Monday, 17 December 2012

all i want for christmas

From left to right: Claire Vivier Clutch; Gorjana necklace; Marni embellished knit; Isabel Marant 'Bobby' Sneakers; Miu Miu 'Noir' Sunglasses

So here it is, my Christmas wishlist in all its (currently) unattainable glory. I cannot believe how fast Christmas has rolled around this year, and like every other year I usually am at a loss as to what I would like, however this year the ideas were flowing in thick and fast. As mentioned in a previous post, my Mum and my boyfriend have pitched in and bought me the Alexander Wang Prisma Biker wallet, and I have convinced my Dad that I desperately need a pair of GHD's so, those and a couple of little stocking fillers are my pressies this year. However, these items would be my picks if I could afford them (someday...sigh). This Claire Vivier clutch is a must have item in any woman's wardrobe. It's simplicity and chicness make it totally versatile, and the foldover feature adds a nice touch. The Gorjana necklace is simple and elegant, perfect for every day wear. I am absolutely in love with this Marni sweater, the embellished collar adds some extra zing to an otherwise plain knit. Nothing needs to be said about the Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers, even after purchasing some that look similar, my needs still haven't been fulfilled and I am still head over heels for these babies. To finish off the wishlist are these Miu Miu sunnies, seen on every fashion blogger this season. I love the tort colour, but they are also available in sparkly shades, which makes them fun and perfect for summer. What's on your Christmas wishlist?

Monday, 10 December 2012

wedge me up

So my Isabel Marant doppelganger sneaker wedges by Siren have just arrived, and I am thrilled to report that they are awesome! The colour is great, and they are super comfortable. As with all new shoes I'll only wear them around the house for a couple of days just to be 200% sure that I will keep them, but I'm pretty certain they're what my wardrobe has been missing. In a great shade of taupe (which changes depending on the light, see pictures), I can imagine wearing them with denim cut offs and basic tees, and skinny jeans with a lightweight silky shirt and some statement jewellery. I am still slightly skeptical of the sneaker wedge trend, but I think these sneakers will be really versatile and just perfect for those days when I don't feel like wearing Converse's or heels! You can get yourself a pair on sale at,, or on sale now, and they also come in mint and black!

Monday, 3 December 2012

sneaker wedge

The subject of the Sneaker Wedge is a somewhat controversial one: some people hate them, some love them, some sit on the fence like myself. I have always appreciated this trend but never thought I had the attitude to pull it off. After falling in love with the Isabel Marant Betty Sneakers I knew I had to find myself a pair at a wallet friendly price! The Iconic had just the right pair, with free shipping and returns to New Zealand, perfect for me. Siren's Hedwig sneakers are very Marant-esque with a darker sole and in a taupe suede. I'm sure they will get me through most seasons and will be very versatile on those days when I don't feel like wearing ballet flats or boots. These babies also come in black and mint and are available at the Iconic, StyleTread and Siren's official website. Will post an update when they arrive!