Boden 'Icon's silk dress

A Boden Icon

Boden have a limited edition seasonal collection called ‘Icons,’ full of sumptuous fabrics and original prints. I have something special coming up from this seasons in a little while and thought I’d wet-your-whistle so to speak!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year folks! It was 42 degrees on Saturday (which equates to 107 for those of you in the Norther Hemisphere), and while…

Mesop dress with Schutz Juliana heels and Trussardi LOVY bag

A Twist on the LBD

Question: Does a LBD have to be all black? If you are a traditionalist or a Coco Chanel enthusiast I suppose the answer is yes. But it’s 2017 and I think a twist here or there is ok don’t you?

Soft 70s Style

And that’s what fashion’s all about, isn’t it? An ability and preparedness to style-up an outfit with pieces of varying origins, in a way that perfectly suits your own style.

Lady Melbourne wearing 'Tell Tale' dress from FREE PEOPLE at REVOLVE | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Free People

Sometimes you find a dress, or for that matter any piece of clothing, which is just easy. You feel good in it because either it’s comfortable…

Privacy Please

This is the ‘Moni’ dress from Privacy Please, quite the statement piece don’t you think? Something you could wear to a beach wedding, or a garden party,…

Multi stripe dress from Closet London | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Closet London

Closet London is a label produced entirely in its namesake city, London. We had an unseasonably warm day recently so I chased the sunshine in this frock and don’t the colours just shine!

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from label 'Raga' | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

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 wearing boho dress from Chicwish.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

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!

The StFrock 'My Moment' dress on Lady Melbourne | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

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.

Lady Melbourne wear embroidered dress from Chicwish.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

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 | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

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 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.

The 'Oceana' dress in turquoise from St Frock as seen on Lady Melbourne

A Turquoise Dream

This is the turquoise version of the ‘Oceana’ dress by St Frock. It’s a simple design but the detail around the collar and the colour are really what makes the dress. I don’t mind shooting things like this in an urban environment, but you could just imagine it on a white sandy beach couldn’t you?

Lady Melbourne wears blue lace dress from Daiso

Blue Lace

I realise things have been a little bit quiet around here lately, and not because there isn’t a lot going on behind the scenes,…

A little black dress on Lady Melbourne

A Little Black Dress

A wardrobe staple that continues to be reinvented year after year, the little black dress never goes out of fashion. Coco Chanel is credited with its invention in the 1920s, and since that time women the world over have embraced it as the answer to so many different occasions.

The 'Atmosphere' leaf print dress from St Frock


I wore this gum leaf print dress to MSFW recently and people loved it. Was it the print that sparked some sort of national pride I wondered? A lot of people loved the neckline as well, and I think it’s a shape that would flatter most figures.

Lady Melbourne in a vintage inspired Natasha Manfield dress

Girls on Film

In a recent blog post, I pondered whether when in doubt we always reach for a style or type of clothing we know will fit well and look good.
Always looking for sharp, natural light with a film-like quality, I realised I do the same in my photography.

Lady Melbourne wearing the Limedrop Butterfly Tent Dress

Butterflies and Limedrop

Last time I wore one of of Limedrop’s ‘Tent’ dresses on the blog was when I went to Hong Kong last year. They are a staple of the label in cut, however each season you will find them in the signature print of the collection.

Lady Melbourne does 70s Glamour

Your Favourite Clothes

What’s your favourite thing to wear? And I’m not talking about a Snuggie or no-pants-are-the-best-pants attitude. Is there an item of clothing or style that you go back to again and again?

Black lace maxi dress

Rise Like A Phoenix

I love black lace in summer and winter, and while the leaves are turning golden and the days getting colder here in Oz, this type of dress is one of those trans-seasonal pieces you can wear across the seasons.

Lady Melbourne's DIY tassel heels

DIY embellished tassel heels

One area that shines on Pinterest is the DIY section, be it for clothing, crafts, home repairs, hair dos- you name it. I happened upon a tutorial to make your own tassel or fringed heels that was easier than I could believe.

Lady Melbourne wearing Sussan dress

From Sussan With Love

I’ve never been a slave to labels, rather always looking for good quality fabrication and cut. It doesn’t matter to me whether something is op-shop, high street or designer, I’m more interested in whether the garment is a natural fibre, how it’s cut and where it’s made.
On the hunt for simple, modest and fashionable clothing to take with me on my recent trip to Jordan, I stopped into Sussan and found this shift dress that ticked all of those boxes.

The Green Chilli Dress

Do you like this green chilli dress? I love my clothing with a good dose of humour, so went I visited Fashiondacci last week to see what Kurt had in store, this dress jumped off the rack and said, ‘shoot me!’

My Favourite Mexican Embroidered Dress

I bought this Mexican, embroidered dress on Etsy some time ago but it is still absolutely one of my wardrobe favourites.

These photos are actually from this blog post about it, but I thought it was worth re-posting because I really love everything about them. The sunlight, the shadows, the vintage Valentino bag.

Today’s (not so) Face

I loved the colours in this dress, and while I’ve styled it here with quite tough accessories, I think a pair of lavender, suede heels would look great with a slim, silver belt.

Or maybe you can give me your suggestions on how you’d wear it?

Like A Lady

The day I tried on this dress in New York, it was 30 degrees and humid. It was hard to imagine that it was going to work on a winter’s day, but I’m glad now that I bought it.

I featured it in a post I did on why people love New York but it only got hotter and hotter and it sat at the bottom of my suitcase for the rest of the trip.

Manhattan by Sail

Have you ever sailed around Manhattan? I hadn’t considered it before my trip and I really didn’t want to end up on some boat or ferry crammed full of tourists (because you never consider yourself a tourist when you actually are just that) but my brother found this wonderful old topsail schooner called ‘The Clipper City’ run by Manhattan by Sail.

Emerald City

I shot in my new studio today for the first time and these photos are the result. There is still plenty to happen in the space and I’m looking forward to sharing all of my DIY projects I’ve got going.

Morning Glory

How beautiful are these ‘Morning Glory’ flowers? I was driving past with The Gardener and was like, ‘Stop the car!’

We were down the coast for the Australia Day long weekend and there were quite a few of these vines, and the white flowers you see below, of which I have no idea of their name.

No matter, they make for a spectacular back drop!

Colour pop!

On my visit to Fashiondacci I purchased this clutch amongst a couple of other items yet to be seen on the blog, partly because they are winter wear. This clutch however could be worn all year around and I think it’s a nice little colour pop to add to any outfit.

Welcome to my wardrobe: Vintage 70s Dresses

For me, there is something so perfect about soft, cotton 70s dresses for summer. I love the Laura Ashley look too, you might remember I recently blogged about a new season Laura Ashley skirt.

These need some small alterations, to be cleaned and pressed but I can’t wait to share them with you as the months get warmer.

The Motel

What a weekend! On Friday night The Gardener and I went to the opening night of Bild Lilli at the Malthouse theatre and stayed over night at Vibe Hotel in Carlton indulging in the Look Polished package. A little stay-cation if you will.

Good on you mum!

Do you have clothing that you wear for sentimental reasons? I have a wardrobe full of dresses and the like that I’ve kept over the years because of the meaning it holds for me.

Lovely Leona

What to say about this gorgeous Leona Edmiston dress? I went out for a pre-Christmas drink with Kyra and she had it on, I think that’s when I fell in love with it

Dark Angel

The latest edition of Fashion Trend magazine has dropped and guess what? This month they’ve done a little feature about the blog. To celebrate I’m giving three copies away to y’all, first give away for the year!

Frocktober: A success!

Well it’s come to an end: Frocktober and my campaign to wear a dress every day and raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research. I am absolutely thrilled to report that through your donations and my frock wearing efforts we’ve raise $1530 dollars. WOW!!

Wash over me

If there is one trend I feel comfortable embracing this coming spring/summer it’s colour blocking. I’ve never really liked bold prints, smaller more subtle floral prints yes but I feel like I’m looking at ‘mess’ with prints sometimes.

July Reading

…or brains are sexy, so says The Gardener.

I thought that was quite funny because we all read don’t we but it is nice to talk about what’s on our current reading lists.

Love me darkly

Just when things were getting sun shiny and happy on the blog I accidental produced these rather dark pictures but have decided to post them anyhow. I had a different idea in mind for these, in that I wanted a lot more light on the dress but as we’re in the middle of winter I don’t get a huge choice about natural light each day.

A (little) outfit post

The way I figure it, something is better than nothing right? So even though this particular image hasn’t been seen on the blog, this outfit has. Forgive me but outfit posts are proving a little difficult this week with my sprained ankle. However, I am determined that it will not elude me and have some outfit related content not far away that is brand spanking new.

Bad blogger

So I haven’t updated it almost a week! No excuse! No notification! I am sorry to those of you who check in each and every day and I’ve heard from some of you asking where I am. Well I’m here, I just needed a little break.