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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: London Town

10th August, 2022

British fashion is steeped in history but is there anything more iconic to British style than the 166-year-old house of Burberry? I’ve been a longtime fan, and have always loved its polished, refined approach to design. One thing that has definitely stood the test of time, and always makes the list of forever style staples is a Burberry trench. It’s unbelievably chic, but so understated in its design that it’s the kind of thing that can be passed down from one generation to the next and it will still look as on trend as it does today. I’ve always loved the classic cotton gabardine style in the beige hue with the signature check lining, as it so easily goes with everything and is timeless in its appeal. I could wear it over a dress or jeans and a tee and it would work seamlessly each time.

On this particular occasion (I was on my way to a party) I paired it with a simple black Bec and Bridge mini dress to keep my look quite pared back, but went with sky high Gucci Mary Janes to inject some fun and give the look more of an event vibe. I finished off the look by accessorising with what else? A Burberry bag, of course. This particular top handle bag had a great textural element, and featured the iconic checked pattern. The chain strap also meant I could wear it myriad ways, whether on my shoulder, crossbody or tucked into the bag to wear it as a clutch. I truly appreciate this kind of versatility when it comes to occasion wear as I like being able to change things up according to where the evening takes me.

Credits: Trench and bag, Burberry; Dress, Bec and Bridge; Shoes, Gucci

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

 

 

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What I Wore: Royal Ascot Day One

16th June, 2022

I’m in London attending Royal Ascot and as far as racing events go, you really have to bring your A-game when it comes to what you wear. Given it’s often attended by royalty, and the dress codes are quite strict, I definitely had to make sure that the outfits I’m wearing over the three days I’m attending are up to Royal Ascot standard!

For day one, I went for a demure, ladylike outfit all anchored by some beautiful Gucci pieces. I worked with stylist Jess Pecoraro to help pull this look together and it was all about this pleated cream skirt (below the knee of course!) worked back with a polished silk blouse. I went for a bold blazer, with statement shoulders and chain link to really tie this outfit together. While a classic pair of black Mary Jane style pumps added another feminine touch. I liked that the overall vibe was elegant without being too over the top and it shows the beauty in embracing simple pieces but working them together to create an outfit that still has presence and impact.

As far as accessories go, it was all about elegance and simplicity—but with some subtle statement making elements woven in. This gorgeous Nerida Winter raffia headpiece with veil added a dramatic touch yet the raffia fabric kept it understated. While a simple monogrammed bar clutch by Gucci added a gilded element and just a touch of glam.

Credits: Blouse, blazer, skirt, shoes and clutch, Gucci; Headpiece, Nerida Winter

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Red Velvet

20th May, 2022

Gwyneth Paltrow wore an interation of this suit in the 90s when Tom Ford was still at the helm of the house of Gucci. So it seems fitting now in our 90s/early aughts fashion revival that this style has been revisited by current creative director Alessandro Michele. The suit is sharp and ultra cool with its sleek silhouette and luxe red velvet fabrication. Suiting is very much a trend right now and they are are quickly becoming a tried and true staple in my closet. It’s always particularly fun when I get to wear one that’s a little outside the box. Red velvet is just about as glam as you can get and this one, with its peaked lapels and pointed shoulders makes me feel a little bit like a rockstar! Also the matching wide leg pants with the tuxedo stripe are elevated and fun. I do like the unexpected colour contrast of the sky blue shirt against the red, it feels very fresh and modern. I think that’s often the best way to do looks that are inspired by previous generations– honour the concept but add a slightly more contemporary feature or spin.

I wanted to keep the rest of my look pared back given I’d embraced something bold with the rest of my outfit, so I opted for a classic black Jackie Gucci bag. It’s a simple and classic design and works well with a pared back outfit comprised of neutrals equally as well as it does with a bolder ensemble. Also, I couldn’t look past black pumps for this particular suit. The colour and texture already makes such a statement, I knew I could afford to go for a slightly more pared back style of shoe to complement it.

Credits: Jacket, pants, shirt and bag, Gucci; Shoes, Aquazzura

Credits: Ashleigh Larden

 

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Australian Fashion Week 2022: Day 1

9th May, 2022

It’s one of my fave times of year again as Australian Fashion Week is here! I always find this entire week to be a lot of fun, and so inspiring (also, good or perhaps not so good for my shopping list!) as I am able to support my fave designers but also discover up-and-comers. I always bookmark looks for events and race days at Fashion Week so it’s a good way to find out what’s going to drop in the coming months. It’s always a hectic time and I spend most of it running from show to show, but it’s also a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends along the way which is always nice. Of course, outfits for every day are always high on my priority list for the week, and this year is no different.

I always like to work with stylist Jess Pecoraro (pictured below) for my Fashion Week outfits as it’s quite a busy time for me. Pulling together looks for the shows as well as the various associated events is quite the undertaking, so it’s nice to leave it in the hands of an expert. Jess knocked it out of the park with this look for day one. I adore suiting of any kind, and what better way to kick off the week than with this Gucci ensemble. The suit, shirt and shoes are all by the brand and what I love about is the beautiful lines and tailoring. The simple yet impactful details such as the visible stitching on the jacket elevate this look, and add some character. Also the greige colour is so perfect for this time of year, and when paired with the sky blue shirt it allows each colour to pop.

Of course, I have to up my accessories game when mingling with some of the most fashionable women and men in the industry. This mini Chanel bag in burgundy velvet is the perfect accoutrement to add some colour. I also like that it’s not the usual shape and colour palette for Chanel — I like unexpected details like that. I capped off this look with patent Gucci shoes with an ultra on trend chunky heel, and cat eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to add a playful touch.

Credits: Suit, shirt and shoes, Gucci; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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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

 

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What I wore this week

24th March, 2022

Presenting… another week in my wardrobe. I got to play dress ups with some truly incredible frocks this week, interspersed with my fave way to dress: comfortably with a healthy dose of polish. I rediscovered some favourite outfit combinations, worked a few new pieces into the mix and elevated them all with an injection of bold accessories. I love compiling this diary because I always inevitably find myself filled with ideas for other looks—hope it does the same for you!

Love a collab that’s full of standout pieces and this Ellery x Witchery pairing is definitely that. This top and pants combination in the camel hue feels so modern and on trend, plus I like the fact both pieces can be worn separately but together they kinda have a jumpsuit vibe! I paired this look with black Bottega Veneta heels and a Chanel backpack for a polished feel and small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to cap it off.

Credits: Blouse and pants, Witchery x Ellery; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Chanel; Sunglasses (similar here), Poppy Lissiman

Louis Vuitton definitely delivers the goods with this LWD. The simple silhouette and drop waist, the A-line skirt and the martingale feature on the skirt combined, give this dress I wore while on reporting duties at the races an ultra elegant feel. I went for a few bolder pieces to accessorise, including this gold Fendi clutch which added a pop of colour and sky high Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Credits: Dress, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Jimmy Choo; Clutch, Fendi

I have this outfit formula bookmarked under eternal classics. You can’t go wrong with a trench paired with denim. This Marks and Spencer trench is the perfect hue, cut and style to pair back with multiple looks, while these Levi’s jeans, which I’ve had for a few years prove once again how worthy a purchase they are–they just go with everything. I opted for a few more classic pieces to accessorise with including black Tod’s loafers, a Louis Vuitton Speedy and black sunglasses.

Credits: Trench, Marks and Spencer; T-shirt, Good American; Jeans, Levis; Bag (similar here), Louis Vuitton; Loafers (similar here), Tods; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared

I love layering neutrals for a smart casual look. This cream jumper and wide leg, lightweight Ena Pelly pants are just the thing for transseasonal weather. I went for white thongs to tie into the neutral effect, while my black Prada bag added a utilitarian touch and is a great size for all my essentials.

Credits: Jumper, Bec and Bridge; Pants, Ena Pelly; Bag, Prada; Thongs, Gucci

I attended a launch for jewellery brand, Fred and it required a killer look. Who else to turn to but Aje who delivered a dreamy party dress that’s got a beautiful textural effect. The pleats in this dress are gorgeous. I wanted the dress to do all the talking so I went for a pair of heels with the sleekest of silhouettes, and added a little sparkle in the form of some standout jewellery.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

 

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What I Wore: Gucci 100

12th October, 2021

A century of heritage is something to be celebrate, particularly when it’s one of your favourite brands. Gucci has created an ultra fun collection to celebrate their 100 year anniversary that’s based around their impact on pop culture over the years. The collection is vibrant, bold and playful and a celebration in clothes form and I couldn’t wait to jump aboard and work with them highlight how great it is.

While there were a few pieces that I really loved, I couldn’t go past this t-shirt. It features the signature Gucci colours and a slogan that combined make it really pop. I think when you embrace such a statement piece you need to temper it a little so I went for crisp white, wide leg pants to allow the colours of the shirt to stand out.

What would a conversation about Gucci be without striking accessories? Over the years, I’ve loved how Gucci have melded tradition and contemporary style, often embracing its signature monogram but infusing it with modern touches and this collection is no different. This bucket bag is such a classic size and style which makes it a piece that will be on high rotation but the use of the red and green monogram give it a modern feel. It’s the perfect accessory to take me into spring/summer. I love the print so much that I couldn’t go past the slingback in a similar style. The low slingback is often my choice of footwear when I want to look dressed up but remain comfortable and this is just the right height to ensure it becomes a firm favourite. All in all, what a way to celebrate a century of style, Gucci.

Credits: T-shirt, shoes and bag, Gucci

This post was produced in collaboration with Gucci

 

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What I Wore: Down To Earth

10th August, 2021

Earthy tones, think beige, caramel, terracotta, chocolate and the like are one of the major trends this season. The great thing about them is that they can colour block beautifully, making for a polished and striking combination. It’s one of the reasons I went for the hues in this outfit. These beige high waisted wide leg pants from Victoria Victoria Beckham have been such a sleek and sophisticated addition to my wardrobe. The pintuck that runs along the full length of the pants has an elongating effect and adds an interesting point of difference. Contrasted with the caramel coloured sweater by Vince it’s a modern and sophisticated pairing. Whenever I’m shopping for knits the one thing that is guaranteed to win me over are the finishing touches, such as the button detail on the sleeve of this jumper. It’s a small detail, however it’s something that elevates this jumper to a piece with extra depth.

Accessorising this outfit, I didn’t want to stray too far from the colour palette I was working with and start introducing too many bold colours. So, I went for a mini Gucci bag which features a few earthy tones to tie back to my ensemble. When it came to choosing the right shoe, I knew I needed something that offered a little contrast and my black Bottega Veneta heels were just the right silhouette and hue. Topping off this outfit, a little fun was in order so these Karen Walker frames with their angular and fashion forward feel was just the thing to tie it all together.

Credits: Sweater, Vince; Pants, Victoria Victoria Beckham; Bag (similar), Gucci; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Karen Walker

Photography: Ashleigh Larden