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. 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



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