17 Apr 2012

Fabulous Fashion Friends: Trees

One of the reasons I love blogging is that I pick up so many fashion tips from around the globe. One particular blog stuck out to me right away: Adventures of a Girl from the Naki by Trees. Her style is so quirky and original, I was inspired from the very beginning! She totally owns her own individual style and rocks it amazingly; she is a true Fabulous Fashion Friend! Here is a bit of style inspiration from Trees herself:

Hello World! I am really excited to do this post for you, recently Olivia asked me if I would like to be one of her "Fashion Friends" here on "Wait Until the Sunset". A little about me, my name is Trees and I live in Wellington, New Zealand. My blog "Adventures of a girl from the Naki", is a mix of fashion, crafts, travel and my life in general. Also if you're wondering about the title "The Naki" is a nickname for my home province of "Taranaki".

In regard to my style, I guess it's pretty eclectic - I don't really follow fashion and I like to pick up clothes in op shops and make things myself. So here we go, here's my top six fashion inspirations, complete with pictures!

1. Novelty Patterns

One of my most favourite things in the whole wide world is novelty patterns, I think the modern clothing just doesn't have enough novelty patterns. Perhaps people take themselves too serious now to get a bit silly with patterns on clothing. I love vintage clothing that has all kinds of crazy patterns and I also do love the craft and kiddies fabric section at spotlight. I made this shark dress myself and of all the things I've made it's my favourite! I do realise the shark fabric most most likely designed for a five-year-old's pyjamas, but I really don't care. I love so much!

2. Creepy Cute & Kawaii

I can admit it - I have a serious addiction to cute, especially Asian cute. I lived in Korea for a year and nearly died of cute on a daily basis. But my most favourite type of cute is creepy cute - you know the kind of thing - skulls with hearts for eyes, adorable bats, roses with skills in the middle. I love it all! I also have a (some many say unhealthy) love of Hello Kitty and also Kuromi (a creepy cute character from the Sanrio universe). You may be wondering how on earth do you get creepy cute or Kawaii into your wardrobe without looking a bit silly, whilst their are a few girls who rock the whole Harajuku thing in Wellington, it's not really my thing. I tend to wear accessories which are creepy cute or dresses which a creepy cute edge, one of my favourite New Zealand designers "Kitty Bridges" does this so well. I mostly just like wearing skulls and lace.


3. Nautical

I love all things nautical - I'm not sure exactly why I love it so much. I guess living near the water helps - although I am far from being a "water baby" I am happy to frolic but you won't see me heading too far out to sea. Perhaps its because red, white and blue look so great together? Or the fact that anchors can look pretty cute on belts and hair clips? I really don't know but I love nautical things a whole lot

4. Vintage Remix

I know there are so many girls out there who spends so much of their time mastering their vintage look - getting the perfect victory role and finding the perfect shade of red lipstick. I really admire those girls, but I really can't do the whole authentic vintage thing - but I do really love vintage clothing for multiple reasons - the colours, the cuts, the fact that its pretty unlikely someone will be wearing the same thing as you. I love vintage but prefer to wear it "my way" which usually included loud tights, a cardy and a lot of accessories.


5. Extreme Co-ordination!

I love things to match - it's pretty much one of my most favourite things ever. I love shopping and picking up items I know will go perfectly with something I have at home. This means that I have quite a lot of accessories, no wardrobe of plain black shoes and sensible jewellery for me. I love everything bright and colourful and I love it all to match.

6. Tights!

I live in Wellington and it's a fun place to live, there is lots of things to see and do and my friends are here and I love my job - but it is not a warm place! I am originally from further up the North Island of New Zealand where it is a lot warmer. I have no desire to head back up north but I am not sure if I will ever really fully adjust to the Wellington climate. But when life gives you lemons you make lemonade right? So rather than complain about the weather I work on acquiring as many fancy pairs of tights as I possibly can. To date, these are still my favourite - purple tiger print, it doesn't get much better than that!

Well thanks so much for reading my guest post! You've been a great audience and thanks so much for Wait Until the Sunset for having me, until we meet again - Trees xoxox


  1. Yah! Thanks for featuring me as one as your fabulous fashion friends - it was a lot of fun to do:D

  2. Great guest post! Trees has amazing style, I love her use of colour and her individuality! :)


  3. I love this post!
    Her style is so funky! Awesome! ^^d

  4. This was so much fun to read...I just love her patterns and bright tights, what a unique and fun style! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. such great style love these outfits

  6. I love my brights!!
    I almost was like wait, DARK HAIR?

    1. Lol I'm thinking about going brown again though????

  7. Great post :) I love your style! xoxo

  8. Thanks for introducing me to another fantastic blog! Trees is definitely a lady with style! I LOVE the shark dress best of all. It's amazing. :)

  9. Awesome guest post! and great new blog to add to my list!

  10. I have been following Trees for a while, and I love her sense of fun with fabric. She is not afraid to make a shark dress and wear it with confidence. I totally agree with her thoughts about modern fashion being devoid of pattern.

  11. YAY!!! I love Trees,and have been lucky enough to meet her and count her as a friend!She is a sweetie,and sooo funky!I love this post!XXX

    1. Awww jealous Helga! I can't wait to meet Trees!

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