Étoiles (Stars)

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Melbourne Cup outfit

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Review Wish Upon A Star Dress, Olga Berg Lana Two Tone Headband, Les Georgettes Bracelet, Molten Store Enigmatic Ways Earrings, Sachi Heels (similar style here).

With Melbourne Cup just a mere week away, I’m putting together the final sparkle for my Fashion On The Field #OOTD (otherwise, my Melbourne Cup outfit). Fittingly, sparkle is what I’m channelling this year, having found the most delightfully astral frock from new season Review.

The most eye catching detail of this dress is the starry tulle overlay that contrasts against the midnight navy hue of the frock. Highlighting an ethereal aura, this stellar number reminds me of french romanticism, combining spirituality, nature and colour in the most magical ways. With flourishes of detail, I’m particularly drawn to the sweetheart neckline, further complimented by an elegant sheer overlay. I also love the silhouette created by the ruching of the fabric seen at the waist.

Having deliberated on the choice between fascinator or hat, I instead opted for a satin headband, the trending headwear of the moment. Equipped with a handmade lace fan, fresh from my travels to Venice, I am ready for warm temperatures trackside, all the while remaining sophisticated and stylish.

Ladies, if you are still on the lookout for the perfect Melbourne Cup outfit, then why not sneak a peek at Review’s newest arrivals. I’de love to see some #ReviewGirls at the races. Des bisous!

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography



My Top 7 Highlights Of Europe

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

If you’re familiar with my gram, you’ll already know about my Spirit Of Europe getaway with Topdeck Travel; a whirlwind adventure across 13 countries in 24 days. From the first picnic under the Eiffel Tower to the final hooray in Amsterdam, I’ve captured my Top 7 Highlights of Europe featuring the very best of each destination, along with tips and tricks from the trip. Do enjoy!

Paris, France

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It’s the city of love that every girl dreams of visiting, ready to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s every Parisian move, indulge in a perfectly balanced diet of croissants and cheese and fall in love with the city’s masterpiece, the Eiffel Tower.

Must See & Do: A driving tour of the city covering the beautiful french architecture, particularly the Palais Garnier – a magnificent, ornate building constructed by Charles Garnier which became the Paris Opera House and inspiration of The Phantom of The Opera. I also recommend treating yourself to an evening of authentic french cabaret! I was thrilled with the ruffles and rouge of Paradise Latin’s performance!

Must Try: Escargot – dressed in olive oil and garlic, they are surprisingly delicious!

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

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Arriving in Lauterbrunnen was like stepping into a fairytale village of lush green pastures and mountain peaks. It was no surprise to find that this quaint little corner of the world became the real life inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elven realm, Rivendell.

Must See & Do: Soak up the beautiful view of the alps and allow the tranquil sound of the rushing river to ease you into an afternoon siesta – you’re on holidays, you deserve it! Otherwise, if you are more the adventurous type, take a trip up to Jungfrau and enjoy a helicopter ride through the Swiss Alps.

Must Try: Wander into town and drop into Airtime cafe for a Swiss hot chocolate and homemade cake, in particular the carrot cake was life changing.

Nice, French Riveria

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The ultimate hotspot to spy a celebrity on vacay, Nice is the postcard for summer in style. This gorgeous coastal town really spoke to my soul, as I enjoyed strolls down the esplanade, gelato in hand.

Must See & Do: Spend your morning wandering through the local markets and sampling France’s finest delicacies. Then enjoy a fragrant afternoon with a tour of Fragonard Parfumeur, before picking yourself out a full bodied perfume like Belle de Nuit.

Must Try: Drop by any of the cafes along the water and share a wood fired pizza with friends whilst overlooking an ocean view.

Rome, Italy

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They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor can it be explored in one. Take on Italy’s capital, but make sure you wear something comfortable and expandable for all the pasta, pizza and Panna Cotta you’ll be eating.

Must See & Do: As the Romans do, start with a walking tour of Rome’s most iconic sights: Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Caesar’s Forum and more.

Must Try: Cheers with an Asti Dolce as you overlook the brilliant view of the Pantheon. Finish on a sweeter note with a serving of the best gelato Italy has to offer, available in 150 different flavours, Della Palma.

Vienna, Austria

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Exploring Austria was surreal and old worldly, reminiscent of the classical period, where classical music remains large and bronzed statues honour the greatest composers of its time; Haydn, Strauss and Mozart among many. Horse-drawn carriages populate the streets, whilst the architecture depicts an almost gothic feel.

Must See & Do: Bask in the virtuosic talents of classical musicians and enjoy a concert on your travels. We were lucky enough to see Sound Of Vienna at the Kursalon Wein, highlighting well known pieces from Strauss and Mozart.

Must Try: Apple Strudel, but be aware, this kind of dessert is not as sweet as what I’m accustomed to.

Budapest, Hungary

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I’ve often heard travel tales that praise Budapest as the place to be, so I entered the city with the highest expectations. I was in no way disappointed! This spectacular city where the old meets new offers a smorgasboard of eclectic shops, exquisite eats and steep history.

Must See & Do: Are you ready to experience the exotic flavours of Hungary? Then I suggest spending your morning at the Great Market Hall, a multi level marketplace with fresh produce, spices and Hungarian knick knacks. I made it my mission to find the most beautiful hand painted Babushka doll, a keepsake which will proudly display in my glory box.

Must Try: That’s an easy one – an artisan rose ice cream from Gelarto Rosa. I can personally vouch for the flavour combination of sour cherry, elderflower and white chocolate and lavender. Delicious!

Krakow, Poland

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Perhaps one of the most underrated places in Europe, I never expected Krakow to capture my heart in the way that it did. With a very medieval influence complete with a fire breathing dragon statue, this magical town reminded me of the fictional setting in Shrek’s Duloc.

Must See & Do: For the history buffs, a tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine is a great sight to see. Note, you will climb down a century of stairs equating to 135m underground before gaining insight into one of the world’s oldest salt mines in operation.

Must Try: If you are an avid Gossip Girl fan like myself, you’ll remember Dan prattling on about perogies in several episodes. I now understand his passion for Polish food because they are entirely delicious! Do yourself a favour and check into hidden gem Cafe Bar Magia and order the vegetarian perogies. Thank me later!

Do you have a particular destination in mind for your next trip and need a little help putting together an itinerary? Ask and you shall receive my pretties! Feel free to drop me a note in the comments below! x



Saintly with Delphine The Label

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

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Delphine Saintly Top & Skirt, The Daily Edited Mini Cross Body Bag, Pandora Rose Wish Bone Stack, Rose Moments Bracelet, Rose Moments Sliding Bracelets, Rose Vintage Fans Earrings, Steve Madden Heels (similar style here).

I’m feeling Spring coming on as I style my new Delphine matched set, which features a gorgeous rich wool blend, with a peppered print. Incredibly fresh and even more fabulous, this look is perfect for the abundance of spring events on the cusp, including garden soirees, high teas and chic date nights.

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Photography by Erin Smith Photography



Channelling Heather Chandler

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Heather Chandler

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Staple The Label Check Blazer, Witchery Dress (similar style here), The Daily Edited Mini Bucket Bag, Wittner Heels (similar style here), Pandora; Rose Harmonious Hearts Chime Necklace, Rose Bright Heart Hoops.

Ever since seeing the cult classic Heathers, I’ve been obsessed with Heather Chandler. The queen bee of the screen, her fierce aura, her defining status scrunchie and her impeccable style are just a few reasons to be envious of this fashion icon. So when I found this check blazer, I just knew I had a Heather-esque look in the making.

Feeling super preppy as I style this garment with this retro style frock. Just give me a hint of a frilled hem and bishop sleeve and I’m totally sold. Not to mention this crepe fabric is just heavenly to wear.

Todays accessories feature new season Pandora, highlighting the Rose Collection, along with my new The Daily Edited bucket bag – if Heather was around today, I’m sure she’d approve.

Full disclosure cuties, I jet off for Europe with Topdeck Travel and will have limited access to the blog over the next 4 weeks. Seems like a lifetime but think of the amazing content I’ll have for you upon my return. Keep up with all my travel adventures on my Instafeed. Au revior for now! x

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Photography by Erin Smith 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.

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