Sunday, 23 August 2015

Shopping Again: Great Bargains Under $30 and New Lace-ups at $70

Now that winter is finally coming to an end, I feel like the real me is coming out of hibernation. Gone are dark Saturdays sitting in a quiet corner on the couch watching endless hours of shows on the idiot-box. This weekend the sun shone and I spent the entire day out and about in the quest to find new and exciting bargains to refresh my wardrobe for the renewed and rejuvenated me. Here's what I found....


Bardot Marley Longline Cardigan in Black was $99.95 now $30

Bardot Stunner Skivvy in Black was $59.95 now $20

Sportsgirl Boyfriend Distressed Jeans in Light Blue was $99.95 now $29.95 (similar here)

Sportsgirl Lace up Flats in Black Micro $69.95

Sportsgirl Orange Crush Lipstick $9.95

Sunday, 2 August 2015

10 Things Under $20

So, I needed to buy a few essentials this weekend and also just wanted to cheer myself up at the end of a long work week doing what I love most i.e SHOPPING! But as usual, here comes the 'B' word...you got it, 'Budget'! I'm on a budget I can't bust. So I only allowed myself things that wouldn't break the bank. And this search inspired this post...10 things that cost less than $20 that you need to buy right now to update your wardrobe, home or even beauty-kit.



1. Hooded Cardigan: *$19.95 (Dotti)
2. Open Bar Cuff: $14.95 (Sportsgirl)
3. Lace Push-up Bra: $19.95 (H&M)
4. Nail Polish in Peach: $14.95 (Witchery)
5. Grey/Cream Long Sleeve Top: $20 (Target)
6. Braided Waist Belt: *$11.97 (Seed)
7. Glasshouse Mini Candle - Coney Island: $18.95 (Peter Alexander)
8. Natural Leopard Print Scarf: *$12.95 (Forever New)
9. Metallic Cushions: $12 (KMart)
10. Nivea Moisturising Fluid SPF 15: $7.99 (Priceline)

* = sale prices

I only bought 4 of these...

....how many will you buy?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

INDIA

In Melbourne's freezing temps, I'm dreaming of Indian Summers! So here's a post full of throwback photos from my Indian Summer holiday earlier this year. India is where my family live, so normally I don't take too many blog-worthy photos as my trip is usually full of family activities. But this time we turned into tourists for a day and went to a 300 year old fort, a few hours drive from the city of Pune, that has now been converted into a beautiful resort complete with a spa, museum, cafe, two restaurants and a bar! This incredible place where history meets contemporary hospitality is Fort Jadhavgarh.










Photography is prohibited inside the museum, but its a must visit if you're in the area, it houses some extraordinary artefacts that were everyday objects in homes in the area 300 years ago and you will be amazed at the ingenuity and grandeur of these household items, However the drive to the Fort is bumpy for the most part once you are out of the city traffic, as you can imagine, so make sure you fasten your seatbelts!
Of course, no travel post is complete without an outfit of the day pic, so here you go...


Royal Lunch at Fort Jadhavgarh Outfit:

Loose White Top: *$15 (Cotton On)
Stripe Midi Skirt: $56 (ASOS)
Bangle: *$17 (Kate Spade)
Flats: $49.95 (Zara)
Usual Prada Sunnies

Outfit Total: $137.95
* = sale prices

Sunday, 28 June 2015

DUBAI


If you've been following me on Instagram, you would know that a couple of months ago I was holidaying in India & Dubai. Here are a few photos I thought I'd share from my Dubai trip...
View from our room at the Arabian Courtyrad Hotel of the Dubai Museum

A quick coffee and a browse through The Atlantis Hotel at The Palm Jumeirah

The aquarium at Atlantis


  Sightseeing in Dubai Outfit:

Dress: *$80 (BCBG bought at a Sample Sale)
Flats: $49.95 (Zara)

 Outfit Total: $129.95
* = sale prices

Ibn Batuta Mall - Persia Court



Dubai Skyline
Driving past Burj Khalifa
Dancing Fountains at the Dubai Mall with Burj Khalifa in the background
Desserts at Cafe Blanc in Dubai Mall

Desert Safari - A MUST DO
Entertainment at the Desert Safari

My cousins & I recreating the SATC2 moment

 Desert Safari Outfit:

Offshoulder Top: $29.95 (Seed)
Chambray Baggy Pants: *$79.95 (Seed)
Comfy Shoes: $5 (Local convenient store in Dubai just to wear for Safari)

Outfit Total: $114.9
* = sale prices

Accessorised with Prada sunnies and Kate Spade bangle and other bracelets. These accessories I wear quite often and they have more than delivered on their cost:wear ratio so I won't count them in the outfit total. Cool?!

Dubai was so much fun! Can't wait to go back again. There's something for everyone there. Especially shopaholics like me! And malls like Ibn Batuta aren't just great for shopping, their unique concepts make it almost a day-trip destination.

Signing off now that it's turned into such a long post. Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of Dubai. Until next time...

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

SALE! SALE! SALE!

Its Mid Season Sale time! Sales signs are up everywhere! Now's the time to shop up some great bargains. So, I've compiled a list of few of the stores you could put on your Easter long weekend must-visit list....









Happy Shopping! 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Colours of this season

Marc Jacobs predicted last year that the colours of the seasons were going to inter-change. Summer was going to be heavy, dark, mostly black and white and winter was going to be soft pastels and neutrals. And if Marc Jacobs says so, so it must be. Neutrals, pinks, taupes and a little bit of blue for a pop are the colours of this season. And especially for us here in the southern hemisphere being in the opposite season from our northern counterparts, waking up to bloggers all over the world getting ready for Spring, we can't help but subconsciously be inspired by soft blush tones of newly blooming flowers or bright blue hues of a clear sky! And you'll see these colours everywhere! Not just in clothes, but in homewares, in gourmet food, in art, anything that is current. I'm loving this change! Can't wait to freshen up my winter wardrobe! Lucky Chadstone VIP night is around the corner.













 Can't believe I'm about to say this but...bring on winter! (I may regret saying this in a few weeks though)