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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

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What I wore this week

10th June, 2021

After a hectic few days of multiple outfit changes at Fashion Week last week, I wanted to keep things as simple and low key as I possibly could this week, so I opted for a capsule wardrobe approach. What I love about having a limited selection of pieces to choose from is that it forces you to reuse pieces and think of new ways to do so, but it takes away the overwhelm that comes from using your entire wardrobe. So I settled on a few winter staples—a great coat, a trusty pair of jeans and accessories that would work back with lots of different outfit iterations. Here’s what I wore this week.

I got this coat a few seasons ago and it’s been such a good addition to my wardrobe because it’s on high rotation every winter. A patterned coat is such a great way to lift a pared back outfit, and it really adds an element of interest when you’re working with a simple colour palette. These jeans were a pre-emptive winter buy and they’ve proven themselves to be super versatile. Paired with a black top, this outfit is the kind of elevated casual look that I will turn to time and time again.

Credits: Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Top (similar here), Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Ducie;

See what I mean about this coat? Totally different outfit vibe but it still works. I did a denim on denim look on this day, and I have to say I’ve been wearing this Camilla and Marc denim jacket non-stop. It’s the perfect oversized fit and it works back so well with so many other pieces in my wardrobe. I went for sneakers to keep the look comfy and casual, but a Chanel backpack adds a luxe touch!

Credits: Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Denim jacket and jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Ducie; Sneakers, D.O.F; Bag, Chanel; Earrings, Manning Cartell

This is one of those failsafe outfit combinations that I have on hand when I don’t really want to have to think about what I’m wearing. A white top and jeans is always a classic pairing, but popping on a black blazer over the top gives it a polished feel. I dialled down it down from looking too dressy with a pair of sandals to keep it comfy and cool, and added a splash of colour with my green Dior tote.

Credits: Blazer, Wardrobe.NYC; Top and Shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Slvrlake; Bag, Dior

I wore this outfit again (what did I say about a great capsule wardrobe?) minus the coat and it makes such a good go-to uniform. I’ve worn jeans every day this week which is a pretty accurate representation of how a lot of my weeks go, as denim is such a versatile base for an outfit. I can pair it with pretty much anything and it just works.

Credits: Top (similar here), Bec and Bride; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Dior

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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 this week

22nd April, 2021

I’m always trying to rework any new additions to my wardrobe in as many different ways as I can, and this week was no different. I ended up playing around with a new pair of Ksubi jeans, dressing them up and down, while I also had great time trying on new season looks from Valentino. As someone who loves fashion, it’s always enjoyable to be able to visit all spectrums of my wardrobe, from the super dressy to the ultra casual and have fun either way. Here’s what I wore this week.

Who says comfy can’t look stylish? This has got to be one of the most comfortable go-to outfits I have in my closet right now and I think it still works as a polished look. I invested in these dark Ksubi jeans for winter, and these sneakers have been in my closet for awhile, while the tee is from one of my fave stores for basics, Uniqlo. I also snapped up this wool blazer by Wardrobe.NYC to carry me through autumn/winter. I think just the addition of the blazer instantly gave this look a classic touch.

Credits: Blazer, Wardrobe.NYC; Top, Uniqlo; Jeans, Ksubi; Sneakers, DoF; Bag, Chanel

New Ksubi jeans make an appearance again! It’s a testament to how versatile they are. I dressed this up with Bottega Veneta heels and a simple tee. The shape is trending right now so it gave the look an on trend feel.

Credits: Top, Ducie; Jeans, Ksubi; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

Enjoying my time playing dress ups at Valentino. I could have stayed there all day trying things on but this look was by far my favourite. Who could resist wearing this gold matelassé skirt and feathered kaftan? So chic, and so glam, and so Valentino. I also love the new shoe and accessories range featuring the larger studs; this bag and shoes have certainly stayed on my mind…

Credits: Top, skirt, bag and shoes (different colour here), Valentino

I might be a little biased being friends with the designer and all, but this set from my friend Nadia’s capsule collection with The Upside has got to be one of the great new additions to my loungewear collection. I love the sporty stripes contrasted with crisp white. So wearable and so comfortable too.

Credits: Top and shorts, Nadia Fairfax x The Upside

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What I wore this week

15th April, 2021

Another week of school holidays, and another mixed bag of looks. I’ve been in and out of Sydney, so I’m in farm mode one minute, city styling the next. I’ve been embracing a lot of co-ord sets this week, which is just about one of my fave shortcuts to achieve a polished look. While I reverted to one of my fave outfit combinations when I wanted an easy breezy look. Here’s what I wore this week.

I love a matching set because they’re so wearable and look instantly put together. This look by Manning Cartell works so well as a duo, but I’m also able to wear it separately which means double the wear. And let’s not forget the fact it’s super comfy which is always a bonus in my book.

Credits: Top and skirt, Manning Cartell; Shoes and bag, Chanel; Sunglasses, Finlay

Acler have been doing such beautiful pieces of late. I love this matching set with the statement buttons, it’s just a fun little number with playful touches, but it also looks put together which is always the kind of vibe I love for any outfit.

Credits: Shirt and skirt, Acler

Wanted to dress comfy but still feel like I’d made an effort so this look was the ideal compromise. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a white tee and jeans. I’m really loving more relaxed cuts recently, and it works really well with a statement shoulder as the silhouette looks cinched in at the waist, which makes for an instantly flattering shape.

Credits: Top and shoes, Ducie; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi

Went for a run but why not support my fave designers while I’m at it? I’ve been loving the athleisure pieces Aussie brands such as Camilla and Marc and Rebecca Vallance have been doing. It’s a great way to do a workout and look presentable enough to go do some errands straight after. Plus I’ll never complain about wearing something supremely comfy like a hoodie and leggings.

Credits: Jumper, Rebecca Vallance; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, Asics

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What I wore this week

8th April, 2021

The girls are on school holidays so this means lots of comfort dressing as I’ve got to keep up with two very active kids. That said, I did have a few events dotted throughout the week which gave me the opportunity to try a few new pieces in my closet. Here’s what I wore this week.

We took the girls to the Sydney Royal Easter Show which meant loads of walking, going on rides and getting up close and personal with animals so I went for something ultra comfortable. A simple monochrome colour palette, paired with on trend but made for walking sandals, and a backpack to go hands-free and I was set.

Credits: T-shirt and sandals, Ducie; Shorts (similar here), Nobody Denim; Backpack, Louis Vuitton

Wore this to a Jets launch and loved the opportunity to do resortwear, as the event was held on a boat. I’m really into the whole swimsuit worn as bodysuit vibe, and paired with wide leg pants and comfy sandals this whole look had me feeling like I was back in Italy (if only!), soaking up the sun. I decided to glam it up a little with some statement jewellery by Aje and Amber Sceats.

Credits: One piece and pants, Jets; Shoes, Gucci; Bag, Loewe; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman; Necklace, Amber Sceats; Earrings, Aje

Work out day and it was the perfect opportunity to wear this matching set by Running Bare. I’m really into the sage green hue, and there’s something about wearing a co-ordinated look that leaves me extra inspired to go hard in my training session.

Credits: Leggings and crop, Running Bare; Sunglasses, Finlay

I ordered these jeans from Shopbop recently and it’s been a great addition to my denim collection as they’re just the perfect blue hue to be paired back with so many things in my closet. This Cult Gaia top with the cut-out is becoming a firm favourite and is a great way to do the classic combination of jeans and a white top. My black Bottega heels doing their thing again because I love them so much.

Credits: Top, Cult Gaia; Jeans, Slvrlake; Shoes, Bottega Veneta;

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What I wore this week

11th March, 2021

It was quite a jam packed week this week. I had meetings, big launches, fittings and interstate travel locked into my schedule so I got to work with the full spectrum of my wardrobe. It was comfy singlets one minute, to suiting the next—so I was able to really embrace high-low dressing, and experiment with some new pairings. Here’s what I wore this week.

Off to a few meetings in this ultra comfortable, yet polished look. I am really loving relaxed pants worked back with a tank, it’s such an easy, failsafe outfit template to use, particularly when I don’t have time to fuss around too much with my look.

Credits: Tank, Cotton On; Pants, Manning Cartell; Bag, Dior; Sandals, Gucci; Sunglasses, Finlay

Attending the ATC launch with my mum and sister-in-law called for something feminine and bright. It was love at first sight for this Joanna Ortiz dress, particularly the print.

Credits: Dress, Joanna Ortiz via Fashion Alta Moda; Headband, Viktoria Novak

I wore this look to my niece’s birthday dinner, as I wanted to wear something that wasn’t too fussy, yet had polish. Denim worked back with a shirt and flats is one of my fave go-to looks as I love it’s classic, sophisticated feel.

Credits: Shirt, Oroton; Jeans, Levis; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Shoes, Chanel

I was having fittings for the David Jones parade at the Melbourne Fashion Festival and it was all about this dreamy Aje dress. It’s such a great silhouette with the bodice-like ruching and the puff sleeves. So much fun.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I have been loving the swimsuit-worn-as-bodysuit look for quite awhile, so I definitely fell for this Venroy bodysuit immediately. It looks so great worn with jeans, and paired with sandals it has a great resortwear meets casual wear vibe about it.

Credits: Bodysuit, Venroy; Jeans, Ksubi; Sandals, Gucci

This was another fitting I was having for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. I just love the hue of this suit, and the tapered pant worn with oversized blazer. It just has an effortless feel to it which I enjoy.

Credits: Suit, Bianca Spender; Heels, Bottega Veneta

On my way to the airport! Jumping on a plane just seems like such a foreign concept, that I had to reacquaint myself with what comfy, travel attire is all about. I ended up doing another iteration of my earlier Venroy bodysuit look, but I swapped some accessories out for my fave comfy sandals, and a backpack for the ultimate in hands-free travel.

Credits: Bodysuit, Venroy; Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Ksubi; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Chanel

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What I wore this week

25th February, 2021

It’s been a bit of a funny week in Sydney with the weather going from gloomy and rainy to sunny and hot and back again. With such crazy weather, I’ve been able to enjoy two extremes of my wardrobe going from light breezy dresses one minute to jumpers and jeans the next. I’m guessing this means transseasonal weather will well and truly be just around the corner. With a mixture of appointments, meetings, mum duties and shooting this week, here’s what I wore.

One of my favourite labels, Steele does the best summer dresses. I always love their playful prints (particularly gingham and stripes) and in particular this lemon yellow hue was perfect for earlier in the week when the sun was out. I paired this look with black Bottega heels and my fave Loewe basket bag.

Credits: Dress, Steele; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Loewe

Snapped up this great Zara skirt and immediately this outfit came to mind. I wore it with a Ducie top and sandals, along with my Prada bucket bag for a casual all black ensemble. And when the weather is kinda unpredictable, I always find black to be a great option.

Credits: Top, Ducie; Skirt, Zara; Bag (in a different fabric here}, Prada; Shoes, Ducie

Fresh and summery but polished is what I was going for with this look. These white Viktoria and Woods wide leg jeans have been such a great addition to my wardrobe as they can be worked back with so many different hues and styles. Plus I love the current on trend pairing of beige and white—it just looks immediately put together. My go-to Bottega Veneta heels and metallic Chanel backpack finished off this look.

Credits: Top, Henne; Jeans, Viktoria and Woods; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Chanel; Earrings, Aje

My take on winter in summer dressing. I pulled out this khaki Bec and Bridge jumper I wore to death last winter as I loved it so much, and it was nice to be reunited again. Worked against black Aje jeans and sandals it helped me to navigate a cool-ish day outside. Plus this belt bag by Furla is my new fave thing. The perfect hands-free accessory option!

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Jeans, Aje; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Furla

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What I Wore: Chain Reaction

17th November, 2020

The quickly approaching end of year vibe has me thinking of Christmas catch-ups and parties, and this Manning Cartell dress has already been bookmarked for an event or two. While it’s a fun LBD option, what I love about it is the detail that elevates it into something more. The chain straps are bold and give the dress a striking finish. While the raffia finish on the fabric gives it some depth and texture. Additionally, the chain straps are adjustable and also removable so this dress can be reworked into a strapless number too. Big ticks in the versatility box, particularly when the festive season often calls for an event outfit or two.

While this dress is most certainly able to be dressed up for going out, what I love is that I can easily turn it into day attire with a change in accessories. In this instance I opted for black Ducie sandals to ground the look and give it a more casual feel. While I opted to pair it with the cutest mini Gucci Jackie bag. This classic style from the Gucci archives has been reimagined and given a more contemporary feel. I love a bag that does double duty, and I like the fact this has a detachable strap, but can also be worn without it. To finish off this ensemble, I opted for a matching Manning Cartell chain necklace. The black and gold colour scheme of this look really dials up the glam. I love any excuse to frock up, and this dress gives me plenty of great reasons to do it.

Credits: Dress, Manning Cartell; Shoes, Ducie; Bag, Gucci; Necklace, Manning Cartell

Photography: Sophia Athas