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inspiration: Chain

CURRENTLY WEARING: LACE AND CHAIN

Greetings from sunny New Zealand! I feel so lucky to have spent the last few days enjoying every moment with friends and family on the gorgeous island of Waiheke – if you ever get the chance to visit this part of the world you must (must must!). I can’t even put into words how lovely it is here – every single bay and little cottage looks like it’s straight out of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom! One of my good friends got married a few days ago at Mudbrick Winery, and it was one of those long nights I’ll no doubt remember forever (luckily long after the morning-after-headache has subsided!). I thought I would share with you some of the details of this (picture perfect) wedding as well as what I threw on for the day – a hot pink lace dress and (never one to leave the house not wearing a new DIY) which I decided to toughen with a little DIY.

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Wearing: Whistles Lace Dress, Oroton Heels, Dylan Kain Bag, Daniel Wellington Watch, DIY belt.

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A big thank you to all you lovely people that took the time to impart your NZ related wisdom for m in this post! I can’t understate how useful all your tips have been (I re-read them all in a cafe in the Coromandels today to check what I shouldn’t miss) – it’s like having your very own local guide. I’m going to be here all week travelling around, can’t wait to share our trip with you!

DIY CHAIN BOOTS

Carrying on from my mention of chained boots yesterday, there’s nothing better than a quick and simple update to your favourite wardrobe staple to change its look entirely and double the wearability. These removable boot straps were so simple to make and looked perfect worn with a pair of black ankle boots. You can read the full tutorial on the Witchery website here.

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Tutorial and full outfit details here.

DIY INSPO: CHAINED BOOTS

And just like that I’m back in Hong Kong, plunged headfirst into winter and the rugged up outfit requirements that go with it. Sayonara sun, surf and sandy feet! I was getting sick of you anyways… (umm not really).  To get back into the spirit of the cooler months I’ve been on the lookout for DIY inspiration for my favourite winter staple – the ankle boot. This season I didn’t have to look very far at all to find the ultimate inspiration –  chained boots. What’s not to love, particularly when it’s clear that Chanel, Givenchy and Alexander Wang are just as on board as I am (or is it the other way around?). Stay tuned for my super simple DIY (you can stock up on your supplies here).

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Images: Here, here, here, here.