Everything I Bought In Melbourne! – Try On Mini Haul + Catch Up

Hello, my beautiful humans – how’s life treating you all today? Good? Fabulous. Let’s swiftly move on from the obligatory me-pretending-to-care-about-your-life portion of this post and skip to the fun bit: me talking about me. Kidding, nobody’s here for that; let’s get onto me talking about clothes.

Well . . . in a sec.

This post is basically an excuse for me to give you an ever-so-brief update about the last few months of my life in Melbourne seeing as I have now left. And also to justify spending money on cute clothing. (I will hopefully give you a more in-depth catch up at some point too, but we’re still waiting for posts about my trip to New York and Toronto and that was all the way back in 2017, so I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one.)

(This is the – very brief – try on haul. It’s cute, I’d watch.)

So, brief life catch up: after working in a hostel for a month in Bellingen, I travelled with one of the girls I met in said hostel (the lovely Lottie) to a gorgeous little place called Yamba. And after that . . . it was Melbourne bound! Now, for the sake of the story, it’s important for me to be honest here: I literally moved to Melbourne for a tattoo.

The tattoo below to be exact. Isn’t it pretty and delicate and flowery? I have no regrets. Not a single one. But again, sake of the story, that was literally my driving force in heading to Melbourne: I knew I wanted it and the only artist that I wanted to do it was there. So I booked a flight.

Now, I then realised that I needed somewhere to land and that, realistically, it would really help me to have something to do when I got there. A job – or, ideally, a work for accommodation hostel where I could make some friends, score some free rent and earn some cash. What I found was better than that: a demi-pairing position.

For those of you who haven’t heard of au-pairing, it’s essentially a live-in nanny. You get food, accommodation, sometimes transport and (if you’re fulltime) a weekly “pocket money” wage in exchange for baby-sitting, house-cleaning, etc. If you like kids, it’s a really good gig.

Demi-pairing, however, is better. You still get accommodation and food for free – but you only work a few hours a day. For me, I was getting a little girl ready for school and taking her there (literally up the road from our house) – and then I had the whole day and night and weekends free. Which meant I was free to meet the lovely Priya in person (woop woop!) and hang out with her and her gorgeous friends. (As you will remember from my Falls Festival post and my Laneways Festival post.)

Since I had my days free, I ended up getting a job in a charity fundraising office and working as a telephone fundraiser for four months! Honestly, God only knows how I lasted that long . . . but, despite kind of despising the job, I’m glad I did last because it was like having an instant friendship group as soon as I landed in Melbourne. My weekends and nights were all full of fun and excitment – and I made some really good lifelong friends.

In particular, a miss Raven Rain! The lovely Raven is the best friend I picked up in Melbourne, decided I was spending the rest of my life with and so have refused to let go of. As much as I loved Melbourne (and I so dearly did, I am very excited to be going back for a weekend or so next month), having Raven and that genuine, we’ll-be-friends-in-ten-years-not-just-for-the-next-month connection made my time there so much more enjoyable.

Which is precisely why, when we were both kind of getting to the end of our tether with charity fundraising, we ran away to the middle of nowhere together! (Well, with a few of her Canadian friends, whom I also adore.) And so that takes us to now! Not quite sure where I’m going from here . . . But I’ll keep you all (sporadically) updated.

Okay, my loves, that’s this quick life update all done and dusted! I hope some of you actually made it all the way down here. What did you think of my Melbourne purchases? Which of the slightly unnecessary things I bought was your favourite? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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20 thoughts on “Everything I Bought In Melbourne! – Try On Mini Haul + Catch Up

  1. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.
    SimpleSerenity says:

    Oh I love your haul, but my favorite piece is definitely colorful playsuit. It fits you so well, it’s perfect for your body girl. xx

    1. Thank you so much lovely lady! Definitely one of my favourite picks too 🙂 xx

  2. arshia – India – I'm Arshia, an undergraduate student studying Philosophy, with an eclectic mix of interests that ensure that I'm amused at all times! I love to write and express my thoughts, experiences, and stories, and if you'd like to give them a read, head on over to my blog!
    adarianqueen says:

    Oh my god, sounds like you’ve got the most exciting, spontaneous adventure for a life and that’s making me so excited!!! Plus the way you write about it puts the amazing vibes across so well!
    I loved all the clothes so much, and they look so amazing on you! I really need to pick up on that confidence and try wearing shorter skirts because damn do I feel awkward in them now. I loved the dress in the end TOO MUCH AH.

    1. Awww thank you so much hun! It’s an adventure that’s for sure 🙂 x

  3. I love the playsuit that you got, it is so nice!! Enjoyed watching your video and I subscribed!!

  4. Coffeeandcream – Hi lovely reader! Welcome to my blog: CoffeeeandCream! Here I will be posting everything lifestyle from baking to books and everything in between. I’m a teen blogger from Northern Ireland who absolutely loves two things: writing and coffee, so I decided I wanted to start this blog to share my interests with a community of people, so enjoy x
    Coffeeeandcream says:

    These pieces are all so cute! What song did you use in the haul?

  5. Literally love everything you bought, and the fact that you look bangin in all of them gal! Miss you, can’t wait to hopefully see you soon xx

  6. WOW Melbourne is one of my dreams city. You got wonderful time in this amazing city. Thanks for lovely post, i got cheer-up to read it. Keep posting…

  7. Loved reading about your experience, I had never heard of Demi-pairing before (so interesting!) And GAAAAHHHH YOUR TATTOO IS TO DIE FOR. Editing on point xx

  8. What a time! I love the last dress in the vid. And the tat is so pretty! I don’t think I’ve seen one like it before.

  9. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    Sounds like you’re thriving! Enjoy your adventures (:

  10. I loved the haul and your update I love all of the clothes especially the dresses. I’m happy that you enjoy a lot your life in Australia. It sounds like an amazing adventure.

  11. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.
    Hannah says:

    I love the fact that you flew to Melbourne for a tattoo! It is so crazy but also incredible and I hope you are happy with your tattoo. xx

  12. kiki | soyvirgo.com – Internet – call me Kiki. I'm a multidimensional gal who loves cats, games, married at 20, and is on pinterest most of the time... I also run an online shop and blogging community ( that i try to be active on...) · . ✷ ·  ✧ ⊹   ˚ ✫ . . ·   ✦  · . ✧   . I don't mind staying home all day, relaxing with cats, my husbo and binge watching a show with some homemade vegan foods ʚ♡ɞ I write about experiences in law of attraction, being a mexican vegan, marriage, dealing with long distance, cats, art, anime and more lifestyle stuff. It's pretty much a mess but it's my mess. ʚ♡ɞ I'm learning to fall in love with living and finding happiness in just being alive, I want my readers to find that happiness too ♡ ↳ my website is slowly turning into a community where people can share their knowledge and advice to others. If you're interested in writing, txt me! ↳ my loves: my cute soulmate, kpop groups, memes, pastels, cute things. j-drama, anime, making playlists and lists in general, genuine kind people, matcha, editing themes, the number 9, (can this get any longer?) See my links below for more!
    kiki | soyvirgo.com says:

    That sounds so perfect. I love knowing the person you barely met might actually end up being a friend for life. Glad you had a good time

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