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Rippon Lea Estate- OOTD

Remember in my Echuca travel diary post how I talked about wanting to explore more of my own country? I'm still on that bandwagon and determined to put on my tourist eyes day to day to discover new things and go on mini adventures.

A few weeks ago after eating breakfast at a great little cafe, instead of going straight home I decided to go for a drive around the area. Within about three minutes I found a huge hedge-lined property which I discovered to be the historic Rippon Lea Estate. I was so shocked, here I was regularly eating at this cafe and not even realising that there was a mansion and picturesque gardens practically around the corner. Good one Julia, I felt like a real chump.



Thankfully the sun was shining brightly (perfect exploring weather) because I know myself and if it were pouring rain outside I would've just stayed in the car and thought "maybe next time." Cosy car wins over rain every time.

The mansion itself was just as fancy as you'd imagine (albeit a little old and dusty) but the gardens were the real treat. Think little huts, lookouts, a bridge overlooking the lake and perfectly shaped hedges. I don't know exactly how large the gardens span but it felt never ending in a good way.

Between taking blog photos I spent most of the time walking around wondering what it'd be like to live there and pretending like I was one of the rich characters on Downton Abbey. Yeah, I could definitely go for having my own mansion, throw in some picturesque gardens while you're at it.






What I wore-
White Shirt: Zara
Denim Shorts: Zara
Tan Sandals: Sam Edelman
Bag: Urban Outfitters


If you're in the area I'd really recommend checking out the Estate because it was absolutely beautiful. The only downside to this adventure was the spiders that crawled up my leg while taking the photos on the stairs.... (#bloggingproblems).

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  1. The estate looks gorgeous, and your photo's are beautiful. Glad it was such a great day for you and your outfit looks great. I don't think I would have lasted to long with the spiders haha

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I didn't notice the spiders until we'd finished taking the photos! As soon as I realised I jumped up and started shaking myself around like a crazy person to try and get them off. I still don't really know if the pictures were worth those spiders...haha

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  2. So pretty Julia! The estate is so lovely (it reminds me of Pride & Prejudice) and your outfit is super classic. Loooove!

    Ps. You have super gorgeous skin!

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    1. Oh yeah it definitely has that Pride & Prejudice vibe about it. Such a lovely comment, thanks so much Margarita! x

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  3. Beautiful collection you have. If you are looking for world most beautiful collection then join us on http://guruofmovie.com

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  4. Love the outfit and I could definitely imagine myself living here - its stunning! :)

    Viva Epernay ❤

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    1. Thanks Sarah, wouldn't it be amazing to live somewhere like this?

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  5. This look beautiful! How I wish it was sunny here - it gets dark by 5pm now :( xx

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    1. Ah that's how I was feeling a few months ago when it seemed like everyone else was in summer and I was freezing my but off here in the Australia winter.

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  6. You look so pretty! <3n And i love the pictures.

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Really happy you're liking my photography :)

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  7. This looks so beautiful. It must be such a perfect place to take photos. x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It was really picturesque, I still can't believe it was just around the corner from where I always have brunch.

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  8. What a beautiful estate!!! Gorgeous pictures.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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    1. Thank you Meg, it is a really beautiful House & Gardens!

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  9. I'm in love with your outfit! And the scenery and photographs are break taking ♥

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    1. Wow such a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! x

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  10. I love how simple and comfy it looks. Definitely a good style to recommend to anybody.

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    1. That's usually the mix I like to strike up, fairly minimal pieces but always comfortable.

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  11. you look pretty with that outfit! so simple <3
    Beautiful place too!

    Dice, wildest-heart.net

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  12. Looking very effortless :)

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  13. I've been meaning to visit Ripponlea Estate and after seeing your gorgeous pictures I think I'll have to make a trip there when I come home to Melbourne over Christmas! Ripponlea is such a beautiful area! Love your summery outfit too, and LOVE that bag! Xx

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    1. Definitely make a trip down there, I think you'll love it. Just go on a nice weather day if you can!

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  14. These photos are absolutely stunning. Not only is the Rippon Lea Estate amazingly beautiful, but you look so gorgeous in these photos!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
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    1. Thank you so much Rae, your comment just made my day :)

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  15. Lovely photos! Looks like an amazing place! Love your outfits too!

    - Cielo
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    1. Thanks Cielo, it was a really beautiful place so it didn't make taking nice photos too difficult!

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  16. You look stunning! Thanks for sharing this is super fun to read:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

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    1. Thanks Hilary, really happy you enjoyed reading the post. I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

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  17. These are some lovely photographs. love the picture of the blooming plant! Love your outfit too!


     Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    1. That was one of my favourite photos too! Thanks Miriam :)

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  18. Spiders?! How brave!

    What a gorgeous garden. Lovely photos as well :)

    Nat | Dignifiable

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    1. Thanks Natalie, yep the spiders were probably the only downside of the day...

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  19. I am always looking to explore my own backyard too, it gets you off your butt and who knows you might for a gem! This one definitely looks like it fits the criteria. Lovely photographs xoxo Karen.

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    1. Exactly! I think too often I always want to travel somewhere far away when really I should start exploring what's around me more.

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  20. I love the photos. You have a great eye for beauty in life.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, thank you Phoebe! x

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  21. You have nice blog, let`s be a friends)
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  22. These photos are amazing, such lovely surroundings! I really like this outfit, it's a very "me" summer look. Seriously making me miss summer now!

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    1. Thanks Kirstie! Don't worry I'm seeing so many overseas bloggers doing posts on Autumn that it's making me miss the cooler weather!

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  23. Such a lovely outfit. I love such simple yet elegant looking outfits. x

    Sara Ali | www.saraswonderland.com

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    1. Thank you Sara. I'm the same, outfits that are too complicated just aren't for me.

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  24. This estate looks gorgeous and your pictures are lovely!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. The property is really lovely, thank you Lauren!

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  25. Now these are beautiful photos and I love your outfit!

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  26. Oh my goodness, your photos are absolutely gorgeous!! They make me want to go travelling! Your outfit is lovely too, perfect for a day out like this! oxo

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    1. Aw thank you so much! Posts like this are some of my favourite to write :)

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  28. Gorgeous photos - absolutely beautiful and loving your ootd!!! It's so pretty and look at how glorious the weather is over there! Ah, send some sunshine here hahaha!

    Layla xx

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    1. If I could send some sunshine to you I definitely would! Drink some hot chocolate for me over there, it's getting too hot for it here now :( x

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  29. Beautiful location, love the photos! <3

    XX www.laurenlouvaine.com

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  30. Breath taking! Wow! Such a lovely estate!
    Loving your look!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  31. Love your bag! So adorable!!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  32. Stunning photos!

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  33. So pretty and I loved your photos the blossom on that try looked lovely!
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    1. Thanks Charlotte, that's one of my favourite photos too x

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  34. I went to Ripponlea last year when they had the Miss fishcers murder mystery exhibition on! it was amazing! loved the grounds and the mansion http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Oh that sounds like a lot of fun, the House & Gardens really are beautiful!

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  35. Cute blouse x

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  36. love this beautiful post!
    xx
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  37. Wow the estate is beautiful! Love your outfit too! Very chic x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  38. Great pictures! The area looks so lovely and peaceful!

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    1. It is a really nice area around there, plus the gardens are huge so it's very quant :)

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  39. This looks like a picturesque day to me - there's nothing greater than roaming through beautiful grounds! I love your simple outfit for the occasion, you look lovely :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Gabrielle, I think we both seem to really like exploring our surroundings!

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  40. What a beautiful place! I love it when I'm just wandering around and suddenly discover a new place to visit!

    xx
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    1. Exactly! It really makes you appreciate what's around you.

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  41. Rippon makes me think of Downtown Abbey (which I love) and I envy you so much for going to this beautiful place haha! Love your blog :) x

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    1. Yes it was really giving me Downton abbey vibes as well!

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  42. That mansion is gorgeous, what pretty photos! I'm in love with your satchel by the way, it's so cute! Great post :)
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thank you Kiki! Really happy you liked this post :)

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  43. What a stunning place to discover so close to you, I love hidden treasures like that
    Sounds like you had a lovely day out exploring, and such a pretty outfit too

    What Raj Wants

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    1. It really was a hidden little gem, I'm so glad I found it!

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  44. Such a lovely place to stumble upon! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Happy Sunday
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  45. wow what a beautiful place! love your outfit

    Kisses,
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  46. Still loving this post - you really do look gorgeous, beautiful outfit and it makes me miss the summer!

    Layla xx

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    1. Such a sweet comment as always, thanks so much Layla :)

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  47. Loving these gorgeous shots, and you, of course, look beautiful! Really loving your shirt!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thank you Paula :)
      I actually bought this exact same same shirt in multiple colours, I'm definitely a fan!

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  48. What a beautiful mansion! And I totally agree, I keep meaning to see more sights in my own city too, it's so easy to look past all the beautiful things on your doorstep! x

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    1. Exactly! I always want to travel so far away that I tend to forget there's so much of Australia I haven't even seen yet.

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  49. wow that place is beautiful and i love your outfit! xx

    www.keelieskloset.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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    1. I think the mansion definitely outshines me but thanks Keelie!

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  50. Lovely photos! I love your shirt and satchel too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, really happy you're liking my photography :)

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  51. Wow the location is so beautiful !!!!
    Really like how you wore the white blouse with the brown bag :)

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  52. This place looks amazing, and seems like a perfect place for pictures! So cool that you got to explore a place like this. Your outfit is super cute too :)

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. Thanks so much Sam, I'm really glad I found this place as well, I still can't believe I practically drove past it each week and never saw it!

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  53. This estate looks utterly stunning, as does your outfit!

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    1. This comment really brightened my day, thank you Katie! x

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  54. That place looks so beautiful! And so do you, I especially love your bag!
    Emma xx

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    1. Oh thanks Emma! Really nice of you to say :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'd kind of forgotten about this bag but I'm glad I dug it out've my stash :)

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  56. This outfit looks so pretty on you! It's so simple, but beautiful at the same time. I love Zara for everything too, so the shirt is something I'm especially loving!:D

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    1. Thanks! I usually go for fairly simple easy looks, nothing too complicated is pretty much my motto.

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  57. How gorgeous you look! I love these photos so much :)

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    Tamara xxx

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    1. Thank you Tamara, glad you liked the post! x

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  58. How gorgeous is that! Love your outfit! x

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    1. It really is a beautiful estate, thanks Mari!

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  59. Stunning photos!

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  60. This is absolutely gorgeous! I agree with you too, it WOULD NOT take me long to get use to having some gardens :D

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    1. Yeah I don't think I'd be complaining if someone offered me a mansion either!

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  61. Wow- what a find! I can imagine how nice it would be to find such a lovely retreat so close to a cafe! Your outfit is gorgeous- I'm loving the bag! And you look stunning in the whole thing, of course:)

    Savannah xx
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    1. This was probably one of my favourite comments to read ever! Thanks so much Savannah :)

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  62. This place looks gorgeous! Might have to make a trip out there:-)

    Sarah xo.

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    1. I'd really recommend it, especially on a lovely sunny day :)

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    1. Thanks Nissi, it is a beautiful House & Gardens!

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  64. I love your top! So cute! :) xx

    -Mitzee

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    1. Thank you Mitzee! I love Zara for basic tops like this one x

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  65. What a beautiful outfit, you're gorgeous! xx, adaatude.com

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