20.12.10

Swansea

Today, my boyfriend gave me an ultimatum: take his car, and use as much petrol in my car as possible. His boss planned to shout him a full tank as a Christmas present, so he had to get it down as low as possible within the evening to take full advantage of his generosity. Always up for a challenge, especially if it involves free reign to cavort about the city, I willingly accepted.

And so, my brother Will and I went forth to Sumner beach, across the other side of town from us, for a stroll in the muggy and windy evening. It was lovely.

(Wearing a vintage thrifted dress, a thrifted cardigan that was 50 cents, my stolen costume cupboard satchel, shoes from Emporium Vintage, and my usual quartz crystal bracelet)


I picked this 80s-does-the-50s dress up thrifting on the weekend. It was $10 which is a lot more that my average second hand find, but I think it was worth it. My 1960s t-bar shoes were highly inappropriate for rock climbing, but I managed to make it out alive with only minor injuries.

We ended up at the Volcano Cafe for an obscenely large and delicious late-night sundae. I frequently complain about New Zealand, but all it takes is a walk along the beach or a swim in the river at my Logan's to remind me that I am pretty lucky to live here.

Oh, and, the winner of a copy of Tilde Journal is Miss Kennedy Holmes! Thanks to everyone who entered.

11 comments:

  1. I wish I lived in Christchurch. Your optimism and spirit is lovely.

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  2. i love how you captured this spontaneous day. New Zealand look so beautiful, as do you!

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  3. Love the shot with your hair!!

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  4. Amazing dress! I have family that live in Sumner, it's one of my favourite places to go.

    Charlotte
    ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  5. Definitely getting myself to New Zealand one of these days! These photos are lovely.

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  6. these are just stunning and delicious!

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  7. Now I really, really want a sundae!

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  8. amazing, inspiring pictures.
    you look gorgeous in that dress:) the color suits the tone of your skin.

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  9. Ahh beautiful photos. New Zealand is high on my travel list so hopefully within the next few years i'll make it over there. Also, your t-straps are charming (i think t-straps are my favorite style of footwear, visually speaking at least) and that sundae needs to be in my stomach asap.

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  10. you look so wonderful, and it sounds like you had such an amazing time. xxxx

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  11. this dress is beautiful and your blog is great!

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