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Canary Yellow Sequins Stun the New York City Tulips

Tulips! My absolute favorite flower in the whole world. The tulips and daffodils always leave a lasting impression on folks visiting New York City in the spring. It is a sign that the winter frost is finally coming to an end. I love the way this canary yellow dress looks like it was almost made for a photo in front of these gorgeous little beauties.

My dress is by Glamorous and it's from KK Bloom. The owner, Kendrick Slaughter styled me and says, "Yellow is one of the biggest trends for Spring and Summer. This color has gotten a bad wrap over the years but it is actually quite flattering on just about every skin tone. Especially a true canary yellow. People also tend to shy away from daytime sequins. The beauty of this piece is that your can pair it with a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers for the day. And throw on some heels and add a bouncy curl in the hair for an evening look!"

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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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Sky News Tour and a Bright Blue Keyhole Dress

I had such a great time on the Sky News Australia primetime show, Paul Murray Live. We spent the hour talking about world news with Aussie political heavy hitters. Check out the behind the scenes quick tour I took my social media followers on before my appearance! On another note... If you like the bright blue, keyhole dress look, scroll down to shop around! 

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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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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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Neutral Tones and Sequins in NYC's West Village

Neutral tones and sequins are an unsuspecting yet perfect pair. Classy and elegant with a touch of pizazz. The neutral tones mute the scream that sparkle can sometimes bring... the kind that causes a dress to enter the room before the woman. It's all about the girl in the dress... not the just the dress right!? The under layer of this dress is nude in color. That hue combined with its fitted naturekeeps the tailored look... despite having a looser overlay.

I declare! I will wear this dress until the sequins fall off! I've probably worn it too many times as is. It was a West Village staple while I was living there. Hey! If there are different people at the events you're going to... and the dress is a hit... Do you really have to wear something new every time!? Every time I got to give it to GoodWill... I think... I'll just wear it ONE more time! Do you have any dresses like that?

Check out my handpicked goodies below. As always... let me know on social media if you find something that jives with your style!

PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, West Village - New York City - Lydia Hudgens

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Brilliant Floral Maxi Dress For Any Occasion

My look of the day is focused around this Yumi Kim maxi dress. I feel like maxi dresses are the perfect 'go to' if I'm ever questioning what I ought to wear to an event. They can be dressed up or down. Perfect for a casual stroll along the Bondi Beach promenade ;-)... a bridal shower... wine tasting... dinner out on the town... meet the parents... picnic in the park... music festival... etc. Timeless. Yumi Kim is awesome for floral prints that will knock your socks off! So I've handpicked some of her maxi dresses. The tan and gold flats I'm wearing are by Sam Edelman.The necklaces and bracelets are all from Bondi Markets.... two exceptions... gold long chain is by Madewell... and the stud blue glass earrings are from Tasmania's Salamanca Markets. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon Marceau Photography

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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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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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