non-maternity bump friendly wear for pregnancy

Five bump-friendly, non-maternity pieces for the first 5 months

During my pregnancy with Little Miss I jumped straight into unflattering maternity wear and completely lost all sense of my own personal style, and in turn lost a little bit of me. This time around I was determined to stay me and a lot of that, for me at least, came down to wardrobe. If you, too, are looking for some non-maternity wear to get you…

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My favourites from Life Instyle Sydney 2016

Now that almost everything I loved at Life Instyle is in-store and ready to purchase I thought I’d put together a guide to my favourites from this year’s Sydney show. What did you love?

Lord Howe Island - photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016

A family trip to bliss

During the first week of March my whole family (parents, siblings, wives, husbands and children) packed up (lightly!) and headed over to Lord Howe Island. Just 2 hours from Sydney, off the east coast of NSW, Lord Howe Island is truly a little piece of paradise. The water is crystal clear, nobody uses locks on their doors and turtles swim just meters from the shore. The…

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Using the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 packing method with a bump

A little while ago I stumbled across A Pair & a Spare‘s genius article, How to Pack: The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Guide (definitely worth a read if you are packing with a weight limit). With our Lord Howe Island trip upon us, a 14kg weight limit each (which must include our snorkel) and a growing baby bump to accommodate, I put the 5,…

Featured image Postcard South Coast - styling by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2016

A postcard from Gerringong

Our family has totally fallen in love with the South Coast. After years of heading north of Sydney for the Summer holidays a few years back we headed south and we haven’t turned back. I actually love the South Coast even more on cool days; when the wind starts up and the fog sets in. Even over the Summer there are days like these… Styling…

Normann Copenhagen Pocket Organizer - styling & photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015 - www.catherinegrace.com.au

Pick a pocket: organising with the Pocket Organizers

This post is sponsored by Normann Copenhagen. All Normann Copenhagen products were provided to CATHERINEGRACE to prepare this post. Those of you who have met me will know that I am entirely Type-A. I LOVE to be organised. I actually get a little excited when I find the perfect place for something. Needless to say I am obsessed with these Pocket Organizers; sleek design, simple function…

normann Copenhagen Tablo table - styling & photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015 - www.catherinegrace.com.au

The white shirt for your interiors wardrobe

This post is sponsored by Normann Copenhagen. All Normann Copenhagen products were provided to CATHERINEGRACE to prepare this post. Australia is having an all in love affair with all things Scandinavian. With clean lines, simple, functional pieces and beautiful, original design, what’s not to love? Nothing! Which is why we are seeing a lot of it. So, how to make it your own? I tend to style my…

05- date night - freelance fashion- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015

Freelance fashion: date night

Freelance fashion: what I wear, when. It is DW’s birthday today. Unfortunately, we have both had an absolutely ENORMOUS week, including a trip to Emergency for Little Miss earlier today, so I think we will end up having pizza on the lounge watching recorded episodes of The Block! However IF we were going out for dinner, this would be my go-to date night outfit.Yep, I…

What it took - styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015

RUOK? Day: my story

It is RUOK? Day today, Thursday 10 September 2015. RUOK? Day is an Australia-wide initiative that seeks to raise awareness about mental illness and encourage everyone to ask a simple question to friends and colleagues: R U OK? Start a conversation; this simple question can be so much more helpful than you could ever image. I am ok, however I haven’t always been. I…

06- Industry event - freelance fashion WEB- styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE copyright 2015

Freelance fashion: working out & about

Freelance fashion: what I wear, when. I have dramatically slimmed down my wardrobe recently. This was not of my choosing – we put most of our clothes and personal effects into a storage container when we sold our house, thinking we would be in a new house in perhaps 4 months. That was 6 months ago! The upside? I have learnt just how few…

freelance fashion kids party outfit - styling and photography by CATHERINEGRACE

Freelance fashion: kids party

Freelance fashion: what I wear, when. This past Sunday we had not one, but two, children’s birthday parties. I’m pretty sure it was one of the best days of Little Miss’ life so far. First up was her bestie’s 3rd birthday at Centennial Park which included ‘Elsa’ to sing, dance and make balloon animals for the kids. Next we headed to North Sydney, to the newly…

Little Miss for The Corporate Kid - photography by Catherine Wilson for CATHERINEGRACE

A little of Little Miss

I took some shots for The Corporate Kid {the fabulous nanny sourcing agency we used to source our nanny} and I thought I’d share some of the best ones. Little Miss is wearing new season Country Road top and Petit Bateau pants & patent pink shoes picked up in Paris last year.