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What I wore working from home

7th April, 2020

If there’s one thing I make a point of doing when working from home it’s that I still try to make an effort to dress up in outfits that I love. Not to say I don’t love being in my cosiest, softest pieces but as I’ve said here, there’s something about actually putting on a proper outfit and getting dressed that helps me get into the right frame of mind to power through my to-do list. So here’s what I’ve worn over the last few days.

Who else can’t live without a great pair of jeans right now? I have had this Camilla and Marc pair forever and they’re so comfortable and hold their shape really well. I decided to pop an earthy Bec and Bridge chocolate top on as I wanted to wear a warm autumnal shade and finished it off with a pair of fun AJE statement earrings.

Credits: Top, Bec and Bridge; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc; Earrings, AJE

Whenever I’m feeling a bit flat wearing a bit of colour always helps so I thought why not wear a pastel yellow today? Also dresses are such a comfortable option to wear all day so it was a no-brainer. The sweet smocking and puffed sleeves also added a nice feminine touch. Topped it all off with a statement necklace because why not?

Credits: Dress, S/W/F; Necklace, AJE

I wanted to get a bit more dressed up today. because I had a few conference calls to do so this ultra cute pink suit was the ideal option. I’m still embracing suiting when the WFH circumstances call for it, and this suit as an added bonus is really quite light and perfect for work. Also who else loves the longline silhouette of this Manning Cartell jacket? It’s such a great cut and is perfect when worked back with denim too. I wore these Camilla and Marc heels because, well, frankly I just really wanted to wear them.

Credits: Suit pants and jacket, Manning Cartell; Heels, Camilla and Marc

I wanted to squeeze in a workout today and was also going to be spending a large chunk of my time with the girls in between working so activewear seemed the ideal option. The beauty of this Camilla and Marc set is that it’s such a sleek design it makes you feel like you’re not really wearing activewear. I wore this bum bag by P.E Nation when I had to duck out to pick up something from the shops, and have also had my Huawei FreeBuds handy at all times because it means I can make calls and listen to music throughout the day unencumbered.

Credits: Crop top and bike shorts: Camilla and Marc; Bum bag, P.E Nation; Earphones, Huawei FreeBuds

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What I Wore: Mini Moment

31st March, 2020

I’m currently compiling a mental list of outfits I really want to wear once everything goes back to normal and this look is one of them. My current routine of home schooling, working from home and Netflix sessions doesn’t quite require this level of dressiness so until then, I’m remembering this shoot fondly.

This Camilla and Marc blazer-style mini dress is just the right balance of sophisticated and classic, but with a hint of playfulness that avoids it from feeling or looking too stuffy. It’s also such a versatile piece as it can easily be worn with bare legs but worked back with pants once temperatures drop. I love the textured finish from the fabrication to the detail on the pockets, and the contrasting buttons add a punchy element that allows the look to pop.

I wanted to wear simple accessories with this look and couldn’t go past my two-tone Chanel slingback flats. They’re a comfortable option for when I need a slightly more dressy shoe to go with my outfit and I’ve found them to go with so many different pieces in my wardrobe and can easily be worn with casual ensembles too. As the final finishing touch I opted for a sleek structured Gucci shoulder bag with a chain link feature. The colour makes it really versatile while the elegant design elevates it into something special.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Shoes, Chanel; Bag, Gucci

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Top Coat

24th March, 2020

While we may all be spending a lot more time at home these days, I’m still trying to inject a little fun into my wardrobe everyday in whatever way I can. Fashion’s always been such a huge part of my life and wearing a beautiful piece (even if I’m just going to staying inside) is one thing that helps me maintain a little normality in my routine.

I had this coat bookmarked for many an outing throughout autumn/winter, from meetings to events to the races and while those events may be put on hold right now, I’m still trying to work it into my wardrobe as best as I can. This checked coat by Viktoria and Woods is such a great statement piece to pop on top of a casual look to add a dressy element. The pattern, the cut and the contrasting details give it an elevated feel.

My collection of jeans has definitely been getting much more of a workout than usual. It has been interesting trying to find pieces in my closet that are comfortable enough for a day spent at home but also maintains a polished feel. This is where a crisp white shirt is ideal. It strikes just the right vibe but isn’t overly fussy.

The combination of a crisp white shirt and jeans is a blank canvas for so many different types of accessories. White slingback heels and a classic black bag make this look appropriate for myriad occasions. It’s definitely one outfit I’m bookmarking for future use.

Credits: Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Shirt, Brooks Brothers; Jeans, Levi’s; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Gucci; Sunglasses, Vogue.

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What I Wore: Chandon Ladies Day

14th March, 2020

What better look for Chandon Ladies Day than one that celebrates such beautiful shades of pink. I wanted to wear a strong look but still incorporate ultra feminine touches and I thought this gorgeous Acler suit perfectly fit the brief. The dual double breasted feature gave it a unique point of difference and a modern silhouette while the two toned effect is bold and vibrant.

I wanted strong accessories for this particular look. For an on trend touch I opted for my Bottega Veneta square toe mesh heels while a felt fedora by Sarah R Curtis was the ideal headpiece. To finish off the ensemble I went with a statement necklace by Aje, and a grey Dior bag to provide the perfect contrast piece to my suit.

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Credits: Suit, Acler;  Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Hat, Sarah R Curtis; Necklace, Aje; Bag, Dior

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What I Wore: Sport Luxe

10th March, 2020

One of the best things about athletic wear going mainstream is that it allows for looks that are not only on trend and ultra comfortable at the same time, but I can get much more wear out of the casual pieces I own.

I wanted to wear a colourful Zimmermann skirt recently and thought that I could rework it into a more off duty look by pairing it with sporty pieces. I wanted the riot of colour on the skirt to take centre stage so I kept the rest of my look quite pared back. I opted to match it with a black singlet to offset the dressy nature of the skirt and really allow the vibrant colours to pop.

I kept my accessories in a similar vein. I went with a black Prada bag which while classic in style can also look a little sportier when paired with certain pieces. Also I couldn’t wait to take my new Chanel sneakers on an outing. The black and white colour palette make them so easy to work back with multiple looks and they’re as comfy as they are chic.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Credit: Top, Cotton On; Skirt, Zimmermann; Bag, Prada; Sneakers, Channel; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman; Phone, Huawei; Watch, Huawei

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What I Wore: Daydream Believer

3rd March, 2020

Where do I begin with this Zimmermann look? It’s really the stuff of sartorial daydreams, but then again I wouldn’t expect anything less from one of my favourite brands.

The gorgeous hue of both the shirt and shorts is the most delicate shade of pink and really gives this ensemble a feminine touch. However it never becomes overly saccharine, with the strong silhouette of the button down and shorts.

This set is further elevated by the little accents and finishing touches. The broderie anglaise detailing, the statement belt and the oversized cuffs with buttons bring it to life, giving it more depth.

When it came to adding the ideal final touch, I couldn’t go past a structured basket bag by Sparrows Weave. It’s got the ideal relaxed yet polished vibe to perfectly complement such a pretty set, and also adds some great texture to my entire look.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Credits: Top, Zimmermann; Shorts, Zimmermann; Bag, Sparrows Weave 

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What I Wore: Seed Heritage Autumn Winter collection preview

2nd March, 2020

It’s always so exciting to work with brands that I really love and Seed Heritage is a constant in mine and my daughters’ wardrobes. So it was fantastic to be able to host the preview of their new autumn/winter range held at Sydney’s The Apollo restaurant (which is also one of my fave dining spots — check out the others on the list here).

Having been lucky enough to check out the collection, be prepared for all things tonal this season. I wore a look from the brand that incorporated warm, chocolate tones and it had me immediately wanting to start snapping up more pieces in that colour palette. The great thing about wearing shades in a similar colour family is that it ties your whole look together and also adds some interesting depth with the play on graduating shades.

I often turn to Seed as they have contemporary pieces that have a classic feel. I loved this caramel coloured A-line leather skirt with the below the knee hemline as it looked polished when worn with dressy pieces, but could also be dressed down with more casual staples. I decided to team it with a beige sleeveless turtleneck and a chocolate hued mules (which as a side note featured a block heel which made them super comfy to be in for hours). Overall the look was definitely in autumn/winter territory with the slightly more muted but warm colour palette, but if this is anything to go by, I definitely can’t wait to start working on the rest of my new season wardrobe.

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What I Wore: A Stitch in Time

25th February, 2020

There are some dresses which evoke playfulness and fun and this Aje number is definitely one of them. The bubblegum pink shade makes a bold statement, while maintaining a carefree youthfulness. The silhouette of the dress with its subtle cut-out and the balloon sleeves help give it a pretty, feminine feel. But my favourite feature would have to be the oversized stitching detail. It really helps to add another dimension to the dress and gives it a unique point of difference.

Given the look and feel of the dress, with its softer details and shape, I wanted to incorporate some stronger accessories into the mix. I opted for a structured Bottega Veneta clutch in a great metallic pink shade. While I couldn’t resist pairing the dress with my mesh heels, also by Bottega Veneta. They’re a modern style, and adds an on trend element to my ensemble.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress, Aje; Bag, Bottega Veneta, Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Phone Cover, TDE; Phone, Huawei

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What I Wore: Blooming Beauty

18th February, 2020

If there’s bold florals and a vibrant shade of pink, I’m there! This is the kind of ultra feminine dress that’s all kinds of fun to wear, not only because of it’s larger-than-life pink colour but also the finishing touches. Bec and Bridge certainly know how to produce a showstopper of a dress and this number is no exception with its puff sleeves, ultra flattering ruching and pretty sweetheart neckline. I’ve got this particular beauty bookmarked for event dressing, simply because it makes such a statement.

I wanted to continue the pink throughout the rest of my look so I opted for this metallic pink by Bottega Veneta. I always like to add unique pieces to my looks and loved the great hue and the geometric, fashion forward shape. It’s the ideal contrast piece to the softer, feminine feel of the dress. Meanwhile mesh heels, also by Bottega Veneta add another bold element while adding an on trend accoutrement to my look.

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

Credits: Dress, Bec and Bridge (in store May 1st 2020); Bag, Bottega Veneta, Shoes, Bottega Veneta

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What I Wore: Nine to Five

4th February, 2020

Now that school holidays are over it’s time to officially get back into work mode. I wanted to set the tone for the year with a new office look and couldn’t go past classic black and white.

I’ve always been a fan of monochrome outfits, particularly for work because they’re always guaranteed to look polished and professional. Of course working in fashion allows me to play with cuts and silhouettes a little more than a corporate setting and loved that this Bec and Bridge look had a modern sensibility but maintained the sharp, sophisticated feel of a black and white colour palette.

The beauty of these pieces is that while they work beautifully together I can easily pair them with other pieces already in my wardrobe. I can easily dress the skirt down with a tee, while the shirt could go with denim. I love plenty of versatility when it comes to any new additions to my closet.

I decided to stick the the same colour palette with my accessories. So white pumps by Bottega Veneta and simple black sunglasses by Poppy Lissiman were the perfect complementary additions to this ensemble. Now, I’m officially ready to throw myself into a busy new work year!

Photography by Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Credits: Top and Skirt, Bec and Bridge (In store 1st May 2020); Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

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