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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: Chandon Ladies Day

12th March, 2022

Autumn racing is off and running, and one of the first events in my calendar was Chandon Ladies Day at Rosehill Racecourse. I was on reporting duties for 7 Racing so I needed a look that was ultra feminine. I worked with stylist Jess Pecoraro for this outfit and we eventually settled on this look, which incorporated graduating shades of lilac. I’ve always found that wearing one hue, from top to bottom can be really impactful, particularly when you can feature it in varying tones of the one colour. It was all about this slinky midi length Acler dress, which draped so beautifully. The one shoulder and the cinched waist with D ring belt helped to add extra layers of visual interest and helped elevate the dress.

Accessories are always critical to an autumn racing look, and this deep lilac Louis Vuitton bag was the perfect complementary piece to the softer shade of the dress. The debossed monogram and the oversized chain link strap allowed me to incorporate some textural elements to the dress, while the Fendi wedges with its sculptural ‘F’ heel and colour block straps, added the ideal finishing feature to the dress. As always headwear is so important for any racing look so we went for a simple Nerida Winter headband that was in keeping with the whole colour palette, but had an elegant simplicity that allowed the rest of the look to take centre stage.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Fendi; Headband, Nerida Winter

Styling: Jess Pecoraro

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

 

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What I Wore: These boots are made for walkin’

14th December, 2021

Yes, it’s summer, but who cares about seasons with boots this great? I’ve always been a fan of Louis Vuitton’s shoe range (I have a pair of monogrammed boots from the brand that I wear often) and this pair is right up there. The motorcycle boot silhouette paired with a chunky heel and buckled toe, not to mention the monogrammed zipper all come together for boots that are made for walkin’ and then some! I’ve already bookmarked these boots for a number of different looks. Given the current trend towards pairing a boot with slightly more feminine styles, I can definitely see myself pairing this with everything from dresses to skirts this season and beyond. Can we also talk about this monochrome dress from LV’s collaboration with the artist Fornasetti? You can always rely on anything LV to be bold, strong and with the ability to make a statement and this dress is just that. With the striking coin print, the mini hemline and the modern silhouette, it’s definitely a look that has presence. I also love the checkerboard pattern, a nod to LV’s classic damier print.

When working with a look such as this, where each piece embraces a certain level of boldness, it’s all about keeping my accessories to a minimum. So it was all about a pair of classic black sunnies and my usual fave jewellery pieces. I wanted my accoutrements to complement the look rather than take over. And when you’re working with such a fierce look and boots, why would you want them to?

Credits: Dress and boots, Louis Vuitton

 

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What I wore this week

6th May, 2021

The last few days have been busy, and with a few events up my sleeve it meant that I was lucky enough to have the perfect excuse to wear some truly beautiful pieces. I was on hosting duties for Lexus, then a fun American Express event, and a family brunch, so I was able to explore the full spectrum of my wardrobe, from casual to occasion dressing. I love being able to play with different looks, so weeks like these are so great when they pop up. Here’s what I wore this week.

When it came time to host a Lexus event, what better option than a suit… but make it make it sporty. This Burberry look was so much fun to wear. The bomber/blazer hybrid is a a more fashion forward take on a traditional suit jacket, while the pleated tapered pant added a polished element. Also the colour! I love wearing vibrant hues to energise myself for the day ahead.

Credits: Suit and bag, Burberry

I wore this black tie look for another Lexus event and carried the blue theme again into my look. This Bianca Spender dress is such a sleek design, with the ruched neckline and cap sleeve making for a bold silhouette. I chose black accent pieces including the most gorgeous tie-up Christian Louboutin heels and a mini Louis Vuitton chain handle bag.

Credits: Dress, Bianca Spender; Shoes, Christian Louboutin; Bag, Louis Vuitton

I wore this strapless camel hued dress by Sir the Label to the launch of American Express Delicious Month Out in Sydney and fell in love with its simplicity. The clean lines and the unfussy design makes for an elegant option for event wear. I accessorised this with black tie-up heels again, this time by Aje and a Louis Vuitton shoulder bag and a touch of gold with Manning Cartell earrings.

Credits: Dress, Sir the Label; Shoes, Aje; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Earrings, Manning Cartell

Having brunch with my family and I decided to pull out this Camilla and Marc midi skirt, which has been the perfect neutral skirt to have in rotation. It just works with so many different pieces. I went for a black top to provide a little contrast, but neutral sandals to continue the silhouette. While my forest green Dior bag added a nice hit of colour to brighten up my ensemble (it’s also quite roomy so I can take everything I need with me).

Credits: Top, Ducie; Skirt, Camilla and Marc; Bag (similar here), Christian Dior; Shoes, Gucci, Earrings, Manning Cartell

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What I Wore: Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day

17th April, 2021

I was on reporting duties for 7 Racing again for Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick. Today was all about this amazing Louis Vuitton dress. While the silhouette is classic and understated, what I love about it is the detail and colour that elevates it into something more. The blue and white colour palette, with the oversized LV monogram adds a bold touch to this look, while the oversized full length zipper makes for a modern finish.

It’s autumn racing time which means straw hats are in hibernation and it’s all about rich textures such as felt. This hat by Helen Kaminski was perfect for the day, but what I love is that it’s such a sleek design that I could easily wear it out and about during winter. As far as accessorising for this look, I knew I wanted to add another punchy colour to avoid it getting lost within the striking features of the dress, and this pink bag by Bulgari seemed just the right fit. Then to cap of my look I opted for minimalist Stuart Weitzman heels to avoid any busyness from overtaking the look and feel of the dress.

Credits: Dress, Louis Vuitton; Heels, Stuart Weitzman; Bag (similar here), Bulgari; Hat, Helen Kaminski

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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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

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 this week

14th January, 2021

Who else is finding it hard to get back into the swing of things post-Christmas? I’ve been easing myself back into it, but it’s still been a mixture of work, spending time with the girls during the school holidays and the generally trying to settle into routine again.

So needless to say my outfit repertoire has been quite mixed. I’ve gone from family mornings at the beach, to time in front of my laptop to general errand running and it’s allowed me to bring out a few fave pieces but also incorporate some new favourites into the mix.

I love comfy looks at the beach and this has become my go-to because it’s so easy and effortless. The pants and top can be worn separately too, making them really versatile. While this straw hat is a must as it offers great protection from the sun. I’ve been using this straw bag as my carryall all summer, and I love its versatility as it works just as well at the beach as it does out to lunch. A pair of sunnies is the perfect finishing look.

Credits: Swimsuit and pants, Monday, Bag, Loewe, Hat, Avenue, Sunglasses, Le Specs

Dresses are my shortcut to looking polished throughout summer. I love the print on this Camilla and Marc look, while a sunny yellow and white clutch by Lucy Folk is the perfect pop of colour.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Lucy Folk

One of my top brands for dresses in summer is Steele. The designs and prints are always really feminine and fun. This checked dress with shirring has been such a fave of mine throughout the last few weeks.

Credits: Dress, Steele

I felt like wearing something sleek on this day so a black dress it was. I kept the rest of the look quite simple, with sandals and my fave LV backpack. An all black look can sometimes look flat so I added statement gold jewellery to give my outfit a little lift.

Credits: Dress, Bec and Bridge; Bag, Louis Vuitton; Shoes, Ducie London, Necklace, Manning Cartell, Sunglasses, Le Specs

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What I Wore: Melbourne Cup Carnival Launch

29th October, 2020

It’s the first time in many, many years that I won’t be at Flemington for Melbourne Cup but I’m still adamant about embracing the spirit of the event from home. So I was thrilled to host the Melbourne Cup Carnival Sydney launch at Vaucluse House this week. It was one of those special events where so many wonderful women were in the same room, and I had the opportunity to interview my mum—a great day in the office!

I wanted to wear something that was quite feminine, and this printed dress by Louis Vuitton was the ideal option. Vibrant colours and a beautiful floral print were a great option on a day where the weather was quite dreary in Sydney—I always believe what you wear can really lift your spirits. What I loved most about this dress were the finishes. The pleated bib detail, and the statement cuffs and button detail elevated the dress. The A-line skirt was a nod to 60s styling and the voluminous sleeves added a touch of drama.

I managed to find the perfect headband by Ford Millinery. The various shades in the floral design picked up the different shades in the dress, linking the two pieces well. While I had the opportunity to once again wear some beautiful pieces by Chaumet. The cocktail ring was the ideal accoutrement to help finish off this look, and it also picked up the gold of my mini LV bag. When it comes to event wear, I’ve always. liked having fun with my bags and metallics are such a good way to add a little depth. Streamlined, strappy shoes by Tony Bianco helped finish off this look, adding an on-trend element to accompany the more classical elements of this ensemble.

Credits: Dress and bag, Louis Vuitton; Headwear (similar here), Ford Millinery; Jewellery, Chaumet; Shoes, Tony Bianco

Photography: Ashleigh Larden