GOLDEN HOUR ✨

Dusk is my favourite time of day – it’s the cusp between afternoon and evening, when shadows start to lengthen and everything starts to slow down and unwind. There’s a reason they call it the “golden hour” and it’s not just because of the soft lighting that we get when the sun starts to set. Though that indeed is a perk and why I choose to take most of my photos at dusk.

This outfit from the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is one of my favourites, black with a hint of metallic. It’s simple, yet intricate. It’s elegant, yet edgy. When I saw this skirt on ASOS I knew it had to be mine, and what better place to wear it than to fashion week 🙂

ASOS midi skirt // Kookai everyday crop // Dune London bag // Senso Taffy heels

I attended the VAMFF designer runway show on Saturday night with Celeste and we saw some amazing new collection pieces from Thurley, Misha Collection, White Suede and other gorgeous labels. Definitely true to say that we both added a few new pieces to our fashion wishlist for the Autumn/Winter coming. I always love an opportunity to frock up too!

Anyway, gotta go, it’s dusk. Time to make some magic happen ✨✨✨

What’s your favourite time of day, and why?

Stacy x

Finding love in Japan

This is a true story about me. A story about how an American guy in Japan fell for a Chinese gal in Australia, and the beautiful result of our two worlds colliding.

At the end of last year, I took a chance. I was stressed, unimpressed and tired of my routine. I’d just finished my masters degree. I’d just moved house into a new environment. So I took a chance at finding love. I flew to a small town south of Hiroshima, Japan to meet a guy I had met in Melbourne. We had spent a whirlwind short time with each other in a Melbourne, and realised that we had a strong connection. I took the leap and there in the small town of Iwakuni, in a Japan, I found everything I wanted and more – plus I got to explore Japan for a second time around. I’m a lucky gal 🙂

2017 is a year of chances. A year of love. A year of learning. Hopefully, you might read this and take a chance on love too. I promise it’s worth it. 

Japan I’ll be back in July, can’t wait to explore more of your beauty and charm with my love and my friends by my side 💘

Stacy x

B E H O L D 🌱 B A L I

I spent New Year’s in Bali, Indonesia this year. I’d never thought I’d be a Bali type of gal as it seems to have a reputation for being all about Aussies drinking and partying etc but honestly Bali is spectacular. Since it was my first time I didn’t really know what to expect.

Bali’s most popular locations, such as Seminyak and Kuta, were obviously crowded, dirty beaches and loud and unforgiving. It was really interesting to see that many Australian businesses were flourishing there. And there were plenty of delicious cafes and beautiful resorts dotted along the beach.

The real beauty of Bali was when I trekked up Mt. Batur, an active volcano in the island’s North East, and also explored Ubud and surrounds. The pictures tell it better than I can in words.

I cannot wait to get back to Bali and spend more time exploring the wilderness, because I know there are many beaches, waterfalls and forests awaiting the hippie nature-lover that I am!

If anyone has any cool Bali hotspots, eats or tips let me know in the comments!

Stacy xx