Today’s Hot Five has been compiled by nzgirl blogger and kiwi expat Nicola Gledhill! Discover the accessory for spring, a hot new footwear trend and a super cute nail polish collection coming out this September.
LUSTING FOR_ Pearly Peter Pan collar necklace
Collar necklaces are a must-have for spring, and my fave is this pearl collar necklace from Diva. More ladylike than a plain Peter Pan collar but not so fancy that you will look like a Stepford wife. It’s a versatile accessory for primping up a plain top or a flared dress. Psst…it’s also much cheaper than buying Topshop’s almost identical version for $45.26, including postage. Shop it here for $22.99!
REMINISCING WITH_OPI Limited edition Minnie-Mouse collection
If you had a Disney-coloured childhood, you’ll love this Vintage Minnie Mouse collection of nail polishes. Arriving in September, there’ll be four new shades of sweet pinks and reds to match Minnie Mouse herself. It’s a limited edition by OPI and ideal for feminine spring nails. Keep an eye out for the collection at Farmers & Life Pharmacy.
WATCHING ON REPEAT_Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusuma
Loius Vuitton has released a collection inspired by Yayoi Kusama, a tiny Japanese female artist famous for her obsession with polka dots. Though I very, very rarely even step in to a Louis Vuitton shop, on the last occasion I happened to do so on Old Bond Street in London, I was lucky enough to bump into Yayoi herself wearing a bright orange wig! Like her, the collection is free spirited, spring like, reminiscent of the ’60s – and of course, polka-dotted. Watch the collection video here!
LOVING_Silver SPAN shoe
Trends this season can’t get more current than Sports Luxe. Everyone is bringing out a chic new sneaker. These silver ones by Ecco capture the trend perfectly, and I am a total convert for a quality, comfortable shoe, especially with a bit of metallic thrown in! Pricey (at $299), but worth it. Shop it here.
How far would you go on a fifth date? Lachlan McWilliam and Lucie Galt decided to travel through Zimbabwe and set up Band4Hope. It’s a charity inspiring acts of kindness around the world. (Geez talk about raising the bar for your next date!) You can buy an ethically handcrafted copper and zinc band with cute wing engravings for $29.68 and then watch the magic happen. The band comes with a unique ID that can be tracked – so you can pass it to friends and watch it travel the world, inspiring hope. Like the sound of that? Get more info here.