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A day with some Icelandic Horses!

C’mon! Just how good is that horse selfie in the image above!? Ahem, yes. So, my BFF Lou came to visit a few days ago & the main reason for her visit was to go and check out some horses. It was a bit of a road trip & I tagged along for the ride. The horses she was looking at were Icelandic Horses, which I had seen online of course (Reykjavik is high on the list of places I want to visit) but I didn’t even know these gorgeous, almost fluffy horses were even in Australia!


One of these white horses above actually has the most beautiful pale blue eyes! I love horses, but i’ve only ever ridden one around 8 times, and the horses i’ve been around have always been saddled and ‘working’, so it was fascinating to walk into a paddock full of horses just in their natural environment. The first paddock we went into held the boys (I think it was a mix of stallions and geldings).


Look at that fabulous hair! The horses were friendly and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by a few wanting pats. It’s quite intimidating being surrounded by horses, but let me tell you, I’m glad I met the boys first, cause they were a lot more polite and mannered then the ladies!


The Icelandic horse isn’t nearly as large as a standard horse, but are still about 14hands (56inches). When we met the ladies (mares), we were surrounded! I had to walk away a few times because all of a sudden I had 5 horses around me all wanting pats. Lily seemed to take a liking to me, the only problem being that she didn’t like any other horse getting to much attention and would nip at them, which made them nip back or move away fast. I did manage to lose her though and it was a lot calmer after that!


Above, I believe is Gjorvi (so many names, so many horses, I believe they had around 80 on the property!). He is around 4 months old. He was a lot more shy, but still very inquisitive.


This is Peach. She is the one in the picture at the top of the post. After awhile of wandering around the horse, I found a quiet spot and sat down to enjoy the environment. After awhile Peach came up for some attention. She was so lovely and affectionate, coming up from the front and resting her head on my shoulder, like giving me a hug. As you can see here and above, she also gave me kisses and breathed in my ear!


Here are a bunch or ladies grooming each other. Lou had a chance to ride one, and it was amazing to see a horse tolt in person. I had no idea a horse could, and it’s really only Icelandic Horses that do it! I actually learnt so much Wednesday!

Thanks to Lou for allowing me to join her and to Haldane Icelandic Horses for having me!

Have you ever ridden a horse?

Melbourne Moments, Outfits

Melbourne Show Shenanigans + Outfit!

Saturday night I experienced my first Royal Melbourne Show! I’ve been to the Sydney Easter Show many times (see!) but this is the first year I’ve lived in Melbourne to experience the show. I was originally thinking of going by myself, but when Hayley put up she was thinking of going if anyone wanted to join her, I immediately jumped in with a YES PLEASE!


Thanks to Hayley for taking the above photo & the one at the bottom of the post! It’s starting to warm up a little lately and it’s been so nice being able to wear skirts & dresses again!


Girl Gang!


The animal nursery is always my favourite area, so when we arrived at 5pm, we headed straight over to see all the cute animals! Getting to pat all the goats, sheep & chickens was so much fun!


I only went on two rides, the flying chairs above (soooo fun) and the spin-y roller coaster (which you can see a bit of in the snapchat videos below). I ended up buying 4 showbags, which I’ll have a video up of soon!


The firework show was pretty amazing, and of course we all had to get a professional picture with the little lamb, so cute!


Top – City Chic | Skirt – Piper Woman via Myer | Boots – Betts | Earrings – Suzannah Vendetta


Have you ever been to the Melbourne Show?


If I were to take over Australian Fashion Week

Australian Fashion Week is coming up & I was asked to join in a challenge sharing what fashion week would look like if I was to take over!! I get contacted a fair bit about doing posts like this and I don’t usually accept. In fact, I think this is the first time I’ve done it, but after reading it, I couldn’t stop my brain from imagining who would be there, and what I would wear!


For people sitting the front row, I’d be happy with the current contenders. Media and bloggers work hard throughout the year and deserve the good seats. Celebrities help bring in extra notice to the brands, which is always a good thing. But don’t forget the ‘not so famous’ bloggers! I attended MBFWA one year and only got to go to, I think it was 3 shows. I’d make sure to even make some standing room for some of the people who are lower down of the ‘fashion ladder’.


Fashion week doesn’t have a theme, but if it did, the theme I would choose would be ‘DIVERSITY’. The fashion industry is quite diverse in ethnicity, but I’d like to see more plus size models, Trans models and disabled models. I’ve chosen a few Aussies I’d love to see on the catwalk.


I’m often drawn to designers who think a little outside the box and offer a lot of colour and shapes. Oh, and sequins!!

What would I wear?

LOOK ONE —> CHLOÉ – Lace coat || CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA – ‘Kitty’ clutch bag || CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA – ‘Kitty’ slippers || LINDA FARROW – cat eye sunglassesLOOK TWO —> NOCTURNE #22 – sequin embellished oversized dress || ROCHAS – embellished heel pumps || SAINT LAURENT – ‘Monogram’ clutch.


LOOK THREE —> MSGM – Wool Star Cape (or in reverse colour way) || CHIARA FERRAGNI – ‘Flirting’ pumps || LANVIN – star and moon clip-on earrings || PHILIPP PLEIN – ‘Lovely Pets’ tote. LOOK FOUR —> MOSCHINO – Tweety and Sylvester print boots || MOSCHINO – Tweety tote || MOSCHINO – M cut out heart clip-on earrings. LOOK FIVE —> MSGM – sleeveless duster coat || SOPHIA WEBSTER – ‘Jourdan’ sandals || EDIE PARKER – ‘Hashtag’ box clutch || GIVENCHY – Bambi print badges || ANDREA CREWS – Eiffel Tower charm necklace.

How would YOU organise fashion week & what would you wear?

NOTE: This is NOT a sponsored post, but it does enter me into the chance of winning $500.