Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Smokey Eye

Outfit details:
Mink Pink Marle Stripe Tee c/o Market HQ
Mink Pink Radiate Necklace c/o Market HQ
Cloggs c/o Ugg Australia
Photography: Kopie Photography

On the weekend Krystal from Kopie Photography and I met up for another shoot. This time Lauren from Lauren West Makeup came along too and gave me this smokey eye look. I have to admit this is quite different for me as I'm pretty stuck on my daily routine of nude eyeshadow and a winged liquid line so it was fun to try something different! As for the outfit, I've been thrashing this t-shirt/ necklace combo a lot lately and I love it. Would have been a cute look for summer with some high waisted denim shorts on the bottom, but sadly tomorrow is the first day of Autumn and there's a noticeable chill in the air, so it might be awhile before I can try that look out!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Little Things ♥

(credit: Acido)

Little things I am loving/ appreciating right now:

♥ the cats falling asleep at the end of our bed ♥ healthy eating and exercising as much as possible ♥ only blogging when I'm feeling inspired ♥ getting completely lost in the world of Downton Abbey ♥ good banter on twitter ♥ blueberries and vanilla yoghurt ♥ sharing little snippets of life on instagram ♥ lazy Sunday afternoons with friends ♥ Schmidt from New Girl ♥ waiting on packages in the mail ♥ counting down to my upcoming Queenstown trip ♥ fan girling over Hunger Games videos/ songs/ interviews/ articles/ blog post (etc etc etc!!) ♥ date nights with the husband ♥ cute text messages ♥

Let me know in the comments what you're loving right now!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Life According to Instagram


Just a few snaps from the last week or so. If my instagram feed is anything to go by then it would seem my life has just been full of food, books and nail polish! Haha. If we aren't already connected on instagram my username is "herecomesthesunblog"

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I have another shoot planned for tomorrow with Krystal from Kopie Photography again (she took these and these pictures) so I'll finally be catching up on my backlog of outfits I've been meaning to share on here!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Read Between the Lines

(image credits: one. two.)

Over the last couple of weeks I've found myself lost in the pages of a few good books - The Hunger Games series, Never Let Me Go and most recently One Day. All of which I would definitely recommend. I also have a few books on their way to me in the post (most excited for the arrival of The Beautiful and The Damned) but in the meantime I've found myself with nothing to read. (Disaster!)

I'm planning a weekend trip to the library to remedy the situation but first off I'd love your suggestions of what I should be looking for once I get there. What have you read lately that you'd recommend? Let me know :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Connect the Dots

   
(image credits: one, two, three & four)

I have a soft spot for the perfect combo of nice type and an inspirational quote so thought I'd share a few of my recent faves I've seen floating around the internet. I think I need to print a few of these off a put them on my fridge as daily reminders.

Hope you're all having a good week :) While I might be slightly more absent on here than normal, I'm on twitter just as much as ever so if we aren't friends on there yet why don't you come and join me x

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Deja Entendu

(images by me, taken with the LC-A+, top in Brisbane, bottom in my hometown)

I've had a bit of an accidental blog hiatus this week haven't I? Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to fit in everything I want to do. I found a bunch of film photographs I still haven't scanned in so these two are just a taster and hopefully I'll get on top of scanning the rest soon.

As a side note, I've been re-listening to Brand New- Deja Entendu and realising that for me it's probably been one of the most significant albums in my life. What's yours? I'd love to know.

Monday, February 20, 2012

How was your weekend?


This weekend I: slept in, went for a few runs, cooked with friends, drank wine on a deck in the sun, had midnight airport adventures, started watching Downton Abbey with the husband (LOVE it already), caught up on some reading and enjoyed a little down time. Pretty much a perfect weekend. Hope yours is swell x

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weekend Link Love


Happy weekend lovelies :) Here are some of my favourite things I saw on the internet this week, hope you enjoy!

♥ Check out the Real or Fake competition on Adobe Students ANZ facebook page and be in to win an iPad2, Adobe products and a trip to San Francisco.

My interview on Eat Well NZ - a little bit about how I maintain a healthy lifestyle and what's in my pantry

♥ Some thoughts on Sustainable Blogging over on Pugly Pixel

Clothing myself with grace and truth - on dressing up with confidence and perspective. Some wise words from Amanda Johnson.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wild Thing


Recently Krystal Opie from Kopie Photography and I met up for a little Wild Thing themed shoot. A good dose of glitter, face paint, velvet, feathers and nature made for a fun afternoon running around in the sun. For the full set of photos you can head to here. Hope you like!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Me Do


This year Jeremy and I made an effort to celebrate Valentines for the first time ever. No gifts were exchanged but we took the time out for a few of our favourite things- TV on DVD, bubbles, waffles with cream and berries, red velvet whoopie pies and the reminiscing of some of our favourite memories together. I had planned to document a bit more of the night but it actually felt nicer to put the camera away and forget about being a blogger for a moment and just enjoy a special night with my love. Hope you all had a lovely Valentines too x

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Rocks


Photographers: Benjamin and Elise 
Model: Grace Alexander @ N Model Management 
Hair & Makeup: Unna @ The Emerald Parlour 
Location: Red Rocks, Wellington

It feels like it's been awhile since I've shared the work of fellow kiwi's on here so as soon as I saw this shoot pop up in my facebook feed today I knew it had to be blogged. Miriam, the creative lady behind Sunday is taking a break from the brand for awhile to pursue other ventures but thought it a waste not to photograph these Winter 2012 samples. So even though these clothes aren't for sale I thought I'd share the pictures just because they're beautiful and because I always love the photography work of my friends Benjamin and Elise

P.S Happy Valentines. I'll be sharing my adventures on the blog later on this week :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Day at the Beach


After a few days of being sick and cooped up in bed, Jeremy and I finally managed to get out of the house on the weekend and headed over to Mount Maunganui (a beach about 1.5 hours from where we live) for a day of walking, swimming, reading, ice cream and relaxing. 

It was so good to get out of the house, get some sunshine on my skin and enjoy the beautiful scenery at one of my favourite beaches. It's kinda starting to feel like summer is winding down here so any last moments with bare legs and arms are ones that I'm treasuring!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love Hearts


In the 5+ years that Jeremy and I have been together we've never celebrated Valentines day but this year we decided we would. We're not exchanging gifts or spending a whole lot of money, we're just gonna snuggle up on the couch, have waffles with cream and berries for dinner, watch a movie and enjoy a glass or two of bubbles. Over on Eat Drink Chic there are a whole lot of printable downloads for making your Valentines a little cuter which I've been taking full advantage of and tomorrow night Ilana and I are going to bake red velvet whoopie pies as well. I think I'm going to enjoy celebrating Valentines ♥ 

Thursday, February 09, 2012

VALENTINES giveaway ♥ - CLOSED


My lovely friend Ilana from See Me Everywhere has just released these two sweet tote designs and in celebration she's offered the "You Had Me At Hello" design for one lucky reader. Each tote is hand screen printed on a 100% cotton bag and I thought it would make a sweet Valentines gift for a loved one.

To go in the draw:
♥ Leave a comment on this post 
♥ For an extra entry share this giveaway on twitter or facebook

Entries are open to all readers including international and I will draw a winner on February 14th - Valentines day! Do also make sure you check out Ilana's shop HERE and her blog post HERE to see the rest of the images :) All the best!

Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to comment #25, I'll be in touch :)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

There Is Thunder In Our Hearts


On the long weekend I met up with Krystal from Kopie photography to take a few snaps at the Hamilton lake. I couldn't have wished for a better location for these pictures with all the pretty flowers that are in season at the moment. Also can I mention how happy I am to own my first ever Nadinoo item and to finally have a Fieldguided tote to call my own! So happy! Anyway make sure you check out Kopie Photgraphy on facebook and we'll have another little shoot to share soon too :)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

What a day!

(behind the scenes snaps by Tornadoes and Tigers)

Yesterday I teamed up with a local photgrapher to take part in a fun shoot. I got to dance around in a pretty field, get my face painted and run through fields of trees. Pretty excited to see the results!

Then I returned home to discover one of my cats (Ziggy) could only open one of his eyes. I'd only been out of the house for just over 2 hours but somehow in that time he managed to scratch the inside of his lower lid and cause himself a lot of discomfort. We had to take him to the emergency vet (it was a public holiday here) so it ended up being an extremely expensive and traumatic end to the day (he did not enjoy the experience AT ALL). He's on the mend now but the poor little guy is still feeling a bit sorry for himself.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Hands

(picture credits: one. two. three. four. five.)

My hands are small I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
I am never broken
(Jewel, "Hands" 1998).

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Behind the Scenes


Just a couple of behind the scenes snaps from the shoot I shared with you yesterday, taken by the lovely Tyler who was on hand to help out throughout the day. I loved the attention to detail and how the colour palette worked together so flawlessly. We had so much fun at each location and loved all the thought that went into the props and backdrops. For the rest of the behind the scenes shots you can go here.
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