Saturday, 31 August 2013

Filippa K

I first discovered Filippa K years ago at a boutique called Manon Cie in Armadale, which has since closed down. I purchased a white basic round neck T-shirt, which I still have and wear when walking the dog. For years, I have searched high and low for another one, since it is so comfy and has lasted some time now and still looks good. 

After years of searching, I finally found my white Filippa K T-shirt at one of my favourite boutiques in the city, called Swensk.

Swensk is a boutique which is committed to slow fashion. Their approach is simple. "Swensk have two approaches to Slow Fashion: 1) Provide designs that last longer then the trends. 2) Quality fabrics and manufacturing."1 

I enjoy wearing garments which are made from the best quality fabrics. They look chic, are comfy and stand the test of time. Cheaper fabrics just don't last, so you have to repurchase more frequently. I think buying quality garments helps to be more sustainable and that's a positive approach to living.







This weekend has been very low-key for me, since I have been sick now for the past couple of days. I am slowly getting better and I'm sure, with rest, I'll be back to my usual energetic self soon. 

We've having really nice weather here in Melbourne at the moment, so that's made me feel a little better. I'm so excited that tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Yippee!

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! What did you get up to today?

Until next time, take care and stay stylish!

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Outfit #1
Filippa K T-shirt 
Arabella Ramsay Jeans
Bally heels
Cathleen Jia headband worn as a belt

Outfit #2
Filippa K T-shirt
Maria Westerlind skirt (limited edition)
Bally heels
Miu Miu handbag

1. quote taken from Swensk.com 






Monday, 26 August 2013

Love Affair

I'm not much of a fan of cold Winters, but what makes it bearable for me is something I discovered about eight years ago.

I admit I have had an ongoing love-affair with cashmere for years. This soft, luxurious wool is the ultimate in keeping warm. It's actually ten times warmer than wool and not itchy at all! 

My cashmere collection just keeps on growing, and my latest addition is this gorgeous sweater dress. In my opinion, black always looks chic and the slouchy over-sized shape of this sweater dress makes it the perfect outfit for casual days. It also features a round neckline, drop fitted sleeves and ribbing. I love wearing it with my black leather high-heeled boots. 







Well, I can't believe another week has begun already. I have been walking with an extra spring in my step as the weather here is on the improve. The scent of flowers, such as jasmine and freesias, fills the air and I know that Spring is almost upon us. I look forward to days filled with sunshine and happiness.

What are you looking forward to? 

Wishing you a beautiful week, filled with many happy moments.

Yours in style,

Suzi x  

Sweater dress:  Eugenie Cashmere
Boots: Fendi

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sisley, my saving grace

Well, it's been a while since my last blog post. Life has been so crazy busy for me with teaching full days, then coming home absolutely exhausted. I wonder whether or not it is this long, cold, drab Winter that's making me feel like this. I usually feel like I have so much more energy in the warmer months. Please tell me that I'm not the only one going through the Winter blues?

When I found out Sisley Cosmetics Paris do a hydrating mask, I just had to try it. I have leaned more towards skincare over the past couple of months as my skin has not been handling the harsh climate too well.



If your skin feels dehydrated and needs a pick-me-up, check out Sisley's Express Flower Gel Mask. Sisley's products are made from pure botanicals and essential oils. The beauty of this mask (no pun intended), is that you can leave it on without rinsing it off and even wear it during the day under your makeup. No kidding, it makes your skin really hydrated and fabulous for the entire duration of the day. Pretty amazing, huh? Ask for a sample from any Sisley counter. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised like I was. I'm yet to buy a full size, but it is definitely first on my list of must haves for this month!

Anyway, I had better go and get some more beauty sleep. I'm counting the days down until Spring. Who's with me? Stay warm, for those of you still in Winter land. 

Yours in style,

Suzi x

image c/o Sisley