White Out

While our northern hemisphere friends are getting dusted in the white stuff, here in NZ we are at the beginning of summer and what better ‘non colour’ to wear than white!
Always a fan, you will see me pairing white with white. Use different textures to break it up a bit or mix in a bit of colour via a subtle pattern, your shoes, accessories or jacket.
Don’t be put off by the seasons, white can be worn all year round. Here are some of my picks for summer. Add a dash of red lippy and voila!
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Jeans – Frame Denim | Ghost Tank – Zoe Karssen | Naut Tunic, Always & Serpent Bracelet – Moochi | Sunglasses – Le Specs Black Lagoon | Shoes – Nude Footwear
 Check out these pics for inspiration on how to wear white on white across the seasons.
White on White inspiration
Nasty Gal (left) has a bit of edge,  I love the shoes worn with each outfit. The lovely Arielle from Something Navy looks classic in a white shirt (right) perfect for Autumn or Spring.
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With the weather cool in Wellington for this time of year I throw on a check shirt with white denim shorts or jeans. Shirt – Rails | Jeans – Urban Outfitters. Now if only the temperature would rise!
So tell me, how do you wear your whites through the seasons?
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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…….

Back to Basics

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?!

Favourites of the Week

Along with the Winter Solstice, this weekend brought some cool temperatures and weather that did not make me feel guilty at all about laying low and relaxing inside. I was quietly excited as it was the perfect opportunity to burn my new Coconut with Fig candle from Blanc & Co.

Created by Auckland duo Lucy White & Cam Burns, Blanc & Co have three scents available, Coconut with Fig, Vanilla with Cinnamon and Pomegranate with Rose. I love candles and how they easily uplift your home, and with them being locally made, I couldn’t resist ordering.

With vino poured and my favourite mag’s within arms reach, there is not a better way to share some of my favourites things of the week with you. If only I could capture the beautiful scent!

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With the days getting shorter and the weather a little dull it was a perfect time to visit the beautiful Jade at Buoy to brighten up my look. A little more blonde, a little less length, some beach waves and voila…I left happy.

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One of my favourite weekend get ups at the moment are my Bassike lo slung jeans and Juliet Hogan Derek Sweater. This pairing is both comfortable and stylish, and I throw on my heels for a little glam.

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Lastly, a finishing touch, Blue Satin by Chanel. I love a dark polish and winter is the perfect time to give this look a try. This silky polish is navy in colour and the more you layer the darker it is. Nothing like a Sunday DIY mani to perk up your style after the shortest day of the year……

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The days only get longer from here! Enjoy xo

Right As Rain

Usually one to opt for a stylish woollen coat and a sturdy umbrella for the winter, living in Wellington has provided me with a challenge.

Being the windy city the rain comes at you horizontally and you are often left battling with your umbrella only for it to be blown inside out or out of your hands altogether. (Cue a little laughter)!

So, I am on a mission to find a raincoat that is both stylish and practical.

I immediately think of the ultimate classic, Burberry!

Burberry Midlength Trench

Yes, this beauty does solve the stylish and practical problem and is a quick win if your budget extends that far. For me …I am going to have to put it on the savings list for next year.

Off I go and do a little research and I have come up with the following options.

The Classics

Nothing beats a good quality trench coat or the casual cool of the parka. Barbour are an excellent and reliable brand, you get your money’s worth. ASOS has great and affordable variety.

Barbour Cedar Trench Coat     ASOS Waxed Clean Parka

Barbour Cedar Trench Coat                                   ASOS Waxed Clean Parka

The Colour

Loving these coats with their pop of red to brighten a dull winters day. (I think I may have found a favourite).

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Rains Curve Jacket (dropping in NZ stores soon $195) Sylvester The Parka

The Trendy

A little obsessed with capes this season, I love the Raincape by Moochi. Hmmmm….now I just need to decide.

Moochi Rain Cape

Moochi Raincape

 

Photo Credits: Burberry, Barbour, ASOS, Rains, Kate Sylvester, Moochi

Swagger

There is nothing like a beautifully cut and stylish pair of pants that are comfortable too. I was looking for a pair that would see me through the 9-5 as well as weekend fun, and I found them….

Introducing the Swagger Pant by Moochi.

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In a beautiful nude, they look great paired with white, cream and black. I wear them here with a cream camisole from Club Monaco.

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The swagger looks great worn slouchy and rolled at the bottom.

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Worn here with a leather jacket, the Swagger also looks great with a tailored blazer and your top of choice tucked in at the front.