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What to wear on a date night

I’m as schmaltzy as it comes when it comes to hanging out with my significant other. I know it’s not how everyone’s relationship works but, for us, carving out couple time in two busy schedules is a priority. And anyone with kids knows that this is not as easy thing to achieve. We have it

The Model and Me: Belle Bird

It’s a new fashion season here on the blog. That won’t mean you’ll see me trotting out winter clothes for my #everydaystyle posts on Instagram but it does mean that these Model and Me posts will take on a different feel as (in fashion land) we leave summer behind. As I mentioned in this post,

Teenage style: what to wear to uni

Editor’s note: Sammy is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism/PR student. Each month she shares some style and beauty tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style/beauty question you’d like answered. Well Stylers, I must say, it’s good to be

7 autumn winter 2016 fashion trends you can wear now

If you’ve been shopping of late to seek out some hard-core air-conditioning action as part of your heat-avoidance program, you may have been surprised to see your favourite stores trying to convince you that it’s nearly winter. See, it doesn’t matter how much we’re sweating and how LITTLE clothing we’re wearing right now because it’s so hot

9 Instagrammers to follow for everyday style inspiration

“Who is your style icon?” is a question I’m most asked in interviews. Truth is, I don’t have a style icon, a current or former celebrity whose style influences what I wear. I’m more influenced by what the people around me are wearing – my girlfriends and the everyday women I follow through the #everydaystyle hashtag on

The Model and Me: Sissy

It’s not unusual for me to be seen on #everydaystyle wearing a long-sleeve top or shirt in summer. If I’m out and about, that top is a part of my sun-protection arsenal. Sunscreen is always on but extra insurance for shoulders and arms is always helpful for this fair-skinned person. I don’t work up a sweat

What to wear when breastfeeding

Editor’s note: The gorgeous Jasmine Hunt from Pretty Chuffed had her second baby late last year and is back on the blog with tips on what to wear while breastfeeding. Jasmine will also be popping up here more frequently this year with great style tips for stay-at-home mums. You may also find breastfeeding style tips in this post. Pregnancy, birth

35 ways to shake up your style in 2016

Shaking up – or unlocking – your style is a way to help you feel good about yourself. It’s an outside-in mentality for me. If I’m feeling good about what I’ve dressed myself in, then my mood in generally better and I’m more motivated to do whatever the day has planned for me. This philosophy

The Model and Me: Surafina

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the little black dress. Even in summer. Effortlessly chic goals in one garment. But I know that many of you do not carry the same cheerleading pom poms I do for black. I get it. You may not like it so much against your skin tone. (BTW

How to refresh your summer teaching wardrobe

Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style I knew back in the day and even if you’re not a teacher you’ll be

How to create a summer casual capsule wardrobe

Seven-plus years ago when I kissed my former career and a Monday-Friday office gig goodbye, I was initially excited at the prospect of not necessarily having to get dressed up to do work. I say initially because, honestly, I was quickly at a bit of a wardrobe loss. Going from one wardrobe extreme to the other will

How to create a summer workwear capsule wardrobe

This is the time of year that typically a lot of women are returning to work – either after a break or to the workforce because daycare spots are more likely to be available at the beginning of a year as older kids move out of daycare and into school. It’s also a time of

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

Welcome to the first Model and Me post for 2016. If you’re new around here, then let me talk you through how the Model and Me concept got started. Way back in 2010, I was asked to be a model for a local boutique hosting a Metalicus fashion parade and showing. The reason I loved

THE dress of summer 2016

HELLO. It’s me. No, not Adele. It’s ME. I’m back. How good is a summer break if you can swing it? We did indeed swing it and had a week at the beach (more on that here). Today I had the need to touch on a wardrobe subject that’s become something of an obsession. I’m

How to shop the sales

It seems that anyone who left their Christmas shopping until the last minute has been rewarded. Not with quiet shopping centres, empty carparks and queue-less checkouts. No. They’ve been rewarded with sales that seem to each year get an even bigger jump on the traditional Boxing Day sales. Don’t worry though, if you’ve got a

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