Thursday, 29 June 2017

New Season Country Road

It's been some time since clothes caught my attention but I am LOVING the new season releases from Country Road. A bit of French influence, no?

Love the red slingbacks, the stripey top and the stepped-hem jeans. And I might even be tempted to try those white jeans...

Nelly Slingback Flat 

Oversized Knit 

Authentic High Rise Step Hem

Slouchy Tunic

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Been a While

Here's an outfit shot! OK, a lame selfie, but it's a start. Hoping to post more fashion and outfits again in the near future!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Another Spot of DIY

One of my friends recently commented on Instagram "Who are you and what have you done with Jody?".

DIY and crafts have never been my 'thing' but this house has certainly given me the confidence to experiment with my creative side. I recently did a little marking project using a cut potato and some of the leftover paint from the shelves and our porch. Inspired by American textile designer, Rebecca Atwood, I am so pleased with how it turned out!

First, the inspiration...


And now my little gem...

And here it is hanging on our new gallery wall in the hallway! It's the small one on the left:

If you're thinking about a gallery wall, I highly recommend Country Road's video which explains how to do it.

A Spot of DIY

I have a 'd' and a 'y' in my name, but DIY is not something friends and family have associated with me in the past.But this Summer I started dabbling a little, starting with painting the shelves of our $80 Mitre10 shelving unit.

I slapped two coats of Karen Walker for Resene in Celestial Blue over a coat of primer for particle board. I'm really pleased with the result!

Here's what it looked like before:

And here's a few shots of the process...

Paul being a good boy and putting everything back together...

The finished product!