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What to Wear to a Party

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At the moment it’s Christmas Party season. Some are more formal, some more casual. Some are for work functions. Some are completely social. So what to wear to a party? Here are some ideas for your next event. What to Wear to a Formal Cocktail Function If the dress code is cocktail or after 5…

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style a skirt 5 ways

5 Ways to Style a Skirt

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There are so many ways to style a  plain or lightly patterned skirt in a neutral colour and it works for so many occasions.  You may remember I mention wardrobe workhorses in this post about the 5 questions you must ask yourself before you next buy any clothes.  This skirt qualifies as a wardrobe workhorse…

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The Wedding Photos

The Wedding Photos

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Thanks for all your lovely wedding wishes, here are a few photos from the day!  The ceremony was held at the Melbourne Registry Office which is in the Old Treasury Building (a beautiful old sandstone building).     My dress was made by brilliant dressmaker Alfia Galimova who took the fabric that I’d bought some…

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What to Wear to the Melbourne Cup

What to Wear to the Melbourne Cup

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Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup day and I was challenge during Frocktober (you can still donate here as every dollar goes towards making a difference and finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer) to frock up for Melbourne Cup. Melbourne Cup day dressing is all about dressing in colour with decorum which I discussed here.  Now Melbourne…

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What Are Your Wardrobe Staples?

What Are Your Wardrobe Staples?

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Winter and summer may change what you need as your wardrobe staples, particularly if you live in a climate with very different weather seasonally. When we think about what we really need in our wardrobe, it needs to: Work with your current lifestyle Work with your personality Work for the environment Reflect your personality There…

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What to Wear for the 4th of July

What to Wear for the 4th of July

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Wearing red white and blue by imogenl featuring a blue skirt For all my US readers, today is a significant day for you, and many love to dress in the red white and blue, but to ensure that you don’t look hokey, here are some tips to ensure you stay stylish. Red, White and Blue…

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What to Wear to the Spring Racing Carnival

What to Wear to the Spring Racing Carnival

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Derby Day is traditionally the day to wear Black and White (and maybe a shade of grey or silver).   Derby Day racewear by imogenl featuring wedge shoes Pull&Bear wedge shoes 67 AUD – pullandbear.com Morgan Taylor hat myer.com.au Dresses | Maxi, summer, cocktail & more styles at Witchery Online -… witchery.com.au David Lawrence | Spring Racing…

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What to Wear in the Corporate World

What to Wear in the Corporate World

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As part of my job as an image consultant, I work with businesses to help their staff understand what is appropriate to wear to work, and why.  Often it’s the why that people have forgotten, particularly with the casualisation of dress codes.  The result is often sloppy or too relaxed and casual.  So what should…

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