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Gingham – It’s Not Just for Tablecloths

It’s fair to say that gingham is pretty much everywhere this Spring. It has been clogging up my insta feed for the last couple of months in the form of ruffle shirts, ruffle skirts, off-the-shoulder tops, cropped trousers, ruffled trousers (there’s also a lot of ruffles around). But gingham, it’s clearly having a moment. Now, I tend to approach trends and prints with caution – they can be bad investments, date my look and risk fashion-victim status. So why gingham, when it is clearly the trend du moment? Continue reading “Gingham – It’s Not Just for Tablecloths”

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Casual Friday

When I was starting out in my career as a lawyer in a large Australian law firm, the dress code was uber-conservative. Suits. That was basically all you were allowed to wear. God knows how I managed to get dressed each morning without falling asleep. I got on board with it nevertheless, believing that a nicely tailored, navy pantsuit would be the key to my career success. I tried to mix it up a bit and add my own flair, but back then when it came to a strictly corporate dress code there was a limit to what fabulous shoes could do to an otherwise boring outfit. Surely Casual Friday would have been my chance to bridge the yawning (literally) chasm between my workplace-lawyer self and my real self… Continue reading “Casual Friday”

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The Blazer – Styling Tips for all Body Types

So all the while I have been focussing a lot on basics here on Second Sister, I suddenly  realised that I have shown so very little attention and love for the classic of all classics, the hardest-working item in your wardrobe, the blazer. How very remiss of me!

The blazer is the essential, timeless, go-to staple that can be styled for every occasion. If you don’t own one, then what the hell are you thinking?! Seriously!? Go out immediately (after reading my styling tips) and get one! Continue reading “The Blazer – Styling Tips for all Body Types”