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You've been all over and it's been all over you

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Day 2 of our holiday began with a trip to the Sunny Ridge strawberry farm in Rosebud. We got to pick our own strawberries and take them home. Of course we also ate some whilst picking! I wore my red maxi dress - perfectly matching the strawberries!     After picking 4 containers of strawberries, my family and I ate at the the farm cafe under some beautiful grape vines. Mum and I chatted to a nice lady who kindly let us share her table as the place was busy. We loved the strawberry ice-cream sundae - delicious!  On the way back to the motel, we stopped off at a winery. Gosh everything is stunning in Rosebud and it's remarkable how the beach, wineries and the countryside are all in one place. After lunch, we revisited the beach across the road from the motel. We relaxed in the water and I loved floating on my back, it was a moment of peacefulness and gratitude. Needless to say I always hate having to leave the beach and practically had to be dragged away. We ended the day with a p

She's got a ticket to ride

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 Hope you all had a lovely Easter long weekend. I know I did!  After the last day of term on Thursday, my family and I left for Rosebud on Friday. Leaving at 9.30am, it took us about 2 hours to arrive at the little beach town. We bought some lunch at a nearby fish and chips shop. I got a delicious lamb kebab - my favourite! By the afternoon, the sun was still out so my dad, sister and I couldn't resist visiting the beach across the road from our motel. The water was really shallow but crystal clear. You could probably walk for 5 minutes and still the water would only be up to your knees! There were schools of fish swimming around us, as well as a few jellyfish without tentacles. We found some clams too, they were everywhere!    I loved chatting with my sister in the beautiful blue water. I could've stayed there forever but we eventually went back to the motel to watch the footy and I read my 'John' book written by Cynthia Lennon - love that book. Even after several read

Baby, you come knocking on my front door

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 Hello! Over a year ago, I found a DREAM vintage item but I haven't had a chance to wear until recently. I found an Ossie Clark dress at a secondhand market for $10!!! Can you believe that?! I've wanted one for years but figured for the thousands of dollars they can sell for, and them mostly being sold in the UK, I'd never find a decently priced one in Australia! Of course, I remember the exact moment I found it. I saw the label, pulled out the dress, stared at it for a long time... my body had a physical reaction with my heart beating and time felt as if it stood still. You'd think it was love at first sight or something - very dramatic, I know! The lady selling it wasn't a regular at the market and may not have even known that Ossie Clark pieces are so collectible. She wanted $10 because the hem was crookedly sewn, but to be honest it wasn't noticeable at all when I wore it. I've been waiting for a special occasion to wear this dress and finally did at a r

Let me take you down 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields

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Earlier in March, my family and I had a nice day out to a Bacchus Marsh strawberry farm. We've visited before and do so most summers. I had just started my first week of work and was happy to get out on a sunny Saturday.  I wore my white 'Seed' dress with big ruffle sleeves, bought at a secondhand market for $10 (a good score as I've heard Seed clothing can be expensive!) I last wore this dress over a year ago when we were surrounded by the bush-fire smoke in NSW. It's good to now associate this dress with a lovely day out picking strawberries. I also wore my op-shopped jelly shoes ($2) vintage belt ($5) and beaded bag ($5), mum's hat and some sunnies ($1). Gosh I'm cheap - my outfit only cost $23! Mum wore her gingham skirt that she made herself. She paired it with a mustard yellow shirt that has a sharp dagger collar. Mum has a thing for collars and I just love her outfit. Perfect for a strawberry field outing. Mum, dad, my sister and I really enjoyed pick

Girls just want to have fun

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   Oh, to think I am still posting photos from my summer holidays! It is now Autumn here in Melbourne but I am so behind in posting. So much so that I had to take a break from blogging for a few weeks. Plus life gets in the way, but I'm back!  On this warm summer's day mum and I had a great day out at Geelong beach. First we went to the vintage Mills Market. I was in more of a browsing mood and was just happy to look. We also went for a walk along the beach. I noticed a big carousal right by the beach and we happily paid $9 each for a ride. It was amazing being up in the air, looking down at the glistening, blue water from above.   For lunch we returned to a favourite Greek restaurant that we've visited before. I had a souvlaki and mum had a moussaka but they must've changed owners or something because the food was disappointing compared to the delicious food we've feasted on in the past. The elderly couples sitting behind me were making us laugh with all their