street eats snaps


There has been a distinct lack of food posts on the blog recently, so in make up for it, here's a collection of drool worthy photos I took at this year's annual Street Eats event, held at Auckland's Queens Wharf last Saturday. It's basically a collection of the best chefs in town, cooking up a storm for the enjoyment of your taste buds. And with everything priced at under $10, your wallet has a pretty grand time as well. Favourite vendors this year included Orleans, Mexico, The Grill, L'assiette, Thai Street, plus many more. I ended up getting a little something from The Food Truck which was perfectly adorable and super yum (see last photo). I wish I'd had the stomach capacity to try out everything, but I was feeling inconveniently full that day; I guess that just means I'll be coming back again next year!

spring blogger challenge pt. 2 // 5 looks with 3 pieces


Buying clothing items that are both stylish and versatile is pretty essential when you have minimal disposal income and very little remaining closet space (i.e. yours truly). So for part two of my nzgirl Blogger Challenge, I decided to create not one, but FIVE different spring outfits with just three basic pieces from Garage's new season range. Added bonus: each item is only $25 each! 

No. 1: The first look is simply this basic Garage tie waist dress in grey and white stripe. Casual, cute and comfy, it's perfect worn on it's own or as a basis for layering.

No. 2: Adding this beautiful Garage printed kimono over the dress and tying a loose knot in the front creates look number two. The two monochrome prints compliment each other nicely, while the floral pattern gives it that spring time vibe. 

No. 3: Switching out the kimono for this Garage yellow striped top (also featured in Part 1), I decided to tie it around my waist for a sporty/preppy feel. Still loving this pretty yellow colour that looks great against the light grey.

No. 4: Wearing the top as an actual top now, but still adding in my own twist! I created two small knots at the bottom to create a cropped effect; a great trick to make your legs look a bit longer if you're a shorty like me.

No. 5: Finally, putting it all together! I wore the kimono loose this time, and loved how breezy and flowy it was. It would be so perfect to wear as a cover-up the beach as well!

Despite some freezing southerlies and uncooperative hair, I had heaps of fun shooting and editing these photos, especially that first one! (five Helenas in one shot?? :o) I hope this post was helpful and gave you some inspiration about what to wear this spring; don't forget to enter nzgirl's competition here to win some new spring pieces for yourself!

A big thank you to nzgirl and Garage from The Warehouse for making these last two blog posts possible ♥

spring blogger challenge pt. 1 // daisy chain


Although it may not feel like it just yet, there's only a few short weeks left before we can finally say bye-bye to Winter and a big, warm, long-awaited hello to Spring! In light of this, I've had the opportunity to take part in a Blogger Challenge with nzgirl and Garage from the Warehouse. The aim of the game is to put together two spring-inspired outfits using pieces from Garage's new season collection; here's what I've wrangled together for my first look.

I was immediately attracted to these adorable daisy prints, which lead to a daisy overloaded print-on-print look by pairing this cardigan and skater skirt together (both $15 each by the way! Talk about bargain.) The different sizes of the prints adds some dimension to the look and helps to tone down the clashing - a great way to pull off the print-on-print trend in a more subtle way. I wore these two pieces with a Garage striped top that is oh so soft and super comfortable; the dreamy yellow colour really compliments the daisy centers. For shoes, I chose these pretty pink Garage ballet flats to keep with the pastel theme. I love how the laser cut-out gives them some added detail, but at only $20, they're still super affordable for poor students such as myself.

Be sure to stay tuned to see part two of my Blogger Challenge, coming up next week :)

(P.S. Wanna win this outfit for youself? Check this out to find out how!)