3rd, September, 2015

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Aaaaaand just like that, we’re off to Las Vegas! ; ) Actually, I have a couple more posts to share from Miami, but I have been WAY too excited about these photos. Basically, I can’t resist a second more!

My favourite sign during our entire stay in Vegas simply had to be this one created for the Holiday Motel. It was located right in the heart (teehee, gettit?) of the classic Las Vegas wedding chapel zone, so a white dress just had to be what I wore that day.

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t venture from one end of the strip to the other just to see the sign (although that is something I would definitely do!) – the entire purpose of this trip was to visit a vintage inspired diner, which certainly lived up to expectations. But more on that later..!

One of the things that made me love this sign even more was when we drove past it at night. So many of the lights were blown out; I’m pretty sure it read along the lines of ‘liay oel’ (Holiday Hotel) or something rather similar. It just adds to the countless reasons I adore Las Vegas so darn much; experiencing it at night is a whole other world to during the day. It really is the most peculiar place!

Dress – Chicwish (old, similar here) / Star Hair ClipMane Message / SunglassesZeroUV / ShoesChicwish

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27th, August, 2015

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Arguably one of the very best points of our holiday was getting to visit Miami. There is something to be said for daily ocean swims (followed by waffles!) and historic buildings, among plenty of other very, very neat stuff.

On our last day, we decided to go for a swim before our flight back to Vegas. Somehow, somehow, we woke up at 5:30am (!!!) and immediately headed down to the water. It was seriously mind-blowing getting to see the sunrise over the water – and I won’t lie, there was definitely a tear or two in my eyes (I didn’t want to leaaaave).

Really though, I recommend Miami so highly; it was beyond excellent. Staying on South Beach ended up being a brilliant idea – especially as the art deco buildings were one of the reasons I wanted to visit so badly! We actually stayed in the bright yellow building (typical!) below; the Leslie. I’m sorting through the rest of my photos and am going to have a city guide up at some point soon. Stay tuned!

Dress (on sale) – Missguided / Shoes – Aloha Sandals / SunglassesZeroUV

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23rd, August, 2015

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Guess where I am?! Miami beach! Well, actually I’m now in bed in my pyjamas – back in New Zealand, but I have spent the last couple of weeks rolling around Miami and Las Vegas. So yeah, the blog has been a little quiet. At least I have a good excuse!

Miami was insane. We spent most of the time in the ocean and even saw a little fish swimming right alongside us. (Actually I almost threw it, thinking it was a bit of seaweed touching me!) Then I saw a jellyfish in the water… aaaand cue going for a pizza lunch. Followed by more ocean time. After 40 minutes of course ; )

It was incredible to finally see Miami in real life. I have been Google imaging (is that even a term?!) pictures of Miami for a solid six months. It all finally felt real when we saw the Miami Lifeguard towers in real life. And it was at the golden hour. Talk about swoon-worthy! This classic Americana one was just it for me. And I wasn’t the only one either! You wouldn’t believe the amount of people snapping away and posting to Instagram here! I can’t complain.. I was one of them after all!

Bikini bottomsASOS / Bikini top – Siren Swimwear

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10th, August, 2015

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Building outfits is a strange process – as you’re never really quite sure what is going to set you going on any particular day. See, this dress, I think it is (ridiculously) beautiful; between the baroque print and cut out detailing – and sure, my Swedish Hasbeens clog boots have single handedly been getting me through winter. I tried something a little different on this day, though, and instead of reaching for my usual scarlet Maybelline lippy, I opted for a shade of – dare I say it – brown.

Brown lipstick. It conjures up images of noughties J Lo (not quite what I’m going for) or basically anyone in the nineties. It was just the way to go though, and all in all, I’m pretty happy about how this outfit turned out overall. I think it has some pretty strong Autumn vibes going through, but hey, for a first time trying out brown lippy, I think it’s pretty good.

DressIzabel London / Clog Boots – Swedish Hasbeens / Beret – Vintage / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves (via Modcloth)

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24th, July, 2015

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What can I say; playsuits are kind of my jam. There’s something about an all-in-one, particularly as I happen to live in one of the windiest cities in the world (no upskirting for this lady, thanks). My latest romper, this little number by Emmy, has become the latest obsession – as I’m fairly sure I’ve worn it at least three times in the last week or so. And who says bloggers don’t rewear outfits?!

After rewatching Fear and Loathing recently (an absolute necessity when you’ve got an upcoming trip to Vegas) I’ve found myself slightly obsessed with Hawaiian-esque prints, and could genuinely dress in them all of the time. A good look, maybe, but a little out of the norm when you’re slap-bang in the middle of Winter. Have you heard the phrase “dress for the job you want”? I’m thinking more along the lines of “dress for the weather you want.”

PlaysuitEmmy / Hat – Vintage / Baby Biscuit Bag – Pepa Loves / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm

 

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17th, July, 2015

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I never really need much of an excuse to visit Breaker Bay – it is one of my favourite places after all, but after I suggested it as a possible guest post idea for a blog I love (Selective Potential, anyone?) I found myself walking along it’s stoney shores a whole lot earlier than expected. Which is (of course) always a good thing.

This ended up being the most fun we’ve ever had in Breaker Bay. The sun was blazing down, despite it technically being Winter in New Zealand, and we climbed the whole way along the big hills, like I’ve always wanted to do.

Probably what I enjoyed most of all was how many dogs we saw! I am fairly animal obsessed, which has only gotten worse after living in a small apartment (no pets, wahh!) for two years. I’ll take whatever animal fix I can get! And when they’re even half as friendly as the dogs we saw at Breaker Bay, you’re bound to feel a whole lot happier!

Oh, and as for my guest post, you can see it over on Tieka’s blog, right here.

Playsuit – Boohoo / Pineapple Necklace & EarringsWith Love and Mary / Shoes – Aloha Sandals / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves (via Modcloth)

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15th, July, 2015

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‘A twinkling star looked down to see

A starfish swimming through the sea.

He said “that looks just like me

But I am still and he is free.”‘

I can’t remember where this poem is from (Pinterest, I suppose). But I really, really like it. And I really, really like my star hair clip too. And sometimes the little things are all you really need.

DressChicwish / Star ClipMane Message / Bag – Jo Totes / Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm

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11th, July, 2015

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Guys, do you reckon acrylic could be eatable? Well I certainly hope so, because my Homer Simpson doughnut necklace literally makes my mouth water every single time I wear it – it just looks so good!

This outfit was actually in collaboration with Boohoo, who challenged me to create a Winter outfit for under $120. Uh, challenge accepted, and the end result is something I’m pretty darn pleased with. The main staples (ie. Chelsea boots, duster coat, and co-ord) are all from (you guessed it), Boohoo, but the lips bag is from Hi! by Henry Holland, and the doughnut is from Black Heart Creatives.

Now, can I just take a second to say ‘where are all the pink buildings at?!’ Seriously, it’s near impossible to find even the slightest bit of pink in the central city! If there are any Wellingtonians reading this who know of secret pink buildings, please do let me know! I had to make do with a building I do love terribly dearly – the Theosophical Society. Actually, I was pretty chuffed at the last minute choice – especially because the round windows reminded me of doughnuts too! Mmm, doughnuts..

Pink Duster Coat – Boohoo / Grey Co-ord – Boohoo / Chelsea Boots – Boohoo / Doughnut NecklaceBlack Heart Creatives

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4th, July, 2015

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Hooray for sunny weather! Despite it being Winter in Wellington, we had a particularly sunny day recently, so I headed to my favourite spot, which is very, very conveniently hidden from the wind. I love being outdoors, and little weekend adventures are kind of the best thing ever. Oh, and beyond worth the 45 minute bus ride and $5 fare.

Me and my guy, Barnaby headed to the beach I love the most just to do some simple lazing in the sun. Don’t get me wrong – it was bloomin’ cold when we shot these photos (shade will do that!) but lying in the sunshine, with no wind whatsoever, I genuinely was warm as toast.

You might remember I visited this very same beach a few months back, and I’m fairly sure that while doing so I discovered the perfect formula; beehives, instant cameras, and vintage inspired swimsuits go together like nothing else. And who am I to ruin a good thing? ; )

BikiniRed Dolly Swimwear / Minions Banana NecklaceTatty Devine /

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15th, June, 2015

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Probably my favourite thing ever to have come out of 2014 was the co-ord trend. As a rule, I’m not usually too keen on following trends, and tend to stick to doing my own thing, but I’ve been a long-time advocate of playsuits – so co-ords are just a natural progression, right? Plus, I grew up in the 90s. That pretty much says it all.

So if you couldn’t tell, I really love this co-ord by Znu Clothing. The tie-up back is really cute, and I’m just glad that the weather turned out really nice and warm (it is winter here!) so I could actually wear it instead of simply admiring it in my wardrobe.

I was SO happy when we took these photos – we just found out that one of our favourite DJs (Martin Garrix) is playing in Las Vegas while we’re on holiday there. Oh gosh, time can’t go fast enough! I am so excited! Of course this outfit is already packed into my suitcase. I always pack really far in advance – it is genuinely the only way I can cope with the excitement and butterflies!

Co-ordZnu Clothing / ClogsLotta From Stockholm / Porcelain Rabbit Ring – And Mary / Cat Bag – Pepa Loves

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