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Ok, I admit it – I was wrong about T-Shirts

Yeah, ok, I know I’ve said before that I don’t like casual clothes, but you guys, I’ve been converted. As ya’ll know, I work a lot at markets and events, so my work tops need to be things that I can move in, that ideally have a high neck (so as not to be too boobs-in-face for my clients) and will wash and wear easily…..so, basically, t-shirts! Now, I haven’t really been a t-shirt wearer…
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Accessorising like a Pro – Bangle Edition!

So you want to start wearing all those accessories you’ve been hoarding, but you don’t know where to start? Well do not fret – as the reigning queen of overkill I have you COVERED, so have a read through my top tips for accessorising in three different tiers – Fabulous (effortlessly chic) Flamboyant (bigger, braver, bolder) or Frantastic (subtle as a brick, eccentric glamour, not for the faint of heart!) This post is all about…
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So you’re entering a Pinup Pageant…

Summer events season is rapidly approaching, and with that, pageant season! So many car shows and vintage events have pinup pageants or best dressed competitions now, and it’s always so fun to go along and watch all the gorgeous women strut their stuff on stage. They’re definitely an event highlight for me because the contestants always vary so much in age, size, and style, and it’s awesome to see such a varied mix of people…
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So you want to change your wardrobe…

I always tell people that they should be whoever they want to be, and wear whatever they feel the most amazing in, but here’s the thing – I know for a fact that it isn’t always that easy. It can take a while to feel confident enough in who you are to go out all dolled up in your finery if it’s not something you’re used to, and that’s totally ok! Changing your personal style…
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Ultimate Photoshoot Checklist!

For those of you that regularly follow my side gig The Beauty School Dropouts, you will have seen that we recently coordinated a big photoshoot day with Tony McKay Studios in Hamilton! It went really really well – so well, in fact, that we have another two-day shoot coming up later this month that sold out in under 90 minutes! With that in mind, today I’m going to share a few photos from that shoot,…
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Ode to a Collared Shirt

It is absolutely no secret that I live in collared shirts almost year round, but they are a serious winter wardrobe staple for me. I also have a deep-rooted passion for wearing ties, but I do understand that they can definitely feel a little uniform-like for some people, so today I’m going to show y’all my three favourite ways to accessorize¬†shirts so I don’t feel like I’m off to school! 1. Nylon Scarves! I find…
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Winter Wardrobe Essentials with Louella Deville!

I like to think that my wardrobe is pretty all-encompassing – from sequinned gowns to novelty prints, I have clothes for most occasions, but I recently went through my closet and realised that I had -nothing- that was winter appropriate. This realisation struck me pretty hard and fast, actually, as it came about when I was packing for a trip home to see my family, who live in the eternal winter that is Dunedin. I…
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5 Things I’ve learned in the last 5 months…

Ok. So. As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, I’ve been gone a while. Five months, to be almost exact. I had every intention of posting all the time while I was on the road over summer, but by the time I got home from events the last thing I wanted to do was sit down and recap them all when I could be spending precious time recharging and hanging out with my husband. I spent…
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Summer catch-up!

Oh, hello there. Remember me? The one who never gets around to blogging anymore? Yeah, sorry about that. If you follow me on social media you’ll know I’ve been super busy already this summer. and it’s only getting busier so I figured I should start keeping you posted on all the cool things I’ve got coming up! So for the next few months I will be travelling all over our beautiful country, going to all…
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Things I love this week!

I come across so many amazing things on a daily basis, and I always forget to share them, so I’ve decided to put together a weekly round-up of things I’m completely in love with! Beauty – Lush Bath Bombs¬† I am alllllll about finding ways to relax my aching joints, and there’s nothing quite as relaxing as taking a bath, so I love taking trips to Lush and finding interesting and exciting bath bombs to…
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