7 Questions to Ask Before You Buy that Hero For Your Wardrobe

choose a hero garment for your outfit

How do you go about choosing or buying heroes for your wardrobe? I’m fine with the supporting cast, but worry about making an expensive mistake with something as visible as a hero. I tend to stick with using accessories for interest, but would love to splash out on something fab for the wardrobe. This question […]

Sustainable Style at Penny Lane

Penny Lane clothing exchange

Last night I attended the launch of a new clothing exchange boutique – Penny Lane, which is the brainchild of one of my former image consulting students Peta Stephenson.   Located on Sydney Road in Brunswick (number 145 to be exact) Penny Lane Clothing Exchange is a little different from many consignment stores. Instead of […]

The Five Question to Ask Yourself Before You Buy any More Clothes

before you buy

Before you buy any piece of clothing there are some questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that what you buy becomes a wardrobe workhorse. Will it work for more than one season? Some garments are for mid-summer or deep winter only, they may need to be in your wardrobe, but you don’t want […]

Bad Design Find – Horizontal Line Rule

poor design

While out and about in my local mall the other day I walked past this display in one of our high street fashion stores. It struck me that the designers paid no attention to the wishes and desires of many of their customers when choosing to create this skirt.  So often we hear in the […]

Do You Shop Online? Win a $200 Jeanswest Shopping Voucher

online shopping

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Mastercard Online shopping has become something that many people do. I think my first experience of online shopping was probably eBay, but these days it can be a really convenient way to find items you need, or want, that you can’t get locally.  I’m not a huge online shopper as I […]

No Ordinary Mall

Even the rays are wearing leopard print!

Today I spent the better part of the day at The Dubai Mall.  Now I’m a pretty experienced shopper, and have been to malls and shopping centres all over the world.  I’ve seen some big ones, and some with one attraction. But I have to say I’ve never seen a mall quite like The Dubai […]

What to Wear Spring Racing and Melbourne Cup

There is always a lot of hype in what to wear but a great topic would be on how to dress affordably and what is in this season – Personally I love Melbourne Cup but I DREAD Having to find something to wear ( Writing this to you as I’m heading out tonight in an […]

She Science – My Sports Bra Buying Experience


For a long time (well most of my life) I never ran. Well I couldn’t run without pain or holding my breasts and that’s exhausting, not being able to move your arms in the regular running pattern makes you tired way more quickly.  After 30 years of searching, I finally found a sports bra that […]

Weekend Reading – UnShopping by Debbie Roes

This week I was sent a review copy of Debbie Roes new ebook UnShopping: Recovery Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic. It’s a guide to help shopaholics shop less, and shop smarter, but is a relevant book for many of us who many sometimes shop for reasons other than necessity. This book is packed with some really […]

7 Essential Items to Wear When Going Clothes Shopping

What to Wear Shopping

Today I’m off on a personal shopping expedition with one of my lovely clients.  Me, I’m wearing comfortable flat shoes and a knit dress that’s easy to move in.  I always carry a shoulder bag rather than one I need to hold with my hands. One of the things people often don’t think about before […]