Friday, September 21, 2012

Suz on Polka Dots

Not only are polka dots one of this seasons hottest trends, they are my most favorite pattern! (Ok, ok, so it might be a tie with plaid...) The polka dot trend is extremely wearable and comes in all price points. Freshen up your look with a polka dot tee, shoe, sweater or accessory. Those of you who are a bit more daring, try a polka dot pair of jeans, a blazer or a skirt.

 Here are my nominations for best polka dots 2012.

 In the category of best polka dot t-shirt, the nominees are:

 1. Gap Seamed Dot Tee
2. Urban Outfitters BDG Scoopneck Tee
Look familiar????

And the winner is: Urban Outfitters BDG Scoopneck Tee. The picture of Swift and Kennedy (how creeptastic is their relationship???) sealed the deal.

 In the category of best polka dot sweater, the nominees are:

 1. JCrew Factory Polka Dot Cardigan
2. Old Navy Dot Sweater
3. Gap Dot Pullover

And the winner is: The Old Navy Dot Sweater. For the price (under $25) you can not go wrong! Wear it with your colored skinnies and you've got a cute, trendy look.

 In the category of best polka dot shoe, the nominees are:

 1. Old Navy Polka Dot Flat
2. Gap Calf Hair Loafers
3. JCrew Mila Dot-Print Ballet Flat
4. Kate Spade (the queen of dots) Hailey Too

5. Madewell Sidewalk Skimmer in Polka Dot

And the winner is...JCrew Mila Dot-Print Ballet Flat. How cute are they????

 In the category of best polka dot accessory, the nominees are:

 1. Kate Spade Le Pavilion Iphone Case
2. Old Navy Polka Dot Scarf
3. Marc Jacobs Polka Dot Umbrella
4. Ann Taylor Polite Pearlized Enamel Bangel
5. Hue Polka Dot Tights
And the winner is: It's a tie between either the Kate Spade Le Pavilion Iphone case and the Hue Polka Dot Tights. Both have a great cost-per-use ratio and both look chic and on trend.

Tell me, do you agree with the winners???

 Go out there and get yourself some dots!

'Til next time,
Stay Stylish!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Suz on "Plus Size" Model, Robyn Lawley

A long overdue HELLO to you Suz on Style readers!!!! I have many, many fun blog post ideas so keep checking back to be part of the fun. First up, Ralph Lauren (AKA: the silver fox, and the creator of American prep) announced that the face of their new ad campaign is Robyn Lawley. Robin is a 23 year old Australian model who, at 6 ft 2 in, wears a size 12. Size 12 is the "average" size of the American woman. While, I would not call Ms. Lawley "plus-sized," I do applaud RL for breaking with tradition and using a more voluptuous model for their campaign. You be the judge...tell me, do you think Robyn Lawley is "plus-sized???"
You can watch her interview on Good Morning America here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Suz on Style's Handbag Bonanza

Hello Suz on Style readers! I apologize for the style delay. But, enough about me...let's talk handbags. Welcome to.....

Suz on Style's Handbag Bonanza!!!

Hold on to you totes, clutches and satchels, were blowing the zippers and clasps off the hottest fall handbag fashions.

The Pippa.

That's right. The "Pippa." Does anyone not love her? In fact, she is such a popular fashion plate, British designer Modalu renamed the famed satchel Pippa carries on an almost daily basis to the "Pippa." You can order it at

She also has the exact same bag in a snakeskin version.

In true fashion, designers on this side of the pond are also trying to cash in on the popular bag design. Both J.Crew and Kate Spade have shockingly similar bags at shocking prices to boot! If you want the "it" bag for work, it's the "Pippa."

This version from J.Crew is called the Biennial Satchel and is $348.00. Kate Spade's version is called the Grove Court Lainey. It is $425.

The Cross-Body Saddle.

That's right. The Saddle Bag is back bitches! (And I'm not talking about the kind on your thighs.) Every major handbag designer has put out a cross body saddle bag. My favorite is the budget friendly version from Fossil. You know Fossil, the watch designer? Fossil has come out with a great line of handbags called, "Vintage Re-Issue." You can check them out at They are also carried at Nordstroms, Macy's and Piperlime. There are other great saddle bag options at J.Crew, Ralph Lauren and Coach, just to name a few. Gidde-up!

Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Crossbody and Coach Madison Crossbody

J.Crew Rigby Saddle bag, Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody and See by Chole Crossbody.

The Envelope.

That's right. Envelopes are not just for mailing letters to your Grandmother anymore. Envelopes are going to be your new go-to bag for evening, day and everything in-between. Envelopes are most often thought of as clutches; however, this season plenty of designers are showing them as shoulder bags as well. I love the J.Crew envelope shoulder bag in leather. The envelope shape is structured and yet lady like. Envelope yourself in this beautiful design.

Oh look! Pippa carries an envelope clutch, too!

These beautiful envelopes are from J.Crew, French Connection, BCBG and Tory Burch.

The Fold-Over.

That's right. The fold-over. (Not to be confused with the comb-over.) The fold-over is another cross-body bag with a fold-over top for a sleeker look when worn cross-body. The fold-over design usually comes with a second carrying option. Either as a regular shoulder bag or a tote. I have yet to find a handbag design house this season that does not have a fold-over option. It's like a two-in-one bag. Double your pleasure. I love the designs from Tory Burch in this category. There are also some great options from Fossil again and Coach.

Dang it, that Pippa is stylish! Check her out in a fold-over style from Prada.

Tory Burch, Coach and Fossil.

Now, go out there and buy yourself a new handbag. You deserve it!

Til next time,

Stay Stylish!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Suz on Stripes

My perrenial favorite summer trend? The Nautical trend. Maybe it's because I generally tend to gravitate towards the "preppy" look, but I seriously can not get enough of the navy and white (with pops of red?) for summer.
It's a super versatile look and anyone no matter your age, size, gender canwork it.
Here is a sampling of some of my favorite nautical inspired pieces out this season (there may be a couple of these in my own closet).

These pieces make me want to take up sailing.
Feeling inpsired yet? If not, look to your favorite celebs for their takes on the nautical look.

All you need is a pair of jeans or shorts and a striped shirt, ala Cameron Diaz. Or a fun striped dress like J.Lo. Just wear a crisp blue blazer with jeans or shorts and you're ready for a day at the yacht club ala Pippa Middleton.


'Til Next Time,

Stay Stylish!