Tennis Button Back Dress – Love ur Look Clothing – REVIEW

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Are you looking for a splash of colour in these dark, dull and wet days? Or something light and easy to wear in a heatwave ? I’m looking at you England! Whether it’s summer or winter I have the perfect dress for you. Love ur Look Clothing recently reached out to me asking if I would like one of their pieces and of course I reached back with open arms and utter delight! I have been a fan of Love ur Look Clothing for awhile with some of my favourite bloggers wearing their pieces (Curve Creation & Miss Hero Holliday) so to have one of their pieces in the flesh is incredibly exciting for me!
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The Annie Flared Dress in Summer Fern – Lady V London

Well, well, well… I’m back with another Lady V London dress because once again they have kicked it out of the park! If you haven’t been keeping up with me (for the past TWO years) you won’t know that I absolutely love Lady V London. I could go on and on about my love for them (and I will) but to get more of an idea of what Lady V London brings to the table you can check out my previous reviews of the Lyra Dress, Eloise Dress & the Butterfly Border Tea Dress. Lady V London is a brand I love working with but also a brand I actually shop with and wholeheartedly believe in the product, that’s why I get super excited when that dress arrives at my house – I know it’s going to be fantastic.

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The Vintage Pearl Textured Coat – Collectif Clothing – REVIEW

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Where do I even begin? The Pearl coat has got to be one of my favourite reproduction pieces I have ever come across. I lusted over it for 3 years and last year on Valentine’s Day my boyfriend surprised me with one (all of the boyfriend points to him) – I was in D-I-S-B-E-L-I-E-F. The pearl coat for a long time was this unattainable thing; a. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t anything like it on the market e.g the Hell Bunny coats that are very similar but more affordable didn’t exist, b. no one in New Zealand stocked it – like no one and lastly c. it was over $300 so if you got it you would be pinged with a customs fine! I genuinely believed I would never own one.
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Mahina Skirt from Cry Cry Cry Clothing – REVIEW

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Well I’m back with another Cry Cry Cry feature because I am the ultimate fan girl. This week I want to speak about the latest piece from Cry Cry Cry clothing – The Mahina Skirt.
Fran contacted me last month asking which fabric/print colour I would like and of course I went for the Palm and Orchid print (because PINK) which has now been gifted to me. But then I saw the Hibiscus on purple and I knew I had to buy one myself…
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The Lyra Dress – Lady V London – First Impressions

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Well I’m back with another Lady V London review but this time it’s different! This time I’m calling it a first impressions review, I’ve seen this idea in Youtube videos and I’m sure there have been many blog posts but I’ve never done this before! This week I’ll share my first impressions on the Lady V London Lyra Dress in the Summer Cherish print; what I like about it, why I purchased it, how it feels and the fit – like a review but without the commitment, ha!
As you saw from my previous Lady V London review I had wanted a Lyra dress for a long time but as far as I knew they were only in sizes 16 + but thankfully Lady V London recently released the Lyra dress in a size 14!  But what had really sold it to me was my best friend Xamia Arc buying her first Lyra (in Leopard – read her post here); once she told me she had bought hers I bought mine the next day! She’s such an enabler but she’s always right about these things! Continue reading “The Lyra Dress – Lady V London – First Impressions”

Eloise Dress in Midnight Damson – Lady V London

Well, y’all know I love some Lady V London! And this week I get the great privilege of showing you one of Lady V London’s Spring/Summer new releases. We are heading into our colder weather (Autumn for us New Zealanders)  but I find pretty much all of Lady V’s dresses can be worn through all seasons – trust me, I do it! I personally only work with brands I 100% truly believe in and Lady V London is definitely one. I have loved Lady V London for years (possibly one of my longest loves in the vintage reproduction world). I own five dresses that I wear regularly; in fact, I consider them a staple in my wardrobe and I genuinely love their passion for great products, service & quality.

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Harry Bardot Dress + Claudia Crab Bag by Joanie Clothing

I’ve been longing for the sun for so long and Wellington was finally blessed with 4-ish hours of sun on Sunday. Nothing super hot but there were actual warm patches in my house.. we are living in crazy times. It was my day off so I decided to lounge around in my new Joanie Clothing pieces (which they kindly gifted me) and I thought I would share some thoughts on this beautiful Bardot Sun dress & Claudia Crab Bag!

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For the longest time I have stood clear of anything off the shoulder/possible arm exposure but I’m getting to that point in my life where I don’t actually care anymore. If it’s hot I don’t want to be covered in a cardigan; I need that breeze on my shoulders not another unnecessary layer! So I’m SO glad I picked this bardot dress; I decided to size up to a UK 16 not something I usually do but I know this dress doesn’t have free hips like I’m used to and when ordering a from another country I get very nervous about sizing! In New Zealand I’m a solid size 12 sometimes a size 14; ordering a size 16 was a mistake in someways. Yes, the dress was definitely too big BUT I kind of like that about it. It’s roomy and breathable; I don’t feel restricted and I can tighten the waist with a belt AND I can fit a petticoat underneath which makes me super happy!

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The fabric is a light weight floral-y paisley embroidered cotton (100% too). The inside is lined so you don’t have to worry about the dress being see-through (which I love)! The straps are adjustable and the sleeves are elasticated which didn’t leave any markings on my shoulders which is something I’m always very aware of. Nothing worse than arms of a garment being too tight!
Overall I’m SO pleased with the bardot sun dress; so much so I kept it on ALL day (I’m strictly a PJ girl when I’m at home)! I wish it would come in other colourways!
Also how freaking cute is Claudia the Crab Bag? She has pockets and a drawstring for security; I cannot wait to take it to the beach (once we have a little more sun)!

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit – I really loved putting it together!

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Whitby’s High Tea – James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor – REVIEW

Recently I had the pleasure of booking a high tea at the Whitby’s restaurant & bar with two of my lovely friends Rachel & Anna. There is absolutely nothing better than sitting inside on a cold, windy (it’s Wellington after all) and miserable day eating cake, pastries and delicious mango creme brûlée.
The Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar is located on the 17th floor of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor which sits on the terrace, the restaurant itself has a wall of windows which overlooks Wellington in all it’s glory (harbour views!)  The ambiance of the Whitby’s Restaurant leaves a little to be desired but it is mainly used as a restaurant for the guests of the James Cook Hotel, it has a  kind of conference vibe about it but overall it’s spacious and does the trick!

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A few days before I booked online through their website – it was incredibly easy and I highly recommend doing so if you’re not super keen on calling. The James Cook Chancellor Hotel is an easy find on the Lambton Quay stretch – there an alleyway/street called the James Cook Arcade and there is a lift located in there which will take you straight up into the reception floor. All you need to do is go up another elevator to reach the restaurant – again, fairly simple.

Offers & Prices:

  • Classic High Tea – $28.50 per person
  • High Tea with Bubbles – $36.50 per person
  • Kids High Tea – $17.00 per child

Whitby’s High Tea Menu – Classic High Tea

Bottom Tier:
Sandwiches (Egg & Cucumber – Smoked Salmon) , Tempura Prawns, Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Middle Tier:
Black Forest Gateau Cheesecake, Mango Creme Brûlée, Jasmine infused Panna Cotta, Vanilla Tea Cake, Hibiscus Strawberry Macaroon

Top Tier:
Blueberry Scones w/ cream and strawberry jam, Earl Grey Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Bottom Tier Thoughts:
The bottom tier was fairly decent; I am vegetarian so I couldn’t eat two of the pieces (Salmon sandwiches & Tempura Prawn) but my two friends loved both especially the tempura prawns and I must say they did look pretty delicious! My favourite HAD to be the vegetarian sausage roll; on first inspection I did have to ask a staff member if they were vegetarian as they looked like real meat! I have never seen a vegetarian sausage roll with the colouring of meat – it was a lovely treat. The puff pastry was flaky, buttery and moreish, the meat inside was evenly spiced and was truly delicious.

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Middle Tier Thoughts:
The middle tier was my favourite – It was filled with all kinds of cakes and sweet treats. I thoroughly enjoyed the mango creme brûlée, it was like eating a creamy mango ice cream although it did lack that crunchy sugar layer that all creme brûlée should have. The black forest gateau cheesecake in theory sounded like an amazing idea but I found it to be a little lack luster; the cheesecake mixture itself was delicious and tangy but the cherries scattered in the mix tasted very odd, were they maraschino or glace – who knows? And there definitely wasn’t enough chocolate for my liking.

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Top Tier Thoughts:
By the top tier I was getting SERIOUSLY full; too much cake and not enough movement! I didn’t eat as much on of the top tier but thankfully I had company and they seriously loved the blueberry & white chocolate scones; I love the fact that they came with cream and strawberry jam if I wasn’t too full I would of had one! I only managed to eat one thing but I am so glad I did and that was the Earl Grey shortbread. It was perfection and probably my favourite piece of the High Tea; it was short, buttery and just melted in the mouth! Chocolate strawberries are just chocolate strawberries to me – they are lovely but nothing crazy exciting.

I don’t drink hot drinks (yes I am one of THOSE people) but my lovely friends did enjoy the unlimited supply of hot drinks – teas, coffee and hot chocolate. And I must say the staff were very attentive and talked us through all of our options which was the perfect amount of service for a high tea.

Here is the full menu for the High Tea

Overall thoughts:
Overall I think the Whitby’s High Tea was definitely good value for money – a classic high tea for one person values at $28.50 and for the service, food & unlimited supply of hot drinks; it was definitely a deal. This is my second high tea there and both times I enjoyed the overall experience and I also enjoyed the fact they have changed the menu since then first visit – it’s super important to improve menus especially over time.
I would give the Whitby’s High Tea seven scones with clotted cream and jam out of ten and I’ll definitely be back!

I hope y’all enjoyed this little review. After seeing Miss Charlotte Cake’s fantastic High Tea reviews I thought I would give it a go –  Check out Miss Charlotte Cake’s High Tea reviews here!
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The Katherine Dress by Dolly and Dotty

I.Love.Flowers. And do you know what I love more? Floral print dresses. This beautiful piece from Dolly and Dotty is called the Katherine dress and I am absolutely in love with it. My pinup wardrobe has been missing winter essentials – I think I have one dress with long sleeves and the rest are sleeveless so when I saw the Katherine dress I knew I had to have it. The delicate floral print is perfect year round – bright for those dull winter days and you can match your surroundings in the spring. The Katherine dress is made from 95% Cotton, 5% Elasthan making it a lightweight fabric with a bit of stretch – although I 100% agree with Dolly and Dotty’s advice, you will need to size up as this is very tight fitting on me. In my excitement I didn’t read that and got my usual size but it still fits!!

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WHITTAKER’S K-BAR CAFE

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After finishing up at work for the day last Friday I checked my phone only to see at least five different notifications about a pop up 10 day K-Bar Cafe. The K-Bar Cafe has been created in honour of the new Whittaker’s K-bar chocolate  that are available in three flavours; raspberry, pineapple and lime. If you don’t know what a K-Bar is – it’s a kiwi classic created by Whittaker’s, most of us growing up in New Zealand would buy them from local dairies or the local ice cream truck (Mr. Whippy) they were affordable and sweet – all you could want when you’re ten. They’re essentially a toffee bar in fruit flavours – they aren’t something you can eat in one sitting (in fact I don’t think I’ve eaten a full one)! I love Whittaker’s especially since I grew up around the corner from the factory and can still remember the smell of when they were making their famous peanut slabs (you could smell it for miles).  Continue reading “WHITTAKER’S K-BAR CAFE”