Whilst hanging out with my family at my parents’ farm in the Southern Highlands was great, the highlight of the week was definitely celebrating my 7th wedding anniversary with Luke. We married in one of my favourite places in the world, Taormina in Italy and it was without a doubt one of the best days of my entire life—I wish we could relive the entire thing all over again! I always like to reminisce on the day whenever our anniversary rolls around (if you want to check out photos from the day, I shared some of my fave snaps from my album here) and as the years go by, I’m so happy to have Luke by my side through everything.
Escaping the cold Sydney weather to Daydream Island has been such a great trip for Luke, Sophia, Grace and I. The girls have absolutely loved exploring the resort and everything has been so family-friendly too. Checking out the Living Reef where the girls were able to feed the stingrays was a definite highlight for the kids and so educational too.
There are worse ways to spend a week than jetting off to a tropical island but that’s exactly how I’ve spent the last few days. I was lucky enough to be invited to spend a week at Daydream Island with Luke and the girls. Along with being able to enjoy the beach and sunshine, I was also thrilled to work on an exciting shoot to coincide with my new ambassadorship for the resort. I had a great time shooting around the beautiful property and can’t wait to reveal more. It’s safe to say this has definitely one of the more fun and relaxing weeks I’ve had on the job!
This week has also been a great opportunity to snap up some special pieces with Harrold’s big sale. Lots of my favourite designers were on sale and some were reduced up to 50 per cent which to me is the perfect time to nab a few designer things I’ve had my eye on.
And to cap off such a big week, I headed up to our family farm to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the country. The girls always really love it as it gives them the opportunity to run around and have a great time with all the different animals my parents keep. I for one, am glad for the extra day’s break and will definitely be making the most of it enjoying the sunshine.
With winter officially here it’s time to into cosy dressing mode. I love winter because it’s a great opportunity to play with lots of layering along with mixing and matching textures. Also there’s plenty of accessories to play with. From a great pair of ankle boots to a beautiful scarf and a luxe shoulder bag, there are so many ways to add an interesting element to a look. And if winter’s not your thing and you’re stuck for ideas on what to wear, never fear because these outfits are sure to inspire.
Denim is a girl’s best friend but it can sometimes look a little too casual. Enter a statement jacket. Fringing, patterns, embellishment… as long as the jacket is a little bit extra it can turn a pair of jeans into something special.
Extend the wear of your favourite denim skirt by pairing it with sheer stockings a la Brooke Testoni. Simply pair with a punchy shirt and heels and you’ve got yourself a chic winter look.
Suede is one of those luxe textures that’s made for winter. A pair of suede boots is an easy way to incorporate it into a look but you could also opt for a beautiful coat or a skirt.
Update your denim wardrobe this season with a pair of cropped wide leg jeans. It’s a fun alternative to a skinny leg style and it works beautifully with a great pair of flats.
Knits are without a doubt a winter wardrobe staple so this season why not mix it up by working a few interesting styles into your repertoire? A crossover ballerina style jumper such as this is a versatile option for day or night.
Have a little fun with your winter coat and look for one that incorporates texture. A fluffy coat such as this is an effective way to dial up the impact of any outfit.
If you don’t have a classic trench in your wardrobe yet you don’t know what you’re missing out on. It’s a versatile style staple that will instantly add a sophisticated touch to any ensemble.
I’m all for a blazer, and this season I’m loving one in a fun vibrant shade. This bubblegum pink number is ideal for elevating an outfit.
Who says your skirts have to go into hibernation? Work it with a button down skirt and boots and you’ve got yourself a seriously sophisticated look for work or play.
Playing with earthy shades this season is must. A beautiful rust colour worked back with beige is one way to do this colour palette in an on trend way.
What’s winter if you don’t have at least one all black ensemble? Whilst it’s a shortcut to looking chic, wearing it from head to toe can sometimes look a little flat. Add some great accessories such as crossbody bag or a headband to give it a little lift.
A printed skirt is a great outfit option no matter that time of year. You can easily change the look and feel of this ensemble by switching out a shirt for a tee and vice versa. Add a jacket and you’re done.
Another big week on Instagram (and on my blog)! I shared a few snaps from Sophia’s 5th birthday on our family farm in the Southern Highlands – if you’ve got a Disney princess lover in your life check it out!
Also given it’s officially winter I’m sharing my new skincare routine. The cooler weather means I’m more focused on looking after my skin – nothing worse than a dry, damaged complexion so I’m employing a new beauty regimen.
It’s always a nice treat to have a mid-week getaway and I was lucky enough to do a girls’ trip to Orange in NSW. A change of scenery, including lots of amazing food and wine and getting up close and personal with the local flora and fauna certainly helped me to recharge my batteries after a busy few weeks, including the hectic few days that was Fashion Week.
Fashion Week is over for another year and what a week it was. It’s always such a whirlwind few days, from the excitement of the very first show featuring Aje to doing Date with Kates with a few designers and catching up with friends and colleagues, it’s been such a busy time. But as always I’ve had fun and I’m looking forward to doing it all again next year.
Also the upside of attending Fashion Week is seeing the upcoming trends and pinpointing what I will be adding to my wardrobe come spring/summer. From interesting silhouettes to beautiful bold prints, there’s definitely plenty to love. Take a peek into what I got up to celebrating all things Australian fashion.
It’s been a hectic week this week in the lead up to the start of Fashion Week as I get all my looks together for all the shows. In amongst all the prep however it’s been nice doing Mother’s Day activities both with the girls and two of my favourite mums ever – my own mum and my sister-in-law Hoda. I hosted a little brunch for the three of us this week ahead of Mother’s Day and it was lovely to hang out and spend some quality time together.
Now it’s time to get ready for another big few days at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Given the number of public holidays we’ve had over the last week or so it’s hard to keep up with what day it is! I managed to squeeze in a relaxing few days at our family farm in the Southern Highlands and made the most of the gorgeous weather we’ve been having by going for a stroll with the girls and Luke. It’s always a nice way to spend time as a family.