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5.6.09

This goes with that....


Back to normal programming today, I think some of you were quite shocked to log on and see a pair of ugg boots yesterday!

So there is a chain store I suppose you could call it here in Australia called Sussan. As a comparison it would sit somewhere between Next, Marcs & Spencer and FCUK in the UK, for American readers I’m not sure so perhaps one of you can enlighten me.
Of late it has followed the trend that many other middle of the road womens’ chain stores have and refocussed it’s designs to become more ‘fashion forward’ as they say.
I suppose in order to capture a new/younger market, particularly in these tough economic times.
Anyhow, I’m telling you all this because it’s not somewhere I would normally shop but as I walked past the other day I noticed big red signs with 50% off storewide. Who am I to refuse a bargain?
I had no idea I would find these gems in store, when I say refocus their designs I mean have done a 180 degree turn around since the last time I shopped there.
On top of that, the grand total of the shirt, lace vest, and scarf-come-curtain tie was $217.
I paid $59 on sale.
Happy days!

Happy Friday!


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19 comments:

josephine said...

wow, last time i checked sussan was the place my grandma shopped at. i think i'm going to have to go and have a look-see

Rosina Lee said...

ohh I shall have to pop in tomorrow and check this out!

yulanda said...

I love your lace vest! I've been looking for something like that. Too bad I don't like in Australia.

Lisa said...

This is a lovely outfit. Love the lace vest x

proudly says, said...

nice outfit!

i love the lacey top!

angelaseeangelablog said...

Heehehe that lace waist coat is really cute!

I think the American equal of Sussan could be J Crew? Just taking a guess...

My mum's name is Susan and she shops at Sussan purely because of the name.

XXASAB

GirlonTour said...

.....at Sussan...man I haven't shopped there in years. I always thought it was a bit of an old lady store although I did used to buy bit pieces in there when I was in high school.

kathrynoh said...

Cute vest :)

I've actually found it annoying that shops like Sussan are aiming at a younger market. I've been looking for ages for clothes to wear to work and no one seems to sell basic suits and things like any more.

Meg said...

Oh my gosh I can't believe you got that from Sussan!!! You look great!

Meanwhile, it must have really improved if it's being compared to Jcrew! The last time I was near a Sussan's was 2 years ago... and at that point, it was a mumsy as can be and nothing like jcrew... Anyway, glad it's become such a great store! and what an amazing score you made!

ps... now I have the ad song in my head :)

Izabel said...

love the vest

Holly said...

i work at sportsgirl and they're are having big sales to...
sportsgirl is part of the sussan group so it may be the whole company that are having sales?
i love it how both brands sell styles that are ageless. The clothes can't be branded upon one single age group, making the clothes more versatile.
x

elena-lu said...

haha i think you are right about the last post wonder if readers thought you went bonkers for a bit! nah we stick with you we know you are a stylish gal and i bet you rock those uggs! having a little cocktail! haha i an see it now! hugs to you hope you have a fab weekend!

Sal said...

The lacy vest is superb!

g. said...

love this outfit! so classic with a funky fun twist. love it :)

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Ruby said...

My fave piece is actually the white blouse. The detailing is beautiful and the fabric looks so fine..

Tea said...

Oh no Sussan has been my secret for a few months now. I knew someone would cotton on ;)

danielledelamont said...

I was just in Sussan the other day, they have some great stuff in between the plainer things...the secret is out now :)

lulki said...

ill have to drop by on my way to work tomorrow... love the look of the photos! xxx

Joelyne said...

nice shoes!

xxx
sydneygirl