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What’s on my shopping wish list

11th October, 2019

My shopping wish list this month is a little bit of everything—a mixture of wardrobe staples, interesting accessories and fun pieces in bold colours. I think the combination of styling race day looks and building up my spring/summer wardrobe, along with considering a few new additions for the festive season has taken me in all different directions and I’ve discovered a few beauties along the way.

Double-Breasted Satin-Trimmed Wool-Blend Twill Blazer, Givenchy

I have a soft spot for black blazers and as such I’m always looking out for one to add to my collection. I love this Givenchy blazer for the double breasted cut, the satin lapel and the flattering nipped in waist. A definite winner.

Hexagon-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, Loewe

Sunglasses in interesting, not so common shapes always catch my eye. I love this for the hexagon shape — classic but edgy.

Striped Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress, Kenzo

I can’t look past the fun colours of this knitted dress. Such a great option for spring and perfect to wear with sneakers for casual days but it can easily be dressed up with flats or ankle boots when I want to look a little more dressed up.

Iside Micro Textured-Leather Tote, Valextra

White accessories are perfect as they’re so versatile and can work back with multiple pieces. I love the old school, elegant feel of this style.

Rexy Ruffled Lamé Mini Dress, Maje

This mini dress is a touch disco and a whole lot of fun and I can see us attending many an event together. Such a gorgeous colour too.

Alloy Cropped Ribbed Stretch-Knit Top, The Range

Cropped tops might seem a bit scary to wear on their own but I think they work beautifully with a high waisted pant. You still get all the coverage and the silhouette looks fresh and modern.

Hexagon-frame acetate sunglasses, Loewe

Fashion rule to live by: when you really love something considering getting it in all colours. These sunnies in brown is also amazing.

Crystal-embellished Satin Pumps, Miu Miu

These pumps are a little extra and I love them for it. The crystal embellishments and the pink satin work together to create a little shoe magic.

Cropped Canvas-Trimmed Cotton-Jersey Bustier Top, Dion Lee

A sleek top that certainly makes a statement. This will be a great little addition to my wardrobe as we start to head into party season.

Bernadette Cady and Embroidered Tulle Jumpsuit, Saloni

I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits and this is one has a classic silhouette that is elevated by elegant finishes, particularly the embroidered tulle sleeves.

Furoshiki Mini Leather Tote, The Sant

We tend to have bags that fall into certain families, whether it’s a tote, a clutch or crossbody bag which is why I love this style—it’s so different to the styles we often see. The handles, the structure, the beautiful silhouette…it’s such an interesting piece.

Belissa 100 Feather-Trimmed Suede Sandals, Jimmy Choo

Elegant heels are a must for the festive season and this style, with its feathered trim is all kinds of gorgeous.

Arc Two-Tone Lizard-Effect Leather Tote, Rejina PYO

I’m all for a soft, roomy tote of the buttery leather variety but I can’t go past the sleek silhouette of this particular Rejina Pyo number. It’s just so polished.

Square-Frame Marbled Acetate Sunglasses, Loewe

There’s scope for summer sunglasses to be a little more bold, and a little more fun, and this marbled pair will make the ideal finishing touch to many a warm weather look.

Frayed Linen Hairclip, Lelet, NY

Relaxed linen is made for this time of year and as a hair accessory, it makes for a sweet touch to any ‘do.

Faux Leather Midi Skirt, Stella Mccartney

I often wear leather pieces in black but I’m definitely all for dabbling in a little colour when a vibrant yellow leather skirt like this is involved. It’s the very definition of sunshine!

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Whats on my shopping wish List

20th September, 2019

I fell in love a few times this month—there are so many beautiful pieces to shop out there right now. My shopping list is heavily influenced by what occasions and work commitments I have at a particular time and as you’ll see when you scroll below, I’m all about event dressing right now. I’ve been looking for pieces that are going to work beautifully for events, particularly all my racing commitments over the next few weeks. So if you’re heading trackside any time soon or you just want to get a head start on your Melbourne Cup look, then you may want get in the zone with a few of my picks below.

Shirley Mini Leather Tote, Staud

Great shape and beautiful colour. So much to love about this bag and it’s so versatile too.

Afra Off-the-shoulder Cutout Satin Top, Cult Gaia

I am really into the drama of this top with the ruched sleeves and exposed shoulder. I could definitely see myself rocking this to many an event.

Triple S Logo-embroidered Leather, Nubuck and Mesh Sneakers, Balenciaga

Whilst this is a slight departure from my events shopping, it’s a worthwhile detour as I don’t think you can ever have too many sneakers. Love the colours of these shoes and the interesting shape.

Metallic Textured Leather-Trimmed Suede Sandals, Prada

These are so much fun! The lightning bolts really make them and I can seem them adding a playful touch to any ensemble.

Gathered Plissé Satin-jersey Midi Dress, Rotate Birger Christensen

Pink is always such a beautiful colour to wear to an event and the elegant style of this dress would make it appropriate for so many different occasions.

Teddie Knotted Plissé-lamé Headband, Loeffler Randall

I love that hair accessories are such a big trend right now. This gold headband would make the ideal finishing touch to many a look.

Insignia Signet, Sarah & Sebastian

Such a dainty little piece by one of my favourite Australian jewellery labels. I’d wear this often as an understated way to accessorise a look.

Carlina Sunglasses, CHLOÉ

It’s time to freshen up my sunglasses collection and what better way to do it than with this pair by Chloe. A great shape and such a fun vibe.

Nile Minaudiere Smooth Calfskin, CHLOÉ

I’ve always really enjoyed this style of bag by Chloe and I especially love the bracelet handle which makes it look like a piece of jewellery.

One-Shoulder Ruched Velvet Maxi Dress, Les Reveries

Velvet is such a gorgeous texture on a dress. It’s also a way of adding a little depth to a look, whilst maintaining the sophisticated sensibility of a little black dress.

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What’s on my shopping wish list

12th July, 2019

I’ve been shopping around for investment pieces of late so this month’s round up features a few designer buys that I’ve had my eye on. Bags and shoes are usually what I splurge on because of how versatile they are so I’ve been scouring my fave brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton for new designs. That said, the rest of my list involves some practical wardrobe updates that I know I’ll wear to death. It’s all about a high-low mix when it comes to my wardrobe.

O!mega Shadow Gel Powder Eyeshadow, Marc Jacobs Beauty

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My makeup artist Michael Brown used a selection of products from the Marc Jacobs Beauty range on me for Fashion Week and ever since them I’ve been obsessed. This particular shade has such a rich colour and achieves a natural flushed effect.

Boyfriend V Neck, Skin and Threads

Skin and Threads have always been a fave brand for jumpers and I come back to them every winter. Oversized knits are great as they’re comfy and cosy. I like the baggy look of this and the gorgeous pink shade.

Cannes, Louis Vuitton

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Structured, dainty bags are hugely popular right now and I like the compact size of this and its elegant feel.

Sling Back in Neutral and Black, Chanel

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I can’t go past the classic look of these Chanel pumps. The iconic beige/black combination is a versatile colour pairing and the comfy heel make them great for wearing during busy work days.

Chanel’s Gabrielle Backpack, Chanel

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I saw the bubblegum pink shade of this bag and immediately fell in love. Even in such a striking colour I don’t think you can ever really go wrong with a Chanel bag — it’ll hold up well and have longevity, not to mention the bucket style is a classic.

U Crew Neck short Sleeve T-Shirt, Uniqlo

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These white t-shirts are a new fave of mine. I’ve actually been wanting to stock up on them because they’re just the right shape, they’re a really thick fabric and they don’t look worn just after a few washes.

Mom Jean, Levi’s

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Can’t get enough of “mom” jeans. I like the slightly relaxed fit and they work really well with a tee, sneakers and a cute coat.

Black Belt Bag, TDE

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If you’re like me and are a fan of going handsfree when it comes to your bags then this is a great, affordable option by The Daily Edited. And I’m always on board with any kind of monogramming.

Bare Leather Sandals, The Row

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The only difficult thing when it comes to these shoes is deciding which colour to get. I like the rust tone of this pair and its minimalist style makes it extremely versatile.

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

14th June, 2019

I am heading off to Daydream Island for a family holiday which has got me in a serious resort wear vibe. And whilst it’s been fun playing with lots of layering now that winter’s here, I’ve always got a soft spot for easy breezy summer dressing. There’s just something about effortless, laidback looks that’s always so great to shop for. So here’s a peek at what I’ve been wanting to snap up for my trip—and for a head start on my summer wardrobe.

Bare Leather Sandals, The Row

These shoes are everywhere at the moment and I’ve been stuck for which colour to get. I’m leaning towards this beautiful pink shade to add a hint of playfulness to a look. And let’s face it, a comfy heel is always a good idea.

Solitaire Belted Ribbed Seersucker Swimsuit, Hunza G

I am really loving one piece swimsuits and this brand does some gorgeous seersucker styles which look classic and modern. Also show me swimwear with a cute belt and I’m there.

Penny Earrings, Amber Sceats

These shell earrings are perfect for my holiday. I think they’re quite fun and are just the thing to dress up a day look or add an element of interest for an after dark outfit.

Outta Love Sunglasses, Le Specs

You know I’ve got a weak spot for great sunglasses and this oval pair by Le Specs are an affordable way to accessorise a summery look.

Paula’s Ibiza Medium Leather-Trimmed Woven Raffia Tote, Loewe

Straw bags are very much having a moment and are made for beach holidays. Love the size and the interesting asymmetrical handle of this particular piece.

Mika off-the-shoulder Tencel and Linen-Blend Midi Dress, Mara Hoffman

Off the shoulder styles are super flattering so I’m always drawn to them whenever I’m trying to pull together a holiday wardrobe. Love the cut and voluminous sleeves on this particular dress. I can see myself wearing this from the beach to the bar.

After Fil Coupe Silk-Blend Georgette Pareo, Eres

Wrap skirts are perfect for vacation wear and I love how sophisticated this particular piece is. The elegant draping and moss green shade work beautifully together and would be a dream with a cami or even a relaxed tee.

Honour Belted Linen Wide-Leg Pants, Zimmermann

Wide leg pants are just the right vibe for resort wear. I love anything in a crisp white when it comes to great beach attire and linen is made for days spent enjoying the sun.

Verity Cropped Grosgrain-trimmed Floral Print Linen Top, Zimmermann

The sleeves, the print, the cut—I love it all! This is great piece that can be worn with the simplest of items whether its denim or a neutral pant and work together to create a look that has impact.

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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

1st March, 2019

It’s time to officially farewell summer and say hello to autumn but that doesn’t mean I’m not trying to squeeze in a few last summery purchases. That said it’s the also the perfect time to start prepping my new season wardrobe. I’m embracing warm, earthy tones of tan and beige along with vibrant shades of burgundy and red. If you’re on the hunt for some great new pieces, check out my wish list for a little inspo…

Chloe Faye medium leather and suede shoulder bag

I love the warm tones of this bag plus it’s just the right size for carrying all my daily essentials.

1064 Studio gold plated cuff

Fun costume jewellery that has a bit of extra personality is one thing that’s made elevating my looks that much easier.

Victoria Beckham waffle knit midi dress

I love dresses with a simple silhouette that can be dressed up or down. This dress will work now with heels but I can also transition it to autumn/winter with a jacket and boots.

TDE taupe Samsung Note 8 case

I like changing up phone cases and this one is a beautifully sleek design.

Sandro Lila belt

Statement belts are always a great way to elevate a look especially in such a bold shade.

Nina Armando Taylor shoe

This is a great shoe that will help lift an outfit by adding a bright pop of colour.

Paloma Barcelo Auriane wedges

I always gravitate towards wedges as they’re the ideal shoe for wearing to events like the polo or the races where I don’t want to be sinking in grass with stilettos!

Maggie Marilyn Far Far Away sweater

The simple design and colour palette of this sweater makes it the ideal versatile piece for the cooler months.

Eugenia Kim Mallory silk hair tie

Scrunchies are having a moment and this is a fun option that’s both decorative and functional.

Rebecca Vallance Harlow mini dress

How cute is this dress? Love the shape and the colour and I can see myself getting plenty of wear out of this.

Rejina Pyo wide leg chambray pants

This chic pair of wide leg pants has an effortless vibe that I really like.

Eres metallic trimmed swimsuit

A totally glam swimsuit option I know, but how gorgeous is the gold detail?

Johanna Ortiz gold toned earrings

I can see myself wearing this to multiple occasions. It’s just the right design to be versatile but interesting enough to stand out.

Ray Ban Clubmaster tortoiseshell sunglasses

A classic shape and brand, these glasses are perfect for weekends spent relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Dolce & Gabbana The Only One perfume

I’ve been on the hunt for a new scent and this one is so dreamy.

What’s on your shopping wish list?

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What’s on my shopping wish list

11th January, 2019

It’s always refreshing to compile my wish list at the start of each year. I’ve done my big wardrobe purge, have scoped out all my fave stores having just emerged from Christmas shopping and checking out the sales and I’m in the right mood for a big style update. So what’s caught my eye this month?

Mimco Acid Dream drop earrings

I’m trying to dabble with a few more bold accessories this year, most especially statement earrings. I love this style for the colours and sleek shape.

Rebecca Minkoff Bree Circle bag

A classic neutral bag that’s made a little more interesting by its circle shape. This is a good one for weekends when I just need to go hands-free as I am busy running errands.

Isabel Marant gold-tone earrings

Another beauty that I’d really love to add to my collection. These have a great silhouette and hammered finish.

Helen Kaminski raffia visor

I’m so conscious of protecting myself in the sun these days that I’ve been drawn to shopping for an assortment of different hat styles. This is a great visor to have on hand when I’m just quickly popping out for coffee or picking up something from the shops.

Zimmermann printed linen shorts

Linen in summer is always a winner and these shorts with their printed finish and bold colour are just the thing to elevate my wardrobe.

Frame embellished mini denim skirt

I’m really gravitating towards denim skirts this season, especially when it features a little embellishment.

Ulla Johnson chambray wide-leg pants

I’ve always liked the look of wide leg pants especially, especially in such a beautiful lightweight chambray. These would be perfect for dressing up or down.

Adriana Degreas bikini

I don’t really do prints when it comes to swimwear and much prefer block colours so these get a definite thumbs up from me. The emerald green shade and the tortoiseshell ring detail make this a fun, yet elegant option for the beach.

Ginger & Smart anchor peplum top

With its simple silhouette, this top is ideal for refreshing my work wardrobe.

Camilla and Marc Bronte top

I don’t wear much brown but I have to say, this crop top with its crossover neckline and ruching is perfect for pairing with everything from shorts to skirts and pants.

Tell me—What’s on your current wish list?