Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Shirt

Today saw me going to the local flea market in my oversized red shirt and scarf turned head wrap, both purchased recently at a local Hospice store. I was lucky enough to catch the final days of the Hospice sale, where clothes were half off including their vintage stock which I went through with a fine tooth comb. Two stores in two different area codes later, I had 2 scarfs, 3 dresses, 2 tops and a cardigan bursting out of 2 plastic bags. Unfortunately today’s market venture wasn’t as successful but the thrill of the hunt was enticing enough to get me out of bed. Nough said. 

Shirt- Class, Thrift, Hospice New Lynn $2.50
Tights- Maya, Warehouse
Scarf- Thrift, Hospice New Lynn $4.00
Shoes- Romans, Number1 shoes

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lime Way

After my sunburn last week I decided it would be safer to cover up. My top, although black, is sheer so it’s cool to wear in summer and the blue skirt adds a pop of colour so I don’t look completely emo. The bag is my sisters, a birthday gift from me that had been m.i.a for a couple of years until it was unearthed recently on cleaning fit. Lesson learned; clean your closet out every season, to find the lost, clean the unkempt and toss the unwanted. Plus, if you have siblings, you can usually find your lost property up in theirs, they have a tendency to collect and forget.

The bag has been painted over in certain areas to cover what could be considered offensive. It’s a fine line when you mix religious symbols with anarchist or pop culture, you usually find yourself pissing someone off. But I love the stencil graphic of Jesus (this was when the whole, Jesus is my Home Boy, Mary is my Home Girl thing was happin’) but it’s not all innocent, look closer and you can see Jesus is giving the finger. So naughty.

Top- Moda, Target
Skirt- Thrift, Avondale Flea Market
Shoes- Roman Sandals, Number 1 Shoes
Bag- Borrowed from sis, store/ label unknown
Glasses- Cotton On  

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lantern Festival


Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the dragon and that’s about as far as my knowledge goes. But every year around the beginning of February, Albert Park (located in the city) plays host to the lantern festival. A free public event that celebrates the Chinese New Year and gives everyone the chance to experience the smells, tastes, sights and sounds of one of Auckland’s largest communities. It’s a sight to see during the day, but when night falls, the lanterns radiate, glowing in all the colours of the rainbow.
Plus it’s one of those rare times you can enter a park at night without looking like your hooking, druggin or have the fear of been attacked.


Shirt- Thrift, Avondale Flea Market
Cape- Valley Girl
Pants- Wild Child, Farmers
Shoes-Roman Sandals, Number 1 Shoes
Necklace- Made by Me
Bag- Portmans
Glasses- Dollar King Store

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


On the weekend my sis and I took a trip down memory lane to the family friendly Auckland zoo. It had been over 10 years since I had last been and obviously there had been a lot of changes that I looked forward to exploring. Before we knew it four hours had gone by and I scored myself a mean sunburn on my chest and shoulders. I am usually very diligent about the ‘slip- slop- slap and wrap’ rule as my skin burns like an albino, despite the fact that half my genes come from the pacific islands. But my attentiveness eluded me on this one day and now I get to walk around with my chest looking like the missing meat in a sweet and sour dish (it’s that red!). 
Lesson learned. 

Before the burn.

Top- Kmart
Pants – Wild Child, Farmers
Cropped Cardi- Millers
Shoes- Kmart
Glasses- Le Specs
Necklace- Diva
Hat- taken from Sis

And my sis Anne wears:
Dress- Thrift, Avondale flea market
Bag- Thrift, Red Cross
Bracelets- Mix from, Diva, equip, cotton on, $2 shop and hand made.