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Best buys under $100

20th November, 2020

Who’s in the mood for a wardrobe update? With the festive season just around the corner, and summer almost upon us, you might be searching for a fashion fix. And whether you’re after a great dress to kick around in the sunshine all through the holidays, or the perfect pair of party shoes for Christmas drinks with the girls, I’ve rounded up some great buys. And the best bit is, they’re all under $100.

Snap up this dress immediately because it’s the kind of staple that will take you through summer. You can easily pop this on for a day out with flats or take it up a notch with heels. Either way it’s cool and comfy.

A crisp white summer dress is a summer staple and a classic style such as this will get plenty of wear over the coming months.

I’m a huge fan of shirt dresses because they look so effortless and sophisticated. The striped print is smart and polished, while the design is simple enough to transform it into so many different looks.

A comfy shoe that you can wear to different social gatherings is important and this style, with its sleek, streamlined design and fun metallic hue is perfect.

Denim shorts will take you through most days in summer so it’s important to have just the right pair. This style is a great cut and length, and would easily work back with a tee or button down, according to your style.

These classic espadrilles are a great way to achieve a resort wear vibe with a summer outfit. Pair it with a beautiful dress to have you feeling like you’re holidaying in the south of France.

A ribbed skirt like this can be dressed up or down (great for pregnancy, too) and will instantly make any outfit feel more elevated.

If you don’t yet have a pair of great tan slides in your wardrobe, rectify it immediately with this affordable pair. It’s a great style, and so versatile too.

Textural accessories are such a great way to change the vibe of an outfit. This raffia bag with its single bangle-style strap is the perfect accompaniment to many a look.

If you’re looking for ways to refresh old favourites in your closet, why not try adding a headband to your outfit? This style is elegant, but still a lot of fun.

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Best buys under $100

16th October, 2020

If you’re currently in the mood for a few new wardrobe updates then you’re just in time because there are so many great, affordable pieces out there right now that are just waiting for a new home. From dresses to accessories and shoes, I’ve rounded up some cheap and cheerful buys that look luxe, and will elevate any summer look.

Le Specs are such a fun affordable brand and they always do great on-trend eyewear. This pair has a classic yet modern feel that will see you through many a summer day.

Adding a textural element to an outfit is always a great way to add extra interest to a look. This pouch will carry all your essentials while adding a fun touch.

There’s always something appealing about anything personalised and these letter earrings are such a great way to accessorise and give an outfit your own unique touch.

This bracelet is such a sweet and understated way to finish off a look. It would also play well with other jewellery so it makes a great layering piece.

You can’t beat a crisp white dress worked back with a golden (faux) tan. This is perfect for summer, and can easily be dressed down with sandals or with heels for a slightly dressier look.

These mules are such an affordable way to bring an on-trend element to a look. It’s a great way to add a touch of luxe to your wardrobe at an affordable price.

A versatile piece with sophistication, this top can easily work back with everything from shorts to skirts, and a dream with all things denim.

A wrap skirt is such a flattering piece and this one, with its animal print, can add a fun element to any summer outfit.

Look no further for your ultimate summer dress. This frock with its bohemian, Byron-esque vibe will be on high rotation, and can take you from beach to bar with ease.

Shirring is such a on-trend feature of dresses right now and this printed number is an inexpensive way to dip your toe into the trend.

These pool slides are a great way to do beach footwear in a stylish way. It also comes in different shades so you can choose the perfect hue for your summer wardrobe.

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Best buys under $100

11th September, 2020

There’s SO much good stuff out there at the moment on the shopping front. It’s been fun scouring my fave stores for great, affordable buys and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Plus, there are lots of great sales happening now too so it’s a double whammy on the bargain hunting front. If you’re in the mood for a fashion fix, here are a few amazing buys to snap up.

This is one of those versatile, just throw it on and you’re ready to go kind of dresses that’s hard to pass up. The colour’s also perfect for spring and I love the ribbed finish which gives it a nice textural element.

These comfy shoes are going to be everywhere this summer so you may as well snap up a pair now. White is also such a fresh colour that can easily be worked back with myriad looks.

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Who wants a Camilla and Marc skirt for a fraction of the price? If you’re nodding then snap up this sage-coloured beauty which is now heavily discounted on The Iconic.

Sleek black slides are going to be your go-to shoe in the warmer months and this style is so understated and cool. The square silhouette adds to its on-trend appeal.

You can never have too many sunglasses in my opinion and these are the right shade of tortoise shell to be worn back with so many different looks.

Not only is this a gorgeous colour, the camera bag silhouette is classic and ideal for those days when you’re on-the-go and need to remain hands-free.

Bookmark these shoes for many a summer outing. I love the simple style and also the low block heels which means it can be worn on a casual day out or with a slightly dressier look.

A classic tote bag is a wardrobe must. The best bit about this style is that it’s reversible too which means you get double the wear out of it.

Snap up this little black dress now! Love the puffed sleeves which are so on trend this season. Also, this is one of those magic dresses that can be turned into so many different looks with a few strategic additions.

I couldn’t go past these adorable ring holders. It’s such a cute way to keep jewellery in order.

The muscle shirt with padded shoulders is going to be a big trend you’ll want to consider adding this top to your wardrobe. The grey shade is also a tick in the versatility box.

The pretty silhouette of this top is what initially drew me to it. That sweetheart neckline is so perfect for working back with everything from jeans to shorts or a skirt.

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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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Best buys under $100

10th July, 2020

There are so many great sales on right now which means there are plenty of bargains to be snapped up. The good thing about scoping out luxury sites such as Matches Fashion and Net-a-Porter during sale time is that there are some gorgeous luxe items that are a fraction of the price. Also, if you’re in the market for new basics or just something to brighten up your wardrobe then definitely shop around right now because there are plenty of cute options to be snapped up.

In trawling through some of my fave websites of late I’ve stumbled upon the below edit, with a mixture of chain stores buys to great accessories and some truly wearable pieces that are destined to be worn on high rotation.

Smythson produce ultra chic stationery and this notebook would make a welcome addition to any WFH desk situation.

These sunnies are on trend and at such a miniscule price tag, it makes sense to add it to your accessories collection now.

Keep your head toasty with this Alexander Wang beanie. The dove grey shade also makes it a versatile piece that can work with myriad looks.

I’ve found that statement accessories are one of the easiest ways to really elevate a look. These Rebecca de Ravenel earrings do just that.

White sneakers are a forever staple and with biz-leisure dressing now very much a thing, you can now wear them casually or (if your office dress code allows) at work.

One of the things I really valued during iso was having special pieces dotted around my home to brighten up my day. This Anya Hindmarsh candle is a great reminder that there’s always a rainbow around the corner.

Exercising outdoors just got more chic with this sleek C&M baseball cap. And even if you’re not planning on working out, it’s still a great addition to any casual look.

This cute top is so perfect for wearing with everything from jeans to shorts and skirts. Love anything that can be worn in so many different ways.

Another great pair of sunglasses destined for your future summer wardrobe. The slimline profile make this such a sharp way to finish off an outfit.

Loungewear options that are also stylish enough to be worn out and about get my tick of approval. These drawstring linen pants can be worn doing everything from the school run to grabbing a coffee.

I like the old school feel of this striped top from Country Road. A comfy addition to any WFH wardrobe or weekend outfit rotation.

I saw this top and thought of how many different ways it could be worn. When you have the right basics it can make getting dressed so much easier.

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Best Buys Under $100

24th January, 2020

What better way to spend the long weekend than treating yourself with a special fashion or beauty fix. And if there is seemingly an eternity between now and pay day then never fear because there’s plenty on offer that will satisfy almost every style and every budget. And the best bit? There’s a bumper edit to enjoy, all at varying price points, and you may still have change leftover for lunch!

I think it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on some great summer dresses, including this casual LBD that will work dressed up or down. Meanwhile this one shoulder beauty is destined to steal the show at your next event. And if you’re looking to top up your off duty wardrobe then you’ve come to the right place. This tunic dress makes a comfy option for days destined for relaxation or catching up with friends while these slides and these sunglasses are an affordable way to elevate any look.

Ready to shop? Scroll down to check out the rest of the great bargain finds I’ve tracked down for you below…

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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

25th October, 2019

It’s time for a fresh new injection of spring wares and if you’re on a budget then never fear because I’ve rounded up a number of great buys that will hit the mark. I think being stylish doesn’t always require having to spend a fortune, in fact it’s infinitely easier to achieve a unique look by being able to mix and match pieces from varying price points. A cheap and cheerful find here, worked back a designer accessory there can work together beautifully.

If you’re already mapping out your wardrobe for the soaring temperatures ahead, be sure to add a few lightweight dresses into the mix, not to mention chic separates that can extend the wear of other existing items in your wardrobe. Also, go all out with interesting accessories as they can really breathe new life into old favourites. A pair of sunglasses or a jewel-toned headband can really lift an ensemble and make it on trend. And the best bit is, these buys are designed not to break the bank.

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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.