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What I Wore: Winter Pairing

23rd May, 2019

If there’s one thing I love it’s outfits that are versatile and wearable. This look by Veronica Maine definitely ticks both boxes. It’s got a polished vibe and both pieces can easily be worn back with other items in my wardrobe when I don’t want to wear them as a set. Also the rich burgundy shade is just made for winter.

Being able to work a look for day and night is also really important to me. I need to know that I can wear something to the office then quickly add a few accessories or change my shoes and it’s event appropriate. The classic pleated skirt and boatneck top work well together creating a sophisticated silhouette that’s easily adaptable depending on what I’m doing. 

With such a beautiful hue to work with I wanted to keep my shoe choice quite minimalist so opted for these simple Tony Bianco heels. I’ve found translucent straps are really quite effective in being able to work seamlessly with any look as they’re so pared back, plus I find they also help elongate the legs which is a huge plus. I’m really into natural textures when it comes to my accessories of late and this straw top handle bag adds a light unexpected feature to my ensemble.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine

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Top: Mixed Colour Ribbed Tunic by Veronika Maine

Skirt: Mixed Colour Ribbed Skirt by Veronika Maine

Bag: The round wicker and leather top handle by Sparrows Weave

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco

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What I Wore: Rusted Tones

21st May, 2019

One thing I’ve always found really beautiful about this time of year is the changing colours of the leaves. All the gorgeous rusty shades work so well together that I was inspired to adopt the colour palette myself. I loved the colour blocking effect of this look and it’s something that I think works really effectively if you want to make a strong visual statement with your outfit.

I’ve spoken about my love of a great winter coat in the past and I think that one in a camel shade is a wardrobe must-have. As a neutral it works really well with almost every colour in my wardrobe and it’s eternally chic. And if you want to add a staple to your outfit repertoire this season definitely invest in turtlenecks in various shades. They’re a great all-rounder and they can pair as easily with a skirt as they can with denim.

I wore the below black top handle bag to Fashion Week last week and it hasn’t left my side. It’s a great size for carrying my essentials but also small enough to add a classic element to my look. Topped with a pair of statement sunglasses, I can see this outfit quickly becoming a fave.

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Top: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater by Lee Mathews

Skirt: Stella Silk Satin Skirt by Lee Mathews

Coat: Dallas Tailored Coat by Lee Mathews

Bag: Reader Satchel Croc by Sans beast


Sunglasses: Cat-eye crystal-embellished tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses by Miu Miu

Shoes: Wilhemina Li Mule by Senso

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 5

16th May, 2019

If ever there was a perfect time to do multiple outfit changes it’s Fashion Week. I had a day and night event today so I had to incorporate two different looks. For the show during the day I wanted to take things in a different direction with a little denim. One of the great things about denim these days is that you can wear it beyond casual situations when paired with the right finishing touches. A good pair of jeans is hard to find but after much searching I found this pair by Camilla and Marc. They’re just the right shape, wash and style to work across myriad situations and they’re easily able to be dressed up. I think you can’t go past a statement blazer when it comes to the perfect item to pair with denim. This double breasted houndstooth jacket adds an element of interest and a punchy touch to my look.

When it comes to denim I think you can always afford to go for interesting accessories, especially when it comes to your bag and shoes. In this instance these open toe Senso heels were ideal for this look, especially with the cropped jean style which is great for showcasing a great pair of shoes. I’m always on board with a top handle bag and I love the structured style of this particular bag by Sans Beast.

For the night event today which involves the Carla Zampatti closing show and the Huawei after party I wanted a look that was sleek with just the right amount of sexy as they’re after dark events. I decided on a look incorporating a sheer top by Dion Lee with a contrasting black bralette and a white Christopher Esber maxi skirt.

A skirt with a statement split always calls for a great pair of shoes and these Tony Bianco heels with transparent straps fit the bill, while also adding an on trend touch. My favourite black and gold Dior clutch seemed a fitting accoutrement to complement my ensemble, with the final finishing element a gold choker.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

Day outfit credits: Jacket, Hansen and Gretel; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Shoes, Senso; Bag, San Beast; Sunglasses, Miu Miu

Night outfit credits: Top, Dion Lee; Skirt, Christopher Esber; Bag, Dior; Heels, Tony Bianco

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 4

15th May, 2019

I’m really feeling dresses at the moment and loved the boho feel of this sheer silk dress by Lee Mathews. Anything translucent can be tricky but I think when paired with the right pieces it can be a really striking look. I decided to wear a black slip and a lace bralette underneath the dress which provides just the right amount of coverage but also adds a touch of sexiness to my outfit. Layering pieces can often be a great way to create an entirely new look—and give it a new look and feel. I love the contrasting textures of sheer and lace too, as it breaks up the all black look and softens it a little.

I thought that the dress needed a little grounding with a strong shoe so I opted for a pair of pointed Mary Janes by Jimmy Choo. They’re a great shape and style and made for the ideal complementary piece to my dress. Keeping to the all black theme, I wore black cat eye Miu Miu sunglasses and accentuated my ensemble with a black and gold Dior clutch and choker.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress: Emily Silk Gathered Short Sleeve Dress by Lee Mathews

Shoes: by Jimmy Choo

Bag: by Dior

Sunglasses: by Miu Miu

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 3

14th May, 2019

For a big day of shows I wanted to embrace a strong look and what better option than a great suit. I was attending the Camilla and Marc show today so a khaki skirt suit from their latest collection was ideal for the day ahead. The classic Camilla and Marc blazer silhouette is always spot on and has such a flattering fit and paired with a midi skirt, it is feminine, sleek and edgy all rolled into one. Plus the colour is a little different from your average suit so it really elevated the entire look.

As the skirt is already a statement-making piece in itself I wanted everything else to be quite minimalist. So I opted for a nude sandal with clear straps — simple yet on trend and a great accent piece to the suit. And after a few hectic days I definitely couldn’t leave the house without sunglasses. These black futuristic frames by Prada worked well with my favourite Dior bag worn as a clutch.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Jacket: Sloane Blazer by Camilla and Marc

Skirt: Sloane Skirt by Camilla and Marc

Shoes: Kade sandal by Tony Bianco


Bag: Dior

Sunglasses: Prada

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 2

13th May, 2019

It’s the second day of Fashion Week and with my first show being Bec & Bridge I opted to wear a piece from their new collection. I’m always a fan of an LBD and loved the look of this midi dress, particularly the finishing details. The tie-up neck ribbon and the sheer panelling give it a hint of drama and elevate it from a being just a simple black dress.

In keeping with the whole glam look and feel of the dress, I felt it needed another equally as glam touch. Given it’s been a little chilly of late I decided on a long chocolate brown faux fur coat. It ticked both the style and utilitarian box and was definitely the perfect statement outerwear to cap off my outfit.

When it comes to a black dress I think you it’s great to have accessories that pop to provide a little contrast. I love this structured mini camera bag by Yuzefi; with the colour blocking and chain strap it gives the look an interesting focal point. I decided on wearing this particular pair of pointed Christian Louboutin pumps because I loved the ankle straps so much. I think the little details are often what makes a look and I liked that strappy shoes worked beautifully with the cropped midi hem of the dress. Gold statement earrings provided just the right hint of glam and made for a strong finishing touch to my ensemble.

Photography by: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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Dress: Romantique midi dress by Bec and Bridge

Bag: Asher bag by Yuzefi

Coat: My own

Earrings: Vintage Hoops

Shoes: by Christian Louboutin

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Australian Fashion Week: Day 1

12th May, 2019

The first show of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is always exciting as there’s a huge buzz on the day as it officially kicks off proceedings. I’m a huge fan of Aje so attending their show today was exciting as I was looking forward to seeing their new collection and what pieces I’ll inevitably fall in love with!

It’s always good to support the designer whose show you are attending with your outfit so I opted for a beautiful pink and black Aje dress. The gorgeous print is a little moody in its vibe but the pops of pink perk it up and add a feminine touch.

I wanted to keep the rest of my accessories quite pared back so my black Bulgari bag and simple Isabel Marant ankle boots were the ideal complementary pieces. I found they didn’t detract from the overall feel of the dress. Having shorter hair has made me want to incorporate a few more statement earrings into my look and this pair by Reliquie helped to lift my outfit without detracting from the rest of my look.

If today was anything to go by, I can’t wait to see what else this week has in store. Stay tuned for more Fashion Week Australia coverage this week as I take you through the next few days, one outfit post at a time.

Credits: Dress, Aje; Bag, Bulgari; Shoes, Isabel Marant; Earrings, Reliquie

Photography: Sophia Athas, Hatrik

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What I Wore: 9 to 9 dressing

8th May, 2019

Being a busy mum and juggling work at the same time has meant that my wardrobe has had to adapt too. I recently spoke to Witchery about this very thing and how I make 9 to 9 dressing work. Essentially it’s about how I go from morning to dinner with the one look, with the help of a few simple, strategic outfit changes and some key pieces.

One of the ways I make 9 to 9 dressing work is the fact that my wardrobe has to consistently be versatile so I like to have strong pieces such as a statement blazer to liven up everything from jeans and a shirt to one of my favourite dresses, to a beautiful coat that can work back with myriad looks. This makes it easy to look polished but without too much fuss.

I also like to enlist the help of great accessories to help lift and adapt almost any outfit, according to the day I have. I can easily be wearing an outfit but with a change in bags from a crossbody bag to a clutch or the addition of some statement jewellery or even just a simple belt it can easily go from work meeting to fashion luncheon and then school pick-up without missing a beat. I’m all about versatility now and I like my outfits to be adaptable no matter what my schedule entails from day to day. And with the right pieces I’ve found it’s not only do-able it’s totally effortless too.

Look one:


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Blazer: Mini Check Blazer by Witchery

Top: Cotton Pocket Shirt by Witchery

Pants: Mila Zip Jean by Witchery

Look Two:

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Jacket: Winter Coatigan by Witchery

Dress: Ribbed Swing Knit Dress by Witchery

Belt: Mila Belt by Witchery (Similar)

Look Three:

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Dress: Button Midi Dress by Witchery

Jacket: Boyfriend cardigan by Witchery

Belt: Mila Belt by Witchery (Similar)

This post was produced in collaboration with Witchery

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What I Wore: TOD’s launch

4th May, 2019

I was excited to fly down to Melbourne this week, to attend the launch of the new TOD’s store in Chadstone shopping centre. I’ve always loved the classic TOD’s aesthetic and was so interested to see in person, how they create their iconic driving shoe. So much craftsmanship goes into turning the buttery soft leather into a pair of shoes which explains why they’re the kind of addition to your shoe wardrobe that will last the test of time.

To attend the event I was lucky enough to choose a piece from the TOD’s range and decided on a blush pink leather dress. Leather is such a luxe fabric to wear and so comfortable so I knew the dress was the perfect choice. My favourite thing about it was the knotted back detail. I’m always a fan of dresses with amazing detailing at the back as it’s so unexpected and really gives it a point of difference. I wanted to keep things nice and simple to allow the dress to take centre stage so I paired it with a black pair of Aquazzura shoes and The Slow Mode Cleopatra earrings. Classic and simple.

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Dress: Dress in leather by Tod’s

Heels: Deneuve 105 bow-embellished suede pumps by Aquazzura

Earrings: Cleopatra’s Bling -Astrology Earrings by The Slow Mode

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What I Wore: Autumn Shades

29th April, 2019

Even though we’re still getting some gorgeous warm days in Sydney, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been embracing all things autumnal of late. I love the shade of this Veronika Maine skirt as it reminds me of the changing colours of the leaves around my neighbourhood. Its sleek silhouette makes for the perfect counterpart to a cosy knit (also by Veronika Maine). I love both pieces as they’ll easily work back with plenty of other separates in my wardrobe, meaning they’ll get quite the work out over the coming weeks.

I wanted to maintain a comfy look so I opted for my go-to pointed Dior flats, which are great for spending the day walking around in but still look quite dressy. My black Dior bag with chainstrap is a great size as it’s big enough to carry what I need but compact enough that it’s perfect for busy days running around. Fun scallop edged sunglasses by Chloe make for the ideal finishing touch and is the perfect companion during days of glorious autumn sunshine.

Photography by Sophia Athas

This post was produced in collaboration with Veronika Maine

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Jumper: Chunky Diamond Rib Sweater by Veronika Maine

Skirt: Drapey Belted Skirt by Veronika Maine (Similar)

Shoes: J’adior Ballerina in Black Technical Canvas by Dior


Sunglasses: Round scalloped Sunglasses by Chloe (in pink)

Bag: Dioraddict Lambskin Bag by Dior (similar)

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