The Unstylables - High Waisted Shorts

The Unstylables - High Waisted Shorts

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.

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Just a Little Nip and Tuck Makes the Outfit....

Just a Little Nip and Tuck Makes the Outfit....

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. 

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1 Item 3 Ways - The Print Top

1 Item 3 Ways - The Print Top

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. 

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Review: The Wet Hot Beauties

Review: The Wet Hot Beauties

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!

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New Label Luxe! 'MADLY Sweetly' is in Stores Now

New Label Luxe! 'MADLY Sweetly' is in Stores Now

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. 

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How to Manage your Wardrobe When your Weight Keeps Changing

How to Manage your Wardrobe When your Weight Keeps Changing

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...

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Need a New Handbag? It's Giveaway Time!

Need a New Handbag? It's Giveaway Time!

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 :D

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How to Choose and Care for Your Sunglasses

How to Choose and Care for Your Sunglasses

I LOVE glasses. Changing your glasses can completely change your look, just like shoes! At any one time I usually have 3 or 4 pairs of sunglasses on the go (as well as my reading glasses). I like to invest in an expensive pair every few years ($300-$400) and interchange them with a couple of mid priced pairs ($80ish) and a cheap but fun pair ($10-$20, this is the pair the kids are allowed to play with!)

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Are You Just Waiting for Permission?

Are You Just Waiting for Permission?

Are you waiting for permission to live the life you've always wanted? What is it that you really want to do, but are too nervous to try?

I have realised in the last few months that this blog hasn't just 'happened', in one way or another I have always wanted to work in the fashion industry. But I decided from quite early on that that was only for 'cool' people who were different and quirky (translation: broody and complicated - not my type!) Add to the fact that I was never thin, (fashionistas have to be thin right? Wrong...) or very confident that I was creative, and that pretty much ruled me out - or so I thought. 

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When Rach Met Mo - What Happened Next...

When Rach Met Mo - What Happened Next...

Hello, I’m Rach.  You might recognise me as one of the girls that Monique had beside her for that swimsuit shoot back at the beginning of summer. If you haven’t met Monique in person yet, you need to know that she is just as bright and beautiful as she seems on this blog of hers. She’s also a compelling force of nature!  When she suggested that swimsuit shoot, my mind said “hell, no!” but my head was already nodding. She kind of draws you into this vortex of possibility and then, boom, it’s all happening! 

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