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

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the geelong cup

St Frock Skirt

At the last-minute I decided to attend the 2014 Geelong Cup. It is our big local race event but it wasn’t until I got offered a ticket did I think I would go. 😉

Then came the challenge, trying to put together an outfit and of course I needed a matching fascinator to go with the look! I had brought this beautiful skirt from St Frock not that long ago (I feel in love when I saw it) and thought this was the perfect event to debut the stunning skirt. I decided I needed a headpiece needed to match and that’s when the fun began. With one full day before the cup to go I messaged a local Geelong milliner, Lalka who I come across through Instagram. I wrote a plea saying sorry it was last-minute but did she have anything in blue to match my beautiful skirt. Not only did Lisa say she would help, she custom-made me a design one day before the event! And I loved it!! I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning fascinator and I highly recommend having a look at her pieces especially if you are needing something for the big Melbourne events. Find her Facebook page here 

I even had to go buy my top on the day! I have already had several comments on my cami and I knew exactly what I wanted as I already have one in black! It’s from Bardot and is a great shape and fit. Perfect for any age!

The main reason I wanted to go along to the Geelong Cup was to see the fashion. As my local town I wanted to show of some of the incredible pieces to you my readers! I took photos of some of the inspiring outfits on the day, and you’ll find them below.

Lalka Fascinator

Kirsty

Details

Geelong Fashionista

I was wearing:

Fashions on the Field

The Moore Sisters

These four sisters were so lovely and I loved their outfits. Their head wear is what caught my attention and I asked where they found such incredible pieces. Turns our their mum is an incredible Geelong milliner and made them all. Find Moore Millinery Designs on facebook here. Bronwyn, Andrea, Courtney and Shandell all look amazing! Two of them (Andrea and Courtney ) won places (1st and 3rd) in Fashions on the Field.

Moore Sisters

Moore Millinery

Bree Laughlin

Bree was from Country Racing and was doing  fashion blogger commentary for Country Racing Fashion Blogger. Her dress is from Cue, shoes from Witchery and her headwear which caught my attention was Jack and Jill Millinery.

Bree Laughlin

Dearne Bell

Dearne was in the marquee that I was in and what caught my attention was her incredible fascniator made from feathers. I should have taken the photo outside the marquee to capture the real beauty of the feathers but she looked fantastic! I asked her about her outfit and she was a great example of finding great products at chain stores and putting them all together to look fab!

Dearne Bell

Karen Mason

Karen is from BayFM (Geelong Local Radio) and was dressed by one of the fashion students from The Gordon. She looked wonderful and again made it to the final of Fashions on the Field in this beautiful dress. Karen and Hayden both looked great. Hayden too made it through to the men’s final of fashions on the field!

Karen M

Karen and Hayden

Kimberley Riddett

It was Kimberley’s fascinator that caught my attention. A beautiful piece with great colours and so well constructed!

Kimberley Riddett

Jessie McInnes 

I had meet Jessie before as she has just finished as a fashion student at The Gordon. She designed and created her outfit and even made it through to the final in Fashions on the Field!

Jessie McInnes

Although only a few beautiful ladies above there was some class this year about the races which is great to see as Geelong can cop a lot of slack about our fashion!

I am really looking forward to bringing you more of what Geelong is all about in upcoming posts!

Geelong Addy

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