Friday, 25 October 2013

Rose Print Tea dress...3 available

Primark Rose print tea dress $50 Trade me

Primark Rose Print Tea dress; Buy me here.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

UK High street

Can't help noticing how fashion savvy the brits are, and not a hint of ageism to boot.

Primark, cheekily referred to as Primarni used to be the place to go for singlets and cotton knickers.

Ten years later, the brand has upscaled its design and stores and is giving Top Shop &  H&M a run for its money.  EVERYONE shops here. Here are some favourite pieces and a look at its recent AW lookbook. 
Primark UK aw13

Primark AW13 Sequin skirt and statement fluffy knit

Monday, 10 December 2012


i've been trawling through asos, in a bid to take advantage of their 20% off everything until 12:00 Monday GMT, I m stopping at these two pieces which will work for the endless "in between seasons weather"......

Sonia Rykiel  105 pounds
Le Mont St Michel 58 pounds

and even more spots

From asos for 35 pound this printed spotted denim shirt.....this would work with floral printed jeans for a a clashing prints day!

Friday, 19 October 2012


This indoor/outdoor kids beanbag, in white polka  dots on cherry red canvas, is bang on the money for style but is well made too.....$39.99 from Ezibuy, you'll need 150 litres of bean bag fill!!

Friday, 14 September 2012

ole faithful, Grey Marle

For the times when you are not wearing fab fringe, also from Max, this grey marl t shirt is reduced from $79 to $29, I'm looking for my unpicker now so  i can lose the fussy pocket though!


Fringing = Fun, this laser cut fringe top from Max is down to $49 down from $119. Perfect for summer cocktails and upcoming Xmas "do's", vamp it up and wear with black cigarette pants, chunky wedge heels (add some colour here), and lots of blingy jewellery!!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Treats from Little & Friday

Remember the edible wallpaper from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the scrumptious offerings from Little & Friday could do with the same treatment, all the photos will have you drooling........all the way to their  Belmont cafe!!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Summer get - up

Give off the air, you're permanently on holiday, you'll need a breton style t shirt (if you find a good one let me know) and some flat shoes.....
Junya Watanable  SS2010

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Mohair from Country Road

Always well made and well priced, Country Road strikes again in the knitwear department with this mohair jumper......$109NZD

Saturday, 4 August 2012

I heart KW filigree range

these sterling silver razor blade earings are a affordable entree.....

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Spring is in the air......

I've been trawling through ASOS to update a few essentials in my spring wardrobe, I m short on throw on dresses and my canvas plimsolls are looking a bit worse for wear so i'm going to try these lacoste leather plimsolls go with the french connection calypso jersey dress.

Lacoste Ziane Lace Up Leather Plimsolls $104 NZD

French Connection Calypso Jersey Dress With Tie Waist $94NZD

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Max signature print......

Max Signature Print Pant $119
Max is taking on a new fashion forward direction, look out for their up to date spanish inspired, signature print in blouse, pants and dress, the pants come in 97% cotton and 3% elastane.......Wear  with chunky gladiator sandals from asos ($52.66 nzd).....

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Puma G Vilas for Kids (with Velcro!!)

I caved in and purchased shoes for my 6 year old from the rebel sport sale. Reduced $30 to $55, they give us some time (aka patience) to practice tying laces.......made from leather, vinyl and canvas they should last to the end of term 3.

Eat There Now........

Thankyou, Simon Farrell-Green and Natalie Smith for giving us the lowdown via their blog eatherenow on where  to eat in auckland, from cheap and cheerful  to fine dining.  They've pounded the pavement down Sandringham Rd and beyond to winnow out the best foodspots in auckland, saving you acres of time sorting the wheat from the chaff  from dining review sites.

 I am heading, asap to Tasty Takeaway  at 898 New North Rd to try their fried pork buns (shengjian), raw dough filled with pork and jellified stock, then  fried so the stock ooozes out.........mmmmmm

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Graduation from Sleeping bag to Sleepsuit

I have been looking for an alternative to a growbag for my almost 3 year old, who hasn't quite got the hang of keeping covers on, but will not cope with being in what she regards as a glorified straightjacket.  I'm going to try the sleepsuit from Dreamgenii, so far have not seen any NZ suppliers so I'm getting mine from Amazon UK.......


Moochi factory sale this weekend....

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Autumn Inspiration

Think 60's Inspired debutante to capture Oscar de la rente's fall fashion, raid your mum's cardi collection before you hit the shops though........just in case

Tree Bomb Wallpaper by Ferm Living

Danish designers ferm living bring you this totally luxe wallpaper.......available from uk and europe for around 59 pounds...also available in turquoise and white

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Highlights from Winter collection by Saben

Two must haves from the "Wild Thing" range range designed by Roanne Jacobsen for The Warehouse. Available at Sylvia Park, Albany and Manukau stores....

Make a ...Tulle skirt

Tulle Tastic - DIY

This is too easy not to try, for your junior princess.  It requires minimal to zero amount of sewing, all you need to be is handy with a pair of scissors.  If you can't find rolls of tulle,  use normal tulle and cut it into strips.The more tulle you use the puffier the end result.

This project will deliver the long awaited hit of craft kudos you've been craving from your friends and loved ones.  Find the tutorial here.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

PS Cabinet from Ikea

The versatile PS Cabinet by Ikea stands out in both a modern or more traditional setting.   I ve put mine at the front door as shoe storage.  Nevada Furniture based in Onehunga is committed to bringing you Ikea products at Ikea prices.  This PS cabinet comes in at $249 NZD.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Winter Florals from Glassons

These printed floral leggings are a no brainer when faced with the alternative - coloured denim jeggings........(strictly for the under 25's)  Embrace the digital floral trend  with these leggings from glassons.  Priced at 19.99, wear them with a shaggy oversized jumper (think red or hot pink mohair).

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Winter Blues

I'm in need of a non edible pick me up right now.  Sonia Rykiel always cheers me up with contrasting stripes and pop inspired colours.  I m getting this cotton t shirt from asos ($115 nzd) to break up the oncoming wave of black which dominates my wardrobe at this time of year.

Leopard Jersey Tee with Bow detail

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Painterly Print from Karen Walker

Loving the Karen Walker painterly print in any of the three colourways  (green, pink and burgundy).   I'm eyeing up the painterly knot waist dress in burgundy, although a tad on the pricey side for a polyester dress, this dress is super versatile. Unfortunately all sizes sold out here, try Myer in Australia, the postage is around $10 AUD, and they let you do returns if its not quite right.  If your budget doesn't stretch that far get online and buy the american girl  cap in pink painterly print......

Karen Walker - Painterly Knotted Dress $495

The American Girl Hat Painterly $40

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Healthries Green Tea......with Mandarin


Refreshing without any bitter musty after taste, and packed full of antioxidants to boot,  you and your toxin ridden body will be weeping with joy after a cup of this Healthries brew!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Quilted Sweatshirt from Country Road

This quilted effect sweatshirt $64.90 from Country Road is a softer unconventional take on classic quilted outdoor gear without the rigidity and  michellan man proportions.....comes in black and cream cotton/polyester with subtle details like arm patches to the sleeve, go up a couple of sizes for a slouchier fit...... wear with orange/red  peg shaped pants  like these Markus Lupker silk joggers from ASOS  and Converse boots ....Order online here

Saturday, 24 March 2012

One of D&G final SS12 shoes........

Scarf Print Wedge Heel

Morepork anyone?

Mr vintage's collaboration with TOFUTREE ( a group of art and architecture students inspired by all things New Zuland) bring you their representation of our native owl in grey marle $29.99.....Order here

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Luella Accesories - Number One Shoes

Chloe Ribbon Belt $24
Faceted Box Clutch $39.99

Rug Up for Autumn

Regretting getting rid of all the carpet in favour of wooden floorboards.  Grab one or more of this 100% Greek wool shaggy carpet at $269 ( Flokos Cream Rug, size 160 x 230cm) from the warehouse in time for autumn.....

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Inspired - Bathroom Bling

 Bring the outside in with these floral inspired bathmats from missoni......

The Meala orchid bathmat below is available from tessuti for $352

Pansy Inspired Parma bathmat