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Flared jeans are officially back on the high street and Iโ€™m ecstatic because in my mind they never really left. Iโ€™ll admit that some of the styles filling the racksย make me cringe a little with flashbacks to my college years where we all strutted about in our uber-low hipster Sass & Bides with the hems tattered from dragging along the ground around our Vans – but mostly this season the brands I love are producing far more sophisticated versions that… Read more »


  So this little shoot was done a few months ago, when Winter was still in her early birthing phases and I was naively thinking it would be a mild one which would require my winter style to incorporate little more than throwing a faux fur vest over everything. As usual, I underestimated the frosty freeze that we always get in my part of the world. Still, Iโ€™ve remained faithful to my love of faux fur vests – layering them… Read more »


For the thousandth time I put on my blogging hat, sit at my computer and start from scratch, telling myself โ€˜this time Iโ€™ll make it work.โ€™ And I think it will. Because this time I intend to tackle all those irritating little problems that make me give up on my blogging endeavour time and time again. I acknowledge, at last, why essentially, I suck at blogging. And I really really do. Really.ย Hereโ€™s why: The inner critic – Like all โ€˜creativeโ€™… Read more »


The days are warming up and while I love the extra warmth in the air I’m going to have to bid a reluctant farewell to my cosy coats very soon. One baby in particular I will be pining for is my fat faux leopard fur which I’ve worn with just about everything over the cold season. Anyway, I must remember it’s only spring, so here’s how I’m planning to stretch my winter staple into the new season…  

I recently bought a little woolly jumper from Australian niche label Stella and fell in love – it goes with everything, looks cute (well, I think so…), and most importantly makes me all warm and fuzzy like a spring lamb – I feel I should be frolicking in the fields all day long whenever I put it on! Anyway, I’m now head over (frolicking) heels for anything warm and fuzzy – coats especially as the winter chill creeps into my… Read more »

Iโ€™ve always loved prints and, to my squealing, hand-flapping delight, theyโ€™re everywhere this season. Floral, leopard print, geometric, Aztec, animal โ€“ and the best part is I donโ€™t have to choose just one. In my opinion, these beauties are at their best when they clash spectacularly side-by-side โ€“ but making a mismatch work isnโ€™t necessarily as easy as it looks. Here some of my favourite ways of pulling it all togetherโ€ฆ 1. Stick to a colour theme – Choose a… Read more »

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin I make no secret of the fact that I love love LOVE Madewell. I wear my Madewell pieces season after season โ€“ they work with everything, look effortlessly chic, and make me feel like a rebel artiste. The cooler, quirkier sister label to J-Crew, Madewell takes simple staples like ยพ sleeve tees, shirts, cardis and denim to the next level with cuts, textures and fabrics that make me swoon. Their latest campaign featuring Erin Wasson… Read more »

Over the years, dressing myself up in excessive sequins and sparkles and embellishments on all occasions has apparently (and somewhat unintentionally) become a personal trademark. I wear my bling to work, to picnics, to the beach, to the shops โ€“ to the school camps I attend with hundreds of unruly children under my care while we rock-climb, canoe, and cook over open fires. For some reason I feel virtually undressed without a sequined cardigan, a giant crystal neckpiece or a… Read more »

Itโ€™s that in-between time of year, when the weather is always either a little too warm or a little too cool (mainly both) and so I spend far too many frustrated mornings trying to work out what layers will keep me warm in the mornings and still look decent when I take some off if it warms up later in the day. However, itโ€™s also the time of year when I have the most fun mixing up seasonal pieces and… Read more »