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Save your soles with FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes


Sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear This year my lifestyle has changed hugely since swapping the beach for inner-city living. There is less reliance on our car – we’ve actually gone from owning two cars to one – and more emphasis on walking. I like this for a lot of reasons. I like it for the incidental health

8 spring 2014 fashion trends – on everyday women

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This is the post where I apologise profusely. Since Unlock Your Style launched at the end of July, I’ve still be adding my daily contribution to #everydaystyle on Instagram and Facebook but I’ve not had the chance to share with you some of the amazing outfits that the real women of #everydaystyle have been sharing.

The Model and Me: Adrift


I don’t know about where you live but here in Queensland, the summer switch as well and truly been flicked on. Even in Sydney on the weekend there was no hint of cooler days and nights. Everyone was out enjoying the sun – at the beach, along Oxford Street at Paddington and at the races by

What to wear on a road trip

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Last week our reduced family of three set off on an adventure. It was an idea thought up over a couple of wines one Friday evening and then scaled back a little the following Friday. Our original plan had been to drive all the way to Adelaide for the very RAD Unlock Your Style book

How to style jackets for spring

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Sponsored by Blue Illusion If I had to nominate one clothing piece that offered the most outfit versatility across most of the year, the jacket would win hands down. Or should that be, arms in? A jacket has the wardrobe power to change a casual outfit to semi-corporate; a jeans and tee to a night

The Model and Me: Birdsnest boho bird

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With conflicting reports (here and here – you be the judge) as to whether Offspring will ever return to our screens, today’s Model and Me is an ode to Nina Proudman … because even if she never returns to our screens, her style will always have a place in my wardrobe. I’m far from a fully

I’m an ambassador for Female for Life activewear

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Sponsored by Female for Life If someone had told me a year ago that my first blog ambassadorship would be an activewear brand, I think I would have fallen over on the spot. I’m not a fitness blogger or a nutritional guru. I’m just a 40-something chick who 12 months ago decided to take charge

The Model and Me: Camilla kaftans

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It’s no secret around these parts that I love a kaftan. This wasn’t always the case but the silk kaftan has become my go-to summer dress-up option. There are a few reasons for this: 1. It gets mighty hot wear I live so having fancy clothes that are fitted and stick to your body is

Cover up your swimsuit with sun-safe clothing

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The beach lifestyle is very much a part of the Australian culture – unfortunately with that love of the water and the outdoors comes with it some shocking statistics when it comes to skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they’re 70.

How to choose flattering swimwear

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Let’s be upfront here. Most of us are not genetically blessed with model-like body proportions. We are short, we are tall, we have big boobs, we have small boobs, we have bits that wobble, we have bits that are toned. What we all have in common is the sum of all the bits. Our bodies.

The Model and Me: Heartfelt Designs

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Our trip to the Whitsundays gave me an early taste of the long summer ahead. The weather was still mild but the days were balmy and warm. We’ve already had some 29 degree days in Brisbane too so I know that the consistently warm weather is just around the corner. Many people have also been

What to wear on a first date. Or not

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Editor’s note: It’s been a while since I’ve been on the dating scene. Today I’ve got Christine from The Global Goddess sharing her witty wisdom about what to wear when playing the dating game. ALLOW me to divulge my dirty dating secret. I only own one “date dress”. That’s right. Uno. Don’t judge me, there’s a

The Movie Star and Me: Blue Illusion Juliette Binoche

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Sponsored by Blue Illusion  I’ve got used to this Model and Me business on a Monday but when Blue Illusion asked me to consider showcasing one of the frocks its ambassador and actress Juliette Binoche is wearing in its new-season catalogue, I was a little hesitant. I mean. JULIETTE BINOCHE. She’s beautiful, elegant and the

What to pack for a weekend away in the Whitsundays

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I took this photo of iconic Whitehaven Beach about 18 months ago. I was on a blogger trip and it was my first time in Queensland’s Whitsundays. Not only could I not believe it was my first time visiting this part of my home state but I knew then and there that I would be

The Model and Me: Mossee

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I’ve had reason to pull together some quick evening outfits of late. I know: First World Problem. I love colour like the next person but when it comes to a no-fuss, no-fail, no-brainer evening outfit, I’ll reach for black on any occasion. I don’t find black boring it at all. I find it an instant solution

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