I've known Chloe through a mutual friend for years, but we had never had a lot to do with each other until I noticed she was commenting on my blog. And when I was looking for models for my swim suit shoot, I thought of her immediately. When I asked Chloe if she wanted to model swimwear for me, she laughed. And then she swore, and then she laughed again. Chloe's life has changed a lot since that day, and I wanted her to tell you first hand why.Read More
The problem with the 'body shape' theory is that it assumes we all fit into about 5 different shapes (depending what you are googling!) It also some times assumes we are fruit. You're could be an apple, a pear, a column, a triangle...and so on, and you should choose clothes that help you balance your body.Read More
I met Caitlin from Chasing Cait Style Coach at my first event ever as a blogger. Dressing Up was about 2 months old and I wasn't entirely sure what I was doing! Cait has been one of the people that has answered a million questions for me as I have developed the blog, and now we chat all the time - mostly about clothes you understand! We both have a passion for empowering women to feel confident and kick butt in their everyday lives. So we thought it was high time we worked together!Read More
So here is a fun new little blog series, I am collecting pieces from readers that they are having trouble styling and giving it a whirl myself!
These shorts are from Forever 21 and came from a wardrobe edit I did with a client. "What do I wear with these? Here, you take them!" And take them I did.Read More
I've read it so many times, "The only way to make your clothes fit perfectly is to have them tailored." I can see why that makes sense, but I don't have time for that, and it costs money and where should I go? And when I do decide to have something mended, I inevitably find it in the boot of my car 8 months later...by which time I don't even like it anymore. Oops.Read More
I was scrolling through Instagram recently I saw Caitlin Taylor from Chasing Cait Style Coach wearing the I AM by Andrea Moore 'Fruit Salad top' (Sizes 8-16, $139.99 from Farmers or Andrea Moore stores nationwide). Well in my style stalker way, I ran out and bought it - yup, bloggers do that too. It's so cute! I think people often shy away from such a bright print, because what DO you wear it with (uhhm, everything!) I've styled it three ways to give you some ideas.Read More
Woah the weather has certainly turned and Autumn is on it's way!
The wonderful people at 'MADLY Sweetly' want to give you the chance to win their wool blend 'What Spot Cardigan' to keep you cosy this autumn.
When my friend Catherine told me she was going to be part of the ‘Wet Hot Beauties’ I did my best not to look concerned. She went on to explain that in fact the Wet Hot Beauties are a water ballet (think synchronized swimming or an old-school Esther Williams movie) performance group. Kick arse women from all walks of life doing choreography in the water! Interesting - I headed online to check it out!Read More
New label alert!
Recently I was invited to the Design House of NZ label 'Loobie’s Story' to view its newest label ‘MADLY Sweetly’. It is a collection created to appeal to the individual in every woman that craves timeless style, personalised with a hint of quirk and fun. My eye was immediately drawn to the navy, paisley and the luxurious knits.Read More
Lots of us have fluctuating weight and that’s just the way it is. In the Dressing Up Style Workbook, I talk a lot about cleaning out your wardrobe and getting the closet of your dreams using what you already have. But some of you might be wondering how to do that when only a third of what is in your wardrobe actually fits...Read More
Need a new handbag? This round Adorne bag has been my favourite bag of the season. It is big enough to fit all your bits and bobs (and all of your lippies!) and is such a statement piece. People have literally stopped me on the street to tell me how much they love it - and I really think you should have one! So I'm giving one away :DRead More