A few weeks ago I met up with Sara, down the most picture perfect street in Woollahra (a leafy, well-to-do suburb in Sydney). We frolicked about in the sunshine, Sara in this amazing Lover serpent lace dress, me in slightly more casual attire. It’s hard not to be a little taken by Lover, their designs are just so beautiful and they really do know how to cut a good silhouette. I think what makes this dress is the 3/4 sleeves; it keeps things quietly elegant, a kind of old world glamour if you will. Of course it also helps that Sara is a massive dreamboat!

You can see the rest of the shots over at Harpers Bazaar Style Network.

Favourite things

Two of my favourite things: pastel pink tulips and my Jordan Askill heart ring. Both are lovely to look at and make me feel just a little bit feminine. Tulips have always had a special place in my heart; growing up I would know that spring (with it’s warm weather, lunch-time swims, and most importantly my birthday) had finally arrived when the tulips in our garden began to bloom. So delicate and pretty!

Amy Kaehne

Like most great finds, I was introduced to Amy Kaehne by friends. It’s no secret I have a soft spot for understated pieces and careful tailoring, so it was pretty obvious Amy’s designs were going to be my sort of thing. Her collections are full of delicious wide-spun knits, beautiful shirting and muted colours; basically all things simple and great! Amy is also incredibly sweet (she’s one of those people with soft spoken voices who have only nice things to say), so it was super lovely hanging out with her one afternoon reminiscing about New Zealand (our homeland) and discussing recent triumphs in the kitchen.

Amy’s winter collection has just dropped into stores, and it’s safe to say it’s all I want for the cooler months. More specifically I dream of the salmon two tone sweater (which I didn’t photograph but you can check it out here) and the grey wrap coat which looks as good tied at the waist as it does undone. I never thought I’d be asking for a cold winter, but here’s hoping temperatures get low enough in Sydney to warrant plenty of layering. Chilly enough for chunky knits and over-sized coats, that’s all I ask!