Zac Posen Eartha Small Double Handle Bag | more on

This skirt makes me happy!

Do your clothes make you happy? Is that even a question you’d ask yourself?! Perhaps it’s a thought that’s crossed my mind because I’ve worked in the fashion industry now for 13 years (yikes!) and I love what I do.

Olive green trench coat, more on |

What colours don’t you wear? Olive green for Winter – who knew?!

So, I’m standing in the queue for the change room at Savers recently, which just so happens to be next to the racks of women’s coats. I saw the lapel of this trench before I pulled it out, thinking, ‘Hmmm, that trench looks interesting, got a sort of 70s vibe going on.’ My eyes travelled down the sleeve to the button which looked a nice contrast to the olive green.

Beautiful Love Candles by Eleni | more on

Love Candles By Eleni

I love to hear stories about Melbourne based start-ups, specially when they manage to manufacture here as well. The candles are made using ecosoya wax, which is biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides. Using pure soy beans they contains no petroleum and then there’s the heavenly scents created from oils.

New Loeffler Randall accessories, more on |

New Loeffler Randall

Here’s a look at their latest campaign, I love the tassel back pack and these hot pink Arbella suede sandals, you can check out the look book for the entire collection.

Lady Melbourne wearing Maison Scotch blouse |

The Maison Scotch Blouse

I was unaware of the label Scotch & Soda/Maison Scotch but discovered it on one of my Friday night online shopping escapades. It’s an Amsterdam brand featuring classic and vintage styles, enriched with a wealth of inspiration from around the world, evident in this blouse I think.

DIY Miffy prints, more on |

More details from the nursery

You’ve seen the first post about how I decorated the nursery, well this is what happened to the other half. I got quite busy ‘nesting’ before the baby arrived and made all these cushions (except the little star, that’s from good old Kmart) and these Miffy prints.

Lady Melbourne tries MarulaOil by Paul Mitchell |

Beauty Review: Marula Oil

I’m not sure entirely whether it’s the shampoo or my left over pregnancy hormones, but as you can see in these photos after using the products, my hair does look super shiny. Would I recommend it?

Lady Melbourne with her baby, more on |

Mother Life Love

Before having my baby, the intention was to start a separate platform dedicated to all things fashionable, lifestyle and motherhood. Not getting around to having the website built before the baby arrived, I’ve started an instagram account called @motherlifelove, so if you’re interested in top-notch baby spam, or my take on all things fashionable with a parenting tilt, then I’d love it if you followed along!

Lady Melbourne boho mexican dress |

The Sun God Dress

With the sun shining outside my window, and as I’m only able to get up to my balcony and not out and about with my tripod, I thought about the sun god Ra and pulled on this outfit.

Lady Melbourne wearing McGuire Denim skirt |

The McGuire Denim Skirt

Thanks for bearing with me over the last two weeks, motherhood and all it entails is a huge adjustment to say the least! I’ll be writing about it some time soon, in the meantime I thought it was high time for an outfit post and my first one post pregnancy to boot!

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from label 'Raga' |

A Boho Dress

I’ve enjoyed wearing this dress so much during pregnancy, but like a lot of clothes I’ve bought I’ve tried really hard to steer clear…

Lady Melbourne in the nursery she decorated herself |

A Nursery

Despite the fact that I work in a creative field and am generally an organised person, the project of creating a nursery has only…

Lady Melbourne wearing her MYSWEAR custom designed trainers |

MYSWEAR Custom Trainers

In your imagination are the perfect pair of trainers, down to their shape, materials and colours. But, as they are a pure fantasy item, you’ve never seen them for sale – until now! that is, as Farfetch has created the marvelous MYSWEAR shoe service.

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from |

Boho Love

Just a very quick outfit update today with a new favourite in my wardrobe. I’ll buy pretty much anything with embroidery on it, and this dress is no exception!

Chic maternity outfit as seen on Lady Melbourne |

Wearing SOON Australia

I recently met owner and designer, Miso. While pregnant, she realised there were scant few clothes that were both fashionable and wearable beyond pregnancy. The result: Soon.

House of Maxx Boutique Skin Clinic, Melbourne |

Meet House of Maxx

The founder of House of Maxx, Makayla Herdman suggested that we might like to meet as two women from Melbourne who’ve both started their own fashion and beauty related businesses

Brow Perfect with ‘Eye Of Horus’

I’ve discovered a new way to define your brows that’s simple, easy and only requires two products. Really and truly, you could use just the one, but as I like them to look a certain way, two pencils is still a pretty good solution!

Fall accessories from |

Spring Accessories

You might recall that, last week, I posted where you could get 25% off your total order. Well, here’s some (yes, there’s more!) of what I snapped up – because who doesn’t love shopping with a tidy discount.

Lady Melbourne's Instagram page|

This Week On Instagram

Plenty happens on the Lady Melbourne (@ladymelbourne) Instagram page that you otherwise wouldn’t see on these pages. Sometimes I like to share it here so you get a complete picture of my world, and of course to follow if you so wish 😉

Vintage Stash - a treasure trove of vintage homewares, handmade designs and European, US and NZ imports |

Melbourne Shopping: Vintage Stash

Set on one of Melbourne’s most iconic strips, Smith Street, Vintage Stash is a great reflection of life in Collingwood past and present – eclectic and artistic with both products that are old and new, not to mention sourced from all over the world.

K.Jacques custom designed sandals from St.Tropez |

KJacques Sandals from St.Tropez

Jacques Keklikian and his wife Elise, Armenian refugees, opened a small workshop in 1933 at 33 rue Allard in St. Tropez. A gifted craftsman, Jacques began manufacturing strappy leather sandals and his legacy lives on today with three subsequent generations of the family expanding their sandal business, KJaques.

The StFrock 'My Moment' dress on Lady Melbourne |

The ‘My Moment’ Dress

Ahhh spring: glorious weather and hideous hayfever. Such is life in Melbourne at the moment but with the changing seasons brings the opportunity to step out in dresses like this beauty from St Frock.

Accessories flatlay on display at the spring racing fashion edit presented by Melbourne racing club |

Spring Racing Accessories

Melbourne Racing Club launched their fashion season last week, with guests invited to the Penthouse at The Olsen Hotel to check out the latest accessories on hand for all your racing needs.

Lady Melbourne wear embroidered dress from |

Spring Dresses

The sun was most excellent last Sunday, so I took the opportunity to don this embroidered number and some light sandals and hit the local park.

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from St Frock |

The ‘Adeline’ Maxi Dress

Latest wardrobe addition: this beautiful ‘Adeline’ wrap maxi dress from St Frock. It’s such a good feeling to find clothes that make me feel like ‘me’ while fitting in my growing bits and pieces!

Lady Melbourne at Sofitel Girl's Day Out 2015

Sofitel Girl’s Day Out 2015

Saturday saw Sofitel Girl’s Day Out hit Flemington and I found myself in the tranquil surrounds of the Yellowglen Terrace, positioned just past the finishing post with sweeping views of the racecourse.

Murkani Jewellery

Murkani Jewellery

This necklace and bracelet are from Australian jewellery label Murkani. Specialising in beautiful bohemian jewels, the label take great care through their design and…

Lady Melbourne wearing Cynthia Rowley dress

Cynthia Rowley

I did some shopping online recently and picked up a few pieces I hoped would see me through the pregnancy ‘growth spurt’ and beyond. This Cynthia Rowley dress was one such piece, and I’m looking forward to wearing it to the opening of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) later in the week.

Sam Edelman 'Felicia' ballet flats

Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flats

What’s not to love about the Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ ballet flat? They come in a myriad of colours (38 at last count!), are leather – upper and lined – buttery-soft and affordable.

Purple Jade beads |

The God of Small Things

I’ve set myself a new photography project this week in order to get back on top of content after a week down with the flu: a photo a day. It’s that simple, and it’s going to be about the details and things I see around me.

Lady Melbourne reviews the best botanic bathroom products

Botanic Blast: Bathroom products from around the world

Some people like sugary sweet vanilla, or marshmallows and cocoa butter for their morning shower ritual. For those of you who prefer something on the botanical side, I’ve done the research and found some great products that will have you scrubbed, polished and coming up roses. Or smelling like essential oils – your choice!

Lady Melbourne announces she's pregnant |

A Big Announcement!

I’m pregnant!

Possibly the biggest (metaphorically and literally) announcement I’ve ever made on LM, at just about four months along, I thought it was time to share it with you all.

My Picture Wall

Over the years I’ve written about the various incarnations of my picture wall, in that it shifts and changes with my life. Where ever I travel I pick up something to add, friends are always giving me prints and of course there’s all the gems I find in op-shops.

Lady Melbourne wearing the 'Capote' coat from Noble Fibres |

Noble Fibres

Noble Fibres is an Australian label specialising in just that: noble fibres. Fear not, until yesterday I didn’t know what it meant either, but I was interested to learn that alpaca, cashmere, merino wool and fine pima cotton are known as ‘noble fibres’ because of their superior quality.

Lady Melbourne sits down with international model Ashley Hart | more on

Meet Ashley Hart

International model, gorgeous human, but more importantly Melburnite, Ashley Hart has been announced as this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) ambassador. I got to sit down with her post-launch yesterday to get her thoughts on all things MSFW, her beauty routine and her liking for vegemite on toast.