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What I Wore: Rusted Tones

21st May, 2019

One thing I’ve always found really beautiful about this time of year is the changing colours of the leaves. All the gorgeous rusty shades work so well together that I was inspired to adopt the colour palette myself. I loved the colour blocking effect of this look and it’s something that I think works really effectively if you want to make a strong visual statement with your outfit.

I’ve spoken about my love of a great winter coat in the past and I think that one in a camel shade is a wardrobe must-have. As a neutral it works really well with almost every colour in my wardrobe and it’s eternally chic. And if you want to add a staple to your outfit repertoire this season definitely invest in turtlenecks in various shades. They’re a great all-rounder and they can pair as easily with a skirt as they can with denim.

I wore the below black top handle bag to Fashion Week last week and it hasn’t left my side. It’s a great size for carrying my essentials but also small enough to add a classic element to my look. Topped with a pair of statement sunglasses, I can see this outfit quickly becoming a fave.

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Top: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Lee Mathews

Skirt: Stella Silk Satin Skirt by Lee Mathews

Coat: Dallas Tailored Coat by Lee Mathews

Bag: Reader Satchel Croc by Sans beast


Sunglasses: Cat-eye crystal-embellished tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses by Miu Miu

Shoes: Wilhemina Li Mule by Senso

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Wardrobe Envy: Olivia Palermo

20th May, 2019

There are some women whose outfits just spark wardrobe envy wherever they go and whatever they wear and Olivia Palermo would most certainly fit into that category.

Ever since her days appearing on the reality TV show The City to now fronting campaigns for the likes of Salvatore Ferragamo and Rochas and brand collaborations with Westward Leaning and the legendary late Karl Lagerfeld, everything that Oliva touches turns to fashion gold.

So what is it about her style that incites so much interest? Her knack for putting together unlikely combinations—clashing bold prints, layering textures, experimenting with silhouettes and adding unexpected accoutrements all make for a look that’s aspirational for women the world over. It’s the kind of unique aesthetic that makes her wardrobe one to watch. Plus her love of mixing designers labels with chain store pieces makes her outfits accessible—it’s the kind of thing that we all could do.

If you want a little OP style of your own, think outside the box. Experiment with colours. Add something extra. Work with volume. And above all love your accessories. Whether it’s sunglasses, statement belts or jewellery, there’s always a finishing touch to every outfit that makes Olivia Palermo’s ensembles something to remember.

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Sweet like sherbet 🍊

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Ornate details 🕊

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Feeling tropical 🍍

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 3

14th May, 2019

For a big day of shows I wanted to embrace a strong look and what better option than a great suit. I was attending the Camilla and Marc show today so a khaki skirt suit from their latest collection was ideal for the day ahead. The classic Camilla and Marc blazer silhouette is always spot on and has such a flattering fit and paired with a midi skirt, it is feminine, sleek and edgy all rolled into one. Plus the colour is a little different from your average suit so it really elevated the entire look.

As the skirt is already a statement-making piece in itself I wanted everything else to be quite minimalist. So I opted for a nude sandal with clear straps — simple yet on trend and a great accent piece to the suit. And after a few hectic days I definitely couldn’t leave the house without sunglasses. These black futuristic frames by Prada worked well with my favourite Dior bag worn as a clutch.

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Jacket: Sloane Blazer by Camilla and Marc

Skirt: Sloane Skirt by Camilla and Marc

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco


Bag: Dior

Sunglasses: Prada

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 2

13th May, 2019

It’s the second day of Fashion Week and with my first show being Bec & Bridge I opted to wear a piece from their new collection. I’m always a fan of an LBD and loved the look of this midi dress, particularly the finishing details. The tie-up neck ribbon and the sheer panelling give it a hint of drama and elevate it from a being just a simple black dress.

In keeping with the whole glam look and feel of the dress, I felt it needed another equally as glam touch. Given it’s been a little chilly of late I decided on a long chocolate brown faux fur coat. It ticked both the style and utilitarian box and was definitely the perfect statement outerwear to cap off my outfit.

When it comes to a black dress I think you it’s great to have accessories that pop to provide a little contrast. I love this structured mini camera bag by Yuzefi; with the colour blocking and chain strap it gives the look an interesting focal point. I decided on wearing this particular pair of pointed Christian Louboutin pumps because I loved the ankle straps so much. I think the little details are often what makes a look and I liked that strappy shoes worked beautifully with the cropped midi hem of the dress. Gold statement earrings provided just the right hint of glam and made for a strong finishing touch to my ensemble.

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Dress: Romantique midi dress by Bec and Bridge

Bag: Asher bag by Yuzefi

Coat: My own

Earrings: Vintage Hoops

Shoes: by Christian Louboutin

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 1

12th May, 2019

The first show of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is always exciting as there’s a huge buzz on the day as it officially kicks off proceedings. I’m a huge fan of Aje so attending their show today was exciting as I was looking forward to seeing their new collection and what pieces I’ll inevitably fall in love with!

It’s always good to support the designer whose show you are attending with your outfit so I opted for a beautiful pink and black Aje dress. The gorgeous print is a little moody in its vibe but the pops of pink perk it up and add a feminine touch.

I wanted to keep the rest of my accessories quite pared back so my black Bulgari bag and simple Isabel Marant ankle boots were the ideal complementary pieces. I found they didn’t detract from the overall feel of the dress. Having shorter hair has made me want to incorporate a few more statement earrings into my look and this pair by Reliquie helped to lift my outfit without detracting from the rest of my look.

If today was anything to go by, I can’t wait to see what else this week has in store. Stay tuned for more Fashion Week Australia coverage this week as I take you through the next few days, one outfit post at a time.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Bulgari; Shoes, Isabel Marant; Earrings, Reliquie

Photography: Sophia Athas

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My week on Instagram

5th May, 2019

One of the great things about my job is being able to work with great brands and one of the highlights of this week was flying down to Melbourne to attend the launch of the new TOD’s store at Chadstone shopping centre. Not only was I able to check out the new store but as part of the launch we were able to see how they make the iconic TOD’s driving shoe from start to finish. Seeing the craftsmanship that goes into each piece was just incredible.

Speaking of brands, I’m gearing up for Fashion Week this week and can’t wait to bring you my picks, favourite trends and all my looks from one of Australian fashion’s biggest events. Hope you have a great week!

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What I Wore: Autumn Shades

29th April, 2019

Even though we’re still getting some gorgeous warm days in Sydney, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been embracing all things autumnal of late. I love the shade of this Veronika Maine skirt as it reminds me of the changing colours of the leaves around my neighbourhood. Its sleek silhouette makes for the perfect counterpart to a cosy knit (also by Veronika Maine). I love both pieces as they’ll easily work back with plenty of other separates in my wardrobe, meaning they’ll get quite the work out over the coming weeks.

I wanted to maintain a comfy look so I opted for my go-to pointed Dior flats, which are great for spending the day walking around in but still look quite dressy. My black Dior bag with chainstrap is a great size as it’s big enough to carry what I need but compact enough that it’s perfect for busy days running around. Fun scallop edged sunglasses by Chloe make for the ideal finishing touch and is the perfect companion during days of glorious autumn sunshine.

Photography by Sophia Athas

This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine

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Jumper: Chunky Diamond Rib Sweater by Veronika Maine

Skirt: Drapey Belted Skirt by Veronika Maine (Similar)

Shoes: J’adior Ballerina in Black Technical Canvas by Dior


Sunglasses: Round scalloped Sunglasses by Chloe (in pink)

Bag: Dioraddict Lambskin Bag by Dior (similar)

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My week on Instagram

28th April, 2019

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.

It’s also been a big week for outfits on the blog with my wrap up of all my outfits from my recent trip to Paris and my love of all manner of printed dresses, especially the below frock from Veronika Maine.

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What I Wore: Prints Charming

26th April, 2019

Lately I’ve been really embracing the printed dress. There’s something appealing about an outfit that looks pulled together with minimal effort, especially as most days I’m rushing around trying to get out the door. This dress by Steele manages to incorporate my love of a monochrome colour palette and bold prints. The mixed animal print and split make this midi dress a fun option for both day and night. By changing up my accessories I can easily tailor it to a work event in the day and dinner at night.

I wanted to keep the black and white theme going so I decided on simple black accessories. My fave Prada bag and Aquazzura heels provided the ideal complementary accoutrements as they both allowed the dress to shine. A pair of white sunglasses add a playful touch to this modern look and provide a contrast to the otherwise simple vibe I’ve gone for with my bag and heels. This outfit will easily become a go-to in the months to come.

Photography by Sophia Athas


This post was produced in collaboration with Steele

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Dress: Nala Dress, Nude by Steele

Bag: Logo Bucket Bag by Prada (in pink)

Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura

Sunglasses: Smooth Talkers Sunglasses by Local Supply

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12 Insta-outfit ideas to steal – the denim edition

24th April, 2019

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to be versatile in most people’s wardrobes it’s denim. It comes in so many different incarnations, from seemingly endless washes to cuts and styles. And the sheer volume of options means that there’s a type of denim to suit almost every occasion. So if you’re looking for new ways to freshen up the presence of denim in your wardrobe then look no further than the plethora of options that the stylish ladies of Instagram have to offer.

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Morning ❤️

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Classic white with neutrals

A pair of white jeans is always a great alternative to traditional blue. Worked back with neutral tones such as camel and beige, it’s chic personified.

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The simple things… #elleeffect

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Experiment with denim skirt styles

A denim skirt is always a trusty wardrobe staple. And these days you can work it back with a casual tee or a dressy blouse and it works equally as well.

Make it casual with sneakers

Your most favourite sneakers + denim + comfy separates makes for the ideal casual, off duty uniform you need.

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Mix casual and dressy

If you’re heading out, jeans and a tee worked back with heels and elevated accessories makes for an understated ensemble that definitely delivers on comfort.

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All the classics

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Tucked in

A pair of straight leg jeans has become quite the wardrobe staple. And no wonder—worn with a tucked in shirt, it’s a shortcut to looking polished and chic.

Denim on denim

The ol’ Canadian tuxedo look of denim and denim has certainly had a stylish evolution. Don’t be afraid to mix different washes, but you can’t go wrong with dark mixed with a ligther shade.

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White and blue

There’s no better combination than a white top teamed with a classic blue denim. For summer, a simple white singlet or swimsuit paired with cut-offs makes for the ideal, effortless ensemble.

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Go all white

An all white look is a great option for white denim. It’s fresh, modern and makes an impact.

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Dress it up

Your favourite jeans when paired with classic pieces such as pointed pumps and a coat is a great option for trans-seasonal dressing.

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Work it with a blazer

The simple outfit equation of jeans with a tee and blazer is a simple way to take your denim look up a notch. You can easily change up this look according to your choice of blazer and top.

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A spot of shopping for some essentials

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A denim jacket works with everything

Whether it’s an eye-catching print, a bold colour palette or a smattering of neutral hues, a denim jacket works well with them all. Consider this a staple that your wardrobe definitely can’t do without.

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Feminine and polished

A simple denim midi skirt can turn any outfit into one that’s pulled together and has ladylike flair. You can easily change up the look and feel of this ensemble by experimenting with different denim washes.