The Model and Me: Sassind autumn-winter 2017

The Model and Me: sassind autumn-winter 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 9 Comments

There’s no place like home. Well, that’s what I’m telling myself on this jetlagged Monday morning. 

There is always such excitement around a planned trip. When it comes together beautifully and you can’t stop thinking about afternoon Aperol spritz drinks, diving into crystal clear water and getting lost in history, you know the only cure will be planning next year’s escape. 

And that’s just what we’ll do once the dust settles and the credit card breathes again. 

In the meantime, it’s back to regular programming on the blog. It seemed fitting to kickstart that by featuring an Australian label that I incorporated into my travel capsule wardrobe.

Sassind – designed in Melbourne – is just over a year old but from the very first time I was introduced to it via a girlfriend, it was love. 

Here were were quality, ethically sourced, classic pieces for every season – from cotton jerseys to linens, merino and cashmere as featured in this post. 

I first introduced to you the label via this dress (which I re-purchased in a smaller size for this trip because it’s just so damn versatile). Sassind also formed the foundation of my inflight outfit – I wore these leggings, longline cardi and striped tee and packed this oversized wrap for keeping me extra cosy on the flight over before changing into the dress for “summer leg”.

This cashmere poncho featured here is from the sassind autumn-winter 2017 injection to the collection. 

The model

Sassind Cashmere poncho in oatmeal

Sassind Cashmere poncho in enoki

and me

Sassind poncho and scarf | Bohemian Traders jeans | FRANKiE4 boots

Sassind poncho* and shawl* | Bohemian Traders jeans | FRANKiE4 boots

This particular piece may not be in everyone’s budget but it represents good value for cashmere if you’re looking to invest in a quality piece that will serve you well for many winters to come.

It’s so incredibly soft to wear, completely non-scratchy and drapes beautifully over your outfit. Like wearing a wrap or a cape, the key to nailing this look is contrasting the volume of this style of piece with a streamlined bottom – skinny jeans or leggings. I’ve also added a pop of colour with this woven cotton shawl from the collection.

This is a piece that will never date. If the oatmeal colour is not for you then it’s also available in snowy grey marle (light grey) and asphalt (charcoal).

So tell me, do you love a luxe knit? And asking for a friend … how does one pretend that it’s still hot and sunny? And someone make me that friend a Spritz this afternoon?

The Model and Me: Sassind autumn-winter 2017

* These garments were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here

  • Karina Smith

    What size poncho are you wearing Nikki? It’s just beautiful. I really don’t need anymore knitwear, as with you, not a very long cold season here in WA – but that is just far tooooo nice.

  • Lovely knit and that scarf is gorgeous.

  • Cate Dolling

    Thank you for this wonderful write up Nikki! As always you style it to perfection. Please please please start planning the next trip because your Instagram photos were amazing and made my feed look very pretty. x

    • Rest assured Cate, my head is spinning with possible planning! HAH! Thanks so much for this lovely piece and keep producing what you do. Love sassind!

  • kforkarli

    Ooooh you look so beautiful in this! What a pretty colour!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Welcome back Nikki I can imagine you’re missing the warm weather,though it’s -2.1 degrees here with a very heavy frost brr.
    Yes I adore ponchos and cashmere I have a luxe grey one that I love.This poncho is beautiful I adore the colour but no more knitwear for me I may have a slight addiction to warm snuggly pieces Xx

    • I totally understand the addiction! I have so many and winter is such a short season here!! x