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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 …

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you are a newbie

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you're a newbie

* Updated October 30, 2013 Bali has always been on our list of places to visit. So many good friends had been and fell in love. When we booked and surprised the kids with this end-of-school-holidays trip, we had a pretty good …

Christmas giveaway: win 1 of 15 prizes valued at $3365


Can you believe that another year is drawing to a close, and we need to think about Christmas outfits for the party season, not to mention finding time to buy gifts for friends and loved ones? Well, the team here at Styling …

New holiday everyday style inspiration at Katies

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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 …

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 …

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 …

The Model and Me: Read and Bell

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I've got a serious problem this fashion season. Well, not world-peace serious. No, I've got a problem with my inability to turn away from any piece of clothing in a blue hue. In my defence, there is a lot of blue around …

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 …

Save your summer soles with FRANKiE4 Footwear


Sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear From the hills of Paddington in Brisbane, to a ride on the London Eye, atop the Eiffel Tower and to the beaches on the stiletto heel of southern Italy, FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes continue to save my well-tread soles. After months …

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 …

How to dress for Melbourne Cup Day

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In two weeks' time you'll either be waking up fresh as the day or wondering why your fascinator is still attached to your head. Yes Stylers, the race that stops a nation is off and runnning in under two weeks. Are you planning …

How to contour face makeup


If you've come here looking for a war-painted, extreme, Kardashian-like version of makeup contouring, you've come to the wrong place. Back to Google you go. I'm not one for fads (oh, you got me ... except pineapples) and when it comes to …

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 …

Now add honey – and a spoon full of confidence

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Sponsored by Olympus Imaging Australia Today I'm getting all fancied up for a Melbourne Cup lunch. There will be an outfit photo posted and, yes, it will be very much removed from my work-from-home, minimal makeup everyday style. The professional hair and makeup …

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 …

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