Saturday, 21 February 2015

spend or save?





 
I am the first to admit that when it comes to saving, I'm no pro. Saving sounds easier than it looks in reality. 

It's that time of the year where new season looks and trends start to launch online and in store. When you're trying to save up for something, whether it be an investment piece or other, this can be quite distracting and set you off track in an instant. So just how do you stay on track then?

I don't have any fast-fix solutions. However, what I can offer you are some tips which may help to keep you focused. 

My first tip is to keep clippings of what you're saving up for on your fridge or inspiration board or pin on Pinterest. Every day or so, take a good look at the image. This will reaffirm your desire to continue to save for the item in question so that you're less likely to give into other temptations.

Another tip is to just buy the things you need, aka the things you run out of, in so far as skincare and beauty products and anything else inbetween which you simply CANNOT live without. 

My final tip is to work out how many items you have purchased recently which you really could have lived without. Then use a calculator and simply add up how much money you have spent on these items that you didn't need. You may find you would could have had enough money to purchase the item you're saving up for. 

Recently, I have made the decision to save instead of spend. Although there will definitely be other temptations along the way, I will put my own tips to good use to keep my eyes on the prize.

So can you guess what I have finally made up my mind to save up for? OK, I'll be nice and give you a little hint. The item I am saving up for was worn by my style icon, Audrey Hepburn in the iconic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

If you have any tips for saving, please add them to my comment section below. The more tips to keep us on track, the better I say!

Enjoy your week!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

images Google 
rareaudreyhepburn.com

Monday, 2 February 2015

Breakfast at Tiffany's














Breakfast at Tiffany's is my favourite movie starring Hollywood's greatest style icons and multi-award winning actress, Audrey Hepburn. So, one morning, when my husband and I took a trip into Tiffany's in the city, it filled me with great nostalgia. With just one step into Tiffany and Co, Collins Street Melbourne, you get a sense of being transported back into time. Without, of course, an LBD, croissant and coffee! 

I was in search for the perfect pair of earrings that I could wear every day, for both day and night. My first choice was a lovely pair of T & Co 1837 circle diamond earrings in 18ct gold. However, once I tried these on, they just didn't suit me, so we ended up perusing the diamond section. For years, I have dreamed of owning a pair of Tiffany diamond earrings.

The sales consultant was amazing and incredibly helpful. After trying on several pairs of earrings, I found the perfect ones! It was really very exciting!

I chose a pair of diamond earrings set in platinum and the sales consultant informed us that Tiffany & Co choose to set their diamonds in platinum, as it is the best precious metal for bringing out the true beauty of a diamond. 


Have you been into a Tiffany & Co store recently? If so, what caught your eye?

Enjoy your week!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Outfit details

Skirt/Blouse:Burberry London

Heels: Bally Switzerland

Handbag: Miu Miu 

bracelet: Pandora 14ct charm

(Bottom picture: Singlet: Ralph Lauren)

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Rewind to NYE 2014

















For the past couple of years, my husband and I have enjoyed spending New Year's Eve with family and friends, but this year, we decided to celebrate with "just the two of us". We went to a beautiful restaurant called Clover Cottage which is located in Berwick. The ambiance, service and food was impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to you and we will definitely be returning there ourselves, sometime in the future.

Between the scrumptious appetizer, exquisite entree, scrumptious soup, delicious carvery and mouth-watering desserts, top-shelf G.H MUMM french champagne and a Fluffy Duck cocktail, this by far was one of the more memorable New Year's Eve I have ever had. 

I wore a dress by Australian designer, Ellery, winner of the 2014 Elle Style Awards Designer of the Year Award.  The fabrics used in the dress is a blend of silk/satin and feels absolutely divine. I love the silhouette and drape and the fact there are also pockets. So chic!

This dress was a Christmas gift from my husband and was purchased at one of my favourite boutiques, Paloma Bleu. Paloma Bleu stock a wide variety of Australian and New Zealand designers, such as cashmere label, Banjo & Matilda, Bec & Bridge, Camilla and Marc and Karen Walker along with a few other international labels, such as Parisian label, Majestic and New York label, Equipment. 

How did you ring in the New Year and, most importantly, what did you wear?

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Outfit details
Dress: Ellery
Heels: Repetto Paris 
Handbag: Louis Vuitton Alma in monogram
Bracelet: Pandora 14ct gold  
Ring: Tiffany & Co Elsa Perreti 18ct gold with diamonds

Friday, 9 January 2015

Christmas Day 2014






I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already. I always love this special time of the year. It's so wonderful to catch up with family and friends over beautiful cuisine and refreshments. I also love giving gifts, especially wrapping them with coordinating papers, ribbons and gift cards. 

On Christmas Day, I wore my new Burberry London silk bow blouse, which was a Christmas gift I purchased for myself from Chadstone, the Fashion Capital. I paired this blouse with my navy Burberry London A-line skirt and nude heels by Paris label, Repetto. 

My husband and I enjoyed spending time with our mothers on Christmas Day and enjoyed a beautiful selection of traditional Christmas fare, which had been prepared by my mother-in-law. I even managed to fit in some delicious gluten-free pudding, brandy sauce, custard and ice-cream too! It's something I look forward to every Christmas.

What did you do for Christmas, and more importantly, what did you wear?

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Outfit details
Skirt & Blouse: Burberry London
Shoes: Repetto Paris






Monday, 29 December 2014

Zimmerman












Australia is home to some of the world's most coveted designer labels. A label that is world renowned for its beautiful ready-to-wear, resort and swimwear collections is none other than Australian label, Zimmerman.

The talent behind Australia's most successful Australian label is sister duo, Nicky and Simone Zimmerman. Since its inception, in 1991, Zimmerman boasts 14 stand alone boutiques, as well as two concept stores in New York and another located in California. 

Zimmerman use of high-quality fabrics in the manufacturing of their stunning creations, makes them one of the most luxurious, sought after labels available today. From silk/cotton blends, embroidery lace and the most chic swimwear, Zimmerman has proven to be right at the forefront of the fashion frontier.

My absolute favourite look of all time has always been Zimmerman's day dresses, which are crafted from the most divine embroidery lace imaginable. Is it any wonder there is a loyal following with top models, fashionistas, celebrities and royalty, such as the Duchess of Cambridge?


Check out my edit from the new Resort Ready to Wear collections for 2015.  I'll let you be the judge.

Yours in style,

Suzi x 

Images thanks to Zimmerman xx
 

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