Half Up

One of the latest hair trends that seems to be taking over my instagram feed is the half up top knot or bun. I tried it but didn’t think it did me any favours, so resorted to my regular top-knot for that never fail, bad hair day, rescue remedy. Although the ladies below are certainly looking super stylish so I might have to give it another crack!

Here are some pics for your Friday perusal – does it inspire you? Have you tried it? What do you think?!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone x

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Bold As Brass

Move over copper, brass is the hot new metallic finish trending in interiors. Get a piece of the action with these gorgeous wares for your home.

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The Scent of Home Petitgrain Brass Vessel Candle

Natural Wood with Brass Shade Lamp, The Wooden Horse

Clear Crystal Bulb and Pendant 

 

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Citta Design Gava Brass Antique Dish

Ferm Living Brass Tray

Resident Studio Hex 750 Light

 

Trend Spotting: Panoramic Murals

Domaine Home is such a great website for keeping your finger on the pulse of current interior trends. Harking back to the 18th Century, panoramic wall murals certainly pack a punch and Domaine has rounded up some fabulous examples of how to incorporate this trend into your home.

I have selected some of my favourite images, but follow this link to check out the whole feature.

Have an amazing weekend everyone x

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Summer Slides

Slides were definitely a fashion bloggers first choice of summer footwear in the Northern hemisphere and I have no doubt that this comfortable (yay!) trend will prove popular down here in the Southern hemisphere, as soon as it gets warm enough to show the toes to the world.

Nicknamed the ‘ugly sandal trend’ by many fashion writers, Birkenstocks in particular made a comeback in a major way, as well as the sporty style slide favoured by many athletes.

When I worked as a swimming instructor while studying at University I used to live in a pair of Reef, sport-styled sandals as they were perfect for weathering the mini tidal waves that often slopped over the pool side. Who would have thought that if I had of kept these white slides I could have whipped them out 10 years later!

Here are some images to inspire your summer slide look, as well as a round up of some potential purchases.

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1. Soles Coachella Sandal – Surfstitch6467WHI-SOLES-1_180X225

2. Birkenstock Gizeh Sandal – Surfstitch

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3. Charlotte Stone Luke Cross Strap Sandals – Shopbop

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4. Jeffrey Campbell Caprese Cross Band Sandal – Shopbop

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5. Kate Spade New York Attitude Two Band Sandals – Shopbop

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6. Birkenstock Arizona Black Flat Sandal – Shopbop

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Jacket Come Back

The bomber jacket is making a come back and I for one am a huge fan of this style. Such a great shape to add a bit of casual cool to any outfit, but especially skinny jeans or tight skirts, as they balance out the look. A silky floral fabric, a sporty ‘jock’ style, or a leather bomber – anything goes for this light weight jacket perfect for layering up in Spring and throwing over your shoulders on Summer evenings.

 

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Get the look:

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1. Panelled Satin Bomber Jacket – Top Shop

2. Cleo Floral Airtex Bomber Jacket – Boohoo

3. Quilted Detail Speckle Jacket – Country Road

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4. Lovers + Friends Baseball Jacket –Revolve Clothing

5. Quilted Bomber Free People – Revolve Clothing

6. Selected Bluma Leather Bomber Jacket – Asos

Mountain Rug Love

Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs are trending in interiors the world over, popping up  in interior design mags and blogs everywhere I look! I can totally see why as they add a modern touch to a character home and bring character to a modern home – such a versatile rug.

The rugs are from the Beni Ourain people who come from 17 Berber tribes that live in the Atlas Mountains. The distinctive rugs are almost always neutral in colour and have a shaggy pile, but range from geometric shapes to free-form designs.

Having been to the Atlas Mountains I can tell you how cold it can be! These rugs are  definitely intended to be used for warmth as blankets, shawls and bedcovers, however interior designers have realised their potential to add style to a home.

Originals are a little pricey but you can get a Beni Ourain style rug from a variety of places, including Freedom Furniture here in New Zealand.

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