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What I Wore: Candy Crush

16th June, 2020

Pops of colour are one of my shortcuts to lifting my mood and also injecting a little energy into an outfit. This candy pink longline blazer by Aje is one such piece as the colour just screams fun. I love this particular look as it maintains an element of polish but still has a relaxed, playful sensibility to it. I’ve always found blazers to be a great way to lift a pair of casual jeans, and this particular combination, paired with boyfriend style Camilla and Marc denim strikes the right note for a work look or lunch with friends.

I opted to wear the blazer cinched in at the waist with a belt so I could wear it as a top as opposed to a jacket. It’s one way to really increase the versatility of a piece and gives a blazer a slightly different look and feel.

With such a striking colour already in play I wanted to keep the rest of my accessories quite pared back. In this instance simple monochrome Chanel flats help give this look an elevated feel without looking overdone.

Credits: Blazer, Aje; Jeans, Camilla and Marc, Shoes (similar here), Chanel

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I Wore: After Dark

13th June, 2020

In another “outfit I really want to wear when events are a thing again” update, here’s a Dion Lee LBD that’s all kinds of beautiful and just made for occasion dressing. I’d originally considered wearing this to Fashion Week, but since it was cancelled, I’m now looking forward to when another opportunity presents itself to wear this dress.

The one thing you can always rely on when it comes to anything designed by Dion Lee is that there’s always a structural feature that adds an element of drama to a look. In this case the exposed corset and back adds an edgy touch, while the lace softens it and gives it an elegant feel.

To allow the dress to do the talking, simple accessories are key. I opted for a pair of minimalist Gianvito Rossi shoes with crystal heel detail while a small Miu Miu clutch was the perfect full stop to this look, adding a little bit of glam, and a lot of elegance.

Credits: Dress, Dion Lee; Shoes, Bag, Miu Miu; Shoes, Gianvito Rossi

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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What I wore working from home

11th June, 2020

The MVPs of my winter wardrobe are slowly presenting themselves as I find myself gravitating towards certain pieces time after time. I’ve been trying to find that line between feeling and looking polished while working from home, and still being comfortable. I think it’s a work in progress, but I’m loving experimenting with different silhouettes and colours. But above all, I’m finding denim still very much rules in my wardrobe…

Jeans and a white tank— you can’t really every go wrong with a combination such as this. This forms the basis for many a look for me as I can easily throw on a jumper or a blazer and it can instantly change up the vibe of the outfit, but also add a touch of polish. I’m loving relaxed denim silhouettes right now, and this pair by Camilla and Marc is really comfy.

Credits: Top, jeans and belt, Camilla and Marc

These Levis jeans are the best wash—they look vintage and are easily paired with different top styles, and also pair well with most hues. Loving this button down knit by Viktoria and Woods as it has the look of a shirt, but the comfort factor of a knit.

Credits: Knit, Viktoria and Woods; Jeans, Levis

I am seriously loving Aje at the moment, particularly this top (which I’ve also got in black—see below!). Love the voluminous silhouette which works great with a more streamlined pant. I’ve found it works really well with a statement coat, and simple white pumps help finish off the look.

Credits: Shirt, Aje; Jeans, Levis; Coat, Viktoria and Woods; Shoes, Bottega Veneta

The hue of this Aje skirt is such a good shade for winter. It’s the perfect pop of colour to add a little more energy to a winter look, plus worked back with a black smock top, it looks polished. I also like the fact that I can take this look into spring, which definitely betters the cost per wear of this look.

Credits: Shirt and skirt; Aje

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What I Wore: Berry Crush

9th June, 2020

Matching sets have always been one of my shortcuts to looking put together and this Aje look definitely fits the bill. The rich raspberry shade is a great colour to wear when I feel the need for a little sartorial pick-me-up—there’s just something about bright shades that bring a vibrant energy to an outfit. This jacket and skirt can also be worn separately, making it a great cost per wear purchase. It could easily pair back with everything from a white shirt to denim, and is a fun option for wearing out to lunch out or if you want a slightly dressier option for a work from home look.

Adding dressy accessories to an outfit with a more casual vibe helps to achieve balance, and can make an ensemble more of a multipurpose look. I’ve lived in these Chanel flats for months now, as they’re comfy for wearing during the day, but have a polished vibe to them making it a great go-to shoe. While this white Bulgari bag, adds a polished element, and makes a day look feel that little more luxe.

Credits: Jacket and skirt, Aje; Flats (similar here), Chanel; Bag, Bulgari

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What I Wore: London Calling

6th June, 2020

I’m a firm believer in the high-low mix and the right pieces can make the simplest of outfits feel luxe and special. You can usually find me in jeans and a white tank a lot of the time and one way I love to elevate it is with statement pieces that can give an outfit a little personality. It’s also the perfect blank canvas to take an outfit in any direction. This Camilla and Marc tank and relaxed jeans, are a great option for the off duty style, and have found it to be particularly great for loungewear too.

I’ve always found trench coats to be the ultimate style staple and the Burberry trench is one of the most iconic, classic iterations of it. The British brand has always produced beautiful, timeless trenches which I’ve always loved, but this version features a few modern touches that give it an on trend feel, and takes the style in a more fashion forward direction. It’s also such a great piece to pair back with denim, as it adds a touch of polish in an effortless way.

Accessories that are slightly different and have a unique feel are always a plus, and this Burberry bag with its circular shape and logo feature is such a fun addition to any look. I’m also a fan of crossbody bags as it allows me to go hands-free, while still allowing me to carry all my essentials. 

Credits: Coat and bag, Burberry; Tank and jeans, Camilla and Marc

Photography: Sophia Athas

This post was produced in collaboration with Burberry

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What I wore working from home

4th June, 2020

The first week of winter called for experimenting with lots of my favourite new winter looks, including some great new statements pieces I can see livening up many an outfit. I’m slowly easing back into my regular routine with school drop offs happening again, and work commitments too, so my current work from home wardrobe, also has to include a few visits to the outside world, and some polish for when I need to pop out for a meeting or just jump on a Zoom call. Here are a few of my current favourite pieces, and my looks working from home this week.

I wore this shirt in white the other week and fell in love with it so much I knew I needed it in another colour (one of the best things to do when you find a style you really, really like, is to get it in different colours). It’s a smock style so it’s super comfy and looks great tucked into jeans.

Credits: Shirt, Aje; Jeans, Levis

I’m starting to totally rethink loungewear as more than just an at home thing. I kept seeing pics of tracksuits paired with long coats and thought I’d try it with this Camilla and Marc set and this checked Viktoria and Woods coat to provide some contrast. I’m thinking it’s definitely going to become a fave!

Credits: Top and jogger pants, Camilla and Marc, Coat, Viktoria and Woods, Sneakers, Allbirds

So working from home has its advantages in that I don’t have to dress to battle the cold temperatures outside! Tucked away in my cosy office, I opted for this colourful look pairing this raspberry skirt and pink blazer by Aje, with a skivvy by Uniqlo.

Credits: Skirt and jacket, Aje; Skivvy, Uniqlo

I’m loving the slightly more relaxed look of jeans I’ve seen of late and these baggy jeans by Camilla and Marc are so unbelievably comfy. I paired it with a studded belt to give it some shape and add a little accent piece to give it a bit of a lift. This top by Bec and Bridge has been such a staple in my wardrobe. I’ve found so many different outfits to wear it with and is such a great little multi-purpose top.

Credits: Top, Bec and Bridge; Jeans and belt, Camilla and Marc

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What I Wore: Fancy Flare

2nd June, 2020

I’ve been having fun playing dress ups with event looks of late — it’s a nice change from being in loungewear or casual gear all the time and has me excited for when things hopefully start resuming regular programming.

While classic tailored suits have a place in any woman’s wardrobe I also love it when the silhouette is reimagined, resulting in a fun, fashion forward look. This powder blue suit by Macgraw, is a modern interpretation of suiting and is such a great way to do such a look without it looking too formal. The bell sleeves adds a unique feature and a feminine touch, while the pearl buttons give it a softer vibe. With the jacket being such a statement piece, it was great to do the simple cigarette pant just to tame the look a little. I can’t wait to wear this to an event in the (hopefully) not so distant future!

This suit is so striking I wanted to pair it with accessories that also had a little bit of personality. Worked back with neutral mesh Bottega Veneta heels, it helped lift the outfit without overwhelming. While I couldn’t think of a cuter addition to this ensemble than a mini Miu Miu bag. Simple, elegant and diminutive—the ideal finishing touch.

Credits: Suit jacket and pants, Macgraw; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Miu Miu

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What I Wore: On Track

29th May, 2020

I did a recent a post where I spoke about the tracksuit’s makeover, and if there was ever a time to jump aboard and embrace the humble trackie it’s now. Case in point: this set by Camilla and Marc. This co-ord set is all about form meeting function—it looks great but is insanely comfortable.

What’s also great about this set is that there’s a textural element at play wiht the cord fabrication. It just adds another layer of interest to a tracksuit. Meanwhile the silhouette, with the zip feature and voluminous sleeves add some elevated design elements that take it from a tracksuit to a fashion piece that you could comfortable wear around the house or out to grab a coffee.

If you’ve yet to embrace stylish loungewear, the time is now because there are so many great pieces available. Plus with winter around the corner, who doesn’t want to stay warm and cosy while being fashionable at the same time?

Credits: Hoodie and track pants, Camilla and Marc

Photography: Sophia Athas

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What I wore working from home

28th May, 2020

When it’s time to work from home during chilly temperatures, it’s the perfect opportunity to go for comfortable separates. I’ve managed to work a few polished pieces into my outfits this week, but when worn with more relaxed pairings, it was the best of both worlds. Here’s what I wore working from home this week.

We had a seriously chilly few days in Sydney and it was time to rug up. I wore this outfit when I went out for my morning run, but it was so comfortable I decided to stay in it for the rest of the day. This puffer jacket is one of the warmest things I own, and it’s so comfy too.

Credits: Jacket (similar here), Moncler; Leggings and shoes, Nike

One of my fave brands for basics is Uniqlo. Everything is so well made and reasonably priced so I stock up at the start of each season, particularly in winter. This skivvy is ultra comfortable and works back with so many different looks. These Manning Cartell pants have become such a great WFH staple, they’re ultra comfortable and look polished at the same time.

Credits: Skivvy, Uniqlo; Pants, Manning Cartell, Shoes, Bottega Veneta

Work today involved actually heading out for a bit so I decided to take this Aje shirt out for a spin. Aje is quickly becoming one of my go-to brands because they do such beautiful pieces—everything is so considered from the silhouettes to the finishing details. This shirt is going to become a regular feature of my wardrobe because it’s unbelievably comfortable and stylish too.

Credits: Shirt, Aje; Jeans, Levis, Shoes, Bottega Veneta

My fave Levis jeans and a knit— can’t think of a better combination for working at home. This black button down knit by Viktoria & Woods works back with so many different outfits and I can see it quickly becoming a key feature of my winter wardrobe.

Credits: Knit, Viktoria & Woods; Jeans, Levis

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What I Wore: Jump to it

27th May, 2020

Aussie brand Aje has become a firm favourite because of their interesting silhouettes, playful details and all round statement-making pieces. I love this pink jumpsuit for all those reasons. How fun is it? It’s a great utilitarian style while the soft pink shade softens it and gives it a really feminine feel. The gathered puff sleeves, a signature style of the brand’s, adds a striking feature. Jumpsuits are also one of the comfiest things you’ll wear, so it’s the a great option for days when you want to feel dressed up but don’t want to compromise on style.

I wanted to keep a similar thread going through this look and work in accessories that have a little extra personality and these shoes by Bottega Veneta are just that. The mesh style and square toe offer a strong style point of view. The structured white Bottega Veneta bag offers a sleek element with its serpent clasp and crisp white colour.

While we’re still navigating our way through this new normal, I’m bookmarking this look for future events—it’s one look I definitely can’t wait to wear out and about.

Credits: Jumpsuit, Aje; Shoes, Bottega Veneta; Bag, Bulgari

Photography: Ashleigh Larden