Thursday, September 29, 2022

New season style and springtime in New Zealand

It’s happy springtime here in New Zealand and I am enjoying tidying up my home, doing some decluttering and making everything spick and span.

We have extra items from my brother moving overseas and it is actually causing me stress sorting it, and it’s not even that much!

I have found about myself that I function better and feel calmer when my living environment is orderly. So I am spring cleaning to the max at the moment.

I am also having fun contemplating the vision for my spring style, but I know many of you are going into autumn. Whatever the season is for you, isn't this just the best time of year?

The holiday season right around the corner, a new fresh start, whether it's the beginning of the school year or a spring cleanout.

If you haven't read them already, I do hope you will check out my 'seasonal chic' books: 'How to be Chic in the Winter' and 'How to be Chic in the Summer', whichever one is appropriate to you!

I don't need to buy many new clothes for spring. I have my lovely soft-bright tops which I like to wear with stretch skinny jeans. I pair them with loafers or ballet flats.

(You can see the colours/patterns of my tops in this Instagram post here: )

What I also love to do with each new season is to think about my style essence words. Even if the clothes might not change much since I'm wearing items I already own, it gives a freshness to my wardrobe.

For my spring style, I decided on:


Sometimes I read my own books, yes I do, and last night I read a few chapters of 'The Glam Life' (I think it's one of my most favourite book covers too, out of all my books). I was reading Chapter 15. 'Choose a seasonal lifestyle' and it inspired me to answer the questions at the end in my journal. Yes, I know I'm a nut!

Here are my favourite things about spring:

A fresh start
Spring cleaning
It's my husband Paul's and my birthday in October
We have a long weekend for our birthday (four days long!)
Start of the holiday season
Warmer weather is coming

And what would I like to experience in the next three months?

A true reset
Living by my values
A streamlined home
To enjoy myself
Be creative - sewing
Release two new books
Live like a queen
Settle into wellbeing

If you'd like to join in, please let me know your answers too, or at least a few of them ❤️
And now that my brother’s dog Micky has moved in with us from my brother moving overseas, it’s a three dog walk in the mornings.
Today we did the car-walk-back-only where my husband Paul drops us at the end of the road on his way to work and we walk home.
All the doggies waiting safely with me while Paul backs his car out of the garage. I thought it was so cute that they all came when I called them and waited patiently until it was safe to get into the car.


This plan was necessitated because Chloe dog started protesting at the away leg of the walk and only became happy to walk when she was heading for home πŸ˜‘ Otherwise it was brakes on every few minutes. Then some cajoling and coaxing. So tedious every day!


I hope your day’s going fab. I have a coffee and I’m doing a few computer things. I’ve already been for my treadmill walk (today’s viewing was an episode of ‘The Agency’ on Netflix - I enjoy real estate programmes and the fact that this one is French with subtitles is so fun) and the dog walk and it’s just gone 9am. Wish me luck that the rest of my day is as productive! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

All the best for a wonderful day to you too ☀️☀️
xx Fiona

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  1. Have a chic day, Fiona!

  2. Two new books! I love hearing that news! ~~MJ~~

  3. Hi Fiona, in England we're entering autumn so I'm reading your How To Be Chic In Winter, I have a pot of your tomato and lentil soup on the cooker! 😁


Merci for your comment. Wishing you a chic day!

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