L’été bohémienne

Finally summer is here!!! How hard we work all year for this break.

So far my time off have been spent beach hopping around beautiful New Zealand. Starting in the coromandel at Whangamata and finishing in the Bay of Plenty at Mount Maunganui.

How amazing it is to just relax, forget what day it is and live unplanned.

Whangamata was spent in an RV with my parents which just makes the bohemian summer all the more real.

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RV with car and kayaks in tow

Wines were poured and adventures were had. Not to mention that nostalgic feeling you get on a family holiday.

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Whangamata beach, New Zealand

Whangamata was shopping heaven with harem pants EVERYWHERE. I was like a kid in a candy shop.

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The next stop, Mount Maunganui, is a favourite. Though a bit more city like and less back road beach, I am privileged to stay with my other mum right by a beach access and town. I also get to be the owner of a pretty gorgeous rottweiler for a few days!!

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Mount Maunganui.

There’s nothing better after Christmas than daily motivation to walk and Mount Maunganui is full of beautiful places to walk to.

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Cuddles with Coco

I live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Filled with friendly people and breath taking scenery.

Back to work on Monday but summer is still here for 2 months. Weekend explorations coming my way.

Bye for now

Karima

Xx

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Change Up

How hard it is to get back into the swing of things after a bit of a break. Unfortunately a break also means a break in routine. I am struggling to find motivation for the gym. I see inspirational pics…run in there ready to do a huge workout and then all of a sudden that surge fizzles out. It could be the fact that people are taking selfies in the mirrors while sitting on a bench that I need to use….or the 10 minute intervals between sets on the equipment. It could also be the sardine can layout when doing floor work. My tolerance for all of the above is so low.

I decided I needed to change it up…What better way to relax than throwing some yoga into the mix. I was sad to see the exorbitant prices for yoga classes in Auckland and so it was a thrill to find out that there is a weekly lunch time class (for the whopping price of $8) …AT MY WORKPLACE. How had I not heard about this before?! Wednesday is the perfect day for a stretch, deep breathing and relaxation. How my demeanor has changed just by adding in an hour of yoga a week. I definitely recommend it to every gym bunny out there (yes boys too). It’s not a strenuous workout but it works out parts that don’t get used. It has strengthened my back and core and stretched out all the overworked parts of me!

Definitely can’t wait for yoga tomorrow!!!

Yoga pants from Lululemon

Yoga pants from Lululemon

2015 is all about ME

Each year I seem to make resolutions to do more of what makes ME happy. This year I’m determined to stick to it. My number one resolution is to blog blog blog. If I can outfit post on Instagram then I can surely find the time to blog!!!

Watch this space…Dream La Vie Boheme is back in action!!!!

Polka Dot Princess

I am so in love with polka dots at the moment. If it has polka dots I am bound to buy it. Whilst in Palmerston North visiting family I stumbled across a cute little number in an op shop (it cost a huge $6. I really broke the bank on that one haha).

At a recent 21st I decided to wear this dress teemed with some cute stockings and a bowler hat:

Dress: Op Shop. Stockings: Glassons Hat: Cotton On

Surprisingly this is one of my dresses that gets the most compliments. It goes to show that expensive is not always the best!!

Hope everyone is enjoying a fun 2013 so far.

Until next time

xx

Summer Stripes

The sun is shining and summer is well on its way. This has inspired me to but NAUTICAL STRIPES!!! I have blue and white, black and white…even apricot and white. I think this summer is going to be all about white. I also found some gorgeous white mollini flatforms for a huge $37NZD (Down for $200 I might add) from Shoe Connection. I love the flowing fashions and coulours coming in this season.

Sorry about the selfie but you get the idea haha I’m curently home alone and so photographer-less :/. Unfortunately just as I write about the nice weather the clouds roll in (classic Waikato…4 seasons in a day). Still I’m determined to rock this outfit and so I’ll be braving the cold!! Beauty knows no pain right?

Time to head out

Until next time

x