16 November 2014

summer 'do

(Top, The Warehouse. Denim shirt, c/o Levis. Shorts, Rusty. Shoes, Charlotte Russe. Sunglasses, Glassons.)

So I finally took the plunge and chopped my hair off! A pretty big change for me since I literally can't remember the last time my hair was this short (do toddler years count?). I think they took off around 13 inches, and it now sits just at my collar bone when I haven't styled it too much. Speaking of which, if anybody has any helpful hints on styling short hair for this newbie, send them my way! I also got some colour added in via balayage/sombre (which I've been wanting to do for ages) and I love that it's nice and subtle so I don't look like a bird has pooped in my hair. 

As a welcome to warmer days, I wore this fab denim shirt that I know I'll be living in this summer. It's so perfect to throw on over almost anything to give it that casual, chilled out vibe. It's surprisingly warm as well, which was especially handy on this particular day since the weather was absolutely terrible. But we did manag to take some photos at Albert Park in between showers with these gorgeous purple flowers that I want to steal for my dining table. 

I am now officially on summer holidays (actually have been since last Saturday, woohoo) but only have a week left until my summer job starts up. Yay for getting paid but boo to getting up at 7am.. I'll definitely be making the most of the next week of sleep ins!

1 November 2014

amber whitecliffe - mrs. pinto summer '14/'15

Elegant, flirty and summer-ready; say hello to Mrs. Pinto! After much anticipation since seeing this collection at NZFW, I'm happy to say that Amber Whitecliffe's latest summer range was officially launched last Thursday night. I was lucky enough to be able to attend her blogger's event at her Parnell boutique (despite having an exam the next day!) and got the chance to take a first look at the new season pieces.

Inspired by Amber's inherited Portuguese culture after getting married earlier this year, the collection features a stunning colour palette of red, white and hints of gold. The fun floral prints and beautiful fabrics reflect the designers signature style, and includes a gorgeous watercolour print that Amber designed herself.

The launch itself was a fun evening filled with eating too many cupcakes & strawberries, catching up/meeting the other bloggers, gushing over Amber's designs, and an insightful talk from Evelyn Ebrey of Just So Pretty, who shared her experiences as a fashion journalist. Needless to say, I was one of the last people to leave the premises (although that may been partly because I didn't want to go home and face my uni notes).

Read on to see more photos from the night, including a few of my favourite pieces.

mrs pinto lookbook

29 October 2014

tangerine dreams

(Knit top, Jorge. Shorts, Lioness. Shoe(Jeffrey Campbell dupes), Charlotte Russe. Hat, Cotton On. Sunglasses, Glassons. Rings, Lovisa & eBay.)

Orange is the new black! And no, I'm not talking about the T.V. series (although I've heard it's pretty good as well). I first noticed this vibrant colour back at NZFW earlier this year, being a favourite among designers in both their SS and AW collections. This jumper is definitely one of the brightest items in my wardrobe, and I think it's safe to say that I'm obsessed. Not only with the colour, but also it's loose cropped silhouette and super soft feel (I bought it in a size 14 for even more comfort). I've already got my eye on a few other pieces in this awesome shade in preparation for the warmer weather (see: these shorts).

Unfortunately, I couldn't be further away from sunny beach days as I'm currently waist deep in exam revision notes and hiding from the miserable Auckland weather. Here's hoping things improve in about two weeks when I'll be done and dusted with my 3rd year.. what a scary but also very exciting thought!