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13 tips for travelling to Bali if you are a newbie

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you're a newbie

* Updated October 30, 2013 Bali has always been on our list of places to visit. So many good friends had been and fell in love. When we booked and surprised the kids with this end-of-school-holidays trip, we had a pretty good …

Spring giveaway: win 1 of 25 prizes valued at $3690

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Has it felt like a really, really long winter for you this year? Well don't worry, because spring has now set in, and to celebrate, we have a GIANT giveaway for you. With 25 chances to win $3690 worth of …

Katies offers everyday style inspiration for all women


Sponsored by Katies If you're a fellow Australia child of the '70s, you'd remember this ad: https://youtu.be/0ShLil4MDPI K-k-Katies ... you've got the clothes I adore ... I'll see you at your Katies store. I KNOW. It's in your head now too. I remember my mum …

The Model and Me: Maiocchi

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Are you a fan of the frock? I am. I love them all - fabulous and flowy or flirty and fitted. I was editing my wardrobe at the weekend in full prep for the spring-summer season and my love of the frock could not …

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders


I love outfits that offer an element of surprise - garments that when worn offer a contrast of either textures, colours, patterns or styles. Or all of the above. Australian online store Bohemian Traders (I think I've been its number one fan since …

The Model and Me: Bamboo Body

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I'm a huge fan of lifestyle clothing pieces - pieces that need minimal care but always look good no matter where you need them to take you. I'm also a huge fan of such pieces as they are as comfortable to …

17 spring beauty tips for 2015

Spring has sprung. Your wardrobe is all sorted, isn't it? But what about your beauty routine? Could that do with an edit and a shakeup too? Or at least a taking stock? These 17 spring beauty tips will help you emerge from winter's hibernation in preparedness for …

The Model and Me: Louenhide

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Hello to all those lucky enough to be enjoying the September school holidays by the beach. I had a taste of that across the weekend, celebrating our anniversary with a kid-free weekend in Noosa. The weather has been surprisingly and unseasonably cool …

The Model and Me: Harlow Australia


Oh don't you just love a public holiday ... if you can swing it? All week, you'll be thinking it's the day before it really is. Then you'll get all excited when you realise you're closer to the weekend than you …

Plus size spring style for all occasions

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Editor's note: please welcome today's guest blogger Kim Abbate from Creating Kim. With a love of fashion and curves of her own, she has pulled together some plus size outfits for different spring occasions. Spring is finally in the air! Melbourne always …

September 2015 beauty favourites


Hello and welcome to the monthly beauty post where I feature five of my favourite beauty products I’ve been trialling for the past month. Not everything I feature will suit you but I’ll feature it here if it has suited me …

Teacher style spring-summer 2015

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Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style …

Spring 2015 Styling You Shop

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Pinch and a punch. It's not only the first of the month, it's the first day of my favourite season and the launch of the spring 2015 Styling You Shop. The shop concept is still new to Styling You. This is the …

How to wear a jumpsuit

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I remember when I first stepped into my Sacha Drake Solange jumpsuit. It was a near-religious experience. Not only did it feel as comfortable as wearing (fancy) pyjamas, I felt immediately dressed up. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 (available size 8-18) The jersey fabric drapes beautifully …

How to wear a white jacket

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I'm heading to the annual Women in Focus conference today. This year it's just up the road in Noosa and it's the first time I've been invited. To say I'm excited is an understatement. Two and a half days surrounded by inspirational …

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