the great escape.

I've been reluctant to post this last outfit savouring every last memory of Bali before I get back into my uni headspace. So I'm sad to say that this is my final look from the beautiful Bali and I'll soon be back to posting outfits with repetitive, mundane and typically Australian locations. Yawn. I'm so stoked with the way all my photos turned out so a huge shout out to my best friend for stepping up the role of blog photographer for the week (as well as being amazing company and a cooperative travel partner). I think I'm going to have to start making these girl getaways an annual affair. 

If you followed me on Instagram you'll know Deb and I were surprised with an incredible upgrade to our accommodation in Ubud. We weren't big on splurging on hotels as we anticipated we wouldn't use it for anything other than sleeping but the Ubud Village Resort and Spa changed our mind. Our conveniently located hotel was under construction so they moved our stay to their resort which was slightly out of the way, but once we saw the place we couldn't have cared less. Let's just say we didn't really get out to explore Ubud - we were too busy stuffing ourselves at our complementary breakfast and afternoon tea, swimming in the circular pool and our own private pool and relaxing in our outside bath.  These were taken on the beautiful grounds of our resort, tucked away in the hillsides of Ubud amongst rice paddies. The perfect getaway destination. If anyone's looking for accom in Ubud I would hands down recommend this place - the service was flawless. Everyone knew our names and addressed us as Miss Melissa and Miss Debra. 

After the ode to my versatile friend, the navy playsuit, I have once again found myself captivated by this chambray One Teaspoon number which in some angles looks like a mini dress. Perhaps I have found the perfect solution to my stunted growth. Oh and that thing you see on my thigh isn't a mark on your screen - it's my battlescar from a quad biking accident (which was slightly scary at the time though hilarious in hindsight). I was on a tandem bike with Deb casually driving through the rice fields when I was caught off guard by the unsealed road and semi lost control of my steering and veered us off the road and into a banana tree. Badass. 

Photos by Debra Navaratnam


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  2. what a cute playsuit! it really does look like a minidress. sounds like an amazing holiday! x

  3. dont know what i want more...the playsuit, your marants or to be at that hotel!
    gorgeous pics :)

  4. your pohtos are getting better and better!
    always such eye candy when I come here!