Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cool off.

Summer is well and truly here and we're ready to head off for the holidays with our bikinis, shorts, maxi dresses and thongs in tow.  Here's a little summer inspiration for your holiday.  Enjoy those beach houses, pool parties and BBQ's!

Friend of Mine Ivy Dress

We'd like to thank all our customers and shopaholics for your shopping addictions this year ;)
DY will be closed from the 23rd December until 9th January so make sure you get in before then if you need to do any Xmas shopping or preparation for your holidays! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Summer is just around the corner for us even though you wouldn't think it with the cold weather we've been dealt in Melbourne today.  We know you get bombarded by a number of "Must Have for Summer" lists by a number of publications but we've spent a little time putting together a colourful collection of what we're coveting for the warmer months.
Let us know what you're in to for your summer:   Fashion, music, travels, colours, food ANYTHING. 

Click on the image to see all of it . . . 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bohemian Like us.

There are a few who won't have any idea who these guys are but for the majority of us we can reminisce about that time we belted out "Bohemian Like You" by the Dandy Warhols (yeah you remember that name right?) at the top of your lungs.  WELL do we have some news for you . . . the Dandy Warhols are doing a DJ set next Thursday at Boutique in Melbourne!  AND it's $10!  

Come down and join the Down Yonder ladies for a drink and a boogie.  Here's a tune for your Tuesday afternoon listening pleasure...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our Picks from NYFW so far . . .

Just a small selection of our picks from the fashion capitals Spring fashion week.  
In true Philip Lim 'fashion' we heart Nueva York!

3.1 Philip Lim 

sheer plaids, prints and embellished "I LOVE NY" tourist tees.

 Karen Walker

Femininity, bright prints, metallics and big hair. 

Rag & Bone

Fresh, bright, sporty, tailored, texture.  Just about sums up one of our favourite ready to wear collections from NYFW.


Classsic cuts, sport luxe, and perfect drape in the ready to wear collection.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thursday pick me up

We have a bit of a sweet tooth here at Down Yonder and are constantly looking for ways to avoid the 3pm chocolate hunt.  Check out these DELICIOUS sweet taco treats made with, well yes chocolate tortillas and fresh fruit.  Our mouthes are watering!!!  See below for recipe.

Fruit tacos with chocolate tortillas.  from

Serves 8
Liven up your fruit salad this summer with fresh and healthy chocolate tortillas. These kid-friendly dessert tacos are so wholesome you can eat them for breakfast!


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 small papaya
  • 1 mango
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • Juice from one lime
1.  In a large bowl combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Whisk all the ingredients to combine.

2.  Add coconut oil, agave nectar and warm water to the bowl of dry ingredients.


3. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until a large ball of dough forms.


4.Transfer the ball of dough to a floured work surface and knead the dough for five minutes, adding additional flour if the dough becomes too sticky to handle.

5. Cut the ball of dough in half and roll both pieces back into a ball. Continue to cut the balls of dough in half until you have 16 even pieces. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.


6.  Transfer one ball of dough to a floured work surface and roll the dough into a circle that is one- quarter inch thick and about five inches in diameter.

7.  Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Do not add oil to the pan because the tortillas need to be cooked on a dry surface. Once the skillet is hot, add the rolled out dough and cook for 30 seconds.


8.  Flip the tortilla and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat until all of the dough has been used and you have 16 cooked tortillas. Transfer the tortillas to a plate lined with a damp paper towel.


9. Wash all the fruit for the fruit salad. Measure blueberries, chop strawberries, peel and dice kiwis, dice mango, remove the seeds from papaya and peel the skin. Dice the papaya into bite-sized pieces and place all of the fruit in a dish. Drizzle the fruit with the juice of the lime. 

10.  To serve, place one chocolate tortilla on a serving plate.

11. Add a handful of blueberries, several pieces of diced kiwi, a few pieces of chopped mango, several pieces of diced papaya and a handful of strawberries to the center of one chocolate tortilla.

12.  Top the fruit with additional toppings of your choice. Chocolate sauce, shredded coconut, fresh mint and devour.

How good would this be with chocolate crepes as well?? Yuuuuum

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Your boyfriend's wardrobe

A little oversized distressed denim, tailored blazers, classic tee and oversized shirts.  There's something about dressing comfortably (not sloppy!) in pieces you could have picked from your other half's closet.

This could be you! :D