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#tbt – A moment to reflect

 

“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.”

Bill Cunningham, The original streetstyle snapper

The difference a couple of years makes..

I was platinum blonde with a peachy toner  when VIVA magazine – (the Netherlands answer to Grazia weekly magazine)  approached little ole’ me to talk about the trend of comic strip pieces. This was just when I had started the STEELEMyStyle  blog and things were kicking off momentum wise.

I was clearing my computer and these photos by my amazing Ruby Reginato made me laugh as it is a running joke between us that I am at my best when looking to the side aka NOT looking at the camera and when goofing off.

I never posted this at the time as it just happened to coincide with Dad’s first stroke on Mother’s Day and the 16mth emotional  rollercoaster through his subsequent strokes until he passed away last July.

These photos also made me remember what a tough time the past two yeas have been and how this Ka-Pow Tshirt really did help me on days when I felt I needed some superwoman strength to see through the next 24hrs, emotionally physically & mentally. Some people say a love of fashion and clothes are superficial but I really believe that feeling good and wearing something you love can really make a difference to your mood and help you cope with life’s struggles.

Well, in my personal experience this is definitely true.

Anyway, 2014 feels really good so far and things are gearing up again.

I feel my focus, creativity, drive and business plans that dissolved with every call from the stroke unit and  nursing home are back with a vengeance.

Stay tuned ….

 

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Wearing: 3.1 Phillip Lim  Kapow Tshirt, Vila Leather pants, Nowhere Leather metal toe cap booties, Cambridge Satchel Green Bag, Coles Mix Sunglasses

 

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Don’t speak Dutch ? Here is a translation if you are interested.

Viva: Where can we buy the best fashion cartoons/comic strip items?

STEELEMyStyle: Now that the trend has filtered down into mass market you can find graphic cartoon pieces everywhere. Polyvore and eBay are useful to search. My 3.1 Phillip Lim Tshirt is from UK Matches Fashion.

Viva: How do you wear cartoons without looking to young or childish?

Wearing it with leather or ladylike pencil skirts adds another dimension and stops it looking like a costume.

Viva: Do you have a favourite cartoon character?
 
When i was a kid i loved Wonder Woman and wear double gold cuffs sometimes like she did.

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Makeover Winner – Toni’s Journey

As part of Giving Back, I and the rest of TEAM STEELEMyStyle (@EllieatNutSalon, Prisicilla Verrall Beauty & Ruby Reginato Photography)  often offer a Make My Day Makeover (worth $2200 AUD) as a major raffle prize for a charity fundraisers.

Toni won it at the Wesley Breast Clinic High Tea.

My mother went through double mastectomy and always said the staff were so lovely and supportive at the Wesley Breast Clinic so I was happy to help them raise needed funds to carry on the important work they do.

This is the lovely Toni, Mama of one, in her forties, who works part time – the first time I met her at her house to start the Wardrobe Consultancy part of her Makeover prize.

 

BEFORE

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Here is Toni’s Story

STEELEMyStyle: What did you think when your name was called as winner of the Wesley Breast Clinic High Tea – Makeover ?

Toni: It was exciting to win this unique prize. Fashion and style has not been the highest on my priority list – but this experience has enabled me to reflect on who I am at this stage in my life, focus on myself abit more than I might have in the past.

STEELEMyStyle: Can you describe your experience with Sally as your guide through it all ?

Toni: Meeting with Sally was such a great experience, she is vibrant, easy going, encouraging and honest. Sally’s advice is most definitely worthwhile. She guides you to make better choices which are friendly to your budget as well as practical.

 

The Photoshoot

On a very blustery day TEAM STEELEMyStyle -(myself, @EllieatNutSalon (hair) makeup artist and beautician Priscilla Verrall and Asst Stylist & Photographer Ruby Reginato headed back to Toni’s to do the photoshoot

We decided to have some fun and dress Toni up in two very different dresses and looks.

Toni’s Hair, Beauty & Styling

With Toni’s hair, Ellie and I both decided that with Toni’s face shape a short jaw length bob would work better and bring more attention to her sparkly eyes and face. Also, as Toni’s hair was naturally wavy Ellie showed Toni how ditch the straighteners and embrace the curl a bit more. Ellie cut in a sweepy side fringe for a chic, playful look to compliment Toni’s personality. In terms of colour Ellie brought more warmth and light reflection with a coconut husk colour.

Makeup – wise I asked Priscilla to keep it very natural with just highlighting her beautiful natural features and a pop of bright lip and darker light plum colour which Toni had never done prior to meeting up with me.

STEELEMyStyle: How do you feel about your new look and hair cut & colour ?
Toni: I  love my new haircut and I have had so many complimentary comments about my new look.

 

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In terms of clothes for the shoot Toni had always felt that she had no waist and really should cover up and be invisible  in baggy, neutral  clothes that were a couple of sizes too big. I wanted her to embrace her beautiful shape more – witness the reality of her stunning legs and realise she really could wear more colour and pattern and the result was she really enjoyed it.

Birdsnest had sent me a few dresses for another winner Jen and when I saw this dress I knew we had to get it on Toni – everyone fell in love with it.

Outfit 1

I decided to go for a fresh colourful look that could work for a wedding, BBQ, lunch with girlfriends. This dress can easily be dressed down with some metallic pointed ballet flats or simple thongs for a picnic. It is a happy, fun statement.

 

Me doing final checks whilst Toni zones out :)

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Change of belt and shoes bingo …

 

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It is impossible not to smile when you see someone wearing this dress !

Toni wears Birdsnest – Gitane Tangerine/Fuchsia dress (in size 10) from Birdsnest now reduced to $99.95 , Shoes – Kmart , Earrings – Diva, belt (stylist’s own)

Ellie had her work cut out for her on this blustery day .. bobby pins are ace.

 

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STEELEMyStyle: How did you feel about working with  Team STEELEMyStyle hair, makeup artist, beautician, photographer etc ?

Toni:  Sally’s team are so generous with their time. It’s a lavish experience – they were all so relaxed in their style which makes you feel comfortable.

 

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Ellie doing final touches..

Outfit 2

This time I decided to put Toni into a slinkier outfit – perfect for a cocktail party, big “o” party  or posh dinner out.

STEELEMyStyle: How was your experience of the photoshoot part of your makeover  ?

Toni: The photoshoot was great fun, its definitely not as easy as it looks but none the less a great experience.

 

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Toni wears Cue peplum dress (size 8) from Lifeline Thrift Shop(Stylist’s Own) , Earrings from Diva, Vintage Monochrome enamel cuff and Leopard print stilettos (stylist’s own)

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STEELEMyStyle: What do you think you have learnt from working with Sally in terms of the Shopping, Wardrobe Consultancy and Styling experiences that were part of the Makeover prize ? 

Toni:  Since my experience I am less daunted when I go shopping, its more of a stop and think moment now, it is ongoing though – confidence is the key. Now I can act on some hunches & fashion temptations I have felt in the past and I will certainly endeavour to keep working on in the future.

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STEELEMyStyle: Anything else you want to say about your experience Toni ?

Toni: Just that I can’t express enough my thanks and appreciation to Sally and her awesome STEELEMyStyle team.

 

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Above pic: Fun & hilarity onset -  rare moment to get amazing hairdresser Ellie, Makeup & beautician Prisicilla (renowned camera shy) into the picture with the lovely Toni and myself goofing off.

Thanks as ever to my incredible team and photographer Ruby Reginato who like me wants to keep everything au naturale so no studio lighting here – just the lovely Qld sunshine !

TEAM STEELEMyStyle rock !

Want my hairdresser to sort out your locks ?
@EllieatNutSalon
Call and make an appointment with Ellie
Nut Salon 66 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064 – 07 3367 8884

Need a mobile beautician and/or makeup artist in Brisbane?
Priscilla – 0409 762 875

Need a photographer ?
Ruby Reginato – read about her here and contact her through FB here

 

Want to have a chance of being in the next Makeover ?

You need to be either a FB or IG friend of both STEELEMyStyle and EllieatNutSalon.

FACEBOOK Click to Like @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon on Facebook

INSTAGRAM  Click to Follow @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon on Instagram

You are in it to win it – check newsfeed regularly to see when next Makeover is announced.

 

What Toni won

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2200 AUD

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  • FREE photo session & Memory stick of photos by STEELEMyStyle photographer Ruby Reginato 

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best in Store: Sneakers & Slip ons

Some things from my past I don’t revisit – puffballs, mullets, pedal pushers, but retro trainers – bring it on.

Some sneakers are classics and will always be in style – my 7 yr old has just discovered Converse or “connies” and was delighted to get a pair for her birthday with flames up the side.  Cute.

I’m a sentimental type.  I have to admit it.

I remember vividly my excitement when Nike Air Vortex’s came out in 1985 (I was 14), singing Run DMC’s “My Adidas” whilst wearing mine and having a crush on a boy who wore those iconic checker-board Van skate slip-ons when I was 17.

These are not the trainers you wear to the gym but are your footwear choice over loafers, heeled boots etc and can travel from work, play, weekend & beyond.

Most designers have made incredible Spots Luxe sneakers  and although I swoon at the gorgeousness that is the Karl Lagerfeld, Balenciaga or Saint Laurent hitops I don’t actually think you need to go Haute to look stylish in sneakers.

Plus realistically I am not spending $600 on a pair of sneakers at the moment. Ballet, tennis, swimming & family memory-making take precedence.

No budgetary limits ? Lucky you – enjoy the new Céline, Lanvin, Martin Maison Margiela  options. Just go to Polyvore and search sneakers over $250 AUD or head to Matches fashion, Farfetch websites.

But for those living in my world – below are 4 of my favourite options  at the moment that will give you the most versatility in terms of looks.

 

1) New Balance 410 $ 116 AUD from ASOS

Why I love them:

Their sleek shape works on my narrow foot :)

They are monochrome and go with anything. (altho’ the other colours are awesome)

They look good paired with anything.

They are an instant statement.

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2) Country Road Checked Leoni Slip On Sneaker $99.95

Why I love them:

What can I say – they are tartan (hey I am Scottish) .

They add a print twist to the monochrome look .

There is a Céline esque luxury to them without the hefty price tag.

They are from a quality Australian retailer – good to support the good uns.

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3)  Nike Air Vortex Vintage $131

Why I love them:

Their retro styling makes me all nostalgic.

Yellow & Pink – Candy combo – love.

Phoebe Philo wearing them made me swoon.

 

 

 

 

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4) Leopard Calf Hair Print Sneaker – SEED Heritage $99.95

Why I love them:

SEED Heritage have nailed the type of everyday cool I love – nice one guys !

I love Leopard print .. it adds wit to any outfit

Not all leopard print sneakers are equal & there are a lot out there (Steve Madden, Tony Bianco, Ash etc etc) but I love the colourway and print on these.

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8 Streetstyle Looks to Try with Sneakers

#1 Do the Phoebe Philo – baggy leather pants, rollneck sweater & coat effortless cool from her Vogue shoot 

 

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Phoebe Philo in her Nike Air Vortex

 

#2 With leather mini, winter whites & basic Tshirt – takes everyday cool to another level

 

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#3 Take a leaf out of the amazing blogger Michelle Haswell (a fellow Scot) from Kingdom of Style – taking monochrome & mixed textures to dizzy heights of cool.

 

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#4 Wear your pastel, bouclé, floral or other trainers with ladylike outfits and channel Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel “Shopping Centre” vibe LOVE x

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#5 Add a lick of leopard wit to rolled up skinnies & camel coa.

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#6 Metallic pleated skirt, white T, leather & bingo !

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#7 All Black (or white) and make the sneaker the statement

 

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#7 Wear them with a easy slouchy jersey dress

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#8 Work it your way – be original like this lovely lady – The plaid combo, the pink the new balance .. it is all amazing in my eyes.

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Need more ideas ?

Make sure you Check out my Pinterest How to wear Sneakers & Slip Ons for heaps more inspiration and other sneakers that are catching my eye. 

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Kingdom of Style,  Zimbio, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Uk.

 

Want to know whether you could wear these and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

Other BEST IN STORE posts

 wk4 – The Statement Sweatshirt
wk3 – The Jumpsuit/Boilersuit
wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue
wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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My Style : Pink Leather Skirt

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 L-R - NEW IN: Pink Leather Pencil Skirt (River Island $170 AUD), Pink Leopard print Tshirt (Topshop), Mirrored Sunglasses (KMart $5), Perspex Glitter Bangle (Vintage 80s from when I was 11), Céline inspired mirrored metallic heels (Wittner Topper ) Watermelon bag (Peter Alexander)

 

#lovelifeproject – week 4

This is week 4 of #lovelifeproject

Thanks to all the great posts – so much to discover and read.

Your first time reading the #lovelifeproject posts ? Ok ..

The #lovelifeproject is a new community.

Share a quote,  video, article, exhibition, product, cause, FB page, sustainable idea, architecture, DIY idea even a shiny new pair of shoes, great new hairdo or a photo from your everyday.

Things that inspire, provoke, entertain, touch you.
Things that take you out of the everyday schedules, routines and stress and engage with the world.

HOW TO SHARE – just add #lovelifeproject and @Steelemystyle in the post line (Facebook) or on Instagram or email me

 

STEELEMyStyle Picks  from the #lovelifeproject community this week

 

1) Thanks to gorgeous #lovelifeproject member @LeighHBarry for this – Lifestraw

How did i not know about this before ? …  I hear you say … I know

 

 

 

 

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1000 liters of clean water in your pocket

LifeStraw® is an award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.

 

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Buy a LifeStraw® – Make an Impact

Each consumer purchase of LifeStraw® products provides one school child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.

How it Works

When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, part of the funds are used to distribute LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.

 

 

 

Buy the Lifestraw products here

No more dodgey tums when you travel and a fantastic cause.

 

2) As a Mama of two girls and a proud feminist I love this news via  #lovelifeproject friend KatyMc – from The UK Telegraph written by Bea Appelby the editor of Girl Talk.

Girl Talk – the UK’s oldest pre-teen publication for 19 years  has decided that they are now going… feminist.

 

 

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Why ?

We were doing our bit to safeguard girls, but then, something happened. A kind of creeping disease in popular culture. It was the hyper-sexualisation of pop and TV stars, and advertising in general.
Bea Appleby, Editor, Girl Talk

Research showed that most of their readers’ (aged between 7-12) favourite stars are very sexual (Miley Cyrus, Rihanna etc) – because this kind of objectification is everywhere.

They looked at Surveys from Ofsted and the Girl Guides Association told them that girls’ main worry was their bodies,  They did their own survey and were rather aghast at the results.

With girls like Malala  – a new wave of feminism has gathered so much momentum that when they decided to change the editorial their male boss didn’t balk at the very idea.

Bea describes the challenges for a commercial magazine.”Introducing feminist ideas to pre-teens, whilst keeping things commercially viable is tricky. We’re making small steps – encouraging them to ask questions like: ‘Why isn’t women’s football on TV?’ and ‘Are items aimed at girls too pink?’ We recently ran profiles on racing driver Susie Wolff and activist Malala Yousafzai. We aren’t being radical, but we are promoting feminist values – equality, sisterhood and empowerment.” 

 

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 It’s a constructive move and one that I applaud – more please.

.Read the whole article click here

 

3) Finally this great video shared by @DanniLfrom the #lovelifeproject community via The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media – See the Bechtel  Test in movies and why it is so important.

 

Want to read more from The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media – click here

 

 

 

Want to get involved ? Just add #lovelifeproject and @steelemystyle to your Facebook or Instagram post line or email me   I would love you to.Have a great #lovelifeproject week here’s my #mottooftheweek
#love snoopy

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Orange Crush

When I am working with clients we talk about colours they love and to look to their home for inspiration – after my trip to Sydney when i looked around my home last night I realised something that I wasn’t really aware of  – I love orange !

Then I remembered of course I do … I have strong fond memories of my parents’ mahogany and orange 70s kitchen, arne jacobsen taps, David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood’s hair, the carpet on my grandparents’ stairs, Jane Fonda’s hair  in BareFoot in the Park Moet & Chandon, sunsets, the shrines in Japan, Hermés boxes and more… So I will be stocking up on an orange piece for my wardrobe – stay posted.

Enjoy Orange crush… I had fun making it xxx

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

Best in Store: The Statement Sweatshirt

Sorry prepping for a job in Sydney today and with sick toddler last week has meant this Best in Store is a bit late to the plate.

This week’s choice is inspired by the anticipated chill in the air.

I love an easy Autumn/Winter layering piece that can work whether I am meeting clients, at brand meetings or school dropoffs.

Versatility is the name of the game.

Best in Store: The Statement Sweatshirt

This is one thing that can effortlessly update your look and allow you to play around with hi-lo dressing.

Don’t expect to see a Zoe Karssen Crème de la bloody Crème or those ubiquitous Kenzo lion ripoffs here – yawn !

Here are six interesting options no matter what your budget, style or lifestyle. Choose from graphic, printed, quilted or just plain – great colours to buy at the moment include staple grey marle, pale blue and pink and orange.

Enjoy .. The Statement Sweatshirt

Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: The Statement Sweatshirt for more inspiration too.

Shop them now…

 

I am rather over those Céline tshirts so this totally appeals to my sense of humour and I love that it takes the piss a bit - on my list ! Now just $30 AUD

I am rather over those Céline tshirts so this totally appeals to my sense of humour and I love that it takes the piss a bit – on my list ! Now just $30 AUD from Reasonclothing.com

 

I am loving italian brand MGSM - and love their take on the floral sweatshirt - wear it with leather pants/skirt for ultimate cool.  An investment $385 AUD from Farfetch.com

I am loving italian brand MGSM – and love their take on the floral sweatshirt – wear it with leather pants/skirt for ultimate cool.An investment $385 AUD from Farfetch.com

 

Whistles is a great UK store - high end chainstore $150 AUD and pink is such a now colour - and how refined "I would like.."

Whistles is a great UK store – high end chainstore $150 AUD and pink is such a now colour from Whistles.co.uk

 

What can I say I love Être Cécile this is my personal favourite - so versatile. $116 from Revolveclothing.com among others.

What can I say I love Être Cécile this is my personal favourite – so versatile. $116 from Revolveclothing.com.

 

Filles a Papa map print oozes style - love it - a talking piece for sure $341 AUD

Filles a Papa map print oozes style – love it – a talking piece for sure $341 AUD from Brownsfashion.com

 

Like your pieces Luxe only - this Theory leather & pony hair sweatshirt is the one for you $625 from GreenwithEnvy.com.au

Like your pieces Luxe only – this Theory leather & pony hair sweatshirt is the one for you $625 from GreenwithEnvy.com.au

 

 6 Looks to Try


with a STATEMENT SWEATSHIRT

 

#1 Julia- Sarr Jamois shows that even a simple grey sweatshirt worn with graphic skirt, great sunnies = a stylish statement.

 

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#2 Layered over Turtleneck /Skivvy with ripped jeans and heels.

 

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#3 Casualise a pretty ladylike midi pencil skirt.

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#4 Simple cool – worn with great black pants and heels.

 

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#5 Not into a print – opt for a luxe texture
Love this monochrome look with fluted skirt  -sleek chic.

 

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#6 So into the boyfriend oversized sweatshirt
belted with full midi skirt look

 

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Want to know whether you could wear these and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

Need more ideas ?

Make sure you Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: The Statement Sweatshirt for heaps more inspiration.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Zimbio, Tumblr,

 

Other BEST IN STORE posts

wk3 – The Jumpsuit/Boilersuit
wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue
wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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#lovelifeproject – week 3

This is week 3 of #lovelifeproject

I am bit late posting as I wanted to post Jen’s Story – the lovely winner of our Make My Day- Over – Makeover Competition – you can read about that here

Also due to more people getting involved in the #lovelifeproject and the really great stuff they are posting it has been really hard to pick just 3 things.

Thanks I am loving it all.

If you are reading about this for the first time – I’ll explain…

The #lovelifeproject is a new community.

No themed photos a day or style dares.
Some lovely ladies already do that so well)

What I am interested in are the things that make you feel gratitude for the life you lead.
Things that inspire, provoke, entertain, touch you.
That take you out of the everyday schedules, routines and stress and engage with the world.

Be it a quote,  video, article, exhibition, FB page, sustainable idea, architecture,DIY idea even a shiny new pair of shoes or great new discovery.

It can be a photo from your everyday that makes you stop for a moment and feel love for yourself, your children, your environment, your family, your friends.

Share it with me and the @STEELEMyStyle community just add #lovelifeproject and @Steelemystyle in the post line (Facebook) or on Instagram

Every week I will do a round up of the 3 Best of the week and share on the blog with links so others can enjoy and discover too.

See more  by following the hashtag #lovelifeproject  on Facebook & Instagram

 

STEELEMyStyle Picks  from the #lovelifeproject community this week

 

1) Thanks to my client AnnaH for this one which I love – the Who Gives A Crap project

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Three guys Simon, Jehan and Danny started  Who Gives A Crap when they learnt that 2.5 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet – roughly 40% of the global population.

Crap-related diseases fill over 50% of sub-Saharan African hospital beds and kill 2,000 children under 5 every day.

So in July 2012, they launched Who Gives A Crap with a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. They donate 50% of their profits to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

READ MORE & SHOP HERE with FREE POSTAGE  make a difference – from $24 AUD upwards.

 

2) Thanks to Tanya for this great story – my kind of plastic surgery.

This amazing organisation ReSurge International provide life transforming reconstructive surgery for the world’s poor.

Donate to their efforts click  here

Here is just one of their many success stories.

In early 2013, ReSurge sent a team trip to Dehradun, India, where we have a Surgical Outreach Program run by Drs. Yogi and Kush Aeron. One of our former patients who visited the team in Dehradun during clinic day was Punkaj, and his story truly highlights the impact of reconstructive surgery on a patient’s life.

Punkaj was a normal 10-year-old boy who liked tea. One day as he went to prepare his cup of tea, the crude stove he was using to heat the water suddenly exploded right in front of him, severely burning his chest, neck and arms. Without access to proper care for severe burns like these, Punkaj’s injury was left to “heal” by itself.

Consequentially, his skin shrank up to close the wounds, creating what are known as burn scar contractures. Punkaj developed these contractures over his neck and arms, rendering him unable to lift his arms or turn his head.

The webbed skin that formed between his chin and chest made him look frightening to other children.

He also was unable to attend school, since he needed to ride a bicycle to get to there and the contractures made it impossible for him to lift his arms high enough to reach the handlebars.

In 2007, ReSurge started performing surgery on him to release the burn contracture on his neck. Read how it they have continued to do surgery and how it has dramatically changed his life’s path  here .

So amazing.

 

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3) Finally the #lovelifeproject community pic of the week from @Erin_Davis4

Sometimes the simplicity of some great food is enough to make you be grateful for the life you are leading and this was definitely the case here. Love it !

Dinner is looking GOOD thanks to latest edition of @reallivingmag #lovelambonsale

 

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Want to get involved ? Just add #lovelifeproject and @steelemystyle to your Facebook or Instagram post line or email me

I would love you to.

Have a great #lovelifeproject week here’s my #mottooftheweek

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Makeover Winner – Jen’s story

As you may or may not know my beloved friend & hairdresser @EllieatNutSalon and I run Makeover competitions with a prize worth over  $2300 AUD for our joint Facebook /Instagram friends (Brisbane based) and as donations to Brisbane charity events. You can see the results from past ones here or here .

We couldn’t do it without everyone in TEAM STEELEMyStyle giving their time and expertise for free and we thank Priscilla Verrall – Beautician and Makeup artist and Ruby Reginato – photographer and Assistant Stylist for everything they do.  We all love helping to give some lovely ladies a wee boost, break from their everyday stresses  and with some friendly know-how and solid dose of self confidence we set them on their merry way with a skip in their step.

We have generous friends too including Sisco bcl (best cafe in Brisbane) , Jacqueline at iLash’d (eyelash extensions expert) and this time Birdsnest (online clothes store extraordinaire ) who we thank too for coming to the party.

This is Jen – she won the Make My Day – Makeover we ran for our FACEBOOK friends.

 

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This is an excerpt from the letter I received from Jen when she was named a finalist.

Hi Sally,

I am 33, with 2 kids under 6 and I honestly NEVER get any time to myself to get to go shopping. I don’t have any family here to look after the kids, and my husband goes away for work very regularly. I am still wearing maternity tops from my first pregnancy (… almost 7 years ago!).

I have been struggling this past year coming to terms with the diagnosis of an Autoimmune disease. I have been very sick for years and have finally been given the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, a disease where my immune system attacks itself.

Since finishing breastfeeding my second child and contracting the thyroid Autoimmune disease my body shape has changed dramatically  I have gone from a bra size of 12DD to a 10A at best. I am now flat chested and my bottom half is bigger at size 12 , so it’s awkward finding clothes to fit properly.

We also had our house wrecked by tennis ball sized hail stones last summer in the massive hail storm that came through the western suburbs. We had every window smashed, skylights flooded, patio demolished, tiles broken, fence wrecked, kids traumatised. It was terrible! We have only just got the claim finalised after a whole year waiting, so it has been a long process.

All in all it has been a tremendous year of stress and illness for numerous additional reasons.

This makeover would mean so much to me, to lift my spirits, give me faith in myself again, and give me something to focus on other than my illness.

Thank you,

Jen

 

When we read Jen’s letter, both Ellie and I felt that we wanted to help her. So we did.

 

Here is Jen’s story

STEELEMyStyle: What made you enter the Facebook Make My Day -over competition ?
Jen: I was wanting a big change to start the year afresh, after such a terrible 2013. Most of my clothes were old, faded, daggy, maternity, and didn’t fit my current body size/shape after having 2 kids and going through weightloss from my Autoimmune disease.

STEELEMyStyle: How were you feeling  about things when you entered ?
Jen: Over it, wanting a new image as I had lost the “old me”.

 

 

STEELEMyStyle: What did you feel when you won ?
Jen:  I was jumping for joy with my 6 year old all over the lounge room! I rang my mum straight away. I was very grateful for the opportunity to win something that would give me a boost, get professional styling advice that I wouldn’t normally be able to afford, and a good kick start to 2014.

STEELEMyStyle: Can you describe your experience of working with Sally as your guide and working with the STEELEMyStyle team?
Jen: Sally is an amazing stylist, with a kind and caring heart, and has put together a great style team that work very well together. I was a bit nervous at first, but they all made me feel relaxed and welcome. Thank you to Ellie (hairdresser), Priscilla (beauty & makeup)  and Ruby (photographer) for giving up your time and talent for this prize. Sally has been absolutely wonderful, from meeting me initially when I got my hair cut/colour, going through my wardrobe with me, choosing from Birdsnest for my voucher, the photoshoot, lots of emails, phonecalls etc and I can’t wait to go shopping with her.

 

The Photoshoot

Last time we did the  Makeover photoshoots we did them in a posh studio with the full lighting set ups, but after discussion with Ruby – my photographer, we felt that using natural lighting in people’s own homes was more in line with the STEELEMyStyle philosophy so this time that is what we did.

Birdsnest kindly send up a few dresses that we picked out and Jen tried them all on – we photographed the two she loved the most.

The main brief with Ellie and Priscilla was barely there makeup & casual hair  for the day look – coupled with realistic minimal styling that would be maintainable and connect with Jen who was used to wearing only singlets, combat shorts and baseball caps.

We loved the natural results and so did Jen – and her husband who was there for the shoot !

 

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Outfit 1

* Birdsnest – Icarus Dress now $59.95 –  Jen kept this dress and loves it – easily dressed up with heels & sparkly sequin jacket.

* Black wedge sandals (Mollini)  – Jen bought after her STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Consultancy & Shopping List.

* Pink snakeskin leather cuff (Stylist’s own) buy here on sale from Pratten

Why it works for Jen:

Simple summer dress that is not clingy – feels everyday enough for parklife, pickups etc but has a bit of personality about it in the embroidery and also feels youthful and girly in shorter length. Allows Jen to still be  practical as Mama with two little kids – not feel hot & bothered in QLD summers but she can layer it up and add accessories – belt etc as well as winterise with tights, boots and jacket when it gets cooler.

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STEELEMyStyle:  What  have you learnt or gained from the experience ?
Jen: I feel more confident now to take small risks in fashion. Small statements here and there.  I’m starting to push my own boundaries that were in my head about what I should wear.  I am wearing more wedges, before it was just ballet flats or trainers. I am dressing up more to do mundane “mum things”  like go to the park, school drop off, and grocery shopping and I don’t reserve my ‘good’ clothes for special occasions, because I want to feel special every day and it makes me feel good.

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Jen: I am spending more on statement necklaces, nice shoes, and on clothes that can mix in with my wardrobe instead of individual dresses & pieces that didn’t go with anything else. I am taking the time to think before I buy something – making sure I absolutely love it (not just buying it because it is cheap or on sale) and it’s versatile.

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Outfit 2

* Birdsnest – Wish Lustrous Dress in Apple Green from Birdsnest $149.95

* Earrings – diamond studs (stylist’s own)

* Bracelet & ring – Jen’s

Why it works: The colour is unreal and Jen loves green but has until now never worn block colour – usually lots of floral or patterns. The floaty nature of the dress was very flattering on Jen’s body with a fitted bodice (that can go two ways – V neck or crew)  The feminine scalloped edges and higher front allowed Jen to show her incredible legs without feeling it was too short.

Also due to Jen’s Autoimmune disease she gets really hot (temperature wise) and does not like clothes that are too clingy to her body – this floaty fabric and shape meant that it was a flattering silhouette that allowed Jen to really feel special and dressed up.

Jen was very used to wearing her hair back in a pony tail so for this look we just quickly pinned it up so she could see that she could easily pop her hair up, put this dress on, some lipstick and be ready for a more dressy event – wedding, dinner.

I kept the accessories very minimal – Jen is not keen on too many details and I felt the dress was the statement here. The simple silver bracelet and ring were gifts from Jen’s husband that she hadn’t worn in a long time.

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STEELEMyStyle: Anything else you want to say about the experience ?
Jen: I am looking forward to using my Sisco cafe voucher and spending some much needed time with my husband and going to see Jacqueline from i’Lash’d  for my eyelash extensions. Thanks so much !

Thank you to you lovely people at TEAM STEELEMyStyle who give their time & expertise to make someone’s day a bit better and give them a wee boost.

Good luck to the next winner!  It was a great experience, lots of fun !

 

 

Want to have a chance of being in the next Makeover ?

just LIKE both on either FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK Click to Like @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon on Facebook

INSTAGRAM  Click to Follow @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon on Instagram

 

What Jen Won 

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2300 AUD !!! 

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  • FREE 3 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Review (Value $450 AUD)
  • FREE  2 Hour STEELEMyStyle Shop with Me (Value $300 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Style Me (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Refresher & Style Catch-up (after 3mths) (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyleShop with Me Online  (Value $120 AUD)
  • FREE hair cut & colour by STEELEMyStyle hairstylist @EllieatNutSalon (Value $220AUD)
  • FREE EVO Hair Product Pack (Value $60AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour  STEELEMyStyle Style & Image Consultation  (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE Eyebrow wax + Mani/Pedi and/or Spray Tan/ Bikini/Leg Wax by STEELEMyStyle beautician Priscilla Verrall (Value $100 AUD)
  • FREE photo session & prints by STEELEMyStyle photographer Ruby Reginato (Value $350 AUD)

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Spotted: Streetstyle – Socks & Sandals

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Want to see more ? Click here to follow my Pinterest: How to wear: Socks & Sandals board  

 

See what other  Streetstyle around the world is inspiring me

Spotted: Streetstyle  – Vests, Knits & Duster Coats

Spotted: Streetstyle – Yellow & Checks

See Moodboard post

Flight of Fancy

Shiny, Happy

Join in the #lovelifeproject

#lovelifeproject week 2 #lovelifeproject week 1

Shop these STEELEMyStyle Picks.

Best in Store: The Jumpsuit / Boilersuit

Best in Store: The Metallic Brogue

Best in Store: The Full Skirt
Pics: Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Follow STEELEMyStyle on Facebook

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Best in Store: The Jumpsuit /Boilersuit

So I started this Friday segment 3 weeks ago.

Best in Store

The pieces in store I usually only tell  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye and are worth considering.

Missed the last couple ? Click below

wk 2 – The Metallic Brogue

 wk 1 – The Full Skirt

 

This week’s choice is inspired by three things

* My UK heritage – I emigrated to Australia from the UK in 2001.

* My Affinity with UK chainstores – my first ever job before going to St Andrews University in 1987 was at WAREHOUSE, earning ₤2.38/hr, 45% off and with a ₤300 clothing allowance ! Girl Heaven.

* I am a working Mama with 2 little ones under 6  – ie the fewer things to think about in the morning the better.

The latter dictates my everyday style a great deal – so in Queensland summers  I love a frock and looking towards Autumn I am loving the jumpsuit as my go-to option.

Jumpsuits and their more fashion fearless friend Boilersuits have become really popular and there is a reason – they are really easy, versatile and there’s a style for every shape and fashion sense.

UK brands Warehouse and Oasis now offer free returns & delivery to Australia through their Aussie dedicated websites and Topshop & Asos offer varying degrees of free returns & or local delivery options so it is worth exploring.

So this week’s Best in Store is my Top picks of Jumpsuits/ Boilersuits  from those UK brands all priced $70 -$110 AUD.

 

Shop them now…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I love these 4 options:

A Black jumpsuit is such an easy effortless stylish option – wear it with flats, thongs, heels + jacket or blazer for versatility.

Boilersuits are brilliant and look great with sneakers, ankle boots and flats – great if the car breaks down too ;)

Leopard & printed jumpsuits are a statement and a half – printed jumpsuits (florals, checks, polkadots  etc) are everywhere and can look great if “tamed” by sleek black /white accessories.

Versatile for work, play, weekend, evening.

Easy to runaround (kids, errands, groceries) etc but still feel stylish.

All in one colour can give an illusion of length & leanness.

Layer pieces on top (sweatshirt, knit, jacket etc) to create a different look.

Only 1 piece to think about on a busy work/life shuffle morning :)  – l

 

Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: Jumpsuits/Boilersuits

 

STEELEMyStyle Advice – A few tips

There are so many styles & shapes & fabrics available that whether you are Petite, Tall or Curve – there is one you can wear.

Avoid the here today gone tomorrow  trend for “pinafore” dungaree  style jumpsuits (unless you are young)

Spaghetti straps, strapless /asymettrical are styles to avoid – hard to wear and mix & match.

Feeling fashion fearless  ? – try out  Boiler Suits.

Want to know whether you could wear this and other looks out there you are loving ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

 

Need more ideas ?

Here are some other Jumpsuit / Boilersuit outfits but make sure you Also Check out my Pinterest – How to wear: Jumpsuits/Boilersuits  for heaps more inspiration.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

 

Pics: Pinterest, Asos, Warehouse, Oasis, Topshop

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows personally how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Follow STEELEMyStyle on Facebook

Follow STEELEMyStyle on Instagram

Follow STEELEMyStyle on Pinterest

 

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

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Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

 

 

 

Flight of Fancy

From feathered friends that inspire my hair colours and artworks by Leila Jeffreys and installations by  Isa Barbier Tokujin Yoshioka and Céleste Boursier – Mougenot.

To that unforgettable “cheek to cheek” routine by Ginger Rogers in feather dress, inspirational quotes and fanciful fashion pieces, places and daydreams – this is snapshot of the lovely tangents my mind goes on.

Enjoy…

 

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See other Moodboard post

Shiny, Happy

See what Streetstyle around the world is inspiring me

Spotted: Streetstyle  – Vests, Knits & Duster Coats

Spotted: Streetstyle – Yellow & Checks

Join in the #lovelifeproject

#lovelifeproject week 2 #lovelifeproject week 1

Shop these STEELEMyStyle Picks.

Best in Store: The Metallic Brogue

Best in Store: The Full Skirt
Pics: Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram

___________________________________________________________________

Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Follow STEELEMyStyle on Facebook

Follow STEELEMyStyle on Instagram

Follow STEELEMyStyle on Pinterest

 

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

 

#lovelifeproject – week 2

This is week 2 of #lovelifeproject

If you missed week 1 – click here

The #lovelifeproject is a new community.

No themed photos a day or style dares.

Some lovely ladies (@fatmumslim, @haileybe @foxinflats) do that so well)

What I am interested in are the things that make you feel gratitude for the life you lead.

Things that inspire, provoke, entertain, touch you.

That take you out of the everyday schedules, routines and stress and engage with the world.

Be it a quote,  video, article, exhibition, FB page, sustainable idea, architecture,DIY idea even a shiny new pair of shoes or great new discovery.

It can be a photo from your everyday that makes you stop for a moment and feel love for yourself, your children, your environment, your family, your friends.

Share it with me and the @STEELEMyStyle community just add #lovelifeproject and @Steelemystyle in the post line (Facebook) or on Instagram

Every week I will do a round up of the 3 Best of the week and share on the blog with links so others can enjoy and discover too.

See more  by following the hashtag #lovelifeproject  on Facebook & Instagram

 

STEELEMyStyle Picks  from the #lovelifeproject community this week

 

1) Double helpings here – Thanks to @ChrissyGalang for this great article and Like  A Mighty Girl Facebook ) if you are  an independent, strong woman keen to raise your girls to love themselves and avoid partriarchal society’s stereotypes. I love it !

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta (below) were graduate students at Columbia University’s School of Architecture in 2010 when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. They were assigned to develop a new innovation to help with disaster relief and after speaking to a relief worker in Haiti, the two discovered that an often-ignored need following disasters was access to light.

The pair focused on designing a solar-powered lantern and spent several years refining their design.

Now their inflatable, waterproof, and solar-powered light — called the LuminAID Solar Light — is being distributed to those in need in several countries.

To learn more about Anna and Andrea’s invention and how to buy/donate your own LuminAID, visit their website at http://www.luminaid.com/.

They can also be ordered via Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/1cC4LcA

For a wonderful book about female innovators and inventors throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women” for readers 8 to 13 at http://www.amightygirl.com/girls-think-of-everything

Tick Tick Tick for me #lovelifeproject

 

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2) I love discovering new music but as I get older -  time to browse and find new music is not high on my priority list.

I also love when brands do social media well. Burberry’s  Artofthetrench project is a standout and their Burberry Acoustic series is just wonderful.

Thanks to @JasminL – I may be late to the plate but maybe you are too..  here are a few sets from it that I love – check out more at Burberry Acoustic .

 

 


 3) #lovelifeproject community pic of the week from @NaomiWald

Funkis Clogs have so many uses – New shoes turned into slippery slides for Lego guys.

 

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Want to get involved ? Just add #lovelifeproject and @steelemystyle to your Facebook or Instagram post line.

I would love you to.

Have a great #lovelifeproject week here’s my #mottooftheweek

 

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is 43, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Spotted: Streetstyle – Vests, Knits & Coats

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Best in Store: The Metallic Brogue

So this is a wee segment I will be doing every Friday from now on.

Missed last week  ? – It was The Full Skirt – check it here

Best in Store

The pieces in store I usually only tell  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye and are worth considering.

This is not about the “it” flat of the moment  – so bang on trend but will languish in your wardrobe next season. I am about sustainability and building a versatile wardrobe you love, that you will still love when long duster coats, off the shoulder tops, envelope leather skirts  and Kenzo sweatshirts are all passé.

Yes I know metallic flats, metallic oxfords and brogues have been around for a while but who cares. This is about finding a killer pair that have so much going for them.

A small investment.  Timeless and add a pop of fun and sparkle into the everyday.

I am always looking for the perfect pair – I think I have found them …..

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Why I love it:

They are shiny – yes I love shiny things and metallics I tell clients are a neutral ;)

They are flat and easy to runaround after kids but still feel stylish

Not too much detail  or trickiness

If you loved the loafer/slipper you might be able to try out a brogue/oxford.

They are really versatile and  can be really girly (see OP below).

Can help to winterise dresses,skirts with black & grey marle tights.

They are classic cool and this pair is especially sleek = easier to wear.

 

Where’s are they from ? –  a favourite store of mine (and now my clients )
Seed Heritage $129.95 - shop online or instore.  Check out the rest of their range – they are an Australian brand with a great design sense.

 

5 WAYS TO WEAR

THE METALLIC BROGUE /LACE-UP/OXFORD
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#1 Like Olivia Palermo aka with everything from khaki pants, leather trousers, girly dress, shorts and everything in between – take your cue from OP and rock them every which way – day night work party she kills it !

 

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#2 change laces to black and wear with all black ensemble  – love it !  – OP does it at night with a pair of shorts – adds a touch of glamour !

 

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#3 Lo-fi statement -  effortless everyday style with ripped denims, tshirt & blazer or baseball cap & belted coat – LOVE IT !

 

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#4 With earthy neutrals and lo-fi combat pants & grey sweatshirt like this blogger from Brunette Salad. Awesome look !

 

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#5 With a really girly dress or skirt (not necessarily this short ) but they add a cute twist.

 

 

Need more ideas ?

Follow me on  PINTEREST &  my board How to wear: Metallic Brogues

Really you can wear silver or metallic brogues/ oxfords the same way you would wear silver flats or silver heels but also tan brogues or black oxfords.

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

Pics: Pinterest

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

Shiny, Happy

People often ask me how I choose what I wear or what I am inspired by.

For me Style comes from mood which can be inspired by an image, a fragrance, a memory, a print or an era – influences can be far reaching – from film to interiors, from decaying opulence to something in nature.

I am known for my love of metallic, shiny, sparkly pieces – so here is a snapshot of my rather large personal Shiny, Happy mood board.

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Pics: Pinterest, Zimbio, Tumblr, Instagram

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Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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#lovelifeproject – week 1

Just over a week ago I announced the #lovelifeproject

Didn’t read that post – read it here

Want to get involved ? Easy

Share and tag a great quote, video, article, exhibition, FB page, sustainable idea, architecture,DIY idea, outfit, place you are at, restaurant, gadget, product etc and if you want to share it with me and the @STEELEMyStyle community just add #lovelifeproject and @Steelemystyle in the post line (Facebook) or on Instagram

Every Monday I will do a round up of the 3 Best of the week and share on the blog with links so others can enjoy and discover too.

I am interested in what is inspiring and interesting you in the world and to share with like-minded people.

See more  by following the hashtag #lovelifeproject  on Facebook & Instagram

 

STEELEMyStyle Picks  from the #lovelifeproject community this week

1 Firstly Thanks to @KatischeHaberfeld for this one – Love the playfulness, talent &  imaginative approach to  everyday objects of artist Victor Nunes. Will not be able to look at a broken digestive biscuit the same way ! Follow Victor Nunes Faces on Facebook for more.

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2) Thanks to @NaomiWald for sharing this with the #lovelifeproject   – so inspiring and creative – a great project that is already inspiring my two girls  !

The pics are from an article in Huffington post about a 4yr old & her Mama who make Paper Dresses – whether they are from red carpet events, her imagination or the runway. I love this – Want more ? I do so I am now following @2sisters_angie and #fashionbymayhem on Instagram. If you aren’t on Instagram, check out  FashionByMayhem.com.

 

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3) #lovelifeproject community pic of the week

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Want to get involved ? Just add #lovelifeproject and @steelemystyle to your post line.

I would love you to. Have a great #lovelifeproject week here’s my #mottooftheweek

 

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  Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

She lives a real life  and knows how to navigate the challenges of everyday be it from stress, grief, overwork or just the everyday working Mama juggle in style & with a good dose of humour.

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Best In Store: The Full Skirt

Here is a new segment I will be doing every Friday from now on.

Best in Store

The things I usually only tell my  Personal Styling clients about that have caught my eye.

 

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Why I love it:

The print – simply stunning- “Mary Katrantzou” inspired

It’s a full skirt that flatters most body shapes

It’s feminine but can be styled up for different moods

It’s a statement piece and a classic shape so it will not date.

It’s really versatile – party, work, everyday, winter etc

 

Where’s it from ? –  Portmans -  $99.95 !

I saw it at Westfield Chermside on Wednesday and there were sizes available. Be quick based on their online stock – in sizes 6 – 16.

 

6 WAYS TO WEAR

THE FULL SKIRT – STREETSTYLE

 

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#1 With a simple black,white cami / vest top,  simple heels & contrast bag  – let the print sing !

 

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# 2  With a plain or printed Tshirt/sweatshirt/knit

Pair it with a basic T , fitted or boyfriend – then move up to clashing colour and print the more confident you feel.

I love to play with the contrast in lo-fi / dressy or  Girly / sporty.

 

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#3 With a denim shirt

I love this as it makes it so much more casual and stylish – love the contrast  in tone.

 

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#4 Mash up prints & textures -

Girly and fearless  -  Chiara Ferragni

I love the lace contrast and the pop of colours – brilliant

 

 

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#5 Quirky & preppy

Pop a neat knit over a shirt and block heels.

  Great for transeasonal wear.

 

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#6 Winterise and enjoy the skirt all year round with tights, knit, fur  and (boots)

 

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STEELEMyStyle Advice – A few tips

Will it suit me ?

Yes – small waist  – heavier bottom half
or like me – skinny- ish – long legs

Want to know whether you could wear this ?  – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

 
What length ?

If you are young or have incredible legs you can dress shorter versions or “skater” skirts.

A very “elegant” classy timeless length is to the knee or just below.

Want to know about what lengths you should be wearing – book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services. Click here

 

What shoes ?

Depends on the look you are aiming for or your own individual style. But as a guide.

Classic/safe  -  pointed stiletto in nude or black.

With a twist – printed, metallic, T bar, strappy  stiletto or more out there statement stiletto.

Blogger favourite – heeled sandal, shoe boot

Quirky – block heel – pointed flats – men’s brogue, ankle boots

Long boots – with tights this can work really well. (see Olivia Palermo)

Do you have the right shoes in your wardrobe  ?  book Sally for one of her Styling / Wardrobe Consultancy services.  Or book a package here

 

Need more ideas ?

Follow me on  PINTEREST &  my board How to wear: Full Skirts

Tried it out ? Take a selfie and show me  – just tag it @STEELEMyStyle on Facebook or Instagram – and I will share with folks x

Sally x

Pics: Pinterest

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

Announcing the #lovelifeproject

I have been thinking about this for a while and I know there are bloomin thousands of lovely, talented mummy bloggers who do photo challenges and style related stuff but although I love fashion and style, I am not really that interested in only knowing what @STEELEMyStyle readers are wearing  or for you to post something blue.

Blame my marketing & publicity background but I love the power of Word-of-Mouth.

Personally  I love hearing about a great new book,  article on Upworthy, a cool healthy recipe, extraordinary exhibition, gadget, movement, inspiring film or documentary, a worthy cause, new DIY idea or way of upcycling and if you see my Facebook or Pinterest I love sharing  quotes, great streetstyle, socially aware businesses, inspiring stories, cool gifts  and things that make me nostalgic, cry, learn, laugh and teach my daughters about the world.

The world is a big place and so many interesting things are happening underground, small groups of people making a difference, being creative, helping others, innovating, pushing boundaries and that is what I love -  I wanted to find something that really connected with who I am and what interests me about life and people I get to know.

So I have finally come up with a hashtag that really encapsulates the type of sharing  I would love to do with the @STEELEMyStyle community.

This is not just about being happy although I am really into that too.

It’s about sharing your love for life in all its complexities and with all its challenges. Things that inspire, provoke, entertain & connect with you from film, art, design, streetstyle, literature, pop culture, history, spirituality, your everyday experience of life, kids, travel and politics.

So here is the #LoveLifeProject.

On Instagram, Pinterest or post on Facebook.

Share and tag a great quote, video, article, exhibition, FB page, sustainable idea, architecture,DIY idea, outfit, place you are at, restaurant, gadget, product etc and if you want to share it with me and the @STEELEMyStyle community just add #lovelifeproject and @Steelemystyle.

Old school ? Then email me something you find interesting or think I would love to know about from cool new designers to an interesting social movement  – and put #lovelifeproject in the subject line.

Every week I will do a round up of the best of the week and share on the blog with links so others can enjoy and discover too.

I am interested in what is inspiring and interesting you in the world and to share with like-minded people.

Want to be involved ?

There are no specific themes you need to use or certain days you have to do it – no themes or extra hashtags you have to use.

Just #lovelifeproject and @steelemystyle on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

That is about all the social networks I can keep up with or want to keep up with.

Here are a few examples of what I will be posting

 

#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #memories #dad #rip

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #printlove #roosters
#newdesigners #A.W.A.K.E #streetstyleilove

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #artist #discovering #clairedesjardins #BrightasQuiet #thanks Sharidan

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#LoveLifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #discovering #documentary #inspiredby #viaUpworthy.com

#watchthis

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Alice Herz Sommer – an amazingly positive and interesting woman- the oldest holocaust survivor – #documentary #oscarnominated  “The Lady in Number 6″

#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #coolgift from @Pixiemarket

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #neveratruerword

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #streetart #pacman via Pinterest

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #ethicalshopping #flowchart #sharing  via Pinterest

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#lovelifeproject @STEELEMyStyle #mykindofwaterslide #sicily

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I would love to share your #lovelifeproject posts next week – so please join in and get sharing on Facebook Pinterest and Instagram.  xx

 

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The Luxe Project : Chutisa & Sharidan Bowman

Friends of the STEELEMyStyle blog know that I love meeting interesting, independent, creative Australian women and supporting Australian fashion and film. I am also a vintage girl at heart and love any business involved in style sustainability and upcycling, so when I came across the stunning bags from  The Luxe Project,  I was keen to get to know more about the creative Australian women behind it.

The talented Mother/Daughter team, Chutisa and Sharidan Bowman behind rapidly ascending Australian brand The Luxe Project spoke to STEELEMyStyle and shared their thoughts on working together, the vision for their socially-minded venture, style, their inspiration and life philosophy as well as their favourite local secrets from Melbourne.

Grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and enjoy.

 

 

 

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Chutisa (right above) was born in Thailand, moving to Australia as a teenager in the early 70s. With an impressive resume of 25 years in Fashion buying including Senior Buyer at Coles Myer and Director of Buying for David Jones she left fashion retail to run a consulting business with her husband,  but a family trip to Thailand and the Hilltribe communities in 2006 was a bit of a  “light bulb” moment.

Sharidan was born in Melbourne Australia, did a BA in Psychology and Media Communications at Monash University, but had a premature quarter life crisis and decided to backpack around South East Asia with a friend. Upon her return,  she worked as a Makeup Artist with Mecca Cosmetica for 3 years while doing a Marketing qualification at RMIT. During this time,  she realised that her true passion was in fashion and beauty and when her mother Chutisa  approached her to be part of her new venture she immediately said yes and The Luxe Project was born.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Tell us a bit about The Luxe Project ?

Chutisa: The Luxe Project  is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that collaborates with artisans in South East Asia to create upcycled, well-designed, stylish fashion and accessories,  made from fabric ranging from recycled baby carriers to vintage ceremonial gowns.

Creating a business with a real social purpose with the objective of creating “pattern-breaking social change” is our vision for The Luxe Project.

The Luxe Project is  driven by two objectives:

Make a living and Make a difference.

 

 

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Sharidan: Because mum is from Thailand, we travelled to visit family every year since I can remember. So we have always been familiar with these amazing hill tribe textiles. Then on an unrelated business trip to Chiang Mai we purchased some textiles for ourselves and our friends/family and thought “wow… the world needs to know about these incredible artisans… we could really make a go of this”.

 

 

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Chutisa: The Luxe Project concept was inspired by our personal vision ‘doing good while doing well’ as well as our personal experiences with finding the perfect handbag.

Designing bags was never our plan. It was a serendipitous turn.

Sharidan: We originally started off designing our bags and trying to select fabrics that would work with our designs but that just didn’t feel right in the end. Now we travel to Thailand with a few loose designs in mind, but at the end of the day, we hand select each vintage textile and design the bags based on what we have selected. We want our bags to showcase the quality and craftsmanship of the textiles and not the other way around. All pieces are made with quality, style and sustainability in mind.

Chutisa: People started asking us where we were getting our handbags and purses. When we explained, they asked us to create bags for them too.We were very fortunate to find someone who treated their workers with respect and dignity (by paying them fair wages), who could help us source vintage Hilltribe fabric and produce our designs. We became really excited about the opportunities in online retail and our chance to make a positive contribution and make the difference in the world – and so The Luxe Project was born.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Can you describe working together as Mother and Daughter?

Chutisa: I see creating this business with Sharidan as exciting and remarkably generative. For us, running a company together, going on designing and buying trips and working closely with each other is a rewarding experience—both financially and emotionally. It has made us closer, and we love what we have created together.

Both of us bring something different to the table. I manage buying and finances, while Sharidan handles PR, advertising, marketing, and our Online store appearance. Since I have been a buyer for Retail Corporations for over 25 years, I am able to utilize my experience in the international fashion markets to design and source product with ease. Sharidan, a marketing graduate, possesses a keen market sense and she understands what others her age want.

One lesson I learned from working so closely together with my daughter is to be in allowance with each other and to be realistic with both expectations and accomplishments. I always remember to treat Sharidan as I would like to be treated by a business partner. Most importantly I make sure to acknowledge and value her point of view and to know when to be a business partner and when to be a mother.

 

 

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Sharidan:
Working together has been a lot easier and more fun than I could have ever expected ! I have been so inspired by the amazing women I have met along this journey. My mother has always excelled in everything she has done and has taught me the value of hard work, self-belief and to not put limitations on my dreams and what I believe I can achieve. On the other hand, I am so unbelievable inspired by the hill tribe women who create these amazing textiles. The love and time that has gone in to each stitch blows me away every time. Their creativity and skills are unfathomable and the fact that they create all these garments for their families just shows the importance of strong female presence within the home.

I think the most challenging part of this process for me has been to slowly eliminate the bad habit of second guessing myself. I am so confident in our items and in what we are doing, that I have also had to learn how to be confident in myself! It always helps to have an encouraging mother whispering in my ear every time I pause to overthink my actions.

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STEELEMyStyle: What has been the highlight so far ?


Chutisa:
As a retail buyer for many years I knew first hand that most people take for granted the low prices they want to pay for items without really acknowledging the fact that other individuals may be getting the short end of the stick for their benefit. Many people choose to turn a blind eye to dishonourable working conditions (sweatshops and slavery) so that they could get what they desire for a very low price.

I had always desired to create a sustainable business system that impacts the world and various areas of people lives without serving as just another charitable handout.

I love the fact that The Luxe Project sources and creates our products with a backstory. The onus isn’t just on the quality of the design and craftsmanship but also on the raw materials used and the importance of fair trade and ethical practices. We pay a fair and respectable price for the textiles from the Hill Tribes which, in turn, helps to create well-paying job opportunities that allow artisans to earn a living wage, support their families, reinvest in communities and maximize their potential.

It’s a huge highlight that we are managing to create something beautiful that people love and carry out our personal vision for the business  – Make a Living, Make a Difference.

Sharidan: Our trips to Thailand are definitely a highlight for me. Not only is it the most creative part of the job (selecting textiles and designing bags) but it’s also all achieved with the most amazingly beautiful backdrop of Northern Thailand’s amazing mountains and incredibly ornate wats. Have a mentioned food? I think I’ll mention it again. The food is AMAZING! It’s also nice to get in some quality time with mum, I don’t live at home so it’s nice to get some one on one time without the distraction of dads or boyfriends.

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What would you love to do creatively if given half a chance ?

Chutisa: We would like to create a global lifestyle brand that is showcasing just how chic, fashionable and stunning ethically produced fashion accessories could be. We endeavour to create a sustainable business system that positively  impacts the world and various areas of people’s lives.

We want our business to be making a difference around the world by helping people in developing countries to overcome the cycle of poverty and create their own sustainable business opportunities.

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What is your work fantasy ?

Sharidan: If Nicole Richie, Jennifer Lawrence or Cara Delevingne even looked in our direction I think I could die a happy lass! But you know what, at the end of the day if we heightened the profile of these hill tribe artisans and what they do even just a little bit I would be profoundly satisfied.

 

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Which other creative women do you admire ? 

Sharidan: For me, I feel like there are so many strong women to admire in our own backyard. We are so lucky to have as many creatives as we do in Melbourne, and Australia in general – I am also blown away by the level of support available within the industry. When I see someone like Lucy Feagin (The Design Files), or the sisters over at Maricor Maricar doing what they love and hitting it out of the park it makes me want to keep on keeping on!

 

 

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Lucy Feagin – The Design Files creator

 

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Maricor Maricar – pic DesignFiles.net

 

PERSONAL STYLE  


STEELEMyStyle:
How would you describe your personal style ?


Chutisa:
My personal style is minimalist, practical but tasteful & polished – monochromatic and classic cut, streamlined silhouettes with androgynous approach.  I love buying investment pieces that transcend trend and seasons.  In my view, elegance, sophistication, and timeless style are always better than of-the-moment trends, which will date—and date the wearer.

Sharidan: We could not be more different, which I think is good actually, it means when it comes to designing bags, we can cross a broader spectrum of tastes and styles. Also as someone who has had to wear glasses since the age of 10, I have grown a massive appreciation for a beautiful pair of specs. I love colour, bold prints, thick glasses and a bold lip colour. I try to balance it out with block colours and basics so I don’t induce seizures walking down the street. For example, today I’m wearing my tropical palmtree fitted harem pants, black singlet, Gorman leopard print socks and black jelly bean sandals!

 

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STEELEMyStyle: How did your childhood in Thailand influence your sense of style and creativity ?


Chutisa:
I would describe my childhood as ‘idyllic’ since I had a privileged upbringing in Thailand, with personal maids and lovingly pampered by my mother and grandparents. I was raised in an aristocratic way, paying attention to etiquette, custom and simple pleasures of life and living. My mother was extremely imaginative, very resourceful and remarkably creative. She introduced me to literature, jewelry, textiles and fashion of other cultures, which initiated my curiosity and imagination. So I developed an interest in design aesthetics and fashion from a very young age. She instilled in me a strong inquisitiveness as well as the spirit for innovation and creativity.

 

When I was younger my style was ….

Chutisa: eclectic

Sharidan: eclectic

 

I seem to have a lot of ….. in my wardrobe

Chutisa: black

Sharidan: red and yellow

 

When I wear ……… I feel ……

Chutisa: Giorgio Armani suits … confident and stylish

Sharidan: the perfect pair of jeans … 5kg lighter and ready to take on the world!

 

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STEELEMyStyle: As bag designers, what do you look for in a handbag ?


Chutisa: A Hand Bag is the key accessory for me, it adds polish to my outfit.
I always carry an oversized bag from The Luxe Project collection; because it is beautiful and functional item that make the largest statement. It makes an eye-popping statement accessory with any of my outfits.


Sharidan: 
I look for something that is pretty but also super functional. I need lots of internal pockets and a strong strap to handle all the crap I carry around on a daily basis .

That’s why I always carry around our Pahwanaa bag (pic of Pahwanaa 2 below $120 – others click here) . It is deceptively big but still appropriate for everyday use.

I hate seeing people use plastic shopping bags or supermarket bags as handbags… what a waste of an opportunity!

 

 

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STEELEMyStyle: What importance do you place on style and interior decor?

Sharidan: At the end of the day, what I wear and what I am surrounded by  affects my mood. I love the way these things can make you feel. If I’m having a bad day, I’ll do my hair and slick on a bold lip and I find I’m half way to feeling better! I am super guilty of spending crazy amounts of money on bed linen, candles, flowers and misc. home décor but every time I walk in to my flat I smile so I think it is money well spent!

STEELEMyStyle: Whose style in the public eye (past or present day) most connects with you?

Chutisa: Audrey Hepburn– She wasn’t swayed by trends and her sense of style came from her belief in quality before all else.

Giorgio Armani’s signature style of relaxed yet luxurious and elegant, demonstrated that stylishness and elegance doesn’t mean uncomfortable and complicated.  His signature androgynous designs for women made trouser suits chic, both in and out of the boardroom.

Coco Chanel  for her modernist thought, practical design, and pursuit of expensive simplicity.

Sharidan: Nicole Ritchie has always been a style icon of mine, people like Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams and Adele have always inspired me because not only are they beautiful, powerful women at the top of their game, they handle all things with a grace and style that I admire.

I also draw a lot of inspiration from my friends, we have very similar styles and constantly share ideas and things we’ve seen in our daily travels.

 

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Summer Style tip – When it hots up I ……

Chutisa: wear a simple cotton white dress.

Sharidan: Slap on a tinted moisturiser with a good SPF, a loose fitting tank, fitted harem pants and a pair of jelly sandals.

 

Night-time style for me is ……..

Chutisa: A Classic Black Dress paired with diamond and pearl earrings

Sharidan: Shift dress and clogs or maxi skirt and sleeveless top.

 

Which designers do you covet from afar and where I actually shop.

Chutisa: Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani when in Florence.

Sharidan: Elie Saab – I think he is AMAZING.  I shop at Gorman (pic below), local boutique shops, op shops/savers.

 

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STEELEMyStyle: Do you have any Makeup/Beauty Tips ?

Sharidan:
As a makeup artist myself, I think I can speak for all MUAs when I say it all begins with beautiful skin. It does not matter how fantastic your foundation is – if your skin is not right, it will not look right. I have used many, MANY forms of skin care over the years and have found that keeping it simple is always the best. That’s why I use Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer.

 

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As far as foundation goes, I will ALWAYS love Laura Mercier Silk Crème foundation. And I can’t go past a red lip – my favorite is Nars Velvet Matt Lip Pencil in Red Square.

Poorly matched foundation and the over use of bronzer hurts me when i see them-  it’s so easily avoidable. Also, lip liner needs to match your lipstick colour, I don’t know what happened along the line for people think that this was not a fact.

 

Any advice for those seeking their Inner Style ? 

Chutisa: Avoid following trends. eliminate the superfluous, emphasise the comfortable and the grace of the uncomplicated

Sharidan: You don’t need to follow trends just because they are in style at that time. Buy what you love and know you’ll wear time and time again.

 

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LIFE OF STYLE & SUBSTANCE 


STEELEMyStyle: H
ow would you describe your home style ?

Chutisa: Minimalist style. Art Deco inspired.

Sharidan: Eclectic! I have lots of weird and wonderful nicknacks around the house and things hanging off my walls. I am not one to keep my home style sleek and simple… I don’t have it in me!

 

STEELEMyStyle: What are your favourite pieces ?

Chutisa: Art Deco sideboard and Dining setting that I got from Phillipe’s auction last year

Sharidan: I LOVE our danish bedside tables and vintage map top desk.

 

STEELEMyStyle: What art works do you own & love ?

Chutisa: A recent acquisition, a huge painting by Dawn Sime (1932-2001) called Black Apple, oil on canvass

Sharidan: I have a huge Salon Des Ensembliers print that I want buried with me.

 

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Where do you shop for furniture/decor ?

Chutisa: At an antique shop or Auction house

Sharidan: As someone who only moved out of home 2 ½ years ago, our lounge room looks like an Ikea show room. I will always love Ikea and I’m not ashamed of it! But as time goes on, I’m picking up beautiful old pieces from vintage furniture shops and markets.

 

STEELEMyStyle: Where do you go when you need a gift for someone ?
Chutisa:
Brisbane Antique Guild

Sharidan: I always shop small and local – there are so many amazing little boutique shops around us that I find it hard to justify buying anywhere else! Naughts & Crosses, The Woodsfolk and Little Shop Of… are just some of the amazing stores around Melbourne.

 

Name your 3 favourite local MELBOURNE spots …


Chutisa:

Chin Chin in Flinders Lane for lunch or dinner, authentic Thai cuisine.

Victoria Markets for fresh food and experiences

The Point restaurant in Albert Park, near the lake, best steaks in Australia

 

Sharidan:

Waverley Bazaar (for great second hand clothes, furniture and home wares) in Glen Waverley
Antique Bar (for great cocktails and fantastic atmosphere) – Elsternwick

Easy 15 (our local place for great breakfast, coffee and friendly staff!)

 

Books I love and one I have read recently …


Sharidan: I’m not ashamed to say I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I LOVE The Princess Bride, The Rosie Project and the Land of Decoration. Also I’ve just finished “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” and it was fab!

 

Best exhibition I have seen or one that has connected lately …

Chutisa: Out of Hand Exhibition at Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  The exhibition explores the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication.

 

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Dinner party for 8 guests at your house - who is coming?

Chutisa: Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, Audrey Hepburn, Giorgio Armani, Coco Chanel, Hugh Jackman, Graham Norton and Heston Blumenthal

 

Guilty pleasure or daggy secret ?

Chutisa: Love Scotch whiskey, especially Monkey Shoulder from Scotland

Sharidan: I have been guilty of walking around the house in a onesie. Also I’ll always watch Wipe Out when it’s on TV

 

If I could tell my 14yr old self something it would be ….

Chutisa: It’s important not to take yourself too seriously, and to recognize and enjoy the quirkiness of life.

Sharidan: don’t worry so much about what other people think.

 

What is your perfect night in ? 

Chutisa: Takeaway and a movie in with my husband
Sharidan: Quiet night in friends and a bottle of red.

 

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Chutisa: Being totally present and at peace in the moment
Sharidan: 
As above!

 

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The Luxe Project

Range includes keychains,nappy bags, yoga mat bags, weekenders, totes, shoulder bags with home furnishings to come and varies in price from $12 – $490 AUD.

Shoulder bags

Cross body bags

Weekend Bags

Yoga Mat Bags

Nappy Bags

 

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

What I wore: Gorman silk pineapple tank & scalloped shorts

It’s been a while since I posted an outfit here – have got into the habit of  just doing them more or less daily on Instagram which then immediately pings it to STEELEMyStyle Facebook page and Twitter and Pinterest pages.

But I realise that I really should be posting here and then pinging the other sites especially if I look at Google Analytics and see the enormous difference in visits.

Starting STEELEMyStyle right in the thick of the last couple of years which has been full to the brim with the real nitty gritty stuff of life -   kids’ health and parents health issues and then my darling Dad passing away 6 months ago was probably not the best business plan but hey…

Anyway all of that hardcore personal stuff pulled away focus from growing the business and fulfilling ambitions – and I kind of stopped writing on here and doing my outfit and shopping posts as life was so hard on a daily basis that I couldn’t really bring myself to talk about what ’10 things to keep in your wardrobe’ and I also didn’t really want to blog about the drama of it all either.

That was why there was a wee migration to Instagram because all I needed to do was a wee pic and bingo done and done.

But I see that so many readers get so much out of me posting here more often and so I will.

A new start.

I tell my personal styling clients that a hint of colour or fake tan can hide a multitude and to not worry about that dimple or imperfection here and there – I haven’t worn shorts for about 3 years as I felt that I needed to do a bit more exercise and also didn’t feel that comfortable bending down with a baby etc in shorts.

But my bubba is all grown up and although i plan to do more exercise this year and get sweaty more often and get some muscle tone back

Here is living proof that I am talking the talk I am walking the walk …( sic) dog – take that varicose ,spider, thread veins up yours ! A bit of Palmer’s tinted moisturiser and I couldn’t give a toss and enjoyed wearing these shorts today for runaround returns & shopping for clients, errands and chores about the house in 34 degree heat.

 

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What I Wore:

* Gorman I Like Pina Colada silk tank – was $189 now reduced to $129 – Buy it here

* Zara scalloped hem black shorts (5 yrs old) Buy similar here at Asos for $49 - I wear them on my hips as I don’t like short shorts – they come to mid thigh.

* Novo black patent sandals were $30 now $15 – I love Saltwater leather Sandals but they are too wide for me across the front of my foot so these have been brilliant and I have worn them to death all summer – I have all three colours – Buy them here

* Sunnies – cheap $10 from Equip last year – I have a pot of sunshine and have a lot of cheap and chic glasses for everyday and keep my good Karen Walkers, Han and Linda Farrows for grown up events.

 

Love the pineapple print but want something dressier ?

 

Gorman I  Like Pina Colada Gorman silk dress is really super cute and flattering for lots of different shapes. Perfect for summer events wear with sandals or dress up with heels – Plus it is reduced to $199 AUD

 

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Let me know how you go !

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

Let Sally help you Get Spotted !

 

New Year – New Do

For the last couple of years I have had platinum blond locks and have dabbled as you have seen up here with pastel toners and different cuts but I felt it might be time for a dramatic change.

After the turbulent rollercoaster that has been the 2 years since Dad got sick and passed away my hair was to say the least looking a bit tired…

I am looking forward to 2014 with new energy and keen to bring some of my long held ambitions to light – I have always felt a small change can be the catalyst to exciting new beginnings…

So out with the old – and in with the fresh canvas..

 

 

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BEFORE – tired greyed (from the pool action) platinum

 

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Below are some of  the inspirations for my cut and colour today and the evolving haircut as my hair grows. Loving the inky jet black licorice colours – scroll to the bottom to see the results :)

 

Agyness Deyn 2009 bowlcut – that went shaggy

 

G-Star Raw Fall/Winter 2010 Collection - Arrivals

 

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Chanel 2014 rtw black choppy bob wigs

 

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Karen O’s bowlcut and beyond

 

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Tao Okamota’s hair

 

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Irina Lazereanu’s hair in 2008

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Shalom Harlow’s hair in 1990s

 

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the incomparable Peggy Moffitt Vidal Sassoon 5 point 

 

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Fendi choppy pageboy wigs rtw 2014

 

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and the amazing Alice Glass (from Crystal Castles )

 

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AFTER

so phase 1 happened today and I love it – thanks @EllieatNutSalon

 

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and with a touch of black eyeliner I am starting the year a whole lot more bad ass – Bring it on 2014 !

 

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See you there folks !

 

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

Read what clients and colleagues say about her

Get yourself or a friend or loved one out of their rut and back on track – read about Sally’s services here

 

 

Let Sally help you Get Spotted !

 

 

Swimwear style: Funkita Fun & Games

Any of my life & style clients or followers of my blog or @STEELEMyStyle Facebook or Instagram and Pinterest, know that I am not a sponsored post type of gal, even though I get email requests everyday and sent a lot of products.

Integrity is key as I build long term close relationships with hundreds of women as my style clients who listen when I advise them to  “buy this” “don’t buy that”. There are many Australian fashion brands for whom I have been an unpaid, unsung Ambassador for years because they have a genuinely good product.

I only work with and rave about brands and products I genuinely love and my clients and followers know that.

So when the lovely people at Australian active swimwear brand FUNKITA wanted to collaborate I said yes straight away.

Not only do I love supporting high quality, ethical Australian brands, but in practical terms FUNKITA swimsuits are tough enough to handle whatever the blazing Aussie sun, chlorine & salty ocean can throw at them.

And with such vibrancy and flair !

I have bought FUNKITA for the kids in the past and have always felt their PPW (price per wear) value was great not to mention the fact that they are super comfortable (no hungry bottoms) and appeal to my independently-minded girls who like original, cute but quirky designs.

I have admired their cool designs but have never bought one for myself as I usually wear bikinis with rashie or an all black swimsuit.

The thought of baring all in a swimsuit for this photo kind of filled me with dread but as soon as I put the swimsuit on – all 40-something Mama of two insecurities vanished.

It was so supportive & comfortable I was bombdiving and having fun in the sun.

We had a quick fun wee family photoshoot.

Cool Happy Love !

 

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The girls loved theirs so much they wore them as “bodysuits” and “leotards” the rest of the day during trampolining, dress-ups and beyond.

I just chucked on my new favourite slouchy “mona” pants by Gorman  and felt the suit was stylish and comfy enough to rock pool side I also wore a black Sportsgirl silk vest (now on sale !!) & Mollini  sandals.

 

Why I loved our Funkita suits: hardwearing, colourful & fun, comfy and supportive, well-fitted ie no “hungry bottoms” , quirky & individual.

Mine  had the “support” of shapewear which was kind of nice (and kept me all in despite all those chocolate advent calendar Santas & candy canes ) and left me feeling confident jumping in and out of the pool – (without having to fix it in between) plus when I walked past the man in it – he said ” Love the swimsuit – you look hot !” :)

 

What my girls’ said:

Ms 6 Yr Old ” I feel like a Superhero in it ”

Ms 3 yr old “I love the pretty flowers”

Both ” Can we sleep in them ? ”

 

 

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Other reasons I love Funkita:

They don’t spend lots of money on promo and advertising- preferring to put most of their money into design, high quality raw materials and supporting our elite swimmers and their charity work. They expect that their swimmers will speak for themselves and Word Of Mouth will spread the love. Um Yes x

They are ethical and have set up The One Funky World Foundation  charity which assists organisations in Australia and overseas that provide important community services, but are limited by inadequate funding or technical assistance. Their current projects are focusing on the empowerment of people living with disability.

 

Great Christmas gift idea that will keep on giving.

 

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The  FUNKITA suits we are wearing:

Me: size 10 Sushi Training $84.95

Ms 6 yr old : Size 8 Sister Nightingale $64.95

Ms 3 yr old: Size 3 Strawberryville $39.95

 

Check out the hot mens’ swimmers at FUNKY TRUNKS – tried to get the man to wear them .. but to no avail. :(

 

FUNKITA sent me the three suits to try out without any obligation to blog, review or wear them. We just love their stuff !

sun safety note – yes we were rashvested up for most of the day and just took them off to take pics of the swimmers.

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

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If you would like to collaborate with STEELEMyStyle please get in touch.

 

 

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Winner of Make My Day Competition announced

The Winner of the @STEELEMyStyle and @EllieatNutSalon

Make My Day Competition Makeover with prize worth over $2300 AUD

is

Jen Love

 

stay tuned to see Jen’s journey in january 2014.

 

See the details of the prize here 

 

Want to be next – make sure you are a FACEBOOK fan of BOTH @STEELEMyStyle and @EllieatNutSalon for your chance in 2014.

 

To see pics of previous winners and Behind the Scenes click here   and here

 

What I would buy with the $200 Birdsnest Competition Voucher

The countdown is on..

just 3 days until our Make My Day Makeover Competition closes.

Have you entered yet ?

One of @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon’s Facebook Friends  will win the amazing prize worth over $2300 AUD ?

PLUS … this time our gorgeous friends at Birdsnest, one of Australia’s fastest growing online stores have thrown in $200 Gift Voucher .. FREE CLOTHES yay !

There is so much on Birdsnest to love – just not enough browsing hours in the day – but check my constantly updated Pinterest board -  Birdsnest – What I am Lovingsee what I love at Birdsnest.

So it was hard to pick one thing but most people know I love a frock.

A lot.

Also I find that when summer , Christmas and the party season rapidly approaches, clients are looking for options and those who have never worn dresses are suddenly converted when I find them a fab one.

I am a big fan of a frock as a working Mama with 2 little kids.

Why ? here’s just 4 reasons… 

1) It is only 1 thing to think about.

2) They are cooler in the Australian heat.

3) It’s so easy to style them up differently to make a versatile option for day to day wear, lunch with girls, party, beach picnic or christmas lunch.

4) Add tights, boots and jacket and winterise them for more wear.

 

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My Perfect Summer Frock
LazyBones Alice Dress – $139 AUD from Birdsnest

Why I love it:

100% cotton – breathe easy in the heat.

It has a sweet vintage vibe without being costumey

It is girly and flirty and age appropriate for a wide range of people.

Comes in sizes XS to XL and flatters everyone.

It’s super versatile.

Whether you are busty and curvy or like me lacking curves you can still make this dress a standout. If you have arm issues just add a wee pashmina or shrug.

* Take your $60 AUD remaining to put towards the other great Birdsnest pieces to complete the look you want. 

 

Here are just 3 Looks with this Perfect Summer Frock.

LOOK # 1 (above)

- perfect for summer day wedding,  party, BBQ, dinner date, School event, lunch with the girls.

 

Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

cute wedges : Apple III Jelly Heel by none other than cute UK brand Mel $69.95 from Birdsnest

-love the colour, the fact they are jellies and their retro styling

earrings : Tiger Tree simple Heart studs (in gold or silver) $24.95

-simple studs worn with love

necklace : Tiger Tree Flying Bird $39.95

-paired down simplicity – girly and pretty allowing the dress to shine

clutch : Elms & King Greenwich Clutch $ 79.95

-expected choice would be metallic or neutral – make another colour hue pop and contrast the pink of the wedges – adds playful twist.
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LOOK #2 

- perfect for low key picnic, beach fun, brunch,  shopping at markets & antique stores, park life with kids

so Frenchy so Chic – bit windy ? – add this cute scarf retro style for ultimate style

 

 

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Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

chic lo-fi plimsolls : Walnut Euro Plimsolls $39.95

-effortless and so chic – whether with shorts, cigarette pants or girly dresses – these are classic cool.

The quirky printed tote:  Joy of Ex Shopper $24.95

- this appeals to my sense of humour and love of chocolate – win win

The statement crafty bracelet: Rare Rabbit’s Angular Thick Cut Wooden  Bracelet $34.95

- this is the type of bracelet that you end up wearing with everything

The Cat’s Eye Sunglasses : Perv Eyewear Lara Sunglasses $19.95

- retro with lucite look – love

 

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LOOK # 3

- perfect for raceday (add fascinator), dressy afternoon party, dinner with the girls,  night out at the theatre or film premiere.

 

 

 

 

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Style with these other  pieces from BIRDSNEST

The Sparkly Heels: Fiebiger Party Popper Heels $64.95

- The glitter, the perspex, the metal toe cap -  SOLD !

The Statement jewel earrings: Adorne Fuschia Jewel Drops $15.95

- the pop of colour couldn’t be better – hello glamour !

The Clutch: Louenhide Billie Clutch $ 69.00

- modern and versatile, this will be your go-to clutch for any outfit.

The Hollywood sunglasses : ROC Monroe Sunnies $89.95

-The tortoiseshell pattern – the bold cat’s eye shape – these are statement sunnies.

 

So have you entered the comp ?

This is what else you can win apart from $200 to spend at BIRDSNEST.

You or someone you love could win this prize …

 

 

“Make My Day Makeover”

 

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2300 AUD !!! 

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  • FREE 3 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Review (Value $450 AUD)
  • FREE  2 Hour STEELEMyStyle Shop with Me (Value $300 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Style Me (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyle Wardrobe Refresher & Style Catch-up (after 3mths) (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour STEELEMyStyleShop with Me Online  (Value $120 AUD)
  • FREE hair cut & colour by STEELEMyStyle hairstylist @EllieatNutSalon (Value $220AUD)
  • FREE EVO Hair Product Pack (Value $60AUD)
  • FREE 1 Hour  STEELEMyStyle Style & Image Consultation  (Value $150 AUD)
  • FREE Eyebrow wax + Mani/Pedi and/or Spray Tan/ Bikini/Leg Wax by STEELEMyStyle beautician Priscilla Verrall (Value $100 AUD)
  • FREE photo session & prints by STEELEMyStyle photographer Ruby Reginato (Value $350 AUD)

 

+ Add in friendly know-how & a big boost of self-confidence thrown in for good measure and as the STEELEMyStyle team head off into the sunset your nominee will feel inspired, revitalised & confident and look amazing !

 

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE OVER $ 2300 AUD !!! 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

* Like @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon

* Write on the competition post (on either page) who you nominate (can be yourself)

* DONE AND DONE !

Good Luck – and tell your friends and family.

Closes 30 November 2013 at midnight Brisbane time !

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Eligible Entrant MUST BE a Facebook Friend of BOTH @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutsalon.

Winner must be over 18 yrs old and  live in Brisbane, Australia.

Entrants can nominate themselves or someone else. One nomination per entrant.

Winner approves the use of  their image, footage  & first name being used for promotional purposes by @STEELEMyStyle & @EllieatNutSalon

Go On ..

Make Someone’s Day !

A Makeover won’t necessarily change your life but hey it will definitely give you a skip in your step and a smile on your dial x x

 

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Sally Steele, owner of STEELEMyStyle  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Life & Style Coach based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

See the spotty  STEELEMyStyle mobile on the streets of Brisbane.

 

 

Let Sally help you Get Spotted !

Contact Sally  here or click here for Services