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The bag that does double duty as jewellery

23rd February, 2018

Who doesn’t love a fashion multitasker? The bracelet bag trend spurred on by the Chloe Nile bag seen in everyone from Olivia Palermo to Sienna Miller and Vogue’s Christine Centenera, is just that. With its bangle-like handle it not only allows you to cart all your stuff around in one pretty package, it can also double as jewellery when you’re wearing it. The ring handle bag is a breath of fresh air from traditional bag silhouettes and allows you to elevate an accessory to a beautiful adornment without having to really do much at all.

Scroll down to shop my edit of bracelet bag options to suit every budget…

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Want an easy way to update an outfit? Try a deconstructed shirt

16th February, 2018

I’m a believer in wardrobe shortcuts. Those pieces that will instantly make an outfit look on trend when paired back with old favourites from your closet. Enter the deconstructed shirt. Turning the traditional button down on its head, this is a trend that looks edgy yet is so wearable that you’ll want it in multiple styles and will find yourself practically living in it. This shirt will work well with everything from your favourite pair of jeans on the weekend, to a skirt for a night out and slacks for the office. It’s the ultimate style chameleon and you’ll most definitely find yourself reaching for it during those times when you need your look to feel modern and fresh.

Shop my picks of deconstructed shirts below…

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Tell me—have you already tried this trend? Will you add it to your wardrobe?

 

 

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What’s on my February shopping wish list

2nd February, 2018

Now that it’s the last month of summer I’m in the mood to embrace resort wear looks that I’m hoping will prolong this holiday feeling just that little bit longer. Punchy prints and colours,  ultra feminine pieces with a relaxed vibe and just a few understated hints of glamour here and there is what’s currently playing on my mind, and naturally, is what has made it onto my wish list this month. Whilst I cling to the last few weeks of warm weather, I think it’s time my wardrobe has a last hit of this season’s vibrant, statement-making pieces…

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Weekend Max Mara Olivi skirt

Rust coloured stripes and a paper bag waist has this maxi skirt perfectly placed to become a fave when it comes to nailing a casual off duty look that’s still got a little bit of flair.

Miu Miu embroidered straw tote

I am loving all the natural accessories around right now and this Miu Miu bag really nails the look, managing to combine a laidback beachy feel but livened up with just a few hits of bold colour.

Prada Logo Liberty leather shoulder bag

The logo plate on this pastel pink bag gives it a bit of edge without completely overpowering the feminine effect of such a shade. It’s the ideal size to take to an event or long lunch with the girls.

Melissa Joy Manning Herkimer diamond earrings

These drop earrings have managed to turn diamonds into something modern and edgy without compromising on its classic appeal.

Rag & Bone leather slip on shoes

Comfy sneakers are my go-to but the slip on style steers it away from the usual silhouette to give it a point of difference.

Aquazzurra Harlow Pearls Plateau 140

The pearls! The colour! The texture! These platform heels are all kinds of adorable and is made for a glamorous night out.

Mink Pink Eclipse sunglasses

Round frame glasses have that retro vibe but still manage to look fashion forward due to the fact they’re rimless.

Aje Amatae dress 

I’m always drawn to one shoulder dresses because they show off one of the most flattering parts of a woman’s body. Add to the mix the button up side, the asymmetric hem and ruffles and I’m sold.

Jo Malone London lime basil mandarin candle

I love a luxury candle, especially when Jo Malone is involved. I wish you could smell this because it’s heavenly!

Lisa Marie Fernandez Imaan ruffle bikini

The powder blue colour of this bikini is the ideal shade for this time of year, whilst the ruffles and tie details on the top and bottom are an adorable touch.

What’s on your shopping wish list this month?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New statement sunglasses to love including one of my current faves

7th January, 2018

I have a thing for sunglasses. I’ve built up quite the collection because I’ve found they’re one of the easiest ways to switch up an outfit or lift an otherwise quite subdued ensemble. My go-to style definitely has to be anything that makes a statement—an interesting frame, a coloured lens, or fun embellishments always catch my eye. I often change my sunglasses like I do my bags or shoes and consider them to be an integral part of an overall look. Over summer a pair of great sunglasses is a definite must and there’s no better season to push fashion boundaries as far as your eyewear goes so if you want to try a unique shape or vibrant shade then go on and take the plunge. Also, with so many sales at this time of year, it’s a great time to snap up a pair of sunnies. I always make a point of shopping around for any pairs I have my eye on during this period as I know I might be able to grab them at a discounted price.

You can shop a few of my top picks below including one of my current favourites that I’m wearing above…

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The shirt dress is your new easy breezy summer staple

3rd December, 2017

Just because she can do no wrong on the sartorial front right now let’s take a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book once again. This time around it’s all about the casual shirt dress. The royal-to-be wore one during a European sojourn and that’s all the convincing we’ll need that its just the thing our summer wardrobes have been missing.

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When it comes to the shirt dress think resort wear vibes with light fabrics such as linen and cotton a popular option as they’re perfect for the steamy weather we tend to have in Australia at this time of year. Also don’t be afraid to have fun with prints and colours which are ideal for everything from the beach to backyard BBQs. Accessorise a shirt dress with slides or sandals, even white sneakers if you want a sportier look. A great belt is also a welcome pairing with most styles of shirt dress and adds an element of interest to the look. When it comes to dressing during the warmer months it’s an easy and stylish option that’s ultra lightweight and comfortable to boot.

Shop my round up of shirt dress options below…

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This summer it’s time to embrace linen for day and night

1st December, 2017

It’s time to officially welcome summer and with it introducing lightweight linen into our closets. With its resort wear feel it’s the ideal option for this time of year but more importantly it’s also a fabric that’s comfortable and breathable, making it perfect for Australia’s notoriously hot months.

And this season linen will be making its way into our wardrobe in so many incarnations. From the jumpsuit above which is ideal for balmy nights enjoying cocktails to breezy dresses and palazzo pants that are made for enjoying sunny days out at the beach or by the pool, it’s the go-to fabric that will be making its way into most wardrobes and getting quite the workout this season. Whilst a classic white linen piece is a failsafe option it’s also worth exploring prints and colour this season. From hues such as cobalt blue and millenial pink that will add a pop of colour to any outfit to retro style gingham that’s oh-so sweet your options are plentiful, and there’s definitely a guaranteed style to suit all tastes and budgets.

Embrace linen’s distinctly relaxed vibe and treat yourself to that holiday feeling every time you walk out the door.

Shop my edit of linen pieces you’ll live in this summer…

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The jumpsuit is the styling shortcut you need in your life

10th November, 2017

I’m all about a styling shortcut. Dresses are an easy go-to for me when I need to walk out the door fast as all I really need to think about is a pair of shoes and bag and I’m done. Another such item is the jumpsuit. It’s high on the oh-so easy and oh-so stylish ranking and on the days I wear one, it’s honestly such an easy outfit to pull together that I can get ready in a shorter amount of time. They’re also such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. A plain black jumpsuit for example can easily be reworked into a look to suit virtually every occasion, whether it be lunch with the girls, a day of running around, date night or with the addition of a jacket, even a work meeting. That doesn’t mean its bolder counterparts aren’t equally as handy to have in your closet. A printed jumpsuit can be a fun alternative and according to the accessories you pair it with—flats for day and heels at night for example—it can also have many outings and incarnations. The only thing you really need to do is ensure that it’s cropped at just the right length (I love an ankle length) to ensure you get the most flattering fit. Be warned however—once you’ve tried one, you definitely will want an entire collection.

Shop my roundup of jumpsuits below…

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A cami top is the versatile staple you’ll wear time and again

27th October, 2017

Kate Waterhouse black cami top

I’ve got a few camis in my wardrobe and can personally attest to their versatility. They’re able to be worked back with so many different looks whether it’s a underneath a blazer for a polished nine-to-five outfit or with a leather skirt for date night. I’ve found you need a cami top in two colours, one in white and one in black to cover most outfits however who can resist investing in a few different hues when they’re so wearable? Consider colours such as a rich burgundy or a beautiful pastel pink to add a pop of colour to your next ensemble or even a polka dot or star print to add a fun touch to your next look. If you really want to up the ante experiment with frilled or lace embellishments or different textures such as velvet or satin. But if you want a cami that will remain a classic, then silk is definitely timeless option.

Find a cami top to suit every outfit in my round up below…

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It’s time to update your sneakers to this new style…

25th October, 2017

Kate Waterhouse Gucci metallic sneakers

While our love affair with white sneakers will no doubt remain if you’re after a new alternative shoe option to add to your athleisure wardrobe then it’s time to set your sights to all things metallic. You’ll find high shine options from every brand from Gucci to Converse and it’s just the thing to elevate a casual look into something that’s instantly fashion forward. Whilst a pair of silver or gold sneakers might at first seem difficult to integrate into your wardrobe I can tell you its anything but. I wear my silver Gucci sneakers to death as I find the hue actually works with most things that I’d usually pair with my trusty white kicks. Consider it a neutral that has just that little bit of extra sparkle.

Shop my round up of metallic sneakers below…

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New statement heels to love

21st October, 2017

There are times when you just want your accessories to do the talking and nothing is more suited to the task than a pair of statement heels. Whenever I feel that my outfit needs a bit of punch it’s the one thing that’s guaranteed to deliver.

When it comes to statement heels I think you can go as bold and daring as you want—often it’s a case of the more adventurous the style the better. However if you’re not one to go too over the top you could start with a heel in a vibrant colour a la my candy red Gucci heels above. But if you really want to go all out look to dramatic embellishments such as oversized bows or jewelled adornments which can turn an ordinary heel into a work of art.

The great thing about a statement heel is that you don’t really need to fret too much about the rest of your look as often a killer pair of shoes is all you need to really elevate your look to one that will impress. It’s the simple addition that requires minimal effort but delivers oh-so much. When it comes to this trend, if someone stops you to comment on your footwear then you know your job is done.

Looking for a pair of showstopper heels? Shop my picks below…

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