Tell me ALL the things

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 119 Comments

Today is a little crazy around the Styling You traps.

I’m shooting a new project for Katies – can’t wait to share that – and I’m also putting the final touches on the first Styling You Shop capsule collection for 2016.

Basically I’m doing all the things I love while playing dress ups. WINNING.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the pieces you’ll find in my new 15-piece capsule wardrobe in the Styling You Shop. On the blog tomorrow we’ll show you 28 different ways to style those 15 pieces.

Styling You Shop AW16

But in the meantime, I want to hear from you.

You’re the reason I show up here each day and share with you on the blog and on Facebook and Instagram.

I want to know ALL the things. Well, not all of them.

I would love you to know:

What’s your first name?

Where do you live?

Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?

Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?

What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?

What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?

What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?

I’m incredibly nosey, aren’t I? But you knew that.

WIN

I’ve got a $200 gift card to give away to spend in the Styling You Shop (the shop opens tomorrow and will run for one month until May 18)

To enter, copy and paste these questions in the comments below and answer them for me. There are no right or wrong answers.

BUT … the most creative will win the prize.

Entries open on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4.30am (AEST) and close on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winner of the competition will be judged on originality and creativity. Photos can be uploaded in the comments section. The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

Comments 119

  1. What’s your first name? Suzi

    Where do you live? Knoxfield, Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Normally at my school (I’m a Secondary Performing Arts Teacher) but I’m on Maternity Leave this semester, so either at home or out at a café or shopping with my baby and fellow maternity leave friends.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Shopping, out to dinner or relaxing with my husband and baby.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My denim/chambray shirt and dress (button down & easy for feeding)

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A winter jacket that isn’t heavy or bulky but is still warm and stylish.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Winter layers that aren’t bulky but actually keep you warm + long sleeve tops that withstand being worn by themselves but aren’t skin tight……

  2. What’s your first name? Maz

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Kinder drop off, playgroup with the toddler, in a park trying to wear a 2 and 4 year old out in the hope that the toddler sleeps!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Catching some kid-free downtime at my local Westfield.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Country Road Side Pocket sateen jeans in black – I love them!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? The ability to wear a knit of any sort – Melbourne is still sweltering!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? My wardrobe is all pants I’d love to see some tips for smart casual skirts and dresses (that is still appropriate to toddler wrangling and kinder drop offs

  3. My entry is sung to the tune of the song “Mandy” by Barry Manilow. Renamed..
    “Nikki”
    I remember all my life, Raining down as cold as ice, A Shadow of a Mum, A face in the mirror, Crying I’m Emma.
    Morning, just another day, happy people the cafe. Looking in their eyes, I see a confidence, I never had. Oh how happy you’ve made me.
    Oh Nikki, well you came and you gave without taking. But I’m speeding away, oh Nikki. Inspired me and stopped me from faking. And I need you today oh Nikki.
    I’m standing on the edge of Google, I’ve typed away, Styling You! Caught up in a world of fashion and beauty. The tears are in my mind and now I’m dreaming.
    Oh Nikki, well you came and you gave me a book, now I’m Unlocking My Style, oh Nikki, well Frankie and BT complete my look. And it’s Everyday Style. Oh Nikki.
    Yesterday’s a dream, I face the morning, no crying anymore, Your Blog is calling, oh Nikki, well I live in Mildura, you’ll find me at the Park wearing my jeans. Oh Nikki.
    Well the season is here, and I need a capsule, but I need a Waterfall jacket oh Nikki,you came and you give inspiration. And I need you today!
    This my late but creative entry for the comp. It’s not meant to sound creepy. But it’s a thank you for all the inspiration I’ve found from following your blog the past three years. [email protected]

  4. What’s your first name? Antoinette

    Where do you live? Sydney

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? School drop-off, supermarket, exercising.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Café, playground

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Winter knits. So easy to just throw on without thinking if it matches my black jeans!!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? I’m not sure. Please help!!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to elevate the capsule wardrobe. I feel like I’ve mastered the plain tees, striped tops, blazers, jeans, so you’d think I’d be at a fashion pinnacle. But no, it’s been a bit anti-climatic, so I need to know how to venture out of my comfortable space bubble. I feel it’s both a physical and emotional leap that I need help with!!

  5. What’s your first name? Chantel

    Where do you live? Brisbane

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? On Adelaide Street in the city grabbing my coffee fix on the way to work after school drop off.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At a park with my boys or at Westfield Carindale grabbing a bargain.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Bonds “The Shirt” in mid-blue chambray. Best trans-seasonal piece – perfect weight for this time of year and goes with everything!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A new jacket – would love a tan biker style jacket but can’t seem to find one.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? A piece about selecting long-sleeved tops and cardis that hold their own without a jacket, and look great with one, would be great.

  6. What’s your first name?
    Bronwyn

    Where do you live?
    Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    In between errands in the car, singing and dancing to the radio with the kiddos

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Family time either outdoors (weather permitting), long drives, at a cafe or winery 🙂

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    My brown leather ankle boots, thank goodness for Melbourne weather, as I’ve been able to get a lot of wear in them since the end of summer

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Two more boots, maybe a pair of combat style boots and a pair of over-the-knee riding boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    I’m currently on maternity leave, looking to return in a few months, so I would like to see something about updating my non-corporate work wardrobe after wearing maternity wear.

  7. What’s your first name?
    Kelly
    Where do you live?
    Geelong, Victoria
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Work or running from sport to sport with the kids after school

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    In bed recovering from the week! No, sport with the kids and then socializing with friends

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My boyfriend jeans with rips

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Good quality, warm knits that can take me from work to weekend

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    How to do layering without appearing to look like the Michelin Tyre Man! This pear shape has so much trouble in Winter!

  8. NAME: yvonne

    LIVE: Swansea NSW

    WEEKDAYS: Im usually head down bum up cleaning holiday accommodation at a local resort (looking far from stylish)

    WEEKENDS: laundry, beach, shops, movies, pub…. not always in that order.

    FAVOURITE WARDROBE ITEM ATM: denim jacket… goes with everything… I love it

    AUTUMN/WINTER WISH LIST: Im loving your black and white skirt, currently searching for jeans and wraps

    BLOG TOPIC: Shoes… I dont do heels so some advice on flats that won’t drag an out fit down would be fab 🙂

  9. What’s your first name? Bec

    Where do you live? Hopetoun WA

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Either in my classroom or at the gym

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Running around at sport watching my kids

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Katie’s pull on jeans

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A cape or drapey jacket

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Raincoats or jackets, I’m often walking through rain & need help finding nice raincoats

  10. What’s your first name?
    Kirby

    Where do you live?
    Toowoomba, QLD

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Yoga (new obsession) or the school run!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    The Park, or grabbing coffee (an old obsession)

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    Distressed Denim Jeans….classic and goes with everything…and a style that I never thought I’d pull off!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    The Bohemian traders Desert Flower waterfall Jacket and a pair of Vanessa Boots (Fankie4)….Hard to pick just one (so I narrowed it to two!)…I want it all!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Layering….its a skill that I am yet to master, but need to in the cold weather!

  11. What’s your first name?
    Alison

    Where do you live?
    Perth

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Doing the school run or catching up with a friend for a walk

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Either at home or at work – boring!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    Tights and a tshirt dress

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    The chevron long line cardi that keeps popping up in the birds nest ad just up there on the right of this page

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I’m going to steal a couple of other commenters idea and say sustainable/ethical clothing brands

  12. What’s your first name? Dianne, but only my Mum calls me that, everyone else calls me Di

    Where do you live? Greenwith SA, in the foothills of Adelaide….beautiful!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Most likely at work or shopping at the local Westfield (retail therapy), in some kind of decor/furniture store satisfying my creative urges and coffee shops with a girlfriend 😉

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? My favourite place …the beach walking my furbabies with my loved ones, garden centre, hardware, a fabulous restaurant or the cinema……..and probably at Westfield again!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Currently for the cooler weather my winter white wool coat with fur trim…super snuggly.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Everything! Where do I start? No 1 probably a new pair of boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? More about flattering styles for women of the more curvy, big breasted kind. Please x

  13. What’s your first name? Rebecca

    Where do you live? Melbourne, Victoria (recently moved to the Inner Southern area which I love!)

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At work, popping out for a coffee or walk at lunchtime. Currently loving some stunning Melbourne weather during these small breaks!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the local farmer’s market, or a new Melbourne cafe checking out the espresso and smashed avo on toast 🙂

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A new navy dress from Bird Keepers – arrived today. Love the 3/4 sleeves and front pockets!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Several items in the SY shop! Making a lust list as we speak 😉

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Keeping up your wardrobe after significant body changes (weight loss/ gain etc.). Changing your mindset about body image after a big change.

  14. What’s your first name? Monique

    Where do you live? Brisbane

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At work, unfortunately. Except for Wednesdays when I’m at school, exercising in the park or doing the grocery shopping.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At home, whatever football oval my son is playing at, or maybe at the shops running errands

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My new Wittner lace-up pointy toe ballet flats

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Some distressed jeans (with extra long legs -very hard to find)

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Getting away from fast fashion – where to buy ethical clothing that lasts

  15. What’s your first name? Suzanne but you can call me Sue
    Where do you live? Tascott…it’s on the Central Coast NSW
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekend? At a school, gallivanting at the shops or with girlfriends, or exercising
    Where am I most likely to run into you at the weekend? This you made find hard as I might be at home , at the beach or off playing with Grandchildren and I have to spend some time with the husband.
    What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Tunic tops
    What’s top,of your Autumn-Winter clothing wish list right now? Gorgeous rust coloured long cardigan
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this Autumn-Winter? How to wow those basics we all have in black/ beige to make them exciting for winter chills and gloom!

  16. What’s your first name? Kathy

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? talking to callers who want to stop smoking – I’m a Quitline counsellor

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? in the kitchen, trying out new recipes and eating the successes

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? new black boots – they have buckles and studs, what’s not to like!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? more tops to wear with jeans – sick of the ones I wore last year

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? What looks good with greying hair – yes, it’s a personal

  17. What’s your first name? Tracy

    Where do you live? Orange NSW

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At home or somewhere enjoying our beautiful region

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? striped shirts

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Smart casual jacket for our chilly winters

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Interesting wardrobe colour palettes that are not the standard colour combinations

  18. Thanks Nikki, great to hear from the readers!

    What’s your first name? Nicoll

    Where do you live? Bayside Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the office on the outskirts of the CBD, on the train

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? In bed catching up (what are you doing there?!), working in the garden, taxiing kids around

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Guts suckerinerer + good fitting bra 😉 boots of all kinds

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? I’d LOVE to get a suede, wrap pencil skirt in camel. Haven’t seen it anywhere though!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?

    – Dressing for your shape and height – most flattering skirt style if you’re vase-shaped/pear shaped etc; most flattering style of top/shirt if you’re big/small breasted, etc

    – Smashing alternatives to jeans for casual Fridays in a corporate/business environment

    – Getting away from black in winter (even though I’m in Melbourne, I hate the Melbourne uniform!)

  19. What’s your first name? Jenni.

    Where do you live? Strathfieldsaye, Victoria.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? LaTrobe Uni Bendigo.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Kid’s sport, catching up with friends or uni.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Frankie4 Ellie.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Flexible pieces that I can wear to uni or to work as an Education Support Officer.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Must have work horses for Winter that will last more than one season.

  20. What’s your first name? Paula

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In my studio, cuddling oh I mean photographing bubbas

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the market, park, or enjoying a wine at a local bar

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? toss up between my new black crop slouch pants or polka dot Review dress

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Toasty, cosy yet fashionable wooden jersey

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Winter wardrobe overhaul – must haves, and a couple of must have feature pieces

  21. What’s your first name? Sim

    Where do you live? Hoppers Crossing, Vic

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? The office, or buying coffee!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Grocery shopping or getting more coffee

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    Cropped leather jacket I bought from Portmans and my new Witchery snake skin ankle boots. LOVE.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Military style coat and always more ankle boots

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    How to wear layers without looking too chunky. How to pull off a sport luxe look for time times you are doing a café thing or casual walking with the kids x

  22. What’s your first name? Kyra

    Where do you live? The Gap, Brisbane

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At my club, 12 Round Fitness Ashgrove. In my “active wear”. 🙂

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At netball or rugby, local cafes or a little hole in the wall bar.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Honestly – my Lorna Jane pull-in-your-gut exercise pants which I wear every day for work. Sad, I know.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Long sleeved tshirts & your bamboo leggings which I’ve just bought.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? The rise of cosmetic tattooing. I am a minimal makeup wearer & just had my top & lower eyelids done – love them & they make me look “less dead” at 5am!!

  23. What’s your first name? Tracy

    Where do you live? Kingston, 15 mins south of hobart

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? working at the University

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? running around catching up with family and friends

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Black ponti pants and tan jamie frankies – its autumn and cooler in hobart

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? great long length cardigans they get a workout down here and I have a few that are seasons old and will only just last another season (cross fingers). I havent found anything out yet i like.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? how to survive winter without having to wear jeans all the time or How to show off your style whilst being comfy (as per Kym below)

  24. What’s your first name? Kym

    Where do you live? Paddington, Bris (the best place to be 🙂 )

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In my home office in front of my computer, or in the morning pounding the streets of Paddington on my walk.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Netball, soccer, Indooroopilly, Frew Park.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Anthropologie kimono from last season.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? The Bohemian Traders navy dress in the Styling You shop.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? where comfort meets style – showing our true personality while feeling comfortable.

  25. What’s your first name? Jo

    Where do you live? Sydney

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Walking around my local area trying to beat my autoimmune weight gain bulges!!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Out and about visiting family, in playgrounds, at Sydney events and with 4 noisy children in tow, you can’t miss me.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My black cuffed shorts that I received off freecycle ( seriously!)

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Skinny jeans that fit my 6ft tall frame and make me look…skinny once again.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Layering clothes for the menopausal woman!!!

    1. Hi Joni. I’m 6ft tall too, so I understand your skinny jean pain. I buy most of my jeans from au.nextdirect.com (extra long & tall leg lengths – I wear an extra long) and longtallsally.com. They’re both UK based so you have to wait for shipping, but Next is really fast and free as well, but it’s worth it to get jeans and trousers that are long enough.

  26. What’s your first name?
    Ally

    Where do you live?
    Bentleigh, Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    At the park, trying to tire out my 1 year old so she will sleep and I can do some work. Bless her energetic little soul.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Rummaging through markets with the family, under the pretence of finding hotter chilli varieties for husband but in reality looking at ALL THE THINGS.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    An almost floor length cashmere hooded coatigan from Liam i bought years ago – it’s pilled and has many sewn up holey bits but it never fails to make me to feel feel a bit like a glam movie star. Even if i do mainly use it as a dressing gown these days.♯takewhaticanget ♯mumlife

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    a pair of jeans that don’t make me feel faaaaat.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    how to rock the transition wardrobe – i.e. when one MIGHT for argument’s sake be carrying a few extra kgs post baby, post lunch, post Easter, whevs, and you need to be able to buy some pieces that don’t mean you’re admitting defeat but you can still wear when your motivation kicks in and you lose the lard again. please?

    xx

    1. Ally you need to try the Amaze High Rise jeans from Just Jeans. They are about $90 a pair, so not TOO crazy, but they hold everything in and are so comfy. I had not worn jeans for years and was persuaded to try them on. They are skinny and stretchy, so they felt a bit too tight for a few hours and now they are my go-to casual pant. Can be dressed up with the right shoes/top but are perfect for playing on the floor with my 4 year old and building Lego too. Don’t know what I did without them.

  27. What’s your first name? Vicky

    Where do you live? Sunny Perth

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At home, trying to work but distracted by online shopping & blogs – I blame you Nikki!!! – lol, only joking 🙂

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At a café, sipping a latte.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My new Supersoft, Stone Suede calf boots – first ever calf boots to fit my narrow feet & chicken legs & first ever boots that aren’t black!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Anything that isn’t jeans.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write
    this autumn-winter? How to stop wearing jeans every day. I live in denim & would love you to have a Styling You ‘don’t wear denim’ challenge, maybe for a month? I need help to break my habit. I can’t do it on my own!!!

  28. What’s your first name? Annéka

    Where do you live? New Farm – but moving to West End

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Either at barre, trying my damnedest to make myself seem taller or running in heels like a headless chicken in my day job

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Taking photos for the blog on the street, writing in a cafe or relaxing with my favourite people.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? I recently bought a grey sleeveless coat from Forever New and I’m wearing it so much. It’s so soft and perfect for layering!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? The perfect grey jumper. My current ones are on their last legs because I wear them continuously!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? leopard print as a neutral – it still scares the beejesus out of me!

  29. What’s your first name?
    Debbie
    Where do you live?
    Brisbane
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    QUT Garden Point library: studying
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Walking the dogs, the supermarket or out with husband and friends for drinks, dinner or live music
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    My orange vintage dress I picked up on a recent trip to Melbourne
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Brown leather knee high boots< black seem to harsh with some of my clothes
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Stylish clothes and accessories that are easy to get in and out of. I recently broke my arm and my style has really suffered

  30. What’s your first name? Rachel

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? You’d run into me during an early morning gym workout or waiting for my morning coffee at my local cafe before heading to the office for the day.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Taking photos of my brunch for my food blog or visiting my local farmers market.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? I just purchased a long sleeve shift dress from Asos that is covered in stars. I’ve been wearing it as a unique office outfit and with boots and a hat for weekend adventures – safe to say i’m obsessed.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A pair of good-quality knee high bots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Different ways to rock a leather jacket.

  31. What’s your first name? Alyssa

    Where do you live? Perth, Western Australia

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Rushing to or from work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? The grocery store, or a restaurant out with friends

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My leather jacket

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A (knee length) leather skirt and a suede vest

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? What boots to wear with what outfit, and winter wedding outfits. I’m invited to a few weddings this winter and can’t seem to figure out how to look classy, and still be warm!

  32. What’s your first name? Caren

    Where do you live? Roleystone

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Sitting at my desk at work 🙁

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Where ever my very exciting life as my childrens taxi service leads me! Ideally, I would be somewhere that allows me and my girlfriends to drink Champs and eat something yummy while we are doing it!!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? That varies on my mood …… I do love my three quarter torn roll up jeans, I can dress them up or down, and tend to wear those the most.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Need some new boots and a great big knitted cardy/jacket to get me started I guess!!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I love that you write about what’s achievable in fashion for us real girls out here in Oz, I do love a great combo wardrobe – you know 8 items and 20 looks kind of thing xx Thanks so much x

  33. What’s your first name? Meg

    Where do you live? Gold Coast

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At home (I work from home) or volunteering in Southport.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the farmers markets, a restaurant or bar. (kids are all grown, yay!)

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A Country Road ash pink shirt dress and several scarves, long necklaces to accessorise.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? light weight knits – it is the Gold Coast.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I love wardrobe posts. Co-coordinating outfits and stockists. (I had not been into Katies for yeeeeears as I thought it suited a different age group to me, older, but your recent campaign with them had me in the store buying up a storm!)

  34. What’s your first name? Belinda

    Where do you live? Northern Beaches, Sydney

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? dropping my son off to the bus school mornings or picking him up after school at the bus stop

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? running between kids activities somewhere on the Northern Beaches

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? a couple of lovely Sportscraft shirts and pointy black Country Road mules

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? love jeans and jumpers, good fitting shirts

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Finding good shirts without the gape, I think I have put some good pieces together I just need to let go of the old stuff, the items that no longer fit right, get brave and clear out the clothes clutter!

  35. What’s your first name? Kellie

    Where do you live? Newcastle, NSW

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Westfield Kotara

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? A coffee shop or the park with my kids.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? I have two – Katies denim dress or Dotti black leather look skirt.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A long pair of black boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    I love your articles where you have several items and create lots of different outfits from them. Or different ways to wear scarves – scarves are the throw rugs of the fashion world – difficult to get just right!

  36. What’s your first name? Deb

    Where do you live? Adelaide Hills, SA

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the office, or at Coles on the way home picking up a tub of ice cream or custard or whatever takes my fancy today (pregnant!)

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Around home (eating all that ice cream I bought during the week)!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Tan ankle boots (Wittner)

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Vests. ALL of the vests, in all of the fabrics/styles/colours!!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Something about winter coats, I think. I love them so much and want all of them too, but they’re often a more expensive purchase so really need to work well in multiple situations as the budget might only cater for one or two (have personal added complication this winter of a growing belly not fitting into the more structured coats I’d normally go for).

  37. Hi Nikki

    What’s your first name? Lisa
    Where do you live? south-west WA
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Somewhere between the school run, Woolies & the hospital where I work
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? On a Sunday drive with my family of five (3 boys, 1 hubby) to our next adventure.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My new Mesop orange print shirt that I got on sale! Yippee!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? I am looking for a classy white casual top.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    1. How to get out of a style rut. I always wear blue/black/grey. I have been told I should wear more colour…but where to find? Which colours? How to style? So many questions so I stick to blue & black haha.
    2. Other options apart from jeans & leggings. I am addicted to them & need other options for a night out.

  38. What’s your first name? Melissa

    Where do you live? Launceston, Tasmania

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the office at work, or a walk around our waterfront at lunchtime 🙂

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Farmers market or watching the children play sport, either cricket or soccer.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Loving my ankle boots!!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Brown ankle boots and the camel vest you are wearing above!! LOVE it!!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to layer without making myself look too bulky!!

  39. What’s your first name?
    Kylie

    Where do you live?
    Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Greengrocers, cafe or op-shops

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Parks (with access to coffee) with my family

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    White converse sneakers

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Camel coloured winter coat that’s not too heavy

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    I’d love to bring a bit of thrifting into the mix. How to mix and match some op-shop or vintage pieces with the wardrobe basics and classics. If you need someone to source some thrifted pieces for you, I’m on board! (Examples of some thriftspiration attached).

  40. What’s your first name?
    Carol
    Where do you live?
    Perth
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Shopping, Pilates
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekend?
    Farmers market, movie or restaurant.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    WYSe lifestyle skirt and top.
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    A dress that covers my knees. Ankle boots
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Fashion, makeup advise for over 60’s .

  41. What’s your first name? Beth

    Where do you live? Adelaide

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? It depends; Monday, Wednesday, Friday it would be in town because that’s a [paid] work day. Tuesday and Thursday you might see me at my local shops or out and about with my toddler in tow.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Around the local area or maybe a bit further afield, doing stuff.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Katies denim dress. Thanks for part-enabling that!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A couple of good warm cardis and some tan boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Keeping warm with less. I would love to do knee slashes and cut out boots in winter but it’s too darn cold and exposed skin feels wrong!

  42. What’s your first name?

    Where do you live?

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter

  43. What’s your first name? Amy
    Where do you live? Stratford in Gippsland, Victoria
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Potentially in the nearby town of Sale (where we do most of out shopping and jobs), or at after school activities with the kids, or at work….it changes every week!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Sadly probably at work. I’m a nurse in the local Emergency Department.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Distressed skinny jeans by Ziggy Denim!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Boots baby! I would really love to buy some ankle boots….flats and heeled.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    When is it time to break up with clothing? I’m getting better at editing but tend to hold onto things well passed their used by date probably in order to justify purchasing them in the first place. For example I haven’t bought any much lusted over ankle boots as I have older boots in my wardrobe which are still “perfectly good”.

  44. What’s your first name?
    Sonia
    Where do you live?
    Adelaide, South Australia (AKA: wine country!)
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Getting a{nother} caffeine hit.
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Ordering a{nother} glass of wine!
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    A mixed print pair of Nine West pumps I’d been eyeing off ever since they were a new release (at $149.95). I finally bought them the other week on sale (at $79.95). Winning!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    More of everything! Stripes. Knits. Denim. Boots.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    How to layer without losing your shape. Especially here in SA, it can get quite chilly and as a curvy lass, I need to be careful when layering as I can tend to look a bit bulky.
    xx

  45. What’s your first name? Sharon
    Where do you live? Outskirts of Springfield
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Lending a hand to those with special needs, Reading stylists websites & Having coffee with friends.
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Wider brisbane area watching a new movie, lunching at Restaurants celebrating or out finding calm in the world.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? New Levi’s skinny’s from Tradesecrets to style with some Bella Lido winter pieces.
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Anticipating the launch of Bella Lido’s winter range ’16. So many fresh neutrals that I will feel at home in when out socialising everyday.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Love how you support and lift your community. For the shorter lady’s like myself 5ft 3 how to step out stylish and functionable from work to evening this autumn/winter.

  46. What’s your first name? Lia

    Where do you live?
    Wagga Wagga (NSW)

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    After work at pilates or doing my organic produce pick-up.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    At yoga or out and about locally practicing my photography skills for my blog posts and social media. I’m about to launch my brand new website in May 2016.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    Lorna Jane Flashdance Pants, Bamboo Body Tops + Cotton Tops.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    FRANKiE4 VANESSA in Black + Tan

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? What the current trends are and what online stores to buy them from. Living rurally I don’t have as much variety as I did when I was living up in Brisbane.

  47. What’s your first name? Helen

    Where do you live? : Sunshine Coast

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? : In a coffee shop

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Walking by the lake

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? : Soft denim jacket

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? : a jersey dress to wear with leggings

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-win: dressing for winter in Queensland

  48. What’s your first name? Charlie

    Where do you live? Canberra

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Dashing between meetings, at one of my presentations or if I’m lucky having a little thinking time with a coffee somewhere in this wonderful land.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Chilling with my puppies or hanging out with my now big kids when the opportunity arises.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? It is a toss up between my jeans and RM Williams boots. It’s getting chilly in the early morning and evening these days.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A warm but lightweight jumper to wear under a jacket that is not too hot once I’m inside.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? There is layering and then there is cold winter layering. ‘How to achieve being stylishly warm when outside without looking like you have put on an extra 10 kilos.’

  49. What’s your first name? Natalie

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Getting a coffee after gym, getting a coffee after school drop off, getting a coffee after kinder pick-up, getting a coffee after the grocery shop….. you get the drift!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the park with my three boys

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Jeans (boyfriend, distressed)

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Tan ankle boots

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autum-winter? Your guide to a winter shopping getaway! We see the results from your shopping trips but what happens in the process!?!? Are their failures? Long days? Lunch breaks for deliberations? Which capital city in Australia would you travel to for a weekend away with the girls to shop til you drop?

  50. FN – Karen

    L – Brisbane Northside

    WD – working in an office 5 days a week, with exercise thrown in there a couple of days a week.

    WE – Shopping, lunching, catching up with the kids, sneaking in some grandbaby cuddles, dragging poor hubby around trying to get some decent blog photos.

    FI – Can I have more than one it would be my Bohemian Traders distressed jeans and Frankie 4 boots.

    AW – a great jacket that would work with our warm Brissie winters.

    BP – one item worn in different ways by women of different styles, ages and sizes. I love being inspired by every day women in their everyday lives. xxx

  51. What’s your first name? Karen

    Where do you live? Bathurst NSW

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In Orange at work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Rugby, AFL, a cafe, shopping or church!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Jeans – it’s starting to get cold here.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Neew knee length boots – I wore out a pair last year! They get worn for months on end here.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Real winter layering for colder climates. As much as I love the idea of light weight stuff in winter, it just doesn’t work here. I had a snow day last year when I couldn’t get to work!

  52. What’s your first name? Kate

    Where do you live? The suburbs of Adelaide

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? I run early in the morning, teach part-time and run around after my gorgeous young boys.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Running for myself or running after my kids!

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A pair of tan boots from last winter.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? An autumn dress to wear out to drinks

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Winter workwear for teachers or how to get jeans to fit right!

  53. What’s your first name? Pete!

    Where do you live? Sydney’s inner west

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Possibly a bus! Or walking through Sydney Uni wishing I was a student not just passing through on my way to an office job

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? A craft beer bar! The local markets or pottering around at home cooking and gardening.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? The new Marc’s leather jacket I got for my 40th! It took me nearly 6 months to find it and I’m in love!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A good pair of grey jeans! Oh and a flattering flannelette shirt

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to curate a good simple accessories collection.

  54. What’s your first name? Sandra
    Where do you live? Outer suburbs of Melbourne
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? I’ll be at work or you could catch me at early morning pilates!!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Most likely at the shops – the new Eastland is pretty good or having breakfast at a local café.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A new Dannii Minogue for Target camel coloured coat – fits so well.
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A jumper with spots on it – seen one online I have my eye on – a great Melbourne online shop Feather and Noise and clothes that fit – I’m petite and it can be a struggle.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? In line with the comment above – how to wear a lot of the clothes that are out now but unfortunately can swamp me as I’m petite. Also how to dress stylishly even though I’m 50+ – still love fashion.

  55. What’s your first name? Jenny & style_moi on instagram

    Where do you live? Auckland

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Walking on Takapuna beach, doing pilates or doing my volunteer work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Spending time with partner and the teenager, people watching in a cafe, pottering in the garden, chilling out with a good book and a glass of wine.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Sadly my fav strippy dress has just died.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Good basics that I can layer, which cover my large boobs without making me look like a sack.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to layer stylishly, dressing tips for those of us with large busts, tips on accessories, including scarfs.

  56. First name is xCarla.
    I live in Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills.
    On the weekdays you would find me playing with my grandchildren in the park or walking the dog.
    On the weekends I like to catch up with family or friends and enjoy a nice glass of wine we have so many beautiful spots to wine and dine up here.
    My favourite item of clothing is a Mela Purdie top which I wear with jeans.
    I would like to get a lovely woollen cardigan to keep me cozy during the cold winter days.
    I love all of your pots Nikki, you just make me try that bit harder to look stylish. A health and wellbeing post would be good. I have loved your travel posts and found the packing ones very helpful.

  57. What is your name? Kathryn
    Where do you live? Sunshine Coast!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At 5 or 5.30am with a coffee reading your blog! Other than that at work, I am an Early Childhood Educator, which I love!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekend? At a market, either Yandina or Caboolture, buying fresh produce, plants, flowers or something to revamp. Or, for my partner to revamp while I direct 🙂 Or shopping. Or in Brisbane at my parents.
    What is my most favourite item in my wardrobe right now? Too many to list. My BT kimono which I’ve been wearing as either a wrap or over my underwear while I get dressed. My new Katies denim shirt. My stripey Surafina dress from your shop last year. I could say my work uniform but it’s daggy 😉
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? The Katies denim dress, or a longer sleeveless open fine knit vest.
    What blog post topic would you like me to write this autumn-winter? I really like your health updates, favourite new makeup/skincare finds, enjoy them all though. I love seeing you dressed up, because it’s something I rarely do.
    Can’t wait to see your new shop Nikki! Kathryn 🙂

  58. What’s your first name? Kutira aka SuperKombi

    Where do you live? Melbourne, near Chadstone (“The Fashion Capital” 🙂

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Driving to work, in my arctic office, walking during my work lunch break (to de-frost), occasionally: meeting up with friends for drinks or dinner after work, but mostly rushing home to cook for Mr SuperKombi and Mr 18…

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Supermarket, local Café, Cinema, Library, Theatre, power walking, Chadstone (still “The Fashion Capital” 🙂

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Flared jeans, denim or chambray shirts, cardi – its so chilly in Melbourne, especially in the mornings and evenings and in the arctic office!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A pair of tan ankle boots, black jeans, more cardis and a frock for a black-tie event (might try Chadstone, after all it’s “The Fashion Capital” 🙂

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Love the “The model and Me” posts and pretty happy with what you’ve been posting: what’s trending, casual, work and going out wardrobe tips, beauty tips, book tips, places to holiday in style. How about some ‘Everyday Style’ IRL get-togethers in states other than QLD. I know, the weather is beautiful one day and perfect the next, but in Melbourne we have Chadstone (“The Fashion … 🙂

    Gotta have fun! 🙂
    Keep up the great posts!

  59. Angela
    Where do you live? Gold Coast

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Coffee, running chores, casual work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Soccer,rowing or having a vino with friends

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Nina b silver poncho, stripes, Frankie 4 Margies, and my Katie’s denim dress.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Activewear,jeans

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to wear the boho style winter maxi dresses. Winter skincare and what’s new in your winter linens cupboard. Also a post dedicated to those fancy schmancy cocktails you do!

  60. What’s your first name? Jo

    Where do you live? Sans Souci NSW

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? You won’t….I work.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Bendalong, NSW

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My tights (so comfy but oh so wrong)

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Cover Up tops, comfy bottoms (big tum, big bum)

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? You choose – you’re awesome at it xx

  61. What’s your first name? Vanessa

    Where do you live? Ashfield Western Australia

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? School drop off/pickup

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Hockey or Netball for the kids

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Katies denim dress

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Knitwear

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Everyday easy to wear clothing

  62. What is your name? Helen

    Where do you live? In bayside Melbourne – just moved from tropical North Queensland

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At the biggest shopping centre in Australia – chadstone – come visit for a shop!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Exploring our new back yard – eating, drinking, sightseeing – nothing better than getting out and about

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? It has always been and forever will be denim! Jackets. Shirts. Jeans. To date – my bohemian traders distressed Jean is my live in bottom – thanks to your page!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A comfy pair of tan heeled boots – as I am on my feet all day – or a to die for winter coat – as I really do need one!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Affordable awesome looking clothing that is easy accessible for the cooler months

  63. What’s your first name? Holly

    Where do you live? Hobart

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Either at work, sneaking in some lunchtime shopping or pilates or picking the kids up from school.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Probably either at home buried in housework or somewhere out and about with the kids at a park or play centre.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My tan ankle boots, I seem to be wearing them with everything at the moment!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A pair of black knee length boots with a low heel and a rounded toe, that aren’t too narrow – I have wide feet! And also long sleeved tops for winter that are roomy enough to fit both my big boobs and a singlet underneath without looking like I’m wearing a sack!

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Layering for winter without looking too bulky. Living in a cold climate means I need to layer up but it’s hard to do without all those layers adding bulk and making me look like the Michelin Man!

  64. I’m intrigued to learn all about your other readers Nikki – what a neat idea!

    What’s your first name? Melanie

    Where do you live? Canberra

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? I’m usually chained to my desk in a government department – not a lot of running being done!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Any time you want to pop in for a cuppa (or a glass of bubbly), some home made nosh and a good ol’ chat, you’re very welcome. Otherwise I’ll keep an eye out for you at whichever local watering hole I’m checking out live music.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My 2-day old pair of Joanne Mercer leopard print loafers – divine and so comfortable! And because I don’t like to play favourites, I’m also loving a pair of deep indigo wide-leg jeans by Melbourne designers Orange Owl Textiles.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A mid-price range, well fitting, all-weather, flattering, wide leg navy pant suit – I don’t want much 😉 But it is going to be the base of my work and play wardrobe for the foreseeable future.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I’d love to hear/read your take on how to stay motivated when you’re trying to build a strong foundation of basics in your wardrobe – I know what I need but all the pretty shiny things keep distracting me! Also how to incorporate ethical/sustainable options in this world of fast fashion and never-ending consumer temptations.

  65. Hellllllllo!!!!

    What’s your first name? Kylie, also will answer to KyKy, Kylie Girl, mum, bub or Ky

    Where do you live? In a beautiful little town called Baranduda. Regional Victoria, a short drive from Albury/Wodonga.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At school during drop off or pickup.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? One of the many cafes in town

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?A black and white horizontal stripe tunic dress that I picked up in Myer last winter.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? The katies denim dress you were wearing last week! Lucky for me the postie has it on it’s way 😉

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? LEGGINGS!!! What won’t get holes, what is breathable and what stays up!

    1. Lovely little Baranduda! I was born and raised in Albury and until recently my niece and nephew attended school in Baranduda. A nice little corner of the world.

      1. It really is lovely isn’t it! I’m a Melbourne girl born and raised but we’ve been in the area for 10 years (5 in the Duda) and I won’t go back the city for quids! My little girl just started at one the schools this year 🙂

      1. It’s like you read my mind! Thanks heaps! Love the capsule wardrobe for the season. I may have only been awake for about 4 minutes before I went for a sneaky look!!

  66. What’s your first name? Gabrielle
    Where do you live? Fremantle, Western Australia
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Morning pilates class or coffee run before I hit the office!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? My local farmer’s market or gourmet grocery store with a bunch of fresh flowers in hand
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? soft cashmere turtleneck jumper
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? new comfortable boots and distressed jeans
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? more home and lifestyle posts plus autumn layering posts x

  67. What’s your first name? Julia

    Where do you live? Melbourne

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Taking a walk on my lunch break in Port Melbourne as I catch up on podcasts.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the park with my daughter or chilling at home.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Dannii Minogue for Target collection black waxed skinny jeans. Perfect fit, perfect ankle length!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Some nice long line cardigans and some camel coloured boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Professional work outfits other than suits, and beauty regimes for dry skin in Winter.

  68. What’s your first name? Liz

    Where do you live? Norman Park, Brisbane

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the City in Eagle st where I work

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Oxford st bulimba or my local cafe near home

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A JAG navy shirt dress

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Some more long sleeve wrap tops for work

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Good casual outfits for winter other than jeans

  69. Hi I’m Amanda from Country NSW.
    Weekdays – you would find me at work or afternoon sport with the kids.
    Weekend – is family time so I’d be having fun with the kids, at a park, on a picnic, walking the dog, out to dinner.
    Fave item in my wardrobe – a soft light denim dress with 3 quarter sleeves I bought recently from Dotti. Hoping it will take me into autumn/winter with leggings and boots.
    Top of my Wish List – a tailored black jacket to wear with jeans.
    Blog Post I would like to read – Bring back Nina’s wardrobe posts!

  70. What’s your first name? Judi
    Where do you live? Glebe, Sydney
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At work in the CBD or the gym at lunch time
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Saturday I’ll be watching my daughter play netball. Otherwise, out somewhere local for breakfast with my husband, daughter and an assortment of visiting friends or relatives or both! (living in convenient Glebe means we have lots of visitors!)
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My pale mint-green lace top. It’s seasons old but timeless and goes with jeans or work pants – score!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A leather jacket. This is so difficult for me that I’ve been putting it off for years. I’m worried that I’ll end up with something unsuitable and therefore an expensive mistake.Your tips on how to choose a leather jacket would be so appreciated!
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I’m with so many others when I say layering! I never seem to have the right jacket/knit/scarf to finish off my autumn/winter outfit. See my comment on leather jackets above. Oh, and accessories are a problem for me also!

  71. What’s your first name? Cheryl

    Where do you live? Safety Bay, WA

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Either at work or at my local greengrocers picking up bits for dinner.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Well, if it’s Saturday – I’ll be chained to the washing machine or the vacuum cleaner or a shopping trolley. If it’s Sunday you’ll find me cooking, running around after grandkids or in the garden wondering which bug is eating my veggies THIS time.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Jeans (always).

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? I’m hunting for a lovely soft trench and good quality long sleeved, scoop necked tops that aren’t too short.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Layering again (I’m hopeless at it) and something really helpful on what shoes to wear with what – I’m a complete klutz.

    I’m looking forward to all your help as usual. Does anyone else find Autumn/Winter more challenging than Summer for what to wear? I just seem to always feel confused …

    x

  72. What’s your first name? Gemma

    Where do you live? East Victoria Park, Perth, in my 1920’s weatherboard that leaks like a sieve so is hot in summer and cold in winter. Oh I do regret the “charm factor” some days 🙂

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Work or at the park with my son! Or if you’re early enough at the gym before the day gets started (when I can convince myself to haul ass out of bed).

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the park or the pool with my son and husband! General shenanigan’s rule in our house on the weekend, as long as we’re having fun, it doesn’t matter how! Also at a girlfriends house catching up on all the gossip or maybe at a cafe with my little family having a coffee and a babychino.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Hard one, it’s a toss up between a pair of khaki coloured Country Road chino’s that I wish I’d bought in every colour right now and my new black Jenni’s from Frankie4.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A Trenery puffer vest to keep me warm when I’m at the park (which seems to be all the time with my very energetic toddler!).

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to rock something other than jeans in a casual way, something easy for the park that is also suitable for a cafe.

  73. What’s your first name? Gemma

    Where do you live? East Victoria Park, Perth

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? Work or at the park with my son! Or if you’re early enough at the gym before the day gets started (when I can convince myself to haul ass out of bed).

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the park or the pool with my son and husband! He he! Also at a girlfriends house catching up on all the gossip or maybe at a cafe with my little family having a coffee and a babychino.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Hard one, it’s a toss up between a pair of khaki coloured Country Road chino’s that I wish I’d bought in every colour right now and my new Jenni’s from Frankie4!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A Trenery puffer vest to keep me warm when I’m at the park (which seems to be all the time with my very energetic toddler!).

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to rock something other than jeans in a casual way, something easy for the park that is also suitable for a cafe.

  74. Good Morning Nikki, My comment went to Spam for some reason earlier today so I am posting again.. hope it doesn’t double up..

    What’s your first name? Jennifer

    Where do you live? Victoria Point Qld

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At home working away full time from home.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? If not visiting family out in Western Qld, then being married to a beach fisherman means either Straddie or Fraser, Noosa North Shore & Rainbow,and further north on a little beach somewhere, or Yamba, Byron or Wooli on the NSW North Coast.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My Bohemian Traders Kimono, as it is just so wearable at this time of the year here..

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A long line, sleeveless open vest in a camel/tan colour.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I love your health and well being topics as you definitely walk the walk and also how to find your own personal style when you are no longer a 20 something beach bunny, but still love elements of the coasty girl look in your style, kind of a beachy chick meets city chic look. Thanks Nikki..

  75. What’s your first name? Atlanta
    Where do you live? Brunswick, Melbourne
    Where would I most likely run in to you on a week day? The gym
    Where would I most likely run in to you on the weekend? A food event (hence the gym during the week)
    Favourite wardrobe item right now? Blue Linen Trenery dress from summer
    Top of my Autumn/winter clothing Wishlist? is a good pair of ankle boots (no heel because I’m tall)
    Blog post topic for Autumn- I have a few ideas- how to wear a vest, something about finding your own style and finding the perfect winter scarf.
    Thanks Nikki!

  76. What’s your first name? Johanne, but my friends call me Jo.

    Where do you live? In a lovely new terrace/warehouse conversion in Camperdown in the inner western suburbs of Sydney.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the Sydney CBD where I work, having a poke around the shops at lunchtime or walking across the city on my commute.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Walking the circuit around our beautiful harbour between the Fish Markets and Annandale; having coffee with my gorgeous husband in our favourite haunts around the inner west; attending live theatre around Walsh Bay; and eating out.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A black Lisa Brown high low top with amazing detailed sleeves.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Replacement of my favourite comfy but stylish shooties for the office

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Winter options other than jeans for casual Friday especially in the corporate environment

  77. What’s your first name? Suzanne
    Where do you live? Mount Isa

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? I work in a mine, if I met you in the mine you would be wondering how you got there! It’s more likely we would run into each other in Brisbane while I was on holidays.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At the shops, gymnastics or swimming lessons, or at home baking and gardening.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? A navy blue COS top I bought on a recent shopping trip worn with a floral skirt – it is still summer weather here with 35 degree days.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? A cashmere sweater from Everyday Cashmere after seeing the brand on your blog.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? How to match hats to your winter casual outfit as sun protection is still important for me in winter. However with a greater selection of hats than the floppy felt hats I see everywhere now.

  78. First name: Jacquie
    Live: Sydney

    During the week you’ll find me at home living through major renovations or trying to manoeuvre my way through the mindfield of government bodies, councils not to mention dealing with tradies builders etc. And a lot of the coffee I mean a lot!!

    Weekend running between dancing lessons and netball, dinner with friends and birthday parties or dinners for friends (seem to be a lot of those lately!)

    Like many of SY readers I’ve discovered great new brands such as Bohemian traders and Birdsnest. Loving Birdsnest bird keepers range particularly their jeans and cargos. Also have a great top from BT that I wear all the time.

    As I’ve ditched my “corporate wardrobe” for “renovation wardrobe” I’m living in shorts/tops or jeans/tops. I’d like some new casual skirts and tops to mix things up for winter.

    As for blog posts – my top one would be winter fashion pieces, winter makeup and also what to wear casually that isn’t necessarily jeans. Also advice on a good pair of black (or other colour) pants that can be part of capsule wardrobe.

  79. What’s your first name? Kim
    Where do you live? Sydney
    Where am I most likely to
    run into you on a weekday? In the library where I work – helping to find the answers to almost any question or assisting with technology learning – love it!
    Where am I most likely to
    run into you on the weekend? A walking trail/beach anywhere from Sydney to NSW South Coast – then grocery shopping!
    What’s your most favourite
    item in your wardrobe right now? My olive coloured soft jeans/pants – so versatile for work or leisure with many options of tops – now that I have completed my WARDROBE EDIT!!!

    What’s top of your
    autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?A perfect dress for me (very rarely wear them), Katies soft trench, some comfy flats, just the right poncho.

    What blog post topic would
    you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Wearing dresses well – how do you pick the right one for you and what if you can’t seem to find it?! Also – lots of pics of options with the upcoming capsule wardrobe!!

    Love it all, thanks Nikki!! Can’t wait to see the Katies project?!

  80. What’s your first name? Jo

    Where do you live? Adelaide

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the office

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At sport with the kids or shopping on a Saturday or gardening or baking on a Sunday or catching up with friends

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Suit from Sportscraft and top from Veronica Main during the week. Jeans and poncho from Trenery on the weekend

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Black pants and long skirts (office wear) Jeans, boots for heavy legs, layering and ideas for the weekend that doesn’t always mean wearing jeans. What to wear out to dinner during winter and still look great and you haven’t just walked out of the office

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? What to wear out to dinner during winter and still look great and you haven’t just walked out of the office. What to pack to go camping. Accessories including handbags. Winter lipstick colours.

  81. – What’s your first name? Amy
    – Where do you live? Sydney
    – Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? The local shops, park or library with my two-year-old daughter.
    – Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? At group fitness training or in my garden (I’m a green thumb).
    – What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? I just treated myself to a new pair of skinny jeans from Bohemian Traders (thanks Nikki for putting me into this brand). They fit like a glove and have the added bonus of allowing me to bend over without showing any bum cleavage. Winning!
    – What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Would you believe that I actually have a list?! Yes, I like lists. As it’s a long one, I won’t bore you, but I would say the most-coveted things on my list fall into the “basics” category: a khaki anorak, a killer pair of black ankle boots, new black jeans, a black blazer, a denim shirt, a white shirt, new tees, a striped winter dress (I have a stripe addiction).
    – What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Dummy’s Guide to Wearing Belts or How to Conquer Belt Phobia: There’s a few belts lurking at the back of my wardrobe, but I never EVER wear them as I have no idea HOW to wear them. I’m not talking about how to actually put them on (I get that bit), it’s more how to wear them without looking like a knob. So, to belt or not to belt? That is the question. Please help, Nikki! P.S. Big congrats on launching your first capsule collection! Can’t wait to see it.

  82. What’s your first name?
    Sandra

    Where do you live?
    Bundaberg (everyone knows or has heard of Bundaberg rum)

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    Considering what we have in common I would say a great little boutique here in Bundy lusting over our favourite labels.

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Well here we get into the weird part, I love fishing and if the weather is fine that is where you will find me with my daughter & husband trying to catch dinner. Though I must admit many a time I end up at the seafood shop.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now.
    I was so lucky to score the Binny Rosehill dress in the chestnut print, love it ❤️

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    Any other Binny piece, I love the Hunt club Duster coat, what a versatile piece. A fantastic maxi & a stylish coat all in one.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    What ever blog you write I will always read and find I always find a great piece of advice. Great job Nicki.

  83. It’s Karen here from country NSW.
    You will find me, wrangling lambs, chasing men on large farm equipment or sitting in the office trying to reconcile a whole list of numbers. I have a secret life where a few times a year I get to escape to the city, wear heels and a dress, work with an incredible team of people, drink far too many coffees and by the time I return home, my city fix has been well and truly satisfied until next time.
    On the weekend you will find me at hockey or in the garden. Did I say hockey….yes how many games over the weekend can I watch, more oranges, more band aids and more coffee.
    My go to look at the moment are my cinnamon skinny Sportscraft jeans, matching top, a piece of funky jewellery and a pair of flats that will take me on all terrains.
    I need help with tops, i never seem to find the perfect look, they are either too big, too long, too hippy or too skimpy…help!!! I want to look stylish, not like a teenager coming home from a disco or granny Annie…..
    Blogs are good, any topic around winter would be fine, however regional workshops would be better….we will organise the wine and nibbles so what about a road trip. Albury is lovely in the winter…

  84. What’s your first name? Carmel

    Where do you live? Brisbane

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? At my office which is just up the road from you at The Barracks

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Actually running. I am an Event Director at my local parkrun and I LOVE IT and the community it has created. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to even run. It is so much more than that – and it totally saved my life.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? Well apart from Fluro running clothes, my Target White jeans and a Burnt Yellow flowing top.

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Actually anything new. it has been too long between shopping trips. To pick one – it would be Demin dress/shirt.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Self Esteem and being able to cope and manage it all – We as women don’t give ourselves “ENOUGH” credit for what we do, “ENOUGH” love for ourselves, and “ENOUGH” encouragment to know that we are worthy.

  85. What’s your first name?
    Karen
    Where do you live?
    Sydney at the moment. Although, we’ve been moving to Melbourne for the last YEAR…stupid business politics…
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    At my ‘other’ office – Brasserie Bread at Botany… I can park there and work using their free wifi, and there is coffee for the asking…!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    Prowling one of Sydney’s many markets, or haunting the art gallery.
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    Can I have two? I wear them together…that counts as one, right?! My washed blue linen pants from OSKA and my taupe cut out suede lace ups from Midas. FUNKY!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish right now?
    Winter weight maxis. I have the Boho Bird Dusty Footprints skirt and I love it. I would really like some more long skirts – last time I looked at Dogstar’s website they had some gorgeous ones, but I need to sell a really good story to buy from them!
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    Hmmmm….Where to find honest to G-d classic staples like fine wool turtlenecks (NOT with oversized bodies, drop shoulders and skinny arms) and simple long sleeve tees in natural fabrics. I can’t wear much synthetic stuff against my skin, and it’s really hard to find lightweight, warm layers.

  86. What’s your first name? Kelly
    Where do you live? Townsville
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a week day? The park, toy library (where I volunteer) or in my own backyard with the kids!
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekend? On the beach, at a cafe or somewhere out in the wilderness (I
    hope you’ve got a 4wd!?)
    What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe right now? Mister Zimi dress from Poolside 🙂
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? I need tan ankle boots and I’d love a tan leather jacket too….
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? I would love some recommendations on the best places (shops & online) to buy tall clothes for giants like me!

    1. My name is Louise.
      I live in Hobart. From the UK originally but been here for 20 years.
      You’ll find me wrangling my 5 and 9 year old boys and our 1 year old blue heeler. And I work part time in as an R.N. in Intensive Care here in Hobart. In between that I’m sewing and cooking and reading.
      I live in my jeans. They’re the “Mavi Gold” label….had to go and look on the label for that!
      On my want list is a sleeveless jacket…..not too padded/quilted. Would be good for the school runs. I think Katies do one.
      I always like posts on layering…..I’m rubbish at it…..just look like I’ve put everything I own on! Ha ha….

  87. Alison

    Melbourne

    At work or wrangling a toddler while trying to have a coffee!

    With my family or shopping on my own love to wander.

    My new city chic jumpsuit v neck

    Beep toe boots and a jacket

    Layering also and tips to winch waist without high neck (big boobs)

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  89. What’s your first name?
    Hi Nikki I’m Barbara. My middle name is Nicole and I’ve always regretted not changing my name to use Nicole when I was 11 as I totally dislike the name Barbara. I use the name Niki for online 🙂
    Where do you live?
    I live by Manly beach – Manly beach in Auckland NZ. Totally gorgeous and a great location to get into the city for shows and restaurants.
    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday?
    I work close to home as the Deputy Principal of a large primary school.
    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend?
    On the weekend you’ll find me in my garden, walking along the beach or exploring a market. I don’t do shopping malls on weekends!
    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now?
    I’ve just invested in a black leather biker jacket. I’ve been borrowing my daughter’s for ages and as she’s about to move into her own home the time had come to bite the bullet and get my own!
    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now?
    I’d love a great weekend casual outfit that’s not jeans.
    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter?
    How to cope with wearing layers so you don’t look like an enormous bulky blob 🙂

      1. btw I know the competition is open to Australian residents only but I’ve got a darling friend in Sydney who is a real sweetie and let’s me send all my ‘Australian shipping only’ to her which she then sends on to me. Fingers crossed you’ll put me in the draw!

  90. What’s your first name? Sam

    Where do you live? Sydney

    Where am I most likely to run into you on a weekday? In the kitchen baking a cake!

    Where am I most likely to run into you on the weekend? Running rings around Sydney.

    What’s your most favourite item in your wardrobe right now? My pleather jacket – a bargain from Primark in London!

    What’s top of your autumn-winter clothing wish list right now? Some tan ankle boots.

    What blog post topic would you most like me to write this autumn-winter? Layering tips – I am the world’s worst layerer (and yes layerer is totally a thing!)

    PS I can’t wait for the Katie’s big reveal 🙂

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