First up, please excuse my eexhausted face and bad hair. I spent all weekend in bed not being able to keep anything down! I’m also in the process of trying to find a hairdresser in Melbourne that won’t charge a fortune to do my hair. If you know anyone, let me know! Anyway, I had to duck out to get some groceries and had a quick look in Target. Two dresses caught my eye and I just had to try them on!
First up, this gorgeous ORANGE draped front dress, the colour was so beautiful! I was a little unsure of what the fabric would be like on, its very light and I thought you may have had to wear a slip underneath. When I tried it on, I was pleasantly surprised that you couldn’t see any of my underwear underneath, which was dark, it was super comfy and breezy. This was the size 20, and it fitted me perfectly. It was also available in black.
Second was a structured white and black patterned strapless dress. Another one that jumped out at me. Sadly, it looked totally different on me, then it did on the hanger. I’m not sure if it was because of my body shape or if this particular dress was faulty. When I got it on, it really ballooned out at the pockets, and looking at the way it was sewn at the side, it felt like it was sewn wrong. I’m not sure. It was such a beautiful dress, if only the sides/pockets didn’t sit the way it did. It would have been okay if you walked around with your hands in your pockets all the time! Again, this was the size 20.
Yesterday was a pretty awesome day! I met up with my friend Mallory in the morning, without too many plans for the day, & it resulted in a lot of window shopping, going on the Melbourne Star, and meeting our favourite character from The Almighty Johnsons, which was probably a show that deepened Mallory and my friendship!
It started off with a bit of a doozy, as I was walking to the bus stop, I got hit by a car! In all honesty, it was more of a ‘tap’, he was reversing out of his driveway and neither of us saw each other, but boy am I feeling it today!
With thanks to Twitter, Mallory & I managed to get to meet Shane Cortese, a New Zealand actor we both like from the show The Almighty Johnsons. We realised he was in Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup and tweeted him, which ended in him agreeing to meet us! In all honesty, I never thought it would happen, but when he replied with a time and place, Mallory and I were too busy texting about if we would go and what to wear! He was super nice, and nothing like his character in TAJ, which is probably a good thing! We sat and talked and he happily took photos with us both!
After that, we were in the city and had a moment of “what should we do now?”. I had wanted to check out the local outlet centers, so we caught the train to Southern Cross and took a bit of a scenic walk to DFO. Melbourne is SO pretty, I really just love the scene scapes and all the random statues. On the walk, we passed a giant rabbit and some weird metal art piece that was slightly disturbing.
We then ended up Harbour Town, and decided to go on the Melbourne Star. It’s well known in Melbourne for not working, in fact, it sat for a few years not working! I believe it’s only been the last year it’s been open and working correctly. It was a really cool experience though. The trip takes around half an hour to go around and it has a voice over telling you all information and facts about Melbourne as well as some of the landmarks you can see. We were pretty lucky, because it was mid week, Mallory and I got a cabin all to ourselves, which was certainly the most fun! The 360° views of Melbourne were pretty amazing, though I think it could have probably been built in a more pituresque location. While the view of the city and the sea is beautiful, looking over Docklands is a bit dreary.
After some shopping, a brilliant lunch at Burger Monster & some Cold Rock, we walked back to Southern Cross Station and checked out the DFO there. Mallory and I then parted ways and headed home. I think the walking helped my injuries, but I was super glad to get home, take some pain killers and rest on the couch!!
Annnnd outfit details!
On Tuesday, I ventured out into a part of Melbourne I’d never been to before, to check out some clothing from MYNT1792. I’d heard of Mynt previously due to their awesome collaboration in the US with a few of my favourite bloggers! This is a company that knows the value of bloggers! Of course, I LOVE THAT! They very recently expanded to open an Australian site, which I am super excited about!
First up, make sure you check your measurements when ordering! These are US sizes, which are a bit different to AU sizes. They go up to a US 26, which is more like a AU30! Yep, you heard right, they cater up to a size 30!
One of the things I really loved about the collection is the attention to detail. They really didn’t scrimp when it came to the small things. From gorgeous liner fabrics, fabulous pleating, hardwear details and all of the pretty cuff buttons! I loved the exposed zips, and contrast colouring they use, and the hits of lime colour in some of the pieces!
The pricing point is a little more expensive, but in my opinion, worth it. The quality of the fabric (which I did get rather touchy feely with) is top notch and as I mentioned the details that go into the designs really make them good investment pieces. To me, these pieces can be dresses up or down, and would work well in a corporate environment, especially if you want to add a bit of extra character to your clothing.
This is just a selection of a few of MY favourites, but head over to the website for more pieces. They also have some amazing pieces in their sale section (Um, hello! Sequin pants! I oogled these on the day, the sequins aren’t scratchy and the back is a thick stretch ponte, DO WANT!)
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