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.
Before we begin, I am aware that ‘mum jeans’ or ‘mom jeans’ are a trendy style, worn by the likes of ASOS dwelling hipsters…
With autumn here in Oz and winter on our doorstep, I thought it was high time I put together a little shopping list of some pieces that are the perfect for the trans-seasonal wardrobe.
I’ve got the discount code you need to get 25% off new arrivals, your old favourites and even sale items at the current Shopbop.com sale!
I’ve found a way to curate a wardrobe that’s a mix of vintage, op-shop, luxury and high street brands where you can get around feeling super glam, without breaking the bank.
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.
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.
It’s probably not cold enough to wear this leather jacket from Boden yet, but I’m itching to get it out of the wardrobe and pair it with a pencil skirt, skinny jeans and ankle boots.
I went to Kmart the other day to buy baby wipes and walking past the accessories section spied this burgundy hat. ‘Hhhmmm,’ thought I,…
There’s a saying, ‘Collect moments, not things.’ I see it on Pinterest all the time, and I thought of it when it came to…
Autumn is my favourite time of year, mainly because here in Melbourne we still get summery weather but with cooler evenings and nights. Warm…
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.
If this evening’s VAMFF runway is anything to go by, you’ll regularly need thermals, or an extra warm coat at the very least, for autumn/ winter…
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) has rolled into town for another year, launching magnificently last night at Government House in Melbourne’s delightful Botanical Gardens.
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.
Crystals can have so many meanings don’t you think? Whether you believe in their healing properties, or just like the look of them they’ve been used for thousands of years in so many different ways.
Happy Friday folks!
We’ve got to the end of the week and I’m keeping things fairly casual with this outfit.
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.
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?
I gingerly pulled out a pair of jeans from the draw. I’d given birth, bounced back fairly well due to a baby who breastfeeds at…
Somehow I ended up with two of these gorgeous dresses from Chicwish.com, with one being considerably shorter than the other. Even with my pregnant…
I think luxury is in the details, don’t you? It’s the silk lining in a jacket, or the monogram on a compendium or, like the case with this silk blouse, beautiful embroidery.
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!
This post has taken me four days to publish as life with a newborn is proving highly unpredictable! So rather than writing at length…
I first spied this bag in the window of a shop and literally stopped walking and made the decision to buy it there and then. I just loved it and I still do, trouble is – I never seem to wear it.
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.
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!
The temporary service interruption this past week has been to introduce Baby Melbourne into the world!
I’ve had this skirt for a while now, and intended to wear it all summer long but then got myself pregnant and couldn’t fit…
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…
Despite the fact that I work in a creative field and am generally an organised person, the project of creating a nursery has only…
I didn’t think I’d experience a time in my life when flat shoes became so important – which sounds like a silly thing to…
It’s going to be a big year ahead for Lady Melbourne, with some new topics introduced – can you guess what they might be?!
So 2015 has come to and end and I thought it was a good chance to look back at the posts you loved the…
Merry Christmas! I know things have been quiet around here lately, the baby is almost here so there’s been quite a lot to do…
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.
If you’re Australian you’ll probably know what a Peach Melba is, if not let me mansplain for you. ‘Peach Melba is a dessert of peaches…
Sorry for going M.I.A over the past while, this pregnancy thing has knocked me around a bit now that the weather is hotting up….
So, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to hair styling and it’s called the VS Sassoon Curl Secret. No secrets…
Here’s a nice little beauty update for you: Sephora has launched their Australian website…..finally!
Last week, I was chatting to a friend who told me they didn’t shop online because they couldn’t try the clothes they fancied on….
Classic wardrobe pieces can appear easily to some but in my case it’s taken years to learn likely long-term staples. That’s not to say I haven’t…
I’ve had some lovely things come across my desk lately so when I thought about the posts it would take to showcase everything, I reasoned it would be far easier in one bumper post!
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!
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.
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
There was only one date in my calendar for the 2015 spring racing carnival – Oaks Day in the Emirates Marquee.
Just a quick update with some fab accessories on my desk today I’ll be wearing to Oaks Day 2015!
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!
Here’s some great products that have come across my desk of late that are sure to have you primped and preened to perfection!
Barbara Duggan Heather Murphy Pru Oswin KeXin Cui Spacedangel Congratulations ladies! You’ve all been emailed about your prize so check your inbox asap! Thanks…
Northern hemisphere fall is a time when we here Down Under are gearing up for another scorching summer. December down here is usually boiling…
Yours truly has been invited to write a column over at www.punters.com.au full of fascinating tidbits on the unfolding drama of this year’s spring racing carnival.
How do you fancy winning a double pass to Crown Oaks Day? Keep reading!
The major race days in Melbourne are upon us, and if you don’t have a frock yet never fear – that’s where I come…
You might recall that, last week, I posted where you could get 25% off your total Shopbop.com order. Well, here’s some (yes, there’s more!) of what I snapped up – because who doesn’t love shopping with a tidy discount.
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 😉
The Shopbop.com 25% off sale starts today and guess who has the discount code?! More on that later, for now I’ve got a fab…
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.
From Australia, France and Scotland here’s some great labels who are still independent but making waves globally.
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.
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.
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.
The Eternal Headonist’s 2015 range caters for all your race-day millinery needs. Believe me, I’ve checked them all out!
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.
Spell & The Gypsy Collective have almost 500K followers on Instagram alone, not even counting their other accounts and web traffic, so it was with rapt interest that I listened to Elizabeth talk about their instagram strategy.
With the Australian spring racing season upon us and, in a bizarre duality, Halloween approaching too, I thought I’d share a DIY project I completed recently: the Lady Melbourne super-spesh gold flower crown.
As the sun gathers strength, the pollen count rises, causing delight and anguish for hay-fever sufferers (like me!), beautiful blooms abound on every street-corner, and our wardrobes change too.
It’s a grey, overcast day here in Melbourne town, not ideal for naturally-lit photography. I was upstairs busily arranging some self-portraiture ideas but, try…
When Thurley’s Resort 2015 collection dropped into my in-box, my first thought was: ‘How perfect this would be for the races!’
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!
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.
This necklace and bracelet are from Australian jewellery label Murkani. Specialising in beautiful bohemian jewels, the label take great care through their design and…
I debuted this Lady Petrova coat at fashion week last year and made it onto a BUZZFEED article if you can believe it. I…
Tuesday night saw the opening gala of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and what a gala it was!
Last year’s opening parade saw Little Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD shut down and turned into a runway, and it happened again last Friday for this year’s parade.
I’d not heard of the brand ‘Splendid’ before, but as is my want I found them online and was delighted to discover they fit true to size, are leather and most importantly – comfortable!
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.
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.
GLOMESH is an Australian heritage label, founded in Sydney in 1958 by Hungarian immigrants Louis & Alice Kennedy.
I discovered Smith’s Rosebud Salve in New York two years ago and it very quickly became my FAVOURITE lip balm ever.
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.
With the Spring Racing carnival just around the corner, it’s time all of us who don’t mind a frock, shoes, jewels and a delightful hat to start thinking about creative interpretations of accessories fabrication and print.
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!
What do you do, if like me, you want to hold on to a modicum of fashionable style while trying to deal with various body parts (it’s not just your tummy!) expanding at an exponential rate?
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.
This outfit is from the Feathers SS 15 range that’s just about to drop in stores. The top is already available and would work…
After last week’s post about my new alpaca coat and its wonderful thermal qualities (that’s right, thermal!) the other item people loved were the…
Every now and again I like to feature what happens over on the Lady Melbourne Instagram account, because the content certainly differs from what…
Sitting in front of my latte, I can tell the woman sitting nearby wants to ask me a question but for some reason is holding…
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.
Coming to you all the way from London, is this delight from the label Jack French London.
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.
Red nails and gold accessories, what’s not to love?
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.
The Queen Victoria Market in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre is beloved by tourists and locals alike.
Harlequin Belle is an Australian leather goods brand who take pride in their limited edition ranges of bags, shoes, wallets and jewellery.
H by Hudson Kiver Boots: have I found my go-to winter boot?
When I wear a crown braid or post about it people want to know one thing: How do you do it?
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