As seen on Instagram

Well hello, aren’t you looking lovely? If you’ve landed here, there’s a fair chance that’s because you’ve seen something on Instagram and clicked on through the profile.

This page will be updated with the latest things I’ve linked to via my Instagram posts.

{If you shop through some of these links I may receive a small commission – you don’t pay any extra.} 

Latest blog posts

The Model and Me: Iland Co

3 sleepwear and pyjama solutions that look as good out of bed as they do in

How to plan and pack for your next holiday (plus FREE e-book offer – valid until February 17, 2017)

The Model and Me: Bird Keepers by Design

3 date night outfits for Valentine’s Day and beyond

8 tips for styling your bed for an awesome Clean Sheet Day

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders denim 2017

3 autumn winter 2017 trends you can wear now in summer

How to create a simple summer daytime makeup look

The Model and Me: Hunt + Kelly summer 2017

How to create a 15-piece summer workwear capsule wardrobe

My everyday style starts with sunscreen  – and yours should too (PLUS win a $250 Hamilton sunscreen pack)

The Model and Me: Mojo Beach summer 2017

How to create a work from home summer capsule wardrobe

17 ways to pose for an outfit photo and feel confident (PLUS win an Olympus PEN E-PL8 camera)

Take the stress out of getting dressed with our free outfit planner – download here

The complete Styling You 2016-17 summer style guide

Sponsor me for Sydney Coastrek

If you’ve been following along with my Insta Stories then you would know that I’ve been training like a mad woman … like a mad mama actually … for the the 2017 Sydney Coastrek. On March 17, our team of four – the Madmamas – will be walking 30km from Kirribilli to Bondi to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

(If you’d like to sponsor me, click HERE. Just $25 will restore sight to a needlessly bind person)

We’re excited to announce our team sponsors.

Nikki Parkinson trains for Sydney Coastrek at Body Smart Exercise Physiology wearing Active Truth tightsSay hello to Brisbane-based active wear company Active Truth. The two women behind this brand have made it a mission is to make activewear for every body “because, the truth is, healthy is an outfit that looks different on everyone”. Sizing ranges from S to 3XL. I’ve fallen hard for Active Truth’s tight collection. The prints are just spectacular and the signature deep waistband offers fantastic core support – and comfort. The Madmamas will all be wearing Active Truth tights on the walk.

A big thanks to Body Smart Exercise Physiology, which have not only sponsored us but also are training us every week so that we’re the strongest we possibly can be for what the 30km will throw at us. I’ve been doing reformer Pilates at Body Smart since mid-last year and am excited to now be doing Body Smart Live Smart Exercise Therapy program. The team has experience working with amateur, elite, professional and Olympic athletes as well as non-athletic patients like myself. So if joint pain or a severe health condition is preventing you from exercising, they have the skills and experience to help. If weight loss is your goal they can help with that too.

Come away with me in 2017 … to Melbourne and Bali

Nikki Parkinson | Styling You

In 2017, I’ve once again teamed with Hello Me Escapes to offer two styling and shopping escapes – one long weekend in Melbourne and one six-night getaway to Bali.

We’ll also be hosting a high tea event in Melbourne as part of the weekend away – and this event is open to those who already live in Melbourne.

Tickets for the event and spots on each of the escapes are limited. More details HERE.


I’m super proud to be the brand ambassador for Surafina. Here are some of the pieces I’ve been wearing lately.

Surafina Serifos (I’m in 16)

Surafina Angelina top (I’m in 16)

Surafina Gardenia dress (I’m in XL)

Surafina Coco dress (I’m in 16)

Surafina Adrift denim skirt (M/L)

Surafina Angelina black lace dress (I’m in XL)

Surafina shirred white pant (I’m in XL)


I’m super proud to be the brand ambassador for Adrift. Here are some of the pieces I’ve been wearing lately.

Adrift Sasha top (I’m in XL)

Adrift Kate top (I’m in L)

Adrift Poppie dress in retro pink (I’m in M/L)

Adrift Afton dress in black (I’m in L)

Adrift Tibi top in chambray (ON SALE – I’m in L/XL but could fit S/M)

Adrift Inca dress in chambray (I’m in L)

Adrift Inca dress in white (I’m in L)

Adrift Maldives kaftan in navy (I’m in L/XL)

Adrift Kate maxi dress in raspberry (I’m in XL)

Adrift Bianca top in blue overdye (I’m in XL)

Adrift white denim skirt (I’m in M/L)

Adrift Bahamas dress (I’m im XL)

Adrift indigo denim skirt (I’m in M/L)

Adrift Carnival top in pink and white (I’m in XL/2XL)

Adrift Hampton maxi dress in leafy pink (I’m in L)

Adrift Castaway earrings (various colours)

Adrift Sasha top in white (I’m in XL)

Adrift Savannah top in black (I’m in XL/2XL)

Adrift Bell top in blue print (I’m in X/XL)

Adrift Savannah dress in black (I’m in M/L – this colour in this design is generous so go down a size)

Adrift Melanie top in Navy (I’m in XL)

Adrift Tango top in Chambray (I’m in XL)

Adrift Dakota dress in marle grey (I’m in XL)


Boho Bird Field of Dreams top (I’m in 16)

Bird Keepers sleeveless shift dress (I’m in 16)


Motto Body Con skirt (I’m in 16)

Motto Chiffon Cold-Shoulder top (I’m in 16)

Motto Crepe Diva Shirt

Motto Jersey Basic Cami

Bohemian Traders

Bohemian Traders white cold shoulder top (I’m in XL)

Bohemian Traders cropped distressed skinny jean (I’m in 34)

Bohemian Traders Dreamer dress in periwinkle (Buy down at least one size. I’m in L but could wear M)

Bohemian Traders Resort Monaco Frida OTS top (XL)

Bohemian Traders Mid Blue Fitted denim skirt (I’m in 34)

Bohemian Traders distressed denim shorts (I’m in 36 – up a size because I wanted them to sit lower)

Bohemian Traders Frida off-the-shoulder maxi dress (L – but I could fit the M – this is an over-sized look)

Bohemian Traders boyfriend jeans in white (34)

Bohemian Traders distressed denim shorts (36)

Bohemian Traders embroidered boho top in navy (XL)

Bohemian Traders classic white tee (I’m in XL)

Bohemian Traders Oversized Blossom Days sarong wrap

Bohemian Traders Classic Wash Boyfriend Jean (I’m in 34)

Bohemian Traders Dark Wash Distressed Skinny Jean (I’m in 36)

Bohemian Traders Classic Scoop Neck dress in navy stripe (I’m in XL)

Bohemian Traders Boxy Denim jacket (I’m wearing XL)

Bohemian Traders distressed skinnies in light wash (I’m wearing size 34)


Uberkate everyday cocktail ring 

Uberkate Ubercircle extra small

Uberkate Living Circle necklace – Medium and Large

Meet FRANKiE4 Footwear EMMA in nude (and black)

I love being the ambassador for FRANKiE4 Footwear. These are some of latest releases from my fave footwear brand.

FRANKiE4 Footwear EMMA in nude | Mela Purdie top and pant at Zambezee BoutiqueIf you love my signature heel, the NiKKi, then you’ll fall hard for EMMA. She’s built on the same heel and foot bed as NiKKi and her on-trend lace-up design is adjustable to your foot width. Available now. Click HERE

Please note that this is a busy time for Australia Post and deliveries are likely to take longer than usual.

{Top and pants: Mela Purdie at Zambezee Boutique}


Meet FRANKiE4 Footwear NiKKi in tan

FRANKiE4 Footwear NiKKi heel in tanSay hello to the new NiKKi (my signature shoe at FRANKiE4 Footwear). Just look at her tan loveliness. Just like her sold-out Latte and Black sisters, NiKKi tan offers superior cushioning in a heel that you really can walk in all day. Tan accessories are hot, hot, hot, hot this summer. Work NiKKi in tan back with neutrals, colours and prints for a fresh take on your warm-weather wardrobe.

Available now. Click HERE. Please note that this is a busy time for Australia Post and deliveries are likely to take longer than usual.


Meet FRANKiE4 Footwear NAT in white (and cream and black)

Surafina dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear sneakersI do love my FRANKiE4 Foowear sneakers and the new lady on the sneaker block at FRANKiE4 is NAT. The NAT has depth and width at the toe so your feet don’t feel squished and the gusseted tongue means that you can wear these as a slip-on without laces if you’d prefer that look. 

Stock of the white and black is limited until March but the cream with the gorgeous black stripe is in plentiful supply. All take orthotics and have superior cushioning. Please note that this is a busy time for Australia Post and deliveries are likely to take longer than usual.