Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a lovely start to 2014. Thanks for visiting my little blog over the past year. I'm having lots of fun bringing you ideas and inspiration and proving that fashion does not end at forty! xx

Dress: Silence Was | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze' | Bracelet: Charlotte Penman | Shoes: Superga

Photo by Paul D. Durham Lane, Auckland CBD

Sunday, 29 December 2013

New Karen Walker Purchases...

...well, not quite yet.

I received a lovely KW gift voucher from Paul for Christmas and I have three items on hold in the Newmarket store right now. I will let you know what I ended up buying.

Exquisite cream wool top from the New Rose collection. Just arrived in stores. A classic, elegant cut and a reasonable price ($310). Like other New Rose pieces, I am a UK size 8 or 10 as they are mostly oversized. I don't know if I can wait until Autumn to wear this!

KW Land Frill Tee ($160). I love my other KW tee so this one is a definite front-runner.

Carrie Shorts ($135). So so flattering on this 42-year-old frame. Flat-fronted, gorgeous black fabric and just the right length.

All images copyright Karen Walker

Friday, 27 December 2013

Early 80s Inspiration

A Scene In Between tells the story of UK indie rock fashion from 1981 - 1988. Makes me go all nostalgic for those early 80s fashions and makeup that I was too young to enjoy but totally adore. An easy way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe? High-waisted black pants with front pleats, a silk blouse tucked in, gold hoop earrings and creepers or flatforms. Bright red lips and kohl mandatory; lop-sided hair optional.

Ahhhhh, The Human League...

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Net-a-Porter Sale

Think beyond the high-end designer dresses worth $18,000 and think sale. Net-a-Porter discounts are generous so if you have been thinking about a designer piece at a manageable price, now is the time! Yes, prices are still high if you're comparing them to the average high street store but quality costs a little more. Here are a few pieces I have my eye on...

 A sweatshirt with my initials on it (J.W. Anderson)

An elegant weekend top to wear with black skinnies (Helmut Lang)

A soft long-sleeved tee from the legendary A.P.C (A.P.C. Atelier)

A little bit of Stella for my iPhone 5 (Stella McCartney)

A tiny, tiny bag (Michael Kors)

A cute throw-on robe (Eberjey)

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Sky High

My days of wearing 10" heels are drawing to a close but I will still indulge in the odd pair. Of course, they live in a shoe bag in my drawer at work, coming out for a few hours of wear a day then swapped out for a 'sensible' 8" heel... 

Trousers: Gregory | Shoes: Witchery

All Images © Copyright Sara Mole

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013


Quotidienne is a North American online store that sells quirky, minimalist garments and accessories. They have a wide range of items and different price points, and they ship to New Zealand.

Thursday, 5 December 2013


Jumper: Country Road | Trousers: Country Road | Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Shoes: Mi Piaci | Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Deep Freeze' in Black | Bangle: Marc by Marc Jacobs
All Images © Copyright Jonathon Lee

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Weight Loss Milestone

Last weekend the lovely ladies in Karen Walker Newmarket helped me put together a casual weekend outfit. I've had the Bloody Rose Tee for a couple of months and wanted to match it with something special. I tried it with the Rowdy Skirt with Tie and my white Superga sandshoes and a fabulous breezy Summer outfit was born! So glad I now fit Karen Walker! Below is the outfit as it appears online. Watch out for photos in the coming weeks!