Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Stockroom Winter Lookbook 2015

At only three years old The Stockroom, fills the gap of mid 20s to late 30s that so many designers seem miss. Being in this age group is hard - you go to shop at chain stores but are starting to notice the cheap quality and big designers are often too old, too expensive or don't translate to the everyday life of a girl in her late 20s. The Stockroom however, fits snugly in the that gap between Top Shop and Kate Sylvester. 

The designs are simple, chic and still bang on trend. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the 2015 Lookbook, which has JUST been released! 

Also, all the clothes are designed and made in NZ which you know I'm a huge fan of AND the prices are very affordable. You're looking at around $200 for a dress! Amazing! 

I NEED this entire outfit in my live <3 nbsp="" td="">

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dirty Boots

Yes, yes I jumped on the bandwagon and got me some boyfriend jeans with rips. But they're so comfy! And I always wanted to feel like Kurt Cobain so cut me some slack.

Also, I'm embracing my hardcore white girlness and have included my Starbucks. And what?!

Allllllll of the Starbucks b mine! 

Also, I have been making and selling these necklaces! Check out my range on the facebook page
Brenda + Kurt = me

See, I too can look down and walk towards the camera. 

Jeans - Vintage Levi's 
Jewellery - Sans Pareil 
Tee - Cotton On 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Grunge vs Corporate

This outfit is inspired by my usual grunge style with a twist of corporate. I've recently started working in that sort of environment and have found it a bit of a challenge to incorporate my usual style and still fell like myself! 

Top - Sans Pareil Vintage
Skirt  - Sans Pareil Original
Necklace- Forever 21 
Shoes - Glassons  

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Gems and Crystals by Sans Pareil Jewellery

Here is a collection of the latest jewellery I have been working on. Let me know what you think. x

Also don't forget to like the facebook page for more jewellery x

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

D.I.Y - How to turn an old dress into a matching crop and skirt

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to quickly and easily turn a slightly drab dress into a midi/crop outfit that's on the very edge of fashion. 

1. Dress. I love the colouring of this dress but it has a bit of a high neck that puts me off wearing it. 

What you will need:
  • Scissors 
  • Elastic band (enough to fit around your waist) 
  • thread (preferably same colour as the fabric)
  • sewing machine 

2. I neatly cut the dress in half, taking care to cut just above the waist line. This is important because if you cut along the waist line you will not only unravel the gathering of the skirt but you will make it virtually impossible to make a new waist band - so don't do it! Leave a few cms to an inch depending on how much material you have to play with.

3. With the top - fold over and make a hem then sew it with matching thread to material. 

4.  Depending on whether the skirt part of the dress has an in-built elastic, simply measure some elastic to you waist- stretch it out to fit the waist band, fold the extra material over the elastic and sew.  

4 easy steps and you' re done! 

Much better 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Emma and Roe Stack Rings

Have you seen the new Michael Hill adverts? They're pretty awesome!  love that a huge international company like that are getting quite gritty.

I LOVE the story of TZIPORAHWatch this incredibly moving and heart breaking video about the loss of her first love. (I'm also a sucker for the older style icons of New York, and she is definitely one of them!)

Speaking of older women and style, my sister and I bought mum this amazing amethyst ring for her birthday:

On that note; I was asked to pick out my favourite recommendations form a sub Michael Hill brand Emma and Roe. This is a slightly cheaper range aimed at a younger crowd. 
I'm STILL into stacking and see they have a great selection. These rings are also around the $50- $115 mark - which is well choice for a young person's budget like myself (also, being stirling silver they won't turn your fingers green).

Below are my 4 favourites to get-a-stacking with:

1. Patterned Black Cubic Zirconia stacking ring 

4. (My absolute favourite) Black & White Cubic Zirconia stack ring

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