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The Model and Me: Motto

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When I wrote this post about the 2015 autumn-winter fashion trends, I flagged “graphic content” as one of those so-called trends. The thing is – like most trends – it’s a trend that’s been around for a few years now. Especially in the form of printed pants. As a result of that trends blog post,

What to wear for a date night

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Hello love birds. It’s Valentine’s Day Week … or Love Week as we like to call it in our house. Last week I talked up gift ideas, my obsession with anything with a heart on it and what to do on Valentine’s Day but this week it’s all about what to wear – for ANY date

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake

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My friend Mrs Woog and I availed ourselves of the shopping that is to be had in my ‘hood on her recent visit. We started at one end of Paddington (Brisbane) and wandered about 2km along the strip from Latrobe to Given Terrace, popping into any shop that took our fancy along the way. Lots

How to change an outfit from day to night

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I flew to Melbourne for work yesterday afternoon with the knowledge that by the time I got to my hotel it would be time to head out for dinner. And being Melbourne we’d be dining with friends we don’t get to see so often – but friends who feel like we do see each other all

Autumn Winter 2015 fashion trends – what to buy now

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I found myself wandering around and browsing in a few fashion stores in the city yesterday. I was on the hunt for a couple of plain coloured tops with sleeves for a video shoot I’m doing in Melbourne tomorrow (yes, I’m heading south for a lightening work trip today) so there was purpose to my mission

The Model and Me: Bassike

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The Boxing Day sales seem a lifetime ago right now but they yielded today’s Model and Me dress – and it’s a dress I love so much that I thought I’d share it here. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of wardrobe tea and that’s very ok. One SY reader told me I shouldn’t

What to wear to the office – summer

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This is probably the most difficult time of year to get dressed for work – if you work in an office environment. The high heat and humidity factor is just not conducive to feeling anywhere near fresh and let’s face it, January feels like one giant resort holiday even if you’ve rocked up to work

What to wear on the school run

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I’ve got extra kids around this week (their parents are teachers so are already back at school) and yesterday I took them to a newish “super” park in Brisbane. There was seemingly a collective vibe – judging by the simmering tantrums (and that’s just from the parents) everyone is VERY ready for school to start. I think

The Model and Me: Surafina

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I’ll tell you something for nothing … there was a lot of perspiring happening this past weekend. It was more than a small shock after five days in Tasmania where I even got to wear jeans and a cardi. The week before we spent at the beach in NSW. It may have been hot but the humidity

9 tips for packing clothes for a trip away

9 tips for packing for a trip away

I’m travelling again this week. This is far from an unusual occurrence. I’ve spent the best part of the last six months packing and unpacking … for mostly work trips. The thing is, I don’t think I can hang on to my notoriety as an over-packer any longer. Well maybe just a little bit. Necessity

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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Every so often a frock style comes along that just captures my wardrobe heart. Oh who am I kidding? SO many summer frock styles capture my wardrobe heart. It’s my favourite way of dressing as it only takes one garment to create an outfit. But. This summer I’ve been well and truly seduced by the

The Model and Me: Mojo Beach

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Hello. It’s me. ANNOYING me on holidays. At the beach. Does it help if you know that this post was written BEFORE we went on holidays? Good. Let’s go with that shall we? I’m talking about shorts today. Specifically wearing shorts. In Queensland there are some days that shorts are the only thing you can contemplate

Make the most of summer holidays

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When I was a kid the summer holidays used to stretch on forever. There was the pre-Christmas part and the post-Christmas part. Six weeks beautifully divided by a much-anticipated day in the middle. Most years we’d spend the first half at the Gold Coast; the second half at Hervey Bay. Our original Gold Coast holidays

Model and Me: Bella Lido

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I had to think last night was day it was. That’s a good sign, don’t you think? That I’ve let go of the everyday routine? That I’ve slipped into a go-slow period that’s very pleasing? This time last year we were packing to move to Brisbane and I can tell you there was no time

Christmas Day outfits

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I just loved checking in on the #everydaystyle feed on Instagram at yesterday. So many beautiful women from the Styling You community sharing their festive outfits. I’ve tried to include as many as possible here today because really these Christmas Day outfits are inspiration for styling ideas all summer long. We’ve got a great mix

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