hook and vine

Kirsty

It was all happening in Geelong over the weekend with so much on to see and do.

The Avalon Airshow started Friday and went right through the weekend. In Geelong West on Saturday was Pako Festa, celebrating all things multicultural. Sunday on the Bellarine was the Wallington Strawberry Fair.

I headed to the inaugural Sustainable Hook and Vine Festival Saturday. It was all about seafood and wine and the organic and sustainable practice of fishing. Music was played throughout the afternoon with wine samples on offer and food and drink to be purchased. Picnic blankets covered the grounds and everyone was enjoying the beautiful sunshine on the last day of summer!

I tried the salt and pepper calamari from Uber Mama and it was delicious! Served with an asian slaw it was a perfect lunch. Andrew tried the pork belly also from Uber Mama and he too thought it was delicious! I think we will be heading to Angelsea to try some more!

Uber Mama

Hook and Vine

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Hook and Vine

Mount Gellibrand

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i love melko

Melko

Don’t you love it when you find something you love, and when you wear it everyone feels that love for it as well?

That is how I feel about this dress. I put it on Friday morning and headed to work and all day I had people stop me to ask where I got my dress from. They were loving the pattern, the cut and the way it looked so comfortable!

As a fashion blogger I like to show readers beautiful clothes as well as new brands to go have a look at. This dress is no exception. What attracted me to this garment was the pattern and I love how perfect it is for the office. Easily adapted with boots, or flats as well as the heels as I’m wearing.

Melko is an Australian company that sources clothing from South America. (Only working with companies and brands which employ safe and fair workplace conditions!)

Their collections have a south american flair, fun and of an extremely high quality, perfect for Melbourne!! It really is a great brand with incredible pieces and this dress is so perfect as we now hit autumn weather!

I love Melko

Totem

Wittner Heels

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Geelong

I was wearing:

  • thanks to Melko ~ brooke dress from the totem collection
  • heels from Wittner (same but in black here)
  • bag from Sportsgirl (similar here)

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5 favourite fashion blogger looks #8

This week it was all about casual everyday style for me; although I did have to include Aimee’s beautiful dress from the Oscars.

I really am enjoying this feature as I love reading blogs and now highlighting my favourite blogger looks.

I’d love to hear what you think of this feature and if you want to continue seeing it each week…

1. Chades of Chic

I love this all white look with black accents! Great pants with a cute crop and white jacket over the top is a really fun look. I am in love with Samantha’s shoes and think they too go so well with the look. I even think slides would work with this outfit for a more casual look!

Chades of Chic

2. Michelle’s Style Files

You can’t go wrong with strips and Michelle looks relaxed and chic in this beautiful blue and white striped dress. A great length and simple accessories do the trick!

Michelle's Style File

3. Sincerely Jules

I love Jules style! No matter what she wears she always looks perfect. Stripes and white again to make a fun weekend look. I also love the pink flats and big grey tote! I keep seeing jackets tied around waists and Jules show its the way to go!

Sincerely Jules

4. Sonia Styling

A beautiful denim shirt dress with some cute heels and great hair! It even has pockets which is a real plus in any dress! This would be a great look for work, or heading out for dinner or even fun on the weekend. Such a versatile piece!

Sonia Styling

5. Song of Style 

Although not a relaxed look, I had to include Aimee in this beautiful white dress she wore for the Oscars. Of course its Zimmerman!!  It is so elegant and I love the style of this beautiful dress. I love the simple black heels and the gold clutch to complete the outfit.

Song of Style

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All these images taken from the bloggers sites as per links above. 

9 top looks from the oscars

9 top looks from the oscars

It’s the night of night… The one were Hollywood shines and we all wait to see who wins those gold statues… Or for some (me) seeing what your favourite star will wear! The Oscars!

I like elegance and sophistication and if you can pull off something different keeping your elegance then it’s a big win for me.

I thought the standard this year was amazing and so many of the actress looked incredible. I did pick 9 of my favourite looks from the oscars but it was very tough just picking 9!

1. Reece Witherspoon 

I love this white gown with black accents! Her simple make-up and hair are perfect with this understated yet elegant gown!

Reece Witherspoon

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

I don’t know if it’s my latest love for pale pink or the stunning silhouette or just Gwyneth;  I adore this look. She looks beautiful.

Gwyneth Paltrow

3. Margot Robbie

I remember Margot from Neighbors and how far has she gone; taking Hollywood by storm! This black dress is stunning and I love her necklace. With bright red lips it’s a wonderful look!

Mragot Robbie

4. Emma Stone

I look at Emma’s dress and think what an incredible job the designers did. They would have beaded for hours!! I was unsure of the colour at first but think Emma looks amazing!

Emma Stone

5. Naomi Watts

I really like the cut and style of Naomi’s dress. Silver and black works so well and I love the tone of her lipstick making it a really stylish fun look!

Naomi Watts

6. Dakota Johnson

I love the colour of Dakota’s dress. The knot is a great detail and I love the shape.

Dakota Johnson

7. Zoe Saldana

Pale pink again… I have an obsession! Although a structured dress, I love that is so different from the others. The ruffle detail is a beautiful detail of on Zoe’s figure.

Zoe Saldana

8. Sienna Miller

Bows, lace, texture… although so many elements I feel they work so well together. Sienna looks rock-star glam in this black gown helped by her smoky eyes and slicked back hair. Sienna Miller

9. Cate Blanchett

I love Cate’s style. I find her so elegant and regal almost! I really like how she has added the colour with her necklace and simple natural looking make-up.

Cate Blanchett

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Flying Brick

Sportsgirl

Over the weekend we headed to Flying Brick Cider House for our friends birthday. I love how close it is to our house and how it showcases the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

Flying Brick opened recently, in November last year, and it is housed in such a beautiful building and set up. The design is so well delivered and it is a great place to be in with a wonderful vibe. With all the open windows and beautiful grass lawn it is a great way to enjoy a Saturday Afternoon.

We in fact headed to Flying Brick back in December last year for Andrew’s Christmas Party and the meals were delicious. If you do head down this way I highly recommend going to have a cider!

We are finally seeing the summer weather that I love and I thought I would take full advantage and wear a fun dress and of course my favourite sandals. We were sitting outside so I wanted to be sun smart with my hat (yes that I always wear!!) and really liked the black and white vibe I went with.

Flying Brick

Ace of Something

Senso

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Have you been to Flying Brick Cider House? Or have you even tried the cider? 

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5 favourite fashion blogger looks #7

I have decided I don’t want to see summer go.. I’m hoping it is still here for quite a bit longer yet!

As a result my favourite fashion blogger looks this week all have a summer vibe about them.

It also all seems to be about prints or beautiful patterns. A great example of how they can work alongside the grey,white and black so often found.

1. Harper and Harley

Sara is simply stunning in this Zimmerman white lace dress. I love the cut and how well the dress sits, perfect for a summer evening enjoying time with friends or a dinner date.

Harper and Harley

2. Styling You

Nikki looks so elegant in this rad cut out top and printed pants. Perfect for a summer’s day and easily adapted to go from day to-night. I love the way she has styled the pants and top with neutral heels and a statement necklace!

Styling You

3. Chasing Cait

A printed dress with some coloured heels. How beautiful does Cait look! I love the print and the cut as well as how she has styled the look!

Chasing Cait

4. Tuula

This beautiful Zimmermann dress (yes I seem to have a thing for Zimmerman! ) is so beautiful. I love the colour and pattern and love that Jess has styled the dress with pink sandals drawing out the pink in the dress. Such an incredible look!

Tuula

5. Cecylia

I love how happy Cecylia is in this photo! This dress is stunning and she looks fantastic in it especially with the pops of colour she brings. This dress is from Melko and I too have a great dress from Melko I cant wait to share!

Cecylia

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All these images taken from the bloggers sites as per links above. 

love want need

love want need

I always have a big love want need list… I don’t know if this is because I am a shopaholic or whether it’s just a thing every female has?!

Since viewing this grey jacket on Nadia Bartel last week I have been dreaming of the look.

Usually when I think about something that much its a sure sign I need to go out and buy! However I am not a big fan of buying things without trying them on. Especially at $250. I would want to ensure it fits and does look good on my figure! So with some saving time I plan on heading up to Melbourne (we don’t have french connection in Geelong) and try on this jacket to potentially bring home for autumn/winter.French Connection jacket

Jacket from French Connection

I also am in love with this beautiful marble look clutch. The detail is beautiful and I think it would go with so much in my wardrobe.

I don’t have a white one at present so I think it would get a lot of wear so that means I can buy it right?!

Country Road Clutch

Clutch from Country Road 

I have been looking for a neutral pair of pumps for work. I like the pink tone neutral pumps and don’t want a really big heel. These pumps are just what I need…. (need/want same right?!)

Tony Bianco

 

Shoes from Tony Bianco

I love hats and I seem to want more and more every one I get! I have a real thing for pink at the moment and love this pink fedora. The perfect autumn hat and would look amazing with the whole outfit above!

Pink Fedora

Pink fedora from Lack of Colours

What are you currently lusting over?
W
hats on you list?

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stripes and sunshine

Stripes

I have a current obsession for stripes. I seem to be drawn to them and pulling them off the rack every shop I enter.

This dress is no exception with stripes. I was looking for a dress that could work for both casual and to dress it up a little. Maybe even try to wear it as corporate attire. (That look I’ll have to try another day!) Over the weekend I added my old faithful hat along with my new favourite heels and some simple jewels for a day to beach look. I think it works, and was easily adapted to head to the beach, once I swapped heels for thongs! It then easily worked again to go to a friend’s house for a bbq by swapping the hat for a denim jacket for when it cooled down.

I headed up to the Ocean Grove lookout before we headed to the beach and what a view it was! I think it was rad place for photos and I love what Andrew has captured here. It was windy, possibly due to how high we were but once down on the beach it was beautiful day. It was actually hard to cut down the photos to put into the post. Normally I am so critical of what I use but I loved what was captured here.

There is something to be said about simplicity and I think that is the style I am moving more and more to. Not trying to over think an outfit but just go with simple cuts, lines and style.

Senso Heels

Summer Days

Stripes and Sunshine

AOS Fedora

Kirsty

I was wearing:

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5 favourite fashion blogger looks #6

This segment is becoming harder and harder to pick just five blogger looks for the week. So many amazing styles and looks that I think I’d like to try/adopt that to my style!

I have been sticking a lot to Australian bloggers as it matches the season we are in but this week there is a real mixture as I start to think about my autumn/winter wardrobe and pieces I need to buy. I’m trying to shop smarter and spend more on key pieces so need to be a little strategic!

Here are my 5 favourite blogger looks for the week.

1. Kate Waterhouse

I love the simplicity of Kate’s look! The black and white with understated jewels and stunning heels that are now on my lust list.

Kate Waterhouse

2. Song of Style

I am obsessed with pink at the moment, ok I always am but have a real love for pale pink and am drawn to this colour. Again I love the simplicity of Aimee’s look and is a perfect Autumn day look!

Song of Style

3. Friend in Fashion

Two of my favourite things of late… pink and hats! Again a simple outfit made to stand out by striking accessories! This hat is now also on my lust list!

Friend in Fashion

4. Chronicles of Nadia

I am loving this grey jacket, another want on my list! I love the grey and white together with the black accents a really elegant look.

Chronicles of Nadia

5. Gary Pepper

What beautiful stunning bathers Nicole wears here. As the weather warms up finally I love looking at beach inspiration.

Gary Pepper

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All these images taken from the bloggers sites as per links above. 

top 9 looks from the grammy awards

9 top looks from the grammy awards

The Grammy Awards were held on Sunday night (American time) and the fashion for me is the highlight of any awards!

The Grammy’s is all about been edgy and you can take a lot of risks as opposed to the golden globes or Oscars.

Sometimes the risk is to big but I love what these 9 ladies have worn and put together for the red carpet.

1. Taylor Swift

I love what Taylor has worn. A colour you wouldn’t normally see and popped with great purple heels! I love the style and think she looks fantastic. A big stand out on the red carpet!

Taylor Swift

2. Gwen Stefani 

I am in love with this incredible playsuit and think Gwen has nailed it. The detail and style are perfection and she really does rock this look. Her slicked back hair and natural look makeup is exactly all that was needed. This was a big highlight for me!

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3. Kim Kardashian  

I think Kim looks amazing in this Gaultier dress. Showing a lot of skin but I think she gets away with it in the stunning gold number.

KimK

4. Beyonce

Queen B looked beautiful. While not as risky as normal or quite the statement I think she has gone down the elegant path and shines like the incredible talent she is!

Beyonce

5. Ciara

I love the black ruffles and gold belt in Ciara’s look. Showing off her long legs and stunning figure. I love the simple hair and makeup to combine with such a statement dress!

Ciara

6. Sia

Sia is all about not showing her face. This is her choice and doesn’t mean I totally agree but I do love how she has pulled this outfit together. In particular her muse is the perfect sidekick! An elegant suit with a great cape and such a fun wig!

Sia

7. Haim

So yes this is a group but as sisters and a band I decided I could count as one entry. Their outfits all compliment each other and it’s nice to see black and white worn so well together.

Haim

8. Iggy Azalea

I love this colour! Iggy looks great in cobalt blue and the cut outs are in all the right places! Her hair too matches in perfectly with beautiful understated makeup.

Iggy Azalea

9. Anna Kendrick

Anna kicks butt in this suit. Not what I would expect from her nut I think she has nailed edgy!

anna-kendrick-grammy-2015-red-carpet

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*All images are from Getty Images!