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What I Wore: Green Day

24th February, 2017

Olive green is such a gorgeous colour that I think I definitely need to incorporate into my wardrobe a bit more, I don’t wear it nearly enough It’s certainly one of the things that drew me to this Rebecca Vallance dress.. I also love the military inspired style as it can still look quite dressy but with a change of footwear it can easily be taken down a notch and become a more casual look. In this instance I wanted the outfit to look quite polished so I teamed the dress with my black Alaia heels and my Gucci Dionysus bag (find similar here) to keep my accessories quite neutral but with the finishing touches such as the applique on my bag it keeps the look from looking too pedestrian. My Dita cat-eye sunglasses inject a little attitude to an otherwise quite streamlined look.

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Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance – XX; Heels, Alaia; Denim jacket, Steele; Bag, Gucci (similar); Sunglasses, Dita;

PhotographySophia Athas

 

 

 

 

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What I Wore: Family time

16th February, 2017

Spending quality time with the girls on the weekend is one of my favourite things to do. We’ll do everything from go for walks around our neighbourhood to go to the beach or step out for a bite to eat and when we do comfort is definitely key as far as my outfit goes. I find throwing on a dress is the easiest way for me to get out the door quickly but opting for a fun bird print like that on the above Karen Walker dress helps give it a little personality. My new Nicholas Kirkwood slides are an easy footwear option as they look quite polished but are easy to slip on and off should we find ourselves doing an impromptu visit to the park or the beach. I am really loving the trend towards pointed flats, I think it’s a really modern look and is a great alternative to traditional flats. Any bag that I take with me when I’m out with the girls must have a strap to keep my hands free but I also like to keep things on trend which is where my favourite new Gucci handbag enters the picture. I love the applique on the bag which helps complement the playful nature of the dress.

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Pair the outfit with some slides to match

Credits: Kate’s Dress, Karen Walker; Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood, Bag, Gucci; Sunglasses, Celine. Sophia wore Chloe and Amelie

Photography: Sophia Athas

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My Top Picks: Valentine’s Day Gifts

7th February, 2017

I’ve selected some gifts which will take your love to the next level this Valentine’s Day!  Send these helpful hinters to your other half or why not just simply spoil yourself with something special?

Marco de Vincenzo heels 

These flamingo-pink velvet heels will attract a lot of street-style attention! Perfect for date night paired with a midi dress or trousers. Made in Italy by Marco de Vincenzo, they wont disappoint.

Gucci Marmot bag 

Nothing quite says love like Gucci’s famed Marmont style. The red quilted-leather cross-body bag is a weekend-ready size or can add a punch of colour to daytime outfits.

Aquazzura heels 

I’ve been a longtime fan of Aquazzura’s Wild Thing suede sandals. I own a black pair but this striking lipstick-red hue is hard to turn down. The high stiletto heel makes for a flattering way to add a little height to your look.

Gucci pouch 

Gucci’s signature tonal-beige GG Supreme canvas pouch is a wise investment piece. The red crystal and blush-pink beaded embellishment results in a perfect retro inspired addition.

Stella McCartney keyring

You can have a little bit of fun with a Valentine’s Day gift and this Stella McCartnery keyring fits the bill. The faux fur edge adds a bit of cheer to your handbag or keys.

Love Italy Cookbook 

I love a book which I can leave on the coffee table or add on to my collection on the kitchen shelf. Love Italy is a must-have for any lover of Italian food and culture.

Jennifer Meyer ring

New jewelry additions are a popular choice of mine for Valentine’s Day. If I see something I really like, I will leave helpful hints around for Luke! I love this dainty ring and the love heart is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Simone Rocha mistmatched earrings

One of the big trends of the season is mismatched earrings. I love this styling trick when I am looking to mix things up a little bit.

Jo Malone candle

I always like to have a candle burning at home and so I often stock up throughout the year. Jo Malone have always been one of my go-to favourites.

 

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal

30th January, 2017

Lacking in the wardrobe inspiration department lately? A quick scroll through the feeds of the world’s most stylish bloggers will soon fix that! Here are a few of my favourites for igniting the spark for an outfit idea or two.

A botanical print is a retro inspired print that looks oh-so fresh. And who would’ve thought pink and green would make such a killer combination?

Keep your outfit colour palette in grey, white and black for a failsafe combination. A simple tee paired with cropped pants and court shoes makes for an of-the-moment ensemble.

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The denim skirt is always a wardrobe favourite but team it with a black top and black flats and it transforms into a chic outfit for a day of being on the go.

If you’re going to buy one tee this season make it this blogger-approved Gucci t-shirt. Dress it down with a casual skirt or jeans or go the opposite and dress it up with a pair of black slacks.

When going bold why not totally commit and go for a look that truly makes a statement? A pair of 60s inspired sunglasses and a daring print make for one striking combination.

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High waisted blue jeans teamed with a flowy blouse always gives a nonchalant 70s vibe that’s a sartorial winner.

A high waisted alternative to jeans is a pair of black wide legged pants. When paired with a crisp white shirt it perfectly balances looking polished without looking too formal.

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A neutral look from head to toe is the perfect outfit for warm, balmy summer days. The billowy blouse with tie detail perfectly offsets the relaxed nature of the cut off denim shorts. Being paired with metallic gold sandals is the perfect finishing touch.

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The off the shoulder silhouette is ubiquitous so why not opt for a slightly different take by going for a one shoulder look. In crisp white it just screams summer. As far as footwear goes you can’t go wrong with a pair of black slides.

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This is a great look for drinks in the evening. An all-white ensemble punctuated by gold and black accessories screams relaxed elegance with just the right hit of glamour.

Go from beach to bar with ease by pairing a crisp white off the shoulder top with a billowy black skirt. A woven basket adds just the right hit of summer casual.

This is an oldie but a goodie! A crisp white tee and a blazer is a no-brainer when it comes to an ensemble that you can always rely upon for work or play.

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10 stylish Aussie women to inspire your look on Australia Day

26th January, 2017

What better day than Australia Day to shine a spotlight on some of our own homegrown fashion talent. If there’s one thing we do well Down Under it’s style that’s relaxed and understated yet still distinctly fashion forward. These women have managed to cultivate an aesthetic that works perfectly to complement our laidback lifestyle but still inject it with their own trendsetting spin. The next time you’re stuck for a little fashion inspiration look no further than home soil…

Nicole Warne

Gary Pepper Girl’s founder Nicole Warne is the very definition of stylish. Appearing in campaigns for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands, she’s always immaculately put together and is the epitome of feminine styling with a modern spin.

Sara Donaldson

I’ve known Sara for awhile and her style mantra of wearing a colour palette of only black, white and grey has always been her signature look and why not when it works this well? She’s a great example of knowing what works for you and really owning it.

Amanda Shadforth

A talented photographer and one of our biggest fashion bloggers, Oracle Fox’s Amanda Shadforth manages to work man-style tailoring with just the right injection of feminine touches. Her looks always have a distinct contemporary vibe which she manages to mix beautifully with the simple aesthetic of Australian style.

Lara Worthington

The quintessential beach girl, Lara Worthington’s style has certainly evolved from her bikini model days to a wardrobe that’s highlighted by designers such as Dior, Gucci and Celine. Her looks are always fashion forward and have a distinctly edgy vibe in a nod to the aesthetic of New York, where Worthington now resides.

Jesinta Franklin

The newly married Jesinta Franklin is the perfect canvas for showing off some seriously envy-inducing looks (being a David Jones ambassador certainly helps!). Her looks are always quite demure, often wearing dresses or skirts that go to the knee or are midi length however she always flashes just a glimmer of skin to inject a touch of sexiness. She’s definitely one to watch.

Jessica Stein

The jetsetting blogger behind the website Tuula Vintage is the perfect go-to muse when it comes to women who love looks that are relaxed and echo the kind of covetable global lifestyle that Stein has. She favours floaty fabrics, denim and feminine prints with all her outfits having a laidback elegance.

Nadia Fairfax

I’ve been friends with Nadia for ages and she has always had a great sense of style. Her looks are always sleek but have a sense of playfulness to it whether it’s a great pair of statement earrings or a bold, unexpected print or colour.

Christine Centenera

She’s Vogue Australia’s fashion director and no wonder – she has a look that’s distinctly her own and is always one to set the trends. Her looks are always peppered with designer pieces and the one constant is her ability to pull off a myriad of tricky trends – everything from stirrup leggings as she wore at Fashion Week this year to a fluffy coat – and make it look oh-so stylish.

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Laura Brown

The newly appointed editor-in-chief of US InStyle has a quirky sense of style that is often punctuated by the latest designer pieces. She favours bright colours, bold prints and logo t-shirts but manages to work it together for a distinctly unique aesthetic.

Brooke Testoni

The stylist and founder of her eponymous blog, Testoni manages to cover the full spectrum of fashion whether it be a simple pair of blue jeans with a uniquely structured top to a dress in a luxe, jewel-toned fabric. It’s a look that’s distinctly on-trend and of-the-moment.

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What I Wore: Denim Daze

20th December, 2016

I love the relaxed look of a summer dress paired with denim. This striped Acler dress looks quite dressy on its own but when teamed with a frayed jacket it gives it a little bit more of a fun, quirky vibe. I can’t get enough of the the above Steele statement jacket with its hand embroidered finish – the floral detail and slogan gives it a point of difference and looks quite fresh when teamed with crisp white. I wanted to add some interesting accessories to elevate the look and couldn’t go past Gucci. The embellished Dionysus canvas bag and gold heels with a pearl detailing perfectly offset the pared back, simplicity of the rest of the outfit.

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Credits: Denim jacket, Steele; Dress, Acler; Shoes, Gucci (sandals version); Bag, Gucci (similar)

Photography: Sophia Athas 

 

 

 

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Steal her style: Aimee Song

16th December, 2016

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Aimee Song is the stylish woman behind the blog Song of Style. Her looks are always on point, covering the style spectrum of vibrant dresses one minute to casual denim looks the next. Here she showcases how to wear the season’s graphic tee and give it a slightly feminine edge when paired with an A-line denim skirt and slip-on pointed flats. The perfect lesson on how to take a trend and make it your own.

Blazer

A black blazer is a wardrobe must. Mine gets a regular workout throughout the year and is always on high rotation.

Graphic tee

Whether you’re after a band tee or one emblazoned with a brand logo this season’s t-shirts are all about making a statement.

Denim skirt

You’ll find the denim skirt proliferating summer street style. It’s one piece that can easily be dressed up or down.

Pointed slides

Try this dressy update on casual slides. Easily matched with everything from dresses to skirts in summer, these slides can also make the transition into the your winter wardrobe when paired with cropped pants.

Crossbody bag

Downsize your bag for a slightly more refined look. This style is a great bag that can be worn in the evening as easily as it can be slung over the shoulder for a busy day out.

 

 

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What I Wore: Light and Breezy

14th December, 2016

It’s the season for lightweight, breezy summer dressing and this Scanlan Theodore maxi dress is perfect for warm, balmy days. Blue and white has always been synonymous with this time of year for me as it looks so fresh. I love the strapless neckline and the oversized bow at the back which gives a touch of sweetness without being too saccharine. I paired it with my metallic Witchery sandals to give the look a little bit of edge and kept it quite paired back with minimalist accessories in a neutral colour palette such as my Loewe bag to really allow the dress to take centre stage. I can see myself definitely wearing this in the months ahead as I take advantage of the sunshine.

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Credits: Dress, Scanlan and Theodore; Sandals, Witchery (similar here); Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Dita

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Steal her style: Gigi Hadid

2nd December, 2016

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This party season why not try an after dark look a la Gigi Hadid. Whilst Hadid’s Roberto Cavalli coat might not be quite right for a warm Australian summer you can do your own take on it with a lightweight duster coat. A little black slip dress teamed with a flowing coat adds a touch of drama to an otherwise simple look. Add a pair of strappy stilettos and you have yourself a sexy evening ensemble that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Duster coat

A neutral coat can be worn in the evening however you can also take it down a notch into daywear by teaming it with a pair of jeans or a dress and sneakers.

Slip dress

The slip dress is the ultimate nod to the ’90s trend. Consider it a key addition to your summer wardrobe – it’s sleek, simple and so versatile.

Heels

A pair of black strappy stilettos will keep you party ready this festive season. They’re an easy go-to when you want to make a statement without overpowering the rest of your outfit.

Top handle bag

Hadid has kept her bag quite practical however if you wanted to swap it out for a simple clutch you could easily transform the look into something spot on for the evening.

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Steal her style: Alicia Vikander

25th November, 2016

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander has been a breath of fresh air on the red carpet. Each look of the former ballerina manages to make a statement whilst still maintaining her elegant, classic style (admittedly it also helps when you’ve got a partnership with Louis Vuitton!). However even when she’s not dressed in a ball gown her style is always polished to perfection with just the right amount of adorments to keep the look interesting. Her style is definitely one to watch.

Cotton poplin shirt

A light blue shirt is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. It will work for a day at the office as much as it will for a lunch with the girls. Roll up the sleeves to give it a more relaxed vibe.

White pants

A crisp white pair of trousers is a fresh look for spring. Keep the fit loose for a ’70s vibe.

Gold bracelet

A slim gilded bracelet will act as a chameleon in your accessories repertoire. It’s a versatile piece that will work dressed up or down.

Gold cuff

Make like Vikander and double up on your gold jewellery. A beautiful gold cuff when teamed with a simple gold bracelet is the perfect embellishment for such simple, classic look.