I spent a weekend in gorgeous Bendigo
recently, as I had a function I was attending in the evening and The Captain
and I decided to stay overnight. I love Bendigo as it has so much going for it
as a city. Aside from the pretty streetscapes and grand architecture it is also
a thriving centre for arts and culture. A trip to Bendigo is never complete
without a visit to the Bendigo Art Gallery. There is always, and I mean always, a fantastic exhibition
to see whenever you are there – and the permanent collection is always worth
On this weekend the ‘Imagining Ned’
exhibition was open which allowed us the opportunity to see not only some great
works of art inspired by his life (some of which were previously held in
private collections) but also the iconic armour that he used to wear.
The exhibition was fantastic and I was
surprised to see the armour in person as it made me realise that Ned Kelly
would have been somewhat smaller in size than I had imagined. There was also something
quite eerie about the armour when looking at it. If you have the chance to see
some of the works including the armour (which was returned to the state library
after the exhibition) I definitely recommend it.
Whilst we were in town I popped into the
Myer (the original Myer store in Australia) and picked up this warm knit
jumper. I don’t usually wear thick
knits as they are a little too bulky on me but I loved the gorgeous lace detail
on the bottom. Bendigo weather if fairly mild so I didn’t really need to wear
the jumper while I was there but saved it for casual weekends in Ballarat where
the weather is a little cooler especially with the windchill.
On a side note – The Captain has recently
criticized me for wearing the same jeans and shoes in the majority of my blog posts. This did surprise me, particularly
coming from a man who usually pays little attention to those kinds of things.
To be honest I had not actually noticed as I have not done a significant amount
of wardrobe planning. In fact FindingFemme usually snaps me on the weekends
with whatever I have managed to throw on - which is usually my most casual
wardrobe items rather than my work and weekday wardrobe.
Anyhow I feel no shame with wearing the
same items – especially when I am pregnant as I consider denim to be a wardrobe
basic and I don’t believe that I need multiple pairs to get me through
pregnancy if I have the ability to mix up my looks. I think it takes more skill
and shows a greater sense of styling ability if you can wear the same piece in
a variety of ways.
I do however have a backlog of posts that
are a bit more fashion variety and I will endeavor to publish them when I can. FindingFemme
takes nearly every opportunity to take some pics of me however I have not been
so consistent with publishing them. I promise to be a little more consistent in
the future – I cannot promise that you wont see these awesome jeans and boots
in many more of my posts!!
Bracelets: gift from a friend
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