Saturday, 25 April 2015

in the spotlight : kate sylvester





 


I'm loving New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester right now. Her Autumn Winter '15  Tartt collection is both classic and edgy. Key pieces include silhouettes with longer hemlines, leather skirts and jackets in buttery soft lamb nappa leather, chic shirt dresses and menswear inspired pants.

My faves are the leather skirt in brown , the caramel toned long Lexie skirt with matching mohair short sleeved Marion knit top with hints of red. I'm also in love with the Birdie dress in caramel. I'm a classic kind of girl and that's why this particular collection resonates with me.

Kate Sylvester's AW '15 is available now at Myer.

In the spotlight is a brand new blog series, whereby I select a designer and share my take on their new collection. Let me know if there is a designer you wish to discover in the comment section below. 

I hope weekend is going well so far.  I wish it would s-l-o-w down a bit! Weekends seem to go by way too fast.


Yours in style,

Suzi x

images google/kate sylvester

Saturday, 18 April 2015

pop of colour





I'm often seen dressed in black, navy and grey, but sometimes, I feel like wearing a pop of colour. These pants are a favourite of mine. I love the fact they're mustard and the fact the print is subtle. Just perfect for petites like me!

Although I prefer wearing skirts and dresses, these pants are super comfy. Maxmara really know how to tailor their clothing to suit a woman's silhouette. I think I may just have to buy another pair...

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Maxmara pants
Ralph Lauren Black Label silk cashmere sweater
Bally heels


Monday, 6 April 2015

cashmere addict












Some people say they are addicted to shoes, I myself am addicted to cashmere. My sweater drawer is overflowing with cashmere now and I have needed to start using a second one! 

During Autumn, I start planning out my Winter wardrobe in order to ensure that I have enough warm clothes to see me through the colder months. While doing my edit, I noticed there was a gap in the number of crew neck sweaters I own, so have been on the lookout ever since. Recently, I found a suitable cashmere sweater that ticked all of the boxes for me at Burberry London, Chadstone. 

Burberry uses beautiful quality cashmere yarn in the manufacturing of their sweaters. I own another cashmere sweater from the Prorsum line, which I purchased about a year ago. I adore grey, from  just have the lightest heather greys to the deepest of charcoals. It's chic and works effortlessly with a wide range of colours. 

I am now well prepared for the cooler weather and from the way our weather has been looking lately, I may just have to wear my cashmere sooner than I first anticipated! 

I've had a very relaxing Easter weekend with family and friends. I hope you've enjoyed yours too!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

Friday, 3 April 2015

layered up







It's Autumn in Australia so the weather is becoming progressively cooler. A typical Autumn day usually starts off really cold and by the middle of the day, becomes substantially warm. So just how do you dress to the suit these changes in the weather?

The answer is quite simple really. Dress in layers! As a fellow Melburnian, I am used to having to add and remove my layers according to the changes in temperatures throughout the day. 

What I love about layering is the fact you can get a lot more wear out of your Spring/Summer clothing by simply adding layers either over or under the garment, just like I've done here with my favourite Zimmermann dress. I've added a silk/cashmere sweater underneath for warmth. I could also add a leather jacket over this ensemble for Winter days. It's kind of like shopping in your own closet, creating new looks! Double bonus!

Wishing you a beautiful Easter with family and friends. Hope the Easter bunny spoils you with lots of chocolate eggs!

Yours in style
Suzi x

Dress - Zimmermann
Sweater - Ralph Lauren Black Label
Boots (not pictured) - Fendi