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11 party season beauty tips


It seems October is the new November which previously had the crown as the new December. Lost? Me too. Lost in an iCal calendar already filled to the max with end-of-year social events. I’m getting set to hold on tight for the final quarter of 2015. Of course, said holding on tight will happen with

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 first thought. And I’m contributing to that confusion today by switching Model and Me

How to wear a striped dress

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I’ve never met a stripe I haven’t loved. Combine a stripe with an easy-wear, relaxed spring-summer dress and you’ve really got my attention. This Bohemian Traders striped dress ticks all the boxes for a versatile summer dress that will serve you well for any number of occasions. I love the weight of this fabric. It’s heavy

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 day one!) does that surprise factor so well. I love how I can

How to layer skin care products


Sponsored by Olay  Layering clothes is one of the most effective ways that you can lift an outfit to the next level. Don’t believe me? Stand in front of a mirror in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Then add one thing. A scarf maybe? That one thing completely changes how “put together” you look.

How to wear a cashmere knit

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There is one very important thing that guides us each day as to what to wear. Yes our body shape, personality, an occasion and our lifestyle do influence our outfit choices but the biggest influencer of all has to be the weather. I’m a weather app nerd. SERIOUSLY. I even have a folder on my iPhone

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

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 (for Queensland) and I did get a little caught by surprise with the

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 business women from all around Australia? Yes, that’s got me peaking. Mr SY

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 warmer months ahead. 1. Clean out your skincare products. Have

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 wear as pyjamas or a trackie. So, in effect, they are cheat clothes. You

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 over the bits I prefer being draped over. The sleeves can

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: 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 shopping at Katies in Brisbane, buying up pieces to wear to

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 prizes, you’re going to find something that you’ll truly love. Does your wardrobe need some

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 have been more evident. If you’ve been reading here for some time (and

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