25th, April, 2016

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Look at my feet – go on, I dare you! Perhaps it’s a little bit of an unusual request, but after years, and I mean YEARS, I am the proud owner of Charlotte Olympia kitty flats. And boy, oh boy, am I mighty proud of it!

This was actually their first outing.. I fell in love as soon as they arrived – but when it came to actually pulling the stickers off the sole – cementing yourself  as the official owner, I suppose – well, that takes a whole different type of courage! It was almost a relief feeling the leaves crunch underneath my footsteps.

Now, back to the cape! Somehow, somehow this Jarlo London piece from a few years back has survived purge after purge in my closet. I think the thought of Autumn, and seeing the tartan pattern paired against a backdrop of decaying leaves, is what saved it. I’m mighty glad about it too – I hope to be wearing it all through the colder seasons. And it certainly kept me warm during this brisk afternoon walking through the gardens.

Kitty flatsCharlotte Olympia / Cape – Jarlo London/ Hat – Catarzi via ASOS

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20th, April, 2016

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Every single year I forget just how much I love Autumn.. until it comes back around, that is! Spending the past three years living in Wellington, I didn’t get to experience much of Autumn. The central city is based alongside a bay, meaning that most of the foliage you see on a daily basis is designed to grow in the rough conditions that usually come with the seafront; so seasons were somewhat inexistent for me the last few years. Moving back to Christchurch (I’ve moved to Christchurch, by the way!) – also known as ‘The Garden City’ means that I am experiencing fully-fledged seasons again. And my goodness, I couldn’t have picked a better time of the year to arrive!

Fall is well underway here; and I am quickly remembering all of the things I love so much about this time of year. Going out of my way to step on crunchy leaves, throwing helicopters in the air and watching them tumble down, and of course the insane colour scheme, which I genuinely wish could last all year round. I can’t lie; I’ve been excited about Autumn for months now, and have not-so-slowly been curating my clothing into an array of mustards, oranges, and other earthy tones which represent the changing leaves around us.

For my first (of many, I hope!) Autumn outfits, I couldn’t wait to bring out this mustard coloured skirt, complete with flamingo print – my favourite. As anyone who has seen my left arm will know, I’m quite the fan of flamingos, and I love it that Chicwish was able to work them into this skirt print, creating a completely different look from the classically colourful creatures we are so used to seeing. I paired this statement skirt with a turtleneck woollen top I borrowed from my mother-in-law, making what I hope is somewhat of an ode to the 1960s. Well, at least that’s what I was going for anyway!

Flamingo Skirt – Chicwish / Top – Borrowed / Boots – Swedish Hasbeens

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16th, September, 2015

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Aaaand just like that, let me whisk you back (albeit briefly!) to good ol’ New Zealand. More specifically, Christchurch, New Zealand. Over the weekend we took a half hour flight down to our old stomping ground to visit the grandparents, catch up with friends – you know the story. Our flights couldn’t have been better timed, as August/September is when the daffodils emerge… and if you know Christchurch, then you know that there are a whole lot of daffodils!

If you’re a long (loooong) time reader, you might just recognise the daffodil wonderland from this post way back in 2012, where the weather was clearly a lot warmer & my leg didn’t have a mermaid and sailor lady happily adorning it.

With the beautiful daffodils as my backdrop, I couldn’t help but crack out this whimsical rabbit and deer print romper; the latest offering by the wonderful Pepa Loves. I’m sure if those rabbits could talk they’d be rather thankful for a quick jaunt through the flowers – although there would definitely be some bite marks left behind!

It was the perfect chance to put my new instax franinstax camera to the test. Oh man, excitement doesn’t even begin to cover it with this baby! It was custom made, so obviously has elements of all of my favourite colours, which you can see for yourself. I am ridiculously excited to go on summer adventures a-plenty with this sweet, sweet baby by my side. Snap snap snap!

RomperPepa Loves / Pink Duster Coat – Boohoo / Boots – Swedish Hasbeens

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7th, May, 2015

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Over the weekend I paid a much (much much) needed visit to Christchurch; a city that may sound familiar if you’re a long time reader (I lived there before relocating to Wellington). I had massive aspirations – filming a video, writing a Christchurch city guide, but instead opted for some old fashion quality time with close friends and family.

The one time I did manage to whip out my camera (besides when I ate the best fresh fruit froyo of my entire life) was when we visited the botanical gardens. At dusk. Talk about ideal blogger conditions, eh!

One of the highlights of my trip (besides seeing my wonderful Nana and my boyfriend’s dogs ♥ ) was getting to experience Autumn; a season that is fairly non-existent when you live in the CBD. I couldn’t get enough of the acorns, leaves underfoot, and of course the beautiful shades of orange and yellow that were absolutely everywhere. There is nothing quite so satisfying as the crunch from a perfect Autumn leaf – and you know I deliberately changed my path to step on them!

Dress – Ark Clothing / Bag – A gift / Star Hair clips Mane Message / Shoes – CocoRose London

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21st, February, 2014

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During a rather impromptu trip down to the South Island I was lucky to pay a visit to the brand new boutique shopping centre, The Tannery. Oh wow. Christchurch, you have seriously upped your shopping game! Seriously, stuff like this in Christchurch just doesn’t exist. Really. This beautifully renovated former tannery (surprising, no?) built in 1881, is home to some of the quirkiest shops that disappeared after the big earthquake. I ventured in for a dash of window shopping, but even that was a treat! Everything is incredibly detailed –  right down to the tiny gold cherubs near the glass roof! Giant black lampposts are dotted around the outside of the building, making you feel as if you’re really having a browse around an exclusive London boutique. Be sure to stop by if you’re in Christchurch, New Zealand. This beautiful place is definitely worth a look (or two!)

The Tannery – 3 Garlands Road, Christchurch, New Zealand 

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8th, April, 2013

Hands up if you love playing tourist in your own city! Well, allow me to introduce you to the Christchurch Gondola. When Barnaby and I started dating; almost a whopping seven years ago, we had always planned on riding the gondola together. We both remembered it so vividly as children and could think of nothing better than sharing the experience together. It was one of those things that never seemed to happen, especially after it was damaged the Christchurch earthquake. Sob!

Fast forward to the present. Barnaby and I were watching the news when we suddenly saw it – the Christchurch gondola was reopening! Wasting no time, I changed into my Pepa Loves dress, rushed outside, hopped on a bus, and headed straight towards the hills. Now, I’ll be honest. We were TERRIFIED the whole way up. Everyone in Christchurch has a height phobia due to the quakes, myself included (!) and when it seems like all you’re being supported by is a teeny bit of wire – it’s scary! But do I regret it? Oh no, quite the opposite. Going the top of the hills and seeing the views that New Zealand is famous for is one of my favourite things in the world. And now that I’m typing this from my new home, Wellington, the experience seems all the more special. Plus, we even saw a road that had been completely covered by fallen boulders – how incredible is that!


29th, March, 2013

Phew, hello there! “Hm, who’s this?” I hear you ask. Oh go on, it hasn’t been that long… has it? I do have an excuse – no really, I promise – a good one too! I’m moving CITY! Perhaps my little trip to Wellington a couple of weeks ago let you in on my little secret? Everything ended up quite wonderfully with our lease – so here comes the move! I am SO excited!

So yep, I’ve been a bad blogger. Livin’ in jeans and oversized tops; you know the sort! I’ve been blogging in theory though, mind you! I’ve been dragging my guy, Barnaby out to snap photographs – and to some particularly beautiful places too! So what’s been holding me up? The internet! We’ve been struggling with a ridiculously slow connection, which means no photo uploading, no twitter, nothing! Just the odd gaze at Facebook and emails – when I’m feeling particularly patient. So if you’ve been waiting for a response from me, I’m really sorry! I’ll be connected in just a few days, so responses, blogging, and general internet presence (yippee!) will be trickling out over the next week. I can’t WAIT! See you soon!


16th, March, 2013

Happy St Patrick’s day! I’ve always loved this day – mostly because of my massive love for the colour green! Plus, I really wanted an excuse to show off the vintage shamrock print blouse that I thrifted a few months back. As a little ode to St Paddy, I’ve selected a bunch of my favourite emerald coloured goodies. Just take a glance below!

Oh, and just so you have an exciting fact to share on St Patrick’s – how about this?! The Guinness world record for most leafs found on a clover is twenty-one!! Just imagine how much luck that would bring, eh!

1. Last Slow Dance Dress in Green 2. Upwardly Mobile Satchel in Neon Green 3. Umbrella Statement Flat in Green 4. Putting Green Queen Dress 5. Blue La La Necklace 6. Blue S-teal Dress

Eep! And how sweet is this leprechaun brooch?! The perfect thing for St Patrick’s day – or just anytime that you want that little extra bit of luck!

And finally – I fell completely in love with this photo by Tim Walker, circa Vogue 2009.


12th, March, 2013

I love that initial sprinkle of Autumn. You know, when a whole bunch of leaves suddenly turn orangey red, while the last of the summer flowers remain. It’s like some kind of eerie crossover. Oh, and I just love it! To blend in with what’s left, I wore the prettiest flower print dress by illustrator goddess Caitlin Shearer. We had an unexpected gust of warm air, so I wrapped my hair up into a good ol’ pair of Heidi braids. Oh, and I polished the look of with an adorable miniature china teacup bracelet by Megan Jane Jewellery.

P.s. While you’re reading this, I’ll be jet-setting off to the capital city, Wellington. It’s just a day trip, mind you – but I am so so so excited! What I’m not quite so thrilled about is the 5am start to the day tomorrow (eek!) Terribly worth it though, for a day in my favourite city. See you soon, Wellington!


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..!