Cultural Commons, Springvale

I've heard many things about Cultural Commons, a relatively new modern Australian café in the eastern suburbs. Most people comment on its unorthodox location - after all, Springvale is a suburb known to be heavily influenced by Asian cultures. Nevertheless, it's great to have something different thrown into the mix. I've been told time and time again that I have to try out their burgers, so off we went!

St Rose, Essendon

This must be the first time I'm reviewing a café located in the north! On the weekend, we dropped off hubby's parents at the airport, so we thought we'd explore the area a little bit. I shortlisted three places for brunch, and eventually ended up at St Rose, which was a quick 10 minute drive away.

It was barely past 9 on a Saturday morning, so there was plenty of parking and plenty of seats. Indeed, it was a great start to a lovely breakfast!

Thrifted & Altered: Black & White Striped Maxi Skirt

My favourite find from my fruitful trip to Vinnies Clayton was this unbranded black and white striped midi skirt for $1.  It might be a little hard to tell from the photos, but the skirt has a very interesting design - a straight cut for several inches, and then pleats from there onwards until the hem.

It was labelled as a size 12, so its midi length turned out to be more of a maxi length on me, which worked in my favour. The only problem was really just the waistband which was a little too large, thus sitting on my hips rather than at my natural waist. Since the waistband was just some simple elastic encased within, it wasn't too hard to fix.