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The Model and Me: Bird Keepers

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We spent the weekend 1000m above sea level in the Gold Coast hinterland. More to come on that later in the week but I have to say I did enjoy the cooler temperatures. It was like our last blast of winter. We cranked the fireplace up and enjoyed the non-humid air. Driving home down the

How to dress for a conference


Last weekend I attended the 2015 Problogger Training Event – just a *wee* gathering of about 700 bloggers or people wanting to connect with bloggers. The conference is the brainchild of Problogger’s Darren Rowse. It started with humble beginnings as a one-day event in 2010 and has grown to be Australia’s only annual blogging conference.

The Model and Me: Surafina

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My wardrobe consists of two extremes. The winter extreme and the summer extreme. In between you’ll find the majority of my clothes, all clothes that fit into the trans-seasonal category. These are clothes that consist of light layers – layers that can easily be added or taken off as the day warms up or cools down.

Teenage style: where to shop online

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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. We’ve almost made it, Stylers. Soon we’ll be

Spring Summer 2015 fashion trends

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It’s a warm day here in Queensland. I’m not fooled though. We’ve still got two weeks left of winter and some cool nights ahead later this week. But. Come that last week in August, the seasonal weather switch really does get flicked. Spring does arrive here very quickly, so it pays to be prepared. First

The Model and Me: Belle Bird


I first introduced you to Birdsnest’s Belle Bird label last season. Belle Bird is Birdsnest’s own plus-size label and this spring-summer it’s once again produced a fabulous edit of wearable and affordable pieces for size 12-22. Now, before you get all huffy and puffy about size 12 not being plus-size. It IS plus-size in terms

How to build outfits from wardrobe basics

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There is more than one way to put together an outfit but the formula I’m sharing here is one way that will help take the stress out of getting dressed for good. This is an outfit formula based on wardrobe basics and it’s a formula I’ve been sharing at my Unlock Your Style events since

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake


Sacha Drake has long been my go-to designer when it comes to special occasion wear. The Brisbane designer just knows how to create timeless garments for women to suit all different shapes. She consistently produces collections that have the ability to make you feel comfortable AND glamorous. This is not an easy feat but if you find

How to wear a chambray shirt

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It’s been said that you shouldn’t adopt a fashion trend if you’re old enough to have worn it the first time it was a thing. I’ve long poo-pooed this outdated notion. And it’s a good job I have too. Why should all the sweet young things have all the fun? Fashion is fun and it

The Model and Me: Rasaleela

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Oh HELLO Monday. I see you. I embrace you. And I bring you another instalment in the Model and Me series. Australia was dishing up some pretty diverse/crazy weather across the weekend. Around here we were teased with a hint of what’s to come in about five weeks … spring. Tops in the mid 20s.

Tween street style

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Editor’s note: please welcome today’s guest blogger Kim Abbate from Life With Tweens. With a tween of her own, she will contribute a regular post on age-appropriate styles to help those of us with kids in that awkward stage. Tweens are defined as kids aged 8-12. They’re no longer young children and not quite teens. Unfortunately,

How to stay excited about your winter wardrobe

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I thought I was being super clever escaping the Australian winter for three weeks. In my head, I’d waltz on back from the south of Italy, all glowing and ready to embrace the new fashion season ahead. WRONG. No, as a major reality check, Queensland – and the entire Eastern seaboard of Australia – was

The Model and Me: Country Road Australia

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Oh hello there. I’m BACK. Thanks so very much to the gorgeous Rachel from Redcliffe Style for filling the Model and Me Monday slot here on Styling You while I was in Europe. I loved seeing her take on the designs featured – and I love seeing her #everydaystyle on Instagram each day (make sure you follow along

How to choose the perfect trench coat

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Editor’s note: please welcome stylist Sally Mackinnon with a guest post about trench coats. Sally is an experienced personal stylist based in Melbourne. A leader in her field, Sally is renowned for helping women of all shapes and sizes dress with style and confidence so that they look and feel great every day. The trench coat is making its way

The Model and Me: Bamboo Body


Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Rachel Wernicke from Redcliffe Style. While Nikki is away, Rachel is taking over the Model and Me posts to give us all a look at what some gorgeous fashion pieces look like on everyday women I love clothes … I love them a whole lot. The problem is that I don’t have

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