Swinging

@findingfemme wears ice blue and orange red Chicwish outfit

Earlier this year the tourism team for my home town asked to put my face on some of their campaigns for Ballarat Heritage Weekend. I love supporting local things so I said yes, and before I knew it random people were telling me they’d seen me on posters and TV. The thing that stuck with me most was when a woman from work told me her daughter had asked if I would be driving the train. She corrected her daughter and said I was just next to the train looking pretty, which her daughter was baffled by. What sort of useless thing is that? Who just stands there looking ‘pretty’. She corrected her mum and told her that no, I was clearly there in order to drive the train. This exchange actually made me feel super guilty.

Sailboat Cardigan and Why I Don't do Fri-Yay

@findingfemme in red Modcloth skirt with embroidered sailboat cardigan from Louie et Lucie

Instagram is my favourite social media platform. I love swooning over beautifully constructed images, good light and skilled photography. I love connecting with people over shared interests and seeing a snapshot into people’s lives. Something that I struggle to connect with is the army of ‘Fri-yay’ posts that bloom into life every Friday. Why? Let me give you a snapshot of my entire week.

Yellow Birthday


Today's mini blog post is to share some pictures from a recent family birthday party for my brilliant brother-in-law. I got to wear a vintage 1940s yellow evening gown that I've owned for a few months, and I tried out doing my hair in finger waves. We also got a brilliant cake from Pretty Special Cakes.

Block Arcade

@findingfemme wears black and white striped top with yellow Modcloth floral skirt at the Block Arcade in Melbourne

With today's photos from a trip to the Block Arcade in Melbourne, I want to talk about two phrases that I have taken out of my vocabulary. Those phrases are 'you wore it better' and 'you look pregnant'. Let's start with the 'you wore it better' phrase. On a recent trip to a racewear event for the Bendigo Fashion Festival, I discussed with my sister what I would do if someone was wearing the same thing as me. Most times in our lives, the same attire doesn’t matter. I’ve worked with one of my closest friends for over a year now and we’ve found it funny that for the most part we haven’t come into work accidentally wearing the same outfit. Events like weddings or races are different though. There seems to be a stigma attached to wearing the same thing as someone else unless you happen to be in the bridal party. Can you imagine attending a wedding and accidentally discovering you’re wearing the same dress as the bridesmaids?

Bendigo Fashion Festival - Taste of Spring Raceday

@findingfemme in By Johnny, Olga Berg and Allport Millinery at Bendigo Fashion Festival racewear luncheon

My sister Goldfields Girl tags me in posts on Instagram quite often. I forget most of them, and earlier this week was really surprised when I discovered one of the tags was a competition and we won. It was an entry to attend Bendigo Fashion Festival’s  ‘Taste of Spring Raceday 2016’. It was exciting to win something, but then also insane because we both had things on and neither of us had anything to wear.