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What I Wore: Beautiful Movement

14th July, 2020

The chance to dress up is always a welcome distraction from everything going on in the world right now. While event dressing is on pause right now, I still couldn’t go past this beautiful dress from Camilla and Marc‘s new range. I’ve always found navy to be such a sleek alternative to an LBD. It’s a slightly more unexpected shade for occasion wear and always looks elegant. What really elevates this dress is the strong design features. The cowl neck is sophisticated and chic neckline, while the split sleeve and the pleated asymmetrical skirt and the belt works together to create a modern silhouette. It also moves really well when on — always a tick in the right box when a dress has fluidity when you walk.

I wanted to incorporate some strong contrasting elements to this outfit and went with crisp white pieces. Bottega Veneta slingback pumps help ground the look and the strong shape is a great contrast to the delicate, finer finishes of the dress.

A structured white bag by Christian Dior adds a great finishing touch to this look. It has an understated simplicity that works well with the detailed nature of the dress. It’s also such a versatile piece as I can wear it with the strap as a crossbody bag or without and use it as a clutch. Dior always does such elegant designs but I always love accessories that work that little bit harder for you.

Credits: Dress, Camilla and Marc; Bag, Christian Dior; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Statement Suiting

12th July, 2020

Traditional suiting is beautiful and an eternal style staple but it doesn’t mean it can’t also be fashion forward when it wants to be. This suit is something I was planning to wear to Fashion Week this year for the very fact it turned the concept of a suit into something that had a little more drama, and had a little more impact. The ruching detail on both the jacket and cropped pants give it a distinct point of difference and really steers the suit silhouette into something more modern and contemporary. While the statement sleeves, with its voluminous silhouette once again adds an element of theatre to this whole look.

As I was already working with such a striking suit I knew that my accessories couldn’t be too over the top. They had to be strong but also not too overpowering. I decided on a vibrant red Dior bag to help add a further pop of colour and add a more classic element to offset the edgy nature of the pants and jacket. A pair of Bottega Veneta heels help ground the look while gold Rayban frames are the perfect full stop to this ensemble.

Credits: Suit, Aje; Bag, Dior; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Rayban

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What I Wore: Monochromatic Moment

7th July, 2020

Working with varying hues of a single shade can result in a really striking look, and is such a modern way to play with colour. When I saw this Manning Cartell look in varying shades of tan I knew it was the perfect opportunity to do it. And while all three play really nicely together, the beauty of working with neutral pieces is that they also work well separately. I could easily wear this coat, knit and pants with other pieces I already own, making them versatile options throughout winter.

I wanted to continue the colour thread in my accessories, so it was the perfect opportunity to incorporate my Bottega Veneta mesh heels. While the rest of the look is quite classic, these heels are a little punchier in its design, so is the perfect counterpoint. I have had this Gucci bag for a few years and it was the ideal option for this outfit. Just the right shade, look and feel made it a no-brainer option. I finished this look off with black Poppy Lissiman sunglasses, which also added just a hint of contrasting colour.

The next time you want to pull together an impactful look, consider working with a monochromatic colour palette. It’s easy to do but oh-so effective at making a statement.

Credits: Coat, Knit and pants, Manning Cartell; Bag, Gucci; Heels, Bottega Veneta; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Sweet Serenity

5th July, 2020

It’s quite fitting that this dress by Leo & Lin is called Serenity, because it has a quiet, understated elegance about it. Linen dresses usually evoke a more relaxed vibe, so I like the fact that this dress incorporates such strong finishes. From the buttons on the cuffs and sleeves to the double belting it takes it in a whole different direction and elevates it. I decided to embrace the sheer quality and pair it with underwear that’s allowed to peek through ever so slightly, but it could easily be worn with a slip for a more modest look.

Whenever I’m wearing something that has a more feminine vibe, I like to experiment with strong accessories. Think bold silhouettes, colour or statement features and in this instance I went for ankle boots to help ground the look and provide contrast to the floaty feel of the dress. I also went for a white satchel to work with the hue of the dress, while a pair of slimline Valentino sunglasses, also of the same shade helped finish off the look.

Credits: Dress, Leo & Lin; Bag, Christian Dior; Boots, Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses (similar here), Valentino

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was produced in collaboration with Leo & Lin

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What I wore working from home this week

2nd July, 2020

Working from home outfits during the school holidays are always an interesting proposition— I can go from dressed up for a work call or meeting one minute to super casual and ready to head out to do an activity with the girls the next. It’s been the week for doing lots of denim (kids=comfort) but I did get the chance to pop on a nice dress which is always a great way to elevate the week. Here’s what happened on the work from home wardrobe front this week.

I wore this Ginger and Smart dress last week and decided it needed another outing immediately. I love the astronomy print and the billowy sleeves, but particularly love its versatility. It can be worn with or without the belt depending on how I’m feeling that day.

Credits: Dress, Ginger and Smart; Shoes, Chanel

Comfort is key when the kids are at home so jeans it most definitely is. I love the thick denim that these jeans are made from as it holds its shape really well. Paired with a comfy beige knit, I’m ready for tackling another busy and active day.

Credits: Knit and jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc

I’ve just gotten into these tanks by Australian brand Henne and I’m already obsessed. They’re a great fit, cut and such a good quality. I’ve been layering them with different jackets and knits, but can see myself wearing them throughout summer with skirts and shorts.

Credits: Tank (similar here), Henne; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc

I’ve always maintained the importance of a good camel coat during winter. It’s so versatile, and this particular one by Karen Millen has seen many an outing. It’s such an effortless piece to throw on over jeans and a tank to dress it up, and most importantly, it helps keep me cosy when I’m out and about (or answering emails).

Credits: Coat, Karen Millen; Tank (similar here), Henne; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc

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What I Wore: In Check

30th June, 2020

A chilly family day out at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on the weekend required having to rug up, so it was the perfect opportunity to snuggle up in this Rebecca Vallance checked coat. Whenever I’m opting for quite a simple outfit, I like to incorporate a statement piece to elevate it and give it a little extra personality. The print on this coat is quite striking so it was the perfect thing to pair back with the classic combination of jeans and a white top.

When I’m after an outfit that’s guaranteed to work I always opt for tried and tested formulas, in this case denim worked back with a white skivvy. This has become a go-to combination of mine during winter and when classic Levis are in the mix, it’s a time honoured fashion combination that forms the foundation for many a look in my wardrobe.

A big day of walking around is all about comfy shoes and these sneakers by D.O.F definitely ticked that box without scrimping on style. I particularly love the athletic vibe of these shoes and the fact it still has a sleek and stylish sensibility. As the final piece of this outfit puzzle, I went with white sunglasses to add a modern finishing touch, and help tie the entire look together.

Credits: Coat, Rebecca Vallance; Skivvy, Uniqlo; Jeans, Levis; Sneakers, D.O.F; Sunglasses, Valentino

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Clean Lines

27th June, 2020

One of the things I love about 90s dressing is without a doubt the slip dress. I always associate them with Kate Moss, who rocked one in various forms throughout the 90s, and always looked effortless and cool. So, I was thoroughly on board with this particular dress by Auteur. The brand created by Aussie model and photographer Lucinda Taffs, has several pieces I immediately loved and one of them was this dress. The simplicity and clean lines make it so utterly wearable, while the midi length and the taupe shade make it versatile.

I needed a little hit of colour to give the neutral shade of the dress a little spark and decided on a baby blue coat, also by Auteur. It’s a great pairing, as the dress is the perfect canvas to offset with a pop of a pretty pastel shade.

I wanted modern accessories with a little edge given the style of the dress is so simple. It was the perfect look to pair with my Bottega Veneta heels, which are also in a similar colour family to the dress, while the mesh and chain detail give it added interest. My crisp white Bulgari Serpenti is the ideal piece to punctuate this look as it adds a classic and elegant touch.

Credits: Dress and coat, Auteur; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Bulgari

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: New season denim

23rd June, 2020

I’m embracing different denim shapes this season and it’s all about straight leg jeans. This grey pair by Nobody denim is a great way to freshen up a look by incorporating a different alternative to the classic blue wash into the mix. Relaxed denim silhouettes have become my go-to this winter as they can instantly revamp an existing look, and give it a more modern, on trend feel.

Denim is such a great blank canvas to work with and such an easy one to pair with a multitude of different pieces. I wore this back with a simple white tank (because you can’t ever go wrong with jeans styled with a white top) and popped on a teddy bear coat by Camilla and Marc to add a textural element to my ensemble.

When it comes to accessories I opted to keep things in a similar colour family and keep this look quite tonal. I opted for a pair of monogram Louis Vuitton boots and a metallic bronze backpack. Both work back well with the hue of the coat, while still lifting my overall outfit.

Credits: Coat and tank, Camilla and Marc; Jeans, Nobody Denim; Boots, Louis Vuitton; Bag, Chanel

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I Wore: Classic Chic

20th June, 2020

While my style repertoire of late has been all about comfort (hello jeans and sneakers), it’s always nice to be able to embrace ultra feminine looks every so often. This was a look I was considering for Fashion Week this year and it’s definitely something I can see myself wearing for another occasion down the track.

A pleated skirt is a year round staple that can easily be dressed up or down. In this instance I’ve worn this Dion Lee piece it in a really polished way, but it can easily be worn with sneakers and a tee. White is also such a fresh look for winter and really livens up an ensemble. I opted for a 50s inspired look with a classic black Christian Dior shirt and a Dion Lee cardigan cinched in with a waist belt making for truly ladylike dressing.

I stuck to monochrome accessories to keep things sleek and sophisticated. Delicate black heels by Camilla and Marc and a white structured Bulgari Serpenti bag were the ideal finishing touches. Both have a feminine aesthetic but have such a strong look and feel that they’re able to really ground this entire outfit.

Credits: Skirt and Cardigan: Dion Lee; Shirt, Christian Dior, Bag, Bulgari, Shoes; Camilla and Marc

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I wore working from home

18th June, 2020

I went for smart separates one day to edgy and moody the next this week, with a few punchy colours and patterns in between. It’s been a mixture of different commitments for work, so I tried to go for looks that could easily go from one activity to the next with ease. I’m really getting into lots of textures for winter, with cosy knits front and centre and a statement woolen coat punctuating a dressy all black ensemble. Here’s what I wore to work this week.

This is one of my favourite colour combinations for winter as it looks so fresh. Wearing crisp white is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year as it helps to brighten up a cool weather ensemble. Paired with a soft beige jumper it makes for an easy casual look with polish.

Credits: Knit, Rebecca Vaance; Pants (similar here), Bec and Bridge

I can’t go past a statement coat moment during winter. I had to head out for work and couldn’t resist this Rebecca Vallance piece, with its striking print. Whenever I wear black from head to toe, I always like to add a pattern to help liven up a look. Black jeans and a black skivvy is an easy shortcut to effortless cool weather dressing.

Credits: Coat, Rebecca Vallance; Jeans, Aje; Skivvy, Uniqlo; Heels, Aquazzura

I snapped up these jeans and a cropped denim jacket from Aje and have found them to be such a great addition to my wardrobe. High waisted jeans are my go-to as I love the streamlined silhouette it achieves, and it’s just the perfect partner to a cropped jacket. I’ve found the proportions just play so well together. I stocked up on skivvies at Uniqlo and they’ve been such a good staple to have on hand, and I’ve found myself turning to them constantly.

Credits: Jacket and jeans, Aje; Skivvy, Uniqlo; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

I’m really loving all things Aje at the moment based on how many great pieces I’ve added to my winter wardrobe. This berry shade is just the right thing to brighten up any outfit and when paired with a white skivvy and monochrome slingback flats, it’s a simple and understated look with a dash of pretty.

Credits: Skirt, Aje; Skivvy, Uniqlo; Shoes, Chanel