Saturday, 18 April 2015

pop of colour





I'm often seen dressed in black, navy and grey, but sometimes, I feel like wearing a pop of colour. These pants are a favourite of mine. I love the fact they're mustard and the fact the print is subtle. Just perfect for petites like me!

Although I prefer wearing skirts and dresses, these pants are super comfy. Maxmara really know how to tailor their clothing to suit a woman's silhouette. I think I may just have to buy another pair...

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Maxmara pants
Ralph Lauren Black Label silk cashmere sweater
Bally heels


Monday, 6 April 2015

cashmere addict












Some people say they are addicted to shoes, I myself am addicted to cashmere. My sweater drawer is overflowing with cashmere now and I have needed to start using a second one! 

During Autumn, I start planning out my Winter wardrobe in order to ensure that I have enough warm clothes to see me through the colder months. While doing my edit, I noticed there was a gap in the number of crew neck sweaters I own, so have been on the lookout ever since. Recently, I found a suitable cashmere sweater that ticked all of the boxes for me at Burberry London, Chadstone. 

Burberry uses beautiful quality cashmere yarn in the manufacturing of their sweaters. I own another cashmere sweater from the Prorsum line, which I purchased about a year ago. I adore grey, from  just have the lightest heather greys to the deepest of charcoals. It's chic and works effortlessly with a wide range of colours. 

I am now well prepared for the cooler weather and from the way our weather has been looking lately, I may just have to wear my cashmere sooner than I first anticipated! 

I've had a very relaxing Easter weekend with family and friends. I hope you've enjoyed yours too!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Friday, 3 April 2015

layered up







It's Autumn in Australia so the weather is becoming progressively cooler. A typical Autumn day usually starts off really cold and by the middle of the day, becomes substantially warm. So just how do you dress to the suit these changes in the weather?

The answer is quite simple really. Dress in layers! As a fellow Melburnian, I am used to having to add and remove my layers according to the changes in temperatures throughout the day. 

What I love about layering is the fact you can get a lot more wear out of your Spring/Summer clothing by simply adding layers either over or under the garment, just like I've done here with my favourite Zimmermann dress. I've added a silk/cashmere sweater underneath for warmth. I could also add a leather jacket over this ensemble for Winter days. It's kind of like shopping in your own closet, creating new looks! Double bonus!

Wishing you a beautiful Easter with family and friends. Hope the Easter bunny spoils you with lots of chocolate eggs!

Yours in style
Suzi x

Dress - Zimmermann
Sweater - Ralph Lauren Black Label
Boots (not pictured) - Fendi




Saturday, 7 March 2015

life + family + love = blessed








Do you know how many times I have counted my blessings lately? Many a time. Whereas once I would have taken life for granted, now I see things with a different set of eyes and a fresh perspective. It's so important to be thankful for the simple things in life.

Tonight we celebrated life for no good reason just 'because', with myself, my husband and my mother at our home. Who needs a special occasion to celebrate? Life is a celebration and we should be happy that we are a part of it.

For our dinner, I cooked some roast vegies and my husband cooked a lovely succulent rack of lamb.
We make a great team. Not one of us feels the other does too much or too little. (Another reason I am blessed) We drank French champagne and said a cheers to this wonderful life.

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend and for those of you in Australia, a wonderful long weekend.

Yours in style,

Suzi x


Dress: Karen Walker
Coasters:Orla Kiely Home
Candle: ECOYA
Champagne: Bollinger @ Dan Murphy's
Salt and Pepper Mills: Ferrari

Monday, 2 March 2015

Zimmermann








I ordered this stunning Zimmermann dress online after seeing the lack of Summer dresses in my closet. What I love about this dress is the broidery lace. It's absolutely exquisite. Whenever I wear it, I feel beautiful and, as far as I'm concerned, if a garment makes you feel that good, you know you're onto something very special indeed!

Wishing you a wonderful week. I am hanging out for the long weekend!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

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)