7th, July, 2015

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Jewellery has never really been my thing (I’m more of a bag lady – the weirder the better!) but this has definitely been something I’ve been trying to work on this year. Slowly but surely my turquoise deer-shaped jewellery box has been filling up, and I’ve noticed that I seem to have an extreme penchant for rings. And much like my bag collection – I like ’em with a side of weird.

You will have seen the odd ring here on the blog before, but I wanted to share them all in one go. Because, you know, I’m feeling a bit proud of myself, and all that.. ; )

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Heart RingMichael Hill

This heart ring is one of the latest additions to my ring collection. It’s a fairly simple piece, which makes it an absolute essential when it comes to layering. I’m a huge fan of this ring and wear it most days – even to work, which is a big deal for this lady who normally sports bare fingers during the 9-5!

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Crab RingLes Nereides

This is probably my most lavish, ridiculous, over-the-top piece of jewellery yet – and I couldn’t possibly love it more. Les Nereides is a jewellery brand I am (quite frankly) obsessed with, and I’m desperately waiting for the summer months, where I can wear it on my favourite beach as I explore the rock pools. Hi little crabby crabs, say hi to your friend!

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Fox Ring – Boticca

Basically, this fox ring is what started it all.. I fell in love with it years ago and had to make it my own! I wear it insanely often – and if I’m ever going out at night (which really, isn’t very often!) I make sure to have this baby firmly adorned on my finger as I reckon it would make quite an effective weapon if I ever needed it! In fact, I lovingly refer to it as ‘my punching ring’ – no joke!

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Rocking Horse Ring – PBJ Boutique

I bought this ring from the (sadly now closed) PBJ Boutique. And would you believe it only set me back around $12? I picked this up for myself around three or so years ago, and for a cheap ring it is still in fantastic condition, with it’s gold colour still in pristine condition. Hooray! What I really love about this ring is that it functions as a teeny-tiny rocking horse when you put it upright. Because as we all know, things are so much cuter in miniature!

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Alice in Wonderland & White Rabbit Ring – Les Nereides

If it’s fairytale based, chances are I’m gonna love it (and even more so when Alice in Wonderland is involved!) These two babes from N2 are no exception. In fact, while you’re here, you should probably just look at everything that N2 makes. Because it’s all amazing. And there is SO MUCH fairytale stuff. It’s the best, man!

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Sailboat Ring – Vinca

These guys are a little tricky to capture in photographs, so allow me to explain a bit more. One is a sailboat, another is a wave, and finally – dolphins. And together they combine to create… well, one mighty fine ring set, I suppose (I bet you were totally thinking more along the lines of summoning Captain Planet or something! No. Just no). For a nautical lover (which I totally am) these are basically the best thing ever. Though watch out for the yacht – it’s rather pointy (as my laddered Winter tights will attest to!)

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Porcelain Rabbit Ring – And Mary

And finally, my beautiful, beautiful porcelain white rabbit ring. Because, lets keep the Alice theme going and all that! I accidentally got this ring in slightly too big a size, but that doesn’t stop me from sporting it on my middle finger and feeling pretty darn good about it too. Right, now I just need to find a human sized rabbit hole to fall down so I can go on my next adventure..!


13th, June, 2015

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Lets just take a quick minute to talk about make-up and accessory storage (one of those little things that really does make all the difference). The thing about me, is that although I have a whole lot of stuff that needs to be stored away, I only really use things when I look at them regularly.

Fed up with the usual state of my bathroom cupboards, I decided to tackle the problem head on. I’m in full on savings mode currently, so didn’t want to invest too much financially. I managed to get around the problem by using some simple strategies to store my stuff, while still looking mighty cute too!

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Nail Polish – A Mason Jar

This cutie pie jar by Miss Etoille was an adorable present gifted to me for my birthday from my boyfriend. Although I was completely besotted with the jar, I wasn’t too sure what to use it for (besides candy.. Mmm, candy). After displaying the jar empty for several months, I suddenly had the idea to use it to hold polish! And it looks awesome! So go and get yourself a mason jar for your nail polish; it will look so good.

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A make-up bag

Although this one seems glaringly obvious, I have never really used a make-up bag! I ended up heading down to a $2 and picked this up for – you guessed it – $2! I don’t know how I used to get by without one; having all of your make up in one place is seriously underrated!

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Lipsticks & Brushes – Custom containers

These clear make up holders have seriously changed my life! I have a ridiculous amount of lipstick – though I tend to stick to just one or two shades (which you can definitely tell!). After buying this lipstick holder (as well as a brush holder – and $20 for the two of them, mind you!) I can see every single shade I own, and I’m finding myself branching out way more than I ever have. It’s also way, way easier to find my make up brushes when I need them!

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Bobby pins – An antique jar

I swear that bobby pins are the most infuriating must-have of all time! They’re either not there when you need them, or they’re all bent out of shape. I can’t do too much about the shape, but I did manage to pick up this beautiful shell-shaped jar from a thrift store in town. I think it set me back $4 or so – and now I can always find bobby pins when I need them!


14th, November, 2014

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

So, a few months ago something weird happened to me. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m now officially in my mid-twenties (!!) but I have well and truly been bitten by the homeware bug. Instead of spending hours trawling the internet for pretty dresses, I’m way more likely to be found checking out duvet covers or pastel coloured shelves. Hey, I’m not complaining or anything; having a home that reflects your taste is pretty dang important, don’t you think?

Now, enter the ice cream vase! I completely fell for the ‘I Scream’ vase by Jonathan Adler. As soon as I saw it lurking in the gift department of Shopbop, I knew it had to be mine. And look – it is! And doesn’t it look adorable full of fresh blooms? Plus, I’m sure it could also double as a sundae dish, which is a massive positive in my books! : )

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15th, July, 2014

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Unicorn bag by Chicwish

Some gals have a thing for shoes, some prefer hats, but me? I’m a bag lady, all the way. Well, I actually quite like shoes and hats too, but bags win. If it’s a little ‘out there’ then it’s for me. And the number one rule? Animal bags win, every time. When I was a kid I had a bag shaped like a shoe. I seriously thought it was the coolest thing ever, and I really, really wish I still had it! I like to think it has massively influenced my silly bag collection. But you guys get it, right? Silly bags are so much fun! Here’s a wee look at my collection. Let me know which one is your favourite!

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Bag by Jump From Paper

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Weenie dog clutch (out of stock) by Pepa Loves

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Cat bag from eBay


31st, December, 2013

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Bam! And just like that, another year is over and done with. I’ve been completely shocked as to how fast 2013 has gone, though I have enjoyed it every step of the way! I always love a good ol’ recap post, and hopefully you enjoy this one too!

All the way back in February I shared one of my favourite outfits I’ve worn this year – this anchor dress by Pepa Loves. I had such a lot of fun shooting this post – dressed like a sailor, hangin’ out with ducks… What more do I need! So all up, I still love this post and it remains a favourite.. Even though it was a whopping ten months ago!

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The biggest change for me this year was moving cities! After eight years of living in Christchurch, Barnaby and I decided to take the plunge and begin a new life in Wellington. There were heaps of reasons that lead to this change (high rent prices and earthquakes to name a few!) and I honestly couldn’t be happier with our decision. I get to see the ocean every single day, hot chocolates (and good ones too!) are on every corner, and best of all… I get to experience a city again! Oh Wellington, I really do love you so much!

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I was  so excited that the Christchurch Gondola reopened just before we left (it was shut for a couple of years for quake repairs). Both Barnaby and I remember riding it as children, so it was a real treat (and the perfect goodbye to Christchurch!) to take our first ever ride together. And of course the views were spectacular. New Zealand, you definitely didn’t disappoint!

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Within a month of us landing in Wellington, we are asked to attend Wellington Fashion Week! It was actually my first ever fashion show! It was surreal, to say the least, but I had such a wonderful time, and LOVED being all dressed up. I even got to shoot a wee bit of street style on behalf of Boohoo!

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This year I also took the plunge and dyed my hair dark! I have oodles of hair, and to redye it blonde costs me over $250! After deciding it was time for a change (and I really wanted the extra cash to save up for a holiday!) I became a brunette. I love it, and boy is it cheap to maintain. Yep, I’m happy, all right!

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Lost in the Haze also ended up getting a bunch of magazine features this year! The most exciting for me was getting an eight (yes, eight!) page article and cover (!!) of Artful Blogging Magazine. I had no idea that my ol’ mug would be on the cover. I literally squealed as I unwrapped it!

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A really exciting part of 2013 was when I befriended a wild seal cub living on the waterfront! Well, I’d hardly call us friends, though I did say a big ‘hello!’ whenever I walked past him. He lived on the waterfront for about two months, and I still miss him to bits! Please come back soon, baby seal!

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This year I also made a whole bunch of posts I am really proud of! Some of my favourites of 2013 are:

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A Bow for Each Day

The Truck Art Project

 – How to Style Cat Clothing

Coloured Lips, Collars, & Contact-Free

How to do 1960s Makeup

I am so excited for 2014! I have so many plans, including lots of travel, decorating my home, and enjoying lots of sweet sweet time with my guy, Barnaby. I’m so thankful for all of my wonderful readers and can’t wait to keep sharing posts with you in the next year. Here’s to a fantastic 2014! xo.


2nd, September, 2013

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It’s September, so you know what that means… Spring is here!! (Well, in the southern hemisphere at least..!) You’ll know by now that I’m not much of a Winter gal. Every year I go slightly into denial – wearing shorts and skirts and laughing (aka shivering) in the face of sub-zero weather.

The entire duration of the colder months, I’ve been left thinking about Spring. Naturally, I couldn’t help but begin to collect pretty things to style for when the weather warms up. The first being this stripy hat! Something about being a brunette makes me want to wear green all the time and these stripes make me feel like a wannabe Parisian. Something I am more than happy to deal with.

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I’m beyond excited to get into curling my hair more often this spring! We took a whirlwind trip to Christchurch at the weekend to see family and to collect a portion of our copious amounts of stuff. One of the things I was most eager to find was my curling iron! You’re bound to see a whooole lot more wavy hair around here. Something about it seems so very spring-y, don’t you think?

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These spotted clogs had me at hello! Once again, the very wonderful Lotta From Stockholm has outdone herself with her gorgeous designs. Clogs win me over every time – and the polkadot print is beyond dreamy. I’m so so so excited for the weather to finally warm up, so I can wear these babies out, without my toes feeling like they could drop off my feet.


21st, August, 2013

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I always thought I was more of a ‘silver girl’. But lately it’s been becoming all about the gold. These are just some of the white and gold goodies which I’ve treated myself to lately. Just little things that make me happy, you know. Appreciating the smaller things is far more fun!

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I can’t express quite how long I’ve wanted my very own bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume. And now I finally do, thanks to Smelly Cat. Rather than conquering the obsession, it seems to have fueled it. I’d quite like to own one in every single variety. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Marc Jacobs daisy garden?! Oh, go on then!

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Painting my nails white is the best. My job means I have to reapply it pretty darn often (I’m a preschool teacher, so just think about what playdough, gloop, and everything else does to a manicure) so it’s a great thing that I enjoy doing it quite so much. White polish: I ♥ you.

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How sweet is this rocking horse ring?! It always seems to bring me incredible amounts of luck – making me love it even more, of course! Whenever I wear it, I’ll end up taking it off my finger at some point to admire just how pretty it is. Looove!


13th, June, 2013

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I didn’t think it was possible – but these pastel coloured photographs by Cachemire & Soie make me want to visit San Francisco even more!

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Hey sailor! This top by Wildfox is everything I look for in a T-shirt.

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Mmm, this marbled cheesecake recipe has my mouth watering. And I don’t even like cake!

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You can never have enough Arrested Development, right? I love the episodes where George Bluth senior is in prison. So funny!

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These baby blankets are absolutely adorable. I wish they made them in adult sizes!

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This editorial for Marie Claire China captures the perfect tea party vibe.

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I know not everyone is keen on spiders (I honestly don’t mind them at all!) but there’s no denying that The Spider Garden looks like a pretty neat place to visit.

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These house sculptures by Frank Halmans are so pretty. The rest of his work is wonderful too, you really should take a look!

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I’m a sucker for novelty pencils. This one makes me want to visit the opera – oh, and take notes of course!


11th, June, 2013

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1. So so so in love with this jacket from Ark. If you’ve spotted me around Wellington, I’ve probably been wearing it!

2. I walk past these sculptures almost everyday when going to work with Barnaby. Aren’t they beautiful?

3. We spent every day of the weekend at the botanical gardens. The views from the cable car are absolutely spectacular.

4. When I took this photo of a lit-up tree, everyone around me started looking at it too. I love it that such a simple action made people notice the small beauty around them.

5. There was a dusting of snow on the mountains. It was so exciting (though I not-so-secretly wished it had come into the central city!)


27th, May, 2013

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1. After gettin’ sick of leaving my sunglasses all over the floor, I constructed an eyewear jungle in my cupboard. Enter if you dare..!

2. Spotted a glimpse of my ol’ mug in Cloth Magazine. Hello!

3. Beyond in love with these cat eye Ralph Lauren sunglasses that just arrived.

4. Making flower crowns is one of my favourite things to do in the world. ♥

5. Overgrown buildings make my heart go pitter-patter. I hope I live in one as pretty as this some day!

6. We visited the most spectacular painted truck during the weekend. More on this later..!