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Where to eat in Ballarat – Meigas – The best Tapas I’ve ever had!

When my BFF and I found out that Ballarat was hosting it’s own White Night (more on that later), we decided to head out country for the night and experience what Ballarat had to offer. We booked an Air BnB and asked the host where they would recommend to eat. We decided on Meigas, a Spanish Resturant with some outstanding looking Tapas.

Meigas Ballarat

We chose the ‘Feed Me’ option, which basically meant they would keep bringing out plates until you told them to stop. I didn’t take pictures of all the dishes, these are only a handful of, gees, around 13 or 14. We got to a point where we were SO full, we had to stop them bringing dishes & had the last one, which was dessert.

Meigas Ballarat

When you order, they ask if there is anything we wouldn’t eat or dietary requirements. We said we’d try anything, and that I couldn’t eat nuts, which thankfully was only in one dish. They were really good about that, which I loved.

Meigas Ballarat

I don’t know what all of the dishes were called, but we had a mixed meats/cheese board, calamari with the softest most amazing batter. Chorizo, mushrooms in garlic, prawns, and the crazy padron peppers. Pork, spicy potato chunks, and what I think was beef cheeks in the most delicious mash. I know i’ve missed a couple of dished from that list too. Dessert was Churros with chocolate sauce, alongside peaches and ice cream.

Meigas Ballarat

To be honest, i’m already trying to figure out when I can plan to visit Ballarat next, just to visit Meigas again! I also tried Sangria for the first time and quite enjoyed it! Now, the thing that got me, was the price. The feed me option is $50pp, which is SO cheap for everything we were served. All up, including a jug for 2 of sangria, and a coke, it was $120 (then we threw on a tip).

I was impressed with the service, we booked way in advance, as we figured that it would book up due to White Night. I was a little concerned we might get rushed for the table, but the meals came out pretty steadily and we weren’t pressured to move. We did actually turn up over half an hour early, and they still managed to accommodate us. Oh, and all the staff were gorgeous and so very friendly. I kind of just wanted to befriend them all.

Meigas Ballarat

Where – 33 Armstrong St N, Ballarat, Victoria.
Check them out on Facebook.

Have you tried Tapas before?

In the dressing room! Crossroads edition.

It’s been a while since I’ve done an “in the dressing room” post. I’ve been in a bit of a fashion rut again and am unsure about my style. I go through these periods now and then where I question what I actually like, and what I feel is pushed upon me by designers/stores/advertising/what fat women should or shouldn’t wear etc.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This is something that pushes me a little out of my comfort zone of what I normally wear, but OH MY GOSH, it was so comfortable, it felt like I was wearing pyjamas. First up, this top. THIS TOP. It is made out of the softest most beautiful material, it’s a little clingy, but I didn’t want to take it off. The back has a dip hem in a different material, but it was the front that I loved. I tried it on in a 20, and as you can see, it’s a super relaxed fit. The pants are a 20 as well, they have a fitted waist at the front but elastic at the front, which meant I could easily wear them high or on my hips. I’d have to have them taken up either way. I loved the speckled dot pattern and the roomy palazzo legs.

Swing Tee – $29.95 – Also in pink. Tried on in a size 20.
Palazzo Printed Pant – $49.95 – Tried on in a size 20.

In the dressing rooms - Crossroads

This dress is something a little different for me too, mainly the colouring. Sure, back in the day, all I ever wore was black and red, but these days, I don’t have much red in my wardrobe. The neck is what drew me to this dress, and whilst it is available in a solid black, I really did love the rose pattern. I also just loved the cut of the dress, the fake small tulip of the skirt/hem. This is the dress in a size 20, and it fit well. If you have bigger boobs, this would fit you better. I found it was a little gape-y under the arms and I probably could have got away with a size smaller.

Cut out shift dress – $49.95 – Also in plain black. Tried on in a size 20

What is your favourite thing I tried on?

OOTD – Plus Size black velvet and denim.

It’s crazy to believe how cold Melbourne has been the past few days. Technically it’s still summer here, but I’ve had to turn the heater on! Not that I’m complaining, I much prefer the cold. Are you sick of me talking about the weather? I guess I’m still so confused by Melbourne weather that it’s something I talk about often.

Plus Size OOTD - XL as Life

I’d been eyeing these jeans for ages, they even appeared several times on Lustlist posts. You know I really love something if it appears more than once on a lustlist post. When they went on sale I snapped them up in preparation for my next Tasmania trip.

The top was a spur of the moment decision, which I do no regret. I like to have a good selection of black tops, and this was different from any others I own. I picked it up on sale from Missguided and am really in love with it. It’s super comfy and I love way it sits.

Plus Size OOTD - XL as Life

SIZING – I’ve only bought tailored pants from River Island previously and I sized up with those. For these, I went for a size 22 and they fit well. A little tight around the waistband, but after an hour they stretched out a little to be more comfortable. The legs are a skinny fit, which is a first for me, so if you have thick calves, beware of that. To me, these fit like an ASOS Ridley jean is a 20.

Plus Size OOTD - XL as Life

Top – Missguided (22) || Jeans – River Island (22) || ShoesASOS || Beanie – Old from ASOS

Plus Size OOTD - XL as Life

I also have to remember that when I wear velvet, I should give it a going over with a lint roller before I leave the house. Otherwise, the velvet turns into cat-fur! Haha!

Do you prefer summer or winter?