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Quick Pics!


 I haven’t done a ‘Quick pics’ post in a while. Basically, it’s just a photo dump of photos that I have on my computer that don’t fit a post, or don’t (usually) get posted to instagram. Just a peak into my life. Life has mostly been about moving & unpacking, which, if i’m being honest with, i’ve only managed around half of so far. I have SO much stuff, but I’m still trying to figure out storage & where to put everything. (Have I mentioned that THIS is the wardrobe I have to work with!)


Anyway, I’ve been getting out and about exploring a little bit. Yesterday I lost my IMAX virginity! I went and watched Interstellar. It was amazing to see it on imax & a really great movie, though I did get a little motion sickness. SPACE, it’s crazy. We are SO tiny.


Whilst walking to the imax, we walked through Carlton Gardens and I couldn’t resist snapping a quick outfit picture in front of the Royal Exhibition building. If you want to know, i’m wearing my Supre crop top under a MYNT1792 dress (more on the dress coming soon!)


These horse drawn carriages are down by Flinders Street station on the weekend (& some nights) and I just love seeing them. I love horses, well, all animals, and just seeing horses somewhat randomly in the city feels like a treat. I’d love to go on these one day.


Fed square! It seems most Melbournians love it, or hate it. It’s a bit weird, but I’ve learnt that that is Melbourne! It’s such a mix of amazing old architecture and then these new modern buildings that have weird quirks! NOTE: I must go and see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition!!


I kind of feel in love with these lights whilst out the other day! Actually, I fell in love with a LOT of things in Thomas Gannan! If you’re ever in Fitzroy, check it out! I don’t think I could choose just one colour of these though, they look so amazing just sitting next to each other!


Tonka has settled in marvelously! I think he misses getting to play with my parents dogs at times, but he’s just living it up here! Having a full house to run around in, instead of a granny flat makes him extra sleepy!


We have a HUGE back yard that he goes out to explore with his leash on!

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Top plus size dress picks for the Holiday Season!

The time has come, Holiday Season! With many special occasions coming up in the next few months, Formals, Christmas Parties, Christmas, New Years Eve, it’s certainly the time to stock up on Cocktail Dresses! My first stop for any kind of Plus Size Dresses is ASOS, so I decided to go through and save you the hard work, by choosing my top dress picks!

The Formal

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While places like the US have Prom, we have Formals. You will be sure to turn heads in the striking red Chi Chi Plus Longsleeved Lace Bardot Midi Dress. Not a red wearer? How about the Lipstick Boutique Plus Sequin Plunge Maxi Dress? The mesh deep V at the front & knee high split make the perfect mix of elegant & sexy!

Wear with: Mimco ClutchEar Cuff | Hair FlowersBlack T-Bar Heels | Nude Heel | Pointed Flats

The Work Christmas Party

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The Work Christmas Party is a time to shine. You want to still look somewhat professional, but it’s the perfect time to push the boundaries and add some flare. My picks would be the gorgeous ASOS CURVE Exclusive Dress With Origami Fold Detail. The structure of the dress is just phenomenal! Alternatively, go for this show stopping Forever Unique Plus Sweetheart Peplum Pencil Dress.

Wear with: Pink PlatformsEmbellished Flower Clutch | Fan ClutchMimco NecklaceStrappy black heel

The Family Christmas

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Dress the ASOS CURVE Exclusive Skater Dress With Tutu Skirt up or down! You can wear this in the morning to open presents, throw it back on after a swin in the afternoon, or add some heels and lipstick for dinner at your parents. It’s the perfect blank canvas. Though, nothing quite screams Christmas to me as much as RED VELVET! Get right into that Holiday spirit and channel Mrs Claus in this Pink Clove Velvet Bardot Skater Dress!

Wear with: Gold eyelinerNoel Flats | EarringsGlitter heelsGold Flower Crown | Santa Hat | Emerald Choker

New Years Eve
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Time to party! This amazing Truly You Sequin Tshirt Dress is nothing short of amazing! You will sparkle nearly as much as the fireworks. The Little Mistress Wrap Front Dress is a great runner up though, you can’t go wrong in a glossy LBD, not to mention that wrap dresses tend to be super flattering (not that that REALLY matters, wear what YOU want!)

Wear with:  Chocolate ClutchFox Pumps | Rhinestone SandalsGlitter make up | Gold rock earring setEmbellished heels

Have you planned your holiday outfits yet?

Outfit of the Day at a dog festival!


Next month marks a whole year since Mr Frodo passed away. A whole year! It’s hard to believe. I miss him everyday. This is also the longest time I’ve ever gone without having a dog. It’s been a bit of a learning experience! I’ve finally at a place where I could accept another dog in my life, but sadly, it’s not really an option as I’m renting. I’m hoping a little down the track if we get on well with our landlords it may be something that will happen. In the meantime, I’m just finding love from any dog I find!


Top – c/o Hope & Harvest | Pants – Suzanne Grae | Cardi – Suzanne Grae | Sneakers – Florsheim c/o Westfield

On Saturday, I ventured off into unknown areas (to me) of Melbourne, to go to a dog show of my ‘dream dog breed’. First up though, the outfit. I knew it was going to be a bit of a trek, a bus, then train, and taxi to a Scout Camp in Harkaway. I wanted something comfy. I’m SUPER fussy when it comes to tees, I’m not a tees & jeans kind of girl, but I am LOVING this Hope & Harvest tee. It has a great neckline, it’s a good length and its comfy. Tick. Tick. Tick. Oh, it’s also a Melbourne brand! I paired it with pants, cardi and sneakers for maximum comfort.


This, my lovely readers, are some gorgeous examples of an Anatolian Shepherd! The dog on the top of my list of what I want. I know, I know, you may be thinking “WTF!? Mr Frodo was super tiny and now you want a miniture horse!?”. Uh, yep! I’ve ALWAYS loved big dogs, up until the last year my dream dogs were a Great Dane or Saint Bernard, but I also knew that they had their downfalls (breed standards mean a lot of health issues, and both dogs tend to be super slobber monsters)


This is Bear and I fell in love with him. He was a rescue and just the sweetest lovable giant. Though he likes to lean on you and wowza, he’s strong!  Anatolians are still quite ‘new’ to Australia, they don’t have a HUGE population here. They are a livestock guardian dog, originating in Turkey.


They are a breed i’ve been researching for a year now, and getting the chance to attend a day that was just all about this breed was AMAZING. I was in love with the breed before even meeting them, just from reading about them and interacting with owners of the breed, but to meet and see them in person, well, I’m 100% certain that this is a breed I would love to share my life with (eventually!).


I had such a wonderful day, and it was totally worth the 3 hour public transport trip!! I took a few more photos on the day, if you want to check them out, you can see them HERE.


Do you have a favourite dog breed?

I also want to say, while I do love specific dog breeds, I love ALL dogs in general. I am a dog person. None of my previous dogs have ever been bought due to what breed they were, it was just the feeling they gave me. I fully believe in adopting rescue dogs, and given the chance, I would. My parents have rescue dogs, Tonka is a rescue cat. However, the chance of a rescue Anatolian is slim. I have done mega research on breeders here in Australia, and the breeder I’m hoping to go with is nothing short of amazing to her dogs.


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