Down Under: Part 1

It has been such an absolute joy to travel Down Under to Australia for the International Society of Ocular Oncology 2017 meeting. Sydney is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan cities I have ever visited and the Aussies go out of their way to make you feel at home.  I travelled with my work partners and my wonderful mentor who is now retired. It makes for a very special trip.

I often only see my greater network of ocular oncology colleagues every 2 years at this meeting so clearly being dressed to impress was important! To make things easier, and limit the number of accessories, I chose a daytime and nighttime palette. For days, knowing it would be warm here, I opted for springtime pastels and neutral shoes (one pair of flats -- these aquazzura ones that I am loving -- watch the outnet for sales -- and one pair of light taupe heels. These are my first pair of M.Gemi shoes and I am so impressed at the fit, how well made they are, how absolutely classic and the price point was great too!). I chose a vintage Valentino purse with a floral motif that was a gift from my sister, Sarah. Simple interchangeable jewelry and I am all set for the conference!

Dresses left to right: Mansfield dress in Dusty Rose, The Fold London | tapestry floral midi, Ted Baker | floral ponte, Peter Pilotto (similar) | Northcote dress in Ivory Jacquard, The Fold London | Camelot dress in Coral Tweed, The Fold London

For evening events I went with dark colors -- a navy, crimson and black palette. My favorite 'Eye Candy' Jimmy Choo clutch (gotta represent the eye!) and simple jewelry that can be mixed with daytime wear added in some personality. My nearly worn out black patent leather Jimmy Choo gilberts always make the cut (they replaced it with the Romy 85) along with Casadei open toed sandals. The old Valentino low heel with the bow were cute -- but didn't make the suitcase cut.

Dresses left to right: Grey metallic, Karen Zambos (similar) | black sheath, Elizabeth and James (similar skirt -- love this & this dress is too cute not to link) | Navy a-line bandage dress, Herve Leger | black lace dress, vintage | Crimson Lace, Black Halo (old, but BH has so many great styles)

I packed a few casual pieces into my all time favorite Tumi Tegra lite luggage (so durable & cute too) and I have been all set here in Sydney! Stay tuned for a meeting post (Women in Ocular Oncology WOO! and my travel itinerary including climbing the Syndey bridge!). Until then, G'day Mate!

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