A Sydney Summer

Lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, great food and sunsets over the gorgeous harbour – what’s not to love about Sydney in the Summertime?

Australia Day felt like the perfect time to put pen to paper, and show you some of my favourite ways to while away those Summer days in the ultimate beach city…

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Midi Part 1: Rooftop Romance

I’m a fashion lover who can often be found leaning on her wardrobe staples – you know, those perfect pumps or that never fail LBD. With wardrobe staples and their versatility in mind I’ve put together a two part series of editorials styling the same staple piece two very different ways, being this beautifully textured midi skirt by one of my go to high street brands Sheike and Co.

Without further ado, here is Part 1.

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Certain times call for the casting aside of your favourite pair of Converse and your distressed denim collection, and for the pulling together of an ultra-feminine, polished look. On these occasions my starting point is a neutral palette of wardrobe basics and then adding sparkly details to pull together an outfit with a little bit of romance about it.

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The City That Never Sleeps: NYC for a First-timer

Before travelling I generally try to keep an open mind to avoid disappointment… but my expectations were higher than the Empire State building for my first visit to the big apple, a special moment for any wanderluster. I couldn’t wait to scout street art and boutiques in Soho, be in a crush of people on Fifth Avenue and get dizzy at the Guggenheim.House of Emerald - NYC for a first-timer

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One Sheike Dress

It was love at first sight with this dress from Sheike. The crisp nautical monochrome, asymmetrical hem and the hint of sports luxe in the jersey stripe meant it was definitely coming home with me.

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A Guide to Unhealthy Eating in Chicago

I’m recently back from travelling in the United States where I made my first stop in the Midwest, spending a few days in Chicago – a city I was particularly excited to eat in. Travelling this part of the land of freedom food solo made it especially easy to be glutenous!

So without further ado, here is my guide to unhealthy eating in Chicago…

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Saturday Night Style: Sorted for Under $50

To celebrate being back in the amazing Australian Summer here is an outfit worthy of any Saturday night spent on a rooftop bar, and for under $50 ($47 in fact) – “How?!” I hear you ask? Simple! Here is the breakdown…

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A Night in the Front Row

This week I received my very first media pass in the mail to attend Niki Teljega‘s show case event, so in true fashion blogger style off I and my DSLR went to the Powerhouse.

The show opened with a collection of head-turning designs from Niki’s archives, which produced quite a few collective intakes of breathe from the whole audience – no mean feat.

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