Be Your Own #GIRLBOSS With These 4 Lifestyle Hacks

What better way to kick off the new financial year, than with a little reminder of how to be your own girlboss? Now I’m not talking about immediate six figure salaries, or snapping up a city view apartment, but I am throwing out four SIMPLE lifestyle hacks to help you channel your inner #girlboss.

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French Connection Straight Leg Trousers (similar styles here), Country Road Shirred Bib Shirt, Jo Mercer Rapid Heel (similar style here), Pandora Disney Cinderella’s Wish Openwork Charm (worn as a pendant), Pandora Luminous Leaves Ring, Pandora Sparkling Silver Bow Ring, Pandora Linked Love Ring, Pandora Alluring Large Brilliant Cut Ring, Le Specs Flashy Frames, Oroton Estate Tote.

Cull the time-wasters in your life

Perhaps the most important lesson I have learnt so far, is that you are the average of your five closest friends/people you spend your most time with. With this being said, you want to make sure you surround yourself with company that inspires you, challenges you and encourages your success.

I juggle a full plate (working full time, blogging, networking, exercising, mentoring) and one thing I’m really conscious of/value is my time. Last year I was stuck in a rut with my friendship circle, bending over backwards for “friends” that didn’t value my time or friendship – to the point where one particular friend confused me for a taxi service! This year, I only make time for people who bring the same effort, energy and loyalty to the table that I do – and I encourage you to do the same.

Connect with other Girl Bosses

I don’t need to spell out the advantages of networking, but I will say that girlbosses make fantastic professional connections, fabulous friends and quality company. Believe it or not, but there are so many established groups dedicated to bringing together successful women and boss chicks in fun environments.

Last year my bestie and I attended our very first girlboss conference, lead by the League of Extraordinary Women. We left the full day conference feeling excited, inspired, and with some beginning friendships that have only continued to blossom. I can recommend League of Extraordinary Women and Business Chicks as two notable girlboss groups that you should totally check out!

Make choices that liberate you

There’s no better feeling in the world, then feeling empowered. We often get wrapped up in mundane routines; the nine to five grind, domestic ruts, stale relationships, forgetting that there’s an exciting, technicolour world out there waiting for us. Sometimes it’s worth taking some time out, getting to know ourselves and what makes us generally excited about life.

This month I’ve signed up to a six week self defence course – something I’ve always wanted to do for strength and confidence. There’s something so liberating about being able to channel Charlie’s Angels in a sticky situation – although let’s hope it never has to come to that!

Reward yourself once in a while

You never have to justify little ways to reward yourself, because you work hard for it! Whether that’s spoiling yourself with a new pair of Valentino Rockstuds, or upgrading your old car to the flash Renault Clio (seriously ladies – this is the perfect girlboss car), a little splurge now and then isn’t a bad thing.

*Sponsored by Renault Australia


Photography by Erin Smith Photography

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Cue Dress (similar style here), Jo Mercer Reno Heels (similar style here), Italian Leather Handbag (similar style here), Skagen Gold Watch (similar style here), Swarovski Studs (similar style here).

And just as Alice found herself down the rabbit hole, I find myself transported to a similar magical reality. Surrounded by lush greenery, blooming buds and a quaint little arbour, I am reminded of one of my favourite childhood movies, The Secret Garden. Almost as if I had anticipated this little sanctuary, I’m styling a tea dress in a vibrant floral canvas, and a matching pair of pumps.

Unlike my blonde Disney counterpart, I am keeping a very keen eye on my Skagen timepiece to ensure I keep things punctual, and arrive home just in time for supper. The only other sparkle to feature in this look, is the understatedly chic pair of earrings that adorn my earlobes, as I intend to emphasis the same bold print I am wearing. Should any mad hatters approach me, I am well equipped for a spot of tea and senseless celebration!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

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Chinti and Parker Poplin Pineapple Dress, Jo Mercer Erin Sandals, Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, Pandora Starshine Earrings, Pandora Starshine Ring, Pandora Starshine Stackable Ring.

Happy January 1st! I’m starting the new year fresh with tropical vibes and a seriously cute pineapple print dress. Both fruity and fun, this little number is perfect for a summer soiree’s with the girls, or a cheeky beach romp with the beau. If you too would like to add some delicious pineapple print to your wardrobe, then check out this Tony Burch Long-sleeve Pineapple Dress,  Princess Polly Pineapple Party Set, or Nishe Pineapple Print Skater Dress.

I’m dressing down this fruity shift with a pair of block heels, as I’m a gal on the go with places to see. This monochrome Jo Mercer sandal is on constant rotation this summer, as I love their crisp white pebble texture and their unbelievable comfort. If you are looking to upgrade your staple footwear this year, then start with the Erin Sandal – you will not regret it!

Now for a smoothie xx


Photography by Erin Smith Photography


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Endless Rose Fringe Mini Dress (available at Shopbop), Wittner Rover Heels, Secret Shhh Minimal Infinity Necklace (available at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre), Michael Kors Blair Pave Watch (similar style here), Oroton Handbag (similar style here), Fossil Bracelet (similar style here), Royal Aquamarine Hepburn Sunglasses.

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks at The Blonde Silhouette HQ, but after a weekend of some much needed rest and relaxation, I’m back with black, wearing this new fringe mini dress from Shopbop. I love the playful movement seen in the tassels as they flutter in the gentle breeze of this spring sunset, it’s truly magical. If you haven’t already, incorporate fringing into your wardrobe, by means of a simple LBD, or the classic fringe miniskirt.

Of course, you may be momentarily distracted by the glistening sparkle of my new rose gold, Infinity Necklace from the new Minimal Collection at Secret Shhh. If like me you love delicate and dainty jewels, then you will adore the understated and sophisticated nature of the Minimal Collection, which highlights fine chains and statement pendants in gold, rose gold and silver metals. Of course this beautiful necklace is best teamed with a classic timepiece, like this Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch and bangle.

Now to make the most of this romantic sunset! x


Photography by Erin Smith Photography