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Celebrating Our Anniversary at The QVB Sydney

CalmlyKaotic X QVB

11 years together whoa, it really doesn’t seem that long. Well, it does and it doesn’t. Day-in and day-out life is great with hubs – we’re pretty easy going, rarely argue and as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! …Except for those couple of years. There was a lot of stress there for a bit (and you can read about that here) but it was the strength of our relationship that got us through the relentless punch-in-the-gut…

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Lapping up the Winter Sunshine with Glue Store

Winter Fashion with Glue Store

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a winter person. Our Europe trip really can’t come soon enough! We’ve been busily saving moolah and planning our next adventure to the coast of Spain, France & Italy which means selecting my wardrobe carefully with pieces that I can layer through winter and take with me when we pack our bags late August. Thankfully this Winter we’ve been blessed with the most glorious winter sunshine on the coast,…

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Fresh from the Runway with Iva Pfeiffer

Back in February I was lucky enough to attend a number of shows at New York Fashion Week. When I started this journey a couple of years back never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be invited to runways in the city I’ve dreamed about visiting my entire life. One of those shows was the Oxford Fashion Studio Showcase featuring Aussie-Czech designer Iva Pfeiffer. The showcase was an eclectic mix of styles from a talented group of…

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Transeasonal Dressing with Floral & Denim

Cute floral patterns are often a summer staple in my wardrobe, as is denim for Winter. So it serves to reason that the two styles meet perfectly in the middle for transeasonal dressing. It helps of course that we’ve had a fairly amazing start to winter, which means thermals aren’t quite on the horizon yet. This being the case we can get away with layering all those spring and summer favourites with our denim staples well into the AW seasons.…

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5 Essential Denim Styles to Wear this Winter

5 essential denim styles

It’s Winter in Oz and while I hate the cold I am glad that it’s officially denim wearing weather. Gimme all of the denim, denim for days, denim all winter.  I love denim, I always have, and so does my hubby. I kid you not, we left the house recently couples dressing in double-denim and it wasn’t even a dress up party reenactment of that infamous Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake photo. We just legit love a good piece of denim. For…

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My fav looks & trends from MBFWA Resort ’18

Now that the dust glitter has settled on another cracking Fashion Week I’m taking a moment to look back at my fav moments and all the looks & trends that will be finding their way directly to my wardrobe (or wish list) from the MBFWA Resort ’18 collections.  As a quick summary on the whole Resort thing; last year saw a strategic repositioning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia to make it the first centralised event focused exclusively on Resort collections, placing it at the beginning of the…

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Celebrating Wool Week – A Stylish New Era for Aussie Wool

CalmlyKaotic - WoolWeek

With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia done and dusted for another year, and the coldest months of the year only a mere week away I’m now firmly focused on high-winter fashion, and particularly the emergence of a stylish new era for wool as we celebrate #WoolWeek. Last year I worked with one of my fav contemporary Australian labels Metalicus for Wool Week, celebrating beautiful fashion-forward looks using innovative Wool blends. This year I’ve partnered with them again to feature one of…

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Last minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, from Westfield with Love

Last Minute Mothers Day Gift Ideas

If you’re a last minute shopper like me you’ll agree that there ain’t no time for online shopping when it comes to calendar dates that seem to pop up out of nowhere, like Mother’s Day, and y’know… Christmas etc. lol. I swear yesterday it was February?? Anyway with Mother’s Day only a week away and 6 days of LIFE to get through first, just take a breath and repeat after me… I’m not a terrible child, I’m not a terrible child.…

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The Perfect Transeasonal Style Edit :: March

Transeasonal Style Edit March

With March almost over I’ve left it a bit late to share my fav obsessions for the start of Autumn but here it is anyway – my perfect transeasonal style edit, featuring some signature style pieces and a trending colour scheme to die for. See below links to shop the look with same or similar items! For the items not linked you can find that amazing pink leather top from Jennifer Kate, the boots are a bargain at $89 from Next,…

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The Tee Trend: Why I Think It’ll Stick In 2017

Tee Trends

One of my favorite key trends to come out of 2016 was definitely the tee trend, with street style luxe at the forefront of dressing-down dresses and dressing-up the basics. I’ve loved seeing this trend in it’s various forms, and the ways it can be taken from day to night with a simple change of shoes. A great find for me was this dress from Pilgrim Clothing‘s latest range. Isn’t it just the best when you find an outfit that…

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