Week 29: Coco Chanel wore a hat to work

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the wintry options of covering up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things off with a different … [Read more...]

Week 29: LBD goes 90s with the Blossom beret

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the wintry options of covering up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things off with a different … [Read more...]

Week 29: LBD and how Kate Middleton works a hat

In Week 29 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project I explore the millinery options available to warm and style up my LBD for the commute to work. Check in each day this week to see how I top things … [Read more...]

Week 28: LBD and a dash of tweed

For argument's sake, it's Week 28 of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project where I am wearing one LBD to work every week for the whole year to show 52 ways of styling this wardrobe classic for the … [Read more...]

Vintage After Work Style

Greetings BusiChic! Today's work style inspiration that I photographed at the adults-only after-work Melbourne Museum's SmartBar event is a little bit different. Are you someone who likes to wear … [Read more...]

The SmartBar Music Man

One of the key factors that differentiates the Melbourne Museum SmartBar event from the regular museum visit is the presence of a DJ. Responsible for the music on the night was one Andy McClelland, … [Read more...]

The taxidermy room at Melbourne Museum

Greetings BusiChic, How do you feel about taxidermy? In case you didn't know, taxidermy is the art of preserving, staffing and presenting (I believe the technical term is "mounting") dead … [Read more...]

Melbourne Museum SmartBar

Greetings BusiChic! It's been a while since I've blogged regularly but I've come across quite a few kind business chic folk recently which means that the daily office style inspiration is BACK - … [Read more...]

Week 27: Olympics inspiration for a LBD at work

Week 27 – and we're off! Into the second part of the Little Black Dress (LBD) Project where I've challenged myself to wear one LBD to work once a week for the whole year. This week's ensemble takes … [Read more...]

Week 26: LBD and balloon necklaces

Week 26 - the halfway point of the Little Black Dress (LBD) project happened a few weeks ago now when the blog wasn't up. Here's a look at how I used balloon accessories by Hamish Munro to add some … [Read more...]

Week 25: Ditch the umbrella for a Rayncape

In Week 25 of the LBD Project, I ditch my umbrella and style up my Little Black Dress (LBD) for the work commute with a Rayncape! Dearest BusiChics, at the risk of bragging; I have some friends who … [Read more...]

A spot of print in the office ensemble

The chilly weather continues and I am in my ongoing search for stylish layered ensembles that are peppered with interesting detail. Yesterday I shared a young gent whose wooly fingerless gloves caught … [Read more...]

Accessorising with fingerless gloves (gents)

It's Winter here in Melbourne and goodness are the mornings chilly! I see folks on their way to work, warming their hands on takeaway coffees or tucked into gloves. Today's Contemporary Business … [Read more...]

Keeping work outerwear, simple

Greetings BusiChic, I hope that you had a great weekend! On some wintry Mondays, I find myself armouring up for the work week with layer upon layer. A singlet under the merino wool top that is … [Read more...]

The personality required to wear a hat

Long-time readers of BusiChic will know that I have an affection for hats. I find them charming and have often blogged about how I'd like to see more of them during the commute to and from work. But … [Read more...]

Tie in the love for tennis

Sport. After spending the day at one's desk with minimal movement, there are few things I appreciate more than escaping by watching Wimbledon (commiserations, Murray!) or following the Tour de France. … [Read more...]

Week 21: Cardigan, pins and a LBD

In Week 21 of the BusiChic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project, I layer up my LBD for winter with a cardigan and pearls that have been embellished with a brooch or "pin" for the Fox In Flats Pin it … [Read more...]

Week 18: LBD with neon, leopard print and an umbrella

It’s Week 18 of the BusiChic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project where I’m wearing a LBD to work once a week for the whole year to share 52 different ways of styling this staple for the office. This … [Read more...]

Week 17: LBD with a white shirt & statement belt

It’s Week 17 of the BusiChic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project where I’m wearing a LBD to work once a week for the whole year to share 52 different ways of styling this staple for the office. This … [Read more...]

Week 12: One way to layer a LBD

It’s Week 12 of the BusiChic Little Black Dress (LBD) Project where I’m wearing a LBD to work once a week for the whole year to share 52 different ways of styling this staple for the office. This … [Read more...]

The combination

Once a gentleman has selected the cut, colour and fabric of his suit all that is left is to work out optimal combinations of shirt, tie, belt, cufflinks, socks, shoes and manbag/satchel. Richard … [Read more...]

The oversized blazer

I never heard back from today's BusiChic on the details that make up her Creative work wear but you can still see them in the photos below: I love the silhouette of this ensemble. Mid-length … [Read more...]

The strangers you know

We start off this week with the Corporate style of lawyer, Mikkeli. Mikkeli wears: Black Suit – DDM (from Korea) Brown Belt – Guess Shirt – tailor-made in Korea Green Tie & Cuff links – … [Read more...]

Business as Usual

It's business as usual at Business Chic, so here is a fabulous Creative who inspired me to wear a cape to work and be my own superhero. And a note: while my head is full of the va-voom-femininity in … [Read more...]

A Chance to Show Flair

Friday. Most people take the chance to dress down. And usually, so do I. But sometimes, just sometimes, I like to use this more lax dresscode day to go to town on a look.. to risk being a little OTT … [Read more...]

Lunchtime Catch Ups

Whilst scouting for Business Chic around the city at lunchtime, I was touched to see all the catch-ups taking place around me. The duo featured here allowed me to interrupt such a catch up so I could … [Read more...]

A Textured Tuesday

So when photographing a featuree for Business Chic, I sometimes choose to break the ice by sharing that I am an Auditor. For the very first time, the featuree said, "me too!"  As it turns … [Read more...]

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