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January 8, 2016

2015 LookbookMY 2015 LOOKBOOK.

Before I turn 26 and start the dreaded next chapter in my life (otherwise known as my late 20’s) I thought I would put together a mini Lookbook of all my favourite outfits I wore in 2015. Along with some minimal styling tips.

Looking back at these photos brings me so many memories of not only my outfits, but the people I met, the things we did, the talks we had and the art of creating cool images for this blog. I enjoy creating my Look Posts the most for this blog so I am hoping to get a whole lot more packed in this year. This time around focussing on styling tips and finding the best places to shop etc. Because who doesn’t want a Beyoncé wardrobe without that price tag..?

From my Best Of 2015 post I had a few requests for some beauty/make up videos too, and while this scares me, I am very much up to the challenge so thank you to everyone that commented! Your opinion means the world to me!

So, here I bring to you all, My 2015 LOOKBOOK

Look One; This was one look I created with Wilde Hearts Boutique. Crop tops and High-waisted shorts were something I was all about in 2015. I have quite a little stomach so the high cut from the shorts accentuates that and provides a really flattering shape. I like that not too much skin is showing and I felt really confident wearing this. Full shoot is here!

Look Two; This is a cute play on colours, I love colour clashing for fun every now and then just to keep it interesting. The dress is by Natalie Chan Boutique and leather satchel is one of my favourites! For all you Aucklanders that were keen on the bag you can find it from The Cashmere Co. which is located on Queen st. This was shot by Clara Pafundi, and we shot quite a few different looks so if you want to see the rest you can on this post

Look Three; This is such a cute jumpsuit! I love the gold bar and the sweetheart neckline and apparently  so did you guys! I had quite a few messages about this one over on my Instagram. It’s super simple yet beautiful and I think it’s also quite a timeless look. Black and gold never ages :)

Look Four; This was apart of my NYE post. Oh my gosh! This dress is just incredible. I still can’t get over the fact that it was only $85 from Boohoo, such a steal!

Look Five; Ahhh one of my absolute favourite looks. It’s preppy, it’s girly and sassy. Everything I love about a outfit! I have always loved dressing like a school girl (haha) I guess I just like to channel my inner Cher from Clueless. I find it cute and that’s all that matters. Confidence is always key, as long as you feel good, you can wear  it.

Look Six; Another one of my preppy looks from last year! This one was a more recent addition and I just felt cute in it. Theirs just something about a good pleated skirt. When I wear something like this, I’m mentally playing OMI- Cheerleader in my head.

Look Seven; These pants are the bomb. I love them, I have had them for like three years now and I kind of just love how unique they are. I haven’t worn them in a while however and will probably list them in my store soon. Yes, as always paired with my leather jacket. You have probably noticed by now, this jacket is my go to. It’s my statement piece and it’s something I always feel good in. Unless your a vegan, get yourself a leather jacket, you won’t regret!

Look Eight; Cute little sailor outfit. I fell in love with these shorts because they had such a great fit and the material was lovely. I do love a good stripey outfit too. It just adds a light amount of “sailor” to a look. P.S spot the high waist and crop happening yet again?

Look Nine; Well fitted pants, cute lace up shoes and a beautifully detailed top and we have a awesome work to drinks look. I love how versatile this look is and the silhouette is stunning. Thanks yet again to Boohoo! Stunning looks for less as always.

Thanks again to everyone who likes, comments and shares my posts. That’s what keeps this blog going and I am loving the support from you! This year will be filled with so many more fashion and beauty posts and I’m really excited to get started! Please comment below if there are any areas you want me to talk about! I love hearing what you have to say xx

Have an awesome weekend lovelies xxx



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December 30, 2015

IMG_9981 (2)Styling Ankle Boots Part 2

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 Styling Ankle Boots; Cocktail Hour

Part Two; Styling Ankle Boots Series, part one can be found here! This week I am focussing on a evening/cocktail hour look.

Heading out for a drink with girlfriends is always a treat. Getting a little dolled up and having a laugh with friends is not only fun, but therapeutic. Obviously to fully enjoy your night out, you need to feel good about how you look. I chose to style my ankle boots with a midi skirt, because there is nothing worse then heading out and feeling paranoid about the length of your dress. When your constantly tugging at your outfit, no matter how cute it is, you look uncomfortable and you feel less confident. So wearing something you feel confident in is key.

Styling tips for your ankle boots;

  • Wear boots that you feel comfortable in, confidence is key when pulling off any look
  • Midi skirts look great with a high heeled ankle boot and allow you to look sexy without showing off too much.
  • Utilize what you already have in your closet- no need to clock up your credit card, this outfit is a simple pencil skirt, croptop and my ankle boots that I have had for a year now, your closet is so easy to dress up once you look it more abstract
  • When in doubt- choose black. If your not comfortable with styling yet- black and white are a great way to start. You look classy and colour matching isn’t a problem.

How do you wear your ankle boots? Let me know below!

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December 27, 2015

New Zealand Summer Days, roadtripsSummer Roadtrips.

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Hello beautiful people! I hope your Christmas was lovely! In New Zealand it’s Summer and we have been having some extremely warm days. Something Richard and I love to do during the Summer is take plenty of road trips. Some of the most beautiful beaches are right here in NZ and every year I try to visit a good dozen of them. There’s something very serene and beautiful about the deep blue ocean that can make me so thankful and humbled all at once.

This dress makes for such a lovely Summer “Day Trip” dress for the beach. The light and flowy fabric makes it easy and practical to wear around town as well the beachside, paired with a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra protection!

These photos were taken at Papamoa Beach, this spot is so amazing! I’m so glad we found it, it’s a lot less crowded then the Mount, which was just around the corner and I love the photos we took here <3

Are you planning any road trips this Summer? Where are your favourite spots?

You can shop my look below!

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December 23, 2015


I know the Balmain for H&M range is now considered old news, but I am just so infatuated with these pictures of Andy Torres, the dress.. the boots… the whole look is perfection! Why must New Zealand be so far away from all these gorgeous stores? We totally missed out on the whole Balmaination. New Zealand, I love you, but were a little stuck in time.

H&M is one of my favourite stores, the clothes are actually really fashion forward and the prices are even better.I am just praying that when H&M comes to New Zealand next year, we get a really great range of options. In saying that, I still haven’t gotten myself down to (the not so new anymore) Topshop. I’m just assuming that everything will be well overpriced, so I haven’t bothered yet…!

If your reading from New Zealand and have been, is the Topshop on Queen worth a visit? Or have they just totally capitalised on it being the only one and marked everything up? Let me know below! x




December 21, 2015

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On Saturday I was feeling a little preppy and channelling my inner cheerleader (yes she comes out every now and then)

We were doing some last minute Christmas shopping and decided to take few pics on our way home. You can find this skirt in my shop and the little vest is from Glassons. I stole Richards denim jacket for the day and I think I may just have to keep it as I really like how it looks. Does anyone else like wearing boys clothes?! Sometimes I prefer the men’s tops and jackets, especially on the weekends.

The weather in New Zealand is going through a weird transition at the moment, it’s warm then cold, warm then cold- I can’t keep up. So a summery outfit with an oversized jacket seemed like the way to go… This outfit makes me want to buy the Chanel flats I have been lusting over, as they would go so perfectly! Oh well- dreams are free.



December 18, 2015

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This could be the perfect work to Friday drinks outfit. The black pants are those sort of skinny yet not too painted on kind of pants and I really love the silhouette they make in the pictures. I instantly fell in love with the top, the details are just so gorgeous and the neckline is my favourite. Finished off with the strappy shoes I wore in my NYE party post.

Ps. Have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? I’ve got a few last minute things to pick this weekend- talk about leaving last minute!

Happy Friday!


December 16, 2015

STYLING ANKLE BOOTSStyling Ankle Boots; Part One: Summer Lunch Date

Ankle Boots are loved and hated by many. On first glance, they are absolutely gorgeous, only to try them on and discover that they cut your legs off making them look like stumps, or they look weird with all your skirts? And…… Do people actually tuck them into jeans? Is that a thing?

Styling ankle boots is pretty simple. You just need to follow a few basic guidelines to avoid looking frumpy. I’m going to be covering different styling options over three different posts, and today I’m starting with a Summer Lunch Date.

Styling these boots is in Summer is easy because hemlines are getting shorter, meaning your legs are going to look a little longer. Here are some key points to note about styling;

  • Opt for neutral colours, so you can pair easily with the rest of your wardrobe. Black, Tan, Nude are all winners.
  • The pointed toes make the look much more feminine.
  • Yes, my playsuit is very short! But all you really are aiming for is a skirt that is soft and feminine, on the knee or just above works really well too! See Victoria’s look as reference.
  • Make sure the cut of the boots are just above your ankle to give a more flattering silhouette.
  • If your going out on a lunch/dinner date, there’s not too much walking involved so go for higher heels to elongate your legs.
  • The fringe on these boots make for a really cool and casual look, meaning you have a really feminine boot, with a cool edge.

Next look I’m going to be tackling the ankle boots in a more dressy look, do you struggle for styling choices when your heading out for a drink with friends? Then watch out for my next post on ankle boots!

Clutch can be found here; Weekend Millionaire

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December 15, 2015

New Years Eve Parties are fast approaching and it’s always a fun night to get dressed up and celebrate, but unfortunately, glam dresses usually come with some pretty glam price tags.

Luckily, with online shopping being so accessible these days it’s easier then ever to look more expensive for less.  Finding  glam dresses from the likes of Boohoo, ASOS and Ebay makes it so much easier to get glammed up.

Both of my outfits are from and are extremely affordable. Can you believe this Sequin Dress is only $85!? I’m so in love with this dress and I won’t lie, I felt like quite the princess wearing it. Something about sequins just makes me happy!

If your new to online shopping, I would suggest starting off with ASOS, simply because they offer your money back within 30 days and the shipping is free and fast, so the risk is very minimal. Because ASOS stocks a huge range of brands, dresses can be as cheap as $20 and go all the way up into the thousands, so the options are limitless.


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Sequin Plunge Maxi Dress | Tina Cross Strap Heels

I am just so in love with this combo, the prices are crazy too, with the dress being $85 and the shoes on sale at $30 this is one affordable outfit. Love, love love!


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The dress and setting in these photo’s are just so whimsical and earthy. This dress is for the girls that are less likely to be seen wearing in pink or in a dress covered in sequins, and more likely to be wearing something a little less girly but still equally gorgeous.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the link to this dress, but the amount of options is insane, I could actually spend hours on their site. I just love that everything is so affordable and on trend as well.

It doesn’t have to be an expensive life with a clothing addiction- it just takes good choices, simple styling and if your a good thriftier/online shopper, finding bargains is easy.

So, what will you be wearing for New Years this year? Would you wear any of these dresses?

P.s my giveaway is being drawn tomorrow! Have you entered yet?

Credits; Photographer  MUA


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Christmas Gift Ideas for The Ladies (and a GIVEAWAY!)

December 11, 2015


Christmas Gifts!

Hey everybody! As you can tell by the title- this post is covering what to get the ladies this Christmas!  Whether your shopping for your daughter, mum, nana or sister – I’ve got you covered in this post!

There are so many options to choose from and time is running out fast but there are some great last minute options for those of you who may be a little clueless when it comes to Christmas shopping. And two pretty amazing giveaways in there too! I am so excited about this giveaway and to be completely honest with you, I want to pocket them myself! Haha, but because I love you all so much I’ve decided to host this giveaway where two lucky readers will walk away with some pretty sweet gifts!

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The Tailor Skincare Minis Selection

I really love this little pack (that also comes with a masque and two extra pots) At $29 these are the perfect little gift for any lady in your life and is suitable for any age. I know with being a 25 year old that struggles with problem skin, a good skincare regimen gifted to me is so greatly appreciated. Tailor is a range I have been wanting to trial for a wee while now and I’m really impressed. The packaging is beautiful, the product itself is high quality and they also include little cards in the pack to explain how to use each product.

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Ever since I can remember, girls everywhere (particularly teenagers) have always had Pandora Charms high on their Christmas List. So if you happen to be shopping for a teen, I promise you these are always going to be a win. The Disney collection only came out last month, and the charms are just too adorable, featuring Minnie Ears, Love hearts and adorable illustrations. Perfect little treat for your loved ones!



Morgan Taylor Lacquer

Morgan Taylor are a New Zealand Company, and they have recently launched their Neon Range for Summer. These are great stocking fillers and the colours are adorable. The bright pops of colour are sure to stand out. ( A gifting tip is to pop them in a cute jar that is also filled with jelly beans!) This is how I received mine and I thought it was a great idea.

Juliet and Zoe purse- Christmas List

These purses were sent to me all the way from Europe, so if these do tickle your fancy,make sure you order them quick to get them in time (The shipping was very fast so I’m sure you will get them in time) I have already posted about these when I first received them, but if you haven’t already seen that post, then I can tell you right now that this purse is my absolute favourite! I just looove how girly it is,the high quality of the leather and the fact that it has cute little studs and skulls to grunge it up a little.


Jord Wood Watch

I have received a million compliments on this watch so I had to include it in this list! It’s really unique and it really stands out. I also have a discount code for you guys soon! Unfortunately I probably won’t have it before Christmas, but keep your eyes peeled for that post so you can pick one up for yourself!

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And now, the part you’ve all been waiting on! The Giveaway Packs! I have two gorgeous packs up for grabs and will be drawing the prizes at random on Wednesday to ensure they will be with you on time for Christmas! I AM SOOO EXCITED 😀

Pack One;

MOR Christmas Pack

MOR It’s The Most Wonderful Marshmallow Trio

This stunning pack by MOR includes the Marshmallow Hand cream (My fave!) The Soapette and the Body Butter. The Marshmallow scent is my absolute favourite so I’m so pleased to be able to bring you this giveaway! Encased in the most gorgeous tin, any lady would be thrilled with this pack!

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This print is so sought after and is the perfect quote for your wall. Maiko’s designs are all equally gorgeous so definitely take some out to check her beautiful work!

Pack One is a mixture of the MOR Marshmallow Trio  pack paired with the one of the prettiest prints you will lay your hands on, get it while it’s hot!


Pack Two;

I am dying with love over this set! It’s beyond gorgeous and it took great strength to include it in this giveaway. This set contains the Luxury Marshmallow Bath Robe and mesmerising Marshmallow Eau De Parfum. Just soo dreamy….!

Each pack is valued at NZD$100 and will be drawn at random on the 16th of December! Competition is open to New Zealand residents only!

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Good Luck to everyone who enters!

The winner’s will be announced on my Instagram and Facebook on Wednedsay the 16th to announce that they have won the giveaway! No other method will be used to announce the winner’s. I will then need to email the winner’s to ask for their home address so that I can post the giveaway.

Thank you so much to Propel Brands and Maiko for sponsoring this giveaway!


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Summer Outfit Planner

December 9, 2015

IMG_0638 (2)Something I really love about Summer is the outfits. In particular- the event outfits. I love all the light pretty fabrics, the summer dresses and of course- the perfect excuse to pick up a new bikini.

I was having a little play around on Stylish Circle one afternoon and decided to create a number of outfits for summer.

Hello, My name is Antoinette and I’m a outfit planner. It’s something I tend to do, without even meaning too. I plan what I will wear to an event well in advance. (Does anyone else do this??) Even though my outfit normally changes on the day, the intention is still there, and I still have a rough idea with what I will be wearing. So creating these outfit collages is kind of perfect for me. Rather than just visualizing in my head how it’s going to look I can actually see if a particular outfit will work. So Stylish Circle is perfect for a OCD gal like me!

I created 8 outfits (with some basic styling tips) that I think would work really well this summer, I hope you enjoy!



Outfit One;

Rose Gold Pendant | Black Crop Top | Irregular Body Con Skirt | Deux Lux Mae Pouch

Outfit one is a sexy black two piece paired with one of the most gorgeous necklaces I have ever seen! I love this outfit- it’s definitely one for when your wanting to feel a little more glam and confident. Perfect for a night out on the town.

Outfit Two;

Asymmetric Sleeveless Dress | Norlina Pumps | Hyde Park Leather Clutch | Sertie Rose Gold Watch

I love love love this outfit! White looks so amazing paired with summer skin and this dress would show off your tan perfectly. This reminds me of something Jenifer Anniston would wear out for dinner and drinks.

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Outfit Three;

White Playsuit | Gladiator Sandal | Green Leather Tote | Forever 21 Fedora

This outfit is something I would typically wear out for a summer day trip to the beach or maybe a nice little BBQ. I love the colour of the bag and cut of the playsuit. It’s a really cute and casual no fuss outfit.

Outfit Four;

Apricot Diamate Embellished Vest | Mateo Boot | Darryl Culottes | Leather Tote

This is something a little more glam, while still keeping it casual. Culottes can look really sexy when styled the right way and I think this outfit would be perfect for a winery tour or a fancy lunch.

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Same top, four ways

Top: Boat Neck Top

Outfit Five;

Pleated High Waisted Skirt | Chunky Necklace | Leather Tote

This outfit is a great way to give a simple black top a stylish bohemian look. The high-waisted skirt and little boots give are so stylish and effortless and are both really easy to wear. High-waisted skirts are really flattering and create a beautiful silhouette.

Outfit Six;

Denim Short | Norlina Pumps | Hyde Park Leather Clutch

This is cute look for a gig or a low key party. It’s casual but sexy and is a really low maintenance outfit.

Outfit Seven;

B + W A-line Skirt | Green Leather Tote | Claudette Pump

I wore a similar outfit to a work party last year (it was a winery tour during the day) and it received multiple compliments. The skirt is such a flattering shape and the nautical stripes are my favourite. This is the perfect outfit for when a daily outing but your still wanting to look a little dressy.

Outfit Eight;

Mango Textured Cotton Skirt | Emerita Dress Pump | Leather Clutch

If your not a fan of stripes, this would be another great option for a work party, just a slightly dressier clutch with a cute skirt from Mango. I adore the shoes as well! The strappy sandals seem to be everywhere at the moment, and I’m really loving them.

I hope you got some inspiration for your summer outfits out of this post and if you want to create your own outfit collages, you can head to stylish circle and get your creative juices flowing!

Thank you so much to Stylish Circle for sponsoring this post, and supporting my blog.