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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Art and Beauty in Fitzroy

Conservatory MelbourneWhen shopping and good food are together in one sentence, it would definitely be worth checking. And this pretty much describes Fitzroy the oldest suburb of Melbourne which happens to be also one of the coolest and most hip. On my second day in Melbourne I was ready to jump in donning my unworn cobalt blue coat and white jeans but my Melburnian friends had something better in mind.











Conservatory Fitzroy
 What to wear in Melbourne
They took us to Conservatory at the Fitzroy Gardens to start the day with beautiful winter blooms in display. It was a pleasant surprise actually as I've never seen these varieties of flowers in one confined place. To be honest, I only go to a flower garden if my mother is with me but boy I was glad I was there as they were in their loveliest state.
Fitzroy Gardens
 Michael Kors bag
cyclamens
 cineraria
 The Conservatory has five floral displays over the course of the year and since it was winter it was the time for the cineraria and cyclamens. Fitzroy Gardens is massive, the park itself is covered with trees where I can't see the end of it.
Fitzroy Park
Melbourne Park
After an easy couple of hours in the gardens we finally went to Brunswick Street where the soul of the city resides. It is the home of the hipster where art, fashion and food can be found in this vibrant Melbourne strip.
Brunswick Street

Tiled couch

Brunswick Graffiti
What caught our eyes the most was the street art at almost every corner. As soon as we found parking, we got off and settled to snap in the four corners. We thought anywhere in Brunswick is good enough to be captured in cam and we didn't have to find the prettiest art wall.
Brunswick Street Fitzroy
 Forever New Coat
On one end of Brunswick Street is St. Patrick's Cathedral which is visible in the above street photo. Unfortunately, no shopping and dining was done in Brunswick as we hurried ourselves to proceed to the tallest and largest church building in Australia. St Patrick’s Cathedral is a leading example of Gothic-revival architecture, built from bluestone and sandstone in stages between 1858 and 1940.

Blue Coat
 St. Patrick's Cathedral
As for my outfit, I was glad I was clothed in layers again as it was intensely cold that day. I chose to wear solid colours as they complement each other without contrasting. I was extremely grateful to my tour guide friend Racquel who supplied my MK bag that went perfectly with my outfit. Thanks to her hubby too for the smooth and flawless photographs. More of his work on my coming post. 
Knee High Boots
White Jeans

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.


Credits: Photography by Alfred Cezar

Outfit Details: 

Blue coat from Forever New
White Jeans from Wakee similar
Black turtle neck top similar here and here
Leather knee-high boots from Sandler
Bag by Michael Kors
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101 comments:

  1. Yas! Shopping and food are the best combo ever! Cool outfit :) xx
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  2. Love your coat, what a gorgeous colour :) xx

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  3. Love your blue coat and lovely pictures.

    xx
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  4. Such a great look and great outfit. Love the blue jacket. The photos are beautiful and the place looks amazing!

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    1. Yes, it is amazing, thank you for stopping over.

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  5. Mercy, do you know this is my favorite color in fashion? I love this color blue, and you look great in it! The gardens are incredible. Look at all the beautiful flowers! Picture 6 is wonderful and it should be framed! St. Patrick's Cathedral look so old and historic. The girls love to go to mass at the cathedrals when they travel. These are awesome pictures, Mercy. Thanks for sharing them.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Those are wonderful words from you, thank you Sheri. I was amazed how beautiful was the garden too and how grand was the cathedral. Appreciate every word from you, thanks for pointing No. 6.

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  6. So fab! Love your outfit girl :) xo, sharon

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  7. You look great dear :D love the coat!

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  8. Oh my! I love the garden! The flowers are lovely!

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    1. Yes, it is, thank you Lei for coming back.

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  9. Blue is a great colour on you! I love the coat and your necklace. Gemma x
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    1. Wonderful to read a comment about my necklace, thank you dear.

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  10. Love the blue coat! What a pretty color combo.

    Amy Ann
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    1. That's nice, thanks much Amy Ann!

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  11. so inlove with your blue coat and wow thats a beautiful place to visit!
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    1. Thanks for the love Darlene, yes beautiful indeed.

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  12. Ohh such a beautiful place. I love your coat, so nice! Have a great day! :*

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  13. I love your jacket color
    Kisses for you

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  14. Hello, ate Mercy! ♥ How are you? Anyway, I love how this cobalt blue jacket looks even more beautifully and complimented well with the view. Melbourne has always been one of the places I would love to visit! And I must say, that you look so lovely and chic as always. :) Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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    1. Yes, Melbourne is rich in culture and food, I love my short time there, so many nice spots to take pictures with. Thanks for the nice comment girl.

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  15. Wow!

    Great pics and you looks beautiful!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  16. I like your coat and your outfit is very stylish! Awesome backgrounds of pictures too!:)

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  17. You're such a gorgeous traveler! Love the flower garden you went to! <3


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  18. Wow, such beautiful pics and wonderful background. I love your coat, such a lovely color. You look absolutely stunning in this outfits.

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  19. Que pasada, me encanta como vistes. Eres genial. Un besito y te invito a visitar mis siete maravillas. Un besito.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  20. You look so lovely and chic! Love your blue jacket <3

    xx


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  21. Such a beautiful blue coat!


    XoXo,

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  22. This outfit is really nice look. I love your coat and bag. You look great!
    Beautiful pictures
    xo
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    1. That's nice, I'm glad you like it Sauniya!

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  23. you look fantastic

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    1. That's nice of you, thanks Diana!

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  24. Sounds like you had a lovely day! Love this gorgeous blue coat on you!
    x Emily
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  25. Love the color of your jacket
    Great match with the whole outfit
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  26. Looks like you had a great time!

    Xx,

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  27. What a stunning place! Looking fab hun, loving the blue coat! xx

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  28. Great post... Lovely shots!
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  29. Love the shoes! Such a chic outfit!
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  30. Looking beautiful and oh gosh that garden looks incredible!!!

    Love from London,
    Whit

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  31. This place looks so amazing and I am loving the post!!

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  32. I love your coat!

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  33. Hi Mercy... You look both warm and stylish in this fascinating photo story. I always enjoy seeing the way you capture life in your ventures.

    Have a great day lovely
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  34. That blue coat is a killer one and I love how you have styled it with the white jeans in this outfit. And I love the flowers in these photos :)

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    1. Thanks so much Eva, nice to hear from you again.

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  35. This looks like a great day out - such a stunning cathedral! The bold cobalt blue shade on you is so flattering and the bag works perfectly with the outfit :)

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  36. Nice pictures!! And the blue cota looks great on you!
    Xo
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    1. Really nice of you, thanks Heidi!

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  37. Awesome post! Love the color of this coat.

    Xx
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  38. love your coat
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  39. Love your coat, it looks great on you!!

    Kisses,

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  40. Cool, I'll have to check out these places when I go back to visit Melbourne!

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  41. I love the photos you took in the park. The flowers and trees in the background compliments your outfit really well. Love the colour and style of that jacket! It looks great on you! :D

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  42. I have always heard about the delish food and rich culture that Melbourne has, wish to visit there soon! I love your coat, it's a beautiful pop of color in gloomy winters!

    Come visit us soon
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    1. Yes, you got it right. Thanks heaps for stopping over.

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  43. Lovely outfit! :D Suits you very well. Looking forward on your future posts! :)

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  44. Such a beautiful coat! Love the vibrant color tone!
    xo, Jane
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  45. i love that coat so much and the place is drool-worthy..so beautiful..

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    1. Thanks Jehan, I miss Melbourne now looking at these photos.

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  46. Perfection!
    XO,
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