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.
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.
However, a variety of stores and piles of grey, white and black tee’s later it really came down to two…….
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!
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.
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.
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……
The days only get longer from here! Enjoy xo
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!
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.
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.
Loving these coats with their pop of red to brighten a dull winters day. (I think I may have found a favourite).
A little obsessed with capes this season, I love the Raincape by Moochi. Hmmmm….now I just need to decide.
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….
In a beautiful nude, they look great paired with white, cream and black. I wear them here with a cream camisole from Club Monaco.
The swagger looks great worn slouchy and rolled at the bottom.
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.