Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Silk Shirt

I finally replaced my kelly green silk shirt I bought from Country Road a couple of years back with one almost identical:

I'd forgotten how versatile silk shirts are. I own a black one and a cream one, but am keen to source some more in striking colours like my new green one.

On blogs and in online stores I am seeing the versatility of this essential piece. Tucked into shorts, hanging loose with black skinny pants and ballet flats, teamed with a pencil skirt and heels for the office... the options are endless.

I have decided to search for two new silk shirts with a simple rule: no cream or grey!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hello Out There...

Well, my blog is officially six months old. According to my stats, I'm getting some regular visitors so I must be doing something right. I'd love to know what you all think, and if you have any suggestions or topics you'd like me to blog about. Feel free to comment, or email me at Love to hear from you! x

Monday, 22 July 2013

40+ Celebrity Style: Sandra Bullock

Only recently has Sandra Bullock caught my attention in terms of style. Recent photos of the 49-year-old show an evolution in style that only age (and a great stylist) can bring. Her style is fashion-forward and contemporary, yet completely age-appropriate. She seems very comfortable in her own skin. Here are some of my favourite recent images of Sandra.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Of A Kind

U.S-based design incubator Of a Kind is a great place to search for gifts from up-and-coming creative folk. The 'of a kind' name comes from the number of items that are available for sale. For example 100 of a kind or 10 of a kind. Check it out.


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Scout & Catalogue

Canadian designer Scout & Catalogue makes a small but exquisite range of scarves and leathergoods. They ship to New Zealand, so if you're looking for something that no one else has (or a guaranteed-to-fit gift), check out their online store.


Monday, 15 July 2013


Metallics are everywhere but it doesn't necessarily follow that this is an easy trend to wear. As a more mature member of society, it's my responsibility not to frighten children or pets so I have chosen to interpret this trend in a very subtle way.

This black tshirt from Country Road just hit stores. Its sheen is only very slight - more oil slick than metallic - but the effect is fantastic. Here I have teamed it with charcoal grey skinny jeans, my trusty point-toe heels and some chunky jewellery for a rock vibe:

Tshirt: Country Road | Jeans: Country Road | Shoes: Top End | Necklace: Forever New (similar @ Equip) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'
Photos by Paul D.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013


I have wanted to try the shirt-under-jumper preppy look for a while now. The only thing holding me back has been finding a white shirt to fit over my ridiculous bosom. Success, thanks to UK shirtmaker Charles Tyrwhitt (more about this brand in a separate post).

This combo is surprisingly comfortable. I thought the shirt would get all bunched up but it doesn't. It's also a versatile look. Below, I have styled it two ways simply by changing my jeans and footwear. There's a lot going on so I have kept my jewellery to a minimum.

Look one: Skinny boyfriend jeans + heels (think casual Friday, casual dinner out):
  Jumper: Country Road (colour sold out, similar here) | Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt | Jeans: Workshop | Shoes: Top End | Silver Dove Ring (old): Zabbana | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'

Look two: Skinny jeans + ballet flats (think weekend, casual conference/seminar):

Jumper: Country Road | Shirt: Charles Tyrwhitt | Jeans: French Connection | Shoes: Country Road (sold out, similar here) | Silver Dove Ring (old): Zabbana | Clutch (old): Witchery | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'
Photos by Paul D (standing in the rain! xx) 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

A Taste Of Spring

A nice mild day in Auckland today. Time to try out my new Lonely Hearts printed trousers. This is a funky local label and a new discovery for me. My trousers are a size 12 but fit my size 14 body comfortably. A great alternative to jeans when the weather warms up...

Trousers: Lonely Hearts | Top: Seduce | Shoes: Superga | Leather Cuff: Dyberg Kern | Ring: Oroton | Sunglasses:  Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze'
Photos by Paul D.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

A Great Look For All Ages

This young lady is only 21 but her outfit would suit women of any age from 21 to 71. I have all the elements of this look except the blazer... maybe I should take my cousin's advice and add it to my wardrobe staples?

Photos c/-