Surafina Classic Shift

There is always room in my (burtsing at the seams) wardrobe for classic pieces.

These are the pieces I rely on to get me through the day, without too much effort on my part…picture me dashing around like a headless chicken after leaving myself 30 minutes to get out of the door each morning.


Trust me. This is a regular occurrence at my place – I’m just not the best at time management, when it comes to getting dressed in the mornings.

I always try to sneak another ten minutes blogging or catching up on social media commitments, rather than focusing on the job in hand.

My appearance.

For this, I rely on solid pieces that I know will transform my lazy ass from dag to acceptable, in a heartbeat.

So my grab and go, will be pieces that not only fit and flatter, but also pack a mighty punch on the style stakes too.

Just think elegance without effort. That’s what I’m all about.

Great pieces should work for you. Pieces that should make getting dressed easier.

They should also be simple.

We’re not talking show ponies – just understated elegance.

Let’s welcome the newbie to the classic stable.

She is a gorgeous shift from Surafina – and I might be slightly smitten!

Brisbane is the home to the Surafina design duo, Laura and Rechelle the girls behind the label – I love that they are local to me.

Surafina Classic Shift

Navy Longline Shift Dress * $169.00 Surafina I’m wearing the S/M | Shoes Witchery from the ark 😉

With this dress the possibilities are truly endless.

The fabric is lightweight, making it the perfect transeasonal piece.

If you need extra warmth add a slip underneath (which I have done here).

Or add an opaque tight for a true winter feel.

Heels, Sandals or boots they will all work.

Add a statement necklace to make the dress pop, or keep it simple like I have.

But as it’s still winter here, this camel vest is the perfect accompaniment to add a touch of trend, with the seasons must have colour.

Surafina Classic Shift

Dress details as previous pic | Camel Drape Vest* $129.00 (free size) | Wind machine effect: Courtesy of Mother Nature 😉

I just adore the combination of Navy and Camel.

Its luxe without effort.

This gorgeous vest will also be making regular outings with my casual pieces throughout spring too.

Because, my favourite colour to pair back with camel, is white.

Expect to see this with my white jeans, camel boots and my Mulberry.

Think gold accessories. Earrings and bangles topped off with your favourite pair of sunnies.

Pure perfection.

Size wise: The dress is very flattering. I’m usually a 10/12 depending on brand but I feel sure the S/M would fit a regular size 12 comfortably, as unfortunately I am blessed with both a good size bust and hips/thighs!

This vest is a free size, so it should be easy to purchase without too much concern – You can play around with how you wear it, depending on your shape and curves.

Anyway, I for one, just can’t wait to wear both pieces again and again.


Would I find a classic shift in your wardrobe? Are you a lover of Navy pared back with Camel too?


* items gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy

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  • Lauren @SAHM I am

    Love love love that dress!

  • Lovely dress – adore that it is in navy!

    • Thanks Georgeousness. I do too, navy has always been a big favourite of mine! xx

  • Yep that combo is pure perfection. It totally suits you. And I love your wind machine effect 🙂 Love how you’ve worn the slip underneath for added warmth. I need a classic shift in my life pronto xo

  • Looking fab as ever. Camel and black is such a classic and sophisticated colour combination. And I’m wearing my camel sleeveless vest today! x

  • Go on, push the button. It’s so versatile Karen and will make the perfect piece for a QLD spring. It offer bit of stylish coverage without the weight! I’m sure you’ll love it xx

  • Thanks so much darling! I adore pieces that don’t shout-out for attention in our wardrobe, but yet we can’t live without them. This shift is simply perfect and one that I know I’ll keep pulling out on those days when ‘I have nothing to wear’ 😉
    Feeling so much better now I know Beckie is there Lisa, thanks for thinking of me Beautiful xx

  • Petra

    Very pretty – perfect colour 🙂

    • Thanks so much Petra, I’m so happy with both of these pieces…they will stay in my wardrobe for the foreseeable future! xx

  • Sharon

    I love this outfit. That shift is gorgeous and imagine would have you covered in many occasions. Looking gorgeous as always and I’m loving your beautiful hair. Mwah to you xx

    • Thanks so much for the love darling. Yes, this is the dress that can literally take you to any occasion – which suits my lazy ass to perfection! My hair is a work in progress. I’m trying to grow out some of the layers and make it sharper and also change the colour to a fresher blonde. The problem is I’m not very patient, so I want it perfect NOW! Mwah with a cherry on the top xx

  • Love these pieces on you Bev – they are classic and stylish and perfect on you! I’d love a vest like that too. x

    • Thanks V! It’s really funny but I was thinking about you when I tried this shift on for the first time. It’s the type of dress that always makes you feel a million bucks – with very little effort.
      The vest is such a fabulous piece too, it looks good with everything – total keeper! xx