A typical Melbourne scene

Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River used to get a bad rap, if you can believe it.

Years back, even as recently as the early 90s, it was assumed to be a petri dish of foul matter and nefarious substances drained in from rubbish-strewn streets. The Gardner tells me how he was an entrant in the Yarra Swim back in the day and that, during the race, someone who, ah…shall we say, had ceased to be, was spotted floating in reeds by friends and family following along. He says the swim was canceled after only two or three runnings. Funny that!

Anyway, fast forward to now and the Yarra is a picture of health. The State Government has, in the meantime, cleaned and revitalised the river so that today it’s a beautiful green corridor meandering through the city to Port Phillip Bay. While taking these photos, I saw a family of ducks happily swimming and quacking among the reeds. A definite improvement!

During yesterday’s super sunny preview of Spring, there was no better place to be than by the river in a spiffy wrap dress.

What I’m wearing:
Dress: Spijkers en Spijkers
Bag: See By Chloe
Heels: Raye ‘Beatrix’ heels
Manicure: Miss Fox Melbourne

Lady Melbourne by the Yarra River

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Lady Melbourne by the Yarra River

  • Thanks lovely x

  • Kate

    Nice piece, Lady 🙂

  • Yay! Thank you so much. I shall email you in due course and we can arrange when you like

  • Awwww, thanks!

  • you are looking gorgeous… n the blend of the colors are awesome…!

  • Why thank you!

  • Sure thing! Get in touch any time. I’m sure we can arrange something x

  • Love this. Super cute! Would love the chance to interview you one day? Jenet x

  • Good call Mum, good call. 😉

  • You look cute as always 🙂

  • Ha ha ha, it sure is! I can remember as a kid the yarra was NOT a place you wanted to take a casual dip, suffice to say my mother never let us near it!!

  • I had to come and see the whole post after the Instagram preview, and I’m glad I did. So beautiful, the whole outfit is perfection.

    And let’s just say, I’m glad there were ducks in the river on this day, an improvement indeed! Eeek.

  • Hayley Harper

    Yes, I love that my office is near the river on days like this. You can forget you’re in the city when surrounded by the trees and water, listening to the birds sing. And spotting seals, haha.

  • You know the Yarra must be fairing better when the seals are happy! It’s such a great spot for a stroll 🙂

  • Hayley Harper

    Love the dress. Yesterdays weather was beautiful and today looks set to be even better. I went for a walk along the Yarra at lunch time yesterday and saw a seal swimming under the Victoria St Bridge in Richmond. Made my day! 🙂