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What I wore this week

27th May, 2021

It’s always fun to get to play around with a few new pieces in a wardrobe rotation and this week it’s all about some fun winter purchases. I always map out what I’m going to splurge on at the start of a new season and so far, the pieces I have have been seamlessly able to work into my regular outfit repertoire. I think that’s always the sign of a good purchase! From double denim one minute to splashes of Barbie pink the next, here’s what I wore this week.

Sometimes a look is cemented on the colour alone, and that was certainly the case with this Aje suit. I was off to lunch in this number, and it certainly perked me up — how could it not with that playful made-for-Barbie pink? Also I think this is further proof that a suit doesn’t have to be exclusively the domain of classic neutrals. You can definitely afford to have a little fun with it.

Credits: Jacket and pants, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Bulgari

With my little sidekick here, and rocking our shades of pink. I love the soft baby pink hue of this jumper as it’s so easy to match with virtually everything in my wardrobe. I paired it with some trusty denim and sneakers and I was ready to tackle my day with Grace.

Credits: Jumper, Les Coyotes De Paris; Jeans, Slvrlake; Sneakers, D.O.F

Some people love it, some people hate it but I’m the first to admit that I’m quite partial to a Canadian tuxedo. This double denim look is all Camilla and Marc, and both work really well together, but also separately. I’ve been able to work these two pieces in so many different ways, which is always a big tick in my book.

Credits: Denim jacket and jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc; T-shirt, Ducie; Sneakers, D.O.F; Earrings, Manning Cartell

My go-to uniform: a white tee and jeans. It always works without fail and I know I can rely on it on those days when I just want a no-fuss look that still looks stylish. I added a touch of colour with the emerald green Dior bag (which FYI is such a great size as it pretty much fits my entire life comfortably) and my fave sandals. I love when a look just comes together like this.

Credits: Top and shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Dior

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What I wore this week

29th April, 2021

Cosying up in some of my favourite winter pieces this week has been fun as I’ve been able to unearth a few faves from last season and pair them with some new additions to my closet. But, the weather in Sydney this week has been mild enough that I’ve been able to wear a few summery pieces, and give them another outing. Here’s what I wore this week.

I wore this with a blazer last week but decided to keep it a little more casual so I switched out the jacket for a knit. It works with the jumper draped over my shoulder for when the weather is still a bit warmer during the day, and then I can easily just pop it on if temperatures drop. It’s a great trans-seasonal option.

Credits: Top, Uniqlo; Jeans, Ksubi; Jumper (similar here), Bec and Bridge; Sneakers, DoF;

This look is a riot of colour and I love it! It’s a great mood booster and the print is so fun and striking. It’s a set which means it’s such an easy outfit option because I don’t have to fuss around with pairing tops and bottoms. I simply added a pair of Gucci sandals to finish it off. And I can always rely on my trusty Loewe bag to help my carry all my essentials around.

Credits: Top and pants, Alemais; Bag, Loewe; Shoes, Gucci

I can’t emphasise enough how comfortable this Staud look is. It makes for a great travelling outfit as it’s polished, but it’s also a great go-to for busy days where you don’t have much time to be fussing around with an outfit. I went for an all black colour palette and added a pop of colour with my emerald green Dior bag.

Credits: Top and pants, Staud; Bag, Christian Dior; Shoes, Ducie

All my fave jeans are coming back into rotation, including this black pair from Aje. They’re a great cut and are high waisted, which I really like. A sweater for unpredictable temperature changes, and a roomy tote make this a great look for when I’ve got a busy schedule to contend with.

Credits: Top, Camilla and Marc; jeans, Aje; Shoes, Ducie; Jumper (similar here), Bec and Bridge; Bag, Loewe

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What I Wore: Derby Day

10th April, 2021

Derby Day is always one of my favourite race day dress codes as black and white is always such a chic colour palette to work with. This year I wanted to combine the two hues, and this Rachel Gilbert dress was the perfect look for the occasion. It has a bit of a retro 60s vibe, which I love. The oversized bow and the strapless silhouette has a slightly coquettish feel to it, while the mini length combined with sheer stockings added an element of playfulness to the overall look.

A great headpiece is always a must and this stunning Dior headband with veil was the perfect addition to this look. The rest of my look incorporated monochromatic touches that had a touch of drama to them. The jewelled Miu Miu handbag, was the perfect diminutive size to complement the dress, and I also loved its feminine look. While I once again turned to Dior for my shoes. The ideal black and white heels to help tie this look together nicely.

Credits: Dress and stockings, Rachel Gilbert; Heels and headpiece, Dior; Bag, Miu Miu

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Form and Function

27th January, 2021

I’ve been embracing simplicity a lot this summer—my outfits have tended to be unfussy and uncomplicated. I love easy, effortless dressing most days and this Camilla and Marc look is just that.

I’ve really loved nothing more than a simple tank paired with a great skirt or pants and it’s quickly become one of my go-to outfit combinations. This tank is one that I’ll be able to pair with the majority of my wardrobe which is great for versatility. I love anything that I can repurpose over and over again. While the midi skirt is one that’s got a little more character, it’s definitely the kind of style that I can wear with other tops to steer it in different directions. Plus I like the fact it’s a classic style, but the pocket detail gives it a little edge.

I went with a Dior Book tote in a bottle green to add a touch of colour (and also rather practically, it’s a great size for carrying around on a busy day as it fits everything). When working with neutrals, I always like to inject a bold hue to give it a little extra personality. While a pair of Le Specs tortoiseshell sunglasses and my fave black sandals helped tie the look together.

Credits: Top and skirt, Camilla and Marc; Bag (similar here), Dior; Shoes, Ducie; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Dior Sydney event

12th September, 2020

It’s me! At an event! It’s been awhile so it was nice to be out and about at a a function. Given we’ve just welcomed spring I wanted to wear a lighter, fresher look so this crisp white dress by Toni Maticevski was the ideal option. The mini style combined with the oversized statement ruffles was just the right amalgamation of feminine silhouette with playful touches. Also I’m a fan of a little white dress for event dressing as it evokes such an elegant feel.

Handy tip: barely there clear heels are great for elongating the frame. These Seed mules do just that. The transparent strap creates the illusion of length which earns major ticks. Plus they’re such a comfy shoe so they’re great for being out and about. To finish off this look, it just had to be Dior. I went for a ladylike blush pink Dior top handle bag, which added a subtle hit of colour. Plus the soft hue is just the right shade to not disrupt the clean lines of the rest of my ensemble. And who can resist such a pretty shade of pink?

Credits: Dress, Toni Maticevski; Shoes, See; Bag, Dior

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What I Wore: Scarlet Fever

4th August, 2020

There’s nothing like getting all dolled up as a form of escapism and when there’s an opportunity to wear a Dior dress, it’s even better. This red stunner is such a classic piece—the voluminous skirt and the corset is a timeless silhouette and is often a favourite on red carpets and events because it’s such a tried and tested look.

There’s always something really empowering about wearing such a vibrant colour — red is one of those shades that you have to really go with it and embrace the fact it’s such an eye-catching hue. No time to be a wallflower in this dress! The elegance of the sweetheart neckline and the polished belt all work together to create such a beautiful event look. I wish there was an occasion on the horizon to wear this dress, but in lieu of that, it’s just fun to embrace playing dress-ups and wearing such a gorgeous piece just because.

Being lucky enough to wear this dress, I wanted to keep things strictly Dior— which isn’t difficult considering it’s a brand that always does such amazing accessories. I knew the dress had to take centre stage so I was after accoutrements that would complement not overwhelm my entire look. So I opted for classic pointed black pumps with the signature ribbon edging and a grey top handle bag. They’re strong enough to hold their own, but also have a quiet simplicity that ensures the dress is the focal point. And when the dress is pure Dior perfection, why shouldn’t it be?

Credits: Dress, bag and shoes, Dior

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: To Dye For

21st July, 2020

Tie dye has been a really huge trend of late and while it works well in casual pieces such as sweats and tees, what I love about this dress is that it’s such an unexpected print for a fashion house such as Dior. The silhouette works classic elements such as a crisp pleating and the tailoring of a shirt dress but adds a huge hit of vibrancy and punchiness in incorporating splashes of tie dye.

Working with such a busy print I knew I needed to incorporate accessories that were simple and elegant to offset such a bold statement piece. So I opted for a classic cream Dior bag with clean lines and a pared back vibe. For the final finishing touch I couldn’t go past a pair of black vintage cat eye sunglasses to add a fun feel to my overall look.

Credits: Dress and bag, Dior; Sunglasses, vintage

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Style It Up

14th April, 2020

This turmeric shade is just what I needed to lift my wardrobe this week. Playing with rich, vibrant colours is what I do when I want to inject a bit of energy into my day and this Veronika Maine dress certainly fit the bill. I wanted to take a bit of a break from being in my cosy clothes all long weekend, so I popped on this dress, just to change things up. It’s the perfect autumn/winter dress with its long sleeves great for transseasonal weather and the sweet pussy bow a classic touch.

Flats have always had a constant spot in my weekly wardrobe choices and this week is no different, probably even more so now that I’m spending a lot of time at home. This two-tone pair of Chanel slingbacks has been such a worthy investment. They’re comfortable, stylish and add a luxe touch to any outfit. I’ve worn them to death and knew they’d prove themselves a great buy due to cost per wear. The same goes for my Dior bag. This bag has seen me through many an event and is so versatile because it can be worn with the chain as a simple day bag or at night sans strap as a clutch. I love anything that does double duty as it allows me to maximise its wear.

Credits: Dress, Veronika Maine; Shoes, Chanel; Bag, Dior 

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Mint Moments

31st December, 2019

Sometimes you just have to have a fun colour moment and this great skirt suit by Bec & Bridge is definitely one to do it. The mint shade is great for this time of year where everything is about light and breezy silhouettes and fabrics, and dabbling in beautiful bright hues, particularly soft pastels. I also love the textured effect of both the longline blazer and skirt which gives it just the right relaxed feel for the season. While I opted for a long sleeved ribbed top, you could easily pair this with a tee or a cami and instantly dress it up or down.

While I love the overall laidback feel of the suit, I wanted to elevate the look with my accessories. My Prada leather shoulder bag is both dressy but unfussy enough that it doesn’t make my look feel too “done” and is the perfect size for carrying everything I need for the day. I also opted for minimalist Giuseppe Zanotti heels which with its crystal heel feels a little more glam. Topped with playful pink Le Specs shades, I’m ready to tackle the day ahead.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Jacket: Harriet Blazer, Bec & Bridge

Skirt: Harriet Mini Skirt, Bec & Bridge

Top: Joey Top Ivory, Hansen & Gretel

Sunglasses: Unreal! in Apple Blossom, Le Spec

Bag: Leather Bucket Bag, Prada

Earrings: Pearl Crystal Heart J’Adior Mise En Dior Tribal Earrings, Dior 

Shoes: Farrah, Giuseppe Zanotti

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What I Wore: 2019 Stakes Day

9th November, 2019

Out of all the race days during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Stakes Day is the most relaxed in terms of dress codes. It’s a family friendly event, with no formal dress code, so you can afford to go for something that’s slightly more casual. The only non-negotiable is that it you still look polished and elegant. It’s one of my favourite days as I’m also able to attend with Luke and the girls which always makes the day really fun.

I decided on a Dior maxi dress with earthy/navy tones for the event as I felt it worked perfectly with the attire this particular race day required. I loved the pattern on the dress and the flared 50s style skirt. The neckline featured a deep V-neck which gives the dress just a little edge. With such a voluminous shape, it was important that the dress have a little cinched in element so it didn’t look like it was swamping me, so I decided on a waist belt worn over the top. It gave me a flattering nipped in silhouette and helped give the dress a little more structure. Plus I love the shape of the belt, which features the iconic saddle bag shape of the brand.

Working with a mix of shades can make accessorising tricky but in the end I felt white would work best to complement the colour palette of the dress. I ended up going for a Dior wide brimmed straw hat, which looks relaxed but still polished and finished it with white Dior pointed toe heels with ankle straps. It was a way of doing accessories in a pared back way, but in a colour that would still allow it to pop against the dress. The ideal balance of making a statement without being overwhelming.

Credits: Dress, Christian Dior; Belt, Christian Dior; Shoes, Christian Dior; Hat