Sunday, 2 July 2017

New Season Country Road II

On Saturday I spent an hour or so trying about 25 items on in Country Road. I haven't done that in so long. It was actually quite tiring. My shopping stamina aint what it used to be.

Unfortunately most of the looks I posted about the other day didn't look right on me, but I think there is probably something for everyone there so I encourage you to try on a few styles if you can.

I did end up buying the red slingbacks! Such a daring shoe for yours truly but they're elegant and funky at the same time, so comfy and surprisingly, go with everything - especially blue skinny jeans. I can't wait for Spring.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

New Season Country Road

It's been some time since clothes caught my attention but I am LOVING the new season releases from Country Road. A bit of French influence, no?

Love the red slingbacks, the stripey top and the stepped-hem jeans. And I might even be tempted to try those white jeans...

Nelly Slingback Flat 

Oversized Knit 

Authentic High Rise Step Hem

Slouchy Tunic

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Been a While

Here's an outfit shot! OK, a lame selfie, but it's a start. Hoping to post more fashion and outfits again in the near future!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Another Spot of DIY

One of my friends recently commented on Instagram "Who are you and what have you done with Jody?".

DIY and crafts have never been my 'thing' but this house has certainly given me the confidence to experiment with my creative side. I recently did a little marking project using a cut potato and some of the leftover paint from the shelves and our porch. Inspired by American textile designer, Rebecca Atwood, I am so pleased with how it turned out!

First, the inspiration...


And now my little gem...

And here it is hanging on our new gallery wall in the hallway! It's the small one on the left:

If you're thinking about a gallery wall, I highly recommend Country Road's video which explains how to do it.

A Spot of DIY

I have a 'd' and a 'y' in my name, but DIY is not something friends and family have associated with me in the past.But this Summer I started dabbling a little, starting with painting the shelves of our $80 Mitre10 shelving unit.

I slapped two coats of Karen Walker for Resene in Celestial Blue over a coat of primer for particle board. I'm really pleased with the result!

Here's what it looked like before:

And here's a few shots of the process...

Paul being a good boy and putting everything back together...

The finished product!

Monday, 24 April 2017

New Living Room Rug

We love our beautiful floors but for some time, we've been looking at large rugs to break up our living room space. After much research, we went to Source Mondial in Parnell. They have a huge selection of rugs, all beautifully presented. And the staff really know their stock. We took three rugs home on appro for a whole week which was so generous, allowing us to make a decision.

We went with a 2 x 3m grey wool rug with a chevron pattern. It pops against our dark floors. We love it!

And here's a cute one of Miss Lily and the samples, from a few weeks ago...

Unfortunately, she dumped a dead rat on our lovely new rug on Sunday morning, so clearly she likes it!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Vintage European, Greytown

My sister and I took our Mum for a girls' weekend to Wellington and Greytown last weekend. It's a place we all know well (long-time readers will know that my sister and I go there every June!).

Greytown is about a one-hour drive north of Wellington, in the beautiful Wairarapa. Worth a visit for its cafes, galleries, boutique stores and nearby vineyards.

This time we discovered a gem called Vintage European. Sarah imports English, Scandinavian and other European housewares, fabrics and furniture that you won't find easily in this part of the world. A beautifully-laid-out store, I spent ages in there chatting (and purchasing!).