with high waisted jeans - it's a very universal piece. This crop is part of the new Polly the Label collection, along with the playsuit I featured a while back (here). I don't have any close ups of my new boots for you today, but I have an outfit post from Auckland that is to come; watch this space. As for the butterflies.. Does anyone else permanently wear a hair tie on their wrist? Because I swear every time I take photos, I forget to take it off and have to start from scratch. In this case, I thought I'd get a little more creative.
It's okay to admit that sometimes, life gets on top of us. The way that we operate in this day and age, it makes it hard to disconnect and take a step back to reevaluate. The paths that we take, the choices we make; they can be completely wrong, if you're in the wrong mindset. It can be hard to distinguish between right and wrong, and even harder to understand others point of view. It's important to not lose sight of who you are and who you want to be. And, never underestimate the power of just switching off, when it all gets too much - retreat.
Anyway, I thought I had seriously picked up my blogging A game, but the last week has been a little crazy. I have some exciting plans but I just have to work out the kinks before I let you in on them. Now that it's Autumn, I can finally justify buying so many coats. I'm really looking forward to some change..
On Tuesday morning, I was lucky enough to be flown to Auckland for the day, to see the new Boohoo collections. Filled with gorgeous patterns and textures, there is a print and silhouette for everyone. I gravitated more towards the pastel collection; especially the candy pink coat and the furry jumper (I literally couldn't stop touching). The new boutique range, which is online now, features gorgeous blue patterning that reminds me of the old china blue plates we once had at home. On the other end of the spectrum, I also loved the black pvc skirt, that would look great on someone daring enough to wear it. Lastly, I don't know what it is about those sunglasses in the bottom right corner photo, but I need them ASAP. All in all, I was extremely impressed by the ranges and can't wait to grab myself a couple pieces for this Winter - you really can't go wrong with the great quality and super low price point.
Zara has always been such an issue for me, it's sort of been a 'look but can't touch' situation since they don't ship to NZ. From trying to order and getting items forwarded between countries, to searching Ebay for sellers that offer international shipping; it has always been too much of a hassle. Such a shame really, since the collections are always impeccable and up to date on trends. Also, compared to NZ prices, very affordable. Just another reason why I don't like living in such a small country. When I first saw these boots though, I knew I had to have them right away. Being so similar to the Acne patent chelsea boots; shiny patent leather with a big chunky heel, I refused to give up on them. I searched around for a long time and finally stumbled upon a seller, who was extremely pleasant to buy from (answering all my 101 questions) and so I'm sharing my secret for getting Zara into New Zealand (and anywhere else in the world) today.
an_138 on Ebay (here) is where I bought these boots from, but they also stock a lot more on trend Zara pieces that have been seen on bloggers everywhere. My boots arrived within a few short days and were brand new in the box. I couldn't be happier with them and I'm so happy I finally found someone reliable to shop from!