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!


8th, March, 2013

Okay, I have a confession… I hate to admit it, but I have been one bad blogger this week. Eek! Though, it has been for good reasons, I promise! The first (and most important!) being that it was my boyfriend, Barnaby’s birthday on Monday! I’ve said it a bunch of times, but Lost in the Haze would honestly be nothing without him! No, really – I’m serious. No photographs, no layout, and no motivation! Yep, he’s a keeper, all right! (P.s. I find it so very bizarre that if you read our blog, you’ve never once seen what he looks like. What a man of mystery, eh!)

That being said – for once, I actually took our camera with us everywhere this week! I hope you enjoy seeing a snapshot of what I’ve been doing. Highlights included the arrival of my blue cat hat and matching bag (c/o Boohoo) and discovering a fairy ring made from mushrooms in the park closest to my house. Aren’t they insane?! As a child I was terrified of disrupting the fairies by entering the circle.. Not much has changed nowadays! They’re pretty to look at, but I simply refuse to step inside. Superstitious?! Me?! Okay, well maybe just occasionally..!


20th, May, 2012

Can You Guess My Favourite Accessory? 

Every now and then I can’t help but dream about luxury bags. I’m quite an easy pleased lady when it comes to clothing; I always feel right at home in even the grubbiest of thrift stores. But every now and then, I stumble upon bags which make my eyes widen in delight. Even when I was a child, I had a thing for bags. I would cart around my plush Minnie Mouse backpack, full of marbles, rainbow pipecleaners, coloured pencils, paper, you know – all of the essentials! Today, not much has changed. I still take a bag wherever I go, and even nowadays it is full to bursting point! Accessorizing has never really been my thing; but a nice fancy bag just does it for me.

Lately, Marc Jacobs has had me completely captivated. They have been producing the most incredible goodies; I never thought a girl could fall in love so many times! Quilted fabrics, bowling shapes, chain straps; they’re all wonderful! My seven year old self may still have chosen good ol’ Minnie, but my current self is slightly more keen on Marc’s creations! I’ve pretty much spent my entire weekend browsing Marc Jacobs at farfetch.com, especially as I’ve been nursing not one, but two head injuries (the result of closing the car door on my own forehead – twice!) I definitely have a few favourites added to my wishlist – oh, quilted shoulder bag! P.s. Here are some of my go-to bags! Lovely!


27th, April, 2012

Time for Something Slightly Different!

I don’t really ever mention my university on here. Now seems as good a time as any – as today was my graduation! For the past three years I’ve been studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood. Before that I did a year of speech and language therapy. And before that I was majoring in theatre for my BA. Barnaby and I  even have an ongoing joke that I’m like Van Wilder! It’s pretty great to finally be done with university! To be honest – I didn’t enjoy it very much, and the past year has definitely been a struggle! I’ve met some wonderful people, but here’s to moving forward! Hooray!

The actual ceremony was quite lovely though. I wore flats by bait footwear paired with a gingham ASOS dress that Barn bought for my birthday. As I walked across the stage, my Nana called out my name and I gave a little wave. There always has to be someone to break protocol – what fun!


19th, April, 2012

Fancy a Slice? 

I am so so so excited to share these photographs! A while back, we were ask to work with Original Foods for a cake for Canterbury. Proceeds go to the Christchurch earthquake – and they are very much needed! It is quite bizarre to see myself on a cake box; especially as I have so many at the moment. It’s not all vanity (though some of it is!) – they are mostly to give away to relatives. I can’t wait to start seeing the cakes for sale in supermarkets – it will be so very odd!


11th, March, 2012

Vintage Inspiration & More!

Making a Pinterest page has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. After having a weekend spent mostly in bed (I’ve been feeling unwell, boo!) I’ve finally made a Lost in the Haze Pinterest page. I would absolutely love it if you’d follow along! And be sure to leave your Pinterest link in the comments; I’d love to take a peek!


3rd, March, 2012

The Silver Fox

I know I’ve posted about my beautiful fox ring before; but I truly couldn’t resist sharing it again! I don’t wear an awful lot of jewellery, so it is remarkable that I love this ring as much as I do! Designer Emilie Thomas captured the fox expression so perfectly; I love seeing it’s whiskery face perched on my finger. I grew up watching the Animals of Farthing Wood, and my new accessory always has me thinking of my favourites – the foxes. Emilie has also produced other incredible jewellery; I particularly love the seahorse and the rabbit ring! There is something truly special about animal accessories – it feels as if you are carrying a miniature friend around with you!


21st, February, 2012

My Top Three Sunglasses!

Here’s something slightly different! Today, I wanted to show you some of my sunglasses collection! It is ever-growing, and my sunglasses are always strewn throughout the house – with me occasionally sitting on and breaking them; whoops! Pair one and two are both sneaky ASOS purchases, and pair three were courtesy of Sunglasses Shop. My favourite shapes are cat eye and round, though I am also partial to classic Wayfarers. I love feeling like someone else depending on my eyewear; sometimes it’s a 1960s bombshell, other times a mad scientist (I bet you can guess which pair is which!)


28th, January, 2012

With a Visit to the Kite Festival!

Today was truly incredible! I’ve known about the Tip Top Kite Festival for months -I’ve circled it on my calender and have been talking about it non-stop! Finally, today was the day. We drove to New Brighton beach, and walked towards the pier. We spent most of our time gazing at the skies marvelling at the oversized kites! It was amazing how huge they were – and even more noticable as we walked underneath them! There were aliens, whales, and tigers, but my absolute favourite were the macaw (parrots)! Though small, they darted about incredibly swiftly, and were amazing shades of red and yellow!

New Brighton is a notoriously windy location, so I wore a vintage 80s playsuit, to prepare for any potential upskirting opportunities! My clogs were Lotta From Stockholm, and the socks courtesy of Foot Traffic. I scooped my hair into a beehive, and polished off a 60s-esque look with ASOS cat eye sunglasses. Perfect!