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My edit of summer slides starting from just $24!

22nd September, 2017

 

If there’s one style of shoe you’re going to need over the next few months it’s the slide. Easy to pair with everything from jeans to shorts and dresses, it’s the versatile footwear staple that can easily update any look. And the range out there is seemingly endless! From super casual pool slides to glammed up styles with jewelled embellishments to fun patterns and bold colours, you’re bound to find a pair to suit your wardrobe. To help get you started here are slides starting from just $24!

 

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What I Wore: Making the jump

21st September, 2017

There’s something about a black jumpsuit that makes a strong sartorial statement—it’s the type of piece that screams sleek and modern. Bec & Bridge’s take on the style with its strapless neckline and cropped wide leg pants has a contemporary, polished silhouette but is given a slightly more relaxed feel in the ultra on trend fabric that is linen. It’s the kind of piece that I can see becoming a versatile go-to in my wardrobe during the warmer months. I can’t resist teaming black with gold so I opted for my favourite gilded Gucci heels and and choker for a metallic touch. I kept my bag quite neutral in shade to really allow the gold accessories to shine but wanted to have a bit of fun with my choice of sunglasses so I settled on a pair of clear, round framed sunglasses by Chloe. I found they added some attitude to the look without being over the top. When the weather gets warmer I can guarantee this particular Bec & Bridge jumpsuit will be on high rotation.

Credits: Jumpsuit, Bec and Bridge; Bag, Helen Kaminski; Heels, Gucci; Sunglasses Chloe; Choker Eddie Borgo

Photography: Danielle Castano

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This Aussie brand has all your spring/summer essentials sorted

17th September, 2017

If you’ve stumbled across the Instagram account of Australian brand Posse you may have already compiled a rather lengthy shopping list of pieces to add to your spring/summer wardrobe. The homegrown label’s aesthetic could be described as vintage inspired with a slightly French feel and the result is ultra wearable off duty pieces that won’t break the bank. The finishing details are what elevates each piece— whether it’s a perfectly positioned ruffled edge on a skirt to a sweet crossover straps on a jumpsuit, every piece is one that feels considered while still managing to look effortless. An interesting thing to note is that every garment is handmade by Balinese craftswomen who are able to work from home, at their own pace, allowing them the freedom to care for their families whilst still earning an above average wage. A guilt-free purchase wouldn’t you say?

These eight looks are deserving of a spot in your spring/summer wardrobe…

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1. Bridgette gingham top + Neisha short

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2. 70s roundie bag

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3. Diane striped top + Neisha short

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4. St Tropez raffia slides

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5. Margot gingham dress

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6. Rider jumpsuit

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7. Mia mustard top + Pandora striped skirt

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8. Isobel jumpsuit
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Floral dresses to get you in the mood for spring

15th September, 2017

Kate Waterhouse floral dresses spring

Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. This famous quote from The Devil Wears Prada relegates wearing blooms at this time of year to being a little predictable but however expected it might be I think you can’t beat a beautiful floral dress. It’s the perfect piece to welcome the start of longer days and warmer weather due to its light and airy feel. And at the start of the season there are already so many styles to choose from. Whether you opt for midi, mini or maxi, cut-outs or statement sleeves, I think this ultra feminine go-to will be a versatile piece that will take you through a season of long lunches, BBQs or days spent enjoying the sun. How can you resist?

Shop my picks of floral dresses below… 

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My go-to kids clothing brands for Sophia and Grace

13th September, 2017

Shopping for Sophia and Grace is without a doubt one of my favourite things to do due to the sheer cuteness of girls’ clothes out there. Bows! Ruffles! Florals! The selection of clothing with cute little details is virtually endless. The fashion game for kids clothing brands has definitely stepped up a lot in the last few years. Having shopped for everything from casual pieces to special occasion dresses these are my go-tos for clothes that I know will deliver in the style and quality department.

Sapling

I love this brand so much that when they approached me to do a collaboration I couldn’t resist. Sapling do beautiful organic baby clothes in super soft cotton and the prints are always very cute.

Country Road

The range at Country Road is always really sweet with lots of mini me options of popular fashion trends for adults.

Seed Heritage

One of my favourite kids clothing brands in Australia. The prints and colours are always spot on and there are lots of neutral and pastel options which I am a big fan of.

Eeni Meeni Miini Moh

I love the gorgeous designs from Eeni Meeni Miini Moh. I often dress the girls in matching pieces – everything is super cute!

Cotton On Kids

You don’t have to spend a fortune on kids’ clothing. Cotton On Kids have an extensive range of basics to going out clothes that are at a reasonable price point. This is particularly great when you consider how quickly kids grow out of their clothing.

Bonds

My girls lived in onesies till they were walking so I stocked up on a lot of Bonds wondersuits. One of the best things about Bonds’ range of onesies is that they do up with a zipper rather than press studs or buttons, which as any parent trying to dress a wriggly baby can attest, is a godsend.

Tutu du Monde

When its comes to dressing the girls for super special occasions such as birthdays I’ll splurge on dresses from Tutu du Monde. The intricate embellishments make them a little work of art.

Hubble + Duke

This brand does a clothing range but I particularly love their shoe collection. If you’re after kids footwear that’s a little bit different (think rose gold mary janes and millenial pink gumboots) Hubble + Duke is the brand to check out.

Campbell & Co

A friend of mine owns this brand and they do lovely cashmere sweaters for kids. It’s a splurge but definitely great quality.

Mini by Terry Biviano

Terry Biviano’s capsule collection of kids’ shoes is handmade from quality leather with really striking embellishments such as bright pom poms and beads.

Chloé and Amélie

From printed sets to pieces with oversized bows and ruffles this brand is heaven for girls’ clothing. A great selection for those who are after kids’ clothes that are a little more fashion forward.

Atelier/Child

If you’re looking for knitwear with a difference this is the brand for you. Atelier/Child stocks everything from statement knits to cosy onesies and plush baby blankets, all made from a super soft cotton/cashmere blend that’s great for sensitive skin.

Tell me—what are your favourite kids clothing brands?

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What’s on my September shopping wish list

11th September, 2017

Hello, spring! A brand new season calls for a closet refresh and this month my shopping wish list is all about light and airy pieces (with touches of glamour for a little bit of drama) that will see me through the next few months. From sandals to sundresses my spring/summer wardrobe is shaping up to be one that’s relaxed and understated with a few pops of colour to add a bit of pep to my looks. Check out what’s made it onto my September shopping wishlist below…

Plaice Nationale midi skirt

I can see this crochet midi skirt taking me from beach to drinks with minimal fuss.

Illesteva silver tone sunglasses

Statement sunglasses are one of my favourite purchases each season so I couldn’t resist this pair of round frames with dramatic mirrored lenses.

Charlotte Chesnais earrings

Earrings in interesting shapes are one of my styling shortcuts to elevate an outfit. This pair can easily work for day or night making it a truly versatile purchase.

Aquazzura two-tone suede sandals

Flat sandals are a staple of my spring/summer wardrobe and I am particularly loving this pair by Aquazzurra due to its fun tasseled detailing.

Marysia scalloped bikini

I love Marysia’s signature scallop-edged swimsuits due to its ultra feminine vibe, and especially love the style in a very on trend antique rose pink. I’m always at the beach during summer so this bikini will definitely be worth it from a cost per wear angle.

Mercedes Castillo leather slides

It seems I can’t ever have too many pairs of slides and this elegant geometric inspired pair will easily work with myriad outfits in my spring/summer wardrobe.

Three Graces London cotton blend dress

I love having a great casual summer dress on hand as the weather heats up as it’s an easy and simple option for those days when I just want to head out the door fast. I’m also loving the striped print of this particular frock.

Caroline Constas off-the-shoulder top

The off-the-shoulder style top shows no signs of waning in popularity. A bohemian style striped top such as this will work well with high waisted shorts, skirts and pants.

Eugenia Kim straw sunhat

Beautiful hats are a weakness of mine and I can see this straw sunhat accompanying me on many trips to the beach.

Gucci Broadway bee plaque mini bag

Gucci are once again killing it in the accessories department. This mini bag is a splurge but oh-so worth it for its show-stopping design.

Sea ruffle blouse

I love adding bright pops of colour to my wardrobe during spring/summer and this ruffled blouse works for dressy occasions while still maintaining an element of fun in such a vibrant golden yellow shade.

Alexander Wang Amelia slides

The deep burgundy shade of these Alexander Wang slides keeps them classy whilst the velvet and circular net design make them a little bit edgy.

Aquazzura sweet lover sandal

It’s no wonder Aquazzurra is one of my favourite shoe brands—they just get it right all the time. These sandals with its crystal detailing add a luxe touch to any after dark look.

Rebecca Vallance beltran pleat mini dress

I find you can never go wrong with a crisp white dress. The pleated skirt and fitted bodice make this a perfect option for a dressy lunch.

Tell me—what’s on your wishlist this month?

 

 

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The longline blazer: the trend you need to try right now

8th September, 2017

One of my can’t-live-without items in my wardrobe is a longline blazer. It was a splurge, yes but my black Balmain blazer has been a cornerstone of my fashion repertoire for years and has been able to work with everything from an evening dress to a casual day look without missing a beat. I love the silhouette of a longline blazer as due to its longer length— it sits right at mid-thigh and helps to elongate the body making for a more flattering fit. This season the longline blazer comes in classic shades such as black, navy and grey but if you’re in the mood to be a little more adventurous why not opt for a tweed or tartan print and make it the focal piece of your look. I guarantee this blazer style is one failsafe way to add an element of polish to an outfit and makes it an easy go-to for those days when you need to look your best but also don’t want to get too fussy with your ensemble. Team it with a tee and jeans and you’ve got yourself an elevated casual look with just the right air of insouciance. Add it to your new season shopping list, I promise it will be on high rotation.

Shop my splurge vs steal longline blazer picks below…

 

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How to wear the same dress two ways

7th September, 2017

My wardrobe has a colour palette that features neutral shades quite prominently. It’s important to me that everything I own is versatile and can easily be restyled in different ways to suit myriad occasions. That said, I do have a soft spot for the occasional colourful buy that’s bold and makes a statement. I was after a punchy, vibrant dress in the lead up to spring and this Bambah maxi from Farfetch definitely fit the bill. A lace mustard yellow dress is definitely high on wow factor but as with every purchase I make, I wanted it to be versatile too. My style philosophy has always been that I have to be able to dress something up or down to ensure I can get maximum wear out of everything in my closet. This is why I’ve found a way to transform the look and feel of this dress to suit different occasions and here I show you how.

If you want to go…dressy

I love the ultra feminine details of this dress—the beautiful lace, the oversized bow and ruffles make it a stylish go-to number when I’m headed to a dressy affair. I wanted the dress to take centre stage so I paired it with my gold Gucci heels to keep the overall outfit in a similar colour palette and not have my shoes overwhelm the entire ensemble. With a dress such as this my beauty look had to be clean and understated so I opted for a relaxed ponytail and minimal accessories to keep the look simple and chic.

If you want to go…casual

Whilst this dress looks at home at a formal occasion it can easily be switched up to have a more casual vibe. The first thing I did was swap my heels for a pair of Aquazzura Starlight flat sandals. A change in footwear to flats gives this look a more relaxed feel. I then added accessories in natural textures such as my Nerida Winter straw boater and Helen Kaminski raffia clutch to help dial back the lace which tends to look very dressy. A pair of fun Fendi cat-eye sunglasses adds a playful finishing touch to the overall look and when paired with beachy waves it instantly transforms this dress to something that would be fitting for a more laid-back event. When you can get multiple wears out of a statement piece it’s a definite win-win.

Credits: Dress, Bambah; Sandals, Aquazzura; Sunglasses, Fendi; Heels, Gucci; Bag, Helen Kaminski; Hat, Nerida Winter

Photography: Danielle Castano

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: present ideas for every kind of dad

31st August, 2017

Father’s Day is quickly creeping up and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect gifts to give Luke and my dad. In the process, I’ve stumbled across lots of really great present ideas that I’m sure will put a smile on any dad’s face come September 3. Whether your dad is sporty, fashion conscious or outdoorsy, if you’re after last minute gift options I’ve got them covered.

Shop my picks below…

Gucci embroidered leather sneakers

A great pair of kicks—especially of the Gucci variety—is a great way to spoil a fashion loving dad. These sneakers are versatile so you can bet your dad will have them on high rotation.

Kjus golf jacket

What better accessory for a day out on the green than this waterproof golf jacket.

Polo Ralph Lauren striped jersey shirt

A striped tee is a classic and would be the perfect addition to dad’s off duty wardrobe.

Jacquard Shawl knit

Help dad stay cosy and stylish at the same time with a gorgeous knit.

Trenery Vincent scarf

A lightweight wool scarf will help dad navigate the sometimes unpredicatable trans-seasonal weather .

Lanvin knitted silk tie

For the man who loves to look dapper, a knitted tie adds a fashion forward touch to any ensemble.

Emporio Armani Luigi watch

A beautiful timepiece always makes a thoughtful gift.

Trenery Brendon Eva Derby shoe

Elevate dad’s shoe wardrobe with this derby in a luxe suede with a chic statement sole.

Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano suitcase

If your dad is a frequent flyer quality luggage would help him jetset in style.

Links of London classic gold t-bar cufflinks

If you really, really want to spoil dad this year then these cufflinks would definitely fit the bill. They’re definitely an investment piece but a pair of gilded cufflinks would take your dad’s look next-level.

Aesop Facial Balancing Gel

Aesop always do beautiful skincare and this facial gel enriched with vitamin C will deliver light hydration to the skin and is an ultra easy addition to dad’s grooming regimen.

Polo Ralph Lauren cap

This versatile cap will quickly become a weekend staple and add a bold pop of colour to any look.

Tom & Teddy swim short

If your dad hasn’t updated his swimmers for years, a pair of fun swim shorts will quickly have him looking on trend at the beach.

Lululemon shorts

For the fitness fiend father a pair of cool shorts will be a welcome addition to his gym wardrobe.

Trenery leather overnight bag

A beautiful leather weekender bag is the type of gift dad will have for years to come.

Happy Socks Father’s Day gift box

Socks have always been a reliable go-to Father’s Day gift option but when they’re this vibrant and fun they’re definitely guaranteed to put a smile on dad’s face.

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What I Wore: Statement Shirt Dress

29th August, 2017

There are times when a dress is all about the finishing touches and in the case of this Rebecca Vallance number the focal point is most certainly the triple bow detail. A long sleeved shirt dress is a favourite style of mine but I definitely couldn’t resist when I saw the ultra sweet bows on this particular piece. And when said bows are worked back against a gingham print it adds a playful vibe to the ensemble. The directional gathered sleeves help it from becoming too girly, whilst adding an interesting point of difference. Given the busy nature of the dress simplicity is key for the rest of the look. A simple pair of pointed slides by Nicholas Kirkwood and a chain strap bag continues the smart vibe of the outfit whilst the addition of a straw boater by Nerida Winter make it weekend ready.

Credits: Dress, Rebecca Vallance; Shoes, Nicholas Kirkwood; Sunglasses, Celine; Hat, Nerida Winter; Bag, Dior (similar)

Photography: Mike Belkin