Saturday, 30 June 2012

It's blazing cold!

A must-have in any fashionistas closet would have to be the blazer. I have two favourites-a linen/cotton blazer for Spring/Summer, by Max & Co, and this new edition in silk blend by Carolina Herrera, New York, from Paris '99.

My favourite way to wear blazers is with jeans, although they can also be worn with longer length skirts as well. Due to the cold weather Melbourne has been experiencing lately, layering is the only option. I chose to layer a cashmere/woollen sweater by Ralph Lauren. It's short sleeved, but very warm. In fact, paired with this blazer, it's the perfect combination for a Winter's day. The blazer may not be made from wool, but it sure is cosy! I was quite surprised.

I love the look of navy on navy, broken up with black. There's something very French chic about this colour combo. I think I need to wear more of it!

I chose to accessorise this outfit with my beautiful Louis Vuitton Alma handbag in monogram design. I had it monogrammed in gold with my initals, which I absolutely adore! The Alma is such a classic and was made especially for Coco Chanel as she needed a small travel handbag, hence the brass lock and key you can see in the photographs below. If you only ever buy one Louis Vuitton handbag, I urge you to consider this one only. The Speedy fails to live up to the elegance and beauty of the Alma in comparison, but seems to have been taken the world by storm, as it is a cheaper alternative.

I'm very careful when spending a lot of money on shoes. I always stick to classic styles and colours. That way, I don't waste my money on trends that fade as quickly as they come in and these shoes are no exception. These Bally black pumps are my go-to heels for style, as well as comfort. I highly recommend them. This style is available every season. I would love another pair in patent leather. 

It's been so lovely seeing some sunshine today! I've been able to stock up on some much needed vitamin D. Hope you're all loving your weekend so far. 

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Blazer: Carolina Herrera, New York, Sweater: Ralph Lauren, Jeans: Habitual New York, Heels: Bally, Handbag: Alma in Monogram print with personalised complimentary monogramming by Louis Vuitton, Charm Bracelet: Pandora in 14ct gold, Nail polish: OPI in Modern Girl.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Pretty in Plaid

I have enjoyed wearing this skirt immensely over the past couple of years. This pretty plaid number is by Swedish Designer, Maria Westerlind. These days, Maria prefers designing her range of coats and dresses, so sadly for me, their won't be a second skirt to add to my collection any time soon.

I purchased this Maria Westerlind plaid skirt at Diva Scandinavia, a boutique specialising in designer garments from Scandinavia, just as the name implies. The customer service is impeccable. Nestled along the busy sea-side suburb of Port Melbourne, I would highly recommend adding this boutique on your 'to visit' list, if you haven't done so already.

This pretty plaid skirt has primary colours of red, navy, yellow, which coordinate really well with many pieces in my existing wardrobe. I have also styled it with a Breton navy and white silk/cashmere 3/4 sleeved sweater, for some French chic (seen here)!

I really love the fact this skirt has pockets. Since I'm a cold-bod, my hands freeze during the colder months. But not with this skirt! Made from a high percentage of wool, it's super warm and being fully lined, the itch factor is completely eliminated.

I have styled this skirt with my new By Malene Birger grey cashmere sweater. Versatility is a key factor in every purchase I make, and this sweater is no exception. You may have seen me wearing it with jeans in a recent post (seen here & here).

My weekend has been very productive, as well as relaxing. It's so important to have a happy balance in life. How was your weekend? Did you get up to much mischief?

Have a great week!

Yours in style, 
Suzi x

Skirt: Maria Westerlind, Sweater: By Malene Birger, Heels: Repetto, Hosiery: Rede.

Friday, 22 June 2012

These boots were made for walking

I have been looking at the boots people have been wearing lately. Of all the boots I have seen, I love the equestrian style boots the most.

I like the sleek, sophisticated look of an equestrian boot. It looks so fabulously chic tucked into jeans, pants and jodphurs. I think they would also look really stylish worn with skirts as well.


There are two styles of equestrian boots which I like. Black boots and black boots with a tan/light brown contrast top. 

Are you a fan of equestrian boots?

Yours in style, 

Suzi x 


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

ways to wear a winter scarf

I bought this Alessandra Cashmere scarf at A Shop Called Milk, located along Hampton Street in the beautiful bayside suburb known as Hampton. It was a gift from my husband a few years back. 

I have quite a lot of grey clothing in my wardrobe. There's something about the colour that I love. I always feel great when I'm wearing it. The same goes for this scarf. With its grey tones, and block colours of winter white and pale pink, it's the sweetest scarf I own. I love the little love heart that reads "A" for Alessandra Cashmere. Their cashmere is super soft and cosy!

 There are so many different ways of wearing a woollen scarf and here I'm only showing you a few of my favourite looks.

What ways do you like wearing your winter scarves?

The weather here in Melbourne has been extremely cold so we have all had to grab our winter woollies to keep snug. I'm looking forward to some warmer weather in the not too distant future!! I feel the cold terrribly!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

What I'm Wearing: Scarf: Alessandra Cashmere, Sweater: By Malene Birger, Jeans: Habitual NY.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

it's all in the jeans

I am fussy. Really fussy when it comes to jeans. Hence, I own two pairs.

I asked some of you on Twitter and Facebook for some style advice as to the best designer jeans out there for me to purchase. I don't want jeans with rips, holes, tie dye, rather, just classic dark blue denim, which hug the body in all of the right places. I do prefer flare and bootcut, but I also like straight legged jeans. I've been told Seven For All Mankind jeans and J Brand (thanks Phoebes and Calvin x) were worth checking out, so here's some of my favourite styles .

It's looking like my preference is leaning more towards 7 For All Mankind at this stage. I'd love you to help me in my quest for finding the perfect pair of jeans. I'll be saving up for a pair and will probably start looking next month! All of your suggestions are most welcome. Please leave a comment with a link to any websites or blog posts related to purchasing designer jeans. Thanks guys! 

I hope you're all having an enjoyable week. I finalised my student reports and it feels great knowing they are completed. Next week is the last week before school holidays. I'm hanging out for a break! 

Yours in style,

Suzi x