A Summer Affair…with a Bustier!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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Seed Heritage Bustier, Seed Heritage Denim Mini, Wittner Otto Heels, Furla Metropolis Mini Bag (similar style here), Swarovski Earrings (similar style here).

I’ve recently fallen in love with a bustier – can you blame me? It’s a flirty little number, featuring a playful, tiered structure and boned bodice for support. Complete with a sweetheart neckline, an off the shoulder fit and a delicious polkadot print – this piece was simply made for summer getaways. Because, who doesn’t love showing off the latest freckles on your shoulders, whilst galavanting with the gals, Aperol Spritz in hand!

I’m teaming this little Seed Heritage find with straight up denim…. mini skirt that is! The first to enter my wardrobe since the nineties, believe it or not! I’ve since come to find that denim skirts are the perfect, effortless addition to your wardrobe and this little piece will be on constant rotation this season.

Before I leave you to find a cool breeze and a nip of bubbly, I want to know how you are styling a summer bustier? Are you keeping it chic with a casual getup? Or dressing one up for a night on the town? Leave me a comment below cuties!

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography



My Top 5 Gowns from the Golden Globes 2017

Monday, January 9th, 2017

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Cue the Red Carpet Queens, the Golden Globes 2017 was every bit the glitz and glamour, showcasing an incredible array of couture! This year’s main trend spoke metallics, from silvery tones to embellished fabrics, the A-listers weren’t afraid to sparkle! Eying off my favourite gowns, I’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of couture, with my Top 5 Best Dressed!

Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad

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Cinderella may have once owned the title, but Lily Collins was the Bell of the Ball in her duchess inspired Zuhair Murad gown. A vision in rose, her fairytale frock was a full skirted, tulle masterpiece, topped with delicate rose appliques. Did I mention it’s pink? Be still my heart! The modern day princess styled her ebony tresses in an elegant braided updo, while her makeup spoke sophistication with a classic crimson pout.

Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier

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Often known for her *controversial fashion choices, Drew Barrymore stepped out in Monique Lhuillier couture. Looking striking in silver, her gown highlighted a cold shoulder design complete with whimsical wing details. I’m totally caught up in the front panelling which draws attention to the intricate silver threading throughout the fabric. Drew finishes her look with adorning Harry Winston jewellery, proving she really is a girl after my own heart!

Giuliana Rancic in Rani Zakhem

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You can always count on Giuliana Rancic to show Hollywood how it’s done! This year she graces the red carpet in a Rani Zakhem creation, from his Fall/Winter 2017-2017 Collection. Like something from the Romantic Period, her gown features a beautiful, embellished floral print, which cascades into a volumised, A-line skirt, complete with a train. I love everything about this silhouette, including the sophisticated high neckline, further complimented by her elegant updo.

Emma Stone in Valentino

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Feeling totally starry-eyed by La La Land’s leading lady, Emma Stone as she shimmers on the red carpet in this magical Valentino gown. The subtle blush colours works perfectly on her porcelain skin, while the starry embellished detail emulates old Hollywood glam. A plunging neckline highlights a spectacular Tiffany & Co drop choker, otherwise the perfect accessory for such an enchanting look.

Renee Bargh in Rachel Gilbert

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Perhaps the most playful dress on display at the 2017 Golden Globes, Renee Bargh makes a flirty appearance in this Rachel Gilbert number. I love the delicate and ethereal nature of the sheer overlay, as it highlights floral texture and beading. Pops of violet, lilac, coral and peach fall beautifully together, creating the illusion of a heavenly flower field. Simply divine!

What are your thoughts cuties? Did you have a particular favourite from the evening? Leave a comment below!



My Top 4 Tips To Styling Birkenstocks

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

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Birkenstock Gizeh Birko – Flor White, Trenery Fine Striped Shirt Dress, Lack Of Color The Spencer Wide Brimmed Boater.

Let me be the first to say, I never thought I’de be the girl strolling through the city in a pair of Birkenstocks. But despite their seemingly practical appearance, they are without a doubt the comfiest sandals I have ever worn. So here are my top tips to styling Birkenstocks.

1. Firstly, invest in a pair of neutral Birkenstocks that have stylistic versatility. I absolutely love white Birkenstocks as they are the freshest option for summer, and still remain quite feminine.

2. Style your Birkenstocks with something tailored yet relaxed for that chic summer #ootd. I’m pulling out a shirt dress in a muted print, with this particular frock from Trenery. I also love the look of straight, wide leg pants with a playful off the shoulder top, styled casually with a pair of Birks.

3. Accessories should convey summery vibes, like this classic Lack Of Colors Spencer Boater. Not a hat wearer? No problems! Why not opt for an oversized pair of tortoise shell shades or style with a statement tote.

4. There’s no hiding a bad pedicure, so make sure your tootsies are freshly shaped and painted. I’m all about soft, pastel colours like this Pretty Pink shade by OPI. Two coats needed and a top coat – don’t forget it!

I would love to hear any tips you girls might have for how you style your Birkenstocks – please leave a comment below!

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography



Looking Chic 5 Days A Week

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Whether you’re flittering through a casual office, or looking to build upon your capsule wardrobe, I’ve rounded up an edit of chic, classic staples, to keep you looking stylish 5 days a week.

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Mondays call for a little sass to start the week! I’m throwing out retro vibes with this Wizard Of Oz inspired gingham number from Seed Heritage. No Ruby Red Slippers to be seen, but I do recommend a comfy pair of sandals and a country chic boater.

Shop Look 1: Seed Heritage Frill Sleeve Shift Dress, Lack Of Color The Spencer Boater, Wittner Cody Sandals.

Takes strides on a Tuesday with an edgy playsuit like this monochrome Witchery addition. With a bold, geometric print, you’ll want to team back the accessories, opting for quality not quantity. A luxe time piece has never been so necessary!

Shop Look 2: Witchery Printed Playsuit, Larsson & Jennings Lugano Watch, Jeffrey Campbell Despina Sandals.

Flirty mid week meetings are made more exciting with feminine frocks, like this Country Road dress. Neutral accessories and block heels help to complete this ladylike look.

Shop Look 3: Country Road Off Shoulder Dress, Sancia Daydream Clutch, Schutz Sandals (similar style here).

Fierce Thursdays should be mandatory, so pull out your animal print and let your inner goddess rule! Style with a crisp pair of white jeans and finish with a bold accessory like a fedora, or a summer vest.

Shop Look 4: Country Road Jean, Witchery Leopard Top, Lack Of Color The Zulu Fedora, Wittner Zionn Espadrille.

Finish off the working week with a playful number! Did someone say polka dots and Prada? Perfection!

 Shop Look 5:  Witchery High Neck Spot Dress, Prada Round Sunglasses, Wittner Aralyn Heel.

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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.

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