Thursday, June 30, 2011

LomoAmigo


Today is the day I finally get to share with you some news I've been keeping quiet for months! I am happy to say that a wee while ago I got selected to be a Lomo Amigo. Lomography sent me the LC-A+ (more on that soon) and a bunch of film and I got set to documenting life and adventures with my husband and friends. Some past Amigos include Elijah Wood and my good friend Liss from Daydream Lily, so I am feeling very lucky to have been chosen as well! 

So! The above pictures are just some of the ones I snapped with my beloved LC-A+ (which is now my favourite camera by far) but you can see more and read a little interview with me over HERE at the main article. Most of the pictures in the article are actually slideshows so make sure you scroll through them to see them all, including a few that were cross-processed.

And in the next few days when I have some time I'm going to do a more thorough post on the wonder of the LC-A+ and what features I love, why I find it to be such a great camera and how you can get the best out of it :) 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bikes & Babes

Image credits: One, Two, Three, Four

The lovely Erin from Calivintage has made a new tumblr, Bikes and Babes and it couldn't be more wonderful! Hope you like it too :)

Oh and also, thanks for all the feedback yesterday- you guys are awesome. I so didn't think that many people would have thoughts to share on the topic of my hair length! For now I'm a chicken and can't commit to the cut, but I'll let you know if things change :) Annnnnd lastly do make sure you check out my Kings of Carnaby giveaway, there are two days left to enter and did I mention there will be FIVE winners drawn! Get on it x

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

To chop, or not to chop?


(Mink Pink Dear Prudence Blazer, Somedays Lovin Edge Play Dress both c/o Market HQ, vintage belt, unknown shoes)

A little confession: I've been thinking about chopping my hair to my shoulders. What do you think?? I am trying to get up the courage to do something bold and different but at the same time it has taken YEARS to get it to this length, so I don't want to regret anything I do. I can't decide, I'm so torn, any thoughts are welcome!

Monday, June 27, 2011

New beginnings


I start my new job today! I'm really excited but I do apologise if things are a little slow around here while I adjust to a new routine. I have scheduled a few posts though and I'm looking forward to sharing some news with you guys later in the week about a little something I've been working on with Lomography. Also I've signed up for Chictopia but don't really know how to use it, but feel free to join me over there as well. Anyway, wish me luck! 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Link Love


Happy weekend everyone! I hope wherever you are in the world you have a good one :) Yesterday we went and saw Bridesmaids (amazing) and had dinner with friends. Today is my last shift ever at Rox and then tonight we're off to have dinner with some other friends. So it's a good weekend for us!

I thought I'd also share with you guys some of my favourite things on the net this week:

Cats in Bars- an ongoing series by photographer Martijn Savenije
Into the Wild- a stunning photoshoot on one of my favourite blogs Wunderlust
Adopting Rinah- My good friends Andrew & Carissa are featured in the latest issue of Frankie
All I ever wanted was icecream on my walls- Great shots from inside Amanda's home
♥ And don't forget to check out my amazing GIVEAWAY by Kings of Carnaby. 5 incredible prizes up for grabs!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Read & Believe


Me: Top c/o Modcloth, Hat c/o Market HQ, Supre Skirt
Ilana: Vintage Maroon Dress shirt, Glassons belt, Luichiny Shoes, A&C Necklace

This post is a freaky reminder to me of how much Ilana and I look alike. If you're one of my newer readers I'll make it easy for you: I'm the one in the hat :) Yesterday was our last shift together before I begin my new adventure. The end of one era and the beginning of another! We decided to finish it off and with a little reminder for you guys, hope you like it :) And, I hope you all believe it. No matter what shape, size, height you are, you ARE beautiful! 



Also glad to see you're enjoying my Kings of Carnaby giveaway in the post below! There are still plenty of days left to enter so make sure you check it out. I'll be drawing 5 winners, so there are more chances than normal to win :) 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway: 5 Kings of Carnaby Dresses to be won! ::CLOSED::

(Nicole Warne wearing Kings of Carnaby, which is stocked in her shop HERE)

Kings of Carnaby is a fantastic Melboune based clothing label and they're offering FIVE of their dresses for this giveaway. The winners will be able to pick their own style and sizes. To be clear: There will be 5 different winners who will receive one dress each.

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"Must do" to enter:
"Like" Kings of Carnaby on facebook & leave a comment on this post to let me know you've done so

For additional entries:
♥ Share this giveaway on twitter
♥ Share this giveaway on facebook
♥ Share this giveaway on your blog (and if you do so email the link to info@kingsofcarnaby.com so they can share it on their facebook page)
And make sure you leave separate comments for each additional entry you make! 

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Giveaway is open to ALL readers (international included) and will be open until Thursday 30 June 2011, 7pm GMT. If you don't have a blogger account make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. The five lucky winners will be selected using a random number generator. Good luck!

Edit: Giveaway is now closed. Winners have been drawn and will be announced & contacted shortly. Thank you for your patience!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

That Vintage

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Sophie from That Vintage at the Auckland Art & Craft Fair. Sophie and her sis popped across from Australia to attend the event and their stall was incredible! If you haven't already heard of That Vintage you should definitely check out their official website and etsy to see all their beautiful handmade jewellery. 


Online shop Style Milk has just started exclusively stocking the Tea Party range from That Vintage, which is a bit of a departure from their normal wood cut pieces, but seriously so cute! There are necklaces and rings with tea cups and saucers available.

Also I just wanted to say a hello if you've just clicked over from my little mention in the latest Frankie newsletter :) I'm still feeling so lucky to be included. If you're a new reader do say hello so I can come check out your blog as well xx

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Instant Life

Last weekend it was my birthday and I celebrated with my closest friends by going out for lunch together. Good food, good company and good memories- some of which I captured on my Instax 210. You might notice a couple of bloggers in there, including Sone, Ilana and Dane. Such a fun way to celebrate turning 24!
Also I just had to include this shot of Ziggy... I know it's a little rudey but seriously- how CUTE is he!! When he was little he used to sleep like this on our laps (take a look here) but then he got too big to fit properly but the other night he was sleepy enough for a us to recreate his old sleeping position. Ahh I love him <3

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello Yellow


Modcloth satchel, Asos satchel, Vintage sunglasses, Gary Pepper Vintage dress, Fancy Treehouse skirt, Mod Cloth shoes.

Over the course of my whole life, I don't think I have ever owned a yellow item in my wardrobe, no exaggeration. It has just never been a colour I've been drawn to before, but over the last few months so many lovely yellow items have been catching my eye and now I'm on a mission to find a few pieces to add to my wardrobe. These are just a few of my picks I've bookmarked but there are so many more as well. This year I've been trying to branch out from just wearing black all the time and I've surprised myself by how much I love bright shades like this! Do you have any colours you're drawn to at the moment?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hot chocolates at the lake


Yesterday we took a second out to head down to the lake for hot chocolates and some catch up time. We forgot to take any bread to share with the ducks though sadly! We have so many favourite places in this city that are nice to visit and lucky for us the lake is just around the corner from our house. 

As I've said before we both have Fridays off to enjoy together but yesterday was our second to last shared Friday! Next week is my last week at Rox and then I'll be starting a new position at a Real Estate agency, so my days off will be Sat/Sun. (Which would you believe I have never had before! I'm excited). I'm sad to not be working with Ilana anymore but also looking forward to this new season in my life. So mine and Jeremy's new date day will be Saturday, which couldn't be more perfect :) Here's to new beginnings! 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Raindrops & Confetti & Winter Wishes

Inspiring images from Bamsesayaka, found via Hello Sandwich

Our New Zealand winter has begun, and though I love summer and sunshine, there's something about winter that is just so nice. I thought these images were perfectly fitting for a little list of the things I'm looking forward to this winter, so here we go:

♥ Yummy bread dunked in home made soup  ♥ Listening to the rain while I fall asleep ♥ Getting into your pajamas as soon as you get home from work ♥ Snuggling under blankets while you watch movies ♥ Our kittens fluffing themselves up to twice their size to keep warm ♥ Drinking hot drinks from my favourite mug ♥ Layering up with coats and scarves ♥ Thick socks ♥ Roast dinners ♥ Porridge for breakfast ♥ Cranking the heater in the car to full blast ♥ Long, hot showers ♥ Warming your fingers around a fire ♥ Wearing the husbands oversized jumpers ♥ Electric blankets ♥ Warm clothes straight from the drier ♥

Safe to say, I love winter! I hope wherever you are in the world you're enjoying the season you're in x
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