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Australian Fashion Week 2022: Day 2

10th May, 2022

I like to mix it up on each day of Fashion Week and given I wore a suit yesterday, I went the opposite direction today and opted for a fun, feminine look. I went for stripes on stripes with this Altuzarra ensemble. Clashing prints is always fun, but there’s always something interesting about working essentially the same pattern but with a slightly different take on it. The horizontal stripes on top work well against the busyness at the bottom, with the multicoloured stripes almost giving an illusion effect. There’s also a flirty thigh high split to balance the midi length hem. Given it was quite chilly, I needed a jacket to get me through the day and this Emporio Armani dark denim blazer was the perfect complementary piece to the rest of my outfit. It’s got a classic, polished structure but the denim gives it a fashion forward feel, plus it works great against all that colour.

I fell hard for today’s Fendi bag. The crescent shape is fun, but what I liked is the oversized Fendi embellishment underneath. It’s logomania but done in a really subtle way. I also liked the pop of pastel pink to work against the bolder hues of the skirt. I went for sky high heels with this strappy pair by Billini, which incidentally I also have in nude and really rate. It’s the perfect heel to work against so many different looks. The second busy day of Fashion Week definitely required great sunglasses and this Bottega Veneta pair with its exaggerated cat eye silhouette was the perfect final touch.

Credits: Blazer, Emporio Armani; Top and skirt, Altuzarra; Bag, Fendi; Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


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What I Wore: Madame Butterfly

28th April, 2022

I love supporting Aussie designers and one brand I can always rely on to do a great event dress is Aje. I wore this dress to a function and with such a strong silhouette, it was only fitting that it was called the Admiral Butterfly Sleeve Midi Dress. There’s something quite commanding about it don’t you think? I do enjoy a statement sleeve moment, and Aje have wholeheartedly made it a part of their design DNA. The butterfly sleeve feature on this dress achieves a striking effect. When worked back against the simple fitted shape of the dress it achieves balance, while still injecting a whole lot of wow factor into the look. Also it’s an interesting take on an LBD, taking a classic style but giving it a dramatic flourish.

Accessorising this look, I could’ve gone down the path of a shoe with slightly more drama but in the end, I opted for a sleek pair of Bottega Veneta heels. This black heel has been such a workhorse in my wardrobe and it’s always guaranteed to be on high rotation. It’s the sign of a good investment purchase when the cost per wear has plummeted from such frequent use!

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

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What I wore this week

31st March, 2022

This week, my wardrobe was largely about dressing for comfort, while embracing a few hits of colour. It’s always funny seeing how my looks pan out during the week as there are definitely times where I can see a pattern emerging. The last few days have been about utilising some of the most comfortable pieces in my wardrobe and adding some extra fun accents, with a bold hue here and a striking accessory there. With the unpredictable weather we’ve been having of late, I’ve also been going from cardis one minute to strappy tops the next, but I do appreciate that with this wide variation in temperature, I’m able to embrace all aspects of my wardrobe a whole lot longer.

When autumn rolls around I love slowly introducing knits into my wardrobe, and what better way to start than with a hit of vibrant pink. Cosy cardis are always my go-tos and this new season style by Steele is the perfect way to inject a bit of fun into an outfit. With its button through front and balloon sleeves, not to mention the mix of various textures, it’s a statement piece with a playful vibe. I wanted to layer pink on pink with this Manning Cartell cami with halterneck detail, and with so much colour I pared it back with these classic straight leg jeans by Viktoria and Woods.

Credits: Jumper, Steele; Top, Manning Cartell; Jeans (similar here), Viktoria and Woods

A busy day ahead means comfort is high on my list. So, I styled these Ena Pelly pants with a different vibe from last week’s pairing with a knitted jumper and instead paired them with a sleeveless tee with shoulder pads by Good American. I went with a tonal colour palette, working with earthy hues and using neutrals as accent pieces for a look that’s high on effortless style.

Credits: Top, Good American; Pants, Ena Pelly; Slides, Gucci; Bag, Oroton

I got all dressed up on this day with this beige combination that’s anything but boring. This one shoulder top with oversized balloon sleeve makes for a standout feature piece, but worked back with pintuck pants, it helps to balance the more dramatic feel of the top. I often find that wearing similar shades in one outfit works to create a really bold effect, while adding textural pieces like my shearling trimmed Jacquemus bag and mesh Bottega Veneta heels add a layer of depth.

Credits: Top and pants, Oroton; Bag, Jacquemus; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I adore this top by Viktoria and Woods. It’s such a beautifully feminine design and the cornflower blue is such a great shade. I wore this back with denim on this day, but I’ve also paired it with crisp white pants and it works just as well. I always like to add slightly punchier pieces to a look when I’m wearing jeans, and in this instance it was all about a bright pink and red Gucci bag. I wore white flats for comfort but it’s a great style to work back wiht a slightly tapered jean.

Credits: Top, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Slvrlake; Slides and bag, Gucci


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What I wore this week

24th March, 2022

Presenting… another week in my wardrobe. I got to play dress ups with some truly incredible frocks this week, interspersed with my fave way to dress: comfortably with a healthy dose of polish. I rediscovered some favourite outfit combinations, worked a few new pieces into the mix and elevated them all with an injection of bold accessories. I love compiling this diary because I always inevitably find myself filled with ideas for other looks—hope it does the same for you!

Love a collab that’s full of standout pieces and this Ellery x Witchery pairing is definitely that. This top and pants combination in the camel hue feels so modern and on trend, plus I like the fact both pieces can be worn separately but together they kinda have a jumpsuit vibe! I paired this look with black Bottega Veneta heels and a Chanel backpack for a polished feel and small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to cap it off.

Credits: Blouse and pants, Witchery x Ellery; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses (similar here), Poppy Lissiman

Louis Vuitton definitely delivers the goods with this LWD. The simple silhouette and drop waist, the A-line skirt and the martingale feature on the skirt combined, give this dress I wore while on reporting duties at the races an ultra elegant feel. I went for a few bolder pieces to accessorise, including this gold Fendi clutch which added a pop of colour and sky high Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Credits: Dress, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Jimmy Choo; Clutch, Fendi

I have this outfit formula bookmarked under eternal classics. You can’t go wrong with a trench paired with denim. This Marks and Spencer trench is the perfect hue, cut and style to pair back with multiple looks, while these Levi’s jeans, which I’ve had for a few years prove once again how worthy a purchase they are–they just go with everything. I opted for a few more classic pieces to accessorise with including black Tod’s loafers, a Louis Vuitton Speedy and black sunglasses.

Credits: Trench, Marks and Spencer; T-shirt, Good American; Jeans, Levis; Bag (similar here), Louis Vuitton; Loafers (similar here), Tods; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared

I love layering neutrals for a smart casual look. This cream jumper and wide leg, lightweight Ena Pelly pants are just the thing for transseasonal weather. I went for white thongs to tie into the neutral effect, while my black Prada bag added a utilitarian touch and is a great size for all my essentials.

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Pants, Ena Pelly; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Gucci

I attended a launch for jewellery brand, Fred and it required a killer look. Who else to turn to but Aje who delivered a dreamy party dress that’s got a beautiful textural effect. The pleats in this dress are gorgeous. I wanted the dress to do all the talking so I went for a pair of heels with the sleekest of silhouettes, and added a little sparkle in the form of some standout jewellery.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Giuseppe Zanotti


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What I Wore: Naked Sundays launch

22nd March, 2022

I attended a launch hosted by beauty brand Naked Sundays this week and being a lovely location by the water, plus the sun was finally shining in Sydney, I opted for an outfit with a slightly summery vibe. I’ve been really loving the ready-to-wear range Oroton is doing and this particular dress was high on my list of pieces I wanted to roll out before the cooler temperatures well and truly set in for autumn. Midi dresses are always a favourite of mine when it comes to event dressing as I find they always look so chic and polished. Earthy hues are right on trend so I was really loving the caramel hue of this dress. I’m all about interesting finishing details and I couldn’t go past this this twisted strap neckline and the asymmetrical sleeve detail. They give the look a theatrical touch and a healthy injection of boldness. A definite must for an occasion look.

I accessorised with a few old faves plus a new addition! This Oroton bucket bag is such a great beige hue and worked well against the caramel colour of the dress. The colours play well against each other and allowed the other to pop. I then utilised my fave Bottega Veneta heels to dress up this look, while Manning Cartell chain link earrings added a statement feature to tie everything together.

Credits: Dress and bag, Oroton; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Manning Cartell; Sunglasses, Vogue

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What I Wore: The LWD

18th March, 2022

I’ve always found the LWD (Little White Dress) to be a worthy opponent to the LBD. There’s something ultra elegant and chic about a crisp white frock that makes it a classic piece to have at the ready. I’ve embraced the LWD in various iterations, but I think it shines the best as a day outfit. I’ve often turned to it as an option for an event or a lunch with friends as it always looks polished and so effortless. I like the illusion that this dress by Esther & Co looks like a two piece ensemble, it actually feels like I’m getting double the wear as it could pass for both. I like the simple knotted feature joining the crop and skirt together, while the split adds a dramatic and sexy touch.

The beauty in LWDs is that you are essentially working with a blank canvas and you can take your shoes and accessories in any direction. For this look, I went with my Bottega Veneta mesh heels, which are a neutral, beige colour and works well against the stark white of the dress. The mesh fabrication and the chain detail also add a very modern twist to this look. Further adding to the fashion forward accessorising, I went with this shearling trimmed Jacquemus bag to add a little texture, but also a quirky feature piece that will add another layer of interest to this outfit.

Credits: Dress, Esther & Co; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared; Bag, Jacquemus

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I wore this week

10th February, 2022

It’s always fun reflecting on outfits past and I always either find a new combination to love or it sparks an idea on how to style it in a different way. This week it’s been another mixed week in terms of what I needed on the outfit front. I’ve gone from workout gear one minute to dressed up for a meeting the next. The constant is that a few old faves are still going strong (my Bottega Veneta heels for one thing) and pieces that have just entered the picture are slowly proving themselves to have the ability to revamp my existing wardrobe. Here’s what I wore this week.

Comfy playsuits for the win! This little number is a handy go-to on those days when I want something that is ultra comfortable yet still looks put together. The burgundy is a great hue for spring/summer and the shirt style top and cinched waist are really flattering. I paired it my fave Prada bucket bag for the ideal comfy casual ensemble.

Credits: Playsuit (similar option here), Venroy; Bag, Prada

I can’t resist a matching set when it comes to working out. There’s something quite motivating about wearing something cute when you’re training and this matching top and leggings is a new fave. The coco hue is also such an unexpected hue in exercise gear, and paired with black sneakers and a crossbody Furla bag, I was ready to go straight from my workout to coffee.

Credits: Bralette and leggings, Year of Ours; Sneakers, Nike; Bag, Furla

These tailored pants have been such a worthy new addition to my wardrobe. I’ve found them to be so versatile and I can easily dress them up or down. I’ve worn these pants twice this week and each time I’ve been able to change up the vibe with just a change in what I pair it with. On this day I went for something a bit more casual with a tie dye tank and thongs—ultra comfy with on trend elements.

Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Rozalia Russian x Billini

Here are the pants again! I was able to take them in a different direction by simply changing the kind of top I wore and popping on heels. I adore this top. The cornflower blue is such a pretty shade and the halter style and ribbed fabric is such a great combination. I wore it in a dressy way on this occasion but I could easily pair it with jeans or shorts and it could be more off duty appropriate. These mesh Bottega Veneta heels are such an interesting statement shoe and I always find they really elevate an outfit.

Credits: Top, pants and belt, Viktoria and Woods; Bag, Apede Mod; Heels, Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses, Vogue


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: Light As a Feather

12th January, 2022

Suits are always a staple in my wardrobe and what I’m loving right now is how there are so many different iterations of suiting doing the rounds. You can go from sleek and sharp, to one with a relaxed silhouette to something fun and playful like this suit by Rachel Gilbert. While a black suit is always a classic item in anyone’s wardrobe, what I love about this design is that it flips the concept of it with the addition of the feather trim. I’m seeing feathers appearing in so many different collections from my fave designers, and I have to say I’m a huge fan. It’s a detail that can completely change the direction of an outfit into something kittenish and a little glam, like something a classic beauty in an old movie would have in their closet. With this particular look, the suit features a modern cut-out, and a wide leg pant which makes it feel right on trend, but the addition of the feathered cuffs just sets it apart and makes it look and feel bold. I also opted to wear the jacket on its own in this instance, showing a subtle flash of skin which offers just a hint of sexiness to this look.

I couldn’t really go past the Bottega Veneta heels for this particular ensemble. These black heels have been a workhorse in my wardrobe of late as they go with virtually anything. I think pairing them with this black suit helps offset the slightly softer nature of the feathered jacket, with the contemporary design of the heel. Plus the minimalist, pared back design doesn’t end up competing with the bolder feel of the suit, achieving just the right kind of balance.

Credits: Suit, Rachel Gilbert; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Jewellery, Chaumet

Photography: Sophia Athas