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What to wear on a date night

I’m as schmaltzy as it comes when it comes to hanging out with my significant other. I know it’s not how everyone’s relationship works but, for us, carving out couple time in two busy schedules is a priority. And anyone with kids knows that this is not as easy thing to achieve. We have it

What to wear when breastfeeding

Editor’s note: The gorgeous Jasmine Hunt from Pretty Chuffed had her second baby late last year and is back on the blog with tips on what to wear while breastfeeding. Jasmine will also be popping up here more frequently this year with great style tips for stay-at-home mums. You may also find breastfeeding style tips in this post. Pregnancy, birth

35 ways to shake up your style in 2016

Shaking up – or unlocking – your style is a way to help you feel good about yourself. It’s an outside-in mentality for me. If I’m feeling good about what I’ve dressed myself in, then my mood in generally better and I’m more motivated to do whatever the day has planned for me. This philosophy

How to refresh your summer teaching wardrobe

Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style I knew back in the day and even if you’re not a teacher you’ll be

How to create a summer casual capsule wardrobe

Seven-plus years ago when I kissed my former career and a Monday-Friday office gig goodbye, I was initially excited at the prospect of not necessarily having to get dressed up to do work. I say initially because, honestly, I was quickly at a bit of a wardrobe loss. Going from one wardrobe extreme to the other will

How to create a summer workwear capsule wardrobe

This is the time of year that typically a lot of women are returning to work – either after a break or to the workforce because daycare spots are more likely to be available at the beginning of a year as older kids move out of daycare and into school. It’s also a time of

THE dress of summer 2016

HELLO. It’s me. No, not Adele. It’s ME. I’m back. How good is a summer break if you can swing it? We did indeed swing it and had a week at the beach (more on that here). Today I had the need to touch on a wardrobe subject that’s become something of an obsession. I’m

How to shop the sales

It seems that anyone who left their Christmas shopping until the last minute has been rewarded. Not with quiet shopping centres, empty carparks and queue-less checkouts. No. They’ve been rewarded with sales that seem to each year get an even bigger jump on the traditional Boxing Day sales. Don’t worry though, if you’ve got a

What to wear New Year’s Eve

The last evening of the year seems to be something that we spend a lot of time anticipating but that doesn’t necessarily pan out to be a GREAT night. If you have kids and don’t have a selfless babysitter on tap then the reality is a night in hoping that you’ll stay awake past the kids’ fireworks;

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

What to wear Christmas Day

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

How to feel more confident in a swimsuit

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

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

Summer 2015 Styling You Shop

The countdown to summer is officially on and in many parts of Australia it already feels very much like it’s here. Days are longer. Temperatures are (mostly) higher. The calendar is filling with parties and “catch-ups” that just *have* to happen before Christmas. For the lucky ones among us, we’re also planning a summer holiday

What to wear when pregnant

Editor’s note: The gorgeous Jasmine Hunt from Pretty Chuffed is due to have her second baby in a few weeks and has taken time to answer many a reader question I’ve been receiving of late. Given that it’s been more than 10-plus years since I’ve been pregnant, I figured she was way more qualified to respond. You may

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