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Zing Into Spring!

Citrus colours are shaping up to be some of spring’s brightest shades. Think lemony yellows, bright oranges and lime greens. This is a trend that will easily update your wardrobe for the warmer months ahead of us. Personally, I love wearing bright colours so I’ll be wearing bright citrus shades from head to toe. But if you’re a little more conservative with bright colours, I suggest paring back with crisp white or navy blue for this lovely spring weather. For those of us who feel safest in neutrals, why not incorporate this trend into your accessories or shoes? Do you love wearing bright colours? Will you be embracing the citrus trend this season? Lily xx PS: scroll down to see two of the #wearwithuswednesday citrus looks that Alida (@brisbaneteacherstyle) and I are loving right now! Thanks to everyone who joined in this...

Spring Wardrobe Update: Metalicus

Spring is my favourite season and I love updating my wardrobe for the warmer months. At the weekend I attended a Metalicus Styling Workshop at Westfield Chermside to check out all the latest offerings from this brand, which has become a firm favourite of mine. I can’t go past their range of basics and on trend pieces for their classic shapes and versatility. So what did I buy? Three pieces that I love! Franca Long Sleeve Jacket in White $159.95   Ivy Short Sleeve Tee in Navy and Fern $89.95 (similar style) Franca Midi Pencil Skirt in Ink $119.95   Stay tuned to see how I style these pieces and incorporate them into my existing wardrobe. How will you update your wardrobe for Spring? Lily...

Leather Love With Luisa Garcia Studio

The leather bag is an investment piece that is worth every cent. They’re made to last a lifetime. Now you know I love a bargain as much as the next fashionista, but there is something truly magical about saving up and dropping a whole lot of cash on an item that is timeless and elegant. But how do you know which ‘investment bag’ is really worth investing in? First, it’s got to be a style you love, otherwise you’ll never use it. Second, it has to be of the highest quality. Third, it must be practical. For me, as a mum (read: lugging lots of stuff around for my children) and a teacher (bringing all my marking home) I can’t go past a Tote Bag for its sheer elegance and usability. I have recently discovered a brand that makes the most exquisite leather goods – Luisa Garcia Studio. Luisa is one seriously clever lady. Beginning her career as an industrial designer, she then completed a traineeship in shoemaking in Barcelona. After relocating to Sydney and working for another studio, she started her own brand of leather goods from her home. She designs and makes each piece entirely by herself (every bit of it!) selecting only the highest quality materials. Luisa’s tote bags are a simple, classic design that fit everything in it that you’ll need for work or play or both (yep, at the same time). The base is reinforced, it has an interior pocket (for your phone or keys… your daughter’s dummy… or is that just me???) a magnet fastener and brass hardware. It is actually the perfect...

Jeans, Jeans and Genes

I’ve written about style tips for teachers before. One style tip I always give to teachers is to not wear jeans to work – save them for the weekends. But there’s one day every year when that style tip no longer applies – Jeans for Genes Day – when we all wear our jeans and donate money to the Children’s Medical Research Institute. Did you know that jeans first originated in America’s Western states in the late 19th century? Nowadays we are spoiled for choice when it comes to jeans – skinny, boyfriend, flares, high waisted, ripped (my current favourite), as well as black, white and every other colour of the rainbow! What’s great about Jeans for Genes Day (apart from the obvious – raising money for charity), fashionably speaking, is that for one day the students and teachers are on a level playing field, so to speak. I have to say, the students I teach have some serious styling finesse. Or as they’d probably prefer me to say – their styling is ‘on fleek’!! I’d love to share some of their jeans looks with you (but there’s a line, you know?), but instead I’m going to share a couple of their jeans styling tips instead: “When trying jeans on, do a few squats in the change room to make sure you buy the right size. No one wants to look like a robot wearing a size too small.” “If you’re wearing skinny jeans, wear a flowy or oversized top. If you go for boyfriend jeans, you can wear a more fitted top – for balance.” Now here are...