Thursday, January 31, 2013

Surface too Deep Swimwear

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I am so in love with Surface too Deep's summer 2012/13 collection "Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday" I get so excited coming across such beautiful new designers from down under here in little old New Zealand! Esther Miro and Sarah-Jane Abraham who hail from Wellington are the creative pair behind the brand...and they're definitely a duo to keep your eyes on!
 They've perfectly married bold patterns and prints with a modern twist on retro sophistication. I love the high waisted bloomers, bandeau or under-wired tops and fanned straps. I really think that such classic lines in swimwear can really flatter all of our girlie shapes! My favourite piece from the collection would have to be The Misfits Bra Top & Ruched Bottoms
Now, get out there and enjoy that sunshine! xo

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Casual Tuesday

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Yesterday afternoon, It was so hot that we decided to spend a leisurely few hours cruising around the botanical gardens on our bicycles (More to come!). Since it was such a lazy day, I decided to keep my outfit casual. Every time I go home to my parents house, I raid my Mum's wardrobe and find all sorts of vintage goodies from the 70's and 80's...this shirt being one of them! I love the embroidered and hole punched detail, and the fact that it fits me so loosely, It's just so comfortable! 
I'm also usually not one for jandals (or as most of you in other parts of the world call them "flip flops") But they are definitely an essential to the kiwi summer wardrobe, and with such a casual afternoon they were perfect! And of course me being me, everything has to have a bow on it...to doll it up that teeny bit more!
To our surprise as we were leaving, a band of 3 little ducklings, mama and papa duck waddled out of the pond! They were so friendly and came up to inspect us. Ducklings towards the end of summer is strange here indeed! 
I shall leave you with their fluffy cuteness and hope you are having a wonderful start to your weeks!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Anissa Victoria's Vintage Market

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I was in love with cute vintage soda bottles, You could easily use them for cute little vases after drinking them! And the creamy lipsticks were to die for! I was especially excited to hear that The Vintage Cupboard has opened up a store here in Christchurch! This is quite a treat as many of Christchurch's beautiful vintage shops perished in the earthquake. But never fear you can find them at 416 Innes Road in Mirehau!

I loved the rustic display of jewellery on wooden crates, so creative! Merlesque Botique particularly specialises in creating personalised pendants with personal favourite pictures, photo's, quotes, whatever you like! 
Some of you know I am a bit of a Vampire Diaries freak...and I happened to stumble upon Elana's Vervain necklace like on the show (Andrew thought it was so nerdy that I recognised it straight away) So naturally I couldn't resist buying it for only $10! and continued to inform Andrew all afternoon about very important Vampire Diary facts ;)

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It was my lucky day, I stumbled upon a fantastic sale from Miss Ruby Snow at the market! Which was actually so nice for me on my very very tiny student budget at the moment...I actually managed to buy a couple of things to treat myself! I love her punky twist on classic vintage style...I think I will be back to buy some cardigan clips! (Which are so hard to find!)

So all in all, it was lovely browsing through all of the treasures in the sunshine, and chatting away with some very lovely ladies and shopping in their lovely stalls! It was so nice going to do something different, because since the earthquake, finding things to do here has sometimes been a bit of a challenge. Its so great to see events like this making a go here, its fantastic for small local businesses, and peoples sanity!
The exciting news is Anissa Victoria is having a Twilight Vintage Market 5.00-9.00 Friday 8 Feb at the Gapfiller Pallet Pavilion, Corner of Durham and Kilmore st, Christchurch. I'll definitely be there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sweet pea's and Scalloped Hems

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During a sunny day this week, I finally got a chance to show Andrew around Mona Vale which I discovered while my brother came to stay. We wandered around beneath the trees to shade us from the heat, and low and behold, as you will see in the last photo, I think I found a door to wonderland! Clearly, I was excited, but unfortunately I didn't fall down a rabbit hole, So I will have to try again another time.
I decided to really brighten things up since it was such a glorious day, so I went for a colour pallet mainly consisting of bright pink! I even tried out a hot pink lipstick, which isn't my usual choice of makeup, but it was fun to match with my pink sweet pea skit and sparkly bow. I'm so not used to wearing lipstick! I usually just leave my lips bare...I find it so difficult to eat and drink with the stuff on! haha. But I love how some girls just look so beautiful in it!, So I will have to pull out my many lipsticks shades from my makeup drawers and experiment! Do you have make-up products lurking in your drawers or on your mind that you want to brave up to try?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Summer Thirst

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One of my favourite things about summer is the total appropriateness of a few cheeky day time drinks...especially when you can have a cold beer or wine in such beautiful places! While we were on holiday, we paid a visit to the Mussel Inn in Onekaka, Golden Bay, and Wither Hills vineyard in Marlborough with Andrew's family. The Mussel Inn brew their own beer, and the most refreshing feijoa cider! The brewery is perched on top of a hill seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but it was totally packed, as it is apparently at all times during the summer! We were visited by two very fat Kereru (Endangered native New Zealand wood pigeons), who must frequent the busy brewery, as they even made a feature on their stained glass windows!
Wither Hills is a very classy vineyard and it was actually our first experience of wine tasting!...something I could definitely do more of! We got to sip on our beautiful wine whilst looking out over the never ending rows of grape vines. My favourites were their sauvignon blanc's. We wished we had more time to explore the dozens of other wineries of Marlborough, something we plan on doing in the near future!
   

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