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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Wine Dress at Bare Island and My One-Year old Blog

Marsala dressIf there is no social media to post updates would you still bother to go outside and check the great outdoors? Honestly, I will probably do less than what I am doing right now. But every now and then we should not be a couch-potato and see what's out there.

 La Perouse
 Whether it is observing nature or the town's festivities, it is such a refreshing thing to do. Go outside without bringing a camera although that part is very hard for me. I think if I have a material twin, it would be a camera :) I would be the saddest person if I forget to bring one. Tell me, who wouldn't be sad to miss capturing these views of nature, the island and the man made bridge.
Louis Vuitton Hampstead
 Under the bridge
One cold sunny day my family went to Bare Island which is an islet in south-eastern Sydney. It was one of the locations of the movie Mission Impossible 2. Bare Island is connected by a footbridge to the suburb of La Perouse, to see this beautiful suburb check my older post here.
brown suede boots
 wine dress
When I saw this dress from my favourite shop in QVB I had this mini adventure kind of getaway in mind. The wine colour makes it great for cool season as it looks rich, plush and heart warming. The choker style is another on point factor and in trend. I chose to pair it with a sleeveless tan cape rather than long sleeves just because they look good together, don't you agree? Ok, I got away with it because it was very sunny that day and wasn't full winter yet. Had it been this time of the year, I will freeze and couldn't smile this much.
 Camel cape
Knitted dress
Lastly to more exciting news, this little blog turns 1 year this week, woohoo! I was actually not serious when I started this, that time I only wanted an outlet to vent my sentiments. The first post was worrying over my baby not being able to walk yet as you can see it in here. Such a bad parent was I broadcasting about it but I was only trying to document. But at the same time I couldn't keep his cute photos holding on from one table to another trying to move unassisted.
 Bare Island
choker dress
As it turned out I lacked material about him so I venture more on my weekly getaways, what appropriate clothes and shoes I wore and bags I used. In this way it is not too much effort as this is how I normally go, scrambling from one outfit to another deciding which bag matches. So cheers to my little corner of webspace, I hope you will stick with me and will survive for another year or more :)



Thank you for reading, 'til next post. You can connect me in Instagram busyandfab to see my fab finds, other outfits and events in between posts.


Outfit Details:

Tan cape from Otto Mode similar here 
Wine knitted dress from White Closet similar here
Brown suede ankle boots from Asos 
Bag from Louis Vuitton 

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96 comments:

  1. Such a pretty dress love. Such an amazing photo.
    Xo, Christianne
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  2. What a pretty combination of wine and beige colors! You look really pretty! <3
    Simimaus

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  3. happy 1 year blogging :) it's definitely a wonderful accomplishment!

    love your cape! need a cute bag to go with it? :)

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    -Cin

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  4. so lovely! this outfit is perfect <3
    i'm a new follower, would mean so much if you could check out my blog too x

    darcia.pl

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  5. Hello there, Ate Mercy! <3

    Happy 1 year to your blog!!! :) Your photos are beautiful as always, and hopefully I get to visit these places too! Btw, your wine dress looks really good on you! ;) I believe this color suits you well!

    If you have some spare time I hope you could check out my online clothing business on Instagram at gorgeousglance. ♡ Hope to hear from you soon! :)

    Love, Airish
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    1. Aw that's nice, thanks for the wonderful comment Airish. Yes, I will see and follow you in instagram.

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  6. Ohh congrats!!! Happy Bloggiversary, dear!! ;) It's amazing how time flies when you do something you enjoy, right? I also felt a bit identified with you when you say that social media updates helped to get out of my house more than once, haha! Attending certain event or looking for a cute place to photograph are great 'excuses'. ;)
    xx

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  7. Love the coat and it fits and flows so beautifully!

    Characters & Carry-ons

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  8. This dress is wonderful! :) Happy birthday to your blog anyway :D
    I'm a new follower of your blog! :) It would be great if you follow me back on my blog! :)
    xoxo

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  9. You are so beautiful, and i love reading your post every day

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  10. Happy one year of blogging! I loved this post and the photos are gorgeous! Xx

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  11. U look stunning I love your style:) follow?

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    1. Thank you Kathy, I'm following you, hope you can follow back.

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  12. Love the colour of the dress with the colour of that coat! Happy blogiversary :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  13. Wonderul place and happy birthday to your blog <3

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  14. i follow you now #12

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    kisses

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  15. Great photos! You look stunning!

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  16. lovely :)
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  17. Omg! Pretty outfit! Beautiful photos and wonderful place.

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  18. This is wonderful place, which is full of beautiful landscapes! And you... You're amazing. This wine dress is match with your beauty! :))

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  19. You look as lovely as the backdrop!

    I can’t wait for you to see what I’m wearing at the blog right now – come check it out and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Friday!

    Rebecca
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    1. Thanks Rebecca, yes I've seen your beautiful blog too.

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  20. wow! stunning places and love your outfit

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  21. Congrats on your blog's 1 year anniversary - time to celebrate!! :) I adore this burgundy/red shade on you and the Louis Vuitton bag works perfectly with the look. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    x

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    1. Thank you very much Gabrielle for the well wishes, appreciate it.

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  22. Gorgeous photos! That dress is stunning!
    xx

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  23. Congratulations on turning One! Love the wine knitted dress. Have a great weekend <3

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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    1. Thank you Eva as usual, have a great weekend too.

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  24. I really love this outfit! Great job!

    xo,
    Iga
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  25. Gorgeous! Love the bag and congrats on the blog anniversary! xx

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  26. Happy blog anniversary hun! Love the way you styled your outfit too :)

    Happy sunday xx

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  27. Great post dear ^^ Gorgeous outfit :) I enjoy reading your posts so much x

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  28. Amazing style!

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    xxMolly

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  29. I love the details on that dress, and it fits you like a glove! That trench is gorgeous as well, love the way it drapes on you!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  30. Great post! I love bare island :)

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    1. Me too, thank you for dropping by Mandy!

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  31. Stunning photos! Love the burgundy dress with the camel coat! Love your style! Congrats on the bog anniversary too.Thanks for your sweet comment, so pleased you liked my posts!

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  32. I have to admit that I am really impressed about the quality of the pictures. The outfit looks so good on you. You summarized perfectly the event. Congrats for the post. Keep up the good work

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  33. you look amazing

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  34. Stunning! Happy 1-year blogiversary! ;) hehe <3 xo, sharon

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  35. Great post!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  36. Happy 1 Year of Blogging, dear! Love these pics too -- your dress is so pretty on you!
    Happy Monday, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  37. Wonderful photo! Very nice blog :)

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    Have a nice day !

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  38. Mercy, Bare Island is soooo pretty. Look at those rock formations, how cool. Your wine dress is just right for this outing, and I really like the tan cape and suede boots you are wearing also. It's nice to hear that you like to get away and explore. You see many wonderful places.

    I know what you mean about bringing your camera along with you when you go on these outings. I call my camera "my best friend." :) Happy one year of blogging!

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks so much Sheri, we're so much alike haha. It always feels wonderful to read your comment.

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  39. lovely photos!
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  40. Hi Mercy...Happy blog anniversary hun. It's amazing to see how quickly time flies by when we're having so much fun right? You look amazing as always and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

    Hugs
    KaSonndra
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  41. You look amazing with your red dress!

    check out my new blog post -> Being a Mom

    xoxo,
    Katrina

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  42. One day I went a whole week without my laptop similar to social media tooo and I felt relaxed and more tuned to reality hahaha!
    Joua to the Rescue

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