Saturday, 19 March 2016

M Missoni

My husband found this M Missoni dress hanging on the racks at Myer, Melbourne. Luckily it was in my size; IT 38 (Italian sizing). Every time I wear this dress, it makes me feel amazing. If a garment can make you feel that good, it's a keeper, as far as I'm concerned. That's why I firmly believe in investment dressing. I can honestly see myself wearing this dress in years to come.

Yours in style

Suzi x

M Missoni dress
Repetto ballet heels
Converse sneakers

Saturday, 5 March 2016

new lengths

After years of growing my hair, I finally got the chop and it feels absolutely amazing. I cannot remember the last time my hair felt this healthy. 

How do you like my new look?

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Finding peace

It's taken me some time to readjust to the busyness of full time teaching after such a long break over Christmas. It seems there is not much time to do anything, let alone blog, which admittedly I have missed. 

The place I retreat to when life gets crazy is the ocean. This is where I feel most complete. I don't really know why or how, it just feels right. 

For me, nothing beats the tranquility of the ocean, the sounds of the waves rolling in and out, of birds flying overhead, walks along the sand, hair tussled by the ocean breeze. The feeling of sand between my toes, paddling in warm rock pools, collecting shells along the shore. Nothing on earth feels as good as it does when I am at this place.

I know the ocean will be waiting for me whenever I need to take time out, to find the peace amidst the hustle and bustle.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 

Keep in touch.  

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Melbourne Cup Day 2015

Lately, work has been taking up a lot of my spare time. It is the busiest time for teachers with end of year testing and report writing. Now that I have almost finished my reports,I will have more time to dedicate to my blog.

This year, Melbourne Cup was spent at home, with my husband and mum. As the occasion was fairly low key, I opted for my M Missoni dress. This dress has been a fabulous investment and has already paid for itself as far as cost per wear goes. These Bally patent pumps are my most comfortable heels, perfect for a relaxing afternoon.

After the race, we retreated to our tropical garden and enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea with macaroons which I purchased from La Belle Miete, Chadstone.   

Unfortunately, we didn't back the winning horse, but we had a lot of fun watching the race!

What have you worn to the races? I'd love to see your outfit details, so please leave your link below.

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Dress: M Missoni
Pumps: Bally
Headpiece: Target 
Coasters: Orla Kiely

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Perfect LBD

One weekend, I went looking around the international designer section of Myer, when, all of a sudden, something made me stop dead in my tracks.

There hanging on a black, velvet, gold hanger was the most perfect LBD. The dress in question was designed by Giambattista Valli, Paris. It was made from the most luxurious silk and lined in floaty silk organza. There was a bow detailing the neckline and waist. Accents I adore.

I held my breath in anticipation. Would it fit? Being a petite size, it is incredibly difficult to find clothing with the right proportion, style and fit.

When I tried the dress on, I let out a sigh of relief. It fitted me perfectly, so much so that I wondered whether it had been made just for me. 

So I guess my quest of finding the perfect LBD is now over....well, for now anyway, that is until the next Giambattista Valli dress!  Just kidding!

Wishing you a beautiful week!

Yours in style

Suzi x

Giambattista Valli silk LBD
Repetto suede heels
Levante hosiery

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Shop like a Parisian

Is your closet full to the brim? Do you often say that you have nothing to wear but yet have clothes sitting in your closet, some of which still have tags attached? If you in fact answered 'yes' to both questions, it's time to start shopping like a Parisian!

A Parisian woman pays careful consideration to what she already has in her wardrobe and looks at what she needs and sticks to a plan, without going off track and spend money on unnecessary items that will end up hanging in the closet unworn.

For years now I have been shopping like a Parisian and it certainly has paid off. No longer do I buy things on sale, well,  because they're on sale (does this sound familiar?), but now I have a set plan which is leading me to a more workable closet. By that, I mean choosing garments that can be easily worn in more that one way to create a multitude of different looks. I will never buy an item if I cannot see it working with clothing I already own. In conjunction to this, buying high quality designer garments ensures the garments will stand the test of time. Oh, and buying classics versus trends, means you'll have the item for a lot longer too!

Are you ready to start shopping like a Parisian?

Yours in style

Suzi x

thanks for the pics-x


Friday, 7 August 2015

sunshine and cashmere ruffles

Right now I'm enjoying a relaxing Friday night on my couch with my laptop, looking for some inspiration for a new blog post. While looking at some happy snaps from April this year, I found these selfies of me in my courtyard; the sun shining upon my face, wearing one of my favourite cashmere sweaters with these cute little ruffles. These photos make me smile, knowing that it won't be too much longer until Spring. Thank God for that!

Hope you have great weekend! 

Yours in style

Suzi x

Sweater: Hoss Intropia