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What I Wore: Heat Wave

22nd December, 2023

Scorching temperatures in Sydney mean I’m reaching a whole lot more for lightweight natural fabrics. This set by Bondi Born has been a great one to have up my sleeve as it’s made from the softest European organic linen which feels so lovely against the skin on a hot day! Also, I’m all about a one shoulder silhouette right now. I love it for swimwear and it’s a great feminine style for summery look with an elevated vibe. I can easily pair this top back with a number of different pieces in my closet making it a good go-to in my wardrobe rotation. I’m also a huge fan of the flowy silhouette (I like tops that are a little billowy when it’s hot) plus the sweet bow at the shoulder. Paired back with wide leg linen pants, this set is definitely one of my favoured outfits right now.

I’d usually pair this look back with a nice sandal or slide, plus a great pair of sunnies helps to round out the look. It’s an easy breezy ensemble and perfect for what’s set to be a scorcher of a summer.

Credits: Top and pants, Bondi Born; Sunglasses (similar here), Vehla

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


My go-to swimsuit brands

15th December, 2023

I’m a water baby through and through and given I spend half my time at the beach, I’m always on the hunt for a great swimsuit. I tend to go between one pieces and bikinis but over the past few summers I’ve really been getting into the one piece as it’s such an easy style to take me from day to night. I wear it to the beach and pop on a cover up of some sort whether it’s a dress, a skirt, a shirt, a pair of shorts, you name it and I can easily transition into the next activity without having to get changed.

I’m open to any and all swimsuit brands, but over the years, I have managed to develop some faves because of how great the quality is of that particular brand and also the fit is spot on. Aussie brands are at the top of my list of course, because we do swimwear so well. I will mostly opt for plain colours like black, white and khaki as I find those hues don’t date as trends change and they’re easy shades to pair back with multiple looks. That said, I sometimes end up falling in love with a print and can’t resist! Either way, I think it’s always good to experiment with different brands by trying on various pieces where possible. You may find that the cut of certain labels suit you better.

If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of swimmers this summer, these are some of my favourite go-to swimwear brands.

Bondi Born

One of my favourite Aussie brands. I’ve managed to collect a number of their styles over the years and they always bring out such interesting silhouettes and colour combinations that are always flattering. The one piece I’m wearing above is one of my current faves as I love the one shoulder style plus the monochrome colour palette.

Monte and Lou

Love a printed swimsuit for something different in my swimwear repertoire and Monte and Lou do some really fun prints. They’ve got a great core range too (even some reversible options) so there’s definitely plenty of scope to find the right style for you.


This is the kind of staple colour I like to have as a go-to basic when it comes to swimwear. This Parisian brand does some ultra chic styles and silhouettes, and lots of classic styles that will last you for many summers. It’s on the exxy side though so look out for them to go on sale on sites like Net-a-Porter.


They’ve been around for awhile, and Jets shows no signs of waning.  The above one shoulder style feels very on trend and such a great flattering look. It’s also easily transitioned from the sand to sundowners so a good style to have up your sleeve on days when you know you’re looking at plans beyond just the beach. However if you’re looking for something different there’s a healthy range of various one piece and bikini styles to suit whatever your taste.


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What I wore this week

2nd March, 2023

It’s officially the first week of autumn but the wear has still been quite warm in Sydney so I’ve been able to have most of my fave summer pieces still in rotation. That said, I’m really cultivating a love affair with tailored pants and will continue to do so seemingly into the coming months as I’m wearing them so often. Also I’ve brought out a few of my fave accessories to help round out my looks this week, including a trusty classic Gucci bag and my fave sunnies. Here’s what I wore this week.

Loving sets for easy, polished options on busy days. This set by Foemina has a relaxed vibe to it with the tunic and slim pants, but can be taken in different directions with a change in footwear. I went for super casual in this instance with the Birkenstocks but I could wear this look with a dressier sandal for something more elevated. Also, anything loose and airy is perfect for combatting the sticky heat we’ve been experiencing in Sydney.

Credits: Top and pants, Foemina; Shoes, Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock; Sunglasses, RayBan

My sartorial commitment to tailored pants continues. Camilla and Marc have been doing some gorgeous suiting inspired pieces, such as these pants. I always feel put together when I wear them, but it’s comfy enough to wear casually. The chunky sandal has become my go-to of late, and these shearling lines ones have been a fun, fashion forward addition to most of my looks.

Credits: Top, Bec and Bridge; Pants and slides, Camilla and Marc; Bag (similar here), Prada

Told you I loved a matching set! This raspberry coloured top and shorts by Bondi Born is the perfect pairing, and is a great option for doing the school run, while also being appropriate for when I need to look a little more dressed up. Both pieces are also easily worn separately so they’re a great wardrobe addition.

Credits: Top and shorts, Bondi Born

As we head into autumn, and the cooler weather it will bring, I’ve been stocking up on pants to have in rotation and this pair by Viktoria and Woods is definitely in the mix. I’ve had them for awhile and have really given them a workout, as I wear them most weeks, plus I packed them when I went overseas as testament to how wearable they are. I wore another great chunky sandal by Camilla and Marc (they’ve got some great footwear styles right now) to anchor the look and give it a trend element, while a classic Gucci shoulder bag and black sunnies add a touch of polish. Also, shout out to this Uniqlo tee—so comfy, so durable and a great shape.

Credits: T-shirt, Uniqlo; Pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Slides, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Gucci; Sunglasses, Le Specs


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On My Radar: Mara and Mine Inez sandal, Bondi Born Harley One Piece and Lack of Colour Ventura hat

21st January, 2022

There are often plenty of things that end up on my radar every month, but this month, I’ve been thinking about these three buys a lot. I’m still enjoying shopping for summery pieces and these pieces will definitely work with so many existing pieces in my wardrobe, but help tie many looks together. I always love things that have an interesting finishing detail or just the right silhouette, and this trio definitely ticks both boxes. Here’s what’s top of mind this month when it comes to my shopping list.


Mara and Mine Inez Sandal – Lime, $350

I’m gravitating towards colourful accessories of late, and these lime green sandals by Mara and Mine are just the thing to liven up an outfit. The hue just screams summer dressing, while the minimalist design featuring just two delicate straps make it a piece that is quite versatile. The low block heel is also perfect, as it means I could wear these sandals both in a casual and dressy situation, and with everything from pants to dresses, jeans and shorts.


Bondi Born Harley One Piece – Black, $295

You’ll find most of my swimsuit collection during summer comprises of one pieces, and there’s no better addition to that repertoire than a great black maillot. This one is super flattering, and I love the ruching and tie neck feature, along with the classic high waist. It’s something I could easily throw on with a pair of shorts to head to the beach, or I could add a wide leg pant and an elegant sandal and head straight from the pool or sand, right to cocktail hour.

Lack of Color Ultra Wide Ventura, $139

Sun protection is a must, particularly in Australia during summer so I’m always on the look out for a great hat. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a classic straw hat, but the big draw card of this Lack of Color style is that it has an ultra wide brim which provides oodles of sun protection. I spend a lot of time at the beach so I would definitely get plenty of use out of this hat. The frayed edging gives it a relaxed resortwear vibe, while the black ribbon necktie is both practical and stylish.


Image: Mara and Mine, Bondi Born, Lack of Color


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What I wore this week (on location)

1st July, 2021

We’re still in Port Douglas this week so I’m still in resortwear mode. It’s definitely going to be weird going back to jeans and jumpers when we get back… I’ve been enjoying reworking the pieces that I packed, trying to create new outfit combinations, and I’m unearthing the standout pieces that are forming the backbone of a lot of my outfits — surprisingly swimwear is definitely right up there. I’m all about the importance of packing great accessories, because when you’re working with a capsule wardrobe, you need a few fun pieces to liven things up and give looks some personality.

Comfy and casual looks are on high rotation on this holiday and this is a go-to combination of mine. This top has been a great addition to my holiday outfit repertoir as it’s been a great piece to pair with multiple bottoms, from shorts to jeans and wide leg pants. I paired this with my printed Aje bucket had to add a little colour to this all black ensemble, and my trusty Louis Vuitton backpack is great for a busy day out wiht kids.

Credits: T-shirt and sandals, Ducie; Shorts, Nobody; Hat, Aje; Backpack, Louis Vuitton

We headed out for a refreshing dip and a little exploring, so I needed an outfit that could work for multiple activities. These denim shorts have been a great base for a lot of my looks on this holiday and this monochrome ensemble is something I wear often because it’s really wearable, but still looks right on trend.

Credits: T-shirt, Ducie; Shorts, Nobody; Backpack, Louis Vuitton

What I love about swimsuits is that I can wear them both as a pair of swimmers but also as a bodysuit which essentially doubles their wear. I popped these on with a pair of jeans and instantly had a look that I could wear out to lunch or for a day of sightseeing. My Loewe bag has been getting quite the workout this holiday; it’s roomy enough to fit everyone’s essentials, but always adds a chic touch to any outfit.

Credits: Swimsuit, Viktoria & Woods; Jeans, Ksubi; Bag, Loewe

Embracing a fun orange gingham dress seemed the perfect outfit option for a bike ride along the beach. This dress entered my wardrobe last summer and it’s honestly one of my faves because of its punchy colour and simple silhouette. A pair of white Gucci sandals to top it off and I’m set.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Sandals, Gucci; Bag, Loewe

Outfit repeats are a necessary part of any holiday wardrobe and this is one look I’m wearing again and again because of its simplicity and wearability. I’m all about this Monday Swimwear one piece at the moment because it’s easily paired with the other resortwear pieces I brought with me, and this stylish wrap is just the thing to pop on after a swim. Sunglasses are of course a must and these geometric Karen Walker frames have been such a great pair to finish off a lot of my looks.

Credits: Swimsuit, Monday Swimwear; Wrap (similar style here), Bondi Born; Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Karen Walker


Australian Fashion Week Wrap Up: Day 3

14th May, 2019

What I wore: Camilla & Marc 

What inspired my look today: I wanted to take things more masculine today with a power suit. Keeping it super simple and sleek in khaki tones.

Where I went: All over Sydney today! Jardan in Paddington for Hansen and Gretel and Carriageworks for Alice McCALL. Bondi Beach for Bondi Born, then off to Christopher Esber at Cement Fondu in Paddington, Michael LoSordo at Reign at the QVB and then Dion Lee in Barangaroo.

Fave show: Loving the vintage resort vibes from Hansen with candy pinks, and soft pastels to start the day.

Fave trend: Then feather, sparkles and sheer glamour at Alice McCALL. Sleek and sophisticated at Bondi Born with clean lines, simple shapes and statement features.

Favourite show: Bondi Born. Such a beautiful setting at Totti’s restaurant – an Italian feast with a show will always get my vote!

Pretty as a picture: I had a great time snapping away with my Huawei p30 today especially the lunch spread at Totti’s—delicious food in a beautiful setting. I felt like we were in the Mediterranean.

Everyone was wearing: Colour blocking, beaded bags and strappy sandals.

What I ate: A beautiful Italian lunch at Totti’s.

Highlight of the day: Dinner with my dear friend Dion Lee. His collection is gorgeous.

This post was produced in collaboration with Huawei