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7th August, 2020

It’s the last month of winter so this means we’re heading into prime transeasonal weather. Before we fully get into the throes of spring dressing (hello, easy breezy dresses!) we can still get some mileage from a few wintery pieces that can see us through the last few weeks of cool temperatures. So in the mix, I’ve rounded up a few on trend pieces, some classics to take you through to the end of the year and some handy staples to make dressing during that ‘it’s not hot but it’s not cold’ period much easier.

Embrace the wide leg jean trend now because it’s going to be here for awhile. If you’re a little unsure, this super affordable option is a great way to dip your toe into the trend.

This gorgeous rosy pink shade is just made for spring. But in the meantime you could easily pair it with a jacket and boots and make it appropriate for chillier weather.

This balloon sleeve cardigan is a slightly more fun iteration of a cardi. It also can be worn as a set, with a knit top that can be worn underneath. Both work great as layering pieces so they’re a handy thing to have at your disposal.

A denim jacket is one of those things that you should always have kicking around in your wardrobe. They’re great for popping on over dresses or worn with cropped pants and a tee, or you could go the whole double denim route. The options are endless.

A black midi skirt is a great piece that can be dressed up or down. But in a black denim like this, it feels a little more modern and fresh.

The tie-dye trend has been around for awhile and this jumper is a great way to add a touch of it to your look without it feeling too over the top.

A sweet addition to any spring/summer wardrobe, this top can be worn back with jeans and a jacket now, but paired with a great pair of shorts come warmer weather time.

White wide leg pants are a versatile piece to have around. They can be paired with a casual tee and sneakers, or a button down and slides for a more sophisticated feel.

Florals for spring are a given so why not stock up now? This midi dress is a great starting point to kick off all your spring/summer looks. In the meantime team it with a denim jacket and sneakers and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.

A white shirt will get you through any season and this style will certainly be on high rotation over the coming months.

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What I wore working from home

6th August, 2020

It’s been a week all about comfort dressing. I wanted to power through a few things on the work front so I was all about fun pieces that are still ideal for putting in some quality time with my laptop. So jeans and jumpers were the order of the day, but with a few punchy accessories in the mix to liven things up. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

I love this jumper because the print and colour is simply all kinds of fun. It’s a great mood lifter and works brilliantly with denim so really, I can’t ask for more. These ripped jeans by Ksubi are ideal for a desk day and add a touch of edge to any look.

Credits: Jumper, Gucci; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi

A little black and white on an unseasonably warm day in Sydney. I’ve been wearing a lot of Uniqlo basics as they’re so great for mixing and matching with different looks. I paired them with Chanel sneakers to add a touch of luxe (but still very practical) and a Dion Lee skirt just to dress it up a bit.

Credits: Skivvy (similar here), Uniqlo; Skirt (similar here), Dion Lee; Sneakers, Chanel

These straight leg jeans by Aje are so comfortable and really great for providing the starting point for an outfit. I went for a classic black and red combination today with this vibrant jumper from one of my fave brands, Skin and Threads.

Credits: Jumper, Skin and Threads; Jeans, Aje

Whoever made tracksuits a bonafide style staple deserves a medal. I love this Camilla and Marc set because it’s high on comfort levels but and ticking a trend box all at the same time. I paired them with a neutral pair of sneakers by D.O.F to finish off the look.

Credits: Jumper and tracksuit pants, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers, D.O.F

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What I Wore: Scarlet Fever

4th August, 2020

There’s nothing like getting all dolled up as a form of escapism and when there’s an opportunity to wear a Dior dress, it’s even better. This red stunner is such a classic piece—the voluminous skirt and the corset is a timeless silhouette and is often a favourite on red carpets and events because it’s such a tried and tested look.

There’s always something really empowering about wearing such a vibrant colour — red is one of those shades that you have to really go with it and embrace the fact it’s such an eye-catching hue. No time to be a wallflower in this dress! The elegance of the sweetheart neckline and the polished belt all work together to create such a beautiful event look. I wish there was an occasion on the horizon to wear this dress, but in lieu of that, it’s just fun to embrace playing dress-ups and wearing such a gorgeous piece just because.

Being lucky enough to wear this dress, I wanted to keep things strictly Dior— which isn’t difficult considering it’s a brand that always does such amazing accessories. I knew the dress had to take centre stage so I was after accoutrements that would complement not overwhelm my entire look. So I opted for classic pointed black pumps with the signature ribbon edging and a grey top handle bag. They’re strong enough to hold their own, but also have a quiet simplicity that ensures the dress is the focal point. And when the dress is pure Dior perfection, why shouldn’t it be?

Credits: Dress, bag and shoes, Dior

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Lexus Encore launch

1st August, 2020

I was on hosting duties for Lexus earlier in the week at a styling session held in Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction. We were discussing spring/summer trends so I wanted to go with an outfit that echoed the theme, but still keeping it practical with the current season ie I wouldn’t freeze to death in winter temperatures!

I went for an entire Dion Lee look for the event because the current collection has the ultra modern and sleek vibe I was going for. I opted for a green knit tank, the most genius feature of which was that it comes with detachable sleeves as part of the design making wearable in two different ways. One of the things I love about anything by Dion is that he always does strikingly architectural pieces, there’s always a focal point or feature that makes it interesting. I loved the A-line skirt I wore for this reason, particularly due to the design features such as the asymmetrical slit and corseting detail. And the beautiful trench with twin straps and belted cuffs was the right mix of classic and cool.

I felt the look needed a statement piece to complete it, and eventually i went with bold earrings by Aje. The drop style had just the right amount of glam to finish it off while an understated watch was just the right pared back accoutrement to finish off the ensemble.

Credits: Top, coat and skirt, Dion Lee; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre

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What I wore working from home

30th July, 2020

It’s another work from home week and it has been torrential downpour and freezing one minute to sunny days and mild-ish temperatures the next in Sydney. So, it has made outfits very trans-seasonal. I’ve also had a few work meetings scheduled and took the opportunity to embrace some slightly dressier pieces because who doesn’t love any excuse to get a little more dressed up these days. Here’s what I wore this week.

All about a statement coat and couldn’t resist this leopard print faux fur number. It’s super cosy too, so it definitely ticks the practical box. I relied on my failsafe jeans and a white top combination on this day, because it provided the perfect base for a funky print.

Credits: Coat, Unreal; Jeans, Levis; Top (similar here), Uniqlo

I wore this in a recent What I Wore post and can attest to how much I love it based on its frequency of appearance in my outfit roster. I really can’t go past comfy separates, and paired with boots, it’s the ideal balance of comfort-dressiness that I always aim for.

Credits: Top and skirt, Camilla and Marc; Boots, Louis Vuitton

I saw this knit and fell in love immediately because I could imagine how warm and cosy it would be. I’m a fan of all things navy as I’ve found it to always look chic and classic, and I think the silhouette with the hybrid cowl/turtleneck makes for the ideal anchor point to this look. I added a black skirt with fold detail (you can always rely on Dion Lee for the most perfect finishing touches) and kept the rest pretty simple.

Credits: Knit, Camilla and Marc; Skirt (similar here), Dion Lee

How good are these camel pants by Manning Cartell? They’re a great fit and just the right winter shade. I wanted to go for a pared back vibe so I went for a simple white ribbed top. I enjoy having the opportunity to rock a few dressier pieces and these pants have become a firm fave.

Credits: Top (similar here), Uniqlo; Pants, Manning Cartell

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What I Wore: Sleek and Simple

28th July, 2020

The midi skirt is often one of those pieces that can seem tricky to wear at first but it’s a style that’s quickly become a staple of my wardrobe. This cream skirt by Camilla and Marc is an ideal piece for winter because it’s such a great textural piece to work with, and adds a little depth to a cool weather look. I also love the simple yet elegant seam detail which just adds a point of interest.

While beige could easily work back with so many different hues, I wanted to keep things quite tonal and work with a neutral colour palette. This slimline turtleneck was the perfect option to work back with the skirt, helping to balance the proportions of this look. I also appreciate small, yet impactful finishing touches and I particularly like the white piping on this top which helps lift it and avoid it looking flat.

Ankle boots are a tried and tested winter staple and I had the perfect pair in mind. These Louis Vuitton boots helped ground the look, and the monogram adds a fun touch. I wanted to keep the logo theme going and opted for a Louis Vuitton Speedy with an oversized monogram. It’s a slightly different vibe to the classic LV logo and has a slightly more modern feel. I always finish a look with sunglasses and these small frame Poppy Lissiman sunnies add a fierce and funky touch.

Credits: Knit and skirt, Camilla and Marc; Boots and bag, Louis Vuitton; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: To Dye For

21st July, 2020

Tie dye has been a really huge trend of late and while it works well in casual pieces such as sweats and tees, what I love about this dress is that it’s such an unexpected print for a fashion house such as Dior. The silhouette works classic elements such as a crisp pleating and the tailoring of a shirt dress but adds a huge hit of vibrancy and punchiness in incorporating splashes of tie dye.

Working with such a busy print I knew I needed to incorporate accessories that were simple and elegant to offset such a bold statement piece. So I opted for a classic cream Dior bag with clean lines and a pared back vibe. For the final finishing touch I couldn’t go past a pair of black vintage cat eye sunglasses to add a fun feel to my overall look.

Credits: Dress and bag, Dior; Sunglasses, vintage

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: Leo & Lin

19th July, 2020

Discovering new brands to love is one of the things I enjoy the most about fashion and I’ve been having fun getting acquainted with Aussie brand Leo & Lin. The label’s current collection has been inspired by tarot cards which has resulted in some truly beautiful prints appearing in the range. Contrasting elements including a lion’s head to airy florals has the potential to look overly busy but not in this case—they all play nicely together, helping to offset each print so as not to be overwhelming.

Also, I enjoy any dress with twirl factor! I really like the movement of the flouncy skirt which is tamed in some way by the cinched in waist. Also, if there’s a statement sleeve involved I’m there. There’s lots of great volume incorporated in this dress but I love simplicity of the neckline, which provides a great contrast the the overall look and feel of the dress.

Shoes in this instance had to go in quite a bold direction. This dress is quite feminine so I didn’t want to go too girly with my choice of footwear—instead, it needed to be something with a to help ground the look. I went with a great pair of Stuart Weitzman ankle boots. With its studded embellishments, it helps elevate the boots and avoid it from looking too flat, while the lace up feature makes for the ideal finish.

Credits: Dress, Leo & Lin; Boots, Stuart Weitzman

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was produced in collaboration with Leo & Lin

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What I wore (not) working from home

16th July, 2020

We’re taking a family break this week so it’s also a pause on my working from home looks. As we’re holidaying in Port Douglas I’m loving being able to embrace a few new summery looks and revisit a few fave pieces. Plus not having to be in knits and coats has been a welcome reprieve. There’s just something about being in lightweight linen and lots of floaty ensembles that instantly brings on the holiday vibe. So here’s what I wore (not) working from home this week.

I’ve been living in these gorgeous Henne tanks all week. I’ve got them in different colours so I’ve just been rotating them with different bottoms, giving them a tick in the versatility/holiday wardrobe box. I paired this top with linen pants and a roomy raffia Loewe tote to carry all my holiday essentials.

Credits: Top, Henne; Pants, Venroy; Bag, Loewe (similar here);

I love embracing vibrant prints whenever I’m on holiday. These easy breezy wide leg pants are perfect for warm weather and paired with a tank and a summery tote, it’s such an easy laidback look.

Credits: Top, Cotton On; Pants, Mela Purdie; Bag, Loewe

This bias cut skirt is such a gorgeous shade of green and perfect for going out to dinner. I opted for another Henne tank and simple sandals. I don’t really like to fuss around with heels or anything too dressy when I’m holiday, so this is a great marriage of polished yet relaxed dressing.

Credits: Top, Henne; Skirt, Bec and Bridge; Shoes, Gucci; Necklace, Aje

Who else loves a matching set? I packed these because not only do they work together but they’re easily paired back with other pieces which means I can get multiple outfits out of them. I try to avoid overpacking where possible and being able to guarantee that I can wear two pieces in several ways makes it easier.

Credits: Top and pants, Bec and Bridge; Bag, Sparrows Weave; Shoes, Gucci

One piece swimsuits are my go-to. I also love the fact they can be worn as a top, enabling me to get multiple wears out of them. I wore this with a printed wrap, and added a few textural elements via my hat and bag.

Credits: Swimsuit, Heidi Klein; Wrap, La Perla; Hat (similar here), Avenue; Sunglasses, Vogue

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What I Wore: The Little Navy Dress

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