Tell us a bit about you and what you do:
I am 29 years old and have lived in Mornington for the past 4 years (and will never leave!) Proud mamma to my little man Zac, and have another one on the way - due in May. I own Evergreen Clothing, in Blake St, Mornington, and pretty much have the best job in the world!
Describe your style:
Most days you will find me in jeans and a t-shirt, (long gone are the days when I wore heels to work everyday!) so pretty casual and comfortable. But I can't go past a bold, bright print or anything off-the-shoulder. I've always been a bargain-hunter, looking good without spending a fortune is important to me: hence, Evergreen Clothing was born.
Do you think Mornington Peninsula style/fashion has a certain look or feel?
Being near the beach always creates a bit more of a relaxed fashion vibe. And lends itself so well to a more bohemian feel with gorgeous print skirts or dresses with sandals and a heap of accessories.
What are a couple of your favourite blogs or websites and why?
On Instagram, I am absolutely loving @innika at the moment. This girl does colourful prints to perfection - @jetsetmama is my other favourite account. Not so much for fashion but just for a good laugh and gorgeous pics.
Can you tell us one or two of your fave local spots?
We are loving Mr Pauls at the moment. It tends to be our go-to on a Friday night. The food and service are always spot on.
The Filling Station is my daily coffee (and more often than not, cake) fix. Since being pregnant I cannot get enough of the Bambino either (mini bacon and egg roll), so good!
by Penny Ivison
Find Mel on instagram @evergreen_clothing or facebook.com/evergreenclothing