Everyone knows there’s no place like home. Both O’Neill and I have native roots in California – and SoCal is perfect (obviously). So when an opportunity to move to Melbourne for a year came out of nowhere, I freaked. Bailing on your entire life (goodbye CA, peace out dream job with O’Neill, hasta luego, familia) is NOT an easy decision to make. But I’m an adventurer at heart, and sometimes you gotta take the leap of faith, right? I mean, what would YOU do??
So here I am, a few months later, 8k miles away from everything I’ve ever known, with the few parts of my life that I got to bring with (clothes, most importantly) in one suitcase. And since my feet hit the ground down under, I haven’t regretted it for one second. I’m so amped to spend this next year ROAMING FREE.
Getting to know the city, Melbourne reminds me of the Aussie version of San Francisco – urban city life with a beachy twist, and the fashion capital of the continent. It’s Summer here, and it is HOT. So far, I’ve explored the Yarra river walk downtown, then headed over to St. Kilda beach to catch some rays.
Come along and ROAM FREE with me as I share my adventures Down Under – and all over the South Pacific – over the next few months. Can’t wait to share this journey with all you babes!
Downtown look >> Angie Kimono, Around Town Denim Shorts, + some white Birkenstocks
Beach look >> Paris Maxi Dress
More beach essentials >> Marina Ruffle Bandeau, Marina 3 Piece Hipster Bottoms, Around Town Denim Shorts & a go-to straw hat