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What To Wear: Melbourne Cup - The Races

OutfitsDoriana Vella

Getting Ready For Melbourne Cup

With Melbourne Cup almost here if you are anything like me you are most probably trying to decide should I go or should I not……then what should I wear if I do go?

So for some inspirational guidelines from the experts here’s what 2017 racing season fashion punters are predicting.

This year’s colour choices are red, pink hues, magenta, cobalt blue, emerald green, yellow & crisp whites.  

Florals, feathers, lace, ruffles & jewels are also tipped to be favourites on clothing & head pieces.

The iconic fascinator will be dominated this year by embellished head bands, turbans & boaters.

Be classy, be sophisticated, be playful, most of all be you & have fun!!! 

Melbourne cup OUTFIT RACES

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Melbourne cup OUTFIT RACES

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Getting Ready For Spring in Pink

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We’re literally tickled pink with pink 💞🌸

Never been a fan of pink? Be prepared to fall in love with the charm & prettiness come Spring.

We can’t wait for the season to arrive. 💖✨

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vintage pink outfit sydney
Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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pink outfits sydney
Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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pink outfits sydney
Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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pink outfits sydney
Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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  • Vintage Pink Silk Skirt $110 | Excellent Condition
  • Zara Suede Ankle Boots SOLD | Excellent Condition
  • Benetton Cream Cable Knit Turtle Neck SOLD | Excellent Condition
Pink outfits sydney vintage designer

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How To Wear Classics With Vintage & High Street Fashion

OutfitsDoriana Vella

A day doesn’t seem to pass without me hearing one of my lovely customers say “wow ….but where would I wear that?” when they notice something rather amazing on Sammy & Sid racks.

Today, style has for so many of us been replaced by comfort, but who really dictates to us that we can’t wear a beautiful classic piece we may already have in our wardrobe OR buy a NEW stunning skirt or jacket & pair it back casually? Having quality statement pieces that have longevity can often be easily re-invented & refreshed from season to season. Simple!!!

So I have chosen a few pieces available at Sammy & Sid to inspire you & show you how to team an eye-catching piece with another item & wear it confidently, yes even on the streets of the beautiful laid back northern beaches. I say it’s time we consciously dress to make ourselves feel special because we can and we as women deserve it!!

Embrace your inner diva and ditch the active wear.. 😉😘

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xx Doriana 💋

Sammy and Sid vintage secondhand designer sydney

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sydney vintage designer gold jacket

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sydney designer vintage silk velvet skirt

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How To Wear Velvets and Metallics in Winter

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Several weeks ago I wrote Sammy & Sid's first blog where I mentioned how to wear metallics & velvets and posted what we thought were some inspiring images.

Check out these pics of @cyliaherbertson & I wearing some of our actual stock still available online or in store.

Some uber cool, classy preloved/ vintage key pieces such as Zimmerman, Gucci & Prada teamed with high street items. 

For the curious ones I'm the one wearing everything down to my ankles. 😺

Enjoy the long weekend and keep warm Sydneysiders! 💋 xxDoriana

Sammy and sid vintage Metallic Skirt

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Sammy and sid vintage  Tulle skirt

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Sammy and sid vintage Cream Skirt

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  • Lee Matthews White Skirt $138 | Excellent Condition
  • Isabel Marant Wool Top -- SOLD -- 
  • Kurt Geiger Gold Leather Sneakers -- SOLD --
Sammy and sid vintage metallic pants

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Sammy and sid vintage Green Velvet Blazer

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Sammy and sid vintage Blue Velvet Blazer
Sammy and sid vintage Blue Velvet Blazer

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Sammy and sid vintage Blue Velvet Blazer

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Sammy and sid vintage Blue Velvet Blazer

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    What To Wear In Autumn - Outfit Ideas

    SeasonsDoriana Vella

    Ok lovelies. I’ve struggled with this for 6 years. But I'm going to start to give this social media world a real go for Sammy & Sid and start writing blogs every few weeks...

    If the truth be known I have given in as I know it’s the way of the world especially with business today and I figure if I can talk as much as I do, and am passionate about Sammy & Sid how hard will it be to put all this into writing. So here’s my first attempt and lets see how I go so do stay tuned...

    (left to right: Olivia Palermo, Pernille Teisbaek, Gigi Hadid)

    (left to right: Olivia Palermo, Pernille Teisbaek, Gigi Hadid)

    SAMMY & SID (149 Pittwater Road, Manly)

    SAMMY & SID (149 Pittwater Road, Manly)

    With many things to seriously love about autumn in Sydney: the cooler weather, the colours of the trees, the crisp mornings, the crunching of fallen leaves under blue brilliant skies and not to forget the layering we can enjoy with all our wardrobe pieces.

    (left to right: Doutzen Kroes, Olivia Palermo, Aimee Song)

    (left to right: Doutzen Kroes, Olivia Palermo, Aimee Song)

    Let me tell you we are so excited about what we’ve seen come through our doors at S&S this season some fabulous, cool, quirky pieces & obsessing over the rich colours on the shop floor at the moment from red to merlot, olive to khaki and our new safe staple colour, navy.

    Sammy and Sid Vintage SYDNEY
    Sammy and sid VINTAGE SYDNEY

    For those of you that are daring to wear metallic we have some great silver, gold & bronze pieces from vintage through to current designer labels such as Zimmermann. If you are one that loves it on others but not too game to rock it yourself try down playing it & teaming it with denim. Metallics and velvets can also be teamed with leather for an edgy look, or favourite jumper. 

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    Velvet Goodies Available at Sammy & Sid store x

    Velvet Goodies Available at Sammy & Sid store x

    With velvet now so on trend I can’t go without letting you all know that if you also adore the feel of this romantic, feminine, dramatic fabric don’t leave it too long before you pop in & check out our latest stock.

    Bye for now gorgeous ladies.

    X😊X