7 Favourites of the Week

Glassons

This New Zealand chain store has picked up its game over the past 18 months turning itself in to a ‘High Street’ favourite capable of competing with the best – Top Shop; (which is soon to open in Auckland, I hear March).

I am loving their latest collection, it captures the essence of summer and will have you festival ready in seconds. Here are my picks.

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Wearing my favourite, this white off the shoulder blouse.

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Wellington Summer 

Wellington is famous for its great coffee, food, the wind and being the culture & innovation hub of New Zealand. It also is one of the prettiest cities with a beautiful harbour, hiking on your doorstep and great beaches to swim.

Wellington Culture

Oriental Parade

Wellington City

To top this off, what about the weather we have been having?! This is a big deal for Wellingtonians. Not only has it been calm, but consistent temperatures between 25 – 30 degrees – winning! Being able to go for a swim almost every day after work has been the highlight of my week!

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Did I mention the wind?

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Coconut Oil

Not only is it a wonder food, with this amazing weather it has been great to put in my hair after swimming at the beach to stop that gritty, dry feeling. Just finger comb about a small teaspoon through, put your hair in a braid and wash out the next morning. It leaves my hair feeling silky and soft.

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Dr FeelGood All Natural Frozen Pops

Deliciously refreshing, these handcrafted frozen pops come in 6 flavours – Chocoholic Cacao & Cream | Raspberry, Lime & Coconut | Flat White Coffee & Cream | Salted Caramel & Apple | Lemon, Manuka Honey & Ginger | Granny Smith, Lime & Mint. All are refined sugar-free and they are a healthy treat! My favourite flavour is Raspberry, Lime and Coconut. Check out ingredients and stockists here.

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Let Live

I was pretty excited to learn that one of my favourite online homeware and accessories stores had set up shop in down town Wellington. Let Liv oozes clean Scandinavian style and the shop on Hunter street showcases this. I popped in to check it out and did not leave empty-handed.

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The Allegiance Boot

Chaos & Harmony have done it again with the creation of the elegant Allegiance boot. Perfect for Autumn and Winter, pair them with your favourite skinny jeans or a knee-length or midi skirt. I am pretty excited about this release!

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Last but not least…..

Shake it Off

I can’t help but dance to this song, even if it’s a little shuffle in my chair at work. What better way to shake off any ‘BS’ than with music! Thank you Taylor Swift!

Now go on, turn this one up loud.

What have been some of your favourite things this week?

Photo Credit – Glassons, CielPR

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Tis the Party Season!

I tend to get a little excited around this time of year, not only because I am mad about Christmas, but because of all the holiday parties going on it means I get to break out a party dress!
There are a number of stunning styles out at the moment so you will not have a shortage of options. Here are a few I have put together for you.
Maurie & Eve Equinox Dress
Maurie and Eve – Equinox Dress . I am a big fan of the pencil skirt and how it’s demure style is teamed with a sexy cut out, crop or low back.
Bec & Brdige Drifter Top and Skirt

The Bec & Bridge – Drifter Top & Skirt, holiday appropriate in red.

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ASOS – Bandage Back Jacquard Tulip Dress | Chaos & Harmony – Dreamstone Black Heel | Meadowlark – Crystal Chain Earrings. I love how this dress has a couple of styles to it and with it being silver it suits the holiday season perfectly.

ASOS Sequin Cowl Back Minii

This ASOS – Sequin Cowl Back Mini Dress is a glam pick and turn around and you have a party going on in the back. Earring and Ear Cuff set from Mango.

The winner for me this year is the stunning ‘Christina’ dress by amazing Melbourne designer Yeojin Bae.

Yeojin Bae Christina Dress

I have long been a fan of Yeojin’s beautifully femine style and was delighted when I found this aqua beauty was being re-cut; perfect for the festive and wedding season. Thanks Haejin for making delivery so easy!!

I hope you all are enjoying the build up to the holidays with family and friends. I would love for you to share what you are wearing #hayleandgrace on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Maurie & Eve, Bec & Bridge, ASOS, Emily Ratajkowski

So You Want to Be a #GIRLBOSS?

This weekend I have not been able to put down #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.

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Inspirational and kick ass, Sophia shares how she has come from ‘dumpster diving’ to being the owner of the multi million dollar business ‘Nasty Gal’. She describes the challenges and hard work required to create the business from the ground up and emphasises, by learning from many of her own experiences, that ‘…true success lies in knowing your weaknesses and playing to your strengths.’

This is a refreshing, witty read and ranges from tales of rebellion, which in themselves were opportunities, to providing direct, yet simple advice on becoming and succeeding as a #GIRLBOSS! What I liked the most is her intention, I believe, to encourage people to be authentic to themselves and not be discouraged if you do not fit the ‘norm’, embrace it.

I love Sophia’s attitude and finished this book feeling inspired!

“So you want to be a #GIRLBOSS?”- take charge of your own life, prepare to bust your butt for your dreams and laugh along the way.

Enjoy the read x