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My health story – an update

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It’s been a while since I wrote a health update here. You can catch up with my health story here and here. In a nutshell, it’s 12 months since I decided to get serious about my health. I’d always been pretty good with my food choices. I’d made quite a few changes because of my

Unlock Your Style launches in one week

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This is like a Christmas and birthday countdown rolled into one. The anticipation and excitement at the moment is mixed with a whole lot of crazy time pressures but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Unlock Your Style will be available at Big W, Kmart, Target and all good book retailers from next Tuesday. I’m

The Model and Me: Motto

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There are times when I put on a garment and cannot believe just how right the designer gets it in regards to creating something that can be so comfortable AND so flattering. This is THE winning combination in my style book. Earlier this year, Australian label Motto introduced me to its Lauren cropped pant. There

What to wear when you are pregnant

What to wear when you are pregnant maternity chic style from the real women of everydaystyle

It’s been eight years and 362 days since I was last pregnant. If I’ve done my maths correctly then that equates to my youngest child turning nine on Monday. Those nine years have disappeared in the blink of an eye. Before then I hadn’t been pregnant for further nine years. SO MUCH had happened in

How to dress like Nina Proudman

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I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again – my multiple wardrobe personalities often sway nicely between the style of both Proudman sisters. Billie Proudman speaks to my classic-corporate style personality; Nina Proudman speaks to my romantic-casual style personality. Many of you are either one or the other. And that’s ok too. Probably more ok

Beauty favourites July 2014

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We’re more than half way through a beauty year Stylers. So many products have been released on to the market. So many more to come. These monthly posts are meant to help you choose new products that might fit your beauty regime, lifestyle and budget. Each month I choose five that I’ve been trialling over

WIN Unlock Your Style + Uberkate

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It’s two weeks until my first book, Unlock Your Style, launches. Eek. Double and triple eek. Hot on the heels of last week’s “save the date” announcements, I’ve got some ticketing/booking info. Tickets are limited so do jump on board if you can make it. (Please don’t panic Melbourne, I am coming your way. I

The Model and Me: Metalicus

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A new fashion season is a dawning. I know it never makes any sense. It’s something that happens twice a year so you’d think I’d be used to it by now but coming off a week when we experienced some of the coldest temperatures in more than 100 years it really does make it tricky

What to pack for a weekend in Melbourne

What to wear for a girls weekend in Melbourne #everydaystyle

I know a lot of people have been lucky enough to be travelling in recent weeks – either near to home or half way around the world. Not here at SY HQ – work has beckoned. Today’s #everydaystyle post has come about thanks to an SY reader who is looking forward to a weekend away

How to dress like Nina Proudman

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This week I was lucky enough to get 15 minutes on the phone with the two creative people behind the costuming on Offspring. I spoke to Michael Chisholm and Zed Dragojlovich last year (you can catch up here) but I was keen to catch up with them again this year with some burning questions about Nina’s wardrobe for

Inside my wardrobe

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I’ve had a few requests for a look inside my wardrobe. Mostly these have come via my Facebook page or Instagram and are usually in the context of “where on earth do you fit all your clothes?”. Fair question. Just don’t ask Mr SY. He will spin some crazy story about how I’ve left him

5 things I discovered about myself #iDiscovered

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Sponsored by Dr. LeWinn’s Hello hindsight. I see you lurking there in the back of my mind. You are indeed wonderful as we all know but you would have been more wonderful if you’d actually been around when I needed you. Like the time when that boy broke my heart when I should have cut

The Model and Me: Surafina

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The designers behind label Surafina speak to my need to dress like it’s winter but not swelter because I live in Queensland. It helps that they are based in Queensland. It helps a lot. They understand that we can have super chilly nights and mornings and then glorious sunny days that require us to un-layer

How to make an outfit look better

how to make an outfit look better | real-women style inspiration #everydaystyle

Can you believe that #everydaystyle is more than six months old? I can’t. What started as a reader request to see more of what I wore every day – not just for special occasions or for blog posts – evolved into a personal challenge for me. I might blog and advise people about fashion and

How to dress like Nina Proudman

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Let’s talk about Nina Proudman and her style this season. I know we do just that every Thursday around here but I want to talk specifically about the overall style she’s projecting this season. There are a few comments on last week’s post from people who think her style has gone a bit off track, that

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