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Summer sleepwear solutions 2015

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Ok, let’s get personal. We’re among friends. What do you wear to bed in summer? Are you a nightie kind of girl? Shorts and tee? Sexy slip? Or, is clothing optional? Oops, there I go again. I just want TOO MUCH INFORMATION. This post has been prompted by reader Bec, who asked: Where could I

New everyday style inspiration at Katies


Sponsored by Katies Dressing for spring is all about finding key pieces that work for YOUR lifestyle – every day. You also want everything in your wardrobe to fit, flatter and be wearable. You want pieces that can be dressed up or dressed down. And you want on-trend clothes that are accessible. That’s not too

The Model and Me: Binny

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I’ve never met Binny – the designer behind the Australian label of the same name – but it feels like I have. Catch up on the Binny archive here. This Victorian-based label came to my attention thanks to the TV series Offspring (thank the TV gods that it’s coming back next year) when the costume designers dressed

Teenage style: summer 2015 casual fashion trends

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Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism 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.  Okay. It’s official. Summer is *basically* here. Well… at least

11 party season style tips

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Next week on the social calendar I have an evening boutique spring soiree, a charity long lunch and an afternoon/evening 30th birthday celebration in the city. I don’t say this to boast. Far from it. I’m already fearful for my liver and my future sleep-deprived state. I say it as an example of how social

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

Teacher style spring-summer 2015

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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 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 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

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

Plus size spring style for all occasions

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Editor’s note: please welcome today’s guest blogger Kim Abbate from Creating Kim. With a love of fashion and curves of her own, she has pulled together some plus size outfits for different spring occasions. Spring is finally in the air! Melbourne always lags a little behind the rest of Australia, but we finally saw some sunshine

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

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

Teenage style: what to wear to spring races

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Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism 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. Ah. Hello there spring. Nice to have you

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