|Hamish and dad playing rugby|
I’m not sure how ‘cool’ it is to admit, but I really enjoyed the family day out I partook in last Saturday. I know teens are supposed to hate their parents and dread being seen in public with them but I actually had a really nice time. We started off the day in the Aro valley, which is near the center of town. Its quite ‘hip’ and a lot of students live there. I managed to pick up a dress from the opshop and my mum and I also found this really beautiful jewelry shop – in case you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for rings so I was in heaven. I am thinking of going back and having a ring made for my 18th birthday / leaving school.
Next we went to Island bay where I bought Oyster magazine from a really beautiful old school book and magazine store. An old Chinese man served me ( he was so lovely!!) Usually I purchase magazines from chain store book shops but its so much nicer and almost more satisfying buying form a locally owned and family run store. For lunch I had one of the best/worse things ever – a cheese and bacon toasted croissant. Tastes amazing, but its best not to think about what your actually eating ( 10 years worth of fat – not that I care, it tastes too good) to end the day we went to the beach and sat in the sun.
I haven’t worn this dress in so long and I forgot how much I love it! The fact its so silky means it has a very swishy quality and wearing it is actually really comfy and almost fun. This outfit also highlights my most recent obsession – collars. A cute pattern collar peeping over anything, a dress, t-shirt, jersey and I am automatically in love. I think what I really like about it is how it adds a bit more interest to an outfit – with out the collar this becomes quite a basic plain two colour outfit and that’s not really me. I am also wearing a pile of rings as usual and my trusty boots.
Outfit – shirt, bag, dress, cardigan : Opshop / thrifted
Shoes : ASOS
Socks : The Warehouse
Rings: vintage, cuba st, somewhere in india, a junk shop.