My dear boy and I spent our weekend on planes and in bars, travelling to Auckland and Wellington from our hometown of Christchurch, to see The National. It was an amazing trip, full of (free!) gin and tonics, kittens, long walks uphill and coffee. I bought my first ever Crown Lynn piece, sung a line of Mr November with Matt Berninger, was surprised by a visit from Sufjan Stevens, got very sunburned, and ate a billion roti. It was an amazing weekend.

I wore my new red velvet shorts a lot on our trip. I picked them up in the childrens' section of my local thrift store, along with a sweet swiss-dot ballerina skirt, for $1. I think the staff must just chuck anything whimsical and zany in that bin, because I've had lots of luck there in the past with adult-sized clothing. Anyway, countless shop assistants, cafe staff and complete strangers admired them openly and asked where I got them. One Regina Spektor-lookalike even offered to buy them straight off me for a hefty sum. Unfortunately, I love them just as much as everyone else appears to, so no deal.

Wearing thrifted shorts, a thrifted embroidered blouse, thrifted sunglasses, UO shoes, and a vintage necklace. Photos by Logan.


  1. I love your velvet shorts, and its so nice you got so many positive comments, must've made you feel quite proud. I am a bit hopeless with opshopping, and usually my family isnt keen to take me there, which is dissapointing, I would like to make visits more often.

    Peter Alexander is expensive isnt it! Luckily I got them on sale, otherwise I dont think I could justify the cost at full price. It has to be one of my favourite shops though, it always smells divine, would be my dream job to work there part time.

    xx Carina

  2. These pictures are beautiful, I love the shorts, and what a pretty location too!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  3. this post has a great style! If you are "obsessed with glamour" we could be followers each other, what do you think? tell me something!

  4. You look adorable! I love the photo with your hair blowing. And I can't believe you sang with him, did he get you up on stage or something? Oh and btw the comment above is exactly the same as she posted on mine, looks like a copy and paste sort of job, which I find impersonal and kinda insulting haah.

    Charlotte from ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

  5. Free gin and tonics? Consider me jealous.

  6. Hey, you do indeed, look lovely in those shorts...and I like the idea of wearing a winter fabric in a summer outfit...great find! Thanks for commenting before, it's nice to know I'm not the only one, who is fed up with high street sizes either! Love from London x

  7. Amazing velvet shorts - the colour is just beautiful!

  8. And they look beautiful on you. Why free gin and tonic? I'm very, very envious. What an adventure you had, I wish my weekends were like this x


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