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Best buys under $100

14th August, 2020

A quick whip around a few of my fave shopping haunts has unearthed so many great buys. I definitely think there’s plenty to add to cart this month, particularly pieces that will work well for spring next month. So if you’re in the mood for a fashion fix, here are a few that are worth checking out.

I fell in love with the old school packaging of these lip salves. They’re such a handy size and I think it’s always great to have a few of these on hand to have at home, in one’s bag and at work.

This jacket is lightweight and a great option to have when battling trans-seasonal weather. I like the tie around the waist which always gives a flattering fit.

A great print and a smart addition to any work or smart casual look. It’s also the kind of jacket that’s handy to have around when you’re faced with a last minute Zoom call and need to quickly look polished.

Simple minimalist slides are always a welcome option to any spring/summer wardrobe. I love that these are a metallic as they’re still easily mixed and matched but add a pop of colour to a look.

Add a touch of cuteness to any ensemble by accessorising with this headband. So great for making an outfit feel dressy and more put together.

Hats are a must, particularly during summer, so why not snap up this beauty just in time for the warmer weather to arrive. It’s such a classic style and can easily worn everywhere from the beach right through to brunch.

Statement earrings are a shortcut to livening up many a look and the jade hue gives it an elegant and vibrant feel.

A beautiful clutch that has a slightly more relaxed vibe is such a great thing to have in you closet. It’s perfect for day time events, but can also turn a casual ensemble into something a little more polished.

A crisp white dress is always a good idea. And this one is such a bargain it would be criminal not to snap it up!

One of my favourite hues to work with is varying shades of pink. This blush hued number is so great for pairing with jeans to add a feminine touch.

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Chain store round-up: 10 great buys to add to cart

3rd July, 2020

While designer buys are great, most of the time it’s all about finding pieces that are affordable and fashionable. And I firmly believe we’ve got such a great range of brands on offer in Australia that it’s quite easy to snap up something new to revamp a tired wardrobe without having to spend big. Chain store buys are often the building blocks of many wardrobes for good reason: they’re on trend, affordable and offer plenty of choice.

This is why this is the first instalment of regular round-ups I’ll be doing of what’s on offer in popular chain stores. I’m planning to highlight all the great pieces that are definitely worth adding to cart right now whether it’s a basic that can work back with multiple items or a statement piece to make a simple outfit shine.

If you’re in the mood for a wardrobe update but don’t want to spend a fortune, you’ve come to the right place. There are some truly great offerings in chain stores right now which are on trend, stylish and reasonably priced. Having perused what’s on offer, here are a few options that will instantly lift your winter wardrobe, but won’t break the budget either.

This beige Country Road wool skirt is such a good staple to have. Worn with boots, it’s perfect for winter and a great alternative to pants. But it’s also easily worn with a tee or cami in summer making it easily do double duty.

I always like to look ahead to the upcoming season and this is the perfect dress to wear into spring/summer. It also comes in another colour if white isn’t your thing. And billowy sleeves are such a great feature to really lift the look of a dress.

A slouchy navy knit can never go astray in one’s winter wardrobe. Love the shape of this and it’s the ideal colour to work back with multiple pieces. Such a great, versatile piece.

I’ve spoken of straight leg jeans being the denim silhouette to have right now and this pair from Seed is such a great way to adopt the style. The wash is also a great way to freshen up a winter look.

This bobble knit is such a pretty winter warmer. Love the ribbed cuffs and the fact it can also be worn slightly cropped with high waisted jeans. The earthy tone is also one of the big colours of the season, making it a versatile staple to have.

I love the practicality of this reversible coat from Seed. One side is a beautiful plain camel colour, the other a statement check. Both are great for winter and is such a good buy considering you get two coats in one.

A great shirt never goes astray particularly in winter and this black shirt from Cotton On could easily pass for a lightweight jacket which essentially doubles its use. You could easily pair it with jeans or casual pants, or a skirt or dress further down the track.

I’m a huge fan of high waisted pants. This wide legged number would work back with so many different pieces. The fact you can wear it casually with sneaker or dress it up with flats or a great sandal gets a huge tick.

Statement dresses are a fun addition to any wardrobe and this printed number, with its long sleeves and pleated skirt make it a practical and pretty winter wardrobe purchase.

Ribbed tops are a great way to elevate basics. The hue, cut and style of this Glassons top would make it the perfect partner to a variety of different pieces, plus it’s a great price.

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Best Buys Under $100

22nd November, 2019

If you’re after a bargain buy you’re in luck — there were so many great pieces this month that I’ve done a bumper edit! I’ve rounded up everything from accessories to shoes and party pieces and they’re all affordable at under $100.

Getting ready for your new summer wardrobe? It’s the ideal time to snap up some amazing sandals and heels including these strappy tan flats which will go with just about everything, whilst these mules and these floss heels are reminiscent of designer styles but at a fraction of the price.

It’s also the perfect time to stock up on a few beautiful summer dresses. This off-the-shoulder style is perfect for going from beach to bar while this slinky slip dress is available in a range of vibrant shades that are just made for the warm days ahead.

Snap up some fun accessories including these tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses and retro style frames, while a classic straw hat is a must.

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Best buys under $100

27th September, 2019

When a new season hits, it’s only natural to want to invest in a few new pieces to officially welcome the change in weather. And without a doubt spring is one of my favourite times of year as the weather’s getting warmer which means it’s time to embrace lots of light and airy pieces. I know a wardrobe refresh can be pricey which means it pays to shop smart and find pieces that will update your look but won’t cost a fortune.

I don’t think a spring wardrobe is complete without a beautiful dress to take you through the next few months and I can’t go past a floral print or a great wrap dress which is guaranteed to be all kinds of flattering. That said, you it’s also great to stock up on basics such as this tee or singlet to work back with everything from jeans to a skirt.

There’s also no shortage of affordable accessories to add to your wardrobe. From these classic white sneakers which will go with everything to these beautiful polka dot flats, it’s all about comfortable options that are still guaranteed to look polished. Also don’t forget about a pair of statement earrings or these adorable blush sunglasses.

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Best Buys Under $100

30th August, 2019

Who says you have to spend a fortune when you’re in the mood for a shopping fix? If pay day’s a long way away but you want a wardrobe update then look no further than these great buys. They’re all under $100, so you’ll still have change leftover for lunch and a coffee!

This lace-up corset top is perfection for spring/summer, paired with everything from denim cut-offs like this for a day at the beach or dressed up with a beautiful skirt for a long lunch with friends. Whilst this crossbody bag is a versatile accessory that will work with myriad outfits, whether it’s worn to an event or to work or just out running errands.

With so many great accessories around now, it’s time to stock up! This headband will look sweet worn with a beautiful summer dress whilst these hairclips are the ideal finishing touch to a look. You can never have too many sunglasses and this pair are a classic option and so versatile.

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Best Buys Under $100

26th July, 2019

One of the great things right now is that there are plenty of great pieces to be found that don’t cost a fortune. From chain stores and their reasonably priced offerings to half yearly sales, it’s totally possible to get yourself some on trend pieces without your wallet looking a little worse for wear.

This month I’ve found some amazing accessories that can instantly elevate an outfit. These wooden hoops are currently slashed at 70 per cent off and are just the perfect addition that your spring/summer outfits need. These resin earrings come a close second. They look luxe but no one need ever know they’re currently on sale for just under $68.

If you’re looking for a few off duty pieces, snap up this cable knit jumper immediately and don’t forget these classic cropped jeans. Whilst this C&M tee is made for stylish weekend pairings with your favourite denim. Cap it off with these cat eye sunglasses and you’ve got yourself a winning look.

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Best Buys under $100

22nd February, 2019

Who says you need to spend a fortune to update your wardrobe? If you’re currently on a strict fashion budget but could really use a new wardrobe addition or two you’ve come to the right place because I’ve rounded up some seriously stylish buys for less than what you’d pay to go out for dinner.

ASOS Design Square Boxy clutch

Reminiscent of a lot more pricier options, this bag is right on trend and will instantly update any look.

Only Denim skirt

A great neutral skirt that could work back with multiple pieces in your wardrobe.

Witchery V-neck slouch knit

We’re heading into autumn soon so there’s no better time to stock up on cosy staples to get you through the cooler months such as this chic knit.

Slip large hair ties

Scrunchies believe or not are cool again so why not jump aboard the trend with this handy three pack of hair ties in fun prints.

ASOS Design shrunken jacket

A great trans-seasonal piece, the denim jacket is one item that’s always guaranteed to get a workout.

Amber Sceats Valencia earrings

Love the retro art deco vibe of these earrings. A great way to add a punchy element to any outfit.

Local Supply Marina sunglasses

Great shape, great shade and at a great price. What more could you ask for?

Glasshouse triple scented mini candle

I always have a healthy supply of candles at my place and I’ve found Glasshouse always have some gorgeous scents.

Lack of Color The Ventura Trimmed straw hat

Sun protection is so important so I’ve always considered a hat a big must-have of any wardrobe. This straw number is understated and chic.

The Daily Edited saffron iPhone 7 case

You see your phone so many times throughout the day why not make it something that’s nice to look at too?

Amber Sceats Laguna earrings

These marble look earrings add a contemporary touch to any look.

Le Specs tortoiseshell glasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of classic tortoiseshell frames. I love the shape and style of these.

Witchery silk spot neckerchief

A cute little scarf that will dress up any outfit and give it a classic retro feel.

The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi Glazer

A luxe looking candle that will spruce up any surface in your home.

Tony Bianco card holder and clutch

Two things for the price of one? What more could you want in a bargain buy?

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Best buys under $100

18th January, 2019

Hello, bargain time! If your bank account is still recovering from Christmas but you’re in desperate need of a few new wardrobe updates then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve rounded up a few bargain buys that will certainly have you looking stylish in no time—minus the expensive price tag.

Witchery Sky earrings

A fun style that will help liven up any outfit, casual or dressy.

Tony Bianco Alisha oval belt bag

Dip your toe into the belt bag trend minus the exxy price tag. This bag also comes with another strap that converts it into a crossbody bag style.

Witchery belted short

Tailored shorts always give an outfit an expensive feel, and this pair is just the right pop of colour to elevate a look.

Country Road ditsy floral short

Stylish and classic, these lightweight monochrome shorts will take you through many a summer day. And they’re on sale too!

Tony Bianco Cathy bucket bag

Straw bags are having a moment and this one manages to look both relaxed and dressy at the same time.

Country Road dotted floral top

A great wrap top is always super flattering and this one is no exception.

Kate Spade pave open hinge cuff

Add a hint of bling minus the exxy price tag to your look with this cuff.

New Balance 247 sneakers

Sneakers are always a worthwhile wardrobe addition and this pair ticks all the boxes.

Levi’s high rise denim shorts

I can never get enough of denim shorts in summer. If you’re the same, definitely snap this pair up as they’re a steal.

Ganni clover polka dot bikini

Love a fun, vibrant bikini? These swimmers will make a statement at the beach.

Pepper & Mayne Electra ribbed swimsuit

If you’re more of a classic swimsuit gal then this black one piece has your name all over it.

Tigerlily Colorado dress

A simple summer dress is always a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Guess Augustina satchel

Roomy, practical and classic, this satchel is just the thing to carry all your essentials around.

Witchery stripe linen scarf

For those cool summer nights, a great linen scarf is just the thing to keep you warm.

Steve Madden Rage sandal

Want your shoes to take centre stage? These slides will definitely have you stealing the show.

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12 best buys under $100

21st October, 2018

A bargain buy is always a welcome addition to any wardrobe, especially when it’s an on trend item at a great price. If it’s a couple of weeks until pay day and you’re dying to make a new purchase or two then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re after a new bag, a pair of heels for your next night out or an all-rounder dress to kick around in all summer I’ve got you sorted.

ASOS Cici satin underwire corset
The corset has been a popular celeb trend and if you want to get in on the action at a fraction of the price, then snap this up.
Monki quilted belt bag

Belt bags are definitely having a moment. If you’re heading out for the day and don’t want to deal with a bag, this is the solution.

ASOS Design Laney tie-leg flats

A feminine flat with a pretty tie-up design, this is one shoe that definitely has a point of difference.

Monki faux leather belted midi skirt

I’m a huge fan of the midi skirt and this is one option that will be kind to your wallet.

RAID Katy patent leopard print heels

Add a touch of animal print to your next look with these great heels.

Stella + Ruby glass pearl hoops

An elegant earring style that’s made for special nights out.

Re:Named polka dot slip dress

This is one dress that you will wear to death. The print, the shape and the length will ensure its versatility.

Levi’s side bands denim shorts

A great pair of denim cutoffs that will serve you well once the warmer weather arrives.

Reformation trixie top

Pair this ruffled crop top with anything high-waisted—it’s a match made in heaven.

Le Specs love train oval sunglasses

These fun frames will make the perfect addition to any look.

Madewell Oliver cotton-jersey turtleneck top

The simple, unfussy style of this top will ensure that it gets plenty of wear.

Y.A.S striped pant co-ord

Part of a co-ord set, this is a patterned pant that can instantly lift an outfit.

What’s a great bargain buy you’ve snapped up recently?

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12 best buys this week under $100

20th August, 2018

Suffering from a little Monday-itis? Then let a little retail therapy help you out! I’ve rounded up some cheap and cheerful buys that will make a happy addition to your wardrobe. From a structured bag that will impress at work to a smart heel that is made for an evening out, these picks are both functional and on trend. And the best bit is snapping up a few of them won’t break the bank.

Marie-Stella-Maris facial oil

Show your skin some much needed TLC with this soothing facial oil. It looks super luxe but doesn’t have the price tag to match.

Superga lace-up sneakers

These are a forever stylish casual shoe that will work back with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. Snap up a few colours!

ASOS Design poker slingback high heels

A girl can never have enough heels… love a slingback style for a sleek and sexy look.

Le Specs oval sunglasses

Sunglasses are an easy way to update any look. And this pair is a very now silhouette.

Johnny Loves Rosie 3D statement earrings

A little 60s in feel, these earrings will have people thinking you’ve nabbed yourself a vintage gem.

ASOS Design double zip croc tote

A beautiful work bag never goes astray, especially a structured style in a classic croc fabrication.

Missguided trench coat in white

Use this lightweight trench as an easy way to dress up a pair of jeans or pop it on over a dress for an outfit with a polished feel.

Stitch & Pieces faux fur scarf

Make the most of the last lingering days of winter with this cosy burgundy scarf. Love a textured piece to add interest to a look.

ASOS Design soft tux jumpsuit

The cut, the print, the finishing details… this jumpsuit definitely delivers and at a reasonable price tag too!

ASOS Design corset midi dress

A classic black dress that’s ultra wearable is always a good wardrobe addition.

River Island check triple compartment crossbody bag

The check print of this bag makes for a fun statement bag to pair with a weekend look.

MNG Elvis belt

If you’ve yet to discover the versatility of a black belt then now is the time to add one to your collection.