OOTD: Wild N Free (your girl is MOVING TO AUSTRALIA!)

Hello, you sexy souls – I have been walking on sunshine for the past week and I think it’s about time that I tell you all why! Initially, I thought I was going to be able to keep it a secret . . . but I’m way too excited for that; so, like an over-excited child, I’m going to be metaphorically opening the presents before Christmas day.

Long story short: your girl is only moving to fucking Australia. No, you did not misunderstand me. Yes, that means exactly what you think it means: I am moving to the other side of the world for an Australian themed adventure. I’ve mentioned it very briefly in one of my previous posts and in a short-but-sweet Instagram post that I am most definitely going to plug right here:

However, as fun as I may think this is, I realised that me saying “bitches, I’m going to Australia!” probably isn’t what all you guys would consider to be any sort of quality content – so I decided to share the news via an OOTD. (And, in answer to all of your inevitable questions like “uh…why exactly have you decided to move halfway across the world?” I’ve got a ‘lil video for you at the end!)

So without further ado . . . welcome to my OOTD: Wild’N’Free. Because I think it perfectly encaptures my bohemian spirit at the moment!

Guys, guys, guys: this T-Shirt dress was shockingly from Boohoo and it cost me all of £6! It was on sale, so unfortunately it’s not available, but your girl of course has some alternatives prepared for you. Click the photos for links – I only link to affordable products, too, I know nobody’s trying to go broke for a dress!

I picked this dress up (well, virtually) on a whim and it’s now one of my most reached for! It’s nice enough to go for drinks in, but casual enough to stroll around the park in too.

So basically perfect for me because as soon as I leave the house to do something casual, I tend to think “well, I’m out now, I might as well do something fun, right?” and go out out.

Also, moment of appreciation for these brown faux leather boots. They’ve honestly been with me for years, they pair well with so much – and they’re so comfortable. I’m a big boots with dresses supporter to be honest. Here’s an alternative pair, because every girl deserves some brown boots in her life.

Tan Boots – New Look – £27

Honestly, much like my Paisley Shirt Dress from back in Florence, I think this is going to be a year-on-year staple because paisley is timeless. Seriously; paisley has been the flag of the bohemian chic for years past and it will be for years to come. It’s like buying something black; you’ve essentially adopted a child, that shit’s going to live in your house for years.

I love the colour, the different patterns and the detailing on the dress. It’s bohemian chic to the max and, well, just look at my hair – the bohemian lifestyle wasn’t a choice. This mane looks wild and free, the dress I’m wearing should match.

Much like I was advocating for taking breaks in my Jumping Into Summer With A Break OOTD post, I am wholeheartedly advocating being a ‘lil bit wild and free in this one. (Also, can we take a moment to appreciate “advocating”? It almost sounds like I’m doing something worthwhile with my platform, what a laughable concept.)

We all need a little adventure sometimes – and it’s important to break free of the monotony of everyday life. Mainly because everyday life can be really boring.

So yeah guys, I guess the moral of this story is: be a ‘lil wild and free. Do something fun! Move to Australia! Speaking of Australia . . .

Now, I’m sure you guys all have questions – but I figured the main one would be: uh . . . Mia, why exactly are you randomly moving to Australia? So I decided to make a video explaining my reasons for disappearing to the other side of the world!

The story behind this is genuinely pretty funny/interesting, so I decided to save it for a seperate post/video – make sure you guys all stay tuned! Okay, my friends, I apologise for this post being a bit all over the place, I just really couldn’t contain my excitement and I wanted to share the news!

What did you guys think of the outfit? Is bohemian chic your style? Would you rock this dress? And let’s talk about bloody Australia! Did you enjoy the video? Are you excited for Aus-related posts? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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60 thoughts on “OOTD: Wild N Free (your girl is MOVING TO AUSTRALIA!)”

  1. I totally support your decision, and I am so EXCITED for you. I’ve travelled to Australia on so many countless holidays – and I’ve fell in love with everything there, the people, the weather; just the overall vibe Australia has. I even had (or still have) plans to hopefully study/work their sometime in the future, because I love Australia just so so much. Starting new in a foreign place can be absolutely random and crazy, but hey, it’ll open up so so many new doors for you.

    xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLY! I’m honestly so excited, it’s hard to care about my everyday life loool I’m just mentally in australia! And ooooh if you do end up studying, we might be out there at the same time! xxx

  2. Oh wow, I’m like beyond exited for this!! Like I for sure get you when it comes to connecting with new people. Not that we don’t love our old friends, but sometimes it’s just time for a new scenery. I so hope that you’re going to post about this ‘trip’ that might turn into you never going back to England. Only time will show. All in all I’m just so exited for you and it’s so well deserved because you’re one amazing littl’ woman who needs to explore <33 Best of luck to you Mia xxxx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      ME TOO GIRL ME TOO! And you described it perfectly 🙂 And I am most DEFINITELY going to be posting about it – I actually only met the girls through doing something for this blog so you guys are going to be hearing all about it 😀 Honestly, karen, you’re such a sweetie – THANK YOU SO MUCH! <3 xxxx

  3. aarzoorose – I am Aarzoo from India flying along many lovely bloggers. My idea to start a blog is simply to have my life story growing old with me and also to create a space for my great grand children in future to enjoy it 🙂 You can reach me anytime at– aarzooroze@gmail.com Enjoy the day and keep reading !!

    Congratulations girl 🙂 This is indeed big newsGood luck for a new phase

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      IT REALLY IS, I’M SO EXCITED!! And I hope so 😀 xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Awww you’re honestly too sweet! Thank you so much lovely <3

  4. 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.

    So excited for you! Are you going to keep blogging in Australia? Or at least upkeep your Instagram? xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks girly! I’m definitely going to keep blogging – I’m gonna have too much to write about not to 😉 xx

      1. 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.

        I look forward to the posts then! xx

  5. hailey – a little obsessed with coffee. a lot obsessed with trying to live my best life

    Okay, so I ABSOLUTELY understand how you feel about being young and not wanting to waste it! I sort of feel that way about going to college this year. Hopefully we are both coming into new adventures that will enrich our lives for the better 🙂 xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Yes yes yes girl! And hell yes girl hopefully college will be really fun xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you girly! I love boots they’re comfy n cute & IM SO EXCITEDDDD

  6. neverlost – Welcome! I am a novice hiker with a taste for the unknown. You can find me in green forests, sandy beaches or chilly caves. We have much to learn from the outdoors and I hope to share some of my passion for all kinds of adventure here!

    This is so exciting!! I love this and think travelling is such a humbling experience. The world is vast and too many people get stuck in what they know without even trying to see what else is out there. This is a great idea and I think you are going to love it in Australia! Send pictures of giant spiders…just kidding, that’s terrifying.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Girl, I couldn’t agree with you more – there’s so much to see, you don’t want to get trapped in one area of the world, not experiencing any of it.

  7. BeeBooksBeauty – Mum of boys, wife of mountainbiker, love books, food, the outdoors, wellness & all things wild.

    Love the boots so much and good luck with your adventures live it up!

  8. Rhi // Marshmallow Harmonies – reading. eating marshmallows. rambling.

    Congrats, girl!!! Where in our beautiful country are you planning on coming to? If Melb, well…. umm….. it’s freezing at the moment so pack warmly! Rhi xxx

  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.

    Congrats on moving! I’d love to visit Australia/Tasmania one day (: it’s so clean and beautiful over there. Your outfit is ON POINT as usual btw

  10. Catwalk Snaps – Former fashion designer, Sheereen A founded Catwalk Snaps after turning her style expertise from design to blogging. As a fashion stylist and creative director, she has an eye for creating gorgeous looks and compelling content. With Catwalk Snaps she hopes to share her devotion to fashion and inspire readers to create their own unique wardrobe. Sheereen created Catwalk Snaps under the principle of creating distinct, natural looks and just being who you really are. Sheereen is based in Santa Monica, CA and obtained her degrees in fashion from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Art Institute.

    That’s amazing, lots of nice Aussie fashion brands you get to enjoy , don’t forget to share them with us

  11. Hide the rum… don’t let Lizzie anywhere near the rum.
    My cat usually guards her litter box when new people come over. She thinks she is so shit hot that people are going to 211 her pooh.

  12. wow, I didn’t know you have a youtube channel too!Its so cool to see other fellow bloggers with their own youtube channels too!i looove the outfit, and I wish you all the happiness for your journey in Australia!

  13. How can I come to Australia with you? I’m at a point in my life where everything has just stopped, you know? Nothing is happening and I’m sick of doing the same thing everyday!!! Can’t wait to see your video on how you’re doing it, hopefully I’ll be able to as well xxx

  14. worldofnabeeda – UK – I am young person with lots of dreams and lots of stories to tell so I started this blog as a way to tell my stories and learn yours along the way.

    Love love love the outfit! Congrats on the move.. exciting times are ahead of you <3

  15. Sophiemagsblog – Only writing the best x

    that is SO exciting!!!! you are gonna have the sickest time ever I can’t wait for all the sassy blog posts and crazy outfits you will come up!!! xxx

  16. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

    EEEEEKKK I am so flipping happy (and yes a tad jelly) for you! Girl seriously live yo best life, and do NOT let anyone talk you out of it. Traveling this crazy yet so incredibly amazing world is the best thing anyone can do. Congratulations! Also love the OOTD. It is definitely perfect for this post! <3

  17. Haha, great decision! That was literally me a few months ago when I decided not to go home but to stay in Australia. Well now I have to leave for a few months unfortunately (uni and visa are making it hard) but I’ll be back next year. Australia is a great place for a fresh start. I met so many great people over here and the lifestyle is just completely different to Europe. It has no always been easy. There were a lot of hard times but I met a lot of people here who are happy to help and I never missed home. Not even once. So enjoy! I’m keen to follow your story 🙂

  18. I’M SO KEEN FOR THIS MIA!! I love these outfits so much BUT I LOVE THE VID EVEN MORE!! I cannot wait for you to get here, I’ve been so excited ever since you first mentioned it girl, Australia is WAITING for you! xx

  19. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.

    That’s so freaking cool!! I wish I could move to another country as well. Well hope you have a blast down ther

  20. seaofwordsx – Christina, 27 years old, blog about my journey in life, loving yourself and mental health 🌸

    Omggg I want to move with you haha Australia must be so beautiful The best time to go is now. I have some friends who also love to travel and go on adventure. I love that so much. You will never be as young as you are now so gooo yeahhh. Love your outfit Young, wild and free xoxo

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  22. Congrats that’s such amazing news!! Would love to move there with you haha Australia seems like it’s so beautiful also your outfit in this post is gorgeous!! Xx

  23. Josh Gross – Cleveland, OH – Wildlife, social science, conservation, and scicomm.

    Australia seems like an awesome place: lots of cool people and some of the most unique landscapes and animals on the planet. You can also probably get away with a lot of Donald Trump trash-talking down there.

  24. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

    That’s so exciting, congratulations Mia! Change is always good and I am looking forward to your post from down under!

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much girly, can’t wait to check yours out too! xx

  25. Melissa Gerke – Australia – I'm a freelance SEO copywriter for small business. I love finding out about your business and making it sound irresistible to your ideal client. Get in touch to find out more.

    I love boho fashion. You should check out Byron Bay, great shops and atmosphere.

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