Wild Hearts

22.10.14

COOP by Trelise Cooper
COOP by Trelise Cooper
COOP by Trelise Cooper
COOP by Trelise Cooper
COOP by Trelise Cooper
These Coop shorts are too cute! I've been shying away from prints lately, opting for more monochromatic palettes and basics for the spring time, but these are a nice balance because they easily match items you already have in your closet. I actually made the necklaces beneath and I think I'm going to sell some of them after my final exams next week, so watch this space for updates on that. I really suck at studying though, but it makes it a little easier when one of your exams are on post-feminist ideals in movies, and so I'm just here in bed watching Pretty Women and Sex in the City, analysing all the clothes - here's hoping all the 'hard work' will pay off when the time comes. University really isn't as boring as I expected it to be.



Little Pieces

18.10.14

Kendra Alexandra
Kendra Alexandra
I hadn't done one in a while and so I thought I may as do another re-cap slash I haven't done one in so long I could really just be doing monthly ones. To be honest I haven't really been up to much and I've forgotten a lot of it. I attribute that to the excessive amount of caffeine and lack of sleep and books, like, they really mess with my train of thought; not to mention dreams. So here's what I can remember guys, continue reading after the jump..

Dreams Are Free

14.10.14

anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
anja konstantinova by emily abay
Photographer: Emily Abay 
Model: Anja Konstantinova 
Stylist: Ivana Martyn-Zyznikow
Make Up: Ania Milczarczyk

It's nearly midnight, I'm sitting here watching re-runs of 90210 and not so secretly wishing I could just up and move to live by the beach. It's actually so weird to watch this all over again when it takes me back to sitting in high school, streaming episode after episode during almost every period. Needless to say procrastination isn't a newly acquired talent of mine. There have been some dreamy editorials popping up lately, of course Anja is always gorgeous, but I've also been unhealthily obsessed with Ania's make up skills; she highlights faces like no other. After seeing these photos I'm seriously considering moving to Australia for the Summer... it's such a commitment though and that's one thing I don't do well. Eek... what to do...

Blossom Bloom

11.10.14

COOP by Trelise Cooper COOP by Trelise Cooper COOP by Trelise Cooper COOP by Trelise Cooper COOP by Trelise Cooper
My Mum's wild garden has been the backdrop of my childhood. From crafting huts beneath the flax leaves, to hunting for missing frisbees amongst the overgrown bushes, my brother and I have spent countless hours surrounded by it all. I love that when you grow up, your perspective changes and now all I can see is how picturesque it is. Luckily, one of my extremely talented best friends Georgie was here to drop me home and take these quick snaps before she flew back to Melbourne. I couldn't have asked for a better backdrop to go with this gorgeous set from COOP by Trelise Cooper. 
I've been on the hunt for the perfect co-ord set since the start of the year and I think this one might just be it. I kind of really like the fact that my friends think it looks like pajamas, because they are THAT comfortable; although way too pretty to sleep in. Round ray-bans have been a staple on my face this month so far and they're the best accessory to pair with a set like this, to balance out the floral with something a little more edgy. They also make me look like a hippie. Actually, I'm pretty sure I look like I should be at Woodstock fest..  I think my sense of style is an indecisive as I am.
I'm only three weeks away from finishing University for the year which is kind of crazy, so I'm probably going to be hiding out at home being a hermit so I can actually focus on studying; versus online shopping, binging on TV episodes, slash, pretty much everything else. I get distracted so easily when I know there is always someone/thing to go see, living in the middle of nowhere has its perks. I don't know what it is, but whenever I come home it just feels like I can breathe again, so refreshing! Secretly, I'll always be a little country girl at heart. Nawww.

Wearing: COOP by Trelise Cooper top and shorts, Ray-ban sunglasses, misc. jewellery


Shop Review: NZSale

8.10.14

Summer Beauty Products
Summer Beauty Products
Summer Beauty Products
St. Tropez and Nars 'A Sunkissed Set' products via NZSale

I'd been thinking about doing a sort of 'shop review' type series on my blog since so many of my friends ask me about where to buy from, how good the service is, and where to get the best discounts. I'm all for discount shopping online, since you can almost always buy the same thing you find in store online for a million times cheaper. So here it is, the first in my 'where I've shopped from' series: my #NZSale shopping review! 

I've been a member of NZSale for years, ever since my design teacher at school told me all about it, but it wasn't until I went to University that I really started to appreciate the idea. Student budget = no money. NZSale is the best way to get a major discount on products that are marked up a ridiculous amount in NZ, especially makeup. No one wants to miss out on quality just because their budget it low. NZSale offers amazing brands at huge discounts, the only compromise being that shipping takes longer than the usual website. I think the wait it worth its while, mainly because I'd rather save money by waiting, but also, it only took two weeks to arrive so it's really not that long. 

I definitely recommend NZSale for beauty products, since brands such as NARS and St. Tropez are stupidly overpriced in store here, compared to their prices overseas. In my post I-just-handed-in-a-really-bad-assignment depression I made an order with the hopes of not looking translucent this Summer. I've heard St. Tropez is pretty good for tanning products so I grabbed a few different products to try. Also, the NARS a sun kissed set was pretty cheap and who doesn't want to look sun kissed? In the cart it went. Overall, I'm very happy with the price and delivery time, A+ from me!

Hello October

4.10.14

Whatever Forever

I'm slowly refreshing my wardrobe with crisp white basics, delicate undergarments and subtle accessories that I know I'll still be reaching for in the years to come. There's something about simple outfits that will always be a statement in my eyes. I guess in all the chaos that is fashion, it's easy to get swept up in the millions of trends that change everyday and leave you with too many mismatched pieces and a negative bank account. If in doubt, monochromatic is always a good place to start. October marks the start of my last month full of university assignments, Summer planning and a stupidly long list of things to organise. Too much to do, so little time as they say. I'm also turning into a walking, talking quote book and I don't know if I like it and I blame reading more in the past week than I did all last year but I guess it means I've learnt some things so it's not all bad, right?



 

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