The Model and Me: Bella Lido

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 32 Comments

I know this Model and Me business is all about Mondays here on Styling You but given that Monday felt like Sunday and today – Tuesday – feels like Monday then I hope you’re all ok with us just going with the flow?

I had THE best birthday weekend filled with family, relaxation and a good dose of spoiling. Thanks to everyone who left beautiful messages on Facebook and Instagram. Suffice to say, I felt the love.

The weather gods played along nicely too, offering up beautiful Queensland mild, winter days and evenings that were doona-worthy but not requiring a hot water bottle or a switch on of the heating.

They were the kind of days ideally suited to the outfit I’m featuring today.

Bella Lido is a Queensland-based label so it understands that we don’t need heavy layers but we do need pieces that can be layered.

For my southern style sisters, this is an outfit that would work beautifully for your spring.

The model

Bella Lido top and pants | AW15

Bella Lido harem pants $115 | Jackie top | Abbie shirt $109

and me

Bella Lido top, pants and scarf  Frankie4 Footwear sneakers

Bella Lido harem pants* $115 (I’m wearing size L) | Abbie shirt* $109 (I’m wearing size L) | Free as a Bird scarf* $39 | Frankie4 Footwear sneakers $219.95

I have a thing for fabric and how it feels on the skin and I can tell you the moment I stepped into these pants, it was love.

They are made from a super soft rayon-lycra mix that looks as good as it feels. When it comes to a soft pant, this is the winning combo that will ensure that you feel amazing wearing them for any occasion.

They can be dressed up with heels and some sparkles or down (as I’ve done here) with sneakers and stripes.

Stripes are ALWAYS a good idea. So timeless and unequivocally stylish.

This particular striped shirt is one that appeals because of the fabric and collarless style but also because it looks just as good with the sleeves down or rolled.

It’s light enough to wear in warmer months and also fabulous for wearing now under a knit or a jacket.

There’s a fair to high chance that both of these pieces are coming with me to Europe. Stay tuned for a full packing post and please send some warm weather vibes to the UK. Current tops of below 20 degrees will not be conducive to my aims of packing light!

So tell me, do you have a fave pair of soft pants? Looking for light layering pieces? 

The Model and Me Bella Lido AW15

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

Comments 32

  1. Maybe a bit late but I still want to wish you : ‘ happy birthday and all the best for you Nikki 🙂 “. Lovely outfit , looks great on you, I love it . My aunt lives in Queensland , I might come to visit her one day. Seems amazing place to visit.!!!


  2. dear nikki, not on post but, just want to ask if you are happy with your hard shell red case and is it the medium size? … also is it easy to maneuvre!
    thankyou love m:)X

  3. glad you had a great birthday nikki! … you are getting younger I’m sure!
    great outfit especially for traveling! … ab/fab on the plane!
    love m:)X

  4. Hi Nikki, I have soft-ish Witchery black drapey pants put aside for Europe (much too cold to wear them here at the moment!) but yours look easier care…mine will have to be hung near a steamy shower I think! Such a good dress-up or dress-down piece, as you say. Glad to hear you had a great weekend xx

    1. These won’t need that. They wash and wear. Will be good for flying and in UK – too warm in south of Italy though. Hope your packing planning is going well? I had good intentions to start last weekend but didn’t! OOPS.

  5. Simply stunning Nikki I love everything about this outfit on you,the stripes with the spots….love and I swear you get younger each birthday and I know I’ve said it before but love your hair like this.
    I’m very pleased you had a beautiful birthday weekend you deserve it Xx

  6. Look at your hair! Stunning. Anyway, back on topic. Love that outfit. It’s very me too – comfy, loungy, casual, just perfect for weekends. We’ve been having very mild weather. 24′ today … might feel the need to do a bit of online shopping … 🙂

  7. I think a pair of comfortable black pants are a must have. I have a couple from Sussan’s and they are fabulous. Love these ones they sound great and perfect for you Europe trip. Are they easy care – washing/ironing?

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