Ah, sorry for not blogging properly for so long. I've been super busy- I finished uni exams without too much stress, then hopped a plane to Wellington to go see my new fella and take a little road trip around the North Island with some of his friends. I didn't get a chance to take many photos, but rest assured it was a beautiful trip with plenty of beaches, beer and de Beauvoir.

(This is said fella. His name's Jack.)

Then I got back, and got back to the monotony of full-time work. I've had the same job making jewellery since I was 13, and am beginning to get a little sick of it. But thankfully I have the amazing local bloggers Helga and Brodie to make my life a little more exciting. Yesterday we jumped in the car (after some bubbly to take the edge off) and perused a few local thrift stores in search of gold. I didn't buy anything due to my laughable attempt to downsize, but Helga and Brodie scored some gems. We had to stop on the way for some photos, of course.

I was wearing a 1950s bird-print dress from Etsy, which there are better pictures of at Helga's blog. It's so, so nice to hang out with other ladies who understand the ins and outs of blogging and don't think it's weird when I say suggest we stop the car in some abandoned stockyards for a little photoshoot. They are two of the loveliest and most stylish ladies I've had the pleasure to meet lately, and I had such a riot with them.

Aaaaand now for a proper outfit post. Phew.

(Wearing a dress made by Ella, a belt from Margot, shoes from Emporium Vintage, bag from Two Squirrels Vintage, and ancient, peeling sunglasses from a market in Hanoi)

So remember how me and Christie and Margot had a garage sale the other week? I met a girl named Ella there, who seems to be my kindred spirit in weirdo novelty prints. Much to my good luck she's moving to Paris soon (!), so is trying to downsize her wardrobe. From her I've acquired two amazing dresses that she's made herself from craft fabrics- this one, featuring a girl watering her garden on the bodice and a floral skirt, and a map-print one that is just as beautiful. To punish myself for getting two new dresses, I added another four from my own wardrobe into my 'to sell' pile, which is growing massiver by the day. If anyone wants to come and pick through it, you're welcome to!

Oh, and I also had the pleasure of meeting Ayesha who runs Love Vintage at a party the other night, she was adorable and a total sweetheart too.


  1. EEEEK!
    You got some lovely pix! yay! It was SO much fun!
    OMG,this is the frock you were telling us about?! It sounded amazing,but now I see it,it's even more amazing!So pretty,and fits you like a dream!Two iceblocks?! GO girl!!!

  2. Umm that dress is amazing I want it, you look so fine gurl

  3. Aaaah, your dress is so beautiful! What a gorgeous and sweet print!

  4. That dress is gorgeous! Even better than I imagined it. Like Helga said it was so fun op shopping. We must go again before you go.

  5. Ohhh it looks like summer has arrived in Christchurch! You guys look stunning in your amazing dresses. Are you at Save Mart in one of those pictures? I haven't been there for years and years, might have to go check out the one here some time this week.

  6. love it!


  7. That last dress is gorgeous! Idyllic photos

  8. Just found you via Helga and I am so excited to finally be discovering some New Zealand bloggers! I've been living in a little blogging bubble up in Wellington, not knowing of anyone who blogged about vintagey goodness or such things. The only problem is all you lovely ladies seem to be in Christchurch!

    I love that dress you have got on in the outfit photos, and the other one too. Now I'm off to check out your archives and drool over your other gorgeous dresses :-)

  9. aw great photos, sounds like so much fun! i love hanging with other blogger ladies too.
    Just wanted to let you know that i finally managed to list the blue velvet dress you'd asked about- it's up at heartcity.etsy.com !

  10. I have nothing to say only: life jealousy. Seriously.


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