Christmas in July

Lush Christmas in July

Thanks to living in the southern hemisphere where winter is in the middle of the year and we celebrate Christmas in summer, some people celebrate a mid-winter Christmas as well (um hello, do we need an excuse for Christmas dinner and mulled wine at two times of the year?!). There are a lot of companies that get on board with this, and my personal fave is Lush because it means we get some of the much loved Christmas treats in the middle of the year as well. Hurray! I went in to check out the new Queen Street flagship store and have a few of the Christmas in July treats that I wanted to show you as well. Bring on all the goodness. View Post

River Island Plus Clothing Haul

River Island Plus Haul

After seeing lots of my UK blogger babes wearing clothes from River Island Plus and finding out that they do in fact ship to New Zealand, I decided to give them a try. It turns out that River Island not only does petite, straight and plus size womenswear (sizes 6-28 or US 2-24) but they also have menswear (including big and tall) and kids clothing. I love being able to order pieces for my whole family from one place, so that’s a real bonus. View Post

Boohoo Plus Clothing Haul

Meagan Kerr wears Boohoo Plus Tara Crepe Frill Sleeve Top in size 26

After having varied experiences with boohoo.com (some purchases were great and some not so much), I’d given up on them until I recently found out that their plus size range had expanded from 16-24 to 16-28. I believe in second chances, and figured that if they had extended their range then perhaps they might have sorted out their fit issues as well. View Post

Taupo and Rotorua Travel Vlog

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

Chilling out at Five Mile Bay, Taupo

As we do almost every year, we decided to take our summer holidays in mid January when we knew the weather would be a bit nicer and after many people had gone back to work. Taupo is a really popular summer holiday destination, and we knew it was jam packed with visitors after our trip down for Christmas, so making the decision to wait a few weeks to return was a good one (and meant that our favourite spots weren’t full of people!). View Post

ASOS, Society+ and Yours Clothing Haul

Meagan Kerr wears ASOS Curve Bardot Sleeve Jumpsuit

As well as shopping at Torrid on Black Friday, I picked up a few pieces from some stores that are old favourites – ASOS, Society+ and Yours Clothing. These are some of the stores that I shop at most often, because they are reasonably priced, have free or reasonable shipping, and often have specials. Another big drawcard for me to shop with these stores is that they are usually pretty consistent with sizing. View Post