The Style Files

The Style Files #1: Emily : Melbourne Fashion Mum 

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A Melbourne Mum of two with an active 4 year old boy and an inquisitive 1 year old girl.I have a background in Beauty therapy / Health Science – I worked for Jurlique for many years ( an Australian/organic skin care company). Now I have the flexibility of being with my babies and working on building / developing projects with my husband & having an input with the design/styling part of things (the fun stuff). I love travelling and visiting new places & have a passion for Style ( interior and fashion ).

1. Describe your personal style in 3 words

Polished, Classic, Effortless

2. What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?

Valentino Rockstuds

3. Shoes or Handbags?

I am a sucker for both however if it’s going by the amount I have, I would have to say shoes (a women can never have enough)

4. What do you love to wear on a night out without kids?

An amazing dress paired with some beautiful heels

5. What has been one of your most recent ‘fashion fails’?

Buying uncomfortable shoes. I buy thinking I will “Break” them in……… then I never end up wearing them!! TIP- buy shoes that are like slippers on your feet the first time you buy them.

6. Accessories: Less or More?

Less – One or two statement pieces is more than enough!

7. What’s on your Wish List for this season? 

A new pair of Statement sunglasses for summer & Balenciaga sandals

8. Shoes: Heels or flats? 

Both depending on the occasion – flats win when I am on “mum duty”

9. Favourite designer?

I have so many but a stand out is Zimmerman.

10.What is your go to ‘Mum-On Duty’ outfit?

I must say I always make an effort even if I am “mum on duty”. It varies between Sportswear (lululemon or Stella McCartney) or Jeans and t- shirt paired with a blazer or cashmere sweater. In the warmer months an easy to wear dress, silk or denim shorts.

Thanks again Emily. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @melbournefashionmum and stay tuned for her blog coming soon! x

 

The Style Files #2: Sarah : Mumma Aint Mumsy

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  1. Describe your personal style in 3 words

Stress-free, Classic, With a twist

  1. What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?

My IRO Leather jacket – took me five years to find it so it’s now a firm favourite, although probably isn’t worn enough in steamy ol’ Brisbane. Need a few trips to Melbourne each year to give it more of a run.

  1. Shoes or Handbags?

Oh, how does one choose? I love both dearly … With a push I’ll say shoes. My Nanna managed a shoe shop for years so I’ll blame her for my deep shoe love.

  1. What do you love to wear on a night out without kids?

I am a jeans addict – at last count I owned just over 40 pairs so it’s safe to say that I have a denim obsession. Whenever I can I will wear jeans, so on a night out I love to keep it fairly simple – a good spray tan, white tee, jeans and heels with some killer jewels.

5. What has been one of your most recent ‘fashion fails’?

Hmmmm … I not the biggest risk taker when it comes to fashion but I’d have to say a pair of floral flares. I secretly still love them but know I’ll look back on photos and say ‘what the hell was I thinking?!’

  1. Accessories: Less or More?

This too is a tricky one! I adore the minimalist look at the moment, clean lines, lots of white with really simple jewels, however I really do love massive earrings and stacks of bangles. I’m a mixed bag when it comes to accessories – I’m kind of like a patchwork quilt – a bit of everything. My current love affair with Christie Nicolaides Jewellery is getting a bit out of control, her earrings are just divine! (And are right at the top of the Christmas List).

  1. What’s on your Wish List for this season?

Hahahaha!! Just read onto this question! A pair of silver hooped Christie Nicolaides earrings and a Sancia cross body bag … Adore! These two goodies will see me more than happy til next season.

  1. Shoes: Heels or flats?

Heels whenever I can … However the reality of running around after a one year old requires flats to be the current go-to.

  1. Favourite designer?

Right now Zimmerman can do no wrong and Gail Sorronda is amaze!

  1. What is your go to ‘Mum-On Duty’ outfit?

AG Jeans, Cotton On tee (usually white or khaki), Golden Goose or Lacoste trainers.

  1. What are you favourite ‘Affordable Fashion’ buys?

Oh goodness, there are so many affordable goodies out there at the moment, that are not only at the right price point but also good quality. As mentioned above Cotton On tees are really great at the moment, Superga trainers are killing it for around $100 mark, Glassons jeans are another really unreal buy for not much outlay, striped tees by the brand Little Lies are unreal at $34.95 … I could go on and on. Probably my favourite right now is jewellery range by Tassie girl – Mimimalist Jewellery – Amelia’s stuff is crazy good for crazy low prices (@minimalistjewellery on Instagram).

  1. Where do you like to shop for your kids?

I’m a bargain shopper when it comes to Tilda’s clothes – she grows far too quickly and LOVES wearing little cotton bike pants so I’m regularly at KMart and Big W, however H&M is my favourite with their organic cotton range – they wash so well and the cotton is super soft. She always has good shoes, once again having a Nanna who managed a shoe shop and a Mother-In-Law who also works in a shoe store has ensured that Tilda is always in well fitting, well made shoes.

  1. What is you best tip for dressing for a special occassion?

Make sure the outfit fits your body shape … If you have to hitch it up or you keep pulling at it then it’s not quite right. The perfect outfit for a special occasion shouldn’t need any extra help or fixing, that way it will be worn with comfort and confidence!

  1. If you could only get your hair, make up or a spray tan done for a night out which one would you choose?

Spray tan hands down … I’m so pale I’m actually grey x

Thanks for having me over this way on your blog Caitlin xx

The Style Files #3: Olivia: House of White 

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Todays Style File is on Olivia White from House Of White. Although not strictly a fashion blogger, she runs a very successful Motherhood and Lifestyle Blog and is super fashionable. She is married and has one daughter Annabelle and is currently pregnant with another little girl. She is also a self professed lover of cats and this is where I’m not sure we can be friends ;).

Olivia has absolutely nailed dressing for pregnancy and she rocks a body con dress like a boss. Check out her blog on the link above and follow her on Instagram @houseofwhite_.

Check out her answers to the Style Files Survey below, thanks again Olivia! xx

  1. Describe your personal style in 3 words
    • Simple, Affordable & Comfortable haha
  2. What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
    • I’m so lame, but my activewear! Mostly my Nikes haha
  3. Shoes or Handbags?
    • Shoes!
  4. What do you love to wear on a night out without kids?
    • Black dress, heels and a killer lippy colour!
  5. What has been one of your most recent ‘fashion fails’?
    • Haha everything is a fail I feel lately being pregnant! But I’d have to say trying to wear non maternity t-shirts and thinking no one can see my belly haha
  6. Accessories: Less or More?
    • Less
  7. What’s on your Wish List for this season?
    • Ooo fashion wise I’d have to say a Givenchy handbag
  8. Shoes: Heels or flats?
    • Oh heels for sure!
  9. Favourite designer?
    • At the moment it’s between Zimmerman, Alice McCall & Lover – I have a lace fetish maybe haha
  10. What is your go to ‘Mum-On Duty’ outfit?
    • Leggings and t-shirt with my cons or nikes!
  11. Where do you like to shop for your kids?
    • Target, Cotton On Kids, Bardot Jnr or Opshops haha
  12. What is your best tip for dressing for a special occasion?
    • Keep it simple, and think about the event you have. Will you be in heels all day? Do you need to adjust accordingly etc
  13. If you could only get your hair, make up or a spray tan done for a night out which one would you choose?
    • Makeup haha that’s what I’m shittest at :p

The Style Files #4: Lauren: Sandcastles & Paper Crowns 316

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Lauren or Mrs Lauren Roney as she is known on instagram is a loved up married Mummy to one sweet little girl, living a sparkly life in the suburbs of Brisbane. She spends her time chasing her gorgeous wee girl and a bargain.

1.     Describe your personal style in 3 words 

Casual Timeless Sparkle , I love timeless stylish pieces that I can add my personal touch too, a statement necklace here , a leopard scarf there. 

2.     What is your favourite item in your wardrobe? 

Well, I’ve recently discovered the Brand Feather & Noise and have a stash of their gorgeous lace dresses waiting patiently to be worn…

3.     Shoes or Handbags? 

Handbag, I was lucky enough to receive a Louis Vuitton Speedy for my 30th and have since sourced a few too many gorgeous vintage pieces and bags. Can not fault the quality and timeless elegance

4.     What do you love to wear on a night out without kids? 

A fabulous frock and heels, oh how I miss heels… and lippy.  I don’t wear lippy so much now I have a beautiful bebe I want to kiss constantly.

5.     What has been one of your most recent ‘fashion fails’? 

I don’t like to think I have “fashion fails”, more regretful purchases, remember said lace dresses still hanging in my wardrobe begging to be worn.

6.     Accessories: Less or More? 

More, more , more, I love a necklace, pretty pair of shoes, bangles… Accessories can totally change your look and recycle an outfit in an instant

7.     What’s on your Wish List for this season? 

Over sized lace blouse, anything off the shoulder, dress shorts and wedge heels.  

8.     Shoes: Heels or flats? 

Flats, I love a sexy heel but spend most of my days rocking cute and comfy flats, flats are the best for chasing crazy bebes

9.     Favourite designer? 

I love Louis Vuitton for handbags, Samantha Wills for fine jewellery and Fleur Wood always has beautiful pieces. I have found a huge amount of affordable and more individual fashion in instagram lately and I am loving all the fabulous little stores. Like Feather & Noise, Fetching LeopardDress Temple and Sizeable

10.  What is your go to ‘Mum-On Duty’ outfit? 

Ripped Jeans and a comfy striped tee, cute beads and metallic slides

11. What are you favourite ‘Affordable Fashion’ buys? 

Simple tees, scarfs and beads, all can make you feel fresh and give your wardrobe a lift and injection of new.

12. Where do you like to shop for your kid/s? 
Target has the best kids clothes hands down for my little bebe, she is petite and I find the Target clothes last wash after wash and have great designs.
13. What is you best tip for dressing for a special occasion? 
Plan ahead, seriously plan every detail so you are not rushed, try on your outfit with the shoes, accessories and underwear and make sure it fits well, works together and will suit the event and potential weather.
14. If you could only get your hair, make up or a spray tan done for a night out which one would you choose? 
Oh tough, probably a tan as I think a touch of bronze lifts even the most tired of Mums moods…
Thanks again Lauren xx

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