21 September 2014

matchy matchy

(Top, skirt & coat, Mirrou. Shoes, Charlotte Russe. Sunglasses, Glassons.)

What I wore to Parnell the other day where I visited Amber Whitecliffe and took some snaps of her gorgeous new spring collection (blog post about that soon). I saw this matching set while walking home from Uni one day, and was instantly drawn to the vibrant contrasting colours and fun print (it reminds me a little of the Cameo's cobalt leopard). I ended up purchasing them after having a bit of a bad day (hello retail therapy) along with this coat that was marked down to a ridiculous $20! That's just asking to be in my wardrobe. And even though winter is over, it still gets pretty chilly when the sun goes down (or if Auckland's weather just decides to throw a tantrum), so I'll definitely get some wear out of it this season. Nothing like an amazing fashion bargain to cheer you up! 

10 September 2014


(Dress, Lulus (similar here & here). Shoes (Jeffrey Campbell dupes), Charlotte Russe. Lace bralet, Farmers. Sunglasses, Glassons. Necklace, Karen Walker. Bracelets, Lovisa.)

Celebrating the long waited prelude to summer via the season's most classic/cliche trend, made infamous by Miranda Priestly. But cliche or not, I can never resist a good floral number to get me in the mood for warmer days. I paired the darker print with these rad Jeffrey Campbell Tripoli dupes that I've been wanting since forever. I wish I could find (/afford) the real things but they are sold out everywhere since its quite an old style. These knock-offs have definitely fit the bill though; so stoked that I've finally got my hands on them. Both these items were bought over from the US by my lovely Auntie when she came to visit a few weeks ago (along with two other pairs of shoes, another dress, and a few crazy cheap drugstore items). The perks of having relatives overseas.. ♥

There's only a few more days left of mid-semester break before uni commences again on Monday, and the long list of assignments/study catch up that needs to be done before then isn't looking very appealing. That, coupled with the fact that I managed to catch a cold/lose my voice after coming back from a skiing trip, probably means I'm more likely to be watching my backlog of Youtube videos instead of lecture recordings. Here's hoping some motivation (+ the immune system) kicks in soon..!

6 September 2014

volunteering at NZFW 2014 // my experience

(Photo credit - Maddy Budd)

Going to fashion week (even as a volunteer) definitely has a going-on-camp kind of vibe. It feels like a whole different world (especially as a student) and the atmosphere is always buzzing; and by the end of the week, everyone is so tired and ready for bed, but they also don't quite want it to end. Being a volunteer dresser at NZFW isn't exactly the most glamorous role, but it was definitely still a busy, insightful and fun-filled week that I'll always remember. I dressed for a total of 7 shows, and also managed to attend a few as well. Read on for my experience at the most fashion-filled week of the year.