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What to pack for a cruise holiday


Last week I popped my cruising cherry. Yes, 40 years after falling in love with the concept of cruising via The Love Boat and wishing that all things on TV could become real, it did. Master SY and I boarded the US$50million refurbished Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas (as guests of the cruise company) for

The Model and Me: Motto


We’re at the pointy end of 2015. It’s parties and catch-ups a-go-go. In between, there’s Christmas shopping to finish/start, festive menu planning and hunting and gathering to happen and a touch of wardrobe management thrown in for good measure. I shared ideas last week about what to wear on Christmas Day and later this week I’ll be sharing

Teenage style: what to wear to the beach

Beach Wear | Outfit #1

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. 14 SLEEPS. THAT IS ALL THAT’S LEFT. Oh

What to wear Christmas Day

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What to wear on Christmas Day recently came up in conversation on the Styling You Facebook page and one particular reader got me thinking. This reader told me that she’d be trotting out her Christmas Camilla again this year for Christmas day. That this prized piece had become her Christmas Day uniform of sorts. Albeit

The Model and Me: Rasaleela

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The power of the cotton frock when the heat is on cannot be underestimated. They are cool, comfortable and keep you looking stylish when the weather threatens to undermine all that. One of the best collections of summer cotton frocks can be found at Rasaleela Clothing. Rasaleela Clothing was started in 2002 by Trish Louey

#everydaystyle turns 2


Sponsored by Olympus Imaging Australia If someone had told me two years ago that I’d be getting a photo of myself every day and uploading it on the internet for all the world to see, I would have checked the sky for any low-flying pigs. Yes, I’d been putting myself out there for a few

How to feel more confident in a swimsuit

FEATURED Queensland Swimwear Company one-piece  iAllure kimono

Oh hello first day of summer. I see you, I feel you and I’m not scared by you. Well, maybe just a little scared. You know how you and I really don’t do the whole humidity thing so well? My hair frizzes up. My ankles disappear. And I’m at risk of turning into one giant

The Model and Me: Fabrik


I do love coming across independent fashion labels that are offering fabulous alternatives for women looking for something a little different in their wardrobe mix. I love even more bringing those finds to you. The latest discovery is the label Fabrik. Fabrik is the brainchild of Sarah Hardie. Sarah previously worked alongside the amazing Lee Matthews

Covering arms in summer


I need to be upfront here. I have had a love/hate relationship with my arms but in recent years it’s been more love than hate. I’m not getting any younger, so I figure that they’re the best they’re going to be right now. No use looking back in years to come and wondering why I

The Model and Me: Firefly


Can we talk about how hot it was in so many part of Australia at the end of last week and across the weekend? It was the kind of weather that required cool and comfortable clothing as a matter of wardrobe survival. Saturday was particularly hot here in Brisbane and I trotted out this cotton

Fashion myth busted: stripes do not make you look bigger


Oh I do love to tackle a fashion myth. I do. I do not know who created the so-called rules around fashion that grow into myths but they have an awful lot to answer for. Fashion myths and rules do not help us. What fashion myths do is create doubt in our own minds when

New holiday everyday style inspiration at Katies

FEATURED Katies silk kimono dress 2

Sponsored by Katies Not getting stressed about what to wear every day starts with a little pre-planning. Oh, ok … A LOT of pre-planning if the month happens to be November or December. Welcome to the party and holiday season, where your social calendar really does underline the Silly in Silly Season. The number one key to

The Model and Me: Lola Australia


Five years ago when I first started posting Model and Me blog posts here on Styling You, the aim was to show that a garment you might have seen on a model could work on a shorter, non-size-6 woman. It wasn’t to show that I looked better than the model. It was to show an

LBDs vs LWDs


Oh we do love to tackle the hottest of hot topics around here. Wardrobe topics, that is. Now, there is no denying the timeless power of the LBD – the Little Black Dress. It started with Chanel in 1926 and US Vogue calling that particular dress “a sort of uniform for all women of taste”. That

The Model and Me: Leona Edmiston


Melbourne Cup is done and dusted and that means that the party season has officially started. I’ve previously shared my 11 tips for how style your way through the season to Christmas Day. At the time I was heading into a very busy October. Now it’s November, the calendar looks socially similar, ie crazy fun.

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