Saturday, April 30, 2011

Giveaway: Sponsored by Hopeless Lingerie- CLOSED-

My giveaway today is sponsored by Hopeless Lingerie and one lucky reader will win the Kitty silk and velvet sleep mask pictured above. I wouldn't mind one of these for myself so I am happy to be able to give one away! Do make sure you check out the rest of the site as well for more beautiful vintage inspired sleepwear and lingerie.

To enter:
♥ Comment on this post
♥ For a second entry join my facebook page and leave an additional comment saying you've done so.

Winner will be drawn on Friday May 6 2011. All the best!

Edit: Competition now closed. Congrats to comment number 10, I'll be in touch!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I heart Autumn

Glassons knit jumper, Mink Pink shirt via Market HQ, vintage bag, Hunter Gatherer bow. 

Firstly, let me say it is driving me crazy that I don't own a half decent camera, and have to torment you guys with these hideous pictures. But I'm working on it and hopefully by mid-year I'll have a nice, new camera but in the meantime thanks for putting up with this less than average quality!

Anyway the point of this post is my excitement for winter. I just bought my first pair of black jeans (I've mostly been a dress girl but I'm going to give jeans a go this winter) and I am enjoying layering up in snuggly knits and warm layers. Mmm I love this time of year.

Don't forget to check back here tomorrow for a giveaway!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lately at work...

(Hat and shirt from Market HQ, necklace/ ring Lapis Lazuli sold instore)
(Necklace/ bracelet/ ring House of Harlow, watch DKNY all sold instore)

 We have some really pretty things in the shop at the moment so thought I would share a couple of snaps.  There's more over on the Rox facebook page

Also yesterday I was having a bit of a downer moment, feeling unhappy with this blog and not knowing how I can make it better when two lovely girls came into the store to introduce themselves and say they love my blog! Talk about good timing. So Jess and Steph, it was lovely to meet you both and thank you so much for the encouragement :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Autumn Inspiration: Cat rabbit

Who knew you could find fashion inspiration from a plush toy?! But seriously, these cute little things are wearing so many items I'd happily recreate in my own size- knee socks, bows, coats, knit layers, ahhh I love Autumn! The air is finally getting a bit frosty here and I am enjoying rugging up in extra layers and warming myself up with pumpkin soup in the evenings.

If you want to see more from Cat Rabbit, check out the official website, etsy store and flickr.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inspire Me

1. oh pola, 2. Untitled, 3. happiness is only real when shared, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. Untitled, 7. Untitled, 8. decorated.

Just a little bit of visual inspiration for your Tuesday morning :) I am bursting at the seams to share some exciting news with you guys but it will have to wait a few more days. All I can say for now is that it involves a little project I've been working on with one of my favourite brands. Details to come asap!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A weekend away

We have just arrived home from a wonderful Easter weekend away at the beach with good friends. We went on bike rides, had a night time beach swim, slept in, read the newspaper and played Sudoku, drank wine, ate good food, went on analogue adventures, drove to pretty secluded beaches, read books and magazines and just relaxed. It was the perfect weekend away and we've come home feeling so refreshed. Hope you've all enjoyed your Easter break too x

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New clothes

1. Peterpan Collar chifon pleat dress, via Asos
2. Stockholm Syndrome button up shirt in plum, via Market HQ
3. Hold Tight batwing knit, via Market HQ

I was going to take a few digital pictures of some of my recent goodies this morning but my digital camera decided to have flat batteries (story of my life) so the Instax saved the day! Anyway I love all of the latest additions to my wardrobe but especially that button up shirt, I've been thrashing it already and now I want to buy it in every colour (it comes in Moss, Pumpkin and Vintage Peach as well). 

Also I haven't decided yet but this might be my last post for a couple of days. The husband and I are heading to a little house at the beach with Dane from Tornadoes and Tigers and his wife and child for a long weekend getaway. In case I don't drop back here again I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and enjoy spending it with friends and family :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ceramic Jewellery

Yumi Ando is a Japanese artist living in Australia and she hand crafts these incredible ceramic jewellery items including brooches, necklaces and earrings. I'm swooning over the Ampersand brooches and the key necklaces but also thought the bunny and egg necklaces were perfect just in time for Easter.

If you'd like to check out more just head to And O Design on Etsy.

On a side note, I've just hit 3000 google followers. I feel like I should be doing something to celebrate this wee milestone but I have no idea what? Anyway thanks for all the love and support over the last while, it really means so much to me that people visit my site and encourage me with what I do :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Walk in the Park

Hi guys. I'm Amanda's husband and it seems I did a good job with my first post on here so Amanda has let me do another one :)

Last week Amanda and I took a road trip to meet our friend's first child in Auckland. While up there we went to One Tree Hill to play with our cameras. Here are some of the shots from my Fuji Instax Wide Format 210.

I hope to be able to share with you guys again soon!

Here Comes the Sun Husband

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rainy Monday

I have the day to myself at home today and I couldn't be happier. I'll be enjoying a lazy morning in bed with the cats, reading my book and watching Gossip Girl. (Don't laugh, I asked on twitter if it was worth me giving it a go and the general consensus was it's a nice guilty pleasure- turns out this is true) and then later scanning in some recent Instax snaps and heading to the camera shop to see what they can do about my broken film.

I love days like this, and to make it even more perfect- it's raining outside! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. My giveaway a few posts below is still open until Wednesday so make sure you check it out as well xx

Saturday, April 16, 2011

One Tree Hill

Just a few pictures the husband took yesterday while we visited one of our favourite spots in Auckland- One Tree Hill. While most like to take the drive (or steep walk) to the top to enjoy the view of the city, our favourite thing is to explore the parts all around the bottom- the trees and grassy fields and stone walls are so pretty and the perfect place for a picnic or a sunny afternoon. 

On another note, while we were at One Tree Hill and taking a few pictures we snapped a film in one of our 35mm cameras, mid shot. Has anyone had this happen before? Will they still be able to process the images I took before the film broke? I'm so sad it happened.

Edit: Just wanted to say two more things:
1. I've been uploading my pictures to my flickr, if anyone is interested
2. Make sure you check out the giveaway in my post below as well!

That is all x

Friday, April 15, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Sponsored by Les Jumelles {CLOSED}

(please excuse my sleepy face)

The lovely ladies at Les Jumelles recently sent me the beautiful Antique Singer necklace pictured above and they also offered me an extra one to giveaway to one lucky reader! If you'd like to be in to win, there are three ways you can enter:

1. Comment on this post with your email address OR
2. Follow
Here Comes the Sun on Facebook (& leave an additional comment saying you've done so)
3. Follow
Les Jumelles on Facebook (& leave an additional comment saying you've done so)

Entry is open to all readers, international included. Entries close on Wednesday 20 April, 7pm NZ time. Good luck!

Competition is now closed and winner has been emailed. Thank you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Starlit Skies

I have to apologise, this post is a bit of a mish mash of recent events but I've had a few random left over pictures that I felt like sharing, so here is a small glimpse into what I've been up to lately:
Enjoying a cup of tea with friends
Home made pikelets with cream and jam
Snuggles with the kitties who are getting so big now!
And enjoying fireworks displays with friends under a starlit sky

Needless to say, life is pretty good :)

Hope you're all having a lovely week! 

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