Saturday, 29 November 2014

In the navy



 

 
 
Tonight, we are catching up with old friends for dinner at a quaint Thai restaurant. After a little bit of deliberating, I decided to wear this navy Karen Walker bow dress because it's quite a warm evening here in Melbourne. I love the fact the dress has no sleeves, yet comes down to the knees. It's quite a demure style, but allows enough skin to be on show. It's also very feminine and classy; my choice for an evening out with friends.

While I was getting ready, I also managed a quick manicure and pedicure using the OPI nude shade Barefoot in Barcelona.

What is your preferred outfit for a night out with friends?

Please leave your comments below. 

Yours in style,

Suzi x


Karen Walker dress
Repetto Paris patent leather wedge booties
Tiffany ring
Pandora charm bracelet in 14ct gold
Miu Miu handbag

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Audrey Style: Pretty Dresses for Spring


 
 
  

 




It's Springtime here in my hometown, Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne has a reputation of having four seasons in one day. It's true and I really like it! Lately, though it's been feeling a lot more like Summer, with days,  in the low 30s in the middle of Spring! Bazaar, isn't it?

Whenever I think of Springtime,  I always think of pretty dresses. Of course, pretty dresses do not have to be limited to just the one season! There's something about a pretty dress that makes you feel so wonderfully feminine and elegant.

I find inspiration in the dresses Audrey Hepburn wore, in both her movies and off set. From couture gowns designed by Givenchy, to more classic styles, Audrey wore these dresses like nobody else. The styles are classic and timeless, so remain as stylish as they were back then.

Audrey is the epitome of elegance and prettiness.

Here is a collection of my all time favourite dresses from the Audrey archives. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Which is your favourite?

Yours in style,

Suzi x

images courtesy of google.com



Sunday, 16 November 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas







Yesterday, I picked up my Christmas present to myself from Burberry. Intially. I never really intended upon getting myself anything, but knew I wanted something new to wear for Christmas Day. After I picked up my garment, I decided it would go under the Christmas tree for me to open on Christmas Day.

I ordered my Christmas present online as it was not available in store. I don't really have an issue with this because it's a simple process to follow. Delivery is free and returns are a cinch. I always choose the option of collect-in-store. The professional and friendly staff at Burberry are always efficient in finding my order and are so helpful when it comes to trying on the garment and making my final choice as to whether or not it the right fit and style. I purchased my Burberry Prorsum cashmere sweater in the exact same way. I absolutely love this sweater and am so glad I made the choice to order it online.

While I was at Chadstone, I stopped into Tiffany & Co to get my new Elsa Peretti diamond ring cleaned. The lovely assistant in the diamond area of Tiffany's recommended to have my ring cleaned every 2-3 months. They use an ultrasonic cleaner and give the ring a good polish. It was also suggested that I get a buff & polish every 2 years, which will cost a reasonable $75.00.

I'm really looking forward to showing you my gift from Burberry. Keep your eyes peeled on my blog for future updates later on in December. 

Are you considering buying yourself a gift to place under your Christmas tree? I'd love to hear all about it! 

Yours in style,

Suzi x

I'm wearing:
Burberry London skirt
Repetto Paris patent leather wedge booties
Ralph Lauren Black Label cashmere/silk sweater (not pictured)
Louis Vuitton Alma handbag in Monogram




Saturday, 1 November 2014

Burberry London




One of my favourite international high-end designers is Burberry London. Burberry London's garments are made from superior quality, using the most divine of fabrics, including luxurious silks and cashmere. I will keep coming back to Burberry London because of this. Their garments are, put simply, beautiful!

What I have my eye on this month, is the 100% silk pleat and bow tunic shirt in the colour military navy. It features a demure bow at the neck and feminine pleats running vertically down the centre panel at the front of the garment. I like the snap closure and button features as it means you can create more of casual look as well. Versatility is the key in making the most of your wardrobe. The more looks created from one garment, the better for you (and your pocket too).

This stunning silk tunic shirt would be the perfect partner to my Burberry London navy skirt as featured in a previous blog post (click here to see).

Remember, the key to investment dressing is that it's not about how many garments you own but rather, how much wear you get out of these garments!

Save, save, save and reap the rewards of a functional wardrobe.

Yours in style, 

Suzi x









Sunday, 12 October 2014

karen walker resort 2014

I am excited that Sean and I are going to be celebrating our wedding anniversary soon, so I have been dropping subtle hints here and there as to what I might like as a gift. Although I love surprises, I also love choosing something special. 

I always feel fabulous whenever I put on one of my Karen Walker dresses, so I decided to go online to check out her new resort collection to see if I could find myself something special. 

I must say, this collection is fabulous! The dresses in particular come in both monochrome and Karen Walkers signature prints. Here's my top five pics from the collection.







Even though I am an advocate for the LBD, I choose navy over black more often, as I find black a little too severe on my skin tone. In my opinion, navy is both feminine and chic. I think it's rather wonderful that Karen Walker has continued to include navy in every collection she does. 

My favourite look is the court dress in navy, which is look 3. 

What's your favourite?

Yours in style,

Suzi x

images karenwalker.com xx

Friday, 26 September 2014

Longer lengths

After having had my hair cut at my shoulders a year or two ago, I have been desperately trying to grow it longer again. I credit Marie and Emma from Toni & Guy in Brighton for helping me along the way, with their expertise and precision in colour,cut & style. When I took these photos, I realised how long my hair has actually grown! 








I guess as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait!!

My first week of holidays have been so productive with Spring cleaning and gardening. It feels fabulous to accomplish so much in such little time.

I am really looking forward to Saturday's AFL Grand Final with our team, Hawthorn, playing against Sydney Swans. Admittedly, I am feeling a tad nervous. I'll be barracking hard as we watch the game in the comfort of our lounge room. Go Hawks!

Until next time, stay stylish,

Yours in style,

Suzi x

 
I'm wearing:
Sambag cashmere hoodie


 


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Investment shopping

With every item I consider purchasing, I ask myself whether or not it is going to be a good investment, how many times I intend to wear it, what else it matches in my current wardrobe and finally, whether or not it is a classic, timeless piece. Of course, I do not always stick to classics as such, but the majority of the time, my investment pieces are timeless in nature. 

My advice to those of you wanting to invest in an item of clothing is to buy the very best quality you can afford. It is better to save and buy a garment which will stand the test of time and look fabulous in years to come, than it is to buy several garments of a lower quality.

Another tip is to choose a garment in a classic style so that you can wear it season after season, regardless of what is on-trend. Classic styles include white collared shirts, tailored jackets, cashmere sweaters, a-line skirts, tailored pants, dark denim jeans and of course, the little black dress. Every girl needs at least one of those in their closet! Think Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. 




  
Sale time offers consumers the perfect opportunity to purchase classic pieces at cheaper price points. However, if  your size is on high demand, I suggest getting to the sales as soon as they start in order to avoid disappointment. Eye off pieces you love at the beginning of each season and watch out for when they go on sale. Major department stores, offer sales at different times during the year and you may be able to get your hands on a great classic price at half the regular asking price.

Many boutiques and designers also offer discounts, both online and in-store. These sales usually occur at the end of each season to make way for new stock, so keep your eyes open for sales. Signing up to customer databases allows you to keep better informed of up-coming sales, including VIP nights.   

Have you got any tips regarding investment dressing? I'd love to hear yours as one can never have too many ideas.

Yours in style

Suzi x 

Images:
hepburntribute.com
google images