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What I Wore for Fashion Weekend Sydney


My debate for what to wear for Fashion Weekend Sydney was not nearly as intense as my debate for what to wear for NYFW. This was a nice, laid back, fun, shopping event…that I would also get to be sitting for a good portion of…thanks to the runway shows & champagne lounge area. (Click here if you missed my last post on the event.)


Fashion weekend Sydney outfit

So, I could actually wear heels and not fret…and it was a good reason to break out a new dress from Makemechic that I hadn’t had a chance to wear yet (and it’s only $16!). However, it was SO incredibly windy the day I attended the event.

And while this dress looks fun when it moves…the wind was strong enough to lift it up at times, so, shorts underneath were a must! Haha. There would be no wardrobe malfunctions this day! It’s also a wee bit sheer, so I felt more comfortable wearing shorts and a tank top underneath anyway.

Fashion Weekend Sydney Outfit

Also, for sizing on this dress…it runs a bit large (due to the fit). Therefore, I sized down to a small, and I’m normally a medium. It fits well everywhere but my arms…where it was pretty tight. My husband said it’s probably because I have such big guns (now that I’ve been back to lifting weights for all of 2 weeks, haha, so probably not). So it runs a bit small through the arms in a small, but I think a medium would’ve looked too baggy on me. Just something to be aware of.


Oh, and I’d say this outfit matched my fancy new Kate Spade bag pretty well. Haha. Also, a good reason to wear it! I’m really impressed with how clean I have been keeping the inside of this purse.

I only have my wallet, keys, sunglasses and a few lipsticks in it. Which normally, no matter the size of the purse, I’ll have receipts for things I’ll never return, napkins, a plethora of change, empty powder compacts, random flyers, at least 2 brushes, several different sunscreens, an empty water bottle (if I can fit it), every kind of over the counter medication you can think of and multiple sunglass cases.. basically an incredible amount of junk.

But now, I’m actually excited when I go through security and have to open up my bag…”Look how clean it is! Nothing dangerous in here! You can even see the bottom of it now!” Haha. Ah, organization. Haha.

Fashion weekend Sydney outfit

And again, if you want to check out my post on the Fashion Weekend Sydney event, just click here.

Are you someone who keeps the inside of your purse pretty clean? Or do you keep your entire life in it too? Haha. And does anyone else wear their running shorts under their dresses to avoid wardrobe malfunctions? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Makemechic (Similar here)
Heels: Sold out. (Similar here.)
Purse: Kate Spade
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Tights: Old (Similar here.)

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. This dress is so cute on you and I love that it is only $16! It really sounds like this was such a fun event.

    – Tamara

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Tamara! You can’t beat that price right?! 🙂

  2. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    Ooh I love this dress for the fashion weekend! The hemline is too fun and the black and white is so chic. It perfectly matches your new Kate bag! Haha, I know exactly what you mean! I always try to keep my bags clean, but end up stuffing so much into them. #fail haha


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! Haha…it’s only a matter of time before I see just how much stuff I can cram in this one too. I’m glad to see I’m not alone, though! Haha. 😉

  3. Instagram says:

    WOW! What a great and stunning look! I really love your outfit – you styled it off perfectly!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you!

  4. Lauren-Blair says:

    Omg, the purse anecdote…I totally relate! No matter how much I cherish a bag I leave receipts, gum wrappers, and who knows what else in all of them! Good for you for not doing that to this one yet, ha! Also, you look really great in B&W! Glad it was a less stressful challenge to dress for this event! XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! Glad I’m not the only one! We’ll see how long this lasts for me. 😉 And thank you so much, Lauren!

  5. Joanna Joy says:

    You look so beautiful and stylish in this black and white dress. It’s so flowy and free, and love that about it. I love pieces that move with you. Also, your bag is adorable. I have a major thing for white bags, so when you find a good one, you have to buy it. It’s so wonderful that you got to go to fashion week in Sydney! You are living the life:)


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Joanna! I love when pieces move with you too…it makes an outfit so much more interesting. And aren’t white bags the best? I’m obsessed too! It was such a great experience – I’m really grateful I was able to go. 🙂

  6. Single Vegas Girl says:

    I didn’t know I needed tickets for the gun show! 😛 The outfit you picked is very cute and I love how it looks on you. Sorry that the wind decided to blow it up a bit just to be difficult. I tend to keep my purse pretty neat and organized just because I hate carrying around so much stuff. Also it’s difficult for me to see people who have a lot of junk in theirs so I think “I don’t want to look like that!” when I open my own.

    Single Vegas Girl

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Hahahaha! And thank you so much! It is windy in Sydney most days, so, I’m adjusting my outfits accordingly now. (And wearing shorts under most, haha.) I envy your ability to keep your purse clean! 🙂

  7. denisesplanet says:

    Dear Lindsey, really good to have the bag the way you do, so that you can go through security in a nice way 🙂 I have to do the same! Normally my bags are OK, but then I choose one for a certain day of the week… when I know I will put everythiiiing inside it… well, then on that day no one will find anything inside my bag 🙂 not even I can find things… like you said you did before this Kate Spade bag 🙂 Well, it’s fine, both ways! I loooved your dress, it’s perfect for that event, and I can imagine how the wind played with it 🙂 The price is excellent! I want a similar dress, it’s edgy and classy at the same time, amazing, you look stunning! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha oh I know what you mean, Denise! And thank you so much, Denise! I really liked this dress! And you can’t beat the price! I hope you’re having a lovely week too! 🙂

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