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LIFESTYLE | BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

August 04, 2022

LIFESTYLE | BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

If the cold days and and frosty mornings have got you feeling the winter blues - you are not alone! We've been feeling a bit 'blah' as well. To spark some joy back into our day-to-day we've created a short guide to help inspire and embrace this season with colour and simple comforts. We hope you find something to take away with you! 

PICK UP A BOOK 

Loosing yourself in a book is the ultimate way to relax. It could be a girly drama, gripping mystery, heartfelt biography or even a beautiful magazine. The physical nature of flipping pages and feeling your imagination or creativity come alive is just magic. Grace is an avid reader and has shared her top book picks for the month. Take a look and see if anything takes your interest. 

Forest Floral Otama Dress

1. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

For Elle it was love at first sight. For Darcy the date couldn’t have been worse. 

Now, after their disastrous first date, Elle is hoping she never has to see Darcy again. She definitely isn’t prepared to find herself caught in a fake relationship with her dream woman that is feeling more real with each passing day…

This queer romcom about a free-spirited social media astrologer and an uptight actuary is 110% worth the read!

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

For Elle it was love at first sight. For Darcy the date couldn’t have been worse. 

Now, after their disastrous first date, Elle is hoping she never has to see Darcy again. She definitely isn’t prepared to find herself caught in a fake relationship with her dream woman that is feeling more real with each passing day…

3. Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly

From their Auckland apartment, Greta and Valdin, brother and sister, are trying navigate the intricate paths of modern romance as well as weather the small storms of their eccentric Māori–Russian–Catalonian family.

I’m currently half-way through this book and loving Reilly’s writing style. Greta and Valdin is both familiar and surprising, and highlights the importance of the small moments in life as much as the big ones. 

GET CRAFTY

The WT team are big fans of a mood-board and some old-school cut and paste.  The tactile craft of arranging images and seeing your vision come together is so satisfying. Creating a mood-board helps tell a visual story and boosts motivation. Try creating your own, it could be anything from fashion, interior decor, summer holiday planning or goal-setting. Take a look at our tips on how to get started. We encourage you to have a look at what equipment you have lying around in the cupboards or even checking out the charity shops.

Blue Scollop Rosa Dress

1. Pick a theme and start collecting images. Try using old magazines if you get stuck - Pinterest is always a go-to for endless imagery! 

2. Gather the essentials like scissors, glue or pins and a base, this could be either an old exercise book, a board of some sort (cork, cardboard or a canvas board). 

3. Gather some fun decorations like washi tape, coloured pens/felts, stickers, paper and anything else that excites you. 

4. Start playing around and layering images, use a combination of different sizes and see what you come up with. 

5. Lastly and most importantly have FUN! Don't overthink it and embrace your creation. 

MAKING AND BAKING

Craving something cozy and comforting to get you through the frost? SAME! There is nothing better than coming home, chucking on your slippers and comfies and jumping on the couch with a bowl of yummy goodness. Here are some of our favourite winter dessert recipes. 

Pink Daisy Otama Dress

1. Chocolate and rhubarb mouse 

2. Sticky date, chocolate and ginger pudding 

3. Salted caramel poached pears with yogurt and almonds

TREAT YOURSELF THIS WINTER 

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SIZE GUIDE
WILSON TROLLOPE SIZE CHART
Body measurements of Wilson Trollope sizes*
   Size    Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78 65 92
8 83 70 97
10 88 75 102
12 93 80 107
14 98 85 112
16 103 90 117
*To take your measurements, please see our instructions below
INTERNATIONAL SIZE CHART
Comparison of Wilson Trollope sizes with international sizes
Wilson Trollope     6          8         10       12      14  
Australia/UK 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
EU 32 34 36 38 40
Japan 9 11 13 
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR BODY

There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.

When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug.  If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.

To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.


Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.  

Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.

Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.

Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – annabelle@wilsontrollope.com, she is here to help.