Location: Melbourne, Australia | Local time: 2:32 am

Melbourne.

A city I have been to three times, and for each time I've been here, I've extended the duration of my stays. Although Oslo is home, Melbourne feels just as much as a home to me because I've grown so fond to this city. I've got to know a handful of people that treats me like their own, I've made friends for a lifetime, and I've met someone who cares for me more than anyone else.

But sometimes it gets a little bittersweet. I absolutely love it here, but I do get homesick. I'm here by myself after all.

Even though I'm only a phone call away from speaking to my parents, I always have to keep in mind that Oslo is ten hours behind in time. That makes our days completely opposite, and thus I can't make a phone call home whenever I want to.

And because of the distance, I can't just take a weekend trip home to visit my family. It takes a lot of planning, and not somewhere I can just stay for a few days. If I'm already travelling that far, it has to be at least a month.

I'm happy to be heading back to Oslo soon. Happy to see my family again.

But you know what the crazy thing is? When I'm finally back in Oslo after being away for so long, I know that I will get homesick again. This time over Melbourne.

Can't ever get out of this circle, can I?

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Shirt sponsored by Romwe

'A DINNER DATE AT 7, BUT TAEKWONDO AT 8' KIND OF OUTFIT.

shirt HERE

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I have lost count of how many times people have walked up to me whenever I wear this dress. It doesn't matter if it's in Dubai or Australia, they will compliment me and ask where I got it from. It's flattering knowing that what I wear flatters them.

It's such a gorgeous piece, with a split design to compliment your legs while keeping its elegance. "Romantic" doesn't just have to be candle-lit dinners and a dozen of roses. It can be the look and feel of something, and this dress makes me feel romantic even without the stereotypical clichés. Definitely one of the dressier alternatives in my wardrobe, like a hidden treasure amongst my collection of not-too-formal clothes and casual wear.

dress HERE.

I have been creating a lot of new content lately, and can't wait to share them here on the blog with you!

Until next time!

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Hello darlings!

It's been more than a month since the last time I shared an outfit I've put together with you guys, so I thought I'd share this one today in collaboration with Romwe.

This time it's a shirt that turns into such an effortless outfit to pull out. All you really need is a pair of black pants and heels, and you're all set. Adding accessories such as a watch and clutch is optional, however it does make the outfit appear more complete and less empty. Effortless, but presentable for all occasions, especially formal ones.

The flower embroidery, along with the ruffled details, gives a unique elegance and feel to the shirt. Definitely one to wear if I want to stand out, but lack time to plan another outfit.

You can get the shirt HERE.

love, Elizabeth

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Location: 2 Darling Street, South Yarra, Melbourne | Local time: 01:49 AM

As mentioned in my previous post, Alexandra and Tsutsumi came for a visit to Melbourne recently. With all three of us being reunited, we decided to go café hopping to discover the not-so-hidden treasures of Melbourne. One of the cafés that has officially been added to my ever-growing list of Favourite Cafés in Melbourne is Darling Café in South Yarra.

Let's not even talk about the sentimental value it had on me just by hearing the name of the place! They even have coffees with "DARLING" printed on them, which if you haven't noticed already, is a word I adore. It's also a wordplay on my middle name, hence why it feels even more personal to me.

Before coming here, I had been weirdly craving Pad Thai for a while, and to my surprise, Darling Café had it on their menu. They conveniently had some Asian dishes at a brunch place. Sweet. I ordered the Pad Thai of course, though I didn't expect anything spectacular. Their speciality is breakfast and brunch anyway. But oh my, was I wrong. The Pad Thai was probably the best dish out of all the ones we ordered, which by the way was super tasty as well!

Since then, I've already been back once for the Acai Bowl that you can see on the top left in the picture above. Not only is it refreshing, but it's also very filling for the stomach and healthy for the soul. It's a great option if you want something healthy and tasty at the same time.

They usually have a waiting list of around 15-20 minutes for a table during peak time, but I can tell you that it's definitely worth it!

Until next time! x

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Location: 50 Albert Road, South Melbourne, Australia | Local time: 6:09 PM

For those of you that don't know, Alexandra and Tsutsumi are sisters and co-founders of Candid That and the upcoming label Brie. We also happen to be blood-related as cousins. A lot has changed for us this year, and one major change is that we have all moved to Australia. They in Sydney, and I in Melbourne. It's an hour long flight away from each other, but at least we're in the same country. There is just something very reassuring about that.

I haven't seen them since August, when they briefly came back to Oslo to surprise all of us. This time around they decided to come for a short visit to Melbourne, making it Alexandra's third and Tsutsumi's first time here.

First up on the agenda was of course brunch, and it wasn't difficult to decide where to go at all. The famous Kettle Black is located just downstairs from our apartment, so there we went.

I've already known from being in Melbourne for around two months that the coffee from Kettle Black is amazing, but sadly never got to try the food because it's really hard to get a table during peak hour. So this time around we made sure to show up after normal lunch time, and got ourselves a table.

Me and Tsutsumi went pretty basic and got eggs on sourdough with avocado on the side, but Alexandra chose the flowery hotcake. I found the hotcake pretty tasty, but Alexandra and Tsutsumi didn’t enjoy it much. It can definitely be a little bit too much for one person as well. I've personally never seen anyone finish a hotcake by themselves, so I think it would be best to have it as a share dish.

with love, elizabeth

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Location: Melbourne, Australia | Local time: 12.53 am
The rare times I actually go shopping, I tend to always look for basics that can be worn times and times again without anyone really noticing. So basically black, white, and sometimes grey.

Lately, however, I’ve only been on the lookout for bold statement pieces that can really compliment my style and at the same time make me stand out. Anything that’s weird and colorful. Patterns, no patterns. Anything.

I went to ZARA the other day, and I saw this oddly-looking denim jacket with furry details on the arms just hanging on the racks. At a store filled with people, no one even cared to look at the jacket. It did look weird to me as well, but I still went and tried it on just because I was curious. And boy did I love it!

It’s not a normal denim jacket, and definitely one to make people turn their heads for a second glance.

I always get compliments from strangers when wearing this jacket.

I also got a weird look from a little boy, asking me why I had the "fluffy things" on my jacket. Answer is.. Why not?

So don’t judge anything based off how they look on the racks. Try it on. It might look way cuter on you than you would expect.

Have the best day!

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