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.

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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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Back to Basics

I am not sure about you, but finding the perfect tee is tough. You would think for something so basic it would be easy, especially given the volume of t-shirts on offer. However, getting a cut that is flattering, affordable, doesn’t stretch after the first wash and isn’t see through is not an easy feat.

A couple of years ago I found my perfect match and it ticks all the boxes except one, the price! So following a conversation with a friend recently, about this exact thing, I decided to go on the hunt for the basic tee.

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On a mission, Glassons and Moochi did not disappoint. Glassons tees, (bottom right), are a bargain at two for $30, the cut just a little too boxy for my frame.

Moochi always delivers and the ‘Gift’ tee, (top right), looked great tucked in. A favourite in store this year is the dressier Circ tee.

However, a variety of stores and piles of grey, white and black tee’s later it really came down to two…….

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Despite the cut and very tempting price of the Cotton On tee’s, my overall pick……the Bassike Scoop V Neck from Superette. A splurge at $119, I can’t go past the flattering cut, (top left), and how comfortable the 100% organic cotton jersey feels.
Now ladies, tell me, where do you go to find your perfect tee?!

Winter Style Inspiration

Despite the thermometer dipping, with the cooler air comes the excitement of mixing layers and fabrics for some chic winter looks. Leather and denim are favourites of mine this season as well as a feminine flared skirt. Pair these with a cosy woollen jumper, simple white shirt, grey t or check. Lastly, you can’t beat a stylish winter coat.

Check out some of the looks on those who inspire me.

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Jessie Bush from blog ‘We the People’ gets it right every time. Leather gives this ‘pretty’ style a harder edge, love it.

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Stick with reliable black or add a pop of colour like this coral ‘Texture Gathered Knee Midi Skirt’ from Top Shop.

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Kate Bosworth, always one worth watching for style inspiration, works the 90’s come back kid the check shirt. Below I add my touch.

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Glassons Check Shirt worn over Bassike Grey T, G-Star Raw denim and Beau Coops. When it’s cold out I throw my leather biker jacket over the top.

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The stunning Jules Sarinana from blog Sincerely, Jules wears a white shirt with style. Wearing here ‘Silence + Noise Tuckered & Shirred Button Down Shirt’ from Urban Outfitters. Great look for summer.

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Layering a white shirt for winter, wear it under a woollen jumper or, like Jessie above, team with a leather jacket, tuxedo pant and heels.

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Maiden Sydney blogger Brooke Cullen shows us how to wear leather, with a pair of kick a** heels and a cosy knit.

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The pair I am coveting this winter is the Camilla and Marc Wireless Legging

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You will likely always see Elle Ferguson from ‘They All Hate Us’ wearing denim. Whether it be a worn pair of jeans or cut-offs, this is one of the reasons why I follow her and best friend Tash Sefton sharing their style on Instagram. Below are two favourites of mine. Contrasting, yet comfortable and stylish, they look great with trainers or heels

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One Teaspoon Freebird Skinny jean                        Bassike Low Slung White jean

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Finally, our ‘Damsel in Dior’ Jacey Duprie wears Sass & Bide Snowbird Capelet. This capelet is gorgeous and certainly inspires the trend for capes this season.

I hope you can seek some inspiration for winter from this post. Check out what the other bloggers are posting about to see who is inspiring me.

Enjoy xo

Photo Credit: vogue.com, We the People, Sincerely Jules, Damsel in Dior, Superette, Elle Ferguson Instagram, Urban Outfitters, Top Shop, Glassons, Bassike, Maiden Sydney