Dear friends,

Last night, I slipped into this beyond gorgeous dress, via my favourite Melbourne online boutique, GINGERBREAD SHOP, and headed down to the Alex Perry runway show at the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

The show was characterised, by feminine silhouettes, delicate shoes, perfect pastels and pretty neutrals, which was right up my alley. There is definitely something to be said about lady-like dressing.

Pretty dresses have always been my weakness and this one made me feel like an absolute princess. Pastels, full skirts and metallics, reminds me a lot of Louis Vuitton's, sweet pastel candy campaign!

Tonight I'm off to the In Style runway. Follow me on TWITTER for live updates from the show.

I'm wearing
Heels, TopShop
Bag, Louis Vuitton
Bracelets, via BIJOUTERIE

Friend in Fashion

P.S. I'm guest blogging over at Surfstitch this month, for a chance to win a trip to the very fashionable COACHELLA MUSIC FESTIVAL!. If you have a second, check out my BLOG and hit the facebook 'like' button to get me on my way!


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Dear friends,

A quick outfit post, before I dash off to enjoy a weekend full of sailing fun...in the sun!

I'm wearing:
'All Of You' ruffle dress, Somedays Lovin' via MARKET HQ
Sunglasses, Ray-Ban
Wedges, Sam Edelman, via FREE PEOPLE
Bracelet stack, via BIJOUTERIE

Happy weekend all!

Friend in Fashion

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It’s a crazy busy week for me so I’ll have to keep it short. My life at the moment revolves around booking tickets and packing for a brief visit back home to Australia, before heading off overseas again.

I’m also busy finalising a great collection of summer/spring dresses, including this one that will soon be available for purchase at Shop Friend in Fashion – exciting right!

Be sure to stay tuned.

I’m wearing:
Dress - Available for purchase at Shop Friend in Fashion SOON
Shoes – Hang Ngon, Hanoi
Hat - Hang Ngon, Hanoi


P.S. I’ve also got a really great collaboration coming up with the super talented Nichol Brooklyn.

You can check out our last collaboration here - baby you can drive my car and here – summer in the city.


Autumn hue

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womens fashion trench coat @friendinfashionThe trench coat is a staple in any wardrobe. Teaming the trench with a sweetheart cut dress perfectly defines and compliments an hourglass figure, creating a bold, yet feminie look.

Photos: Sasha Pazeski: http://www.flickr.com/photos/owmyhands/


Ways to wear: Asymmetrical dress

This is a great dress that my friend picked up for only A$60. It is a very basic stretch cotton fabric, but the asymmetrical cut and neon colour makes it a real show stopper.

When I visited her last, she asked me to show her some of the different ways to wear it.

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Here I demonstrate just a handful of different looks using the one A$60 dress. You could just as easily wear it as a shirt under suiting, or add a cardigan and boots to create the perfect winter look.

My tip: when styling your outfits, don't be constricted to what the item of clothing is 'meant' to be i.e. if you buy a dress, why not try wearing it as a skirt, or a tunic. Experiment with different lengths and accessories – the only limit is your imagination.

Basic cotton dresses like this one are a great addition to any wardrobe. They are inexpensive, comfortable and can be worn so many different ways.


The long and the short of it

I like this outfit not only because it makes me look taller than I actually am, but it also demonstrates a key tip to remember when styling your outfits - balance.

If you are wearing shorter, fitted bottoms, balance your top half with something which fits more loosely. And vice versa, if you choose a maxi skirt, balance with a fitted singlet. Another favourite of mine is teaming baggy jeans with a fitted cropped jacket.

My tip - when thinking about balance, consider not only shapes i.e. loose and fitted, long and short, but also about colours.

In this outfit I’ve balanced the lighter denim and pearl necklace, with a dark singlet and jacket creating a nice contrast.

Keeping balance in mind when styling your outfits will create a more tailored look leaving you looking (and feeling) great.

Total cost of this outfit - $100. The most expensive item was the shorts which were store bought, but as I have demonstrated in a previous post, you can just as easily chop up an old pair of jeans and save yourself $60.


One piece – 5 ways: More mileage from your fashion dollar

A favourite tip of mine is to load your wardrobe with transeasonal pieces that you can transform into different looks – tunics are great!

My advice when buying these pieces is to keep it simple.

Stick to black, charcoal or neutrals with a good fabric and simple design. This way you are assured you can mix and match easily with other pieces in your wardrobe, shoes and accessories and your purchase won't date as quickly.

This is a FCUK tunic that I picked up for around $80. These are just a handful of ways I like to wear it. It is a great light weight wool which means that I can wear it across seasons. For winter I like to team with leggings and boots.