Shopping, Shows and SLEEP - I'm off to Melbourne!

I am so so so excited, this weekend hubby and I are off to Melbourne for a few days and I cannot wait! I am not sure if I am most looking forward to the shopping or the sleeping. SO sleep deprived right now! Thanks kids ;) 

The first thing on the agenda is going to see 'The Book of Mormon'. We are theatre buffs, James works in the theatre and that's how we met, so it will be the perfect thing for us to do on our first night there. There aren't a lot of shows we haven't seen, but this is one!

Shopping wise I am super excited about going to Kate Spade. I am in love with Kate Spade's accessories particularly. When we were on honeymoon in the States 5 years ago, I bought a  cashmere cardigan and a pair of heels from Kate Spade I still wear. I am hoping a bag will be my investment piece of the trip! Maybe like the one below?

James can't wait for the Ted Baker outlet. He just happens to be the sample size in both their clothes and their shoes...I think we better take an empty suit case! 

The amazing shoes below are from 'Radical Yes.' They have a store next to the Queen Victoria markets and I am planning a visit!

Who remembers the blog post I wrote 18 months ago about buying all new undies? I don't think I've bought any since...so I will be hitting the department stores to get some new lingerie, they always have such an incredible range! I have the Triumph bodysuit below in nude and I love it, but I have yet to find it in black. I am also in DESPERATE need of a sports bra or two. Melbourne may be the time! 

The 'House of Dior' exhibition is on at the National Gallery of Victoria, and I am really hoping we can squeeze it in - we only have three days but I went to the Jean Paul Gautier exhibition last time I was in Melbourne and it blew my mind! 

I'm very keen to have a look at some of the second hand stores around - especially designer recycle so I need to get researching! 

My one reservation is that it's really hard to leave my little girls, especially little Flo because she is really 'all about Mummy' at the moment, but they will be at home with my parents so I know they'll be totally fine...and we NEED this break!

If you know Melbourne well, please do leave me some suggestions of what you think I should do, I'll try not to just sleep the whole holiday! If you want to see what I am up to (and of course my shopping!) follow me on Instagram here, and I will post lots of Insta stories so you can come shopping with me!

xxx

Monique

Dior photos from the NGV website.