Friday, 15 July 2011

The weekend away....and what to wear

The excitement of receiving an invitation away for a weekend of fun is unique, in that the excitement can easily be ebbed away and replaced by the panic of what will a Shopista wear on said weekend? 
For those of us who like to dress appropriately for all occasions, a 'weekend away' often translates into 'needing 7 new outfits' for a two day affair. Panic not, as Sleuth covers off three major weekends away - the country, beach and snow weekend. 
Always remember that the point of a weekend escape is to do exactly that, escape your normal life, pack up some fab looks in a bag and enjoy a few days off from the daily grind of 9 to 5. So don't let the fear of not looking up to fashion-par ruin your trip... step back, relax, assess your wardrobe and pick out pieces that are a) going to pack well into an overnighter and b) make you feel at home in your home away from home.

Enjoy your trip, and of course....

Happy Shopping! x

The Country Weekend

Carrie Bradshaw knew how to rock a classic country look, mixing plaid with denim while maintaining an air of cute sophistication. The key to dressing for the country is keeping it casual, comfortable and throwing a splash of fashion in there for good measure. Mix a plaid print back with worn denim, Hunter boots and a sassy Bianca Fedora by Akubra and you'll be stylishly herding cows before you know it!


Country Road 3/4 Sleeve Smock AUD $119 - BUY HERE

Witchery Skinny Leg Jean AUD $89.95 - BUY HERE
Bec & Bridge have partnered with Akubra to bring us the Bianca Fedora - giddy up! AUD $245 - 

Witchery Sleeveless Padded Parka AUD $129.95 - BUY HERE

Fit for the Queen and fab for you - these Hunter wellies are a chic country getaway must-have! AUD $124.44 - BUY HERE

Hidesign Apollo Leather Overnight Bag AUD $336 - BUY HERE

The Beach Weekend

Take a page out of Blake Lively & Jen A's beach glamour book - less is more, it's just the right kinda less that makes your look that little bit more... glam! Solid block colours mixed back with summery prints are perfect beach or pool side, and with web shopping now so accessible, it now doesn't matter what time of year you decide to take off in hunt of the sun, there will always be fab beach wear just a click of your mouse away!

3.1 Phillip Lim Halterneck Swimsuit USD $275 - BUY HERE

Mara Hoffman Printed Silk-Georgette Cropped Pants USD $260 - BUY HERE

Victoria Beckham D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses USD $470 - BUY HERE

SHIMMI Nicole Lace-Up Bandeau Bikini USD $195 - BUY HERE

Diane von Furstenberg Helma Printed Cotton Tunic USD $195 - BUY HERE
Pachacuti Cinnamon Panama Fedora USD $90 - BUY HERE

Throw on to show off holiday shoulders for cocktails by the pool. Tigerlily Mignot Dress AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE

ASOS Fran Suede Tassle Sandal AUD $54.94 - BUY HERE
Pack up you chic beach pieces in this Tigerlily Bursera Overnighter AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE

The Snow Weekend   

The powdery slopes await, but your wardrobe needs a refresh to prevent a fashion white-out. When taking reference from the three Kate's what-to-wear-in-winter bible (Middleton, Moss and Hudson - loving!), it should be duly noted that the snow is all about black and white slick chic, with solid darks lending a snow-bunny sophistication to your look, even if you plan on just sipping hot chocolates from the sidelines while your companions carve the slopes. 

Keeping you warm and stylish - Burton Sage Down Jacket AUD $499.95 - BUY HERE

Tom Ford Eyewear Shiny Black Sonja Sunglasses AUD $431.55 - BUY HERE

Rusty Cosmea Pant AUD $112.46 - BUY HERE

Chanel Skis - ooh la la! Price On Application - VIEW HERE

Prada Silk Blend Fur Trim Pillow Collar Jacket USD $1,173.99 - BUY HERE

Alex Woo 'Little Seasons' Sterling Silver Snowflake Earrings USD $148 - BUY HERE

ASOS Houndstooth Pom Pom Scarf AUD $42.81 - BUY HERE

When the skis come off, curl up by the fire in Witchery's Spliced Cable Belted Cardi AUD $149.95 - BUY HERE

Say goodbye to sleet wuth Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Studded Booties AUD $154.13 - BUY HERE

Jimmy Choo Terence Crocodile Effect Leather Suitcase USD $3,595 - BUY HERE

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