I’ve been looking for some cool coat hooks, and they are surprisingly hard to come by. Nood is having their Spring sale with some big savings, and I see that these sphere hooks, inspired by the Eames Hang It All Rack, are on sale. At 50% off, it could be the right time to pick up one of these funky retro coat hooks. It’s a good copy of a mid-century classic, originally designed in 1953 for kids. It’s a great way to inject some colour into your home.Read More
Once It has a fantastic sale of Miss Sparrow clothes, starting at only $45. Miss Sparrow is all about bringing out the best of the forties and fifties, combining retro classics with a modern twist.
I love these great black capri pants – you can channel your inner Audrey Hepburn, all for only $59.
Or how about this animal-patterned pencil skirt, made from cotton lycra, only $69.
This sky blue satin top looks very flattering and is only $45.
And finally it looks like she only has one of these ‘Frida’ dresses left at $125, so get in quick if it’s your kind of thing.
I am really thinking about the capri pants – they would be a great staple to get me through the next season to summer. Once It is an invitation-only site, get your invite here.Read More
The weather is a bit warmer, so it’s time to think about a Spring look! Especially as Spring seems to last forever in New Zealand if summer comes late. My first must was my big Jackie O sunglasses, and now I’m looking for a good everyday look. This photo of Audrey Hepburn’s outfit is practical and stylish in a retro way. For those of us running around after children flat shoes (for some of the time) are a must! And capris have a summery feeling without showing too much.
For a casual look, denim capris could be a solution – Sussan has a new pair of jeans out called the ‘Lift and Shape Jean’, which could be good for pulling in any wayward jiggly bits. They are selling them online, or there are a few shops still open around New Zealand. I love the way Sussan jeans fit, so these would be worth trying on. Esprit doesn’t have an online shop but I’d also check their store out as they can have really good jeans – they also have a ‘suck-in’ version!
Jeans West are coming out with a denim capri – it’s in their Aussie online store, but I’m not sure if they have hit our shores yet. They are usually quite reasonable too.
And if you’re on a budget, Ezibuy has Ea pair of denim capri jeans in both light and dark blue (sorry they only had a picture in the light blue) and are only $29! They look a bit shorter than the other jeans we’ve been checking out.
This is a great way to upcycle an old school chair – getting the last of Olympic fever and painting a New Zealand flag on one. I know Junk and Disorderly had them for sale for quite a while – worth checking out anyway!
Or you could just buy this one, bidding is only at $22 and it closes tonight.Read More
If you are after an investment dress for the upcoming spring and summer, how about this gorgeous wool/silk mix 1950s-inspired dress by Orla Kiely. It has some lovely details with the straps at the neckline, the full skirt and the pleated waistband. And of course it has that wonderful Orla Kiely print!
You can find it at the Small Acorns site, and is $690.Read More
If you prefer some yellow in your cushion, check out Citta Design’s Meguro, again a Scandinavian-influenced design. It’s a super-cute streetscape design, in yellow, black and grey.
It is 65cm x 65cm. You can pick one up at IkoIko for $54.90.Read More