Calm before the storm

stripe dress isabel marant dicker boots
stripe dress isabel marant dicker boots
stripe dress isabel marant dicker boots

Only stripe dress, T by Alexander Wang cardigan, Isabel Marant dicker boots, Proenza Schouler PS11 bag, Adia Kibur necklace

It’s the weekend before Fashion Week, that one last calm before the storm hits and you find yourself completely rushed off your feet. Not that I’m complaining of course, there’s nothing like a little adrenaline (or coffee) to keep you going when you’d otherwise rather be curled up on a plush couch watching your favourite TV series (Homeland for those wondering).

We took these photo’s a few weeks back on one of those uncharacteristically warm winter days, which rather predictably happened to turn within minutes. The clouds quickly rush over, the wind picks up, and all of a sudden you’re questioning your decision to even leave the house without a beanie, scarf, and warm winter coat. Thankfully, there’s never a shortage of small or quirky cafes to duck into to wait out the bad weather, or at the very least warm your bones until the rain stops.

With winter officially at its end, I’m questioning the need for a coat up in Auckland. Who ever knew that packing for one week away was so difficult?

PS. Don’t forget I’m giving away two tickets for the Designer Selections Showcase this Wednesday. More details here.

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  1. Theresa August 31, 2013 / 4:38 pm

    Lovin’ that lil dress on you babe! And already looking forward to all your fashion week pics. Good luck with your preparations. 🙂


  2. Chelsea Ruby August 31, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    It’s still pretty chilly up in Auckland! But you could probably get away with a blazer instead of a coat if you don’t want to pack too heavy! x

    • jamie-lee August 31, 2013 / 4:52 pm

      This is good to know! I was looking on Metservice the other day and am hoping I can go bare-legged, otherwise you can expect I’ll be wearing a lot of black!

      • Chelsea Ruby August 31, 2013 / 4:56 pm

        I think bare-legged would be okay! The sun has been making the odd appearance and if you’re inside a lot it is likely you will be warm anyway! It’s just the wind that’s a little nippy!

  3. Sue August 31, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Very simple, very gorgeous. And you do look like you’re about to be swept away. Can’t believe you’re entering in to summer already and I haven’t even seen you all wrapped up and in a big pair of boots or anything. It must be me who just totally loses it in the winter time.

    Have fun for the coming week.

  4. Adela August 31, 2013 / 11:50 pm

    Great look. Stripes are simply the best.
    Adela x

  5. Closet Fashionista September 1, 2013 / 2:43 am

    Love this look on you! And weather is so weird! Right now it is beautiful, but they are predicting storms for later so I have no idea what to wear to our Labor Day party, ha ha…
    So jealous of you going to fashion week! I was invited to one show so far, but it’s late at night and not a designer I really know so I don’t know whether or not I should go and then be super tired the next day for work

  6. Sorelle in Style September 1, 2013 / 1:20 am

    This is such a perfect casual look! Hope you get as much rest in as you can before the fashion week craziness starts! 🙂

    sorelle in style

  7. Maria September 3, 2013 / 12:16 am

    This dress is gorgeous, I really love it paired with those boots!

    Maria xxx

  8. rachel September 3, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    stunning outfit, I just love that dress. the anthracite dickers are just perfect! x

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