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What I wore working from home

20th August, 2020

I had one of those working weeks where I had filming to do, some meetings and desk time, so my wardrobe was equally as varied. It’s nice to mix it up as it allows me to play with various sections of my wardrobe, from activewear through to more polished pieces and my go-to casual staples. Here’s what I wore this week.

I can attest to how versatile these leggings by Camilla and Marc are. I’ve had them since the beginning of the year and they’re still on high rotation. Love the colour combination of this Aje jumper and it worked back well with my leggings. In amongst my collection of white sneakers are this black pair by Nike and I wear them often as they’re so comfortable.

Credits: Jumper, Aje; Leggings, Camilla and Marc; Sneakers (similar here), Nike

I always elevate denim with statement pieces and this Viktoria and Woods coat fit the bill. Love the pattern and it works well with the classic combination of jeans and a white top. I finished off this look with sneakers and my fave Chanel backpack for that high-low mix.

Credits: Top, Henne; Jeans (similar here), Ksubi; Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Sneakers, D.O.F; Bag, Chanel; Necklace, Aje;

I was filming something with American Express so I had the perfect opportunity to roadtest this look. I did a denim on denim combination and added a little hit of colour in the form of my Bottega Veneta white heels and Burberry bag and finished it off with an Aje necklace.

Credits: Shirt and jeans, Bec and Bridge; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Necklace, Aje; Bag, Burberry

Loved these jeans so much they deserved another outing. This time around I had a coffee date for work and ended up going for smart casual. White sneakers and a Bec and Bridge knit struck just the right balance.

Credits: Jumper and jeans, Bec and Bridge; Sneakers, D.O.F; Earrings (similar here), Aje

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What I Wore: Flight of Fancy

19th August, 2020

Have you ever wanted to wear something purely because it just looks like pure joy in an outfit? This Valentino look is just that. I’m always on board with a co-ord set but throw in the most intricate floral print and some thoroughly playful embellishment in the form of ostrich feathers and it’s just a picture perfect pairing. This ensemble also makes a slight nod in the direction of pyjama-as-outerwear dressing, with the cut and silhouette of the shirt and pants. But it maintains that level of polish that you’d expect from a heritage brand like Valentino. Also, the azure blue shade just makes the entire look pop.

When working with such a showstopper design I always opt to keep it simple to let the outfit steal the show. I think when prints and embellishments are in the picture accessories should be kept to a minimum so I went for a beautiful timepiece and jewellery. This watch by Jaeger LeCoultre is the kind of understated design that works with virtually any look while my Cartier bangle is something I’ve had for years and wear almost every single day. I did add a pair of statement earrings as it helped balance my overall look, and when they’re as much fun as this pair by Aje, it adds the perfect finishing flourish.

Credits: Shirt and pants, Valentino; Earrings, Aje; Watch, Jaeger LeCoultre; Bangle, Cartier

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I wore working from home

13th August, 2020

Working from home was broken up with some filming commitments for Lexus so I was able to get dressed up! (I don’t think I ever fully appreciated how nice it was to be able to do that until now). It’s a nice way to break up the week and is something different so I always welcome these small changes to the day. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

Spring/summer pieces are slowly but surely starting to creep back into my wardrobe. This dress is ultra comfortable but I loved the fact it still has a polished feel with the ruching and puffed sleeves. Also being able to wear sneakers with just about everything is so great isn’t it?

Credits: Dress, Steele; Sneakers, D.O.F

Kept it simple today with a cosy knit but added a pop of colour with the pink shade. Jeans and my go-to Chanel flats helped finish off the look. I could swap the slingbacks for sneakers and have myself an outfit that’s great for days spent running around after the girls.

Credits: Knit (similar here), Country Road; Jeans (similar here), Camilla and Marc; Flats, Chanel; Chunky necklace (similar here), Aje; Medallion, custom

Embracing touches of monochrome with this particular ensemble for a day of filming with Lexus. I went with a pared back yet polished look and went for the failsafe combination of a blazer, classic top and jeans. Comfortable flats also helped to round out this ensemble.

Credits: Blazer, Aje; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Manning Cartell; Flats, Chanel

I changed up the previous look by making a simple swap from a blazer to a cardigan. I’m always a fan of an outfit that can be reworked by tweaking one piece. Also, this cardigan is as cosy and comfy as it looks. It’s been such a great investment and is something I know I’ll wear again season after season.

Credits: Cardigan, Skin and Threads; Jeans, Camilla and Marc; Top, Manning Cartell

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What I Wore: Baroque Beauty

12th August, 2020

I’ve been slowly working more spring/summer pieces into my wardrobe repertoire and it’s been such a refreshing change from jeans and jumpers! I’m loving this dress by Aussie brand Leo & Lin for myriad reasons but I couldn’t go past this gorgeous baroque print. It’s elegant in look and feel, and the intricacy of the print gives it an elevated vibe. The shirt dress silhouette also keeps it classic, while the different design features such as the sharp collar and the handkerchief hem give it a little personality. I often feel that it’s all in the detail when it comes to any ensemble and this is one style that definitely wins in that department.

Working with a black and white colour palette, I wanted to keep the theme going throughout with the rest of my accessories. So I opted for a white Bulgari Serpenti bag. A crisp white accessory adds to the sleekness of this look, but doesn’t overwhelm. While small frame Poppy Lissiman sunglasses in black add a fun feel to this look.

Credits: Dress, Leo & Lin; Bag, Bulgari; Sunglasses, Poppy Lissiman

Photography: Sophia Athas

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Chain store buys: 10 pieces worth adding to cart

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