Saturday, 5 April 2014

Style Icon

Style icon: someone who inspires you to dress the way you do.

I cannot think of anybody else who has inspired me as much as my style icon, Audrey Hepburn. It's her classic style that I love the most. 

Looking at photographs of Audrey, these could be images from today. Classic style never fades. It's always in fashion. 

Items such as an LBD, man's white shirt, Breton tops, ballet flats, scarves, trench coats, are items which are timeless. Every fashionista needs to have classics like these, which form the basis of their closet.












I have quite a few classics I turn to time and time again. My white shirts are just one example of items of clothing that are on constant rotation in my closet, along with my cashmere sweaters, which I admit to having an extensive collection. Let me know if you're interested in seeing this collection and I'll do a blog post for you. x

Who is your style icon and how do they inspire you? 

Well, I'm finally on two weeks break and look forward to relaxing. It was a very hectic term with my students and I am in need of some well-earned R&R. I'm looking forward to sleeping in the most!

Enjoy your weekend!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

images: Google

Friday, 28 March 2014

Classic Style

Investing in classics is my style philosophy. Over the years, I have made several fashion faux pas. Not any more. 

So what is classic style? The Oxford dictionary sums it up quite well, "classic: (Of a garment or design) of a simple, elegant style not greatly subject to changes in fashion: this classic navy blazer."

Whenever I invest in a classic garment,it's reassuring to know that it will be a garment which I can rely on time and time again, despite the ever-changing trends in fashion. It's a stayer, both reliable and functional. 

On the top of my list of classics is the cashmere sweater. Cashmere is ten times warmer than wool and doesn't have the itch factor which is a characteristic of wool. It is soft to the touch and luxurious to wear.



  
After doing a check of the classics I have and still need, I realised that I didn't own a classic black crew neck long-sleeved sweater. I have my eye on the Ralph Lauren Black Label cable knit sweater, as pictured on Taylor Swift. I know I cannot go wrong with this choice. 

Would you rather invest in classics?

I cannot wait to get my hair done tomorrow! What are you up to?

Yours in style,
Suzi x

images c/o google.com






Monday, 10 March 2014

Long Weekend

I really do love weekends! Saturday is usually my day for running errands and Sunday is more of a day where I can put up my feet and relax. This weekend, however, I have a long weekend! It's the Labour Day public holiday on Monday. Yippee! Excuse me, while I do a happy dance around the lounge room.

First thing Saturday morning, I paid a visit to my hairdressers for a fringe trim. It grows like crazy, so to maintain it, I pay a visit every two weeks.  

I felt like wearing a dress that wasn't too hot or cold, so chose this beautiful Karen Walker silk dress. Our weather has been cooler in the mornings of late. This Karen Walker dress feels very vintage-inspired to me, with the cut and drape of the fabric, even down to the print.





I'm looking forward to going into the city on Sunday with my husband. While we're there, I'm hoping to purchase a new pair of knee high Winter boots. We'll go out for lunch somewhere too.  

If you like, you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too. 

Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

Yours in style,

Suzi x 

Wearing Karen Walker dress



Saturday, 22 February 2014

Me & Missoni


Makes a girl smile her biggest smile,
Makes her wonder a little while,
Of all the things that make her life complete. 
Missoni, 
you sure are life's little treat!

Love, love, love my new Missoni dress! The design, the fit, the style, the way it makes me feel. It really is the perfect dress. Enough said.

 
 

 


Hubby and I celebrated a belated Valentine's Day dinner this evening at a Greek tavern in Hampton. Of course, it was the perfect excuse to wear my new Missoni dress! We couldn't go out on the 14th as we had to look after our beloved pooch, Scruffy, who had an operation to remove bladder stones. Poor pup! Needless to say, he's going really well and is on the mend. Thank God for that! 

Wishing you a wonderfully stylish weekend!

Yours in style,

Suzi x
Dress: M Missoni
Heels (not shown): Repetto

Saturday, 8 February 2014

plaid

I have such a soft spot for anything plaid, mainly skirts and dresses. The king of plaid was the late and legendary Lee Alexander McQueen himself, who had a penchant for plaid as well.

It's so wonderful that Alexander's legacy has been able to continue with Sarah Burton, appointed head designer of the brand back in May, 2010. Such big shoes to fill in my opinion, which I believe she has done to an extent. With due respect, of course, Alexander remains irreplaceable.

Sarah has achieved many awards, amongst her most significant, an O.B (Order for the British Empire), awarded in June, 2012. Just what did she do to be awarded such an honorable accolade? Sarah Burton has made such an impression on the British fashion industry and this has lead to her being recognised for her vital contribution. I'm certain Alexander McQueen would be most proud. 

Please enjoy these images of my favourite looks from the MCQ collections of Alexander McQueen.







I hope you have been enjoying your weekend.
Life is extremely busy for me right now since I am back working full time, teaching Year 1 children. It's really nice to have the best of both worlds, with my day job and writing to you here on the blog. I am truly grateful for all of your support!

Don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too. 

Yours in style,

Suzi x
 

Images thanks to Alexander McQueen.com & netaporter.com


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Missoni


Anyone who is into fashion knows all about Missoni.  Missoni pride themselves as being a high-end luxury Italian designer, world renowned for their divine colourful zig-zag patterned garments. A-listers, celebs and fashionistas alike, croon over Missoni's new collections as they make their way down the runway each season.

With that in mind, if it were possible to live in just one garment, I would choose to wear my new Missoni dress, from the M Missoni fall 2013 collection. It's hands down, my most treasured piece in my wardrobe.


What's your most treasured piece in your wardrobe? Please leave a comment telling me all about it! I love receiving comments from you.  

Wishing those of you living in Australia, a very happy Australia Day for tomorrow, 26th January. We'll be enjoying a traditional BBQ lunch with friends which we're really looking forward to. What are your plans?

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and instagram. 

Yours in style,
Suzi x


image from missoni www.m-missoni.com with thanks x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

2014

Happy New year to you, beautiful people. Can you believe that we're into the middle of January already? It feels like it was just yesterday when we were out celebrating New Year's.

New Year's Eve has always been a rather special time of the year for me and because of this, I always make sure I wear something that makes me feel fabulous. When I spotted this gorgeous coral number at Diva Scandinavia, I knew it would be perfect for a night of celebrations. 








Nights here in Melbourne can get a little cool, so I found the perfect little black jacket, or LBJ, to pop on when I start to feel the chill. I've worn it with other dresses so it's proving to be an incredibly versatile piece. You may wish to add one to your list of 'must haves', if you haven't done so already.

These holidays are slowly coming to an end for me. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings. Here's hoping it's filled with many wonderful moments and I wish the same for you.

I look forward to keeping in touch with you during the year on my blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Yours in style,
 
Suzi x


Dress: Filippa K
Jacket : Perri Cutten
Heels: Repetto