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The Model and Me: Ollie and Max

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How was your weekend before Christmas? Ours was a mix of getting ready for the big day, aka THE food shop to end all food shops, and prepping for food for the first of our festive gatherings yesterday. My youngest brother heads to South Australia each year for Christmas with his in-laws so we always

Say hello to the Olympus selfie camera

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Sponsored by Olympus Australia I can remember my first camera. Can you? It was rectangular in shape, had a basic point and shoot action and a flash. The subjects of my photos¬†were always off centre and I’d make each roll of film last as long as possible, knowing the cost of having it processed was

Styling You’s top beauty products 2014

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Drum roll please … Today’s the day I share with you my pick of the beauty product crop for the year. The Styling You top beauty products 2014 is of course a subjective list. It features in the most products that were released on to the market in 2014 but there are some products in

The bengajean is a wardrobe essential

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Sponsored by Blue Illusion I’m often asked just what wardrobe essentials a woman needs. And I answer: it depends on the woman in question. What I might consider a wardrobe essential for me, you might have no need for. My whole relationship – and now love affair – with wardrobe essentials was borne out my

What to wear New Year’s Eve

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Before I get into today’s post, I want to send out my thoughts to all those impacted by the siege in Sydney’s CBD yesterday. I had to switch off Twitter and the TV as it was all just getting out of control. The GOOD reporting lost in a sea of dodgy journalism and a public

Model and Me: Solito

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I’m still in outfit planning mode as to what I’ll wear Christmas Day (and any of the other Christmas-type gatherings leading up to the day). I talked in this post how I’m not afraid to err on the side of naff-ness and embrace the colours of the season and I stand by that. So much

It’s a wrap: summer style inspiration


Putting together an outfit in summer is a whole lot more challenging than in winter. Winter is all about layering to keep warm. The very fact that you incorporate layers into your outfit means that you are adding interest through textures and shapes. In summer, layering conjures up feelings of icky and stickiness. Well, that’s

Girlfriends escape to Marriott Brisbane Hotel

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Yesterday I blogged about how to buy a beauty gift for another woman. I hinted at the ultimate beauty gift being one that includes a beauty experience; a chance for a bit of pampering. For me, any chance to share the pampering experience makes it all the better. Last weekend I was invited to do

How to buy beauty gifts

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Buying beauty gifts is another one of my special skills – or super powers. I don’t have a lot of women to buy gifts for at Christmas time but throughout the year I do and I also like to include something a little luxe, pampering or pretty (or all of the above!). Not all women

Love your body: WIN a $10K wellness trip to Thailand


Sponsored by Female for Life Take that mince pie out of your mouth (well put it down for later) because have I got the ultimate motivation to love your body through the festive season? A 7-night wellness retreat to Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand. YES! One very lucky Styling You reader will get to join me

The Model and Me: Harlow


If you have curves and are size 12-24 then finding a pair of jeans can be a challenge. I very much like the white ripped ones from Embody Denim I featured a couple of weeks ago. I rejoiced when Blue Illusion brought out its shape denim range earlier this year. And I’m a card-carrying member

It’s a wrap

Unlock Your Style + peonies

Today is a super special day in the SY household. The beautiful and smart Miss SY turns 18. She’s managed to get through her first year of uni under-age and is very much hanging out to join her friends out and about at pubs and clubs. That starts tonight with drinks at a hotel before

How to buy Christmas fashion gifts

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Buying Christmas fashion gifts for other women can be fraught with all kinds of risks but get it right and the fashionista recipient will be overjoyed with the result. Here are my key tips for buying gifts of fashion pieces or accessories at Christmas time – or any time. Think your partner could do with

What to wear while breastfeeding

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Remember when I wrote this post about what to wear when you are pregnant? Well, guess what? Those lovely women of #everydaystyle have had their beautiful bubbas and are now breastfeeding. For some it’s their first baby, others the second or third. I’ve also enlisted the help of other mums who are either breastfeeding now

Why a facial is good for you

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In a somewhat self-indulgent experiment I started the year with the intention to have a facial every month. Let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger. I have a strong degree of vanity. And thanks to touring my book, Unlock Your Style, I ended up having my photo taken A LOT. Granted, there’s a lot

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