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How to buy gifts at Christmas


Last Sunday, I bumped into an old friend from the Sunshine Coast in the middle of Brisbane’s CBD. Let’s call her Debbie … because that’s her real name. She caught me looking down at her arms which were laden with shopping bags. “Don’t hate me,” she said. “I’ve just finished my Christmas shopping.” Deb was

Covering arms in summer


I need to be upfront here. I have had a love/hate relationship with my arms but in recent years it’s been more love than hate. I’m not getting any younger, so I figure that they’re the best they’re going to be right now. No use looking back in years to come and wondering why I

November 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 and has had some point of difference that I think you’d be interested in

The Model and Me: Firefly


Can we talk about how hot it was in so many part of Australia at the end of last week and across the weekend? It was the kind of weather that required cool and comfortable clothing as a matter of wardrobe survival. Saturday was particularly hot here in Brisbane and I trotted out this cotton

Fashion myth busted: stripes do not make you look bigger


Oh I do love to tackle a fashion myth. I do. I do not know who created the so-called rules around fashion that grow into myths but they have an awful lot to answer for. Fashion myths and rules do not help us. What fashion myths do is create doubt in our own minds when

New holiday everyday style inspiration at Katies

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Sponsored by Katies Not getting stressed about what to wear every day starts with a little pre-planning. Oh, ok … A LOT of pre-planning if the month happens to be November or December. Welcome to the party and holiday season, where your social calendar really does underline the Silly in Silly Season. The number one key to

LED light facials visibly improve your skin


“You’re famous,” my 10-year-old son announced last week as I picked him and his mate up from school to head to swim squad. “What makes you think that,” I asked, perplexed as to why this was his opening statement after six hours of learning between handball games. “Everyone in my class has seen you on

The Model and Me: Lola Australia


Five years ago when I first started posting Model and Me blog posts here on Styling You, the aim was to show that a garment you might have seen on a model could work on a shorter, non-size-6 woman. It wasn’t to show that I looked better than the model. It was to show an

LBDs vs LWDs


Oh we do love to tackle the hottest of hot topics around here. Wardrobe topics, that is. Now, there is no denying the timeless power of the LBD – the Little Black Dress. It started with Chanel in 1926 and US Vogue calling that particular dress “a sort of uniform for all women of taste”. That

Christmas giveaway: win 1 of 15 prizes valued at $3365


Can you believe that another year is drawing to a close, and we need to think about Christmas outfits for the party season, not to mention finding time to buy gifts for friends and loved ones? Well, the team here at Styling You have worked together with some of our favourite brands to bring you an

How to contour face makeup


If you’ve come here looking for a war-painted, extreme, Kardashian-like version of makeup contouring, you’ve come to the wrong place. Back to Google you go. I’m not one for fads (oh, you got me … except pineapples) and when it comes to makeup, for me, it’s all about playing with different products to create an

The Model and Me: Leona Edmiston


Melbourne Cup is done and dusted and that means that the party season has officially started. I’ve previously shared my 11 tips for how style your way through the season to Christmas Day. At the time I was heading into a very busy October. Now it’s November, the calendar looks socially similar, ie crazy fun.

Summer hair care boot camp

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Sponsored by Schwarzkopf  I haven’t always had a love affair with my hair. No. As a small child, I was not given any creative input when it came to how my hair would look. I was so DESPERATE for long hair I remember getting in trouble on school assembly in Year 2 for wearing my

Summer 2015 Styling You Shop

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The countdown to summer is officially on and in many parts of Australia it already feels very much like it’s here. Days are longer. Temperatures are (mostly) higher. The calendar is filling with parties and “catch-ups” that just *have* to happen before Christmas. For the lucky ones among us, we’re also planning a summer holiday

Now add honey – and a spoon full of confidence

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Sponsored by Olympus Imaging Australia Today I’m getting all fancied up for a Melbourne Cup lunch. There will be an outfit photo posted and, yes, it will be very much removed from my work-from-home, minimal makeup everyday style. The professional hair and makeup will happen. I’ll be spray tanned. And I’ll be frocked up. Superficial

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