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Monday Bunday: Bunny Sweaters

It is officially winter here in New Zealand and what better way to mark the occasion than with a collection of bunny sweaters. Not bunnies in sweaters, that would be these: I mean bunnies on sweaters a.k.a. jumpers with bunnies on them. Here are a collection of stylish jumpers with bunnies on them. I think the wearable, monochrome hues help a lot. I would incorporate all of these into my current wardrobe. They don’t scream Crazy Bunny Lady do they? Click on the images to be transported elsewhere.

Tofu Tuesday: Onitsuka Tigers

In March last year, I blogged about these Onitusuka Tiger rabbbit sneakers by Erik Kriek. They didn’t have them in my size back then and I had already resigned myself to never owning the limited edition kicks. Well last month, thanks to this blog, a lady from the other side of the world contacted me about a brand new pair that also happened to be my size. They arrived last week they fit me perfectly. Tofu gave them his seal of approval.

Glasses make my world hi-res

All through high school, me and my bestie were in complete denial that we needed glasses. Instead, we would squint at the whiteboard, at the TV and at oncoming buses hoping to make sense of our blurry world. When we finally both got glasses, we didn’t wear them all the time, even if it helped us to see. Nowdays, she wears contacts full-time and I wear glasses full-time. Even though I wear glasses 90% of the time, if you flicked through my Facebook photos, you wouldn’t know I wear glasses. I wear contact lenses on special occasions and photos of me reflect this. I guess I’m not that comfortable in my glasses. I’m used to seeing the world through my glasses, but I’m not used to seeing myself in the mirror with them on. Maybe it’s time to get new glasses. I’ve signed up to Pinterest recently and pinning a whole lot of hotties wearing glasses has given me more confidence and I think it’s about time I invested in some sexier specs. Am I …

Lovely Leather: Mabel&Lou

An update to my post last week on leather love, I just picked up a sweet leather satchel off Trademe. It’s a Mabel&Lou bag in a style I suspect is a few seasons old. It’s has a tooled/stamped pattern in the leather and a gorgeous lining in patterned purple fabric. The bag is pre-loved but in great condition and guess what? It may look small but it’s large enough to fit my iPad and deep enough to fit my SLR camera at the same time. My issues with not enough compartments has been completely solved. It has 7 compartments. That’s more than I know what to do with. I’m a meat-eating, leather-wearing animal lover. It my sound like a contradiction, but it’s not. Pre-loved leather is really the ideal for me. If I can give this bag a second life, better than it being forgotten in a wardrobe somewhere or destined for landfill.

Local Leather Love

A lady’s bag is an important item. I can’t stand bucket type bags with no pockets, especially having to rummage through a mountain of stuff when my phone is ringing. I love a bag that has plenty of pockets or compartments, even if I forget which one I put my phone in. My last bag purchase was a cute tan satchel that cost less than $20 on Trademe but also lasted less than 20 days. It wasn’t leather and the weak “faux leather” was just not worth fixing. Getting it fixed would cost the same amount as purchase. It was not a strong or a reliable bag. Once it broke, it needed to be carried around like a giant clutch. My bag before that was fabric and I finally retired it after 4 years of continuous duty. By the time I was done, the fabric was covered in lint and the lining inside torn to shreds. I had sewn it up many times (by my shoddy hand) and given it new buttons to make it extra …

Monday Bunday: Mandy Coon Bunny bag

I don’t usually go ga-ga over celebrity styles, but there is something appealing about Zooey Deschanel. Tailored fit, whimsey, pretty dresses, vintage, less slut, more pin-up and more is more. I loved her wardrobe in the movie 500 Days of Summer and she was recently spotted with a Mandy Coon Bunny bag. Tumeke! Even though this bag costs a small fortune, it is sold out online. It kind of reminds me of this bunny shopping bag, only this bunny turns into a bag. You can’t have your bunny and bag it too.

Tattly – Complete Kitchen Set

I like tattoos but I’ve yet to settle on any design long enough to get one for myself. Temporary tattoos Tattly have brought those stick-on-while-chewing-on gum treats to the internet age. Their Complete Kitchen Set is a cute gift for the cook or chef in your life. Available for $20US from Tattly.com. http://tattly.com/products/complete-kitchen-set

Georgina Baker’s Family Silver

I had a lovely leisurely lunch with my sister on Sunday. The bacon hash at ThirtyNine is an absolute favourite and it didn’t fail to impress this time. Newspapers, crosswords, coffee. After that, we hit Ponsonby for some serious browsing. Photo taken by my sister. Jewels for Foodies Texan Art Schools stocks Georgina Baker’s work and I was blown away by how something so simple and “every day” could be so beautiful. My favourite were the ornate teaspoon handle earrings and also the spoon pendants. If I didn’t have stretched lobes, I would have snaffled the earrings up in a heartbeat. Buy for youself or your foodie friend. Geogina Baker’s website: www.georginabaker.co.nz Texan Art Schools: http://www.texanartschools.co.nz

Om nom…

It’s the first of the December and what better way to start this month of eating, drinking and festivities than with this perfectly suitable necklace called Omnomatopoeia by tuxessories. “This glossy white laser-cut acrylic pendant hangs from a silver ball chain necklace.” Only $10US each from Tuxessories.