In late July, hundreds of fashion-loving women descended on Rydges Southbank to celebrate 10 years of Nikki Parkinson’s Styling You with one hell of a party.
The day was a huge success and everyone soaked up the spectacular view of Brisbane while enjoying afternoon tea, drinks and, as the sun went down, talking all things fashion, life and social media as online friendships became ‘IRL’ (in real life) ones.
You can read more about the event, and check out photos from the celebrations, on Styling You here.
It has been three and a half years since I started posting my outfits on Instagram, quickly joining Nikki’s #everydaystyle movement.
What started as a bit of fun every now and then to show my outfits to my friends quickly grew to be part of my daily life and now, not only has it brought me some amazing friends, it’s opened doors I didn’t know existed!
One of the opportunities was to model alongside Katy, Karen, Jasmine, Lily, Stacey and I to model in the parade of looks put together by Nikki featuring pieces from Birdsnest, FRANKiE4, Miss Monogram and jewellery by Jan Logan.
All of the pieces that were featured as part of the event are gathered in one easy to shop spot on Birdsnest, but I thought I’d share my looks for those who’d like to check them out.
Bird by Design Asymmetrical Hem Jacket (size 8-22, limited sizes available), on sale for $69.95 | Bird by Design Ponte Flip Skirt (size 6-22, limited sizes available), $69.95 | Miss Monogram Miss Elizabeth Compendium in Classic Black, $149.95 | FRANKiE4 Footwear Tessa in Black, $219.95
Bird Keepers Spot Blazer (size 8-22), $99.95 | Bird Keepers Long Sleeve Panel Tee (size 8-22), $39.95 | Bird Keepers Slim Leg Powerstretch Jean (size 8-18), on sale for $59.95 | Miss Monogram Miss Victoria Clutch Navy, $109.95 | FRANKiE4 BETH White, $229.95
Boho Bird Butterfly Kisses Tee (size 8-22), $49.95 | Birdsnest Boho Bird Renaissance Overalls (also available in Moss), $129.95 | Miss Monogram Miss London Pouch, $79.95 | FRANKiE4 Footwear MARiA Navy, $149.95 |
And here’s a little look at what I wore on the day:
I generally adhere to the ‘boobs or legs’ rule, but Nikki said the dress code was ‘Extra’, so I flashed a bit of both in this divine floral Songbird Wrap Dress from Finders Keepers and kept my metallic accessories simple, because the dress was such a standout.
Thank you, Nikki, for the endless advice, support and pep talks you’ve given to me (and countless others) over the past few years. And thanks for asking me to play a role in your big day.