Summery Things!

hello again lovelies!

summer is in full swing and i am super happy bout it! i went on a school camp for four days and it was very very hot. i got sunstroke and currently have tan lines in the shape of my sports bra, but it was pretty fun!

as it is now pool and beach season i thought i would share with you the bathers, clothes, beauty products, and accessories that i will be over using this summer! i have a newfound love affair with the bread and butter letter which is a vintage and nz made shop located on k-road.  in the space of a month i have picked up 3 things from there but you will have to wait till after christmas for the third as its a christmas present.

anywho, enjoy! oh and enjoy the weather too! xxx F

 

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pink and red stripy polo

how cute is this! its a vintage dunlop one which i nabbed from the bread and butter letter of course, my favorite vintage hotspot! i love how it’s a singlet so it’s not too hot and my shoulders can get some sun.

silver hoop earrings

i love the way hoop earrings look with my bob, not sure why i think it just looks cool! hoops are a great way to fancy up an outfit but if your planning on playing a spot of something sporty be careful cause there easy to get caught or pulled. ouch!

 

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straw hat 

this hat is my school hat and i have taken it daily to school for the last to weeks because i sit in a very sunny spot while eating lunch, and i realised that it’s kinda cute, practical and comfy. but im not suggesting to take your school hat to the beach but getting or putting on a straw hat is a pretty good idea.

rose lemonade

probably the most aesthetically pleasing drink i have ever sipped on. and honestly it’s amazing and im not generally a rose scented or fragranced fan. good stuff.

 

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bikini

the top is from cotton on body last year, it’s a nice classic cut and navy as always goes with almost everything. and the bottoms believe it or not where five bucks from kmart, score! they are a little bit more risque compared to the swimwear i normally wear but their gingham and i’m not gonna look like i do now forever!

sun jellies bag

i talk about this bag all the damn time, sorry, but it’s my pride and joy. louis vuitton who? nah just kidding, but these are waterproof so if it drops in the pool (empty) it will be all good! cute and practical, win win!

 

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dotty spotty dress

i picked up this cute dress for 10 dollars at the factory markets, its vintage and was a little big so i chopped the sleeves and i now tie them in little bows which makes it look even cuter. long flowy singlet dresses are must haves for me for summer.

sunnies

i have never worn these out and i don’t think i have the confidence to. they were my mum’s when she was young and they look very cool. but wearing sunglasses is very important to protect your eyes and also prevent early eye wrinkles. yeah!

mandarin

citrus is too damn delicious! this might be an odd thing to add but summer and fresh fruit go hand in hand so chuck a mandarin in your bag on the way to the beach.

 

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fjallraven kanken backpack

although these pags are tiny you would be surprised at the amount of things i have managed to squeeze into mine, i use it as a school bag so plenty of books! these are also great for day adventuring, walking to a waterhole or a short bush walk.

book & notebook

if your planning on sitting out getting a tan you might as well expand your mind. i have to read while tanning other wise i get bored so i always have a book handy while away in whangamata.

 

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kini top

this is a new purchase from cotton on body. i like the quite sporty cut of this one and the girly cute contrast with the frilly sleeves! pop on some navy bottoms and away you go!

 

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scarf

i like tying these on my bag straps, around my neck or in my hair. a very chic accessory and make ya feel like your in a 60’s movie.

mario badescu green tea facial spray

this is the sh*t! everyone raves about it for a good reason. it’s refreshing and revitalising, i took it to camp and it was so nice to spritz some on after i had too much sun or got a bit hot.

aesop shower gel

a nice scented shower gel is nice for summer in my opinion cause i personally think its more cooling than a bar of soap. the eco store do a coconut one which is a great one for summer scent wise. this aesop one is geranium which i normally hate but as always aesop make is beautiful.

 

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one piece bathers

i got these at a very cheap price from glassons last summer and i think im the only person that likes them and i’m not sure why. it’s pretty pink has a straight neck and the straps tie into cute bows, what’s not to love? fashion aye.

strawberries

ahhhh i love that these beauties are back in season! i put them on my overnight oats, yogurt and just eat them by the punnet. i cannot wait to make our traditional strawberry cheesecake, christmas comfort food at it’s finest.

 

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cane basket

i got given this from my grandad filled with homegrown oranges which was very sweet. it’s now very useful for picnics and also quite on trend.

la croix in peach and pear

another aesthetically pleasing drink that tastes damn good! this one is lightly sparkling and lightly flavored, it’s a summer winner. perfect for a little beach afternoon picnic treat with a fwend.

avocados

what a lovely produce season summer is. avocados are perfect on and in almost everything. guacamole, salads, vogels, i could go on for a while… im sure everyone that is an avo lover has there own recipes to include these green things in.

 

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bucket hat

$10 sale sun protection is the best kinda sun protection. this has come on two tramps and a camp with me and i did’nt get burnt (on my face!) bucket hats in cutey prints for life!

 

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another spotty dotty dress

spots and singlet dresses seem to be a fav of mine! this is another pink vintage beauty from the bread and butter letter that i adore so very much. it’s kinda see through though which is a bit sad but pretty nonetheless.  looks cute with the hoops too.

 

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gorman bikini

on of my favorite brands is gorman although it’s a little over my price range when this one was on sale and was one of the only bikinis that actually fitted me well i splurged and nabbed it. atelier bingo who are the crafty duo behind the print produce some pretty groovy things!

 

if you got to here your a champ! xx

 

 

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My Weekend.

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Hello lovelies! Three cheers for the long weekend aye!

I did so much and while I did it I took some photos! Saturday morning started with breakfast at Bambina on Ponsonby Road. I had oats with berries, yoghurt and pear, and oh my gosh it was great! I really love oats. Porridge with coconut is generally my everyday go to.  And I had a juice and read the new Australian Vogue, it was a good morning!

I went out for dinner during the week and I got to take my new pink plastic jelly bag out, it fits so much and is so cute – I got it from the fairy shop.

Around Ponsonby, there are some really cool houses, buildings, and this time cars! There was a pastel pink car and it was so cool!

Anyway, that was a weird little ramble, exams are coming up so I’ll try my hardest to keep creating cause I love doing it!  Anyway, thanks for reading!

xxx Frankie.

 

A guide to San Francisco

 

Hello again! It’s been a while, hasn’t it!

This is my first ever collaboration with another blogger, two in fact! Romey and Cade from www.romeyetcade.com .www.romeyetcade.com They asked me some questions about Auckland and I asked them some about San Francisco. They also interviewed me about me, which is one of the newest posts on their website if you want to have a read!

Here is how they describe their blog: “Bonjour! We’re Romey and Cade, best friends who started a blog. Romey et Cade is a little French arrogance, a little English elegance, a tad of American cool, a lot of fun. The blog was established in 2016 on the principal of style. It’s to the point and totally chic. Enjoy. “

So here is their guide to the American city they call home, enjoy! xxx

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buildings in auckland

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I’m on holiday! So more blog posts and a lot more fun and city exploring.

I live in Auckland and I spend a lot of time walking around central Auckland where the heritage buildings are amazing. Above are my favourite buildings that I have snapped on these adventures, that are always better with friends.

I love the colours, materials and stories behind buildings. If you are a building lover like myself, here is my guide to the buildings in Auckland.

  • For a mix of old and new, Britomart. Full of heritage buildings mixed with modern architecture. Filled with fairy lights and plants too. It has an awesome vibe.
  • For shops in cute buildings, Jervois Road and three lamps. Father Rabbit, Simon James Concept Store, Tessuti and Douglas and Bec are a few of my favourite shops that live in gorgeous heritage buildings.
  • For something a little different and some hidden jems, Vulcan Lane, O’Connell Street and all the other Queen Street side streets. There is a mix of cute and not so cute around Queen street but I think the side street buildings are lovely.
  • For some suburban cuteness, look no further than the long black heritage building that muck floral, jetsetbohemian, black box boutique and uno design reside in. It’s my favourite building. I even painted it for art.

Other places that deserve a mention are; Ponsonby Road,  The Viaduct, Auckland Museum and Art Gallery,  Three Lamps, Takapuna, the Mt Eden Market, New Market, and Orakei Basin Food Market.

I hope you enjoyed! If you have any more locations you love please let me know so I can visit them!

xxx frankie.b

 

The things I loved in the Holidays.

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Happy Friday (for some of you)! Week one of Term two over and to be honest I have found it very tricky to get back into the swing of things.  For some unknown reason I haven’t been sleeping very well, I have only been getting about 5 hours each night. So school has well and truly taken a hold of me but I thought I would share and reminisce on the things I loved during the holidays!

01. SHOPPING

As it was my birthday in April (there’s a post on that) I had some birthday spending money! I loved walking around the shops with my mum, brother, and friends without a time frame. I got some gorgeous clothes and knickknacks that I will share with yall soonish!

02. CITY EXPLORING

Auckland is a pretty big place and I think there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city. I walked down Queens street,  Walked around Wynyard Quarter and checked out the World Masters games entertainment hub on Queen’s wharf, I went to Devonport, shopped at Britomart.  I had a fabulous time!

03. EATING

As I had more time in my day I put a little bit more time in the food I made and ate and also cooked some pretty good dinners. Eating out was pretty damn good too! 😉

04. ROOM RE-ARRANGING

As you may know, I change my room around and update my mood boards almost every week! I had a blast with all my free time having a major sort out of everything and making my room look beautiful and cosy for Autumn! Tell me if you want to see!

05. CRAFT

I spent day’s chopping things out of magazines, I made my very first wall hanging, I did some sewing. It was really nice to have the time to do some crafty things. It sounds awful but I hadn’t for a long time.

06. READING

ahh, I read books, magazines, design books, blog posts, articles, newspapers. My heads a hive of information.

xxx F

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shopping in wellington!

hello, lovelies!

I have found some more wellington photos to share! let’s go!

// M A T C H B O X

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pins, patches, zines, art, and supah cute stationary, this was frankie heaven!

 

// L E T . L I V

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loved everything in this shop! it was so dreamy!

// L O R E T T A

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Oh, how I miss Loretta! the food was amazing, the decor was amazing, and the people were amazing!

// SMALL ACORNS

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oh how i loved small acorns! i actually miss it sooo much!

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i hope you enjoyed! if you plan on going to wellington e-mail me at: frankiebradfordblog@gmail.com and i can give you the locations of these places and many more places to go!

xxx f

 

wellington haul!

hello!

my first week of term 4 is over! eight more weeks to go! i am so looking forward to the summer holidays! christmas, beach holidays, new year’s, stranger things season 2! so many lovely things to look forward to!

my blog has grown so much since i first started! thank-you lovelies! it means the absolute world! glad you enjoy my posts as much as enjoy writing them!

so i present to you the long awaited wellington haul! i brought so many lovely things, and went to some very gorgeous shops!

xxx frankie.b!

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C A N D L E // iko iko

C A N D E L . S T I C K // let liv

W A S H I . T A P E // underground market

P R I N T // haly design at the underground market

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W A S H I . T A P E // small acorns

N O T E . B O O K // te papa – 3 pack

C A N D L E // iko iko

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F L A M I N G O . C A N D L E // iko iko

E A R I N G S // miss midnight

P R I N T // haly designs at the underground market

S O O T H E . T U B E // small acorns and ashley & co

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P A T C H // matchbox studios

S T A M P S // matchbox studios

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C A N D L E // iko iko

B I R D . P R I N T // te papa

W A S H I . T A P E // small acorns

P R I N T // haly designs at the underground market

P E N C I L S // small acorns and rifle paper co

 

whangamata

hello lovelies!

long time no see! i have been beaching in whangamata which was lovely and also very wet and rainy! although the weather was awful it is always nice to leave the city and enjoy the beachy serenity! so this is a list of all i got up to while holidaying in whanga!

01. went to hot water beach

02. went shopping – love the whanga shops

03. went for a kayak in the estuary

04. had a swim at the surf beach – it was quite cold!

05. ate pizza in whitianga

06. went for walks on the beach

07. went to a little market for brits on the beach

08. saw a classic car parade

09. brought my first yen magazine

10. ate a super yum salad at wild sage cafe

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all in all i did a lot and made some pretty good memories with my family! i am back in whanga for labour weekend so hopefully the water and the weather will be warm enough for a surf!

F xx

 

places to go …

people too see !

hello again! i hope you are well!

i go back to school tomorrow wich i am both sad and excited about. the holidays have been great! doing nothing and not having to feel guilty about it is something i rather enjoy! i have not left auckland these holidays but i have been daydreaming of all the places i would like to venture to when i have finished school.

i thought i would share some of them …

enjoy! xxx

 

santorini + i have always admired greece, all those blues and whites. santorini looks so calming and relaxing.

melbourne + i have been to australia before and i love it! i have a friend that lives in melbourne so i hope to travel here sooner rather than later!

hawaii + everything that i love is in hawaii! surf beaches, pineapples, snorkelling …

amsterdam + this is my top place to go! not quite sure why but the culture and buildings really make me get oh so excited!

 

bye bye!