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Whats on my shopping Wish List

20th September, 2019

I fell in love a few times this month—there are so many beautiful pieces to shop out there right now. My shopping list is heavily influenced by what occasions and work commitments I have at a particular time and as you’ll see when you scroll below, I’m all about event dressing right now. I’ve been looking for pieces that are going to work beautifully for events, particularly all my racing commitments over the next few weeks. So if you’re heading trackside any time soon or you just want to get a head start on your Melbourne Cup look, then you may want get in the zone with a few of my picks below.

Shirley Mini Leather Tote, Staud

Great shape and beautiful colour. So much to love about this bag and it’s so versatile too.

Afra Off-the-shoulder Cutout Satin Top, Cult Gaia

I am really into the drama of this top with the ruched sleeves and exposed shoulder. I could definitely see myself rocking this to many an event.

Triple S Logo-embroidered Leather, Nubuck and Mesh Sneakers, Balenciaga

Whilst this is a slight departure from my events shopping, it’s a worthwhile detour as I don’t think you can ever have too many sneakers. Love the colours of these shoes and the interesting shape.

Metallic Textured Leather-Trimmed Suede Sandals, Prada

These are so much fun! The lightning bolts really make them and I can seem them adding a playful touch to any ensemble.

Gathered Plissé Satin-jersey Midi Dress, Rotate Birger Christensen

Pink is always such a beautiful colour to wear to an event and the elegant style of this dress would make it appropriate for so many different occasions.

Teddie Knotted Plissé-lamé Headband, Loeffler Randall

I love that hair accessories are such a big trend right now. This gold headband would make the ideal finishing touch to many a look.

Insignia Signet, Sarah & Sebastian

Such a dainty little piece by one of my favourite Australian jewellery labels. I’d wear this often as an understated way to accessorise a look.

Carlina Sunglasses, CHLOÉ

It’s time to freshen up my sunglasses collection and what better way to do it than with this pair by Chloe. A great shape and such a fun vibe.

Nile Minaudiere Smooth Calfskin, CHLOÉ

I’ve always really enjoyed this style of bag by Chloe and I especially love the bracelet handle which makes it look like a piece of jewellery.

One-Shoulder Ruched Velvet Maxi Dress, Les Reveries

Velvet is such a gorgeous texture on a dress. It’s also a way of adding a little depth to a look, whilst maintaining the sophisticated sensibility of a little black dress.

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10 things worth checking out from… Rebecca Vallance

27th August, 2019

I’ve got a roster of Aussie labels that I always turn to for events and special pieces and Rebecca Vallance is one of them. I’ve worn the brand countless times—from weddings to launches and the races and have always found it to hit the mark every single time. I love the beautiful use of colour, the feminine yet modern silhouettes and the flattering cuts. I’m always on the hunt for the next piece to wear, and in my search these are the 10 things I think are definitely worth checking out right now.

Misty Long Sleeve Mini

As we head into trans-seasonal weather a long sleeved dress will become the ideal piece to get you through the unpredictable weather. The subtle print, the long sleeves and the tiered hemline all work together to create a dress that’s versatile yet fun.

Sienna Jacket Pink

A bright pop of colour is always a good idea. Statement blazers are a fantastic way to brighten up an outfit and this bubble gum pink jacket adds a feminine touch that’s also polished.

Bellagio Jumpsuit

Event jumpsuits are a great alternative to a dress. The elegant look of this jumpsuit, with its strapless metallic bodice and flared pant work together for an easy and glam option for your next occasion.

Holliday Dress Ivory Polka Dot

Who can resist a great polka dot? The cute print and the classic silhouette will make this dress something that you’ll want to wear again and again come spring/summer.

Francesca Top Coral

There’s something great about a blouse that has elements of interest from front to back. The voluminous sleeves make this top on point, but the open back feature with the bow really make it the kind of thing that will elevate any look.

Penelope Midi Dress

For a polished and pretty option for your next event, try this long sleeved polka dot number. I love the Liberty print collar worked back against the spotted print, which gives it a unique touch.

Lana Knit Magenta

The vibrant shade make this turtleneck sweater the ideal piece to add a punchy element to myriad outfits. If you want your look to stand out in a crowd, this is one top that’s worth adding to your collection.

Pipi Blazer

Black blazer perfection! Not only is the cut beautiful, the pearl trim along the lapels and the gold and pearl buttons give this jacket a super feminine touch.

Coco Pant Chocolate

Leather pants are a constant in my wardrobe and whilst black is high in versatility, this chocolate brown pair make for a great alternative. The colour’s still ultra wearable but has a slightly different vibe.

Greta Gown Pink

For your next event, definitely bookmark this gown. The fit and flare silhouette is really flattering and the tie detail around the waist makes for a great shape.

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7 pieces that will update your weekend wardrobe

17th August, 2019

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Weekends are super important to me so everything is about comfort especially since I’m always on the go with my family. I also know that sometimes my work wardrobe can start encroaching into my weekend wardrobe so it can be nice to have pieces that are solely dedicated for relaxation. If you’re looking for stylish yet practical pieces to wear during your down time, make sure to add these to your shopping list…

Statement sandals

I like to update my shoe wardrobe at the start of each season and a pair of great sandals is always at the top of my list when spring/summer comes around. These flats with metallic detailing add a touch of edge to an outfit and will definitely be perfect for a quick breakfast at your favourite café or running errands on a Sunday afternoon.

Cropped flared jeans

For those who want to add a bit of flair to their usual weekend wardrobe look no further than a pair of cropped flared jeans. Whether you opt for a simple black or a lighter shade of denim, you can easily pair them with a tee or singlet for an on trend look that’s oh-so easy.

Straight leg jeans

Skinny jeans will always have a place in our wardrobes but lately it seems jeans have been getting a little more relaxed in fit. Straight leg jeans have been having a moment and are quite flattering when cropped at the ankle and paired with a slightly more streamlined top.

White sneakers

If you’ve yet to add a pair of white kicks to your wardrobe then it’s high time you introduced them to your style repertoire. Not only are they the ideal footwear for a busy weekend they’re also really easy to pair back with everything from a dress to jeans and a tee, so they’re an easy go-to shoe option.

Moto leather jacket

The leather jacket is an easy cover up on weekends. I know I’ve always lived in mine as something I can throw on over a dress or jeans and a tee and know that I’ll look pulled together. It’s also the perfect piece to transition from day to evening wear so it’s definitely a purchase you’ll get plenty of wear out of.

Shift dress

You can’t beat a simple dress for ease of getting dressed as you simply have to throw it on and you’re ready to go. I’m a fan of the shift dress as it’s quite a polished silhouette and when in a neutral colour or simple pattern such as a trusty stripe it’s an outfit that’s easily paired with sandals or sneakers for the ultimate in laidback cool.

Bomber jacket

This is a slightly different option for outerwear that veers away from a cardi or coat but it’s oh-so versatile that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. Opt for a dark or neutral shade for maximum wear or alternatively have some fun with a printed or patchwork version to make your outfit stand out in a crowd.

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Everyone’s carrying basket bags

2nd August, 2019

Whilst a buttery soft leather bag is a beautiful thing I also like experimenting with different handbag styles to change up the look and feel of an outfit. One trend I’m really loving at the moment is the basket bag. Incorporating natural textures into a look adds a relaxed vibe and makes for an unexpected accent when paired with dressier ensembles.

I’ve favoured the top handle style the most as I like it’s classic feel but there are plenty of other options from crossbody versions to a chic simple clutch. Also look out for interesting pairings such as wicker and resin which makes for a thoroughly modern accessory that’s punchy and cool.

Whilst the basket bag has been popping up on many a winter look, be prepared to see it everywhere come spring/summer. And if you fancy feeling like you’re on a tropical holiday every day then this trend is definitely for you. Scroll down the check out my edit of great basket bags to wear with everything from an off duty casual outfit to an after dark look.

Sara Leather – Trimmed Rattan Bag, Mark Cross

Straw Box Bag, Serpui

Mini Kuai Tote, Wicker Wings

Raffia Logo Bag, JW Anderson

The Betty Bag, Poolside

Pineapple Cane Bag, Serpui

South Beach Exclusive round straw bag with detachable cross body strap

South Beach straw bucket bag with resin link handle and linen tie

The Ashleigh Bag, Poolside

Accessorize Straw Effect Basket Tote Bag

Straw Shoulder Bag, Serpui

The Mak Bag, Poolside

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My fave brands for basics

29th July, 2019

If there’s one thing that I can attest to it’s that having a solid supply of basics in your wardrobe makes getting dressed so much easier. Having the right tees and tops and shirts at your disposal means you have the building blocks of a look sorted and the rest is just what you want to pair it with according to your mood on the day. I’m always on the hunt for a good basics brand (let me know your faves!), trying and testing to find staples that are a good fit, good quality and at a good price. These are a few of my current faves.

Uniqlo

I can’t tell you how much I love Uniqlo for basics. This winter I’ve been living in their Heattech tops to stay warm and love their basic t-shirts. The quality of their garments is great and stands up to constant wear (an important criteria for basics), they come in a huge array of colours and are reasonably priced.

Bassike

Bassike is a tad bit pricier, but I’ve found that their garments do have longevity. They’re my go-to for tanks and t-shirts, but they also have a great range of button down shirts which are ideal for pairing with everything from denim to skirts and shorts.

General Pants

I stock up on a range of tees in different colours from General Pants. They do a great bundle deal most of the time which means I can grab a few shirts for a fraction of the price. The colours they do are the staples everyone should have in their wardrobe — think grey, white, black and navy so are ultra wearable.

Seed

What I like about Seed’s basics is that they’re plain and unfussy — everything a basic should be. They do a great camis, tees and lightweight sweaters in cotton, linen and wool which makes their garments perfect for wearing on its own or layering.

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Best Buys Under $100

26th July, 2019

One of the great things right now is that there are plenty of great pieces to be found that don’t cost a fortune. From chain stores and their reasonably priced offerings to half yearly sales, it’s totally possible to get yourself some on trend pieces without your wallet looking a little worse for wear.

This month I’ve found some amazing accessories that can instantly elevate an outfit. These wooden hoops are currently slashed at 70 per cent off and are just the perfect addition that your spring/summer outfits need. These resin earrings come a close second. They look luxe but no one need ever know they’re currently on sale for just under $68.

If you’re looking for a few off duty pieces, snap up this cable knit jumper immediately and don’t forget these classic cropped jeans. Whilst this C&M tee is made for stylish weekend pairings with your favourite denim. Cap it off with these cat eye sunglasses and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

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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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Distressed Jeans

Image from Seed Heritage

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

Image from Seed Heritage

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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The one skirt you need in your life

19th July, 2019

If there was one skirt that was seemingly everything last year it was the Naomi leopard print skirt by Realisation Par. The 90s inspired slip skirt in silk satin was a common feature of many a street style pic. And for good reason. The midi crop and ever so perfect animal print was the versatile dress up or down style staple of our dreams.

It should come as no surprise that the skirt has made its way into the mainstream, with iterations of the satin slip skirt now becoming a feature in many a chain store’s current drop. The beauty of this skirt is the silhouette makes it an elegant and modern piece that can be worked back with everything from a white tee to a slouchy sweater and button down shirt. With such versatility, you’ll definitely want to make this addition to your wardrobe now because if there’s one thing that’s certain, you’ll definitely be seeing it everywhere come spring/summer. Pair it with a floss heel and that’s your signature look for the next few months. sorted.

Shop my edit of satin skirts below

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What’s on my shopping wish list

12th July, 2019

I’ve been shopping around for investment pieces of late so this month’s round up features a few designer buys that I’ve had my eye on. Bags and shoes are usually what I splurge on because of how versatile they are so I’ve been scouring my fave brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton for new designs. That said, the rest of my list involves some practical wardrobe updates that I know I’ll wear to death. It’s all about a high-low mix when it comes to my wardrobe.

O!mega Shadow Gel Powder Eyeshadow, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Image via Sephora

My makeup artist Michael Brown used a selection of products from the Marc Jacobs Beauty range on me for Fashion Week and ever since them I’ve been obsessed. This particular shade has such a rich colour and achieves a natural flushed effect.

Boyfriend V Neck, Skin and Threads

Skin and Threads have always been a fave brand for jumpers and I come back to them every winter. Oversized knits are great as they’re comfy and cosy. I like the baggy look of this and the gorgeous pink shade.

Cannes, Louis Vuitton

Image via Louis Vuitton

Structured, dainty bags are hugely popular right now and I like the compact size of this and its elegant feel.

Sling Back in Neutral and Black, Chanel

Image via Chanel

I can’t go past the classic look of these Chanel pumps. The iconic beige/black combination is a versatile colour pairing and the comfy heel make them great for wearing during busy work days.

Chanel’s Gabrielle Backpack, Chanel

Image via Chanel

I saw the bubblegum pink shade of this bag and immediately fell in love. Even in such a striking colour I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a Chanel bag — it’ll hold up well and have longevity, not to mention the bucket style is a classic.

U Crew Neck short Sleeve T-Shirt, Uniqlo

Image via Uniqlo

These white t-shirts are a new fave of mine. I’ve actually been wanting to stock up on them because they’re just the right shape, they’re a really thick fabric and they don’t look worn just after a few washes.

Mom Jean, Levi’s

Images via Revolve

Can’t get enough of “mom” jeans. I like the slightly relaxed fit and they work really well with a tee, sneakers and a cute coat.

Black Belt Bag, TDE

Image via TDE

If you’re like me and are a fan of going handsfree when it comes to your bags then this is a great, affordable option by The Daily Edited. And I’m always on board with any kind of monogramming.

Bare Leather Sandals, The Row

Image via Net-A-Porter

The only difficult thing when it comes to these shoes is deciding which colour to get. I like the rust tone of this pair and its minimalist style makes it extremely versatile.

What’s on your wish list this month?

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My go-to sunglasses brands

8th July, 2019
Bold Prada sunglasses at this year’s Fashion Week

Sunglasses have always been an integral part of my look. I find that great frames can easily add a certain extra something to an outfit and for that reason, I’ve managed to accumulate quite the collection (see below for just some of what I’ve collected over the years).

I tend to have a range of sunglasses at different price points. I’ll have my splurge sunnies of the designer variety for special events and occasions, but I’ll also have a few cheap pairs (one I even purchased from the newsagent and they’re always mistaken for Celine!) boomarked for when I’m playing with the girls. I also favour really affordable brands like Le Specs and Local Supply for when I just need a fun pair of sunglasses that I can throw in my bag and not have to worry about.

Having tried and tested a number of sunglasses brands over the years, these are a few of my faves…

My sunglasses collection

Poppy Lissiman

Small frame sunglasses are an on trend option for eyewear and this pair by Poppy Lissiman has been on rotation for months. I’ve found this brand to also do really cool colours and shapes and at a reasonable price point too.

Local Supply

Local Supply is a great affordable Aussie eyewear brand that I often turn to when I want sunglasses with a bit of an edge. Think interesting shapes and cool colours.

Le Specs

An oldie but a goodie, Le Specs have been a go-to of mine for years. They always do on trend styles and the cat eye pair above from their collaboration with Adam Selman was hugely popular and still a definite fave of mine.

Gucci

You can always rely on Gucci to do a beautiful pair of sunglasses, especially when you want something next-level. If you’re after embellishment and a luxe and glam feel when it comes to your frames, this is definitely the brand to treat yourself with.

Miu Miu

I love Miu Miu’s playful accessories, especially sunglasses. You can always rely on the brand to turn classic styles into something more with the right finishing touches. These cat eye sunnies with subtle diamante detailing are a great example of the label’s aesthetic.

Chloé

Chloé do really gorgeous 60s style frames such as the pair I’m wearing above. If you’re after round frames with a soft, feminine feel then it’s definitely one brand you need to turn to.