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What I wore this week (Melbourne edition)

24th November, 2022

Packing for the week of Melbourne Cup Carnival always requires a few different outfit options as I will be going from mum mode one minute to trackside the next and a few dinners and events in between. So, it requires a bit of preparation as I need pieces that are versatile and can be dressed up or down and worn in different ways. My recent trip to Melbourne was all about embracing a few new staple pieces in my wardrobe mixed with a few fun pieces for dressing up, and always my fave Aussie brands. Here’s what I wore.

Aussie labels are so great at doing event wear. I wore this Sir the Label dress when I was heading out to dinner after attending Derby Day. It was a nice way to continue the black and white dress code, as I paired it with my black Bottega heels and a black Jimmy Choo pouch. I do like the unexpected statement hemline of this dress — it gives the dress a little extra personality.

Credits: Dress, Sir the Label; Bag, Jimmy Choo; Heels, Bottega Veneta

Love a lowkey look with polish. These black Camilla and Marc pants have been a great addition to my wardrobe as I can dress them up but they also look great with sneakers. It was cold down in Melbourne so I got cosy in a Venroy sweater and popped a Camilla and Marc trench on top. Also, white sneakers are still a beloved part of my wardrobe. These are by Burberry and have a great pared back vibe to them.

Credits: Trench and pants, Camilla and Marc; Sweater, Venroy; Sneakers, Burberry

I like experimenting with how I style things and decided to tuck this bomber jacket into a maxi skirt and lo and behold, a new look is born. These two pieces are great as they’re able to be worn separately quite easily. I accessorised with a two-tone pair of Chanel slingbacks to add a little extra polish, and a casual Prada bucket bag to round things out.

Credits: Jacket (available in other colour here) and skirt, Clea; Bag (similar here), Prada; Slingbacks, Chanel; Sophia and Grace in Seed

Another winning pair of trousers by Camilla and Marc! These are just the right amount of slouchy, but the tailored silhouette means they don’t look sloppy. Did I mention they’re also insanely comfortable? I went for a pair of Camilla and Marc slides with a super cosy shearling trim, which seemed fitting for the up and down weather in Melbourne.

Credits: Top, Good American; Pants and shoes, Camilla and Marc; Grace in Seed

 

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What I Wore: Seed by the Sea event

22nd November, 2022

Events during spring/summer are always extra special because sometimes you’ll get lucky and get to spend the day outdoors enjoying the sunshine like I did for the Seed by the Sea event. Even better when I get to bring Luke as my guest! I’ve always been a fan of Seed Heritage, and have worn it myself along with Sophia and Grace, so it’s become quite a constant brand in our wardrobes. Everything is always on point yet with a classic vibe so it’s definitely a go-to throughout the year. Continuing my love affair with all things matching, I opted to wear this set by the brand. The neutral is a great colour to work with as it’s understated and polished, and easily works for myriad occasions. I do love the maxi skirt paired with a crop — it’s refined but with a modern spin. Also, both pieces can easily be worn separately so it’s great when it comes to versatility. Plus I love the twisted feature on the top, which adds a touch of drama to an otherwise very streamlined, pared back outfit.

I wanted to keep things quite tonal so I went for a pair of braided gold sandals, also by Seed, to finish off this look. It’s the kind of hue that complements the earthy, light chestnut colour of the top and skirt, but it also pops as it’s a metallic. Also the style is one that can be worked back with a number of other summery outfits so it’s going to get a healthy workout over the coming weeks.

Credits: Top, skirt and sandals, Seed Heritage

 

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What I Wore: Seed Mother’s Day Breakfast

4th May, 2022

I recently hosted a beautiful Mother’s Day event for Seed Heritage and I was lucky enough to not only have the girls there but my mum too! Seed have always done some gorgeous things and I fortunate to be able to wear some stunning new pieces from their latest range. Autumn always has me wanting to adopt cosy pieces given the temperatures are a bit cooler, so I opted for cosiness that incorporated textures and a neutral colour palette. If there’s one type of knitwear that’s guaranteed to get a consistent workout in my wardrobe it’s a crew neck jumper in a neutral shade. The cream colour is versatile enough to work with multiple pieces while the rounded neckline is elegant and classic. I could wear this sweater with a skirt as easily as I could with jeans which earns it top marks in my book.

Midi skirts and boots are always a sophisticated pairing, particularly when it comes to autumn attire as it helps bridge the tricky transseasonal weather issue of being hot one minute and cold the next. This crisp white skirt is understatedly elegant, but the split offers a flattering break in the skirt to flash an ever so slight hint of skin, helping it to look modern rather than matronly. The great thing about this piece is that it could transition into spring/summer quite easily by swapping out the boots and sweater for a cami and slides. I’m loving knee high boots for winter and this cream pair is a great alternative to black and tan. It also works well to keep the entire outfit tonal, something that looks sophisticated and fresh.

Credits: Top, skirt and boots, Seed Heritage

Photography: Alice Mahran

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What I Wore: Dior Sydney event

12th September, 2020

It’s me! At an event! It’s been awhile so it was nice to be out and about at a a function. Given we’ve just welcomed spring I wanted to wear a lighter, fresher look so this crisp white dress by Toni Maticevski was the ideal option. The mini style combined with the oversized statement ruffles was just the right amalgamation of feminine silhouette with playful touches. Also I’m a fan of a little white dress for event dressing as it evokes such an elegant feel.

Handy tip: barely there clear heels are great for elongating the frame. These Seed mules do just that. The transparent strap creates the illusion of length which earns major ticks. Plus they’re such a comfy shoe so they’re great for being out and about. To finish off this look, it just had to be Dior. I went for a ladylike blush pink Dior top handle bag, which added a subtle hit of colour. Plus the soft hue is just the right shade to not disrupt the clean lines of the rest of my ensemble. And who can resist such a pretty shade of pink?

Credits: Dress, Toni Maticevski; Shoes, See; Bag, Dior

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My fave brands on a budget

2nd May, 2020

Whilst I’m all for investing in certain pieces in my wardrobe that I want to have longevity such as bags, shoes and coats, I tend to scrimp on trend items that I know may only last a season or two. It’s fun to update my look with a few key of-the-moment items but it doesn’t make sense to me to spend loads on them. Australia has a great selection of chain stores of local and overseas brands so I’ve learnt that you can easily snap up trendy pieces that won’t break the bank. Here are a few of my go-tos when I’m looking for an inexpensive fashion fix.

Zara

Who doesn’t love Zara? They’re great for runway inspired pieces so you can often find some really up-to-the-minute looks at a fraction of the price. I also like that their designs are often on trend, but interpreted in such a simple, unfussy way that they can easily be worked back with pieces you already own.

H&M

Whilst H&M is great for simple basics like tees and jeans, I also like the fact that they have some really contemporary designs that are fun. If I’m ever looking to dabble in a trend that I know won’t last beyond a season, I’ve found that snapping up something from H&M will often allow me to do so without breaking the bank.

Seed Heritage

Seed often stock a lot of really beautiful pieces that are classic and polished, which is exactly what draws me to this brand. They often feature most of the popular trends in their range, but you can also find dressy pieces for work and after dark at an accessible price point.

Witchery 

Witchery‘s great for classic pieces that are ultra wearable. They often have quite understated designs which makes most of their range quite versatile. Also they stock things such as blazers, slacks and jumpers which look upmarket and expensive but are at a far cheaper price point than taking the designer route.

Uniqlo

I’ve got several pieces from Uniqlo in my closet that are still going strong. And I think it’s because they do simple really well. From t-shirts to knits, pants and dresses, everything is really understated which extends the wearability of anything from their range. I also like that they incorporate natural fabrics such as wool, cotton and even cashmere into their range but price it quite reasonably.

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What I Wore: Seed Heritage Autumn Winter collection preview

2nd March, 2020

It’s always so exciting to work with brands that I really love and Seed Heritage is a constant in mine and my daughters’ wardrobes. So it was fantastic to be able to host the preview of their new autumn/winter range held at Sydney’s The Apollo restaurant (which is also one of my fave dining spots — check out the others on the list here).

Having been lucky enough to check out the collection, be prepared for all things tonal this season. I wore a look from the brand that incorporated warm, chocolate tones and it had me immediately wanting to start snapping up more pieces in that colour palette. The great thing about wearing shades in a similar colour family is that it ties your whole look together and also adds some interesting depth with the play on graduating shades.

I often turn to Seed as they have contemporary pieces that have a classic feel. I loved this caramel coloured A-line leather skirt with the below the knee hemline as it looked polished when worn with dressy pieces, but could also be dressed down with more casual staples. I decided to team it with a beige sleeveless turtleneck and a chocolate hued mules (which as a side note featured a block heel which made them super comfy to be in for hours). Overall the look was definitely in autumn/winter territory with the slightly more muted but warm colour palette, but if this is anything to go by, I definitely can’t wait to start working on the rest of my new season wardrobe.

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How to find the ideal gift for the little ones in your life

5th December, 2019

One of the things I really enjoy about Christmas is shopping for Sophia and Grace. It’s always the highlight of Christmas to see them so excited and happy when they’re opening their presents and I think party of that joy is trying to track down just the right gifts for them. As any parent will know, kids interests’ and loves will change often, so it can make gift giving a little tricky as they could be into Barbies or The Wiggles one minute and not so much the next. So here are some of the strategies I often use to buy gifts for the girls, but also the other little people in my life.

Choose quality over quantity

It can be easy to just buy up a storm during Christmas time but I find that a few great presents that they really, really love is better than buying lots of little things they’re only so-so about. So when it comes to your present budget, I’m always of the frame of mind that you’re better off narrowing it down to their absolute wants, that way they get to appreciate what they’ve been given and really enjoy it.

Go for gifts that have longevity

Continuing on from the above, I think it’s good to opt for gifts that can grow with them. This is from a quality perspective in that it’s better to choose gifts that are designed to last as opposed to anything that might be flimsily made and might not last beyond that Christmas. And also gifts that are able to be used at any age. Think an art easel with paints that they can use over a few years or a collection of books that you can read together as they get older.

Give them an experience

Toys are great but one of the best gifts I think you can give to kids is an experience. It’s so much more memorable as they get to do something fun. Depending on what your kids are into, you could do something like a day at the zoo, tickets to a show or concert or promise them a day out doing their favourite things whether it’s going to the beach or an excursion to the movies (complete with yummy snacks!).

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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What I Wore: Seed Heritage Spring Racing Luncheon

4th October, 2019

Spring racing is upon us and that means it’s time to start thinking of what to wear trackside. Putting together a race day outfit can become expensive if you have to factor in every aspect of your look from a dress to shoes, jewellery and accessories. I’m all about finding ways to make it a more cost effective exercise, which is why I was thrilled to host Seed Heritage’s Spring Racing Luncheon. The whole event was about showcasing beautiful race day looks that were elegant and on trend and would definitely elevate your next ensemble at the races.

I wore a co-ord set from the collection, featuring a plissé finish which was both polished and sophisticated. The crisp white colour is also ideal for spring, giving the entire look a fresh feel that’s perfect for this time of year. I always like to err on the side of conservative with any race day looks and the midi length of the skirt and the long balloon sleeves are a way to to do this whilst still looking on trend.

I went for a few accessories which all added an element of interest to my look. A pair of mules with a transparent strap offered an edgy feature to my outfit. I then worked a pearl headband and pearl hoops into my ensemble to complement the classic feel of the set, whilst a white shoulder bag offered the perfect finishing touch.

Photography by Liz Sunshine / Street Smith Agency

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Top, skirt, bag and shoes, Seed Heritage (new season, not out yet)

Headband: Pearl Headband, Seed Heritage

Earrings: Simple Pearl Hoops, Seed Heritage

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10 things worth checking out from… Seed

25th July, 2019

I have my go-to brands when it comes to buying affordable on trend updates and Seed Heritage is definitely one of them. I love how they do pieces that are modern and of the moment but with a classic twist. This winter they’ve done a great range of cosy knits and jackets, along with year round staples such as denim and tees. If you’re in the market for a style update, here are 10 pieces that are definitely worth checking out.

Teddy Jacket

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The teddy coat is a huge trend at the moment and is the perfect winter warmer. I love the fawn colour of this particular bomber—the ideal shade for this time of year.

Core Slouchy Tee

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A white tee is a must in any wardrobe. This shape and fit is perfect for mixing and matching with various looks.

Fleece Puffer Jacket

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When you’re faced with a chilly winter morning there’s no better item to snuggle up in than a puffy coat. Love the khaki shade of this particular jacket.

Full Sleeve Jacquard Dress

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You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. The simple, classic design of this dress is the ideal staple to have in your wardrobe.

Wool Blend Blazer

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A blazer is a must in any wardrobe and lately it’s been great to have one in a few different shades. I love the cut of this—a sleek and modern iteration of one of my favourite style basics.

Cable Knit Sweater

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A cosy jumper can be worn in so many different ways and this cable knit with its billowy sleeves adds an element of interest to many an outfit.

Luxe Textured Coat

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A beautiful beige coat can be worn in so many different ways that it’s definitely worth the cost per wear. Perfectly paired with everything from denim to a sleek suit or a skirt, this is one way to keep warm in style.

Cosy Button Down Cardigan

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The beautiful olive green shade and the slightly relaxed, slouchy feel make this the perfect cardi to elevate a casual look.

Distressed Jeans

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Denim is always on constant rotation in most women’s wardrobes and this distressed pair is the ideal go-to jeans for myriad looks.

Knot Bangle

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A simple bangle that can work back with many looks. It’s ideal for those who love their accessories to be understated and classic.

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What I Wore: Picnic Time

12th March, 2018

One of the best things about having two daughters is without a doubt the cute outfits. There are just so many options out there. From beautiful tutus to adorable prints and accessories, it’s so fun being able to play dress ups with them. I like to mix it up a bit as far as Sophia and Grace‘s outfits go. They can go from quite casual one minute to dressed up the next and I always like to play with textures and colour. For our little picnic the girls’ Seed outfits are the ideal mix of whimsical and sweet, with fun, playful touches such as sparkly sneakers for Sophia and a punchy pop of colour in the form of a marigold jumper for Grace. Also anything that involves wings and tulle is always a winner with my kids!

There’s something about being with Sophia and Grace (must be all that tulle!) that inspires me to go for more feminine looks, and in this instance I was definitely drawn to the colour pink. I found this pastel pink Seed top and pleated skirt was the ideal combination of classic and relaxed dressing—perfect for when I’m in mum mode. I often like outfits that stick to the same colour palette as I find it makes for quite a striking overall effect. This must be why I couldn’t think of any other shoes I wanted to pair with this ensemble other than metallic pink loafers. Not only are they quite the statement shoe, as an added bonus, they’re comfy too.

Credits: Kate: Top, Seed; Skirt, Seed; Shoes, Seed; Sophia: Dress, Seed; Grace: Skirt, Seed; Jumper, Seed

Photography: Sophia Athas

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