Thursday, February 2, 2012

Australia Day!

January 26 was our first Australia Day. 


Knowing what I know of Australians in general I knew that it wouldn't be like Canada Day with my family. I knew that it would involve a few more beers and maybe less onion rings. 

The Gentleman and I had a very leisurely morning of swimming in the pool and wandering through South Melbourne in search of breakfast. 

I wanted to wear something that represented the Australia flag without being over the top Bogan by wearing just an Australian flag bikini top and booty shorts. 

dress: H&M
belt: from Target dress
leggings: Target
cardi: Ricki's
thongs: Havianas
necklace: tiny shop on coast of England

We then took a long train ride out to a new friend's housewarming / Australia Day BBQ. Naturally we brought lamb because we didn't want to be unAustralian. I was a bit nervous because we didn't really know anyone there very well at all. But as soon as we walked in we were welcomed by a group of people I had met in December. We planned on only staying for a few hours but had such a good time we stayed significantly longer. Which is why these pictures were taken after midnight, outside a McDonald's. 

Today I am thankful for bravery. It's scary as an introvert to make an effort to socialize with people I don't know. I'm happy that we went and made friends.


Melissa said...

I'm glad you went and made friends, too. You deserve lots and lots of friends. :)

You look adorable in that dress! I'm glad you had a good time! That's a perfect outfit for the ocassion.

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Good for you for adventuring into making new friends and being sociable. I think you did a wonderful job at making an outfit inspired by the Australian flag without being too over the top. You look very cute!

Bow Ties said...

You look more beautiful in that dress. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful photos.