‘the end’

ruby the end sweater lover sara lace skirt
ruby the end sweater lover sara lace skirt
ruby the end sweater lover sara lace skirt
ruby the end sweater lover sara lace skirt

RUBY ‘The End’ sweatshirt, Lover lace skirt (or here), Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel, MBMJ bracelet

It would seem almost fitting that of all days I chose to wear this sweatshirt, it just so happens to be the very same day that Wellington is struck by a strong earthquake, in one of those completely un-ironic, coincidental ways. Sitting in the theatre watching the Great Gatsby, it didn’t initially occur to me that the tremor might be more than one of those fleeting shakes, which eventually pass and aren’t especially unusual for a city which sprawls across the Wellington fault line, and is in close proximity to several other fault lines. Perhaps paralyzed by fear (unlike those who sprinted out of the theatre), I found myself deeply rooted in my seat. Thankfully, the damage to the city has been relatively minor (the same of which can be said for home), although the ensuing quakes have done little to calm my underlying paranoia and anxiety.

So, certainly not ‘The End’, although more than ever it has me wishing that I was a RUBY girl, lying on the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, or maneuvering a scooter through narrow cobblestone streets.


  1. Vulette July 22, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Pretty scary times for poor lil Wellington! My boyfriend flew to Wellys just yesterday so was not very happy about that. Hopefully the aftershocks die off quickly, can’t be nice being woken up in the middle of the night to the floor moving!

    Love love love the outfit, on another note, really like unexpected pairings like lace and sweatshirting! Need to get myself either a ‘The End’ sweater or tee, but hate not being able to try it on!

  2. rachel July 22, 2013 / 11:04 pm

    so glad to hear everything is ok hun, it must have been so scary! I’ve never experienced an earthquake, and hope I never have to!

    I just love this skirt, and I’ve been pining after it for a long time now. I’ve said it before, but I love how you dress down your lover lace, this skirt looks fantastic with a simple sweater x

  3. Adela July 22, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    Love the sweat and skirt.
    Adela x


  4. catssaymeow July 23, 2013 / 12:29 am

    I’ve experienced only one earthquake in my life that I actually felt. One a couple of years ago that occurred in the middle of the night. It woke us up because it shook the bed, but it wasn’t until the news the next day that we figured out why we woke up. At that point I even remembered murmuring to my BF “it’s JUST an earthquake go back to sleep”. Unfortunately NZ hasn’t been so lucky when it comes to earthquakes, so I can imagine the experience must be scary rather than novel and exciting, like such experiences are in little ol’ Adelaide 🙁

  5. Code Overdressed July 23, 2013 / 1:14 am

    Oh gosh that must be super scary, well at least for me there aren’t any here in Mexico! But I love the story of you staying calm, and wondering instead. Love your sweatshirt, and how the lace skirt makes it super chic!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  6. Theresa July 23, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Happy to hear you’re okay babe. I can imagine how scary it must’ve been for you especially when there are aftershocks. Earthquakes are something I’ll never get used to either.

    I love the mix of the ladylike lace skirt paired with that novel sweatshirt. You’re so good at styling pieces in a way that makes them versatile. So pretty babe!


  7. steph July 23, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    that’s a gorgeous outfit – love the script on the sweater! hope the quake wasn’t quite has shocking as the news sounded, had a few friends around the coast saying they felt it too!

  8. Kristin July 23, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    Glad to hear you and your home are ok! Thought of you when I saw the news. What did you think of the Great Gatsby? I really liked it.

  9. Maria July 23, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    Glad to hear that you are OK, that is pretty scary stuff!

    Maria xxx

  10. Stephanie / FAIIINT July 24, 2013 / 3:28 am

    That sounds so terrifying! I’m glad to hear you & your home are alright though! That’s the one thing that makes me glad I live in England, the most extreme weather/natural disasters we get are a lot of rain & possibly a bit of flooding. We moan a lot, but we don’t have it too bad really! 😉
    The sweater is gorgeous (I need more interesting basics like this!) & I love how you paired it with the quite elegant lace skirt, perfect!

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