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Saturday, 10 September 2016

Off Shoulder Top at The Grounds

This is one of the places in Sydney that I've been longing to see. It's known to have the best coffee, in fact, it's become an urban sanctuary and institution for café scene. The place was an industrial estate with a mill transformed into a bustling cafes, cubby houses and flower shop with carnival lights, hanging planters, organic produce and happy animals.
The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds Garden
It is located in Alexandria an inner eastern suburb of Sydney which is quite near but far. What I mean, it's close to the city but far from public transport. It's still a bit of a walk from the closest train station, Green Square. There are Saturday and Sunday markets that even made the place crowded with Sydney siders and tourists alike, the reason why it can't be my family's hangout. It's a pain to find parking and the wait for the food takes long, I would have heard the endless whines from my boys if I push the idea of coming here on a weekend. The best time to come is during weekdays which is why I have to wait for my friends from overseas to visit :)
The Grounds ATM

Marc Jacobs mouse studded flats
The Grounds is a magical place, full of pretty things with vintage and raw concepts not common to urban hangouts. Truly remarkable for photo opportunities, bloggers or not this is a perfect OOTD location. Ok, so that's what I really came here for :)

Rainbow Roses

Donuts Cart

As for my outfit, I sported this off-shoulder multi-coloured top with flares and paired it with terracotta skinny jeans I got both from Zara. For that amount of walking my feet were thankful I chose to walk on these mouse studded flats I got from Marc Jacobs. Not only it was cute it was extra comfy too. The earthy tone of my outfit went well with the ambience of The Grounds especially the chimney :)
 Zara off shoulder top
 The Grounds Chimney
Zara skinny jeans

As we still had a cruise later that day we didn't sit in for lunch although we grabbed our cups of coffee. But I shall be back for a proper meal and satisfy the foodie in me :)
Celine Nano luggage

The Grounds Cafe

 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:

Top from Zara
Skinny jeans from Zara
Studded flats from Marc Jacobs
Nano bag from Celine


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90 comments:

  1. Great post! Have a lovely weekend! xx

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  2. Beautiful photos!

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  3. What a gorgeous place! Loving the red telephone box! You look fab hun xx

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  4. Great pictures and your photographer did a super great Job. Outfit looks pretty too and it matches the scene.

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    1. Yes, thanks to my friends. Thank you too for the nice comment.

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  5. Oh I love when old spaces are transformed and reused. This looks like an excellent place to spend the day and you wore the perfect outfit!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  6. I love off the shoulder tops hun, you look so chic :) xx

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  7. Thanks so much for your visit on my blog. Of course we can follow each other, I'm following you 24 :) http://bysinkj.blogspot.com/

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  8. Amazing photos and great post :)

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  9. Love it
    xx,
    Hadasah Love | www.styletolove.com

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  10. That place looks so beautiful!

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  11. What a gorgeous place - and I love your outfit, too!

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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    1. Thanks so much dear, yes it is nice place.

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  12. Adoro il tuo outfit.
    Labbinamento dei colori è perfetto per il tuo stile e le tue forme del corpo.
    I miei suggerimenti ed i servizi di Consulenza d immagine avvalorano le tue scelte e la combinazione di elementi del guardaroba.
    Stai veramente molto bene.
    Bravissima.
    Consulente d immagine

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  13. Love this top! And this place is beautiful!

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    1. Aw thank you so much for the nice comment.

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  14. This looks lovely... I really like the natural green setting and all the plants!

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    Love, Mary

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  15. Such a cool place!

    Anna Sofia

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  16. What a beautiful location! Love the fall stripes on the off the shoulder. Hope you had an amazing time! xoxo, Christine
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    1. Yes, I had. Thank you Christine for commenting.

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  17. I'm in love with that striped off the shoulder top! Gorgeous look pretty lady!

    Love, Lindsey
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  18. You always look great hun, everything you wear was totally beautiful. I love every bit of this look.

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    1. You're so sweet, thanks so much Katrina!

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  19. ang ganda Ate Mercy.. love the rainbow roses and your rainbow striped top...great place ever..

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    1. Salamat kaayo Jehan! It's nice to hear from you always.

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  20. This top looks amazing on you, and the colorful roses are beautiful.
    Nina
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    1. I agree the roses were so pretty. Thank you for dropping by Nina.

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  21. I love anything off-the-shoulder, girlfriend! So good!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  22. The location is so beautiful and you look stunning also.

    xx
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  23. Aww! beautiful and adorable pictures, your outfit is beautiful and colourful.

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  24. Lovely pictures, your outfit is so cool. I love it.

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  25. Love the place and the outfit <3

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  26. Love your choice of color in this outfit, so good! Xx

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  27. Gorgeous top Mercy!! The colors of this outfit are just stunning!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  28. I really love the off shoulder top, the different colour stripes make it really gorgeous!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  29. You've gotta be kidding me! I wish you had written this post 4 years ago when I was in Sydney, I would looooove to go to this cafe, it looks amazing! Putting this on the list of things to do before I die :P
    xoxo, simona and indre

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    1. It's not too late, you can still come back to Sydney :) Thank you so much for dropping a nice comment.

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  30. Love the colour combination of the rust pants with the striped top :) Your studded mouse flats are awesome too - I have the sane pair in grey and they are so comfortable.

    It's great you got to visit such a pretty place with your friends.

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    1. Thank you Mica, at least you can relate with the flats :)

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  31. Hello, Ate Mercy! I think your top and pants match really well. :) The colors look lovely and bright, and I'd love to wear something like this too. With regards to your photos, they look amazing as always. And Sydney has always been one of the most beautiful places I'd love to visit. I envy you for that! Hehe. Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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    1. Thank you so much Airish, always love to read your comment. I agree about Sydney, hope you can come here one day.

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  32. Thanks for your comment on my blog, ofc we can follow each other, I just followed you now #25 Please follow back.

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  33. you look great

    Wendee//theglossychic.com

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  34. Those stripes look so gorgeous on you and I love the colour combination you have created!

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    Shloka
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  35. That place look amazing!

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  36. Beautiful place :D

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  37. Hi, dear
    I liked your blog so much!
    Following you now :)
    I will be happy if you follow me back :)

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  38. Love a good off-the-shoulder top!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  39. Really fantastic place and beautiful outfit dear kisses for you ❤

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  40. Nicely colour coordinated outfit!

    LUXESSED

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  41. Such a cool top! x

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    1. That's nice to know you like it, thank you!

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  42. Oh my, this location is heaven.
    Beautiful post. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, it is a nice location. Thank you for dropping by!

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  43. Love this! The Grounds are also such a beautiful spot! Also love the juices they have there! X

    Pose & Repeat

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    1. Thank you Rubi! Nice to know you've been there.

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