Online Shopping Haul

online-shopping-haulHello, hello! Hope your week is going well so far! Towards the end of last week I placed two cheeky online orders: one with ASOS and one with Target Australia. I’m really excited about the two ASOS items and I’m sure you all know by now how obsessed I am with Dannii Minogue’s petite clothing range. I haven’t done a haul post in a little while so I hope you enjoy this one. Let’s get into it!

Starting with ASOS:

asos-productsASOS Textured Striped Dial Watch – I have been on the hunt for a watch for the past couple of months and I decided to take a chance on this one from ASOS. I spotted this watch when I made my very first ASOS order in July but this time it was $20 cheaper. I wanted a watch with rose gold and I like the combination of the rose gold face with the material strap. My wrists are tiny so I figure a strap like this will be better than a metal strap or a bracelet type strap that can’t be adjusted. When I was in Auckland a couple of weeks ago I actually bought a watch but even on the smallest loop it was too big. Fingers crossed this one is perfect!

Rimmel London Good To Glow Highlighter in 003 Soho Glow – I needed something else to qualify for free shipping and I got browsing the makeup section of the site. I love Rimmel and I love the sound of this cream/gel highlighter so it was a no brainer – in my cart it went! I went for the shade Soho Glow which is a bronze-gold shade and totally different to the other highlighter I own from Makeup Revolution. This can be worn on it’s own, under or over the top of foundation.

Dannii For Target:



Blanket Knitted Wrap – Even though it’s currently Spring in New Zealand the weather has been pretty nasty and there hasn’t been much sun. I like cardigans but they don’t suit me at all and I thought this would be a good alternative for the unpredictable weather. I can throw this on if I’m cold and take it off if I warm up. I like the look of this on the model and it doesn’t look too long which is what I don’t like about cardigans. The black and white pattern looks funky too.

Chambray Shirt – I don’t have any casual long sleeve shirts and I’ve had my eye on this shirt since it came out. This shirt will look cool with black leggings, particularly my Dannii For Target coated leggings if I want more of a glam look.

Halo Tank – This tank top is another piece I have loved since I first saw it. It is a gorgeous mint colour which will look so nice and fresh during the summer. Again, I don’t really have a lot of tank top style items so I wanted to pick this one up in case I’m feeling brave enough in the summer to get my arms/shoulders out. The back strap detail (image here) is different from normal tank tops and looks stunning.

Those are all of the items I picked up! What do you think of them? Have you done any online shopping recently?


What’s In My Suitcase?

What's In My SuitcaseHappy Monday! As you’re reading this, it’s my second day in Auckland and I will be getting ready to see Alan Carr! I don’t travel and go away and take breaks very often which means I don’t get to take lots of beautiful scenic pictures or share posts about travel. Today, I’m going to be sharing the contents of my suitcase as well as a few tips and tricks when it comes to packing.

The Suitcase

IT Pink Suitcase

Suitcase Interior

At the end of March I purchased a new suitcase and this is my first chance to use it. My suitcase is made by IT Luggage and features an embossed Paris design. I love the bright pink colour and the cute design! IT Luggage have other trolleycases with cities on them as well. I have seen a London one which I did want but there were none left and I thought being white, it would mark more easily. This range of cases comes in three sizes and I have the smallest, which has a 44 litre capacity. A huge selling point of this case is the 10 year warranty, if it breaks or anything else happens, I’m covered.


  • H 49cm x W 37.5 cm x D 24cm
  • Ultra strong ABS shell
  • Soft touch ergonomic handles
  • 360 degree 4 wheel spinner
  • Smooth and silent 50mm wheels
  • Fully lined interior

Contents of My Suitcase

The Outfits:

Auckland OutfitsI have planned out my outfits for each of the four days I’m away and I’ve gone for a mix of casual, stylish and practical pieces. It’s easier to show you what I plan to wear each day instead of trying to explain it. In addition to the pieces shown above I have: a puffa jacket, a parka, 3/4 sleeve tops for days 2 and 3, Skechers and Diana Ferrari boots. (Can we also just take a minute to note the bulk of these outfits are made up of pieces from Dannii Minogue’s Petites range). *grins*

In addition to clothing:

  • My Zoella beauty pouch will be used as a little medicine bag and have my asthma inhalers, antihistamines, ibuprofen, plasters etc. in case of emergencies.
  • A box of Tetley tea bags as a present for my brother. I am renowned for my tea making skills and these made me giggle when I bought them.
  • Panda pyjamas.
  • Toiletries.
  • Headphones and phone charger.
  • Last but not least, my makeup bag. (Wednesday’s post will be a What’s In My Makeup Bag?)

Packing Tips & Tricks

  1. Book flights as early as possible. Ticket prices are generally cheaper a couple of months before you fly. You may even be able to save more money if you get an early morning flight.
  2. Think about transport and how you’re going to get around where you’re going. For example, I purchased a transport card that can be used on buses and trains and will come in handy when I visit Auckland in the future too.
  3. Purchase a padlock for your luggage so people won’t be able to get into it. There are padlocks with number combinations but you don’t want to forget the combination or have someone else figure it out so my advice would be to get one that opens with a key. Keep the keys in separate places in case you lose one.
  4. Make a list of everything you need. Vivianna Does Makeup even has a PDF to guide you!
  5. Put a luggage tag on your bag or suitcase so if someone has the same luggage as you, you will be able to identify yours easily.
  6. Think how your bag is going to be positioned (upright or lying flat) and try to place items so they won’t leak, break, smash or get squashed.
  7. Wear bulky clothing items on the flight so you have more room inside your suitcase.
  8. Leave room in your suitcase/hand luggage in case you do any shopping – you don’t want to run out of space.

Do you have any packing tips? Is there something you always travel with? Perhaps you’ve had a travel disaster? Leave a comment below!


Clothing Haul: ASOS & Dannii For Target

Clothing Haul ASOS & Dannii For TargetHello and welcome to a new week, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! This year I have really been getting into my fashion and I’ve bought more items of clothing than I normally would. I really do believe it is true what they say, confidence comes with age and I’ve learnt about my own personal style and I’ve become a lot more comfortable with myself and what I’m wearing. When you’re wearing clothes that fit you well and make you feel good, it’s a huge confidence booster! Recently I made my very first ASOS order and another Dannii For Target order (my third since March) and of course I wanted to share my purchases with you!


1. ASOS Petite High Neck Empire Dress – $26.07

This dress is unlike anything I own and this time last year I had approximately two dresses in my wardrobe so that’s how far I’ve come. I am loving high neck pieces at the moment and the red is bright and vibrant. Red is not a colour I wear a lot but I loved this dress when I saw it. The dress is made by ASOS’ own brand and is a petite fit. The length is not too long or too short and this will be nice when the weather warms up. One thing I would advise with this dress is to think about what you’re wearing underneath, if you’re wearing a lace bra, it will show the outline.

2. New Look Jersey Tie Waist Playsuit – $24.80

I have always loved the look of playsuits and I’ve always thought they looked so cute on. I couldn’t quite believe it when I saw this playsuit and at that price. A lot of others I’ve seen have been skimpy and fitted but this one is looser and slightly floaty. The material is nice and light but not see through and the bottom half of the playsuit isn’t short and covers most of my thighs. I’m self conscious of my legs and it’s not often I get them out. The playsuit has pockets, adjustable straps and the waist is elasticated which gives it that floaty look. This will look cute on it’s own or with a t-shirt underneath.

ASOS Clothes

Dannii For Target

1. Coated Leggings – Animal – $21.10

Leggings are one of my favourite things in the world and these are a bit more stylish than your average pair. These leggings have a coated sheen to them and an animal print effect. The elastic waist adds to the comfort and when I tried these on it didn’t feel like I was wearing anything they are that comfortable! I was a little worried these would be leather-like and skin tight and difficult to get on and off but they’re not. The material itself is coated so it is still soft and has a bit of stretch. These are definitely coming with me to Auckland next week!

Petites Animal Leggings

2. Long Sleeve T-Shirt – Black/White – $15.90

Another thing I am loving lately is stripes! Stripes are a simple way to incorporate colour and pattern into an outfit. The material of this top feels thicker than a t-shirt which makes it the perfect layering companion. The top could be worn on it’s own in the transitional months and underneath tops and jackets in winter. The round neck of this top is actually really pleasant, it’s not too low cut and it sits nicely against the neck and chest.

3. 7/8 Ripped Jeans – Grey – $21.10

I already own a pair of these in Indigo which I adore and for that price how could I resist this pair? The main reason for buying these is incase my grey jeggings rip or something happens to them. It’s hard to find a nice pair of grey pants and I know the fit of these jeans is perfect. The distressed knees give them a point of difference from my jeggings and surprisingly, they don’t make you any colder. They also make the jeans look more high end. A feature I love about all of Dannii’s pieces are the little embellishments. These jeans feature a matte black button with DM etched into it, say Dannii Minogue on the inside waistband and feature a black label sewn onto the back of the jeans.

Petites Grey Jeans

I am really pleased with everything I purchased and I didn’t end up spending a lot of money at all. What do you think of these pieces? Which is your favourite?


Dannii For Target Haul

Target HaulHellooo! A very exciting parcel arrived at my door on Friday morning and what else was I going do but share the contents with you. Being short it can be difficult to find clothes that flatter and fit properly. Ever since Dannii Minogue teamed up with Target Australia in 2014 I have been dying to get my hands on pieces from her Petites collection. I purchased two dresses last year and I am extremely impressed with the quality and how perfectly they fit.

Petites is perfectly proportioned for smaller frames. With shorter hem lengths, narrow shoulders and fitted collars, every style fits just right.–

What I love about Dannii’s range is that she always reinforces petite relates to height not weight. The range is available in sizes 4-16  and is designed for women 5’3″ and under.  Even if it wasn’t Dannii collaborating with Target I would still love the clothes because there is a gap in the market for petites clothing. Target’s pieces are stylish and on trend whilst still being affordable.

On with the haul!

Active Trackpants

1. Active Trackpants – Grey

One of the most important things for me when it comes to clothing is comfort. I’m sure we all have those items of clothing we wear around the house and make us feel comfortable. That was my first thought when I saw these pants. They are made from slub fleece and are the comfiest things ever! I have not taken them off all weekend! These are the perfect thickness to keep you warm but still feel light to wear. These can be worn if you’re lounging around or being active, I imagine these would be amazing to wear in the gym.

Indigo Jeans

2. 7/8 Ripped Jeans – Indigo

I remember shortly after the Petites range launched I compiled a list of My Top Picks and a pair of jeans very similar to this featured on that list. That pair was also Indigo but instead of having ripped knees the jeans had zips at the ankles. These are skinny jeans but they’re not too tight and still feel comfortable around my waist and hips and when I sit down. This is the probably the first ever pair of jeans I’ve owned that doesn’t gather at the ankles. Previously I thought the distressed knee look wouldn’t suit me but I like how it makes the jeans look more lived in. (It’s funny how our tastes change). These can be styled casually for a more relaxed look but can also be dressed up.

White Knit Top3. High Neck Knit Top – White

A few years ago I would have said no to knitwear but I have come to accept the fact that certain pieces do look nice. I’m really liking the high neck style especially heading into the colder months. This top is sleeveless and can be worn on it’s own (it would look super cool with the jeans above) or layered up for winter. I also like how the hi-low hem is not overly long at the back which means I won’t end up pulling on it every time I sit down. The little black embellishment on the hemline featuring a hummingbird and the DM logo is a cute addition.

I only purchased three items this time around but I can see myself quickly becoming addicted to shopping for petite clothing! New pieces are released every few months so it could turn into an expensive hobby. One thing’s for sure, I definitely don’t have to worry about whether it’s going to fit or not.

What do you think of the pieces I purchased?


My Top Picks: Petites by Dannii Minogue

PetitesEarlier this year Dannii Minogue launched Petites as part of Target Australia’s Designers For Target collaboration. Designed with all petite body shapes in mind, the range reflects affordable, perfectly proportioned pieces that look stunning off the rack.

“Petite doesn’t just mean small, it’s all kinds of shapes and sizes. That’s why you’ll find my range in sizes 4-16, because I think all women should be able to look and feel amazing.” – Dannii Minogue

Black sequin mini skirt1. Sequin Mini Skirt – Target Black (also available in Astral Aura) – $59

Stand out in a crowd in this stunning sequin mini skirt from the Dannii Minogue Petites range. Designed for your petite proportions that shows off your silhouette. Features all over sequins and zip up at the back. Simply wear back with statement heels for a standout look.

Blue indigo jeans2. Blue Indigo Jeans – $59

Refresh your denim with a style that looks and feels great with these blue indigo 7/8 jeans. The jeans are a skinny fit from hip to hem with a mid rise. They are made with stretch for comfort and feature a classic button and zip fastening and front and back pockets. Finished with exposed zips at the hems, dress them up or down with simple tweaks to your outfit made possible by the versatile styles from the Dannii Minogue Petites range.

Black jumpsuit3. Black Jumpsuit – $59

Adapting an on-trend style and especially tailoring it for our petite customer, this black jumpsuit will become a wardrobe piece you can wear with confidence. Made from a beautifully soft hammered satin fabric this light weight jumpsuit features a shirred waist, side pockets, U-neckline and the full length pants have been tapered for a flattering fit. Simply wear on its own or finish off with a waisted belt.

Rose pleated shorts4. Rose Pleated Shorts (also available in Black) – $49

A vibrant update to a statement style that is perfect for the warmer weather. These pleated shorts feature a high waist, zip fastening, single pleat front and turned up cuffs. This on-trend style is made from a lightweight fabric and is finished with a removable fabric belt. A versatile style you can wear dressed up or down with the well thought out pieces from the Dannii Minogue Petites range.

All prices shown are in Australian Dollars. Images courtesy of

Petites is now in its third drop since the launch in August but currently the range can only be shipped to addresses in Australia and The UK.