Ahhhhh the new year begins and so do all the sales!!!

This is a great time of the year…. sales galore and a time to stock up the wardrobe! While some may of just had the equivalent of a shopping lobotomy from all the Christmas buying, I say spend a little more. Believe me , sometimes things are going half price, even 70% off this time of the year…. wait too long and it will be back to the usual shopping cycle of occasional 20% off.

One of the things I like to do when shopping is hardly ever buy retail prices….. by that I mean, most stores will always have a sale at some point, you just have to wait it out. Try it on in the shop and get it when the price drops or online which could be even cheaper. Yeah yeah I know….it won’t work in every case, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and pay full price…. sometimes you just can’t wait a second longer to have that cool shirt and short combo in your wardrobe. Also the really awesome stuff… well it doesn’t always go on sale 🙁

I love this striped boob tube…. it’s floaty, fun and well if you have a fat day… hoorah!!!! I got it for 25% off and what I love about it is the built in bra/corset. For someone like me that’s needed, but for the bigger busted lasses… braless it is. And I also got the Sleeveless cardi half price.. (pat myself on the back for that one!). The Saba pants are oldies but also a half price snatch. Here’s to the festive season, may all your sale item come true.

OUTFIT : Top – Witchery, Sleeveless Cardi – Decjuba, pants – Saba, Shoes – Nine West


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Sometimes looking good while you sweat is hard!

It was just a run of hot weather (sweatfest to be exact, with major humidity) and I had to go out to the city for the day. Deciding what to wear to look nice and comfortable can be a challenge when you step outside for five minutes and you’re already sweating up a storm…. urrrgghhh!!!

Thank god it’s acceptable to wear loose clothes this season. Couldn’t go past my new culottes (yes I obviously love them) and a grey Saba crop (a little oversized, so perfect to feel not too restricted and not too long for those breeze bursts).

I don’t get the whole, wearing tight pants when it hot hot hot, how does one do I? I overheat so much I feel like I’m going to faint. Maybe I’ll try it for the weight loss factor!

So my advice on days, when your armpits are soggier than a old man in a sauna…..

*Keep it light

*Keep it flowy

*Don’t wear in-closed shoes (give those feet some air ladies) and invest in some comfy flats, your feet will thank you.

*Go oversized …. it’s OK!

*Don’t forget the deodorant (it could be disastrous otherwise)


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The new arrival!!!

This summer, I needed a flowy maxi (don’t we all). The good thing about this one it is structured with lining in the back to shape it better. YES of course I have maxi’s but not in black. (‘Got it in black?’ I said to the saleswoman) I used to think long black dresses were a bit drab and more for a funeral (I really did)…. but there’s something effortlessly chic about a long black maxi….. paired with gorgeous silver or gold accessories to make it pop (I go for the silver).

Do yourself a favour…. every woman needs a BLAXI (black maxi)……

OUTFIT : Dress – Saba, Shoes – Portmans, Necklace – gift


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 There’s always the battle of being comfortable and also stylish. Wearing flowy Vs wearing the more figure hugging!!!
Let’s be honest if my husband had his way he would probably throw out some of my more ‘comfortable’ clothes…. but these days and the trend that is this season, it’s ok to go a little oversized and feel good about your style.

When I first saw culottes back in fashion, I thought to myself, ‘I wore those at school, I’m not getting a pair of those’. But here we are…… a pair of culottes later and I’m loving them, so unbelievably great to wear.

But BEWARE the comfy or oversized garment….. they can make you look bigger than you are if not done right… no one wants to look like they are wearing a tent. An item still needs to have shape if it’s a little bigger, which will avoid you looking like you brought grandma’s top……!

Culottes…. yah or nay??? I’m now on board!!!!

OUTFIT : Culottes – Veronika Maine, Top – Saba, Shoes – Wittner, Sunnies – Collette Dinnigan, Bag – Charles & Keat



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It’s a rare occasion I get to go away for the weekend to the coast. While I could visit one of many beautiful beaches in Sydney, it’s nice to drive away somewhere and get away from it all. This is me in my casual mode, boyfriend jeans, baggy tops, little makeup and unstyled hair.

I love the beach, I used to live 5 minutes from the water and loved to spend time soaking in the sun on the golden sand, going for a dip and then relaxing with a magazine. But now I’m in the suburbs, coupled with a busy lifestyle, it’s hard to get back to the place I love.

On the weekend, I was in Bonny Hills, not far from Port Macquarie, unfortunately it was a little cool to take a dip but the view, the sounds and the salty spray made me at ease once again.

What’s your favourite place to unwind?

OUTFIT (x2) : Boyfriend Jeans – Target, Leatherlook pants – Witchery, Navy Blue top – Saba, Denim Top – Zara, Shoes – Spur


There’s no doubt that Christmas is a celebratory time of year, but your time is usually (and your money) consumed with buying other people gifts, so that hot dress you wanted or that stylish jacket you must have, needs to be put on the back burner!

So I’ve combined a list of ‘ the twelve things I wish I was getting for Christmas’. Cross my fingers I’ll get just one…… maybe my other half or Santa will be good this year! Here’s hoping!!



Scuba Pleat Skirt – Flesh ($600)

When I saw this, needless to say I had an ooohhhh….. moment. Beautifully made and thick and luxurious and the colour is so my style right now. Even girl needs a high waisted pleated skirt.



Race Black Leather Shoes ($189.95)

These are simple, elegant, yet very comfortable (not your sky high heel). A pair of heels that can go with absolutely any outfit, where could you go wrong?

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Daphne Knot Pencil Skirt – Spring Green ($899)

Yes… I know it’s nearly $900 just for a skirt but this one nearly knocked me over when I saw it, stunning and original and the epitome of style. It also comes in pants, a top and a dress with the bow type style, all stylish to the max, but the skirt was definitely the winner for me.



Drew Ponte Tee Dress – White ($199)

White, crisp, comfortable and stylish, what’s not to like? This is essential for every wardrobe! A great spring/summer item, I can’t believe I don’t have one already.



Agatha Culotte – Cement, Ink ($180)

I have been searching for the right pair of culottes for a while. Well there’s been a few styles I have wanted, but they have sold out very quickly. I think these will be my next purchase. Easy to wear, comfortable, in season/on trend and pair nicely with a white or grey tee or a top with a bit more embellishment when you need to go out.



Beige Nude Bodysuit ($265)

A plain, stylish bodysuit is something I wish I had for a number of reasons. Great for when you wear high waisted pants or skirts and for this style it comes in other colours like black and white which will go with anything.



Barrel Bag – Medium, Black (695)

The perfect black bag is like the perfect black dress, you always need one and most of the time they never go out of style. This Oroton bag is just simple, but stunningly classic and will match any outfit, I’m sure I’d get plenty of bag wear out of this one.



The Powder Ruff One Shoulder Dress – Grey, White ($350)

I have really come to love the By Johnny brand, the materials are really nice and stretchy, and cling nicely to a woman’s body (and even one with curves like myself). I have always had a thing for one shoulder dresses so this was a bit of a stand out, and always a favourite of mine a peplum (I even had one of my wedding dress).



Silky Viscose Jumpsuit – Black ($279)

I wanted this to wear Christmas day….. stylish, cool and comfortable (especially for when you put yourself in a food coma). You could mix and match with different pairs of shoes to makes it more of a casual outfit or whack on some killer heels and glam accessories and you have a night out with the ladies. Love its versatility.



Little Bag – Pale Pink ($820)

Little pricey for what I would usually pay for a small bag but a bit of a luxury item. Although I’m not usually a pink fan, it swings more towards nude colour and hence why I love it. Always need a classy little bag for a night out on the town.



Crepe Wide Leg Panelled Pant – Black ($229)

As you have probably already guessed, I love a good high wasited anything and Cue is one of my favourite and trusted brands (that’s not too expensive)! I should have them by now, I actually only have some cream crepe pants that I adore, so it’s only right that I invest in some of these beauties…. why haven’t I already????



Raglan Sleeve Tee – White ($395)

These type and cut of tee shirts are always worth buying in a few different colours. They look great, match well with high waisted anything and can be worn in both a casual or more dressed up setting. Gotta have one of these, I already have a couple but in black, in different brands… I need more!



No 5 Paris – Eau Premiere

Yes, I know it was only supposed to be 12 but this one you just can’t go past. I ran out of my Chanel about a month ago and was trying to wait until Christmas to see these appear in my stocking. We’ll have to wait and see…. one hopes!

Nothing more elegant and beautiful than this perfume and I always love to have it on my dressing table.

So these are my top 12….. well 13 picks for the festive season! I think it’s better that I am restricted to a set amount because let’s be honest I could go on forever, there’s always something a girl wants and ain’t that the truth!!!



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This season it has to be an essential in every girls wardrobe!

The sleeveless jacket/cape not only looks great on but it’s comfortable and stylish.

I like to pair it with something a little tighter underneath to shape the body a bit better

but it really works with anything.

I went for the Saba one (I really just wanted one in each colour) but would like to stock up my wardrobe with a few more…..

Who else has got the goods?

OUTFIT : Sleeveless cape – Saba (comes in grey (as shown), pastel yellow and olive green), Skirt – Cotton on, Top – Witchery, Shoe – Target