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What I wore this week

30th March, 2023

Doing this round up each week is always a great reminder of the current pieces I have in my closet, which often sparks new ideas for how to style them. I love being able to mix and match current pieces in new ways and always enjoy giving them a spin with old favourites. I embraced a number of different outfits this week, from a trendy take on suiting, to dresses with personality and my go-to looks for working out. Here’s what I wore this week.

Credits: Vest, pants, bag and heels, Seed Heritage

Vests and pants are one of my favourite interpretations of traditional suiting right now. The vest feels feminine and polished, and worked back with tailored pants it makes for a modern look. This look is head-to-toe Seed Heritage which is often a go-to of mine when it comes to trend pieces with a classic spin. I accessorised this with a white pouch bag (note: a very Bottega silhouette for a fraction of the price) to add a touch of softness to the clean lines, while nude heels help elongate my frame.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Sandals, Aquazzura

This was at a fitting with 7Racing and front and centre was one of my favourite brands, Acler. This sunshine yellow dress was just the right pop of colour to brighten up my mood. Meanwhile the puff sleeves are a forever favourite detail of mine when it comes to dresses, while the deep V-neck makes for a flattering neckline. I have had these gold Aquazzura sandals forever and I still consider them a neutral in how easily they pair with so many different looks.

Credits: Top, Lorna Jane; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, Asics; Hat, Nike; Bag, Furla, Sunglasses, RayBan

Workout day means you’ll often find me in mostly black athleisure pieces. I love Camilla and Marc’s activewear range as they give a fashion-ey spin to sportswear, and Lorna Jane is a longtime fave for basics like this black tank. Black sneakers are my go-to for exercising as I find they go with more pieces, and as I train a lot outdoors, they’re easier to keep clean!

Credits: Dress, Kate Ford; Slides, Hermes

I’ve managed to get some great mileage out of this Kate Ford dress, which is always a sign of a good wardrobe addition. It’s perfect for dressing up or down, and I’ve worn this with heels and flats so it’s a truly versatile staple.



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What I wore this week

23rd March, 2023

Another week, another outfit round up! So, where to start? Summer is still well and truly hanging on so I’ve been making the most of it by wearing a few different warm weather pieces. Also I’ve been enjoying incorporating a few trendy pieces into my looks, from cut out tops to bustier detailing and tailored elements. Here’s what I wore this week.

Credits: Top and skirt, Significant Other

Layering neutrals is always one of my favourite styling options as it looks ultra sleek, and feels very modern too. I like tops with unexpected features and this long sleeved top feels on trend with the cut out and ruching detail. Both pieces are also going to be easy to work back with existing pieces in my wardrobe, so have definitely been a worthwhile addition to my closet.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Slides, Christian Dior; Bag (similar here), Strathberry

I’ve had this Acler dress for a season or two and the silhouette stills feels quite up to date and fresh, so I wear it quite often. It’s an easy outfit to pull together when I need to get out the door fast but also have a few appointments on the cards. This mini bag by Strathberry has also been getting quite the workout over the last few months. For such a diminutive bag, its quite the workhorse.

Credits: Top (similar here), Christopher Esber; Skirt, Dion Lee; Sneakers, Chanel

This wasn’t technically an outfit from this week but I had to share as this was when Sophia and I went to the Harry Styles concert! I wanted to be comfy so sneakers were a must, and this monochrome Chanel pair worked back well with the black asymmetrical Dion Lee skirt. I paired both back with this green Christopher Esber top add a bit of a fashion-ey element to this look. Also, to be a kid again… loving Sophia’s colourful look!

Credits: Top and pants, Viktoria and Woods; Slides, Hermes; Earrings, Aje

I wore this to a dinner at the Sydney Harbour Bridge recently and it’s still going strong. I took it in a more casual direction with the addition of a pop of colour in the form of yellow Hermes slides, but brought my blazer along to pop on top to give it a polished edge.


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What I wore this week

9th March, 2023

Today was a week for Aussie labels and there’s nothing I love more than championing homegrown brands. I wholeheartedly believe we have some of the best designers in the world, so it’s great to be able to wear local brands as much as I can. I’ve had a few different work-related commitments this week so I went for lots of polished looks, with a few fun accessories thrown into the mix. Here’s what I wore this week.

I love the monochromatic feel of this look from Manning Cartell. The pencil skirt features a silver, metallic lace overlay which adds a touch of futuristic glam to this outfit, while the white blouse helps ground it. The heels from Christian Louboutin are a new addition and I can see myself wearing them with several different looks. The mini bag from Oroton taps into the white hues of the outfit, helping to tie everything together.

Credits: Blouse and skirt, Manning Cartell; Heels, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Oroton

Fun, playful prints are always in my wheelhouse—I love tapping into them during the warmer months in particular. Right now, I’m taking advantage of the continuing warm weather with this Significant Other dress with side cut outs and tropical themed embroidery. Paired with a Sparrow’s Weave basket bag and yellow Hermes slides to tie into the florals on the dress, I’ll be making the most of this look until it gets too cold to do so!

Credits: Dress, Significant Other; Bag, Sparrow’s Weave; Slides, Hermes

Rebecca Vallance pieces are always in rotation in my wardrobe, particularly when it comes to dresses. This striped number with the puffed sleeves and cinched waist is one of my favourite kinds of silhouettes as it’s ultra flattering. Also, I love a bold print. I loved the pairing of the basket bag and Hermes slides so much that I decided to hit repeat with this particular look.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag, Sparrow’s Weave; Slides, Hermes; Sunglasses, Bec and Bridge x Pared

I wrote about this Scanlan Theodore dress that was on sale previously, and as you can see, I loved it so much that it came home with me. The teal hue is a little unexpected and makes for a nice hit of colour. Also, ribbed knit dresses are not only on trend this season, but also ultra comfortable too. I added a few pops of gold jewellery to work against the boldness of the dress and really accentuate it.

Credits: Dress, Scanlan Theodore; Earrings (similar here), Oroton

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What I wore this week

2nd February, 2023

I’ve done a round up of a few different looks I wore during the recent Christmas/school holidays. We did a quick trip up to the Gold Coast as I had reporting commitments for Channel 7 up there, so it was all about relaxed outfits as we spent some time at the beach with the girls and also at the polo. That said, I was also able to embrace a few different dressy looks, including a great all-rounder dress and an old faithful that just keeps getting more wear! Here’s what I wore this week…

This casual dress by Clea is the perfect balance of a black dress that can be worn casually with flats or dressed up. It’s the perfect flattering shape and the square neckline feels very modern and on trend. The thing with black dresses is sometimes you need a little colour to break it up, so I wore this particular style with bright yellow slides to add some contrast.

Credits: Dress, Clea; Slides, Hermes

When things went awry with the original outfit I was supposed to wear on camera reporting at the polo, this Gul Hurgel dress saved me! I’ve had this for a few seasons and it’s still going strong several summers along. The heart print is playful, and the off the shoulder neckline is always universally flattering. I often wear this dress with flats, but opted for white Aje heels to dress it up a little more.

Credits: Dress, Gul Hurgel; Heels, Aje

I adore the suiting trend that’s doing the rounds and this look by P.Johnson Femme is such a great take on it. The linen gives it a relaxed vibe, but I love the fact it still looks polished. The feminine/masculine style of the vest worn with pants is so on trend right now and I really like the fact it gives a traditional suit a different twist.

Credits: Vest (similar here) and pants, P.Johnson Femme; Bag, Strathberry; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, RayBan

Shirts make such good cover ups at the beach and this shirt by Agua Bendita is a few seasons old but still a firm favourite. The print’s great for a casual day while still being able to be dressed up for lunch or dinner later on. Black swimsuits are a staple in my summer wardrobe as the simplicity makes it easy to wear with multiple pieces yet still looks chic.

Credits: Shirt, Agua Bendita; Hat (similar here), Helen Kaminski; Swimsuit, Heidi Klein; Sunglasses, RayBan


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Hermes Oran sandal: Are they worth it?

30th January, 2023

Designer pieces generally come with an investment sized price tag ie they’re expensive so I know I want to be 100% sure that I’m going to be happy with what I’m purchasing. I tend to ask around amongst friends and colleagues if I know they have a similar piece to gauge how happy they are with it, or I’ll do a Google search to see what comments pop up online. Reviews are often a great way to see whether something is going to work and whether it’s worth the splurge.

With that in mind I thought I’d start a series reviewing popular designer styles, whether it’s shoes, bags or other accessories that I currently have in my closet and give you my honest review. The first cab off the rank is the Hermes Oran sandal. This style is super popular, and a staple in many a fashion lover’s wardrobe. You’ll also often see it popping up in outfits all over Instagram. It’s a simple style featuring the signature ‘H’ strap and comes in a variety of different colours. Currently, it retails in Australia for $1155.

So, is it worth it? Well, here are my answers to some popular questions asked about this particular shoe.

Do they run true to size?

Yes, I went with my usual size. If you can though, definitely try them on in store as sandals, particularly slides have to be such a snug and perfect fit.

How versatile are they?

I’ve found them to be really versatile. I’ve been wearing them all summer with a matching set like the above to pants and a top.

Are they comfortable?

This is the million dollar questions with shoes. Yes, the leather is very soft so I never get an blisters or anything but they don’t have much support so I wouldn’t recommend doing a big day of walking in them.

What is the wear and tear like?

Good. I haven’t had mine for a long long time but they have kept their shape so far.

Which colour is the most versatile?

I have the yellow which I love but if you are looking for something really versatile I would suggest a neutral colour like black tan or white to ensure you can wear it with more items in your wardrobe.

Would I buy them again?

Yes, I’d love them in other colours.

If you have this shoe in your closet, what are your thoughts? Do you rate them? What are some things people should keep in mind when buying them?

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What I Wore: Hamilton Island Race Week

15th September, 2022

It’s been a few weeks since this event but I was able to rock a number of amazing spring/summer looks that I definitely wanted to share. Now’s the time to plan what you’re going to be wearing over the next few months after all. Hamilton Island Race Week is an event I look forward to every year. It’s a great time to catch up with colleagues and friends, spend time at the beautiful Qualia Resort in Hamilton Island and just appreciate island life. Here’s a look at what I packed on my trip.

This set is so much fun. I am really loving how the range of beach/pool cover ups has been really stepped up over the past few years. Matching sets are such a practical thing to bring on a trip as they always look polished but are so easy to wear as separates. This shirt and shorts set by Eres worked perfectly with the strapless khaki swimsuit, which is one of my fave things to do whenever I’m holidaying somewhere warm. A one piece can double as a bodysuit when it’s not doing swimsuit duty and I love that it means one less thing to pack. These vibrant yellow slides added a pop of colour and a fun element to this look.

Credits: Top, shorts and swimsuit (similar here), Eres; Slides, Hermes

Out for drinks and catching up with Mode Sportif founder Deborah Symond O’Neil. I have become such a huge fan of the brand Sir the Label, as they do such beautiful polished and understated pieces. I love the graphic elements on this chocolate brown set as it really allows the look to pop. I paired it with white Aje heels and statement earrings, for a vibrant event look.

Credits: Shirt and pants, Sir the Label; Heels (similar here), Aje

I wore this to a Paspaley lunch where the dress code was white and think it fit the brief quite well! I’m always a fan of an all white look as it always looks so fresh and polished. This set is also by Sir the Label (I told you I was a fan) and loved the unexpected pairing of a wrap top with a maxi skirt. My Aje heels got another workout, and a cute Apede Mod bag which is something I’ve found to work so easily with so many different looks.

Credits: Top and skirt, Sir the Label; Heels (similar here), Aje; Bag, Apede Mod

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What’s on my shopping wish list

17th January, 2020

The first month of the year always has me wanting to get into wardrobe assessment mode to see what updates I need to make, if any, and also what things are looking tired and need replacing. There’s something quite cathartic about starting with a solid, well-edited closet at the start of each year to help me get back into work mode and ready to start tackling big projects. So, here’s my current wish list. What’s on yours?

Printed Wool-Blend Felt Headband, Fendi

Headbands are one of my go-to forms of headwear because they can work back with so many different looks. Also, it doesn’t require much effort to make it happen unlike other hair accessories which may require a bit more finessing.

Layered Ribbed-Knit Camisole, Dion Lee

This is a great cami because it’s a good layering piece due to its colour, cut and style but it’s also easily able to hold its own when worked back with everything from a skirt to shorts and jeans.

Baye Thong Heel, Tony Bianco

Everything 90s is cool again including the heeled thong. I like the neutral tone of these as I know I’ll be able to wear them with so many different pieces in my wardrobe.

The Pouch Small Gathered Leather Clutch, Bottega Veneta

Everything Bottega Veneta is doing right now is perfection. I love the slouchy look of this clutch which gives it a relaxed feel and the buttery soft leather is a dream.

Flocked Woven Mini Skirt, Fendi

Logomania is still alive and kicking and this skirt by Fendi is a great statement piece, yet the colours make it really wearable and versatile.

Heure H 17.2mm very small gold-plated and textured-leather watch, Hermes

I am always on board when it comes to a beautiful timepiece and this elegant leather watch by Hermes is the kind of thing I can see myself wearing years from now as it’s such a classic design.

Shadow Cropped Ribbed-Knit Top, Dion Lee

Another beautiful layering piece. I also like the fact that I could wear this now but take it into autumn/winter by pairing it with warmer pieces.

Colibri Leather-Trimmed Logo-Print Mesh Slippers, Fendi

There’s something about a soft pink that makes the perfect accent piece for many a look. These slippers are great worn back with pants cropped at the ankle but could easily be worn with a dress.

Presley Ring, Amber Sceats

I tend to favour very simple jewellery and this ring definitely fits the brief. This can be paired with other accessories quite easily making it a great accessory to have in my collection.

Daria, Yuzefi

The unique design of this bag will make it the ideal statement piece to finish off an outfit. The colour and the oversized clasp and chain strap give it a really unique vibe.

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What I Wore: Hermès On The Beach

26th February, 2015


With such relaxed party vibe sans footwear, I opted to glam it up a bit with this full length dress from Sportmax. I feel having a longer dress is always suited to a more beachy vibe and the dress was something that was formal but something I could also be comfortable and relaxed in as well.


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Hermès On The Beach

24th February, 2015


The annual Hermès event is a bit of a showstopper. When one of the world’s most exclusive brands throws an event it’s definitely memorable. Previous events have taken place at Luna Park and Vaucluse Park in Sydney, but this year’s event was at Strickland House in Vaucluse. The venue was a gorgeous house that was on the waterfront and upon arrival you were escorted down to the event in your very own golf buggy. The event had a really relaxed vibe with everyone going barefoot. The house was amazing. There was a mirrored maze through the house and the walls were decorated with Hermès silk scarves (very chic wallpaper indeed!). Everyone was given a mask to wear which gave the entire event a masquerade party feel, but the standout masks were definitely the paper horse heads some people were wearing, they were so intricate and incredible up close. All in all, it was a lovely way to spend a balmy Sydney evening.