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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 …

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, …

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 …

15 fake tan tips

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As you know, I'm vain. This very fact ensures that I put a fake tan on my list of beauty things to do throughout spring and summer. I understand this is not for everyone. And that's ok. I have many a pale-skinned friend …

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 …

The Model and Me: Binny

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I have a lot to thank Offspring and Nina Proudman for. For starters many of you first found this blog while searching for something Nina Proudman-style related. For seconders, the show's costume designers introduced me to a number of Australian labels I'd …

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 …

My travel beauty essentials

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Sponsored by The Body Shop I'm a notorious over-packer ... but you already knew that didn't you? I'm not just talking about things in the clothes department either. No, my girlfriends joke that they don't bother packing any beauty products when they go …

Save your soles with FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes

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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 …

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. …

The Model and Me: Adrift

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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 …

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 …

Wardrobe boot camp: how to wear ankle boots

How to wear ankle boots with jeans

Editor’s note: This is regular series in which we help Styling You readers solve a particular wardrobe or clothing crisis with a little advice and some shopping suggestions. If you think you’d like to be considered as part of a Wardrobe …

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 …

Beauty favourites September 2014

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Technically it's October but stick with me ... I'm playing catch-up here. September just disappeared and I hadn't had a chance to share with you my beauty favourites for September 2014. And they call me a beauty write. SHEESH. Pick up your …