Monthly Archives: September 2015

Spring Racing.

The Spring Racing season in Australia is a favourite pastime for many. It’s an opportunity for the guys and gals to dress up; boys in suave suits or dapper chinos, button down shirts and bow ties, and the girls wearing bright, detailed and exquisitely extravagant hats and fascinators. It is also an opportunity to create memories with good friends, drink some champagne and maybe if you’re lucky, win a bet or two on a horse race!

This weekend just past, I was fortunate enough to attend the RSL Townsville Cup Day at Cluden Racecourse. While regional town races are less comparable to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in terms of scale and grandeur, the Townsville cup stills draws in quite the crowd, with locals and groups from smaller country towns nearby making the most of a fun day out.

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Dress – ASOS
Flower Crown – Flower Crowns by Oh the Cunning Fox
Shoes – Senso
Clutch – Colette by Colette Hayman
Sunglasses – Kuta Markets, Bali
Tan – Loving Tan


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Flower Crowns by Oh the Cunning Fox is a small business owned and operated here in Australia. The owner Lucie (who happens to be one of my oldest, nearest and dearest friends; a definite soul sister) takes great pride in sharing the beauty and whimsy of a flower crown and will work with the individual to create a unique, hand made and one of a kind piece that suits your taste. Each flower crown is made by Lucie and can be customised with your colour choice or flower range, meaning that no two flower crown is exactly alike.

When describing Oh the Cunning Fox, Lucie has stated: “beauty is not only an object, but an emotion in the depth of your soul. Hand made flower crowns using faux flowers, so your beauty will last longer than a day”

As each flower crown is unique, prices vary depending on the design, size and materials used.
If you would like to discuss designs and purchase your own gorgeous flower crown, contact Lucie here!

Are you going to any horse races this year? I’d love to hear about your outfit!

Meika & Me
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Striped T-shirt Dress.

Spring has well and truly sprung here in Australia, which means the sun is out and the weather is warming. Although, where I currently live in the regional town of Townsville, located in Far North Queensland, the Winter season seemed over in a matter of a blink.

In the warmer months, I find myself reaching for clothing items that are comfortable and easy, requiring little thought. This Cotton On T-shirt dress is the perfect example of a staple summer wardrobe item for me. I have this dress is four different prints/colours, but find this one to be my most worn (it’s that stripe obsession!)

Cotton On ‘Tina’ Tshirt Dress
$24.95
Purchase here: Cotton On

The T-shirt dress is versatile and can be worn on it’s own or with an chambray shirt like this one I have tied around my waist. Pair it with some white converse chucks, some Birkenstock sandals or even a pair of ankle booties and you’re good to go.

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Lust List. #3

It’s been a very busy couple of months for me. Between holidaying and the commencement of my last semester EVER at University (9 weeks to go, but whose counting?), I’ve barely had time to sit down and do what I love most; write.

But being busy has not stopped me perusing the Internet and magazines during every spare minute, and lusting over items to add to my overflowing and always growing wardrobe!

So, what is Meika & Me lusting over right now? I’m glad you asked.

The Midi-Heel.

Not quite a high heel and definitely higher than a kitten heel, I’ve labeled it the ‘midi-heel’ and I am loving this trend! The perfect shoe for Spring/Summer time and offers great versatility as the height allows it to be worn casually or more dressed up, depending your taste.

I personally love this pair from Sportsgirl, which is in a gorgeous pale tan colour, which compliments this season’s 70’s trend.

Imagine these sandals with a floaty floral dress, or even paired with a pair of light wash boyfriend jeans to add a more feminine touch.

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Sportsgirl ‘Steph Block Heel’ Sandal
$79.95
Purchase here: Sportsgirl

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Betts ‘Gingerbread Summer Staple’
$79.99
Purchase here: Betts

Jo Malone London.

I am so glad that Jo Malone has finally made it’s way over to Australia. Stocked in both David Jones and Myer Melbourne City, Jo Malone offers an extensive range of ‘unexpected’ scents that are elegantly lush. The packaging is gorgeous and would look beautiful on any girl’s dressing table. I love the scent ‘Blackberry & Bay’, which is a vibrant fruity scent of blackberry, bay and wood.

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Jo Malone London ‘Blackberry & Bay Cologne’
100ml $185
Purchase here: Myer

Dior ‘So Real’ Sunglasses.

I’d actually have to win the lottery to afford these beauties, but that can’t stop a girl from dreaming right? These sunglasses have been doing the rounds lately on the blogosphere and Instagram, and their unique shape and large colour range are adding to their popularity. I personally love the pink colour, but they also come in black, clear, tortoiseshell and blue among many other colour combos. These sunglasses are a statement piece, but we’re thinking it’s definitely the right kind to make.

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Dior ‘So Real’ Sunglasses
$600
Purchase here: Sunglass Hut

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag.

Another dreamy lust piece that is well out of my price range, but high on the want list. This bucket bag is the perfect handbag to suit any style. Made in Italy using Italian vegetable leather, this gorgeous bag can be customized by selecting the lining colour to best suit your taste. I personally love the black bag with the charcoal lining, but with the large colour range for the external leather and the lining, you really can create the ultimate bag for you!

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Mansur Gavriel
$545
Purchase here: Mansur Gavriel

Tell me, what are you lusting over at the moment?

Meika & Me
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Bali, Indonesia.

I’ve fallen in love.

Yes, it’s true. But it is not a person that has won my heart, but rather the Indonesian Island called Bali.

I’d always heard mixed reviews about Bali, with people likening it to vegemite; you either love it or you hate it. Maybe it’s because Indonesia has such a sentimental place in my heart after learning and loving the language for six years during High School, but I have only fond feelings for the place and am counting down the days until I can return. I actually won’t have to wait long to visit again, as my partner Jesse and I booked plane tickets two days after arriving home to visit Bali again in November. This will coincide with our 7-year anniversary, which makes the trip all the more special.

This was my first time overseas, and this trip has certainly enlightened the ‘travel bug’ in me. I travelled with a group of long time friends and we stayed for a week, splitting our time between Gili Trawangan and Seminyak. From the people to the culture, to the street markets and the architecture, this island is full of life and colour.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs from the trip:

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Have you been to Bali? What was your experience like? I’d love to hear your tips, tricks, experiences and suggestions.

Meika & Me
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