From the riverside

Christmas was a lovely day! After a morning of eating excessive amounts of food and drinking, I headed out to Logan's place to enjoy a lovely sunny day by the river.

Because of the amazing hot days we've been having lately, the water level was so low! But it was still a lovely way to cool off.

This dress is one of my favourite recent additions to my wardrobe. I spied it behind the counter at Tete-a-Tete Vintage, where Vanessa was lovingly repairing it. I instantly decided it had to be mine, and told her I'd be back the next day to make it so. She kindly put it in the window for me, turning away dozens of pleas to try it on or buy it! I am so glad she hung onto it for me, because I feel so strongly about it! I love the Venice-esque print, depicting one of my favourite places I've visited, and the bow in the back is so sweet. I've actually worn it backwards too! I saved it up for months before Christmas to make its debut outing a special one, and it didn't disappoint.

Amongst my Christmas haul from my loved ones was an adjustable dress form from Logan! As I have no spatial reasoning so cannot follow a sewing pattern, making a dress for me usually involves haphazardly cutting and pinning and sewing directly onto my own body, usually a painful event. I can't wait to be able to make clothes and know that I'll come out of it unscathed! He also gave me some amazing vintage fabric, and I received a pile of fashion magazines (Frankie, Oyster and Russh!) from my brother, so I can't wait to get started making wonderful things! My parents gave me money for my camera (months ago), and Logan's parents gave me some amazing vintage-inspired bakeware too.

So many exclamation marks in this post. What can I say, I guess I'm just excited about everything right now!


  1. Gorgeous pictures! You look lovely!

  2. Such pretty pictures... and I love the bow at the back of the dress!

  3. That dress is gorgeous! I love the color. Great pictures girl!


  4. I love the tie of the dress on the back and you look so happy x

  5. That dress was worth the wait! Lovely, and I love the cut of the back, with the bow on it.

  6. That dress is soooo cute! :)
    hope your having a wonderful day!

  7. wish it was warm here!
    enjoy your good weather:)

  8. Such a sweet dress! Very quirky. You know, I could have sworn I saw you in Wellington yesterday but I guess it can't have been you haha.
    Best wishes for the New Year!


  9. Charlotte- although it wasn't me yesterday I will be there for several days twice, in both January and February! If there's any chance of getting some info about the best ophops off you it would be amazing!

    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

  10. that dress is my favorite! its like it was made for you. happy new year and i know what you mean about sewing projects being painful! i get pin scratches whenever im trying to take something in!


  11. Your dress is amazing! It so strange for me to read about your lovely Christmas day because its so horribly for me at the moment, I'm really quite jealous!

  12. Wow! What an amazing dress!! And these pictures are beautiful! I really need to visit New Zealand one day.

    xx Aliya


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