This week I took 5 with the lovely Kylie @kyliesmart_
Mumma of two, creative that lives in the sunshine state on the Gold Coast.
Cocktails & cake, a dreamy morning with Kylie & Lauren
Content creation shot by Lauren @claydo_
Styled by Lauren & Kylie
Where are you from & where are you now?
I am from Port Macquarie in NSW and have been living on the Gold Coast for 15 years
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Who & what inspires you the most?
All women, seeing strong women stand up for what they believe in. Since becoming a mum to two little cherubs, i admire seeing how they juggle everything between kids, career, social life and the never ending house work! Seeing women supporting women is just the best
Describe your style?
It is a mix between polished street style and effortless neutral vibes depending on whether i am hitting the beach or having cocktails with the girls.
What's your daily grind?
Starts with coffee, always! Get the kids ready and out the door we go. I always make sure we get outside for fresh air and movement, usually heading to the beach. At the moment i am on maternity leave (i have worked for Lovisa for 10+ years - Head of Learning & Talent Development) so I am able to enjoy the slow pace and family time.
How do you balance work, life & being a Mother?
It is a juggle! Women (and dads) are amazing, some how we find a way to make it all happen. Also starting my day before the kids are awake helps. I also have a wonderful husband who is also really hands on with our kids. It is true when you hear people say that it takes a tribe to raise children, we all lean on each other. I remember when i had my first baby i had this overwhelming feeling how would i be able to be a present mum, juggle career and life in general but somehow you find a way.
Favourite thing about being a Mum?
The cuddles, kisses and seeing the stars they have in their eyes. Also that i get to be a big kid with them!
Favourite place in the whole world?
Definitely the Maldives! Have been lucky enough to visit there twice.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Be kind, always.
Say yes to opportunities, you never know where it is going to take you short term or long term.
How do you edit your photos?
I use the app Lightroom. My vibe is definitely light and bright tones.
Favourite häll störe piece from the new 'Wildflöwer' collection?
The Etta short and Capri dress shirt in lilac linen