A Weekend in the City | The Spring X Sussan

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{Turtleneck & pants c/o Sussan; Hillary Radley bag (circa 2003 - similar style from Sussan here); topshop sunnies; Asos gold cuff; vintage watch & loafters}

I was recently asked by Sussan to style an outfit from their new catalogue and I'm very excited to share the results of my blog's first fashion collaboration! Sussan's Fall/Winter range is inspired by 'a wine country getaway' and it's filled with cosy knits, classic weekend staples, and rich earthy tones. There was so much to choose from but I decided to build my look around a softly fitted black turtleneck. Yes, a lot of people think turtlenecks are a bit naff, but ever since I saw Michelle Williams as Ms. Monroe sporting one in My Week With Marilyn I've been searching for a perfectly chic version of my own. Now I don't get away to the country very often, but for easy urban off-duty wear I love the way these slightly slouchy burgundy pants, suede loafers, and clean modern accessories offset the turtleneck's done-up vibe. Another thing I love is it's versatility; come the work week this knit is going to look amazing paired with a camel pencil skirt or a skinny pair of black cropped trousers and a ponytail à la Audrey Hepburn.

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A big thanks to  Sussan for furnishing a generous gift voucher and to the extremely helpful staff at the Pitt Street, Sydney store. I was also able to pick up a couple very sweet bits and pieces for the kitchen (did you know Sussan had adorable kitchen things? I didn't!)  and I can't wait to share those goodies with you too.

You can check out the other Aussie bloggers who styled outfits for Sussan hereincluding a little video of us all put together by the lovely Norlin over at Baubles, Bubbles, & Bags. Thanks N!