Waiotapu

With names such as “Champagne Pool,” “Devil’s Bath” and “Artist’s Palette”…you know the sights in Wai-O-Tapu are going to be anything but boring. Wai-O-Tapu is an active geothermal area about a half hour away from Rotorua, New Zealand. It has rightfully been dubbed “New Zealand’s most colorful volcanic area.” And it is, in my opinion, the best spot to see geothermal activity in that area. What you’ll see: I was blown away by the sights in Wai-O-Tapu! It has everything… Read more »

Sydney shopping spree outfit

A couple of outfit posts ago I mentioned a shopping spree I went on the night before I left Sydney, Australia. I had been pretty “good” until that night about my shopping while I was in Sydney, despite temptation lurking around every corner. I mean, I even lived within walking distance of the Pitt Street Mall, which is home to some very yummy restaurants and, most importantly, 600 different stores…including Kate Spade, Review Australia and Nine West (a.k.a. a few… Read more »

bilbo baggins home in Hobbiton, New zealand

β€œIt’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings And today, we are getting swept off to none other than Hobbiton in New Zealand! Whether you’re a big fan of “The Hobbit” & “Lord of the Rings,” or not, Hobbiton is still a must-do when you’re in New Zealand. I… Read more »

VIPme dress

I did it… I finally shot an outfit post out and about in Rosario, Argentina! And I even put together a tiny little video too, showing off the twirl-ability of this VIPme dress, at the end of the post. This weekend had been wonderfully lazy and relaxing, which was exactly what my hubby and I needed after all the traveling and moving. We took these photos yesterday on a little stroll to get coffee (I really love getting coffee in… Read more »

ModCloth blouse

Oofta! This past month has certainly been an interesting one. Our move to Argentina has proved to be our most challenging one yet. Not that that is a bad thing. It just means there are new things to learn and adapt to. We’ve also traveled to a total of 3 continents in less than a month, haha. And, unfortunately, while I’m learning and adapting and traveling, creating brand spanking new blog material in Argentina has not been happening as quickly… Read more »

te puia, new zealand

The second half of our New Zealand trip (in the North Island) did not exactly go accordingly to plan. Our first day in Rotorua had torrential rainfall and flooding, which resulted in our full day tour of all the coolest geothermal thermal activity in the area getting canceled. But, thankfully, our hotel was within walking distance of Te Puia! So, we decided to make the most of the yucky weather and went to check it out! Te Puia is home… Read more »

Star Wars Cat Wars shirt

Sorry! I know I’m late to the party on this post… but happy belated Star Wars Day! This is the outfit I broke out for the occasion. As you can see, I was not in Argentina, but instead at my parent’s house. It was really nice to pop home and see everyone for a bit. (However, I do apologize for getting behind on my posts and such this last week!) This isn’t the most exciting Star Wars-themed outfit I’ve ever… Read more »

camping

Guest Post by Victor Spring is in the air and camping season is just around the corner. And adventure-lovers are starting to plan their camping trips and hiking expeditions! Most of the time, you may be dependent on your car as a means of transportation for these adventures. This post will help you plan what’s essential to pack in your vehicle for these outings. It is also important to note that venturing into the wild can be risky; there are… Read more »

pink lace dress

This week took a rather unexpected turn, and I am actually back in the United States right now visiting family! My husband and I were approved by his company last minute to come home for our nephew’s baptism this past Sunday. So, this last week and a half was a little crazy as we prepared to fly from Argentina back to the US. (Sorry for not being as responsive to comments & social media right now!) I do have new… Read more »

skydiving Queenstown, NZ

With Queenstown, New Zealand being The Adventure Capital of the World and all, jumping 15,000 feet out of an airplane seemed like a reasonable thing to do while we were there. Right? Plus, we had already gotten ourselves warmed up by going bungy jumping off the world’s first bungy jump bridge while we were in Queenstown, and we were ready to try something even scarier! Jumping at 15,000 feet is the highest option you can do at NZOne Skydive. (There… Read more »

Jodie of Jodie's Touch of Style

Meet Jodie! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and the creator of the unique, fashion blog “Jodie’s Touch of Style.” Jodie’s blog is truly one-of-a-kind! She not only features outfits she’s styled for herself, but she’s also featuring outfits she’s styled for two other models as well. Jodie is quite the busy blogger! The way Jodie’s blog works is she features three looks in each post that represent a different age group: her own (the 50s model), Nancy’s (the 60s model)… Read more »

Shein ruffle sleeves white top

The only kind of drama I like – dramatic sleeves! And this my first outfit post from Rosario! I do still have travel posts left from New Zealand, but I wanted to break this week up a bit and not go too travel crazy. So, here’s a little outfit post to spice things up. I’m always a bit late to join the party when it comes to trends, but I do LOVE the dramatic sleeves trend that has been going… Read more »

Milford Sound

I know in my last post I said that Queenstown, New Zealand was one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. But, Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park are certainly tied for that title, in my opinion! Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park are actually not too far from Queenstown, but it takes quite a long time to get there by car from Queenstown because the roads are so curvy and windy. And let me tell you, it… Read more »

Queenstown, NZ

Usually, when I go through my photos for blog posts, I tend to think the photos make a place (or me) look a bit better than it (or I) actually am. However, while I was going through these photos this week, I was rather disappointed. I mean, these are showing some gorgeous landscapes – but it was one of those things that was so much more impressive in person. I don’t believe I’ve ever been so awestruck by an area… Read more »

Queenstown, NZ

Holy moly, I know this is an outfit post, but would you look at that background! These photos were taken in Queenstown, New Zealand on our trip a couple weeks ago (this is the same area as my bungy jump post on Monday). I don’t know if I have seen a place quite as beautiful as Queenstown. It literally looked like a postcard every place you turned! But anyways, I’ll be sharing some proper beauty shots of Queenstown on Friday…let’s… Read more »

The-Original-Kawarau-Bridge-Bungy-Jump-in-Queenstown

If you’re going to be visiting the place where bungee jumping got started, you might as well go bungy jumping…right? I am deathly afraid of heights, but I had always told myself if I ever made it to New Zealand, I was going to jump off The Kawarau Bridge. So, when we were in New Zealand, this was literally the first thing we did. (This way I didn’t have time to chicken out. Haha.) The Kawarau Bridge is where bungy… Read more »

Rosario, Argentina at sunset

We made it! It was one heck of a journey from Sydney to Queenstown, NZ to Rotorua, NZ to Auckland, NZ and then Buenos Aires, but we’re finally moved into our new place in Rosario. I just wanted to give a little update on how everything went, as I’ve been getting some questions that I haven’t had a chance to respond to. (It’s been a bit crazy + we JUST got the internet in our place.) And I’ll start posting… Read more »

Judy Blue jean shorts

If you’re reading this post, it means I have made it to Rosario…but I haven’t quite gotten my hands on decent wifi yet. This happened when I came to Australia too, but this time, I figured I would have a backup plan instead of willing a coffee shop’s bandwidth to increase with my brain. So, here’s my scheduled backup plan post! Haha. Enjoy! Shop the look: I know, I’ve worn variations of this outfit before. But, hey, it’s been awhile!… Read more »

Five fancy things to do in Sydney

Guest Post by Roxana Oliver Sydney can offer numerous entertainment possibilities and fun attractions to its visitors, but there are always those special things that will make your stay in this amazing city that more exciting and memorable. Behave as locals do is a great motto to follow when visiting Sydney. However, the next five things are an absolute must if you want to experience more luxurious spots in Sydney. The following high-end activities are not only synonymous with the… Read more »

tatyana boutique fan skirt

As I’m writing this post, I’m also crossing my fingers and toes hoping I get to wear this outfit again in the near future. All but one lonely suitcase was packed up when we left Sydney and shipped via a moving company…with the disclaimer that it could be up to 6 months before I see any of it again because customs in Argentina inspects each thing by hand that comes in….among several issues with importing goods and our visas. (Eeek.)… Read more »

Stylwe dress

Shop the look: Now, this a dress I don’t own anything else quite like! While there are plenty of high-collared, floral dresses in my closet. This is certainly a new style for me. While this dress is demure and modest, it also has just a hint of sexy thanks to the sheerness of it. (There is a lining underneath, but it stops way above my knee.) And how can you not love the embroidered details of this dress? Embroidery is… Read more »

Marie-France Group hair

You may remember me mentioning Marie-France Group a few weeks ago when I attended their One Year Anniversary VIP Party & Runway Show at their Walsh Bay location. (It was tons of fun!) They were also kind enough to invite me back for a haircut and style last week! I also had booked a color and conditioning treatment for my appointment. After years of bleaching and dyeing my hair, I’m trying to get back to my natural color and get… Read more »

floral fashionmia dress

Shop the look: Less is more can be a fine way to approach style some days…but, more often than not, I like adding a little extra frill to an already showy ensemble. This fit and flare dress would be plenty fine on its own…but, I just love the way it looked with a little extra oomph. My experiment into the world of petticoats is proving to be a successful one! Haha. I really do like these inexpensive ones from Amazon… Read more »

Miriam of Currently Wearing

Meet Miriam! She’s March’s Featured Fashionista and the fashion expert behind the lovely blog, “Currently Wearing.” Miriam’s blog features a wonderful range of looks, from high-end to casual and everything in between, you’re sure to find top-notch inspiration on Currently Wearing! And Miriam also features the best recipes, as well as sharing little bits of her experiences in motherhood (she has the most adorable daughter). Miriam’s blog posts are not only gorgeous, but her writing is always honest and to… Read more »

Lilee Yamanto dress

Shop similar items: Like my days, I currently have no idea what season it is. Haha. I certainly have a case of the moving jitters, and they have turned my brain into mush. But in the moving jitters’ defense, the weather here in Sydney has been all over the place too. And the day I wore this outfit certainly felt like a beautiful spring day! However, given that I know a lot of my lovely readers are from the Northern… Read more »

floral stylewe dress

Shop similar items: I don’t usually put much thought into the material of the clothing I wear. If it looks decent and I don’t break out in hives or anything from it, I’m good to go. However, since I’ve been perusing the website StyleWe, my taste in material is starting to evolve just the tiniest bit. This dress is from StyleWe, but it’s not the only thing in my closet from them. I do have a few other items, all… Read more »

godaddy stock beach image

Guest post by Carl Turner It’s never too early to start planning for your next vacation, especially if it’s during the holiday season. The holidays are always one of the busiest travel times of the year, and, rather than spend another year enduring stressful family situations, more and more people are using their days off as an opportunity to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. But where to go? When to go? When to book a flight to Fiji or… Read more »