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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Bev,

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  • nellie1964

    Where about are you staying Bev?

  • Petra

    Oh you’ll have such an amazing time – I’m so happy we live in Melbourne (well, just outside; the Mornington Peninsula) – it truly is a foodie place and great culture too 🙂

  • nellie1964

    Oh god Bev, August will be well and truly cold! Make sure you jump on a tram and do Gertrude Street , Brunswick Street and head down to High Street Northcote. Have a look at the Rose Street Markets in Fitzroy for something a tad different too. Agree with Village People on Brunswick Street, head upstairs to the rooftop bar, for a pre dinner drink, there is even Japanese on the ground floor too. You could also try the DFO outlet in South Wharf for shopping too. Enjoy our wonderful city Bev! xx

  • Enjoy Melbourne! I can’t wait to see the outfits you buy there and the street art background photos you take! What fun!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

  • Mary Bath

    Hi Bev…..lovely to catch up on your posts. I was sorry to see you had hurt your ankle but looks like you are back to full fitness now!! Loving all the outfits!! Our weather is slowly getting warmer….. apparently May is going to be “hot”……..I’ll believe that when I see it!!!
    Your weekend away sounds fab……..say hello to Andrea and Michael from me.
    Take care. Love Mary xx

  • This whole outfit will be absolutely perfect for Melbourne. Just make sure you wear your F4 shopping is a professional sport and you red to make sure you have the right footwear so you can finish strong. Just love all the gorgeous cafes in Melbourne. If you want cakes St Kilda has the mos amazing cake shops you can spend hours just looking at the window displays.

    • Glad you love this look – the quality is outstanding and so timeless and classic. My F4’s are a must…I don’t intend to let you down on the shopping front – I will finish strong I promise! Although I may need a new pair of NAT’s by then – I’m wearing mine out!
      Now CAKE is talking my language – St Kilda it is! xxx

  • Jacqueline Mitrovits

    If you like tapas you most go to MoVida. There are a few in Melbourne but my fav is the original in Hosier Lane (off Flinders Street) its amazing but you need to book a good 6 weeks in advance. I seriously organise any trip to Melbourne around eating at MoVida!! Also on another note thank you for introducing me to Sunday Riley. Loving the products as is my skin xx

    • Adore chilling over a fine plate of tapas Jacqueline – MoVida sounds wonderful, I’ve made a note of where your favourite one is so thank you!
      Sunday Riley is on another level where skincare is concerned – so happy to hear you are loving it! xxx

  • Suzie

    You will have a ball! Emporium, Collins Street, Chapel Street for shopping, food is fab everywhere but Village People in Fitzroy for best Thai and cocktails, you might even try book Heston Blumenthal, plenty of great eateries at Crown. Walk from Bourke through royal arcade to Collins for the best laneway coffees and lunches. Too many options to mention, Bev. How exciting xx xx

    • Suzie I love the sound of Village People – Jonny adores Thai, so this would be amazing! Although I would personally love Heston Blumenthal. The laneways really appeal to me, so we will definitely walk through from Bourke to Collins. I’m also hoping its really chilly but dry while we are there – super excited to be cold 😉 😉 😉 xxx

  • Belinda Stark

    Hey Bev, Its Belinda here (owner of Sissy Mt Eliza). If you have the time Mt Eliza is stunning and also the gateway to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula (an hours drive from Melbourne) It would be wonderful to have you come to my store and the Peninsula is jam packed full of wineries, shops, spas, cafes/restaurants and stunning scenery! XX

    • Hi Belinda! Thank you so much for the wonderful invitation the Mr Eliza and the Mornington Peninsula sound idyllic – I would love to visit…if I can make this happen, I sure will let you know xxx

      • Belinda Stark

        Fabulous! Have a great rest of the week!

      • Petra

        Yes, totally recommend Mt Eliza – fabulous village by the sea. Sissy’s a great shop too.