23rd, August, 2014

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Let’s be honest: one of the very best bits of travelling, namely, to hot place, is getting to go for a good ol’ swim. After growing up in South-East Asia I’m very particular (aka fussy!) about my swimming water. I love swimming, but basically avoid it in New Zealand because it’s just too dang cold! Swimming was on the very top of my list of things to do in Las Vegas, and let me tell you, it definitely did not disappoint.

After packing a whopping 5 swimswuits in my bag, I ended up wearing just this one. The high waist bottoms are by ASOS and reminded me so much of Robin Thicke’s infamous Miley Cyrus duet – cue lots of “girl, give it to me!” impressions at the pool (sorry, bystanders!) Really though, swimming in our hotel pool was one of my favourite experiences. We laid back in the spa, Corona in hand, and watched a real-life hummingbird gather nectar from the surrounding flowers. Paradise? Well, it was pretty darn close! ♥

Bikini bottomsASOS / Bikini top – Siren Swimwear

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15th, August, 2014

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Bonjour! That’s right, I’m in the city of lights itself; Paris… Las Vegas! ; ) This casino was absolutely stunning – in an over-the-top way; the best kind, don’t you think? After walking past the Eiffel Tower replica time and time again (usually on my way to watch the Bellagio fountain show, again) we finally went inside. Honestly, the detail that goes into these places is unreal! With the ‘street signs’ translated into French, I felt like I was either in Paris or having the most interactive high school French class I’ve ever had in my life!

In all honesty, I really, really wanted to take photographs in the main shopping area of Paris, Las Vegas. However the lighting had other ideas, so we said au revoir to the cobblestone pathways and started exploring the hallways near the conference centre. It turns out I couldn’t have asked for a better location as the colours and carpet print perfectly matched my Boohoo co-ord (yes, I’m all about the co-ords this trip!) I took along my full-to-the-brim Paris souvenir cup, my favourite thing from Vegas… Even more so now that my instagram followers have pointed out that it looks like it says ‘penis’! Well, what can I say? Ooh la la!

Co-ord – Boohoo / Shoes – Seychelles

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11th, August, 2014

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Well, it wouldn’t be a proper trip to Las Vegas without a trip to the infamous Caesars Palace! Guys, I can’t believe just how big this place is. And the amount of people referencing The Hangover (myself included!) was insane – “did Caesar live here?” I really wanted to show off a different side to Caesars. I mean, we all know that it has massive white buildings; Roman style, but did you know about the fountains and curated gardens? I sure didn’t!

We snapped these photos right before watching the one of the best shows I saw in Las Vegas; ‘Absinthe’. I wish my guy, Barnaby was a bit less blog shy, as he looked so fancy in a navy blue suit – quite the feat in 45 degree weather, let me tell you! I opted for a Missguided co-ord – my go-to for any event even remotely formal.

Co-ordMissguided / Shoes – Seychelles

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7th, August, 2014

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Hello from Las Vegas! Well, just quietly I’m actually back in wintery New Zealand now – quite the change from the 45 degree desert weather. Somehow I managed to avoid melting into a puddle on a daily basis (short hemlines and Heidi braids certainly helped!) We took hundreds of photos on our first ever trip to America, and I am beyond excited to share them with you.

One of my favourite stops, pictured here, is the Wynn hotel and casino. I’ve never really thought about it, but Las Vegas basically has no grass whatsoever – duh, Jo, that’s why it’s called a desert! The Wynn, though is a massive exception. Practically built around a man-made forest, this place is literally a breath of fresh air. The inside only gets grander! Floral carousels (yes, really!), glamorous chandeliers, and Jeff Koons statues valued at over $20 million are lurking down the corridors. I had my Instax camera out almost constantly during our time at the Wynn – and really, who could blame me?!

Dress - Chicwish / Shoes – Seychelles / Camera - Instax Mini 8 in yellow

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14th, March, 2013

Would you be interested in taking a glimpse at one of my favourite cities in the world? Oh go on then! Seriously, I LOVE Wellington. You know how some places just ‘get you’? Well, this is my place. As soon as I step off the plane I feel as though I’m home. Cheesy? Yes. But hey, that’s fine, right! Plus, you know that it’s love when you have to wake up at 5am for a flight. Eek!

Now, we only had one day visiting Wellington this time. While Barnaby was tied up with prior engagements, I spent my morning walking the waterfront, exploring the enormous museum, and trying to spot as many Lord of the Rings related – well, anything really, that I possibly could. (Definitely take a peek at my Instagram if you’re a Hobbit/LotR buff too!) The weather was honestly fantastic – and I was dressed super appropriately in a grey Boohoo crop and my go-to yellow shorts (c/o Pepa Loves). We spent the rest of our day with my brother and his wife – searching for the nearest ice cream parlour. Have you ever seen a pig searching for truffles? It was a rather similar sight – which very luckily ended with the fresh berry flavoured gelato of my dreams. Yum!


31st, May, 2012

..And The Dress Of My Dreams! 

Now, I haven’t yet told you the sole purpose of our trip to Wellington. Several months ago, I contacted the beautiful and exceedingly talented Kelsey Genna. I’ve been a long-time admirer from afar, so was giddy with excitement when I saw a reply waiting in my inbox, signed by the lovely Kelsey Genna herself! I can get quite nervous about meeting new people, so arranging to meet with Kelsey over drinks seemed like the logical idea! I was soon at complete ease – how wonderful it is to meet someone so like-minded! Poor wee Barnaby is constantly having to listen to my fashion and blog ramblings, so it really was an incredible experience having someone actually interested!

The very best part of this meeting – Kelsey and I had planned a collaboration! I was so excited to team up on her latest project. The ever-enchanting Begonia dress is now available in custom  colours; what a treat! For me, Kelsey made the perfect petal dress in a rustic orange – the ultimate autumn piece! It was a dreamy experience, frolicking through the Wellington botanical gardens, feeling very much like one of the flowers myself! I was also lucky enough to wear a Venetian glass necklace, courtesy of Tiger Eye Beads. Even now I’m still in a complete daze that I have a Kelsey Genna dress of my very own! I have to keep peeking into my wardrobe, just to make sure it’s true!


28th, May, 2012

A Rainy Day in Welington! 

You may not know – but Wellington weather has a bit of a reputation. It is notorious for being very, very windy – I’ve even heard that some intersections have handles to stop you blowing over! Yesterday, the capital lived up to it’s ‘windy city’ namesake. The plan was originally to venture to the zoo with the ever-wonderful (and my latest girl crush!) Kelsey Genna. Due to my sleepy state, along with the gale-force winds, Barnaby and I instead headed to the waterfront to take bets on how big the waves were. I’d also been quite keen to test out a recent winter purchase; a transparent raincoat bought from eBay. I haven’t owned a raincoat since I was a child, so it was a surreal feeling to be completely soaked on the outside, but warm and toasty on the inside! I’m usually fairly impractical when it comes to clothing, and either freeze or sweat; depending on the outfit! I think I’m hooked on this whole ‘adapting to the surroundings’ notion, and actually dressing for different weather! I’m thinking this raincoat will be a go-to piece during winter; or at least I hope so – as I’m able to wear summery dresses underneath, and not even shiver! I spent the afternoon wearing a gingham ASOS dress, paired with black t-bar flats. Oh, and thought I should let you know – I warmed up afterwards with an incredibly warm hot chocolate; my favourite!


26th, May, 2012

All Dressed Up in Pastel Shades 

Wellington, it’s been far too long! There is nothing quite like falling in love with a city all over again. After a five o’clock wake up call yesterday morning (!!) we finally made it to the capital city. It’s been well over a year since our last visit, and I hadn’t realized how much I truly do miss it. My own wee city of Christchurch is significantly lacking in the building department, so I’ve spent most of this trip with my neck craned upwards – gazing at the old architecture.

For our waterfront adventures, I dressed fully in pastel shades. The dress I’m wearing is a scalloped piece that I hurriedly hemmed the day before our flight. I’m actually meant to list it in the shop next week, but I’m not sure whether I can part with it or not! The shoes are by bait footwear, and the pink tights were an eBay purchase.


7th, January, 2012

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Take a Tour of Brunei!

I’ve had the hardest time keeping this a secret, so I am delighted to announce that Lost in the Haze has made the first-ever Modcloth Travel Bug video! I love showing off my pretty little home, and even more so through video! I wore a the beautiful For the Right Moment Dress (by 8000 nerves – my favourite!) with Silver and Brogue flats. Take a peek at the video to see some of my favourite places in Brunei; the Kampong Ayer water village next to the royal palace, visiting the incredible mosques, and of course – the jungle!


13th, November, 2011

Wearing my Favourite Brand, Of Course!

Sadly, we have left Brunei. I’m not the best at goodbyes, so sneaky Barnaby made sure that we made a detour to Kuala Lumpur to distract me! He has a real knack for finding amazing hotels that are as cheap as chips – and today we ended up staying directly opposite the famous Petronas Towers! (Most of my time has been spent gazing out the window; what a view!) I’ve been  to KL several times, so have marveled at the towers before, though never during the evening – what a sight!

I am usually a bit of a frumpy traveller; and will wear something plain, like shorts and a top, but for today’s three hour flight I decided to do it in style – by wearing Nadinoo of course! Next stop: New Zealand!