I have been having some average working weeks lately. Partly because Rob is on rural GP placement, so I have no one to talk to during the week when I get home from work! Although I quite enjoy time to myself, I’m a lot bubblier when I’m around others, so sometimes I need people.
Anyway, I have been making up for these boring weekdays with awesome weekends. The last two weekends have been fantastic, I have been making the most of them! I don’t usually go out much but I’ve been making more of an effort, and I have been rewarded with some of the most random fun times with friends and family.
It all started on a Thursday, I didn’t want to go home, so I asked my friend Eric if he was doing anything. He was, and invited me along. We went to Robot Bar in the city, and had a few fun drinks with friends Bec & Tom. The combination of people was perfect, we already knew each other, but don’t hang out in this small of a group usually. Then we went and had dumplings (from North East China Family) – which weren’t very good but the spring onion pancake was delicious, and the wine was going down easily. I think we
were far too loud and enthusiastic annoyed the couple next to us who were clearly on their first date – but you know – if you want a quiet first date, you don’t go to a cheap dumplings restaurant! After this I ended up walking my bike home with a friend, and we had a cup of tea because that’s what cool 27-year-old people do – right? It was a heap of fun, and I felt it at work the next day but I didn’t care. I even backed it up that night with another pub session with some close friends! Two great nights in a row :-) The fun continued that weekend when I rode to Brunswick to hang out with my good friend Andrew – as well as my friend Nick and two other nice guys. I decided to have a relatively early night and be kind to my liver – and I enjoyed riding home slightly tipsy. And on Sunday, I celebrated my homegirl Kasia‘s birthday in South Melbourne at Hercules Morse (the coolest name for a bar).
I know what you’re thinking – Beck you clearly had a flippin’ rad time, but what did you wear?
Well, let me tell you, I looked fierce.
Thursday I wore my new pink tartan leggings from BSkinz – they’re exactly the same fabric as Black Milk but so much cheaper! The fabric is awesome, so soft.
I really went nuts on the pink theme; gathered all my hello kitty & pink accessories, some black clothes and hey presto – there’s a work outfit!
We went to Robot Bar in Bligh Place, just off Flinders Lane. I’d never been there before but I’d go back. It was a fun after work drinks bar, and the cocktails were bloody delicious. At about 8pm we realised we should eat dinner, so made the long journey around the corner to North East China Family for some dumplings. The dumplings were average, not too bad, but I don’t think they’d be nice if I ate them sober. The spring onion pancake was bloody delicious though, I would go back just to eat those! As you can see below we had a great time :-)
This is my good friend Eric. He has an old school Nokia phone. Classic hipster phone!
I think I dressed myself very well on Friday, especially considering I was very hung over and had a huge day ahead. I was still buzzing from the great night I’d had; so I think that helped me get through the day! My dressing theme for Friday was ‘BLING BLING’. Dollar leggings (Black Milk), rose gold belt (Sportsgirl), obnoxious rose gold chain (Diva); sheer top (H&M) with studded crop (Primark) underneath. Although I was feeling shit, I was looking fierce. Looking fierce definitely helped my hangover :P
Oh and my ridiculous bright pink socks with bananas on them added a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
Waiting for friends at my local pub – the Turf Club while enjoying the beautiful weather, some chippies and a cheeky bev. The Turf is a great pub, close to my work and my house, and they have great happy hour prices, awesome bar staff; good food; and a great relaxed vibe. The staff know me, because we consistently visit about once a week for a couple of cheekies.
We met some German guys who we were trying to beat at darts, and then foosball. One was sledging us, it was great – Aussies are known for their sledging so it’s only fair we cop it back. It was one of those nights were people came and went, Eric popped in; Rob arrived on the Vline, Lauren had come in from Ballarat the day before, and PVK made the long trip from Horsham. Oh and Pete and I work close-by, so we didn’t have far to come! Pete and Lauren stayed at our house, and I made everyone a big glass of Hydralyte before bed because I’m a great host!
Saturday’s weather was delicious. We went and met Eric and a friend at North Carlton Canteen. I was less hung over (thanks past Beck making everyone a Hydralyte) and enjoyed my breakfast/brunch/lunch. After that Rob and I went for a ride and enjoyed the sunshine in the park. I wore shorts because the weather was soooooo nice!
Later Rob went to his parents house in the suburbs – and I was planning a quiet night in. But then I rode to meet friends at the Union Hotel. I wore black suspenders (Black Milk), my amazing Shaa-Zaam shoes; a pink skirt (Black Milk); a long white t-shirt (Sportsgirl) and my favourite dog necklace (Reroy Kawaii). Oh and I chucked on some pink lippy to make me feel fancy. Oh and my fake hipster glasses because I was riding at dusk – the bugs always fly into my face – so these clear glasses are actually a lifesaver/eye-saver/mascara-saver. My friend Nick was wearing some sweet Nike kicks and a Yankees snapback cap so I was feeling fabulous in super fly company.
Although I wanted Saturday night to kick on, the little old lady inside me told me to go home. So I did, and I got a good nights rest.
I think the rest allowed me to nail my outfit on Sunday too, and I’m annoyed at myself that I didn’t take a full length outfit photo! I wore my DIY acid wash denim jacket; Studded unicorn tee (Zara); Black collar sleeveless shirt (StaffbyMaff); Black Zombies leggings (Black Milk); Reebok black hi tops; Three tone necklace, Cheap Monday sunnies and a cute Cath Kidston dog badge (all from Asos)! It was raining so I decided to catch the tram instead. I put on my Red Velvet Velvetines lipstick by Lime Crime; and I was ready to go!
I’m definitely going to have to wear this outfit again because it was great, and I never got any photos of it!
I finished my weekend waiting for a tram home. I like this photo, the mix of the fading light; street lights; and tram are a snapshot of a Melbourne spring evening.
This was only one of my awesome weekends, if I get a chance/my liver doesn’t pack it in/I can find some photos; I’ll write another post!