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What’s on my shopping wish list this month

4th October, 2017

This month prepping for spring racing season has me in the mood for feminine pieces, bright, vibrant colours and statement accessories. I’m feeling inspired to go bold with any new additions to my wardrobe, and if you are too, you’re bound to find something on this list that you’ll most definitely want to add to cart…

 

 

Roksanda textured leather shoulder bag

The striking blue of this bag is just the right hue to add some punch to an outfit whilst the polished gold handle and the squiggle shoulder strap add an element of interest.

Saint Laurent round-frame silver sunglasses

These 60s inspired frames will work well with casual weekend outfits and give them a hint of attitude.

Mercedes Castillo mules

Ultra on trend mules are given a modern spin with a sculpted, lacquered heel and textured white leather.

Gucci acetate and gold tone sunglasses

I have a weakness for statement sunglasses and the cat eye shape of these frames and faux pearl and gold stud embellishment has me won over.

Beaufille 10-karat gold diamond ring

Delicate rings are great for layering or as an understated adornment on its own, and this piece with its edgy spiral design caught my eye with its interesting shape.

Khaite open back satin maxi dress

A form fitting maxi is a great go-to wardrobe option during the warmer months as it’s so simple and effortlessly stylish. The side-split detail and crossover straps elevate it into a dress that could work for dressy events too.

Calvin Klein ribbed wool and cashmere-blend skirt

A fun statement piece for the office, this skirt will work well with a white button down shirt.

Cecilie Copenhagen jacquard cotton dress

The print and colour make this a standout staple for off duty dress. I can see this working beautifully with a pair of sandals.

Self-Portrait floral-lace cape-sleeved mini dress

A white dress will make a fresh addition to my spring wardrobe. I particularly love the whimsical lace detail on this frock.

Aquazzura Nairobi slingback pointed-toe flats

Flats get a fashion forward update with this pair of slingback flats. The star detail makes for a fun touch.

Balenciaga vintage chain earrings

There are times when you need to let your accessories take centre stage and this pair of hoop earrings is destined to be the focal point of any look.

Shoes of Prey heeled sandal with ankle cuff

I love the classic shape of these heels but with the addition of a tassel it makes it an instant showstopper.

Mimco Papillon tiara

I’m always drawn to striking headpieces and this piece is definitely worth bookmarking for a racing event.

Fiona Powell straw boater with frayed edge

I’ve built a solid hat collection over the years but can’t resist buying one each spring/summer season as I’m always spending time outside enjoying the sunshine. This hat is perfect for adding a stylish (and sun safe) element to any look.

Gucci appliqued mini skirt

It’s hard to resist the beautiful appliqué on this skirt, especially the rather adorable bunny. Gucci strikes again!

Gucci leather belt

A black belt is a wardrobe staple as it’s the kind of accessory that can work with everything from pants to jeans and a skirt. The gold buckle on this elevates it into something special.

Dolce & Gabbana textured leather iPhone case

It’s hard to go past the beautiful floral design of this iPhone case. It’s always nice when something utilitarian is also aesthetically pleasing too.

Lelet NY Lovestruck gold-plated headband

This handmade headband is also another great headpiece option. The simple heart design is chic and understated.

Tell me—what’s on your shopping list this month?

 

Fashion, Shop

My trick for avoiding online shopping regret

14th February, 2017

I do most of my shopping online so I know how easy it can be to make an impulse purchase when you’re sitting at home, enjoying a glass of wine and trawling through your fave clothing site. When you’re looking at something in real life it’s easier to gauge whether it’s definitely something you’ll wear or if it’s just an of the moment item that will end up just spending its days gathering dust in the back of your wardrobe. When you’re shopping on screen it can be a little trickier as everything looks great when professionally photographed.

I often get asked my tips for online shopping and without a doubt the biggest one is that I will often leave something I am thinking of buying in my cart for 24 hours. The action of adding it to cart is enough to satisfy my shopping whim but by not buying it immediately I give myself enough time to think about whether I really want it or not. My general rule is that if I’m still thinking about something the next day then it’s something I really want as opposed to just getting caught up in the moment. By delaying the purchase it gives me time to research the item further (I suggest googling what you’re thinking of purchasing and seeing what it looks like on other sites as sometimes the colour or texture can look really different) and also consider how it’s going to work with the rest of my wardrobe. If all the boxes are ticked then I know I’m making the right decision.

What are some of your favourite online shopping tricks?  

Fashion

Online stores: where I shop

18th February, 2015

matches

While shopping in a bricks and mortar store is great for seeing pieces in the flesh and getting to try on outfits to check out the fit in real life, there’s still something to be said for the sheer convenience of shopping online. It also means I can shop labels from Italy, France, the United States, the UK and everything in between right from the comfort of my own home. Plus there’s just something nice about receiving a long awaited package in the mail. I often buy clothes, gifts, homewares and baby clothes online so I’ve frequented my fair share of stores, but these are my favourites…

netaporter

You can always count on Net-a-Porter for a designer fashion fix. Not only is the selection is fantastic but the care they take with the packaging keeps me coming back. It’s like a gift each time I receive a parcel.

 

luisaviaroma

This site makes shopping for international designers so easy. It stocks a lot of my faves plus it’s no cost shipping which makes it even better – and cheaper!

 

matches

I used to have to wait till a trip to London for a Matches shopping trip but this store lets me browse and buy without ever having to leave home. The selection is amazing so I almost always find something I love.

 

ASOS

While I love getting aboard current trends but there are some items I know I’ll only really have a season or two so ASOS is the perfect place to get on-trend items at an affordable price. Their range is constantly getting updated too so you’re always pretty much guaranteed to find whatever it is you’re looking for.

iconic

The Iconic stocks a lot of my fave Aussie brands plus they’re great for basics and wardrobe staples. Oh and if I’m feeling really impatient or just need something in a hurry I love the fact that they’ll do same day deliveries.

Nerida-Winter

I can’t survive any race day events without a Nerida Winter headpiece so I am loving the fact that if I don’t have time to visit her store, I can easily just order something from her website.

 

purebaby

I’ll often hit online stores for outfits for Sophia too. I really like the range at Purebaby plus everything is organic and beautifully made.

saplinh

I am always guaranteed to find something for Sophia at Sapling. The range is adorable, plus all the pieces are organic too.

What are your favourite online stores?