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What I Wore: The Summer Suit

5th December, 2023

Suiting in summer? Absolutely. You don’t have to relegate a suit to something for cooler temperatures with vests very much on trend this season. A sleeveless option, worked back with pants still embodies the sleek, polished feel of suiting but minus the overheating element! Since we’re due to have quite a hot summer, it’s a great look to turn to when you need something dressy for an event or simply want to summer-fy office attire. This set by Sir has been on repeat in my closet as it works for so many different occasions. It’s a favourite of mine as the longline vest feels a little more sleek than a typical waistcoat, and worked back with a matching pant, the outfit embraces the tailored feel of a suit.

I worked the above set back with a pair of strappy Bottega Veneta heels to give my outfit more of an event vibe, plus it helps to add more of a fashion element rather than it looking too corporate. A pop of colour in the form of a structured crossbody by Longchamp and cat eye sunglasses by Poppy Lissiman and is one way to give a playful edge to a suit in the summer time.

Credits: Vest and pants, Sir; Bag, Longchamp; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


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What I Wore: Stripe Out

28th November, 2023

Printed dresses are the kind of one-and-done look that’s perfect for easy summer dressing. I’ve found that a dress with a striking print really doesn’t need much in terms of extra fixings to make it an outfit. This Husk dress, is one such example of how a great print can speak volumes. The ruffled neckline adds a feminine touch, and works well to strike a balance with the boldness of the zebra print. I’ve worn pieces by the brand Husk a number of times and they’re all great staples that have breezed into my outfit rotation without missing a beat.

I always tend to dial down my accessories when I’m working with an eye-catching print as I don’t want my outfit to be visually overwhelming, the print is enough! I stuck to an almost all black colour palette for this particular outfit (it helped tie everything together with the black stripes), adding my fave pair of Bottega Veneta heels and a classic mini Gucci bamboo top handle bag. Topped with cat eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses, this is my definition of a go-to look for summer.

Credits: Dress, Husk; Bag, Gucci; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: The Juliette

11th October, 2022

Discovering new places to add to my list of shopping haunts is always one of my favourite things about fashion and Husk has quickly become a favourite. They have a great edit of brands and products, and an on point in-house label designed by famed Aussie designer Kirrily Johnston who is the brand’s creative director. I was thrilled to work with them to showcase their latest spring collection, and this suiting set called the ‘Juliette’ is one of the standouts for me. It’s such great take on suiting with the checked print, wide leg pant and matching vest. A three-piece suit has always been such a staple of men’s tailoring, so I decided to give it a feminine vibe by wearing the vest as a top. The deep V neckline showing off a peek of decolletage gives it a hint of sexiness, but still honours the elements of a traditional suit. That said, I think it would also look great with a shirt worn underneath— ultimately it just depends where your mood takes you on any given day.

I accessorised this particular look with a pair of Bottega Veneta heels to avoid it looking too corporate. The on-trend silhouette of the shoe gives it a modern touch while the cat eye sunglasses add some edge. I opted for a black bag to complement my shoe choice, and in this instance, a quilted Dior bag made for the perfect finishing touch.

Credits: Blazer, vest, pants, Husk; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Bag (similar), Dior

Photography: Ashleigh Larden


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What I Wore: Citron Moment

16th August, 2022

Looking for your next cocktail dress? This could be it. The first thing that I noticed about this dress was the striking citron colour. You don’t often see dresses in that vibrant yellow shade, and it really sets it apart from its other cocktail dress contemporaries. The design also taps into my growing love for a one shoulder neckline (I’ve been embracing it in everything from tops to swimsuits and dresses) but I particularly love the delicate execution of the style, with the simple thin strap. Also the twist detail, with the interesting contrast between the matte and shiny fabric. The midi length is usually my go-to for events, but you often have to strike the right balance between it looking chic and slightly frumpy. The split hem injects just the right amount of sexiness and boldness to have it sitting firmly in the chic camp.

Working with bold colours usually requires a measured approach to accessories as you don’t want to do something that’s too overwhelming. I rediscovered these Aquazzura beauties and knew immediately they’d pair perfectly with the dress. The snakeskin offers just the right amount of contrast, while the tie feature adds some grit and gives the overall look some edge. A mini chain strap bag by Oroton and cat eye sunglasses by Poppy Lissiman were the perfect accoutrements to finalise the look. Bring on the next event!

Credits: Dress, One Fell Swoop; Shoes, Aquazzura; Bag, Oroton; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

This post was produced in collaboration with One Fell Swoop

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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: Sneaking Around

30th March, 2022

If there’s one thing I’m thankful for it’s the fact sneakers have become such a bonafide fashion staple. I love the fact I’m able to be in sneakers most days and can pair them with virtually everything in my wardrobe. While white sneakers are always a core piece of my outfit repertoire, I do love incorporating more fun styles into my closet. Case in point: this purple and orange pair from Tod’s! They’re a great shoe to add a little injection of colour into any look and is such a playful statement piece. One of my favourite combinations is a sneaker with a dress, it’s feminine and utilitarian all at the same time plus it’s the perfect look for a busy mum on the go.

I’ve got a healthy range of dresses in my closet as I love them so much but the one style I can guarantee works for myriad occasions is a shirt dress. I like this particular style by Acler as it features an A-line skirt and the silhouette makes the dress feel a little more playful. I wore this during the day but it’s a versatile piece that can work beyond that. I could easily pair this dress with heels for night and it’s the perfect look for an occasion.

Accessorising this look was all about adding some statement pieces to work against the pared back colour palette of the dress. What better option than this timeless Tod’s top handle bag. The punchy red really helps to lift this look, and the structured style makes it such an elegant piece that is versatile enough to work back with other things in my closet. I’m never without a pair of sunglasses and this pair by Poppy Lissiman has such a modern, almost futuristic silhouette that is helps to cut through the softer, more feminine aspects of this look.

Credits: Dress, Acler; Sneakers and bag, Tods; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Felicity Cook Photography

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What I Wore: Good Day

6th April, 2021

Sometimes all it takes to turn a classic silhouette into something decidedly more modern is the detail. Case in point: this Good American dress. While ribbed dresses have been around for aeons this style feels decidedly more edgy with the in-built corset detail. I like the fact it helps give the dress an added element of interest but it doesn’t overwhelm. I think a dress like this is something that you can have in your closet to wear for various occasions. It can be dressed up for an event, or worn back with sneakers for an elevated off duty look. Plus the neutral hue makes it really versatile, and easy to dress up or down. In this instance I styled it in a dressy way, making for the ideal understated dress option for an occasion.

Working with neutral hues when it comes to your outfit opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to accessorising. For this look, I went with the latest addition to my bag collection, this tiny structured Apede Mod bag. The chunky chain handle dresses it up, but also makes it the bag ultra practical as it can then be worn crossbody style. To pick up the gold in the handle, I went for chunky gold statement earrings, and a pair of fun cat-eye Poppy Lissiman sunglasses to finish off the look.

Credits: Dress, Good American; Bag, Apede Mod; Earrings, Aje; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Living Doll

8th September, 2020

Wearing a Barbie pink dress means that it’s almost compulsory to have fun in an outfit and you can’t get more playful than this Rebecca Vallance number. I’m a fan of long-sleeved dresses for battling tricky transseasonal weather as it helps to navigate that “Is it hot enough or cold enough to wear [insert] outfit today?” conundrum. When you throw in a classic polka dot print, it makes it the ideal piece to navigate spring/summer. Additionally I’m a fan of ruching on a dress as it instantly creates a flattering silhouette and adds a point of interest too.

When working with such a striking print and colour I knew my accessories had to be a little pared back, but not without its own personality too. So I went for a white pair of Bottega Veneta heels which are a great versatile shade to complement such a bold colour. A structured Mehry Mu bag adds a a classic ladylike touch while my slimline Poppy Lissiman sunglasses add a little edginess to offset the sweetness of this ensemble.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Bag, Mehry Mu; Sunglasses (similar here), Poppy Lissiman; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Baroque Beauty

12th August, 2020

I’ve been slowly working more spring/summer pieces into my wardrobe repertoire and it’s been such a refreshing change from jeans and jumpers! I’m loving this dress by Aussie brand Leo & Lin for myriad reasons but I couldn’t go past this gorgeous baroque print. It’s elegant in look and feel, and the intricacy of the print gives it an elevated vibe. The shirt dress silhouette also keeps it classic, while the different design features such as the sharp collar and the handkerchief hem give it a little personality. I often feel that it’s all in the detail when it comes to any ensemble and this is one style that definitely wins in that department.

Working with a black and white colour palette, I wanted to keep the theme going throughout with the rest of my accessories. So I opted for a white Bulgari Serpenti bag. A crisp white accessory adds to the sleekness of this look, but doesn’t overwhelm. While small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses in black add a fun feel to this look.

Credits: Dress, Leo & Lin; Bag, Bulgari; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Sleek and Simple

28th July, 2020

The midi skirt is often one of those pieces that can seem tricky to wear at first but it’s a style that’s quickly become a staple of my wardrobe. This cream skirt by Camilla and Marc is an ideal piece for winter because it’s such a great textural piece to work with, and adds a little depth to a cool weather look. I also love the simple yet elegant seam detail which just adds a point of interest.

While beige could easily work back with so many different hues, I wanted to keep things quite tonal and work with a neutral colour palette. This slimline turtleneck was the perfect option to work back with the skirt, helping to balance the proportions of this look. I also appreciate small, yet impactful finishing touches and I particularly like the white piping on this top which helps lift it and avoid it looking flat.

Ankle boots are a tried and tested winter staple and I had the perfect pair in mind. These Louis Vuitton boots helped ground the look, and the monogram adds a fun touch. I wanted to keep the logo theme going and opted for a Louis Vuitton Speedy with an oversized monogram. It’s a slightly different vibe to the classic LV logo and has a slightly more modern feel. I always finish a look with sunglasses and these small frame Poppy Lissiman sunnies add a fierce and funky touch.

Credits: Knit and skirt, Camilla and Marc; Boots and bag, Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas