Category Archives: Outfit Posts


Sam Sidney Style Paws DFO Shopper of the Year 2014 competition

{Pants - Veronica Maine at Cue; Shirt - Cotton On; Clogs - Windsor Smith; Hat - Forever New; Clutch - Kate Hill; Necklace & Rings: Equip; Photos by Jacqui Tzaras}

So if you had $200 and only 45 minutes, what outfit would you style? This is exactly what DFO’s Shopper of the Year competition is all about. I entered on a whim and made it to the semi-finals where we were all let loose to run around the mall like a bunch of crazy people, literally pulling on items and clothes and sprinting from store to store, before reporting back to be judged by some of the team at Bauer mags.

This is what I managed to pull together in the 45 minutes we were given – time, which may I add, absolutely flew by. I was pretty stoked to find these incredible wide-leg pants at Cue, the last pair, which miraculously happened to be my size. I didn’t really have a plan or trend in mind, but somehow ended up looking like I might just step off the stage and onto my yacht. A sunny clutch finished this transeasonal look, plus some yellow gold accessories.

I may not have won, but I sure did have fun thinking on my feet and seeing what the other contestants pulled together. One point was definitely proven and that is you can actually find an entire outfit head-to-toe and still have some coin left in the bank. Win!


Style Paws Sam Sidney Amy Whitfield Maddie O'Gorman Band Photo

{Photos taken by Suzanne Bunn - Post-production by Amy Whitfield}

Oh, so hey guys – on the weekend we started a band. Er, not quite. But you’d be forgiven for thinking so when you see these photos. I’d been eyeing off my boyfriend’s band’s pretty amazing studio for quite some time, so when the guys went away, the girls couldn’t help but play. With the assistance of some sweet tunes and some of our favourite vintage dress-ups, British Indiettes was born. Good way to spend a day… highly recommend. Special thanks to my lovely friends Amy, Maddie and Bunn (and of course British India too).


Vintage hair inspiration and tutorials by Style Paws for GHD

{Photos by the amazing Amy Whitfield; pastel styler by ghd}

As a person with dead straight hair, I’ve never really considered a ghd styler/straightener in my regime before. However after being invited to check out ghd’s new Hairstyle Inspiration section on their website, I realised I have definitely been missing out!

So with the help of my amazing friend Amy, we decided we would share with you a couple of our favourite vintage-inspired hair dos, both which utilise our new BFF the ghd. I was lucky enough to receive this bad boy in my favourite pastel mint shade, which really does make it the most fashionable of accessories! As you’re about to see, Amy and I are by no means hair experts – but believe me, these are fun and super easy ‘dos that will have you feeling a little bit Priscilla Presley in no time.


Style Paws H&M shirt and skirt Alexander Wang bag

{Shirt, Skirt & Jacket -  H&M Australia; Bag - Alexander Wang; Boots - Wittner; Watch - Michael Kors}

I recently started a new job and with it came the sudden realisation that absolutely nothing I owned was suitable for the work environment. Slight exaggeration. However having previously worked in the world’s most casual studio, it was a pleasant surprise to realise that some casual pieces can really translate well into Office Mode. Did this stop me from rushing out to Zara and Witchery et al for “emergency supplies”? Of course not! I’m never going to turn down an excuse to shop…

Anyway, that little anecdote has little to do with this outfit post, but it does explain my lengthy blog absence (I’ve been shopping this whole time, duh). I did manage to make it to the opening of H&M’s new Melbourne store this week at GPO, where I simultaneously managed to lose both my shit and a sickening amount of cash on cheap thrills.


Last LMFF outfit post – been pretty slow on posting these sorry. A rather girly outfit – with one of my favourite colour palettes for winter, black and berry. I bought this t-shirt in the hopes of finding the perfect pair of denim dungarees or a leather pinafore to wear it with. If you know…