Luxe Staycations at Gambaro Hotel

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Weekend sleep-ins and luxe staycations. Little wanderings and hotel lobbying. Sign me up! Reminiscing on my recent check in at Gambaro Hotel, read on for more details.

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I found myself on Caxton Street the other weekend, travel port in hand, stepping into the luxe foyer of Gambaro Hotel. Cue relaxation mode! As soon as my sequinned espadrilles hit the floor, I was delighted by the glossy textures, marble surfaces and the striking pendant light feature gracing the grand foyer.

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Residing in the beautiful Petrie King Balcony for the evening, I quickly checked out the luxe digs before heading down to The Barracks for something sweet. This delicious Mövenpick creation is a combination of Blackcurrant & Cream, Coconut and Strawberry and yes, it was delectable.

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Heading back to the hotel, I managed to catch the beautiful sunset from my balcony, featuring cotton candy skies. A quick trip to Sunset Lounge helped me savour the golden light gleaming down on Caxton Street. So dreamy!

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That evening my bestie and I checked into Gambaro’s very own Black Hide Steakhouse to taste test their signature steak. I just want to preface this by saying I’m not a massive red meat kind of gal, but I did experience the most succulent Wagyu Rump Cap, cooked to absolute perfection. Ending on a sweet note I indulged in the must-have Rhubarb and Orange Crème Brulée. Superb!

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After a leisurely morning in bed and a later check out, I strolled down to The Barracks and grabbed breakfast to go (Charlie’s Raw Squeeze), before becoming immersed in the cutest little boutique, The Robe. Filled to the brim with the cutest little knick knacks, The Robe is an eclectic little mix of treasures and trinkets.

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While my stay was short and sweet, my staycation was everything I needed – lavish, indulgent and relaxing. Brisbane fashionista’s put Gambaro Hotel on the lust list for your next staycation or book your suite here!



Falling In Love With Fall Fashion

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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Saba Memento Dress, Michael Hill Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings, Michael Hill Sterling Silver Ridged Stack Ring, Tony Bianco Heels (similar style here).

I’m falling completely in love with fall fashion this season, from stepping into that familiar ankle boot, to the light layering that constitutes your #ootd, but in particular, I’m loving the colour palette. I saw this darling, warm earthy print dressing a fall window display for one of my favourite brands, Saba. Immediately, I knew this floaty, ruffled masterpiece belonged in my wardrobe, to be styled with heels for a little romp in the city, or teamed with opaque tights and ankle boots for a day in the office.

Of course its the attention to detail that enhances an ensemble and this perfect pair of cultured pearls from Michael Hill, offer just the right shine. These little jewels have been the subject of compliments lately, with everyone remarking how they throw a pinky hue against my hair. So obsessed! Paired with a dainty silver stack ring (also from Michael Hill), I’m keeping my jewellery statement simple and chic. What can I say, I love the classics!

What fall fashion pieces have got your heart racing this season? I’de love to hear about your go-to’s in the comments below!

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography



Contour & Highlight: The 4 Palettes You NEED In Your Kit!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Just when I think I’ve got the whole contour and highlight skills mastered, Napoleon Perdis drops the ultimate game changer, the Total Bae Tone It Reflective Contours.

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Napoleon Perdis Total Bae Tone It Reflective Contours in I’ve Seen The Light, Preach To Peach, Gold Seeker, Hot To Trot.

Defining and accentuating your best facial features has never been so effortless then with the velvet smooth formula of Napoleon Perdis Total Bae Tone It Reflective Contours. What’s truely unique about this range, is each palette is comprised of a warm depth of colour, infused with angelic pigments that reflect and absorb light, to better sculpt and enhance your facial structure.

When it comes to correct contour and highlight application, the Napoleon Perdis Goddesses recommend,

“To tone-up your complexion, accentuate the high points of your face with a shade that is lighter than your skin tone. Then sculpt or slim with a shade darker than your skin tone.”

I’m utterly obsessed with I’ve Seen The Light and have been using this to illuminate my high points. Every time I have worn this, I get compliments on the diamond like finish, it’s absolutely flawless! On my cheekbones, you’ll find me sweeping a combination of Preach To Peach and Gold Seeker to achieve that healthy, golden glow.

Of course, your best contour and highlight work is brought on by the best equipment, so upgrade your brushes today with the exquisite quality of Napoleon Perdis Brushes.

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How To Wear Wide Leg Pants in Autumn

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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MLM Label Pants, Marcs Glitterbox Geometric Panel Jumper, Seed Fedora (similar style here), Wittner Flatforms (similar style here), Pandora Soft Pink Hearts of Pandora Band Ring, Pandora Pearlescent Hearts of Pandora Band Ring, Pandora For Eternity Ring, Pandora Swirling Symmetry Ring, Pandora Ring Of Daisies Ring, Pandora Abstract Elegance Earrings.

Weekends are for carefree wandering, brunch and delicious bites and time with your favourite friends and fam. Of course, there’s a particular style of pant that I practically live in on a weekend and that my girls, is the wide leg pant. Well into Autumn there’s still plenty of time to style this piece throughout the season, drawing upon their crisp, relaxed form and effortless nature. Here’s how to wear wide leg pants this Autumn.

1. A light knit is the perfect accompaniment and this stripy find from Marcs is my current fav. Did I mention this little jumper is now on sale – snap it up cuties!

2. Flatforms over flats. It’s still (semi) warm outside, so you’ll easily get by with a sandal or in this case, a flatform. I love the look of a splash of metallics as seen in this Wittner pair.

3. A fedora is both sun safe and stylish so enjoy your brunch with a sunny, seaside view. A black felt fedora is the ultimate cheapeau to add to your accessories collection.

4. Complete with some stackable rings. I can say with confidence that Pandora will have a fabulous selection, like the pieces I am sporting.

I’de love to hear your tips for how to wear wide leg pants this Autumn. Drop me a note in the comments below fashionistas!

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Photography by Folk And Fawn Photography



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The Blonde Silhouette presents an inner fashion monologue by Ashleigh McCallum. A lover of whimsical colour, designer pieces and classic femininity.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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