Posts tagged fitness
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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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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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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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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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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Fuchsia Fresh and Travel Ready

The top designer that you'll find in my closet right now... Chiara Boni La Petite Robe... It's tough to find a dress that's better all around. They fit like a glove... always come in the most brilliant and saturated colors... and they are made of a stretchy forgiving fabric. They are also great for television. Always a winner. The Louis Vuitton duffle and clutch are investment pieces. I have had both of them for a few years and plan to use them forever and ever AMEN! I am also loving wild shoes at the moment... and have always enjoyed a bit of J Crew statement jewelry. 

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