Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Mid-Year Sales!

 Omg these sales are amazing! They are some of the best ever deals! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I was in my element this weekend, shopping up a storm. And I could have kept going...but I had to stop myself because I'm going on holidays next month. Here are my finds:

Witchery (7 days of Sales - every day a new offer): Buy a sale item & get the second one for further 50% off

Always wanted a Bretton Stripe Top - bought this one originally $49.95 down to $34.95

Got this necklace which was originally $69.95 for a further 50% off the sale price of $29.95
French Connection: further 20% off Sale prices 
Originally $79.95 down to $39.95 and further 20% off
Fits like a dream - these pants originally $129.95 down to $64.95 less 20% 

Scarf originally $39.95 down to $19.95 and further 20% off
 Sportsgirl: 50%off Selected Styles 

Wouldn't be my wardrobe without some colour: Originally $69.95, got it at 50% off

Last one in my size - was $69.95 down to $39.95

Some of these offers are still available online. Now the challenge is stopping myself from buying any more as these sales will continue next week while Myer begins their Stocktake Sale on Wednesday and Zara will be on sale soon, too.

Some other exciting offers I had to resist were...
Steve Madden: 50% off selected styles
Country Road: Buy 2 sale items, get the 3rd free
Seed: Further 25% off Sale Knitwear
Kookai: Futher 50% off selected styles

Happy Sale Shopping!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Wombat Hill and the Outfit Blunder

The (much needed) long weekend is here! And so we decided to get out of Melbourne for the day (genius plan, I know!) for some fresh air. So, we drove upto Daylesford and decided to wander around the Wombat Hill Gardens and grab a bite at the Cafe.

I had the Cottage Pie with salad (it came with a green salad but I swapped it for the Quinoa & pumpkin salad they had on display as it looked beautiful) and tomato chutney. Perfect meal for a wintery day.

Mr. Pre had the yummy beef roll with chips, salad and tomato chutney.

So, the air was fresher than I expected up there and the blunder I made was not carrying a warm enough jacket. Rookie mistake. The chivalrous Mr. Pre came to my rescue and like the hero of a mushy, romantic movie, took off his own hoodie just so I could be warm (and so that he wouldn't have to listen to anymore whinging about how cold I was). I, however, felt too guilty making him pay for my mistake and like the heroine of a movie yet to be made, took off the jacket and gave it back to him and continued to suffer in the cold with just a cardigan over my top (and continued to whinge about it). But we didn't stay outdoors for too long so it was fine. I kept it on for long enough to take an outfit photo, though. May have started a new trend here with the "Husband Hoodie" (sophisticated twist on the "Boyfriend Blazer").

My Blunder-ful Outfit:

Navy & White Stripe top: *$10 (Valleygirl)
Black Cardigan (not visible in the photo): *$15 
Red Chinos: *$25 (Zara)
Black Ballet Flats: $12 (H&M)
Tote Bag: *$71.96 (Seed)
Husband Hoodie: *$49 (Gap)

Outfit Total: $182.96
* = sale prices

 For a little more warmth we went into this cozy bakery on Vincent St. to have another coffee accompanies buy a Vanilla Slice and Lamington to share...mmm...I want to go back. Soon hopefully and well equipped this time for the nippy weather.