Autumn Whites - How to wear white shirts

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A lot of my beloved white shirts were neglected over our incredibly hot summer, but now that the temperature has dramatically changed, they have been washed, steamed and are ready to make their reappearance.

I adore the look of a crisp white shirt, but moreover I adore a white shirt that brings a modern twist to the classic closet staple. 

So here are some of my favourite white shirts/blouses for autumn that each have their own unique and modern twist on the classic. 

OUTFIT ONE
Top: Walter Baker| Coat: Shein| Pants: Alpha60| Shoes: Wittner| Sunnies: Asos| Bag: Moschino (similar)

OUTFIT TWO
Shirt: Cos| Pants: Alpha60| Sunnies: LeSpec (similar)| Bag: Gucci

OUTFIT THREE
Shirt: Asos (similar)| Pants: Uniqlo (on sale now) | Shoes: Acne| Bag: Cult Gaia

Photos by Ivor

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A WEEK IN TOKYO – WHERE TO STAY, EAT & SHOP

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After a ski trip in Nozawa Onsen, we hopped on a high-speed train and made our way to Tokyo. My first taste of Tokyo was getting off at Shibuya station and seeing the iconic Shibuya Crossing. The bustling yet calm city enticed me straight away.

STAY: Shibuya

We stayed in Shibuya, the centre of all the activity.

EAT: Everything!

Majority of the places we ate at we just stumbled upon and they were all so delicious. Even our breakfast sushi from 7 Eleven was great. 

I also found some really nice Western cafés:
Brooklyn Pancake House in Shibuya (from my recent google search it looks like it has since closed L)

L’occitane café is above the L’occitane store right in the centre of the Shibuya crossing. Here you can get some delicious cakes and one of the best views of the crossing.

Aoyama Flower Market Tea House in Minato is not only a beautiful flower shop but also home to a gorgeous teahouse. The teahouse is a glass conservatory within the store and serves a huge selection of tea, unique desserts and warm hearty savoury meals.

SHOP: Hello designer consignment stores!

10 Tow has a great mix of vintage and second-hand designer pieces. It’s a tiny store but filled with so many great finds. I found a couple of Comme Des Garçons pieces here.

Ragtag and Komehyo are both chain stores that have a huge range of high-end designer second-hand goods at reasonable prices. I picked up a couple of Louis Vuitton bags for my mum and best friend from Komeyho and found myself Manolo Blahnik’s at Ragtag.

Ginza is a shopaholic’s dream. The streets are filled with high-end designer stores. There are also great boutiques in the area, including designer pet boutique stores where I found my puppa a ‘chewy vuitton’ toy. 

The best shop in Ginza though would have to be itoyawhich is a 12 storey stationary store. We spent hours in itoya trying out all their unique products and purchased stacks of cool pens, paper and other random, but useful knick-knacks.

SIGHTS

The classic sights in Tokyo that you can’t miss and probably already have on your Tokyo to-do list are:
-      Meiji Shrine
-      Tokyo Tower
-      Shibuya Crossing
-      Tokyo Imperial Palace
-      Harajuku St


Have you been to Tokyo? What were your favourite things to do there?

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SPRING OUTFITS - Profile on pink

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LOOK ONE: PINK SUIT - Forever New Blazer and Trousers


LOOK TWO: DRESS - Asos
I found so many other cute pink dresses on Asos, including this wrap dress, this jumper dress and this pencil dress.

LOOK THREE: TROUSERS - Miss Selfridge (similar here)
 I'm loving these pink trousers with a waist tie - one, two and three.

LOOK FOUR: SHOES - Dion Lee skirt (low stock) and  Forever New block heels
  Love these hot pink slingbacks! 

While spring/summer is over here in Australia, it’s just starting in the northern hemisphere so I thought it’d be appropriate to reminisce on some of my favourite outfits.

During the warmer seasons I found myself constantly reaching out for pastel colours, especially pink. Pink and pale blue were definitely my most worn colours of the spring and summer seasons.

Now, as we are entering winter in Australia, I hope I don’t just retrench back into my dark colours.

What are your favourite colours to wear for spring?

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How to spend 48 hours in Hobart, Tasmania

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A couple of weekends ago, my mum and I took an early morning flight and stayed in Hobart overnight. Compared to Melbourne, Hobart feels like a country town. It’s quaint, filled with rich history and old architecture. It’s a beautiful spot and a great place to spend a weekend.

Day #1

Stop #1: Salamanca Market

The Salamanca Market is an icon of Hobart. The market takes place in Salamanca Square between the harbour and the beautiful old buildings that line the street. The market is filled with fresh produce, food, flowers, home wares and interesting trinkets. 

Stop #2: Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA)

Firstly, the museum is set within the most beautiful location. It is on the edge of harbour and built within a rock face, so essentially the museum is a giant cave. The museum is a modern art lover’s dream. I wouldn’t say I’m a modern art lover, but the museum was definitely an interesting experience. 

Stop #3: Mt Wellington

After MoNA, we drove up to Mount Wellington, a 1.2km high mountain, and braced ourselves for the temperature drop. The views of Hobart from the mountain were incredible, and so was the wind. I felt like my face was being blown off, but it was worth the views.

Day #2

Stop #1: Wharf

Along the wharf are floating restaurants, we spent our afternoon eating a seafood feast and walking around the beautiful pastel coloured buildings.

Stop #2: Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

We strolled along the beautifully themed gardens of the Royal Tasmanian Gardens, which included an Sub-Antarctic Plant House. But then it started raining…

Stop #3: Cascade Brewery

To escape the rain, we visited Cascade Brewery, Australia’s oldest brewery from 1824 that is still operational today. The grounds of the brewery are immense and also include a heritage-listed garden. Deciding against a beer tasting paddle, we warmed up with some coffee and cakes. 

It was a beautiful weekend in Hobart, I’d love to go back to Tasmania and explore the state’s nature. Have you been to Tasmania and how long did you stay for?

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How to spend a long weekend on the Mornington Peninsula

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HOW TO SPEND A LONG WEEKEND ON THE SOUTH OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

Thanks to a lovely friend and their family beach house in Shoreham, Ivor and I had a little escape to the southern region of the Mornington Peninsula just before the craziness and excitement of Christmas.

In true Melbourne fashion, the weather was up and down with the sky covered in grey clouds and sporadic bursts of intense sun. But luckily the Mornington Peninsula isn’t just blessed with beautiful beaches but also an abundance of wineries, restaurants and distilleries, so there’s always something to do. 

DAY #1 – REST AND RELAXATION 

We walked over to Honeysuckle beach, laid out a towel and spent the entire afternoon absorbing the beach atmosphere and endlessly reading our books. 

DAY #2 – PT LEO ESTATE

From the recommendations of our lovely friend’s mum, we went to Point Leo Estate. 

As soon as we arrived at the front entrance of the estate I was blown away. The driveway and the estate’s main building are so incredibly beautiful! 

We decided to splurge and have a nice end-of-year lunch and wine there, which was delicious. Then we made our way through the estate’s sculpture park, yes that’s right – there’s a sculpture park!

The sculpture park is $5 entry and takes around 60mins to walk around. If you don’t want to splurge on lunch or if you’re not a wine drinker, I would still highly recommend visiting Point Leo Estate just for the sculpture park. The park is huge with incredible views of the surroundings bays. The copious collection of sculptures in the park is impressive, with some famous and recognisable pieces in the park previously pieces placed around the Melbourne CBD.

DAY #3 - REST AND RELAXATION CONTINUED…

To be honest this day was another chilled day of reading and watching Netflix.

Have you been to the Mornington Peninsula before? Or where’s your favourite place for a chilled weekend escape?

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