Jun 9, 2014

Adventures in Melbourne: QV Tropical Retreat

All pictures taken by Marlee

Escaping the Winter chill and making away for a tropical getaway is definitely at the forefront of my daydreams right about now. So when my blogger buddy Marlee invited me to QV's launch party of their pop-up Tropical Retreat, I was more than happy to tag along.

Lush flora, tropical cocktails, Polynesian dancers, flame throwing bartenders, enthusiastic congo players and a table with endless chocolate nibbles were only some of the things on offer for the night. I was so impressed with the amount of detail that went into this event, everything was so well done. At the end they even handed us a little 'message-in-a-bottle' complete with sand and everything!

The retreat is now open to the public until the end of the month if you want to check it out.

May 18, 2014

Go-to weekend outfit

It might be the third time in a row you've seen this leather jacket, but I just can't get enough. Recently this has been my standard 'go-to' weekend attire. Ripped jeans, slide on sneakers a tee and my trust leather jacket and you can't go wrong.

leather jacket - Portmans
tshirt - General Pants
bag - Deadly Ponies
jeans - Cotton On
sneakers - Sportsgirl

May 7, 2014

Golden heeled mules

Another of my Winter Wardrobe Planning items ticked off my list! Mules may be more of a warm weather shoe but here's hoping for a few more unseasonably warm days before Winter truly kicks in. I know all black outfits are not all that interesting, but I'm still such a fan! Having feature items like the golden heel on these Zara mules and coral lipstick helps brighten things up a notch.

mules / Zara
leather jacket / Portmans
pants / Country Road
cashmere / Uniqlo

May 4, 2014

Sydney Weekend

Bondi Icebergs
Gorgeous houses around McMahon's Point
Garden inspiration in Manly
Beb at Balmoral
at Barrio Chino with Jaimie Lee
Beach dreaming again at Bondi
Burrito time at Chica Bonita in Manly

Last weekend me and Dan had a little getaway trip to Sydney where we basically ate and drank and walked around beaches a lot. Sydney never ceases to impresses me with its lush flora and dreamy beaches and I just get so inspired by the lovely houses and their array of cute window box plants.

Also had a fun catch up with my homegirl Jaimie Lee of Mademoiselle fame at Barrio Chino where we drank our weight in Margaritas and probably laughed way louder than is publicly decent.

Apr 19, 2014

Leather jacket

An item I've wanted for several Winters now is finally mine! Last Winter I mentioned how I was surprised at finding a really superb leather skirt at Portmans, a shop I never ever visit. Well shock me, shock me, this leather beauty is also from Portmans! They just have it down in the leather department, apparently.

Quilted upper arms, soft yet sturdy leather, minimal shine, simple details; all what I was looking for and not exorbitantly priced. Makes me happy that Autumn chills have arrived in Melbourne.

leather jacket - Portmans
quilted top - Country Road
jeans - Dejour
sneakers - Nike Roshe Run


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