Long Weekend in Melboune

We’re off to Melbourne in August!

Gosh I’m excited, I’ve already started planning my wardrobe – not even kidding 😉

Jonny may be getting slightly concerned at the amount of luggage I’m planing on taking…

Every single time I wear something remotely winterish (my new made up word), I keep saying “I might take this to Melbourne” – yes I’m that thrilled to be going.

Booking the trip was very much a very spur of the moment thing, and wasn’t really our idea, we just jumped on the band-wagon so to speak…

Our besties had flights to the Whitsunday’s booked for June, but these needed to be cancelled due to the damage left by cyclone Debbie. So Andrea (my gorgeous gal pal – we have been friends since we were both knee-high to a grasshopper – yep, she emigrated from England too) decided her and Mike would do a quick trip to Melbourne instead.

When she called to tell me her plans, these thoughts instantly ran through my mind in all of 0.3 nanoseconds:

  • 11th August is only 4 days away from Jonny’s birthday.
  • My gorgeous friend Carmel has just moved to Melbourne and I’m itching to see her new hood.
  • Great friends, great catch-ups, great food and of copious amounts of celebratory champers.
  • Shopping.
  • Rugging up.
  • Amazing street art for pics (which is why I need to take so many clothes).

BOOKED FLIGHTS TWO MINUTES LATER – with baggage of course!

I’m guessing Ange and Mike may have wanted a lovely weekend together – instead, I bulldozed in on their action and invited us both along, before Ange even had time to digest the consequences…

They will have some alone time on the flight there and back though (how thoughtful of me 😉 ) – as we have extended our stay a bit longer.

Have I ever told you what a very talented Event Manager Andrea is?  Organisation is her life’s blood. I, on the other hand (if left to my own devices) would kick the sightseeing to the kerb and head straight for Melbourne Emporium to shop up a storm – so I NEED her there. I know we will be delighted after she has dragged us both around this beautiful city.

The sightseeing day is planned for the Saturday – which means I have all day Friday and Sunday to play.

Long Weekend in Melbourne

Ollie Shift* $159.00 | Yuni Waterfall Vest* $239.00 both Saints the Label | Request Ankle Boot* $49.00 Spendless Shoes

It seems only right that I take this outfit with me from Melbourne based Saints the Label.

Have you heard of them?

Saints the Label was born from its sister brand Mesop in 2014.

Based in the old Vittoria Coffee building, designer Elise Morrow creates pieces that are trans-seasonal, timeless and beautifully classic – definitions that are music to my ears.

The Ollie Shift dress:

Long Weekend in Melbourne

Ollie Shift* $159.00 Saints the Label |Ponte Pants, last year Table Eight | Cross Necklace N042* $175.50 Sebastianella | Ankle Boots oldies from Mimco

You already know how much I love a good shift dress – they skim and flatter in all the right places.

If said shift dress has cute sleeve detail, plus stripes it will always grab my attention.

The Ollie dress is made from  62% viscose, 33% polyester and 5% spandex, which means it is the perfect travelling companion too. No creasing and plenty of stretch for comfort. I do like to arrive crease free when stepping off a flight.

I love the simplicity of this cut. It’s the type of dress that can be worn so many ways.

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, add over the knee boots and your favourite leather biker jacket – I will definitely try this look with these boots and thick opaque tights.

Height wise I’m 172cm and I’m wearing the M (the L may have given me a touch more length) I always prefer the addition of tights or ponte pants in the winter to make the look more sophisticated – my legs are no longer good enough to bare!

In spring I would wear this over white jeans.

Yuni Waterfall Vest

Long Weekend in Melbourne

Ollie Shift* $159.00 | Yuni Waterfall Vest* $239.00 both Saints the Label | Request Ankle Boot* $49.00 Spendless Shoes

I’m such a lover of vests – this one does come with a belt, but I prefer it to wear it without, otherwise it emphasises my ample boobage.

Vests add something oh so special to an outfit.

The waterfall cut is so feminine too – I can picture this worn so many ways.

Can you imagine it worn with blue denim and a classic white shirt – how fabulous would that look?

Or wear over your favourite roll neck and black pants for extra warmth.

Composition: 50% wool, 35% viscose and 15% polyester – such a snuggly combo!

Now all I need (between now and August) is for my ankle to recover enough for all the walking Andrea will intend me to do!

I’d love you to tell me your favourite Melbourne haunts:

Places to eat? Bars? Shopping? Sightseeing?


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