Posts from the “Me” Category

I got a real job.

Posted on February 20, 2015

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Me, paddling off into the ocean. Somewhat relevant to this post, somewhat not. 

PSA: I’ve got a real job. (Well, I mean, does 30 hours a week count as a ‘real job’? Probably not to a lot of people.)

It’s funny, I haven’t worked in an office with set hours for such a long time. My first ‘real’ full-time job was at a digital agency and I was a Junior Designer. I think that was my official title. I was the print girl in a room full of online people. (I can’t remember if I’ve written about this before, if I have I apologise and you’re allowed to skip to the end.) Social media wasn’t really a thing then. I got told to get an RSS Reader and start subscribing to blogs and blog on the company blog. I never did. I wasn’t really sure of the point (lol). I remember in the first month I was so tired. the 8:30am starts and overtime were not what I was used to. I did it for a pretty long time. Years.

I was still working there in March of 2009 when I started writing this blog. By the end of 2010, a few things had happened. I had broken up with my long-term live-in boyfriend, started doing a 4 day week in order for me to accommodate the blog which was becoming more demanding, and then I got made redundant. I remember sitting in this little room and looking at my boss (who I actually owe a lot of my success to) and just knowing it was me that was going to get the cut. He offered me a contract role and immediately after told me that he thought I shouldn’t take it, that I had other things to do, things he could tell I liked more. I took his advice and that was the start of my freelance life.

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This is where I’ve been, part one

Posted on September 20, 2014

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So you may or may not have noticed that I have been on a little holiday – meant in the sense that I have been away from both New Zealand and this blog. I had great intentions before I left. I was going to post a photo or two every day and talk about what I’d done. But then, you know, turns out I was doing too much to have time to talk about what I was doing.

But now I’m back so it’s back to it.

Before you go and click the ‘read more’, I should warn you that I took a tonne of snaps and there is going to be a lot of scrolling involved, so if you give zero fucks about what I’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks, please skip this post. (By the way, I call them ‘snaps’ because the photos are more documentation than works of art. Keep that in mind!) SPOILER ALERT: Most of the pictures are of Ben or food. Also, all the photos (aside from the above) are in chronological order:

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WIWT NZFW Day Three

Posted on August 28, 2014

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WIWT, Day Three of NZFW. Photo/James K Lowe.
Waa-hey, it’s the last big day of fashion week. I mean, tomorrow there are a couple of shows but today is what many would consider the last day of New Zealand Fashion Week before it hits New Zealand Fashion WeekEND which is an in-season, consumer based event open to the public.
What was I saying?
Oh yes. So it’s the last day and for me, that means dressing down. I haven’t quite hit normcore just yet but I’m almost there. Jeans and a tee was the order of the day today and I am so glad I made that decision. I am so comfortable right now. Slightly cold, but so comfortable. The tee is cool, it’s Rag and Bone (you can get it here) and it feels really good, it’s got this texture, you probably can’t really tell from the photo but it’s nice. Other things to mention about the tee – it’s got a high neck and longer slimmer sleeves than your average tee, which kind of makes me feel like I’m wearing a rash vest, but I like that. It’s different. It’s kind of sheer, I’m wearing a Nike sportsbra underneath.

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WIWT NZFW Day Two

Posted on August 27, 2014

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WIWT, Day Two of NZFW. Photos/James K Lowe.

Okay so I’m sitting on the floor of my lounge and I’m in an extreme hurry so I can’t talk much about what I wore/am still wearing, but basically for the last month I have been wearing a variation of this outfit on the reg. It’s this amazing dress from Twenty-seven Names (bonus: pockets), a Penny Sage sweater that is wide and cropped and boxy and one of my favourites, a vintage Levi’s denim jacket that James bought for me from Japan and Karen Walker loafers. The tote is my trusty Madewell number. The hat is by Lack of Color.

Happy Wednesday guys.

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WIWT NZFW Day One.

Posted on August 27, 2014

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What I Wore Today. Photos/James K Lowe.

What would fashion week be without self-indulgent, narcissistic pictures of ones self? I’m documenting my week of outfits because I’m making an effort to look at least a little bit like I should be at a fashion week and that is an achievement in itself. Today was the first day, and based on previous years I can tell you that the first day of fashion week is generally the one you put the most energy into because you’re feeling fresh and you’re not sure what everyone else will be wearing or who will be judging you so you try really hard. By the last day you give zero fucks and are wearing jeans and sneakers.

So. Day one of fashion week. It was relatively warm in the day time so I capitalised on the sunny weather and wore this Juliette Hogan tee with a split up the back, a Kate Sylvester bralet underneath, with a Karen Walker skirt, belt and sunglasses. My loafers are these ones by Phillip Lim. I also carried a Karen Walker x Benah bag from last season. On a related note, do you know what’s really great about a long, full skirt? It covers almost everything and is super comfortable and you can also easily eat in it. Best decision ever.

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