Hello Brisbane, it’s good to be home but boy, oh boy, did I have a ball this week in Perth.
It was a bit of a lightening visit – two nights, two events and not much down time – but it was an adventure and a privilege to be able to meet about 100 SY readers and a number of new and established bloggers as part of the tour I’ve been doing to launch and promote my book, Unlock Your Style.
You can check out the event photos here.
I did like the vantage point I had on the flight over … hello Great Australian Bight. What an incredible country we live in.
Who knew that I’d booked to stay in the fancy part of town (King Street)? Shame the credit card wasn’t up to a work out!
Took myself on a morning walk up to Kings Park. Was worth it for this view.
I’m incredibly grateful to NIVEA Australia – it’s their sponsorship that has allowed me to travel to so many places. You can catch up with future events here.
Next Friday if you live in Brisbane and are interested in blogging, I’m talking at the Apple Store in the city about how I blog, the devices I use and also the apps that help make my working life easier. It’s a free event but you need to register here.
I love hearing stories of women turning around a bad situation and making it into something good and worthwhile.
KateDubauskas was recently made redundant and in her words it was “completely terrifying” but she also realised that she’d been given a gift – the opportunity to finally do what she’d always wanted to do – design a collection of bohemian luxe jewellery.
Like many people these days, she’s reached out to crowd-source for funding to help get her idea off the ground. Her Kickstarter project will allow her to put my pieces in to production and to start the business she’s always dreamed of.
The project is only live until November 14 so if you like the look of Kate’s designs, why not help her reach her funding goal?
There is so much fashion and style inspiration to be found via Australian bloggers. Here are a few posts this week from my blogging friends that might give you some ideas for your own wardrobe.
Still haven’t got on the jumpsuit band wagon? Style and Shenanigans gives you some ideas on how to do it and where to shop for a jumpsuit to suit you.
Spring racing fever is well and truly happening. Sonia Styling has more tips on how to approach the coming race week in style. And Baubles, Bubbles and Bags has some great styling inspiration too. More Cup Day genius: Style on V has taken one Target dress and has shown us three ways to wear it for the race that stops a nation.
Gillian – one half of the fabulous duo behind Champagne Cartel – has some great ideas for getting sorted with what to wear to the office when you’re not feeling your best!
And I’m over on the Blue Illusion blog this week, sharing three ways to wear orange this spring-summer.
How to deal with criticism
I’m very lucky with this beautiful SY community – the majority of readers are supportive, polite and respectful. Thank-YOU for being all of that and more. The next time I receive a comment that’s like an annoying mosquito bite on an otherwise bite-free space, I’m going to channel the wisdom of online guru, Marie Forleo. Her advice doesn’t just apply to the online space but to life in general. Life’s too short to take on board the negative, isn’t it?
I’m aiming to include a little bit more shimmer and shine in my outfits over the next week. Metallics are a hot trend right now – and I say embrace anything that gives you an extra glow. Why not join in and share your #everydaystyle outfit with the #symetallics … I’ll be collating a collection of these outfits to include in an upcoming post to inspire others even more. Who’s in?
It’s a wrap! Cheers and happy Friday. What are you up to this weekend?
* I was a guest of Maurice Meade salon.