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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

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What I wore this week

13th May, 2021

It was a week of special occasions, kicked off by Mother’s Day spent with my family so it was all about occasion dressing this week. And it was proof that dressing for events is the perfect opportunity to explore the full gamut of your wardrobe. It’s about embracing different looks, from rich hues, elegant tailoring and a killer statement dress, but also about reverting to tried and tested favourites when your outfit needs a lift. Here’s what I wore this week.

A special mother-daughter date with Grace, where enjoyed a beautiful morning tea. Of course, it called for a bit of dressing up. Grace embraced her favourite hue, while I went for a sleek shirt dress by Melbourne-based brand Diida. Love the classic silhouette of this dress offset by the on-trend, modern vibe of my black Bottega heels.

Credits: Dress, Diida; Heels, Bottega Veneta, Bag, Gucci; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Enjoying a very special Mother’s Day lunch with my family at Crown Sydney. The girls were in their Sunday finery so I decided to follow suit with this Acler top and skirt combination. The sky blue one shoulder top worked back with the lilac skirt made for a great colour blocking moment, and embracing vibrant colours seemed perfect for such a happy occasion.

Credits: Top (different colour here) and skirt, Acler; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Very proud daughter moment this week when I watched my mum awarded her Order of Australia medal. Attending with the rest of my family, I opted for an all white outfit with a top by Viktoria and Woods and white pants, also by the label. I opted for my black Bottega heels to help finish off this look, and is further proof that you can’t ever go wrong with monochrome.

Credits: Top and pants, viktoria and woods; Heels, Bottega Veneta

I went to a fashion show this week and it was so incredibly lovely being back doing something that seemed so impossible just a year ago. This was the Aje show in Sydney, and of course, I wanted to support the brand by wearing Aje. This dreamy green hue was so vivid and rich, and it made for quite the statement-making look.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Heels, Bottega Veneta

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What I Wore: Jets Launch

20th April, 2021

I love revisiting looks like this because it makes me feel like I’m on holiday. Resortwear just has that eternal summer vibe to it that makes me yearn for an overseas getaway to a tropical destination. I wore this to a Jets launch aboard a yacht and luckily, Sydney put on the most perfect day for it. This was a black one shoulder swimsuit that I wore as a body suit, and is likely going to be a go-to for me this summer. It’s such a sleek and chic design, so minimalist yet really bold and striking. I wore them back with relaxed, wide legged, high waisted black pants to keep the vacation vibe going.

I did a beach glam look on this day so it was all about embracing gold statement jewellery. I went for a pair of Aje drop earrings, while I layered my everyday necklace with a great chain style piece from Manning Cartell. I couldn’t look past my fave white Gucci slides to pair with this look to provide a little contrasting element. And what better bag to accompany me than the classic Loewe basket bag. While I can’t jetset to my fave sunny destinations for awhile, at least I can look the part at home.

Credits: Swimsuit and pants, Jets; Bag (small size here), Loewe; Shoes, Gucci; Chain necklace, Manning Cartell; Earrings, Aje

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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

18th February, 2021

The weather has been a bit up and down in Sydney this week, so it called for a plethora of different looks to cater for varying temperatures. I went from a swimsuit one minute to my fave denim the next, so it was a great exercise in being able to really delve into the various areas of my closet. Here’s what I wore this week.

One of my new fave things to do is rework a swimsuit into a bodysuit. It’s a great way to extend the wear of my swimmers and I love the versatility of being able to utilise existing pieces in different ways. I wore this great Viktoria and Woods textured swimsuit with cropped jeans, and sandals for a sleek summer look.

Credits: Swimsuit, Viktoria & Woods x Palm; Jeans, Ksubi; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Chain link necklace, Manning Cartell; Sunglasses, Rayban, Shoes, Gucci

Being out and about as a mum means comfort is key. I love dresses for this very thing because not only are they comfortable, it’s also a great way to achieve a polished effect with minimal fuss. I wore this black Camilla and Marc dress with simple black sandals (side note: these are the comfiest sandals in my closet right now) for the ultimate in sleek and simple outfits.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag (small version here), Loewe; Shoes, Ducie

This was at a press day for the All Star Mile so it was a great excuse to get frocked up. This is one of Aje’s signature silhouettes and it’s such a great look in a sky blue shade. I wore this with white Bottega Veneta pumps, and a white bag for my take on daytime elegance.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta;

All black on this particular day. These Aje jeans worked back with a padded, sleeveless tee and sandals helped me to do a comfy look without compromising on style. Plus, the great thing is all these pieces separately work back with so many other things in my closet. Plus the addition of a classic straw bag helped to soften this look and give it a more feminine touch.

Credits: T-shirt and shoes, Ducie; Jeans, Aje; Bag (small version here), Loewe

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What I Wore: Walking on Sunshine

16th February, 2021

There’s something about the universally uplifting feeling of yellow that is always guaranteed to put in me in a great mood, so when it comes in the form of an Aje dress, I’m all about it. I’ve been in love with the Aje aesthetic for quite sometime, and I’m particularly a fan of their bold, puff sleeves and cut out detail, which both feature on this dress. This is the ultimate in summer dresses as it scream sunshine and fun times.

Whenever I’m wearing bold hues I always like to keep my accessories quite simple to really let the colour do its job, and that’s to be the focal point of an outfit. So in this instance, I went for an ultra adorable mini Gucci hobo bag. I love the Jackie mini style as I can wear it as a top handle bag but it also comes with a strap so I can wear it as a crossbody bag, which means extra versatility—something that’s important to me when it comes to anything designer. For the finial finishing touches it was sleek and classic black, with my Bottega Veneta heels, and tortoiseshell sunglasses by Le Specs to cap off the look.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Gucci; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses; Le Specs

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I wore this week

4th February, 2021

It’s funny when I do these posts as I’ll often look back over the pics and realise I’ve had an ongoing theme throughout the week. I don’t even realise I’m doing it half the time but based on the below, I’ve certainly been embracing a neutrals/beige/brown colour palette over the last few days. And with good reason because it’s so easy to mix and match pieces working with these hues. So here’s what I wore during my autumnal meets summer hues week…

This outfit has a bit of a 70s vibe to it and I’m totally embracing it. The chocolate brown halter neck top is polished and perfectly suited for a Sydney summer. While these tailored pants by Viktoria and Woods help brighten up this outfit, and worked back with the sleek white thongs, it’s such an easy, comfortable look.

Credits: Top and pants, Viktoria and Woods; Shoes, Gucci

One of my all-time fave dress labels is Steele as I cannot resist every time they have a new drop. You know when a brand just gets your aesthetic? Theirs is my summer vibe to a tee. This dress is unbelievably comfy and such an easy, don’t-wan’t-to-think outfit option.

Credits: Dress, Steele

I’m planning to wear these jeans to just about everything for the next little while as they’re so versatile and easily paired back with virtually every top I have in my closet. Paired with my Gucci sandals (as an aside, these shoes have been worth every cent as the cost per wear has been so good) and a simple tee, it’s simple and effortless dressing—just the way I like it.

Credits: Top and jeans, Viktoria and Woods; Shoes, Gucci

Meet my fave new dress. I’m loving the new drop by Camilla and Marc, and this dress was love at first sight. I can easily wear this doing the school run, out to lunch, or running errands as it’s such a classic design. Plus guess which shoes made another outing this week?

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Belt, vintage; Shoes, Gucci; Bag, Loewe

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What I Wore: Crown Sydney

20th January, 2021

I have a newfound appreciation for a great staycation given border restrictions right now so I was thrilled to be invited to check out the newly opened Crown Sydney in Barangaroo. With a luxe holiday feel, it was the the ideal time to try a few resortwear looks.

The one thing I always do whenever I’m on holiday is embrace a simple colour palette that can be mixed and matched. I went for crisp white and warm neutrals in this instance, wearing some great new pieces from Viktoria and Woods. The white pants I’m wearing below have been such a great addition to my summer wardrobe. They go with virtually anything and can easily be dressed up or down (I’ll definitely bookmark them for when the time comes when we’re able to do overseas trips again).

What’s a holiday without being able to get dressed up for a nice dinner? We were lucky to roadtest one of the new restaurants at the Crown so an LBD seemed the ideal starting point. I opted for a sleek Aje dress with a subtle cut-out and and Bottega Veneta sandals.

While poolside, I embraced one of my fave trends of summer: wearing a one-piece swimsuit with pants. I wore a one-shoulder Bondi Born swimsuit with lightweight wide leg pants by Monday Swimwear, which easily took me from sitting by the pool to being able to grab a bite to eat without missing a beat. Sleek and simple – my fave way to do holiday dressing, near or far.

Credits: Top and pants, Viktoria & Woods; Bag (similar here), Loewe; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Credits: Jumpsuit, Viktoria & Woods; Bag, Dior; Thongs, Gucci

Credits: Dress, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Earrings (similar here), Aje

Credits: Swimsuit, Bondi Born; Pants, Monday Swimwear; Sunglasses, RayBan

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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

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What I Wore: Ciao, Gucci Sydney

27th October, 2020

I’ve been a longtime fan of Gucci and the one thing the brand can always be relied upon is to produce beautiful accessories. To celebrate the brand’s flagship Castlereagh Street store in Sydney reopening, they have released this limited edition Sydney tote. And it just screams summer with its vibrant colour palette and textured finish. Tote bags are a constant in my wardrobe, simply because as a mum, I’m often having to cart around my essentials along with the girls’ and having something that’s crafted beautifully and will stand up to daily wear and tear is always high on my list. This bag does just that, while still having a high fashion feel.

I love having wardrobe shortcuts for those days when I just want an easy outfit and maxi dresses are always a go-to. They require minimal effort and I always feel polished and put together whenever I have one on. I think it’s why over the years I’ve managed to cultivate a healthy collection of dresses as they’re such a key staple and can be dressed up or down in myriad ways. This Gucci dress is ultra special with its monogram print, but what I love most is the attention to detail. The simple tie around the waist, the pleated skirt and shirt-style top all work together and achieve a dress that’s destined for many an outing.

Credits: Dress and bag, Gucci

Photography: Sophia Athas