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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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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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Patterned blazers are making winter dressing fun

21st June, 2019

When it comes to classic, polished winter dressing you can’t go past the power of a great blazer. Easily worked back with everything from tailored pants to casual denim, it’s the one trusty fashion staple that can be relied on to tie a look together. And whilst there will always be a place for a beautiful black blazer or an understated white jacket, this season patterned blazers are very much having a moment. From bold prints ranging from punchy florals to graphic prints in vibrant shades, they’re one way to incorporate a little fun into your look. The beauty of such out-there outerwear is that you don’t have to do much more with your look—simply pop it on and you’re guaranteed to make a statement.

This houndstooth blazer was a favourite of mine at Fashion Week

Shop my edit of statement blazers below

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10 things to add to your autumn wardrobe

6th March, 2019

Autumn is still in that tricky territory of having some hot days interspersed with cooling temperatures so it’s about having a balance of pieces that can easily work for varying temperatures. One of the great things about navigating trans-seasonal weather is that you can easily get around it by working with layers. I’ve been working on building up my own wardrobe for this season and these are some of the things I think every closet needs.

A lightweight knit

You don’t need to go into full blown heavy jumper territory just yet so a nice lightweight jumper in neutral tones will see you through the next few weeks with ease.

A roomy tote

After having such a deep love affair with smaller daintier bags it seems the tote is making a comeback. Think nice and roomy enough to fit all your essentials but understated and chic in design.

A good pair of jeans

Invest in a good pair of jeans now that will take you through to winter. I am loving the slightly straight leg silhouette with a more stiffer denim as a change of pace from my old favourites, the skinny leg.

Ankle boots

You always need a great pair of ankle boots to survive autumn/winter. Find a pair in black and you can wear them with everything from jeans to pants and dresses.

A trench

A trench coat is a forever classic but this season in particular it’s going to be huge. You can easily pair it with most things in your wardrobe and it provides just the right amount of coverage and protection if you’re out and about and the weather cools down.

Anything in animal print

Animal print is another big trend to look out for. I’m a big fan of anything leopard so I will definitely be incorporating a few pieces featuring that print in my wardrobe.

An animal print maxi dress ticks two major trend boxes
A printed long sleeved maxi

The great thing about a long sleeved dress is that it always looks polished and is perfect for trans-seasonal weather as it provides ample coverage from the elements. This season dare to go bold and opt for a printed maxi style that’s designed to add a punchy element to any outfit.

A blazer

If you don’t already have one, a black blazer is a must. Look for a nice fitted silhouette, in a simple design that will be versatile enough to work with myriad looks.

A suit

I’m still loving a great suit as a polished option for the office or for an event. You can even look to experiment with colour for a modern take on traditional suiting.

A hair slide

Hair accessories are going to be huge so if you’re not one for bling, this is an easy way to dress up an outfit. A gorgeous hair slide will add a pretty touch to any look and also look majorly on trend.

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Make like Kate Middleton and embrace the humble hair bow

9th December, 2018

As with most things Kate Middleton does when it comes to fashion and beauty, there’s a mad scramble to nab whatever dress/bag/shoes or in this case hair accessory she’s wearing. Recently the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a black velvet J.Crew hair bow and as expected it has now sold out. And what’s so great about this trend is that it’s inexpensive but can turn a humble ponytail into something classy and elegant (the perfect go-to for those days when you just don’t have the time or inclination to really do your hair). And the best bit is hair bows come in many difference incarnations from a hair tie, to a headband or clip, so you’re bound to find the perfect one to suit your fashion aesthetic (and patience to style your hair).

The humble bow has also been seen on the red carpet worn by the likes of Sienna Miller, Emily Ratajkowski and Margot Robbie who each gave their respective looks a touch of old school hair appeal. I’m also a huge fan of the trend, having recently embraced it at this year’s Melbourne Cup with an oversized hair bow by Nerida Winter.

So you can either raid your daughter/sister/niece’s hair bow collection or shop my picks of accessories below. Either way this is a beyond easy trend that we can all definitely get behind.

Still in love with this Nerida Winter bow I wore to Melbourne Cup

 

 

 

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

7th December, 2018

What a hectic year it has been! The last 12 months have seen me fall in love with a lot of gorgeous pieces, and no doubt there will be more to come in 2019. In the midst of shopping for Christmas, prepping for a family holiday and a manic schedule over the last few weeks, it’s been quite relaxing being able to scroll through my favourite online stores when I have a spare minute to admire all the newest trends and latest drops of the season. With the summer months stretching ahead, my mind’s been on light, breezy pieces that can easily take me from the festive season into a brand new year. This month I’ve been all about mini dresses, animal prints and wearable skirts that have presence. Thanks for coming along on my virtual shopping trips with me in 2018—looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Zimmermann corsage print pom pom mini dress

Love a printed dress for summer especially when it’s by one of my fave Aussie brands.

Zimmermann Swiss dot tulle mini skirt

The great mix of textures and shape of this skirt make it a definite summer staple.

Adriana Degreas polka dot silk crepe de chine blouse

I can envisage this being worn to many a summer event and it adds a nice subtle pop of colour to a neutral look.

Illesteva Seattle round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with tortoiseshell glasses. Ever.

Saint Laurent printed silk de chine mini dress

Another great summer dress with a bold colour that’s ideal for events.

Eugenia Kim Sunny faux-raffia sun hat

A great sun hat is never far from my reach. This is made for days at the beach.

Balmain fringed tweed mini skirt

My work wardrobe is already being planned as we speak and I think this skirt has the right balance of classic with just a hint of fun.

Raey silk-satin slip skirt

It’s a simple skirt, but this little number will get quite the workout over the next few months.

Miu Miu leopard print silk blouse

I can’t resist a hit of animal print, especially when it comes in the form of such a gorgeous, wearable blouse.

Prada canvas and straw woven bucket bag

I like this bag’s summery feel—it’s great for warm, balmy days enjoying the sunshine.

Fendi logo knit top

A bit of logo action is always a good thing. Love this classic Fendi look.

Johanna Ortiz grassland open back swimsuit

Hunting around for the perfect new swimsuit at the moment and gravitating towards printed one pieces like this.

Cult Gaia Luna crossbody bag

A fun take on the crossbody bag trend. This will add a touch of colour to any outfit.

ASOS Design Tiana premium leather sandals

Animal prints are great, especially when they come with such an affordable price tag.

Boohoo velvet block heels in dusky pink

The gorgeous dusky pink tone of these heels make it the perfect feminine addition to an ensemble.

What’s on your shopping wish list this month?

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Statement earrings to liven up any party look

2nd December, 2018

I often think that the key to any party look is what you accessorise it with. And this is often one of the great ways in which you can recycle existing pieces in your wardrobe. By simply switching up your accoutrements, then you instantly have yourself a brand new look.

One of the best and most wearable accessories to elevate any look (whether it be a party ensemble or just a casual look you want to give a little lift) is a pair of statement earrings. I often wear simple studs but for the times when I just want something a little extra to my look I definitely turn to my choice of earring. Often by wearing something bold and fun, you can instantly change the energy of an ensemble and give it a point of difference. And this season you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Because whether you’re after feathered and fun, colourful and bright or simply elegant, there’s definitely a pair of earrings to suit.

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Statement skirts are an easy shortcut to a winning look

17th November, 2018

If there’s one thing that’s quickly become a staple in my wardrobe it’s the statement skirt. I’ve found it to be an easy shortcut on those days when I need an outfit that requires minimal styling fuss. Easily paired with everything from a tee to a button down shirt, a skirt that speaks volumes is the ideal anchor piece to many a look.

This season there are so many skirt options to choose from. From a printed midi with vibrant shades and prints to a sleek pencil skirt featuring textured finishes and plenty of embellishments, it’s the kind of piece that will see you through many occasions. Suitable for everything from a lunch with the girls to a day in the office, add it to your wardrobe repertoire and watch yourself reach for it time and time again.

Shop my edit of statement skirts to suit every style and budget

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Lightweight linen is the summer staple you need

16th November, 2018

When it comes to summer there’s nothing better than easy breezy options that are designed for long balmy days in the sun. Lightweight linen is a dream to wear at this time of year as it’s so airy, breathable and looks incredibly fresh. It also has that “I’m on an exotic holiday sipping Aperols in the sun” feel to it that is ideal for the resort wear vibe that these hotter months in Australia demand. The trend has been a regular amongst bloggers and the like with gorgeous wrap style dresses a recurring theme.

If you’re currently in the midst of updating your summer wardrobe let the following looks inspire you and prepare to shop up a storm…

 

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These pieces make for the ideal summer look…

 

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

9th November, 2018

It’s been a hectic time with the Melbourne Cup Carnival but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had time to squeeze in a bit of window shopping. My wish list is always a work in progress and I’m always finding things to update it — and it’s not hard as there are just so many amazing pieces around right now. This month I’m all about bold shades, interesting finishes and unique pieces that will take my outfits next-level.

Calvin Klein pleated midi skirt

I’m a huge fan of statement skirts and the colours and the pattern of this particular Calvin Klein piece would make it the ideal anchor piece for so many looks in my wardrobe.

Fendi leather bucket bag

Fashion’s experiencing a bit of logomania at the moment and this bucket bag is the ideal way to dip into the trend.

Saint Laurent Lily cat-eye sunglasses

My love of great sunnies continues and this tortoiseshell pair are a definite classic that I know I’ll wear for seasons to come.

Marques’Almeida belted mini dress

Warmer weather calls for shades that pop and I think this dress is fresh and fun. Great for the upcoming party season.

Chanel vintage watch

I have a thing for beautiful timepieces and this watch, in classic Chanel colours would make a welcome addition to my collection.

Malone Souliers by Roy Luwolt Maisie mules

Updating your shoe wardrobe this season is as easy as buying a pair of statement mules. Love the polka dot print and oversized buckle on this pair.

Ksubi Chlo Wasted high waisted cropped jeans

I love the cut and shape of these jeans — definitely a pair I can see myself in for off duty wear and also smart casual occasions.

Blazé Milano printed silk blazer

You can never go wrong with a blazer, especially in a monochrome. The print on this is just the thing to take a plain outfit up a notch.

Wandler Hortensia mini leather shoulder bag

I love a mini bag, especially when it’s in such a fresh shade.

Rosantica gold-tone crystal bracelet

Just in time for the festive season is this little beauty. It would make the ideal statement piece to elevate an event outfit.

Ganni ruffled sequin camisole

The killer combination of ruffles and sequins has me seeing this making its way onto the dance floor at many a Christmas party.

Juicy Couture logo sneaker

A simple, casual shoe that would be ideal for the weekend.

Missguided wide leg leopard print pant

I’m in the fashion camp that considers animal print to be a neutral so I’m definitely sold on these pants.

ASOS Design tiered maxi dress

The tiered effect and print make this a great go-to for enjoying long summer days.

Zimmermann Castile crochet top

Another gorgeous piece by one of my favourite Aussie designers. I love the romantic Victorian feel of this blouse. It would be a match made in heaven with my fave pair of jeans.

What’s on your wish list this month?