While everyone up north is getting ready for a much yearned for Spring, we’re just about to welcome Autumn down here. I’ll be honest – it is a bit conflicting to experience a season and, simultaneously, be constantly exposed to information portraying the complete opposite.
Other than that, Autumn is my favourite season so I’m always glad to welcome it no matter where I am in the World!
I love this outfit, I have to say. Sometimes I create a board to push my boundaries, other times I create a style inspired by someone else. But every so often, I just create something that is a simple expression of who I am or what my mood is at the time.
Autumn is a cosy season for me and this outfit just came together as an expression of that. I would wear it out and about in the city (maybe shopping or having a brunch date with a friend).
Black/Blue is currently my favourite colour combination and I have been thinking of ways they can work together. I’ve been finding that it works better if I pick one to be dominant, add just a little bit of the other, and finish off with some white.
Finally, can we just take a moment to appreciate the aesthetic pleasantness of this waterfall cardigan? There’s something quite appealing to me about that pattern, but it’s the contrasting materials that puts this cardigan on my wishlist. Oh, if only they mentioned on the website where it is made!
Finally the weekend is here. I was looking forward to have some time for this post.
Hope you all had a good week.
Mine was busy, busy. Not complaining – there’s an optimal level of activity at work and I feel this week was at that level. Anything over that optimal level makes it too stressful, and anything under that threshold makes it too boring.
The only down side to an optimal level of activity at work is that I have less time for other things, such as writing a blog post.
But here we are, and today I’m sharing with you the contents of this Kiko bag.
Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m back from my trip to Europe and am glad to say I did not experience jet-lag this time. I got straight back into work and a new routine (yes, we moved – more on that later) but the week just went by really nicely. We even had time to go for a mid-week dinner date!
Anyway, before I move on to show you a few drugstore bits and bobs I got this time around, let me show you my new rainy-day best friends:
Aren’t these awesome? My older sister got me these (btw, Happy Birthday S!) and they were really handy in the cold, rainy days in Portugal. I am 100% sure they will serve me well this coming Winter!
Now, moving on to the main purpose of this post, here are a few little things I got in Boots while I was in England.
I’m pretty sure the only things I couldn’t find in NZ are the Soap & Glory and the Bourjois stuff. Nonetheless, once you’re in Boots, it’s hard not to take advantage of some bargains (my favourite eye cream for £7?! ahhh, yes please!).
I actually only went in there to get this blush (crossed-off from my wishlist), but I love Soap & Glory stuff and really miss it so couldn’t resist a few little things.
The rest is pretty self-explanatory. I won’t get too much into it except to say that the L’Oreal Elnett Satin heat protection/styling spray is really amazing. My hair was never as smooth and straight under such humid conditions!
On part II of this post, I will share with you what I got at Kiko in Lisbon.
Until then, hope you have a great time!
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Time to finally wrap up this edition of “One Dress, Four Seasons”. Many apologies for the delay. This is old news for peeps who get my Instagram pics in their feed. But if you don’t (which you totally should, btw), I have travelled to Portugal and have been busy fighting jet-lag, catching up with the fam, eating and shopping. But mostly eating.
I saw this dress at Marcs when the hubby went in to sort out some Christmas gifts.
I hadn’t really paid much attention to this shop before. This is mostly because I’ve avoided going in, just in case I got too attached to something I don’t need.
As it happened, I got a bit attached to this dress. I even tried it on so I know it fits perfectly. And what required a bit more self-discipline was the fact it was 20% off that day, even though it’s from their new collection!
I didn’t get it and I’m actually quite proud of myself for that. I have this blog to thank for – I thought I should first see how it could work through the seasons, if it would be an investment or a mistake.
Never this series “One Dress, Four Seasons” felt so useful!
Looking at these outfit options, I’m quite convinced it would be a good investment. What do you think?
In case you missed them:
Thanks for reading!