I've just arrived back in Auckland after my weekend away visiting friends and I can honestly say that I can't remember the last day I've stayed in my own bed, I've been THAT busy. I caught an early flight back and although I didn't want to leave at the time, it has meant I've been able to take a second to breathe and reorganise my life. Now I'm starving so before I go grab myself some Dominion Rd. famous dumplings, here's my highs and lows of the past week...
Do you ever just get so used to things that you don't really see what you have right in front of you? I had the realisation this week that I have these super talented friends around me all the time that I never think to actually work with. You know the whole "do what you can, where you are, with what you have" quote, that pretty summed up these photos and it's so nice to have some quality content after my 'blogging block'. Caitlin and I spontaneously shot these on the roof of the building in the ridiculous wind during our lunch break yesterday and it couldn't have worked out better. I also lifted my own online shopping ban long enough to grab myself this little wrap dress and believe me, it's the best purchase I've made in a while and it will be accompanying me through many summer days and nights to come.
Wearing: Princess Polly Dress, Glassons Shirt, Miu Miu Sunglasses, Adidas Shoes
I've been saying to people since I first moved to Auckland that I need to make the most of activities after work and this week that's exactly what I've done. Despite the fact that I haven't been home all week and I've been carrying the minimal essentials around with me, things have gone pretty good. So before I carry on with my Netflix marathon in bed, here are my highs and lows of this week...
This week has been so busy for me already and it's only Wednesday. Sometimes I just don't have the time to fit in organising my own photoshoots with my everyday life so forcing it has a way of ending in a creative block; as I have right now. I have said it countless times over the years but it's in these moments that appreciating other's work is the best possible remedy. I stumbled across these images the other day at work and they feature everything I love at the moment = unfamiliar landscapes, For Love & Lemons ridiculously perfect clothes, Lack of Color hats (as you know, I lust over) and the ever gorgeous Isabelle Cornish. I don't know, I'm one of those people that collects magazines to admire the photography, rather than the words on the page. Now I'm off to bed, another busy day awaits.
While I love writing highs and lows on a Sunday evening, sometimes it's more effective to just show you pictures/the mood of my past week. I'm not someone for heavy editing when it comes to Instagram shots simply because I think while it looks "aesthetically pleasing", it takes away the fun of capturing a moment and sharing it. A lot of Instagram feeds I find now are so heavily thought out that they all end up so similar - super white, clean, with the same Byredo perfume chucked in the shot with a lace bralet and Russh mag etc. so I always try to keep mine true to what I've been up to. 'Kay, ramble aside, here's a quick overview of Instagram feed as of late. Hope you all had a fab weekend!
If there's one thing I love about my job it's that I get to look at pretty photos for days at a time. I stumbled across (another) amazing editorial from Lack of Color and it's a 10/10 from me. I love the dreamy vintage feel - it's the vibes I am attracted to most these days. While fashion seems to forever be speeding up, the most valuable pieces in my mind that you can find are always vintage. These photos also kind of remind me that while I know where I want to be in future, you need to just relax and enjoy the moment you're in while it's here. That being said, I'm off the beach with my main girl Brigit for some fish and chips before I buy flights down south to see friends.