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NEOPRENE SUMMER

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | Comments: 0
"Nicole, you're still here?". I hear ya - I can explain. (Don't quote me on the title of this post, I know it's not Summer, but it will be) So i've been living the best life these past few weeks. If you can hear my heavy sarcasm through this text, it probably means you know that I had exams this past few weeks. In between studies, I've been browsing on online stores and I came across this playsuit for NZD$14 through Fashion Bunker. The smell of this playsuit bothers me a little since it's neoprene, but the look outweighs the scent, by a mile. One thing I absolutely need during both Summer and Winter are playsuits and jumpsuits for those lazy days. Those days where I don't want to put together an whole outfit, I just wear a one piece and let me tell you, it changes your life. This playsuit I'm wearing is made out of a neoprene material which is a little stiff, but is also so warm because its lined in the inside too. So, if you want to go swimming during Summer and look fashionable, I don't see why you can't wear this into the sea. Take a look at one of my favourite playsuit of the moment and the ring I bought for myself in celebration of finishing High School and exams. 

CALM BEFORE THE STORM, LITERALLY

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Comments: 1
For the longest time I've stayed away from patterns because, let me be honest here,  I didn't like or feel comfortable in patterns and colours but I decided to suck it up and wear this out today. I went to the Amber Whitecliffe's Parnell store yesterday and got this golden skirt I had my eye on ever since the Summer 14/15 launch a few weeks ago, so in celebration of this golden skirt, I decided to do it justice instead of downplaying it and opting for another black outfit. Go big or go home? Is that what people say these days?  If I were to tell my 16-year-old self something, one of the things would be take more risks when dressing myself. If I walked into a store and saw something I liked but the back or front wasn't what I expected, on the rack it goes back. I'd get scared and walk away because it was out of my comfort zone so 16-year-old Nicole, stop doing that. It's an advice I'd give to myself even now, I do take that advice, but a constant reminder would be helpful. These shots are also very dark because it was about to rain, dammit. Outfit details below.

BACK TO SCHOOL, NOT

Monday, 3 November 2014 | Comments: 1
I've been set in New Zealand schools since Year 2 - Today, 2014 flags my last day of High School. There isn't one person in this world that is able to say, "I had a smooth school life", because that's definitely not true and I am no exception to that rule. Despite the tough school life that includes being bullied (the typical), switching schools and friendship issues (even more cliché), it doesn't make me hate school, surprisingly. I wanted to take a step back and see how it felt to walk through those school gates - everything felt the same except the height of everything. Seats were lower down, playgrounds shorter and stairs shorter. One step and I could get to the top of the stairs. Today I wore this outfit to fit the occasion. The setting isn't any of my schools, just a school I thought looked pretty and the outfit doesn't look remotely like my past uniforms, but the mood was similar so that's all that matters. Outfit details below.