floral in spring… ground breaking

Florals in Spring…. ground breaking 
Floral Lami Saru

This is the week… The week I head back to work. I can not believe how quickly that has gone and how much I have gone on about it. (Sorry everyone)

On the positive side of things I’m looking forward to the adult conversations, wearing more of my wardrobe and getting into more of a routine.
I have so many clothes for work and it seems like such a shame not to wear, so I am pleased I get to wear them more.

Speaking of beautiful things to wear, how amazing is this floral dress. A beautiful floral number with pink undertones. I wanted to pick up on this and match the bright pink headpiece with pink pumps .

Add the Ocean Grove Main Street background and it makes for a great photo.

Every time I wear floral I think of Miranda Priestly from The Devil wears Prada; “floral in spring… groundbreaking”. It works for as such a beautiful spring look.

This particular outfit would be perfect for Oaks Day. Beautiful tones, shape and so feminine. Plus felt so good to wear.

Kirsty
Close Up
Floral Dress
Ocean Grove

I was wearing:

  • dress borrowed from Lami Saru – this is Cooper St
  • headpiece borrowed from Lami Saru – this is Olga Berg
  • shoes are from Wittner

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you can leave your hat on

You can leave your hat on
 Fate Dress

Sometimes simple is all that is required. A straw hat, a pretty dress and some black heels.

I saw this dress, thought it was very pretty; and the moment I put it on I feel in love. I loved the way it felt on me and how incredible the cut and design was. Not to mention the colour.
I paired it with a simple boater hat, some black heels and the  look was complete.

This is the look I would like to wear to The Geelong Cup (our own race day; generally with a good insight into the winner of the Melbourne Cup!).
The look is simple yet elegant. I love a boater hat and it still works so well for spring racing as well as everyday wear.
The colour is so pretty and really works for this time of year.

There is usually a lot of press around the Geelong Cup in terms of the type of people who head to “country racing”.  I feel the people who dress well and behave well are overlooked and therefore get missed when a recap is done.
We have incredible boutiques that stock beautiful clothes and they need to be seen, in particular on days like this when we showcase off our beautiful city.

My only catch to attending the Geelong Cup will be that I would have only been back at work for a week… Is it a bit cheeky to ask for the day off? Some businesses get the day off work, but my workplace elects Melbourne Cup instead.  How I would love to show you images of the people who attend and some of the beautiful outfits.

Fate Dress
dress love
Attitude
Love

I was wearing

  • dress borrowed from Lami Saru boutique
  • hat from Feather and Noise
  • shoes are oldies but goodies!

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october… spring racing is here

October
Butterfly Fascinator

I can not believe October is here! How did that happen? One minute ago I had a new-born baby next minute she is almost one!!
It means going back to work is nearing.. 11 days!! Plus to be honest Christmas is just around the corner! How did that happen??

I do love this time of year, with October bringing so much fun!
Daylight savings begins; (love me some extra daylight)
The weather starts to warm up (here hoping it does soon anyway);
Lots of fun events arise;
But most of all Spring Racing starts!

Spring racing brings many beautiful dresses, stylish yet comfortable shoes and the most incredible head wear. I LOVE hats, fascinators and anything that makes an outfit pop.
Discovering local incredible Geelong talent is a big love of mine, and I loved it when I stumbled upon Meg Fay Makes.
Together with amazing dresses from my local boutique Lami Saru in Ocean Grove, I have put together some really fun spring racing looks.

I didn’t go to spring racing last year as I was heavily pregnant and felt it would all be a bit much, I did some fun photos with my friends though, which you can go back and check!  This year it’s fun that I can get back into dresses and really play around with looks.

My first look worked better than I had hoped. I loved the beautiful floral dress and to complement it with the incredible butterfly headpiece worked a treat for me. It screamed spring and with the beautiful color palette of pink, white and mint I loved how this look came together.  I’m all for comfort on your feet as well (can’t be taking shoes off) and these pink pumps are like slippers!

Meg Fay Makes
Walking
Mint and Blue
Ocean Grove

I was wearing:

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7 mother’s day gift ideas

Mothers Day

My very first mother’s day is approaching which is very exciting! It’s a day for me to reflect on what an incredible time I have had so far with so much more to come. The mostly ups, occasional downs, but most of all the love for this little human being has been incredible.

I always knew I wanted to be a mum but until I had my little girl, I really didn’t know just how much love I had to offer this amazing miracle of mine!

I thought I would put together my top 7 ideas (maybe even a hint 😉 ) of gifts for not only local Geelong mums but for anyway thinking about what to get their mum for mother’s day!Frankie and I

1. A post natal massage from The Hermosa Room

I was lucky enough to get a massage from Lydia during my pregnancy and it was incredible! Lydia specializes in both pre and post natal massage and I highly recommend! I am hoping I may get that post natal one… They are really relaxing and make you feel so good and is a great gift for either those expecting or that need a good relax from breastfeeding and picking up babies!
The Hermosa Room is based in Torquay and there is a terrific Mothers Day special at the moment!

Hermosa Room

2. A customised print from Alma Designs

I love prints and what Alma Design create are so special! I already have a couple of their prints but there is always room for more right?! 

3. Active-wear from Balance Geelong

I’ve been doing lots of exercise of late, walking seems to be a great way to catch up with fellow mums plus getting back into shape! With a coffee stop always added on, it’s important to look good too! Hence a great new active wear wardrobe is exactly what I need!


4. High Tea at the Vue Grand Queenscliff 

I love high tea. It’s one of my favourite things to do and I always take my mum and mum-in-law each year somewhere for high tea (I’m so lucky they get along so well!)
This year it’s about me too.. and somewhere local will be great to try! I haven’t been here, so always keen to try somewhere new!

afternoon-tea-at-Hilton

5. Body products from Natural Supply Co

I love natural products and possibly why I love these ladies so much! I have changed to all natural cleaning products from them which I love, but would also love to put the natural scrubs on the list for a bit of “me” time!

Plus these ladies have put together a mothers day gift guide on their website too with the code MUMLOVE getting you 15% off!

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6. A watch from The Horse

Already owning a watch from The Horse and loving it… One can never have to many watches right?!

The Horse

7. Another pair of Manolo Blahniks 

A girl can only dream right?! Maybe I have to wait until 10 years of marriage!

Manolo Blahniks

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This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own! 

 

vamff 2016

Legs

VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) has come and gone for another year.

This year I only went to one show and it was a lot of fun! That didn’t stop me watching the street style on Instagram from all my favourite bloggers and photographers!
Once again this year I saw so much variety in what people were wearing. All white or all black outfits were very prominent as well as lots of off the shoulder looks, one that I tried for the first time. I love this look, its just been a hard one to try as I’m breastfeeding which has restricted some of my clothing options!

By coincidence my friends and I all went for short skirts all in different styles. Mine was a newie I picked up from Witchery, with buttons down the front, a look that was inspired by one of my favourite blogs, They All Hate Us. I wanted simple this year and an excuse to bring out my beautiful yellow shoes! (if you haven’t read the story about them go take a look here)

VAMFF again confirmed for me that there are so many different trends. Some I like, some I don’t and some you will never see me wearing! For example flares…I’m just too short for that! I loved seeing lots of navy, and lots of gowns as well as beautiful detailed pieces. A sign that you can choose whatever you heart desires when it comes to fashion.

VAMFF
Kirsty
Girl Squad
Geelong Fashionista

I was wearing:

  • top and skirt from Witchery
  • shoes are Manolo Blahnik

Nic was wearing:

  • top from Sass and Bide
  • Skirt from Kookai
  • Shoes from Betts Shoes
  • clutch from Zara

Ami was wearing

  • blazer from Target
  • shirt from Sportgirl
  • necklace from Freestyle (a Geelong clothing boutique)
  • skirt from Bardot
  • shoes from Lipstik

Walking

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Special mention to Chelsea for taking all our photos!

derby day 2015

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I couldn’t get to Derby Day this year but I did have my friends go as well as watched on TV to see the fashions that were about!

There is something about black and white that I love and the way people interpret their designs on the day. Its classic, sophisticated and elegant and I think that is what was seen yesterday track-side. I loved so much and was blown away by all the different looks.

Hopefully next year I’ll get there and will take my own images of the styles I love but for now here are some of my favourites as well as my friends that I have come across or been sent. (credits below!) Beside the images I have  below; I love the recap Jess from What would Karl Do writes each year with amazing images by Karen Woo and I highly recommend going and having a look at her posts!

Ashley Hart
Kate Waterhouse
Lindy Klim
Jen Hawkins
Kate Richie Emma Freeman Kate Peck Rachel FinchThe girls
Nicole
Ami

I loved that the winner of Fashions on the Field was from Geelong! Her mum is an incredible milliner (Moore Millinery Designs)  and I was lucky enough to see Courtney and her sisters at the Geelong Cup last year and capture some images. It was only a matter of time before these ladies would take out the ultimate prize and I do love the use of material that has been used.

Courtney Moore

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Images taken from Honey, The Daily Mail, Sydney Morning Herald  and What would Karl Do 2014

spring racing lookbook #3

Paige, Nic and Ami

This is my last post giving inspiration for the spring racing carnival this season. It really was so much fun putting together outfits and getting the girls to try some different styles.

Stakes day to me is the racing day in which you can take risks and be a bit different in your looks! With culottes been a huge trend, clashing prints and colours and trying something different is what inspired these outfits .

I love showing people something different and to have a rethink about what they have in their wardrobes! Again I’m all about buying the odd thing here or there but great if you can use outfits you already own in different ways, then reuse and save for other fun purchases! I also believe you don’t have to spend a fortune on looks that you can mix cheaper things with more expensive or make sure again you have the confidence to pull off the outfit you have on.

Nicole is a great example of pulling off this fun look. We experimented a lot with the outfit and I love how it all came together. Not something I would think normally but it worked and I must say it’s one of my favourites throughout these  spring racing looks.

Fun outfits
Paige
Ami
 Nicole
Roses
Paige wore:

Ami wore:

Nicole wore:

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spring racing lookbook #2

Bright and Colourful

I love seeing lots of bright colours at Melbourne Cup and throughout the spring racing carnival (beside Derby Day of course!)

While taking photos the other day I got my beautiful models to wear bright colourful outfits that would work perfectly for Melbourne Cup; even some of the other days as well! I am a big believer in length and sophistication at the races while also bringing fun and great outfits. Meaning if you wear something short than it’s modest up top, or if a little revealing up top then longer in length, showing class and elegance. I love big hats and really fun head wear and been very traditional, while having your own spin on your style of course!

I love the use of pattern and clashing prints, but the biggest thing is feeling good in what you are wearing and confident in what you have on.
That would be my biggest advice as we approach the major races days; make sure you feel good in what you have on and the rest will come together.

What do you think works best for the Melbourne Cup? Are you someone who loves colour and making a splash?

Melbourne Cup
Nicole
Paige
Ami
Walking Girls

Nicole wore:

Paige wore:

Ami wore:

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spring racing lookbook #1

Derby Day

Spring Racing is upon us and I love this time of year to see all the amazing outfits that are put together.

With the Caulfield Cup just gone on Saturday and the Geelong Cup (for us locals! 😉 ) on this Wednesday I called upon three of my girlfriends to help me put together some great ideas for what you could wear to the spring races this season.

I love the races and putting together outfits. I think a big part of that is the fact I enjoy wearing hats and facinators and playing with fun looks, trying something different. This year at 37 weeks pregnant it’s not going to happen so thought I would give you my ideas of what you could wear instead of me showing “what I wore”

These looks are all inspired by Derby Day and looking at the traditional black and white trend. I’m a big believer in sticking to race dress codes and Derby day is the day you wear black and white and so stay true to the day for these looks.
Nicole
Derby Day Inspo
Ami
Nicole
Paige
Black and White

Ami wore:

Nicole wore:

Paige wore:

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windy days

Windy

What a beautiful weekend we had, however we still haven’t quite skipped the cold days of winter!
The forecast is saying very cold the next couple days, but lets hope that’s the end as I heading toward maternity leave and would love spring weather!

I took these photos on a sunny but windy day in Melbourne. I saw the lamp post and knew it was the place to stop and get a few images.
Andrew whipped out the camera and captured this amazing spot with such a great lamp post and the plain white wall. Really making my outfit pop! I love exploring Melbourne and love that there is something amazing around every corner. Great places for photos every where I look.

I have been trying to wear some colour and this woolen dress has been a great addition to my baby bump wardrobe.
It’s warm and give the right amount of colour, even if I have paired it with everything black!

Are you someone who likes to inject colour?

Lamp post
Bright red
Bardot cardi
close upKirsty

I was wearing:

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