Slogan Tee – CO by Cotton On
Clutch – Cotton On
Grey Coat – Pagan Marie Boutique
Shorts – Cotton On
Trousers – Glassons
Pineapple Jar – Typo
Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
Daylight saving has officially begun, and for me that means I can actually start looking forward to spring and summer. This year I’m going to try and inject a little more colour in my wardrobe, particularly with blue and some pastels for spring. Blue shades are my pick for the colour of SS14 and I love it contrasted against crisp white or a marl grey.
Nearly all of these pieces are from Cotton On, it just turned out that way! I do think that Cotton On has really stepped up their game recently. There are so many on-trend pieces that are super affordable, it’s probably my favourite ‘high street’ store at the moment, so definitely check it out if you haven’t had a look in a while.
What are you picks for spring?
Skit – New Look
Fluffy jumper- New Look
Shoes – Primark
Black Tee – Dotti
Last weekend I caught up with friend for the classic Sunday brunch, it was a typical windy and cold day in Auckland but I really liked this outfit.
Most of this outfit is from the UK (sorry!) but I’m sure similar skirts will be around in the NZ high street stores, if not at the moment, definitely some time soon. New Look and Primark were one of my favourite UK stores, both of them have some really affordable fashion and so much variety. I slightly prefer New Look as I think they had a lot more of ‘my style’, seriously, I could of bought the whole store! It was very hard to say no.
I think the classic monochrome theme to this outfit is so versatile, just through on some heels and you can take it from day to night!
Earlier in March in was my birthday (21st to be exact!) and I was lucky enough to get some money to treat myself to some special things. So of course, I went shopping!
I have been in desperate need of a handbag and I’d had my eye on this one from Glassons for a while so I thought I should buy it as I can be pretty picky when it comes to handbags and this was almost exactley what I’ve been looking for! Stay tuned for a ‘what’s in my bag’ post coming up soon..
Now that it’s really starting to feel like Autumn I though it was about time that I invested in some new slippers. I picked up these ones from Number One Shoes for only $10. Apart from my previous pair, I only ever by leopard print slippers, it’s like my little ‘thing’ so of course I absolutely love these.
I then picked up this quilted top with leather sleeves from Valley Girl, which isn’t a shop I regularly shop in but I’d recommend taking a look as they have quite a few on-trend pieces that can be quite a bit cheaper than other stores. I’ve really fallen in love with the ‘quiltered’ or ‘textured’ trend at the moment, I give Lily Melrose all the credit for that one. I think this top will be great for winter as it’s a lot warmer than you think and it can easily be worn to work with black pants and heels or dressed down in the weekend.
Lastly, I got this stripe crop top from Cotton On. This wasn’t something on my ‘need’ list but definitely on my ‘want list’. If you saw last week’s post all about my obsession with Kylie Jenner’s style you’ll know I’m all about the crop tops. I’ve already paired it with high-wasted pants and heels for a night out, worn it with my boyfriend jeans for a super cool relax-vibe outfit and I know it will look great with a leather high-waisted skirt.
If someone asked me who my ‘celebrity style crush’ was, i’d definitely have to say Kylie Jenner. She’s got a great mixture of classic pieces, paired with totally on-trend 90’s vibe items. I’m always inspired my what she wears on KUWTK and she has an awesome tumblr that I love to scroll through when I’ve got time. Not to mention the new shorter ‘lob’ with that dark ombre colour.. Let’s just say I’ve got a bit of a girl crush! (Feels weird saying it when I’m younger than her though..)
It’s really easy to add a touch of this style in to you wardrobe, just think a pair of ripped jeans, a touch of leather and a cropped tee and that’s just about it!
I’ve put together a collage of my favourite pieces for you to inject a little Kylie Jenner in your life. I may already have a few of these items and the rest are pretty much on my ‘I need this’ list. Enjoy!
Clockwise from left: Cropped tee from Cotton On, Leather pants from Wild Pair, Chelsea Boots from ASOS, Beanie from Cotton On, Leather skirt from Wild Pair, Maybelline lipstick in Neon Red, Marc Jacons ‘Amy’ watch, Coat from Forever New, Sunglasses from Wild Pair, Grey T-shirt dress from Boohoo and Ripped jeans from ASOS.
Who’s your style crush?
If there is one thing you need to have this AW14 it’s a pink coat. For months I’ve been lusting over all of the UK and American bloggers snuggling up in their pink coat and I knew that come winter time, I HAD to have one!
Finally, they are starting to pop up in New Zealand stores! So I’ve hunted for my top picks of ‘The Pink Coat’.
Firstly there’s the pastel pink option from Dotti which comes in at around $140 NZD. Then I’ve found a slightly cheaper version from Forever New as it’s more like $100 NZD. If you prefer the classic double-breasted coats then this is your winner but for me I’d prefer a more modern version that’s a bit closer to that Topshop one.
EziBuy also have their own pink coat, and I really like the slightly brighter colour and style of this one. It is the most expensive, coming in at $150. However, Boohoo.com did have an option that was almost a perfect match for me but of course it’s sold out so I haven’t featured it here. I’m still crossing my fingers it comes back but my eye is also on that EziBuy one!
Have you spied any pink coats that I have seen? I’d love to know!
I’m currently at Westfield Newmarket where I’m with my Mum as she is getting styled by the lovely Coby Haimes!
I’m having a great time and learning a lot! For example if you are petite and are short choose outfits that show a little skin around the neck your chest and your ankles. This will make you appear taller!
This is my latest outfit inspiration. After buying some jellies recently I have been thinking about how to style them, this is just one of the many outfits that I need in my life!
If you are wondering how to achieve this look (and are from New Zealand) there are jellies almost identical to these in Wildpair
and a very similar skater dress in Cotton On
. In terms of the denim jacket, I haven’t spied one quite as good as this (it’s from H&M), but I’m on the look out! The red lipstick featured here is from Rimmel so Farmers will definitely have you sorted!
What do you think of this outfit?
This weekend’s wish list is all about looking to the new season (spring!) and having a little relaxation and indulgence.
Wishing I was wearing…
Floral Print trousers from ASOS. I spotted these on llymlrs’s blog the other day and I feel in love. Luckily for me they are from ASOS, so I am actually able to buy them. At $85 they are not too expensive and would be great for spring /summer. I’d pair them with plain white tee and maybe a leather jacket if needed. Chunky black heels would work well too!
Jellies from Rubi Shoes. The fact that things that I wore as a kid are coming back in fashion is a little scary but, I loved jellies back in the day and I still love them now! These black jellies are only $15, an absolute score in my opinion! I almost bought them last night but have decided to wait until the weather is a little warmer, although wearing them with frilly socks is a big trend at the moment!
Wishing I was reading…
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I saw the movie a couple of months ago and I fell in love to say the least! The fashion, the parties, the music and the storyline – I loved it all. Plus, it has Leo in it, need I say more? I wanted to read the book before the movie came out but never got the chance to, since I am on my mid-semester break I think this will be the next book I read. How cool is this cover? Not sure if I’ll find that one at Whitcoulls..
Wishing I was eating…
Cronots from Takapuna Beach Cafe. If you haven’t heard about cronots then go do some googling pronto. Mixed between a croissant and a doughnut, cronuts are the next cupcake. These ones are called cronots by they are pretty much the same thing. Jo raved about them in her Hot Five on nzgirl a couple of weeks ago and I have been craving one ever since! There is only one place in Auckland that makes them, and I can’t wait to go there!
What’s on your wish list at the moment? Have a good weekend!
Transparent clutches have been all over the fashion scene recently and I just cant get enough! I first saw Rosie Fortescue feature one on her style blog, who is my latest style crush by the way, and I instantly new I had to have one for myself! (Check the post out here). They’re not an everyday accessory as you cant put lots of items in them and everyone will see what your are carry around so keep that in mind! It doesn’t look like the likes of Glassons and Dotti have cottoned on to this trend but there are plenty of online stores and top designers that have. If your like me and don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on something you wont be wearing everyday, then I suggest looking on etsy or ebay, I’ve just spied a clutch on ebay for about $20 so I’m hovering over that ‘buy now’ button!
Will you be rocking the transparent clutch this year? I surely will!
Here is a few of the items that I have bought over the last few weeks!
001. Printed Shirt – Cotton on ($40). I fell in love with the print and just had to buy it. It looks great with black jeans and tucked in to skirts. I also really like that you don’t have to worry about wearing anything underneath as most of my other blouse’s are see-through.
002. Lace socks – Glassons ($7). Have been wanting to get some lace socks for so long and these are such a great deal. There are lots of other colours too so check them out.
003. Chelsea Boots – Boohoo ($75). Another item that I have been wanting to buy for while. These are perfect for winter and are reasonably comfy once your sort of ‘break them in.’ I’m loving them with turned up jeans/pants and leggings paired with the lace socks!
004. Draped Jogger Pants– Dotti ($50). Probably my favourite purchase- as soon as I saw them I fell in love. I’ve really got in to the monochrome trend and these are a perfect edition. I wore them out to town last week paired with some bright green heels and a white shirt. On the website they are made them look really casual but I would definitely dress them up more- but thats just me.
005. Striped Long Sleeved Top- Dotti ($26). This is just a good casual staple item for your wardrobe. It goes with almost anything and I really like stripes at the moment!
006. Black Chain Collar Necklace – Lovisa ($30). As I work at Lovisa, I’m always buying something new to add to my huge collection and I think this is a really great piece that is very versatile. Because it is black it can be worn with lots of different looks without being too OTT.
What are your picks for autumn this year?