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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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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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What to wear to a Day Party

The festive season is such a fun time of year, there’s always something to do and it’s totally acceptable to party on school nights. There also seems to be way more stuff happening during the day, or afternoons that lead to nights, which can be really tricky to dress appropriately for, especially when there’s work colleagues around or (if you’re like me) you love the endless canapes so much so that your perfectly fitting dress which you put on 3…

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Life would Suck without Cat Embroidered Jeans

Calmly Kaotic

Today I’m talking about the reasons life would suck without jeans… specifically these jeans, they have cat faces embroidered.on.the.knees. I actually lol’ed when I spotted these over at Zaful, and then I decided they must be mine. They are actually the most amazing jeans ever, and perhaps that speaks more about my personality then it does anything else, but it brings light to fact that jeans are not only the most versatile item in any wardrobe but also say a…

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Cocktail Dress Season… it’s time to get dressed!

Cocktail Dress Season St Frock

It’s spring, aka cocktail dress season! With races, parties and the holiday season upon us I hereby grant permission to go nuts & start dress shopping. I was lucky enough to work with St Frock recently and have had such an amazing response to my shots on instagram I had to share more photos here, and give you the heads up – you must visit St Frock immediately and stock up for what is sure to be a bumper cocktail…

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Ripped Jeans Style

Ripped Jeans NZFW

I had a style epiphany in NZ while rummaging through my suitcase trying to piece together the perfect FW outfit (I had barely unpacked from Europe when I threw a few things in a bag and left for NZ!). So I’m disorganised, yes. That’s not new information. What I did realise however is that… I am also basic.  I enjoy basics. I love simplicity. Minimalistic styling, monochromatics & neutrals are my every day uniform. More specifically, these One Teaspoon ripped…

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Fashion Travel

Bomber Jacket Styling & Other Fun in Auckland

Bomber-Jacket-Style

Recently I visited Auckland for the first time for Fashion Week New Zealand 2016, and discovered a whole lot of new stuff I love; the city (but not the weather lol), the people, the food, and definitely the labels. If you saw my NZFW recap you would have seen a whole bunch of amazing NZ designers that I’ve fallen for, including Black Eye Peach (B.E.P).  Hands down my fav look from the week was this one, featuring The Devil In…

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Label Love & Key Trends from NZFW 2016

Key Trends NZFW 2016

I can’t believe it’s already been a week since the close of NZFW 2016! It’s been a whirlwind few months and I’ve been a bit M.I.A from the blog while I spent time travelling with hubs and enjoying much overdue laughs, and adventures. With only a fortnight between landing home and jumping back on a flight to NZ there’s barely been time to take a breath, but there’s still been plenty of excitement & anticipation. I was lucky enough to be…

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Best Bits & Trends from MBFWA Resort17

Last month Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Aus wrapped up and I was left buzzing but exhausted, and wishing (despite the aching feet) that I could enjoy just a few extra days basking in the glory of total fashion freedom with the amazing #girlsquad who gave me the most epic intro to the pinnacle of the Aus Fash Calendar. I learnt a lot from the experience, and met so many bloggers and industry peeps it put my head into a spin, and honestly I think I’m still only just coming down from…

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Why You Need A Statement Coat

CalmlyKaotic x H&M

This year was my first year at Sydney Fashion Week, and it was a pretty amazing whirlwind. More on that in a blog post to come… but for now I just want to share with you my favourite outfit from the week… feat THIS H&M COAT.  There are a whole bunch of reasons why this coat stood out in-store like there was a shining light from above beaming down upon it, but more importantly there is a bunch of reasons why YOU need at least…

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