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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

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

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

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

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

The Model and Me: Read and Bell

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Can I just tell you just how refreshing it was to fly south these past few days and get a taste of weather that did not bring with it a gazillion percent humidity? On Thursday I wore a jacket and jeans ALL day and did not once perspire. I may have even shivered at a

What to wear Christmas Day

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It’s four weeks until Christmas Eve. I know gift buying is all about giving to others but I’m a big fan of the self-gift too. We’re worth it, don’t you think? The gift I’m most likely to buy myself at Christmas is something to wear on Christmas Day. I think this goes back to being

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