september style dare by fox in flats

This month I decided to join in with Fox in Flats September Style Dare to experiment with my wardrobe. I have been putting all the photos up on Instagram so you can come follow along!

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We are at day 14 at the moment but it has already made me come out and experiment and try some styles I normally wouldn’t!

Take these pants below for example. They have now been in my wardrobe for 12 months (To anyone else I would have told to remove from wardrobe) however I still have them sitting there just in case. The style challenge for the day was safari and I felt these pants were the perfect option!

Safari

I actually can’t believe how many people came out and said they liked these! Maybe I should consider wearing more often!

I’ve been trying to get my shirts out more and  coming up with different looks like this one below. I now want to go out and buy more shirts! Especially a crisp white one!

Cuffed

Even daring to show off my fitness attire, (which I do like making statements with)

Fitness attire

It’s not to late to join in if your keen to give it a go!

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ryder loves miller

We can be heros

Last Tuesday evening I attended the VIP Opening of Ryder Loves Miller, Geelong’s newest boutique. This boutique is a beautiful children’s wear, homewares and furniture store located in East Geelong. With incredible children’s wear , beautiful prints, furniture and fun this store is set to have people flocking to the doors.

Bethany started Ryder love Miller as an online store and has now been successful enough to turn this into a retail store. The name derives from her two handsome boys Ryder and Miller. I loved meeting them on the night and even got a picture of Bethany with her youngest son Miller (see below).

The store is stocking cute Children brands such as Macaroon Kids (seen here), Rock Your Baby, Incy Interiors, Little Quarters (another Geelong brand), Fable Baby and more!

I wish Bethany all the very best and recommend if you live in Geelong to get down to the mum friendly store! You can also follow Ryder loves Miller on Facebook or Instagram.

Bethany and Miller

Trend Setter

boys jeans

Princess

girls bed

Growing up is a trap

Cute girls

Furniture

Ryder love Miller
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colour pop weekend style

Geelong Fashionista

I love colour and this Elm Knitwear jumper is all about colour pop. The beautiful knitted fabric gives warmth while steering clear of the traditional Melbourne black. Although Winter has ended I’m looking forward to wearing this knit with shorts and skirts to still keep warm in the brisk spring evenings and mornings.

I love when winter ends and spring begins. There is excitement in the air that warmer days are coming. The weather was beautiful over the weekend and it really did feel like summer was on its way. People were all over the beach and enjoying living back outdoors which living by the beach does to you. I love walking down here and just staring out to the ocean.

Ocean Grove

Wittner Mules

Elm Knitwear

Bardot Jeans

Details

Ocean Grove Beach

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Kirsty

what am i going to wear

What am I going to wear… The story of my life…

You would think writing a blog, about fashion at that would make it easy  for me to decide what I’m wearing. But no; every night (Yes I need to decide the night before or I would never get to work!!) I stand in front of my big wardrobe and stare and stare until something jumps out at me. I know this sounds bizarre but for some reason I find it difficult. I think I put way to much thought into the process to be honest!

Next week I am off to Fashion Week… the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) not New York Fashion Week also starting next week; and trying to decide on that perfect outfit for my night out!
I am only going to one event at this stage, so want a great outfit on a limited budget… I decided to look back at some beautiful street style shots to get inspired and like always hope something jumps out at me…

Maybe I need to get famous so I have people offering to dress me… that would solve my problem and mean someone just tells me what to wear.

Does anyone have any thoughts on what I could wear next week? I need ideas and hope all of you out there and help think of something fun!

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dennys kitchen vip night

Dennys

Earlier in August I was lucky enough to attend the opening of Dennys Kitchen with some friends.

This new local spot serves authentic Italian cuisine and is located in the National Wool Museum, Geelong. Unlike most Italian restaurants, the name was taken from the founder of the museum, Charles Denny fitting wonderfully into the old building.

Serving beautiful wood oven pizzas and  wonderful Italian primi, Denny’s is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

I’m already looking forward to heading back for dinner!

Kirsty

Pizza

Kitchen

Coffee cards

Outside

Geelong Fashionista

Building

Enjoying dennys

Opening Night

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i’m not a shirt person

Good Morning

I’m not a shirt person (normally!) There is something about collars that annoy me. I don’t know what it is but I prefer either collarless or just skip the shirt altogether. Same goes for turtle necks. I don’t do these at all and don’t own any. They make me feel trapped or something, yet I love a good scarf.

I do own a chambray shirt and on this particular day decided to wear it and try out preppy style. I’ve seen a few people out and about of late with variations of this style and thought I’d put my own stamp and twist on the style, making it more “Kirsty”.

I love the way this outfit worked out and think maybe I should be a shirt person. Perhaps I should consider buying more and working them in with my outfits, this worked well and the collar didn’t feel like it was suffocating me. I even added a scarf for some warmth in the morning.

I had fun taking these photos and started dancing around which Andrew captured well! The sun was rising over beautiful Geelong and makes you smile at how lucky we are to live in this place!

What do you think of my style?

Geelong

Kirsty

Leopard shoes

Geelong Fashionista

Good Morning

Shirts 

blue scarf

Danicing

Black

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instafamous

Relaxing

Today I had a day off… doing nothing (which hasn’t been done in a long time) and it felt really good.

Sometimes life gets really busy and you just need to stop and look outside and realise how lucky you are. The sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky!

I have a weekend of work ahead but remembering why I do this job and that I get to catch up with friends in Melbourne makes it all worth while.

Someone asked me the other day what do I do to relax, and I turned around and said blog! I love this blog of mine and I love that I have people who follow along with me.
As much as I would love to become “instafamous” I do this for me and the rest is just a bonus.

fresh

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geelong’s own macaroon kids

Harry & Max

There is no secret that I love buying local and finding local amazing products, Macaroon Kids is no exception.

A local Geelong designer Amanda stated Macaroon Kids in 2011. As taken from the Macaroon Kids website; “Each handmade gift is designed and handcrafted by Amanda.  Production is low, ensuring every single Macaroon Kids item is unique, special, beautiful and memorable.  A wonderful one-of-a-kind gift that is rare to find.”

I was lucky enough to borrow some beautiful models to capture the magic of these incredible pieces. The backdrop of King of the Castle café in Pakington Street turned out to be a great venue.

I love that it wasn’t a staged photo shoot but more capturing the kids while they played outside in the winter sunshine. It also helped to have a delicious chai while taking these images.

You can buy these incredible piece from the Macaroon website or on etsy. Amanda also holds stalls at local Geelong markets, such as the Little Creatures Sunday market.

How cute are these images?

Mila

Harry

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King of the Castle

Smile

Geelong

Mila and Max

Bacley love

Mila, Harry and Max wearing designs thanks to Macaroon Kids.

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10 best places to eat in bali

This latest trip to Bali was spent enjoying a lot of great food and finding some incredible places that we had never tried. Andrew and I do venture to Bali a lot but this time we enjoyed going and trying places we hadn’t been before.
I decided I need to share these spots and have created the list below. These are 10 of the best places to eat and try next time you are in Bali

Sea Circus
Sea Circus is a delicious place with a real mixture of fresh salads, wraps and also some Mexican treats. It even has incredible smoothies and juices.
The outside is quite fun and not hard to miss while inside is suitable for a nice dinner for two or a family to dine.
http://seacircus-bali.com/

Sae Circus  Sea circus

Mama San
One of the best places I have ever been in Bali. This Asian infused menu has incredible flavours with beautiful local produce.
I had steamed fish with lemongrass infused sauce and it was the perfect mix of flavours. Andrew had twice cooked pork ribs and said the meat just fell away from the bone and again flavours were well-balanced. Our friends had a whole snapper which was full of flavour.
http://mamasanbali.com/

Mamma San  Fish from Mamma San

Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana
Mexican does seem to come up several time on this post, but the Balinese do this so well. Lacalaca is fresh mexican and had the right balance of spicy and zest.
The fish tacos are a must, and unlike me if you eat chicken the nachos are a must also!
http://lacalacabali.com/

Fish tacos

Taco Local
Andrew found Taco Local a few trips ago, but it is still somewhere we like to go. Yummy tacos, great burritos and perfect with a ice cold beer. This tiny spot is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
http://tacolocal.com/
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Petitenget
Our friends took us to this place for dinner and we were blown away with the yummy food. Fresh food at a very reasonable in price.
We enjoyed a soft shell crab salad and Andrew had an incredible steak.
http://www.petitenget.net/

soft shell crab salad

Drop. The Coffee Spot
As the name suggests, this is where Andrew came every morning for his coffee. I don’t drink coffee but enjoyed a fresh smoothie instead.
Great coffee and yummy fresh food.
https://www.facebook.com/Drop.Bali
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Cafe Zucchini
Vegetarian and vegans delights; this little cafe has delicious fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads, topped off with fresh juice and smoothies. The perfect lunch spot!
http://www.thebalibible.com/cafezucchini/

Zucchini Cafe  Zucchini

Potato Head
Always a spot I like to have a good dinner at and watch the incredible sunsets Potato Head is your luxury spot in Bali. I had a craving for fish and chips while here and Andrew enjoyed a lamb rump.
The cocktails are delicious, my favourite been the Kookaburra!
http://www.ptthead.com/

Fish at Potato Head    Potato Head

Ku de Ta
Ku De Ta is open all day long. Whether you are after breakfast, lunch or dinner, even a cocktail at sunset the cool vibes and beautiful view make it somewhere you want to keep coming back to.
I highly recommend the passionfruit foam cocktail!
http://www.kudeta.net/

Earth Cafe
As a vegetarian (but yes I do eat a little fish!) this cafe had everything I could hope for! Delicious vegan and vegetarian delights with so much I wanted to try. Fresh salads, burgers, wraps and genuine yummy food, this cafe has a lot to talk about, including a health food store inside with plenty of healthy snacks!
The best selection of organic food that tastes incredible and is prepared with love.
https://www.facebook.com/dteindonesia
Earth Cafe

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