Wednesday, 27 November 2013

taking time out

I've been so busy lately with work commitments, report writing and life in general. I feel like I haven't had much time for myself, so I decided to change things up a bit last weekend.

To pep myself up, I chose to wear this Karen Walker silk dress. I love this because it has a vintage feel. It was rather chilly, so I jumped at the chance of wearing my favourite knee high boots ever! Of course, rainy days call for a handbag that can tolerate a bit of rain, so I decided to take my leather Miu Miu out with me. 











I needed to run a few errands, so while I was out, I enjoyed a relaxing stroll down to the shopping strip along Balcome Road, Black Rock. 

I love visiting one of my favourite boutiques, Pearl Rock, located at 603 Balcombe Road. Pearl Rock stock Australian and New Zealand designer labels, such as Karen Walker, Megan Park, Flannel and The Ark, plus a huge range of fabulous accessories.

While I was there, I checked out Karen Walker's new Spring/Summer 2013 Resort collection. Suffice to say I didn't end up buying anything. Nevertheless, it was so wonderful taking time out. 

What do you do to take time out?

I hope that you enjoy the rest of your week and manage to find time out for yourself too.

Yours in style,
Suzi x


Dress: Karen Walker
Handbag: miumiu
Shoes: Fendi

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Monochrome for the Melbourne Cup








I love dressing up. Even though we spent Melbourne Cup Day celebrating at home, I still got into the spirit of it all.

I chose a monochrome look with a simple black top, cream brocade skirt, black floral headpiece and some black Mary-Jane pumps.

I love the fact my wardrobe allows me to choose to make a bold statement with colour or to keep it sophisticated with monochrome tones, depending on my mood. 

Do you tend to lean towards colour or do you prefer the monochrome look? 


Can you believe how fast the year is going? It seems like just the other day that my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary back in October. Cup day has been and gone and now we are starting to think about Christmas!

Wishing you a fabulously fashionable week.

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Brocade Skirt: Maria Westerlind
Top: Filippa K
Heels: Repetto
Headpiece: Target Australia





Saturday, 2 November 2013

Spring racing Audrey style












I closed my eyes and imagined what Audrey Hepburn would be wearing to the Melbourne Cup. I could picture her sheer beauty and elegance. These images provide inspiration to all of you who are attending the races. For those of you not attending, why not use these images for inspiration when planning for your next special occasion.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend! For my readers who live abroad, the city in which I live, Melbourne, has a very special horse racing carnival during Spring, so we get a day off on Melbourne Cup Day, this coming Tuesday, 5th of November. Some people are lucky enough to get a long weekend, like myself. 

Today my husband and I went for a drive to Ballarat. The weather was just perfect for a lovely little picnic.

Yours in style,

Suzi x