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

How To Plan A Weekend Away With The Bestie

If there’s one thing I love to do on a weekend, it involves packing a little overnight bag, downloading my latest jam (Hilltop Hoods Restrung Album) and heading on a little road trip out of Brisbane. This time, I’ve got my bestie Ally in the front seat, as we prepare for a fabulous girl’s weekend away, soaking up all the Gold Coast has to offer. So here, are my top tips for a weekend away with the bestie!

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Firstly, you’ll need a trendy little car to zip around in, like this gorgeous Renault Clio. Partnering with Renault Australia, I couldn’t be more excited to test drive this chic, European model for the next two weeks. What I’m loving about this car, is it’s spacious design and luxe interior, which allows for a comfortable (and stylish) road trip. With a bass system installed, I’m excited to crank 1955 and perform a little rapper tag with the bestie like it’s karaoke hour! It’s amazing how quickly that hour flies by when your ridin’ in the Clio!

Upon arriving to your luxe destination (Q1 Resort and Spa), check out the fresh digs and unwind with a glass of wine. Time to pop the Moet, champagne hour starts at sunset with a sensational ocean view. For a light nosh, I recommend pairing your pre drinks with a gourmet cheese platter as you start dolling up for dinner.

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Style a sexy little LBD and head straight to Tedder Avenue for a classy dinner with your main girl! Here, Ally and I indulged in a delicious Indian feast at Goa Indian Fusion, and we highly recommend the Bugs Goorur-e Dariya – simply divine!


Ready to kick on to a classy bar for a boogie? Make sure you check out Stingray Bar & Lounge, an industrial chic cocktail bar, nestled into the Q1 foyer. Presenting the perfect location for a girl’s night out, this popular hangout has a decadent cocktail menu and plays a great selection of 90’s RnB, including Michael Jackson classics.

If there’s one thing you MUST do on a girl’s weekend away, it’s check out the local markets. Rising early, Ally and I made the trip to Burleigh to check out The Village Markets. We rummaged through precious trinkets, boutique labels, quirky crafts and fresh blooms, to bring a little Burleigh charm back home.




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How darling are these fresh sun flowers that we picked up from our friends at Ellee Jay Floristry?


Admiring our little market haul, which fits perfectly into the spacious boot of the Clio. Unbelievable to think that two suitcases lie underneath our quirky finds – did I mention I love this car?



After a fresh juice and a naughty snack, it’s time to hit the road again to avoid the afternoon traffic. It’s been a spectacular weekend away with this gal, one that we’ll probably reminisce over a cosmo next weekend!

I’m dying to hear your tips and tricks for a girls weekend away, whether it’s an amazing cafe on the gold coast or suggestions for a road trip playlist, leave your comment below!

*Sponsored post in collaboration with Renault Australia