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What I wore this week

8th September, 2022

It’s been a busy few days and another week of transeasonal weather in Sydney. Don’t you just love when it’s hot one minute and cold the next? I’ve also had a few different things on this week so I’ve been able to utilise various aspects of my wardrobe, along with incorporating a few not-so-new-anymore wardrobe updates into the mix. It’s always great to be able to rediscover old pieces and find ways to rejuvenate them into new looks. Here’s what I wore this week.

I wore this to a launch and loved it so much it had to be revisited again. Matching sets are such a great go-to for events as they instantly look polished and you don’t really have to do much at all! I added some nude Bottega heels to achieve a more streamlined silhouette with the white top and white pants, while a tan bag added a little hint of colour.

Credits: Top and pants, Ess the Label; Bag (similar here), Saben; Heels, BottegaVeneta

I’d say this is one of my fave weekday uniforms – jeans, a tee and a blazer are one of my failsafe outfit combinations. It’s comfy plus I can get away with wearing it to work and also the school run. Black boots are a great way to ground an outfit and give it a bit of edge, while I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a classic blazer like this Michael Lo Sordo number.

Credits: Blazer, Michael Lo Sordo; Jeans, Levis; Boots, Witchery; Bag, Prada

You can’t get more comfortable than this look, and the beauty in it is that I think it still looks polished. This quarter zip jumper by Venroy and good ol’ fashioned denim and white sneakers is my usual shortcut to an easy, unfussy look. There’s also a freshness to wearing white that makes it perfect for spring.

Credits: Jumper, Venroy; Jeans, Levis; Sneakers, Burberry

As you can see, the girls and I love a spring dress. This mint green dress by Acler is such an on trend silhouette with the puff sleeves and the fitted bodice, but feels elevated with the embroidered trim. Also now that we’ve farewelled winter, I definitely think it’s the perfect time to embrace some colour, particularly soft pastels such as this.

Credits: Dress, Acler

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What I wore this week

18th August, 2022

Sunny days in Sydney this week so I was able to pull out a few pieces that are a little more suitable to warm weather. I’ve had a mixed week of meetings/events and working from home so I was able to embrace a variety of different looks from jeans and a shirt to a polished matching set. It’s always nice to be able to utilise the full spectrum of my wardrobe and makes it much more fun to put looks together for the days ahead. Here’s what I wore this week.

Sunshine yellow for a sunny few days. I’m really loving ribbed textures of late, along with casual knit pieces and Anna Quan does both really well. This top and skirt always put me in a good mood simply because of the vibrant colour. It’s also ultra comfy which is a plus. I went for mesh Bottega Veneta heels to keep the rest of my look from competing with the vibrancy of the set.

Credits: Skirt (similar here) and top, Anna Quan; Heels, Bottega Veneta

You can’t go wrong with an Aje dress. This white dress is so versatile and I can dress it up or down and it works equally as well. I wore this to an event so I decided to dress things up with my accessories. This pink metallic Bottega bag added a splash of colour, while the Mach and Mach pearl heels added the right amount of glam. Also, I think when you’re working with a dress that’s quite beautifully pared back, you have to take things up a notch with a statement shoe.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Bottega Veneta; Heels (similar here), Mach and Mach

This was a casual day at home working so I wanted to stay comfy, yet still ready to pop out to do school pick up and drop off and run some errands. I always tend to favour jeans whenever I’m off duty as it’s so easy, and a no-brainer to style. A simple white tank and a khaki button down added some casual polish, and my ever faithful Gucci slides helped finish off the entire look.

Credits: Shirt, Irving & Powell; Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Slides, Gucci

Wearing a punchy pink helped to energise me for an event. I’ve always been a fan of a denim dress, but I think the colour gives it a nice point of difference. I’ve been really loving boots of late, and have managed to really put these neutral Seed boots to good use this winter. A simple look, yet impactful thanks to a little colour play.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Boots, Seed

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What I Wore: Sneaking Around

30th March, 2022

If there’s one thing I’m thankful for it’s the fact sneakers have become such a bonafide fashion staple. I love the fact I’m able to be in sneakers most days and can pair them with virtually everything in my wardrobe. While white sneakers are always a core piece of my outfit repertoire, I do love incorporating more fun styles into my closet. Case in point: this purple and orange pair from Tod’s! They’re a great shoe to add a little injection of colour into any look and is such a playful statement piece. One of my favourite combinations is a sneaker with a dress, it’s feminine and utilitarian all at the same time plus it’s the perfect look for a busy mum on the go.

I’ve got a healthy range of dresses in my closet as I love them so much but the one style I can guarantee works for myriad occasions is a shirt dress. I like this particular style by Acler as it features an A-line skirt and the silhouette makes the dress feel a little more playful. I wore this during the day but it’s a versatile piece that can work beyond that. I could easily pair this dress with heels for night and it’s the perfect look for an occasion.

Accessorising this look was all about adding some statement pieces to work against the pared back colour palette of the dress. What better option than this timeless Tod’s top handle bag. The punchy red really helps to lift this look, and the structured style makes it such an elegant piece that is versatile enough to work back with other things in my closet. I’m never without a pair of sunglasses and this pair by Poppy Lissiman has such a modern, almost futuristic silhouette that is helps to cut through the softer, more feminine aspects of this look.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Sneakers and bag, Tods; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Felicity Cook Photography

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What I Wore: Chandon Ladies Day

12th March, 2022

Autumn racing is off and running, and one of the first events in my calendar was Chandon Ladies Day at Rosehill Racecourse. I was on reporting duties for 7 Racing so I needed a look that was ultra feminine. I worked with stylist Jess Pecoraro for this outfit and we eventually settled on this look, which incorporated graduating shades of lilac. I’ve always found that wearing one hue, from top to bottom can be really impactful, particularly when you can feature it in varying tones of the one colour. It was all about this slinky midi length Acler dress, which draped so beautifully. The one shoulder and the cinched waist with D ring belt helped to add extra layers of visual interest and helped elevate the dress.

Accessories are always critical to an autumn racing look, and this deep lilac Louis Vuitton bag was the perfect complementary piece to the softer shade of the dress. The debossed monogram and the oversized chain link strap allowed me to incorporate some textural elements to the dress, while the Fendi wedges with its sculptural ‘F’ heel and colour block straps, added the ideal finishing feature to the dress. As always headwear is so important for any racing look so we went for a simple Nerida Winter headband that was in keeping with the whole colour palette, but had an elegant simplicity that allowed the rest of the look to take centre stage.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Fendi; Headband, Nerida Winter

Styling: Jess Pecoraro

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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What I wore this week

4th February, 2022

It’s been a big week! My youngest daughter, Grace started school and there’s been a few things on the go on the work front. In between the busyness, I’ve had fun playing with some great looks, particularly bold, bright pieces that are perfect for the last month of summer, and some beautifully dainty and feminine pieces. Here’s what I wore this week.

A great blouse and jeans is one of my favourite outfit shortcuts. This embroidered Alemais blouse is always a playful option with denim, and these patent green heels add a nice splash of colour. This is further proof that if you find a good pair of jeans, you’re guaranteed to be able to create multiple looks.

Credits: Blouse, Alemais; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Prada; Heels, Rozalia Russian x Billini

There’s something about cheery colours that instantly lift my mood. This vibrant pink denim dress is just the right kind of hue to energise me for the day ahead—if I’m ever feeling flat, I always put on a bold colour and it instantly perks me up. I paired this with black Bottega Veneta heels and a pair of statement earrings to elevate it.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Aje

How cute is this cardigan? I love the sweet embroidery and the pastel mint combination. Wearing cardis as a top is one of my fave trends of late, and this one works well worn back with white jeans. I went for comfort in this instance with gold flats and another beautiful pastel hue, in the form of this mini baby pink Chanel bag.

Credits: Cardigan, Love Shack Fancy; Jeans, Slvrlake; Sandals, Ancient Greek Sandals; Bag, Chanel

I categorise jumpsuits in the same camp as dresses—an easy outfit option when you just can’t be bothered thinking of what to wear. I like the relaxed cut and high collar of this particular style, not to mention the statement sleeve. For the ultimate in comfort dressing, I wore these Proenza Schouler Birkenstocks, and my favourite Prada bucket bag, which is both practical and a chic option for daytime looks.

Credits: Jumpsuit, AGolde; Sandals, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock; Bag, Prada

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What I Wore This Week

27th January, 2022

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things on the work front so it’s been a mixture of getting dressed up for those events, while also being at the tail end of the school holidays and living in my favourite casual gear. There’s a lot of new pieces I’m keen to wear and I’m excited to roll them out over the coming weeks but I also have a newfound appreciation for my go-tos. These are the pieces that I wear most of the time and are in constant rotation because of how comfortable and versatile they are. Here’s what I wore this week.

I am loving how fun suiting has become. This is one of my faves by Acler, as the cut is spot on and so flattering while the rust colour is an unexpected hue as far as suits go. This Viktoria and Woods bustier top is currently one of my faves as it’s so easy to pair with multiple pieces. I’ve been able to dress it up or down, and it looks polished each time. I finished this look with my go-to Bottega Veneta heels and a structured clutch by Oroton.

Credits: Jacket (similar here) and pants (similar here), Acler; Top, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Oroton; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Loving this elevated casual look. This Christopher Esber top is such an interesting style with the dual rings and cut-outs, I also love the olive hue. These Slvrlake jeans have also been a great summer staple, the crisp white colour is the perfect base to pair with multiple tops and the cropped cut works well with different sandals and slides. These black flatform thongs from Rozalia Russian’s collab with Billini have been such a fun addition to my shoerobe this season, they’re ultra comfy and also give existing outfits an on trend feel.

Credits: Top, Christopher Esber; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Prada; Shoes, Rozalia Russian x Billini

My jeans making another appearance! I was taking the girls out to watch a show and I wanted a comfy look, so opted for a denim and shirt combination. I got this striped shirt as part of a set and I’ve worn it on its own as much as I have with the matching shorts. The red stripe adds a bold touch to an outfit and always looks polished. I’ve spent most of summer in these Proenza Schouler Birkenstocks because they’re the perfect flat shoe for when I’m on the go with the girls, and the colour goes with virtually everything.

Credits: Shirt, Venroy; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock; Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Rayban

Statement dresses are often my go-to during summer and this Rosetta Getty cut out dress has been one of my favourite new additions to my wardrobe. The neutral hue means I can pair it with a variety of different accessories, while the combination of long sleeves and cut out detail adds an interesting touch. We were heading out to dinner so I dressed it up with black heels, and the cutest shearling trimmed Jacquemus bag.

Credits: Dress, Rosetta Getty; Bag, Jacquemus; Heels, Bottega Veneta

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What I wore this week

25th November, 2021

With pockets of sunshine between the rainy days this week, I was able to wear a few new pieces that are probably a bit more into summer territory, but also had to revert back to slightly more cool weather pieces. Such is life with transseasonal weather, am I right? That said, I was excited to be able to embrace some fresh looks, ranging from summer frocks to a two piece knit set I’m all about right now. Here’s what I wore this week.

I adore this new set by the label Significant Other. I love the oatmeal hue as it’s so easily worked back with multiple things and also the ribbed texture which gives it an element of interest. I like the tie feature on the top as it gives it a bit more of a statement feel and allows it to hold its own when worked back with other things such as jeans or tailored pants. I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a set, because it’s such an easy shortcut to a stylish look.

Credits: Top and skirt, Significant Other; Earrings, Manning Cartell

You can’t go wrong with jeans and a white top, so I often embrace this look but just switch out the pieces. In this instance I wore a white sleeveless tee with padded shoulder detail by Good American and paired them with a pair of high waisted jeans. I wore this top when out and about running errands as it’s comfy yet polished.

Credits: Top, Good American; Jeans, Slvrlake; Necklace; Roxanne Assoulin

I love having a collection of dresses on hand as I can always rely on them on days when I need to get out the door fast. This sleeveless, military inspired dress by Acler is the perfect elevated casual look I love because it can work for myriad occasions. I can wear this dress to go shopping, to hang out with the girls, go out to lunch or head out to a meeting. All it requires is to change up the accessories which is always the sign of a great wardrobe piece.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Shoes, Ducie; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Bold brights are always my fave thing about summery pieces and this dress, by one of my go-to labels Steele is a new piece I have introduced into my weekly outfit rotation. It’s so comfy, and so fun with its floral print and vibrant pink hues. The gathered neckline and the puff sleeves also give it a feminine touch. I wore simple Chanel slingbacks on this day as I wanted to dress it up a bit, but it easily works with a great pair of sandals. I added a pair of peach Le Specs sunnies to finish off the look.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Bag, Strathberry; Shoes, Chanel; Sunglasses, Le Specs

 

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What I Wore: Purple Reign

12th April, 2021

I was hosting a launch for Wanderluxe sleepwear at Sydney’s Chiswick so I wanted to wear something that was bold, bright and fun. So when this colour block look by Acler entered the picture I couldn’t pass it up as it fit all the criteria I was looking for. The colours really make this look. The lavender one shoulder top added a gem-like element to this outfit, while the rust coloured trousers help offset the ultra glam vibe of the top, striking just the right balance. I think this is one of my favourite outfit formulas, a pair of tailored trousers worked back with a dressy top really is a match made in heaven.

When you’re wanting colour to shine, I think accoutrements have to be complementary but not over the top. At the same time, I think events always require a little extra effort in the accessories department. So these looped Manning Cartell earrings added a little statement element to my look but they weren’t too busy so they didn’t overwhelm the rest of my outfit. The black Bottega heels added a fashion forward touch, but they didn’t take away from the look and feel of this ensemble, which was all about embracing the striking effect of colour blocking.

Credits: Top and pants, Acler (coming soon); Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Photography: Esteban La Tessa

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What I Wore: Summer Daze

29th December, 2020

While it’s not quite the same sunny weather in Sydney as when I did this shoot a few weeks back, I’m still very much enjoying peak summer dress season. There are so many great silhouettes around right now, one of which is a really great voluminous sleeve. Puff sleeve details are very much front and centre for many brands, and they’ve become a firm favourite of mine because they can create such drama and impact but are still really feminine and fun.

This Acler dress is the kind of style that I know I’ll have on high rotation over the next few months. The silhouette is playful and made for summer days, while the finishing touches such as the sculptural buttons, the bodice-style waist and of course, the puff sleeves truly makes it a dress that you want to wear all the time. Plus, who can go past a crisp white for the perfect lightweight summer dress option?

I finished this look with some simple but interesting accessories. I went for classic gold Ray Ban frames and gold oversized statement earrings to add a dramatic touch and to pick up on the gold buttons on the dress. While white Bottega Veneta flats featuring the brand’s signature woven pattern add a textural element while still being high on comfort levels.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Sunglasses, Ray Ban; Earrings, Reliquia; Slides, Bottega Veneta

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Frill Seeker

21st November, 2017

Sleek, simple dresses are a staple in my wardrobe but every so often I just want to embrace an ultra embellished style. This Acler dress, with its frill detail, cold shoulder neckline and asymmetric hem has a feminine silhouette that’s high on impact. With such a bold frock I knew I needed to tone it down with my accessories and opt for simplicity so as not to overwhelm with my overall look. My favourite Alaia heels (which have so been worth the investment from the number of wears I’ve had from them) are just the right understated heel to pair with such a dramatic dress whilst my Bvlgari top handle bag adds a classic touch to the ensemble. For a bit of fun, and to add a little edge to my ensemble I added a pair of mirrored sunglasses for the ideal finishing touch.

Credits: Dress (similar here), Acler; Shoes, Alaïa; Bag, Bvlgari, Sunglasses, Le Specs

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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