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It’s been another busy week of travel, giveaways and style tips at Styling You … not to mention eight chapters of Nikki’s book completed and sent to the publishers. Meanwhile, the inbox was full to overflowing with some newsy bits we thought you’d be interested in, Stylers.

Friday September 6th is Little Black Dress Day

This Friday we’ll be wearing our favourite LBD’s to work (well, to our home offices!). Why? The team at Fitted For Work has come up with an initiative to support women around Australia and we think it’s a wonderful idea. Since 2005, Fitted For Work have changed the lives of over 12,500 disadvantaged Australian women by providing them with interview-appropriate donated clothing as well as mentoring programs. “Employment gives women choices, confidence and a sense of achievement” says Megan Quinn, LBD Day ambassador. You can jump on board simply by wearing your favourite Little Black Dress this Friday, and donating here: If you want to take it a step further, David Lawrence has designed a gorgeous LBD specifically for the cause, and all profits go to Fitted For Work!  Click here to find out where you can get one.

FFW LBD Day_DL Initiative Dress

Birdsnest launch its own label

After compiling the SY Shopping Directory  and adding your links recently (thanks for the input, Stylers), I know just how many of you love Birdsnest. Well, you’ll be really excited to learn that Birdsnest has a new label: its very own! It’s called That Bird Label and features a range of gorgeous spring and summer frocks designed as per your requests. That’s right, they listened to all of the feedback from shoppers, and have come up with a series of beautiful fabrics and designs that will flatter any shape. Looking through the pictures, I honestly can’t decide which is my favourite! Which one do you like best?

That Bird Label

Esprit’s Recycled Collection

Have you ever thought about what happens to all of those fabric offcuts when your favourite designers are creating clothes?  Esprit has, and it’s devised a solution to reduce waste, lower their carbon footprint and still bring you fabulous wardrobe must-haves. By manufacturing recycled fabrics from its own offcuts, Esprit is saving water, reducing waste and carbon emissions as well as promoting a more sustainable lifestyle.  You can learn more about it by clicking here. The collection includes sustainable t-shirts and denim pieces and will be available from September 6.  Can’t wait to see more.


Plant a promise with Jurlique

While we’re still on the topic of the environment and sustainability, let me introduce you to this fabulous idea from Jurlique. This month, Jurlique is asking you to make a healthy promise to yourself with their Plant A Promise app. Simply go to their Facebook page (here) and choose a promise that you’ll make to improve your health.  For every promise, Jurlique will plant a seedling on its biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills.  As an added incentive, one person will win a $3000 Tiffany & Co gift voucher. Win (for your health), Win (for the environment) and Win (for your jewellery box).


Sportscraft by ISSON sunglasses

With the sun now shining and our desire to protect the delicate skin around our eyes, sunglasses are a must. Just in time for the season, Sprotscraft has launched its latest range of specs. The range consists of three exclusive styles, each available in two colour-ways, incorporating striking design with quality handmade Italian materials and Japanese steel ensuring strength and durability. The new eyewear collection will be stocked in selected freestanding Sportscraft stores from September 2013.

Sportscraft by ISSON

Noni+ from Noni B

Sometimes it can be tough to find current, fashionable pieces when you’re above a size 16.  Thankfully that’s changing right across the fashion landscape and well-known brands like Noni B are coming to the rescue with new ranges. To create the Noni+ range, the designers worked closely with women across Australia.  As a result, it reflects what women of all shapes and figure types want.  There are dresses, pants, tops and kaftans for you to covet. It’s available exclusively online, and you can see the full range here: Noni+


Have you got any fashiony news or finds you’d like to share?  Leave a comment below.




Comments 18

  1. Wow the bird nest is amazing. Thanks for sharing Nikki and the sister in style sponsor. Love the sights that help us shop. So fab

  2. Ooh I like the look of those sunnies – I wear them almost every day – I hear you about protecting that delicate skin around my forty-is-the-new- thirty eyes 😉 Something to check out when I pop over next month – thanks Nikki xx

  3. I love that Sportscraft are doing eye wear… how cool!

    Loving that dresses are so in… I can’t seem to get enough of them! Will check out the birdsnest site once my room is cleaned – it can be my reward for effort!

    Great post. This is the kind of news I love!

  4. Oh I love that David Lawrence dress!! Did you see the email about the Christine Kardashian sale? Everything $50 for 50 hours. That is pretty amazing for awesome quality clothes. Congrats on 8 chapters … I imagine that is lots of focus and diligently ignoring the distractions! That in itself is an achievement!

  5. I love the idea behind the Esprit Recycled Collection,and the Jurlique Plant a Promise and love love Birdsnest’s new dresses I think the orange one is my favourite.I wear sunglasses all year as I hate glare and have always done so,just one of my quirky little habits.
    Congratulations on completing 8 chapters of your book Nikki,well done you 🙂
    I do love the new Spring Fashion guides I have been getting in my inbox,though I am finding it harder to find reasonable priced clothing that I actually love! I wonder if anyone else is having the same problem ,maybe I am just getting fussy??The LBD Day is a great idea too!

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