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Fashion, What I Wore

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

Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: Life in Colour

8th March, 2022

There’s something about a great dress that I can’t resist. Particularly when it has such a fun print. This brush stroke print on this Esther and Co dress, in an array of different colours is just the kind of design that’s a perfect occasion dress to have at the ready. I could wear this to an event or a casual lunch just by switching up my accessories, whether it’s heels or a boot to dress it up or slides and sandals to dress it down. Little design features are so important to me and the cut-out and blouson sleeves give this dress a little extra personality. Plus the A-line skirt gives it a soft, feminine feel. There’s something about printed dresses that makes them a statement-making piece, and so easy to build an entire look around.

Considering my accessories whenever I’m planning a look is so important to me, and I’m always thinking about what accoutrements and shoes I’m going to use to tie a look together. In this instance, the colour and print of this dress was always destined to take centre stage, so I wanted my accessories to complement rather than compete with it. So I opted for a classic pair of black sunnies and my usual arm stack of my fave special jewellery, comprised of pieces I’ve collected or been lucky enough to be gifted over the years. My investment jewellery is something I use every day and I always tend to wear the same pieces most days because they work so well together.  Jewellery is definitely something I don’t mind saving up for because I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of it. It’s also the perfect finishing touch to any look, no matter the occasion.

Credits: Dress, Esther and Co; Sunglasses, Pared x Bec and Bridge; Arm stack from top to bottom – link bracelet (similar here), Tiffany and Co; Watch, Jaeger LeCoultre; Tennis bracelet, Hardy Brothers; Juste Un Clou bangle (similar here), Cartier

Photography: Ashleigh Larden