red rocks

karen walker trench new zealand fashion
karen walker trench new zealand fashion
karen walker trench new zealand fashion
karen walker trench new zealand fashion

Karen Walker cashmere jumper, J Brand skinny jeans, Pointer navy loafers, Karen Walker trench coat, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

Only I would think it’s somehow appropriate to wear white J Brand jeans and suede loafers while trekking across washed up seaweed, wet sand and rock-strewn dirt paths. Pebbles filled my shoes with almost every step, and remnants of the dust and dirt streaked my jeans, but what else is a girl to do when spontaneity takes over. Perhaps it’s even a compliment to how well these everyday pieces wear, when pushed to the limits of their natural comfort zones.

Red rocks is one of those places which is a treasure trove of beautiful settings, when the light hits the water just so, or you catch a glimpse of the snow-tipped mountains of the South Island. It’s one of those places which holds fond memories for children, their first time getting eyes on a fur seal colony, which seems almost misplaced, due to its proximity to the thriving city we call home.

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  1. Ola September 10, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    Amazing bag !

  2. Sue September 11, 2013 / 4:52 am

    Did you get mud splashes up the back of the jeans? I did when I last went out somewhere similar but some how on the way home, it all dried up and then flaked off. Okay on blue jeans but not so good for white. Hope they survived!

    • jamie-lee September 11, 2013 / 10:33 am

      Thankfully they’re okay, nothing a little Frend and a cycle in the washing machine couldn’t fix!

      • stephanie / absolutelyfuzzy September 11, 2013 / 12:23 pm

        ah cute outfit! random terrains never stop me from wearing mostly inappropriate clothes when spontaneity strikes either. i must check out this thing you call “frend” πŸ˜‰

  3. Adela September 11, 2013 / 11:40 am

    That place looks amazing! Girls gotta do what girls gotta do in the name of blogging πŸ˜‰
    Adela x

  4. Theresa September 11, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Such a pretty location and I love how you continually wear your white jeans in a way that shows how good of a staple they can be. You look lovely babe!


  5. Maria September 12, 2013 / 12:29 am

    Really like this outfit, especially those gorgeous shoes!

    Maria xxx

  6. Stephanie / FAIIINT September 12, 2013 / 4:38 am

    Oh Jamie, this place is gorgeous! The blackened sand against the blue water, so pretty & the photos are beautiful too. I’m the queen of inappropriate dressing as well, sounds like it was worth it though, I hope they didn’t get stained!

  7. Deppa September 13, 2013 / 8:42 am

    Hey dear where is your smile!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
    I would be very excited looking that way ( btw I love your loafers <3)
    Have a nice day,

    See you!

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