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Monday, 23 January 2017

A White Day at the Beach

Sabo skirt lace dressWhat we always look forward on the summer months are the outing activities we can do and the beach is surely the top destination. This time my family headed South to the third largest city in NSW. Wollongong is always dear to me as hubby and I frequented this place prior to having kids when visiting a place was purely a leisure and was only retained in the memory meaning back to the time I didn't take photos :)


 Blue espadrilles

Yes, that era existed in my life, unbelievable isn't it haha. What I remember that time was the white lighthouse on top of the hill, the canons near it and the sprawling beach below. Fast forward to this day with kids and digital cameras in tow, I've captured this picturesque seaside city in lens and share it here in my space. Although the sun was playing hide and seek that day, we certainly had a great time. My sis and niece prepared a full picnic meal for everyone while I only brought my homemade chunky walnut chocolate chip cookies, so unfab of me :(
Furla candy bag
 Wollongong city


  Wollongong Lighthouse

Well, no matter what I bring from home my boys would always seem to find a fish and chips shop nearby. I guess that is their idea of what a picnic should be. So when I tried to feed my toddler with hot chips these white feather friends smelled the aroma and flocked around me. I was surprised actually, it's just good I was wearing a white dress to be colour coordinated with them haha.

Picnic in Wollongong
 What to wear to picnics

After lunch, we headed down to the beach where we found several bluebottle jellyfish on the sand. So we changed direction and opted for the ocean pool. Even though we cannot build sandcastles, yet it was safer for us especially for the children.
Please don not disturb hat
Wollongong Beach
Wollongong Ocean Pool



It was one of my niece's birthday that day too and we had a watermelon party right by the water which made a great colour contrast with my white swimsuit. I wore this one-piece underneath my white eyelet dress for convenience and coverage since the dress was quite see-through. 

Was so much fun, all that's missing was the sun :) There may not be blue skies and waters in my photos but it created a dreamy white and grey palette for this post.

 Bardot swimwear
 Sexy back swimsuit



One-piece swimsuit

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:


Lace dress from Sabo Skirt
Espadrilles from Country Road
Candy bag from Furla
One-piece swimsuit from Bardot
Sunglasses from Spitfire


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123 comments:

  1. I have the same dress, you look perfect:)
    Have a great week:)
    kisses

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  2. What a lovely location for a sunny day out with your family! The white dress looks lovely on you :)

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  3. You look so beautiful!!
    xo-Nina

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  4. The place sounds really wonderful . I like you lovely white dress and you look great in you swim suit. You little one seems to happy to be there. Happy birthday to your niece, I hope you all had a wonderful time.
    Enjoy your week dear :)
    xo
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  5. So beautiful pics, love that place and your look!

    Kisses,

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  6. This white dress is so pretty and the strappy detail on that suit is perfection!!!!

    Xx Brandi
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  7. White suits you very much! And your swimwear has a great design, btw. The similar one is not as pretty as yours in the photos. Followed you back~

    Have a nice day :))

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    1. Thanks so much, I found the link of the exact swimwear that I wore.

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  8. great outfit and swimsuit and pictures!

    lu | Coco&Louis

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  9. I am also looking forward for Summer, though it's always Summer in some part of Asia like Philippines and Thailand. But still excited for April LOL, i love your maillots by the way you look awesome ^^

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  10. Love that white suit - great photos.

    -Maggie
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  11. Wow these photos are gorgeous. I love that strappy back one piece suit you're wearing! So pretty xo, sharon

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  12. What a fun day at the beach! I love your dress and swimsuit!

    Tina
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    1. Yes, it was fun. Thanks heaps Tina.

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  13. Lovely photos! You look pretty! x

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  14. I love that dress! Definitely looks like something I would wear!

    Hannah
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  15. Love that dress ! Looks amazing on you !
    Have an amazing day !
    Nina
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  16. The photos with the watermelon are so inspiring

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  17. Beautiful pictures, I love your lovely dress, love your blog as well. Thank you for sharing, you look very pretty!!!

    xxx

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  18. I love this post, so stylish and it has made me want a day at the beach :) thanks for sharing!

    Camille xo

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  19. Looks like a fun time!! I love your white dress and white swimsuit! So chic!


    Amber
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  20. Nice photos and look
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  21. Sees you had great time at the beach, hun!
    You look so chic in white! :D
    xxx
    S
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    1. Yes, I had. Thanks so much Silvia!

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  22. Both the white dress and swimsuit looks amazing on you. And bless, your little is super adorable!

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    1. Ah you're so kind, thank you Shireen!

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  23. I absolutely adore your dress, the eyelet details are so lovely and I love how you've styled it with those denim espadrilles! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Thanks so much Jalisa for the wonderful words.

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  24. I like your beautiful white dress and the photos are amazing, especially the last one.

    Kathy's delight

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    1. Aww I'm glad you like it, thanks for looking Katarina!

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  25. Omg I love your look.
    The dress is so cute.
    xx
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  26. Wow, this is beautiful. Even me I’m so excited for summer, in fact I’m preparing for it. Hehe I would also cherish the moment if I can get a chance to go there. You look lovely with your white dress and one piece. :* Hope you enjoy! Have a lovely day!

    xo, Katrina | https://katrinaisha.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you Katrina, so nice to hear.

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  27. Love the detail on that suit! Cute white dress with it.

    Amy Ann
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  28. Love the little eyelet detail! Pretty mama!
    Thank you for visiting babe, hope to see you back soon to check out Part II of my wedding album!

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  29. What a beautiful white eyelet dress! And so fun for the beach too. Gosh the sky is the prettiest shade of blue! Hope you had a great time there! :) xo~ Lena
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  30. I love your gorgeous outfit for the beach! =)


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  31. That white dress looks so lovely and fresh and the perfect outfit for a day at the beach!

    Gemma x
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  32. What a wonderful outing at the beach. That is a very pretty white laced dress.

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    1. Nice to hear from you, thank you Nancy!

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  33. Love your hat! So so cute =)

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  34. That baby is so cute.. besides I love your white swimsuit
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  35. Gorgeous white dress! I love how you styled it with a blue bag and shoes!

    Bella x
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  36. I love your outfit the day
    A big hug

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  37. It looks like such a stunning location even without the sun, and I'm with your kids, Fish and Chips make the best picnics ever haha.

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  38. Gorgeous pics as always hun! :) xx

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  39. Such a beautiful white dress and that swimsuit looks gorgeous on you too! :) Love how you paired it with the hat, Mercy! Nicely done ;) xo, Vivian

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  40. I guess most of us experienced having the time of our lives when we don't actually mind having photos taken even on a special day. Lol, and now I'm actually guilty of taking photos of what I eat. Haha! Btw, I love your dress and your white swimwear, ate Mercy! Very classy :) Hope to hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
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    1. Haha, I'm guilty as charged too with taking pictures of food. Thanks so much Airish for the love ;-)

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  41. Love wearing white at the beach and that hat of yours is A DREAMMM!!

    Love from Costa Rica,
    Whit

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  42. Lovely photos! That hat is so cute!

    xx Nicole
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  43. Very beautiful photos! wonderful look!
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  44. Great photos!

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  45. You look beautyfull! great photos :)
    kisses from poland :*
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  46. Do you know how jealous I am that you are spending time at the beach???The weather is terrible here and so cold, I look forward to spring and sunny days! The white dress is so pretty, I love every detail of it! x

    Yiota
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    1. Thanks so much for the love, warm greetings from down under.

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  47. Beautiful dress! Great photos!

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  48. Oooh a fellow Aussie! I'm in Melbourne though :D That beach looks lovely, I might have to go some day

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  49. I love the beach! These shots are incredible. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    Pretty swimsuit and dress.

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    1. Thanks for the love, yes we had a great time.

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  50. Great shots!! I love the white dress!
    Adi xx
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  51. I love the swimsuit and dress! And your toddler is such a cutie!

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  52. Adore your white suit and ha, look so chic!
    Kisses darling!
    Cinzia

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  53. In love with this summers outfit :)
    Love from Italy,
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  54. Gorgeous! Loving your beach hat hun xx

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  55. Love your dress and your beautiful espadrillas!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  56. You look so pretty!!

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  57. You look lovely in white, Mercy. I'm glad you enjoyed special time with the kids. The picture of you eating water melon in your white bathing suit is pretty. The red and white contract is fantastic! And the picture of the seagulls surrounding you is great also. I love that picture of the little one laughing, so cute. A very nice day at the beach, and fish and chips sound Yummy. :)

    love, ~Sheri

    by the way... that was my daughter, Jess, that was de-cluttering her house. :)

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    1. Haha sorry I didn't look at the author's name. So you were the mom she mentioned, so good on you. Thank you dear for the lovely comment, makes me smile on a Monday ;-)

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  58. Love reading this fun post! Hope you had a nice trip :)

    xo, Yasmin
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  59. Such a lovely photos, the white contrasts so nicely against the scenery! Really enjoying your blog :)

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