Charmed by the Country

by cecylia on December 18, 2012

 Vintage shades (more styles here) / Roy jacket / Spijkers en Spijkers dress / Michael Kors shoes

Which would you pick? City or country? Although I’ve been to the countrysides many times, it was only on this trip I’ve finally fallen in love with the rural idyllilic scapes of the outback. Maybe I’m turning more Aussie, but the uncongested roads, friendly neighbourhoods, picturesque surroundings and surprise visitors from nature (I spotted over a dozen species of Aussie fauna on this journey!) were the perfect substitute for my ridiculously animated lifestyle. A change in tempo is always good for the soul.

All the places we have visited on our journey have exceeded our expectations. That delicious dinner at Royal Mail Hotel still haunts my palate, I can’t seem to shake off my silly grin from our super fun adventures at Sovereign Hill, how I long to return to the paddle boat ride on the Eildon and once again indulge in that panoramic view of Bonnie Doon…maybe this is how I fell in love with the countryside. This beautiful spot was where we stayed on the third night of our Hyundai Australia brilliant road trip. The owners of the place have dogs, cats, horses, cows and a bird that dances… I promise you the footage in tomorrow’s blog post. So to match, I threw on a Spijkers en Spijkers pinafore dress with modern lines, serene greeen hue and a red-eyed origami bird and posed with a few of my favourite things, the Veloster and a Chihuahua.

I’m so grateful to Hyundai Australia for this fun-filled and stylish adventure. Turns out, thanks to my sweet hubby, that this road trip marks the 10 year anniversary of our first date. He sure has a better memory than me! What amazing timing! You’ve seen photos of Theodore and I, but did you know that I actually brought an entire enourage with me on this brilliant road trip?

 [Click Video to see the answer to this rhetorical question]


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Rochelle December 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

You’re the cutest! the road trip looks like it was a lot of fun – I am now so going to plan an outback trip!


cecylia December 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

yes I can’t believe how fulfilling and relaxing an outback trip could be! I was a little inspired by Ben when he said that he loved the country side- so wanted to see for myself :D You will have an amazing time!


sara December 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I love those shoes, the model is perfect, and that colour!!!!!!!!!!! nice the contrast they make with the dress.


cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

thanks Sara, the green dress is a favourite for summer- plus it has pockets!


Isabel Drafts December 19, 2012 at 12:20 am



Berty Morales December 19, 2012 at 9:15 am

Ces, you look super cute and adorable. Love the dress and it looks amazing on you. Also great shoes! ;) xoxox


cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

thanks Berty, yes shoes make the outfit ;D


Mica December 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

Aww that bit at the end with Theo on the computer! Such a clever web developer haha! I laughed out loud :)

Have really enjoyed reading your posts from your roadtrip :)


cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

thank you Mica I’m so glad that you enjoyed all the photos and the silliness :D


Evane February 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Loving that Spijkers en Spijkers dress! This post also gives me some great ideas for styling with my own Spijkers en Spijkers boat dress ;P

Also, happy 10th year anniversary of your first date! Whoa, time flies!


cecylia February 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

hehe me too! I was scared to bare my arms but the jacket was a good pairing. Thank you Van!! Have you tried belting your dress?


Evane February 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I have, have a sweet skinny navy blue belt which matches very well with my blue dress – thrift shopped from my mom’s wardrobe!


cecylia February 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

love it! My latest blog post talks about shopping *cough cough* from grandma’s wardrobe :D

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