Posts in Dress to Impress
Wearing White to Intro My Baby to the City Where His Daddy and I Met and Married... NYC

L-O-V-E White can symbolize a lot can't it? Purity, new beginnings, innocence, etc. For whatever reason, I love wearing white. And I love my little bub wearing white too. Maybe there's something behind it. Or maybe it just always seems fresh. I wore this lovely white dress (by Heart and Soul) in New York City the day I strolled my three month old around the Big Apple... not far from where my husband and I met (The W Hotel in Times Square) and were married (The Central Park Boathouse).

Kendrick Slaughter of KK Bloom Boutique styled me and says, "Bringing a little sweet southern charm to NYC. This dress is one of my all time favorites. It's super flattering and you can wear it from day to night. Pair with fun earrings and a comfortable wedge. You can change up the entire look of this dress by adding layers on a chilly spring day (think denim jacket or leather jacket). New moms are so busy with their little ones. But sometimes it is just nice to get out and dress up in something breezy and go for a stroll!"

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I'm a Brand New Mama Back on Fox and Friends in New York City

That's a wrap!  I just spent the last week in New York City back on Fox and Friends... the number one cable morning show in the world. I appreciate Fox News giving me the opportunity to come back on the show I used to host for a few years before moving with my Aussie hubby to Sydney, Australia. It was an honor to introduce our son, Brooks Kooiman Stuckey to the viewers and do 'mommy segments' several days in a row. I hope everyone likes the content so we can do more of it! This red dress is by Heartloom. I picked it up at KK Bloom Boutique in Charlotte, North Carolina before my trip to the Big Apple. I guess you can say it is a Big Apple Red dress!

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Blue Maxi and a Big Announcement

G'Day Ya'll! G'Day Mate! Hey Ya'll! Take your pick for greetings! I am so excited to share some special news tomorrow on my favorite Aussie morning show! Make sure to tune-in from 8:30am-12pm to Studio 10 on Network Ten for a jam packed show! If you are digging this outfit... The dress is by Olivaceous. I am wearing it in collaboration with the NC boutique, The Pink Hanger Charlotte. The shoes and bag are from my own closet. Nude heels, Kate Spade. Red clutch, Gucci. 

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Black Lace Romper Rockin in NYC

Are you loving the romper/jumpsuit look as much as I am!?! I just can't get enough. I recently did a New York City collaboration with boutiques KKBloom and The Pink Hanger with Eben Adrian Productions. This black lace romper is by Aryn K. The coconut clutch is by Serpui. Be sure to scroll down to #getthelook Don't forget to leave me a message on socials if you pick one up!

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Sugar! Honey Honey! White Lace Jumpsuit in Central Park

Sugar! Honey, Honey! I recently did a fun, New York City, photo shoot in collaboration with KK Bloom Boutique. This is one of my favorite pieces. It's a lace/crochet white jumpsuit by Sugar Lips. It's super affordable, comfy and classy. I love white because it can carry such an innocence in effortless fashion. I have posted several similar looks you may enjoy from ShopStyle below. As always, let me know on socials if you end up picking one of these goodies up for yourself!

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A New Aussie Today Show Video and a Pretty Purple Dress

I had such a fun morning on Australia's Today Show! It was so great to be back. Today we talked about everything from Aussie politics... to how so many of us spend too much money on our pets!!!

If you like this look... there are several handpicked dresses above. The exact dress I'm wearing is by Amanda Uprichard.  I hope you enjoy the silly video! I had a blast putting it together.

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Wearing Byron Lars in NYC's West Village

I just had to come check out my old hood in NYC... The West Village. I think it's Manhattan's best neighborhood. Chill vibe. Amazing bars, boutiques, cafes, and fitness studios. When I moved to New York in 2011 I was living in the Central Park South area. That was nice too since it was right by Central Park and I was able to walk to work at Fox. But it felt too touristy. And the buildings were too tall! LOL Anyway it feels so nice to be back in the hood. So many fond memories of long walks with Baxter and romantic meals with my husband are all flooding back. New York City will always hold a special place in my heart.

Now for the dress! The DRESS! It's by Byron Lars. His styles are very tailored and the detailing is impeccable. You can pick one up using this LINK. Shop other Byron Lars goodies by scrolling down.

PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, New York City, Lydia Hudgens

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Gimme More Yumi Kim Rompers

This is the first Yumi Kim romper I've ever bought. But I will definitely be getting more! How cute are these floral patterns? Brilliant colors and a glass half full kinda mantra. They really do have a real positive vibe! ;-) If you've heard me talk about Yumi Kim before... she does great maxi dresses too.  Scroll down to shop the look! Hope you enjoy the fashions and find one you like! PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, Charlotte, NC, Rick Belden Photography

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Michael Kors White Lace Sheath Dress

This white lace, sheath dress is such a classy, 'wear anywhere' kind of dress! I think this will be a forever gold in my closet! It's by Michael Kors. It does run a little big. I am normally a US size 4. But I had to go down and get a US size 2. These glittery heels are fun aren't they?! They are also by Michael Kors and come in two separate heights: 4.3 inches.... and 3 inches. As for the fun pink peekaboo!  The pink fan/tassel earrings are always such a fun surprise too. I have a million of these in different colors! The aviators sunnies are by Ray Ban. Make sure you scroll down to shop the look. Hope you see something you can't live without!

PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, Charlotte NC, Rick Belden Photography

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Coral Black Halo on Studio Ten

Today I had the chance to hang out with my Aussie morning TV friends on Network Ten's, Studio 10. Such a fun-loving team! I wore this great coral dress by Black Halo. Black Halo dresses typically have a tailored look and are very saturated in color (usually solids). I have a couple different coral dresses in my closet by Black Halo. My favorite part of this look isn't the dress though! It's the accessories! The pumps are navy blue with subtle bows at the toes. The bracelet has gold strands with pink crystals on each tip. The big earrings are a great color combo... brown and gold! The white handbag is Louis Vuitton.

Don't forget to scroll down for some goodies to get the look, all handpicked by me!

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The Sky's the Limit for Fuchsia

I had a blast being a panelist for the hour on Sky News Australia's number one show, Paul Murray Live. I wore this fuchsia wrap dress by La Petite Robe Chiara Boni. The material is stretchy and forgiving so it's really flattering. This designer is known for brilliant, saturated colors. Fuchsia is one of my absolute favorite colors. It's feminine with out being too froo-froo. The gold cuff with pink accents, the gold crystal dangly earrings, and the white patterned pumps are all from J Crew. I enjoy being on Sky News' PML show. The host is very good. Murray makes you think, makes you laugh, makes you want to make change, and definitely makes you want to watch more!    

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Making Black Magic Righteous with Milly

Let's make black magic righteous with Milly! Milly has supernatural powers if you ask me! haha So classy and always flattering cuts. This dress has laser mesh around the neckline and hemline. Really cute dealing that sets it apart from other LBDs. And check out the link because it's on saleThe red clutch is classic embossed Gucci. The red pumps are Steve Madden. The silver crystal bracelet is Kate Spade. The crystal post earrings are from Anthropologie. I'm standing in front of one of the Bondi Beach fixtures. The graffiti wall. This is one of my favorite installation at the moment. Sunsets. Smell of Rain. Ice Cold Beers. Starry Nights. Falling in Love. Nice, isn't it? PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Australia, Lyndon Marceau

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Pink Body Con Dress, Nude T Strap Pumps, Pink Studded Gold Cuff

Today I did a guest appearance on Australia's The Today Show. It was a commentary segment about the President Trump - Prime Minister Turnbull meeting in NYC.

This pink body con dress is an exception to the body con dress rule in my book. Sometimes I think body con dresses can be WAY too tight and not flattering- but I think this has the perfect amount of room to be fitted and slender... yet not sausage-y! LOL The dress is by Kay Unger. The pink studded, gold cuff is J Crew. The t-strap, nude pumps are Nine West.

PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Australia's The Today Show

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Fashion Inspo: Fresh and Fruity Summer Sherbet

Getting a little fashion inspo from fresh and fruity summer sherbet. ;-) Growing up... I used to always get rainbow sherbet, orange sherbet, or raspberry sherbet when our family would go out for frozen treats. And if mom was feeling nice that day... I would get marshmallow creme as a topping! As for fashion... pink and orange together is sure to turn any frown upside down. So is the promenade down along Bondi Beach. Such a positive vibe. The dress is Trina Turk. The gold scrappy heels are Michael Kors. The gold chunky link bracelet is JCrew. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon Marceau

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Black Sequins, Silver Skirt, and Some Fire on the Side

City slickin' around the greatest city in the world. Black sequins and a high waisted, silver accented skirt can't be beat. Lookout NYC! The fitted top and red bag are by Michael Kors. The skirt is Zara. The classic red lipstick is NARS. And the bling around my wrist is from Nordstrom. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, New York City, Lydia Hudgens

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Pink + Black = HOT Combo

Pink + Black = HOT Combo! Pink and black look great together. I wear this color combo a lot. I wore this dress while guest hosting the Aussie national morning TV show, Studio Ten. The designer is La Petite Robe Chiara Boni . The silver bracelet is Kate Spade. The pink and black pumps are Gwen Stefani. PHOTO: Studio Ten, Network Ten Australia

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Patchwork, Neon, and Lace... All in One Pretty Little Dress

Patchwork, neon, and lace... all in one pretty little dress! It sounds too busy... but this dress... and the handpicked selections I've made below can help you pull it all together! This dress is by Trina Turk. As for accessories here... I love to layer several necklaces to come up with different looks. My current favorite is this turquoise number! I also enjoy wearing a wrist full of beachy bracelets with threads like these. Enjoy! PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon Marceau

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Pretty Pink Palm Dress, Hot Pink Heels, Pink Fan Earrings, and Fresh Papaya

This pretty pink palm dress screams energy and positivity. It's by Milly, The hot pink and orange pumps are Gwen Stefani. The pink fan earrings are from a boutique at the Bondi Markets. The lipstick is by MAC. It's called Candy Yum Yum. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon Marceau

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