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What I wore this week (Melbourne edition)

24th November, 2022

Packing for the week of Melbourne Cup Carnival always requires a few different outfit options as I will be going from mum mode one minute to trackside the next and a few dinners and events in between. So, it requires a bit of preparation as I need pieces that are versatile and can be dressed up or down and worn in different ways. My recent trip to Melbourne was all about embracing a few new staple pieces in my wardrobe mixed with a few fun pieces for dressing up, and always my fave Aussie brands. Here’s what I wore.

Aussie labels are so great at doing event wear. I wore this Sir the Label dress when I was heading out to dinner after attending Derby Day. It was a nice way to continue the black and white dress code, as I paired it with my black Bottega heels and a black Jimmy Choo pouch. I do like the unexpected statement hemline of this dress — it gives the dress a little extra personality.

Credits: Dress, Sir the Label; Bag, Jimmy Choo; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Love a lowkey look with polish. These black Camilla and Marc pants have been a great addition to my wardrobe as I can dress them up but they also look great with sneakers. It was cold down in Melbourne so I got cosy in a Venroy sweater and popped a Camilla and Marc trench on top. Also, white sneakers are still a beloved part of my wardrobe. These are by Burberry and have a great pared back vibe to them.

Credits: Trench and pants, Camilla and Marc; Sweater, Venroy; Sneakers, Burberry

I like experimenting with how I style things and decided to tuck this bomber jacket into a maxi skirt and lo and behold, a new look is born. These two pieces are great as they’re able to be worn separately quite easily. I accessorised with a two-tone pair of Chanel slingbacks to add a little extra polish, and a casual Prada bucket bag to round things out.

Credits: Jacket (available in other colour here) and skirt, Clea; Bag (similar here), Prada; Slingbacks, Chanel; Sophia and Grace in Seed

Another winning pair of trousers by Camilla and Marc! These are just the right amount of slouchy, but the tailored silhouette means they don’t look sloppy. Did I mention they’re also insanely comfortable? I went for a pair of Camilla and Marc slides with a super cosy shearling trim, which seemed fitting for the up and down weather in Melbourne.

Credits: Top, Good American; Pants and shoes, Camilla and Marc; Grace in Seed

 

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What I Wore: The Juliette

11th October, 2022

Discovering new places to add to my list of shopping haunts is always one of my favourite things about fashion and Husk has quickly become a favourite. They have a great edit of brands and products, and an on point in-house label designed by famed Aussie designer Kirrily Johnston who is the brand’s creative director. I was thrilled to work with them to showcase their latest spring collection, and this suiting set called the ‘Juliette’ is one of the standouts for me. It’s such great take on suiting with the checked print, wide leg pant and matching vest. A three-piece suit has always been such a staple of men’s tailoring, so I decided to give it a feminine vibe by wearing the vest as a top. The deep V neckline showing off a peek of decolletage gives it a hint of sexiness, but still honours the elements of a traditional suit. That said, I think it would also look great with a shirt worn underneath— ultimately it just depends where your mood takes you on any given day.

I accessorised this particular look with a pair of Bottega Veneta heels to avoid it looking too corporate. The on-trend silhouette of the shoe gives it a modern touch while the cat eye sunglasses add some edge. I opted for a black bag to complement my shoe choice, and in this instance, a quilted Dior bag made for the perfect finishing touch.

Credits: Blazer, vest, pants, Husk; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag (similar), Dior

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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What I Wore: Melbourne Cup Carnival launch 2022

20th September, 2022

Today, I’m throwing back to this sunny look that I wore to the Melbourne Cup Carnival launch earlier in the month because it was such a fun one to wear. And yes, spring racing is back! I wanted to wear something bright and playful to such an event and this yellow Camilla and Marc dress definitely delivered. I think you can always make an impact simply by dialling up the saturation and embracing colour and this dress in all it’s golden goodness was the perfect way to welcome one of my favourite times of year. While it’s a simple silhouette, I loved that it had some wow factor not only from the colour but also from the lacing on the side and the cut-out feature.

I mostly wanted the colour of the dress to do all the talking so when it came to accessorising I stuck with black to really make the yellow pop. My failsafe Bottega Veneta heels once again proved their worth in cost per wear terms as I have been able to get so much use out of them. They were such a great buy. Plus they’re easily worked back with so many pieces. I then opted for a straw hat by one of my go-to milliners, Nerida Winter and a simple Dior bag to cap off my ensemble. Making a splash with colour always makes for great event attire.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Dior; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

 

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What I wore this week

25th August, 2022

We’ve had some really beautiful days in Sydney of late so I’ve been able to break out some fun pieces designed for warm weather. I’m really loving the little bursts of sunny days as it’s a great preview of spring — can’t wait to wear more of that part of my wardrobe. I’ve embraced some classic staples this week and some failsafe combinations, but it has also been fun to wear some statement looks featuring bold colours. Here’s what I wore this week.

Jeans and a white shirt is one of those combinations I don’t have to think about because it’s guaranteed to work every time. These jeans have been such a great addition to my wardrobe as I’ve been able to style them in so many different ways and they’re a great wash to work back with various colours. This shirt is from this year’s Witchery white shirt campaign and is the ideal fit to tuck into jeans, plus I love the pocket feature. Paired with statement earrings, it adds a touch of glam to a daytime look.

Credits: Shirt and earrings, Witchery; Jeans, Slvrlake

Off to an event with this all blue look. Love layering the one colour as it can be so impactful when paired together. This cobalt blue hue is so striking and great for an evening event. This blouse worn separately is the ideal piece to add a polished splash of colour to an outfit, while the pants are a ski pant design which makes them ultra comfortable. I added a bit of contrasting colour with the yellow Fendi bag and my go-to Bottega heels.

Credits: Top, pants and earrings, Manning Cartell; Bag, Fendi; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Felt like wearing some colour to an event and what better hue to embrace than sunshine yellow? This column dress by Camilla and Marc features soft, splashes of orange-y yellow so it’s perfect for spring-like weather. I also love the sleek silhouette plus paired with nude heels it achieves an elongated effect.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Apede Mod; Heels Scanlan Theodore; Sunglasses, Le Specs

The cutest of tops, this Maggie Marilyn number is a real statement piece. The puff sleeves offer a striking feature and the ruching adds a flattering touch. I’ve always loved the contrasting effect of pink and white and these wide leg pants are not only a great example of a wardrobe piece that embraces understated glam, but it’s a great piece to allow the top to pop. I discovered the perfect pink shoe with these Gucci pumps so of course I had to pair them with this look.

Credits: Top, Maggie Marilyn; Pants, Bianca Spender; Heels, Gucci

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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 this week: Events looks

28th July, 2022

It was while I was scrolling through my phone that I ended up taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting some of my fave events looks of late. From parties to race days and launches, I’m so fortunate to be able to attend so many great events throughout the year and as a result it gives me the opportunity to frock up and embrace some pretty amazing looks. It’s hard to narrow it down to faves, but these are a few that I’ve worn and loved.

I wore this look to a Dior event and the Love Shack Fancy dress was truly out of this world good. The gold star motif really dialled up the glam but offered a playful edge. Long sleeve dresses are always so classically elegant, but offset by the cut-outs and the thigh high split, the dress evoked just the right balance of sexy. I went for a simple pair of Bottega Veneta heels and in a nod to the event’s host, a Dior clutch.

Credits: Dress, Love Shack Fancy; Bag, Dior; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Designer crossover collabs have become quite the thing and one of my favourite results was this Fendace collection. A partnership between Fendi and Versace, the result was this beyond sleek evening look, with safety pin detail in a nod to Versace’s infamous safety pin dress worn by Liz Hurley in the 90s. When wearing such a knockout style, I knew accessories needed to be kept to a minimum and as unfussy as possible. So, I opted for a pair of black Louboutin pumps and a gold Fendi clutch.

Credits: Fendace dress; Heels, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Fendi

I was attending the launch of Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour and always enjoy glamming up for the theatre. I went with this chocolate Bec and Bridge slip dress. The silhouette and neckline was simple and understated but with a statement detail in the form of the thigh high split, it was definitely event-ready. I didn’t want to take away from the dress so I went for ultra pared back black Jimmy Choo heels and a pair of gold Aje drop earrings to tie it all together.

Credits: Dress, Bec and Bridge (similar here); Heels, Jimmy Choo; Earrings, Aje

In racing mode with this look that I wore to the Crown VRC launch. I’m loving suiting as an events look, and am always into experimenting with different cuts and colours. This Louis Vuitton double breasted suit had ample amounts of polish, but the details gave it some edge. The contrasting pinstripe down the pant legs and the contrast of the mohair trimmed lapel on the double breasted jacket made this look feel quite modern and on trend. And what better way to finish off with footwear than with a pair of black LV heels?

Credits: Jacket, pants and heels (similar here), Louis Vuitton

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What I Wore: Saben Launch

27th July, 2022

I’m getting back into the swing of things post-holiday, and the launch of handbag label Saben’s new collection was one of the first events in my calendar. It was nice to be able to get back into work mode, and also take the opportunity to try out some new pieces in my wardrobe. I recently got this top and pants set from Ess the Label and I can already see myself wearing it non-stop this summer. With a beautiful satin finish, it’s oh-so elegant and has the perfect amount of movement and elegance to be worn to myriad occasions. The tunic top has a one shoulder silhouette which gives it a nice design point of difference, and evokes a Grecian feel. Also I’m all about a pair of wide leg pants these days—they’re just so effortless and chic. This pair in particular is so comfortable to wear.

While this set is definitely event-ready, it’s also freezing in Sydney at the moment so practicality won out and I brought along a coat to pop on over the top. This Karen Millen coat has been such a good staple to have, it’s the perfect camel colour, sits at just the right length and looks as great belted up as it does worn over the shoulders. I think everyone should have a camel coat as it’s just the right hue to be worn with so many different looks and always acts as a statement piece. It also complemented my Saben bag perfectly. With its understated design and buttery soft leather, this bag will definitely become a workhorse in my wardrobe. Capping off the look were these fun Bottega Veneta mesh heels, which always adds a quirky touch to any outfit.

Credits: Top and pants, Ess the Label; Coat (similar here), Karen Millen; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Saben 

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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