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Winter is coming!

17 Jul

Well… is here.

(Side note: No, I do not watch Game of Thrones. I can’t get past the first episode…)

And with Winter comes Winter-clothing!

Which brings me to the question: what do you wear to an engagement shoot in the Winter? I grew up in Australia where ‘winter’ meant chilly nights and warm mornings. Winter fashion isn’t really big in my family (think thick socks and flipflops… I cringe!), so when I try to dress relatively attractively in the Winter, I’m met with the disapproving look of ‘why are you not dressed warmly!?’. I love my family, but I want to look good and be warm!

New Zealand is a completely different ballgame! Winter fashion is an art of the right layers and the right pieces of clothing. A warm, colourful scarf paired with a nice blazer or winter coat; thick leggings paired with a nice tunic and a cute belt to cinch the waist; knee-high boots, skinny jeans, and a cute fleece top – these are the things I see in Kiwi-land that make Winter-dressing so much more attractive.

So, I’ve been trying to think of ways to dress for the engagement shoot, so I don’t end up looking this guy:

It’s the Michellin Man! / Image via Running With Scissors

This is the route I don’t want to take. I’m a rather big girl (but getting smaller, thankfully!), so layers upon layers upon, etc. would make me look two-to-ten times bigger than I already am! So, no, I am not going to layer too excessively!

And so, with a plan of action in mind, I turned to Polyvore and made this board:

NZ winter engagement session

NZ winter engagement session by Miss Big

I own a lot of those clothes (or semblances of them) and decided they would be perfect for the shoot. It’s warm, it’s classy, it’s fashionable, and most of all, I won’t look like the Michellin Man! Mr Big has winter-dressing down to an art, and when you guys see the pictures, you’ll see how classy my boy is (even with a zombie on his chest).

(I would show you what we finally wore, but I’m going to be mean and not even give you guys a smidgen of a sneak peak! [insert evil laughter])

What do you guys think about my choices?

LANDED!

15 Jul

Hello guys!

We officially landed in Kiwi-land on Saturday (13 July) and got settled in at GP’s parent’s house. We’ll be here until the 29 July, where I’ll try to update as much as I can. The weather here is WEIRD guys!

Okay… no, that’s a lie. I guess it’s NORMAL compared to Sydney weather. We landed on a BEAUTIFUL sunny day and then the rain started! There’s more hail here than in Sydney (granted, if there were more hail in Sydney, Sydneysiders would never drive…) and it can get pretty cold. This hasn’t stopped GP and I doing regular walks, although yesterday we cut the walk short ’cause it was pouring down with rain and one of my socks was soaked!

I’m only hoping we get nice weather when we meet with our photographers!

I can’t text or anything either, ’cause Telecom NZ doesn’t seem to like my iPhone. We’ll try to rectify this in the coming days and hopefully I’m connected to the world again! I like tagging myself at certain places!

As for wedding-stuff, I’m looking forward to putting up the pictures of our first completed DIY project – the Xbox Achievement sign!

YAY!

For now, I’m going to get back to doing thesis work! (Yeah – GP and I still have to work while we’re here – blargh)