Josefinas {Ballet Flats}

Back in September 2013, my sister introduced me to Josefinas. Since then, these cute handmade ballet flats have been on my wish-list and an endless source of inspiration for my Polyvore style sets. I wasn’t planning to get a pair until my other ballet flats were on their way out but fast-forward a little bit over a […]

Shoes News: The New Josefinas

The good thing about signing up for newsletters is that you’re kept up-to-date with what your favourite brands are up to. Sometimes, you’re also given the opportunity to see and pre-order a collection before everyone else. For example, this morning I had a lovely email from Josefinas sharing their new Spring/Summer 2014 collection – 2 days […]

NZ Brand Crush {kowtow}

I’ve found it quite difficult to find good quality clothing in New Zealand that is also affordable. Most kiwi brands I know of appear to have good quality garments, but the price-tag is way above what I consider reasonable. So, when I started looking into kowtow after hearing about it on instagram the other day, I expected […]

Spring Time

Happy weekend everyone! I know many of you are now starting to enjoy Autumn – my favourite season. In Auckland, we’re just now getting to have warmer, Spring days. The sun has been out these last few days and I can’t help but be inspired. We’ve all had enough of cold, rainy days. I almost bought these […]

Summer Travels

My Polyvore sets continue to be inspired by future travels and end-of-Summer city walks.  That Zara bag recently caught my attention and I couldn’t resist adding it to my shopping list. I think it’s the perfect size for walking around a city in those warm late-Summer days. I don’t usually wear black or buy black accessories because […]

Curbing My Enthusiasm – A Guide to Buying Fewer Things

Part of the challenge to be a mindful consumer is to buy fewer things. This is no small challenge as I’m sure you all know how difficult it is to resist impulses to buy, no matter what your budget is.  For instance, I have been wanting a pair of Josefinas for a really long time. I finally […]

Take 5

Finally, the long Easter weekend is here. It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy these four glorious days (well, one is gone already but you get the idea). While we all sit around eating hot-cross buns, here are 5 things from this past week that I’d like to keep in record:  1. Josefinas released their happy-looking Spring/Summer 2014 […]

Popbasic – Ashbury Collection

Popbasic’s Ashbury Collection will be released very soon. For this limited edition micro collection, Popbasic’s co-creators, Madeline and Coen, present us with a beautiful vegan leather skirt, a basic black tank top and a collar necklace. All these pieces present endless possibilities for pairings, particularly with other items in previous Popbasic collections, such as Le Breton. Popbasic is […]

The Jacquelyn Stripe Dress

This dress caught my eye during a Pinterest scrolling session yesterday. I don’t usually pay much attention to Marc Jacobs (or any other big brand designer for that matter) but I have a thing for this type of stripe pattern so I got a bit excited. Naturally, I had to find it on my Polyvore […]