Pre VAMFF

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With VAMFF right around the corner, HERE, I simply cannot wait to change outfits 10 times a day, see all my favourite blogger babes, and run around like a crazy woman trying to get the best shot of my OOTD / the runway situation / the overall amazingness that is the Royal Exhibition Building. And so, I’m kicking off the first day of VAMFF with a little outfit situation I put together courtesy of one of my favourite Australian designers, Aje. This signature Aje sparkly number paired back with their oversized knitwear, my run-down cons and a blush Mon Purse bucket bag is like a dream-outfit come true. Oh and a peachy coloured rose for good measure, or something like that…

ActiveSkin

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Having somewhat recently discovered online beauty store haven ActiveSkin, I was looking forward to ordering and trying out a couple of their luxe beauty brands. With brands like Lancome, Clinique, Napolean Perdis and many more available, I landed on a couple of evening-eye-make-up essentials from Napolean Perdis, hoping to somewhat spice up my [lack-of] evening-make-up-routine.

Island Of Palm Trees

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SO – I have arrived! To the island of palm trees, crinkled tees, cool breeze & sunsets for daiz; a place where serious, and I mean serious, shopping is prioritized over beaching and smashed avo is replaced with bowls of street fruit, trusted from ‘hole-in-the-wall’-like places. So yeah – it is totally my kind of place. Besides the lack of smashed avo. I’m totally not about that. Either way – Honolulu, Hawaii is sort of everything I was hoping for and some. I’ve been channeling some serious bra-less beach-vibes and opting for simple silks and cotton tees, instead of my usual crisp white shirt/mum-jean-situation. I don’t usually like denim cut-offs, but I’ve been making a few exceptions there too. Perhaps it is the island; influencing all sorts of sartorial changes, either way – I am totally going with it.

Bargain Hunter

DSC_0347_FotorWHAT A MORNING! Once sufficiently caffeinated, I headed over for a spot of shopping (read: I bought the entire centre) at Uni Hill Factory Outlet. Having heard good things, my expectations were high – and I’m glad they were, as I definitely was not disappointed! With all my favourite retailers in one place (Coverse, Seed, Witchery, Platypus, New Balance, Tony Bianco) I was one happy camper shopper. With almost every single store having 50% retail price, plus an additional 20% off reduced items, I was in fashion heaven. As a self confessed fashion-aholic, I will definitely be making Uni Hill a regular shopping destination, particularly when wanting to grab myself a good bargain (which is, well – always). Check out what I bought below! 

Asian Breakfast Soiree

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I recently attended a breakfast soiree at Highpoint Shopping Centre to celebrate the opening of their brand new Level One casual dining precinct. With the anticipation of an Asian breakfast fiesta and the darling presence of my beautiful blogger/personal-photographer/babing-friend Carissa, I ventured out to Highpoint, and by ventured – I really do mean roadtrip-ed – as well, it took me over an hour. My thoughts? So. Totally. Worth. It. The food, oh the food. The dumplings, the ramen, the fried chicken, the colourful chopsticks way too cute to eat with – what a deliciously amazing morning. Plus pretty little red lanterns hanging from above, sweet flower table arrangements and a never ending supply of green tea didn’t hurt either.

Repurpose Summer Wardrobe

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PINNACLE RUNWAY PINAFORE / AMBRA TIGHTS / ZARA TURTLENECK / VINTAGE SCARF / MARCS BLAZER 

HELLO! Welcome back! It has been a while (8 days to be exact), since my last post! A few things have changed since then, well I finished my exams for one, and well, I am now officially 22 years old (…but more on this later). Meanwhile, the sunshine may be glistening here in Melbourne, creating insta-worthy backdrop reflections and pretty photographic moments, but unfortunately – it is anything BUT warm. In fact, the last time I felt this cold; I was shivering on the side of road, draped in fur and various other materials, trying to hail a cab outside the meatpacking district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Yep. THAT COLD.

Flawlessly Fuchsia Lake

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HAMPTON THE LABEL TOP / TOPSHOP SHIRT / A BRAND JEANS / THE PEACHBOX BRACELETS / NAJO JEWELLERY NECKLACE / DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH

As someone who is never short of things to say, it did come as somewhat of a surprise to me today when I was literally speechless at the sight of this flawlessly fuchsia-pink lake. After an afternoon coffee-pick-me-up in Lygon Street (refer to my INSTAGRAM for imagery), I somehow convinced my entire family that a ‘quick’ drive (aka 45 minutes in the opposite direction of our house) to this photogenic lake was a total Sunday afternoon necessity. And, well, it was entirely worth it. Learning that the lake had turned this colour due to naturally high salt concentration and recent weather conditions, kind of made the experience all the more naturally beautiful and thus the perfect backdrop to showcase a couple of my newest pieces.

Stripes, Hats, Etcetera.

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GoOoOD early EVENING everybody! Apologies for my somewhat unintentional hiatus this last week, I have somehow managed to already fall eight [class] hours behind at University and it is only week one, so as you can see, I am off to a flying start. Smashing goals even. Etcetera. Etcetera. But moving along to far more important things like this Parisian-inspired-sailor-feel-funky-little-look courtesy of That Online Boutique. I don’t usually wear tops that are overly figure-hugging because I don’t think it really suits me as much as tops with more movement (possibly due to my lack of lady lumps…) but there was something really appealing about this matching stripe-y duo which caught my fancy and made for the perfect outfit for a night on the town with my lovely ladies.

Am I French Yet?

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VINTAGE TOP / ZARA DENIM JEANS / VINTAGE SCARF / ROBB & LULU BRALETTE / CHANEL BAG / ZOMP SHOES

I spent my last weekend of freedom getting reacquainted with the somewhat scarce sunshine, getting lost in hidden, rustic laneways/little garden heaven and sipping more coffee/eating more delicate sweets than I’d like to admit… [But seriously though, go try a sweet treat (…or five) from The Waiting Room on the absolute ASAP – would totally recommend: raspberry crème brulee. Yes that is a thing.] Drenched in nothing less but vintage-chic-Parisian-inspired pieces, I felt entirely at home in this little green garden wonderland. But today I think I will let the photographs do the talking, as, well, my lecturer is doing enough talking in this one hour period for the entire semester, and as someone who is never short of words, even I am struggling to keep up! (…possible I have not yet consumed enough caffeinated beverages…)