Sunday, 30 October 2011

Emerald City!

I'm loving the current trend toward emerald.

A statement colour, emerald is a fabulous and modern way to brighten up the work, casual or evening outfit.

The colour is perfect for your colour-blocking outfit or simply chic paired with black or white.

Here are some of my favourite finds.


Dress @ asos

3.1 Philip Lim @ shopbop

House of Harlow @ asos

Issa @ shopbop

Wolford @ Wolford Boutiques
Peacock necklace @

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Oh Witchery!

I just LOVE these current pieces from Witchery. 

The best part is that I will have change from $280!

Each piece can be worn together or seperately but perfectly & most importantly, all are justifiable spends for the coming warmer months in Melbourne.

Team with some turquoise jewellery, an oversized bag and sunnies and you're hot to trot at the beach or hanging in the sun at a Bar or BBQ!

In my opinion, the bikini is TO-DIE!  It is not yet on sale...but coming soon.

Head over to & enjoy

Halter Bandeau Bikini $79.95

Seam Detail Sweater $99.95

Textured Linen Short $99.95

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Clutch Crazy!

I just wanted to share my brand new clutch that I am so excited about!  It's the House of Harlow Tilly Clutch and I purchased it from The Trend Boutique (as all other online stores did not ship this item to Australia)!  Obvi I am happy about this as I have the coveted item almost defintely to myself!  It is sold out pretty much everywhere online.

It's black pony hair with gold chic!  The clutch has an optional long gold chain so can also be used as a hand-bag (not my thing).

I am going to rock this clutch with a gorgeous Carven asymetrical gown next month at the Starry Starry Nights ball.

And then...this clutch will become a staple of mine for evenings out.  Imagining skinny jeans, stilettos and a chic top..topped off with the edgy style that is...MY House of Harlow Tilly!


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Like a little girl in a candy shop!

I've been a busy blogging for over a week.  Need to change something so I have more time!

One thing I have had time to do, is snag some highly sought after tickets to the Starry Starry Nights Ball in November.  The event sold out in 10 minutes, and I am excited to be a part of something so special and for such a wonderful cause.

Yes, Monbulk to Miu Miu indeed!

Now...for the serious stuff!  Princess Mary will be leading the chic ladies.  I need a gown!  

I have come to the conclusion that I am an accessories girl and not a 'dress' girl.  You have to be one or the other - a statement dress is exactly that...minimal to zero accessories required.  I prefer my dress to be my canvas...something I can use to showcase my creativity via my accessories.

Black Tie is a serious opportunity to showcase your inner chic and be a glamazon. given I am an accessories girl, I have settled on a very stylish (yet understated sexy) asymmetrical black gown by designer Carven.  With this decision behind me, I have 6 weeks to locate the perfect shoes (naturally, must be at least 15cm heels), clutch and jewels.

Hair-up appointment?  Tick.  Mani & Pedi appointment?  Tick.  Spray Tan appointment?  Tick.

Can you tell I am excited?

Here are some of my favourite Black Tie finds, naturally, to make my readers excited for me and perhaps feel inspired to bring some chic glamour into lives...."just because it's fun to be chic!"

I will post as I create my outfit as well, of course, pictures and glamour stories from the night itself!


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Alexander McQueen - perfect with a LBD & chunky gold jewels
Alexander McQueen clutch - I see leopard print shoes to match!

Isharya 18-karat gold filigree arm cuff - I think I will be wearing this one on the night!

DVF Clutch - Spot on Trend!  How chic is this?  LOVE!

Anya Hindmarch Rossum woven leather clutch - CHIC!!!!

My favourite forever - Halston Heritage.  Just simple, just perfect!

Fuscia dress by Milly.  I'm thinking the YSL arty ring in Turquoise, gold shoes & gold clutch.  Oh, and lose the belt in the pic..

Temperley London.  I nearly bought this.  Pity about the front of the dress but I DIE for the back of this dress...