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Summer Bedroom Refresh

Oh my lord it’s HOT!  Seriously, these temps in December are crazy, but crazy good for sure.  Being able to throw open the bedroom windows and freshen things up is so therapeutic for me.  Both of the boy’s rooms have had a big spring clean that included purchasing fresh, new linen for their beds.  Over the weekend, I finally had …

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Shop: Your dream sunglasses and where to find them

I’ve noticed over the years that people generally fall into two very distinct camps when it comes to sunglass purchasing. The first crew use and abuse their glasses, preferring quantity over quality as they just can’t seem to hold on to a pair (or keep them in one piece!) for longer than 2 weeks. The second camp, totally me, considers …

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Why I Love My Unstoppable Mum Life

5.40am  Subconsciously doing backflips because at the very least I won’t be waking up in the death hour of any time beginning with 4. 5.41am  Little hands slapping on my face.  “Mummay what’s inside woodlice?”.   Inward groan and realisation that I’m going to have to actually dissect some woodlice so he’ll quit asking me this same question every day. …

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Vlog – New Season Updates your Wardrobe will LOVE

Ok girlfriends, I’m rocking my Mum-Bun so you know it’s business time.   Getting changed this many times in ONE hour (let alone one WEEK lol) was hard work, plus filming myself trying to model clothes in my lounge is excruciating – so you better love this video okay? Seriously though, The Warehouse has put together another really easy-to-wear and …

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New Season Updates your Wardrobe will LOVE

Poor New Zealand has undoubtedly had one of the craziest summers in recent memory.  It’s been warm yes, but mostly accompanied by rain and humidity resulting in more bad-hair-days than beach days!  The one *upside* of our punishing summer is that we can start incorporating New Season fashion goodness into our wardrobes a little earlier than normal. Checking out the …

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Homewares – New Season Dining Refresh

Dave and I have recently realised that our home-owners enthusiasm for pfaffing, improvements and once effervescent tszuj-ing has pretty much plateaued into nothingness. A visit last week from Jade Turner, Lead Designer at The Warehouse, got me totally pumped about homewares again and showed me how little, inexpensive touches can make a big difference. This season, think matte black, mixing organic …

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Summer Style – Easy, Chic Mum Fashion

Shop the Look > Busy Chic Maya Spliced Stripe Skirt RRP $25 (available instore), Maya Chambray Shirt Dress RRP $39 (selling fast!), Garage Anglaise Bardot Top RRP $39, Garage Chambray Shirt RRP$30, Amco Knit Boyfriend Jeans RRP $49 (low stock, 2 sizes left online!), Debut Farae Casual Shoe RRP $20, Debut Cut Out Tote Handbag RRP $29, H&H Essentials Leaf …

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Fashion and Kids – How to have both

I emerged from the 12 month yoga-pant haze that followed Nixon’s birth with a desire to once again wear more structured, non-stretchy clothes.  Clothes of varying fabrics, maybe a skirt or EVEN A DRESS (post-breastfeeding!)  Clothes that didn’t have to do double duty as a burp cloth and a handkerchief. The problem was, at this point I completely lost what …

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Summer ‘16 – Beach Boho vs Busy Chic

Mum’s are the undisputed multi-tasking masters.  Our innate ability to switch roles, tasks, expectations and juggle kids, work and life is what helps keep things moving on the home-front, and keeps us in front of the coffee machine every morning! Summer comes with both it’s styling pro’s and con’s; less required layers means outfit components are minimised but, it can …