Friday, August 30, 2013


Last night I attended Chadstone's launch of Olivia Palermo as their Spring Summer 2013 ‘Icon of Style.’ It was a great event and so lovely to see so many familiar faces. I was also lucky enough to be seated next to Megan Hess, international fashion illustrator for Chanel, Dior, Vanity Fair and Italian Vogue - just to name a few! As if meeting style icon OP wasn't overwhelming enough! As a business woman and 'lite feminist' (note my careful and creative use of words!), to be surrounded by women at the top of their game is truly inspiring. What an amazing evening, thanks for having me, Chadstone! x

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"Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony"
— Coco Chanel
DRESSED BY: Seagulls of St Kilda

Thursday, August 29, 2013


TWOs > shoes by Robert Robert.
Loving these puppies like something chronic! They are so fabulous that they really do require unusually vulgar language on the SISJ blog! I am not kidding when I say these shoes feel like silk on my feet - pure heaven.
These shoes are available at Santini. Make it happen!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013



All I need is my supercar and some sunshine, feeling very Monaco-esque!

I was lucky enough to preview the Mossman spring/summer collection this week before it hits the shop floor! This was one of my absolute favourite outfits, styled together and separately.

The crop trend hit the runway for Versace spring/summer 12 who were WAY ahead of their time. We've seen it do a full circle and come back again for spring/summer 13. The best part of these (at times tricky!) print sets is that you can mix 'n' match. However, I say be brave and give them both a go - I did!
DRESSED BY: Mossman, wearing The Court Jester Pants & Top

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens... >

These are a few of my favourite things! >
husband, bling, coffee, candles & Aesop
A big thank-you must go to the lovely Kayla @ Bombardier Designs for sending me this 'SISJ' personalised candle - I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Turning that frown upside down >

BOO - it's only Tuesday :(
 three more sleeps!
On a positive note > "The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday" Jennifer Yane

Monday, August 26, 2013


It's a rosy race-ready day.

At heart I am the girliest of girls when it comes to fashion!
I love combining rose gold and pink tones with other metallic highlights (jewellery, belt, shoes & bag). To accentuate the warm and pink tones of the dress further, team it with corals and pinks. This colour combo is perfect for Oak's Day.
DRESS: Cameo The Label, from Seagulls of St Kilda


My new kicks >
Jonah Hex booties from Santini Shoes. I can totally rock Power Ranger-chic ;) If you are confident, style these with a pair of shorts and an oversized jumper. The safer option is definitely some skinny jeans or wet-look leggings. Dare to be different!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Trying out my skills as a MUA -
I give it a 7.8/10 ;)

It's just a perspex & neon kinda-day >

Wednesday-schmednesday... NOT!
Check out my stunning Charlotte Olympia inspired clutches from the lovely girls at Seagulls of St Kilda! You have definitely brightened my day. Not to mention these OUT-OF-CONTROL Maison Martin Margiela shoes... I am in fashion heaven. Full Stop for emphasis!

SISJ SKIN SECRETS - revealed >

b r a n d  s w i t c h i n g: consumer decision to purchase a product brand different from that previously or usually purchased.
Yep, that sounds like me! EXCEPT for these amazing skincare products. These are my day-to-day skin staples that I cannot go without.
The A.S.A.P Clearskin Gel came highly recommended to me by my mother in-law who is a leading Dermatologist - this is a fantastic product. It contains a small amount of Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid, both of which help remove the build up of dead skin cells. This is not a strong or invasive product and can be used daily. I put this on every night after I have cleansed, exfoliated and toned my skin. The other product and brand the M-I-L has got me onto is La Roche-Posay, a French skincare range aimed at sensitive skin. I apply this gel each morning before my primer and foundation. Both of these products have decreased the appearance of my pores significantly.  
Thanks to my English mother I have been blessed with pretty good skin. When I say 'good skin' I refer to its overall appearance - texture and tightness. The downside of these genes is my struggle with tanning! (first world problem, I know). Over the last two years I have been using Bio Oil on my body, particularly in areas that are prone to extra dryness. These areas include: elbows, shins, knees and even feet. I only apply this to my entire body approx. 3-4 times per week, that's all you need. Apart from thoroughly moisturising all areas of my skin, it has also evened out my skin tone dramatically! Bio Oil also works wonders on scars and burns.
The last two beauties are my trusty Aesop Facial Hydrosol and Damascan Rose Facial Treatment (concentrated oil). I don't think I have ever met someone who doesn't LOVE Aesop. Their wonderful product developers have found their way up my nose into my heart and home (everything smells freakin-amazing!!!). I carry the hydrating mist around in my handbag every single day, spraying over my make-up several times. I have found this not only keeps my make-up looking fresh and dewy, but that it also has a setting effect. The facial treatment is a concentrated oil treatment which should be used sparingly. Ideally it is a spot treatment for dry and distressed skin areas. I have also been known to apply a tiny dab under my eyes when I am super tired - this adds a quick kick of moisture before applying my primer and foundation.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and reading my tips and tricks to achieving beautiful skin.


Who are you to judge the life I live? I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But, before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean - Bob Marley



Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This isn't my usual look, however, I was inspired by the two street-style images above - neon, metallic and gloss. I was also lucky enough to shoot with an amazing collection of designer handbags this week. The overwhelming presence of vintage Chanel bags was intense, to say the least!
On the hunt with these looks in mind, I came across these stunning shoes by Diavolina at Santini Shoes. These both jumped out at me immediately, almost identical to the ones above. We all love a black patent heel, but there's something about the strappy pair - their name is Fonda! I also took this as an extra sign as I have a total babe-crush on Jane Fonda!
I can't wait to share some of the final outfit shots from the shoot - stay tuned!


I am a girl and girls get bored - fact >

My coffee table obsession continues!
I am a girl and girls get bored - fact. We need to constantly rotate household flowers, cushions and coffee tables in order to function effectively - another fact.
If you are a regular visitor to SISJ you will probably recognise the tray above, at least its basic structure! This week I added my new favourite Aesop hand cream (orange rind, pink grapefruit & lemon rind), some vibrant flowers and a new candle from Meizai.
I will see you back here in approx. seven days when this changes ;) #happywifehappylife

Monday, August 19, 2013

My green start to the week >

my green start to the week : d e t o x  s o u p .
I am very proud of my latest discovery > Mary McCarthy's soup from The Leaf Store in Elwood, Melbourne. This soup is absolutely delicious and super nutritious.
The only downside (there's always one!), is that it will set you back $15 for 1 x 750ml container. Clean living and eating is absolutely the way, but it ain't cheap! I get 3-4 full meals out of one container, working out at approx. $4.20 per meal - which isn't too bad when you break it down. The chili and turmeric are what make this soup! Enjoy!


mesh & leather go together!
My first piece of advice to you after reading this post title is... do not Google it! That is, unless, you have an open mind or can use the search functionality correctly ;)
For the SISJ week that was, this Mossman 'The Company You Keep Jacket' was one of my top picks. Mesh is an extremely versatile material and is tran-seasonal. This jacket is structured, yet relaxed in the sleeve. I am styling this with a casual tee and shorts.
SISJ DRESSED BY: Seagulls of St Kilda > @seagullsofstkilda

#quoteoftheday >


Sunday, August 18, 2013

There was no breakfast at Tiffany's... >

Dinner at SISJ's.
I am calling this A Z T E C - F R E N C H !
BREAKDOWN > these stunning glasses come with a matching jug from Frankie & Coco Lifestyle (Hampton), napkins from Leaf (Elwood), Riedel glasses from Mini-Max (Brighton), B&W coaster from Bed Bath & Table (Hampton - available in all stores)
P.S our first dinner party was a success! Phewww!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Danny Merx feat James McNally >
 Another Day  
I am so excited to finally share this amazing song and film clip with you! I was lucky enough to be offered the role of the lead female - it was an experience I will never forget. Enjoy!
Rokk Ebony, South Melbourne / Sophie Chan Andreassend (Stylist) / Kerry Tseros (MUA) / Nikola Komada / Beauty on Burke


BEHIND CLOSED DOORS > SISJ interior styling
Introducing the newest members of the SISJ family - my vintage-look perfume bottle & silver gallery tray from Frankie & Coco Lifestyle. I am so sad that my interior design journey is coming to an end, our new home is almost full! The great thing about coffee table trays is that you can continually update the contents - come to me candles and hand cream of the world!

@sheis_sarahjane /

GET THE LOOK: white-on-white >



Nothing says sophistication quite like an all-white ensemble. Inspired by 1940's fashion and the uber popular skort trend right now, I have styled this GET-THE-LOOK. One of my favourite eras of fashion were the 40's. To me they encapsulated a woman's poise, elegance and urbanity. This era featured strong feminine silhouettes and structured square shoulders - it's all about line and highlighting your assets.  

I am a big believer in 'less is more' when it comes to styling, particularly where the issue of how much skin is on show. It is important to be aware of your individual shape and what body part works for you. For me, I am most comfortable showing-off my legs. Growing up I competed at national level for Sports Aerobics, so I have always been self-conscious of my arms (we all have our own Achilles!). Do what works for you!

STYLING TIP: keep your accessories to a minimum - this outfit speaks for itself. A simple pair of studs, a watch and some metallic bracelets will complete the look >


JACKET: Mossman Clothing - available at Seagulls of St Kilda
SKORTS & BLOUSE: Seagulls of St Kilda - these are also available in black
 HAIR: Ray @ Rokk Ebony, South Melbourne
SHOES: The Krome, by Siren - available at Santini Shoes


DIY with SISJ >

My name is Sarah Jane and I am a plant murderer...
Yes, you read that correctly. I am known to local bayside nurseries as the girl who can't keep herbs alive for more than three weeks! However, now that we have moved into our beautiful new home I thought it was about time I grew up. After many hours spent scrolling through Pinterest I decided on the succulent/cacti look. Our home is quite modern with a hint of French provincial styling. These plants are low maintenance and look FABULOUS!
Succulents come from the dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, semi-desert, and desert. High temperatures and low precipitation force these plants to collect and store water to survive long dry periods (aka my backyard!). Succulents are often referred to as epiphytes - "air plants" - as they have limited or no contact with the ground, and are dependent on their ability to store water and gain nutrients - YAY!
The photos I have included are the final product of my gardening adventures last weekend. The two pots are from a wholesaler in Williamstown (Pots Direct) and the plants are from Gill's Nursery & Landscape Design in Cheltenham. Each succulent was $5 each, plus the potting mix and two pots, it came to a total of about $250. I cannot stress enough, when it comes to pots and plants (especially if you are purchasing in bulk) to research wholesalers - the prices are significantly cheaper and there is often more variety as they are stocking all the retail outlets.
If you have any questions, please contact me at


Some wise words >

It's pretty simple - BE NICE!
#quoteoftheday #karma #smallworld


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SISJ OOTD - featuring, Seagulls of St Kilda, Santini Shoes & MJ >

< sisj OOTD >  
.neon bomber jacket, homie white tee, leather shorts, santini shoes (tony bianco) & marc jacobs watch.


This is how I roll >

I am quite proud of my table styling from the ladies who lunch soirée I hosted over the weekend! The next time I entertain I will double the amount of vases/flowers to really bulk out the table runner. For all product info, email me at or leave a comment. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

We all need to get from A to B, so do it in style!

These shoes were made for more than walking!
The Krome shoe, by Siren - Santini Shoes
To all those who are afraid of the ankle strap, I will put your fears to bed right now! The strap on this style sits at a height on the leg that is extremely flattering both to your foot and your ankle. From someone with athletic dancer legs, this was a concern for me initially. However, once I got these babies on, there was no turning back! They are simply stunning.

Pretty in Pink for Spring 13 >

COLOUR & TEXTURE INSPIRING ME > SPRING 13: It's all about sorbet pastels, metallic shine and being pretty in pink this season.

WHAT I AM WEARING: Kookai felt hat, Sportsgirl blouse, Thurley Guilded Baroque Skorts, Santini shoes (Siren), Witchery clutch & bracelets and ASOS sunglasses.