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Cotton Cashmere Knits - Like An Old Favourite Friend

Do you have a favourite jumper? One that you really look forward to pulling on at the end of a long day. Like an old faithful friend, you feel warm and secure the minute you are reunited.

Perhaps it’s so “loved” it bears a few battle scars. The odd pull or stain, but its beauty lies in its softness and feel against your skin.

Our new collection of cotton and cashmere Tara Knits, have all the comfort and softness of your old favourite sweater, but have elegant balloon sleeves and long cuff detail which make you feel fully “dressed” while also feeling fully relaxed. Feeling comfortable and looking elegant need not be mutually exclusive.

I’m wondering if these days of working from home and spending weekends snuggled up will have a lasting effect on the way we dress? Just this morning I ran into a lawyer friend who admitted that working in the comfort of her own home without the “corporate costume”, has been a welcome change. Fine work can be achieved just as well cross legged on the sofa as propped at a desk after a long commute.

Kell x

 

Who knows what will happen, but for now we are accomodating your need for beautiful, yet extremely comfortable apparel. Shop all stores for our many colours in the Tara Jumper and skirts. You really have to feel the softness to understand why these pieces will become your trusty favourites for many years to come.

Ponchettes - Your Star Performer Trans Seasonal Piece

You loved our super long and luxurious ponchos that go all the way down to your knees. But at 1m x 2m that’s a lot of cashmere, and the truth is not everyone wants all that, particularly as we have passed the winter midpoint. Enter the Zjoosh PONCHETTE! A smaller poncho (exactly half the size) for when you just want to quickly and elegantly add a layer on top.

If you are like me and you love your fashion to work overtime, then the Ponchette will be your star performer trans seasonal piece. Wear with the seam on the side for classic elegance, or bring the seam to the front and pull all the fabric forward and wear as a scarf under a jacket.

A simple Long Sleeved T or any simple shirt is instantly lifted with one of these popped on top.  My friend Leanne admitted on the weekend to popping one of these over her Pjs for her early morning Zoom calls!  A stroke of Covid fashion genius! What’s Not to love! X Kell

Clip On Earrings

The day I got my ears pierced is ingrained in my memory as one of the most exciting days of my life. Even now the scent of antiseptic transports me back to Angus and Coote Warringah Mall 1981 and the beginning of my long term love affair with earrings.

For one reason of another, many of our customers do not have their ears pierced and over the years have requested clip on styles. Something they have found really difficult to find. We don’t think anyone should be denied the opportunity to accessorise, and with this is mind we have created a range of quality, elegant, clip on earrings with super comfortable cushion backings which don’t pinch!

All our jewellery is lead and nickel free with gold and rhodium plating. While incredibly affordable, the quality is there making it a perfect gift or treat for you. Discover just a few of our new clip on styles here and more in stores and online X Kell

Styling With Grasses

Pampas grass is the year's newest (and most surprising) trend. These gorgeous natural and pink toned grasses recall vintage gardens and pastures. Our everlasting synthetic grasses beautifully complement modern decor as well as more traditionally styled interior spaces. Purchase individual stems in all stores, or if you would like more than 12 stems of any one kind, we can ship to you free of charge.

I love pampas grass as a glamorous and impactful event styling ingredient. It makes a great addition to any earthy or boho-inspired event. A single large installation can make a gorgeous, soft statement for a 21st birthday or wedding party and can be enjoyed for years afterwards placed alongside an ornate mirror to supremely decadent effect. Mixing roses and other dried elements makes for an even softer romantic look. Whether you opt for just 2 or 3 stems or a giant, cloud like arrangement, you can be certain the ultimate effect will be feminine, wistfully dreamlike and an interesting, modern alternative to standard flowers and greenery. 

By Kellie Rigney - Founder & Creative Director of ZJOOSH

  • Rebecca Taylor

It's All About YOU

For me lighting a candle has become an evening ritual. I get home from work, set down my bag and keys, pop the heating on and light my favourite candle. Lighting a candle signifies that it’s time to relax.

Scented candles are a perfect way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your space. At Zjoosh we have a wide variety of scented candles available for purchase in a number of fragrances. Everything from creamy vanilla scents, to airy &  clean or woody fragrances. I personally love floral fragrances, but we really have something for every taste so you can burn the scents YOU love.

Candlelight provides a warm ambient glow to living spaces. No matter how you approach interior design, candles add to your home decor. Strategically placed candles throughout your living room make it cozy and calm, and lighting a candle in the bathroom provides a spa-like retreat feeling. Run a warm bath and add our ZJOOSH therapeutic bath salts and take care of YOU.

You’ve heard it said that “The ocean cures all.” For years I will admit that I thought about Bath Salts much like pot-pourri – one of those things hanging around bathrooms in the 80s with no specific function other than to gather dust. It is only in the last little while that I have begun to understand that natural bath salt have true therapeutic qualities. Submerging our bodies into a warm bath with salt is proven to be one of the best ways to restore ourselves after a long day. This beautiful ritual soothes the muscles, hydrates the skin, detoxifies the body, and relieves internal swelling. The macro and trace minerals can actually be drawn into the bloodstream during a warm bath, which can help to balance out the entire body. 

Soaking in a warm salty bath even for 15-20 minutes once a week, can improve the skin barrier function, hydrate the skin and decrease inflammation. Regular salt bathing has even been shown to improve eczema and psoriasis. The minerals found within a salty soak also work to promote more youthful, glowing skin from the inside out by purging impurities from the skin and balancing skin moisture levels. 

A salty bath can help to increase overall circulation throughout the body, which in turn works to further relax our internal systems. Along with eliminating stress, bath salts help to soothe our muscular systems and aid in both mental and physical rejuvenation. A warm bath is perfect for helping us relax when we’re tense or anxious. 

 

Salt baths can play a role in encouraging better sleep patterns. Taking baths with magnesium-rich salts allows our bodies to absorb the mineral through the skin, which in turn assists our bodies in getting a good night’s sleep. 

Studies show that regular salt soaks can work to promote our biological and cellular function as well as our overall immunity and balance our alkaline / acid levels. These salty soaks remove toxins from the bloodstream, with their intensive detoxification properties. Additional benefits include regulating blood sugar, improving cardiovascular health, and boosting circulatory and nerve function. 

Soaking in warm water with added bath salts can help to ease various types of pain by taking weight off of the joints and muscles. The act also helps our bodies to heal faster after injury or surgery, as salt offers exceptional natural healing properties. With chronic pain, nourishing salt baths have been proven highly effective in treating various issues including rheumatoid arthritis. The magnesium-rich salt can help to relieve muscle spasms and cramps.

By Kellie Rigney - Founder & Creative Director of ZJOOSH

  • Rebecca Taylor

The Gift of Rest

At the risk of generalising, most of us women have busy schedules. We are masterful multi-taskers juggling work and home life with the hope (sometimes unrealistic) of squeezing in some time for ourselves along the way. It can be A LOT, and if there is one thing I’d love more than anything this mother’s day, It’s a good, uninterrupted night’s sleep, or failing that, a nap. Sound familiar?

My family laugh at the fact that I am the first one to suggest we all watch a movie, but I’m also invariably sound asleep by the second scene. If I’m travelling, I am sound asleep before for the plane has even taken off, and long card rides present the perfect opportunity to roll back the seat and have a doze. I remember both my mum and grandmother doing exactly the same thing. Stealing a little sleep on the go because a solid night’s sleep is a rare thing for us mums.

Ample sleep has eluded me since I became pregnant with our first child in 1998! Having had 3 more babies in fairly quick succession afterwards, I remember there being years of my life where I was permanently tired. Woken with cries of hunger, teething, fevers and all the many other reasons a baby or toddler just won’t sleep through.

And Just when I could guarantee the kids would actually sleep through the night, It was me who would lie awake worrying whether they were “meeting milestones”, happy in their friendships, or “thriving” at school. It seems that being a mum and sleeping soundly are two things which do not go together well.

So it stands to reason, that for me, sleep is the ultimate luxury and I imagine the same goes for so many mums all over the world. It is therefore no mystery that at Zjoosh we see beautiful loungewear and sleepwear as the ultimate gifts for mum. Items that are so truly luxurious and comfortable that pure relaxation and drifting off to sleep will come all the more easily to her.

Both our Zjoosh Cotton Cashmere collection and our gorgeous Ginger Lily Sleepwear collection make perfect gifts for the woman who deserves a really good rest. Choose from our many beautiful styles and know that she will feel suitably appreciated this Mother’s Day.

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