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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Places to see in Melbourne Central


What to wear in Melbourne
Royal Arcade
On the last week of August I went to Melbourne and had the most of my 3 days visiting the popular spots, indulging in the best cafes and getting lost in the little painted alley ways. Going to a new place and trying new food is made easy these days with the help of Google maps and Trip Advisor/Zomato reviews. While you can be self-reliant because of these technologies, nothing beats when you have a friend who is a local to the city to show you around. Just makes life so much easier and the time ultra maximised.


Royal Arcade Melbourne

So where did we go after landing and unpacking our things? Nowhere else but to the central business district and found ourselves surfing the malls. First stop was Royal Arcade which is the oldest retail arcade in Australia. Behind Royal Arcade is the Block Arcade where hidden cafes and vintage shops can be found. Melbourne visit is not complete without trying out their cafés and indulging in their food.

Block Arcade Melbourne
Block Arcade
Melbourne cafes


Melbourne's architecture is characterised by an extensive juxtaposition of old and new. It is known for preserving a significant amount of Victorian architecture, just take a look at their huge churches and most government offices.

Melbourne Town Hall
Swanston Street
St. Paul's Cathedral
How cute is this carriage in front of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Flinders Street Railway Station
Ahh! the magnificent Flinders Street railway station.
 Flinders Street Melbourne

On the same street where St. Paul's Cathedral but on a different block is Federation Square where it displays a modern type of architecture. Fed Square is a lively place to hang out, meet and watch people or events, explore the arts and enjoy the city celebrations. It is a wide-open area surrounded by irregular cubist shaped blocks and is the home of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). 

Federation Square
Federation Square
Louis Vuitton Hampstead bag
  ACMI
Places to see in Melbourne

 Aside from the cafes, one thing that I look forward in visiting Melbourne is their shopping centres. Trust me, they have the best looking H&M building. I had to go inside to snap photos even if I didn't buy anything :) Zara shop is not so much far behind either.
H&M Melbourne

Zara Melbourne
Shopping in Melbourne
Inside H&M
 H&M Home
Fedora Hat

One thing for sure, I had a great time in Melbourne by just roaming around their busy streets especially at night. The most memorable moment for me was going out with my friends looking for the best place to have dinner. Even though we were not that hungry we had to check out the café scene at night and we're always not disappointed.

Wish Coat
Swanston Street
And btw, the tram around the central district is free and that alone would encourage everyone to go out, eat and shop. They even had these 3 bronze sculptures carrying lunch boxes which were intended to be anonymous and to represent being trapped in the perpetual motion of consumerism. Wearing my bronze blazer maybe I could pass for one :)


Melbourne Bronze sculptures

This is only my first post about my trip to Melbourne, please come back for more re their famous graffiti alley Hosier Lane, Fitzroy, St. Kilda, Brighton Beach and the hotel's rooftop with different set of outfits each time.
 
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: 

Red jumper from Sportsgirl
Black leggings from Mango
White coat from Wish (similar)
Black skinny high waisted jeans similar  
Bronze blazer from Sheike (similar)
Black blouse with pussybow similar 
Leather knee-high boots from Sandler
Red fedora hat from Forever 21
Bag from Louis Vuitton 
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  1. Melbourne must be a beautiful place to visit. Beautiful photos. I love your look, so comfy and yet stylish at the same time. That red hat is just fab!!
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  2. Such a lovely post
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  3. Such a lovely post. You have a nice blog!

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  4. This city looks so alive and interesting. Love your outfits while strolling and exploring.
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  5. Great post. Love the sweater dress with the boots. Looks so fab!

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  6. You look great :) Love that place it has to be really beautiful to visit :)

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  7. Hi ate Mercy! :) You look so beautiful in your red turtle neck jumper as well as on your white coat. I must say that you look so exquisite! Anyhow, your photos have always shown how beautiful Australia is and I'm dying to visit it one day. Also, the Cinderella-looking carriage looks really adorable!!! Reminds me so much of fairytales. ♥ Hope you could check out my challenge post. Hope to hear from you soon!

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  8. Great outfit and place my dear
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  9. Love ur looks, those boots r sexy !!
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  10. Melbourne looks like a charming place to visit! I love the carriage in front of the Cathedral. This is a cute picture of you with the red hat by all the fashions. These pictures are fabulous, Mercy, and I'm glad you had a nice time with your friend there. It looks like a place that is rich in history, just my kind of place. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. Oh you always have the perfect description of places and true Melbourne is rich in history and culture. Thanks so much Sheri for dropping a wonderful comment especially about my style :)

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  11. Everything about this post is just so beautiful :)

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  12. Great pics, I would like to visit Melbourne asap!!!
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  14. You look beautiful:) nice photos❤❤❤
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  15. I like your red and black outfit but that gold blazer is stunning - such a great jacket! :)

    I love shopping and eating in Melbourne - the food is alays delicious no matter where you eat!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

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  16. Melbourne looks so beautiful, thanks for sharing your places to see!

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  17. wow! looks really amazing) so many beautiful places!
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  18. You look gorgeous in red, this colour suits you so well! Stunning!

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  19. Great photos I really want to visit Melbourne!

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  20. Melbourne is a really beautiful city. Such amazing scenery. Hope you had a good time there.

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  21. such a great post! love Melbourne!
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  22. It looks like a beautiful destination, so alive and fun. The food looked delicious and that carriage was dreamy.

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  23. Wonderful!

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  24. Perfection!
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  25. Would love to visit Melbourne one day! :D Thanks for sharing this Mercy!
    p.s I love your boots!

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  26. you look great luv!
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  27. This places looks so gorgeous and so do you :) xx

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  28. Wow, to how gorgeous a city that Melbourne is. We have an H&M here, but doesn't look anything near as glamorous as the one you visited. Love your outfit, as well :)

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  29. I'mm hearing so many good things about Melbourne. So many beautiful places i want to visit, my bucket list is getting so packed lol.
    Looks like you had a great time dear.
    Thank you for sharing :)
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  30. Great photo! Wonderful place and a cozy sweater!
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  31. The place just looks amazing.. I love it when places and buildings preserved their Victorian architecture. They tell more stories than looking at modern buildings. From the pictures, I could tell that Melbourne has such a rich history and a great story to tell. And yes, I agree with you that nothing beats a friend as a tour guide. ^.^

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  32. amazing photos

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  33. Perfection!
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  34. I have long wanted to visit Melbourne so it's so interesting to see it through your eyes!

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  35. Ahh what a treat to the eyes! Beautiful pictures! The carrier looked so adorable :)



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  36. the photos are beautiful, i have to visit this place one day! so many interesting places to see!

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  37. Melbourne looks amazing! Loving your red hat, white coat combo! Gorgeous! xx

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  38. These photos are gorgeous and that red turtle neck looks amazing on you!

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  39. Love your photos. And that carriage just screams, "Cinderella!" I haven't been to Melbourne but I'd love to explore more places in the future. Hope you're having an amazing weekend! :)


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  41. Nice pictures!

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  42. OMG...

    Amazing pics!

    I like it!

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  43. Am loving your outfit and this place looks cool.

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  44. Melbourne is such a great place indeed. And I totally love your red hat <3 you look amazing as always dear. Hope you enjoy your trip! kisses..

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  45. That's a wonderful place. I think it's london-like. I must add this place to my bucket list <3

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  46. Great pics and you look amazing!

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  47. Loving your photos - I'd love to visit Melbourne one day! Your travel outfits are tres chic.

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  48. Amazing photos babe. Thanks for sharing! You look absolutely darling.
    Have a wonderful week!
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  49. thanks for sharing these :) Melbourne looks like a wonderful and fun place to visit

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  50. How amazing. Melbourne look stunning.

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  51. What a gorgeous outfit to match such a pretty location!
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  52. I live in Melbourne and really enjoyed looking at it through your eyes. You're right about the H&M store, it really is in a beautiful old building. If you get a chance, go to the top of the Eureka Tower it gives a great 360 view of Melbourne :)

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    1. Ahh finally, a Melburnian! It's nice to read your reaction too, thank you for the kind comment. I missed out on the Eureka tower, well, next time.

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  53. Such lovely pictures and you look beautiful in red. Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  54. It all just looks so beautiful, and damn that H&M is fancy! I would love to visit it one day!

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  55. It's a beautiful place ...Thanks for sharing
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  56. Looks great! xx, Erin - www.stylebythepeople.com

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  57. Love your look and there are so many cool places to visit!!

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  58. Looks so nice, I would love to go there one day!

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  59. Great photography... The pancakes look so delicious...
    Love your outfit... You can never go wrong with red
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  60. Nice travel Ate Mercy..great places you visit with great outfits..

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