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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
One of my favourite things about winter is the fact I get to cosy up in gorgeous knits such as this sweet jumper by Zimmermann. I’m a firm believer that knitwear doesn’t have to be boring, in fact it can often be the star of an outfit if the finishing touches are just right. The oversized bows on this sweater is ultimately what makes it and is the ideal finishing touch. I also find a batwing sleeve particularly flattering when it comes to knits as it has the slightly billowy feel that I like when it comes to jumpers but the tapered cuffs give it a refined shape.
You’ll often find me in jeans so I am quite particular when it comes to the wash and fit. This pair by Levi’s ticks all the boxes for me. It’s always nice to go back to such a classic denim brand as they really know how to create a great, flattering pair. Paired with a cute jumper, it’s a combination that’s a failsafe during winter.
I decided to dress this outfit up a little with black Aquazzura pumps. I like the fact that the subtle bow on the straps ties in to the bows on my jumper, offering a little extra cohesion. As a final finishing touch, I opted for my favourite black Dior bag worn as a clutch. Overall it’s a casual look that’s elegant and polished, yet easily adaptable with a change of accessories.
Escaping from the cold Sydney weather to go on a family holiday to Daydream Island the past week enabled me to shed my winter woolies (even if it was just a few days) for easy breezy resort wear dressing, which I’ve always got a soft spot for.
Slides are always my number one footwear choice whenever I’m going somewhere warm as they’re comfortable and chic and keep me cool all at the same time. I’ve been wanting to wear these Dior slides for ever so long and was glad to finally have the chance to do so.
Whilst straw bags are still going strong throughout winter they’re especially perfect for anywhere tropical so this Sparrows Weave top handle bag felt right at home around the resort. Topped off with white Emma Mulholland sunglasses, I was ready for whatever the day had in store.
Even though we’re still getting some gorgeous warm days in Sydney, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been embracing all things autumnal of late. I love the shade of this Veronika Maine skirt as it reminds me of the changing colours of the leaves around my neighbourhood. Its sleek silhouette makes for the perfect counterpart to a cosy knit (also by Veronika Maine). I love both pieces as they’ll easily work back with plenty of other separates in my wardrobe, meaning they’ll get quite the work out over the coming weeks.
I wanted to maintain a comfy look so I opted for my go-to pointed Dior flats, which are great for spending the day walking around in but still look quite dressy. My black Dior bag with chainstrap is a great size as it’s big enough to carry what I need but compact enough that it’s perfect for busy days running around. Fun scallop edged sunglasses by Chloe make for the ideal finishing touch and is the perfect companion during days of glorious autumn sunshine.
Photography by Sophia Athas
This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine
Shop the look:
Jumper: Chunky Diamond Rib Sweater by Veronika Maine
Skirt: Drapey Belted Skirt by Veronika Maine (Similar)
Shoes: J’adior Ballerina in Black Technical Canvas by Dior
Sunglasses: Round scalloped Sunglasses by Chloe (in pink)
For a casual look that still maintains a polished vibe playsuits are the way to go. I love the crisp, clean white shade of this Macgraw number but it’s anything but plain with the gorgeous finishing touches. The ruffled bib feature, and the bishop sleeve along with the gold buttons give it some added personality. I’ve found this playsuit really easy to work back with multiple colours and pieces in my wardrobe as it provides a great blank canvas.
I went for a monochrome palette in this instance pairing the playsuit with my pointy Dior slingback flats (which as an aside, have been worth every penny with how much wear I’ve been able to get from them) and my black Dior chainstrap bag. As a finishing touch I added a pair of minimalist cat eye frames to add a slightly edgy element to this soft, feminine look.