Baby Bird on the way!


Romper from Nature Baby | Organic Cotton Blanket and beanie from Blackbird Goods | Knitted Elephant and Rattle are Vintage

Those who follow my Instagram may have seen the announcement a few weeks ago, but I thought I should make it blog official! We are in fact expecting a wee babe in the new year. It has been a bit of roller coaster of excitement and nerves due to our past experiences, but we are forever hopeful, and so far, so good. And with a new trimester, comes new growth spurts and expansions. Although I grew out of my high-waisted jeans fairly early, I have been making do with my normal wardrobe, partly because I now live in Hawkes Bay and find clothes shopping a bit of a struggle at times, and partly because the idea of buying a wardrobe for a few months kinda goes against a lot of what I believe. So minus jeans, maternity tights ( ohhhh man, I love those things ) and other necessities of pregnancy wears, I am hoping to buy things I love, that I can wear throughout, as well as after.

So here is my current ( fraction of a ) wish list!



Yoli & Otis | Reiner shirt – Light cotton gauze seems perfect for a summer pregnancy, as well as breastfeeding/hiding post pregnancy belly and beyond.

St.Agni Hugo | Loafer Slides – For when it becomes too hard to bend over, slides all the way. I recently stumbled across these guys and gee whizz, I absolutely love them! Picking a favourite was hard, so I may just need to buy more than one pair.

Kowtow | Scenic Crew – I love this trans-seasonal piece, pop it over a dress, or with jeans ( lets face it, it will mostly be worn with tights, at home, with no bra )

Sodashi | Calming Rose Face Mist – My friends at Tonic Room really know how to pick the best of natural skin care and other goodies, and since I am hoping to channel all the calm this pregnancy, this seems like the perfect companion.

Elizabeth Suzann | Harlow Tunic – I have loved Elizabeth Suzann’s gears for a long time now, and have basically just been looking for an excuse to buy anything from her, so I am pregnant, and treat yo self. ( plus free shipping!? perfect )

Kowtow | Building Blocks – Yes, Kowtow features once more, that is because they are awesome, organic and fair trade. Let Liv stocks their building blocks range, and this stretchy number will be my go-to/I will wear it everyday and hope no-one notices or cares.

Sarah Grey | Cashmere Robe – Ali from Tessuti does luxury well, so I chose this robe because  once again, treat.yo.self, plus there is an obvious trend of lounging going on.

Georgia Jay | Suede Roundie –  Although I have been through a full term pregnancy, the other end is completely unknown, but I hear a lot about big/ugly diaper bags, so  I plan on making the most of cute, small bags ( and will probably head to see Georgia to rebel against getting an actual diaper bag anyway. )


What were your pregnancy must-have’s or wish list?




yespleaseGIVEAWAY Handcream

I love gifts, both the giving and of of course the receiving! And with the approach of the husband and I’s sixth wedding anniversary, gifts have been on the brain! Here is a few ideas for him and for her!

 FOR HER | For the urban jungle this Brass Spray Mister from Father Rabbit & Modern take on traditional yearly gifting with a Leather& Wood Chair from Indie Home Collective

FOR HIM | Nothing says I love you like an axe! This one is from Father Rabbit,  or  steak knifes for that matter, these are from Tessuti.

FOR BOTH | Day dreaming of building a home is one fo our favourite past times, and this is the perfect book for it. Modern Originals available at Everyday Needs.

But nothing goes past the perfect hand cream, and here is your chance to win one! The most delicious smelling and nourishing hand cream by Ingrid Starnes available from the your one stop gift shop The Family Company.

All you have to do is head over to The Family Company, and tell us below what you would love to give or receive from any of their range! Winner to be drawn next week! Entries for New Zealand residents only.


Until next time


Yes Please | WINTER


The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and winter is on it’s way. Here’s what is on my wishlist.

Alexandra Dodds Ring | They may not keep you warm but they sure do look pretty 

Nkuku Woven Rug | To keep it warm underfoot

Martina Organics Toner | To battle the winter skin

Rattan round stool | Just cause it’s so damn good

Lonely Hearts Split Dress | 100% Merino and grey marle, whats not to love

Whats on your winter wishlist?

Until next time


YES PLEASE | the new year


The start of the new year. In unison with my resolutions, here is what I am wishing for.

FOR THE LEAN HOME | For everything that you never know where to put, from Blackbird Pop Up.

FOR THE PEAK WALK | If a gal is going to work out she may as well look cute while doing it, Thanks Stella McCartney, from Adidas.

FOR THE LEAN CLOSET | I am in desperate need on a new handbag, I think the Mr Caiman is just the one, from Deadly Ponies.

FOR THE ORGANISATION | Lists and more lists are much more fun with a pretty pen, from Father Rabbit.

FOR THE SEWING ROOM | For all the bits & bobs and other sewing needs, from Everyday Needs.

FOR THE BOOK CLUB | To learn from, from Paper Plane.

Until next time,BlackbirdBLOG signature