Saturday, 28 June 2014

The Backstory: Primp and Wanderlust

Hi everybody,

I don't know how many people actually read this blog, but if you are here, welcome! I created this blog late August of 2013, and since then I've really done little with it. But I have decided I'm going to start getting back into things over here on Primp and Wanderlust! 

Here's a bit of a back story behind the blog:
So I'm just your classic teenage girl, just beginning to find out who I am. I (like many other young girls) have always wanted to do something within the fashion industry and for the longest time I have thought about starting up a blog, just to share my thoughts about style and other various things to do with fashion. I can spend hours in my room just styling outfits, flicking through fashion magazines, creating mood boards and trawling the internet for style inspiration. Ever since I can remember it's been a mild obsession to say in the least. When trying to come up with a name for this blog, I was trying to think of things that I loved, which are getting dressed up and learning about and travelling to other countries. So that is how I got 'Primp' and 'Wanderlust'.

One of teachers asked me this year what I wanted to be, and I said to him, "Well, my dreams are a little unrealistic, and I don't think I'd ever make it, but I'd love to become a stylist." he said to me, "Why do you think that's an unrealistic dream? You can do anything if you are passionate enough, you just have to get a little inspiration, why don't you start a blog?". So here I am. We're starting up again. I'm a sixteen year old student in little old New Zealand (A place i like to call 'Narnia' since nobody knows where we are), in love with fashion, good food, photography and has dreams of travelling the world. That's me in a nutshell.

Hope you'll join me on this journey as I delve into the world of blogging, sharing posts about fashion, life and loves.

Elise xo

A Few Faves

Hi everyone!
I hope you've all had great weeks and are excited for the weekend!
I just wanted to quickly share with you a few of my favorite things at the moment. Enjoy!

Simple Heels
 I love basic heels in neutral colors as they are so versatile and easy to wear.
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These would have to be one of my all-time favorite flowers. I love how they have such a subtle fragrance and they are really delicate looking.

I love a good salad! This Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad looks delicious, a definite recipe I want to try in the near future.

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and i love it. Reminds me to appreciate the little things.

Hope you all make the most of your weekend! 

Elise xo

(Not my pictures unless otherwise specified)

Saturday, 21 June 2014

How to Style: Maxi Skirts

Hi everybody!
I have been loving maxi skirts a lot over the recent months. They are so forgiving, no matter what your shape, they can be worn dressy or casual and work no matter the season. Here are a few of my favorite ways of styling them:

Slouchy and Casual
This is my favorite way of wearing maxi skirts. A casual cotton blend skirt paired with a slouchy tee, sandals or converse and simple, delicate jewellery. Perfect for a lazy day at home, a casual lunch with friends or the grocery run.
Extra Note:
Throw on a leather jacket and black booties for an edgier look.

Comfy Girly
Perfect for the crisp early springtime or early autumn, a cozy neutral cropped sweater with a floaty pale floral skirt and little brown booties. Love this look for a cute afternoon date, or for out shopping with friends.

Dressy Glam
I love love love this look. I love the gorgeous emerald green maxi skirt, its voluminous yet flattering. Paired with a long sleeve cropped tee, big statement necklace and a dark lip, its perfect for a late event, such as a evening wedding or holiday party.

Extra Notes:
Play with different fabrics to achieve different styles. Try tulle for a really feminine look or a stretch knit for a casual vibe.

Hope you get some inspiration on how to include the maxi skirt into your own wardrobe.
Elise xo

(Pictures not my own unless otherwise specified) 

Friday, 20 June 2014

June Fashion Faves

Hi everybody!
Since the weather is getting a bit chillier here in little old New Zealand, I've been liking these trans-seasonal styles that help me transition between seasons. 

I've been loving simple layering a lot recently. It's the easiest way to still look cute while keeping warm. I love the slightly cropped sweater which shows off the crisp white shirt, paired with simple black skinny jeans, black bag and gold jewelry.

Back to basics
That classic James Dean look is still as present as ever. You can never go wrong with a simple white tee and blue jeans. Some neutral toned flats and bag finish off the look. With these basics its easy to dress it up or down, add a statement necklace and some fun bright wedges for a lunch date, or with some classic converse and a khaki jacket for a touch of casual.

I have just done a post on how to style horizontal stripes, click here to check it out. When the months get colder we tend to stick to a block colour palette of black, grey, navy etc. I love wearing stripes to give a little more depth to an otherwise plain outfit. This striped sweater is paired with some tough black leather pants, black booties, grey scarf and big statement earrings for a casual yet still clean feel.

Hope you have enjoyed a few of my fashion favorites for the month.
Have a wonderful day!

Elise xo

(Pictures not my own unless otherwise specified)