Category Archives: essentials

The four accessories you need this winter

by jamie-lee on June 11, 2014, 3 comments

It’s cold outside, the days are shorter, and those early starts feel just a little too difficult. It’s winter alright, which for me usually means crawling under the covers until the last possible minute, and typically spending 1 minute throwing on an outfit as opposed to 10. On those mornings (which occur more often than […]

beauty bar

by jamie-lee on April 30, 2014, 5 comments

Aesop facial cleanser, Aesop B&T Toner, Aesop resurrection hand balm, Diptyque DoSon eau de parfum I’m not usually the first to rush to the beauty counter, but I couldn’t resist dropping by Aesop and Mecca on the way home. Initially, I’d just planned on replenishing my dwindling skincare supply, yet after a good 45 minutes […]

Summer essentials

by jamie-lee on December 2, 2013, 6 comments

Cuyana leather tote bag (similar), Karen Walker sunglasses, Surface too Deep bikini (also available at RUBY), Park Lane sandals (love these Ancient Greek ones), RUBY nail polishes (in Flamingo, Orange peel, Yellow bus and Jacaranda), Celine wallet, and Isabel Marant denim shorts (similar) It’s official, summer is finally here, or so my calendar tells me. […]

On finding the perfect t-shirt

by jamie-lee on November 29, 2013, 4 comments

img src: various tumblr & fashiontoast.com The most elusive of all wardrobe essentials, is the perfect t-shirt. A quick trawl through the copious amounts of streetstyle images, in which women are so nonchalantly flicking their hair with the perfectly slouchy yet structured just ‘so’ t-shirt would have you thinking differently. For years, I chose to […]

Searching for the perfect pair of black heels

by jamie-lee on August 29, 2013, 10 comments

Sometimes, when I’m searching for a pair of shoes, I feel a little like Prince Charming must have felt as he searched out Cinderella with her dainty glass slipper. Nothing seems quite right, and the pair that I forever seem to be looking for is all elusive. For me, it’s the hunt for the perfect […]

Beauty notes for Spring

by jamie-lee on August 26, 2013, 6 comments

I’ve never been one of those girls who manages to accumulate drawers and drawers of beauty products, always opting for the most minimal approach possible. There’s something satisfying in knowing that your make-up routine takes less than five minutes to apply, and can easily be cut down to the basics of bronzer and mascara when […]

waterproofing

by jamie-lee on August 12, 2013, 10 comments

Torrential rain seems to be enough to make one reconsider the contents of their wardrobe, or at least in my case, my lack of raincoat or rain-appropriate footwear. Either that, or one could argue that I’m angling for yet another reason why I need a new pair of shoes. With an umbrella pretty much out […]

coming up roses

by jamie-lee on August 8, 2013, 4 comments

Florals for Spring seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but somewhere along the line I seem to have missed the memo since the closest thing I have to floral is Marant’s take on a paisley-esque print. With new collections starting to drop in stores at a rapid pace, I’ve been keeping my eye out […]

docker

by jamie-lee on August 2, 2013, 8 comments

T by Alexander Wang jumper, RUBY pixie mini skirt (similar), Topshop heels, Karen Walker ‘docker’ coat (similar), Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel I’m pretty sure that I’ve lulled you all into this false idea of what a Wellington winter is really like. While it has most certainly been on the mild side, I spent most days […]

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