Sunday, 20 July 2014

Luxury online shopping

I'm no stranger when it comes to shopping for designer clothing online. I have to admit that I still enjoy browsing in stores, although the ease and convenience of buying online is something which continues to attract, not only myself, but millions of people every day. Adding an item to the shopping basket is as easy as a click of a mouse.

Net-A Porter is the 'world's premier online luxury fashion destination' 1. Net-a-Porter first opened by founder, Natalie Massenet, 14 years ago, back in the year 2000. Since then, it has remained one of the best online shopping destinations for high-end designer women's clothing and is it any wonder. Their packaging and customer service is faultless.



While browsing Net-a-porter recently, I found the most adorable navy cotton-silk blend skirt by high-end designer Burberry London. Luckily, my size was still available, although marked 'low in stock', and with one simple click, the skirt was added to my shopping cart. 


I was happy to discover that shipping was complimentary and the item in question was shipped quickly and received at my end within the specified time. Once I held the box in my red hot little hands, I couldn't wait to open it. Inside the normal brown cardboard box, was the most chic, matte black box, embossed with 'Net-a-Porter' and wrapped with a stunning black and white ribbon. 

On opening the box, I was surprised to see a cute, little gift bag, containing a measurement guide and tape, which will be utilised during my next purchase. Underneath the gift bag, was my gorgeous new Burberry skirt. The sizing, colour and style was as described on the garment specifications. 







After trying on the garment, I was elated to find that it fits me perfectly! I credit Net-a-Porter for including the garment's measurements on their website. I only wish more online sites would follow suit, as knowing the actual sizing at the time of purchase, takes away the doubt associated with not being able to actually try the garment on.

Net-a-porter can add yet another satisfied cutomer to their list.

I'm looking forward to showing you the numerous ways I can style my Burberry London skirt in future posts.

Well, as you know, holidays have come and gone and I am now back at work teaching. This weekend has been relaxing so far, which has meant I can recharge my batteries in preparation for yet another busy week. 

Take care until next time!

Yours in style,

Suzi x



1. Quote taken from net-a-porter.com
thanks to net-a-porter.com for edit image & garment image

Saturday, 5 July 2014

This week's designer in focus: Ralph Lauren

This week's designer in focus is American designer, Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren began designing for men only, back as early as 1968 and worked for his own label, Polo Fashions. Ralph Lauren later branched into women's fashion and is wasn't until much later that Polo fashions became a public company in 1997, trading as Polo Ralph Lauren, as it is known today.


Ralph Lauren have several labels, so for those of you new to this designer, it can be a little bit overwhelming. I will share three of my preferred labels with you.

The Blue Label collection is perhaps the more affordable of the ranges. The label is renowned for the famous multi-coloured polo shirts, sporting the famous polo player in contrasting colours. The Blue Label collection is my go-to label for classic pieces, especially classic button-down shirts, which I wear to work.


The Black Label Collection is my favourite label for special pieces to be worn after five. In particular, I am a huge fan of the cashmere from this collection. It is exquisite.

  
Last of all, the "creme de la creme" of Ralph Lauren is the Purple Label or as it is more recently referred to as the Ralph Lauren Collection, which offers evening wear in the most sumptuous of fabrics. These garments are to die for.



I have to say Ralph Lauren is still high on my list of preferred designers as the garments do stand the test of time, are sophisticated and classic, three vital components of having a wearable, workable closet. 

Until next time, 
stay stylish!

Yours in style,
Suzi x 

images care of Ralph Lauren (c/o Google images)








Friday, 20 June 2014

Cashmere Princess

If there were such thing as a Cashmere Princess, I would be it. Cashmere is my absolute obsession. I would wear it 24/7 if I could and I pretty much do.

The creme de la creme of cashmere is milled in Scotland. Burberry is one design house who prides themselves in offering garments made from Scottish yarn. Their sweaters are also manufactured in Italy, a country renowned for its superb craftsmanship. 

The new Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2014 collection consists of my new guernsey detail sweater in classic colours (click here to view). The sweater featured also in Burberry Prorsum's Spring/Summer collection as well in classic and brights.

What has caught my eye in the new collection is this cashmere and silk sweater in  mid-grey melange tones. It is a more fitted style and I am after a sweater that can be tucked into skirts. This would be perfect. 



Well, report-writing time is officially over. Now for the parent/teacher interviews next week. Next Friday marks the end of term two and I cannot wait to stop to smell the roses. I will be on holidays officially after this time for two weeks. After all the hard work of the term, I sure do deserve a break!

Hope you've been well. Stay stylish.

Yours in style,
Suzi x

images burberry.com


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Burberry Prorsum Guernsey Detail Cashmere Sweater










After completing my, 'What's missing in my closet?" checklist, I decided it was time to update my cashmere sweater collection. 

I own one cashmere sweater from Pringle Scotland and love the way this cashmere feels. It was without hesitation that I decided to place an order for a sweater made from Scottish yarn, from the new Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 collection. I felt certain that I would be receiving something very special.

My garment of choice was the guernsey detail cashmere sweater in the colour grey melange. I love the guernsey detailing and the wide bands on the hips and cuffs. The cashmere is buttery soft and feels so luxurious against the skin.

I was excited to pick up my sweater today from Burberry Chadstone. I cannot wait to wear it and know I will continue to do so for many years to come.

Well, it's report writing time for me at present, and I can tell you that, although it is part of my job as a primary teacher, it is quite an arduous, time-consuming task. I'm sure I'll get through it though and look forward to having more leisure time again. Wish me luck!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Sweater: As detailed in this post
Jeans: Habitual
Heels: Bally






 







Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014

I adore the new Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The Scottish-milled cashmere sweaters, cardigans and coats, paired with delicate lace dresses and pencil skirts in sorbet colours is pure sophistication, chic and elegance. 
 











For those of you who have been following my blog for some time, you will know all about my love affair for cashmere. The most beautiful cashmere is milled in Scotland, where only the best, finest cashmere is used.  

With that being said, my favourite pieces from the Burberry Prorsum collection have to be the sumptuous cashmere sweaters, cardigans and coats. If I could have one of each, I wouldn't hesitate.

How has your week been so far? Hope it's been fabulous! Mine has been so busy and I'm looking forward to the weekend, even though I'll be working on my student reports. Lucky me!

Keep in touch!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Audrey turns 85










Audrey Hepburn was to turn 85 today, the 4th May, 2014.

So today, we remember Audrey as being the incredibly charming, graceful & elegant woman she was known for. A woman who was not only known as a style icon, wife, mother, animal lover and Hollywood starlet, but most importantly, a dedicated humanitarian.

To me, style not only encompasses what you choose to wear, but transcends to who we are as people, how we live and treat those around us.

I thank Audrey Hepburn for being not only a style inspiration to me but most importantly, for being a example of a kind and loving person.


Happy 85th birthday Audrey!

Enjoy your weekend beautiful people.

Yours in style

Suzi x

Images from Google with thanks x

Monday, 21 April 2014

LBD with a twist


 
 

 
  
 

I love Melbourne, not only is it the place I call home, it is also home to some of Australia's most talented designers.

This LBD is by the Melbourne label, Very Very I actually didn't buy it in Melbourne though. I found it in a quaint vintage style boutique in Bairnsdale, of all places. 

I love the cute buttons which feature on the faux pockets and on the left shoulder. These accents give the dress a rather mod feel.

The sleeveless shirt I am wearing underneath is by Melbourne designer, Jolet. It's silk and has a digital print of a beach sunset. I have worn it in a few different ways on the blog. See here and here. I adore the collar with its nude pastel tone and thought it would look sweet underneath my dress.

Well, my holidays are almost over. I've thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doing the things I don't usually have the time to do when I'm working. Oh and relaxing! I did plenty of that too, so I'm feeling re-energised and ready for a busy term of teaching. Boy, am I going to miss my sleep-ins!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Yours in style,

Suzi x 

Dress: Very Very
Shirt: Jolet
Shoes: Repetto