Category Archives: Smash the Fashion Rules

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introducing The Thrifted Redhead | loving preloved

introducing The Thrifted Redhead You may have noticed a familiar face popping up on Instagram lately in a different guise.  I’d like to introduce The Thrifted Redhead. Yes, it’s me! As a lifelong devotee of preloved, I’m showcasing my love of a good thrifted find in a dedicatedread more »

ageless style rules | Smash the Fashion Rules

ageless style rules to ignore and ones to live by It feels like you can’t crack open a fashion magazine without reading about rules for women.  Skincare rules.  Makeup rules.  Style rules.  Body type rules. Age rules. Some of these are helpful, some are patronising and some are just plainread more »

Smash the Fashion Rules

We’re jumping in the Wayback Machine today. Time to dial it back for some Smash the Fashion Rules awesomeness! Inspired by iCurvy’s recent Rule Breakers Club style challenge, I checked out my Smash the Fashion Rules archives.  I reckon I found some goodies! Smash the Fashion Rules Iread more »

How to wear a crop top with a muffin top

You know how I feel about fashion rules, right? I think it’s time to smash another outdated fashion rule.  Women of a certain age can’t wear a crop top.  Wanna bet? The rule of thumb when it comes to fashion trends is that if you were there for the first time around, tread veryread more »

How to wear Boatneck Stripes with Big Boobs

It’s time to smash the fashion rules again!  Girls with big boobs shouldn’t wear boatnecks.  Apparently we shouldn’t wear stripes either.  Boo hiss to that! Click over here at Sonia Styling to read my guide to wearing stripes if you have big boobs – smashed! Now,read more »

How to wear leather track pants | Wardrobe Wednesday

The fabulous Rachel from Redcliffe Style shared an outfit featuring leather track pants recently.  Et voila, I had the perfect project to recover from a horrid trip to the dentist – tracking down a pair for myself (see what I did there?). read more »read more »

Swimwear as Clothes | Smash the Fashion Rules

I recently met Kylie van Wanrooy, the woman behind the designer swimwear label, Beyond the Sea.  She was extremely busy making the women of Sydney at Finders Keepers Markets very happy by selling them her gorgeous retro cute pinup inspired swimwear.  Click here to read all about it. Kylie wasread more »

The Fashion Rule I will never ever break

I am a great believer that Fashion Rules are Made to be Broken.  Blue and green must never be seen without a colour in between?  What a load of rubbish.  Have you noticed how beautifully the sky goes with grass?  That’s just one of the old school Fashion Rules designed to beread more »

Smash the Fashion Rules | How to Wear Short Shorts

Shorts are one of the easiest things to wear during the summer.  They’re comfortable to walk in, no potential chafing issues, and keep you nice when hopping on and off rides at theme parks or picnicking on the grass.  No skirt blowing up issues on windy days either. Just stay awayread more »

Floral Crowns | Smash the Fashion Rules

Have you noticed all the pretty floral hair accessories in the shops lately?  Did you think that you are far too old to wear them?  That they’re only designed to be worn by teenagers to music festivals?  I say if you like something, then you should wear it, regardless of more »

Pyjamas in Public | Smash the Fashion Rules

I keep hearing anecdotally about more and more people appearing in public wearing their pyjamas.  This makes me recoil in horror, as this is one of my steadfast fashion rules.  No Pyjamas in Public! read more »read more »

Bohemian Traders by The Beetle Shack

I adore the lovely Emily from The Beetle Shack and her beautiful blog, filled with sunshine and stunning photography, thoughtful living and ethereal down to earthiness, amazing decor and enchanting babas. I was delighted to discover Emily had opened Bohemian Traders, an online boutiqueread more »

Friday Frivolity | Giraffe Style

Boyo’s homework this week included researching the name of a group of giraffes.  I suggested herd, which is correct, but there are also many other names they’re known by, such as corps.  Isn’t that lovely.  A corps of giraffes.  Reminds me of corps de ballet, as giraffesread more »

Friday Frivolity

It’s Friday Frivolity time, which coincides nicely with something not quite so fun.  My Thursday involved battles with my printer, trying to track down immunisation letters, completing a stat dec, filling out forms and generally losing time and my mind.  My Friday will involve queuingread more »

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