Why not dressing “like a girl” is a rebellion for me

Why not dressing “like a girl” is a rebellion for me

It wasn’t the long ago that I was posted on the blog about that gorgeous maxi dress that people loved on me, that didn’t feel right. I shared some thoughts and feelings around that and pondering about why that may be the case. Then I saw a post on Fat Girl Flow and it occurred to me exactly why that was. I’m rebelling. I’m dressing in the way that I love despite all the messages out there that tell me otherwise. More colour, brighter prints, flattering shapes and details. It’s just not me and by choosing to ignore those messages and channel a sporty vibe, a laid-back street style, I’m saying no thank you to people who still insist on…

How to spend less on clothes while remaining stylish AF.

How to spend less on clothes while remaining stylish AF.

In my newsletter last week, I asked the question what would you like to see MORE of, content wise. Two common themes were more affordable clothes and more advice on how to wear ‘things’. So, being the time-saver that I am, here’s a post about both! If you want to build your wardrobe, minimise the money you are spending on clothes and still look your version of on trend and stylish, these are my hot tips. Because let’s face it, not every budget has room for new clothes every season. Heck, some of those budgets probably don’t stretch very far at all. I’ve been there. Sometimes I feel like, without the supplements to my wardrobe, I’d still be there! I…

My spring races style for 2016

My spring races style for 2016

My sister is celebrating her birthday at the spring races in town again this year. It means that I’m again on the hunt for another races outfit, something that I can wear comfortably in the sun most of the day and still look amazing. The biggest factor is that this race meet has a black and white theme, exciting! Cue visions of elegant women trackside like a scene from My Fair Lady. So. Elegant. I mention that because there’s a chance that my research and my plans for this 2016 spring races season might be a little biased towards the black and white side of things. So I did my best here not to include the dozens of black options out…

Classic all black textured outfit

Classic all black textured outfit

When it comes to wearing black, I keep it interesting by incorporating textured fabrics. It’s hardly revolutionary, Melbournites have been doing it for as long as black has been in. It keeps the outfit interesting but simple. It simple works every single time. Using textures for interest is pretty simple too. In this outfit, I’ve used a leather-look midi skirt (my current loooove) and layered this top over it. It’s a simple outfit. Really simple and easy to wear, but it’s got a certain impact about it too. The top brings that. The skirt brings that. The nude boots in their easy perfection add to it as well. They sort of bookend with my hair actually, now I think about it. And…

How to wear sneakers with everything!

How to wear sneakers with everything!

Wearing sneakers with everything and anything is my thing. It used to be ankle boots, then somewhere along the way I decided that sneakers were fun and never took them off again. So when people kept landing on the blog asking ‘how to wear sneakers with this or that’ I decided it was time to answer the searching. Don’t you think? And sneakers can mean all sorts of styles from Converse to street style trainers to a more preppy style that looks like a loafer hybrid thing. Whatever your style sneakers are one of those items that every girl needs in her wardrobe. Because comfy. Haha. So let’s get the ball rolling, pull on your sneakers team. Sneakers and Dresses…

Winning in a simple white dress

Winning in a simple white dress

This little white dress, perfect for spring/summer, arrived just before I left for Melbourne and I optimistically put it in my bag. I always seem to bring the unseasonably warm days to Melbourne; maybe, this time, would be the same, and I’d need a warm weather option. It wasn’t. We had cool weather for once. Exciting! But that meant this dress never saw the light of day. It peeked longingly, but it was never to be. So home it came again and the moment finally arrived in the shape of Father’s Day dinner with the family. Easy to wear, only slightly risky given the presence of my adorable niece and nephews, and on a warm enough Sunday afternoon that it…

How I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg+

How I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg+

So this post is about how I managed to over pack my suitcase by 10kg AND THEN lived in basically the same 5 items. As per. You’ve been there, right? If you’re a chronic over packer then you know the fear of the airport scales. My mother once had a bag too heavy to load, it surpassed health and safety limits. Seriously. Over packing, it’s genetic apparently. I’m an over packer. There, I admit it. I try not to then end up majorly under-packed and can’t help but wish for my back-breaking suitcase stuffed to the gills with every item of clothing I own. I have a feeling that Nat Tucker’s Boss Course would help me overcome that… But until…

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus: Shop the Runway

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus: Shop the Runway

This past week we saw some of the biggest and brightest, as well as the newest brands, hit the runway to show off their wares. And boy team, there is some exciting stuff coming! I don’t believe a word of it when they say that Australia follows the trends, we lead. First into spring/summer 2016, we are leading the way for the rest of the world. That’s what I think! Leading the way. Leading the way with cool and unique styles. Fresh ideas and the fun use of fabric and colours to express this youthful culture of ours. It’s anything from a chic set of handmade lingerie to street-style you can wear every day. I was so proud of every…

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus Wrap Up

Melbourne Fashion Week Plus Wrap Up

This week, as I may have mentioned once or fifty billion times, I travelled to Melbourne for Melbourne Fashion Week Plus. I managed to get my exhausted butt to all the events including two discussion panels, four runways and an after party (plus some unofficial after parties, mind you). A massive effort but worth the pain of re-entering my life this week. Re-entry, boy-oh-boy that hurts. So what did I think? That’s the question on everyone’s lips. What did I think of the event, the clothes, the runways, the discussions? And the short version is that I’m so happy I went. I’m so glad to be a part of this industry changing fashion forever. Not just for plus women, but…